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November 27, 2020

HSA Updates: Budget Vote, Elections, and General Meeting

With the end of the school year rapidly approaching, the HSA is prepared to engage our community virtually to take care of some important HSA business! Please save the date for a virtual end of year General Meeting: May 27, 2020, at 6:30 pm. At that meeting, we will vote on our 2020-21 Budget, elect officers for the upcoming school …
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HSA Updates: Budget Vote, Elections, and General Meeting

Seeking Candidates for the 2020-21 HSA Executive Board: Deadline May 6

Seeking Candidates for the 2020-21 HSA Executive Board: Deadline May 6
The nominating committee is seeking, by May 6, nominations and self-nominations for executive officers of the HSA for the 2020-21 school year. Co-president Brianne Cohen and Co-treasurer Paul Brodsky will each remain on the Board for their second term - all other positions are open to the parent community. A virtual vote will be held on May 27 to …
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HSA SY2019-20 Budget Reallocation Update and COVID-19 Resources

The HSA Board has sent checks to our eight dedicated aides and nurses, who as contract staff rather than DCPS employees, were the members of our community most directly impacted by the school closure. To fund this important community need, we reallocated $4,000 from two programs; JustMe, which was cancelled by the performer and Science Night, which came in significantly …
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HSA SY2019-20 Budget Reallocation Update and COVID-19 Resources

It's Enrollment Time!!!

It's Enrollment Time!!!
IT'S ENROLLMENT TIME AGAIN! WHEN SHOULD I ENROLL MY STUDENT(S) Students returning to Lafayette for the 2020/2021 school year should register by Friday May 15, 2020. Pre-K 4 lottery families have until Monday, June 15th, 2020 to enroll students New, in-boundary families will enroll on a rolling basis. The sooner the better! HOW DO I ENROLL? WHERE SHOULD I GO? Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, all student enrollment …
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LSAT Needs You!!! Seeking Nominations

Our LSAT is a group of elected and appointed members that consists of parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff, and a community member to advise the principal on matters that promote high expectations and high achievement for all students. We are specifically looking for parents who bring a diverse perspective to represent the diversity in our student and community body. We will …
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LSAT Needs You!!!  Seeking Nominations

Reading Challenge Ends Saturday, May 2!

Reading challenge ends Saturday, May 2!
It's the final week of the Lafayette spring reading challenge, and third grade continues to dominate the field! As a school, we've logged more than 30,500 minutes! Log onto Beanstack through Clever this week and log your minutes! The winning classroom will get to choose books for the classroom library. The reading challenge ends on Saturday, May 2nd, but you …
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Magic Tree House Home Adventures

Read and Explore with Jack and Annie Every Week! Join Jack and Annie on exciting adventures—come face to face with animals in strange lands, do battle with warriors across time, get swept up by nature’s force, and win big alongside famous sports heroes—all from the comfort of your home! Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from …
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Magic Tree House Home Adventures

Bill Nye the Science Guy on WAMU

Bill Nye the Science Guy on WAMU
You may have seen him on the PBS show named after him, or his Netflix series, “Bill Nye Saves The World.” Or maybe you’ve caught his new podcast, “Science Rules!” Next up, he’s on “Kojo For Kids.” Listen and call in with your most intriguing questions about our oceans, the universe or that moldy thing growing in the back of …
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Lafayette’s Annual Auction Was a Record-Breaking Success Because of YOU

Because of you, the 2020 spring auction raised $135,000 ($105,000 in net proceeds) to support Lafayette! We're so grateful to our community for its generosity - from the parents who made generous bids to the local restaurants and businesses that donated terrific items and services to the educators who provided teacher treats and made our class art …
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Lafayette’s Annual Auction Was a Record-Breaking Success Because of YOU

We're Here to Help!

We're here to help!
Reminder: The Lafayette SEL/Mental Health team is here to help families with any needs you may be experiencing, including counseling, school supplies, food assistance, technology support, etc. Just send an email to LafayetteNeeds@gmail.com and/or complete the Community Needs form for yourself or someone else and a member of our team will reach out. Helpful resources on behavior management, mindfulness and overall …
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Know a Prospective Lafayette Family? Ask Them to Sign up for Enrollment and Tour News

Do you know other families who is thinking about enrolling at Lafayette in the fall? If so, we want to get to know them! Please ask them to fill out this form. Then we can keep them up to date on enrollment news, an upcoming virtual tour, plans for the start of next year and ways to start to connect …
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Know a Prospective Lafayette Family? Ask Them to Sign up for Enrollment and Tour News

Find Classmates on the A to Z Directory

Find Classmates on the A to Z Directory
Never signed up for the A to Z Directory? It's not too late! The A to Z Directory has an online edition to compliment the hard-copy distributed in the fall. You can signup any time here by following these instructions. Download the app to have the information at your fingertips to arrange virtual playdates. Please reach out to directory@lafayettehsa.org if you have any questions.
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Images Winners!

Congratulations! No pandemic can stop our dearly beloved Lafayette Tradition - IMAGES, our Lafayette Art and Literary Anthology! And that means the cover contest must go on! Finalists were selected this past week and congratulations are in order for the following accomplished artists: Cover - Maria Tumova Back Cover - Skye Brookfield Title Page - Marleigh McKay Table of Contents …
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Images winners!

Your Public Libraries are Here for You!

Your public libraries are here for you!
Have you been taking advantage of your public libraries? The buildings are closed, but their virtual offerings are growing all the time. This is just a list of a few of the resources and events that DC and Montgomery County Public Libraries have for you during this crisis. As a DC resident, you’re eligible to get a MCPL card, and their system is …
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I Love My Library Media Specialist Contest!

We all love Lafayette's very own Library Media Specialist, Rachel Leese! Now you can make a poster all about it and enter your poster in a contest! You can also share your poster in Teams to share our love for Ms. Leese with Lafayette! The contest is sponsored by EveryLibrary and the Washington Teachers' Union. Winners receive gift cards! …
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Community Notices

Reading Write Now! Tutoring for Pre-K through 5th Grade
Lafayette mom and substitute teacher Roberta Kavanaugh is offering online tutoring and/or a Literacy Kit to work with your child at their Independent Reading Level. Go to ReadingWriteNow.com to request a free consultation.
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