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News and Events

Spring Concert for Band and Orchestra
Greetings from Mr. Seeberger, Instrumental Music Teacher! 

It’s spring time, so that means we’re approaching our big evening Spring Concert, which is going to be
Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 7:00PM, in the Madison Middle School Gym. 

This year we will be combining with Schmitz Park Elementary to form a large band and orchestra.  All 4th and 5th grade instrumental music students are expected to attend this concert, and the program will feature the combined band, advanced band, beginning and advanced strings, as well as some small group features. 

Come out and support the fine young musicians in the band and orchestra!


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Free Kindergarten at Lafayette for the 2015-2016 School Year


Dear Lafayette School Community:

Lafayette Elementary will be able to offer full-day kindergarten at no fee to families beginning this fall.

As you may know, Washington State only funds half-day kindergarten for most schools. The state, however, makes an exception for schools in which at least 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. For those schools, the state covers full-day kindergarten.

In Seattle Public Schools, the district has been able to cover additional schools using Learning Assistance Program (LAP) dollars. LAP funding has been applied to schools in which at least 25 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In the 2014-15 school year, for example, the district has been able to use LAP funding to offer fee-free full-day kindergarten in 17 additional schools, but Lafayette did not qualify.

In the 2015-16 school year, the Learning Assistance Program funding threshold has been dropped to 20 percent. Due to changes in our student population and the new threshold, Lafayette now qualifies for the Learning Assistance Program funding.

This means families who would like their children to attend full-day kindergarten at Lafayette will no longer need to pay an annual fee.

Please go to the Admissions tab on SeattleSchools.org to learn more about kindergarten enrollment and find contact information for Enrollment Services.

If you have any questions, please contact Enrollment Services or our office.

Sincerely,
 
Robert Gallagher
Principal
Lafayette Elementary


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Testing Windows
SBAC Testing Window for Grade 3-5

March 23, 2015 - May 5, 2015

Classroom Schedule for SBAC, CLICK HERE.


MAP Testing Window for K-Grade 2


May 11, 2015 - June 12, 2015

Master Schedule will be posted soon.

* Please note that the schedules may be modified. Any updates will be posted on our Website.


Seattle Public Schools has produced a video designed to help families understand Smarter Balanced and view portions of the test format. Please use the link below to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDvHFFEytis&feature=youtu.be&list=PLd1qfjKjaOxTbw7Zsk4nauEeDsFTp11XG

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Typing Agent

                                                                                                            January 2015

Dear Parents,

The Seattle Public Schools is proud to announce free Keyboarding Skills Practice for all students in Grades 2-8.  In the next few weeks,  your child will be receiving a username and password.

Using a web browser, (Firefox is recommended) go to https://seattleschools.typingagent.com
Use their username and password to login.

·         Please have your child practice 15 minutes each evening.  This will help them build speed and accuracy. Students will also be using this program

during Technology Instruction.

·         Make sure they sit up straight and position their fingers correctly on the home row (See below).


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
Thanks for helping your child develop good keyboard skills.

 

Sincerely,
David Zwiren
Lafayette Elementary Technology Educator
206-252-9516
dazwiren@seattleschools.org


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MAP Practice for Grades 1,2

Click this link to practice MAP.
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MAP Practice

http://test.mapnwea.org





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