Lafayette School

Parent Update: May 19

Nursing Contact

Until further notice, please contact Kate McRoberts with any nursing questions

Library Closing for Borrowing

The LAF LMC will close for book borrowing on May 22. Overdue emails and fine notices will be sent home next week.

*This does not include the books the students are using for their current ELA units of study.

NJSLA Science 5th Grade

NJSLA testing will take place May 22 & 23 (5th grade only). The testing will take place first thing in the morning. Your child cannot study for this test all they need is to be well-rested and arrive on time to school. We will begin promptly at 9:15 a.m.

Due to strict testing protocols, all devices must be turned off and in their backpacks during the test. Students can bring a snack to school during testing days. The snack should be small and healthy - no candy, please.

All 5th grade Chromebooks must stay in school in the charging stations. We have no extras to provide to students during testing week.

Student Transportation 2023-24

For all parents/guardians seeking bus transportation for general education students in the Chatham public school district:

- State Mandated students (automatically placed on a bus route) will have access to their route information via the Parent Portal approximately 7-10 days prior to the first day of school. To qualify, the student must be further than the closest walking distance from home to school of attendance required by the state per their grade: K-8th grade is over 2.0 miles, 9-12th grade is over 2.5 miles.

- Subscription Bus students (any parent/guardian looking to have their child placed on a route that does not qualify for state mandated transportation):

* application (one per student) submission deadline: June 16, 2023

* late applications will be held until September 11, 2023 for review

* applications are approved on a first come first serve basis (based on availability)

* approved applicants will have access to their route information via the Parent Portal approximately 7-10 days prior to the first day of school

* applications are accessible on all district websites and are submitted directly online

* payment is not required until notification emailed in early October and is payable via PaySchools

* additional FAQs and information are available online

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Transportation Coordinator, Sandra Beyer (

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Spring Concert & End of Year Information

5th Grade Concert June 6th @ 9:45 a.m.

4th Grade Concert June 7th @ 9:45 a.m.

All concerts will be held in the CHS Auditorium. There is little to NO parking at LAF and CHS when school is in session. Please plan accordingly.

Change of Date: June 9th - Last Day of School

June 8th and 9th - Early Dismissal Days - No lunch will be served.



22 - 23: 5th Grade: Science NJSLA

22 - 23: District Art Show CMS 6:30 - 8:30 pm

26 - No School

29 - No School


2 - Field Day & Hickory Tree Pizza Day (Raindate 6/5)

6 - 5th Grade Concert (9:45 a.m.)

6 - 5th Grade DJ (Fun) Day (Raindate 6/7)

7 - 4th Grade Concert (9:45 a.m.)

8 - Early Dismissal

9 - Early Dismissal & Last Day of School

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As a reminder, there is little to no parking at LAF. Please plan accordingly.