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Community Notices: January 30

Indoor Winter Tennis at Chevy Chase Community Center (CCCC) Starts This Week We have winter indoor tennis for the young and older Lafayette kids (up to age 12) starting this week. The classes are at 3:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in one of the game rooms. We will be...

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Spirit Week this Week; Box Tops Collection; Donate Cereal for 100th Day of School

Student Council is collecting box tops on Fridays. Students can turn in their box tops on Fridays to room 110, in order to get a treat, 5 or more get you a jolly rancher or lollipop. Spirit Week is happening now! Magical Monday- Dress like your favorite story book...

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Get to Know the Lafayette Kindergarten Aides

Sham Jordan is a Kindergarten Aide in Green Base with Ms. Daley. She is originally from Washington, DC. and currently resides on Capitol Hill. Sham attended South Carolina State University. Outside of teaching, she enjoys traveling with family. Last summer was spent exploring North Carolina and South Carolina. Indeed,...

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Auction 2018 Update

St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Saturday, March 17th at 7 p.m. The weekly update, helpful tips, and reminders, plus information on the 9th Annual Lafayette Wine Party will be delivered straight to your inbox this Thursday, February 1.

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Lights, Camera & Action for the D.C. Theater Cafe

The 3rd Grade D.C. Theater Café is quickly approaching.  Students will be performing on Thursday, March 1st from 9:15 a.m. until 3:10 p.m.  We need parent volunteers to help make this big event a success.  Please sign up for a shift to watch your 3rd grader perform and help the café run...

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Message from Dr. B

­Dear Lafayette Families – As we come into the end of January, I thought it might be helpful to review the communication structures and the parent groups that exist here at Lafayette. While these were shared back in August/September, that feels like a lifetime ago. Below are reminders for...

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Congratulations to Lafayette Spelling Bee Champs!

Congratulations to this year’s Lafayette spelling bee champs! The 36th annual bee was a fourth grade sweep, and for the first time in recent history there was a first place tie! Jessie Moss and Lilah Wise tied for first. After 10 grueling final rounds, the judges decided to declare the...

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Get to Know Our 1st Grade Teachers

  Erin de Jonckheere is a First Grade Teacher, Girls on the Run coach, and sommelier in training. She is a proud Michigander (Go Blue!); however, grew up in Brazil and Venezuela. Her first language was Portuguese! Erin is a graduate of Indiana University. When she is not teaching,...

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Spirit Week is Coming Up

Friday, February 2nd is the official 100th day of school but Lafayette will be celebrating all week. January 29th – Feb 2nd is spirit week! We have a theme for each day of the week and will be collecting unopened box of cold or hot cereal to donate to a...

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Welcome to Auction 2018: A St. Paddy’s Day Bash!

St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM    The wee Auction leprechauns are hard at work filling their pots of gold and planning a party that is sure to leave you gobsmacked. So, brush up on your Gaelic, find the perfect green hat, Kiss Me...

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Lafayette Families Have a Ball at 3rd Annual Camp Fair

Once again it was a fun and well attended Camp Fair sponsored by the Lafayette HSA. We were able to see some fun stunts and dances by SuperNova Performance Dance Team from Silver Stars Gymnastics, along with the opportunity to learn more about camp programs from about 30 local day camps and area...

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Tonight Is Potomac Pizza Night

Join again on Monday, January 22nd, for our 2nd Potomac Pizza Night. 20% of all sales this evening will be given back to Lafayette, either dine in or delivery when you mention Lafayette!  This is win-win situation, dinner is take care of, you are supporting Lafayette, and supporting one...

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Mindfulness Practice Videos

Lots of Lafayette students practice mindfulness and they asked Ms. Ryden to make some videos to help. Ms. Ryden has created five new Peace of Mind Practice videos for students to use at home. The “Practice Mindfulness with Ms. Ryden” series includes a few of the skills taught in...

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MLK Community Service Fair at Lafayette A Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in another very successful day of community service at Lafayette on MLK Day. Together we made 400 sandwiches for hungry clients at Martha’s Table, and hundreds each of chew toys for dogs at the Humane Rescue Alliance, activity kits for sick children at...

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Auction 2018 Update

St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM The Lafayette community is one of the most generous around, that’s for sure! We are very excited about throwing you a St. Paddy’s Day party that would make any Irish person proud.  As the next couple of week...

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Ready, Set, Spell!!

Join us and 40 brave spellers from grades three through five on Thursday, January 18th in the cafeteria for the annual Lafayette spelling bee. The Bee begins around 9:10 a.m. and continues until 11:15 a.m. — unless we have a winner sooner! Parents, grandparents and supporters are welcome.  For those who can’t make it the bee...

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Last Chance to Sign Up: Flex Acadamies’ Enrichment Program

You can still sign up your child for Flex Academies’ enrichment program. We have a few openings available in certain classes. Registration is open until January 17 at 5 p.m. Click here to register Please note the following: Children will not be allowed to start classes in the week...

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Community Notices: January 16

DC Government Survey Regarding Fields Do you, have you or will you in the future use a DC Public School (DCPS) or DC Department of Parks & Recreation (DPR) field? If so, the “District of Columbia (DC) Artificial Turf Interagency Work Group would like your feedback. Based on community concerns regarding...

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Reminder: The MLK Community Service Fair is Monday! Sign Up Now

Warm your body and your heart on MLK Day at the Lafayette Community Service Fair this Monday the 15th from 1:00-3:00! We’ll have a variety of hands-on activities to support local organizations including Martha’s Table, Children’s National Medical Center, the Humane Rescue Alliance among others. Please click here to RSVP so we’ll be sure to have...

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Happy New Year from the HSA!

Dear Lafayette Families: Welcome back to our first full week of school since 2017! We want to express our gratitude to each of you that joined and/or donated to the HSA last year. Our school is stronger because of your support. Critical programs such as Peace, music and professional...

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DCPS Community Forum at Lafayette–Tonight!

Tonight, January 9, Chancellor Wilson will be at Lafayette and host a community forum from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.  The chancellor will be engaging the DCPS community for input on the budget for the upcoming school year (FY19).  It would be great to have a strong Lafayette turn out!

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Check Out Lafayette’s Latest Art Installation

Over the winter break, Lafayette’s great hall got a major upgrade! As part of DGS’s school renovation plan, Lafayette received installations from many local artists. This mosaic is the latest to be installed– come check it out!

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Update: Change to DC One Transit Cards

DC One Cards will not work with a negative balance as of January 8, 2018. Starting Monday, January 8, 2018, Metro’s fare system will no longer allow customers to carry or acquire a negative balance on their SmarTrip or DC One Cards while using Metrobus or Metrorail. Students using the...

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Lafayette Elementary 2018 Summer Camp Expo This Thursday

Thursday, January 11th from 7-9 p.m. Sponsored by the Lafayette Home & School Association   Come on out and join the region’s top summer camps at the third annual Lafayette Elementary School Summer Camp Expo!  The event will take place on Thursday, January 11th from 7-9 p.m.in the Lafayette Elementary cafeteria.    We’ve invited...

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Time to Buy Your Girl Scout Cookies!

Thin Mints are back just in time for your new years resolution to EAT MORE COOKIES! If you would like to order cookies from a 3rd grade Lafayette Girl Scout troop please send an email detailing your order, name & phone number please. When they arrive in early February...

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RSVP Today for the MLK Day Community Service Fair

The MLK Day Community Service Fair at Lafayette is coming up on Monday the 15th from 1:00-3:00! Please click here to RSVP so we’ll be sure to have enough supplies on hand for all participants. All Lafayette students and their families are invited to join us for this drop-in...

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Auction Time: Save the Date, Call for Donation and Volunteers

Please Save the Date as this year’s auction will be magically delicious and fun, as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Lafayette Elementary School!!! When: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM Where: Lafayette Elementary School Stay tuned and please visit the Auction page on our school website to find...

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Get Your Grizzly Gear!

Now is the time to keep warm in Lafayette style. Lafayette Logo magnet- $5.00 Knit beanie logo hat- $10.00 Durable logo drawstring bag – $10.00 Spirit stuffed bear – $20.00 Kids Flannel pants, blue/white check (S, M, L) – $25.00 Kids hoodie sweatshirt, athletic (S, M, L) – $35.00...

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Get to Know Our 2nd Grade Teachers

Sheena Styles is a second grade teacher and certified urban gardener. She is a D.C. native and currently lives in Brookland where she has high hopes that her vegetable garden will yield a crop. She is a graduate of Messiah College (go Falcons!) where she originally majored in Theater....

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Aftercare & After-School Activities Cancelled 1/8

DCPS has cancelled all after school activities for today, Monday 1/8/18.  Accordingly, CLS and CCPC aftercare programming has been cancelled for the afternoon of January 8th. Parents are reminded that the school day ends promptly at 3:15pm and to please begin making arrangements for pick up now . Please contact Afsheen Benab...

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Snow Day!

Due to the weather, DCPS has announced that schools are closed Thursday, January 4. Stay warm and take care!

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Come to the Summer Camp Expo on Jan. 11

The Third Annual Summer Camp Expo will be held at Lafayette on Thursday, January 11th from 7:00-9:00 p.m.! 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. The Expo will...

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See What’s Happening this Winter!

The Camp Fair, Lafayette Gives Back Events, the HSA Budget Process, the Lafayette Auction and more! See what’s coming up at school.

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Sign Up for the MLK Day Community Service Fair

The MLK Day Community Service Fair at Lafayette is coming up on Monday the 15th from 1:00-3:00! Please click here to RSVP so we’ll be sure to have enough supplies on hand for all participants. All Lafayette students and their families are invited to join us for this drop-in...

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Community Notices 1/2/18

The Children’s Art Studio wishes you and yours a happy and healthy 2018.  We hope you will consider our classes as you plan for the New Year. Winter Classes Thursdays January 18 – March 22 My Grown Up and Me 10 -11am Afternoon Class for PK, K and First...

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