Event - October Advocacy Month
During the month of October, the Lafayette Elementary PTA will bring you information and events to help you all become advocates for our children and for our schools. In Leopard Spots each week you will see an Advocacy Month section, providing timely details on everything from important voter deadlines to background on ballot initiatives affecting our children and schools. We will also host parent information events including a Prop 15 education night with Ann Katzburg of the San Ramon Valley Education Association and a Zoom coffee with our Lafayette School District Governing Board liaison, Jean Follmer.
And, for our students, they will also have an opportunity to have their voices heard in their very own election. Look out for details on how they can VOTE online for an upcoming Zoom Dress Up Day theme.
Below, they can also watch our beloved librarian, Mrs Comins, read a story about elections, followed by some ideas for a family discussion. (I Voted: Making a Choice Makes a Difference written by Mark Shulman and illustrated by Serge Bloch with permission from Holiday House Publishing)
- Tuesday, October 6: PTA General Meeting and education night with Prop 15 speaker at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 14: LAFSD Governing Board Meeting at 7 p.m.
- Monday, October 19: Voter Registration Deadline
- Thursday, October 22: Zoom Coffee with LAFSD Governing Board member Jean Follmer at 9 a.m. (Zoom info in October 19th Spotlight)
- Tuesday, October 27: Student voting begins for Zoom Dress Up Day theme
- Tuesday, November 3: ELECTION DAY - VOTE!!!!
- Friday, November 13: Zoom Dress Up Day
Chairs: Anna Brill
Because the event is virtual we will not need volunteers this year but we do need you to vote!
What is advocacy month?
Part of our PTA charter is to unite and advocate for legislative matters that may affect our schools.
How can I get involved?
Simple - get educated and vote! If you have any questions about measures that may affect us this election please feel free to contact our PTA Legislative Chair Anna Brill who may be able to point you to some great resources.
We also appreciate any effort to join in our advocacy efforts whether its writing letters or promoting ideas on social media, your voice matters.