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Room Parent Volunteers

Please remember to join the Room Parent Virtual Social on 9/1 (this Thursday!) from 8-8:30PM.  You’ll hear more about room parent responsibilities, some suggested activities and tips for communicating with your child’s teacher.  Here is the Zoom link.  Questions?  Contact Alex Lewin-Zwerdling at  and/or Jennie Henrickson at .

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Lafayette LSAT Community Member Representative election

The Lafayette Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) is putting out a call for any community members who may be interested in serving as the Community Member representative on the LSAT. The LSAT is a team that advises the principal on matters such as school priorities, budget, academic, and school...

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Calling all 4th Grade parents!

The morning drop-off line is staffed by Lafayette parents, and each month we ask parents from a specific grade to volunteer. The drop-off line for September is assigned to 4th grade. For those of you not familiar with this volunteer opportunity, it involves showing up at 8:20am at the...

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Last Minute Checklist/Lista de verificación de última hora

School Starts Tomorrow!/¡La escuela comienza mañana! To Do Checklist/Lista de tareas pendientes Find your child’s lineup spot. /. Encuentre el lugar de la alineación de su hijo Pay the Class Activity Fee.  /Pague la tarifa de actividad de la clase. Register for the A to Z directory./Regístrese en el...

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First Day of School Game Plan!

Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Parent Huddles.  It was amazing to see over 500 families in person!!!  The first day of school will be amazing. Below are a few reminders:  (Powerpoint Shared at the Parent Huddles) (Parent Huddles Espanol) Arrival time is 8:20 –...

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Parent Huddles Thursday!

Parent Huddles are Thursday evening!  Here’s the info to know: Parents and students are welcome! You are welcome to bring school supplies to drop off at your child’s classroom We will start in the cafeteria for a presentation.  Families are then welcome to tour the building and peek into...

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Before and After School Care

Lafayette currently has two before and after care programs. Learn more about Capitol Language Services (CLS), which is onsite, and Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (CCPC) after school program, which is about four blocks away. 

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Community Notices

Interested in Little League Baseball or Softball? Capitol City Little League (Cap City) offers Spring and Fall baseball and softball for kids 4 to 14 years old. Cap City is open to kids who reside in and/or attend school within specific boundaries of NW DC, including Lafayette Elementary School. Fall 2022 registration is open until...

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Bear Garden Tools Needed

We are cleaning up the Bear Garden with the help of 45 GW students and need to borrow your gardening tools for the weekend of 8/26! Sign up to lend gardening tools here!

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Key Back to School Dates, Including Huddles!

Join the HSA for the Back To School Breakfast on the first day of school! Monday 8/29 on the corner of Northampton and Broad Branch after dropoff at 8:30 AM. All are welcome! Key Back To School Dates!  8/25 – Parent Huddles; 6 – 8 pm (Please attend according...

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Explore HSA Volunteer Opportunities!

There are so many great ways to get involved with the HSA. There are big roles and small. No experience needed! Learn More and Sign Up Online

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Class Activity Fees are Due

Each year, Lafayette Elementary School collects a one-time payment from each child to pay for costs associated with field trips (buses, etc), field day t-shirts, and end-of-year parties for each grade level.  You can review and pay your class activity fee here.

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Donate to the Bear Fund

The Bear Fund is Lafayette’s annual giving campaign to provide art supplies, the peace program, technology licenses & much more. It’s an important way to support Lafayette and many of our critical programs and tools. Donate now!

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Welcome to the 22/23 School Year, and the First Tuesday Bulletin – Share With a New Lafayette Family!

What is the Tuesday Bulletin? Every Tuesday, Lafayette HSA volunteers will compile the latest and greatest information on school events, HSA activities, community notices, messages from Dr. B, and any other important information Lafayette families should know about. Think of it like a weekly digest of what you need to...

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Back to School Reminders – The Countdown is On!

Good morning Lafayette Families!  We are about 10 days away from welcoming students into our classrooms for an incredible new school years!  As always, there is a huge amount of information to share to get us all ready to go!  Below is a list of “things to know”…please read...

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy August 1st!!!  We find ourselves about to launch into the 2022-2023 school year, which marks my 9th year at Lafayette.  I literally have no idea how the last 8 years has flown by – no doubt we’ve been busy – moving into swing space,...

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Room Parents and HSA Volunteers Needed!

As you wait for class lists to come out (after 4 pm on Monday)….start thinking about how you want to be involved!  Below are two ways to help support your child and the Lafayette community! Room Parents Needed!  Want to be involved in your child’s classroom? The HSA and...

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