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 artists have been hard at work installing incredible murals and mosaics throughout the building. Please see the attached photos for a “sneak peek” at the new mobiles in the grand staircases as well as new murals in the hallway and by the gym. Once we are back at school we will have an “artists reception” to celebrate the work that these incredibly talented artists have contributed.

At long last…school supply lists are attached! Please find your child’s grade level attached and enjoy the mania of annual back to school shopping (or use amazon prime). Please let us know if you have any questions. 

 School Supply Lists:

Although it seems hard to believe, August 1st is only two weeks away. This will be when we send out teacher assignments and class lists via email. There will be several other important and useful documents in that email. Please be sure to review the information so that you are fully prepared for the opening of the 2017-2018 school year!

As a reminder, students’ first day of school (Grades K- 5) is Monday, 8/21. PreK students should refer to the schedule that was emailed out (and listed on the website).  There will be a New Family Social on Saturday, 8/19 at 11 am. Please feel free to join us to help welcome all the new families that are joining us this school year.

Lastly, the DC State Board of Education is looking for applicants for its new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) task force. Click here to read more and click here to apply.

Take care and stay cool,
Dr. B