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Updated COVID Procedures
Want to know how to schedule COVID testing at one of our District sites? Did a close contact test positive for COVID and now you don't know what to do? We know procedures are updated often and can be confusing. The first place for you to check is the maintained and updated LAFSD COVID District site which can be found here.
PTA General Meeting - Feb 8 @8:45am Lafayette Library
What: PTA General Meeting - State of the School
When: Tuesday, Feb 08 @ 8:45 AM
Where: Amphitheatre of Lafayette City Library
Registration: We are excited to offer this in-person event off-campus. Please register to help us maintain a safe environment. Registration Form
State of the School by Ann Kim
LPIE Science Fair
- Thursday, January 20
- Tuesday, January 25
- Wednesday, January 26
- Thursday, January 27
- Tuesday, February 8
- Wednesday, February 16
- Thursday, February 17
- Friday, February 18
- Saturday, February 19
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Events - 4th-5th Grade Play - Annie Jr
Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, Annie JR. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.
What: We are happy to announce that Lafayette Elementary is partnering again with Town Hall Education to bring our students a rewarding theater-education experience. This year’s production will be Annie JR
This year we will be offering 3 casts with rehearsals on Tuesday (Cast 1), Wednesday (Cast 2), and Thursday (Cast 3). We will be also be offering the option of stage crew if your child prefers something more behind the scenes.
Rehearsals and performances take place in the Multi-Purpose Room at LES, immediately after school.
Tuesday Cast (Cast 1):
- Classes: Tuesdays, 2:42-5:30pm January 25th-May 3rd (No class April 5)
- Tech: May 10th 2:42-6pm and May 13th 2:42-6pm
- Performances: May 17th (school assembly and evening, pending public health guidelines)
Wednesday Cast (Cast 2):
- Classes: Wednesdays, 1:42-4:30pm January 26th-May 4th (No class April 6th)
- Tech: May 11th, 1:42-5pm and May 15th 2pm-5pm
- Performances: May 18th (school assembly and evening, pending public health guidelines)
Thursday Cast (Cast 3)
- Classes: Thursdays, 2:42-5:30pm January 27th-May 5th (No class April 7th)
- Tech: May 12th, 2:42-6pm and May 16th 2:42-6pm
- Performances: May 19th (school assembly and evening, pending public health guidelines)
Stage crew: For those interested in stage crew, rehearsal attendance is only required starting in mid April (date tbc).
Auditions will occur during the second week of rehearsal, with each student receiving news of their role through individual email communication from the director. Stage crew participants are only required to attend rehearsals starting in April (date tbc).
Who: 4th-5th Grade Students of Lafayette Elementary School
Where: LES Multipurpose Room
Cost: $225 per student (includes class, t-shirt, and video) | $50 for Stage Crew
Chairs: Sarah Lombardo
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Lunch Monitors - Spring
Extended again for the rest of the year! We need Volunteers to help with monitoring kids eating outdoors. This is DIFFERENT than working Hot Lunch. You monitor the kids while they eat their lunch. Remember, you will need to show proof of vaccination on the first day you work and always check in with the main office and wear a Volunteer sticker. Thank you for signing up!
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Order 2021-22 Yearbook
ORDER YOUR 2021-22 YEARBOOK
What: Oh what a year this will be! It is time to place your yearbook order for our hardcover book that will be filled with full color pages of memories. All orders due by April 1st. Cost is $25.
Please use Code: 4945622
How Much: $25
When: Due by April 1st
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United Against Hate Week
November 14 to 19 is United Against Hate Week in Lafayette and around the state.
Please see more information below from The City of Lafayette Weekly Roundup and please check out the Lafayette Chamber DEIB site (link).
The City of Lafayette, along with Moraga and Orinda are joining with other communities around the state participating in United Against Hate Week as an important step in bridging divisions as well as strengthening our communities. The City is working with the Lafayette Community Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Committee, which are encouraging community members to:
Pick up a United Against Hate flyer at City offices or download the flyer to print
Attend the Conversation about Race and Equity on November 18 (details below)
Watch Mayor Susan's Candell's video (link) supporting United Against Hate Week 2021
Attend the Lafayette Chamber's Sunrise Stroll on November 19 (details below)
A Conversation about Race and Equity on November 18
Be a part of the bridge building that connects our students and schools with our parents and neighbors in the community. The Lafayette Community DEIB Committee invites everyone to participate in a guided conversation led by Acalanes Unified School District (AUHSD) staff and students in the Library Community Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening. Using the Equity lessons from the AUHSD, we will explore definitions of race and equity, the importance of multiple perspectives, and the best tools for engaging in challenging conversations about race and racism. This event is sponsored by Lafayette Community DEIB Committee in support of Lamorinda cities United Against Hate Week.
Community Thanksgiving Sunrise Stroll on November 19
The Lafayette Chamber invites you to a brief outdoor gathering at 7:00 a.m. followed by a stroll around the Lafayette Reservoir on Friday morning. Pastor Dan Senter will lead off the morning with a short speech about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Those willing are encouraged to join us for a walk around the paved path of the Reservoir starting at 7:30 a.m. Please register for this FREE event to receive final details and parking information. https://
We invite you all to participate in United Against Hate Week as a way to participate in DEIB activities in the community!
Parent Education Sarah Ward - Executive Functioning
We are so excited to announce that Sarah Ward will be presenting to our community on Thursday, January 20th. Sarah is an expert in translating complex ideas into practice strategies that work to improve executive function skills. Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to
learn, work, and manage daily life. Trouble with executive function can make it hard to focus, follow directions, and handle emotions, among other things.
I am very interested in attending.....
Sarah will be presenting to our parent community on January 20th at 6:00 pm. Please click the More button to see the link and full flyer!
This event is sponsored by:
Special Education Enrichment Development Foundation (SEED)
District Parent Education Committee (DPEC)
Lafayette School District
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Pick Up And Drop Off Procedures
What: Curious about our school map, room number and pick up and drop off procedures for next week? Check out this useful presentation!
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SELPA CAC January Event
Join the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to the Contra Costa SELPA on Wednesday, January 26th from 5pm-6:30pm for a training to learn about Discipline for Students with Disabilities. Cheryl Theis from DREDF will present, addressing topics such as suspension and Behavior Improvement Plans. This meeting is open to the public and the training will begin at 5:30pm following the regular business meeting of the CAC, no registration required. Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3HTo6py
SNOW FUN IN TAHOE SWEEPSTAKES!
Enjoy a Winter Wonderland Weekend in Lake Tahoe!
A generous community member is giving away a home in Northstar for the weekend of February 18-21, 2022.
We are halfway through the school year and there is still time to donate to help support YOUR child's education and help YOUR CLASS be the first to hit 100% participation! Click Here to make your pledge or gift today and be entered into our "Snow Fun in Tahoe" sweepstakes. Your contribution to the LPIE Annual Giving Campaign (one gift - as generous as possible!) made between January 11 - February 1, 2022 by 3pm will enter you for a chance to win.
A sincere thank you to the more than 54% of families who have generously contributed to the Annual Giving Campaign to date! Stay safe, stay healthy, and Happy New Year!
Lafayette Traffic Consultant Meetup
The Lafayette School District and the City of Lafayette is hosting a meeting and walkaround to identify safety improvements that can be made to reduce safety risk near schools for all modes of transportation, but with a focus on walking and biking.
Multi-Purpose Room at 9 a.m. Thursday, November 18th
The City’s traffic consultant will be available to hear your safety concerns and you will have an opportunity to point out specific locations and traffic patterns you feel may be dangerous as part of the walkaround. To participate, please check-in at the office first. Masks must be worn at all times while on-campus.