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Fall Update from Dr. B

Carrie sropped
Dear Lafayette Families – Fall has finally arrived and there is much to share and celebrate. Our students are in full swing with learning, projects, book reports, field trips and ST Math. While many of you are familiar with Jiji the penguin and ST Math, some of you may still be wondering how it works. ST Math is a spatial …

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Friday is Photo Day

Friday is Photo Day!
Pull out the hairbrush and wash those faces--students will be taking both class and individual pictures on Friday by FreedSpirit. Clothing Suggestions: solid colors and simple patterns photograph best; avoid shirts with large graphics. This is our sixth year using Freed. Those of you new to Lafayette will see that Freed operates a little differently than traditional school photographers. …

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Last Chance for Fall Festival Tickets! Prices Go Up at the Door

Last Chance for Fall Festival Tickets! Prices Go Up at the Door!
We are less than a week away from the bigger-than-ever Lafayette Fall Festival. Purchase your tickets today! Remember, the price will go up the day of, so get your tickets in advance. If you are at drop-off at school on Thursday, October 19th or at pickup on Friday, look for the Fall Festival Table to purchase or pick-up your tickets in advance. Save time and avoid the lines at the Fall Festival, and get your tickets this week (credit cards preferred). Remember Golden L families, get in for free, so sign up for Golden L today here. Also don't forget to sign up for the pie competition or chili cook-off and get ready to volunteer. Your participation is key to make the Festival a success for all.

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Fall Festival Movie "Bedknobs and Broomsticks"

After a full day of games, food and fun, there is no better way to relax and end the day than with a movie and popcorn! Please join us at 3:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room for an oldie but a goodie, "Bedknobs and Broomsticks".  The annual movie feature is a part of the Fall Festival activities. Please make sure …

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Healthy Schools Month Underway

Healthy Schools Month Update
Growing Healthy Schools Month is underway and we've had lots of exciting activities to celebrate the month! Last Friday, students attended an assembly led by the Audubon Naturalist Society and learned about recycling and learned about the right place to put their trash. During the week, Pre-K students came out to the school garden to explore and harvest potatoes. …

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Get Your Bake On! Pie Competition

Love the smell of freshly baked goods wafting through your kitchen? Then help make some special treats for the Lafayette Fall Festival or challenge yourself against fellow neighbors at the Lafayette Fall Festival Pie Competition! The Wonder of Fall: Pie Competition this Saturday, October 21st. Rules: Pie must be homemade. Pies of any flavor are welcome - not just …

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Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Chili Cook-Off

Sign up today for the first annual Chili-Cook off taking place at this year's Fall Festival. Get your chilis ready as you compete to win the coveted Best Chili Award of Lafayette Elementary School. See below for details The Wonder of Fall: Chili Cook-Off Competition this Saturday, October 21st. Rules Chili must be homemade. Spice is welcome, just be …

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Math Club & Math Team News

Math Club & Math Team News
From the Math Center

Math Club: We had a great start to Math Club last Wednesday but it’s not too late for students in grades 3, 4 and 5 to join us! We focus on investigations, games and problem-solving and welcome any student with a love for math. This year we will be meeting on Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to …

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Save the date: Halloween Parade is October 31st

Save the date: Halloween Parade is October 31st
Our annual Halloween parade and parties are right around the corner! The Halloween parade will step off at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, 10/31. A map of the parade route (which will involve both the track and the upper park) will be forthcoming. Parties will follow directly after classes return to the building from the parade.

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Trick-or-Treating at Knollwood Retirement Home - October 27th

Trick-or-Treating at Knollwood Retirement Home - Oct. 27th
Want another opportunity to show off your costume, get some early Halloween treats, AND enrich the lives of neighborhood seniors? Join Lafayette Gives Back for a fun costume parade, talent show and trick-or-treating extravaganza to share the Halloween spirit with the residents at Knollwood from 3:00-4:15 on Friday the 27th (it's a no-school day). The children will have an opportunity …

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Community Notices 10/17

Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project exists to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters for Halloween fun. Consider offering allergy-friendly candy or non-food treats for Trick-or-Treaters and displaying a teal pumpkin sign. Learn more here.

"Out of the Darkness" Walk to Fight Suicide - Saturday, October 28th
Please help us reach our goal of reducing the rate of suicide by 25% by 2025. How? Join "Team Brendon" at this year's Washington, DC "Out of the Darkness" walk to fight suicide on Saturday, October 28th at 4 pm. For more information, go here or email Liz McReady at lizmcf@yahoo.com.

Sanctuary: Yoga for Parents of Special Needs Kids

Willow Street Yoga
Takoma Park, MD
Six Sundays, Nov. 5 to Dec. 17 (no class 11/26)
2:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Go here to register
Do you have a child with special needs and unique gifts? Are you feeling overwhelmed, emotionally exhausted and a bit numb from having to navigate your child's daily challenges, your family's management, and advocating for their choices - all leaving you little time for self-care? We know that by lessening stress for you, we can lessen stress for your child. Peaceful parents make smarter choices, and are healthier overall.

Join Michelle Cohen, RYT for a six-week series to focus on you and your special self-care needs. Soothe your frazzled nervous system with yoga, breathing, mindfulness techniques and restoratives so you can return home with a fresh perspective, and more patience and compassion. Move, breathe and share within a supportive community of parents who totally get it. All yoga levels (including beginners) welcome.

Imagination Stage kicks off its 2017 theatre season with The Smartest Girl in the World (ages 6 & up) by local playwright, Miriam Gonzales. The show runs Oct. 7 - Oct. 29. Buy tickets online or call the box office at 301-280-1660.

The Smartest Girl in the World
October 7-29, 2017
By Miriam Gonzales
Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
Best for Ages 6+

Studious Leo and his younger sister Lizzy couldn’t be more different. But, the two share dreams of becoming successful and making life easier for their overworked parents. When Mami and Papi forbid Leo to accept a place on his school’s TV Challenge team due to his chronic illness, Lizzy studies up to compete in his stead. But, the plan backfires when Leo feels jealous rather than grateful. Can Lizzy win the competition and regain her brother’s love?
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