Tuesday Bulletin
Lafayette Elementary Home and School Association 
Sophie Hanrahan, Editor October 14, 2014
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From the HSA
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Bakers Needed
Fall Festival
Community Halloween
Peace of Mind Documentary
Walk to School Sucess
Community Notices
Lafayette Sponsors
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October 14 (Tuesday)
Picture Day (individual and classes)

October 15 (Wednesday)
Potomac Pizza Night
October 25 (Saturday)
Fall Festival

October 31 (Friday)
Halloween Parade & Parties

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From the HSA 

Hope Scheller and Laura Lindsley, co-presidents 


We hope you all enjoyed a relaxing long weekend. The leaves have started to change and fall is in full swing. Today was picture day and I am sure Freed Photography was able to capture your beautiful young ones among the backdrop of the fantastic autumn colors. 

A big thank you to Katie Burke and the many other parent volunteers for making last week's Walk or Bike to School Day a success!  We should all strive to walk or bike to school every day.  I try my best to walk everyday with my two boys. I revel in the experience knowing that before long, they won't want me around.   I find that I get to know their friends better and I get a chance to see and connect with fellow parents. 


Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 15th, is our first Potomac Pizza night!  What a great opportunity to not have to worry about what to make for dinner while at the same time supporting Lafayette. You all are welcome to dine in or carry out. Just mention that you are from Lafayette and 10% of your purchase will help support the school.  See you there!


Have a fantastic week!


Laura & Hope

Potomac Pizza Gives Back To Lafayette
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Potomac Pizza Night is tomorrow, October 15th, from 4-9 pm 


It's eat dinner out night!  No cooking required, let Potomac Pizza take care of dinner and plan to meet classmates and their families!  It's a fun and casual environment, perfect for a quick and easy dinner.  Free Parking Included!


Free Parking in Giant Food Parking Lot - get a validation sticker from Potomac Pizza. Mention Lafayette and 10% of your purchase comes back to Lafayette!


Potomac Pizza is at 19 Wisconsin Circle, Chevy Chase, MD. 

Hope to see you there!

Calling all Bakers!!!

Break out the rolling pins and find your mixer because it's time for the Fall Festival Bake Sale on October 25. Please bring your items individually wrapped and include labels if they contain nuts or are egg/gluten free.  Please volunteer at the sign up genius.
Help Hiccup With the Fall Festival!


Join Hiccup, Toothless and all their friends decorating pumpkins, playing games and jumping in one of 3 moon bounces on October 25. Instead of an all you can eat feeding station, we will have pizza, beverages, a bake sale and a pie baking contest.  We will also have face painting and a costume contest. The afternoon will end with the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2 in the cafetorium at 5:30 complete with popcorn and candy.


Sign up for your volunteer slot early or I'll sent Drago and Eret to capture you!!  Also, we are looking for 2 additional folks to be lead Volunteers. If you like to play games or bake/eat pie and judge costume contests then these opportunities are for you.  


Please email Amy Harper with any questions.

Halloween Community Fun

As you know, this Halloween is a half-day of school. The kids will be in costume, and you'll have time to kill between the morning's fun and the evening's festivities. What to do? Bring your kids, in costume, to Knollwood Military Retirement Residence from 1:30-2:30 and join the Lafayette One World Club in a costume parade, talent show and trick-or-treating extravaganza! The residents love seeing the children in their costumes, and will have plenty of treats to reward the children for their brief and fun community service. If you're interested in having your child(ren) participate in this opportunity, please contact Katie Burke at  [email protected] for details.


Lafayette's Peace of Mind Program Featured In Documentary About Mindfulness

On Wednesday, October 8, three filmmakers spent the day at Lafayette interviewing students and staff and filming Peace Classes for a documentary about mindfulness.They were so impressed with our Peace of Mind program and they were really impressed with our students. The kids did a beautiful job of demonstrating how we practice mindfulness in Peace class (even with cameras rolling and microphones hanging over their heads) and they were able to articulate how they practice mindfulness outside of Peace class. They talked about using mindfulness to help them deal with anger at siblings, with the stress of test-taking, to help them focus while playing sports, to be better friends, and to be kinder to themselves and others. The filmmakers couldn't get enough of our amazing students here at Lafayette. Click on this link to find out more about this upcoming documentary and stay posted for more information about when it will be finished.
- Linda Ryden


Walk and Bike to School Success!
It was another great Walk to School Day with a huge percentage of the student body walking, biking or scootering to school last Wednesday! Great work, Lafayette! Many thanks to all of the volunteers whose help with the Walking School Buses, Bike Train and prize tables was absolutely crucial to making the morning a success. Thank you!


Community Notices




Temporary Closure of 3200 block of Quesada Street NW:

Work begins on Tuesday, October 14th


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close Quesada Street NW between 32nd St and 33rd St to through traffic, starting October 14, 2014 for about two months. This closure is needed to allow DDOT crews to construct pervious concrete in the street. Pervious concrete installation is a part of the River Smart Washington project, a neighborhood wide installation of Low Impact Development (LID) facilities to capture and treat storm water runoff.  Pervious concrete allows water to flow through the pavement and infiltrate into the soil, reducing storm water flow into streams. Detailed information on the project and construction progress is available here.


Detour signs will be in place to alert and guide the traveling public in this area. All construction-related work and dates are subject to change.


For more information, please contact Project Manager, Meredith Upchurch, at 202-671-4663

Thank You Lafayette Sponsors!


We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our very generous Annual Sponsors for 2014-2015, your continued support is amazing! 



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