LAF Update

October 5

Dates to Know

  • 8 - No school for students. Staff Professional Development Day.
  • 15 - Mini Marathon Practice 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
  • 18 - PTO Meeting - Guest Speaker Kristen Crawford, K-12 Science Supervisor.
  • 19 - Start of Book Fair
  • 22 - Mini Marathon 3:15 p.m.; Book Fair Night Out 3:15 - 8:00 p.m.
  • 23 - Mini Marathon Raindate
  • 31 - Halloween Parade 1:50 p.m.


  • 7 - Early dismissal for students - 12:45 (Lunch will not be served).
  • 8 - No School - NJEA Convention
  • 9 - No School - NJEA Convention
  • 14 - Picture Retakes
  • 15 - King Arthur Assembly
  • 21 - Early dismissal staff and students - 12:45 (Lunch will not be served),
  • 22 - No School - Happy Thanksgiving
  • 23 - No School
  • 29 - PTO Meeting - Guest Speaker Stacy Winters, K- 12 Math Supervisor.

LAF Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings the books kids want to read right into our school. It’s a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for your Lafayette kids reading level. Children will go twice to the fair during school hours: once to preview the books and write a wish list and the second time to buy.

Please make plans to visit our Book Fair on Monday evening with your family and be involved in shaping your child’s reading habits. The book fair will not run without your help so please be sure to sign up to volunteer at

Book Fair dates: Friday, October 19th – 1:00 PM -3:30 PM

Monday, October 22nd -- 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

  • Join us after the Mini Marathon: Mexican Spice Food Truck and ice cream will be available on the playground

Tuesday, October 23rd -- 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Wednesday, October 24th -- 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday, October 25th -- 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Please go to our school's homepage to visit our online Book Fair starting October 14th and to set up eWallet. We look forward to seeing you and your family at our Book Fair! Remember, all purchases benefit our school.

eWallet Information

eWallet is a secure, cash free way for a child to shop the BookFair. Parents create an account online and authorize a spending limit to have funds immediately available for their child when they come to the fair.

Walk to School Wednesday

Wednesday, October 10th is our first Walk to School Wednesday for the school year!

If you would like to volunteer to help on Wednesday morning, it's always a fun time. You can join us at LAF from 8:10 am-8:45 am as we welcome kids to school for Walk to School Wednesday. There will be music and if we can pull it off with enough helpers, we'll also have a fun game and hand out some giveaways. Please reach out to if you are available to help on this fun morning!

Apple Sampling at LAF - October 11

We are looking for a few parents to volunteer during our October Sampling Day on October 11th. We will be handing out samples of apples. If you are able to help pass out samples, please email - Thanks!!

CEF Trivia Night

The Chatham Education Foundation is thrilled to be gearing up to host its 6th Annual Trivia Night, which will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8 PM. Get the hottest tickets in town before they sell out, which they most certainly will. This year, back by popular demand, Chatham Education Foundation is pleased to once again offer two venues of play, Mountainview Gym and Fish & Game. Two fabulous MCs, Patrick Grady (Mountainview) and Chris Tomaino (Fish & Game) will usher contestants through a rousing night of who done it, what is it, and how many. Registration begins promptly at 9 PM on Thursday, October 4th. Come flex your mental muscles against Chatham’s best, including last year’s winners, Night at the Museum, and close at their heels, the runner-up, After the Rosé. Don’t miss the chance to show just how “HQ” your IQ is. Oh, and start planning your costumes now. Extra credit will be awarded. After all, it is Chatham! Please check out the Chatham Education Foundation website at Feel free to email questions to

PTO Gifts

Coming Soon ~ Ninja Fitness Course

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PTO Gifts in Action

Our Game Zone is up and successfully running after being gifted to LAF from last year's PTO. The Game Zone is filled with oversized games like Connect Four, Checkers, Jenga and Dominoes to provide alternative options for the recess periods. They also added an awning to the picnic table area. Thank you again to the PTO for supporting this very cool idea!!!
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