West Seattle back-to-school scenes: Barbecue & Big Band at Lafayette

At right, that’s new Lafayette Elementary principal Robert Gallagher, one of the half-dozen new principals leading West Seattle public schools as classes begin tomorrow. Assistant principal Karmen Nordhougen was with him, making the rounds of the playground, at tonight’s Night Before School Barbecue.

Other schools might have barbecues too, but this was the first time we’d ever seen one with live music from the West Seattle Big Band:

This year’s enrollment stats won’t be available for a while, but for the past few years, Lafayette has been West Seattle’s most populous elementary school, with about 550 students listed as the official 2012 enrollment. P.S. If you missed it, we interviewed new principal Gallagher earlier this year, after his appointment was announced.

3 Replies to "West Seattle back-to-school scenes: Barbecue & Big Band at Lafayette"

  • Mary September 4, 2013 (8:31 am)

    Thanks Lafayette for a wonderful community event! Great way to get excited to go back to school.

  • gina September 4, 2013 (9:16 am)

    Live band music with dinner at home was great!

  • B's mom September 4, 2013 (9:57 am)

    A great way to start the new year – my 4th grade daughter was very energized by the event – thanks to all of you who volunteered to make it such a success. Much appreciated!

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