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RTI, 504s, and IEPs – Your Questions Answered Tonight at 7 pm

Please join us in the library on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm as we walk through the ins and outs of the RTI process, 504 plans, and IEPs. When your student is in need of a extra support it can be difficult to understand the processes and figure out the right...

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Lafayette Traffic Safety Meeting Tonight at 6:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p,m,, please join Councilmember Todd and representatives from city agencies to hear their plan to improve traffic safety around Lafayette. The meeting will take place at school, room TBA. If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Jackson Carnes by email. If...

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FoodPrints Needs Your Help–Sign A Letter of Support!

  Over the past three years, Lafayette students in grades PreK-2nd have been able to participate in FoodPrints programming thanks to the generous support of HSA funds as well as city funding supporting the Healthy Schools Act.   In order to ensure ongoing funding from the city budget, FoodPrints...

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Brick Sale Happening Now!

The annual sale of engraved bricks has begun and will run through April 10 only. Adding an engraved brick or paver stone to the courtyard in front of the school is a great way to honor your child, teachers, friends, and special moments. The engraved bricks will be installed...

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Lafayette Traffic Safety Meeting: Tuesday at 6:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30, please join Councilmember Todd and representatives from city agencies to hear their plan to improve traffic safety around Lafayette. The meeting will take place in the school library. If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Jackson Carnes at . If you cannot...

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Helpful Information from DCPS

Dear Lafayette Families –  Below are several helpful links and letters from DCPS: 2019-2020 School Calendar 2019-2020 Enrollment Forms Letter from Chancellor Ferebee regarding PARCC (3rd – 5th grades) Annual Asbestos Letter Happy Reading! Dr. B  

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Lafayette Renovation FY20

Dear Lafayette Families – I am writing to share great news – this year’s Capital Improvement Project budget proposed by the Mayor’s office, includes an internal renovation for our building.  The proposed renovation includes finishing space in the basement for classrooms to increase the overall capacity of our building...

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Don’t Forget to Fill Out Your DCPS Panorama Survey

Lafayette families with email addresses on file with the district should have received 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 version of the...

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A Note from Dr. B: Enrollment Season Is Right Around the Corner

It was fantastic to see so many of you Saturday evening for the auction. All I can say is…WOW!!!!! What an evening! Much gratitude goes out to all of the volunteers that were part of making the magic happen this weekend, and the fearless auction co-chairs, Lara Kline and...

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Spring Auction Thank You

We are sending out a giant planet-sized bear hug of thanks to the tremendous families of Lafayette for this year's successful Spring Auction, Diplomatic Ties! See a slide show of the event and consider buying one of the still-available items! Together we raised over $175,000 for the Lafayette...

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Special Subject Bulletin: Week of March 18

Get the details and how to register for Lafayette’s FIRST EVER FUN AND FITNESS NIGHT! Read about last week’s family mindfulness evening and about our exciting visit from rapper and mindfulness/Hip Hop instructor JusTme on Tuesday. Learn who is singing “Bustin’ Loose” and who is learning about “ostinatos” in...

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Brick Sale Begins March 25

The annual sale of engraved bricks will begin next week on March 25, and run through April 10. Adding an engraved brick or paver stone to the courtyard in front of the school is a great way to honor your child, teachers, friends, and special moments. The engraved bricks...

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Last Call for Advance Tickets; Bidding has Begun for Some Items!

We’re just over 24 hours from Auction kickoff – Are you ready? Here’s your final checklist: It’s the last chance for advance ticket sales; click here. Peruse the catalog and make sure you are registered to bid here. Get your outfit ready! Where your most internationally inspired outfit or...

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Ready to Bid! Lafayette’s Diplomatic Auction Cable (Vol. 6)

Diplomatic Cable The Official Communiqué of the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction   March 14, 2019- High Priority Every Bid Counts, Every Ticket Counts As we prepare for our global adventure this Saturday night, we want to highlight that your support at every level is important. The live Auction Catalog...

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Update from the HSA Co-Presidents

Thanks to everyone who joined us at last week’s general meeting. We appreciate you giving up part of your evening time to hear about the work of the HSA. We also held two important votes – both the HSA’s 2019-2020 budget and the school’s request for the HSA to...

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A Message From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – We are T-minus 5 days until the annual HSA auction, “Diplomatic Ties”. Many thanks to Laura Kline and Chris Lisi, your auction co-chairs and their team of volunteers. There are many hundreds of (wo)man hours that have gone into making Saturday an amazing party and...

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First Family Fun and Fitness Night Next Week

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th for our first Family Fun and Fitness night. Lace up your sneakers because Lafayette is celebrating family fitness with health.moves.minds! What better way to honor our health than with jumping rope, cardio drumming or even yoga? Health moves minds is a community service...

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Final Potomac Pizza Night!

Join us for the final Potomac Pizza Night of the school year! Plus it is pi day, so what better way to celebrate then a pie for pi. It will be the last evening, to support our school and you get dinner taken care of! 20% of all sales...

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Special Subjects Bulletin

Do you know your amygdala from your pre-frontal cortex? Want to know what the number 2,184 refers to? And who is gearing up for a puppet show? Want to get the details about Family Fitness Night? Or get the latest update from Tech class? Check out the newest edition...

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Pi Day is Coming!

On Thursday, March 14th (3.14), we will celebrate all things circular! On this day, dedicated to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, we will have our Pi recitation contest in which students try to recite as many digits of Pi as they can. Any student in...

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Today’s Girls Basketball Final: Postponed

Bears supporters! Unfortunately the girls city basketball championship game has been postponed and will not be played today. We’ll let you know the rescheduled date ASAP.     

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HSA General Meeting Tonight– Meeting Begins at 6:30 pm; Ballots Available Until 8 pm.

Just a reminder to please join us for the HSA General Meeting tonight in the cafeteria. We will be holding votes on the HSA budget and a one-time ask to spend down HSA reserves on the technology request that was presented at our February meeting by the school technology...

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Auction Countdown: 11 Days to Go

Hey Parents! Auction Tickets = Pizza Party for Your Kids Did you see the flyer in your kid’s backpack yesterday? The Spring Auction Committee announced that one class in each grade will receive a Potomac Pizza Party for purchasing the most auction tickets. That’s right… you and your fellow...

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A Message From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – March has definitely come in like a lion! This week I am writing to share important updates about our budget for next school year, important technology updates, and reminders about the family survey administered by DCPS. Please also mark your calendars to join us this...

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HSA General Meeting on March 7th

Please join us for the HSA General Meeting on March 7th. We will be holding votes on the HSA budget and a one-time ask to spend down HSA reserves on the technology request that was presented at our February meeting. Your vote is critical on both of these issues...

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Save the Date for our First Family Fun and Fitness Night March 20

On Wednesday, March 20th we will be exploring some of different ways we can keep ourselves healthy.  The overarching theme is Health Moves Minds.  We are working in physical education class to incorporate some of the ideas and lessons from peace class to provide our students with a tool belt...

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Join Lafayette’s Girls on the Run!

Are you a girl in 3rd-5th grade? Do you want to meet new friends? Do you like having fun? Lafayette is hosting the annual Girls on the Run again this spring! Girls on the Run is a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable. Twice a week for 10 weeks, your girl will learn that her...

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March is National Nutrition Month – Garden Clean Up Day March 9

Join us in the garden this Saturday to help support our school garden and FoodPrints!  Please join us Saturday March 9th from 9-noon at the Lafayette Garden for our Spring Garden Clean Up Day! Mrs. Wolfish, our FoodPrints teacher, will be there with some healthy snacks as we work...

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Parents Mindfulness Evening March 13

Curious to know what mindfulness is all about? You’ve probably been hearing about mindfulness in the media over the past few years. Your children may have also told you about Peace Class, their weekly special in which they learn mindfulness practices as the foundation for social and emotional skills.  Whether...

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Save the Date: Potomac Pizza Night March 14

Join us for the final Potomac Pizza Night of the school year!  It will be the last evening,  to support 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.  For further...

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Flex After-School Activities Program: Register March 6 for Spring

Registration opens at 10am on Wednesday, March 6 for the spring session and closes March 25. Visit here for more information.

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The Lafayette Girls Basketball Team to Play for City Championship!

The undefeated Bears will play Randall Highland Elementary school in the final game of the season this Thursday at 4pm at Roosevelt Senior High School. Please come cheer the girls on. Go Bears!

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