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Important HSA General Meeting on Feb 7: Save the Date

We hope to see many of you at our upcoming HSA General Meeting on 2/7 at 7 PM. We have a number of important topics on the agenda.  Technology Funding Request: The school technology committee will present on the need to replace a large number of laptops for the 4th...

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Come Celebrate Ms. Ryden’s New Book

Peace Teacher Linda Ryden has yet another new book out! This one is called Sergio Sees The Good and it is about how our brains have an evolutionary tendency to focus on and remember negative things and how gratitude can help to overcome that tendency. Politics and Prose Bookstore...

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National Black Lives Matter Week of Action at Lafayette

Dear Lafayette Families, We would like to take this opportunity to share that DC Public Schools will be participating in the National Black Lives Matter Week of Action during the week of February 4-8th, 2019. This movement takes place in cities across the U.S., with the goal to spark an ongoing...

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HSA Budget Working Group Meeting Thursday Jan. 17

The HSA Budget Working Group will be meeting this Thursday at school at 6.30 pm to continue budget planning for 2019/20 and everyone’s welcome

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A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy 2019! I hope everyone had a terrific winter break and 2019 has started off strong. We are off to a rocking start with LOTS of things happening. Please keep reading for many important updates and upcoming events. Calendar Updates 1/10 – Budget Development Engagement...

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Lafayette Students Recognized By House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Lafayette students Margot Gildner, Ben Smith, and Sarah Smith were recognized by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for their work with Little Lobbyists over the past year advocating for children with complex medical needs and disabilities.

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RSVP for the Lafayette Auction Build-a-Wine-Cellar Party – Saturday, February 2

It’s almost auction time! One of the hottest auction items every year is the Lafayette Wine Cellar, a collection of luxury wines donated by the Lafayette community. In exchange for donating a bottle, you (and a guest) get a ticket to the best party of the year: an evening...

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Lafayette Annual Day of Service

Lafayette’s annual Day of Service is coming up on Saturday, January 26th from 1:00-3:00 (this is a drop-in event)! Please click here to RSVP so we’ll be sure to have enough supplies on hand for all participants. All Lafayette students and their families are invited to join us for...

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Family Science Night Tonight at 6 PM

 Family Science Night is tonight-  Tuesday, January 15. Kids will interact with 16 science and engineering stations produced by the Maryland Science Center. The event is from 6-8 in the cafeteria; come when you’d like and stay for as long as you want. Questions? Email Sarah Remes 

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Book Fair a Success – Thank You!

The book fair was a huge success! The Lafayette community spent more than $22,000 on books! That’s an amazing marker of how important reading is to our scholars. All told, we raised more than $6,400 for our library. During the book fair the Lafayette family supported not only our...

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Special Subject Bulletin

Your special subject teachers are hard at work making 2019 fabulous for your child! Why not make a New Years resolution to check out the bulletin each time it’s posted, enjoy the links to resources, pertinent articles and videos, and to follow the Spanish and Art room at Lafayette...

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See What’s Happening This Winter!

The Camp Fair, Lafayette Gives Back events, the HSA budget process, the Lafayette auction and more! See what’s coming up at school.

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The Summer Camp Expo Is Thursday, January 10th

With winter break behind us, it’s time to start thinking….about summer!  The 4th Annual Summer Camp Expo will be held at Lafayette from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10th!  Lafayette families and the Lafayette community are invited to join us to meet and greet representatives from summer and sleep-away camps at this fun...

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