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June 2018

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A Message From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – And just like that…we are in the last week of school!  This year has been beyond outstanding.  I am grateful every day for our students, staff and families that work together every day to make Lafayette such an incredible place.  As we move into our...

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Community Notices

Ward 4 Family Fun Day! Councilmember Brandon Todd is hosting Ward 4 Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 23rd at 3pm. It will be at the Kingsbury Day School, 5000 14th Street, NW. Join him for food, games and bingo, music, face-painting, pony rides, tennis, skating, and activities for...

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A Note From The HSA

See a slide show of the Marquis de Lafayette Award winners, results of the HSA, LSAT elections and the budget and byline vote. Importantly, we want to extend a note of thanks to the outgoing HSA and LSAT colleagues for their service and commitment to our school.

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Updates to Kids Ride Free

The Kids Ride Free (KRF) program is getting smarter! Mayor Muriel Bowser established and championed KRF to ensure that all students who attend public schools can ride to and from school related activities for free on Metrobus, Metrorail, and the DC Circulator. Today, we are proud to announce updates...

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Summer Reading List Is Here!

We are thrilled to present your summer reading guide! Rising grades one through five will pair their reading with a project meant to nurture creativity and writing skills. Lafayette has partnered with DC Public Library to ensure that the reading list is filled with books available, for free, from...

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So Long, 2017-18.

This is the final edition for 2017-18! Thank you for your readership this year as we tried out and tested our new TB format alongside our revamped website. We hope you found it helpful and easy to navigate.  The TB and the Lafayette website takes a team effort from many...

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Congratulations to the Lafayette Class of 2018!

Please join us in welcoming our newest class of Lafayette alumni - the Class of 2018! See a slideshow from some of the 2017-18 highlights.

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Register for Aftercare by June 15th!

It is time to register for the afterschool program – school year 2018-2019!  All current Lafayette families must register for Aftercare/Before care by Friday June 15th!  Here is the link to register by June 15th! **After June 15th, registration will be closed to current families until October 15th so...

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Open Forum on the DCPS Chancellor Search Process On June 11th 

The Ward 3 – Wilson Feeder Education Network is sponsoring an open forum to discuss the DCPS Chanellor Search process. Councilmember Mary Cheh and State Board of Education Member Ruth Wattenberg will be in attendance.  All are welcome. Please RSVP to .  How should the Chancellor search process be...

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From the HSA Co-Presidents

Dear Lafayette Families, It is hard to believe the school year is almost over. I hope your students had a memorable year – I know we did. But before summer takes hold, we have one last request of you. Whether or not you are an HSA member, please come...

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Mindfulness Over The Summer

Dear Parents, I’ve been encouraging my students to continue to practice mindfulness over the summer. Even a minute a day can make a big difference in improving focus, building empathy and increasing overall happiness. There are lots of great apps out there including Calm, Smiling Mind, Mind Yeti and Headspace. Or look...

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Field Day Fun Slideshow

A HUGE thanks to Ms. McClure and Ms. Howe for another fabulous field day! See a slideshow of all the fun.

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Pride Parade This Saturday!

Lafayette is marching as part of the DCPS contingent of the 2018 Capital Pride Parade. The parade is a great way for us to celebrate diversity, show support, and boost visibility of LGBTQIA students, staff, and families WHAT TO WEAR Please wear your Pride in DCPS shirts or your...

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Advertise in the Lafayette Directory

As we wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, 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 be working...

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2018-19 LSAT Candidate Biographies

Please see the candidates for the 2018-19 Local School Advisory Team: Kalah Auchincloss, Julia Cohen*, Paul Harasty, Brian Oliver, Kathryn Young*

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Lafayette Auction Parent/Child Golf Tournament

Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday for the Lafayette Parent/Child Golf Tournament.  We lucked out with a sunny day as a surprise between all this rain, and of course all the children had a blast!  No hole in ones to report, but congratulations to the following players:...

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End of Year Flex Schedule

Attention Flex parents, Please see the schedule for the end of the Flex spring session. You have received this schedule from Flex in an email and will receive a reminder email as well.  Monday, June 4 – All Monday classes will meet; these are regularly scheduled sessions, not make-ups Tuesday,...

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Ms. Ghamarian’s Retirement Celebration Coming Up

Join us on June 14 for Ms. Ghamarian’s Retirement Celebration; Your Memories Needed by June 7! Please join 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...

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Return Library Books This Week; Volunteers Needed To Stock Shelves

The end of the school year is fast approaching. All library books are due this 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 gone missing, please...

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Final HSA General Meeting This Thursday – Please Come!

We are honoring: Chris Cockrell, Kia Ghamarian,  Joel Holmes, Rita Brickman, Martha Le, Bethann Siegel, Potomac Pizza, and voting on: HSA 2018-2019 Budget, HSA By-law Changes, HSA Board Election & LSAT Election.

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More Lafayette Art at BBM and in the Front Office

Congratulations to 1st grader Giana Tiu Sonco and Pre-Kindergartener Alexander Berry-Singh whose art is hanging at Broad Branch Market along with the artists announced last week. Congrats also to Kindergartener Sophia Shepardson whose painting was chosen to hang in our front office for the next school year! Stay tuned...

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Last Chance To Buy IMAGES

Do you love funny, sweet, or inspiring stories written by ALL our Pre-K- 5th graders? Love adorable illustrations and delightful class photos? Then YOU need a copy of Images 2018! This is NOT the same thing as the yearbook…there has been some confusion. To purchase your very own IMAGES Anthology, please...

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