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Donate Winter Clothes Give the gift of warmth. Clean out your closets and donate used, but like-new winter coats, scarves, gloves and hats for people living on the streets and in great need. Goods For Good is partnering with The Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative and Thrive DC, two amazing nonprofits working with very...

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Book Jam: Super Fun Book Groups for Kids!

Does your child love to read? Or maybe you wish they would read more often? Encourage your child’s love of reading by signing them up for a Book Jam, specially curated book discussion groups for elementary and middle school students. Kids who sign up for a Jam enjoy a...

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Survey on DCPS Social Studies Standards

DC’s State Board of Education is soliciting public feedback on DC’s current Social Studies Standards until 10/6. This is a great opportunity for DCPS parents and students to provide constructive feedback on the standards and how they can be improved so that the standards are culturally responsive, anti-racist, impart important...

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Community Announcements

Become a Girl Scout family! #WhereGirlsConnect   The pandemic can’t stop the Girl Scout fun. New Girl Scout troops are forming now for girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade. This is also a great time for older girls to find a space in an existing troop. Complete the form at to express...

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Update: Tennis Action Has Started at Lafayette Park on September 14

There are lots of spots still available in the Fall tennis program.  If you register after September 15, your registration fee will be prorated if your tennis player missed a class. The Lafayette Tennis Association will be offering some outdoor tennis exercise to Lafayette students and friends in the...

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A Note from Ms. Ryden about an Upcoming Event

Last year historians from Historic Chevy Chase visited our school to talk to our older students about the racist history of the land that Lafayette and the Rec Center were built on. Some of our students were so moved that they wrote letters to the Council and the Mayor...

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Calling all Tennis Pods to Action Starting September 14

The Lafayette Tennis Association will be offering some outdoor tennis exercise to Lafayette students and friends in the afternoons.  We will have virus safe classes of 4-6 players on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 3:00PM, 4:00PM and 5:00PM on the two upper courts at Lafayette Park.  If...

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Virtual Learning Lunch Packages

W. Millar & Co. Catering is now offering “Virtual Learning Lunch Packages.” By providing premade meals for each day of the school week, they are hoping to help alleviate some of the stress parents are dealing with and make everyone’s life a little bit easier (and yummier!) Here is...

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Harmonic Music Studios is going Virtual!

Harmonic Music Studios is going Virtual! Starting  on September 8, 2020, Harmonic Music Studios is going to be offering virtual music lessons.  Ages 5 and up and beginners are welcome. We will offer virtual music lessons for: Voice, Piano, Harp, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Ukulele,...

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Calling all Babysitters!

We’re compiling a listing of neighborhood babysitters for the print edition of the Lafayette Family Directory. This is intended for neighborhood students–usually Lafayette alums or siblings–who will be available for weekend, evening and other casual babysitting. The listings are free, but please only submit a listing if you expect...

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