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November 28, 2020

What a WONDER-ful Fall Festival!

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The Lafayette campus abounded with families and friends on Saturday at the 2017 Fall Festival. Great food, activities and entertainment, coupled with the gorgeous weather, made it a great day to celebrate the WONDER of Fall. Click for a slideshow and more!

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The Coveted Best Chili Award Goes To...

The Coveted Best Chili Award Goes To...
Our first annual chili cook off was a smashing success…we sold out of 50 pounds of chili in under an hour! The entrants did not disappoint either, as our celebrity judge (Councilman Brandon Todd) can attest. Our winner, Julie Visperas, delighted us all with her Oatmeal Stout Chili – complete with a side of corn bread. Not to be outdone, …

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The Award for Sweetest Pie Goes To...

The Award for Sweetest Pie Goes To...
It was a sweet day at the Fall Festival, so special thanks to all of our bakers who came out and made both the Pie Competition and Bake Sale such a success. We're not quite sure if there has ever been such picture perfect pies on display and Dr. Broquard did not have an easy time making her decision. So without …

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Meet the 5th Grade Team

Meet the 5th Grade Team
Annie Campbell teaches 5th Grade English Language Arts. She is originally from the D.C. area. She attended Elon University and is currently in graduate school. Outside of school she enjoys baking, rooting for the Nationals, and playing with her tiny dog. She knows how to rock a Christmas sweater at a presidential meet and greet. David Gregal teaches …

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Order Your Lafayette Brick

Order Your Lafayette Brick
Have you been wondering how to get your child's or family's name on the brick walkway in front of the school? Are you starting your holiday shopping and interested in giving a brick? You can order your brick now for installation in the spring using this link Starting this year, all brick sales are on-line only. If …

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Volunteers Needed: Biking in the Park for 2nd Graders

Volunteers Needed: Biking in the Park for 2nd Graders
2nd Grade Bike Rides Second grade students have been working hard during physical education class in preparation for their culminating bike rides. Students learn how to ride, how to be safe, practice and then go on a 2-7 mile ride around the neighborhood and Rock Creek Park. We have completed 3 rides and have 2 to go. It is such …

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Rugby Club Tournament Oct. 29

Rugby Club Tournament Oct. 29
Students in 4th and 5th grade have been participating in learning the skills and strategies of flag rugby. We have been practicing when possible in preparation for an upcoming tournament this weekend. Students who were interested should have brought home an information sheet with dates and times of practice. They were asked to return the chart with their availability for …

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Band Brûlée Benefit for Lafayette at Villain and Saint

Band Brûlée Benefit for Lafayette at Villain and Saint
Lafayette parent-led Band Brûlée will be playing less than 10 minutes from Lafayette at one of the area’s best small music venues, Villain & Saint, on November 2 at 8 p.m. Band members Louis Matza (parent of Freya, 4th grade) and Aura Kanegis (parent of Kai, 3rd grade and Zola, 1st grade) will donate 100% of their proceeds to the Lafayette HSA if at least 10 …

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DCPS to Test Water for Lead

DCPS to Test Water for Lead
The health and safety of your child is paramount to DCPS. To ensure the safety of our drinking water, the Department of General Services (DGS) conducts water testing in all DCPS buildings. Last school year, new filtration system were then tested for elevated levels of lead. Per District of Columbia law, all drinking water sources must test below 5 ppb …

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Wanted: WordPress Wizard

Wanted: WordPress Wizard
Are you a WordPress Wizard? Do you know your PHP from your shortcode? If so, the Lafayette communications committee could use your skills. We need someone to serve as a resource for technical issues and to help maintain the site on a semi-regular basis. If you'd like to flex your widgets or parade your plugins, email Sophie Hanrahan, HSA communications …

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Ms. Snowden Quoted in WAMU Story

Ms. Snowden Quoted in WAMU Story
Think there are no native Washingtonians? Think again. Read or hear our own Ms. Snowden, who retired last spring, as part of this article about Washingtonians, perceptions and race.

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No School Friday, So Come Trick-or-Treat at Knollwood!

No School Friday, So Come Trick-or-Treat at Knollwood!
Halloween is coming, and so is a chance to enrich the lives of neighborhood seniors, show off your costume, and get some early Halloween treats! 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 Retirement Community from 3:00-4:15 THIS Friday the 27th (it's a no-school day). The children will have an opportunity to announce …

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Halloween Parade is October 31st

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. Student are welcome to come …

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Community Notices 10/23

Lafayette Park Fall Cleanup
Help keep Lafayette Park looking gorgeous. As evidenced by the fun had this past weekend at the Fall Festival, Lafayette Park is a tremendous asset to our community. What you may not know is that the city provides NO funding for the perimeter gardens, for either planting or maintenance. The park depends on YOU to keep going strong and looking beautiful. The Friends of Lafayette Park will be holding its annual fall cleanup Saturday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.. Please sign up for an hour, two, or three - whatever time you have to commit - to help weed, rake, and maintain this unique and valuable community space. You can sign up here. If you would like to make a tax-deductible financial contribution, please visit the FOLP site. Thank you in advance for your support, and see you Saturday!
For more information please contact Laura Phinizy.

Spend Your Weekend at the Library
Friday, October 27 at 2:00 p.m.
No School? No Problem! Join us on Friday afternoon when the National Museum of African Art visits the Chevy Chase Library. We will learn how art is woven into the fabric of everyday day across the African continent.
This program is for ages 6 and up (8 and under with an adult).Saturday, October 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Create instant 3-D prints with FutureMakers. Become a product designer and rapid prototype a robot face! Explore the process of vacuum forming to create squishy foam 3-dimensional designs to take home!
Ages 6 and up, under 9 with adult.

Lafayette Recreation Center Modernization Community Meeting
Please join the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the Department of General Services (DGS) on Thursday, October 26, 2017 for a project kickoff meeting for the scheduled modernization of Lafayette Recreation Center. This will be our first community meeting regarding the modernization. We will introduce the DGS and DPR project team to the community, as well as members of the selected architectural firm of Shinberg Levinas Architecture.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Chevy Chase Community Center - Auditorium
5601 Connecticut Ave.
If you have any questions prior to the meeting please feel free to contact Community Outreach Coordinator Jackie Stanley at 202-431-1195

HoopED All Sports and Game Camp this Friday at Lafayette
No School Friday, October 27th - No worries! HoopEd All Sports and Games Camp will be at Lafayette from 9:00-3:00 p.m. with early drop off starting at 8:30 a.m. and aftercare ending at 5:30 p.m. Come join the fun and have a active off day with your favorite coaches! Go to HoopEd Nation to register.

Help Your Child Deal with Stress and Anxiety
The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) is hosting two special talks next month can help parents help their children manage and handle stress:

For parents of children ages 2 to 12
The Opposite of Worry: Tackling Childhood Anxieties and Fears
Lawrence Cohen, author of The Opposite of Worry will present a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety through simple and effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy.
Friday, November 18, 9:45 to 11:15 am, Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD

For parents of children ages 12 to 18
Crazy-Stressed: Saving Today’s Overwhelmed Tweens and Teens
Michael Bradley, author of Crazy-Stressed, will talk about how parents can recognize when their teens are overstressed.
Thursday, November 16, 7:30-9pm Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD

See more information and register here!
Contact: jennifer.smith@pepparent.org

Expert ISEE/SSAT Tutor Available
Maggie Ronkin is a lifelong neighbor who tutors Lafayette students through successful middle school transitions. She hold an advanced degree in linguistics from Georgetown University and has extensive experience with the ISEE/SSAT and successful middle and high school placements. My references attest to my expertise, and to students' performance on standardized tests. For more information call Maggie at 202-316-2263 or visit Chevy Chase Prep.
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