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Sign Up for the Last Lafayette Fingerprinting Day: Nov. 6

We will have our last fingerprinting day here at Lafayette on November 6th from 9 am – 12 pm. Parents/guardians(only) can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4baca72ea13-dcps2.  ***Reminder: in order to get fingerprinted you: Must present proof of a negative TB test from within the last 12 months. Must fill out the...

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A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families –  What an incredible weekend we spent together at the Fall Festival!!!!  It was wonderful to see so many families out enjoying the spectacular day organized by our parent volunteers.  Many, many thanks go out to the Fall Festival Committee, led by Heather Schwenk, Ashley McMaster,...

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Thank You for Another Fall Festival Success! Plus a Slideshow!

We held our annual Fall Festival on Saturday and it was great to see so many of you there! The festival is one of our biggest events of the year both from a fundraising and a planning perspective. Numerous volunteers devoted countless hours to planning and executing this event....

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In Need of Support? Lafayette Holiday Initiative is Here to Help

Holidays can sometimes be stressful or present unique challenges. We want to ensure that all of our Lafayette families have access to support and resources, as needed. If you are in need of any assistance during this holiday season, please let our counselors know by returning the form linked...

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Parents of Students of Color: Invitation to Community Meeting

Parents of Students of Color and Allies are invited to a parent meeting on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm. The purpose of the meeting is to inform parents of upcoming opportunities for their children, including the She Reigns and Empowering Males of Color Student groups. We’d also like to...

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Student Council Election Results; Slide Show of Posters

Congrats to all the winners of this year’s student council elections! 5th Grade: President — Cole Anderson Vice President — Jonah Levy Secretary — Yannick Ioffe Treasurer — Tobias Stewart Historian — Luke Brodsky 4th Grade: President — Cara Braden Vice President — Josiah Eney Secretary — Luther McClinton...

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The Fall Festival is Here! What to Know Before You Go

We can’t wait to see you at the Fall Festival this Saturday, October 19th from 11am-3pm!   It’s a magical event for children and adults filled with food, fun and festivity.  Every single ride, activity, decoration and attraction is made possible by our amazing community of parent volunteers.  There are...

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Parents of Students of Color and Allies Meeting

The SheReigns committee would like to invite the Lafayette community to a parent meeting on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm.  This meeting is specifically for Parents of Students of Color and Allies.     The purpose of the meeting is to inform parents of upcoming opportunities for their children, including...

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LAST CHANCE-Fall Festival Sponsorship and Vendor Tables

This is your last chance to become a Fall Festival Sponsor or sign up for a vendor table. We welcome business, families or individuals to sponsor a ride or activity. All sales for sponsorships or vendor tables will end on Wednesday October 16th at 12 pm.  Benefits of sponsorship include: ...

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Community Meeting re Lafayette Community Center

Please join the Department of General Services (DGS) and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 6:30 PM for a community meeting and discussion for the Lafayette Recreation Center project.  Meeting discussion will include an update on lighting, stormwater management, and construction.  MEETING DETAILS:...

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Fall Festival: Volunteers Needed

One of the best days at Lafayette is just around the corner…the Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is a fabulous, fun-filled day with rides, the fifth grade haunted house, face painting, balloon twisting, crafts and food. The success of the Fall...

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Fall Festival: Donate Books

Clear some clutter and donate your unused or outgrown books to the Lafayette Used Book Sale. Drop off your books* anytime during school hours in the bins set up in the front foyer of school, in the entranceway directly across from Officer V’s desk (under the mural of Lafayette)....

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Fall Festival: Pie Contest

Back by popular demand, there will be a pie eating contest at this year’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. Drop off your pie between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the morning of the Fall Festival for a chance to win best pie and eternal bragging rights. Our...

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Fall Festival: Bake Sale

Do you wish you could compete on the Great British Baking Show? Well, this is your chance to show off those baking skills! Sign up to contribute baked goods for the Fall Festival bake sale. All baked goods are welcome including cookies, cupcakes, brownies, pie, etc!    Where: The bake...

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Fall Festival: Face Painters Needed

We are looking for face painters to sign up for this year’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Simple designs and copying from a book are fine. Ways that you can support us include: Let your middle and high school students know about...

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Fall Festival: Sponsorship Opportunity

We are still looking for more sponsors for the Fall Festival, which is roughly two weeks away. We invite business, families or individuals to consider sponsorship. We already have a great group of current sponsors, but there is opportunity for more! The benefits of Lafayette Fall Festival Sponsorship include:  ...

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New Podcast Offers Parenting Tips

Ms. Ritchie wanted to share a new resource, Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, intended for busy parents who are juggling home life, work, and school. Each 30-minute episode features conversations with real parents and experts to give you the inside scoop on topics you care about. Each...

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Lafayette Gives Back: Trick-or-Treating

Mark your calendars for Trick-or-Treating at the Knollwood Retirement Home after-school on Oct. 30 with Lafayette Gives Back! Join us to show off your costume and share the Halloween spirit with the residents of Knollwood during this costume parade, talent show and trick-or-treating extravaganza. Get more information and sign...

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SheReigns Parent Meeting

The SheReigns committee would like to invite the Lafayette community to a parent meeting on Thursday, October 24th at 6pm.  This meeting is specifically for Parents of Students of Color and Allies.     The purpose of the meeting is to inform parents of upcoming opportunities for their children, including...

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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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Inaugural Lafayette Used Toy Sale

We are excited to announce the inaugural Lafayette Used Toy Sale! A new event at the annual Fall Festival (10/19), the Toy Sale will be much like the Book Sale; you are encouraged to donate the toys that aren’t getting any attention in your house anymore, and you are...

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Walk to School Day at Lafayette is THIS THURSDAY – October 3rd!

Be green, be healthy, have fun! Walk to School Day is a fun morning to leave the car behind, and to instead use a non-motorized vehicle (bike, scooter, etc.) or just our own feet to get to school. If your family lives too far to leave motorized vehicles behind, consider...

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We Heard You! Here’s What’s New & Improved at the Fall Festival

Three more days to get your kids’ all-access bracelets for the Fall Festival before the price goes up! Buy them here. Last year you told us we need more rides and activities at the Fall Festival to shorten lines and keep up with our wonderful growing community.  We heard...

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Credit Cards are King and Queen at the Fall Festival!

At this year’s Fall Festival, credit cards are highly preferred. Here’s a handy guide to which currency is accepted where.  Get your kids’ all-access bracelets here before the price goes up on Saturday!  In lieu of a bracelet, you can also purchase tickets for individual rides and activities online...

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Got Books? We Need Them For the Fall Festival Book Sale

Please save the date and your books for a favorite Lafayette tradition – The Used Book Sale at the Fall Festival on Saturday October 19th! If you are finished reading them and they are in good condition, we want to sell them!* Please drop your book donations in the...

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