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Ch/Art Walk Sunday May 5, 12:00 – 5:00pm The local art community, the Ch/Art Chevy Chase Art, is launching its first ArtWalk this Spring on Sunday May 5, 12.00 – 5:00pm. Over 20 artists in 10 homes/studios in Chevy Chase will be open and showing their art in various...

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Bike to School Day Next Wednesday

It’s time to get your bike tires pumped and your chains oiled – Wednesday, May 8th is Bike or Walk to School Day at Lafayette! This fun annual event will take place rain or shine. Can’t wait to see you all out on the sidewalks!

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Special Subject Bulletin 4/28/19

As we gear up for the end of the year with Arts Nights I, II, & III, Field Day, and so many other fun events, stay in the loop and be in the KNOW through the Special Subject Bulletin!

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Congratulations to Our Art Winners!

Congratulations to the following first grade artists, whose whimsical and playful Joan Miro inspired drawings have been selected for the Broad Branch Market candy room Spring and Summer display: Serena Allee, Christopher Askew, Maya Chen-Race, Thomas Crean, Lily Geere, Braden Kilroy, Charlie McClinton, Zeno Meier, Zayne Mistry, Sofia Neilson-Moreno,...

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Please Return Books!

If you haven’t looked around your home recently for library books that aren’t being read, please take the time to do so! It’s really important that we get books back so other students can enjoy them! If your student is still reading the book, of course feel free to...

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Spring Reading Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in our spring reading challenge! 109 students participated, together logging more than 72,000 minutes. The winning class had 100% participation! As a class, they read 29,122 minutes, more than 1,300 minutes each! Congrats to Ms. Cobb’s 3rd grade class for really knocking it...

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Lafayette Spring Dance this Friday for 3rd-5th Graders!

Tickets now available for “Lafayette in the Lights” Spring Dance this Friday May 3, 2019. Join the fun from 3:30 – 5 PM in the Cafeteria. Tickets will be on sale April 30-May 3 at lunchtime in the Cafeteria for $5. More details included here.  

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Special Saturday Enrollment Hours: Tomorrow from 9-12

Before you head off to those sports fields or birthday parties tomorrow, swing by school and enroll your students! The office will be open and accepting enrollment forms for 2019-20 Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Why We need 60% of students to enroll by May 1...

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Bylaws Revision Vote: Come to the HSA General Meeting at 6:30 Tonight

Tonight the HSA will be reviewing and voting on proposed bylaw changes and we need your input! Please see the draft bylaws here. The goals of the bylaw revisions are: Smaller executive board, focused on overall governance and fiduciary responsibility Creation of standing committees with responsibility to implement fundraising, community...

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A Message from Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone had a beautiful and restful week. We are in the homestretch of the school year. The last 8 weeks of the school year are always packed with amazing events, performances, celebrations, and fun. Currently, we are in...

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Community Notices

Tenley Tiger Run Tiger Mile is this Sunday, April 28, 2019 The run brings together and celebrates the greater community of Tenleytown, and the citywide friends and alums of the Wilson High School community. The race supports the Wilson High School Track and Cross Country teams! Fun for kids 6-14,...

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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 is...

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Special Subject Bulletin-April 23, 2019

Check out what’s rockin’ in the art room, music room, Peace room, gym, library, Spanish, and Tech class… Trivia question: Who is having fun with balloons and with bones? And how do you donate to our local charity, “Gearing up for Bicycles”? Check out all the news here!  

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Teacher Appreciation Week is Coming Next Week – May 6th – 10th!

May 6th – Monday:  Baked Goods – Sweets for the Staff – Provided by families!  Please drop off your items to designated tables at the Main Entrance and Northampton Street Entrances May 7th – Tuesday: Maui Wowi Smoothies – All staff will enjoy a selection of Smoothies and Ice Coffee from 10am...

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Revised By-Laws: Please Review and Join Us April 25

Dear Lafayette Community, As mentioned at the last few HSA general meetings and in recent communications, the HSA Board has been hard at work revising the HSA’s current by-laws, so we can more effectively serve the needs of our children and our school. The primary goal for amending the...

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Revised HSA By-Laws for Review

In an attempt to streamline its work and increase volunteer opportunities that are more manageable in terms of time commitment, the HSA board has revised its by-laws and operating procedures. Among other changes, it will be proposing a smaller board for next year and delegating more work to HSA...

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Enroll for Next Year by May 10th!

It’s Enrollment Season! Our goal is to collect enrollment packets for all returning students by May 10th. The first three classes to have all students turn in their paperwork will win prize baskets! Spread the words, urge your neighbors, and let’s all work hard to get our paperwork in.  If...

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Save the Date! Teacher Appreciation Week Is Coming

Save the date for Teacher Appreciation Week at Lafayette Monday, May 6th – Friday, May 10th Keep an eye out for details as soon as we get back from Spring Break – ENJOY  

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Engraved Brick Sale Ends TODAY

Today is the LAST DAY to order a commemorative brick to be installed before the end of this school year, so don’t miss your chance to support the HSA while getting that perfect gift for: Rising or graduating Fifth Graders Thanking Teachers and Staff Celebrating your child’s first year...

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Community Notices

Calling all CCPC Nursery School Alums! Please join us for a 60th anniversary celebration and playground party on Sunday, April 28, from 3pm – 5pm. Live music, bounce houses, food, and a celebration of 60 years in the community. No registration required, and the event is rain or shine....

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Brick Sale Ends Tomorrow – Buy Now!

The sale of engraved bricks ends tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10! Don’t miss your final chance to get an engraved brick or paver stone added to Lafayette’s courtyard this school year! These commemorative bricks are the perfect way to celebrate graduating 5th graders, thank teachers and staff, and cement all...

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Win Books for Your Classroom Library!

The Lafayette Spring Reading Challenge is underway! Have your readers been logging their minutes on Beanstack? The class that reads the most minutes per student will win books for their classroom library! The winning class will get to suggest books for purchase. At the moment, Ms. Cobb’s and Ms....

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Library Volunteers Needed

The library really needs help! We are extremely fortunate to have over $13,000 worth of books to unpack and inventory. DCPS first requires Ms. Leese to finish inventorying the entire collection by May 1st, and that takes priority. With enough volunteers, we could both finish the inventory and unpack...

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Special Subject Bulletin: Week of March 30

Find out who is doing the “pizza shuffle”, how to enter the Images cover contest, see an adorable child’s version of the Mindful Moments poster, learn more about the reading competition and more! Where? In your Special Subject Bulletin!  

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Community Notices: April 2

Creative Summer: Full Day Summer Camps at Hearst Elementary School June 24- August 2 Enroll here:  Over the course of one week with the Children’s Art Studio students may work with water color, beading, embossing, oil painting, indigo dye, portraiture, book-making, sewing, block printing, drawing, collage, Japanese fish printing,...

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Lafayette Typing Bee: Encourage Your Child to Practice

Students have been completing mini typing challenges as we prepare for our first ever Typing Bee competition, which will take place at school between April 22-29 during Tech class. The HSA will award prizes to Lafayette’s best typists in grades 3, 4, and 5. The winning homeroom will also...

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HSA Board Meeting Next Week: Proposal for a Smaller Board

Happy Spring! First, we want to thank everyone who attended and supported our auction, Diplomatic Ties. It was a wonderful evening and we want to express our sincere thanks to our auction co-chairs Lara Kline and Chris Lisi and all auction volunteers for such a successful evening. Thanks to...

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District Officials Propose Steps to Improve Traffic Safety

Suggestions Include Signage, Eliminating Bus Stops, Rerouting E6 District government officials proposed increased traffic safety measures around the school and a potential plan to re-route city buses off Broad Branch Road during a meeting last week with Lafayette parents and community members. The meeting, organized by Councilmember Brandon Todd’s...

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Lafayette Spring Reading Challenge

The Lafayette spring reading challenge has begun! Can your class win bragging rights as the biggest readers? The Library Committee will be holding the challenge until Sunday, April 21st. The class that reads the most minutes per student wins! Students can log their minutes using Beanstack, the online reading...

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Pizza Party Winners

We counted and recounted and are ready to announce which classes have won a free pizza party from Potomac Pizza for purchasing the most tickets for the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction. It was a close race in several grades and we had two-way ties in PK, 1, and 5,...

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