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DCPS Enrollment Season begins April 1

We will start collecting enrollment packets for returning students beginning on Monday, April 1st. Our goal is for all returning students to have completed paperwork by May 10th. The first three classes to have all students turn in their paperwork will win prize baskets! As soon as the new...

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Collect and Bring In Your Box Tops!

HSA and Student Council are collecting box tops again this year! Please send them into your homeroom teacher! Classes with the most box tops per month will win a prize. Any questions, please see Ms. Rogers/Mrs. Swartz.

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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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2019 DC Theater Café on Friday, March 29

2019 DC Theater Café: Powerful Characters, Powerful Voices On March 29, your child will take part in a Lafayette tradition – the DC Theatre Café, where they will learn from the 3rd grade about important Washingtonians while dining in a theater cafe setting. The 3rd grade classes are looking...

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Special Subject Bulletin March 23, 2019

Learn about book tastings and beanstack trackers, how to donate to our local charity “GearingUp Bicycles” and who is practicing “BEEF”, see pics of our recent Music in our Schools Concert and more!!! Your Special Subject Bulletin is updated each cycle to give you up-to-the-moment info on your child’s...

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Lafayette Giveback Week – April 7th – April 14th

Galley Foods has partnered with 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 April 7th to April 13th and include...

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Thank You for Supporting Family Fun and Fitness

Just a reminder that we are still taking donations to help support Gearin’ Up Bicycles. Thank you to everyone that already donated. We are very thankful. Please use the link below to register and make a donation. https://donate.shapeamerica.org/Lafayette  If you would like to learn more about Gearin’ Up Bicycles...

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Eat a Rainbow Smoothie Celebration!

As a conclusion to National Nutrition Month’s Eat a Rainbow Challenge, students were treated to nutritious smoothies in the cafeteria this past Friday, courtesy of the GROW Committee.  A big thanks to all the students who submitted their rainbows and congratulations to our raffle winners!   From the feedback...

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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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Community Notices

Get Your Tickets for Alice Deal’s Amazing 8th Grade Musical Aladdin  Purchase your tickets here. Performances on Wednesday March 27 at 6:30 pm, Thursday March 28 at 6:30 pm, and two shows on Saturday March 30 at noon and 5:00 pm. Flying carpets, sword fights, magical genies and wonderful music. You...

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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 jcarnes@dccouncil.us. 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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Save Your Box Tops!

HSA and Student Council are collecting box tops again this year! Please send them into your homeroom teacher! Classes with the most box tops per month will win a prize. Any questions see Ms. Rogers/Mrs. Swartz.

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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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Celebrate National Nutrition Month with a Raffle This Friday

GROW will be celebrating National Nutrition Month with a raffle drawing and smoothies for students in the cafeteria this Friday! All “Eat a Rainbow” sheets need to be handed in by Friday morning, March 22nd. Download here if the sheet has been lost or you need more.    

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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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Community Notices: March 19

PPA Tots Program Spring is right around the corner and Spring Tots Registration is now open! All PPA Toddlers (ages 2-5) classes are fully customizable including time, location, the day of the week, and the sport! PPA offers toddlers classes in NW DC, and Montgomery County seven days a...

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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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Family Fun and Fitness Night on March 20

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30-8 pm 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...

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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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Spring Flex Registration is Open

Registration for Flex After School activities is open for the spring session and closes March 25. There is availability for several classes that will be fun for your budding artist, performer, scientist or athlete. Find more information and sign up today!

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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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Auction Preview Site is LIVE!

Today the Lafayette Spring Auction Site is LIVE! Review the more than 350 items you can bid on this year. Remember that ANYONE can bid on and win a Silent Auction or “Instant Bid” item from the Lafayette Auction. You just need to set up an account. NEW, this...

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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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Community Notices

Get your tickets for Aladdin – Alice Deal’s Amazing 8th Grade Musical Purchase your tickets here. Performances on Wednesday March 27 at 6:30 PM, Thursday March 28 at 6:30 PM, and two shows on Saturday March 30 at noon and 5:00 PM in the Alice Deal Auditorium. Flying carpets,...

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Archery Team Captures State Championship

This past week end the Lafayette Archery Team participated in the 5th annual State Archery Tournament. The Lafayette team won its 5th state title! Lafayette sent almost 40 archers to participate. For some, it was their very first tournament, and they all performed admirably. We are so proud of...

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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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9 Days to Go: Lafayette’s Diplomatic Auction Cable (Vol. 5)

March 7, 2019- High Priority “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”   Ticket Prices Increase This Sunday! Don’t wait! Auction Night Tickets are $75 through March 9  but will jump to $90 on March 10 and will be $100 at the door on...

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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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Community Notices

Looking for Girl Scout Cookies? Support the Girl Scout entrepreneurs of Lafayette by purchasing cookies at one of these booth sales. Proceeds go to support troop programing, council camps and events, and making the world a better place. Saturday 3/9 9:00–11:00 Ourisman Honda, Bethesda Junior Troop 1229 (Grade 4)...

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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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