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November 5, 2019

Halloween 2019 Slideshow!

Dodging rain clouds and only hours before a tornado warning, our fearless ninjas, witches, and superheros had a successful parade, cheered on by Lafayette families. Click below for the slideshow.
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Halloween 2019 Slideshow!

Need Extra Help During the Holidays?

Holidays can sometimes be stressful or present unique challenges. We want to ensure that all of our Lafayette families have access to support and resources, if needed. If you are in need of any assistance during the holiday season with food, transportation, counseling services, winter clothing, etc., please let our counselors know by returning this form (in English here or …
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Need extra help during the holidays?

Host Needed for 'Stock the Bar' Event

A host for the 'Stock The Bar' event is needed: While next year’s auction is five months away, we are looking for a host for the party NOW. If you are interested in hosting this fun party before the end of January, please email auction chair Ashley Kennedy at: lafayetteauction2020@gmail.com
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Thanks for Generous Costume Donations

Thanks to all the generous donations, the Lafayette school counselors were able to set up a Pop-Up Costume Shop last week. Over 45 costumes and accessories were available for students to shop from as they picked out a Halloween costume. The smiles on some of their faces as they understood they could keep the costume at home for play even …
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New Edition of "Cub Facts"

Read all about it! Fourth and fifth Grade students worked hard in recent weeks to create the first edition of our special publication for pre-K and kindergarten students. "Cub Facts" is a magazine filled with poems, stories and activities for our youngest students to enjoy. You can read the first issue here.
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Basketball Team Tryouts for 4th and 5th Grades

Attention all basketball players: The Lafayette Boys and Girls' Basketball Teams for Grades 4 and 5 are holding tryouts in the coming weeks. Tryouts for the 2019-2020 boys' basketball team will be held in the Lafayette Gym on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tryouts for the girls' basketball team will be held in the …
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Coming Up: December Book Fair

Bookmark your calendar! The Annual Lafayette Book Fair will be taking place December 9 through December 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Please consider volunteering during this fun-filled week in celebration of reading and in support of our school library. More information about the fair and volunteer sign-up links will …
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December Book Fair

Lafayette Gives Back: Coat Drive

Lafayette Gives Back is running its annual coat drive through Thanksgiving week to support our sister school, Takoma Education Campus. On the first day (which was only announced over Facebook), we collected 20 coats, which were then delivered to TEC the very next day for distribution. Each coat was worn home by a child who had arrived at school …
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Coat Drive: Lafayette Gives Back

Special Subject Bulletin

Bike rides, bowling, bias, and books... rhythm, recorders, romantic landscapes and reading...Find out what's happening this cycle in the November 4th Special Subject Bulletin.
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Special Subject Bulletin

Community Notices

Help Cleanup Lafayette Park with your Whole Family!

The Friends of Lafayette Park are holding a Cleanup Day on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Volunteers can come for whatever time they can and are welcome to bring their kids. (We often have a lot of kids come to help).

We have rakes, shovels and bags, so people do not need to bring any tools. Only bring work gloves if you like to wear them.

The cleanup is just light work – picking up litter, pulling weeds, raking leaves, picking up fallen branches and anything else that’s needed. We usually have coffee and donuts there for the volunteers. Students or scout troops can get community service hours for the project if they need them. To answer any questions, please be in touch with Tad Stewart of Friends of Lafayette Park or Anita Sharma, a Lafayette parent.

Book Party at Lafayette Library

Peace of Mind teacher, Linda Ryden, has a new book out and invites you to a free book launch event on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Lafayette Library to celebrate its publication. As with all of Ms. Ryden’s books, Tyaja Uses The THINK Test features Lafayette students including 5th grader Tyaja James. Come to hear the story, learn about how to use the THINK Test and meet Tyaja and some of the other children in the book. Books will be on sale, and Ms. Ryden will be signing them along with some of the kids.

Wilson Drama presents: Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical!

Friday, November 8, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 9, 7:30 pm
Friday, November 15, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 16, 2:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Tickets are available online or at the door (cash or check).

MATILDA is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, and featuring a large and energetic cast, it is an inspiring story of a girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers who dreams of a better life. With powerful messages of overcoming wrong and taking charge of one's destiny, this show will thrill and delight children and adults of all ages.

Please join over 100 Wilson students in the cast, crew, and orchestra of this wonderful musical!

'Beauty & the Beast' musical coming soon to Deal

Come see the 8th grade musical, 'Beauty & the Beast,' at Alice Deal Middle School on Nov. 21, 22 and 23, as the Alice Deal Middle School kicks off its 2019-2020 drama season.
Shows are at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22 and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. This wonderful performance features many Lafayette alums, plus some of the most memorable songs in recent musical history. You can buy tickets here.

Tickets cost $12 for adults, $5 for kids for the Thursday and Friday night shows. The price on the Saturday matinees for this season - all seats (adults and kids) are just $5. Lap kids are free.

Other upcoming performances include:

Shakespeare's 12th Night - An All School production - March 5, 6, and 7 2020

Annie - The 7th grade musical - March 26, 27, and 28 2020

You're A Good Man Charlie Brown - The 6th grade musical - June 4,5, and 6 2020

New this year, theater goers can purchase season tickets for all four shows. We've got student and adult deals, plus a family deal for two adults and two kids. A season ticket for a child or a season ticket to all our matinee shows costs just $15.
Deal Theater is funded by the Alice Deal Community Association with strong support from parents and community members. Your subscription dollars and ticket purchases go directly to supporting our shows. We are also looking for Deal Theater sponsors. See you at the show!

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