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

September 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

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 Comments

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

    Comment by Mary — 8:31 am September 4, 2013 #

  2. Live band music with dinner at home was great!

    Comment by gina — 9:16 am September 4, 2013 #

  3. 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!

    Comment by B's mom — 9:57 am September 4, 2013 #

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