The Lafayette 2020-21 Bear Fund Drive Has Begun! Please Give!

Welcome to the Lafayette annual fundraiser! The Bear Fund is our school fundraiser that supports the Peace program, teacher supplies, scholarships, and so much more. In this challenging year, the Bear Fund remains more critical to school support than ever.  The Bear Fund has allowed Lafayette to rise up...

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Lafayette Gives Back Book Donation Thank You!

A huge THANK YOU to the entire Lafayette community for your generous donations to our book drive! This afternoon, we delivered 30 boxes of books to our sister school Takoma Education Campus (TEC). The best part was watching a TEC student pick out some new books. Thanks to our awesome...

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A Note From The HSA and Two Reminders!

We hope you are finding some balance in this new (temporary) normal. We, like you, have had great days and not so great days; but, we recognize the privilege we have to be surrounded by a teaching staff, administration, and parent community who work tirelessly towards a common goal...

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Important: Special Subjects News!

Because you have asked… Good to know info about your child’s specials: Kindergarten has live PE, Library, Spanish, and Art/Music each week. Grade 1 has live Art, Music, PE, Peace, Library, and Spanish classes every week. Grade 2-5 has alternating live Art, Music, Peace, and Spanish on an A/B...

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Vote Now for HSA and LSAT Candidates

Thank you for your continued support of our school community as well as engagement with our two Home School Association votes thus far. The pandemic delayed our election (usually held in the spring) for both the Home School Association and Local School Advisory Team. These are usually separate elections...

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Save the Date: Potomac Pizza Night October 7th

Join us for the first Potomac Pizza Night of the school year! This is a GREAT way to raise money for Lafayette, support a neighborhood business, and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep!  On Wednesday October 7, Potomac Pizza will donate 20% of all evening sales from dine-in, take-out...

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Kid Connect Chats Are Live

Kid Connect Chats started on Thursday, September 24 for our students in grades one through five! Kid Connect is a virtual space for students at Lafayette to connect and socialize. Chats are held weekly and monitored by members of the Kid Connect committee. This year’s topics include puppies, graphic...

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A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – This week we mourn the loss of a pioneer and a warrior for women’s rights, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  The year 2020 continues to provide us with countless invaluable lessons on resilience, civic responsibilities, and the power of community working together.  This fall, there will...

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Lafayette Gives Back

Happy new school year, Lafayette Families! We are the co-chairs of Lafayette’s community service program, Lafayette Gives Back, and are excited to announce some socially distant ways for your families to participate in giving back during the first term of the 2020-2021 school year. Many of these activities will...

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Meet the LSAT Candidates

Please see the below candidate statements for the 2020-21 Local School Advisory Board (LSAT). The pandemic delayed our election (usually held in the spring) so we will hold a virtual vote starting shortly and ending on September 30. Please take a moment to read the statements of interest by...

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Specials Rotation for Grades 2-5

For clarity, we have added the rotating specials schedule to the HSA calendar. Also, please see below for additional details on the weeks for A/B. Week of Sept 21-B Week of Sept 28-A Week of Oct 5-B Week of Oct 12-A Week of Oct 19-B Week of Oct 26-A...

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HSA Fundraising Equity Pledge Passes

Thank you all for your questions and votes regarding the HSA Fundraising Equity Pledge to donate 10% of funds raised during Lafayette’s annual fundraising campaign. After ten days of voting, we received a total of 154 votes: 138 in favor of the pledge and 16 against. As a result...

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Morning Announcements

Missing the morning announcement on your phone? Don’t miss a thing: you can now read them on the website available daily at www.lafayettehsa.org/morning-announcements The link is also accessible under the “Quick Links” drop down of the website If you aren’t receiving these via phone, please contact Donna Beck at...

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Join the Tuesday Bulletin Team!

Our weekly newsletter is edited by several parents and news submissions come from Dr. B, teachers, the HSA, parents, and other sources. Submissions should be emailed to by 9:00 p.m. on Sundays. This is a hard deadline! Editor Needed! We are also looking for a new editor to...

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Last Day to Vote on HSA Equity Pledge

Today is the last day to vote for the HSA Fundraising Equity Pledge. As a reminder, the HSA Board presented a Bear Fund Equity Pledge to the parent community. In short, the board hopes to pledge 10% of funds raised during Lafayette’s annual fundraising campaign (known as our Bear...

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Today is Dot Day!

Today, our school community celebrates International Dot Day. Based on the story, “The Dot”, by Peter H. Reynolds, Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration. We encourage everyone to wear their dots, or wear something creative that expresses your courage and your individuality.   Be...

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She Reigns is Back!

Just in case you didn’t know, WE have a powerful, impactful, and critical affinity group for our girls of color in grades 3rd-5th here at Lafayette. She Reigns, girls of color group has been powered by myself Rashida Mosby, school counselor, and several other magical women on staff here, since 2017. ...

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Welcome to Sora’s ebooks and audiobooks

Great news readers and listeners!  DCPS and DC Public Library have partnered to offer us a great website and app, Sora!  On Sora, you’ll have access to DCPL’s large collection of ebooks and audiobooks, available for free all year and no library card required!  Sora is created by Overdrive,...

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Meet the HSA Candidates

Please see the below candidate statements for the 2020-21 Lafayette HSA Board. The pandemic delayed our election (usually held in the spring) so we will hold a virtual vote starting later next week and ending on September 30. Please take a moment to read the statements of interest by...

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