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Asymptomatic Testing Forms

DCPS and DC Health are providing asymptomatic testing for all students with parent consent to participate on file. If you haven’t already filled out these forms, please do so today! Testing Consent Forms Asymptomatic Testing Consent Form Symptomatic Testing Consent Form DCPS Testing Explainer for Parents

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Black Lives Matter Week of Purpose

Check out these two great videos to find out more about Lafayette’s Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose and a celebration of Black People Who Change the World. Our Racial Equity Committee is hard at work creating activities that will help us learn about the 13 principles of the Black Lives Matter...

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Get ready for some magic and fun!

Lafayette’s Harry Potter club invites our students to a fun evening of all things magical!  Join us on Thursday, February 25th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for trivia, drawing, potions/spells and more!  The event will take place virtually, and all grades are welcome!  If you’d like, dress up as your favorite...

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Read our magazine subscriptions online!

Do you have a science, history, arts or sports lover?  All of our students have access to several magazines by using a website called Flipster.  We have even have magazines for our youngest readers!  To access Flipster, students will need to log into Clever.  In the Library & Resources...

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Asymptomatic Testing Scheduled for Thursday, 2/18

DCPS and DC Health are providing asymptomatic testing for all students with parent consent to participate on file.  Our first day of asymptomatic testing will be Thursday, 2/18.  If you have already turned in your signed consent, your child will receive a nasal swab PCR test.   It is a...

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Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing!

You have the opportunity to be a part of a virtual choir video honoring Black History Month and our Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose! The materials you will need for the “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” video are below; video submissions are due either via email or on...

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From the Art Room: For Grade 3

Is your child virtual? PLEASE come up to Lafayette Wednesday (tomorrow Feb 24) to pick up your child’s weaving kit. Table with kits will be located under the front overhang. Please let me know if you need help with this or an alternate day pickup. All 3rd Graders:  A reminder that weaving...

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Interim HSA Secretary Position

That HSA Executive Board is looking for an interim Secretary to serve until the end of the school year.  The primary responsibility of the Secretary is preparing and publishing meeting minutes.  The Secretary also assists with meeting agenda preparation, other correspondence, and running virtual elections.  If you are organized...

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Parents of Students of Color monthly meeting

Mark your calendars for next Wednesday, 2/10/21 (and the second Wednesday of each month  moving forward) for the Racial Equity Committee’s open forum for Parents of Students of Color. We invite all parents of students of color (and your children for the first part of the meeting!) to join...

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Community Notices February 9, 2021

Sports pods with Coach Bell still have spaces!

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Cub Facts: Valentines Day Edition

To help you celebrate Valentines Day, here’s the latest edition!

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Updated spelling bee results!

In the end of January, 58 Lafayette students competed in our spelling bee.  After a tie-breaker test for second and third place, we had our top three spellers:  Henry Scott, Ulysse Harasty and Nelson Harasty.  If you missed reading about that, you can find the Tuesday Bulletin article here. ...

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End of Week 1 Reminders and Resources

We did it!!!!  Week 1 of ReOpen is complete and it was a very successful week!  The building felt amazing with sounds and smiles of teachers and students – whether they were in person or virtual.  Our kids are always incredible, and this week was no exception.  My hat...

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Please Fill out Consent and Agreement Forms for In Person Learning!

Have you seen and filled out the consent and agreement forms regarding in-person learning? There are 3! One is consent for asymptomatic testing (every ten days), another is consent for COVID-19 symptomatic testing (only when showing symptoms), and the last is the parent agreement form. The health forms are...

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News from the Art Room

This is a great time to take stock of your child’s art supplies before we go into a new semester (and some of your children go back into the building!) All students will still need their own personal supplies for art handy each art class:)    Important: Pretty please make sure...

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Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose

This week is the national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action. This is our fourth year participating in this event and this year we are taking it to the next level. Rather than five days of activities we are re-imaging this as a Year of Purpose and...

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Celebrating Teachers and Staff for Term 3

Thank you to all the families and students who sent in messages to our teachers, staff and administrators as we begin Term 3. If you haven’t seen this yet, please click here.

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School Building Reopen Readiness

Check out Lafayette’s listing in terms of school building reopen readiness here: https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/school-checklists/lafayette/

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