September Events

9/3 First Day of School!

9/23 Back to School Night - Minimum Day Schedule (2:00 Dismissal)

9/25 Prep Day - Dismissal at 2:30

9/26 Fitness Friday (8:15-8:40)

9/29 Student Council Elections

9/30 Student Council Elections

        8:00 SSC Meeting (library)


First Day of School - September 3, 2014

Lafayette News

Free Workshop Exploring Aspects of Bullying
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/10/14

Tips on Preventing the Spread of Germs, Colds and Flu
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/10/14

Our Plans in Case of Future Hot Weather (Nuestros planes en futuros casos de clima caluroso)
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser
Published: 9/26/14

Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (InformaciĆ³n Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 6/6/14


Ikeepbookmarks link is a resource for parents to access websites according to their child's grade level. Math textbooks, workbooks as well as interactive lessons and many other resources may be accessed.



 "Our students are ROARing to success each and every day!"

Our vision is that all students meet or exceed grade level standards!

    Photo Mrs. Thompson                                      

Dear Lafayette Family,

It is going to be another great year for Lafayette Elementary School.  As we embrace the new year we also embrace new staff and students and welcome them to the Lafayette Family!  We bid a  sad farewell to Mrs. Azpeitia our 2nd grade Dual Immersion teacher,  Mrs. Martineau one of our kindergarten CPA teachers and Mrs. Moore our Cotsen Mentor. Mrs. Martineau will be taking on the challenge of teaching a 2nd grade Literacy class and Mrs. Moore will be pursuing her Master’s degree.  We wel come Mrs. Gibbons who will be teaching the kindergarten class and Mrs. Barba will be teaching our 4/5 combination class.

This year we are fully implementing the new Common Core State Stanadards . In preparation for this, lthe teachers and I participated in five CCSS site-based Module trainings. We also developed a team of Common Core Lead Teachers who attend grade level specific trainings at the District Level to help refine our instructional practices to align with the new expectancies of the CCSS and the Smarter Balance Assessments our students will be taking in 2014-2015. These will replace the California Standards Test (CST) . Last year, we also were a pilot school for the new Smarter Balance tests. These assessments will be taken on-line and so we are in the process of updating our lab to be prepared for 2014-2015 . Both the teachers and I have spent time this summer in more professional development and are enthusiastic about the refinements to instruction that we are making to better prepare students our students for college and career readiness.

 Although we do not yet have our students’ CST scores for 2012-2013, I am pleased to provide some of the successes reflected in our  Benchmark and Math Facts data from last year:

Benchmark Book Assessments (Reading)

Grade 1— Increase from 57-68% proficiency in Non-fiction reading levels

Grade 2—Increase from 58-64% in Non-fiction reading levels

Grade 5—Increase from 68-73% in Non-Fiction reading levels


Math Facts  -School Goal 100% Proficiency

Grade 1—99% Proficient in Addition and Subtraction

Grade 2– 96% Proficient in Addition and Subtraction

Grade 3—99% Proficient in Addition, 96% Subtraction, 87% Multiplication, 80% Division

Grade 4—100% Proficient in Addition, 99% Subtraction, 96% Multiplication, 95% Division

Grade 5– 100% Addition, 100% Subtraction, 98% Multiplication, 98% Division


We are proud of our children’s successes and will continue to strive for excellence in every curricular area.. We are partners in your child’s education and we welcome you to participate this year as a Volunteer In Public Schools (V.I.P.S.), join our Parent Booster Club, and come get information and give feedback at our SSC, ELAC and  Coffee with the Principal meetings. We also hope to see all parents at our Pathway Parent Meeting on Monday, September 9th and at Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 18th.  Both of these meetings provide excellent opportunities to learn more about your child’s instructional program and the expectancies for this school year.

Thank you for all that you do to support us as we collectively nurture our children’s development and deliver an enriching academic experience to every Lafayette Lion. I am looking forward to another rewarding year filled with success and increases in student achievement. 


Math Facts DJ Party

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School District News




1. Be on Time

2. Be Respectful

3. Be Responsible

4. Do your Best

5. Set Goals

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Lafayette School Culture


Coffee with the Principal

This month's CWP focused on:

  • Getting feedback on what's working well at Lafayette and how we can improve
  • Categorical Budget Update
  • Facilities Update: Café Lafé, Kinder Lafe, Kinder Play Yard, North Stairwell Project
  • Common Core State Standards (key info for parents)


Coffee with the Principal

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