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PK Balance Bike Ride Slideshow

Our littlest bears have been practicing their balance and gliding! Please see a slideshow below of some of our cutest cubs on their bikes.  

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Community Notices

Join the Sweet Potato Sprint on Thanksgiving Morning at Lafayette! Please join Lafayette parents Heather Davenport & Sophie Hanrahan in our sixth annual Thanksgiving-morning race, for kids and adults alike. Info at https://sweetpotatosprint.com/ There will be two sets of races, one for adults and older kid runners around the...

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New Edition of “Cub Facts”

Read all about it! Fourth and fifth Grade students worked hard in recent weeks to create the second edition of our special publication for pre-K and kindergarten students. “Cub Facts” is a magazine filled with poems, stories and activities for our youngest students to enjoy. You can read the...

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Last Call for Lost and Found

Attention Lafayette families! Missing a coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, headphones, backpack, lunchbox or any other item? Please stop by the Lost & Found in the cafeteria on the lower level before this Friday, November 22 at 5pm. All unclaimed items will be donated. There are a lot of items...

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Book Drive: Lafayette Gives Back!

This year we are excited to again be partnering with Takoma Education Campus (TEC) to help provide them with much needed books during our book fair.  In addition to buying books for your own kids, books can be easily purchased during the book fair (Dec 9th to Dec 13th) specifically for...

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Child’s Play Lafayette Shopping Night; Next Tuesday, December 3rd, 7-9 p.m.

Have You Ever Wondered What Happens in a Toy Store After Hours?     Save the Date for Child’s Play Lafayette Shopping Night – Tuesday, December 3rd from 7 to 9 PM.   The FABULOUS Connecticut Avenue staple Child’s Play, offering a virtual paradise of toys, games, books, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and free gift wrapping, will open...

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Winter Enrichment Registration Dates are Here, Get Your Calendar Ready

Dear Families, 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 Friday, December 6th at 10:00 AM and will end on Wednesday, January 8th at 5:00 PM. The first...

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Bring on the Books!

The annual book fair is coming soon, just in time for holiday gifts. Books will be on sale in the library December 9-13 from 8:00AM-5:00PM, and we are still looking for volunteers for this fantastic annual event. Get to know other parents while you help students select books, serve...

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OSSE Releases Star Ratings for 2018-2019

Dear Lafayette Families, The Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) recently released the second annual citywide School Report Card that includes information about how every public school in DC performed in School Year 2018-2019. At Lafayette we are focused on ensuring every student receives a rigorous and joyful education....

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Reminder: Buy Your School Pictures or Sign Up for Retakes ASAP!

As a reminder, Lafayette portraits are now online for viewing and purchasing- and they offer lots of great holiday gifts! To view the galleries, go to: www.freedpics.com. (There is a website redirect, so if you find you can’t get in, try https://freedphotography.simplephoto.com/)  Password: LAFA19STU Retakes: December 5 The sign...

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Community Incident, 11/18/19

Dear Lafayette Community – On Monday afternoon, an adult member of our Lafayette community experienced racial hate speech on our campus by another adult.  The administrative team immediately responded, investigated the incident, and worked to ensure the safety of the victim. Lafayette will not tolerate racism at any time. ...

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Last Call for Lost and Found

Attention Lafayette families! Missing a coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, headphones, backpack, lunchbox or any other item? Please stop by the Lost & Found in the cafeteria on the lower level before this Friday, November 22 at 5pm. All unclaimed items will be donated. There are a lot of items...

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A Message From Dr. B: Equity, Community, and Achievement

Dear Lafayette Families – This year our school community is larger and more diverse than we have ever been. We speak more than 31 languages in our building, our racial diversity is increasing, and we have three special education classrooms with students with a wide range of special needs....

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Helping Lafayette with Galley Chef-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep

What could be better than chef-made meals using fresh, organic ingredients delivered to your doorstep? Contributing to our school with every order!!! For the full work week, Nov. 17 – 22, GALLEY will give 20% of sales to Lafayette Elementary School. Order ahead or same day. See attached flyer...

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Special Subject Bulletin Update

Discover which specials are incorporating math into their instruction (Hint: there are at least 2!) and which have ELA connections! Arts integration is happening in your specials classes too! Don’t miss those music updates; keep track of when percussion ensemble meets! Remember what to do when you can’t find...

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NoteBUSTERS Fall Performance

Thanksgiving With Walt Monday, November 25 @ 6:30 Wilson HS Auditorium FREE admission for families and friends Featuring favorite songs from Disney movies old and new

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2020 Lafayette Auction Coffee Drop In

Lafayette’s Auction, the biggest fundraiser of the year, will be held on March 14, 2020, and the planning committee is already ramping up! This year, we want to make it even better for our community. To do that, we need more fabulous parents to jump in and join our...

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Get To Know Your Lafayette Annual Sponsor: Potomac Pizza

The relationship that has developed between Lafayette Elementary and Potomac Pizza over the last several years is a model template of what all communities should strive to be. Throughout HSA events, fundraising campaigns and silent auctions, Potomac Pizza has always done their best to help the HSA have a...

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Basketball Tryouts – 4th and 5th Grades

Attention all basketball players: The Lafayette Boys and Girls’ Basketball Teams for Grades 4 and 5 are holding tryouts in the coming weeks.  Permission Slips are available in the Main Office. Tryouts for the 2019-2020 boys’ basketball team will be held in the Lafayette Gym on Nov. 12, 13...

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School Pictures Are In!

Lafayette portraits are now online for viewing and purchasing.  To view the galleries, go to: www.freedpics.com.   Password: LAFA19STU Retakes If your child missed picture day or you would like to do a retake, please sign up here for retakes on Dec. 5th. Note that class photos cannot be retaken.

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Community Notices

Registration for the Lafayette Tennis Indoor Late Fall and Winter Sessions at the Chevy Chase Community Center is Now Open! Thank you for supporting our Fall Flex and LTA tennis programs at Lafayette ES.  This winter we will not have any indoor tennis activities through Flex at Lafayette ES...

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Galley Gives Back Week Nov. 17-22

Helping Lafayette with GALLEY Chef-Made Meals Delivered to Your Doorstep    What could be better than chef-made meals using fresh, organic ingredients delivered to your doorstep? Contributing to our school with every order!!! For the full work week, Nov. 17 – 22, GALLEY will give 20% of sales to...

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Book Fair Poster Contest

Combine your love of books with your artistic skills and create an entry for the poster contest! Must use 8 ½” by 14″ white paper, available in the library. Draw your favorite scene from your favorite book. Write about your favorite part of the book. Description should be no...

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DC Water has issued a Water Boil – 11/8/19

DC Water has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for parts of Northwest. They are advising customers to boil water for cooking and drinking in the affected areas until further notice. Regarding food service at DC Public Schools:  All cooked products are being heated to safe internal temperatures; and DCPS has instructed food service vendor staff to follow the advisory with...

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Halloween 2019 Slideshow!

Dodging rain clouds and only hours before a tornado warning, our fearless ninjas, witches and superheros had a successful parade, cheered on by Lafayette families. See the slideshow below.

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Need extra help during the holidays?

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, if needed. If you are in need of any assistance during the holiday season with food, transportation, counseling services, winter clothing, etc., please let...

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‘Beauty & the Beast’ musical coming soon to Deal

Come see the 8th grade musical, ‘Beauty & the Beast,’ at Alice Deal Middle School on Nov. 21, 22 and 23, as the Alice Deal Middle School kicks off its 2019-2020 drama season. Shows are at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22...

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Book Party at Lafayette Library

Peace of Mind teacher, Linda Ryden, has a new book out and invites you to a free book launch event on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Lafayette Library to celebrate its publication.   As with all of Ms. Ryden’s books, Tyaja Uses The THINK Test features Lafayette...

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Thanks for Generous Costume Donations

Thanks to all the generous donations, the Lafayette school counselors were able to set up a Pop-Up Costume Shop last week. Over 45 costumes and accessories were available for students to shop from as they picked out a Halloween costume. The smiles on some of their faces as they...

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New Edition of “Cub Facts”

Read all about it! Fourth and fifth Grade students worked hard in recent weeks to create the first edition of our special publication for pre-K and kindergarten students. “Cub Facts” is a magazine filled with poems, stories and activities for our youngest students to enjoy. You can read the first...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Lafayette Park Cleanup

The Friends of Lafayette Park are holding a Cleanup Day on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers can come for whatever time they can and are welcome to bring their kids. (We often have a lot of kids come to help). We have rakes, shovels...

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Basketball Team Tryouts

Attention all basketball players: The Lafayette Boys and Girls’ Basketball Teams for Grades 4 and 5 are holding tryouts in the coming weeks. Tryouts for the 2019-2020 boys’ basketball team will be held in the Lafayette Gym on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m....

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Sign Up to Help the December Book Fair

Bookmark your calendar! The annual Lafayette Book Fair is coming up December 9th-13th, 8am-5:30pm! We’re looking for volunteers to help throughout the week – working the register, helping students select books, and serving as a friendly face during this fun annual event that supports our school library. Visit our SignUp Genius page to...

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Special Subject Bulletin, Week of Nov. 4

Bike rides, bowling, bias, and books… rhythm, recorders, romantic landscapes and reading…Find out what’s happening this cycle in the November 4th Special Subject Bulletin.  

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Coat Drive: Lafayette Gives Back

Lafayette Gives Back is running its annual coat drive through Thanksgiving week to support our sister school, Takoma Education Campus.   On the first day (which was only announced over Facebook), we collected 20 coats, which were then delivered to TEC the very next day for distribution.  Each coat...

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