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Travel Reminder and Notification of Positive COVID Case

As we return from the long weekend, please be reminded that any student who travelled outside of the DMV must do the following: Notify of your travel and return date Quarantine for 10 days after your return                        ...

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Travel Guidance Reminders

Last week the Mayor issued updated travel guidance.  The biggest change was for unvaccinated people (our kids).  However, DCPS HAS NOT CHANGED THEIR TRAVEL GUIDANCE at this time. Therefore – the same travel guidance as before continues to apply for DCPS students and staff: Unvaccinated Staff/Students Must quarantine upon...

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

With Mayor Bowser’s announcement of the opening of DC last week we received the official green light from DC Parks and Recreation to allow the Lafayette Tennis Association  to have our Summer Tennis Camps.   Registration has been open since March 15  for our Half Day Summer Tennis Camps at...

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Grade 3 ART News! Lafayette Celebrates YOU! 

Congratulations to the following 3rd graders who chose to submit architecture sculptures back in March and be selected to enter the D.C.P.S. Build Day Challenge! I just received news the Build Day project is going to debut along with the “Rep My City” Citywide Virtual Art show. I couldn’t be...

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Safety Alert – Incident in Lafayette Park, 4/24

I’m writing to share a disturbing incident that occurred in the park around 4 pm on Monday afternoon.  While kids were playing in the house structure by the jungle gym (near the splash pad) in the Lafayette park, they reported being approached by an older white male with gray...

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Run the 1st Annual Lafayette 5K and 1 Mile Virtual Fun Run!

Join us here for Lafayette’s 1st annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.  Have fun and help us raise money for Lafayette!!    Register today by making a minimum donation of $20/individual to participate in the event. Reach out to friends and family to sponsor you and raise even more!  And if you’d...

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Please take the HSA Budget Survey for SY2021-22; Deadline Monday 5/25

Thank you to all who joined us at the HSA’s General Meeting on April 26, where we presented draft budget scenarios and spending plans for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. For those of you who could not join us, meeting minutes and slides (see slides 6-11 for draft budget and spending scenarios) are...

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Meet the LSAT Candidates

Please find the candidates for the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT). This election will take place concurrently with the HSA in June. To find out more about the LSAT, click here. Jess Adasi: My family moved to the neighborhood five years ago specifically so that our not yet school aged kids could...

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Mask Up! Even if you’re vaccinated….

Reminder: DCPS Mask Policy  DCPS is aware that the CDC and DC Health have recently released updated guidance on mask-wearing. Current DCPS Mask Policy updated as of April 2021 requires that all individuals, including DCPS students, staff, contractors, partners, volunteers, and visitors are required to wear a face mask while in school buildings,...

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Meet the HSA Candidates

VOTING for HSA ELECTIONS BEGINS ON JUNE 8!  As a reminder the HSA is our Home School Association, similar to a traditional PTA. We plan events to engage the community and raise funds to bridge the gap between the budget given to us by DCPS and what our school...

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Spring Portrait Make Up Day TOMORROW Tuesday, May 18

Portrait make up day is scheduled for 5/18. For students in person who have not been photographed, they will be done during school hours. For those who are virtual learners, portraits will be held via appointment from 3:30-4:30 and by appointment only. Click here to make an appointment for...

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Equity Pledge Update

In the fall of 2020, the Lafayette community overwhelmingly voted in support of the Bear Fund Equity Pledge, providing 10% of funds raised during Lafayette’s annual fundraising campaign (known as our Bear Fund campaign) to be donated to the DC Public Education Fund (DC Ed Fund).  The DC Ed Fund is a...

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Please return your library books!

Do you still have Lafayette Library books at home?  Thanks for taking such good care of them over the last 14 months!  Hopefully, your student has enjoyed reading (and rereading) them.  As the school year wraps up, Ms. Leese needs all library books returned so they can be checked...

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Sounds of Summer Virtual Concert

Ms. Perll and Ms. Carroll are so excited to announce the “Sounds of Summer” Virtual Concert taking place on Wednesday, June 9th at 6:00pm! Please see this flyer for information on performances, how to submit and the deadline to turn in videos. We will have a watch party just...

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Spring Portrait Photos Are Here!

Freed Spring Portrait Photos are here! Click on this link to find your child and order photos today. If you missed portrait day, make up day is rescheduled for 5/18.

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HSA and LSAT Election Nominations Due May 17

We are seeking parent/caregiver nominations for both the HSA and LSAT elections. Both are due by May 17. For more information about the HSA and its election, click here. For more information about the LSAT and its election, click here. 

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Please Enroll by May 30!

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN! Please enroll by 5/30. If you aren’t yet sure where you absolutely want your student to attend next year, we still ask for you to enroll by 5/30 and we can always un-enroll your student if you change your mind. ALSO….a helpful tip…. if you...

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From Dr. B.

Dear Lafayette Families –   Whew!  We are now in Week 4 of Term 4 and the building is full of smiles, laughter, and learning.  On behalf of all of the teachers and staff, I want to extend our sincere gratitude for all of the Teacher Appreciation events.  Thank you...

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Community Notices

Two Great Youth Soccer Opportunities The DC Youth Futbol Club (DCYFC) is a non-profit youth soccer organization based in Washington DC with more than 45 countries represented in the club.  While Spring 2021 continues to be a challenging season with remaining apprehension about youth sports participation due to Covid,...

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LSAT Elections

It’s annual election season for the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT)!   Nominations are due by May 17th.  The LSAT election is your opportunity as parents to join a team that focuses on budget, academic, and school climate issues among many others.  It’s also an opportunity to help ensure that...

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Join DCPS to Discuss the Wilson High School Feeder Pattern

DC Public Schools will meet with the Lafayette Elementary School community on Tuesday, May 11 at 6:30 pm to discuss the efforts of a community working group looking at two potential schools in the Wilson High School feeder pattern. All are welcome to attend, both to learn more and...

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HSA Elections Are Coming Up!

We are seeking nominations for the following positions: Co-President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Co-Treasurer and Secretary. Click here to read more about these positions.  In addition, the HSA will appoint (not elect) a number of volunteer committee positions supporting communications, community programs, outreach, fundraising, diversity and inclusion, and finance...

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Cub Facts May 2021

Click here for the latest edition of Cub Facts!

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Limited Openings at CCPC Nursery School for Two Year Olds

Join our morning classes next September.  Choose either 2, 3 or 5 morning options.  Join our Learning Through Play program and wonderful family community.  A neighborhood institution for over 60 years!  Apply online at www.ccpcwns.com

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Positive COVID Case Notification – May 3rd

May 3, 2021   Dear Lafayette School,   This letter is to inform you that two individuals who were last present at Lafayette on April 30, 2021, have since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals are no longer on campus and will not return until medically...

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Lafayette Virtual 5K Race T-Shirts Available

Interested in commemorating your run with our first ever “QuaranTeam” t-shirt? Or maybe you just want to show your support for Lafayette and our runners? You can order the special edition Virtual Run t-shirt here. Shirts are $16 each and shipped directly to you (for a small additional fee) and proceeds...

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