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August 2019

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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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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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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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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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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 ....

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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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