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Last Day for Bear Fund Monthly Installment Plans!

Today is the very last day to support Lafayette students through the 10-month long installment plans. Pay $25, $50, $100, or $250 a month for ten months and help our bears while smoothing out the payments over the school year. But this option is only available through midnight tonight! ...

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Last 5 Days of the Bear Fund Fall Campaign; Thank You to Those Who Give Early

We are 75% of the way to meeting our Bear Fund monetary goal!  A HUGE Bear Hug to those families who have already given! Donating early ensures the HSA has the resources to provide the programs and support outlined in our 2019-20 budget. The Bear Fund wishes to thank the...

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A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – We have successfully completed our first month of school! In those four weeks we’ve had three Back to School Nights, had our first spirit week, celebrated Dot Day, had our first family movie night to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, and had 106 parents get TB...

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By Popular Demand: Fall Festival T-Shirts

Remember those fabulous Fall Festival baseball t-shirts on our HSA organizers and volunteers last year? This year your child can rock one too! Show your support for our school with this festive shirt your child can wear all season long. A portion of the proceeds benefit Lafayette. Buy Fall...

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FoodPrints Program is Back!

The FoodPrints program is excited to be back at Lafayette for our third year together! FoodPrints is a FRESHFARM program in partnership with DC public schools, which brings together a kitchen classroom, a school garden, and a standards-based curriculum to engage students in learning more about the food they...

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Only Two Weeks Left Before The Bear Fund Installment Plan Goes Into Hibernation!

Time is running out! Help us reach our goal of $150,000 raised for our school.  If you’d like to donate over the course of 10 months, please do so by Sept. 30th.  The installment plan makes it easy to spread a donation over the course of the school year....

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GROW Committee

The GROW Committee aims to strengthen and support the connection between a healthy planet and healthy students by fostering and supporting sustainability, healthy eating, and physical activity efforts at Lafayette.    This year we will revisit some favorite actives from last year, such as smoothies in the cafeteria around...

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Lafayette Facilities Use Information

In order to use any DCPS facility/outdoor space, the organization/person responsible must complete a building use agreement that outlines the specific dates and times requested for use of the facility, and then submit that application to the requested site for their approval. Once approved at the site level, all...

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HSA General Meeting Minutes Posted

A big thank you for attending the first HSA General Meeting last week. It was great discussing the goals of HSA and we are looking forward to future participation.  For a quick recap on last week’s topics here are the Draft minutes with some links.  

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Special Subjects Bulletin

Want to know what’s happening in your child’s Peace, Art, Library, Music, PE classes and more? Check out the first of many grades 1-5 Special Subject Bulletin updates for the 2019-20 school year!       

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A note from HSA Co-Presidents

Dear Lafayette Families, We hope the school year has been off to a great start! We enjoyed seeing so many of you at Back to School Nights and at our first general meeting of the year. We have also appreciated your support and good humor during the TB test...

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DCPS Fingerprinting at Lafayette

Dear Lafayette families/wonderful willing volunteers! DCPS has now assigned Lafayette dates and times for fingerprinting at our building. Please see the info and signup for your appointment below.  DCPS is performing fingerprinting at Lafayette on: Oct. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Oct. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m....

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Banana Splits Group, for Kids who Have Had a Family “Split”, Starting Soon

Lafayette will be offering the Banana Splits program again for children who have had a “split” in their family due to separation or divorce. This program consists of six to eight meetings where children are able to receive peer and counselor support around the many issues of family change....

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The Bear Fund is Halfway to its Goal; Plus Bear Fund FAQs

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Bear Fund. We are 50% to our financial goal, with 20% of families participating. To cross the finish line we need all families to donate what they can! As you know, raising money through the the Bear Fund is...

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Last Chance-Make Sure to Sign up for the A-Z Directory!

We can’t include your family without your info, this is the last call! Each year the HSA compiles a family directory that is delivered to every family in the school and is also available as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. This directory is checked many times...

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TB Testing is Terrific!

Thanks to all the dedicated volunteers who came out this morning to get their TB test done — it’s wonderful that so many parents are willing to get cleared for volunteering. If you were not able to sign up but would still like to get tested tomorrow morning, shoot...

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Reminder: HSA General Meeting Tonight

Interested in the Lafayette Home & School Association? Wonder what it’s all about? Please join us tonight for our first HSA General Meeting of the school year at 6:30 PM in the school cafeteria. Babysitting is provided by Ms. Covington for the duration of the meeting. We look forward...

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This Week Is Spirit Week!

Lafayette Elementary Spirit Week Brought to you by: Student Council September 9-13 Monday – Music Monday (Wear your favorite musical t-shirt, dress up as your favorite musician, represent your favorite instrument. Feel the music through your outfit! ) Tuesday – Tired Tuesday (Wear your pajamas to school! Slippers are...

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Lafayette Class of 2019 Little Free Library

Thanks to the Lafayette Class of 2019 Lafayette has its own Little Free Library on Broad Branch Road!   Please add any books you have that are ready to be enjoyed by someone else and stop by to see if there is a new-to-you book ready for your family to...

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HSA General Meeting on 9/9 at 6:30 PM

Dear Lafayette Families,    We hope the school year is off to a great start! It was wonderful to meet so many new families at the popsicle social and welcome back returning families over coffee on the first day of school.    We look forward to seeing you at...

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Volunteer Policy FAQ 2019-2020

DCPS requires all volunteers and field trip chaperones (beyond one-time event volunteers such as Field Day or in-class book reading) to obtain a tuberculosis (TB) screening within the past 12 months, complete a clearance application, and have a fingerprint background check. So, if you plan on volunteering as a...

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Lafayette Bear Fund

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the Bear Fund. Your support directly impacts important programs for our children, like our one-of-a-kind Peace Program, which focuses on social and emotional learning and makes our school a kinder, more inclusive place.   We will be at all Back...

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Calling All Babysitters!

We’re compiling listings of neighborhood babysitters for the print edition of the Lafayette Directory. This is intended for neighborhood students–usually Lafayette alums or siblings–who will be available for weekend, evening, and other casual babysitting. The listings are free, but please only submit a listing if you expect to be...

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Week 1 was AMAZING!

Celebrating the 1st Week; more fun to come Week 2! Thank you all for an incredible opening week to the 2019-2020 school year. Our opening was smooth, warm, and joyful. Our kids came to school as joyful, eager learners, we welcomed many new families, and we got to know...

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