The Cougar Connection

Lafayette Elementary November 13, 2023

Principal's Message

Dear Lafayette Elementary Community,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Veterans Day weekend. Megan got a ‘staycation’ in Estes at the Stanley Hotel complete with a ghost tour! We saw more elk roaming the grounds than ghosts, but it was still a great getaway. Robin was in Durango at a hockey tournament. Wolf Creek pass is no joke to drive on!

Last week, we interviewed for the math tutor position that is funded by our Lafayette Cougar Parents. Thank you for all of your fundraising efforts--it really makes a difference for our kiddos. Whether you donated at Laps for Lafayette, via spirit wear, or at a restaurant night- it all goes right back to our little Cougars. As you can see, CT even stopped by the restaurant night for a delicious burrito!

We have a full school week focused on learning goals, community building and spreading kindness. Our No Place for Hate ambassadors met last week to develop upstander skills, address school climate goals and plan school wide activities to ensure our community is inclusive and welcoming!

Resolution of Respect guides our work and is aligned with our cougar code of being respectful, responsible, safe and kind.

No Place for Hate (NPFH) Resolution of Respect, I PROMISE TO. . .

  • Do my best to be KIND to everyone-even if they are not like me

  • RESPECT differences and not judge people

  • THINK before you speak or do something

  • Use the PEACE PROCESS when there is a problem to talk and try to work it out

  • Be an UPSTANDER and get help if others are being hurt or mistreated

  • HELP our school be a safe, happy and welcoming place for ALL

We are so grateful to be a part of the Lafayette Cougar community. We feel so fortunate to be able to work with terrific students, talented teachers and generous families. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving next week!

Go Cougars!


Megan Weir, Principal and Robin Stone, Dean of Students

Great Things Are Happening At Lafayette Elementary...

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Important Dates and Upcoming Events

BVSD Calendar Link

BVSD Lunch Menu Link

Specials--Art, PE and Music Rotation Schedules LINK

***Please make sure your student has athletic footwear for PE weeks as the gymnastics equipment will be up!

November-Character Trait: Respect

15 Sewing Club Room 122 2:55-3:55

15 Shakespeare Club Room 112 2:55-3:55

16 Destination Imagination Room 119 2:55-3:55

20-24 Conference Exchange Days and Thanksgiving Break-no school

28 Open Enrollment Tour 3:30-4:15

29 Sewing Club Room 122 2:55-3:55

29 Shakespeare Club Room 112 2:55-3:55

30 Destination Imagination Room 119 2:55-3:55

30 Open Enrollment Tour 6:00-6:45

Dogs on School Grounds

Lafayette Elementary loves dogs, but dogs are not allowed on school grounds, please. Thanks for your help keeping all humans and pups safe. This is Megan's dog, Summer!

November Curious Cougar News

The Curious Cougar News is a newspaper made by kids, for kids! Please enjoy this month's issue. LINK

November Gifted and Talented Newsletter

LINK to the newsletter.

Open Enrollment

BVSD Open Enrollment begins Tuesday, November 1, until Wednesday, January 9 at 4pm and will be done online.

Lafayette will be hosting Open Enrollment Tours on November 28th from 3:30-4:15 and November 30th from 6:00-6:45.

Current KG through 4th grade Lafayette students do not need to do anything for their enrollment for next school year, so long as they have not moved out of the Lafayette attendance area this school year. All KG through 4th grade Cougars who are currently open enrolled to Lafayette or living in the attendance area will automatically roll-up for next school year. If you have moved out of the Lafayette attendance area this school year, or know you're going to, and wish to have your child remain at Lafayette, you will need to register for Open Enrollment. Questions? Reach out to Patty Gruber at 720.561.8900.

5th grade students will automatically be enrolled in their home school--Angevine Middle School. See this link Angevine tour information:

What's Happening In The Library?

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Character Trait Television

Each Wednesday, announcements are shown virtually in the classroom and feature our students, their artwork, and other talents throughout the school. Please enjoy last week’s CTTV.

Parent Teacher Organization

Thanks for Supporting our Community Fundraising Events Last Week!

Colorado Gives Day - Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Did you know you can support the PTO this year during Colorado Gives Day? Schedule your donation anytime between now and Tuesday, December 5th. Learn more about this opportunity from the PTO. Schedule your donation today by visiting

PTO Giving

PTO Calendar

PTO Website

PTO Facebook group

Email :

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