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Wednesday, January 24th

Hello Lafayette Families,

It is hard to believe that we are in the last full week of January.  The year seems to be flying by.  Our second semester of After School Enrichment classes began this week and classes are off to a great start.  As new classes begin, please make sure to communicate with your child's enrichment teacher with regard to updated contact information and a plan for afternoon pickup in case you are late.  We want to make sure that all enrichment teachers have correct contact information.  Thank you for your help with this.

Yesterday all Lafayette students attended our annual Anti-Bullying Assembly.  We invite The Power of One each year to teach to our students ways in which we can identify bullying behaviors and stop the cycle of bullying as soon as it starts.  All students took the Bully Prevention Oath and all are in the process of signing the Power of One poster as part of our pledge to end the cycle of bullying.   The Bully Prevention Oath states the following:

I will not bully others

I will not stand by while others are bullied.

I will report and deal with bullying whenever I see it...

... because I have the Power of One

Please take a moment to speak to your child about what they learned during the assembly.  This will reenforce the expectations and rules we have at Lafayette when handling bullying behaviors.  Thank you for your support.

Lastly, congratulations to Mr. Hodgson, Lafayette's Assistant Principal, who welcomed his new son Jakob Hodgson into the world on Saturday, January 20, 2018; 8 lbs. 8oz, 21" long.  The new family is doing great! 

We wish them all the best in the weeks and months ahead.


Heath Caderes


1.24.18 Lafayette Wednesday Bulletin.pdf

Revolution Food February Lunch Calendar.pdf

Wednesday, January 18th

Dear Lafayette Families,

This week Lafayette held our annual Scripps Spelling Bee for 2nd - 5th grade students.  I am happy to announce Lena Marcus from Room 217 as our winner this year, and Sakura Murase from Room 214 as the runner up. The winning word was conspiracy.  I would like to congratulate all students that participated in this year's event.  Each student that participated had previously been the spelling bee winner for their respective class.  It takes a lot of courage to perform in front of a large group of peers.  I am proud of each and every contestant.  

On Wednesday Rooms 102, 106, 217, 218, and 223 received extra recess for their participation in the San Francisco Food Drive.  Classes that brought in 150 pounds of cans were rewarded with extended recess yesterday.  Thank you teachers for prioritizing this food drive as we work to support our neediest San Francisco families.

Our Jump Rope for Heart Kick Off assembly is scheduled for this Friday.  Your student will bring home a packet either this weekend or early next week outlining the rules for the fundraiser.  Last year we were able to raise over $7,000 for the American Heart Association.  This money goes directly to support research and raise awareness to combat heart disease.  Our Jumprope for Heart day will be February 14th.  

Have a wonderful week ahead.  See you here at Lafayette.  


Heath Caceres and Jake Hodgson

Wednesday Bulletin 1_17_18.pdf

Wednesday, January 10th

Principal Message
Dear Lafayette Parents and Families,

Happy New Year and welcome back!  I hope everyone had a relaxing winter break.  Speaking to students it sounds like many took wonderful trips to far away places and others spent quality family time right here in the Bay Area.  In any case, I am happy to see that children and parents are all well rested and in good spirits as we return to Lafayette to begin 2018.

It was a surprise coming back, but it looks like 36th Avenue will be under construction until January 22.  During this time there will invariably be more traffic and congestion during pick up and drop off.  In the afternoon buses will need to pick children up on Anza Street near 36th Avenue on days when construction is underway.  Please be mindful of this and allow extra time to find an appropriate parking spot when you are picking up your students.  Thank you.

Tonight is the our January PTA meeting beginning at 7 PM in the cafeteria.  We have presenters coming form Safe and Sound, the San Francisco non-profit the formally named the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center.  Presenters will be sharing information, strategies, and talking points geared to initiate conversations with our children and keep them safe.  

Please see the attached After School Program Schedule for Spring 2018.  I am pleased to say that there are many options for after school programs.  Thank you PTA.  Remember thatenrichment classes begin on January 22.  Before January 22 please pick up your students at 1:50 on the school yard (1:45 for Kindergarten).  

A message for 5th grade families:  The deadline for middle school applications is Friday, January 12.  Please make sure that you fill out and return applications no later than Friday at 3 PM.  You may deliver completed applications to the main office here at Lafayette.  We want to make sure that your child has the best chance to get to middle school of your choice.  

There is no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  See you back at school on Tuesday, January 16.  


Heath Caceres and Jake Hodgson

Lafayette Wednesday Builletin 1.10.18.pdf

Lafayette After School Enrichment Spring 2018.pdf