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February 2018

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Get to Know The Pre-K Aides

Kiyaira Rush is a Pre-K aide who works in Yellow Base with Ms. Ghamarian. She is originally from Washington, DC and currently lives in the Fort Totten area. She attended Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. When not teaching, Kiyaira enjoys spending time with her loved ones and reading. Last summer...

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Tomorrow is Last Day to Buy Your T-Shirt for Pi Day Race!

Attention all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Our second annual Pi Day running event is coming up! Challenge yourself and your friends to run 3.14 kilometers to celebrate Pi Day! Cap off your run with a slice of pie.  When: Wednesday, March 14th from 3:30-4:45pm Where: Meet behind the...

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HSA Budget 2018-19 Parent Survey; General Meeting Thursday

Help Us Prioritize Programming for Next Year; Come to the General Meeting As you may have heard, the Lafayette HSA has experienced a decrease in donations during the current school year, which has resulted in a budget shortfall and a resultant need to draw on HSA reserve funds. The...

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Colgate 13 Kicks Off Music in Our Schools Month

This past Friday, students had a fun-filled musical morning as they welcomed the Colgate 13 to the stage. Founded in 1942, the Colgate Thirteen prides itself on being the third oldest collegiate a cappella group in the country. They are a group steeped in tradition, but still current and...

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Auction 2018 Update: Wine Party Win!

Wine Party Thank You!  A very special thank you to the incredible hosts of the Wine Cellar Party — Kendal and Mike McManus, Eileen Dombo and Lou Blick, and Janine Finke-Boyle and Pete Boyle. The hosts wanted a final hurrah putting together this popular pre-auction party, and they went out...

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Jump Rope for Heart: Get Permission Slips In; Volunteers Needed

Thank you to everyone that has turned in their permission slips. For those that haven’t done so yet please get them in ASAP as they were due last week. Please tear the permission slip off from the collection envelope and put it in the JRFH box in the Great...

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DCPS Proposed Calendar for 2018-19 Available; Have Your Say

DCPS has published two options for the 2018-19 Traditional Calendar and invite public feedback on the proposals. These options were crafted based instructional needs, past feedback from families, and restrictions in the DMCR and WTU agreement.  Calendar A:  Calendar B: You can give feedback on your preference here. What’s New:...

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Reminder: The D.C. Theater Cafe is Thursday

Dear Lafayette Parents,  The 3rd grade classes are busy rehearsing their skits and practicing their math skills, eager to entertain their fellow students at a matinee performance of the D.C. Theater Cafe. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade will be attending the show throughout the day. If your child...

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Get to Know Our Kindergarten Teachers

Rani Haigler is a Kindergarten teacher in Orange Base with Ms. Pluck. She is originally from Washington, DC but currently resides in Laurel, MD. Rani married her high school sweetheart who grew up across the street from her and they have two fabulous sons. She went to Syracuse University...

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Spring Track Paperwork Due February 28th

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (& their parents)! ALL Spring Track paperwork is due back to Ms. Howes by Wednesday, February 28th.   Students who do not hand in their paperwork will not be approved to begin practicing with the team.  Please e-mail Ms. Ratliff (margaret.demaria@dc.gov) if you have...

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Spirit Week a Success! Student Council Still Collecting Box Tops

The student council would like to thank everyone for their participation of Spirit week and the 100th day of school cereal drive. We were able to donate 85 lbs of cereal to the Capital Area Food bank. The student council would also like to thank our parent volunteers for...

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Last Week to Reserve Your Spot on Lafayette’s Commemorative Brickway

This is the last week of brick sales for the the 2017-2018 school year, so don’t delay. Reserve your family or child’s spot on Lafayette’s commemorative brickway using our on-line form located here.

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Auction Update: Last Chance to Donate Items and Buy a Catalog Shout Out!

Auction 2018 Update:  St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM Tickets for the Auction are now on sale! Please go here to buy tickets. February 23 is your last chance to donate items and buy an auction catalog Shout Out. Please go here to do both today! Look for...

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Lost & Found: Last Chance to Collect Items

Missing a winter jacket, lunch box, sweater or sweat shirt? It may not be lost forever but sitting in the LOST and FOUND. (fingers crossed!) Please mark your calendar and plan to visit the Great Hall from 8am – 4pm on the following days: Wednesday, 2/21 Thursday 2/22 Friday...

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Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart is coming soon. On Friday, March 9 we will be jumping, moving and grooving to the Disco beat. This year we are celebrating our healthy hearts with a Disco theme and colorful, healthy snacks. This is our 19th annual JRFH event. We participate in JRFH...

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Support Teachers on their Day of Action for Unions

Teachers and Unions across the DMV area are rallying on Saturday, February 24th at Freedom Plaza from 10:00 a.m. to  12:00 p.m. to promote the importance of Unions in our Democracy. An upcoming Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME will begin opening arguments on Monday, February 26th, which will...

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Flu Season Update

Flu season is alive and well at Lafayette.  We have had a large number of students and staff impacted by a variety of illnesses over the past two weeks: the flu, stomach virus, pneumonia, and fifth’s disease.  In order to minimize everyone’s exposure and expedite our path to wellness,...

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Community Notices Feb. 20

Register for FitCampNation Summer Camp FitCampNation summer camp is back again with more fun, excitement, activities and games than ever before! We will focus on fitness, intro to sports and enrichment, structured play, and nutritional education, all in a fun and nurturing environment.  Session info is as follows: Session 1:...

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Auction Tickets Are Now on Sale; Éirinn go Brách!

Slainte! May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you on auction night! St. Paddy’s Day Auction Bash  –  Saturday, March 17, 7PM – Midnight Tickets for the 2018 Auction are now available.  $75 per person will get you in the door and...

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Community Notices 2/13

Dog & Kitty Swag Wanted! Show some love and drop off any of the following used or new items in the bin at Broad Branch Market or at the Satin residence at 3380 Stephenson Place. All items will be donated to City Dogs Rescue & City Kitties. DOG SWAG:...

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RSVP for the HSA Small Group Budget Discussion

Dear Lafayette Families, We appreciate all who joined us for the recent General Meeting. The discussion prompted many great questions which sparked interest in our financials. Those who would like to hear more and assist with planning the budget for School Year 2018-2019, please plan to join us this...

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Love Basket Donation Drive: Starts Tomorrow

“Sock it To Me” Love Basket Donation Drive starts tomorrow, facilitated by SheReigns DC. Show your love and compassion for displaced and needy families in DC by bringing in needed items. We are collecting: Socks and toiletries (Soap, deodorant, feminine products, etc) Collection boxes will be placed outside the...

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Stock the Pub!

We’re not going to rabbit on, but this is one bash not to be missed. However, you play it when on the lash—enjoying a pint or sipping whiskey neat or on the rocks—you’ll have a good time helping us ‘Stock the Pub’ at this popular annual soiree. When: Saturday,...

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Auction 2018 Update

St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM Tickets for the Auction are now on sale! Please go here to buy tickets today. Need more information? Visit the Auction page on the Lafayette website, and look for our weekly update in the 4th addition of the “Irish Times”...

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Show Your Commitment With a New Brick!

Lafayette HSA is excited to announce the Spring Brick Sale for the 2017-2018 school year. This is your only chance to add an engraved brick to our commemorative area that honors students, teachers, friends and even special moments. Bricks are a great idea to proclaim your Lafayette pride, especially...

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Help Us Fill Our Black History Month Artifact Collection

Hello families, We have had a very successful Black History Month thus far! We kicked it off with a week focused on Black Lives Matter and the beliefs and practices that connect to it. We are celebrating with a scavenger hunt this week as we learn about some of...

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HSA Shortfall to Be Covered by Savings; Financial Reforms Detailed

Dear Lafayette Families, Thank you to all who participated in last night’s HSA meeting on financial reforms and this year’s projected budget shortfall due to reduced membership donations. For those who were unable to make it, we wanted to update you on the changes discussed that are designed to...

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HSA General Meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Dear Lafayette Community: We hope you will be able to attend the HSA General Meeting this Thursday, February 8. In addition to the important budget discussion you have already heard about, the Board will also present important reforms to the HSA’s financial practices for review and approval. These proposed...

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SEL News: Understanding the Brain

Dear Parents and Caregivers,   We are beginning an exciting unit in the Peace of Mind curriculum, one that focuses on the brain and basic neuroscience.   The brain lessons will include basic neuroscience. The poster to the left will be used to show three important brain parts. The...

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Join Lafayette’s Girls on the Run!

Register for Girls on the Run   Are you a girl in 3rd-5th grade? Do you want to meet new friends? Do you like having fun? Lafayette is hosting the annual Girls on the Run again this spring!   Girls on the Run is a place where girls learn...

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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 will be delivered straight to your inbox this Thursday, February 8.

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2nd Annual Pi K Race is March 14th

Attention all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders! Come out to our second annual Pi Day running event! Challenge yourself and your friends to run 3.14 kilometers to celebrate Pi Day! Cap off your run with a slice of pie.  When: Wednesday, March 14th from 3:30-4:45pm Where: Meet behind the...

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Class Shirts Available for Order

Have you checked out the new CLASS OF shirts? Get one for your child and let them express their graduation year at Lafayette. Limited sizes and quantities per grade. We have CLASS of 2018 down to CLASS of 2024.  Get yours before they run out! $20 each CLASS of...

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Spring Brick Sale

Celebrate the new year with a new brick!   Lafayette HSA is excited to announce the Spring Brick Sale for the 2017-2018 school year. This is your only chance to add an engraved brick to our commemorative area that honors students, teachers, friends and even special moments. Bricks are...

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Jump Rope for Heart is March 9th

One of the kids’ favorite activities of the year is just around the corner. This year’s Jump Rope for Heart will be held on Friday, March 9th. Children in PK, K and 1st will jump during the school day; while 2nd-5th grade will participate after school from 3:15-5:00.  ...

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Lafayette Annual Wine Party

A Wee Bit O’ Wine is Fine!   As the saying goes, drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures. With that in mind we cordially invite you to reserve a spot at one of the auction’s early and ever-popular fundraisers...

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Important Budget Discussion

Dear Lafayette Families, The Home & School Association, funded exclusively by parents, staff and friends of the school, pays for a wide variety of programs and school support, such as Lafayette Gives Back, the Peace Program and art supplies. These programs all rely on contributions from parents, as well...

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Spring Track Information Sessions

Attention all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade runners!   There will be a Spring Track information meeting on Wednesday, February 14th at 8:15am in the library for any 4th and 5th graders who are interested in joining the track team. Forms will be given out at the meeting. We will...

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