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Take Advantage of 2017 Tax Savings- Donate to the HSA!

The end of the year is quickly approaching. Have you made your gift to the HSA fund yet? This is the perfect time to lock in tax savings in 2017.   Click here to give online. If you have questions, contact Sean Maloney, HSA membership chair.  Hear how your...

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This Holiday Season, Support our Teachers

Help Support Enriching and Engaging Teaching at Lafayette We’re nearing the end of the year and the end of our “Fall Back to Lafayette” campaign! So much of HSA’s funds go to help teachers with supplies, professional development and other supports for our fabulous teachers.  Please help us to...

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Season’s Greetings from Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy Holidays!!!  It is hard to believe that we are just a few short days away from our Winter Break.  Where did the fall go?? First, thank you to everyone who has participated this past month in our many amazing events.  Thanks to Nate Wieand...

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Latest Editions of Cub Facts

Cub Facts is a publication specifically written for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. It is created by 4th and 5th grade students. They really enjoy sharing their creativity through this magazine. Click here to see the November edition and here for the December edition. If a 4th or 5th grade student is interested in working...

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Get to Know Our Resource Staff

Rashida Mosby is our School Counselor and a founding member of our Girls of Color group. She is a D.C. native: a Redskins fanatic and graduate of Howard University. She is the proud owner of many a Holiday Barbie which she arranges (still boxed) to populate a holiday village...

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Greetings from the Library!

Thank you for your support and hard work during the book fair!  Our Lafayette family purchased more than $17,000 worth of books. The love of reading at our school never fails to delight and amaze me. Together, we raised over $3,000 to spend on new books for our library....

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Photo Re-Takes are Here; Last Days for Photo Gifts!

If your child had their photo taken during the re-takes on Dec. 7, those photos are now available.  To view the galleries, go to www.freedpics.com Enter the password: CUBS1718LAF For more info click here. Note: All photo gift orders must be received by Freed by Dec. 18 in order...

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Lost & Found Clean up: Dec. 20 – 21 in the Great Hall

Baby it’s COLD outside! Stop by Lost and Found on December 20th & 21st to collect all missing coats, hats, scarves and other random winter accessories – it’s cold and the kids need them!  A coat rack and display of items will be placed in the Great Hall by 8:30 a.m. the morning of December 20th until 4...

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Winter Concert is Tomorrow at 6:30

Families and friends are invited to attend Lafayette’s Winter Concert Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Performing ensembles include: The Lafayette Band The Guitar Ensembles The Percussion Ensembles The Lafayette Choirs ​ Families of performers should have received notification of their child’s participation in the concert....

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Wanted: Girls on the Run Coordinator

Interested in helping a program that helps girls learn self esteem and get in shape while  doing so? Lafayette needs a new site facilitator for Girls on the Run. It requires minimal time and effort but the return is priceless!    At Girls on the Run we inspire girls...

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Thank you for Supporting Computer Science Education Week!

I want to extend a huge thank you to all of the people who helped make Computer Science Education Week such a great success! From Cookies and Coding to the Hour of Code both of this year’s events were a huge success! I hope everyone learned a lot and...

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Science Night Success!

The Second Annual Family Science Night was a great success. Several hundred students enjoyed extracting plant DNA, exploring electricity, and learning about colors and magnetism. Thanks to Sarah Remes, the HSA and the Maryland Science Center for putting on such a fabulous night!

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Galley Giveback Week Starts Sunday

Galley Giveback week for Lafayette starts Sunday December 10 and runs through Friday December 15. Galley makes it easy to eat well on your schedule. Preparing new menu options daily from scratch, Galley delivers meals to your door at a time of your choosing to make dinnertime a breeze. Kids...

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Get to Know Our Special Education Teachers

Jasmine Rogers is a Special Education Teacher and part-time dog sitter. She is originally from Pittsburg, PA but lives in the nearby Brightwood neighborhood of D.C. She is a graduate of Delaware State and Lesley Universities. When not at school, Jasmine builds slip-n’-slides, refs youth sports, sings karaoke, and...

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PPA Soccer Tryouts on Saturday, December 16th at Landon School (DC United Talent Center)

For more information and to register, go to www.ppateam.com/tryouts. Time: 10AM-12PM Location: Landon School (6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD) Ages: 2nd-12th Graders *Invite friends, neighbors, teammates, and schoolmates to join!

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Reclaim Your Life: Reduce Parenting Stress with PEP

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) has answers for your most pressing parenting challenges. With classes on parenting preschoolers, 5-to-12 year-olds, and teens, a class with PEP is an investment in your family life that will pay off for decades. PEP is a local nonprofit dedicated to parent education and...

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Thank You For a Successful Lafayette Book Sale

Thanks to everyone who came out for last week’s Book Fair and to our Lafayette parents who helped set up, break down and man the weekly volunteer shifts. It was one of our more successful sales over the last few years, so sounds like everyone completed some good holiday...

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Save the Date! Summer Camp Expo is Almost Here

SAVE THE DATE! The Third Annual Summer Camp Expo will be held at Lafayette from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11th! Lafayette families and the Lafayette community are invited to join us to meet and greet representatives from summer and sleep-away camps at this fun, and sometimes interactive, fair....

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Archery Club is Open for 4th and 5th Graders

The Archery Club is open to any 4th or 5th grade student who is interested in pursuing the sport outside of physical education. There were informational meetings last week to provide details to students. If your child is interested in the Archery Club and did not attend one of...

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Tonight: Last Chance for In-Person Grizzly Gear Before the Holidays!

Need a school-spirited stocking stuffer? Swing by tonight’s science night/book fair and pick up a hat, sweatshirt or PJ bottoms (which make great holiday pajama gifts!) Tonight is the last pop-up shop of the year, so if you’ve been waiting to buy, now’s the time to do it! Lafayette Logo...

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An Update from the HSA

To the Lafayette Community, Today the Home and School Association was notified by authorities that prosecutors have decided not to press charges against our former treasurer for misuse of funds, citing her cooperation and full reimbursement for our losses. This closes what has been a painful period for our...

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Photo Re-Takes on Thursday!

Freed photographers will be back in school on Thursday, December 7, to re-shoot any students who were absent on photo day or need re-takes. If you’d like your child to to be included in the re-shoots, sign up below.

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School Photos Make Great Gifts

Stumped for Ideas?  Did you know Freed offers ornaments, bag tags, mugs, framed photos, key chains and more all using your child’s school photo? They make great holiday gifts for the whole family, and a portion of sales also goes to benefit the HSA and all the programming it provides....

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Family Science Night This Thursday 12/7

Join us this Thursday, December 7 from 6-8 PM in the cafetorium for the 2nd Annual Family Science Night, bigger and better than ever! There will be hands-on science and engineering experiments and projects. Drop by when you want and stay for as long as you want.   The activities are...

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Getting to Know the Specialists Team

    Edie Stanton is a Math Specialist that works with grades 1-5. Her favorite part of the week is Math Team on Friday mornings where students discuss challenging math problems. She is from the Chevy Chase, MD area and currently resides there with her family. Edie attended Guilford College in Greensboro,...

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Book Fair This Week

Just a reminder that the book fair is under way this week in the school library, through Friday. It will be staying open after school each day, and will be open late this Thursday (Dec. 7) during science night. The book sale is a great way to raise funds for extra curricular activities...

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Ready, Set, Spell!

This year’s quest to the National Spelling Bee gets underway Dec. 5. That’s when interested fourth and fifth graders get materials and sign up to spell in the school’s bee which is set for Thursday, Jan. 18 (Snow date: Tuesday, Jan. 23).  Also spelling, will be two third graders from each class...

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Winter Concert: December 12th and 13th

Celebrate the holiday season with our Winter Concert this Wednesday and Thursday. We will celebrate with a variety of selections from our musical ensembles. Please be sure to show up with good cheer, ready to experience the wonder of winter!  Daytime Performances December 12th at 2 pm December 13th at 9...

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