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August 28, 2018

A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Our first week of school is under our belts! Thank you to everyone for a very smooth opening. This evening is the first of our Back To School Nights. All Back To School Nights begin at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria. After a brief presentation, parents will then proceed to their student’s classroom. There will be …
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Come to Back to School Night

Come to Back to School Night
Have you lined up your babysitter for Back to School Night yet? Please do! This fun and informative (and child-free) night includes presentations by Dr. B and the HSA and classroom meetings with your child's teachers. Come learn about all the great things at Lafayette and the many ways you can get involved. Aug 28: PK & K Aug 29: 1st & 2nd Grades Aug 30: 3rd-5th Grades Schedule …
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Sign Up for FLEX Classes Starts Tomorrow; Pre-Register Now!

Our partnership with Flex Academies enables us to offer a diverse lineup of after school activities. Pre-registration is open. See what classes and sports are available and pre-register here. Preregistering Can Make Registration Easier! Complete the most time-consuming parts of registration before registration opens! Check out the classes being offered, and the schedule for the Fall session. Enter all of your contact information, and …
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Summer Reading Challenge- Last Chance to Hand in Folder

Subhead Students who accepted an invitation from Ms. Pajor, Ms. Echave, Ms. Periera, or your classroom or SpEd teacher to complete the Summer Reading Challenge…don’t forget to hand in your folders!!! Thursday, August 30 is the very last day to hand in Summer Reading Challenge materials. Place your folders in the basket on top of the book return outside the …
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Calling All Babysitters!

We’re compiling listings of neighborhood babysitters for the print edition of the Lafayette Directory. This is intended for neighborhood students–usually Lafayette alums or siblings–who will be available for weekend, evening, and other casual babysitting. The listings are free, but please only submit a listing if you expect to be reasonably available, and limit the entry to a few sentences at …
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Community Notices August 28

Lafayette Lightning 5th Grade Boys Soccer Team has Two Open Slots

The Lafayette Lightning, a Stoddert rec-level soccer team has two openings for the fall 2018 season. No try-outs required. Games will be held Saturdays, Sept. 8 through Nov. 10. Practices are Thursdays afternoons, 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM at nearby Carter Baron. Carpooling available. All current fifth-graders welcome! For information, contact Coach Christian Mew at 202-905-3022.

Book Launch Celebration for 'Henry is Kind'

Wednesday, September 12th at 7 PM at Politics and Prose Bookstore on 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW. 'Henry is Kind,'

"Linda Ryden's book about heartfulness practice, provides an easy way for teachers and parents to help children understand and enjoy being kind. It's a pleasure to think of the benefits 'Henry is Kind' may bring to children and families" - Sharon Salzberg, author of 'Real Happiness and Real Love'

Tennis Programs at Lafayette Park this Fall

We had a fantastic summer of tennis camps at Lafayette Park. We had 12 weeks of tennis for campers ranging in age from 4 to 15. We took some of them over to the Citi Open professional tennis tournament at the Rock Creek Tennis Center. The campers improved their tennis games and learned how to keep cool in the hot summer sun. Now we are gearing up for the Fall Afterschool programs. We have two programs you can use:

Flex Enrichment Tennis Classes – Monday through Thursday 3:30-4:30 for Lafayette ES students only

The Flex enrichment program starts September 24 and runs through November 30. Registration for it opens on August 29. There will be classes for the following class groups:

Monday PreK-K 3-5
Tuesday PreK-K 1-2
Wednesday 1-2 3-5
Thursday PreK-K 1-3

Lafayette Afterschool Tennis (LAT) – Monday – Thursday 4:30-6:30 and Friday 3:30-5:30 for the entire community.

The LAT tennis programs start on September 4th and run through November 2. Registration opened on August 21. The classes are for beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate tennis players ranging in age from 5 to 15. Anyone in the general area can sign up for these classes. Go to www.LafayetteTennis.org to see when the different types of classes are available.

This year we will be using an online registration system that is similar to the Flex Enrichment system. Please visit Lafayette Tennis

Lafayette Elementary School parents will have to create new accounts for the LAT program. Much of the information is similar to the Flex registration. This will speed up the registration and payment process. If you have any questions, feel free to email Paul Rosenbaum or call him at 202-441-0925.

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