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February 27, 2018

LSAT and HSA Elections are Coming Up!

Calling all Lafayette Parents and Guardians! The Lafayette Elementary School Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) and Home School Association (HSA) Elections are coming up! Nominations are due May 3rd! Voting begins on May 28th! LSAT: Candidates for the LSAT must be parents or guardians with a student enrolled at Lafayette Elementary School and a deep commitment to promoting high expectations …

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Lafayette Budget Advocacy 2024

Dear Lafayette community, Your advocacy is urgently needed. For many schools across DCPS - including Lafayette - the Mayor’s proposed budget is woefully inadequate. It leaves schools without funds to cover their current staff and having to cut positions. There are two easy, time-sensitive actions we hope you’ll take right now to influence the budget process: Sign this petition to …

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Countdown to the Spring Auction!

The Lafayette Auction is less than a month away! Get your tickets and sponsor a teacher ticket if you are able: https://Lafayette2024.givesmart.com. Looking for kid friendly DC activities? The auction has you covered with Mount Vernon, International Spy Museum, and College Park Aviation Museum tickets along with Planet Word Kreeger Museum memberships. Also check out items from Capitol City Little League, …

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CAPE Encouragement Goody Bag

CAPE Encouragement Goody Bag
Lafayette Student Council is selling CAPE Testing Goody Bags for students in Grades 3, 4, and 5. For $5, students receive a goody bag with fun erasers, a groovy pencil, an encouraging sticker for water bottles or elsewhere, and some mints to enjoy while testing! All proceeds will go towards the 5th Grade Overnight Camping Trip! Orders must be placed on …

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4th & 5th Grade Spring Dance

4th & 5th Grade Spring Dance
Lafayette Student Council presents the 4th & 5th Grade Spring Dance! Come celebrate the start of Spring Break with dancing, snacks, and fun with friends. Tickets must be purchased on or before Thursday, 4/11. No exceptions! Date: Friday, April 12th Place: Cafeteria Time: 3:30-5:00 Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the link below. All proceeds will go towards the 5th Grade Overnight Camping Trip! …

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LSAT Meeting on Wednesday, April 10

LSAT Meeting on Wednesday, April 10
The Lafayette LSAT will meet on Wednesday, 4/10 from 7:30 am – 8:30 am via Teams. The link is below. The agenda is as follows: April 10th LSAT Agenda - LSAT and HSA election schedule and tasks - Update on budget (if there is new information) - Reminder of the enrollment deadline - Proposed agenda for May and June meetings - Community …

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Calling all 3rd Grade parents!

Calling all 3rd Grade parents!
The morning drop-off line is staffed by Lafayette parents, and each month we ask parents from a specific grade to volunteer. We have run through all of the grades, so this month we are circling back around to 3rd grade to ask for volunteers. This will begin on Monday, April 1st. For those of you not familiar with this volunteer opportunity, it involves showing up at 8:25am at …

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Lafayette Auction 101

Lafayette Auction 101
Lafayette's Annual Auction will be Saturday, May 4, from 7:00-10:00 PM at Lafayette Elementary School! Adults-Only Cocktail Soiree & Online Auction https://Lafayette2024.givesmart.com All proceeds benefit the Lafayette HSA WHAT IS THE LAFAYETTE AUCTION? All Lafayette families are invited to attend this adults-only outdoor event on Saturday, May 4, 7:00 - 10:00 PM (rain or shine)! During cocktail hour, attendees will enjoy …

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Peace Survey + Mindful Monday

Peace Survey + Mindful Monday
Help increase the peace in and out of school by taking an anonymous 2-minute survey. Don't forget to join our next Mindful Monday on April 29th from 8:15-30am in the Peace Room. Questions? Contact Mr. Goldman.

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Mental Health Team News

Mental Health Team News
The Lafayette Mental Health Team (MHT) is excited to share this month’s MHT Newsletter (Spanish version here) discussing Disability Awareness and Autism Acceptance. Please be sure to join us for the HSA General Meeting on Monday, April 8th for our Speaker Program on How to Talk to Your Kids About Disability. The meeting will be held via Zoom from 7:00-8:00pm. The program will discuss …

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Community Notices


Guinea Pigs In Search of New Home
Three adorable, child-friendly, female guinea pigs looking for a new home. Two are 18 months old and one is 6 months old. Come with cages. If interested, email Liz McReady at lizmcf@yahoo.com.

FitCampNation Summer Camp is back again with more fun, excitement, activities and games than ever before!

We will focus on fitness, intro to sports and enrichment, structured play, and nutritional education, all in a fun and nurturing environment!

Session info is as follows:
Session 1: June 25th through June 29th
Session 2: July 2nd through July 6th (no camp July 4th)
Session 3: July 9th through July 13th
Session 4: July 16th through July 20th
Session 5: July 23rd through July 27th

**10% sibling and multiple week discount available.
**Early Bird pricing available until April 1st.

Please email us at fitcampnation1@gmail.com with questions. Click here to register.
Submissions for next week's issue should be emailed to news@lafayettehsa.org. Submissions are due by 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. Submissions received after this time will be included in the following issue, unless instructed otherwise.
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