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Auction News: Early Bird Pricing Ends Sunday; Pizza Party Contest!

The 2020 Lafayette Auction is just around the corner! March 14th, 7pm – 11pm, at Lafayette Elementary School Tickets Early bird pricing will end on March 1st so don’t delay! Purchasing tickets is quick and easy.  Just go to If purchasing a ticket would present a financial challenge to your...

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CCPC After School Program

The CCPC After School Program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Please visit our website for our 2020-2021 application, and more information about our program.

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DCPS Calendar for Next 3 Years

DCPS has shifted to a three-year calendar for the next three upcoming school years to better serve the needs of students, staff, and families.

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Tomorrow! Spring Track Interest Meeting

Calling all 4th and 5th grade runners! The Spring Track Season is right around the corner! There will be an interest meeting for all runners on Wednesday, February 26th at 8:15 am in the Cafeteria. Parents are welcome to join their runners. All paperwork will be handed out at...

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Hot off the Presses: A New Edition of Cub Facts!

Click the link for the the latest edition of Cub Facts, Lafayette’s magazine for Pre-K and Kindergartners produced by Lafayette students.  

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Join Lafayette’s Girls on the Run!

Are you a girl in 3rd-5th grade? Do you want to meet new friends? Do you like having fun? Lafayette is hosting the annual Girls on the Run again this spring! Girls on the Run is a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable. Twice a week for 10 weeks, your girl will learn that her...

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For Black History Month Students Learn the History of the Lafayette Land

  As part of our Black History Month activities Lafayette 4th and 5th graders participated in an assembly about the history of the land that Lafayette was built upon. In 1926 the government took the land that is now Lafayette Park and Lafayette School from the Black land owners...

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Lafayette Day of Service

Lafayette’s annual service event is THIS Saturday, February 29th from 1:00-3:00! Don’t miss this fun and unique drop-in event where Lafayette families can participate in a variety of hands-on activities in support of community organizations in the DC area. Please sign up here for this fun, free event to help ensure...

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AUCTION UPDATE: Show Our Teachers & Staff Some Love!

Sponsor a Teacher’s Ticket: We hope you’re planning to join us at our school’s annual auction on Saturday, March 14th. We’d love to have the great folks who work at our school enjoy a fun night out at the auction also. Please consider sponsoring a ticket for one or...

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HSA General Meeting and Budget Presentation Moved to March 2

The next HSA General Meeting, will be held on Monday, March 2 at 6:30 pm, not today, February 24 as initially scheduled.  At the March 2, meeting the HSA will present a proposed budget for the 2020-2021 School Year and will also present a proposal for a spend down...

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Vacation Week Activity: Donate an Auction Item, Buy Your Tickets, or Sponsor a Teacher!

We hope your family is enjoying Winter Break. Before you return to school on Monday please consider supporting our school’s annual auction scheduled for Saturday, March 14th, by doing any or all of the following this week at  Purchase a Ticket to Attend Sponsor a teacher or school...

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Lafayette Day of Service: February 29

Lafayette’s annual service event is coming up on Saturday, February 29th from 1:00-3:00! We need old t-shirts (kid and adult sizes) for one of the activities – please donate your family’s old shirts in the bins located in the front entryway of the school. The service day is a...

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Spring Auction Countdown: Five Weeks to Go!

What You Need to Do ASAP We can’t wait to see you on March 14th. So here’s a to-do list to make sure we do! Secure the babysitter. Start planning what you’re going to wear: a colorful, innovative, and/or sparkly Olympic team clothing or gear or red, white &...

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Sign Up: Diversity & Inclusion February Book Club for Parents

As part of the HSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee work, we will be offering monthly book clubs for parents. The selected books will discuss race, tolerance, and equity. A list of children’s books by grade level is being curated by Lafayette parent, Deb Shapiro to accompany the book’s content....

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HSA Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee Meeting: 2/13 at 7pm

The next meeting of the HSA Diversity and Inclusion Meeting will be this Thursday, February 13 at 7pm in the library. Free pizza will be served for parents and kids. Free babysitting will be provided. Please let us know if you will be attending and if you need babysitting...

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Get to Know Your Annual Lafayette Sponsor: Kids Elite Sports

In support of one of our top long standing sponsors, we would like to introduce Kids Elite Sports Summer Camp which offers a perfect balance of recreational and competitive sports for boys and girls ages 4-12. Your kid will have a deeper appreciation for physical activity, sportsmanship, and teamwork....

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Welcome to the Lafayette Olympics: Auction 2020

Spend an evening in Lafayette’s own Olympic village, the heart of every Olympic gathering where top athletes from around the world gather to connect and unwind. 2020 Lafayette Olympics Saturday, March 14, 2019 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Buy tickets here Every ticket sold supports the Lafayette student learning experience.  On...

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Congratulations & Farewell to Mrs. Hoppe February 7

Parents are welcome to participate in a ‘coffee and cake’ farewell to Mrs. Hoppe, our beloved ELL teacher, on Friday February 7th from 8:45 to 9:30 am in the FoodPrints Kitchen. Mrs. Hoppe was awarded an English Language Fellowship through the U.S. Department of State. The fellowship project includes training teachers and teaching English...

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Potomac Pizza Gives Back-Today!

GREAT way to raise money for our neighborhood school and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep!  TODAY, 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 See flyer for more information.  See...

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Get to Know: Heather Davenport and Matt McHugh, Compass

Heather Davenport and Matt McHugh are realtors with Compass. Heather’s three kids have proudly attended Lafayette since 2014. Matt & Heather actively support the school through volunteering and planning annual events such as the Sweet Potato Sprint on Thanksgiving and the movie morning at the Avalon. Heather says, “One...

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Special Subject Bulletin

It’s another new month in a new year! And you’ll want to be up to date on your child’s special subject classes! From the latest news about archery club, to a link to a feel good video about kindness, from library’s January by the numbers (always fun!) to a...

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Panorama Survey on DCPS Open until February 14

DCPS has a vision that every student feels loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life. Your voice is important in making sure that this vision is coming true for every one of our students. For the last 3 years, DCPS has asked families to...

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Save the Date: Lafayette’s annual service event on Saturday, February 29th from 1:00-3:00 pm!

Save the Date: Lafayette’s annual service event will be coming up on Saturday, February 29th from 1:00-3:00! We need old t-shirts (kid and adult sizes) and deflated tennis balls for one of the activities – please donate any you have at your home! Bins are located in the front...

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“Together We Dream” – Celebrating Black History Month and Beyond

“Together We Dream” This month, please join Lafayette in celebrating Black History Month and beyond as well as Black Lives Matter in Schools Week (Feb. 3rd – Feb. 7th).  Throughout the week, month and beyond, students will have the opportunity to participate in learning around counter-stereotypic images of Black...

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