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Want to be a Field Trip Chaperone or Ongoing Volunteer? Read how!

This year, all field trip chaperones and ongoing volunteers (art room helpers, library helpers, etc) must be in compliance with the DCPS Volunteer clearance policy.  We know this is different for us.  We know it will be a bit of a pain (the TB test isn’t so bad).  But...

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Back to School Nights

Next week is Back to School Night(s). Please see the schedule and notes below.  3rd – 5th Grade—Tuesday, September 3 1st and 2nd Grades—Wednesday, September 4 PreK and KDG —Thursday, September 5 Schedule of Events: 6:00pm Welcome (cafeteria) 6:30pm 1st Parent/Teacher Sessions (in child’s classroom) 7:15 pm 2nd Parent/Teacher...

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Community Notices

Ms. Nickel available for Tutoring With twenty years of experience at Lafayette, retired teacher Nancy Nickel is tutoring this fall beginning October, Monday-Thursday. Strengths are in improving reading and writing skills K-2nd , and comfortable with Eureka Math series. Email nancynickel@rcn.com if interested. Tennis Programs at Lafayette Park this...

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First Day of School Slideshow

With new sneakers, fresh hair cuts, clean lunchboxes, and exuberance at seeing familiar faces, Lafayette students poured into school on Monday morning. See a few pics of our first day below!

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New Flagpole Garden

You may have noticed the beautiful new plants around our school’s flagpole this week. The new Flagpole Garden features native plants and includes perennials that will grow over the next several years and a few annuals for color. Special thanks to Lafayette parents and Lafayette Annual Sponsors Donovan &...

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Back to School Checklist: Donate to the Bear Fund

Dear Lafayette Families, Our annual fundraising campaign kicked off last week and runs through the fall. We are off to a great start, but need your support. We encourage you to check one thing off your list this week and donate to The Bear Fund this week. The Bear...

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Fall Enrichment Registration Starts September 5

Fall is just around the corner and we are pleased to offer a variety of options for after school activities in partnership with FLEX academies. Registration will begin on Thursday, September 5th at 10:00 AM and will end on Monday, September 16th at 5:00 PM. The first day of...

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Back to School Update From the HSA

Welcome to the HSA We welcome all parents and guardians as members of the HSA! We no longer charge dues for membership; the majority of our budget comes from donations to the Bear Fund, our major annual fundraising drive, and is rounded out by sponsorships and events like the...

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Get to Know: Galley Foods

Welcome to a new Tuesday Bulletin feature: Get to Know our Annual Sponsors! Lafayette Annual Sponsors help support our school and our school community through financial and in-kind donations. Please consider supporting these local businesses!  Galley is excited to partner with Lafayette Elementary again this year as both an...

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Become a Lafayette Annual Sponsor

Do you run your own business and want to promote it to the Lafayette community? Do you want to support critical student programs that help make Lafayette successful? We are looking for businesses and/or individuals to become Lafayette Annual Sponsors. As an Annual Sponsor your donation goes directly to...

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Welcome to the Tuesday Bulletin: Here’s What you Need to Know

Welcome everyone to the first Tuesday Bulletin of the 2019-20 school year! For new families, the Tuesday Bulletin is a weekly newsletter published every Tuesday (summer and school-year breaks excepted.) The TB is created through submissions from teachers, school staff, and parents, and edited and emailed by parent volunteers....

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4th & 5th Grade Runners: Cross Country Info!

Calling all 4th and 5th grade runners, the cross country season is right around the corner! If you’re looking to work on your endurance and pacing this spring, meet Ms. Howes and Ms. Ratliff downstairs in the cafeteria on Thursday, August 29th at 8:15 am for an informational meeting!...

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Send in Your First Day Pics!

Happy First Day Everyone! Send your photos from the first day of school to news@lafayettehsa.org and we’ll make a slideshow!     

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Should I bring my kids to the Huddles tonight?

YES!!!  The Back to School Huddles are for all parents and students!   Students and Families from grades PK – 5th Grade are welcome to attend these optional sessions this evening.  Below is the schedule:                            ...

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Back to School Huddles Thursday…and other reminders

Dear Parents & Families, T-minus 4 days until the first day of school! See below for our back to school lineup of events and activities.  Back to School Huddles: Thursday, 8/22 Please join us for these optional gatherings.  We will meet in the cafeteria at the below assigned times. ...

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Welcome to the 2019-20 Bear Fund Drive

We are Bear-y Excited to Help Our Students! Dear Lafayette Families, Greetings! The start of school kicks off the start of the HSA’s fundraising efforts through our annual fund drive supporting The Bear Fund. Thanks to our generous community last year, we raised over $140,000 through the Bear Fund...

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Changes for Class Activity Fee 2019-2020

Dear Lafayette Families, Each year, we collect a one-time payment from each child in the classroom to pay for field trips, end-of-year parties and field-day shirts in each class. The HSA collects and administers the funds, but the money collected goes directly to support students’ participation in their grade...

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Class Activity Fee 2019-20 FAQ

How is the Class Activity Fee different from the Bear Fund? Class activity fee – a one-time charge to pay for students’ transportation to field trips, class activities, and field day t-shirts. This is not a tax deductible donation. These are fees asked for by the school. We ask...

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Make Sure You are on the Email List!

Make sure you get all the Lafayette news! If you are a new parent, you need to sign up to the email list here.  If you have already signed up but are not receiving emails (Dr. B sent three emails on 8/2), please send us a note to webmaster@lafayettehsa.org....

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Welcome to 2019-2020 at Lafayette

This year promises to be a grand adventure, filled with learning, joy, and community. 

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Class Lists to be Emailed After 6 p.m.

On pins and needles waiting for class lists? They will be emailed after 6 p.m. tonight! 

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