Lafayette LSAT Recommendation on the DCPS Plan to Either Reduce Pre-K Classrooms or Move the Pre-K Program to the Military Road School

Executive Summary (see link for entire letter): While we appreciate DCPS’ efforts to address enrollment growth issues at Lafayette, the Local School Advisory Team must emphasize that the process of notification, community engagement, and information flow around the rollout of the proposal has been incredibly detrimental to our ability...

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The spelling bee starts Monday, 1/25!

It’s time for Lafayette’s annual spelling bee!  Instead of a live bee, we’ll be using Scripps’ official online testing platform.  Students in grades three through five have between Monday, January 25 and Thursday, January 28 to take the test.  The students with the three top scores will advance to the cluster bee...

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ReOpen Next Steps – Parent Huddle Tonight

ReOpen Next Steps – 1/21/21 We are truly at the dawning of a new day – we have a new president, a new vice president, and we’re only days away from reopening schools in person.  Below is pertinent information to keep you up to date: Waitlist and in person...

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News from the Art Room

This is a great time to take stock of your child’s art supplies before we go into a new semester and some of your children go back into the building! They will still need their own personal supplies for art:)   Important: Please make sure your child has a 9X12...

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Parent Huddle “Office Hours” Tonight at 6:30 pm

This evening we will have an open “office hours” Parent Huddle.  I will be answering any questions about the ReOpen Models and student selection.  However, I will not be sharing any new information.  If you feel confident in your knowledge of ReOpening so far, no need to join us! ...

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Thank you for supporting the book fair!

Our book fair was very different this year, but our community still showed up to support literacy!  Thank you to everyone who promoted the book fair to friends and families, and many thanks for everyone who purchased books.  Together, we raised $1,683.20 to expand our classroom libraries! I owe...

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Social Story for Re-opening

Lafayette’s Mental Health Team has created an interactive social story to preview some of the re-open changes.  Learn about flexibility with Ms. Ayers and some Sesame Street friends!  The MHT shares their own strategies for coping with change.  The social story explains why not everyone will be returning to...

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ReOpen FAQ – Please read as you are making decisions!

Return to In Person Learning – FAQ January 11, 2021 Can my student remain virtual? Yes!!!  Always! Can I start in person and then return to virtual? Yes.  We can accommodate a return to virtual instruction.  Can my student start virtually and then return to in person learning later...

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News from the Art Room

Congratulations to the following Lafayette students whose Indian Welcome Kolam art (along with other DCPS arts students and area artists) will be included in a regional art installation near the Capitol in honor of the inauguration.  5th graders- Bella Daulton, Ellie Widor, Alexis Larson, Maura Cohen, Nandini Chambery, Imani Diallo,...

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RESCHEDULED: Math Book Distribution Wednesday, January 13

Last week we had to abruptly end our math book distribution due unexpected events in our city and some families were unable to secure math workbooks for their students. On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, from 12:30-5:30 we will host a second round of book distributions for students in grades K-4, who were unable to...

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Parents of Students of Color Meeting Wednesday January 13

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, 1/13/21 (and the second Wednesday of each month moving forward) for the Racial Equity Committee’s open forum for Parents of Students of Color. We invite all parents of students of color to join with members of our committee for discussion on Lafayette current events....

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REMINDER! Potomac Pizza Night Wednesday, January 13

Join us for the second Potomac Pizza Night! This is a GREAT way to raise money for Lafayette, support a neighborhood business, and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep!  On Wednesday January 13, Potomac Pizza will donate 20% of all evening sales from dine-in, take-out or delivery to our...

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Announcing our ReOpen Models and Staffing

Thank you for everyone’s time and feedback as we worked as a community to establish our plans for ReOpening.  Our LSAT and teaching teams spent countless hours working on models and reviewing your feedback.  Thank you also to all of you who attended our community meetings and provided feedback. ...

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Resources to Respond to the Attack on the Capitol

Dear Lafayette, Never have we seen our democracy or governmental buildings aggressed upon in such an overt, brazen, and disturbing fashion.  As I sat up last night and watched the speeches on the Senate floor, I found myself on an emotional rollercoaster.  In processing with my own two children, the...

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Reminder: Principal Coffee for Incoming Families with Rising PK Children this Thursday

Please share with incoming families of Rising PK children. Coffee with the Principal Thursday, January 7 9:00 am Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meeting Or call in (audio only) +1 202-539-1291,,717653262#   United States, Washington DC Phone Conference ID: 717 653...

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SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Potomac Pizza Night, January 13th

Join us for the second Potomac Pizza Night! This is a GREAT way to raise money for Lafayette, support a neighborhood business, and enjoy a night-off from dinner prep!  On Wednesday January 13, Potomac Pizza will donate 20% of all evening sales from dine-in, take-out or delivery to our...

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Spark Club Learns About Food Deserts in DC

Lafayette’s social justice club SPARK (Students Planning a Revolution of Kindness) is hosting its second special learning event. Next Monday 1/11 at 12:30 we’ll be hearing from the founders of To Be Well Fed. TBWF is a non-profit started by DCPS parents, Dave and Alicia Kyvyra, to help provide...

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Pick Up Math Workbooks This Wednesday

Round 2 of Eureka Math books will be distributed this week on Wednesday, January 6th from 12:30-5:30 pm for students in grades K-4. (there are NOT any books being distributed to 5th grade students at this time) Each family should approach their grade level assigned table and retrieve 1 (ONE) book from the...

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Last Day to Give Feedback on ReOpen Models

Happy Almost New Year Lafayette!  Before we say goodbye to 2020, don’t forget to give us your thoughts on the two different ReOpen models presented by your child’s grade level!  The survey will only be open until 9 pm on 12/31/2020!  Share your thoughts here:   Grade Level Feedback Community...

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Missed the Holiday Concert? You Can Still Watch!

If you missed the virtual holiday concert, don’t fret. Watch it all online here. Many thanks to Ms. Carroll and Ms. Perll for their work to make this concert possible! 

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