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November 28, 2020
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Being Thankful...and Giving

We hope everyone will have a happy Thanksgiving on Thursday! The HSA is thankful for all the donations given so far by parents this year. Those funds support the Peace Program, enrichment programs and so much more. In fact, here's what your donation dollars can buy:
  • $15,000 pays for 1st-5th grade choir instruction
  • $3,000 pays for the science-night expo
  • $2,500 pays for professional development opportunities for teachers
  • $1000 pays for a quarter of art supplies for our incredible art program
  • $500 supports field day activities
  • $150 helps Lafayette students-in-need participate in activities and field trips
  • $75 pays for one student’s Peace instruction for the year
If you haven't yet donated this year, click here to give now! Not sure if you have donated? Click here.

We are 40% towards our goal of $150,000 -- please give today! (Remember- paying your class activity fee is separate from donating to the HSA.)

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Parents University: Talking About Race

Parents University: Talking About Race
The next DCPS Parent University will feature the amazing women who have created The AntiRacist Table. I've been working with them for a few months and I can testify that they are amazing people who have done some deep work about how to talk with children about racism. Their work aligns with our Peace of Mind program in that it …

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LSAT Re-Open planning meeting tomorrow at 7 am (11/24/2020)

LSAT Re-Open planning meeting tomorrow at 7 am (11/24/2020)
Dear families, Lafayette's Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) will be conducting a Re-Open Planning Meeting tomorrow (Tuesday), November 24 at 7 am. This meeting is part of the LSAT team's new duties in informing the school's re-opening process. All LSAT meetings are open to members of the Lafayette community. Interested individuals can join the meeting here: Microsoft Teams meeting Join …

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A to Z Directories Are Here!

A to Z Directories Are Here!
Copies of the A to Z Directory will be available outside the front doors of the school during Thanksgiving week, Tuesday-Friday in conjunction with the book drive. Please take only one copy per family to ensure there are enough. Tables will be set up under the overhang at the front doors of the school on Broad Branch Rd. from 9:30AM – 3:30PM Tuesday, …

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Join Us This Week for a Book Swap!

Join Us This Week for a Book Swap!
Need some new books to read? The HSA is organizing a drop-off, pick-up book swap outside the front doors of the school this week, Tuesday-Friday, to help people refresh their home libraries. We are asking families to drop off books on Tuesday, November 24. There will be four tables, organized by reading level: PreK-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grades, 4th-5th grades, and books for …

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Peace Class Videos

Peace Class Videos
I have been gathering my videos on various aspects of the Peace program - mindfulness practices, stories, inspiration for kindness, games, etc. for you and your kids to access to compliment the live Peace Classes.  You can find them at https://wke.lt/w/s/stDxpS or at the bottom of your child's Canvas page where you see the button for Peace of Mind. I'll be adding …

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Calling all Parents of Students of Color

Calling all Parents of Students of Color
The Lafayette Racial Equity Committee would like to invite you to our first virtual meeting of the year on Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30pm. At this meeting we will spend some time getting to know one another and discussing your priorities for future meetings and events throughout the school year. Please plan to attend if possible! Tuesday 12/1/20 6:30pm Join …

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November Cub Facts is Here!

November Cub Facts is Here!
Attention Pre-K and Kindergarten friends (and all of you who are young at heart and want to have some fun)! 4th and 5th Grade students have worked hard to create another exciting Cub Facts for you to enjoy. You'll find poems, stories, jokes, and many different activity pages to complete. We hope you have fun and happy Thanksgiving weekend! Click …

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Save the Date for the Lafayette Winter Virtual Concert Dec. 17 & Audition Info

Save the Date for the Lafayette Winter Virtual Concert Dec. 17 & Audition Info
You're invited to the Lafayette Winter Magic Virtual Concert on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00pm EST! Please save the date and join us for an evening of performances by our very own Lafayette singers, dancers and instrumentalists, followed by a family sing-a-long! See the flyers below to audition if you would like to be a featured performer; ALL GRADES WELCOME! …

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Parent Meetings and ReOpen Updates

Parent Meetings and ReOpen Updates
Below are several significant updates and reminders as we are looking to wrap up the second week of Term 2. Please take some time and read through the entirety of the message! I hope to see you all either tonight or Thursday night in the parent meetings! Upcoming Parent Meetings Wednesday, 11/18 @ 6:30 pm – “Parenting During a Pandemic …

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Community Notices 11/21

K-3 Literacy, Math and Study Skills Tutor Available

I am an experienced teacher and tutor available to provide literacy or math support or enrichment for your K-3 student or to help your child become a more efficient, organized planner. I hold a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education from Columbia University and have been tutoring elementary-aged students for over a decade. I also have 7 years of experience working as a Kindergarten and Second Grade teacher at a local independent school. I tailor curricula based on your child’s individual needs and learning goals. I am available after school until 6 PM. Please contact me via email if you are interested: Kiira.Lee@gmail.com.

Survey for Lafayette Recreation Center Modernization Project

On October 26th, there was a kick off meeting for the scheduled Lafayette Park Recreation Center Modernization project. The Department of General Services (DGS) and Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) Lafayette Park Recreation Center Modernization team members were introduced, as well as member of the design team of Shinberg Levinas Architects and Blue Skye Construction. DPR has not made any decisions on the design nor size of the building.

To ensure that the DGS and DPR are enlisting feedback from residents, a survey has been developed. The results from the survey, the project budget and community input will help guide the discussions moving forward. If you haven't already, please take the survey by clicking here. The survey closes this week.

The Department of General Services will share the results of the survey with the community at the next community meeting, which will be held next month.


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