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November 28, 2020

HSA General Meeting, Thursday 6 p.m. - Please Come!

We hope you all enjoyed the holiday weekend. Please join us this Thursday, September 6 for the first HSA general meeting of the 2018-2019 school year. We will discuss plans for the upcoming school year and learn more about the Bear Fund, the HSA’s campaign to raise resources to support our school and it’s staff. The meeting will …
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Bear Fund 10-Month Installment Plan is Available -- But Only Until Sept. 30

Did you know that we have made it easier than ever to donate to The Bear Fund this year? Just until the end of September, we’re offering 10-month installment. Installment plans are a great way to support the our school all year long and offer you the flexibility to spread your donation out throughout the year. Our students and teachers …
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Banana Splits Offers in-School Support for Kids of Divorce or Separation

Lafayette Elementary will be once again be offering the Banana Splits program for children who have had a “split” in their family due to separation or divorce. This program consists of six to eight meetings where children are able to receive peer and counselor support around the many issues of family change. New students are welcome, as well as those …
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Dot Day is Sept. 14; Volunteers Needed

Dot-tasitic News! As you may have heard, Dot Day is coming September 14! Wear dots to celebrate your creativity and having the courage to Make Your Mark! Volunteers are needed on dot day to help run some fun art stations and bubble machines at recess from 11:30-1:50. Come for an hour or the whole time frame! E-mail laurie.mclaughlin@dc.gov if you …
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Family Portraits are Coming Sept. 27; Reserve Your Spot Now

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Despite today's weather, holiday card and gift season will be upon us soon! Freed Photography will be taking family and sibling portraits on Sept. 27 from 4:30-6:30, when that gorgeous fall light is at its best. The sitting fee will help support the Lafayette HSA.
  • When: Sept. 27, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Cost: $25 sitting fee, which includes a free 5X7 photo of your choice
  • To sign up: Go to freedspirit.com, then click on the calendar icon below the photos and then choose "Lafayette Family Portraits" and your preferred time slot
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Community Notices

Fall developmental basketball (4th/5th grade) with Lafayette Lakers
The Lafayette Lakers, a boys developmental team through PPA has a couple openings for the fall program starting Sept. 19th. Practices will be held at Chevy Chase Elementary School during the week and Sunday games. PPA questions can be directed to Eli Schwadron. Registration instructions: Log in through the PPA Portal, then,
Click Registration
Click Teams > Select your player
Enter team code: Lakers45
Select Payment > Click Next > Check out

Fifth Grader Selected as State Finalist in Essay Contest
Fifth grader Ben Smith was selected as a D.C. finalist in the Library of Congress' "A Book That Shaped Me" essay contest, a program that asks rising fifth- and sixth-graders to reflect on a book that has made a personal impact in their lives. Ben was honored at The National Book Festival on September 1st. His essay was also featured by the Little Lobbyists because of its focus on promoting acceptance and understanding of children with disabilities like his big sister Claire.
The text of his essay can be found here and more information can be found here.

Lafayette Parent Presents New Children’s Book at Politics & Prose
Please join parent Katherine Marsh on Thursday September 13th at 7 p.m. at Politics & Prose as she discusses her new children’s novel Nowhere Boy, a timely, poignant tale of family, sacrifice and the friendship between a young Syrian refugee and an American boy living in Brussels. The book, aimed at readers 10 and above, has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, in People magazine, is an Amazon best book of the month and just earned its third starred review from School Library Journal.

Children are not just welcome—they are special guests! She will be signing books as well, which make great birthday and holiday gifts.

Chevy Chase Day
The Chevy Chase Citizens Association and the DC Department of Recreation are sponsoring Chevy Chase Day from 1-4 PM on Sept.15 at the Chevy Chase Community Center. Always a great favorite is the moon bounce and kids will love the petting zoo. Come out and enjoy free ice cream, cupcakes, popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs and other treats sponsored by local businesses. The library will host a book fair and an expired medicine disposal program managed by the DC government. Bring unneeded and expired meds for drop off and safe disposal.
New: The Chevy Chase Citizens Association Chili Cook-Off. To participate as a contestant, please bring about 3 quarts of your prepared favorite chili in a crock pot, slow cooker or hot plate to the CCCC. Sampling and judging will be done by the public as well as surprise judges from the local community. The contest rules will be posted on the CC Listerv in a few days and on the Chevy Chase Citizens Association website. All entrants participate free of charge but we encourage non-members to become CCCA members for $15.

CCBC Yard Sale
Yard Sale is on September 22nd from 7 AM-7 PM. There will also be a cake walk at 12 PM. Address is 5671 Western Avenue, N.W., Washington DC, 20015. All donations are appreciated: Furniture, household goods, tools, toys and other lightly used items. Drop-off for donations starts Sept. 4th, 9 AM - 3 PM.
Funds raised will support our Philippines Missions Trip.
www.chevychasebaptist.org
For more information contact Maureen Freshour at 202-269-4943 or our office at 202-362-8662

Peace Teacher, Ms. Ryden's book is being published!
Please come to Politics and Prose on Wednesday September 12 at 7pm for a book launch event for Ms. Ryden's book, Henry is Kind! Ms. Ryden will be talking about the Lafayette kids who inspired her book, which is now being published by Tilbury House Publishers and has new illustrations by Shearry Malone. If you have a copy of the self-published, Henry is Kind, it is now a collector's item. Come and hear about the new version! Ms. Ryden will be signing books afterward.

We hope to see lots of Lafayette families there!

After-School Babysitter Available
Delightful, kind, fun and reliable graduate student seeking to work for a kind family in the neighborhood. I'm looking for the hours for Mon-Fri, Mon, Tuesdays and Fridays i can stay as late until 6pm and Wed/Thursdays i can stay until 530pm. I'm very helpful with laundry, errands, tidying up, and light cooking. Im looking for guaranteed hours and at least a year to work for a great family. Please consider me to be your kids nanny! Feel free to contact me at 202-413-1747 and/or email me at Rose71890@gmail.com.
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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