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November 27, 2020

Lafayette Peace Program Highlighted by DCPS

Lafayette Peace Program Highlighted by DCPS
Last week, DCPS showcased our very own Peace Program! Thank you Lafayette Parents for funding this through our HSA. Our students' experience with this unique social and emotional program wouldn’t be possible without our community’s support.

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TOMORROW is Walk (or Bike) to School Day!

TOMORROW is Walk (or Bike) to School Day!
Be green, be healthy, be social! Get free snacks! How to participate: Walk or bike your own route to school, or join one of the Walking School Buses (please plan to accompany your children who are in first grade or younger): At the corner of Tennyson and 32nd Streets, departing at 8:15 a.m. At the corner of McKinley and 30th Streets, departing at 8:15 a.m. Then make …

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Purchase Your Fall Festival Tickets

Purchase Your Fall Festival Tickets
It’s October and that means Fall Festival at Lafayette!

Don’t miss out on the festival event of the year, which is not only awesome fun but supports the enrichment of the academic and extracurricular experience for every young Lafayette mind.

The Wonder of Fall: Lafayette Fall Festival Saturday, October 21, 2017 11 am - 3 pm

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October is Growing Healthy Schools Month!

October is Growing Healthy Schools Month!
Growing Healthy Schools Month is a DCPS-wide celebration of nutrition, the environment, and being active. At Lafayette, the GROW (Greening, Recreation, Outdoor Learning & Wellness) Committee is organizing grade-level activities aimed at educating students about the importance of recycling, making healthy food choices, and getting outdoors. Farm field trips, a recycling assembly led by Audubon Naturalist Society, and lessons in the school …

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New Kindergarten & 1st Grade Cubbies

New Kindergarten & 1st Grade Cubbies
A big thank you to all Lafayette HSA members for funding cubbies for the new kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms. As you can see from the photos, they are already being put to good use. These small additions continue to help make our large new building have customized spaces for all of our students.

Thanks for your financial support!

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Give the Gift of Warmth

Give the Gift of Warmth
It's time to start the collection for one of our time-honored projects: our Annual Lafayette Coat Drive.

The Wonder of Fall: Annual Coat Drive September 28 - October 21, 2017

Each year, Lafayette families contribute scores if not hundreds of gently used winter coats to children in need throughout the city. It may be hard to think about winter coats …

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Come Meet the Social Emotional Learning Team

The Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team Corner
Social Emotional Learning At Lafayette

WE ARE: Advocates for every student, certified, specially trained professionals, resources for supports and interventions, parents, staff and community partners

SAMM* Kick Off Assembly

We gathered students for a kick off assembly to talk about …

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Math Club & Math Team

Math Club & Math Team
From the Math Center Math Club: Math Club will be for students in grades 3, 4 and 5. 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 8:40 A.M. The Lafayette Math Club will have its first session on Wednesday, October …

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Volunteer for Biking in the Park

Volunteer for Biking in the Park
Second grade is in the middle of their biking unit and we are in need of volunteers for the bike rides. While we rely mostly on the parents of second graders we would gladly welcome any parent volunteers. If you are interested in a bike ride of between 2 and 7 miles please go to our sign up genius and …

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Message from the HSA

Message from the HSA
At last month’s HSA general meeting, we discussed the status of the ongoing investigation into the misuse of HSA funds by a member of our Lafayette parent community. For those of you unable to attend, please be aware that the HSA continues to undertake a thorough financial accounting of its accounts. As you are aware, we filed a police report …

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Pumpkins, Apples and Mums...Oh My!

Pumpkins, Apples and Mums...Oh My!
The Wonder of Fall: FarmRaiser September 25 - October 9, 2017

The Fall Festival FarmRaiser sale is back!

Get your Halloween pumpkins, orchard fresh apples and cider, fall veggies and beautiful mums - all while supporting the Lafayette HSA. Order here from now until October 9th, and pick up your products at the Fall Festival on October 21 from 11am-3pm.

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New: Special Subjects Bulletin Board

New: Special Subjects Bulletin Board
Want to know what's happening in specials classes this week? See our new Special Subject’s Bulletin Board, which will be updated in coordination with the 6-day week.

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Chipotle Gives Back!

Chipotle Gives Back!
Thanks to everyone who headed out to Chipotle two weeks ago. It was fun seeing all the families there for dinner, showing their Lafayette support. Chipotle gave 50% of the proceeds back to Lafayette Elementary School and so we received about $424.00 back! Special thanks to Janine Boyle who coordinated this evening.

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Community Notices 10/3

GALLEY Catering for Parent Parties

Lafayette Annual sponsor, Galley Foods, can provide a catered menu for your upcoming parent party. Just as easy and delicious as when you order your family dinners, they offer the same favorite menus in party size. Cold buffet sandwiches and sides can be found on their catering menu or email Tommy Gordon for the hot buffet options. Galley can deliver the complete party package, including chafing dishes & sternos, plates, napkins, and utensils. All you need to do is set the table and relax! Contact: Tommy@galleyfoods.com, (202) 930-3663

Survey: Future of the Chevy Chase Community Center

ANC 3/4G and the Chevy Chase Citizens Association invite and encourage you to participate in this survey regarding the future of the Chevy Chase Community Center. We ask individuals and households to complete questions about your current and potential future use of the Chevy Chase Community Center. It will take about ten minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. Your survey responses will be strictly confidential, and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. Your information will be coded and will remain confidential. If you have any questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact ANC 3/4G at: anc.34g@gmail.com

You can begin the survey online from any device at https://cccc.questionpro.com/

Thank you very much for your time and support. Only through our collective efforts can we hope to make the Chevy Chase Community Center better serve the community.

- ANC 3/4G & Chevy Chase Citizens Association

PPA Soccer Columbus Day Camp on Monday 10/9 (DCPS day off) at Palisades Park Turf
For more information and to register, go to www.ppateam.com/camps.
Camp Time: 9AM-3PM
Location: Palisades Park Turf (5200 Sherier Place NW)
Ages: 5-14
Use code LafayetteDayCamp25 for 25% off

Adoption: Starting the Process (Fall 2017)
Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time:7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Edlavitch DCJCC
$5
Please join us for an informal discussion about various paths to adopting a child. Hear from an adoption lawyer, an adoption agency representative, and parents who have gone through it successfully. LGBTQ and straight, couples and singles, Jewish and non-Jewish -- are all warmly welcomed.

Come with questions! http://thejdc.convio.net/site/Calendar?id=153602&view=Detail

Avalon Family Matinees

The Avalon has several weekend family matinees coming up starting this Saturday. We are showing SHREK this Saturday at 10amfollowed by Imagination Stage on Oct 14 and John Henry’s Halloween show on Oct 28. The latter two are best for younger kids in Pre-K or K but SHREK is appropriate for all ages. More info available here.

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