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August 2018

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Safety Updates

Dear all –  This past week, our community has experienced two traumatic incidents –a bus accident and a man making racial and violent threats toward our crossing guard and others nearby. Both of these situations have generated many feelings of fear, anger, outrage, hopelessness, and anxiety.  In response to the...

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FLEX General Registration is Open Now

General registration for FLEX After-School Classes opens today at 10:00 a.m.  You can check out the schedule of classes that are being offered this fall and register here. FLEX will be on hand to answer any questions during the general registration process.  You can reach them by phone at 571.445.0838 or email at

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A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Our first week of school is under our belts! Thank you to everyone for a very smooth opening. This evening is the first of our Back To School Nights. All Back To School Nights begin at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation,...

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Community Notices August 28

Tennis Programs at Lafayette Park this Fall We had a fantastic summer of tennis camps at Lafayette Park. We had 12 weeks of tennis for campers ranging in age from 4 to 15. We took some of them over to the Citi Open professional tennis tournament at the Rock...

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Summer Reading Challenge- Last Chance to Hand in Folder

Students who accepted an invitation from Ms. Pajor, Ms. Echave, Ms. Periera, or your classroom or SpEd teacher to complete the Summer Reading Challenge…don’t forget to hand in your folders!!! Thursday, August 30 is the very last day to hand in Summer Reading Challenge materials. Place your folders in...

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Sign Up for FLEX Classes Starts Tomorrow; Pre-Register Now!

Our partnership with Flex Academies enables us to offer a diverse lineup of after school activities.  Pre-registration is open. See what classes and sports are available and pre-register here.  Preregistering Can Make Registration Easier! Complete the most time-consuming parts of registration before registration opens! Check out the classes being offered, and the schedule...

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Come to Back to School Night

Have you lined up your babysitter for Back to School Night yet? Please do! This fun and informative (and child-free) night includes presentations by Dr. B and the HSA and classroom meetings with your child’s teachers. Come learn about all the great things at Lafayette and the many ways you can get involved. Aug 28: PK...

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Update on Incident at Broad Branch & McKinley

Dear Lafayette families, Today, a serious traffic incident occurred near our school involving a Metrobus and a babysitter with a 4 year old. Miraculously, both the caregiver and the young child involved sustained only minor injuries. We recognize that any event in our community can have an impact on...

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Incident at Broad Branch & McKinley Streets

Dear Lafayette Families, This afternoon, a young student and caregiver were involved in a traffic incident at the corner of Broad Branch and McKinley Streets. Please know that medical attention has been provided and both child and care giver are in stable condition. We have notified the parents and...

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Welcome Back to School!

Lafayette Families: Welcome back to school! We hope you are enjoying the first week. Whether you are new to school or Lafayette old timers, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We are here to help. At the same time, the HSA needs...

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Community Notices

Food Truck Festival and Community Day If you enjoy food and fun with a purpose, we have the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon! September is Hunger Action Month, and you’re invited to kick it off with DC’s first-ever Food Truck Festival and Community Day on September 9th...

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Fall Festival Leaders Needed!

Do you love the fall? Looking for a way to be a Lafayette leader? We need you! Lafayette’s Annual Fall Festival will be held this year on Saturday, October 20th. It is a wonderful community event filled with pumpkin decorating, rides, a 5th grade designed Haunted House, fall-themed baked...

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See the First-Day Slideshow

Relive the nerves, excitement, and joy at seeing classmates below in this slide show. Thanks to everyone who sent their photos in!

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Sign Up Today for Drop Off Line

Starting in September, one month of operating the morning drop-off line (for kids getting dropped off at school by car) will be assigned to each grade. In the meantime, August is a free-for-all. If you’ve done the drop off line before and know what it entails, please grab a...

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Calling All 4th and 5th Grade Runners!

It’s time to dust off those running sneakers and get ready for this years cross country season! Cross country will be held on Tuesdays & Thursday’s this fall where we will learn to build our stamina and foster a love of running. An informational meeting will be held this...

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Send in your First-Day Photos!

…And they’re back! If you took some great first day photos, send them to — we’ll put together a slide show! Congrats everyone!

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1st Day of School Reminders, Including Line-Up Lists

Happy 1st Day of School Eve!   Here are some important reminders and pieces of information to make our 1st day of school for 2018-2019 go swimmingly! Click here to find your line up (and pick up) spots!  Your teacher will meet you here in the morning with a sign....

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Welcome to the Tuesday Bulletin; Please Join our Team

Welcome to the first issue of Lafayette’s Tuesday Bulletin for the 2018-19 school year.  Our weekly newsletter is edited by several parents and news submissions come from Dr. B, teachers, the HSA, parents, and other sources. Submissions should be emailed to by 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. This is a hard deadline! Editor Needed!...

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Reminders: Back to School Huddles Tonight…and More!

Parents & Families, T-minus 4 days until the first day of school! See below for our back to school lineup of events and activities.  Back to School Huddles: Tonight Please join us for these optional gatherings.  We will meet in the cafeteria at the below assigned times.  After a...

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Put Your Business to Work: Become a Lafayette Annual Sponsor

Dear Lafayette Parents, Can’t believe how fast the summer has gone by. The first day of school is just a week away! As we get ready for the first day of school, we are also finalizing our 2018-2019 Annual Sponsors. We thank all the wonderful neighborhood businesses and parent...

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Back-to-School Checklist: Donate to the Bear Fund

  Dear Lafayette Families, Good afternoon! Our annual fundraising campaign kicked off last week and runs through the fall. We are off to a great start but still need your support. We encourage you to check one thing off your list this week and donate to The Bear Fund...

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Everything you didn’t know you forgot about Back To School

T minus 11 days and counting until the first day of school!  Our teachers have already started putting their classrooms together, the building is nearly clean, and we are so excited to welcome everyone back.  Below are several reminders to help us have a smooth opening.  Keep reading to...

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Update on Kindergarten

Dear Kindergarten Families –  A quick update – we have hired our 7th Kindergarten Teacher!  She is an outstanding addition and will be joining us as a 7th year early childhood teacher from the charter school world.  We will email out the class lists by COB on Wednesday, 7/8.    ...

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Kicking off the 2018-2019 Bear Fund Campaign

  Dear Lafayette Families, Greetings!  The start of school kicks off the start of the HSA’s fundraising efforts and this year we are excited to announce two changes from recent years: First, as we mentioned in our back to school note, we believe all Lafayette families should be part...

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Registered Your Kids but Didn’t Receive the Class List Email?

If you are wondering why you didn’t get the class lists yesterday, please read this: Our email list draws not from the DCPS-registered emails (or the school’s front desk), but from Lafayette’s subscription list, which must be signed up for separately. You can sign up right here  and you...

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From the HSA: Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

Dear Lafayette Families, Greetings! We hope you have enjoyed the summer and are rested and ready for an exciting 2018-2019 school year. This summer the Lafayette Home School Association, your elected parent representatives, has been working on plans for what promises to be another amazing year for the Lafayette...

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Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year!

This year promises to be a grand adventure, filled with learning, joy, and community.  Inside, you will find many helpful pieces of information to ensure a smooth and positive start to the year. 

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Time to Stock up!

Itching for some back to school shopping? See supply lists.

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Waiting for Class Lists Making you Nuts?

Hang on! They are will be emailed out around 6 p.m. tonight.

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New Families! Come to the Popsicle Social

Join us for a new families popsicle social before school begins. When: Saturday, August 18th from 4:30-6:00 pm Where: Lafayette Park (near the gazebo) This is a great opportunity for your child to enjoy an icy treat while meeting other students from their classroom and grade. Parents also can meet other parents &...

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