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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...

Outdoor Track Starts 2/23

Outdoor track practice will begin on Monday February 23, 2015 for interested 4th and 5th graders. Practices will take place Monday – Thursday from 3:15pm to 4:15pm. Please contact *protected email* with any...

A Recess Revolution

Thanks to funds from the DCPS Proving What’s Possible initiative, Lafayette now has Recess Clubs! Students in grades 1-5 have been able to sign up for teacher-led clubs that meet two days a week during recess, exploring everything from Archery to Origami. Click...

Lafayette Park has Reopened!

Lafayette Park is now open for the community’s enjoyment. The construction fence has been altered, on every side of the park, to permit access to the park, play areas, and the tennis and basketball courts. It is anticipated the entire construction fence will be...

Spelling Bee Results

Unlike last year, neither snow nor sleet nor freezing rain kept Lafayette spellers from their scheduled date for the spelling bee. On Jan. 22, 54 brave spellers in grades 3-5 showed just how well-prepared they were and gave the audience an exciting bee that kept us...

Flu Alert

Several cases of influenza (the flu) have been diagnosed at Lafayette. To prevent spreading the flu, please keep your children home if they are sick and do not return them to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours. Remind your children to cover their...

Events

Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart, Lafayette’s annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association, is coming up on Friday, February 27th. Your child should have brought home instructions about the event, including how to earn the ducks that are part of the incentive...

Winter Dance

Get ready to dance! Students in grades 3-5 should mark their calendars for the Winter Dance, which will take place after school on Friday, March 6th. 3rd and 4th Graders from 3:20-4:20pm and 5th Graders from 4:30-5:30pm.

3/6 Coffee Talk: All Things PARCC

Please join us for coffee, pastries, and PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is the test that will replace the DC CAS this year. Come learn more about how this computer based assessment is structured, look at sample test...

Student Corner

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.

Valentine’s Day Bear Facts

Click here to see the latest edition of the Bear Facts—brimming with news and Valentine’s Day cheer!

Latest Edition of Sports-X-Treme

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

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...