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COVID Notification – 3/29/21

March 29, 2021     Dear Lafayette Elementary School,    This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on March 26, 2021, has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared. Upon...

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Freed Photos Postponed

Unfortunately, photo sessions with Freed are postponed until Term 4. This includes either in-person or virtual students. We will share the news of a rescheduled date as soon as possible! 

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Lafayette Spirit Week 2021!

Lafayette Spirit Week starts this week! The Student Council would love it if you’d join us in your silliest, sleepiest, and sportiest outfits from March 29th to April 9th! Lafayette Spirit Week 2021 will be celebrated over two weeks!  Celebrate your Lafayette spirit with us on these fun days:...

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New Guidance for Term 4

Happy Friday Lafayette Families!  DCPS has officially issued new guidance for Term 4, including shifting social distancing from 6 ft to 3 ft.  The guidance document has just arrived in my inbox, so I will be spending the weekend working through any adjustments we will implement for Term 4. ...

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COVID Notification – 3/25/21

March 25, 2021   Dear Lafayette Elementary School,   This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on March 18, 2021, has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically...

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Parent Huddle Slide Show

Thank you to everyone who joined me this past Thursday for our Parent Huddle.  Below is the Powerpoint deck that I shared and talked through.  The slides include our middle of the year data, as well as information about Term 4.  I’ve also highlighted some key takeaways from our...

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Mental Health Newsletter-Read Today!

This newsletter includes skill builders, resources, and links available to Lafayette students and families. Feel free to use this information at home or contact the mental health team with any questions. Click here to read the PDF today.

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Join the Mental Health Team for a Special Presentation On Battling COVID Fatigue

Please join Lafayette’s Mental Health Team this Thursday, March 25th at 6:30pm via Teams for a special presentation:   One Year Later – Battling Covid Fatigue Learn about trends we are seeing in kids and families, resources available to you, and some healthy strategies for home. Bring your questions...

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News From the Art Room

Art assignments for quarter 3 are all due by the end of March! Parents, could you pretty please take a few minutes to help your child check their “To Do” list in Canvas, or under their art button to access and submit their art assignments. Each class has 3...

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Update: DCPS Lafayette Budget

The Lafayette Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) has held a series of meetings with Dr. B regarding next year’s budget over the past few weeks.  This budget is the amount allotted to the school by District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS), and it is separate from the Lafayette Home and...

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We Stand With our Asian American Families and Staff

The Racial Equity Committee (REC) and administration of Lafayette believes that ALL people should be allowed to live safely in our country and the world.  The shocking rise in violence and hate for Asian Americans continues to be at the forefront of our minds, even as we tackle other...

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Kid Connect Chats are still happening!

KCC which is Kid Connect Chat is still happening! Check out the updated KCC flyer for days and times of your kids most favorite chats! Lafayette is still offering opportunities for our students to practice those social emotional and engagement skills.  We have about 20 chats going during the...

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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.   Cub Facts March 2021    

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Lafayette’s Brave Enough Quilt Reveal

Join us this Wellness Wednesday 3/17, where our quilt reveal video, accompanied by our very own Lafayette students singing “Lift Every Voice,” makes its debut. Inspired by Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb,” and incorporating the tradition of story quilts, Lafayette 1st-5th graders, Ms. McLaughlin and Ms. Perll have created stunning...

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Updated Start Time and Upcoming Parent Meetings

Please take a minute to read through several announcements below, including a change to the start time for 3rd – 5th grade students and important upcoming parent meetings! 3rd – 5th Grade Start Time Beginning Monday, 3/22, 3rd  – 5th Grade students will report to school in person from 8:30...

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Spring Break Travel Reminders

As we approach Spring Break, it’s important to remember that any out of state travel requires a 14 day quarantine period upon return OR a negative COVID test 72 hours after return to DC.     As a gentle reminder to us as a community –  travel and quarantine could...

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Let’s celebrate Women’s History Month!

Looking for great resources to celebrate Women’s History month?  Check out this month’s choice board!  Choice boards are available anytime on the Lafayette Library website (link on the Lafayette Tech page).  Find ebook suggestions, games, articles, videos, activities and more!  There is also a board highlighting resources for Black...

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Community Notices

Online After School Art Classes and Spring Break Camp with the Children’s Art Studio   Enroll here: https://www.childrensartstudio.org   We hope your child will join us!    Please email with questions: 

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Take DCPS Panorama Survey

DCPS NEEDS your insight into your family’s current school experience. If you haven’t already done so, please share your feedback in the district’s annual Panorama Survey.  http://bit.ly/dcpsfamily   Your responses matter and have an impact on the evaluation of programs, services, and overall school needs and improvements. Help Lafayette...

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Parents of Students of Color Meeting

Hosted by Lafayette’s Racial Equity Committee, The March Parents of Students of Color Meeting will take place this week on Wednesday, 3/10/21 at 6:30pm. We will have special guests from DCPS Office of Equity and Office of Teaching and Learning to provide information on district-wide efforts towards a more...

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Asymptomatic Testing TODAY, Thursday, 3/4

DCPS and DC Health are providing asymptomatic testing for all students with parent consent to participate on file.  The team of DC Health nurses arrived today, Thursday, 3/4 to test all students with consent on file.  I apologize for the mix up in day/time and the short notice!   All...

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K-5 Digital Art “BRAVE ENOUGH” QUILT Project 

Parents, WE NEED YOU to ask your child if they have submitted a photo of their “BRAVE ENOUGH” poem quilt for this wonderful Lafayette initiative! This project for our BLM year of purpose and based on Amanda Gorman’s poem, “The Hill We Climb”, was introduced in art class during one of their February...

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HSA Seeking Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chairs

Our current HSA Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chairs are looking for two parents to take over co-chairing this important committee.  In early 2020, the HSA formed the diversity and inclusion committee; the committee brought together more than 40 parents who were engaged in a challenging conversation about race and the issues...

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Registration for Summer Tennis Camps at Lafayette Park (Ages 6-17)

We are opening registration for our Half Day Summer Tennis Camps at Lafayette Park starting the week of June 28th and running for the next 9 weeks.  Morning camp will run from 8:30AM through Noon. Afternoon camp will run from 1:00PM until 4:30PM.  Campers will be expected to leave at...

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Lafayette Nominated for Blue Ribbon Award and Upcoming Parent Meetings

Dear Lafayette Families – We are now in the 5th week of Term 3, which is hard to believe!  We have tackled snow, ice, non-snow day virtual days and our return to in person learning.  Thank you all for your patience and grace.  It has been incredible to hear...

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