LAF Update

November 2nd

Dates to Know

If you are traveling next week, please input your child's absence into the Parent Portal before you leave. Thank you.

    November:

    • 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; Students dismiss at 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.


    December:

    • 3 - 7 - Family Conferences - 12:45 dismissal all week.
    • 12 - 4th Grade Concert - 7:00 p.m.
    • 13 - 5th Grade Concert - 7:00 p.m.
    • 14 - Report Cards available on Parent Portal
    • 21 - Early dismissal; Students dismiss at 12:45 (Lunch will not be served)

    January:

    • 2 - Return to school (E Day) Happy 2019!

    Family Conferences

    The LAF Family Conferences are a chance for parents, students and teachers to meet and talk about student progress and goals for the school year. The Family Conference is divided into two parts. During the student-led discussions, the students will share their reading, writing, and problem-solving goals. They will also discuss their work habits and how they have adjusted to the new school year. The families will then meet with the teachers for a traditional conference.


    The Lafayette teachers have to meet with over 40 parents during conferences. Please be mindful of your arrival time. Your lateness will impact your conference time and other families' conferences. Please leave extra time for traveling and parking.


    A majority of our conferences are scheduled for the first week of December, Monday - Friday, December 3rd - 7th. All of these days will be early dismissal days for the students (12:45 pm). The conferences on December 5th will be in the evening and run from 5:00 - 7:00. The afternoon conferences run from 1:30 - 3:30. There will be a handful of conferences scheduled outside of this time frame to accommodate all of our families.

    Scheduling Family Conferences

    This Monday, November 5th, you will be able to sign onto the Parent Portal and schedule your Family Conference after the school day begins (8:45 a.m.).


    The teachers' desire to meet as a team presented a unique situation for scheduling within the Parent Portal. For this reason, all of the conferences will be scheduled under the Homeroom Math Teacher Names. You will not see any Homeroom English Language Arts Teachers' names, Special Education or Basic Skills Teachers' names in the Parent Portal under the Conferences Tab.


    Family Conferences are not a requirement. If you have already been in contact with your child's teacher this year, you are not required to participate in Family Conferences. Your child will bring home their goals and an overview of the year if you choose to not to schedule a conference.


    The Conferences Tab will not be visible until Monday. You will only see one teacher name under the Conferences Tab.

    PTO After School Enrichment

    COMING SOON – Your only opportunity to enroll in ASE at Lafayette will be this winter. The PTO is pleased to offer a 10 week session, beginning January 8, 2019. Registration will begin December 9, 2018. Please be on the lookout for further information in the coming months.

    Candy Donations

    Please donate any of your abundant Halloween candy to send to our troops! Drop off outside the main office at LAF so we can pass it along to Operation Jersey Cares. Collection begins November 1st!

    Winter Spiritwear Sale - Coming Soon!!!

    The Lafayette Winter Spiritwear Sale is about happen!! Get your orders in for Holiday Gift Giving. The store will be open from November 9th to November 26th. Link and order info is below. If you have any questions please contact annedavenport802@gmail.com or mandypyper@gmail.com


    https://kixnstix.com/spirit/lafayette_ave_school_winter_2018