Tuesday Bulletin
Lafayette Elementary Home and School Association 
Gayle Moseley, Editor February 3, 2015
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Dr. Broquard


Dear Lafayette Families -


Welcome to February! We have started our month with a recess revolution! Thanks to funds from DCPS' Proving What's Possible initiative, we have been able to start brand new Recess Clubs! Beginning this week, 1st - 5th graders can sign up for clubs during recess that are led by teachers. Clubs are two days a week and range from . . .


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Mark Your Calendar     

February 3 (Tuesday)
Girls basketball home game vs. Takoma, 4:00 p.m.

February 3 (Tuesday)
Prospective Parent Open House, 6:30 p.m.

February 4 (Wednesday)
LSAT Meeting, 7:45 a.m.

February 5 (Thursday)
Boys basketball home game vs. Bancroft, 4:00 p.m.

February 6 (Friday)
Coffee Talk with Dr. Broquard, 8:50 a.m.

February 12 (Thursday)
Class Valentine's Day Parties

February 13 (Friday) 

No School for Students, Professional Development Day

 February 16 (Monday)

No School, President's Day

 See full school calendar  

From the HSA 

Hope Scheller and Laura Lindsley, co-presidents 



The countdown to Lafayette's spring auction has begun! We have seven more weeks until the big event which we guarantee will be a fabulous night. On March 28, the Rock Me Lafayette party will host three bands to battle it out for the title of Most Amazing Parent band at Lafayette. And of course, you'll have an opportunity to bid on tons of fantastic auction items. To get you all in the spirit, I thought it would be fun to put together an acrostic poem to help remind us why the auction is so important.


A  is for Awesome Auction.

U  is for Unbelievable good time.

C  is for those amazing Class Creations.

T  is for Thank You for supporting Lafayette.

 I  is for Italian Rock 'n Roll. A little curious, aren't you?

O  is for "Oh my God, I am having such a good time!"

N  is for a night to remember.


As always, if you would like to volunteer your time, please contact Shannon Behm ([email protected]).


Have a great week and keep it rockn'!


Hope  and Laurie

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Coffee Talk with Dr. Broquard


This Friday, February 6, please join Dr. Broquard in the Upper Library Room from 8:50 - 9:30 am.  This we ek will be discussing the modernization project and plans for the swing space next year.  We will be discussing the plans from the SIT Team as they have developed since the October Community meeting. 

Help the Auction:  Throw a party!

 It's All for the Kids. 

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Looking for a fun, exciting, and easy way to support the 2015 Lafayette Auction? Host a party for kids, families, or just for the adults.


Here's how it works:

Grab your favorite fellow party animals and come up with a theme for a great event. From the perennial favorite "Murder Mystery Party" to a "Dads-Only Pub Crawl," almost anything goes (as long as its legal). You and your co-hosts will cover the cost of throwing the party and charge guests a cover to attend. We would like to net $1,500 per adult party and $500 per kid party.


Sign Up Today: Deadline for party submissions is February 15


Just send Chris Lisi or Jenny Backus an email that includes: your name, brief party description, party date, co-hosts (list doesn't have to be complete), number of guest slots, cover charge, and any artwork you want included in the description of your party.


We are happy to answer any questions and help you brainstorm ideas. We'll even help you find co-hosts. Thank you for your consideration and support. Let's party on for Lafayette!


For more information, please check out the Auction Website.


Jump Rope for Heart News

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank You to everyone that has turned in their permission slips. For those that haven't done so yet please get them in ASAP.  They are due by Thursday, February 5.  Please tear the permission slip off from the collection envelope and put it in the JRFH box in the Great Hall. All children must have a permission slip turned in in order to participate. Getting an accurate count is essential in planning for the day, so don't delay.


Thank you to those families choosing to help raise funds for the American Heart Association.  All pledges should be turned in by March 5.  Envelopes can be turned in to the JRFH box in the Great Hall or to Ms. McClure's mailbox.  Please convert any cash into checks made out to The American Heart Association.  Online fundraising is my preference for those families that are willing.  It eases the burden of paperwork.  Just go to  www.heart.org\jump  and sign up, send a few emails and it's done. 

We will have another "Duck Day" this Friday between 12:00 and 1:00.  Children should listen to the announcements to know when it is their turn to collect ducks.  All that's needed is the coupon from the back of envelope; please do not send money just for the ducks.  If you have any questions about the ducks please refer to the materials that came home a couple of weeks ago. 


Date to remember:

February 5 -   Permission slips due.

February 6 -   Duck Friday

February 24 - We are jumping!

March  5  -     Last day to turn in pledges.

Thank you to the Lafayette community for your support of our 17th Jump Rope for Heart event.  Your support and commitment has made our school one of the top schools in fundraising in the Mid Atlantic and the top in our area for many years.  But most importantly we are using this event to teach the importance of healthy eating and exercise and the positive effects it has on our bodies.

If you have any questions please ask Ms. McClure, Mr. Jackson or Ms. Perll.

Margie McClure

Physical Education Teacher


Need Host Families for

National Danish Gymnastics

Performance Team Visiting Lafayette    


gymnastics_girl.jpg The National Danish Performance Team is visiting Lafayette on Thursday, March 26 for a day of workshops. They are very excited for their upcoming visit.

The team is visiting DC from March 24th to March 30th for a range of workshops and performances, and we are looking to recruit host families who are interested in hosting a gymnast. This is a very unique opportunity to experience a brief cultural exchange with a young Danish gymnast age 20-26. The host family can pick the gender of the gymnast, who will need access to a bed with privacy, shower, washing machine, breakfast and occasional dinners. During the day, the gymnasts are mostly gone, and they are very independent. However, they will need guidance on how to use the public transportation system in DC.

Please email DCPS parent Gitte McGuire if you are interested in hosting a gymnast and receiving the Host Family Guidelines.
School Portraits

If you have not ordered your student's school portrait and/or class photo, it's not too late!  Proofs are still available for viewing and ordering on the FreedSpirit website. Click on the green "View Your Photos" tab in the top right corner, then enter Lafayette's password and click on your child's name on the next page. Class photos should also be included in your child's individual gallery.  You received an email message from your Room Parents just before Thanksgiving with Lafayette's unique password. Please contact your Room Parents or Gayle Moseley if you cannot find it. 
LEP Update
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The Winter Session of the Lafayette Enrichment Program (LEP) is into its third week and going great!  Thank you for your cooperation and patience.


Although enrollment for most classes is closed, there are a few that are still accepting enrollment.  Log on to the  LEP registration site to see register for Hoop Dance or Hip Hop/Jazz.


noteBusters....you can still register for noteBusters.  The theme this spring is the music of Annie and Oliver, and the class begins Thursday, March 19.


Please remember that all children need to be signed out. Please remind your kids that they need to be signed out.  Their cooperation makes the process move faster.  We want everyone to have fun with a layer of safety for good measure. 

Community Notices


Animal Rescue Donations - the fourth grade Lafayette Girl Scout Troop #6014 is collecting donations for the Washington Animal Rescue League. Please drop off sheets, towels, dog and cat toys in the small box in the great hall. The collection will go through February 12. Thank you for supporting the Girl Scouts as they work towards their bronze award.



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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