Lafayette Elementary School
Tuesday Bulletin
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February 7, 2017
Katya Svirina, Editor
Mark Your Calendar
February 17
Professional Development Day

February 20
President's Day

February 26
Lafayette Gives Back
Comfort Cases

March 2
HSA General Meeting

March 3
Parent/Teacher Conference Day

March 12
Daylight Savings

March 14
Pi Day and Pizza Night at Potomac Pizza

March 25
School Auction

March 31
End of Term

Lafayette celebrates 100th day of school in a "cereally" cool way
Lafayette celebrates 100th day of school in a "cereally" cool way
Friday February 3 was the the hundredth day of school  and the members of the Lafayette Student Council and our advisor Ms Moore set a goal for our school on this special day, collect 100 boxes of cereal to donate to Capital Area Food Bank. Thanks to the kindness and generosity of Lafayette students and their families, we are proud to announce that we beat our goal in a big way, collecting 272 boxes, more than 322 pounds of cereal.

Before taking it all to the food bank,  Ms. Moore, Dr B. and the Student Council members created a "100" out of the boxes in the main hall of the school. You can see it here in a cool picture. Thanks again to everyone who contributed to this awesome total and helped to celebrate 100 Days of school.

Jack Pagano, 5th grader and Student Council Secretary

Jump Rope for Heart News 
Thank you to everyone who has turned in permission slips. If you have not turned in permission slips please due so ASAP. 

We are now in the process of putting groups of 6 children together to form jumping groups. The teachers will group our PK, K and 1st grade into jumping teams. Children in 2nd -5th may create their own jumping teams. The form for creating teams is located in the Great Hall by the JRFH display. The form should be filled out completely and put in JRFH box. All directions are on the form. There will be many children who do not sign up on a team. That's OK. We will make teams for those children.

Our fundraising portion of this activity is going very well. We have over 130 jumpers signed up online to collect pledges. If your family chooses to raise funds please consider using the online method. It is more efficient and saves us numerous hours of paper work. Just go to Join the Lafayette team when you sign up. If online is not for you please try to turn cash collected into checks. Checks should be made out to "The American Heart Association". All funds raised should be put in the JRFH box in the Great Hall. Please make sure they are in an envelope with Child's name and class code.

Dates to remember:
  • Week of February 6th - Make groups and turn in team form (2nd-5th)
  • February 7th - "Zoo Crew" day.
  • February 9th - "Zoo Crew" day.
  • February 22nd and 23rd - We are jumping!
  • March 2nd - Last day to turn in pledges.
Thank you for your support in this important community service project. If you have any questions please see Ms. McClure, Ms. Perll or Ms. Howes.
Ms. McClure
Ms. Perll
Ms. Howes
Physical Education Teachers'
From the Art Room
Laurie McLaug hlin, Visual Art, Grades 1-5
We are excited to announce a new art show at Laurie McLaughlin the Broad Branch Market! More than a month in the works, this display celebrates the art and poetry of African American author/illustrator ASHLEY BRYAN and has been completed just in time for Black History Month!

Congratulations to the following second graders whose delightful and playful windy day art explores movement and warm & cool colors through oil pastel and chalk drawings: Skye Brookfield, Liam Cuadra, Nina Darlan, Chase Hobson, Nadia Kallmer, Londaon Kennedy, Jonah Levy, Luca Maniko, Esme Nooruddin, Loal Perlman-Chang, Isaac Schaefer, Oliver Siegel, Lilla Speth and Maren Weiss. If you see Tracy at the Market, make sure you thank her not only for the original vision of art at the market and for purchasing the frames, but also for making some difficult adjustments to the hanging to make sure all our art is displayed to its best advantage .

Congratulations also to second graders whose art has been selected to grace our front office walls for this school year: Marlie Alprin, Samantha Broquard, Peter Hoover, Emma Nemelka and Oliver Siegel. Additional second grade windy day drawings and some of our African textile art is going up in the cafeteria in honor of Black History Month. We hope the next time you are in the building, that you will check it out!  And always remember to check the art room blog from time to time... or better yet subscribe to the monthly blog: THANKS! 
The Doctor Is In!

Looking for a chance to chat with Dr. B one-on-one? She is now offering office hours on selected Fridays. Sign up here to book a slot!

Lafayette Elementary School Career Day
Hello Parents,

The Student Council wants to host a Career Day. I am thrilled that our students are already interested in the world of work. We need the help of our parents to make this Career Day a success. Career Day will take place during the week of March 3rd for "Pathways to your Future College and Career Week". If you would like to share at Career Day this year or know someone that would like to speak to our students about the world of work, please complete the survey here.

Thank you,
Stephanie Moore, Student Council Advisor

Save the Date! 
Lafayette Gives Back 
Lafayette Gives Back Comfort Cases Donation Drive & Packing Party

When/Where: February 26, 1-3 p.m. in the Lafayette Cafeteria

The HSA's Lafayette Gives Back program is hosting the second-annual donation drive and packing party for local charitable organization Comfort Cases which provides bags full of comforting necessities to children in foster care. Your family is invited and encouraged to participate by donating and then helping pack bags on the 26th. Please visit our
event page to learn more including how you can volunteer and donate! For questions, please contact Kitson Jazynka at  or Delfina Reimers.
HSA General Meeting - Save the Date
The next HSA General Meeting is scheduled for March 2 at 7 pm.  Please join us as we share financials and budget items for discussion.  Babysitting will be provided.  More details to follow in next week's Tuesday Bulletin.


FoLRAP (Friends of Lafayette Recreation and Park) invites all neighbors and friends to their meeting on Wednesday, February 15th, 7pm at the Chevy Chase Community Center. Our group is committed to open & democratic process, where every member has a voice and equal voting rights.  We want your input on the future of the park and the recreation center renovation. Anyone who is interested in joining this new group, running for office, or being involved in any way, please email the group at

FitCampNation Summer Camp
It's time to start searching for a camp for summer 2017! FitCampNation Summer Camp at Deal Middle School  will offer five one-week sessions between June 26th and July 28th. We pride ourselves in and focus on fitness, sport specific instruction, structured play, and nutritional education, in a fun and nurturing environment. Additionally, FitCampNation Summer Camp will offer opportunities for enrichment, team building, and problem solving/critical thinking.  The following sessions will be offered, at a discounted rate of $250 per week. The early bird rate will apply until April 1st, 2017. Rates will increase to $300 per week, thereafter. The camp is open to students in grades 6, 7, & 8 and they do NOT have to attend Deal Middle School.
Session 1: June 26-30
Session 2: July 3-7 ($150, holiday week)
Session 3: July 10-14
Session 4: July 17-21
Session 5: July 24-28 
Please email us at for more info and/or to register your child, click  HERE.

DC Stoddert Soccer's Recreational Program registration is open for players from Pre-K to High School.  Go to for more information and to register.  For parents interested in starting a Pre-K team, please contact Karin Perkins. For other age groups interested in starting new teams, please contact Jennifer Gootman
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