Mid Summer Check In

Dear Lafayette Families –

Happy Mid-Summer!  In the blink of an eye 3 ½ weeks of summer has gone by!  In just 5 ½ weeks, we are excited to welcome the students and families back to school!  Hopefully you are all finding some time to relax, enjoy the summer, and spend some quality down time with your families. 

It’s time to start thinking about school supplies!!!  This year we are continuing to partner with School Tool Box.  You can order your grade level supply box and have it shipped directly to your house.  If you are a vintage school supply shopper and love to sort through the bins at Target for just the right markers and notebooks….just print the list from School Tool Box and shop to your heart’s content!  Students will have the opportunity to drop off their school supplies the Thursday before school starts (8/24) during the Family Huddles.  Students are also welcome to bring them to school on the first day of school.  Here’s the link for the school supply lists:  School Supplies 2023-2024


Over the course of the rest of the summer, you can look for an update from me on August 1st that includes class lists, a welcome letter from the HSA and the school calendar.  Until then, please save the date for these upcoming activities as we start gearing up to open the 2023-2024 school year!  Please do also check out the DCPS calendar for the year.


August 1st  – Class Lists and Welcome Letters emailed out

(Not receiving school emails?  Be sure to sign up here:  https://www.lafayettehsa.org/sign-up-for-news/)


August 21st – Teachers return

August 24thBack to School Family Huddles (Please attend by last name);

            6:00 – 6:40 – Last Name A – F

            6:45 – 7:25 – Last Name G – O

            7:30 – 8:10 – Last Name P – Z

August 25thKindergarten Teacher Meet and Greet; Time TBA

August 26thNew Family Popsicle Social

August 28thFirst Day of School for Kindergarten – 5th Grade

                              Welcome back coffee for parents (corner of Northampton and Broad Branch Rd)

August 31stFirst day of School for PreK4 Students

September 4thNo School, Labor Day

September 6th and 7thBack To School Nights

And last but not least…..Summer is also a great time to READ!!!  Don’t forget to checkout the summer reading guide curated by Ms. Leese:  Lafayette Summer Reading Guide

Take care and enjoy one another,

Dr. B