The Soaring Eagle

News From The Nest - May 2021

Beak Speak

If you have ever driven by a Sunflower Field or walked near a garden with towering sunflowers, you most likely admired their beauty, height and strength. Their stalks are sturdy and tall. They make a statement! They weather the sun and wind, and still look amazing. Many cultures believe they are a sign of positivity and loyalty.


I am so honored to work with LaFayette Eagle students, parents, and teachers. You share similar traits to the beloved sunflower. You have been resilient during the Pandemic and stood tall even when I am sure you wanted to give up. You demonstrated strength as you ensured your children's academic needs were met despite juggling a new "normal" of working from home. You have also had a beautiful atttitude of grace as teachers learned how to teach remotely and communicate in new ways with your family.


Thank you for your positive comments and loyalty in supporting our staff this year through an unsure season. We are excited to gear up for a new school year in the Fall and hope you will enjoy your Summer Break in a few weeks. We still have a few things happening in the coming days ahead, so please take time to review the events below to ensure you are prepared to finish the year strong!


Leave a Legacy,

Principal Smith

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Field Day Schedule & Remiders


Thursday - 5/27 12:30- 2:30 - Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Friday - 5/28 9:00-11:00 - 4th & 5th Grade

Friday - 5/28 12:30-2:30 - 2nd & 3rd Grade


  • It will be hot this week, so please apply sunscreen at home. We are not allowed to apply.
  • No sandals please! Tennis shoes are a necessity!
  • Send a change of clothes because of water games.
  • Do not send your child with clothes that will become transparent when wet.
  • Some activities will involve running on the blacktop.
  • Send a towel for water events.
  • Label your child's items.


Parents that are volunteering will be working a station and not merely just walking around with their child's class. We are limited to the amount of volunteers we can have on campus, so if you are interested, please contact Mrs. Jarman at school before Thursday.


In light of the hot weather, we could use more bottled water for Field Day. Please send in small or regular bottles. We will have popscicles for students and water stations. WE want everyone to stay hydrated!

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WIN Time Spirit Week!

To celebrate our theme for our year - "Dream BIG and WIN", students and staff are invited to participate in Spirit Week the last week of school.


Tuesday - June 1st - Soaring Eagle Day - Since you have Soared like Eagles this year, dress in your LaFayette Colors (Blue, Red, White) or a LES t-shirt.


Wednesday - June 2nd - "WIN"esday! We are proud of your winning attitude, overcoming a difficult year, and how you have been TEAM players! You are all WINNERS!! Wear your favorite Team Jersey


Thursday - June 3rd - Hat's off to 5th Grade! Let's honor our 5th Grade as they are promoted to Middle School. Wear your favorite hat. Decorate it, or make your own. Remember to "tip" your hat when you see a 5th Grader.


Friday - June 4th - BEACH DAY! "Your Future is SO Bright, You will need to wear shades" Wear your sunglasses. Decorate them if you choose!

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Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony

Hats off to our 5th Graders as they prepare to enter Middle School in the Fall. We will miss them so much, but wish them well in their new endeavors. We will celebrate their accomplishments on Thursday, June 3rd in the Gym. Two parents per student are welcome to attend. Please wear a mask and sign in in the front gatering area outside the Main Office prior to your child's classroom promotion. This will serve as the 5th Grade Promotion and Awards Celebration.


Griggs - 8:30 am - 9:00 am

Madsen - 9:15 am - 9:45 am

Wallace -10:00 am - 10:30 am

Wood - 10:45 am - 11:15 am

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Classroom Celebrations

Grade Level Teams will have a chance to celebrate with their classrooms the last week of school. Please refer to your child's classroom newsletter for specifics in snacks and events. Please remember not to send "homemade" snacks. Individually packed snacks are best.


Kindergarten Luau - Thursday 6/3 @ 1pm - Outside the Art Hut


1st Grade

  • Sullivan 6/2 @ 1pm - Classroom
  • Jones - 6/2 @ 1pm - Front Lawn
  • Almond - 6/3 @ 1pm - Classroom
  • Arthur - 6/2 @ 1pm - Picnic Tables
  • Brush - 6/3 @ 1:30pm - Classroom


2nd Grade

  • Kaiser - 6/3 @ 1:30pm - Classroom
  • Peterson - 6/3 @ 1:00pm - Classroom/Outside Classroom
  • McDonald - 6/3 @ 1:00pm - Classroom
  • Folli - 6/3 @ 1:00pm - Classroom


3rd Grade

  • Crist - 6/3 @ 1:45pm - Classroom/Outside Classroom
  • Parker - 6/3 @ 1:30pm - Main Playground
  • Heston - 6/3 @ 1:30pm - Classroom/Outside Classroom
  • Rose - 6/3 @ 1:45 pm - Classroom
  • Thomas - 6/2 @ 1:30pm - Outside of Art Hut


4th Grade

  • Nash - 6/3 @ 1:30pm - Classroom
  • Johnson - 6/3 1:30pm - Classroom
  • Brown - 6/3 1:30pm - Classroom
  • Herzog - 12:30pm - Front Lawn


5th Grade

  • All Classes - 12:30 - 2:30pm - Front Lawn Celebration & Games
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Celebrating Eagle Excellence!

Please refer to your classroom Seesaw parent communication or Google Classroom for classroom links for the virtual award ceremonies. We are so proud of our Eagles this 9 weeks. Always Soaring High! TBA = To Be Announced


Kindergarten

  • Everette - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Fenn - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Holloway - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Hocutt - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Chisholm - 6/3 -


1st Grade

  • Sullivan - 6/4 - 9:30 am
  • Jones - 6/2 - 9:30 am
  • Almond - 6/4 - 9:30 am
  • Arthur - 6/4 - 10:00 am
  • Brush - 6/4 - 9:30 am


2nd Grade

  • Kaiser -TBA
  • Peterson - 6/3 9:30 am
  • McDonald - 6/3 10:00 am
  • Folli - 6/3 9:00 am
  • England -TBA


3rd Grade

  • Crist - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Parker - 6/3 - 9:00 am
  • Heston - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Rose - 6/4 - 9:00 am
  • Thomas - 6/4 - 9:00 am


4th Grade - June 4th - 9:00 am


5th Grade - June 3rd - During Promotion Ceremony

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Device Turn-In

We will be collecting computers, chargers and Mifi's on the day of your child's party or Friday June 4th in the front office. We will also be receiving computers June 7th from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or June 8th 8:00 - 10:45 am or 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Our staff will have an End Of Year Staff Meeting from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on June 8th and no one will be available to assist you. If you need an alternate time to drop off your device, please contact Mrs. Tutor in the office.


A Few Reminders:


  • Remember to bring your charger
  • Your case should be intact
  • Rubber pieces should be on computers
  • Computers should be clean
  • Drop off at front office area

what's happening in guidance

This month in Guidance, students spent time learning about Stempathy! Each grade level used legos to build items for students with disabilities. It was wonderful to see their imaginations at work and to see each student demonstrate empathy for someone in need. We are ending the month of April with career exploration. Students will learn about different career opportunities during an interactive quiz game.


Thank you for all that you do for the children at Lafayette Elementary. We are always available to offer support. You can contact us at:


Mrs. Williams- lwilliams2@harnett.k12.nc.us

Mrs. Mercado- bmercado@harnett.k12.nc.us

(919) 552-4353

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finding the little moments

Family Therapist, Virginia Satir once said, " You need 4 hugs a day for survival, 8 hugs a day for maintenance, and 12 hugs a day for growth."


We may not all be huggers but taking a few moments throughout the day to connect with your child is a great way to find out what is happening in your child's life. These little moments will help build a strong relationship. If you have multiple children, try to schedule some individual time with each child.


For more information on ways to stay connected visit:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/peaceful-parents-happy-kids/201706/10-habits-strengthen-parent-child-relationship