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November 28, 2020

Message from Dr. B

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­Dear Lafayette Families – As we come into the end of January, I thought it might be helpful to review the communication structures and the parent groups that exist here at Lafayette. While these were shared back in August/September, that feels like a lifetime ago. Below are reminders for the parent groups that exist within our community, as well as …

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Congratulations to Lafayette Spelling Bee Champs!

Congratulations to Lafayette Spelling Bee Champs!
Congratulations to this year’s Lafayette spelling bee champs! The 36th annual bee was a fourth grade sweep, and for the first time in recent history there was a first place tie! Jessie Moss and Lilah Wise tied for first. After 10 grueling final rounds, the judges decided to declare the girls co-champions. Click through for a slide show of the bee and more details!

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Welcome to Auction 2018: A St. Paddy's Day Bash!

Welcome to Auction 2018: A St. Paddy's Day Bash!
St. Paddy’s Day Bash – Saturday, March 17th at 7 PM The wee Auction leprechauns are hard at work filling their pots of gold and planning a party that is sure to leave you gobsmacked. So, brush up on your Gaelic, find the perfect green hat, Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirt, and get ready for a St. Paddy’s Day …

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Spirit Week is Coming Up

Spirit Week is Coming Up
Friday, February 2nd is the official 100th day of school but Lafayette will be celebrating all week. January 29th - Feb 2nd is spirit week! We have a theme for each day of the week and will be collecting unopened box of cold or hot cereal to donate to a local charity. Last year, Lafayette donated over 320 pounds of cereal! …

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Lafayette Families Have A Ball at 3rd Annual Camp Fair

Lafayette Families Have A Ball at 3rd Annual Camp Fair
Once again it was a fun and well attended Camp Fair sponsored by the Lafayette HSA. We were able to see some fun stunts and dances by SuperNova Performance Dance Team from Silver Stars Gymnastics, along with the opportunity to learn more about camp programs from about 30 local day camps and area sleep away camps. We had art camps, sports camps, music camps, …

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Get to Know Our 1st Grade Teachers

Get to Know Our 1st Grade Teachers
Erin de Jonckheere is a First Grade Teacher, Girls on the Run coach, and sommelier in training. She is a proud Michigander (Go Blue!); however, grew up in Brazil and Venezuela. Her first language was Portuguese! Erin is a graduate of Indiana University. When she is not teaching, Erin enjoys running, wine tasting, and yoga. Alycia Hallock is a …

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Mindfulness Practice Videos

Mindfulness Practice Videos
Lots of Lafayette students practice mindfulness and they asked Ms. Ryden to make some videos to help. Ms. Ryden has created five new Peace of Mind Practice videos for students to use at home. The “Practice Mindfulness with Ms. Ryden” series includes a few of the skills taught in the Peace of Mind Curriculum: Take Five Breathing, Gravity Breathing, Heartfulness, …

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Community Notices

Sign up for The Flying Notes Children's Choir

The Flying Notes Children's Choir, dedicated to teaching kids about the history and the culture behind DC music, has a 10 week program starting February 4th through April 8th, and ending in a performance on April 14th. Find out more here and click here to register.

Middle School Transition Tutor Available

I'm a lifelong neighbor who coaches Lafayette students through successful middle school transitions. I hold an advanced degree in linguistics from Georgetown U. and have extensive experience with middle and high school placements, including Eureka/EngageNY math acceleration and ISEE/SSAT/Walls preparation. My local references attest to my expertise, and to students' confidence and performance on standardized tests.

Email: maggie.ronkin@gmail.com Phone: 202-316-2263 Website: www.chevychaseprep.com

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