Tuesday Bulletin
Lafayette Elementary Home and School Association 
Sheryl-Ann Gayle, editor October 22, 2013
In This Issue
From the HSA
HSA Committee
Math Club
Fall Festival Bake Sale
Fall Festival Tickets
WLES Shout Outs
Community Notices
Lafayette Sponsors
Make a Submission
Join Our Mailing List
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Lynn Main  
Lynn Main

My favorite season by far in Washington is fall. I love when the weather turns drier after the summer humidity.  I love the colors of the trees. I love the crisp, cool mornings. I love to put away the summer things and get out the sweaters and jackets. But fall at Lafayette has some challenges that need your help. 
Mark Your Calendar

October 22 (Tuesday)

Lafayette Tour, 9:00 a.m.


October 26 (Saturday)

Fall Festival, 3:00 p.m.

Movie Night, 5:00 p.m.  


October 31 (Thursday)

Halloween Parade, 1:30 p.m.


November 1 (Friday)

Early Dismissal, 12:15 p.m.


November 3 (Sunday)

Day Light Savings (Fall Back) 


November 6 (Wednesday)

Deal Buddy Day (5th Grade)


November 8 (Friday)

1st Grade Patriotic Celebration, 9:30 a.m.

 Picture Retake Day


November 11 (Monday)

No School, Veteran's Day 


November 14 (Thursday)

HSA Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.


November 19 (Tuesday)

Dialogue with Council Member David Catania

Chevy Chase Community Center, 7:30 p.m. 


November 21 (Thursday)

HSA General Meeting


November 22 (Friday)

4th Grade Pow Wow, 9:00 a.m.

 See full school calendar  

From the HSA 

Gayle Moseley & Hope Scheller, co-presidents 
Only three more days until the Fall Festival!  Come and join us for a monster party at the Hotel Transylvania - guaranteed to be a fun-filled day for the whole family!  Bake some cupcakes to drop off at the bake sale table, visit the haunted house, decorate a pumpkin, and get your face painted!  It's sure to be a gory good time-be there or be haunted!
Send all of your good luck to Lafayette's "pearl" tonight!  Ms. Perll's been nominated for the Mayor's Arts Award and the ceremony is this evening at the Warner Theater, 7:00PM.  Good Luck Ms. Perll!!
Have a wonderful week, and see you all this Saturday!

  -- Hope & Gayle


See HSA board members 


This is a great way to get involved in the future of the HSA.  We are in need of three or more parents who would like to be on the HSA Nominating Committee. These individuals help find nominees for the HSA Board positions for next school year. They let interested people know what the responsibilities of the positions are and what they need to do in order to be a candidate (we'll give you all the information you'll need).  Time commitment for this job is really only a couple of hours a week and your responsibilities are over once candidates are finalized in early April.  If interested, please contact Gayle Moseley or Hope Scheller.
Math Club
Math Club will be starting on Wednesday, October 23. This is a place to investigate a variety of math ideas and challenges. In the past, we have explored topics such as Pascal's Triangle, consecutive sums, number chains, powers of two, and polyominoes. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 8 a.m. in the upper library, and we welcome any student in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade. Bring a pencil, a folder and a hunger for learning!

Happy thinking!
- Erin Betz, Edie Stanton & Blake Yedwab
Donate to the Fall Festival Bake Sale.
Or Else.

Only kidding, but please bring your goodies and treats to the bake sale table at the fair. We'll be looking for you. Don't feel like baking? Expect Fear.
Questions: Laura Scalzo 202-641-8683, Liz Wieser 202-439-5257. Questions only, comments unwelcome. Only kidding again. Not really.
Fall Festival Tickets - One Price For All

Get your ticket to the Fall Festival TODAY! The $20 wristband ticket includes all activities at the festival, except food. Single tickets will not be issued for this year's Fall Festival fundraiser.  Advance ticket sales will close promptly at 5:00pm Friday 10/25.

Don't miss the Monster Mash!  BUY YOUR TICKET.

Monster Joke of the Week: 

How does a werewolf sign his letters? 

Best vicious!

There are still a few slots open for set-up (10:30 - 12:30) and clean-up (5:30-7:30) If you can't make the full two-hour time slot, your help is still welcome for part of the time. Please sign up!

DJ WANTED: We are searching for someone to operate the DJ equipment. Equipment will be set-up and training will be provided. Please help us keep this much loved part of the festival alive! Contact: Jeanine Boyle

Many thanks to all of the parents who have already signed up to volunteer - almost all the slots are filled.  Please read the Fall Festival Website for instructions on what you have signed up to do!  Looking forward to a frightfully good time.  

shout out dude Buy a WLES Shout Out


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. 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. Please contact Eden Burgess for more information.


Community Notices

Ramer's Shoes Gives Back To Lafayette. It's time for rain boots, snow boots, and all of your Fall and Winter foot gear!  Head over to Ramer's Shoes, just off Chevy Chase Circle, beginning October 1 through October 31, and they will take 10% off of your purchase when you mention Lafayette Elementary School.  Ramer's has generously agreed to give the 10% back to Lafayette as they are participating in our Portion of Proceeds Program for the month of October.   

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Thank You Lafayette Sponsors!


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


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