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Janney Elementary School Used Book Sale 4130 Albemarle Street NW Saturday February 1st (9am – 2pm) DROP OFF DONATIONS — JANUARY 2nd-JANUARY 31st (books may be dropped off at the school on weekdays from 9-3) Start your spring cleaning early and support a great community event at the same...

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Host a Parent or Kid Party at the Auction!

We are looking for party hosts to help support Lafayette at the Auction. Grab a group of friends as hosts, pick a date, and plan a party. Hosts pay for the party and guest donations go to support Lafayette programs. Need ideas? How about a game night, wine tasting,...

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A Note from the HSA

Dear families, We hope 2020 is off to a great start! We are pleased to share that Dr. Broquard is one of four DCPS educators to be honored with a Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Leadership. She will receive the award at the annual Standing Ovation for DC Public...

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Lafayette Day of Service

Lafayette’s annual service event will be coming up on Saturday, February 29th from 1:00-3:00. This day is a unique opportunity for Lafayette families to participate in a variety of hands-on activities in support of community organizations in the DC area. We need help planning! If you’d like to join...

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Potomac Pizza Gives Back Next Tuesday

A GREAT way to raise money for our neighborhood school and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep! Tuesday, February 4, Potomac Pizza will donate 20% of all evening sales, dine-in or take-out, to Lafayette Elementary! Just mention Lafayette Elementary! Located at 19 Wisconsin Cir., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 Thank...

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Get To Know a Lafayette Sponsor: Taylor Agostino

We at the Taylor Agostino Group have proudly served the Chevy Chase and surrounding area communities for over 40 + years! As one of the area’s most experienced real estate teams we realized early on that its not just homes that we represent but it is our commitment to...

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Community Conversation on Race and Equity – Save the Date

Dear Lafayette Families – I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has provided feedback and been engaged with our recent  parent meetings around race and equity at Lafayette.  I appreciate the nearly 40 families who joined us for the HSA Diversity and Inclusion...

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Community Notices

January Fitness Special w/ DC Health Coaches DC Health Coaches, your local fitness studio located below Broad Branch market is now offering a new year special to help jump-start your fitness goals in 2020. Bootcamp 10-packs are currently $50 off and Personal Training 10-packs are currently $100 off for...

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Spelling Bee Winners!

  H-Y-M-N-A-L! That was the word that fourth grader Boaz Movit spelled correctly in the 11th round of the Lafayette Spelling Bee to make him the school champion! Congratulations to Boaz, to the others winners, and to all 35 participants of a thrilling Lafayette Spelling Bee    1st Place:...

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Get To Know Your Lafayette Annual Sponsor: Anslie Stokes and The Stokes Group

 Anslie Stokes and The Stokes Group – McEnearney Associates, Realtors Anslie Stokes Milligan has been a full-time Realtor® for over 15 years. With over 550 lifetime transactions, she ranks as one of the area’s most seasoned agents. Her success can be attributed to the unique set of skills and...

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We Need You!: Call for Auction Donations & Volunteers

We hope you can join us at Lafayette’s Annual Auction on Saturday, March 14th. The auction would not be possible without a team of volunteers and donations.    Volunteer:  We’ve recruited a great group of parents to help so far but we still have several important roles that need...

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Special Subjects Bulletin

Who is learning how to “tinikle”? Who is discussing biases? Who is reading about the process of writing Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous speech at the March on Washington? Who is creating digital art? Imagine the possibilities for meaningful conversation with your child if YOU are in the loop...

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A Message for Fourth and Fifth Grade Parents from Peace Teacher Linda Ryden

Dear Parents,    This year in Peace Class for 4th and 5th grade we have been tackling some challenging issues and so I wanted to share with you some of what we have been talking about.  It is my hope that your children are sharing with you some of...

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Spelling Bee Live!

See your favorite spellers at work!

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Science Night is Tomorrow from 6-8!

Come to the cafetorium for hands-on science and engineering experiments and projects (and prizes!). Look at space rocks under a microscope, experiment (safely) with electricity and circuits, examine cool bugs, and more.

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Camp Expo Success! Thanks and Additional Info

Thank you for a great Camp Expo last night! 18 Camps and many potential campers filled our cafeteria.  If you were not able to attend but would like to know more about the event and participating camps, click here.  A huge shout out to Sue Caras, our Camp Expo leader,...

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Community Notices

You are invited to Peace of Mind’s Annual Conference! Breathing is Just the Beginning: Helping our Kids Apply Mindfulness to Life’s Challenges Saturday, January 25, 2019 at Horace Mann E.S. 9am to 1pm All are welcome! Join the Peace of Mind team and friends for another lively learning session...

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Save the Date: Lafayette’s Annual Spring Auction!

Get ready to celebrate your own Olympic victory this year at Lafayette’s Spring Auction! Join fellow parents and caregivers on Saturday, March 14th for the 2020 Lafayette Olympics. Spend an evening in Lafayette’s own Olympic Village, the heart of every Olympic gathering where top athletes from around the world...

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Share Your Perspective in the Family Panorama Survey for DCPS

Parents, please take time to share insight about your child’s school experience so that as a school we know how we are doing and can continue to work to provide a positive and meaningful experience. Parents, students, and schools all play important roles in this process. To help all...

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She Reigns and EMOC Meeting Next Thursday, January 23rd

Parents of students of color, please join the Lafayette She Reigns, girls of color initiative, and Empowering Males of Color (EMOC) groups for a gathering in the LES School Library on January 23rd at 6 pm as we discuss our upcoming “informance”, share what we are doing to support...

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Needed: Large Cardboard Boxes for Drama Club

Calling all large cardboard boxes! The bigger the better (we’re thinking refrigerators, furniture, appliances, etc.). The drama club will use them as set material for the upcoming play. Boxes can be dropped in the 2nd grade wing outside Ms. King’s classroom. Thanks, Annie Campbell and Steven King

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Lafayette Gives Back Day of Service, February 29th

Mark your calendars: Lafayette’s annual service event will be coming up on Saturday, February 29th from 1:00-3:00. This day is a unique opportunity for Lafayette families to participate in a variety of hands-on activities in support of community organizations in the DC area. If you’d like to join Lafayette...

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Lafayette Auction “Build-a-Wine-Cellar” Party a Success!

The 2020 Auction Committee would like to give a big thank you to Nina & Rich Rose for hosting at their home this past weekend the first party of the year to support the annual auction. The “Build-A-Wine-Cellar party,” which collected dozens of bottles of amazing wine to be...

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Reminders from the HSA

School is back in full swing and our busy calendars prove it! Please note some important events this week: We welcome you to join us for Family Science Night, on Wednesday, January 15, from 6-8pm, for science fun for the family through the Maryland Science Center. Please join us...

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Lafayette Spelling Bee This Thursday

It’s all the buzz! The 37th annual Lafayette Spelling Bee with its 37 participants will be held this Thursday, Jan. 16, at 9:30 in the Cafetorium. It will last until 11:45 or until we have our three winners who will represent Lafayette in the regional bee in early February....

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Get to Know an Annual Sponsor: Donovan & Wye Group

Lafayette Parents. Chevy Chase Neighbors. DC Natives. Trusted Advisors. Hustling to school drop off, popping into Broad Brand Market, or picking up a quick gift or coffee along Connecticut Avenue, are all places you’re likely to run into Claudia Donovan and Pam Wye. Dedicated professionals and neighborhood enthusiasts, they...

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Weather Update – Jan 7th

There is regular dismissal and regular aftercare today, Tuesday, 1/7/2020 for DCPS.  However, because of impending inclement weather, there will be no athletics.  This means no basketball practice for LES students.

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A Note from Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy New Year! Here we are in a new year and new decade! I hope everyone had a restful and joy filled winter break. We are starting the new year at full tilt, with many family and community activities. Upcoming meetings: 1/10 – 5th Grade...

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35+ Spellers Set To Compete on Jan. 16th

Student spellers in grades 3-5 have been studying hard for Lafayette’s 37th annual school spelling bee. The bee will begin at  9:10 am on Thursday, Jan. 16  in the Cafetorium. In the event of a snow day or snow delay, the bee will be held on Wednesday, Jan 22 at 9:10...

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Special Subject Bulletin

Get the latest scoop on your child’s special subject classes in 2020! Read here about opportunities for your child to get some exercise before school, link to a list of digital literacy and safety tips, link to the online Spanish site your 3rd grader will be using, and find...

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Community Notices

Registration for the 2020 Lafayette Tennis Indoor Winter Session at the Chevy Chase Community Center Is Still 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 due to...

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Family Science Night January 15

Calling all budding scientists from preK to grade 5! Join us for the 5th Annual Family Science Night on Wednesday, January 15 from 6-8pm in the cafetorium for hands-on science and engineering experiments and projects (and prizes!). Look at space rocks under a microscope, experiment (safely) with electricity and circuits, examine...

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A Message from the HSA Co-Presidents

Dear Lafayette Families,  In light of a series of racially insensitive events this school year, the HSA wants to reiterate our joint commitment to create an environment that is safe, supportive, and welcoming to all of our students, parents, and caregivers. For us, this means hatefulness has no place...

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Last Days to Give Feedback on DCPS 2020-2023 Proposed Calendar

Don’t want school to end June 24? Want school to start after Labor day? Do you like the longer Thanksgiving break? Have your say! Draft calendar proposals for SY 2020-21 through SY 2022-23 are now available on the DCPS website in English and Spanish. The school district is looking for...

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Camp Fair is January 13

Don’t let the January blahs get you down….think summer! The summer camp fair is just a little over a week away. Enjoy a respite from the winter blues and join us to learn about summer camps on the evening of January 13th in the Lafayette cafeteria. Meet face to...

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