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Share your Voice with the LSAT – ReOpening Demand Survey

The LSAT is working as the ReOpening Community Core over the next several weeks to create a plan to and serve our students and community as we look to return to in person learning during Term 3 and Term 4.   We need your input!  Take this brief survey and...

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It’s Book Fair Time!

It’s book fair time!  The book fair started on Sunday, and it ends on Saturday, December 12.   Please read this post for some new/updated information! Have you looked at the book fair selection yet?  It’s really quite amazing!  There are thousands of books to choose from, filled with stories...

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Community Meeting – Wed. 12/9 @ 6:30 pm: Lafayette Enrollment Growth and Potential PK4 Changes

Community meeting on 12/9 @ 6:30 pm The Lafayette LSAT has been tasked with making a decision to advise Lafayette’s administration on how to best meet the growing enrollment demands of our school community. Over the past four years, the LSAT has been tracking the enrollment projections and brainstorming...

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Parent University: Talking About Race

The next DCPS Parent University will feature the amazing women who have created The AntiRacist Table. I’ve been working with them for a few months and I can testify that they are amazing people who have done some deep work about how to talk with children about racism. Their...

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LSAT Re-Open planning meeting tomorrow at 7 am (11/24/2020)

Dear families, Lafayette’s Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) will be conducting a Re-Open Planning Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), November 24 at 7 am.  This meeting is part of the LSAT team’s new duties in informing the school’s re-opening process.  All LSAT meetings are open to members of the Lafayette community.  Interested...

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A to Z Directories Are Here!

Copies of the A to Z Directory will be available outside the front doors of the school during Thanksgiving week, Tuesday-Friday in conjunction with the book drive.  Please take only one copy per family to ensure there are enough.  Tables will be set up under the overhang at the front doors...

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Join Us This Week for a Book Swap!

Need some new books to read? The HSA is organizing a drop-off, pick-up book swap outside the front doors of the school this week, Tuesday-Friday, to help people refresh their home libraries. We are asking families to drop off books on Tuesday, November 24. There will be four tables, organized by...

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Peace Class Videos

I have been gathering my videos on various aspects of the Peace program – mindfulness practices, stories, inspiration for kindness, games, etc. for you and your kids to access to compliment the live Peace Classes.  You can find them at https://wke.lt/w/s/stDxpS or at the bottom of your child’s Canvas page where...

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Calling all Parents of Students of Color

The Lafayette Racial Equity Committee would like to invite you to our first virtual meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30pm. At this meeting we will spend some time getting to know one another and discussing your priorities for future meetings and events throughout the school...

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November Cub Facts is Here!

Attention Pre-K and Kindergarten friends (and all of you who are young at heart and want to have some fun)! 4th and 5th Grade students have worked hard to create another exciting Cub Facts for you to enjoy. You’ll find poems, stories, jokes, and many different activity pages to...

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Parent Meetings and ReOpen Updates

Below are several significant updates and reminders as we are looking to wrap up the second week of Term 2.  Please take some time and read through the entirety of the message!  I hope to see you all either tonight or Thursday night in the parent meetings! Upcoming Parent...

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eBooks that read with you

One powerful tool for improving your reading is listening to a story while you read it.  You can check out a print or electronic copy of a book and listen to its audiobook, but there are also ebooks that are specially designed to highlight the words as you listen. ...

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Join us TONIGHT for a Parenting Discussion

The Lafayette and Takoma Education Campus HSAs are pleased to present an online discussion with school counselor, author and parenting expert Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC, who will be answering all of those parenting questions you’ve been grappling with during these unprecedented times. Please join us TONIGHT at 6:30 pm via...

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Donate to the Bear Fund!

Please consider donating to the Bear Fund! This year, we are aiming for 100% participation in the Bear Fund, regardless of donation level. The HSA continues to support life at Lafayette, including funding online licenses, our Peace program, and supplying our teachers with much-needed technology resources. We need you...

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Encourage your reader at the book fair

Lafayette is thrilled to be hosting a Scholastic online book fair this year on Sunday, November 29 to Saturday, December 12!  Reading for pleasure has real and long-lasting benefits! It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Our Scholastic online book fair...

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Save the Date: Parenting Discussion with Expert Phyllis Fagell Nov 18

The Lafayette and Takoma Education Campus HSAs are pleased to present an online discussion with school counselor, author, and parenting expert Phyllis L. Fagell, LCPC, who will be answering all of those parenting questions you’ve been grappling with during these unprecedented times. Please join us on Wednesday, November 18...

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Community Notices

Donate Winter Clothes Give the gift of warmth. Clean out your closets and donate used, but like-new winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats for people living on the streets and in great need. Goods For Good is partnering with The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative and Thrive DC, two amazing nonprofits working with very...

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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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Join the HSA Presidents Tonight!

HSA Co-Presidents Brianne Cohen and Ann Sun are excited to host a virtual chat tonight 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...

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Our Scholastic Online Book Fair is coming!

Save the dates for the most magical event of the school year!  We might not all be together in the library, but we can still celebrate reading with an online book fair!  You’re invited to shop our Scholastic Online Book Fair from Sunday, November 29 to Saturday, December 12!...

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Lafayette Child’s Play Give Back Night-November 11 and 12th

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 12th access more than 6,000 items from the safety of...

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Election Resources and Supports

This evening we watch as a collective as our democracy is at work.  Undoubtedly, this year’s election, a global pandemic, virtual schooling, continued racial injustices, and myriad other events are creating a sense of anxiety and worry that is unprecedented.  However, this is also an incredible learning opportunity for...

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Book Jam: Super Fun Book Groups for Kids!

Does your child love to read? Or maybe you wish they would read more often? Encourage your child’s love of reading by signing them up for a Book Jam, specially curated book discussion groups for elementary and middle school students. Kids who sign up for a Jam enjoy a...

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Schedule Update for This Week and Term 2 Update

Dear Lafayette Community – I apologize again for today’s disruption to our students’ learning.  I was hopeful that decisions and conflicts that are far outside of us would not directly impact our students and families, but this morning that hope did not hold true.  As the principal at Lafayette,...

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“Sick Out” Update – Monday, 11/2

The Mayor, DCPS and WTU continue to grapple with how to best return students to school.  Unfortunately, they have not yet reached an agreement in their negotiations.  I am anticipating that many of our teachers (over 30 so far) have taken a sick day today, Monday 11/2 in accordance...

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Virtual Halloween Parade

Thank you all for your great Halloween photos and a huge thank you to Stacy Beck for compiling the 2020 virtual Halloween parade slideshow. Click here to watch! We hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday!

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