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Should I bring my kids to the Huddles tonight?

YES!!!  The Back to School Huddles are for all parents and students!   Students and Families from grades PK – 5th Grade are welcome to attend these optional sessions this evening.  Below is the schedule:                            ...

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Back to School Huddles Thursday…and other reminders

Dear Parents & Families, T-minus 4 days until the first day of school! See below for our back to school lineup of events and activities.  Back to School Huddles: Thursday, 8/22 Please join us for these optional gatherings.  We will meet in the cafeteria at the below assigned times. ...

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Bear Fund Drive

We are Bear-y Excited to Help Our Students! Dear Lafayette Families, Greetings! The start of school kicks off the start of the HSA’s fundraising efforts through our annual fund drive supporting The Bear Fund. Thanks to our generous community last year, we raised over $140,000 through the Bear Fund...

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Changes for Class Activity Fee 2019-2020

Dear Lafayette Families, Each year, we collect a one-time payment from each child in the classroom to pay for field trips, end-of-year parties and field-day shirts in each class. The HSA collects and administers the funds, but the money collected goes directly to support students’ participation in their grade...

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Class Activity Fee 2019-20 FAQ

How is the Class Activity Fee different from the Bear Fund? Class activity fee – a one-time charge to pay for students’ transportation to field trips, class activities, and field day t-shirts. This is not a tax deductible donation. These are fees asked for by the school. We ask...

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Make Sure You are on the Email List!

Make sure you get all the Lafayette news! If you are a new parent, you need to sign up to the email list here.  If you have already signed up but are not receiving emails (Dr. B sent three emails on 8/2), please send us a note to *protected...

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Class Lists to be Emailed After 6 p.m.

On pins and needles waiting for class lists? They will be emailed after 6 p.m. tonight! 

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Mid-Summer Check in and School Supply Lists!

Dear Lafayette Families –  Happy July 15th!  I hope this note finds you moving at a slower pace, enjoying the sun and your family.  I want to take the opportunity to welcome all of the new families who will be joining us this year.  Welcome to the Lafayette community!...

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Closing Out 2018-2019

Dear Lafayette Families – It’s unimaginable that today is the last day of school.  Somehow, this year has blinked by.  There have been celebrations, trying times, moving moments, and most of all joyful learning.  Every day our students remind me of how grateful I am to be the principal...

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Aug 24
  • Popsicle Social

    4:30 pm

    North Playgrounds

Aug 26
  • First Day of School - K - 5th

  • Welcome Back Coffee for Parents

    8:45 am

Aug 27
  • PK 4 Transition Week

Aug 28
  • PK 4 Transition Week

  • Room Parent Social

    6:00 pm

    Lafayette Elementary School, 5701 Broad Branch Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

    Pre-K through 1st grade will meet from 6-7 and 2nd-5th grade will meet from 7:15-8:15.

Aug 29
  • PK 4 Transition Week

Aug 30
  • PK 4 Transition Week

Sep 1
  • Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 2
  • Labor Day: No School

Sep 3
  • First Day of School- Pre K

  • Back to School Night 3rd-5th Grades

    6:00 pm

Sep 4
  • Back to School Night 1st & 2nd Grades

    6:00 pm

Sep 5
  • Flex Registration Begins

  • Back to School Night PK & K

    6:00 pm

Sep 9
  • Spirit Week

  • HSA General Meeting

    6:30 pm

Sep 10
  • Spirit Week

Sep 11
  • Spirit Week