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HSA General Meeting Thursday May 3

Please join us this Thursday at the HSA general meeting, where we will present the proposed 2018-2019 HSA budget, including community and fundraising events. (The budget will be formally voted on at our June general meeting.) We will also share feedback from the fundraising working group discussions. The meeting...

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HSA Board Candidate Bios

Please see the below candidate statements for the 2018-19 Lafayette HSA Board. The election will be held at the June 7 HSA general meeting. Co-President Anu Mullick Anu Mullick is a native of Michigan and has lived in Washington, DC, for the past 6 years. She and her husband,...

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In Search of Accountants or Bookkeepers

The Lafayette Home and School Association is looking for an Accountant or Bookkeeper. Please see the attached RFP as all responses are due May 15th. Work to begin on June 1. Thanks! HSA Financial Team

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Visit the Lafayette School Garden

Did you know that we have strawberries and greens growing in our school garden? After you bike to school on May 9, students can head over to the table near the flagpole for a delicious strawberries and greens smoothie. The recipe comes from FoodPrints, a program that incorporates gardening,...

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Join the Capital Pride Parade

Join the DCPS contingent during the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday June 9, 2018. This is a fun opportunity to show pride and support for the diversity in our school community, and our commitment to making schools safe and inclusive. Parents, family, friends, and students are all welcome!

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GirlsUP Summer Programs

GirlsUP offers extraordinary summer programs for girls ages 10-13 focused on developing character, confidence and critical thinking through an innovative journey toward self-discovery. For more information click here

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Community Notices May 1

Alice Deal Middle School Hockey Team for 2018-2019 Season Lafayette 5th graders: We are holding an interest meeting with students interested in forming an Alice Deal Middle School Ice Hockey Team during the 2018-19 season. Who Can Play?  We are looking for ice hockey players of all skill levels, boys...

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Final Day! Lafayette Technology: 21 Days 2 Give

Day 21! This is it! The last day of our GoFundMe campaign for technology. We are just $1300 away from reaching a total of $5000 raised! Can we reach $5000 by the end of the day? There are lots of reasons to give. Give for the kids and their...

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Field Day Theme: Surf’s Up!

Mark your calendar. Field day for First – Fifth grade will be Friday, June 1st. We will be looking for volunteers to help run stations. Be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius in the next couple of weeks. Volunteers will be needed from 8:30 AM – 12 PM...

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Bike (or Walk) To School Day is May 9th

It’s time to get your bike tires pumped or your walking shoes out – Wednesday, May 9th is Bike (or Walk) to School Day at Lafayette! It’s a great chance to get out on two wheels and enjoy a fun ride to school with friends and neighbors, be healthy, be green and leave the car...

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Our Garden Grows with Art for Earth Day

With clay pollinator poles, flowers, leaves, sparkly stepping stones and “Messages for Lafayette” beads, our Bear’s Garden became the scene of an art installation last Friday! Thanks to all our first through fifth grade students, Don Rutledge, Hope Scheller, Laura Nelms, and a work party of Moms and young kids (complete...

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“Proud to be Lafayette” Shirts Available

Get your “Proud to be Lafayette” shirt! Submit your order online to Custom Ink before May 9th by clicking here. Multiple colors and sizes are available.  

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Join DCPS at the Capital Pride Parade June 9th

Save the Date! Join the DCPS contingent during the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 9, 2018.   This is a fun opportunity to show pride and support for the diversity in our school community, and our commitment to making schools safe and inclusive.    Parents, family, friends, and students...

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Images Has Gone to Press!

Our beloved Art and Literary Anthology, with a writing and illustration from every Lafayette student and fun class photos, will be sold at both Arts Nights in May. Congratulations to the following students who worked hard on their cover designs and autograph pages and were selected for this year’s anthology!   Cover:...

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April Edition 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 latest edition, to which 13 students contributed. Enjoy!

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Enrollment Day – Saturday, 4/21!

We will be accepting enrollment paperwork Saturday, 4/21 from 9 am – 12 noon in the Main Office.  It is critical to our enrollment, class list creation and funding to get all paperwork returned ASAP.  Our goal is to have all of our returning students enrolled by May 11th.  Please...

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Lafayette Technology 21 Days 2 Give: Day 14

We are in our final week of our GoFundMe campaign and only $2000 away from raising enough money for one laptop cart full of working laptops! Still looking for a good reason to give? Here are the top 5… Five years have passed since Lafayette updated technology. Mastering technology...

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Free Baseball Clinic for Girls Ages 6-8

DC Girls Baseball and Capitol City Little League are teaming up to offer a FREE baseball clinic for girls AGES 6-8. The clinic will be led by Coach Bonnie Hoffman from the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference and players from DC Girls Baseball’s rosters. We’re planning a fun, low-key morning...

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Celebrate Earth Day in Lafayette’s Bear’s Garden!

Friday, April 20th, from 1-3 pm First and third grade students have created beautiful mosaic stepping stones for a path in the school’s garden. Volunteers needed to help with the installation of the stones on Friday, April 20th from 1 – 3 pm. We’ll be digging a bit in...

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Field Day On The Way!

Mark your calendar. Field day for First – Fifth grade will be held on Friday, June 1st. We will be looking for numerous volunteers to help run stations in the morning. Be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius in the next couple of weeks. Parents will be able...

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Save the Date: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7- 11 Is Teacher Appreciation Week! We have a great week plan for our wonderful teachers who do so much for our kids, but we need your help. Here’s how: Monday, May 7th, bring your teacher a card. Have/help your child send a personalized note or card to...

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Arts Night News!

Arts Night is fast approaching! Gear up for a fun filled night of art, music, and friends! Every student will have a chosen piece of original art displayed in the halls of our building, and every grade level will sing on stage. The performance schedule will be distributed via...

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Tenley Tiger Run

The Tenley Tiger Run takes place on Sunday, April 22nd. The Tiger Run is a fundraiser benefiting the award-winning track and field teams at Wilson High School, sponsoring athlete travel to competitions, training clinics, and equipment. (We just sent 4 athletes to compete in the Indoor Track Nationals!) The...

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5th Grade Poetry Performance for National Poetry Month

5th grade students and their teachers are pleased to present Pass the Poetry, Please, an inter-disciplinary evening event celebrating poetry, music, and art. In honor of National Poetry Month, the event will feature Folger Shakespeare Library’s, Teri Cross Davis, teaching poet, who will host the poetry reading. Select 5th...

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Join HoopEd Friday April 27!

School is closed, but camp is OPEN here at Lafayette! Choose from All Sports and Games or Hoops Basketball Camp. Boys and Girls ages 5-13 are welcome and aftercare is available. All Sports and Games: Games include everything from kickball, soccer, flag football, wiffle ball, and basketball to all...

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Enrollment for 18-19 Now Open!

Believe it or not, it is ENROLLMENT SEASON!  All returning students must submit new enrollment paperwork for next year.  Our goal is for 100% of students to be enrolled by May 11th.  The link to the paperwork is here.  The office is accepting paperwork from 8:15 am – 4:30...

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Lafayette Technology: 21 Days 2 Give

Day 5 Last Thursday we launched our “21 Days 2 Give” – Lafayette Technology funding initiative. This fundraising journey started at our annual Spring Auction where we raised $6,500 of an overall $80,000 school technology need. Today is day 5 of our campaign and to date we have raised...

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Rock Creek Extreme Clean Up

Do you know we live in the Rock Creek watershed? That means, all the water that runs off our yards and streets, and the garbage carried with it, ends up in Rock Creek. That water then flows to the Potomac River, into the Chesapeake Bay, and out to the...

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Now Enrolling: CCPC Afterschool Care

Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (CCPC) is now enrolling for the 2018-2019 school year. Since 1987, The CCPC After School Program has been committed to fostering the development of the whole child. We strongly believe in the importance of outdoor activity, good sportsmanship, positive social interactions, and letting kids be kids....

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Come to our Info Session on HSA Board and Committee Membership for 2018-19

The HSA needs you! We are looking for candidates for the board, as well as parents who are willing to serve on committees to help with fundraising, events, legal, accounting, communications and more! Please come to the information session this Thursday to learn more about how you can help...

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HSA Accepting Nominations for the 2018-2019 HSA Board and Volunteers for Committees

Ideal candidates have previous board experience, backgrounds in fundraising, volunteer management, legal and financial management.  Consider running for Co-President, Secretary, Fundraising, Vice President  and Co-Treasurer.  Interested in learning more about a Board position or participating on a committee.  Please join us for an information session on Thursday, April 12th (you...

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DC Youth Futbol Club Seeking Players

The DC Youth Futbol Club, a 501(c)(3) Washington DC-based nonprofit organization, is seeking 5-6 motivated and committed girls born in 2009 to join a very talented group to do one weekday of training and play a Sunday match. DCYFC provides an international youth soccer experience with more than 45...

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The Students of Alice Deal Middle School Present: High School Musical

Next week, students at Alice Deal Middle School are performing “High School Musical” – a musical you may not know that well, but your kids probably do. Come enjoy their enthusiasm, joy, and talent! You’ll walk away humming the show’s important message: “We’re All In This Together.” When: Thursday...

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Join DCYOP at our Spring Open House for a full day of free musical activities!

Activities include a musical instrument petting zoo, concerts by the Youth Orchestra and the String Queens, face painting, yoga, food trucks, and more! 11:30 am: Doors open to the public 12:30 pm: Youth Orchestra Pop-Up Concert 12:30 – 3:30 pm: Musical instrument petting zoo with the NSO, instrument care...

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Book Fair: Thank You For Your Support!

The snow didn’t dampen the Lafayette community’s enthusiasm for books! Thanks to the flexibility of our teachers, and the hard work of our volunteers, we were able to fit five days of book fair into four! We sold over $14,000 worth of merchandise, raised over $4,000 for the library,...

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Lafayette Technology : 21 Days 2 Give

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” -Peter Ducker Lafayette’s population continues to expand, and so do our technology needs. It has been 5 years since our school’s technology has been updated. Maintaining cutting edge technology for our children requires continued replacement and improvement of...

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Community Notices 4/3

Let Alice Deal Middle School Help Your Garden Grow This Spring On-Line Plant & Flower Sale Ends April 4, Mulch Sale Ends April 14 Be a part of a great new spring community tradition. Check out the Alice Deal Community Association Mulch and Plant Sale at https://squareup.com/store/DealMulchSale. Order mulch...

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Spring Into Enrollment Season!

All returning students must submit new enrollment paperwork for next year.  Our goal is for 100% of our students to be enrolled by May 11th. The first classroom at each grade level to complete their paperwork wins a prize!

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Join the HSA Board

The Lafayette Home and School Association’s Nominating Committee is looking for candidates for the board for the 2018-19 school year. The HSA Board is a group of Lafayette parents, staff and neighbors who help foster a positive and productive experience for Lafayette students, teachers and parents. Serving on the...

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Budget Small Group Considers Results of Survey & LSAT Input

Group Proposes 2018-19 Budget and Identifies Long-term Goals After consultation with the LSAT and school administration and informed by the survey, the HSA small budget group submitted to the HSA board a proposed budget of 2018-19 of $204,000 in expenditures, more than $70,000 less than the 2017-18 budget. Notably,...

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Galley Giveback Week Runs Through Friday

Hungry? Galley’s Giveback week with Lafayette Elementary runs through Friday, April 6th. 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. No subscription or...

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HSA General Meeting Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Please come to the April HSA General Meeting on Thursday, April 5 at 7 p.m. We plan to run through the draft budget for 2018-19 including what programs the HSA will support. We will also cover the goals for the fundraising committee and discuss how that discussion will inform...

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Last Call for Lafayette on Ice!

Get once last chance to bid on an Auction Party. Our gracious family hosts are keeping this party open to get some more families signed up for Lafayette on Ice, so do not miss your chance to join in on some fun!!! The price is $30/person and read more...

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