Tuesday Bulletin

Lafayette Elementary Home and School Association 

Lafayette Elementary School Newsletter
Suzanne Stokes Vieth, editor
 November 13, 2012
In This Issue
From the HSA
Auction Update
WISE Update
Coats & Cocktails
WLES Shout Outs FS
Community Notices
Lafayette Sponsors
From Principal Lynn Main
Lynn Main


Last Thursday and Friday afternoons were busy in our cafeteria. The counseling staff took over the place for another in a series of character education assemblies. Each month we have a character word that is the focus of our morning announce-ments and Caught Being Good initiative. Earlier in the year I attended one of the assemblies on self-control, that word of the month. How it means to have control over your body and voice in school. How to keep your cool on the playground and in class. This month the word is kindness. Our assemblies were on what it means to be kind.


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November 15 (Thursday)

HSA General Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
Parent Pick-Up Group, 2:15 p.m.

November 21 (Wednesday)

HSA Open Chat, 8:45 a.m.


November 22 - 23 (Thursday-Friday)

No School, Thanksgiving Break


November 30 (Friday)

Coats and Cocktails @ Inglima/Weiser Home, 8:00-11:00 p.m.


December 2 (Sunday)

Girls on the Run 5K


December 7 (Friday)

3rd Grade Recorder Concert, 2:00 p.m.



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From the HSA 

Jenny Murray & Gayle Moseley, co-presidents


Thank goodness the Election is over! Congratulations to all the new Student Council members who were elected last week!


Thank goodness the Election is over! Congratulations to Barack Obama for being reelected to a new term as President of the United States.


Thank goodness the Election is over! Congratulations to the numerous volunteers who helped organize, run and prepare baked goods for voters coming to Lafayette. We raised over $1,400 for the school!


Thursday evening is our second General Meeting of the school year. We hope that all parents will attend, but we are extending an invitation especially to fifth grade parents and students to please join us for an informative meeting. James Albright, Principal of Alice Deal Middle School, will be there to talk to prospective students and parents about life at Deal. There will also be some Lafayette alumni there to talk about their experiences at Deal and to answer any questions you or your children may have about the next step in their educational career. Because students will be in attendance, the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. (half an hour earlier than usual), so we can wrap things up a little earlier. Here is the meeting agenda for your review.  


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Casino Royale   

Casino Royale Update 


Save the Date for our "Casino Royale" auction party on March 9, 2013. We are busy collecting donations for the auction, and getting ready for a fabulous party! If you have something you would like to donate, or perhaps connections that could lead to an awesome donation, we would love to hear from you. Email Julie Raley and Hope Scheller at lafayetteauctiondcps@gmail.com with all ideas.


Buy a WLES Shout Out for the current school year now! This year we are offering shout outs starting this month! What is a WLES Shout Out? For $15, you can have a custom message read to your child during the morning announcements. It is a great way to say "Happy Birthday," "Good Luck" or just send a fun message to your child at the beginning of the school day. From now until the auction, find & fill out this form at the bottom of the Tuesday Bulletin, or on the school Web site. Place the form and $15 (checks made out to Lafayette HSA) in the WLES Shout Out box in the Great Hall. Announcements and payment must be received at least seven days prior to the announcement date. All proceeds go towards the Spring Auction. Please contact Eden Burgess for more information.  

WISE Update 
Kerry Cassidy, Special Education
Do you want to be WISE? Join We in Special Education for an afternoon of education and conversation about relevant topics in the field of special education. On Tuesday, November 13 at 3:30 p.m., WISE will meet in the Lafayette special education trailer to give an overview of what special education is, how accommodations and modifications are given in the general education classroom, and what different models of co-teaching look like. WISE aims to answer any questions you may have about the special education process, including how it can impact students in general education. All Lafayette parents and teachers are welcome to attend. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. Please email bridget.omalley@dc.gov with any questions or to RSVP. We in Special Education look forward to meeting you!

Also check out this month's WISE Newsletter.

cocktailIt's Time for Coats & Cocktails!


Join us for a warm evening filled with goodwill as we collect winter outerwear for fellow DC students at Kenilworth and Bruce Monroe Elementary Schools. See flyer.

Friday, November 30, 8 to 11 p.m. 
at the home of Liz Wieser and Phil Inglima
3729 Northampton Street, NW


Light Hors d'oeuvres, BYO Beer and Wine
Punch Designed by the Phenom Bartenders at The Passenger

Music by Michael Koppenheffer

RSVP Laura Scalzo  ljscalzo@msn.com
Space allows for 80 guests--so reply soon!
There will be a drop-off donation box in the great hall for those who are unable to attend.


Coats & Cocktails made possible by:
Liz Wieser and Phil Inglima, Paul Ruppert and Sarah Buscher, Bob and Maria Lasser, Stephanie Robinson and Seth Rosenthal, Barbara Noguera and Art Frye, Lisa and Tom McLish, Vince Bzdek and Kelsey French, Scott and Gayle Moseley, Tom and Jenny Murray, Jennifer and Jason Bertsch, Scott Satin and Marilyn Kitzes, Elizabeth Shreve and Rusty Greiff, John Reeder and Carol Leonnig, Lou Blick and Eileen Dombo, Lisa and Rhone Resch, Steve and Michelle Dolge, Julie Waterman and Craig Sechler, Jen Lanoff and Andy Wise, Andy and Julie Maner, Andres Benach and Mona Luddy Benach, Geoff and Beth Taubman, John and Danielle Rockwood, Matt and Kristi Teems,Tom and Margaret Gillard, Susan Kay and Sam Frumkin, Kevin and Maureen Speers, Diana Rojas and Rick Nogueira, Mike and Mary Raibman, Chris and Laura Scalzo
Buy a WLES Shout Out Today!

Have a custom message read to your child during the mshout out dudeorning announcements. It's a great way to say "Happy Birthday,"  "Good Luck" or just send a fun message to your child at the beginning of the school day. Print and fill out this form, place it and a payment of $15 (checks made out to Lafayette HSA) in the WLES Shout Out box in the Great Hall. Announcements and payment must be received at least seven days prior to the announcement date. All proceeds go towards the Spring Auction. Please contact Eden Burgess (eve8garden@yahoo.com) for more information.  
Community Notices


Fairy Tales In Motion is offering a free trial class on Wednesday, November 28 at Chevy Chase Baptist Church. The program presents Ballet technique as well as dancing out different fairy tales. We'll have 4-year-olds at 4 p.m. and 5 - 7-yo at 4:45 p.m. Please reserve a spot ahead of time by contacting Jan Taylor at fairytalesinmotion@hotmail.com.


Come Watch the Lafayette NoteBUSTERS Perform! 

It's going to be a fabulous show! "Gone Too Soon: A Thanksgiving Tribute to Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson" features Lafayette's singing club NoteBUSTERS. The show is on Tuesday, November 20, at 7 p.m. at the Wilson High School Auditorium. It's a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday. And to learn more about Notebusters and how your child can get involved go to: www.notebusters.org


Tippi Toes Dance Classes at Lafayette on Tuesdays  We have started classes and welcome others to join :) Check out our flyer.


Guys and Dolls - This year's Wilson HS musical, Guys and Dolls, has opened to rave reviews! Come support our talented Wilson students and enjoy this classic musical featuring such great song as Luck Be a Lady and Sit Down, You're Rockin the Boat!


Remaining performance dates and times are:

Friday, November 16 at 7:30

Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices are:

Adults $15.00; Students/Children/Wilson Staff $ 5.00

Please reserve your tickets at wilsondramatickets@gmail.com and be sure to specify the type and number of tickets you are ordering.


Wilson Crew Holiday Wreath Sale 

Support Wilson Crew and get ready for the holidays buy purchasing wreaths. Wilson Crew is selling fresh, fragrant 24-inch Frazier fir wreaths decorated with red velvet bows hand-tied in the USA. You can purchase wreaths for $25 each from your favorite rower or by logging on to www.wilsoncrew.org. Be sure to enter the name of your favorite rower when you purchase online so that he or she gets credit for the sale. Wreaths will be delivered the first week in December. Wilson Crew is the only rowing program in DCPS and is open to all DCPS high school students and relies on the generosity of supporters like you to keep this sport alive for public school students in our city. Pull for Wilson Crew!


Thank You Lafayette Sponsors!


These organizations support Lafayette through a generous annual donation- please support them!


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