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New DCPS Email Addresses

Dear Lafayette Family –  Just to keep us all on our toes, DCPS is migrating our email addresses this week.  Beginning on 5/31, all staff members will now have the following address:  first name.last name@k12.dc.gov Our old email addresses will continue to work for up to a year, but...

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Community Notices: May 28

Announcing Camp Command Performance: A Fun New Theater Arts Camp at Alice Deal Looking for a fun, creative and affordable summer camp that will help your rising middle-schooler get ready to try out and take part in productions in middle school? Look no further than Camp Command Performance. A...

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2019 Lafayette Fall Festival Coffee Drop-In

Lafayette’s Fall Festival will be October 19, 2019, and the planning committee is already ramping up! This year, we want to make it even better for our community – shorter lines, more food, better rides, etc. To do that, we need more fabulous parents to jump in and join...

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Thank You For Your Support At Arts Night

We would like to say a big “thank you” to the Lafayette community for your support and attendance at our three Arts Nights this year! We are so proud of all of the students for their fabulous artwork and spectacular musical performances. Thanks, too, for your support and appreciation...

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Special Subject Bulletin: Week of May 25

Why read the Special Subject Bulletin? How about wrapping up a fabulous school year with Field Day news, a plea from the library and peace programs, Arts Night pics and more! Click below to read this week’s issue Special Subject Bulletin 

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Join us June 5th to Share Your Ideas for Lafayette Gives Back

Do you have great ideas for hands-on community service activities that Lafayette families can do through Lafayette Gives Back next school year? Are you interested in helping to lead next year’s events? If so, please join the Lafayette Gives Back planning committee on Wednesday, June 5th at 8 am...

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Arts Night 3: Thursday May 23, Grades 3-5

Lafayette’s Arts Night #3 is almost here! The 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Arts Night will be on Thursday, May 23 from 6:15pm – 8:00pm It’s our annual celebration of art and music during which every child in the school will have a chance to perform on stage, and...

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Want to Help Edit the Tuesday Bulletin Next Year?

We are looking for a new editor to join the TB team for 2019-20. This is a great way to volunteer for Lafayette from your desk once every few weeks! If you like to write and edit and aren’t afraid of learning or using WordPress, shoot me an email...

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Meet the HSA Candidates

Please see the below candidate statements for the 2019-20 Lafayette HSA Board. The election will be held at the June 6 HSA general meeting. As we have recent passed revisions to our current bylaws, you will notice a smaller slate of candidates below. For more information on these changes,...

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What’s Happening in Specials This Week?

As the year winds down to a close, the happenings at Lafayette wind up! Don’t miss reading about what’s going on in your child’s special subject classes… exciting and meaningful learning and special events are happening right up to the last minute of school! Click here to read more. 

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Join the DCPS Contingent for the Capital Pride Parade

Please join the DCPS contingent in walking in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm. This is a fun opportunity to show our pride and support for the diversity in our school community, and our commitment to making schools safe and inclusive. On June...

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Retirement Reception for Ms. Nickel — We Need Pictures!

Hello all! Less than a week to go—this is the last week to submit pictures and stories for Ms. Nickel’s retirement! Please join us for an open house in celebration of Ms. Nancy Nickel, our beloved 2nd grade teacher who is retiring after 42 years of teaching and 20+...

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Advertise in the AtoZ Directory for 2019-20

Dear Lafayette Parents and friends, Each year the HSA publishes a Directory that is an invaluable resource for all Lafayette families. This year we will once again work with AtoZ Directories to produce the Directory, and we’d like to invite our Community families and area merchants to purchase advertising...

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Community Notices 5/21

Girl Scout Dance Girl Scout troop 2158—which includes 2016 and 2018 Lafayette Alumnae—is hosting an UNDER THE SEA themed dance for Girl Scouts, female identifying children and their special adult guest.   Friday, May 31 from 6–9 pm at Alice Deal Middle School cafeteria. Buy tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/18486463706....

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Please Help Us Celebrate Ms. Dixon on June 4!

Please join us for us during drop off time from 8:15 am-9:00 am on Tuesday, June 4th to say thank you and farewell to Ms. Betty Dixon, who is retiring after 30+ years at Lafayette! Ms. Dixon has been assisting our little ones in Kindergarten Green Base and then also...

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Frame Arts Nights Masterpieces With Framebridge–and Help Support Lafayette!

Framebridge makes framing your kids masterpiece a breeze! In support of Lafayette Elementary and Arts Night, they are giving back 10% of Lafayette sales from June 1st through June 14th. See info about the giveback here.  Stop by the new Bethesda Row store to custom frame your kids art, family photos,...

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Arts Night #2 Thursday May 16 for 1st and 2nd Grade!

Lafayette’s Arts Night #2 is almost here! The 1st and 2nd Grade Arts Night will be on Thursday, May 16th. ​The event runs from 6:15pm – 8:00pm It’s our annual celebration of art and music during which every child in the school will have a chance to perform on...

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Community Notices

Attention 5th grade ice hockey players attending Alice Deal next year and interested in joining the Alice Deal 2019-20 Ice Hockey Team Street Hockey Play Date for the Kids and Interest Meeting For rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders Sunday May 19 1:00-2:00 PM Blacktop behind Deal   HUGE...

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Join the DCPS Contingent in the Capital Pride Parade on June 8

Please join the DCPS contingent in walking in the Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm. This is a fun opportunity to show our pride and support for the diversity in our school community, and our commitment to making schools safe and inclusive.   On June 8th, please meet the...

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Save the Date: Lafayette Retirement Reception for Ms. Nancy Nickel on June 4

Dear Chevy Chase community, Please join us for an open house in celebration of the retirement of Lafayette’s much beloved 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Nancy Nickel, on Tuesday, June 4th from 6:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the school library and atrium.  Light refreshments will be served. Families, children, and Lafayette alumni...

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Are you a parent of a student of color?

Join the Lafayette Girls of Color Committee and the Social Emotional Learning team for a gathering in the LES School Library on May 22nd at 6 pm as we share what we are doing to support our students of color and discuss next steps, highlight our She Reigns girls...

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PARCC Testing & Pastries with Dr. B

Want to know more about the PARCC assessment your students have been taking the past week?  Curious as to what the questions look like?  Or what the scores mean?  Or how the data is used?  Please join me on Wednesday, 5/15 at 8 am for coffee and pastries to...

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A Huge Volunteer Thank You!

Do you know how many parent volunteers help throughout the year at Lafayette? Hundreds. As we head into the end of year rush, the HSA would like to thank and acknowledge all of the parent volunteers.

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LSAT Candidates and Bios are here!

It’s time to elect next year’s parent members for our Local School Advisory Team (LSAT).  Voting will occur at each Arts Nights (5/9, 5/16, 5/23).  Every household is eligible to vote for their top 5 candidates.  Please see the list of candidates and bios below! Kalah Auchincloss I have been...

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A Note from Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Thank you to everyone for your support and love during Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. Monday started off on a sweet foot with more baked goods and treats than you can possibly imagine! We always appreciate your support, but this week is always a highlight...

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Is Your Child a Kaleidoscope Kid? Order Your Shirt Today

Is your child a member of Kaleidoscope Kids? Order your shirt today! Kaleidoscope kids is a Lafayette group that meets once a week to discuss issues around differences and acceptance in our school, community and the world. Throughout the year we have discussed ways to be inclusive to all...

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Community Notices May 7

DC Girls Baseball Fundraisers at Potomac Pizza Support DC Girls Baseball this Thursday, May 9th from 4 to 9 p.m. at Potomac Pizza in Friendship Heights. Mention DC Girls Baseball and they will get a portion of the proceeds from your eat-in or carry-out order.  2-week Summer Camp Session...

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Save the Date: Lafayette Retirement Reception for Ms. Nancy Nickel!

Please join us for an open house in celebration of Ms. Nancy Nickel, our beloved 2nd grade teacher who is retiring after 42 years of teaching and 20+ years at Lafayette! The reception will be held at school, in the library and front atrium, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00...

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Bike to School Day: Wednesday May 8

It’s time to get your bike tires pumped and your chains oiled – THIS Wednesday, May 8th is Bike or Walk to School Day at Lafayette! This fun annual event will take place rain or shine. Healthy snacks will be provided in front of the school by the GROW...

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Special Subject Bulletin: Week of May 5

Gearing up and winding down… there’s so much happening Special Subject wise! From Arts Nights to community projects to dramatizations to Field Day and more! And speaking of Field Day…want to help out on one of THE most fun days of the entire year? Sign up here Special Subject...

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IMAGES 2019 Debuts at Arts Nights I,II & III!

The hottest book at Lafayette for almost 3 decades will be sold at our three Arts Nights events! Lafayette’s Art and Literary Anthology features delightful class photos, writing and an illustration by EVERY student at Lafayette AND autograph pages at the back. Don’t miss purchasing your child’s copy! $20...

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Field Day is Coming May 31; Please Volunteer!

Happy May, which means Happy Field Day! We are looking for extra hands and help to assist in the Lafayette extravaganza that is Field Day. This year our theme is Movin’ Across America, where we’ll be celebrating movement through all parts of the US! If you’re interested in helping...

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2019 Typing Bee Winners

We are proud to announce the winners of Lafayette’s first annual Typing Bee! 3rd grade runner-up: Eliza Willis 3rd grade 1 st place: Kaya Biswal 4th grade runner-up: Kate Boyle 4th grade 1 st place: Sophia Younger 5th grade runner-up and 2nd place overall: Reid Sessoms Lafayette’s 2019 Typing...

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The HSA Nominating Committee Invites You for Cocktails & Conversation

Curious about joining the HSA Executive Board next year? Want to hear about how the recent changes will affect the roles and opportunities available to you next year? Like cocktails? Please come learn more about ways to help the school that fit your interests and your level of availability....

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Seeking HSA Officers and Volunteers for 2019-20

Dear Lafayette Families, Thank you to everyone who attended the HSA General meeting on April 25th. We held a vote on the proposed revisions to our bylaws. The general membership voted to pass the proposed bylaws, which are available here. We will be holding elections to the HSA board...

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Reminder: Late Registration Tonight!

 Lafayette is open until 6 pm tonight for 2019 registration forms.  If you have not yet submitted your enrollment forms, please do so ASAP! See the enrollment documents here See what documents you need to bring here Note that you do not need completed medical and dental forms to enroll (you...

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