Community News

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SEED Special Education Parents Drop-In Chat

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday, September 23rd for a conversation. We wanted to create a space where you can drop in and connect with other parents in our unique situation – distance learning with your child with special needs/challenges, while carrying out all other responsibilities and sheltering in place! We understand there is a lot going on right now, so come as you are, when you can. Grab your drink of choice, and chat for a bit! This time can feel isolating; this is a great way to be in it together. Register here for the Zoom link.

Sienna Ranch

Sienna Ranch has new offerings for Session 1B (Sep 28th-Oct 24th). Check out our new 3 day a week class options, our 5 day a week class options, or our new Sienna Ranch Field Days!


Sienna Ranch Field Days is an immersive and active learning experience. Your students and chaperones join one of Sienna Ranches expert naturalist Guides in a weekly field day program aimed to build your students curiosity and social engagement through art, physical activity, and naturalist curriculum. Each field day includes a theme of the day and ties into our locale, season, and ranch community. Field Days are sold as a 4 pack with 4 different themes. Chaperones will be leading the group through the activities guided by the Naturalist.


You can Pre-order the field days at the link below or you can check out our Website for all our offerings. Email with any questions.

Lafayette Library proudly supports #beKind21

Join the #beKind21 campaign and pledge to do acts of kindness each day. Lafayette Children’s Librarian, Allegra, has put together a list of books to support the #beKind21 campaign. Teachers, parents, and kids, let’s pledge to be kind to the community and ourselves this September!


Friends Corner Bookstore Reopens! Curbside service will be available starting September 8. Hours will be Tues-Fri, 10a–2p and Sat 9a–1p. Looking for a specific book? Go to A volunteer will let you know if the book is available.

Spanish program registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now open! 


DAILY LIVE, ON-LINE SPANISH CLASSES VIA ZOOM FOR STUDENTS AT BURTON VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Join Viva el Español to learn Spanish through games, songs, stories, and art projects. This full-immersion approach is offered before school every school day/5 times a week which assists in reinforcing lessons learned. Students will learn vocabulary related to a variety of everyday themes, practice using it within sentences, and master many useful phrases. They will also learn about various traditions of different Spanish speaking countries. We have had great success teaching Spanish via Zoom. We provide a workbook and a kit for use at home that contains all the materials needed for in-class activities, customized for your child's Spanish level. You may pick the kit up at our office and not incur shipping charges, or you can elect to pay for shipping and we will ship it to your home.


1st - 5th Grades 

Monday - Friday 7:30- 8:15 AM 

September 21st, 2020 - June 4th, 2021

Click here to register:


For more information please visit or call 925-962-9177.

Cub Scouts Looking for K + 1st Grade Boys

Pack 645 is an active troop with great leaders from the community and around 50 boys from K to 5th. We are currently looking to create a Lion Den (Kindergarten) and a Tiger Den (1st Grade), we have two leaders ready to help mentor your sons and all the books/lessons plans ready to go. lease call or email us with any questions/interest in our pack.  Casey Van Veen, Den Leader  707.290.9668 and Steve Clark, Cub Master, 415.694.9963

Looking for a Scouting troop? Boys AND Girls are welcome!

CHECK OUT TROOP 224 and 224G!

• Would you like to hike, canoe, snow ski, camp or cycle in places like Catalina Island, Canada, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe?

• Are you interested in being part of our Christmas Tree Lot team where you learn business skills while having lots of fun?

• Do you want to learn valuable leadership and management skills from the boys and girls within your troop where everyone gets a chance to lead?

• Would you someday like the honor of being called an Eagle Scout which is looked upon highly by colleges, universities and employers?

• Do you want to be prepared for life?

BSA officially welcomed girls to Scouting BSA as of Feb. 2019. We have both a Boys Troop (224) and a Girls Troop (224G) and welcome all to join. Troop 224 has been a Lafayette tradition for over 60 years. Our troop includes activities for the ENTIRE family (yes, siblings and moms too!).

For more information about Troop 224, please contact one of the following:
Margaret Struchen @
Khozema Shipchandler @
Chan Whiting @

Lamorinda Lacrosse Boys and Girls Fall Skills Clinics

Registration is now open for Fall Lamorinda Lacrosse Skills Clinics for girls and boys ages 10U-14U!  All levels welcome, beginners encouraged to join us. Monthly sessions available 1x/week for September, October and November. Physical distancing requirements will be followed. A fun and great way to get exercise and learn lacrosse!  

To register go to:

If you have any questions, please email Jin Peavey at


Back To School-Back To The Library!

The Lafayette Library offers lots of online resources to help with distanced learning. All you need is a computer and a library card.

Go to the Learning Express Center and select the School Center to find skill building and homework success.