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    Dear Lafayette Community:

    Welcome to the 2021 in person learning opportunity!  So far, things are going great and this is largely due to the parents that are attesting their children at home and bringing them to school!  We really appreciate this.  

    I have received many calls and emails regarding snack.  At this time, students are only able to eat in the cafeteria.  So, if your child brings a snack, they will need to ask to go to the office and then eat their snack in the cafeteria.  There is no food in the classrooms or on the recess field.

    Next week is Spring Break so there will be no classes in-person or remotely.  This will resume on Monday, April 19th.  There will be asynchronous and synchronous times for garden and counselor on the week after spring back.

    Everybody have a great break, take a breath, and enjoy the weather!  See you on the 19th.

    Partners in Learning,

    Cindy


                                    art

    Dear Lafayette Families,

    Thank you so much to all the effort you have all taken to learn the new schedule, find the Visual Art class link and making sure your children participate.  I was so happy to see the kids this week.  I want to post the link to Visual Art here, just in case it seems lost in Seesaw.  I hope you all have a wonderful spring break and look forward to more creative art making time.

    Best,

    Mrs. Bajaj

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    nurse

    Greetings Lafayette families! 

    Vaccines are at the forefront of our minds these days.  This month, I would like to share some vaccine history.  In the early 1700's, during a smallpox epidemic in Boston, an enslaved person from Africa named Onesimus shared his wisdom about the practice of variolation.  Variolation involved taking infectious material and introducing it into a healthy person.  The idea was that this would lead to a much milder course of illness.  Although this procedure was not without risk, he likely saved hundreds of lives.  Variolation was a step in the process to the discovery of vaccination. Eventually, almost a century later, a smallpox vaccine based on the cowpox virus was invented.   

    Regarding the Covid-19 vaccines, Washington state may be moving into the next Covid-19 vaccination phase soon.  To find your phase, you can go to https://form.findyourphasewa.org/  For an appointment, go to the Washington Department of Health website at https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/

    We are working hard to prepare for the return of in-person school.  If your child needs medication at school or has a life-threatening condition, please let me know.  I can be reached at jmmasonsmith@seattleschools.org or at 206-252-9507. 

    Take good care everyone! 

    Nurse Julie

     

    Reference:

    Najera, Rene F., 2019. Black History Month: Onesimus Spreads Wisdom That Saves Lives of Bostonians During a Smallpox Epidemic.  The history of vaccines:  An Educational Resource for the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.  https://www.historyofvaccines.org/


                      Counselor

    Hello Lafayette Families!  

     

    We are all about to enter yet another period of transition…. deep collective breath. 

    For some students and families, that means hybrid learning.  Students participating in hybrid learning will be entering the school building and will be participating in in-person learning for the first time in over a year.   For some, this may be their first experience in a long time interacting with people outside their families.  It may be the first time your child has been around their peers since last March.   

    For some students and families, this transition means that they will be staying in remote learning, while some of their peers and teachers will be participating in in-person learning.  Students remaining in remote learning may have their own anxieties around missing out on in-person learning and the changes that come from having another transition – like not seeing some of their classmates in their synchronous teams meetings, and having new routines and schedules to learn

     

    Periods of change and transition can be challenging.  Here are a few strategies from Sound Discipline to try while supporting your student or family: 

    1. Ask your child to identify and name their feelings.   

    1. Ask your child, what are their “what ifs?”  They may be having questions or worries around logistics and having the opportunity to ask questions may help ease their mind.   

    1. Give grace.  Transitions are hard.  This is a great time to practice empathy and compassion. 

    1. For students that are going to be participating in in-person learning, putting small token or reminder of home in your child’s backpack may be comforting.   

    1. Talking through daily routines can be comforting and regulating. 

    1. Simplify your child’s schedule outside of school.  

    1. Let go of expectations of what things should be like and acknowledge that things may feel hard. 

    1. Try this art activity on having resilience through transitions.

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    As always, please reach out if your child or family needs support. 

    Warmly, 

    Kenna Hart, School Counselor at Lafayette 

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         dates

    April 12th-16th Spring Break - No School 

    May 31st Memorial Day - No School 

    June 18th Last Day of School - Have a Fabulous Summer!