Recap For DEI Identity Training

Zoom Session 9/20/22 Thank you to Nok Nora Duany Bassey and Katherine Holloway for leading the training and writing this valuable recap document. Thank you to Maria Morukian, Lauren McClurg, Renzo Reyes and Melinda Carlson-Scott for your leadership and participation in this training.  Do you want to be an...

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HSA General Meeting is NOW! Join us at this (NEW) link

Please join the HSA for our first General Meeting.  Please use this link for the HSA 7PM General Meeting starting now! The wrong link was sent in some of the advertising. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85651192748?pwd=Z29UbitNSnRhZkFseThHc0M2akZmZz09

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Calling All Babysitters and Graphic Designers for the AtoZConnect Family Directory

Every year the HSA compiles a family directory using a service called AtoZConnect that is delivered to every family in the school and is also available as a mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. This directory is checked many times each week when arranging play dates, contacting room parents, scheduling volunteer activities...

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Announcing the Fall Festival Student Logo Contest!

Fall Festival is just around the corner (October 22) and we need you to help us make it even better!  Do you love to create?? Help us design a logo for Fall Festival 2022!    This contest is open to all Lafayette students and we would love to see all of your creativity at work!...

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Trip to National Museum of African American History and Culture (Sat, Oct 1) 

This event will help foster inclusivity and support making all feel welcome as valued members of our Lafayette family.  We want to mix things up and encourage kids and parents to meet new people.  We encourage you to build community by coming out, learn at the museum, and connect with...

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Love Math? Join the Math Club or Math Team

Morning math extracurriculars are coming soon! Both groups will meet before school and we have included some information below. There will be info sessions for students in the next few weeks and we will be sending a flyer home with classroom communication that has more details so be on...

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Thursday is Dot Day!!!

Wear your DOTS THIS Thursday, September 15 to help us celebrate International Dot Day! What is the fuss about? Just a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration based on Peter Reynolds’ book “The Dot”, the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in...

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Want to Volunteer In School? Get Your Clearance Now! 

DCPS requires all volunteers and field trip chaperones (beyond one-time event volunteers such as Field Day or in-class book reading) to obtain a tuberculosis (TB) screening within the past 12 months, complete a clearance application, and have a fingerprint background check. So, if you plan on volunteering as a field trip chaperone, for...

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Lafayette Hello

In an effort to community build and make all Lafayette families feel welcome and valued, The HSA’s DEI committee is introducing the Lafayette Hello program this year. The first step of Lafayette Hello is to simply smile and say hello to each other!  We encourage all kids and parents to greet one another, welcome...

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Contribute to the Bear Fund!

The Bear Fund is Lafayette HSA’s annual giving campaign that supports our unique PEACE program, teacher support, supplies for a clean and safe building, community events, and so much more. This year we are focused on enhancing classroom libraries and providing quality instruments for our expanding music program. The generosity...

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Join Lafayette Outdoor Movie Night This Saturday/ Traducción al Español a Continuación

To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Featuring Encanto!  Saturday, September 24 Movie Starts at 7:15 PM    Free event! Gates open at 6:00 PM. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs. Pack some food and enjoy a picnic. Light refreshments (popcorn, candy and water) and Grizzly Gear will be available for purchase. Encanto flyer!...

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First HSA Meeting TONIGHT: Everyone Welcome

The HSA is inviting all families to attend the first HSA General Meeting. This meeting will review how the HSA works and offer an important DEI Identity Training for our community to help foster inclusivity. General HSA meetings are open to our entire community and you don’t have to be a member of...

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DEI Walk in Rock Creek This Sunday!

Join the HSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee for a walk in the park this Sunday, September 18 from 10:00-11:30am. The trail will pass by some horse stables and a rushing creek. Please meet us for a group photo 5 minutes before departure at the intersection of Rittenhouse St...

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From Dr. B.: Extracurricular Fun for the Fall!

Dear Lafayette Families – It was GREAT to see everyone at Back to School Nights last week!  There were two great evenings of learning about your teachers, your children’s classrooms and all the great extracurricular opportunities here at school.  Below is more information about a variety of upcoming fun...

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Back to School Night

Dates/Grades Wednesday, 9/7 – PK, 1st, 2nd, 5th Thursday, 9/8 – KDG, 3rd, 4th   Times 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm– Session 1 in classrooms 6:45 pm – 7:25 pm – Session 2 in classrooms   Back to School Night is in person and an adults only event.  It’s also a great night to...

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Dot Day Art Volunteers Needed

DOT DAY is coming September 15th! Lafayette joins millions of kids around the world to celebrate the message contained in Peter Reynolds’ book “The Dot”. On September 15, we will wear dots, create with dots and play with dots as we read Reynolds’ book about the power of creativity, about having the courage to “Make Your Mark” and about passing kindness...

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Choir Sign-up

Hello Lafayette families!   Attached is an informational flyer for Choir this year! If your student would like to participate in choir during Flex time, please click on your child’s grade and fill out the interest form. I will schedule rehearsal days once I have a better idea of...

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First Week Wrap Up

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy First Week of School. We did it!  It has been a terrific first week.  The students and teachers are building relationships, making new friends, learning classroom routines, and digging in to reading, writing and math.  Over the next several weeks, we will be gathering...

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Flex Sign Up Starts 5 PM FRIDAY (9/2)

Flex Academies After School Classes are back! Registration opens Friday, September 2nd at 5pm for several classes this fall including karate, chess, Spanish, Chinese, and more. For class descriptions and the schedule, see the flyer below. The seven week session begins on September 19. To register, visit https://flexacademies.com/ and click on...

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