After School Clubs

    Lafayette offers many ongoing enrichment activities throughout the school year.  Enrichment activities are supported by the TAG office PTA.  Please check back soon for an update on these kinds of opportunities.​

    ​Enrichment Opportunities Offered by the Lafayette Elementary TAG Office
    Lafayette offers many ongoing enrichment activities throughout the school year.  Enrichment activities are supported by the TAG office PTA. They are sponsored by teachers & parent volunteers. To volunteer to help or lead a club please contact Cindy Olsen

    Some of these programs are: 
    Chess Club - Currently students 3–5 participate in our after-school chess program. Beginning and intermediate levels of play are offered. Through small group coaching beginning players learn strategic moves that help improve their level of play. Intermediate students develop strategies that enhance their level of play. The intermediate group competes internally each week to establish membership of the competitive team.

    Destination Imagination - Students K-5 participate on teams with seven members coached by parent volunteers. Each team meets regularly to work out solutions to a problem determined by the Destination Imagination program national advisors. K–2 students participate in a non-competitive problem and give a performance at the Boulder Valley School District DI Event. Students in grades 3–5 compete at the district, state, and sometimes national levels.  Learn more by reading the Destination Imagination brochure (download) or visit their web site (www.idodi.org).

    District Literary Magazine - Each spring the Boulder Valley School District TAG Office publishes a literary magazine containing poems, stories, and artwork produced by Boulder Valley students. Lafayette Elementary School students are encouraged to use their literary and artistic talents to develop submissions for the magazine. Every school receives a copy of this publication.

    Geography Bee - 4th and 5th grade students participate in the National GeoBee sponsored by National Geographic Magazine.

    Spelling Bee - Both primary and intermediate students participate in a spelling bee at Lafayette Elementary. The school winner from the intermediate division then moves on to the Boulder Valley District Spelling Bee. Winners may go as far as the state and national level bees.

    Super Saturdays and Sometimes - The Boulder Valley School District Office of Advanced Academic Services offers schools the opportunity to write grants for money to provide before-school, after-school, or weekend enrichment activities for students. Working cooperatively, the TAG Office and PTA won a grant for the National PTA Art Reflections Program. Students submitted entries in literature and the visual arts. This year's Super Saturday's activity is Junior Lego League in 2nd and 3rd grades.  Each year we apply for these grants that benefit many students at Lafayette Elementary School.

    ​Other Co-Curricular Opportunities for enrichment offered at Lafayette Elementary:

    Choir - The Lafayette Cougar Pride Choir is a diverse, non-auditioned group of singers from grades 3-5 who perform for the school and community throughout the year. Cougar Pride members perform songs in many languages and musical styles as they consistently strive for excellence.

    Outdoor Education - Fifth grade students participate in an outdoor education program that provides opportunities to experience real life ecology structures and connections to the outdoors through an overnight outing with teachers and parents.

    T.E.A.M.S. (Technology & Engineering to Enhance Science & Math) - CU engineering students enhance science learning after school as part of a weekly program for 3rd - 5th grade students. A National Science Foundation (NSF) award was presented to the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL) of the CU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences to continue efforts to partner with the six Lafayette schools to enhance our science and math curricula. The program places CU engineering students once a week in an after school club atmosphere. The CU students use engineering as a vehicle to integrate hands-on science and math instruction, exposing students and teachers to the joys and challenges of engineering in an inquiry based way that helps them understand the relationship between math and science.​​​​​​​

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