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Days Left to Donate to the Bear Fund in 2018

I hope this email finds you well at the tail end of the busy holiday season. With just a few days left in December, we are all turning our attention toward what 2019 will bring. I write today to remind you that the HSA spends nearly $400 per child...

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Editors on Holiday

This will be the last Tuesday Bulletin of the year as the TB crew is hanging up their keyboards to enjoy the winter break. The next edition will appear on January 8.  As always, if you have something to add to the bulletin, please send it to news@lafayettehsa.org by...

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From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – We are T – minus 3 days to our winter break! In our lead up to our break, we have had some amazing experiences, including our Winter Concert last Thursday evening. Kudos to Ms. Jackson and all the performers. The song selection was inspiring, and...

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This Week in Specials: the Holiday Edition!

Your last bulletin of 2018! Read about holiday traditions in Spanish and games in P.E., craft explorations in art, which rich and enriching books we are reading in library, how to enter the gratitude challenge in Peace, snowflakes in music, and more in YOUR grades 1-5 Special Supject Bulletin!     

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December Edition of Cub Facts

The December 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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Community Notices

HoopEd Winter Break All Sports and Games Camp Starts Wednesday 12/26! Join HoopEd for All Sports and Games Camp for Winter Break FUN! Camp runs 12/26-28!Kids will spend each day of All Sports and Games Camp rotating around all different sports in an environment where coaches teach the rules...

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Ms. Brown Wins 2019 DCPS Teacher of the Year!

A HUGE congratulations to Purple Base's Lakeisha Brown who was surprised this morning to receive DCPS' Teacher of the Year Award! Please see the photos and video below! Parents are welcome to celebrate along with the school staff at a small reception on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Way to go Ms....

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DC School Report Card STAR Framework

Dear Lafayette parents and families, This December, the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) released a new citywide School Report Card that includes information about how every public school in DC performed in the 2017-2018 school year. At Lafayette, we want to make sure that all of our families...

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2018 Is Almost Over–Please Donate to the Bear Fund Today!

Without parent donations, so many programs and supports would not be possible at Lafayette including Food Prints, Maryland Science Night and Coach Bell.

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Community Notices December 11

Children’s Art Studio Workshops The Children’s Art Studio wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season and we invite your child to join us for full day art Workshops December 26, 27 and 28.  Your child will have the opportunity to do very large scale drawing and painting and...

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2019/2020 HSA Budget Planning Process Begins Jan. 10

From the HSA Finance Team: Please be advised that the budget planning process for 2019/2020 HSA Budget will kick off on Thursday, January 10th at the HSA General Meeting, with presentation from the Finance Team of an initial Draft, and preview of any key anticipated changes for the coming...

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School Photos Make Great Holiday Gifts!

Looking for a gift your family will love? Freed has a selection of great photo items to choose from. To order from Freed galleries, go to www.freedpics.com (password: CUBS18FG), select the photo(s) you like the best and click on “gift items” on the right side menu of options. You can select key...

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FLEX Registration Now Open

General registration for FLEX After-School Classes is now open You can check out the schedule of classes that are being offered this winter and register here. FLEX will be on hand to answer any questions during the general registration process. You can reach them by phone at (240) 654-0877 and email...

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Winter Flex Registration Begins Thursday; Drama Students Must Register by Wednesday for Lottery

FLEX General Registration Opens Thursday, December 6 General registration for FLEX After-School Classes opens Thursday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is open now. To enter the lottery for drama with Mr. King and Ms. Campbell, all students must register by Wednesday, December 5. Families will be notified by...

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From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Welcome to December! Last week we had several amazing student events. Bravo to our Drama club students, led by the fearless Mr. King and Ms. Annie Campbell. The fall production was an outstanding showcase of our young thespians! Kudos also to all of you who...

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Community Notices 12/4

Registration for the Lafayette Tennis Indoor Sessions at the Chevy Chase Community Center has lots of spots still This winter we will not have any indoor tennis activities through Flex at Lafayette ES due to lack of space. We have started indoor programs at the Chevy Chase Community Center...

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Enter the First-Ever Lafayette Gratitude Challenge!

Every time you brush your teeth between now and December 19th try to think of three things you are grateful for. Try to zoom in on the little good things.  Instead of saying “I’m grateful for my family” think “I’m grateful for the way my Mom remembers that I...

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Any of These Look Familiar? Come Claim Your Items from Lost & Found

Our lost and found bin is overflowing with coats, mittens, water bottles and other goodies you might not have even noticed missing! Please stop by the first floor hallway across from the computer lab before winter break to see if anything belongs to you. On December 21st, Lafayette Gives...

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Last Chance to Sign Up for School-Photo Retakes

Didn’t love your child’s photo or they were absent on photo day? Freed Photography is doing retakes on Dec. 6. Sign up below! (Reminder: To view the Freed galleries, go to www.freedpics.com, password: CUBS18FG) The signup sheet has now closed. If you wish to have your child’s photo retaken, email...

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Tomorrow: Macon’s “Why Not Wednesday”

Join on us on Wednesday for Macon’s “Why Not Wednesday” taking place on December 5th. Macon Bistro is excited to partner with Lafayette and will donate 10% of revenue for that night back to Lafayette. So take a break from your holiday shopping and enjoy a dinner out on...

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Galley Giveback Week This Week

Dec. 9-16 is Galley Giveback Week! Galley Foods has partnered with the Lafayette Elementary for a school fundraiser. Galley empowers you to eat well on your schedule, with freshly prepared fully cooked dinner made from scratch every day and delivered right to your door. Order dinner this week from December...

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Thanks for a Great Cookies and Coding Saturday

Thanks to all on the technology committee who helped put on a great cookies and coding event on Saturday. Dozens of students and parents participated in coding activities including playing with Spheros (programmable, robotic balls), coding online, and unplugged activities that used paper and pencil.   

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Ward 4 Special Election Tomorrow; No Drop-Off Line

Due to the Ward 4 Special Election on Tuesday, December 4, there is no drop-off line tomorrow. PK4 students should enter through the PK4 playground door and KDG students should enter through the KDG playground door as the Northampton entrance and gym will be used for voting. Thanks in...

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This Week in Specials: Gratitude Contest, Spanish Family Trees, Glazing and More

Get a sneak peak into the topic of Ms. Ryden’s new book “Sergio Sees the Good” (exciting!) and find out about the gratitude contest. See a sneak peak of the book fair all set up, link to help out AND learn who won the library poster contest on the...

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