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COVID Notification 9/27

September 27, 2021    Dear Lafayette Elementary School,     This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on September 24 has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared.     As determined by...

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Racial Equity Committee News

The Racial Equity Committee is excited to begin sending a monthly email with articles, activities, and resources around our year-long school wide theme, Brave Enough. In September we have been discussing how we are “Brave Enough to Be Me.” The following activities were shared with all teachers, and may...

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Non-English Books Needed!

One of the best ways to support literacy in any language is to read regularly. There are more than 35 languages represented within our community, yet the non-English selection in the library is limited. We want to support students’ literacy in their native language(s) and hope to increase the...

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COVID Notification 9/21/21

September 21, 2021    Dear Lafayette Elementary School,     This letter is to inform you that two individuals who were last present at Lafayette on September 13 have since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individuals are no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared.     As determined by the DCPS Contact Tracing team, DC Health,...

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2021 National Blue Ribbon Winner!

We are beyond honored and excited to announce that Lafayette Elementary School has been named as a 2021 National Blue Ribbon award winner as an Exemplary High Performing School. This is truly a testament to every member of our community’s dedication to the social emotional and academic needs of...

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October Drop-Off Line

Calling all 2nd grade parents! Each month a different grade is assigned to assist with drop-off, and October is assigned to 2nd grade.  Ideally we have 5 parent volunteers per day. Please click on this link to sign up and look to fill days that have two or fewer volunteers...

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Support The Bear Fund Today!

Have some questions about the Bear Fund before you make your gift? Read through for some of our frequently asked questions and consider making your gift today! What is the Bear Fund? The Bear Fund is the Lafayette Home School Association’s (HSA) annual fundraiser that supports technology, community events,...

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Pay Your Class Activity Fee

The class activity fee is a one-time charge to pay for students’ transportation to field trips, class activities, and things like field day t-shirts. These fees are NOT tax-deductible and are NOT a contribution to the Bear Fund. If you have questions, please see our frequently asked questions here....

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF LSAT MEETING 9/10/21

Fourteen members of the LSAT met to discuss the composition of the LSAT going forward, after a question had been raised over email by Carrie Broquard about the composition of the meeting on 8/25/21 and whether having two elected members of the HSA on the LSAT was in line...

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Graphic Design Volunteer Needed!

As the HSA plans our beloved Fall Festival on October 23 we could use some support from the Lafayette family community. If you are a graphic designer and have the ability to donate your time and talents, we would love to connect with you. Please email and we...

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Community Notices

Annual Chevy Chase Day – THIS Saturday, 9/18, 1-4PM   The Chevy Chase Citizens Association is thrilled to announce that we will once again sponsor Chevy Chase DC Day at the Chevy Chase Community Center on Saturday, September 18 from 1 – 4 pm. Many of our neighbors are...

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Back To School Night – Tonight, Tuesday, 9/14 @ 6 pm and 7 pm

(Virtual) Back To School Night is here! Please join your classroom teacher tonight, Tuesday, 9/14 for our virtual Back to School Night.  The first session is from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  The second session is from 7:00 – 7:45 pm.  Parents may join either session. Look for the Teams...

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DOT DAY is Wednesday, September 15!!!  

Wonder what IS Dot Day? The international Dot Day celebration was started by a teacher many years ago to celebrate the message of creativity, kindness and courage in Peter Reynold’s book “The Dot”.  How will we celebrate at Lafayette? We will wear our dots to show we are all creative,...

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Save the Date: Welcome Back Movie Night September 25

The HSA invites all students and their families to join together for this fun, outdoor, socially-distanced, community event on the Lafayette field, Saturday, September 25th at 6:30pm. Food, beverages and Lafayette Grizzly Gear will be available for purchase, but the event itself is free. Bring your blankets and or...

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COVID Notification 9.13.21

September 13, 2021    Dear Lafayette Elementary School,     This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on September 10 has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared.     As determined by the...

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COVID Notification – 9/10/21

September 10, 2021    Dear Lafayette Elementary School,     This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on September 3 has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared.     As determined by the DCPS...

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From the Art Room

We are excited to announce that, along with students and artists across D.C. and the entire U.S., Lafayette artists are kicking off our school year with the American Love Project! The project is inspired by the belief that if we combine the ideals our country was founded on with the...

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Community Notices

Hilana Falafel at BBM on Mondays benefits Lafayette HSA This is a reminder about our 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...

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COVID Notification – 9/6

September 6, 2021   Dear Lafayette, Elementary School,   This letter is to inform you that two individuals who were last present at Lafayette on September 3 have since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). These individuals are no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared.   As determined by the DCPS Contact Tracing team, DC Health, and in accordance with the district’s COVID-19 health...

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What is the Peace Program?

You may have heard about Lafayette’s unique peace program and have questions. Hear directly from Ms. Ryden below about the program that integrates mindfulness-based social and emotional learning, conflict resolution and social justice shared weekly with our students. The Peace Program at Lafayette is funded by the Lafayette HSA. If you haven’t...

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COVID Notification – 9/2/21

September 2, 2021 Dear Lafayette Elementary School, This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on August 31 has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared. As...

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First Week Reminders

Happy Wednesday! We’ve had three great days of school so far! Here are a few reminders and things we’ve learned to help have smooth drop off and arrival logistics. There is no parking on Broad Branch Rd.  This is a bus lane. The drop off lane started today! The...

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No Aftercare on Wednesday, 9/1 Due to Weather

Due to the impending inclement weather, DCPS has cancelled all after school activities – including aftercare.  If your child attends CLS or CCPC (who just cancelled as well) they must be picked up between 3:30 pm and 3:45.  Otherwise, we will dismiss like normal for all other students.

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