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&Pizza Promotion to Support Lafayette This Sunday, Nov 7

Place an order in the shop at the Bethesda location at 7614 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD or order online on Sunday, November 7 ALL DAY from 11-close. Use the code LEHSA and 50% of the sale will go back to Lafayette! Check out this flyer for more info.

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Lafayette Gives Back Annual Coat Drive Is Happening!

Please help students in need at our sister school Takoma Elementary by donating a new or gently used coat to the Lafayette Gives Back annual coat drive. We are accepting ALL sizes from infant through adult. We are also accepting other winter gear, such as hats, scarves, and gloves....

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Our online book fair is here!

Book fair season has arrived!  Our online-only book fair with Follett begins Monday, November 1st and runs through Sunday, November 14th.  You can find the link to start your shopping on Clever, Canvas or by clicking here.  Profits from the book fair will be used to purchase more books...

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Students Planning a Revolution of Kindness (SPARK) Student Club

SPARK is Lafayette’s social justice club. 4th and 5th graders can participate in this club during Flex time. SPARK stands for Students Planning a Revolution of Kindness.  For the months of October, November and December we will be focusing on the land that Lafayette currently occupies. We spent the...

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Halloween Parade Cancelled Due To Rain

There is a 100% chain of rain (deluge level) on Friday.  Therefore, the Halloween parade is cancelled.  We will still have the classroom parties in the afternoon.  Costume reminders – No masks on in the building.  Except COVID masks, lol Inflatable costumes are super challenging indoors, please save those...

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Fall Festival Gratitude and Halloween Parade

THANK YOU to Tabitha Edgens, Jess Jones and all the volunteers who helped create such a MAGNIFICENT Fall Festival.  It was an absolutely delightful day of celebrating our families, our community, and listening to terrific music.  It was beyond amazing to see all of you who were able to join...

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Attention First Grade Families: November Drop-Off Line Volunteers Needed

Calling all 1st grade parents! Each month a different grade is assigned to assist with drop-off, and November is assigned to 1st grade.  Ideally we have 4 parent volunteers per day. Please click on the below link to sign up and look to fill days that have two or...

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Fall Festival Thanks

A huge thank you to our volunteers, administration, teachers, custodial staff, vendors, bands and of course, sponsors for making the Fall Festival possible. Special thanks to Jess Jones and Tabitha Edgens for leading this effort and planning such a wonderful festival. We hope everyone enjoyed a fun-filled day playing...

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Cub Facts is Back!

Cub Facts is a magazine for Pre-K and Kindergarten students, which is created by 4th and 5th Grade Students. Our first edition has a Halloween theme and can be found here. Students will also bring home hard copies of the magazine later this week. Way to go Cub Facts...

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Student Council Office Election Results

Congratulations to these student council members and great work by all who threw their hat in the race to run!   Student Council Office Election Results   4th President: Maya Chen-Race VP: Grayson Boehmler Secretary: Eli Trayner Treasurer: Lilah Anker-Scherer Historian: Miles Boehmler   5th President: Aileen Lynch VP:...

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Lafayette Gives Back Book Drive Donates 1,600 Books

Huge thank you to everyone who donated books and a special shout out to the parent and kid volunteers who  sorted the 1,600 donated books and then delivered them! In total, 49 boxes were donated to Takoma Elementary in time for distribution at its own fall festival.

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4th & 5th Grade Basketball Try-Outs

If you were unable to join us Thursday evening for the Basketball Interest Meeting BUT you are interested in having your student try-out for either the Boy’s or Girl’s Basketball Team, please fill out this survey. Ms. Bosurgi, our AP and Athletic Coordinator, will assign your student a try-out...

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Fall Festival News & Volunteers Still Needed This Saturday

1. PICK UP YOUR PRE-ORDERED BRACELETS & TEES! In an effort to ease congestion on the day of Fall Festival, families are encouraged to pickup their all-access bracelets at the Farmer’s Market site (corner of Northampton and Broad Branch) during any of three scheduled pickup times:   October 20th...

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Lafayette HoopEd Camps in November!

Full Day Outdoor Fun at Lafayette on student off days (November 2, 5, 11, 24)! Join HoopEd for All Sports and Games, where girls and boys of all abilities are welcomed and included in a wide variety of active games! This is an outdoor camp with indoor access for...

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Lafayette Gives Back Coat Drive begins this Friday

Feel that chill in the air? Imagine if your child didn’t have a coat. For many families in our community, this is an unfortunate reality. Please help students in need our sister school Takoma Elementary by donating a new or gently used coat to the Lafayette Gives Back annual coat drive. Beginning Friday October 22, we are...

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Book fair fun starts November 1st!

Get ready for one of our favorite events, our annual book fair!  We are helping to support student reading by offering an online Follett Book Fair from Monday, November 1st to Sunday, November 14th. To keep our students and community safe, our book fair will again be online-only this...

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Be Sure to Follow Us on Facebook and Instagram

Be sure to follow Lafayette on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date on news. Links here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LafayetteDCPS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lafayetteelementaryschool

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Volunteers Needed for the Fall Festival!

We are still in need of volunteers for our Fall Festival on Saturday, October 23. If you are able to help that day or before, please click on this link to view volunteer opportunities and help support Lafayette!  

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Say Hello to Our Mascot and Hear More about Lafayette’s Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 23rd from 2-6 p.m., come out and celebrate one of Lafayette’s favorite get togethers, the Fall Festival! This year’s lineup includes live music, carnival games, inflatables, pumpkin painting, food vendors and more. Buy your bracelets and grab your blankets and lawn chairs because you won’t want to...

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Lafayette Gives Back Book Drive Ends Tomorrow, Wednesday Oct 20!

Our annual book drive to benefit Takoma Elementary School (TES) is underway. Every year we collect books that will be given to the TES community. Many students there do not have access to books at home and this book drive is a huge help. We will be collecting books...

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2nd and 3rd Grade Choir News!

Hello 2nd and 3rd grade families! Happy start of the school year!   For the time being, all 2nd and 3rd grade students are invited to join choir virtually; I will be posting weekly rehearsal videos on Day 1 of each cycle. Your students can find the rehearsal videos...

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Get Your Tickets to the Fall Festival Today!

On Saturday, October 23rd from 2-6 p.m., come out and celebrate one of Lafayette’s favorite get togethers, the Fall Festival! This year’s lineup includes live music, carnival games, inflatables, pumpkin painting, food vendors and of course, the fifth grade haunted house. Buy your bracelets and grab your blankets and lawn...

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4th and 5th Grade Basketball Team News

Calling all parents of Lafayette 4th and 5th grade ballers!!!  Yes, basketball season is finally back…and better than ever!  If your child is interested in trying out for one of our basketball teams,  then join us for an interest meeting on TEAMS – at 6:30pm October 21st, 2021.  Hope to see...

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Save the Date: Student Portrait Day is Friday, October 22

Mark your calendars! Freed Portrait Day for students is Friday, October 22. Your student will have their individual photo taken outside. We will NOT be having group photos. All orders will be done online and nothing needs to be purchased in advance. More information can be found on this...

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Add Your Details to the Lafayette Family Directory!

We would love all families to participate in AtoZ Connect, the Lafayette family directory!  This year, AtoZConnect changed their software and we have our own web site!  All families, whether you are new or returning, need to register even if you had an account in a prior year.   Please...

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Calling all Babysitters!

We have compiled a list of neighborhood babysitters for the Lafayette Family Directory that is now available online and will be in the printed directory as well. This is intended for neighborhood students–usually Lafayette alums or siblings–who will be available for weekend, evening and other casual babysitting. The listings...

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TONIGHT: Potomac Pizza Giveback Night

Join us for Potomac Pizza Night! This is a GREAT way to raise money for Lafayette, support a neighborhood business, and enjoy a night off from dinner prep!  Tonight, Wednesday October 6, Potomac Pizza will donate 20% of all evening sales from dine-in or take out to our school....

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Community Notices

Lafayette HoopEd Camps in October and November! Full Day Outdoor Fun at Lafayette on student off days (October 7, 8, 11, November 2, 5, 11, 24)! Join HoopEd for All Sports and Games where girls and boys of all abilities are welcomed and included in a wide variety of...

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Give to the Bear Fund and Support Learning and Enrichment for Our Lafayette Students

Your contribution to the Bear Fund supports instructional programs and enhances the Lafayette experience for our students and community. If you are feeling thankful for all that our wonderful teachers and administration are doing, please know that your support helps to make our school even stronger. When the community...

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National Blue Ribbon Spirit Week is This Week Oct 4-6

In celebration of Lafayette Elementary’s Blue Ribbon award, we’ll be celebrating as a community this week October 4-6.  On Monday, October 4, wear blue or Grizzly Gear. On Tuesday, October 5, there will be a blue ribbon hand out at drop off along with a collaborative art project. We’ll...

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Join Us for Chalk the Walk and Walk & Roll Day This Week!

Please join the HSA as Lafayette participates in the 2021 National Walk & Roll to School Day on Wednesday, October 6th.  This annual international celebration encourages students to walk, bike or roll to school while teaching the health, environmental and community-building benefits of active transportation and safe routes to school.  Lafayette looks forward to...

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Parent Volunteers Needed for Art Project!

Excitement abounds in the art room as we create Fall Festival decorations, get ready for our collaborative art installation in honor of our Blue Ribbon award this coming Tuesday, and upload our American Love Project work to the website! WE NEED more hands to help us with uploading our art! Please...

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Support Lafayette HSA with Hilana Falafel, Every Monday at Broad Branch Market!

The Lafayette HSA would like to remind the Lafayette Elementary community of our partnership with Hilana Falafel and Broad Branch Market. Come get your authentic “Jerusalem style” falafel sandwich between 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Broad Branch Market every Monday, weather permitting, for the coming school year. Hilana Falafel...

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Bees and Outdoor Lunch

Today, we learned a very important lesson about bees – when it starts to get cold, they leave the ground in swarms and are really quite irritated.  Outdoor lunch today was a hands-on lesson in how large groups of bees can be really intimidating!  Needless to say, many of...

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