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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Waiting for Class Lists Making you Nuts?

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

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