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Another Amazing Spelling Bee

Please congratulate Eddy Hoover (1st place), Joe Finkelstein (2nd place), and Alex Benach (3rd place) for their MANY successful rounds at our annual Lafayette Spelling Bee which took place on Friday, January 13. There is a link on the Lafayette Tech Home Page that will...

CAMP FAIR A HUGE SUCCESS!

If the amount of kids playing in the special indoor GAGA pit on stage in the Lafayette Cafetorium was any indication, the 2nd Annual Lafayette Camp Fair was a smashing success. Thirty-five local day camps and area sleep away camps RSVP’d for the Fair and the...

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART

One of the kids’ favorite activities of the year is just around the corner.  This year’s Jump Rope for Heart will be held on Thursday, February 23. Children in PK, K and 1st will receive packets this week as well. Their event will take place during the...

DCPS LETTER ABOUT SNOW DAYS

Dear DCPS families, As we approach the winter months, we have begun planning for inclement weather. Almost every year Washington experiences a few days of very cold, icy, or snowy weather that necessitates closing or delaying school. Hopefully we will have a mild...

Sign Up to Volunteer on MLK Da...

All Lafayette students and their families are invited to join us for a Community-Service Fair at Lafayette from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on MLK Day, January 16th where kids will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on activities to support worthy...

Peace: We Are Lafayette

This week at Lafayette we celebrated our diversity with a special “We Are All Lafayette Day”. We gave out colorful stickers and had wonderful presentations at lunch. Members of the Student Council read quotes about the importance of appreciating diversity and...

CHILD’S PLAY GIVES $1,00...

Thank you to everyone who supported the recent Book Drive and Special Holiday Shopping Night at Lafayette Annual Sponsor Barstons Child’s Play. Barstons Child’s Play donated nearly $1000 to the HSA, plus more than 100 books to the Episcopal Center for...

Support Lafayette and Join the...

As the year comes to an end, it is a great time to make your tax deductible donation to the Lafayette HSA.  You can find our suggested donation levels here but donations of any size are welcome. You can also pay your class activity fee. The class activity fee goes...

Events

1/16 – Community Service Fair

Mark your calendars for a Community Service Fair at Lafayette from 1:00-3:00 on MLK Day, January 16th! All Lafayette students and their families are invited to join us for this drop-in event where kids will have an opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on...

2/20 – Comfort Cases Party

The HSA’s Lafayette Gives Back program is gearing up for our second annual Comfort Cases Donation Drive & Packing Party! We’ll be supporting a local charitable organization called Comfort Cases, which provides comforting bags full of necessities to children in...

Student Corner

BASKETBALL SCHEDULES

Congratulations to the Lafayette girls’ and boys’ basketball teams for a successful start to their season in 2016. The girls ended 2016 undefeated with a record of 3-0 after a big away game win right before the holidays against rival Shepherd. The boys are...

ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS!

Fifth Graders Claire Simon and Louise Bloch won second place in the citywide Growing Healthy Schools Essay Contest! They wrote a wonderful essay about how mindfulness helps Lafayette to be a healthier school. The second place prize is a whopping $500 for Lafayette and...

December Cub Facts

See the latest edition of Cub Facts, (including a recipe for easy chocolate pie!) a magazine for the pre-K and Kindergarten students created by 4th and 5th grade...

Check Out the Bear Facts!

Lafayette Elementary School is pleased to present its newspaper, Bear Facts, in a brand new online format! Our fourth and fifth graders have been working hard on their articles. Please read and Enjoy!

LAFAYETTE STUDENTS WIN SCRABBLE TOURNAMENT

Congratulations to Lafayette 5th Graders Eddy and Jack for winning the Q Division at the Fall DC School Scrabble Tournament held Saturday Dec. 10 at Deal Middle School. This is the second year these two Scrabble whizzes (30 point word!) have won their division in the...