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August 29, 2017

From Dr. B:
Back-to-School Nights, and More

Dear Lafayette Families,

What an incredible start to the 2017-2018 school year! We are off and running. This week, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Back-to-School Nights. These are the evenings where teachers will share pertinent information, answer questions, and give you a sneak peek into your child’s daily life.
  • August 30th – Grades PK4, 1st, 3rd, and 5th
  • August 31st – Grades KDG, 2nd, and 4th
The evenings begins at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. The full schedule can be found here.

We also look forward to seeing everyone at a few other events planned for the upcoming weeks: The New Parent Social on Sept. 6th, the HSA General Meeting on Sept. 13th, and the Homecoming Mixer on Sept. 15th.

We are a strong school community because our parents are supportive of the school and of on another. As we open the year, we are eternally grateful for all that we have as a school and a community. Thank you for entrusting us with your children and for your unwavering support.

Have a great week!
Dr. B

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Parent Huddle this Thursday, 6/17 @ 6:30 pm - Last one of the year!

Parent Huddle this Thursday, 6/17 @ 6:30 pm - Last one of the year!
Parent Huddle this Thursday, 6/17 @ 6:30 pm! Please join me for the last parent huddle of 2020-2021!! We will discuss critical information for the upcoming school year, including: Schedules for next year COVID 19 guidelines for next year Aftercare for SY22 Device Turn in Beginning of School/Summer Dates Building Tours Class Lists First Day of School PreK Transition Week …

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HSA and LSAT 2021/22 Election Results

HSA and LSAT 2021/22 Election Results
The results are in! Thanks to everyone in the Lafayette community who took the time to vote in the Home & School Association Board and Local School Advisory Team elections. Elections were open for a full week from June 7-14 and one vote was allotted per parent/guardian. With 315 votes cast, we are pleased to welcome Rachel Zuraw as …

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Virtual Field Day is TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 16

Virtual Field Day is TOMORROW, Wednesday, June 16
All students will come to Wellness Wednesday at 9:15 for the big Taco Kick off! During Wellness Wednesday we will get warmed up with a Raining Taco Dance and information needed to access all of the events. In preparation for the day, there is some equipment that you will need. If you don’t have it, no worries, just skip that …

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Last Cub Facts of the Year!

Last Cub Facts of the Year!
To all those young and young at heart, we hope you have enjoyed reading the stories and poems, and doing the activities in this magazine. A special shoutout to the following students who have worked so hard this year to make this happen every month: Camille Allee, Elizabeth Burke, Riley Cocco, Elsa Dowd, Nora Dowd, Alaina Jones, Sam Koch, Alexis Larson, …

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Want Your Former 1st or 2nd Grader’s Fabulous Art from School Year 19-20? 

Want Your Former 1st or 2nd Grader’s Fabulous Art from School Year 19-20? 
IT’S YOUR TURN, CURRENT 2nd and 3rd GRADERS! I will be setting out boxes with art portfolios in them for you to claim this week, Wednesday June 16-Friday June 18. Portfolios will be organized alphabetically by FIRST name UNDER THEIR LAST YEAR’S TEACHER. For more info about our projects and units, also pick up a portfolio description sheet. 4th and 5th graders- your portfolios …

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School Behavioral Health Survey

School Behavioral Health Survey
As part of DCPS's commitment to the Trauma Responsive Model, there is an end of school year survey that we are asking staff, students and families to complete, called the “Strengthening School Behavioral Health Survey 2021.” This survey is due by June 18, 2021. Lafayette will receive a summary report that can inform the School Strengthening Work Plan and help monitor delivery …

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Congratulations To Our Amazing Mindful Mentors!

Congratulations To Our Amazing Mindful Mentors!
Mindful Mentors is a team of 4th and 5th graders who volunteer to teach mindfulness and lead Mindful Moments during Wednesday Morning Meetings. I've done Mindful Mentors for many years but this year we had to reinvent our program to work in a virtual setting. For the first few months a small group of amazing 5th graders were madly going …

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A message from the HSA: Thank you to our community!

A message from the HSA: Thank you to our community!
As we close out this unprecedented year, we'd like to recognize our amazing community. Our administration, teachers, and staff showed skill, dexterity and dedication, ensuring our students felt joy, security, purpose, and community, all while learning their traditional curriculum and learning some important life lessons. We remain awestruck and grateful for the everyday acts of heroism we witnessed this year. …

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Join Us Tonight for the Last HSA General Meeting

Join Us Tonight for the Last HSA General Meeting
The last HSA general meeting of the year will be held tonight, Monday June 14 at 6:30 pm. You can join via Teams here. Click here to join the meeting +1 202-516-6137,,547536345# United States, Washington DC Phone Conference ID: 547 536 345# Each year, the HSA recognizes teachers, staff members, parents, or other members of the community for outstanding and sustained …

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Voting Closes Monday for HSA and LSAT Elections!

Voting Closes Monday for HSA and LSAT Elections!
Each year, the Home School Association and Local School Advisory Team hold elections for each group. For efficiency and convenience, the elections are held concurrently. The Home School Association is a volunteer group focused on bringing the school community closer together and fundraising to support the school budget gap not covered by DC Public Schools. Many of the roles are …

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A Successful Virtual Race!

A Successful Virtual Race!
Thank you to our Lafayette community for participating in this year’s virtual race. It was great fun and we hope to do it again next year. Together we raised about $8,500 for Lafayette!! Since our third grade students were the fundraising champs a special prize will be left for you in front of school this Wednesday. Boxes of trinkets will …

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Sounds of Summer Virtual Concert-Watch Now!

Sounds of Summer Virtual Concert-Watch Now!
Here is the link to the Sounds of Summer Virtual Concert! Feel free to start and stop as needed and also to download the file to keep. We hope you enjoy and congratulations to all of our performers. Have a wonderful night celebrating and special thanks to Ms. Perll and Ms. Carroll for all of their work to make this …

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Join the Lafayette Elementary SPARK team to celebrate the renaming of Lafayette Pointer Park

Join the Lafayette Elementary SPARK team to celebrate the renaming of Lafayette Pointer Park
NOTE THE NEW START TIME! Join Mayor Bowser at Lafayette-Pointer Park on June 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to dedicate the new Recreation Center and unveil two new historic signs that reclaim the lost history of the African-American community that once lived there. Historic Chevy Chase DC has organized several exciting activities for the day, including a mural kids will …

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Announcing our 2021 Marquis de Lafayette Award Recipients

Announcing our 2021 Marquis de Lafayette Award Recipients
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 Monday, June 14 at 6:30 pm. There will be an optional in person ceremony for recipients …

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Want Your Former 3rd or 4th Grader’s Fabulous Art from School Year 19-20?

Want Your Former 3rd or 4th Grader’s Fabulous Art from School Year 19-20?
IT’S YOUR TURN CURRENT 4TH AND 5TH GRADERS! I will be setting out boxes with art portfolios in them for you to claim this week, Wednesday June 9-Friday June 11. Portfolios will be organized alphabetically by FIRST name UNDER THEIR LAST YEAR’S TEACHER. For more info about our projects and units, also pick up a portfolio description sheet. Please let Ms. McLaughlin know if you have …

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Community Notices

Art Contest for Students!

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is holding an art contest for kids from kindergarten through sixth grade (ages 5-12). Kids can use their creativity and talent to help raise awareness of how to stay safe on the roads. Winners will receive a certificate of recognition and have their artwork featured in a 2018 calendar.

See more at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/OurRoadsArtContest.

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