January Updates – No School 1/25; Budget Season Begins; Smart Watches

Dear Lafayette Families – Here we are…in the last week of January already!  Happy Lunar New Year to everyone as well!  I’m finishing up a bout with COVID and have been missing the daily hum of the building!  Reminder – No School Wednesday January 25th. This is the end of...

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Calling all 5th Grade and Pre-K Parents!

This month we are asking the 5th grade and Pre-K parents to team up for the month of February! The morning drop-off line is staffed by Lafayette parents, and each month we ask parents from a specific grade to volunteer. The drop-off line for February is assigned to 5th Grade...

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Ice Cream Fundraiser Sunday 1/29

Confetti Play Cafe (ice cream shop and cafe in Tenleytown, 4545 42nd St. NW, #109) is generously donating 20% of sales to Lafayette this Sunday, January 29th from 9am-5:30pm. Stop in with the whole family, grab a sweet treat, and check out their kid play space. They have coffee,...

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Join Lafayette HSA For Valentine’s Drinks & Auction Stock The Bar Party 2/15!

Please help us stock the bar for the night of the auction and bring a handle of Tito’s or bottles of any Sauvignon Blanc (that is more than $15) to donate as your entry fee for the evening!    Show Your Love For Lafayette! Wednesday, February 15 7:00 PM The Avenue Cash Bar If...

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Join the Lafayette Community at the Georgetown University’s Women’s Basketball Game (1/28)

Join us as we cheer on the Georgetown University Women’s Basketball Team as they take on Creighton University on Saturday, January 28 at 1 pm.  SUPPORT WOMEN’S SPORTS!! One of the best ways to support women’s sports is by being an “enthusiastic fan.”  Women’s sports often get less fan support,...

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Alice Deal Middle School Feeder School Chat for Lafayette Elementary School 5th Grade

For all 5th Grade families, the Deal Feeder School Chat for the Lafayette community is scheduled for February 1, 2023 at 6:30 pm.  Here is the link for the virtual chat via Microsoft Teams:  bit.ly/FSCLAFAYETTE

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Lafayette Gives Back

Thank you to all who came out to Lafayette Gives Back’s Day of Service on January 16th.  We had an AMAZING event making sandwiches for Friendship Place / La Casa, dog toys for shelter dogs at the Humane Rescue Alliance, toiletry kits for Thrive DC and cards for We...

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Pride Game Night – Wednesday, February 8th

Ms. Stanton and Ms. Diesner, Lafayette’s Pride Club leaders, are hosting a first – ever game night for LGBTQ+ families. Come out and socialize with us, win some prizes, and meet up with other Lafayette families. This is an event for kids and grown-ups together. Please contact Ms. Diesner if you have any questions. ...

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Smartphones and Social Media Presentation

Thank you to the more than 100 members of the Lafayette community that joined presenter Jeremy Joseph for an informative presentation about Smartphones and Social Media. Also, thank you to Jeremy for leading this session for us.    Jeremy encourages us all to continue the conversation about technology and...

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Thank you for supporting the book fair!

Thank you to the Lafayette community for making our Scholastic book fair such a success!  It was a fun week for our students.  As your librarian, I appreciate your commitment to literacy and reading for pleasure.  Together, we raised more than $6,200 to purchase new books for our library...

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Winter Concert Information

Happy New Year! We are very excited to share the details for the Thursday, January 19th Band and Choir Winter Wonderland Concert! All details are below; we are trying a different schedule that resembles the Arts Night format! We have many students involved in the extracurricular music programs (WHICH IS...

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Ruby Bridges HSA Event

Do you want to do something proactive with your children for Black History Month?  Join the HSA in watching the movie Ruby Bridges with your family, and then (adults) please join us to discuss the film on Thursday, February 9! To participate: Watch the movie with your children in...

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MLK Day of Service

Lafayette’s day of service is less than one week away!  Please join us for Lafayette’s first in-person day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 16th from 1 to 4 pm at the Lafayette cafeteria. You and your children will participate in a wide variety of great...

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Special Community Meeting: LSAT and HSA Budget Discussion

On Wednesday, January 18 7-8pm, the LSAT will hold a special community meeting via Teams  to discuss 2023-2023 School Year budget priorities. Please join us to hear about the process and to share your priorities with the LSAT. All parents are welcome to attend. Details below:   Lafayette Budget...

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TONIGHT! Smartphones and Social Media Presentation for Parents

Join us Tonight (JANUARY 10th) at 7pm via Zoom “Smartphones and Social Media: Why Waiting Is Best (and What to Do If You Didn’t) – A Presentation for Parents”    Before you buy your elementary or middle schooler a smartphone, you’ll want to hear this presentation. One of the biggest...

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Join Us for the Winter Wonderland Concert this Month!

Please save the date and join the Lafayette Choirs and Band on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00pm for a Winter Wonderland Concert! Musical selections prepared for you by the 2nd-5th grade Choirs, 3rd grade Showchoir, 4th and 5th grade Showchoir, and 4th and 5th grade band! For more details,...

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Lafayette Gives Back In-Person Day of Service: MLK Day, Jan 16th

A very happy new year to you from Lafayette Gives Back!!! We are excited for Lafayette’s first in-person day of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Save the date for Monday, January 16th from 1 to 4 pm for you and your children to participate in a wide variety of...

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January Drop off Line Volunteers – Calling All Kindergarten Parents!

The morning drop-off line is staffed by Lafayette parents, and each month we ask parents from a specific grade to volunteer. The drop-off line for January is assigned to Kindergarten. For those of you not familiar with this volunteer opportunity, it involves showing up at 8:20am at the Northampton St...

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Welcome to 2023!

Happy New Year Lafayette! I hope that you all had a restful and safe time away from school and are ready to get back at it in 2023!  We start the year with several exciting opportunities to be together: 1/16 – MLK Day of Service, 1 pm – 4...

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Test to Return after Winter Break- Upload by 5 pm

As part of DCPS’s enhanced COVID-19 surveillance testing program, all students and all school-based staff will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school after winter break by uploading results to https://dcpsstrong.com/testing/. Please upload results by 5:00 pm TODAY.

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