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Preview Winter LEP Classes

Lafayette’s HSA is excited to provide another LEP season of after-school enrichment opportunities through the Flex Academies this winter. We’ve added new instruction such as morning language classes, film making, art, cooking and another...

CROWDS OF CODERS!

Cookies and Coding was a huge hit. On Saturday, Dec. 3, dozens of Lafayette families participated in activities such as unplugged coding and programming Sperho balls. The event helped build excitement for coding, just ahead of the...

Magruder’s Wine Tasting ...

As the holiday season is now upon us, let the merriment begin! Stock up on some good libations and support a Lafayette annual sponsor at, “Lafayette After Hours at Magruders.” Join Lafayette families at an exclusive wine-tasting evening....

Holiday Gifts! New Grizzly Gea...

Whether your kids are practicing on a baseball field or practicing an instrument, running around a tennis court, or running around the house, they will look great in the new holiday Grizzly Gear. You can place an order for the new items and pick up some of the classic...

SCHOOL PHOTOS READY!

We are happy to let you know that student portrait proofs are now ready for viewing online! Thanks to the miracle of digital photography, photos can be cropped to your liking. Just leave instructions in the “notes” section when placing your order. Class photos will...

Peace Newsletter

Ever wonder what happens in Peace Class? Click here to read the latest Peace of Mind newsletter.

SCHOOL NURSE UPDATE

Good news for Lafayette parents who were worried about the possible reduction of hours for school nurses in D.C. schools starting as early as January 2017. Emergency legislation, introduced by D.C. Council Members David Grosso and Brandon Todd, to slow down the...

MEET OUR NEW LIBRARIAN!

Have you met Lafayette’s new librarian, Rachel Leese? Not only is it Rachel’s first year at Lafayette Elementary, but this is her first year as a school librarian! Rachel grew up in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, where she took part in clubs like theater, chorus,...

Events

12/5 – BOOK FAIR

Lafayette Book Fair starts on December 5. The schedule for when each class will visit is here. The Annual Book Fair raises funds for our library to add to our collection throughout the year. We will do two fairs this year, one with Scholastic in the fall and one with...

12/20 – Winter Concert

Our annual Winter Concert will be on December 20. There will be two performances: one at 1:45 pm and one at 6:30 pm. Please join us for our wonderful holiday celebration! Click here for the flier for more...

Student Corner

Northwest Current Correspondents

A group of fifth graders will take on the job of Northwest Current correspondents this year. They will rotate the responsibility of writing articles about Lafayette student life for the local weekly newspaper, each producing a story about once a month. The...

November Cub Facts

See the latest edition of Cub Facts,, a magazine for the pre-K and Kindergarten students created by 4th and 5th grade students.

Election Day Bake Sale.

Congratulations to the new Lafayette Student Council and their advisor, Ms. Moore, for a very successful first event. Working with the Lafayette HSA, the Lafayette Student Council students ran an all-day Election Day bake sale outside the gym where community members...

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS!

Student Council elections were held last week. Congratulations to the new slate of officers: President: Kinzly Gootman Vice President/Co Vice President: Marcus Han/ Sophie Folds Treasurer/ Co Treasurer: Eddy Hoover/  Gabriella Godlberg Secretary/ Co Secretary:...

MATH CORNER

Join Math Club or Math Team! Math Club will be for students in grades 3, 4, and 5. We focus on investigations, games and problem-solving and welcome any student with a love for math. This year we will be meeting on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to 8:40 A.M. The...

STUDENT ART SHOW

Congratulations to the following students, whose artwork was selected to represent Lafayette displayed in the candy room at the Broad Branch Market! Grade 6 (last year’s grade 5): Jordan Mongardini & Hudson Purdy – Mixed Media Ecosystem Relief Juliet...