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Building Libraries Book Drive

Help provide books for children across the District! Please donate to our Building Libraries Book Drive, which will benefit Raymond Education Campus in Petworth, Randle Highlands Elementary School in Southeast, and Barnard Elementary School in  Shaw. All of these...

March Madness

Congratulations to both the girls and boys basketball team on their MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP victories. The girls won 26 – 14 over Oyster-Adams on March 11th and the boys won 41 – 36 over HD Cooke on March 18th. Both teams will celebrate...

Donate for DCPS Libraries

At Lafayette, our kids are lucky to enjoy a 28,000 book library—41 books per Lafayette student. As described in this Washington Post article, many children in our city aren’t nearly as lucky. Some DCPS schools have only 2 or 3 books per student. If...

Lafayette Tops Archery Tourney

This past weekend, 24 Lafayette 4th and 5th grade students participated in the first DCPS Archery Tournament at HD Woodson Sr. High School. Our team performed magnificently, finishing first in the elementary division! We also placed well individually and had top...

Lafayette Spellers Rock!

Lafayette spellers rocked their regional bee on Wednesday, February 25. Christopher O’Brien came in second; Sammy Taubman came in third, and Maddie Feldman came in seventh in a field of approximately 40 spellers from schools like Key, Mann, and Oyster. All...

The Bears Win!

Congratulations to the Lafayette Girls’ Basketball Team!! The Bears scored another win on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Burrville Elementary School 21-12. Next game is Thursday 2/26 at Takoma Education Center, 7010 Piney Branch Rd. NW. Hope to see lots of...


Mark Your Calendars!

Snow day make-up days have been announced: Monday 5/18, which was a parent-teacher conference day, is now an INSTRUCTIONAL DAY (kids in school!); Thursday 6/18, which was a half day, is now a FULL DAY; Friday 6/19, is now a HALF DAY (12:15 dismissal) and the...

April HSA Meeting Canceled

The HSA General meeting originally scheduled for this Thursday, April 2nd, has been CANCELED. We look forward to seeing everyone at the next general meeting on Thursday, May 14th.

3/30 – Renovation Meeting

The D.C. Department of General Services (DGS) will host a meeting next Monday, March 30th, to provide the community with an update about the Lafayette modernization project. The meeting will begin at 7:15pm in the Lafayette cafeteria.

Spring Dance

Get ready to dance! Students in grades 3-5 should mark their calendars for the Spring Dance, which has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 2nd. 3rd and 4th Graders from 3:20-4:20pm and 5th Graders from 4:30-5:30pm.

March Madness in Bear Arena

This year, Lafayette is hosting its first ever March Madness Tournament. The tournament will take place in Bear arena from March 9th – March 16th. There will be two Lafayette girl teams and two Lafayette boy teams competing, with the Girls’ Team-A...

Student Corner

March Bear Facts

Click here to see the latest edition of the Bear Facts—the St. Patrick’s Day edition!

March Sports-X-Treme

Click here for the March edition of Sports X-Treme, a publication written by Lafayette 5th graders about sports at Lafayette as well as the larger world of...

February 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.

Student Publications

Our students do an amazing job of researching, reporting, and creating these publications! See the lastest editions of Bear Facts, Cub Facts and Sports...