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Summer Reading Lists

The Lafayette Summer Reading Guide is filled with resources to kick the summer off right!  Find suggested (not required) books for every grade, learn strategies for picking your next read, visit other websites to find book suggestions (including a summer list created by other DCPS librarians!), and read about your...

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Closing Out 2021-2022

  Dear Lafayette Families – As a quiet settles over the building, I’m finally sitting down to exhale and send you all a closing note.  What a year we have had.  Although I have tried to recall all the wild and crazy logistics, (quarantines, spitting in tubes, distancing, masking,...

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Fifth Grade Graduation Ceremony and Thanks!

Congratulations to our rising sixth grade students on their Lafayette graduation! Congratulations to parents, families and caregivers as well. Special thanks to the teachers, custodians, administration and 4th grade parent volunteers who made the graduation ceremony possible. And a huge thank you to Stacy Beck Photography for lending her...

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Update: Yearbooks and 5th Grade Panorama Photo

  Update on Yearbooks: We still have not received them. They will be sent home as soon as they come in. If they arrive after school dismisses, families will be able to stop by at any point to pickup.   Also, 5th grade panorama photos arrived for those who...

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Last Tuesday Bulletin of the School Year!

Today’s email marks the last of the 2021-22 Tuesday Bulletins until school starts up again in the fall. Putting these newsletters together is a labor of love and sometimes a test of technological patience. It is also a wonderful way to significantly contribute to the school and our community...

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Time to relax and read!

Welcome to the end of another school year!  As students (and staff) head off for some downtime, I hope everyone’s summers involve fantastic, enjoyable reads.  Whether it’s curling up in the shade with a book, reading a magazine on Sora, listening to an audiobook on a road trip (also...

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Congratulations to our book poster contest winners!

A very belated congratulation to our book poster contest winners!  We had really great entries this year, so kudos to all participating students.  The winning posters were displayed outside Lafayette Library for several weeks, and they’ve now moved to their summer home at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library!  You’ll be...

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Health Form Reminder for Next School Year

Hello Lafayette families! As we get ready to wind down for summer, it is that time to ensure you are submitting your health forms for returning students! Every student needs a Universal Health Certificate and an Oral Health Assessment (i.e. health and dental forms!). These forms expire a year...

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s Successful Meet Up

Many thanks to our community members who were able to attend the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s Wine and Cheese meet-up! It was almost a full house hosted by Maria Morukian, DEI Committee Co-Chair and organizational development trainer. We hope to see you soon at other future events!

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Attention 4th and 5th Grade Families-Purchase Poetry Anthology and Support Ukraine

The 4th grade students created beautiful clay sunflowers for Arts Night…a symbol of Peace in Ukraine. The students have decided they would like to use the sunflowers to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. We are asking families to contribute whatever they feel they can afford in order to take...

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