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Drop Off Safety Reminders

Safety and drop off and pick up safety continues to be a primary concern for all of us.  Last week we had a fender bender in the drop off lane that caused an injury to a staff member.  As the weather gets colder and wetter, we will see more...

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Kindness in Reading Poster Contest

The Lafayette Literacy Committee invites all students to participate in our annual book poster contest!  This year, we’re celebrating acts of kindness in stories.  A winner from each grade will have prize money to spend at our book fair in December! Students should think of a favorite book.  When...

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It’s Bear Fund Time! Give Your Support Today

IT’S BEAR FUND TIME – GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TODAY! If you are feeling thankful for all that our wonderful teachers and administration are doing, please know that your financial support through Lafayette’s annual Bear Fund helps to make our school even stronger. With your help, the HSA will continue...

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Halloween Information

Halloween is almost here!  This year our school wide Halloween parade will step off from the front doors at 1:30 pm.  Parents and families are welcome to watch the parade along the route in the park and along the track on the field.  See the parade route here:  Halloween...

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Lafayette School Tours

Lafayette will host in-person tours throughout the school year to give prospective families the opportunity to learn about our school. Principal Dr. Carrie Broquard and a parent representative will present information, answer questions, and give an in-depth tour of the school. All tours start at 9 am at the...

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Lafayette LSAT meeting Wednesday (11/2)

Lafayette community members are invited to attend this week’s LSAT meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 6-7PM. We will host the meeting virtually at the Teams link below. Please see below agenda and do feel free to reach out with additional thoughts and suggestions:   6 pm Welcome, greeting, establish...

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HSA General Meeting #2 Lafayette-Pointer Park History: Where We’ve Been and Taking Action Today 

Tuesday, November 15th at 7 PM  Join special guests from Historic Chevy Chase D.C. including James Fisher (7th-generation direct descendant of George Pointer) to learn about the history of Lafayette Pointer Park and our school. We will also hear from the co-chairs of Lafayette’s Racial Equity Committee, Ms. Ryden...

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Lafayette Gives Back: Fall Festival Success

We had a fabulous time at Fall Festival creating cheerful welcome cards for migrant children coming into our country. Our partner Goods for Good will be delivering an impressively colorful and thoughtful collection of cards to Homes Not Borders, a refugee and asylum non-profit.  A big thanks to Ms....

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Calling all 2nd 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 November is assigned to 2nd grade. For those of you not familiar with this volunteer opportunity, it involves showing up at 8:20am at the Northampton...

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Portrait Day This Friday!

DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST PORTRAIT DAY DETAILS FREED Photography understands lighting, posing and most importantly, EXPRESSIONS! Your student will be photographed outdoors for a series of natural light portraits. WHAT TO WEAR Solid colors and collared shirts photograph the best. Avoid large logos, busy patterns, and neon colors. HOW...

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Join Lafayette Hello!

Please join the HSA’s DEI Committee’s Lafayette Hello program! We invite all parents to volunteer as greeters in an effort to foster community and unity at Lafayette Elementary School. You will find us in yellow shirts at various school entrances. We are happy to talk about upcoming community events...

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Fall Festival is THIS Saturday!

Fall Festival is THIS SATURDAY! 10/22 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pre-Order Ticket Bracelets & Volunteer!   We still have a lot of volunteer slots to fill to make the festival happen! We also need more help on the Haunted House! Sign up now!    Volunteers needed to take pictures at...

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Sharing a Tragic Loss in the Community

Dear Lafayette Families – It is with a heavy heart that I share a tragic loss in our community over the weekend.  On Saturday morning, it was shared with me that one of our students lost his father.  I can’t imagine the trauma that has been weathered all weekend...

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Community Notices

Ch/Art (Chevy Chase Artists) presents its 3rd Annual Art Walk Saturday & Sunday October 22-23. 2022 from 12 noon-5pm. Come & discover 67 artists showing their various artworks in 22 home studios in and around Chevy Chase, MD and DC. Ch/Art is your local artists group, a non-profit artists organization...

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Donate Now to the Coat Drive! 

Lafayette Gives back is organizing a coat and warm weather gear drive to benefit both the Lafayette community and our sister school Takoma Elementary.  We are accepting coats, gloves, hats, mittens, scarves and boots/winter footwear for all aged kids and adults.  We are seeking new or gently used items only,...

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Get Your Grizzly Gear Now

Lafayette spirit wear, a.k.a. Grizzly Gear, will be on sale in front of the school this Wednesday morning as part of Walk and Roll to School Day and at the Fall Festival, but if you miss us you can always buy online here: Buy Grizzly Gear! Thank you for...

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Haunted House Volunteers Needed for Fall Festival

Come one come all!  Goblins, Ghosts, and Slashers – this is your call!! In need of many volunteers – To scare those little LaFayette peers! Fifth graders let’s see your scariest performance, Sign up, set up, dress up and be in your fiendish attendance We need everyone’s creativity To...

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Fall Festival is Back!

Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Lafayette from 2-5 PM Avoid lines at the door and pre-order your Fall Festival kid bracelets here.   Kid bracelets are your all-inclusive pass for moon bounces, games, a haunted house, pumpkin painting and more! DJ 5’9 will...

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Directory Cover Contest Winners

Ms. McLaughlin is thrilled to announce the artists whose last years’ artwork was selected for the 2022 Lafayette directory cover!!! Congrats to 5th grade Ukranian Peace Creature collage artists: Clara Antunes, Peter Bernsen, Lexie Folds, Siri Funder, Matias Garrido-DaVargem, Maya Kinouche, Sofia Neilson-Moreno, Magnus Nordeide, and Julia Park. 

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Announcing Student Council Winners

4th Grade  President-Ezra Goldstein  Vice President- August Frillici  Secretary-Caroline O’Leary  Treasurer-Parker Healey  Historian-Alon Thein    5th Grade  President-Owen Vaughan  Vice President-Alex Davis  Secretary-Maddie Palacheck  Treasurer-Nellie Wood  Historian-Charlie Stenburg 

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Drop Off Line Safety Reminders

With the recent changes in the weather, drop-off line use has increased quite a bit. As a reminder, when you pull up in the drop-off line, your child should be ready to hop right out of the car. By the time you pull up to school, kids should be...

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Walk, Roll to School Now 10/12 & Fall Fest Volunteers Needed 

Due to the weather, Walk & Roll To School Day is postponed to Wednesday 10/12. Fall Festival Volunteers Needed! We need your help to bring the Fall Festival on 10/22 to life. Sign up to help distribute tickets, staff inflatables and games, set up, clean up and help out...

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