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Community Notices August 31

Lafayette Afterschool Tennis or 5-14 year old boys and girls Dear Lafayette Parents: We have completed the summer camp season. We played lots of tennis.  We watched some great professionals play at the Citi Open Tennis Tournament over at Rock Creek Park. We endured the heat with hats, tents,...

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Happy First Day of School!

We hope everyone had a great day! A huge thank you to all the teachers and administration for making it possible.  As a reminder for parents, you can also follow us Lafayette Elementary on Facebook and Instagram.

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First Day of School Reminders

Happy First Day of School Eve!!! As we get our backpacks ready to go, our first day of school outfits prepped, and are frantically trying to remember what we forgot… are a few updates and reminders.  Everything else – we’ll figure out.  I promise :-).  The most important thing...

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New to Lafayette? Start Here

Welcome to Lafayette! As you and your child start the new year, we would encourage you to take some time to get oriented. Here are a few tips: Check out the Lafayette Parent & Guardian Primer here. It’s full of information about the school, communications, terminology and more. Sign...

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Don’t Forget to Donate to the Lafayette Bear Fund!

The Bear Fund is the Lafayette Home & School Association’s annual fundraiser that supports technology, community events, and many of the school’s unique programs like the Peace Program, Arts Program, and so much more. During the pandemic, this funding made it possible to purchase laptops for teachers and students...

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Parent Huddle Slides from 8/19

Missed the Parent Huddle last Thursday?  Here are the slides!   Parent Huddle Thursday, 8/19

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Virtual Parent Huddle and In Person Tours This Week

Parent Huddles and Tours – Mark your Calendars! Virtual Parent Huddle –Thursday, 8/26 at 6:30 pm.  Teams link here. During the virtual huddles, I’ll teach families about the arrival/dismissal procedures, the drop off line, COVID protocols, etc.  Have a question you want me to answer?  Put it here! In Person...

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Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 School Year!

Dear Lafayette Families, Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!  As we approach August 30th, I’m sure we are full of mixed emotions – joy, hope, worry, wariness, uncertainty, resolve – to name just a few.  Last year was beyond exceptional – as a community, we pulled together and were...

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Drop off Line Starts Tomorrow and Third Grade Parent/Guardian Volunteers Needed

The drop-off line on Northampton St is back and will be starting tomorrow Wednesday, September 1st. Each month a different grade is assigned to assist with drop-off, and ideally we have 5 parent volunteers per day. Third grade has been assigned the drop off line responsibilities for the month...

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Please Take This HSA Survey

The key priorities for the HSA this year include: Building Community, Fostering Inclusion, Broadening the HSA, and Fundraising.  Please join us for our HSA General Meetings to learn more.  We also want to hear from you in a survey regarding family engagement and diversity and inclusion. We encourage your involvement and feedback to...

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School Supply Lists Here

This year we will once again utilize School Tool Box for school supplies. Here is the link to School ToolBox:  School Supplies  If you don’t want to purchase a box from School Tool Box, you’re welcome to click on your grade level box and use the list if you...

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Lafayette Gives Back

We are excited for this new school year that will steadily approach “normalcy” (fingers crossed!). One big reason to get back to our pre-pandemic lives: Lafayette Gives Back!    Lafayette Gives Back is Lafayette’s own community outreach program — we organize the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of...

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Support Lafayette with Hilana Falafel Starting September 13 at BBM!

The Lafayette HSA would like to announce a new partnership with Hilana Falafel and the Broad Branch Market. Hilana Falafel was started by Manal Hilana Insley, who has two children that attend Lafayette Elementary.  Hilana Falafel provides authentic “Jerusalem style” falafel sandwiches using fresh/local ingredients from the Washington, DC region. When Manal moved to the United...

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Welcome to the First Issue of the Tuesday Bulletin for 2021-22 School Year!

Welcome to the first issue of Lafayette’s Tuesday Bulletin for the 2021-22 school year.  Our weekly newsletter is edited by several parents and news submissions come from Dr. B, teachers, the Home School Association (HSA), parents, and other sources. Submissions should be emailed to by 9:00 p.m. on Sundays.  We...

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Hear Directly from Our HSA Co-Presidents

Watch a message from the HSA Co-Presidents as we start the school year: Volunteer with us! Click here to sign up! Save the dates! While we will make adjustments as necessary, please plan to join us for the following: August 28th–HSA Popsicle social for all families! 10:30am all Pre-K...

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Welcome from the Lafayette HSA!

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are thrilled to all be back together, greeting old friends and new in just a few short weeks. A huge THANK YOU to the entire Lafayette community, from our teachers, staff, and administrators to our families who took on so much and...

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Room Parents Needed: All Grades!

Want to become part of the behind the scenes magic for your child’s classroom? Interested in helping parents and kids connect as part of the broader Lafayette community? We’re looking for up to three dedicated people from each class! Typical room parent duties include:  Attending the Room Parent Social...

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Make Sure You are on the Email List!

Make sure you get all the Lafayette news! If you are a new parent, you need to sign up to the email list here.  If you have already signed up but are not receiving emails, please send us a note to . **Note that once you sign up, you...

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Mid Summer Updates

Happy August Lafayette Families! I hope this note finds you enjoying the summer and healthy.  We are less than 30 days away from the First Day of School!  There is much to do to get ready for the upcoming school year.  While I know the news of the delta...

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