Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!

Dear Lafayette Families –

Happy August!!!  School year 2023-2024 is just around the corner and we are beyond excited to welcome back our teachers, staff, students and families.  This year we continue to focus on the joy and growth of our students.  As I begin my 10th year at Lafayette, I continue to be grateful to be able to serve our students, staff and families.  We are an incredible community of learners and partners who all work together relentlessly and passionately to support students.  I could not be prouder of the work we do together.

So, without further ado…..here we go!!!  Below is a list of important resources, calendars, notes, and reminders.  

Class lists will be shared in a separate email (and not posted on the website).

Welcome from our HSA (Home and School Association)

Our HSA, like a PTO/PTA, is an invaluable partner in what we do as a school community. This year’s co-presidents, Maitland Greer and Olympia Meola, have already been hard at work collaborating with both school and the parent community. 

From the HSA: 

We are thrilled to welcome new families and greet returning families for the 2023-2024 school year!  The Lafayette Home and School Association (HSA) is Lafayette’s version of a traditional PTA. We are a group of volunteer parents, Lafayette staff, and members of our neighborhood representing and working on behalf of the school community. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit group. We plan events and programming to foster community, fundraise to support our school’s needs, and harness the power of our families to give back to others. You can learn more at www.lafayettehsa.org under “Family Engagement.”

We promote inclusivity across our school and ensure that our HSA board members are accessible, and that the HSA supports our entire community.  We aim to do this through a series of initiatives, from HSA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts to our Lafayette Hello program designed to help make all feel welcome as valued members of our Lafayette family. Look out for information about how we can connect with one another, including Welcome Back Coffee, Class Family Play Dates and Parent Potlucks. We will have Lafayette Hello Greeters around school to get us all started!  Want to read their full Welcome Back Letter? Check it out here!  Learn more about fundraising, traditions, and volunteer opportunities.

School and HSA Calendar of Dates – 2023-2024

  • Print it and hang it on your fridge! Or download it to the device of your preference!
  • Save the date for the following upcoming events:
  • 8/4 – Class Lists published
  • 8/21– Teachers and Staff First Day Back!
  • 8/24 – Family Huddles; 6 – 8 pm (Please attend according to your student’s last name; students and parents are welcome)
    • 6:00 – 6:40 – A – F
    • 6:45 – 7:25 – G – O
    • 7:30 – 8:10 – P – Z
  • 8/25 – KDG Teacher Meet and Greet; time TBA
  • 8/26 – Popsicle Social, see below for more details
  • 8/28 – Student’s First Day of School (K – 5th)
  • 8/31 – First Full Day of PreK4
  • 9/6 and 9/7 – Back To School Nights


Room Parents Needed!

Beginning on Wednesday, 8/9,  the HSA is accepting volunteers to serve as room parents.  This is a first come, first filled volunteer opportunity – use the SignUp Genius sent out on Wednesday, 8/9.


New Family Popsicle Social


Saturday, August 27

Please join us for new families popsicle socials 

All Pre-K families – 10:00am to 11:00 am

New Kindergarten families – 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

New 1st-5th grade families – 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Location: Lafayette-Pointer Park, near the Recreation Center

If you need more information, feel free to contact Shaanti Kapil at  for questions about the Pre-K social, Simone Garreau at  with questions about the kindergarten social, and Amee Garg at  with questions about the 1st-5th grade social. 

Lafayette Primer –Do you know where the Great Hall is?  Want to know more about our annual traditions?  Check out the Life at Lafayette Primer – it’s an insider’s guide to all things Lafayette.

                        Life at Lafayette in English

                        Life at Lafayette in Spanish

Don’t forget – we are also on Instagram and Facebook!

School Supplies

That’s all for now!!!  Over the next 3 weeks  we’ll send out maps for lineup spots, and all sorts of helpful info!  Please enjoy these last three weeks of summer!!!!!

With love

Dr. B


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