Lafayette Elementary School
Tuesday Bulletin
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November 22, 2016
Miriam Van Dyck, Editor
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November 24-25
No School, Thanksgiving

December 2
No School,
Professional Day
From the HSA

Hello Lafayette Families -

The HSA, the Lafayette Staff and Administration want to wish everyone a safe, happy, restful, relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving!  As we begin the hectic and busy holiday season - take a moment to pause,  breathe and enjoy those around you. 
We have so many things to celebrate and appreciate.

Dr. Broquard
Chris Lisi
Shannon Behm
Lafayette Gives Back Coat Drive
Thank you to everyone who donated to the 2016 Lafayette Gives Back Coat Drive. Thanks to you all, more than 150 children at Neval Thomas Elementary School in NE DC and the Episcopal Center for Children right here in our neighborhood will have a warm coat this winter. We also received mittens, hats, fleeces, and sweatshirts that the folks at our two partner school greatly appreciated. 
In addition to coats this year, Lafayette families have been generously donating books from our Child's Play Book Drive. The Library team at Thomas Elementary school was so excited by the book donation. Pictured below are Ms Ine, the librarian for Thomas, Ms. Cross the former librarian, Lafayette mom Stacy Beck, and Ms. Kleekpo, Director of Strategy and Logistics for Neval Thomas Elementary School.

Below that, Ms Kleekpo and Jenny Backus are standing some of the 100 plus coats donated by generous Lafayette families and community members.

School Pictures are Online! 

Student portraits are now online! Please use the link and password provided to you by your Room Parents to view your student's online gallery. Photos can be cropped - please leave instructions in the "notes" section when ordering or contact Freed directly to discuss your options (301-652-5452).
If your child was absent on picture day, the photographers will be at Lafayette on Tuesday, November 29 to photograph those students. Please contact Gayle Moseley if your student was absent on picture day and is not listed here: E. Brennan, D. Conrad, W. Hartig, M. Heltberg, A. Kierig, A. Langkilde, E. Langkilde, M. Palacheck, J. Reeves, L. Rubin.
If you are not satisfied with your proofs, the photographers will be at Lafayette on Tuesday, November 29 for re-takes. Please contact Gayle Moseley by Friday, November 25 if you would like your child's photo retaken on Tuesday, November 29. It is also helpful to let your child's teacher know he/she is to be photographed that day.
Note that because of the growth of the school population, Freed took only student portraits this fall and will take the class photos in the spring. As a result, there is a slight change in pricing: for those families who purchase the full set of digital prints (via package A or digital-only option), the digital class photo is included and will be sent to you in the spring. All other packages have been slightly discounted to account for the class photo, which can be purchased separately in the spring.

Holiday Season Support

Holidays can sometimes be stressful or present unique challenges. We want to ensure that all of our Lafayette families have access to supports and resources if needed. If you are in need of any assistance during this holiday season, please let our counselors know by returning this form or contacting us via email or phone (see form). All information shared is kept in confidence.
A veces, los dias festivos pueden ser un poquito complicadoso dificiles. Aqui en Lafayette queremos asegurarnos que todas nuestras familias tienen accesso y ayuda si lo necesitan. Si esta en necesitidad en estos dias feriados, por favor dejarnos saber atraves de nuestros 'counselors.' llenar el formulario abajo y devolverlo a la oficina o contactanos via telefono o email (ver abajo.) Toda la informacion es confidincial.
Let Potomac Pizza do the Cooking Tonight!

Let Lafayette Annual Sponsor Potomac Pizza do the cooking while Potomac Pizza logo you do your Thanksgiving dinner shopping.
From 4 to 9 PM today, Lafayette will receive 20% of all dine-in, delivery or carry-out orders at the Chevy Chase Potomac Pizza store. Just tell your server you are supporting Lafayette Elementary School, bring our flyer along or put Lafayette in the notes section when you order online. It's an easy and delicious way to support our school.  
All you have to do is mention LAFAYETTE when you order today.
Make sure you write LAFAYETTE in the notes section.
#2 Place your order by phone by calling 1-301-951-1127. Make sure you tell them you are from LAFAYETTE
#3 Stop by the Chevy Chase Potomac Pizza Restaurant for dinner on Wednesday night. Show them this flyer or make sure your server knows you are from LAFAYETTE

Calling All Website Designers!
Lafayette is preparing to redesign its website and we're looking for qualified candidates (individuals or firms) to help us. The HSA has prepared an RFP for the website redesign that details our objectives. Please email to request a copy of the RFP if you are interested. Bids are due Dec. 9.
Sophie Hanrahan & Jen Lanoff
Lafayette HSA Communication Co-chairs

Shop the FarmRaiser Holiday Sale
Support the Lafayette HSA and find great stocking stuffers, host gifts, poinsettias and other holiday goodies at our winter FarmRaiser sale! Items may be picked up after school on Friday 12/16 , or other arrangements can be made as necessary. Click here to browse and order - and thanks for your support!

Have You Ever Wondered What Happens in a Toy Store After Hours?

Find out on Monday November 28  from 7 to 9 PM right here on Connecticut Avenue!! Skip Black Friday and Cyber Monday and support a local business this holiday season.  Barstons Child's Play, a Lafayette Annual Sponsor,  will open their doors just to Lafayette friends and family for a special 2 hour shopping session. Sip on wines and delicious cookies baked by a Lafayette Alumna while you shop in the store. 10% of the sales of items, with a few exceptions--see our flyer here and in your child's folders coming home this week-- will come back to Lafayette. It's a great chance to get a head start on holiday shopping for your kids; and they gift wrap too!

Scholastic Book Fair Flyers Coming Home This Week
Special On-Line Sale Starts 11-27; School Fair Starts 12/5.
Lafayette Librarian Rachel Leese has some important news for parents and kids. The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Lafayette in early December. Look for her letter coming home in backpacks this week before Thanksgiving.
The Scholastic Annual Lafayette Book Fair raises funds for our Library to buy books and add to our collection throughout the year. We will do two fairs this year, one with Scholastic in the Fall and one with Childs Play's Book Department in the Spring.
The Annual Scholastic Book Fair starts the week of December 5 here at Lafayette but the on-line Scholastic sale starts Sunday evening November 27. As you get ready for Cyber Monday check out the selection online.
We will also need lots of help the week of 12/5 and on Friday December 2 from Lafayette parents and older siblings looking for service hours to help set up, break down and run the Fair. You can sign up to volunteer here.
Thanks for supporting Lafayette.
Run a 5K with the Lafayette Run Club
Join us for a run or stroll (1 mile or 5k fun run/walk) through the beautiful streets of Capitol Hill! This fundraising event is sponsored by Howl To The Chief and Summit To Soul. Bring your dog, borrow a dog, or run/walk with one of Rural Dog Rescue's homeless dogs! Dress you and your pooch in your best costume (or Lafayette gear)! All dogs receive a treat bag to enjoy after the race! Refreshments and light snacks provided afterwards.
Race registration is $10. All proceeds benefit the "underdogs" of Rural Dog Rescue.
Go to no later than December 3 in order to register.
Race Details:
Sun, December 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
We will meet in front of Howl to the Chief @ 733 8th SE Washington, DC 20003. Transportation will not be provided.

Have you been looking for a great neighborhood basketball game? Join the Lafayette Legends Basketball League! We are looking for adult men and women of any age who love to play basketball to join our League. We hope to form 4 teams to play on Friday evenings from 6:00 to 8:45 PM starting in early December, throughout the winter at the Lafayette gym.  Sign up on our shutterfly page here.This is meant to be a fun community event. It's free, but we will have a small suggested donation for each player to covers refs and building use fees
Thanks to our Sponsors:
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