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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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