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Read and win prizes this summer with a free computer tutor!

DCPS is partnering with the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education, D.C. Public Library, HMH, our region’s professional sports teams and others for the Read 20: DC Reads with Amira initiative to provide an opportunity to support your child’s reading skills over the summer!  Through this partnership, every DCPS student...

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Watch the 5th Grade Promotion!

Congratulations to all of our 5th Grade Promotees! Enjoy watching your ceremony, well wishes from your amazing teachers, and picture slideshows. Watch the promotion ceremony here and here’s a link with the powerpoint, speeches and slideshow.    We wish you all the best in Middle School!   *Special thanks...

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New Broad Branch Market Art Show!

Congratulations to some talented grade 3 artists, whose landform inspired oil pastel watercolor resist art from last school year graces the BBM candy room (which should be re-opening in August)! We are so excited for: Zurie Chavet, Kiki Czerwinski, Hannah Keefe, Claude Kelly,  Dax Khoo, Jude Ledder,  Alya Olson, Fiona Rising,...

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Welcome to a summer of reading!

Just a few days of school left, and then it’s time to relax, spend time outdoors and read for fun!  The Literacy Committee is pleased to share this year’s summer reading guide.  This document is filled with information on finding free ebooks and audiobooks, fun reading activities and book...

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End of Year Announcements and Information

Dear Families – Thank you for everything this year.  It has been quite a year.  Below are some very important end of year announcements ranging from aftercare to summer reading lists, as well as important dates for the fall.   Please take time to read through the announcements thoroughly.  Also,...

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HSA and LSAT 2021/22 Election Results

The results are in! Thanks to everyone in the Lafayette community who took the time to vote in the Home & School Association Board and Local School Advisory Team elections. Elections were open for a full week from June 7-14 and one vote was allotted per parent/guardian.   With...

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Last Cub Facts of the Year!

To all those young and young at heart, we hope you have enjoyed reading the stories and poems, and doing the activities in this magazine. A special shoutout to the following students who have worked so hard this year to make this happen every month: Camille Allee, Elizabeth Burke, Riley...

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School Behavioral Health Survey

As part of DCPS’s commitment to the Trauma Responsive Model, there is an end of school year survey that we are asking staff, students and families to complete, called the “Strengthening School Behavioral Health Survey 2021.”  This survey is due by June 18, 2021.  Lafayette will receive a summary report that...

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A message from the HSA: Thank you to our community!

As we close out this unprecedented year, we’d like to recognize our amazing community. Our administration, teachers, and staff showed skill, dexterity and dedication, ensuring our students felt joy, security, purpose, and community, all while learning their traditional curriculum and learning some important life lessons. We remain awestruck and...

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A Successful Virtual Race!

Thank you to our Lafayette community for participating in this year’s virtual race. It was great fun and we hope to do it again next year. Together we raised about $8,500 for Lafayette!! Since our third grade students were the fundraising champs a special prize will be left for...

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Sounds of Summer Virtual Concert-Watch Now!

Here is the link to the Sounds of Summer Virtual Concert! Feel free to start and stop as needed and also to download the file to keep. We hope you enjoy and congratulations to all of our performers. Have a wonderful night celebrating and special thanks to Ms. Perll...

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Join the Lafayette Elementary SPARK team to celebrate the renaming of Lafayette Pointer Park

NOTE THE NEW START TIME! Join Mayor Bowser at Lafayette-Pointer Park on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to dedicate the new Recreation Center and unveil two new historic signs that reclaim the lost history of the African-American community that once lived there. Historic Chevy Chase DC has organized...

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Announcing our 2021 Marquis de Lafayette Award Recipients

Each year, the HSA recognizes teachers, staff members, parents, or other members of the community for outstanding and sustained service to the Lafayette community through our Marquis de Lafayette Awards.  Our recipients will be recognized as a part of our final General Meeting on Monday, June 14 at 6:30...

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Help Support Lafayette with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile just sent $164 for this past quarter to Lafayette’s HSA. If you shop on Amazon.com and have not yet designated a charity, please consider making Lafayette’s HSA your charity recipient, for no extra cost to you!  Use this link when you shop next: https://www.amazon.com/smile-amazon/s?k=smile.amazon

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Advertise in the Lafayette Directory!

Each year the HSA publishes an annual school directory that is an invaluable resource for all Lafayette families. We are excited to partner with AtoZ Connect again this year to produce our beautiful directory.  We invite our community families and area merchants to purchase advertising space.  This is a...

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