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November 2018

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RSVP for the Fourth-Annual Cookies and Coding on Saturday Morning

Come Code on Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon; RSVP Today  Please  RSVP and come to Cookies and Coding on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. o 12 noon. Students in grades K-5 and their families can participate in different activities relating to coding including: code.org (a site...

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From Dr. B

This post has been updated. Dear Lafayette Families – I hope this note finds you well rested after a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I am thankful every day to be part of the Lafayette community. We have a tremendous amount to be thankful for every day. Over the past several...

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Today is #GivingTuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a day set aside during the busy holiday season to reflect and give back.  We wanted to take a moment and let you know how thankful we are for everything the Lafayette community has done to support our school this year.  Your donations are hard at work...

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November Edition of Cub Facts

The November edition of Cub Facts is here! Cub Facts is a magazine created by 4th and 5th grade students and distributed to Pre-K and Kindergarten students. The older children really enjoy showing off their creativity, and the younger children enjoy receiving each edition.

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Book Fair News: Support Classroom Libraries at Takoma Education Campus

Lafayette Gives Back is partnering with Takoma Education Campus (TEC) to provide an opportunity for Lafayette parents to support classroom libraries at TEC, a Title 1 DCPS school. This is a great chance for you and your child(ren) together to choose a favorite book or books to share with...

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Special Subjects Bulletin Update

Catch the latest update! Link to helpful videos, interactive student websites, articles to enlighten, sign-up genius links and fun instagram posts featuring YOUR kids!!! Where can you find all this AND know what’s happening in your child’s special subject classes? The Special Subject Bulletin, of course! Click here for the latest news.  “You...

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Book fair is almost here!

One of Lafayette’s favorite celebrations of reading is coming!  Our Scholastic book fair will begin next Monday, December 3, at 8 a.m.!  Every class will visit the book fair in the course of the week. We’ll also be open before and after school for families to shop together.  Books will...

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Lend a Hand, Pull Some Weeds!

We’re looking for volunteers to help weed and maintain the front entrance to Lafayette. Join us every Tuesday morning this fall from 9:00 – 9:45 am. Gloves will be provided. If you’re able to RSVP to *protected email*, it would be appreciated—but feel free to just drop by!  We’ll meet...

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Save the Date for Macon’s “Why Not Wednesday” December 5

Please mark your calendars for Macon’s “Why Not Wednesday” taking place on Wednesday, December 5th.  Macon Bistro is excited to partner with Lafayette and will donate 10% of revenue for that night back to Lafayette. As an added bonus, Macon will double the donation to the school with the...

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Barstons Child’s Play Special Lafayette Shopping Night this Wednesday, November 28

Have you ever wondered what happens in a toy store after hours?  Well, you can find out on Wednesday, November 28 from 7 to 9 pm right here on Connecticut Avenue.    Come on over for the Annual  Barstons Child’s Play Special Lafayette Shopping Night Wednesday, November 28 from 7 to 9...

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Make your Bear Fund Donation Today, on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday a day set aside during the busy holiday season to reflect and give back.  We wanted to take a moment and let you know how thankful we are for everything the Lafayette community has done to support our school this year.  Your donations are hard at work supporting our...

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Community Notices

Experienced Babysitter. Available Monday to Friday. Excellent references. Also I drive and have my own car. Please call Zoraida at (301)335-0539.

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Book Fair News: Support Classroom Libraries at Takoma Education Campus

Lafayette Gives Back is partnering with Takoma Education Campus (TEC) to provide an opportunity for Lafayette parents to support classroom libraries at TEC, a Title 1 DCPS school. This is a great chance for you and your child(ren) together to choose a favorite book or books to share with...

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Auction Committee Volunteers Needed!

Auction chairs Chris Lisi and Lara Kline are already hard at work planning this year’s Diplomatic Ties auction, to be held March 16, 2019. For new families, this is an event you don’t want to miss – imagine a kid-free night filled with international food, drink, and entertainment PLUS...

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School Photos Available Now!

We are delighted to let you know that the Lafayette individual student galleries are now online for viewing and purchasing! For more information, please see this flyer which will be to distributed to each student as well.   To view the galleries, go to www.freedpics.com Enter the password: CUBS18FG...

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Lafayette Gives Back: Thank you, Lafayette Families!

A huge thank you to all of the Lafayette families who helped out on this year’s very successful coat drive. Due to your generosity, more than 130 DC children living in poverty have a new coat for the winter. A special thanks to Katie Burke, Amy Joyce, Maria Laura...

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Volunteer For The Scholastic Book Fair

Bring on the Books! The Scholastic book fair is coming, just in time for holiday gifts. Books will be on sale Dec. 3-7 from 8 AM to 5 PM. Monday through Thursday and until 3:30 PM on Friday. Please consider volunteering either while your child’s class shops or another...

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Community Notices November 13

Registration for the Lafayette Tennis Indoor Sessions at the Chevy Chase Community Center is Open Now Thank you for supporting our Fall Flex and LTA tennis programs at Lafayette ES. This winter we will not have any indoor tennis activities through Flex at Lafayette ES due to lack of...

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Drop-Off Line To Open Five Minutes Earlier Every Day

We’ve heard from many of you about the delays in the drop-off line and in response, have moved the start time from 8:25 to 8:20 AM. We hope this helps! Likewise, thanks to Sarah Remes and others for springing into action and helping to facilitate some immediate traffic changes,...

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Art Room Volunteers Needed

It’s Native American Heritage Month and the art room is full of excited grade 3 & 4 stitchers and weavers. The art room needs adult volunteers during FLEX time between 2:40 PM & 3:10 PM to help with knots and other issues (training provided!) If you have some time...

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Special Subjects Bulletin Update

Find out who is playing dribble bingo, who is studying ancient art, get news about the book fair and more!!! ​Find links to Instagram pages, websites for student practice, and sign-up geniuses! And for that awww moment, check out the Spanish, Peace and Music pages for a few fun photos of Lafayette students! Click here...

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Tonight is Potomac Pizza Night!

Come join us this evening at Potomac Pizza-Chevy Chase to help support Lafayette Elementary School from 4 to 9 pm. Please come join us for some great food, good company most importantly to help Lafayette Elementary School raise money! Please either dine in, carry out or order for delivery...

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Save The Date: Nov. 28 Barstons Child’s Play Lafayette Shopping Night

Have You Ever Wondered What Happens in a Toy Store After Hours? Well You Can Find Out on Wednesday, November 28 from 7 to 9 PM right here on CT Avenue. Save the Date for Barstons Child’s Play Special Lafayette Shopping Night Wednesday, November 28 from 7 to 9...

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Thanks to our Annual Sponsors

A hearty round of thanks go to these local businesses for helping support all the programs that help our students. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor next year, you can find out more here.

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Can YOU answer these questions and more?

Can YOU answer these questions and more?   Which of your children are learning about the five finger rule? Who is learning about nested loops and who is creating a capstone project? Who is using body percussion to create a pattern? You will after reading the Special Subject Bulletin this week!​ Links to websites and...

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Lend a Hand, Pull Some Weeds!

We’re looking for volunteers to help weed and maintain the front entrance to Lafayette. Join us every Tuesday morning this fall from 9:00 – 9:45 am. Gloves will be provided. If you’re able to RSVP to *protected email*, it would be appreciated—but feel free to just drop by!  We’ll meet...

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Come hear about the Peace Program at the HSA Meeting!

Please join us Thursday, November 8 for our HSA General Meeting, Thursday at 6:30. (Please note the time change.) In addition to updates on the Bear Fund and our upcoming budget planning, we will hear an update on our Peace of Mind program. Peace Teacher Linda Ryden will be...

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Halloween Slideshow

Relive the cute, curious and downright creepy. Click to see the slideshow.

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Bear Fund Participation: How Does Your Grade Stack Up?

November is a time to give thanks. With that, we wanted to thank the many generous donors we have had to our 2018-2019 Bear Fund Campaign. Without you, so many programs and supports would not be possible at Lafayette. We have exceeded our funds raised last year and now are...

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