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Lafayette Elementary School

 



Stephanie Jackman

 

 

Address: 101 North Bermont Ave.

City: Lafayette

State: CO

Zip: 80026

Office Phone: 720-561-8900

Fax: 720-561-8901

Attendance Phone: 720-561-8902

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Daily Schedule:

8:00am - 2:30pm

First bell rings at 7:55

*Elementary Specials ABC Rotation Schedule

Office Hours: 8:00am - 3:30pm



About Our School:
​Lafayette Elementary School provides a rich academic program in a culturally diverse environment. Students benefit from individualized opportunities made possible by a comprehensive Gifted and Talented focus program. This program is designed to provide personalized instruction for identified gifted students and advanced programming for academically talented students. A full-time Gifted and Talented Coordinator works directly with students, teachers and parents to design educational experiences based upon identified strengths and talents. The staff is committed to providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students, including second language learners and children with special needs. A character education program, class meetings, Peace Place and leadership groups for students foster a positive school climate. Preschool classes, Full-Day Kindergarten, and the School Age Childcare (SAC) program offer additional options to families at our school. Lafayette Elementary is a nurturing neighborhood school and a diverse, inclusive and exciting place to learn. 





Program Characteristics:
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Lafayette Elementary School serves a wonderfully diverse population, providing a unique multicultural learning environment. We offer authentic academic opportunities, a strong sense of community, and a feeling of belonging for each child. 

Highlights include:
  • Strong BVSD standards-based curriculum, assessment and reporting.
  • Staff members who are recognized with grants and professional awards for outstanding achievements.
  • School-wide focus on talented and gifted education which offers educational and experiential enrichment, challenges, and competitions for all students.
  • Research based reading, writing, and math instruction.
  • Exceptional extracurricular opportunities.

Our school-wide focus on Gifted and Talented programming provides support for identified gifted students through differentiated instruction in the classrooms, flexible skill grouping, curriculum compacting, and acceleration. Enrichment opportunities are available for all students in the visual and performing arts, and through clubs, competitions, and interest groups. 

Several special programs support students with unique learning needs at Lafayette Elementary School.  In addition to a special education resource program for children with learning disabilities, our multi-intensive program supports children with multiple physical and educational needs.  All of these programs are supported by highly trained specialists including a school psychologist, a speech language therapist, an occupational therapist, and a physical therapist and skilled para educators.  Both programs work through a school-wide inclusion model to support students with special needs in meeting their Individualized Education Plans (IEP) goals.

Additionally, we offer a preschool program and support for students who are leaning English.   We offer academic and behavior intervention (RtI – Response to Intervention) opportunities for all students who would benefit from these reinforcements. The extra support and services we wrap around students helps them achieve at their highest potential.  Lafayette offers school-aged childcare (SAC) for K-5 students needing after-school supervision.

The Lafayette  PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is comprised of parents and teachers who work to improve our school by promoting volunteerism, fundraising for materials and supplies for teachers, and parent/family involvement in the school community. The SAC (School Accountability Committee) consists of parents and staff members engaged in the process of analyzing school equity, achievement, and climate data to set goals for continuous improvement.   We have parent members on the district accountability committee, special education advocacy groups, and district parent council.  

Special Programs and Opportunities
Lafayette Elementary School has many ongoing activities to enrich learning.  Some of these programs include: Cougar Choir with concerts, Talent Show or Musical performance, Basketball club, Fitness Club, Climbing Wall, Instrumental Music, Grade Level Learning Fairs, All Culture’s Festival, Destination Imagination, Spelling Bee, Lego Club, Chess Club, National Geographic Bee, Drama Club, Shakespeare Plays, Student Council, T.E.A.M.S (Technology and Engineering to Enhance Science and Math), GAMES (Girls at the Museum Exploring Science), school newspaper, fifth grade Outdoor Education at Calwood, Spanish classes, Cougar Pride Awards, Safety Patrol and Green Team. 

Lafayette Elementary is a Green Star School which means we partner with Eco-Cycle to promote Zero Waste through increased recycling, the implementation of composting, and special waste reduction activities.  Our Garden to Table program works in collaboration with the Growe Foundation to provide students with the knowledge and skills that lead them to make healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyles choices. We do this by offering a hands-on model that brings teachers, parents, students, and communities together through growing food, learning about nutrition, and preparing and eating fresh meals.  Lafayette Elementary promotes good nutrition, physical fitness and healthy life styles for all students. We are grateful to all members of our caring community for supporting such an exceptional school.
 


Principals Message:

Dear Parents,

In February of 2010, I was named the principal of Lafayette for the 2011-2012 school year and am eager to begin my fourth year at this school.

My journey to this point in time began in 1996 when, after teaching for a year in New Jersey, I moved to Boulder to work on my Master’s Degree in literacy and to enjoy climbing the beautiful mountains. During my time in Colorado, I have also worked in Adams County School District 14 as a Literacy Specialist and Title I Literacy Coordinator. Being in these leadership roles helped me realize that I wanted to become a principal. I returned to the elementary classroom for three years while I worked on my principal’s license. Prior to joining Boulder Valley School District, I was the Principal of Skyline Vista Elementary School in Adams County School District 50 for five years. 

Even though I began my teaching career over 18 years ago, I believe I have the excitement and enthusiasm of a brand new leader. One of my favorite stories from my first teaching experience was that I was charged the student price for lunch for the first few months because I looked as old as my fifth graders.   

Family is very important to me and I look forward to continuing to get to know all of the Lafayette families better. My husband, Matt, two children, Sammy and Leda, and Jersey, our dog, live in Louisville. My mom, otherwise known as Granny Pat, lives in Lafayette.  It’s wonderful to see our students and families in the community and around town every day.

I mentioned earlier that I came to Colorado to climb, however I don’t get to the rocks and mountains as much as I used to. Fortunately, running is another favorite activity of mine and this can be done at any time in the day which helps with a busy schedule. I have run ten marathons including running the Boston Marathon in 2001 and 2005. My personal goal is to run another marathon in the very near future, so you may see me running around Waneka Lake a lot. 

My focus is on Lafayette students and helping all of our students exceed their potential. In May and August of each year, Lafayette Elementary reviews student data and progress toward school goals to determine the focus for each year. We take pride in having a school culture that is committed to continuous improvement. The partnership we have with our parents is an integral part in helping us achieve our goals. Your input and insights are extremely important. Please visit or set up an appointment any time during the year to celebrate, share ideas or concerns, and/or ask questions.

It’s an honor and a privilege to be the principal of Lafayette and member of this wonderful community.  Please contact me anytime at Stephanie.Jackman@bvsd.org or at 720-561-8900. 

Sincerely,

Stephanie Jackman​​



Points of Pride:

High quality staff that is able to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all   students

Strong sense of school pride and positive morale among staff, students, and families

Talented and Gifted focus school

Character education and leadership enhance strong academic programs.

Green Star School with a Garden to Table program

Free extracurricular activities including clubs, competitions, choir, sports, TEAMS, Project

YES, Student Council, Safety Patrol and Green Team for students

Parents and PTA are active members of our school community



Mission statement:

​The mission of Lafayette Elementary is to foster academic and social development of our students through a challenging and engaging curriculum, differentiated instruction, and on-going communication between parents, staff members, and students. We empower our students to be logical problem solvers, compassionate decision makers, and responsible citizens. Our commitment to high quality instruction nurtures the curiosity within and creates a community of learners who are capable of independent thinking.



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Academic Goals:
​​​​All of our school goals focus on students achieving at their highest potential, allowing them to feel success, build confidence, and feel connected to our school community.  We continually reflect on student performance in all content areas, our teaching practices, and our school systems, so that all students exceed our goals.  We base our goals each year on an extensive review of student achievement to determine celebrations and next steps in the areas of achievement, academic growth, academic growth gaps and climate. Our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) system and extra-curricular programming enhances our strong academic curriculum every year.

Please visit SAC page for our full Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) and one page summaries of key instructional strategies for previous schools years and the current school year.  This information is located under the SAC (School Accountability Committee) tab.​



Student/Teacher Ratio: 22/1

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Enrollment FTE: 590

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School Code: LAE