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Lafayette’s Diplomatic Cable (Vol. 1): Hello!

The Official Communiqué of the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction January 31, 2019- High Priority “The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine We are reaching across the globe in preparation for this year’s Spring Auction, Diplomatic Ties on Saturday,...

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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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Community Notices

Expert Math 5-6-7 & Transitions Tutor Available I’m a lifelong neighbor who coaches Lafayette students and their families through successful middle school transitions. I hold an advanced degree in linguistics from Georgetown University, and offer extensive experience with Eureka and accelerated math, academic writing, and competitive middle and high...

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Welcome to the 2019 Spring Auction: Diplomatic Ties!

Your dedicated auction team is circling the globe to make this year’s internationally themed evening extraordinary. We are excited to share more details on the Saturday, March 16 event from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. on the just-launched auction page. Tickets on Sale Now Book early to secure your...

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Lafayette 2019 Spring Auction

Welcome to the Lafayette 2019 Spring Auction. Find out more and buy your tickets here!

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Potomac Pizza Night Tonight, February 5

Potomac Pizza Night is Tuesday, February 5. It’s a great fundraising event to help for our school and you get dinner taken care of! 20% of all sales that evening will be given back to Lafayette, either dine in or delivery. See attached flier for further information. Thanks for...

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After School Activities Cancelled, 1/29 due to winter weather

Due to anticipated winter weather, DCPS evening activities will be cancelled today, Tuesday, January 29.  This includes FLEX, basketball practice and all other evening practices. DCPS aftercare programs are not cancelled, but parents and guardians are encouraged to pick up students as early as possible.  Thanks in advance from...

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Join Lafayette Gives Back on Valentine’s Day

Join Lafayette Gives Back to deliver Valentine’s Day cards to residents at Knollwood Military Retirement Community on Thursday, February 14th immediately after school. We’ll be sharing the sweet cards made by students at the Day of Service with senior citizens who love seeing both the cards and the kids...

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Day of Service a Success!

Thanks to your generosity, the 3rd annual Lafayette Day of Service event was a huge success. Your donations and participation allowed our students to make: – Diaper bundles for clients of the DC Diaper Bank including over 6,000 diapers! – Over 700 sandwiches and snack mixes along with nearly...

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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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Thank You to our Shoveling Heroes!

A huge shout out to those parents who were able to help shovel out our playgrounds! If you are able, we can use your help in a variety of ways at school as well. Pitch in with writer’s workshops, office help (stapling/sorting), assisting printmaking in the art room, and...

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Lafayette’s Annual Day of Service THIS Saturday, January 26th

Don’t forget: Lafayette’s annual Day of Service is coming up THIS Saturday, January 26th from 1:00-3:00! Please click here to RSVP for this drop-in event so we’ll be sure to have enough supplies on hand for all participants. Don’t worry, if you don’t get a chance to RSVP, you can still stop...

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Congratulations to Lafayette’s Spelling Bee Champs!

The 37th annual bee was a fifth grade sweep! Congratulations to this year’s Lafayette spelling bee champs! Jessie Moss, first place; Lucia Ridgeway, second place, and Luca Nescovic, third place. Jessie and Lucia were Lafayette winners of last year’s bee, and along with Luca, will spell in the regional spelling...

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Special Subject Bulletin

There is always something interesting going on in your child’s life at Lafayette!!! Want to know who is doing a “Mock Caldecott”? Want to learn about how the brain influences our behavior or sign up for the Peace of Mind mini conference? Want to find out what timber is and who is learning about it in...

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Help Buy Books for SEL Programs

I’m always buying books. And toys. And sand…. I’m a Therapist.  and kids are my clients. We talk, we set goals, we play and talk some more. (Ok I DO have a great job). I’m looking to expand my social emotional diversity library. There are so many books out...

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New SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Therapy Group For Students

There’s a new SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Therapy Group starting for students.  Its called the Woosah Group.  Its targeting  students not already in an SEL group who could benefit from moments to say “wooooooo- sahhhh”.  This includes relaxation techniques, anxiety reduction, review of mindfulness techniques and friendship initiation and...

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Gratitude Challenge Winners

Congratulations to fourth graders Emmett Chen and Oliver Siegel and fifth grader Lily Dunlop for wining our first-ever Gratitude Challenge!!!  They did a great job of stopping to remember all of the little good things in their lives and write them down.  Boy they had a lot of good...

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Community Notices

Capitol City Little League is hosting a free clinic for area girls and their parents to get a chance to learn about softball and the CCLL softball program. This clinic is designed for girls with no prior softball experience, It will be a fun opportunity to learn about softball....

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Potomac Pizza Night January 29th

Save the Date for Potomac Pizza Night: Tuesday, January 29th.   Great event to help fundraise for our school and you get dinner taken care of!   20% of all sales that evening will be given back to Lafayette, either dine in or delivery.  See attached flyer for further information.  Thanks...

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Winter in-School Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to parents who have already pitched in to help shovel out our playgrounds! If you are able, teachers and classrooms need daytime volunteers this winter as well. Pitch in with writer’s workshops, office help (stapling/sorting), assisting printmaking in the art room, and more. Click here to check out the...

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Spelling Bee is H-E-R-E!

The annual spelling bee is here!  We invite all to either join us in person or via live streaming on Friday, 1/18/19 starting at 9 am.  The link for the live stream will be posted on the Lafayette Tech Resources page:  https://sites.google.com/site/lafayettetechnologyresources/home   Good luck to all our spellers! Dr....

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Shoveling Help Needed!

Suffering from cabin fever?  Looking for some fresh air?  We need your help! Any parents who are available are invited to come help shovel out our playgrounds between 9 am – 3 pm on Thursday and Friday.  That includes the PreK, KDG, and North playgrounds.  Once those playgrounds are...

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Community Notices: January 15, 2019

Attention 5th Grade Parents and Lafayette Parents with Kids at Deal Here’s a great idea for your 5th grader. Stock up on Deal Gear from the Alice Deal Community Association Deal Store. We’ve got a great stock of Gear in for the winter, including socks, front zip sweatshirts and...

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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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DCPS Closed, Monday, 1/14

Due to inclement weather, school will be closed on Monday, January 14th. Stay safe and enjoy the snow!

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Grateful for Successful Gratitude Challenge 

Thank you for your participation is the Gratitude Challenge! Winners will be announced soon. Congratulations to Emmett Chen for being the first person to complete the challenge! Even if you didn’t enter the challenge, give it a try: while you are brushing your teeth think of three little things...

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Banana Splits Sign Up

As we roll out the new year Banana Splits will be starting up again. Banana Splits is a group for children who have had a “split” in their family due to separation or divorce. This program consists of six to eight sessions in which children are able to receive...

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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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Community Notices

Indoor Kids (5-12) Tennis Restarting at the Chevy Chase Community Center on January 7 On January 7 we have restarted our second session of indoor tennis for kids 5-12 at the Chevy Chase Community Center (CCCC) on corner of Connecticut Ave and McKinley St) that will go until March...

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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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