While classrooms celebrate birthdays and host holiday parties, Lafayette also has special school traditions.
Several special school-wide celebrations and annual events are cherished parts of the Lafayette experience. In addition, each grade level at Lafayette embarks on unique learning projects and special presentations (called “informances”) that are shared with parents or the school community.
An artistic celebration of the power of creativity, courage, and collaboration.
Students and teachers circle the baseball field in full costume.
Sponsored by the student council, students come to school in PJs, themed attire, team jerseys, and their own Grizzly Gear.
A music and arts celebration with grade-wide performances and displays for each student at the school.
A celebration of the end of the school year with a day of class vs. class tug-of-war, scavenger hunts, Frisbee pancake flips, and dozens of other games.
Families and students create and share food and music from around the globe.
Pre-K End of Year Celebration
Families celebrate the end of pre-school at the end of the school year. Kindergarten, here we come!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Students collect food for local food pantries.
Students transform their classroom into ecological habitats.
Students share U.S. history, stories, songs, and traditions.
Students show off in-depth research that mirrors our down-the-street-resource—the National Zoo!
After researching and writing first-person moments in time about inventors/innovators and their inventions, 2nd graders “become” that person in pose, speech, and costume.
DC Theater Café
Students present a history of important Washingtonians to other grades while dining in a theater cafe setting.
Every student researches one state — the economy, history, tourist attractions, and geography — and then presents a visual of all of their research and learning about their individual states.
Battle of the Books
Students prepare for months for this epic battle of reading comprehension and teamwork.
Pass the Poetry, Please
5th Graders share original poetry during an evening celebration of the art of the spoken word.
Students present the results of their scientific hypotheses in visual displays explaining their processes, procedures, and the final conclusions.
Civil War Museum
Students creatively share their knowledge of the U.S. Civil War.
Students, teachers, staff, and families join together in a final celebration of 5th graders and their accomplishments at Lafayette.