Notes from your librarian

Greetings from Lafayette Library!  I hope your school year has been going well!  As we leave our first quarter behind and head into a time of holidays, road trips and cold days perfect for reading, I wanted to pass on some resources and important information. Accessing ebooks, audiobooks and...

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Get Ready for Bear Fund Week!

November 28 through December 2 Our goal is to increase participation across all of our Lafayette families. Donations of all sizes are welcome and appreciated!    Why Give?  Support Our Children The HSA will contribute over $300,000, or approximately $410 per student, to augment the budget provided by DCPS...

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All Clear – Students are dismissed – 4:05 pm

Dear Lafayette Elementary Families,    We have been given the all clear and students have been dismissed at 4:05 pm. At Lafayette, we highly value and are committed to fostering a safe and secure environment conducive to the learning and success of all students. Communicating about safety issues impacting our...

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Campus Currently on Alert Status – 11/18 3:45 pm

Dear Lafayette families – As of 3:45 pm our building is currently on alert status due to police activity in the neighborhood. All students and staff are safe and there is no active threat to our campus.  We are currently awaiting MPD to give us the all clear.  Once...

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Winter Wonderland In-Person Concert

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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Winter Magic Virtual Concert

Back by popular demand! The Winter Magic Virtual Concert is an opportunity for all Lafayette students to submit a video of their talents to Ms. Gemar or Mr. Brockman! The concert link will be released at 6:00pm on Friday, December 16th! If you would like to be a part...

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The Annual Book Fair is Coming Soon!

The annual book fair is coming soon, just in time for holiday gifts! Books will be on sale in the library December 5-9. The fair will be open to students during the school day, and to families from 3:15-4:30, Monday through Thursday. We are looking for volunteers for this...

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November Updates

Dear Lafayette Families –   Within a blink of an eye, we are in the middle of November!  Thank goodness for a full 5 day week this week!  This year, DCPS has created a new elementary school report card.  We anticipate that they will be mailed out next week. ...

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TURN OUT BIG FOR LAFAYETTE!

Bear Fund helps bridge the gap and keep the magic alive, and we need your help to keep it going! “Part of the magic here at Lafayette is our partnership with the HSA,” Dr. B explains in this heartfelt video. Through the generosity of our families, the HSA will...

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Cast a Vote For Lafayette!

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Lafayette Gives Back: Thanksgiving, Coat Drive, MLK Day of Service

Hello Lafayette community! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday with their friends and family. However, sometimes the holiday season can bring added emotional and financial stress.  Please consider buying a $50 Safeway gift card to help families in...

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Spirit Week

We’re celebrating the great spirit of the Lafayette community in the coming week and a half! Join us in showing your love for Lafayette! Monday 11/14/22- Movie Monday  Tuesday   11/15/22- Rainbow Tuesday  Wednesday 11/16/22- Wacky Wednesday   Thursday 11/17/22- Career Day  Friday 11/18/22- Fan/ Jersey Day (Sports, Colleges, Music etc.)  Monday 11/21/22-...

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Save the date for the book fair!

Bookmark your calendar! The annual Lafayette Book Fair will take place December 5th-9th!  The in-person book fair will be open to students during the school day, and to families from 3:15-4:30 pm Monday through Thursday.  Shopping online with easy delivery will also be available!  Please consider volunteering during this...

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Photo Make-Up Date 11/29

Was your student absent on photo day? The make-up date is 11/29. Students who were absent will automatically be photographed and do not need to schedule. Students make also schedule a re-take if you are unsatisfied with your photos. Viewing will be available soon. IF you decide you would...

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Last Call for the AtoZ directory before it goes to print!

Please consider sponsoring this year’s school directory by placing an ad for your business! There are still premium placements available on the tabbed dividers throughout the printed directory where your business will have visibility for at least a year. Please reach out to Stephanie Kempter at AtoZ Connect () for more...

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The Newest Edition of Cub Facts is Here!

What is Cub Facts? It’s a magazine created by 4th and 5th Graders for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. A new issue is created each month (more or less). Students receive a hard copy of the publication, but you can also find a link here: Cub Facts Oct 22          ...

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Lafayette Learning and the Bear Fund

Lafayette Learning and the Bear Fund It’s hard to believe Fall is going by so quickly. Our kids have already done some amazing things in the classroom! Throughout the year, the Bear Fund helps make new learning experiences possible for our children. Gifts help support creative endeavors in art...

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Drop Off Safety Reminders

Safety and drop off and pick up safety continues to be a primary concern for all of us.  Last week we had a fender bender in the drop off lane that caused an injury to a staff member.  As the weather gets colder and wetter, we will see more...

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Kindness in Reading Poster Contest

The Lafayette Literacy Committee invites all students to participate in our annual book poster contest!  This year, we’re celebrating acts of kindness in stories.  A winner from each grade will have prize money to spend at our book fair in December! Students should think of a favorite book.  When...

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It’s Bear Fund Time! Give Your Support Today

IT’S BEAR FUND TIME – GIVE YOUR SUPPORT TODAY! If you are feeling thankful for all that our wonderful teachers and administration are doing, please know that your financial support through Lafayette’s annual Bear Fund helps to make our school even stronger. With your help, the HSA will continue...

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