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Closing Out 2021-2022

  Dear Lafayette Families – As a quiet settles over the building, I’m finally sitting down to exhale and send you all a closing note.  What a year we have had.  Although I have tried to recall all the wild and crazy logistics, (quarantines, spitting in tubes, distancing, masking,...

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Fifth Grade Graduation Ceremony and Thanks!

Congratulations to our rising sixth grade students on their Lafayette graduation! Congratulations to parents, families and caregivers as well. Special thanks to the teachers, custodians, administration and 4th grade parent volunteers who made the graduation ceremony possible. And a huge thank you to Stacy Beck Photography for lending her...

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Update: Yearbooks and 5th Grade Panorama Photo

  Update on Yearbooks: We still have not received them. They will be sent home as soon as they come in. If they arrive after school dismisses, families will be able to stop by at any point to pickup.   Also, 5th grade panorama photos arrived for those who...

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Last Tuesday Bulletin of the School Year!

Today’s email marks the last of the 2021-22 Tuesday Bulletins until school starts up again in the fall. Putting these newsletters together is a labor of love and sometimes a test of technological patience. It is also a wonderful way to significantly contribute to the school and our community...

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Time to relax and read!

Welcome to the end of another school year!  As students (and staff) head off for some downtime, I hope everyone’s summers involve fantastic, enjoyable reads.  Whether it’s curling up in the shade with a book, reading a magazine on Sora, listening to an audiobook on a road trip (also...

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Congratulations to our book poster contest winners!

A very belated congratulation to our book poster contest winners!  We had really great entries this year, so kudos to all participating students.  The winning posters were displayed outside Lafayette Library for several weeks, and they’ve now moved to their summer home at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library!  You’ll be...

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Health Form Reminder for Next School Year

Hello Lafayette families! As we get ready to wind down for summer, it is that time to ensure you are submitting your health forms for returning students! Every student needs a Universal Health Certificate and an Oral Health Assessment (i.e. health and dental forms!). These forms expire a year...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s Successful Meet Up

Many thanks to our community members who were able to attend the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s Wine and Cheese meet-up! It was almost a full house hosted by Maria Morukian, DEI Committee Co-Chair and organizational development trainer. We hope to see you soon at other future events!

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Attention 4th and 5th Grade Families-Purchase Poetry Anthology and Support Ukraine

The 4th grade students created beautiful clay sunflowers for Arts Night…a symbol of Peace in Ukraine. The students have decided they would like to use the sunflowers to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. We are asking families to contribute whatever they feel they can afford in order to take...

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Lafayette Gives Back: Support Takoma Park Elementary School’s Annual Auction

Takoma Park Elementary School’s annual auction is virtual this year and you can click here to begin bidding. In the past the Lafayette community has helped raise much needed money for their school by bidding on items, and it would be wonderful if we could do this again! There is also...

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HSA Budget Community Vote

This year, the HSA surveyed the community on budget priorities in January, worked jointly with the LSAT to hold a budget review meeting and used this information to develop the budget shared with the community in May. You can review the draft budget, previously approved by the HSA Board...

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2022 Marquis de Lafayette Awards This Tuesday, June 14 at 6pm

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 Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00...

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Auction Results & Wine Party!

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Field Day Fun!

Lots of smiles for the return of Field Day. A huge thank you to the PE teachers who made this possible as well as administration, teachers, students and volunteers! Special thanks to Stacy Beck Photography for capturing the happiness of these days.

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