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16 Days to Go: Lafayette’s Diplomatic Cable (Vol. 4)

Diplomatic Cable The Official Communiqué of the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction February 28, 2019- High Priority “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller Pack your bags Lafayette Families! We are heading into March in a big way with the Spring Auction Night only...

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2019 Auction: RSVP Today for Pre-Boarding at the Diplomatic Lounge

Please RSVP here and choose your choice of one premium bottle of liquor (tequila, bourbon, vodka, gin) priced at $35 or higher (for couple or individual) that will be used for the Auction bar- make it good as our TSA Screeners have a very discerning taste! Visit our annual...

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Coming Soon: Confidential Panorama Survey for Lafayette Families

On March 4th, Lafayette families with email addresses on file with the district will receive a confidential Panorama Survey to complete. If you do not have an email on file, you can complete the survey at either of the following links: Panorama Surveys or DCPS Family. If a paper-based...

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Cub Facts February 2019

Click here to read the latest edition of Cub Facts, a magazine for Pre-K and Kindergarten students at Lafayette Elementary School, created by 4th and 5th grade students

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Community Notices: February 26

Join HoopEd March 8th for All Sports and Games Camp School is closed, but camp is open here at Lafayette Elementary! Boys and Girls ages 5-13 are welcome, aftercare is available! Hours: 9:00-3:00, aftercare until 5:30 Price: $75, $20/aftercare Looking for Girl Scout Cookies? Support the Girl Scout entrepreneurs of...

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Spring Track Interest Meeting

Attention all 4th and 5th Grade Runners! There will be a Spring Track Interest meeting on Thursday, February 28th at 8:15 a.m. in the Cafeteria. All paperwork will be handed out at this meeting as well as a practice schedule. Parents are encouraged to attend with their runner if...

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Family Fitness Night Coming Soon

Have you heard the news? Lafayette is getting ready to break out the fun and fitness. A Family Fitness Night! So save the date on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30-8 p.m., we’ll be moving and mindful with activities that engage our whole body. Be on the lookout for more...

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Special Subject Bulletin: Week of February 25th

A new cycle starts this week! Check out your updated Special Subject Bulletin to find out what YOUR child will be learning and exploring in Art, P.E., Music, Peace, Spanish, Library and Tech. This week in the Art room, Grade 1 will begin creating a Chinese dragon shadow puppet in time for...

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Meet Incoming DCPS Chancellor Dr. Ferebee

Meet incoming DCPS Chancellor Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, get exclusive DCPSeats swag, and enjoy a delicious dinner at the next School Food Advisory Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 27th from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Ron Brown High School. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and hopes...

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Lafayette Gives Back Valentine’s Day Event

Thanks to all our wonderful Valentines who brought love and joy to Knollwood residents on Feb. 14!   

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Budget Meeting Handout

Please see the presentation from the January 7 HSA General Meeting. (Note that bank account information has been redacted for publication online.) Thank you!

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Lafayette’s Diplomatic Cable (Vol. 3): Team Up for Global Experiences & Sponsorships!

Diplomatic Cable The Official Communiqué of the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction February 14, 2019- High Priority “Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway Happy Valentines Day Lafayette Families! We are five weeks away from our international departure for the 2019 Spring Auction. We...

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Come Celebrate Ms. Ryden’s New Book Tomorrow

Peace Teacher Linda Ryden has 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 is...

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Special Subject Bulletin

Who is trying to earn an “ice cream cone” and which special is teaching kids about a body scan and uses an imaginary flashlight? Read the latest edition of the Special Subject Bulletin here to “illuminate the scoops!”;) 

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Diplomatic Ties Spring Auction Countdown: Five Weeks to Go!

World Class Donations Needed Help make this year’s auction offerings the best yet! We are calling for donations to complete this year’s Diplomatic Ties Passport aka Auction Catalog. Help us think creatively… what can you donate? Your work? Your neighbors? Your favorite store? We need your generosity and global...

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Drop Off Line Reminders!!

Nothing like freezing temps and precipitation to really test our morning drop off line on Northampton Street!  As you know, parents from one grade volunteer every day for one month to staff the drop off line in the morning.  In addition to our enormous school size, the bad weather...

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A Message From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Thank you to everyone who came out to the HSA General Meeting last Thursday. As the LSAT shared, we are currently awaiting the DCPS budget for the 2019-2020 school year. We expect that to arrive any day. The HSA also presented the draft of their...

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2-Hour Delay Tomorrow, Monday Feb. 11

All DCPS schools will open on a 2-hour delay tomorrow, Monday, February 11. Stay Safe!

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HSA Budget 2019-20 Draft

See the draft HSA budget for 2019-20 here.

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Diplomatic Cable : The Official Communiqué of the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction

February 7, 2019- High Priority Welcome to the second edition of your weekly auction update! Tickets are flying out the door. Be sure to purchase yours today. This week we are opening the up the boarding lounge to amazing donations and sponsors to make this year’s auction unforgettable. Save...

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2019 Auction Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are critical to the success of the auction. The following are suggested sponsorship opportunities. However, the financial value of each level can be negotiated through both cash and donation value. We want you to participate at any level and welcome the opportunity to develop a specific idea that meets...

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A Message From The Principal

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy February!  It’s amazing that we are already into the second month of 2019.  Among other things, February is the month that both DCPS and the HSA are tackling our budgets for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.  Please keep reading for important information about both...

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Community Notices, February 5

Spring After School Tennis at Lafayette Park Registration is Open It is finally starting to warm up! Registration is open for the Spring Youth Afterschool Tennis at Lafayette which will be starting March 18 and go until June 7. I am sending this notice to the parents of Lafayette...

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HSA General Meeting: Thursday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 PM

Reminder: please join us this Thursday, February 7 at 6:30 pm, for the HSA general meeting. Babysitting will be provided. We will be reviewing the proposed HSA 2018-2019 budget, HSA governance reforms and hear an important request for a technology refresh from the school. Please note that no voting...

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Special Subjects Bulletin: February 2, 2019

From adorable photos on the music page to a very special post on preventing bullying on the Peace page, the Special Subject Bulletin will help you understand your child’s week at school just a little better. Read all about it here    

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Come Celebrate Ms. Ryden’s New Book

Peace Teacher Linda Ryden has 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 is...

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Food Allergy Support Group

Dear families, Does your child have a serious food allergy and/or require an Epi-pen? We are a group of experienced parents at the school looking to help others and share best practices and strategies for navigating school and home life with a severe allergy. Please contact Ann Sun and...

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