Tuesday Bulletin
Lafayette Elementary Home and School Association 
Katya Svirina, Editor February 10, 2015
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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

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From the HSA 

Hope Scheller and Laura Lindsley, co-presidents 


Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, so we are in for six more weeks of cold weather, and possibly some snow?!?  Valentine's Day is only a couple of days away, and Presidents' Day is right around the corner.  For such a short month, February is a very busy one!


Are you ready for our annual spring auction?  The Rock Me Lafayette auction party is scheduled for March 28th. For more details, check out the auction page on our school website.


Your child should have brought home his or her report card this past Friday, so please search the backpacks if you have not already found it. Please sign the portion below the dotted line and return it to school.


Valentine's Day is on Saturday, but since school will not be in session this Friday, students will celebrate on Thursday, February 12th.   


Have a great week!


Hope  and Laurie

See HSA board members  

Battle of Bands and Bidders 

March 28th, 7:00 PM


Auction 2015 is going to be historic. Make sure you're a part of it.



Want to join the Auction Crew?  Email Shannon Behm.  

Looking to get rid of all those CDs you never listen/use any more?


The auction decoration committee would love to take them off your hands. We'll have a clearly marked box in the great hall - any CDs/DVDs welcome. 

February 13th and February 16th All Sports & Games Camp @Lafayette ES 


Calling All Kids Who Love To Play! School is OUT, HoopEd is IN! Each camp day we promise to bring the campers an experience they will enjoy with silly games, energetic activities and many friends old and new :)

Campers ages 5 to 13 yrs old are welcome
Camp runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm w/AfterCare available until 5:30pm
Cost: $60 per day and $75 w/AfterCare

Playoff schedule for the Lafayette basketball teams 

Boys game is on February 10 after school. Girls' is on February 18.


See the schedule here.

Lafayette Enrichment Update
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Although enrollment for most Winter Session classes is closed, all of the Mini Winter Session classes are still accepting enrollments. Visit the LEP registration site to see what's on tap for LEP March 23rd through April 10th.


Girls on the Run starts next Wednesday, February 25th, and are a couple of spaces available. Go here to register today.


Drama begins on February 24th, which is also Jump Rope for Heart. There will be a special Drama session on February 20th for those that plan to jump rope and will not make the first class.


noteBusters begins on March 19th. The theme this spring is the music of Annie and Oliver. To register, please visit the LEP registration site.  

Jump Rope for Heart News

Jump Rope for Heart

Thank you to everyone who has turned in permission slips.  We have over 450 kids signed up to participate.   We are now in the process of putting groups of 6 children together to form jumping groups.  The teachers will group our PK, K and 1st grade into jumping teams.  Children in 2nd-5th may create their own jumping teams.  The form for creating teams is located in the Great Hall by the JRFH display. The form should be filled out completely and put in JRFH box.  All directions are on the form.  There will be many children who do not sign up on a team.  That's OK.  I will make teams for those children.


Our fundraising portion of this activity is going very well.  We have over 90 jumpers signed up online to collect pledges.  If your family chooses to raise funds please consider using the online method.  It is more efficient and saves me numerous hours of paper work.  Just go to www.heart.org\jump   Join the Lafayette team when you sign up. 


If online is not for you, please try to turn cash collected into checks.  Checks should be made out to "The American Heart Association".  All funds raised should be put in the JRFH box in the Great Hall.  Please make sure they are in an envelope with Childs name and class code.


Ms. McClure needs a baby pig.  Does anybody have access to a farm or organization that might have a pig they could lend us for a couple of hours?  If so, please contact me at school or at Marjorie.mcclure@dc.gov.


Dates to remember:

February 24th - We are jumping!

March 5th - Pledges are due.


Thank you for your support in this important community service project.  If you have any questions please see Ms. McClure, Ms. Perll or Mr. Jackson.


Ms. McClure

Physical Education Teacher


Community Notices


Coffee Delivery Service
Fetch Coffee delivers coffee from Starbucks to you. Choose between: delivery within an hour or delivery within a 15 minute window the next morning. Place an order at 
https://www.fetchcoffee.com/. Use coupon code "LAFAYETTE" for free delivery until the end of February.

Have Infants?  Feeling Sleep Deprived?
If yes, then this workshop taking place in Bethesda is custom tailored for you.  DC's infant and child sleep expert, Annika Brindley of Little Sleepers, discusses age-appropriate sleep schedules and routines and the importance of sleep for your child as well as to help you develop healthy sleep habits.  Babies under 4 months are welcome to come, too.

Annika understands that sleep is an essential part of a child's physical and psychological growth and development.  Her aim is to provide parents with instructive, nurturing and individualized programs that will bring peaceful sleep and happiness to your child and entire family. She is a mother of three and the founder of Little Sleepers.  Learn more about Annika's experience and Little Sleepers here: http://www.littlesleepers.com/
More information on the event and how to register is here: Feeling Sleep Deprived?


Capitol City Little League has opened Spring 2015 registration for all boys and girls ages 5 through 14.  Visit Cap City's website, www.capcityll.org for more details or REGISTER HERE.

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Kids Elite Sports Camp is returning to Wilson High School this summer under the direction of Coach Desmond Dunham, the head coach of Wilson's cross country and track programs and member of the Capitol City Little League Board.  Kids Elite Sports Camp provides an array of recreational and competitive, individual and team sports with a focus on having fun and developing an active and healthy lifestyle. Weekly sessions are being offered at the early bird cost of $275 per week for 

-June 22-26

-June 29-July 2 (4 days)

-July 6-10

-July 13-17

-July 27-31

More info can be found at www.kidselitesports.org.  

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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