Lafayette School

Parent Update: March 3

Lost & Found

Starting Monday, March 6th, I will be placing the Lost and Found outside of the gymnasium doors until Wednesday night. During your travels around town, please stop by and take a look. We will hold all the items until Monday, March 13th and then they will be donated.


The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein

It has been a busy week of reading here at LAF. We are so excited to hear that the students are loving this story. So much so that some students could not stop reading and have already finished the book!!!

Please read to page 156 if you are reading as a family. If you are interested in purchasing more of Chris Grabenstein's books, please fill out and return the form that is linked below by March 6th.

For your information here is a short video about how Chris came up with the idea for the book The Smartest Kid in the Universe.

Facebook Live - Chris Grabenstein

Read to page 156 by Friday, March 10th

Order Chris Grabenstein's books

Chris Grabenstein will autograph each book purchased when he comes on March 29th. Submit your order to the LMC by March 6th.

LAF Read-a-Thon

We have already started to receive some sponsorships and donations for our Read A Thon. Thank you. Since starting the Read A Thon 6 years ago, we have worked with local and international organizations to give back part of the money raised. This year, we are donating a portion of the funds raised to support those affected by the earthquake in Turkey through an organization called Kizilay. Kizilay is Turkey's Red Cross and was suggested to us by Selda Agar, LAF paraprofessional, after our 4th graders showed interest in supporting Turkey.

Please take some time to watch the video that is linked below for more information about Kizilay as well as how to participate in the Read A Thon.

Please make sure to log into the Read A Fun program to support their reading. It is really about the reading:

Your students will come home with login information today. Once you input your information (email or phone number) you will have to authorize your information. This ensures that your information and your child's information are protected. See below for our weekly reading goals and weekly school-wide prizes.

Keeping Reading and Posting Your Minutes

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5th - 6th Grade Health Information

As you may already know NJ State requires 2 immunizations for 6th Grade. One is the Tdap booster and the 2nd is the meningitis vaccine. The Tdap vaccine is required upon entrance into 6th grade while the meningitis vaccine is required at age 11. If your student has received these vaccines already please feel free to send in the paperwork to me at LAF so you will be ready for the start of school in September. If you prefer to fax the updated immunization record the fax number here is (973)457-2493. As always please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Warm Regards,

Sally Kelly RN, CSN

973-457-2507 option 3

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Yearbook Sale

Order your Lafayette 2022 — 2023 Yearbook today! 4th and 5th grade students will be in the yearbook. Extras will not be ordered. The cost is $25.00.

Visit, enter our yearbook ID: 14484023, and follow the prompts to purchase. Sales are open through Friday, April 21.



10 - Early Dismissal - 1:00 p.m.

16 - PTO Meeting - 9:30 a.m.

24 - Pizza Parlor Day

24 - Report Cards Posted

PTO News

Coming Soon!

Spring After School Enrichment Sign Ups coming the week of March 13th, details to follow next week!!!

PTO Volunteers 2023-2024

Interested in being a part of the PTO for the 2023-24 school year? Please click on the link below to see all of our openings.