Lafayette Elementary School
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Jan. 26, 2016          Sheryl-Ann Gayle, Editor
Mark Your Calendar

Jan 28
Kindergarten Field Trip, Discovery Theatre 6:30 pm

Jan 29
Pre-K International Day

Coffee Talk with Dr. B, 8:50 am

Feb 2
First Grade Field Trip

Girls basketball, 4:00 pm

Feb 4
Fourth Grade Field Trip, Alvin Ailey

Peace of Mind Newsletter

Brain Matters: We are learning about how our brains work! In all of our Peace classes from PreK to 5th grade we are beginning to learn about our brains. We have learned about how our amygdalae are the "security guards" of our brains. That the amygdala is always on the lookout for danger, and is where our emotions lie.

Groundhog Groove


Come out to Tenley Bar and Grill this Friday night and help support Lafayette at the same time.
What could be better! Signature drinks, a chance to sing with one of Northwest DC's favorite bands, and NO KIDS.

The party starts at Tenley Bar and Grill on Friday January 29 from 6 to 9 when the great Tenley team has generously offered to give back 10% of all proceeds from dinner and early drinks back to Lafayette. Starting at 8:30 PM, we'll collect a $10 a person cover charge at the door and the band will play several sets from 9:00 until late into the night. If you are already there for dinner, don't worry about the cover charge. All proceeds from the door go directly to Lafayette so spread the word and bring your friends, co-workers and fun casual acquaintances.  

We are also looking for a few parent volunteers who love to rock and have always fantasized about working the door at a rock club. All you need to know is how to make change from a $20 when someone pays their $10 door charge.  Practice with your kids before you go out! Sign up for a short 1 hour shift. Your groupies will love you forever. 

So get your Groundhog Groove on and get ready to rock for Lafayette this Friday 1/29 at the Tenley Bar and Grill

Lafayette Gives Back

Thanks to everyone who has donated baby carriers so far! If you still have one that you'd like to bring in, this is your last week to donate to Carry the Future, a non-profit organization that will distribute them to Syrian refugees in Greece.  This Friday, January 29th, is the last day for donations. Ihe collection bin is located in the administrative office, and we're also collecting Kind bars, baby food pouches (the soft kind, no glass containers), and hand-written notes for the refugees, which can be placed in the baby carrier bin as well. Thank you! For questions please contact Jamie Davis Smith or Katie Burke.


Winter Art Classes at CREATE Arts Center begin Jan. 27 and registration is still open!
Art classes for ages 4-15 include Storytelling Through Cartooning, Drawing & Painting, Kids Pottery and more. At CREATE, students explore their own creativity and imagination in a supportive environment where the experience is as important as the finished product. 
More info about Art Classes at CREATE: And don't forget about Art Camp on 'no school days', Spring Break and all Summer!

Summer Tutoring Position - Washington, D.C. 
Seeking experienced special education tutor to create a customized lesson plan for student.. He is entering second grade facing dyslexia related challenges and is engaged in special education programs in school. His special education teacher is willing to provide all current and past information you may need. Teacher has expressed much improvement with the Lindamood-Bell teaching method.

Home tutoring sessions preferred.

Compensation is based on credentials and experience.
Please contact Patricia Straw at or 202 460-2206.

Thank You Lafayette Sponsors!
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our very generous Annual Sponsors for 2015-2016, your continued support is amazing!  
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