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We are DOING IT!!!! Distance Learning Update

We have done many mighty things as a community, but this may be the most remarkable achievement yet.  On Days 1 and 2, students logged in, had morning meetings, checked in with teachers, learned how to access assignments, had small group instruction, and were overall rock stars!  Much love...

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Happy First Day of (Distance) School!

It’s time to hop out of bed, comb your hair, put on a cute T-shirt (with you pj bottoms) and join your classmates for another “first day of school” – from home!  Every classroom will have a virtual check in between 8:30 am – 10:30 am.  Times were emailed...

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How to Use Microsoft Teams – Virtual Meetings, 3/23

 As Spring Break comes to a close, I’d like to invite you to join us for an online meeting on Monday, 3/23 to learn how to use Microsoft Teams as a community.   These will be our first ever virtual community meetings!  After a short overview, we will answer...

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Further Update on COVID-19

Dear Lafayette Families – Earlier today I shared notification regarding a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a parent member within our school community. I know this has created many questions and worries. I hear you and understand, as your principal and as a parent. Due to the scale of...

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Notification for Families – Confirmed Case of COVID-19

Dear Lafayette Families – I’m reaching out to share that we have learned of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in one of our parents of a student.  Please read the letter from the DCPS Chancellor in full.  It provides details, as well as guidance from DC Health.   The letter...

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Packets? You don’t need hard copies!

Hi Everyone –  I know the Chancellor announced that packets are ready for pick up at school sites Thursday, Friday, and Monday…But we already sent materials home on Friday, 3/16!  If students said they don’t have a computer, we sent home hard copies.  If you have a computer, no...

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Spring Break and Distance Learning

Dear Lafayette Families – Welcome to the next chapter in our adventure together – distance learning.  Today, our entire staff spent the day learning, planning, and creating meaningful experiences for our children.   It was amazing to watch our staff learn how to operate in a brand new way.  The...

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Auction Countdown: Thinking of and Thanking our Teachers

  Ms. Skubel, baby Connor, and Ms. Rogers wanted to thank the community for today’s auction food and Olympic goodies. But, let’s be sure to thank all our teachers by bidding tonight to raise money to help pay for their classroom supplies, professional development, and appreciation events.  Make sue...

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Update as of Friday, 3/13/20

  Dear Lafayette Families –   I know there is a daunting amount of information circulating right now, and major changes to our schedule for the next two weeks.  However, I’m going to give it my best shot at summarizing what we know as of today:  There is no...

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Host Your Own Mini Auction Party: A Guide

We are sad we all won’t be together Saturday evening, but consider inviting a few people over for some stress-reliving fun and take advantage of all the Auction has to offer — including bidding! Food Sign up here to get a platter or two of catered food if you...

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The Online Auction is Open!

Ready, Set, Click! The Lafayette Virtual Auction is now live and open for viewing and bidding. Note: Bidding for all items, except instant-buy items such as parent and kid parties, is open until 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Parent and kid party instant-buys will open Saturday at 7 p.m....

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The Auction is Virtual, But the Items for Bid Are Amazing!

The auction goes on (virtual), and here is a teaser of some of the items for bid! There are a few special athletic-themed surprises, even more under $50 offerings and beautiful class creations.  Check out some of the amazing designs below. 

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Alert: Auction Party Cancelled; Auction To Go Virtual Instead

Out of an abundance of caution the in-person portion of Saturday’s Auction has been cancelled due to corona virus concerns. We believe this is in the best interest of our community. Instead we will hold a “Virtual Auction” and are encouraging Lafayette supporters to host small gatherings at their homes on...

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A Message from the HSA: Budget update and Thank You!

Lafayette families – Thank you to the families who attended the Budget Presentation on March 2.  At that time, as planned, we presented a proposed budget for the 2020-21 school year, and presented a proposed reserve spend to fund adjustable basketball hoops, a robust professional development plan for academic...

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Sign Up for the March 31 Diversity & Inclusion Book Club for Parents

As part of the HSA’s Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee efforts, we are continuing with offering a monthly book club for parents around topics of race, tolerance, and equity. Thank you to all the parents who joined us in February and our hosts! The March book club will be held...

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Final Potomac Pizza Give-Back of the Year Today!

A GREAT way to raise money for our school and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep!  TODAY, March 10, 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 attached flyer for more information. ...

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A Note from Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Thank you to everyone who joined together to surprise me in celebration of my recent award. I am beyond floored by the love, generosity, support, and gratitude of our community. Thank you to Julie Vispers, AP Mayhew, AP Bosurgi, Kalena Clark, Bree Cohen, Anu Gupta,...

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Auction Party Cancelled; Auction to go Virtual Instead

Dear Lafayette Community, After much thought, we have decided it is in the best interest of our community to cancel the “in-person” portion of the auction at Lafayette on Saturday, March 14 due to coronavirus concerns. Instead, we will be having a “Virtual Auction” and encourage Lafayette supporters to...

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Love Your Children’s Teachers? Sign Up to Make Them a Meal!

 Want a way to show some love to a teacher or school staff member? Join our auction teacher meal train. This volunteer opportunity includes cooking a meal (3 courses for 4 people- e.g. salad, lasagna and dessert, etc.) on a day of a teacher or staff member’s choosing. How...

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Spring Flex Sign Up Starts Monday, March 9th

Flex Academies now has their new schedule of fun enrichment activities for the Spring Session. Sign up opens at 10am on Monday, March 9th. Preregistration on the registration site opens Friday, March 6th at 9am, when the “REGISTER NOW” button will go live. Check out what is planned, classes...

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CCPC After School Program Accepting Applications

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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Thank you for Making Day of Service a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Day of Service with Lafayette Gives Back on Saturday or donated t-shirts and tennis balls in advance! Thanks to you, nearly 800 Martha’s Table clients will enjoy sandwiches and snack mix this week, there will be lots of happy dogs...

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Girls Basketball Team Championship Games Tonight!

Come cheer on our winning team today, March 3rd, at 4:30pm at Roosevelt High School. Congrats to the whole team for making it to the Championship!

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Auction Update: Exciting New Silent Auction Items Await!

March 14, 7–11 p.m. at Lafayette Elementary School The Lafayette Auction is less than two weeks away so don’t delay! Purchasing tickets is quick and easy at lafayette2020.givesmart.com. If purchasing a ticket would present a financial challenge to your family, please send a confidential request for a free ticket...

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Special Subject Bulletin

Chase away the late winter doldrums by reading what your kids are up to in their Special Subject classes this cycle!

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Reminder: HSA General Meeting and Budget Presentation Tonight, 6:30 pm

  Please join us tonight for our HSA General Meeting at 6:30 pm, in the library.  Babysitting will be provided. We will present the SY 2020-2021 draft HSA Budget as well as a proposed reserve fund spend-down, in advance of our tentatively scheduled March 23, 2020, budget vote.   ...

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Come Cheer Lafayette Girls Basketball in the Championship Game Tuesday at 4!

Our Lafayette Bears have made it to the finals for the city championship! Please come cheer the girls on as they take on Janney Elementary School Tuesday at 4 p.m. at Roosevelt High School 4301 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20011.

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Early Bird Pricing Extended until Midnight, Monday 3/2!

Lafayette Auction is less than two weeks away! Get your tickets today! March 14, 7–11 p.m. at Lafayette Elementary School Tickets Early bird pricing will end on March 2nd so don’t delay! Purchasing tickets is quick and easy. Just go to lafayette2020.givesmart.com. Ticket Prices: Through March 2 – $80...

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DCPS Letter on Corona Virus

To Students and Families: At DC Public Schools (DCPS), we are committed to ensuring the well-being of our students. Communicating home about issues that impact school communities is important to fostering strong partnerships with families, and I would like to provide an important update around coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). On Friday, Mayor...

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