Popsicle Social for New Families: Tomorrow

New to Lafayette? Come meet your classmates and fellow families and share a cool treat! When: Saturday, August 19, 11:00 a.m.  Where: At the “up the hill” playground area at Lafayette Park Also: Grizzly Gear will be for sale– stock up to show your Lafayette pride!        ...

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Don’t Miss Family Huddles on Thursday Evening

Feel free to come Thursday evening to  review site logistics, our game plan for the first day of school, and take a quick tour.  Additionally, CLS (aftercare) will be available for parent meetings directly following each huddle timeslot. Kids are welcome! Families should plan to meet in the cafetorium (lower...

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Coming Soon… Flex/LEP Registration

The Flex/Lafayette Enrichment Program schedule will be posted soon, full of great after-school activities for all grade levels. Keep an eye out! In the meantime, mark your calendars: Registration Opens: Aug. 31st at 9:00 a.m. Registration Closes: Sept. 20th at 5:00 p.m. Session Dates: Sept. 25th to Nov. 20th  

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Exciting things for the First Day of School!

Kindergarten Teacher Update Please help me in welcoming our new member of the Lafayette family – Ms. Shelitia Gowie. She is our 6th kindergarten teacher. A brief bio is below: Ms. Gowie is from the island of Jamaica and was raised there before moving to South Florida with her...

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Welcome Back from your HSA

On behalf of the Lafayette Home and School Association (HSA), your parent representatives, this is a quick note to provide details about how to get involved in the coming school year as well as information on a few items of note. We are looking forward to a new school...

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Late Summer Updates

We are less than one week away from the release of class lists for the school year!  That means that we are only 3 ½ weeks away from the first day of school!   Lots of important updates are below:

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Did You Get our New Email?

As part of our communications upgrade, we are moving email and newsletter platforms. You should have received a welcome email from the new system that looks like the image below. If you have signed up for news but did not receive it, email us a *protected email*. If you haven’t...

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School Supplies and More

Dear Lafayette Families, I hope this email finds you enjoying this hot and humid week in July. Although we are missing all of you, there is still plenty of action at Lafayette! The final phase of our modernization, local art installations and playground surfacing, are in full swing. Local...

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Pre-K Transition Schedule Available Now

Lafayette Elementary School is very excited to welcome the Fall 2017 Pre-K Class! Pre-K is a milestone year and we know how important it is to get it off to a great start. We will continue in the fall with DCPS’ Early Childhood Transition Week. This week will allow...

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New Art Installations Are Here!

Our halls are looking spectacular! Some gorgeous new art is being installed — see the photos below.                                                                ...

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Check Out Our New Website!

We are very excited to share our new school website! Our communications team has been working hard throughout the past few months to make sure our site is is informative and makes parents’ lives easier. New features: Volunteer form – check out, and fill out, our new form to let...

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Help DCPS Address Overcrowding

As many of you know, Wilson High School, Deal Middle School, and most of the schools that feed into them are currently either at or well above their enrollment capacities. (Lafayette is projected to be about at capacity in the fall.) In coming years, population growth in NW DC...

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New Assistant Principal; ASAT Updates

It is with great pride and excitement that I write to introduce Madison Bosurgi as our new Assistant Principal at Lafayette. Ms. Bosurgi joined the Lafayette family last school year as a 3rd grade teacher. Prior to moving to D.C., she taught 1st grade in New Jersey for eight...

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Congratulations to the Lafayette Class of 2017!

Best wishes to all our students in middle school and beyond!

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Summer Reading Lists

Rising 1st through 5th grade students have REQUIRED summer reading or projects. You can find those assignments in the 2017-summer-reading-guide, which also contains top-notch reading suggestions for every grade. Have a great summer!

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Enroll ASAP

If you have not yet turned in your enrollment forms, we’re here Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, to receive them. Click here for enrollment documents and instructions. Thank you!

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Thank You from the HSA

Dear Lafayette Families, As both the school year and the HSA’s fiscal year draw to a close, we would like to thank you for all the support you’ve given to Lafayette students, teachers, and staff. We are so very grateful! Thank you for all of your generous financial contributions...

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Bears Flag Football Wrap-Up

The Bears had an amazing run in their inaugural flag football season this spring. A hard-working team of 4th and 5th graders were undefeated in the regular season, beating Dorothy Height 17-7 in their final regular season game last Wednesday for a 4-0 record. Alas, after an awesome but...

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Marquis de Lafayette Award Winners

The HSA awarded members of our Lafayette community with the Marquis de Lafayette awards on Thursday, June 1. Read the speeches for each recipient below! Each recipient in attendance was honored with a personalized award and some appreciative words detailing their incredible contribution to the school. We are so...

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Arts Night Info

Arts Night I is Next Week, May 11 Arts Night II is May 25 Lafayette’s Arts Night is almost here! It’s our annual celebration of art and music, during which every child in the school will have a chance to perform on stage, and every student in school will...

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