February Updates

Happy Mid-February!  We have moved through the surge from our return and are now looking at finishing the winter strong.  There are several major events upcoming that I’d like to share more information with you about.

Talking to Kids About Race Webinar, 2/16 @ 6:30 pm

Our HSA Diversity, Inclusion and Equity committee is hosting an interactive webinar facilitated by Roger Moreano on Wednesday, 2/16 from 6:30 – 8:30 titled “Talking to Kids About Race”.  Please join us!  Here’s the flyer.  To register, folks can click on this link.  Please don’t miss this rich and important dialogue.

LSAT Budget Discussion, 2/16 @ 7:30 am

Last week, DCPS and Mayor Bowser released the initial allocations for school budgets.  Lafayette was allocated $11,058,073.  For the upcoming school year, we are projected for a total enrollment of 885 students.  Last week the LSAT met and discussed possible budget scenarios given that we will not have the almost $1 million in ESSER III federal rescue funds this next school year.  The LSAT sent out a survey to gain feedback from the community.  Similarly, we met as a school staff and discussed our budget options and teachers and staff were able to weigh in on budgeting priorities.  The LSAT will meet one final time this Wednesday morning (2/16) at 7:30 am to discuss the draft budget, the results of the survey and to make recommendations on overall spending on the DCPS budget.  The meeting is open and all are welcome.  Please join us here on TEAMS at 7:30 am.  Click here to join the meeting


February Mid Winter Break – Test to Return

Next week (2/21 – 2/25) there is no school for students or staff for the mid-winter February break.  All students will be required to take a rapid test and upload their results to the https://dcpsreopenstrong.com/testing/ by 5 pm on Sunday, Feb 27th.  Rapid tests will be sent home on Thursday, 2/17 with your student.


Parent Teacher Conferences – March 10th

Teachers will be hosting our mid-year parent/teacher conferences virtually on Thursday, 3/10.  Please be on the lookout for a sign up for different time slots.  **To note, Friday, 3/11 is a Professional Development Day.  There is no school for students on Thursday, 3/10 OR Friday, 3/11. 


Save the Date – Spring AuctionApril 30th

Lafayette Auction All You Need Is Love – Saturday, April 30th 

Show your love for Lafayette and spend an evening outdoors under the twinkle lights with signature cocktails, delicious bites and of course amazing auction items. Enjoy a kid-free night mingling with new friends and old. 

Donate to the silent or live auction! Tickets, vacation homes, gift certificates, unique experiences and more. 
Host a party! Each year parents step up to host creative parties for adults and kids to help raise funds for the school. Grab your friends or parents from your class to host a party together. Show off your hometown’s food, your favorite libation or get wild with a theme. Tickets to these parties will be auctioned off during the silent auction. 

Become a sponsor! Make a monetary donation to help bring the auction to life!

Fill out this Google Form to get involved! See flyer attached. 

Email  for more information. 

I hope everyone enjoys their week off next week!  Please don’t forget to upload those rapid test results by Sunday, 2/27 at 5 pm!!!!


Take care,

Dr. B