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November 28, 2020

Welcome to the Tuesday Bulletin!

Welcome to the Tuesday Bulletin!
Welcome to the first Tuesday Bulletin of the 2020-21 school year! For new families, the Tuesday Bulletin is a weekly newsletter published every Tuesday (summer and school-year breaks excepted.) The Tuesday Bulletin is created through submissions from teachers, school staff, and parents, and edited and emailed by parent volunteers. Communication will be more important than ever this year so please let …

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DCPS Parent University is in session!

Distance Learning Info
Not long after we went online, DCPS began a great series of workshops for families called Parent University, focusing on technology, social-emotional learning, and other helpful topics. These workshops continue, including some important ones this week! Tuesday the 17th, at 3:00 p.m., they're presenting a session on "Supporting Specialized Instruction During Learning at Home." Learn more and how to attend. …

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Looking for Draft Schedule Info and More?

BackToSchool
Check out the Back to School Huddle Powerpoint from last week that includes draft schedules for each grade along with information on school supplies and more. On Thursday, we will host a parent panel for our PK/KDG families with former PK families who will share their experiences with virtual learning last spring. Please join us at 6:00 pm. All other families are invited to join at 6:30 pm.

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Make Sure to Sign Up for the Lafayette Family Directory

Make Sure to Sign Up for the Lafayette Family Directory
Every year the HSA compiles a family directory using a service called A-Z Connect that is delivered to every family in the school and is also available as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. This directory is checked many times each week when arranging virtual play dates, contacting room parents, scheduling volunteer activities and more. All information in …

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Voting Results for Technology Reserve Spend

Voting Results for Technology Reserve Spend
Thank you all for your questions and votes regarding the HSA proposal to purchase 60 computers for teachers through our reserve spend for a total of $55,000. After five days of voting, we received a total of 308 votes: 290 in favor of the technology reserve spend and 18 against. As a result of this vote, we will proceed with …

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Lafayette Gives Back Book Drive Update

Lafayette Gives Back Book Drive Update
Lafayette Gives Back, our school's community service program, wants to thank all of the generous Lafayette families who donated books to our summer book drive to benefit our sister school, Takoma Education Campus (TEC). We collected more than 2,000 books and each TEC student who comes to school to check out a tablet in August will get to take home …

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Interested in Donating School Supplies?

Interested in Donating School Supplies?
The HSA is committed to ensuring every student has the supplies they need at home for the coming school year. If you would also like to make an in-kind donation of supplies, please fill out this form to contribute. If you need support for supplies, please reach out to the school.

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Community Notices

Calling all Babysitters!
We’re compiling a listing of neighborhood babysitters for the print edition of the Lafayette Family Directory. This is intended for neighborhood students–usually Lafayette alums or siblings–who will be available for weekend, evening and other casual babysitting. The listings are free, but please only submit a listing if you expect to be reasonably available, and limit the entry to a few …

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Submissions for next week's issue should be emailed to news@lafayettehsa.org. Submissions are due by 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. Submissions received after this time will be included in the following issue, unless instructed otherwise.