Thank You to our Shoveling Heroes!

A huge shout out to those parents who were able to help shovel out our playgrounds! If you are able, we can use your help in a variety of ways at school as well. Pitch in with writer’s workshops, office help (stapling/sorting), assisting printmaking in the art room, and...

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Lafayette’s Annual Day of Service THIS Saturday, January 26th

Don’t forget: Lafayette’s annual Day of Service is coming up THIS Saturday, January 26th from 1:00-3:00! Please click here to RSVP for this drop-in event so we’ll be sure to have enough supplies on hand for all participants. Don’t worry, if you don’t get a chance to RSVP, you can still stop...

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Congratulations to Lafayette’s Spelling Bee Champs!

The 37th annual bee was a fifth grade sweep! Congratulations to this year’s Lafayette spelling bee champs! Jessie Moss, first place; Lucia Ridgeway, second place, and Luca Nescovic, third place. Jessie and Lucia were Lafayette winners of last year’s bee, and along with Luca, will spell in the regional spelling...

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Special Subject Bulletin

There is always something interesting going on in your child’s life at Lafayette!!! Want to know who is doing a “Mock Caldecott”? Want to learn about how the brain influences our behavior or sign up for the Peace of Mind mini conference? Want to find out what timber is and who is learning about it in...

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Help Buy Books for SEL Programs

I’m always buying books. And toys. And sand…. I’m a Therapist.  and kids are my clients. We talk, we set goals, we play and talk some more. (Ok I DO have a great job). I’m looking to expand my social emotional diversity library. There are so many books out...

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New SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Therapy Group For Students

There’s a new SEL (Social Emotional Learning) Therapy Group starting for students.  Its called the Woosah Group.  Its targeting  students not already in an SEL group who could benefit from moments to say “wooooooo- sahhhh”.  This includes relaxation techniques, anxiety reduction, review of mindfulness techniques and friendship initiation and...

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Gratitude Challenge Winners

Congratulations to fourth graders Emmett Chen and Oliver Siegel and fifth grader Lily Dunlop for wining our first-ever Gratitude Challenge!!!  They did a great job of stopping to remember all of the little good things in their lives and write them down.  Boy they had a lot of good...

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Potomac Pizza Night January 29th

Save the Date for Potomac Pizza Night: Tuesday, January 29th.   Great event to help fundraise for our school and you get dinner taken care of!   20% of all sales that evening will be given back to Lafayette, either dine in or delivery.  See attached flyer for further information.  Thanks...

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Winter in-School Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks to parents who have already pitched in to help shovel out our playgrounds! If you are able, teachers and classrooms need daytime volunteers this winter as well. Pitch in with writer’s workshops, office help (stapling/sorting), assisting printmaking in the art room, and more. Click here to check out the...

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Spelling Bee is H-E-R-E!

The annual spelling bee is here!  We invite all to either join us in person or via live streaming on Friday, 1/18/19 starting at 9 am.  The link for the live stream will be posted on the Lafayette Tech Resources page:   Good luck to all our spellers! Dr....

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Shoveling Help Needed!

Suffering from cabin fever?  Looking for some fresh air?  We need your help! Any parents who are available are invited to come help shovel out our playgrounds between 9 am – 3 pm on Thursday and Friday.  That includes the PreK, KDG, and North playgrounds.  Once those playgrounds are...

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HSA Budget Working Group Meeting Thursday Jan. 17

The HSA Budget Working Group will be meeting this Thursday at school at 6.30 pm to continue budget planning for 2019/20 and everyone’s welcome

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DCPS Closed, Monday, 1/14

Due to inclement weather, school will be closed on Monday, January 14th. Stay safe and enjoy the snow!

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Grateful for Successful Gratitude Challenge 

Thank you for your participation is the Gratitude Challenge! Winners will be announced soon. Congratulations to Emmett Chen for being the first person to complete the challenge! Even if you didn’t enter the challenge, give it a try: while you are brushing your teeth think of three little things...

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Banana Splits Sign Up

As we roll out the new year Banana Splits will be starting up again. Banana Splits is a group for children who have had a “split” in their family due to separation or divorce. This program consists of six to eight sessions in which children are able to receive...

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A Note From Dr. B

Dear Lafayette Families – Happy 2019! I hope everyone had a terrific winter break and 2019 has started off strong. We are off to a rocking start with LOTS of things happening. Please keep reading for many important updates and upcoming events. Calendar Updates 1/10 – Budget Development Engagement...

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RSVP for the Lafayette Auction Build-a-Wine-Cellar Party – Saturday, February 2

It’s almost auction time! One of the hottest auction items every year is the Lafayette Wine Cellar, a collection of luxury wines donated by the Lafayette community. In exchange for donating a bottle, you (and a guest) get a ticket to the best party of the year: an evening...

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Lafayette Annual Day of Service

Lafayette’s annual Day of Service is coming up on Saturday, January 26th from 1:00-3:00 (this is a drop-in event)! Please click here to RSVP so we’ll be sure to have enough supplies on hand for all participants. All Lafayette students and their families are invited to join us for...

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Family Science Night Tonight at 6 PM

 Family Science Night is tonight-  Tuesday, January 15. Kids will interact with 16 science and engineering stations produced by the Maryland Science Center. The event is from 6-8 in the cafeteria; come when you’d like and stay for as long as you want. Questions? Email Sarah Remes 

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Book Fair a Success – Thank You!

The book fair was a huge success! The Lafayette community spent more than $22,000 on books! That’s an amazing marker of how important reading is to our scholars. All told, we raised more than $6,400 for our library. During the book fair the Lafayette family supported not only our...

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