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Community Notices May 29

Lafayette Multi-Family Yard Sale! In need of gently used kids furniture, toys, sporting equipment and more? Come check out the multi-family neighborhood yard sale this Sunday, June 3rd at 5931 31st Place NW Don’t miss it! Expert Summer ISEE/SSAT/Math Tutoring I’m a lifelong neighbor who coaches Lafayette/Deal students through...

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New Student Art Installation at Broad Branch Market!

A few highlights from our past year at Lafayette enliven the candy room at Broad Branch Market this summer. Congratulations to the following artists whose work will be on display: · Kindergartener Sophia Meth · First graders Aileen Lynch, Ursula Jacobs, and Dillan Spooner · Second graders Elizabeth Burke,...

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Peace Program Survey

We invite you to fill out this short survey about your perceptions of the impact of the Peace Program at Lafayette.  Your individual responses on this survey will be confidential and anonymous.  Your input will help us to assess program efficacy and to better understand your perceptions and needs. Aggregated...

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This Week Is Spirit Week!

To tired from the long weekend to get dressed tomorrow morning? No problem–because tomorrow is Tired Tuesday.  PJs welcome! Here’s the schedule for the week: Tired Tuesday: Wear your PJs Wacky Wednesday: Wear your tackiest, craziest attire Tie-Dye Thursday: Wear anything tie-dye or multi-colored Class Pride Friday: Wear your...

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HSA Ways and Means Reception

In gratitude for volunteer efforts with Ways and Means this past school year, I would like to invite you for an informal Thank You Reception. Please join us to give all volunteers a special thanks and applause. Also this will be a good opportunity for any “newbies” to learn...

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School Food Board Advisory Meeting on May 30th

Do you want to make school food the best it can be? Now’s your chance! DC Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services Team and DC Greens are working together to convene a School Food Advisory Board made up of members of the school community including parents, students, food service...

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Missed buying your copy of IMAGES at Arts Nights? Don’t Despair!

Lafayette’s art and literary anthology is still available 2 ways. Either send your child in to the art room with a check for $20 made out to the LHSA and drop in the main office, OR go on the Lafayette HSA website to “Give” and look for IMAGES link....

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Return Library Books by June 6; Volunteers Needed To Stock Shelves

Greetings from the library!  The end of the school year is fast approaching.  All library books are due by Wednesday, June 6.  You can see what your student has checked out anytime by logging onto our catalog with your student’s ID number and password (birth date).  If a book has...

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HSA By-Laws Updates

Members of the Lafayette Community: The HSA Board is proposing an important change in our current practices and our by-laws, one we believe sets us on a more inclusive path. The Board would like to eliminate HSA member dues for the 2018-2019 school year. At present, our by-laws require...

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Thank You Nominating Committee!

The HSA extends a huge thank you to our very committed and focused nominating committee: Lori Finch, Jennifer Pilla Marsoni and Karley Sessoms. This team of committed volunteers helped to recruit a strong slate of candidates for next year’s HSA Board. Please join us in sharing a warm Thank...

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FLEX Schedule Updates

Dear Parents, Please read the following information which clarifies the end dates for the spring Flex session. Please disregard previous information you have been given about the last day being May 31. The dates below are correct as of May 21. If we have to cancel any outdoor classes...

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Lost & Found: Last Chance!

All Lost & Found items are being removed from Lafayette for donation at the end of the day on Thursday May 24th! Please take a minute before then to dig through the overflowing bins and retrieve any items belonging to your family. Everything will be out during parent-teacher conferences...

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Community Notices

Summer/holiday petsitter available! I’m an experienced, responsible, reliable petsitter that has petsat in the Chevy Chase area for more than 9 years! Please contact me for references and for bookings. Please email me@rose71890@gmail.com or call/text at 202-413-1747. Join HoopEd May 24th and 25th for All Sports and Games OR...

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Arts Night II: This Thursday May 17!

Arts Night II Is This Thursday! Purchase Your Copy of Images & Take the Garden Walk   Images: The long awaited 2018 Lafayette anthology, Images, will be sold once again at Arts Night! Remember to bring $20 in cash (or a check made out to the the HSA) to...

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Field Day Volunteers and Beach Props Still Needed!

Surf’s Up Lafayette! We still need Field Day volunteers. Field Day is one the kids’ favorite days of the year. We need numerous (50+) volunteers to help run stations on Friday, June 1st. Please visit the Sign-Up Genius link, read through the description of the activities, and then sign...

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Time to Turn In Your Library Books

The end of the school year is fast approaching! All library books are due by Wednesday, June 6. You can see what your student has checked out anytime by logging onto our catalog (https://search.follettsoftware.com/metasearch/ui/5925/) with your student’s ID number and password (birthdate).  If a book has gone missing, please email...

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Advertise in the Lafayette Directory

As we gear up for end of year celebrations – AtoZ Connect is already hard at work on our directory for the 2018-2019 school year! AtoZ Connect produces our print directory and our Directory App free of charge for our school. With that in mind, we are thrilled to...

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Stellar Bike to School Day Turnout

Thanks to everyone who participated in Bike to School Day last Wednesday! We had a fantastic turnout this year, with bike racks around the school overflowing with bikes and scooters. Huge thanks also to the GROW committee and FoodPrints for providing delicious smoothies made with ingredients that can be...

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Arts Night is Tomorrow: Images Debut, Garden Walk, Volunteers Still Needed

Images: The long awaited 2018 Lafayette anthology, IMAGES, will be sold at Arts Night this week and next! Remember to bring $20 cash (or a check made out to the the HSA) to Arts Night this Thursday May 10 or next Thursday for Arts Night II. Art and writing...

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Teacher Appreciation Week Schedule

May 7- 11 Is Teacher Appreciation Week! We have a great week plan for our wonderful teachers: Full Schedule: Monday: Bring Your Teacher a Card and , Continental breakfast from BBM  Tuesday: Flowers Wednesday: Lunch from BBM (also Bike to School Day) Thursday: Maui Wowi Smoothie day (also Art...

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A Message From the Principal

Dear Lafayette Families – The end of the school year is quickly approaching! Calendar Extension Just a reminder that our snow days earned us two extra days at the end of the school year! Wednesday, 6/13 and Thursday 6/14 are now full days of school. Friday, 6/15 is the last...

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Parents Wanted: Join the Lafayette LSAT

The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is a group of elected and appointed members that exists for every DCPS school. The team consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, a community member, and in some cases students, to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high...

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Arts Night I: This Thursday May 10

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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New Budget Process a Big Success

The 2018-19 HSA Budget, now approved by the HSA board and to be voted on by the general membership on June 7, was informed by two volunteer groups of parents who poured over spreadsheets, survey results and data. The result is a budget that has thoughtfully trimmed back expenditures...

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Proposed 2018-19 HSA Budget

Please see below the proposed HSA budget for 2018-19. For details, click here. We encourage everyone to come to the June 7 meeting to discuss how the small groups and the HSA Board developed this year’s revenue and expenditure targets.  We will also vote on the budget as well...

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Save the Date: Ms. Ghamarian’s Retirement Celebration; Your Memories Needed!

Please join us for an open house in celebration of the retirement of Lafayette’s beloved Pre-K teacher, Ms. Kia Ghamarian, on Thursday, June 14th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.in the cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served. Families, children, and Lafayette alumni are welcome to attend. Please visit this...

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Bike to School and Visit the Lafayette Garden May 9

May 9 is National Bike to School Day, and we’ll be celebrating 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 behind! Did you know that we...

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Field Day: Volunteers and Beach Props Needed

Surf’s Up Lafayette! Field Day volunteers are needed. Field Day is one the kids’ favorite days of the year. We need numerous (50+) volunteers to help run stations on Friday, June 1st. Please visit the Sign-Up Genius link, read through the description of the activities, and then sign up...

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Spring Into Summer With Grizzly Gear

Are you ready to show your Lafayette pride as school winds down and Summer camp, vacation and hot days are on the horizon? Well order fast because we have limited quantities of unisex mesh athletic shorts in M, L and XL – great for camp. As well as limited...

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Order Your “Proud to be Lafayette” Shirt

Submit your order online to Custom Ink before May 9th by following this link. Multiple colors and sizes are available.

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Advertise in the Lafayette Elementary Directory

Hello Parents! As we gear up for end of year celebrations – AtoZ Connect is already hard at work on our directory for the 2018-2019 school year! AtoZ Connect produces our print directory and our Directory App free of charge for our school. With that in mind, we are...

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Community Notices May 8

After School Sports and Games Group Starting May 14th until the end of the school year Monday through Friday  From 3:30pm to 4:30pm  1st grade through 5th grade students  Contact *protected email* for more information  Public Safety Family Fun Day- Saturday, May 12 CCCA’s annual Public Safety Family Fun Day is scheduled from 2-4...

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