Term 4 Class Lists

Dear Lafayette Families – I hope this note finds you enjoying one another and your spring break.  Thank you for your patience as we work to reorganize our school structure one more time for Term 4 to continue to meet the needs of our students and community in the...

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CCPC After School Program: 2021-2022 Enrollment

The CCPC after-school program has limited openings for the 2021-2022 school year. Please visit our website for information on our program and how to apply.  

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Term 4 Critical Announcements

Dear Lafayette Families – As we approach Spring Break and the start of Term 4, I’m writing to share several very important announcements. Monday, 4/19, will be an asynchronous day for students in Grades 1 – 5; there will be no in person instruction. This decision will allow teachers...

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Gender Non-Conforming Parent/Student Group

Do you have a child who is uncomfortable with the typical “boy/girl” dichotomy, or who has expressed interest in exploring some characteristics of a different gender? Lafayette will be hosting a short-term closed and confidential group for parents and children around these and other topics related to gender non-conforming...

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Covid Fatigue Presentation Slides

The Mental Health Team would like to thank the parents who attended the presentation last week on Battling Covid Fatigue. In case you missed it, the slides can be found here. Please reach out to any member of the MHT if you’d like more information or help for your...

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From the Art Room

Exciting grade 3 architectural challenge due this week by Sunday, April 11- D.C.P.S. Build Day: Design and construct a model for a new building for Washington D.C.!   Think about the function and form of your building, use any supplies you have on hand- recycled cardboard, paper, found objects,...

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5th Grade Virtual Feeder School Transition Chat

5th grade families, as we head into spring, we have yet another transition to prepare for and one to celebrate…the transition to Middle School. Please join us for our Virtual Feeder School Transition Chat with Principal Neal from Alice Deal on Thursday April 29th @6:30.   Topic: Virtual Feeder School...

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Cub Facts April 2021

Here is the latest edition!

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Advertise in the A to Z Directory!

Each year the HSA publishes an annual school directory that is an invaluable resource for all Lafayette families. We are excited to partner with AtoZ Connect again this year to produce our beautiful directory.  We invite our community families and area merchants to purchase advertising space.  This is a...

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Black Lives Matter Year of Purpose April Preview 

Our theme for April is “Trans-Affirming, Queer-Affirming, Collective Value”  Here are some kid-friendly interpretations of these BLM principles: Trans-Affirming: “Everybody has the right to choose their own gender by listening to their own heart and mind. Everyone gets to choose girl or both or neither or something else and...

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COVID Notification 4/5/2021

April 5, 2021     Dear Lafayette Elementary School,    This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on April 2, 2021, has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared. Upon notification...

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ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!

ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN! Please enroll by 5/30. If you aren’t yet sure where you absolutely want your student to attend next year, we still ask for you to enroll by 5/30 and we can always un-enroll your student if you change your mind. ALSO….a helpful tip…. if you...

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Upcoming LSAT Meeting on Re-Opening

LSAT Meeting on Re-Opening Wednesday, April 7 7:30am   Agenda: Brief overview and discussion of re-open updates for Term 4 Opportunity for questions and perspectives: Teachers/staff, parents Follow up and next steps   Via Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_NzRhYmFkZjUtZWNkYi00ZWU2LThhNTAtMjk4NTYyMTE3ZmU2%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%222aa046ee-b34e-4a33-92b7-999df2bc0a32%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22a51f2bb9-10c4-4228-82eb-a2dfdf37fa9c%22%7d   Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the...

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Celebrate April by making and reading poetry!

April is a great time to enjoy reading and writing poetry!  To help your family to join in the fun, Ms. Leese has created a choice board filled with poetry resources.  Read and listen to poetry on websites dedicated to the artform.  Ms. Leese and DCPS School Libraries have...

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Important Immunization Information From the Lafayette Health Team

There are ways to stay healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, including staying home when you are sick, avoiding mass gatherings, wearing a face mask when out in public, and washing your hands frequently (more at coronavirus.dc.gov). Being healthy also means staying on track with your child’s routine wellness...

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Term 4 ReOpening Plans

Thank you all for joining us this evening as we shared our plans for Term 4.  Here are the powerpoint slides as well as the highlights from this evening. PK – 2nd Grade Term 4 ReOpening Powerpoint 3rd – 5th Grade Term 4 ReOpening Powerpoint Highlights: Term 4 begins...

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COVID Notification – 3/29/21

March 29, 2021     Dear Lafayette Elementary School,    This letter is to inform you that an individual who was last present at Lafayette on March 26, 2021, has since reported a positive test for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual is no longer on campus and will not return until medically cleared. Upon...

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Freed Photos Postponed

Unfortunately, photo sessions with Freed are postponed until Term 4. This includes either in-person or virtual students. We will share the news of a rescheduled date as soon as possible! 

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Lafayette Spirit Week 2021!

Lafayette Spirit Week starts this week! The Student Council would love it if you’d join us in your silliest, sleepiest, and sportiest outfits from March 29th to April 9th! Lafayette Spirit Week 2021 will be celebrated over two weeks!  Celebrate your Lafayette spirit with us on these fun days:...

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New Guidance for Term 4

Happy Friday Lafayette Families!  DCPS has officially issued new guidance for Term 4, including shifting social distancing from 6 ft to 3 ft.  The guidance document has just arrived in my inbox, so I will be spending the weekend working through any adjustments we will implement for Term 4. ...

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