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LEP/FLEX Registration Starts Tomorrow at 9 a.m.

Check out descriptions and the  schedule of classes and  remember you can  pre-register for classes now. Then, Thursday morning at 9 a.m. you can easily register here.  Keep in mind, spaces ARE NOT confirmed until they have been paid for, and pre-registration does not guarantee that space will still be available...

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From Dr. B: Back-to-School Nights and More

Dear Lafayette Families,  What an incredible start to the 2017-2018 school year! We are off and running. This week we are looking forward to welcoming you to Back-to-School Nights. These are the evenings where teachers will share pertinent information, answer questions, and give you a sneak peek into your...

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Community Notices 8/29

Reading Prizes at the DC Public Library; Expert Tutor Available

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Weekly Wonder Question

This year at Lafayette the whole school is engaging with the book Wonder in a One School, One Book initiative. The classrooms are exploring one or more of R. J. Palacio’s books, including Wonder and/or We’re All Wonders. These books provide a lot of opportunity to think and learn...

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Come to the New Parent Social at Macon Sept. 6

Attention new families! The HSA is organizing a night out for new Lafayette parents to get to know each other next Wednesday, Sept. 6, from 7-9 p.m. in the Magnolia Room at Macon Bistro, 5520 Connecticut Ave. NW. To join us please sign up here or contact HSA Outreach...

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New HSA General Meeting Date: Sept. 13

Due to a conflict with Deal Middle School’s Back-to-School Night, we’ve rescheduled the HSA General Meeting to Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

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What Day Is It Anyway?

Does the six-day calendar have you confused? Need to make sure your student is wearing sneakers on PE day? Check out our calendar to find out which day is which. 

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Save the Date for the Homecoming Mixer: Friday, September 15

We’ve got spirit yes we do, we’ve got spirit how ‘bout you? Don’t miss out on the first party of the year! Please save the date for our 3rd annual Lafayette Homecoming Mixer on Friday, September 15 from 8 – 10 pm in the Lafayette Cafetorium. We will be...

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Calling All Babysitters!

We’re compiling listings of neighborhood babysitters for the Lafayette Directory. This is intended for neighborhood students–usually Lafayette alums or siblings–who will be available for weekend, evening, and other casual babysitting. The listings are free, but please only submit a listing if you expect to be reasonably available, and limit...

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New This Year: Lafayette Choir

Lafayette will have two children's choirs starting this school year: K - 2nd grade &  3rd - 5th grades. Students will have the opportunity to learn vocal music and technique, build confidence and perform throughout the school year at our concerts! Click to learn more.

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Check Out Cub Scout Pack 52!

If you have a son who likes to have fun, explore new things and enjoys the outdoors, consider joining Cub Scout Pack 52! Tuesday, August 29 is our “Join Scouting Night” for prospective scouts and their parent/ guardian to come learn about our pack. We will meet in the...

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Use Amazon Smile and Support Lafayette

Do you use Amazon? Do you love your prime membership? Just use the below URL to enter Amazon every time you shop, and Amazon will make a donation to Lafayette Home And School Association D C Public School. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-6049055

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Pre-Register for LEP/FLEX After-School Classes

Pre-Registration is open now; general registration opens August 31st @ 9:00 a.m. Our partnership with Flex Academies enables us to offer a diverse lineup of after school activities.  General registration begins August 31st @ 9:00 a.m.  See what classes and sports are available and pre-register here.  Preregistering Can Make Registration...

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Meet the 2017/18 Lafayette Annual Sponsors

Thank You Sponsors! This year we are proud to announce that the following 16 local businesses have signed on as Lafayette Annual Sponsors. Anslie Stokes and the Stokes Realtor Team, Arucola, The Avenue, Barstons Child’s Play, Broadbranch Market, Donovan-Wye Group, Galley Foods, Heather Davenport, Washington Fine Properties, Kimberly Cestari,...

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Safeway Foundation Supports Lafayette

Last Call to help support the Safeway Foundation SCHOOL SPIRIT fundraising campaign!   For the month of August,  our local Safeway store on Connecticut Ave,  has been collecting donations to support Lafayette Elementary School.  The campaign ends on August 31, 2017, so be sure to visit while you can.  ...

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How to Stay “In the Know” at Lafayette

Lafayette is a large and vibrant school community with many incredible happenings and events.  After the first week, it may seem a bit overwhelming.  Fear not!  Below are a few helpful hints on how to keep up with all the information, outline our regular communication structures, and guidance on...

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School Safety Reminders

 Our top priority at Lafayette is the safety of our students and staff.  Now that we are all back together for the new school year, please use the following information to help us all stay safe: Signing-in – all visitors are asked to use the front doors and sign...

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8/25 Update on HSA Financials

To the Lafayette Community: Yesterday, a former HSA co-treasurer repaid our organization nearly $30,000 to reimburse unauthorized personal spending from HSA accounts. This evening, we filed a police report over this misappropriation of HSA funds so that the D.C. Police can further investigate. The person who has reimbursed the...

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“Wonder”-ful Resources for Home

This year, Lafayette is reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio—or its picture book version, We’re All Wonders— as our One Book, One School initiative.  The “heart” of Wonder is captured in a precept from the book: “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” Lafayette embraces the theme,...

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Community Notices 8/22

Reading Prizes at the DC Public Library; Expert Tutor Available

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An Update on HSA Financials

The HSA Board is continuing to address the evidence of misappropriation of the organization’s funds and to make internal reforms. This week, the board is establishing four new committees to undertake pressing tasks and report to the board. Those committees and their duties include: Policies and Procedures: Recommend changes...

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Scenes From the First Day

How do you organize the first-day-of-school and a eclipse celebration...? You planet. :-) 

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Cross Country Forms Available; Parent Volunteer Needed

The Cross Country season starts soon after the school year begins and is open to all 4th and 5th graders. We will be collecting all the forms needed for participation starting the second week of school. You can find these at the DCIAA website.  Avoid ineligibility by checking your student’s...

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Have You Signed Your HSA 2017/18 Media Release?

We love to post pictures of our students at work and play on our website and on social media. Fill out this media release to give permission—or specifically not give permission—for us to include your child. (We never include full names with photos.) You will need to do one...

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The LEP/Flex Fall Schedule Is Out!

See what classes and sports are available here and pre-register here.  Preregister Your Child for Flex Academies Fall Classes We know you have so much to do at the start of the school year. We’re making it (a little) easier, by allowing you to Preregister for Flex Academies. Preregister...

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Last-Minute Info for a Great First Day

Wondering where to line up and what to include in those backpacks? Here are a few last-minute pieces of information to help Monday go off without a hitch! 

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An Important Message from the HSA Board

To the Lafayette community: We write today to share some concerning news. We discovered suspected misuse of HSA funds and have contacted the DC Police. We believe a Lafayette parent used HSA funds to pay their own personal expenses. Immediately upon discovering the suspicious activity earlier this month, we:...

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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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Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! This year promises to be an even grander adventure filled with learning, joy, and community.  Click for more.

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