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December 03, 2020

RTI, 504s, and IEPs - Your Questions Answered Tonight at 7 pm

Please join us in the library on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7pm as we walk through the ins and outs of the RTI process, 504 plans, and IEPs. When your student is in need of a extra support it can be difficult to understand the processes and figure out the right direction to go. This parent training will provide information about these …
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HSA Board Meeting Next Week: Proposal for a Smaller Board

Happy Spring! First, we want to thank everyone who attended and supported our auction, Diplomatic Ties. It was a wonderful evening and we want to express our sincere thanks to our auction co-chairs Lara Kline and Chris Lisi and all auction volunteers for such a successful evening. Thanks to everyone who came out! We wanted to update you on the …
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DCPS Enrollment Season begins April 1

We will start collecting enrollment packets for returning students beginning on Monday, April 1st. Our goal is for all returning students to have completed paperwork by May 10th. The first three classes to have all students turn in their paperwork will win prize baskets! As soon as the new enrollment packets are available, we will share them with our families. …
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Library Volunteers Needed

The library really needs help! We are extremely fortunate to have over $13,000 worth of books to unpack and inventory. DCPS first requires Ms. Leese to finish inventorying the entire collection by May 1st, and that takes priority. With enough volunteers, we could both finish the inventory and unpack all of those books before spring break. Both tasks are very …
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District Officials Propose Steps to Improve Traffic Safety

Suggestions Include Signage, Eliminating Bus Stops, Rerouting E6 District government officials proposed increased traffic safety measures around the school and a potential plan to re-route city buses off Broad Branch Road during a meeting last week with Lafayette parents and community members. The meeting, organized by Councilmember Brandon Todd's office, came after a site visit last fall following a Metro …
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Lafayette Spring Reading Challenge

The Lafayette spring reading challenge has begun! Can your class win bragging rights as the biggest readers? The Library Committee will be holding the challenge until Sunday, April 21st. The class that reads the most minutes per student wins! Students can log their minutes using Beanstack, the online reading log provided by DCPS. Every student already has an account. They …
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Brick Sale Happening Now!

The annual sale of engraved bricks has begun and will run through April 10 only. Adding an engraved brick or paver stone to the courtyard in front of the school is a great way to honor your child, teachers, friends, and special moments. The engraved bricks will be installed before the end of the school year, so they make a …
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Collect and Bring In Your Box Tops!

HSA and Student Council are collecting box tops again this year! Please send them into your homeroom teacher! Classes with the most box tops per month will win a prize. Any questions, please see Ms. Rogers/Mrs. Swartz.
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Special Subject Bulletin: Week of March 30

Find out who is doing the "pizza shuffle", how to enter the Images cover contest, see an adorable child's version of the Mindful Moments poster, learn more about the reading competition and more! Where? In your Special Subject Bulletin!
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Lafayette Giveback Week - April 7th - April 14th

Galley Foods has partnered with Lafayette Elementary for a school fundraiser. Galley empowers you to eat well on your schedule, with freshly prepared fully cooked dinner made from scratch every day and delivered right to your door. Order dinner this week from April 7th to April 13th and include #LAFAYETTE in the delivery instructions to give 20% of your order …
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Pizza Party Winners

We counted and recounted and are ready to announce which classes have won a free pizza party from Potomac Pizza for purchasing the most tickets for the 2019 Lafayette Spring Auction. It was a close race in several grades and we had two-way ties in PK, 1, and 5, so parties will be available for both classes in each of …
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Thank You for Supporting Family Fun and Fitness

Just a reminder that we are still taking donations to help support Gearin' Up Bicycles. Thank you to everyone that already donated. We are very thankful. Please use the link below to register and make a donation. https://donate.shapeamerica.org/Lafayette If you would like to learn more about Gearin’ Up Bicycles here is a video that gives some information about their impact …
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Lafayette Typing Bee: Encourage Your Child to Practice

Students have been completing mini typing challenges as we prepare for our first ever Typing Bee competition, which will take place at school between April 22-29 during Tech class. The HSA will award prizes to Lafayette’s best typists in grades 3, 4, and 5. The winning homeroom will also win a party. In addition, we will winners in the Tuesday …
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Community Notices: April 2

Creative Summer: Full Day Summer Camps at Hearst Elementary School
June 24- August 2

Enroll here:

Over the course of one week with the Children's Art Studio students may work with water color, beading, embossing, oil painting, indigo dye, portraiture, book-making, sewing, block printing, drawing, collage, Japanese fish printing, mobiles, wood sculpture, still life, landscape, paper, found objects, clay, nature prints, drawing, ink, murals, puppets, vegetable prints, kinetic sculpture, sand painting, tie-dye, and more.

Art history will made compelling and the best of children's literature will be included in every class. We will work outside in the fresh air, have picnics in the park, build forts, plan cities, work together, and deepen our relationships with ourselves. We hope your child will join us!

What parents are saying about the Children's Art Studio Summer Camp:

“The connection between the work of artists and the idea that ‘I too can participate’ is thanks to the bridge that the Children’s Art Studio has built for young children between their world and the world of abstract thought and intellectual endeavor”. Carmen

“The Children’s Art Studio has helped my daughter to become more imaginative, creative and insightful.” Sharon

Join HoopEd April 4 and 5 for All Sports and Games Camp and for Spring Break April 15-19 All Sports and Games Camp and Hoops Basketball Camp

School is closed, but camp is OPEN here at Lafayette Elementary! Boys and Girls ages 5-13 are welcome, aftercare is available!

Hours: 9:00-3:00, aftercare until 5:30

Price: $75/day, $240/week, aftercare $20/day

All Sports and Games: Games include everything from kickball, soccer, flag football, wiffle ball, and basketball to all sorts of dodge ball games, capture the flag, and even old school "kick the can!"

Hoops Basketball Camp: Campers will enjoy skills development sessions in the morning and plenty of team games throughout the day. Skills include dribbling, shooting, passing, pivoting, rebounding, and defense.

Register today at hoopeducation.com

Questions? Email selena@hoopeducation.com