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DCPS Chancellor Wilson’s...

New DCPS Chancellor Wilson paid Lafayette a visit this week. Check out our Twitter feed for retweets of his day with our students. He was really impressed with Lafayette and especially our Peace Program! Click here for pictures:...

780 digits of Pi…

We have a new Lafayette record for reciting Pi digits! Pi Day was officially on Tuesday, March 14, but Winter Storm Stella had other plans and we had our annual recitation contest on Wednesday. It was pretty exciting, with 5th grader Eddy Hoover beating the...

VOLUNTEER FOR THE HSA BOARD

We are looking for HSA Board nominees for the 2017-18 school year. You can learn more about the positions here. All but three volunteer positions are open for nomination (one co-president, one co-treasurer, and the secretary are in the middle of two-year terms). One or...

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING LEP

The LEP Spring Session is almost here! Registration opened Friday, March 17 at 10 am.  Check out class options here. We’re excited about the new classes FLEX is offering in response to your feedback including gymnastics, hip hop dance, film making, a...

HELP OUR TEACHERS!

Lafayette and other DCPS teachers braved the cold and impending snow storm on Monday evening, March 13, to gather outside the Kennedy Center to publicize the fact that they have been working without a contract for over five years. Monday was the annual Standing Ovation...

NEED PHOTOS FOR NEW WEBSITE!

The HSA is beginning the process of redesigning Lafayette’s website and we need some gorgeous new photos! If you are a fantastic photographer (and there are definitely some of you out there) we’d love your help. We’re looking for two types of...

LUNCH TIME HELP NEEDED FOR PRE...

In an effort to make lunch time run more smoothly, we’re trying something new for K-2nd grade. We are looking for parent volunteers who can help open milk cartons and yogurt tubes, help kids with table washing, and generally lend a hand during lunch. Have 30...

HSA Passes Three Motions

Thursday night, the HSA approved 3 motions at the general meeting: to fund supplies needed by the school up to $30,000; to fund the development of a new website up to $10,000; and to approve Karly Sessoms, Amy Joyce, and Lori Finch for the HSA nomination...

Events

Dr. B Office Hours

Looking for a chance to chat with Dr. Broquard one-on-one? She offers office hours on selected Friday mornings. Sign up here to book a...

3/21 – FIRST ANNUAL PI DAY RUN

Our Pi Day Pi K is now on March 21, 2017. Lafayette Elementary is excited to announcing our First Annual Pi Day Pi K!!!! To celebrate Pi Day we will be running 3.14 kilometers after school from 3:30 to 4:30 pm.  After our Pi K, we...

3/21 POTOMAC PIZZA NIGHT – NEW DATE

POTOMAC PIZZA DAY! Lafayette gets 20% back! Tuesday March 21 Order Potomac Pizza in-store, take-out, or delivery on Tuesday March 21 from 4 to 9PM and Lafayette Elementary will receive 20% of the proceeds. You don’t even have to order pizza. The deal is good on...

3/25 – Lafayette Auction

CELEBRATE THE FOUNDING OF LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY AT THE 2017 AUCTION! Saturday March 25, 2017 from 7 – 11 PM. Tickets available now! We’re swinging back to the clock to 1928 for a Jazz Age Jump and Jive Party that will be the bees knees and so much...

4/9 – Spelling Bee on NBC 4

See Eddy and Joe on NBC 4, Sunday, April 9! Don’t miss your opportunity to see Eddy Hoover and Joe Finkelstein represent Lafayette in the 35th city-wide spelling bee taped on Saturday, Mar. 11. The boys tied for fourth in a very competitive bee. NBC 4 will air...

Student Corner

GIRLS ARE CITY CHAMPS!!!!

The Lafayette Bears beat Hearst Elementary School in a tight game to win the DCPS City Championships today at Eastern High School. Lafayette led most of the game but found themselves behind by the end. With only minutes left on the clock, the Bears were able to put the...

ARCHERY TEAM SCORES FIRST!

The Lafayette Archery Team participated in the DC Tournament this past Saturday.  We had 41 students’ participate and win the tournament for the 3rd year in a row. We had numerous archers nock their personal best. It was an incredible day. This was our best...

Flag Football Anyone?

Attention all 4th and 5th grade boys and girls! There will be a flag football meeting in the Great Hall on February 27th at 8:15am. Anyone interested in learning more about joining the flag football team should attend the meeting. See Coach Bell or Coach J. Campbell...

Register for Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. The program will run for...

Lafayette Tops Regional Spelling Bee

Please congratulate Joe Finkelstein and Eddy Hoover who came in first and second in the D.C. regional spelling bee. Wish them well as they go onto the citywide finals on March 11!