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Ready, Set, BID! Auction Items on Sale Now for May 6th Event

Ready, Set, BID! Warm up your thumbs…the silent auction website for Lafayette in Bloom is open for bidding TODAY! Visit to check out silent auction items, start bidding, and buy tickets! The silent auction includes items like class creations, teacher experiences, and fantastic items from local businesses. You can also see the kid and...

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Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Board School Year 2023-24 (5/7)

DCPS is looking for parents and caregivers from across the District to join Chancellor Lewis D. Ferebee’s Parent Advisory Board for School Year 2023-2024. The application closes on Sunday, May 7. Applications and flyers are available here in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic. POC: 

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Calling all Lafayette Racers!!

Lafayette Elementary is hosting an IN-PERSON 5K race on April 30th.  The race will take place at nearby Carter Barron (4850 Colorado Ave NW).  The race will start at 8am and the 1 mile Fun Race will start at 9am.  JOIN US!!   Here’s what you need to know:...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Mental Health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. It is easy to ignore the body indicators of poor mental well-being – consistent tense neck, poor sleep, and feeling irritable are some cues. Take time to...

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Images Winners for Arts Night

Images contest cover votes are in, and the Lafayette publications committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Images Cover Contest!  Front Cover Winner: Caddy Faircloth  Back Cover Winners: Nina Sharifi & Emmy Romhilt  Title Page Winners: Emma Lomba & Felicia Marks-Flores  Semi Finalists: Congrats to Astrid Greene, Zippy Steiner,...

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The Newest Edition of Cub Facts is Here!

What is Cub Facts? It’s a magazine created by 4th and 5th Graders for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. A new issue is created each month (more or less). Students receive a hard copy of the publication, but you can also find it here: Cub Facts April 2023.      ...

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Calling all 2nd Grade Parents!

Each grade has had an opportunity to volunteer for the Drop-Off LIne this school year, so we’re back around to asking 2nd grade parents to staff the Drop-Off line for the month of May. For those of you not familiar with this volunteer opportunity, it involves showing up at 8:20am at the...

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 The HSA can’t do it without you. What you ask? Everything!   This year the HSA is experiencing a high level of turnover due to families graduating out of the school and others finishing their terms. There are a lot of open roles and without people stepping up to...

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Spring Break Test to Return – Upload by 5 pm Sunday!

Upload your results by 5 pm Today!  Students: Upload COVID-19 Test Results 

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Community Notices April 11, 2023

Goings on at Alice Deal Middle School 5th Grade Families – HERE WE GROW!  Sign up to visit Alice Deal Middle School Open House on Saturday April 29th, 2023. You will meet current Deal Middle Schoolers, participate in a student guided tour and connect with Principal Neal for a Q&A session. ...

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Additional Arts Night Information

Please see this multi-page Arts Night Flyer for full details on the upcoming 2023 Arts Nights! Again, let us know if you have any questions! Our contact info is on the last page of the flyer. We are looking forward to May and June!

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Last Call for Early Bird Ticket Pricing!

Get your auction tickets now for an early bird discount. Tickets are currently $90, increase to $100 per person after 4/15, and are $110 per person at the door. You can buy tickets at Please buy tickets early so we can get an accurate headcount to better plan for this...

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Help Thank your Teachers!

This year’s Staff Appreciation Week is from May 1 – May 5! Every year, our community organizes a week to celebrate our amazing teachers and staff. To help us, we ask families and children to bring a thank you card on Tuesday, May 2 and a flower on Friday,...

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Thank you Paraprofessionals in Special Ed, Pre-K, and K!

Wednesday, April 5th is Paraprofessionals Day. We celebrate our amazing suite of special education professionals, and our Pre-K and Kindergarten aides. Lafayette’s Pre-K and Kindergarten classes include so much love and development for our children. And Lafayette is well-known for its strong commitment to and support for special education....

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Happy Assistant Principal Appreciation Week!

Our school is what it is because of our two amazing Assistant Principals! Thank you to Stephanie Mayhew and Madison Bosurgi for all you do!

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Enrollment Season is Here!

Enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year is open!  All students who are new and returning students must complete new enrollment paperwork.  We are asking all returning students to complete their enrollment no later than Friday, 5/26. Enrollment is available online: Returning students must provide proof of residency: One of the following documents: Paystub...

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Mindfulness & Peace Program General Meeting at 7pm Tonight! 

The entire Lafayette community is welcome! Use this Zoom link. We will review the HSA 2023-2024 Budget before we learn more about the Peace Program with Ms. Ryden who is leaving Lafayette after 20 years. Come celebrate Ms. Ryden as she shares what your kids learn in peace class...

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