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Lafayette Holiday Help Initiative/ Iniciativa de Ayuda de Dias Festivos

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

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SAVE THE DATE: Child’s Play Virtual Shopping Event

Start your holiday shopping early with the Lafayette Child’s Play Virtual Shopping Event! This year, Child’s Play is making it even easier for you to shop  while raising money for Lafayette. Starting midnight on November 11th through 11:59 pm on November 13th access more than 6,000 items from the...

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Schedule Change Week of 11/2

Late last week, the Chancellor sent home a note to families that said the following: Staff Readiness For Term 2 We know that COVID-19 impacts us all in different ways. When it comes to work responsibilities, DCPS is prepared to go beyond federally protected leave and federal and local...

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Equity Pledge

Earlier this year, our community voted to pass an Equity Pledge that donates 10% of funds raised during Lafayette’s annual fundraising campaign to help vulnerable school communities throughout DC. Working with the DC Education Fund, we will identify where these funds are best directed to help students with things...

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Cub Facts is Back!

Attention Pre-K and Kindergarten students (and all others too), 4th and 5th Grade students worked hard to create a fun magazine for you! We hope you enjoy our first all virtual Cub Facts. There are stories, poems, mazes, coloring pages, and more. We hope you have fun with it....

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Must Watch Video

Please take a moment to watch this powerful new video from the Lafayette community and click here to donate today to the Bear Fund. This video is a great reminder of what you and your generosity help support.  

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Update on In Person Classroom Lottery Seats

Dear Lafayette Families, Later this afternoon, parents of students who are matched with seats in the in person learning classrooms will receive an email from DCPS notifying them of their match.  Unfortunately, the lottery results for students in our self-contained special education classes have been delayed – we expect...

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Parent Huddle Powerpoint and Math Book Pickup reminder

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Thursday for our ReOpen Parent Huddle!  I appreciate all of your thoughtful questions and feedback!  In case you missed the huddle, here is the powerpoint I shared:                            ...

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HSA Executive Board Position Opening!  We need YOU as our next First Vice President

Our First Vice President, Clare Sant, is leaving the Lafayette HSA as her kiddos transition to a new school.  We thank Clare for her years of dedication to the HSA and we wish the Sant/Zentay family a smooth new start!   While she leaves big shoes to fill, the opening...

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Save the Date for Virtual Coffee/Beverage with your HSA Co-Presidents – Tuesday, October 27 at 1:00 pm and Tuesday, November 10 at 8:30pm

HSA Co-Presidents Brianne Cohen and Ann Sun are excited to host two virtual chats to answer questions about the HSA and hear your feedback and suggestions for how we can better serve our wonderful Lafayette community. Come with ideas and get to know us a little better! Join us...

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Virtual Halloween Parade: Submit your photos OR enter to win a photo from Lafayette parent and photographer Stacy Beck

In lieu of our annual school parade, the HSA will host a “virtual parade!”  We’ll collect photos of kiddos in their costumes for a slideshow for our website so our community can share those amazing, creative, and spooky costumes!  Please send a photo of your costumed kiddo to ...

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Donate to Lafayette’s Coat Drive!

The coat drive is still going on, so please help DCPS students in need by donating a new or gently used coat to the Lafayette Gives Back annual coat drive. We are accepting all sizes from infant through adult. We are also accepting other winter gear, such as hats,...

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LSAT Updates and FAQs

The Lafayette LSAT of 2020-2021 held their first meeting on Wednesday, 10/14.  This elected group of parents and school staff have a primary responsibility to “advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students”.   Read on for more specifics about the role of...

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Share Your Tips with Other Parents!

We know how challenging this moment is for all of us as we navigate work, school and staying safe. We also know that the Lafayette community is filled with resilient and ingenious people who are finding a way through and we would love to hear how you are doing...

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Lafayette Gives Back Update and Coat Drive Reminder!

The Lafayette Gives Back team continues to be overwhelmed by the generosity of this community. We had an outpouring of donations to help restock the kids & baby inventory at A Wider Circle. This photo shows only one of multiple deliveries needed to drop off your donations! A huge...

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Did you know that October is ADHD Awareness Month?

Ms. Mosby and Ms. Diesner have put together some fun facts and supports for ADHD, which you can access here. They will also be hosting this week’s Wellness Wednesday to talk a bit more about ADHD resources and to introduce everyone to the new Mental Health Team Canvas page...

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ReOpen Updates and Powerpoint

Thank you to everyone who joined us this week as I shared the current information I have regarding the ReOpen plans for November.  For those of you who were not able to join us, you can find the powerpoint slides here.  As I continue to learn and  know more...

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October Coat Drive

Feel that chill in the air? Imagine if your child didn’t have a coat. For many families in our community, this is an unfortunate reality. Please help DCPS students in need by donating a new or gently used coat to the Lafayette Gives Back annual coat drive. We are...

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TOMORROW NIGHT: Potomac Pizza Night October 7th

Join us for the first Potomac Pizza Night of the school year! This is a GREAT way to raise money for Lafayette, support a neighborhood business, and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep!  On Wednesday October 7, Potomac Pizza will donate 20% of all evening sales from dine-in, take-out or delivery...

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Mayor Announces Plans for ReOpen

This morning, Mayor Bowser and Chancellor Ferebee announced DCPS’ plans to reopen one classroom per grade level and our special education self contained classrooms on November 9th.  You can find the Mayor’s update and watch the press conference at this link.  Today and in the coming days I will be...

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Kids Connect Chat Schedule for the Week of October 5

Click on the link below for a Word document of this week’s schedule of Kid Connect chats. New this week is math enrichment for grades 1-2 and Pokemon for grades 2-5. Kid Connect Chat Schedule  

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HSA Board and LSAT Election Results

The results are in! Thanks to everyone in the Lafayette community who took the time to vote in the Home School Association Board and Local School Advisory Team elections. The pandemic delayed our usual schedule but a virtual vote was held from September 22-September 30. With more than 106...

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The Lafayette 2020-21 Bear Fund Drive Has Begun! Please Give!

The Bear Fund is our school fundraiser that supports the Peace program, teacher supplies, scholarships, and so much more. In this challenging year, the Bear Fund remains more critical to school support than ever.  The Bear Fund has allowed Lafayette to rise up to meet the unexpected. During the...

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