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Closing Out 2018-2019

Dear Lafayette Families – It’s unimaginable that today is the last day of school.  Somehow, this year has blinked by.  There have been celebrations, trying times, moving moments, and most of all joyful learning.  Every day our students remind me of how grateful I am to be the principal...

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Congratulations to the Lafayette Class of 2019!

Oh the places you’ll go! Wishing the 5th grade joy and success in middle school and beyond.  See a slideshow below of yesterday’s promotion ceremony, with thanks to Stacy Beck.

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Congratulations to our Marquis de Lafayette Winners!

Congrats and thank you to these key community members who received the Marquis de Lafayette award last week for their above-and-beyond service to our school. School staff: Betty Dixon Nancy Nickel Parent community: Shannon Behm Katie Burke Astrid Ruggeri Thank for for all you have contributed!

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Come Collect Your Lost & Found Items!

Parents, please take some time to look through the lost and found bins this week! All items remaining after Friday will be cleaned and donated to A Wider Circle or Takoma Education Campus. 

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Community Notices– June 11, 2019

Multi Family Yard Sale June 15!!! (Stuyvesant Pl and Western Ave) Saturday June 15th 9 am – 2 pm (At the end of the cul de sac) Adult clothing, Kids clothing and toys, Tons of books, Household furnishings, Kitchen stuff, Furniture, Sports stuff, AND Free stuff ALSO – we...

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Thank You, from Your HSA

Dear Lafayette Families: It’s hard to believe this is the last week of the 2018-2019 school year. Thanks so much for your support over the course of the year. Together, we were able to provide supplies in our kid’s classrooms, support the Peace, music and recess programs, purchase much...

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Make Next Year’s Fall Festival Even Better by Taking This Survey!

We want your kids to love the rides at next year’s fall festival, coming up on October 19, 2019! Please fill out a short survey with each of your children and have them select which rides they like the best. Be a part of making the 2019 Fall Festival...

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See The Bear Facts From a Decade Ago!

Thought you might find this Bear Facts from June 10, 2009 interesting as a historical feature looking back 10 years ago. That was the year we graduated our last 6th grade class and promoted our 5th graders, too! Notice that grade size for each 5th and 6th grade averaged...

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Help for Ms. Credle

Families, Many of you may already know about Ms. Credle, one of our dedicated aides, who had a bad accident during a class field trip recently and is in for a long recovery. We have set up a small fundraising campaign to help her out, which you can access...

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From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Somehow we are in the last two weeks of school! We closed out May with two spectacular Field Days. Last Wednesday, Ms. Perll and the PK/KDG teams ran wild and enjoyed the art of play in what is undoubtedly the cutest (and most exhausting) day...

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It’s Spirit Week!

Brought to you by: Student Council and Kaleidoscope Kids Monday – Mindful Monday (Wear peace gear or dress up as your favorite peaceful person.)\ Tuesday – True to Yourself Tuesday (PRIDE Day! Wear rainbow or wear what makes you feel proud of yourself! If you’re a runner, wear your...

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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...

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All Library Books are Due Tomorrow, June 5th!

Please, log onto our online catalog with your student’s ST Math username and password to see what books they still have out. We have more than 2,000 books checked out of the library; it would be wonderful to have all of them back and on our shelves, ready to...

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2019 Summer Reading Guide Is Here!

The Library Committee is thrilled to present the 2019 summer reading guide! The list is filled with books that we think students will enjoy. Students entering grades two through five will pair their reading with a project meant to nurture creativity and writing skills. A link to the list is available on...

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Lafayette Gives Back Needs Help!

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 TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 5th at 8am in...

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Community Notices

Experienced Tutor Seeking Clients   Kerry Cassidy, a Lafayette classroom teacher and former special educator with over a decade of teaching  and tutoring experience, is seeking new clients for the summer. She is available to tutor students in the morning during the summer. Help prevent that summer learning loss!  Some areas of focus include reading (sight word help,...

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TONIGHT, Tuesday, June 4, 6-8PM – Lafayette Retirement Reception for Ms. Nancy Nickel!

Please join us for an open house celebration for Ms. Nancy Nickel, our beloved 2nd grade teacher who is retiring after 43 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 p.m....

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Field Day Success! Thank You and Enjoy a Slideshow!

A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out for field day last Friday.  We had a beautiful day and the kids had a fantastic time.  The day is so dependent on parent volunteers.  We are so appreciative of all of our super helpers. This year our theme was Movin’...

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

Framebridge makes framing your kids masterpiece a breeze! And what better time to visit their new Bethesda Row store, than when children’s artwork and end of school projects are being sent home this week. In support of Lafayette Elementary, they are giving back 10% of Lafayette sales from June 1st through June...

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This Week Is Lafayette Elementary Spirit Week

Lafayette Elementary Spirit Week Brought to you by: Student Council and Kaleidoscope Kids Monday – Mindful Monday (Wear peace gear or dress up as your favorite peaceful person.)\ Tuesday – True to Yourself Tuesday (PRIDE Day! Wear rainbow or wear what makes you feel proud of yourself! If you’re...

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Announcing our Marquis de Lafayette Award Winners! Come Celebrate Thursday

All- Please join us this Thursday at 6:30pm for our last HSA general meeting of the school year. We will celebrate this year’s recipients of the Marquis de Lafayette award, celebrating those who have given so much to our children and school community. This year we will celebrate the...

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