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Holiday Gift Drive and MLK Day of Service

Lafayette Gives Back would like to thank all the amazing donors who contributed to our holiday gift drives. Your generosity made it possible for families around our area to feel cared for and seen during this holiday season! A special thanks to Amanda Anderson and Dylana Blum for being...

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LSAT Meeting Tomorrow, 12/21

The LSAT will meet tomorrow evening. Agenda is as follows:   7:00-7:05PM:  Welcome, greeting, establish quorum 7:05-7:10PM:  Affirm 2023 meeting dates and times.  7:10-7:20PM:  Dr. Broquard present enrollment data, including petitions 7:20-7:30PM:  LSAT questions and discussion related to enrollment presentation 7:30-7:45PM:  Discuss budget survey draft and topics  7:45-7:55PM:  Finalize...

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Help the HSA’S Bear Fund Campaign End Strong!

Every donation – no matter the size – has the power to make a difference for our students. Get your 2022 tax deduction AND help the Bear Fund campaign finish strong by making a donation today! We’re working to help Lafayette continue offering the programs, opportunities, and experiences that...

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Makeup Photos are NOW Available!

Great news! Lafayette ES make-up day portraits are now online for viewing and purchasing.  To view the galleries, go to  www.FREEDPICS.com Enter the password:  LAFAYETTE22TG  Questions? Please contact  or call 301.652.5452

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The Winter Magic Virtual Concert is Here!

Below are links to each concert; Pre-K-2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, and 4th-5th Grade! It may take a little time to load; downloading the videos to your device may work better than streaming! These are pre-recorded, so feel free to watch any and all; HAPPY HOLIDAYS!    Pre-K-2nd Grade: https://dck12-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/meaghan_gemar_k12_dc_gov/EWGpvsWT_ZxJsXzbqu99ackBmar2qDpFBJ0MnYb456vzWA?e=Id7qx9...

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2 Hour Delay – Thursday, 12/15

Due to inclement weather, DCPS will open on a 2 hour delay on Thursday, 12/15.  Students should arrive at school between 10:20 am – 10:40 am.     Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, DCPS abrirá con un retraso de 2 horas el jueves 15/12. Los estudiantes deben llegar a...

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December Cub Facts is here!

Cub Facts Dec 22 This edition features the theme of Winter. 4th and 5th Grade students enjoyed creating this magazine for our Pre-K and Kindergarten students. We hope you enjoy the poems, stories, and activity pages this month. 

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Thanks for a Successful Book Fair!

We would like to extend a special thanks to Ms. Leese, the parent volunteers, and families that supported the Lafayette Book Fair this past week to make it a success! We are so appreciative to have your generous participation, especially because a sizable portion of these proceeds will go...

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Winter FLEX Registration Opens Monday 12/12!

Flex registration opens Monday, December 12th at 5 PM. Flex registration closes January 9th at 11:59 PM Please click this flyer FLEX ACADEMIES Flyer Winter 2023 – Lafayette (1) (2) for the Winter 2023 schedule and course descriptions. Visit WWW.FLEXACADEMIES and select enroll now to register.

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Finish Line in Sight + Raffle Winners!

THANK YOU to the entire Lafayette community for a terrific Bear Fund Week! In just one week, we raised over $51,000 for a total of $137,824 for the programs that make our school so special. While we are still short of our $160,000 goal, donations are still rolling in...

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Submissions Due This Friday for Winter Virtual Concert!

Winter Magic Virtual Concert Back by popular demand! The Winter Magic Virtual Concert is an opportunity for all Lafayette students to submit a video of their talents to Ms. Gemar or Mr. Brockman! The concert link will be released at 6:00pm on Friday, December 16th! If you would like...

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Book Fair is this week!

The Lafayette Book Fair is this week, December 5-9. The fair will be in the library and open to students during the school day, and to families from 3:15-4:30, Monday through Thursday. The online book fair will run from now until December 14th, which is a great option for out-of-stock books and out-of-state family! Class schedules...

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Winter FLEX Registration Opens This Monday!

Flex registration opens Monday, December 12th at 5 PM Flex registration closes January 9th at 11:59 PM   Please view this flyer for the Winter 2023 schedule and course descriptions.  Visit WWW.FLEXACADEMIES.COM and select enroll now to register. 

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Cookies and Coding This Saturday, December 10!

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students and an adult family member are invited to Cookies and Coding on Saturday December 10th from 10am until noon at Lafayette Elementary. Come learn all about coding at this fun, free and informative event! Students, accompanied by an adult family member, will enjoy some cookies and...

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Community Notices

  Do you know that our very own Peace Teacher is also a children’s book author? Ms. Ryden has written six books based on some of the lessons that they learn in Peace Class.  Lessons are about brain science, kindness, mindfulness, communication, worry, anxiety, sleep and gratitude. All of...

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Lost and Found at the Book Fair

The Lafayette lost and found bins are brimming with forgotten or misplaced items. To help you reunite with clothing, water bottles, and more that your student is missing, the bins will be located by the book fair site during the event. Please check for any items that belong to your...

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Smartphones and Social Media: Why Waiting Is Best

SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, JANUARY 10th 7pm via Zoom “Smartphones and Social Media: Why Waiting Is Best (and What to Do If You Didn’t) – A Presentation for Parents”    Before you buy your elementary or middle schooler a smartphone, you’ll want to hear this presentation. One of the biggest sources of...

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Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose Resources

Following up on the HSA General meeting I promised to share the monthly resources the Racial Equity Committee is sharing with teachers as part of our third Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose. This month our Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose theme is Empathy. We are going to focus on...

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Thank you Lafayette Gives Back Volunteers

Lafayette Gives Back is sending a huge thank you to all our volunteers who helped with our fall volunteer activities. Shout outs go to coat drive volunteers: Kerry Cassidy Lapin Tanya Covington Jessica Jones  Ami Levy Nicole Majestic   Anu Mullick  Jessica Wang  Rachel Zuraw  Catherine Bye And special thanks...

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Consider Donating Winter Clothes to the School

As you are cleaning out winter clothes that don’t fit anymore, consider donating outgrown pants to the nurse’s office.  We always have the need for a “spare set of clothes” for kids who have accidents, fall in the mud, etc.  We have plenty of shirts, but we’re always in...

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This All-Lafayette Effort Needs YOU!

You’re making it happen, Lafayette! Keep up the team effort! We are so close to raising the Bear Fund money needed to keep funding all the programs, extracurriculars, classroom supplies, and more that you’ve come to know and love about our school.  As 2nd-grade parent Edward K. Brown says...

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Check ‘Bear Fund’ off your to-do list and donate today!

Parents, we get it: The mental load is real. The Murchies have even created this hilarious video to demonstrate it. Bear Fund Week ends tomorrow, and we need your help to make it a success. We know we’ve totally overloaded you with requests to increase participation and help us...

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