December Mental Health Newsletter

The Lafayette Mental Health Team (MHT) is excited to share this month’s MHT Newsletter (in English and Spanish ) discussing Gratitude, Generosity & Handwashing!
This month’s edition outlines suggestions of how to explore the concepts of gratitude and giving with your student. It also provides you the opportunity to role model giving through two very important holiday gift drives happening now at Lafayette.
Please visit to find the MHT newsletter with links to learn more through other resources and how to participate in the Lafayette Holiday Gift Drive and Takoma Park Elementary School Holiday Gift Basket initiative.

The Mental Health Team has many supports for students up and running. These include lunch bunches, targeted individual and group supports per IEP/504 plans, and the following general education support groups:
  • Banana Splits (for students of parents who are divorced or separated, grades 1-5)
  • Pride/SPARK club (diversity and social justice, grades 4-5)
  • Book Club (grades 2-5)
  • ASL Club (grades 2-5, in conjunction with Brianne Burger, parent volunteer)
  • SEL Legos Club (grades 3-5)
  • She Reigns (Girls of color grades 3-5)
  • KING (Boys of color grades 3-5)
We are enjoying having fun with students and interacting with them via these groups. If you have questions or would like more information about a group please reach out to any member of the Mental Health Team: