Lafayette Elementary School
Tuesday Bulletin
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May 31, 2016   Sheryl-Ann Gayle, Editor
Mark Your Calendar

Tuesday May 31
Maryland Science Center
(4th Grade) 

Wednesday June 1
Field Day Pre-K and K

DGS Renovation Meeting -
7:30 pm

Thursday June 2
HSA General Meeting - 7:00 pm

Friday June 3
Field Day - 1st - 5th grade

Monday June 6
Fourth Grade State Fair

LSAT Elections

LSAT elections will by held at the HSA General Meeting on Thursday, June 2. If you cannot be present at the meeting, you may cast your LSAT proxy ballot by placing it in the ballot box in the Great Hall or returning it in your child's folder. Proxy ballots will be available soon.
Click here to learn more about the candidates.
Thank You for Arts Night #2

It was a hot time at Arts Night 2 featuring great performances by our 2nd through 5th graders, plus the Band, Percussion Ensembles and the Drum Line. Thank you to all the teachers, parents and family members who came out and cheered our performers on and congratulations to all our student art stars. Once again Ms McLaughlin, Mr Holmes, Ms Perll and Ms Echave outdid themselves helping to organize such a great display of talent.   

Anslie Stokes Milligan, Sonia Trask, Renata Eustis, Lakeeda Gillepsie, Martin Hayes, Elizabeth McReady, Karen Gray, Kim Hutchison, Rebecca Gordon, Mary Jaffe, Ed Pagano, and Libbey Sheldon plus Lafayette Alumni Evelyn Smyth, James Rogan and Caleb Merriam

Thank you to  Laurie McLaughlin, Kathy Echave, Joel Holmes and Andrea Perll for your incredible creativity and inspired teaching; Dr Broquard, Mr Hoover and the amazing custodial team who directed traffic, cued up each class, set up and broke down the tables and chairs and helped transport boxes of IMAGES and Grizzly Gear across the campus; and to our great classroom teachers, including Nancy Nickel, Jared Catapano, Judy Fratto, Jonathan Coor, Donna Culver and others who came out to cheer the kids on and stayed to work the Images/Grizzly Gear Stand.

THANKS TO  OUR HSA ANNUAL SPONSORS including Anslie Stokes Milligan for volunteering for the Pizza Stand and Child's Play for providing the summer reading materials for sale.

Kristin Nicholson and Nedra Pickler plus HSA members Chris Lisi, Stacy Beck, Josh Gordon, Jen Lanoff, Eileen Dombo, Janine Finck Boyle, Shannon Behm and Jenny Backus.
Summer Reading
The goal of the summer reading list is to encourage lifelong reading and nurture respect for all people. We hope you enjoy the new selections and that they lead you on your own journey of discovering new books to read and share. 
Special Shopping Night at Child's Play

Save the Date -Wednesday June 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Spring/Summer Shopping Spree at Barston's Child's Play

Mark your calendars. Wednesday June 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm Barston's Child's Play ( a Lafayette Annual Sponsor) will stay open 2 hours after closing time just for Lafayette families.Take advantage of this special opportunity to stock up on all the Lafayette summer reading books plus toys and games for vacation and camp. Deborah Johnson from Child's Play has been working hard with the Lafayette library and summer reading team and has most all of the required and suggested books for each grade in stock, including a great selection of books for beginning readers.  

The Lafayette HSA will receive 10% of all sales on books and most toys in the stores. Enjoy some wine, juice boxes, and delicious cookies baked by a Lafayette alumni as you and your family browse the store and check out their amazing selection. Barston's is also hosting the Lafayette Essay Contest Reading in the back of the store during this reception so stop by and cheer on your friends and neighbors. It's a great way to celebrate the end of the school year and help support the programs that make Lafayette great! 
Lafayette Nats Day - Tuesday June 7

Calling students, teachers, staff, parents and Lafayette family members, it's time to get your NATitude on. Tuesday June 7 is Lafayette NATS day. All kids, teachers, staff and family members are strongly encouraged to wear their NATS gear on Tuesday. We hear there is something special brewing in the air. Stay tuned for more details.
 Field Day News  Field Day

PK and K students will have their field Day this Wednesday, June 1. Our older children in first -fifth grade will have their day on Friday, June 3.  All children should come appropriately dressed for a fun and active day. Please make sure your child has socks and sneakers.  It will not be safe to be in sandals, flip flops etc...  Additionally, sunscreen should be applied before school.  Hats and water bottle could be useful as well.
The Friday field Day will go on rain or shine.  Of course if it is lightning or thundering we will not be outside.  Sending in an extra pair of clothing might be beneficial if we get wet.  All clothes worn this day should be clothing that can get wet, dirty or maybe stained.
Volunteers are still needed for Friday!  If you have been meaning to sign up, please do so now.  We are short between 10-20 volunteers.  A big thank you to the 32 that have already signed up!  Volunteers are needed along the race route to ensure safety, assistance and encouragement. Volunteers are needed all morning from 8:45 am - 12:00 pm.    Please use the link below to sign up.  If you have any questions please contact Ms. McClure or Ms. Howes.  All volunteers will receive an email this week with instructions for their post.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. McClure or Ms. Howes. [email protected] or [email protected]
Peace of Mind 

We are so excited to announce that the first volume of our Peace of Mind curriculum is finally available!! Thank you to all of the parents who gave permission to use photos of your children. The book looks terrific because of their sweet, smiling faces. If you are interested in learning more about what we do in Peace Class, or learning how to practice mindfulness with your child at home, or if you know someone who might be interested in teaching peace, please go to our website to check it out or order your copy.
AtoZ Directories

Hello Parents!

As we gear up for end of year celebrations - AtoZ Directories is already hard at work on our directory for the new school year!

AtoZ makes it easy for you to advertise in the directory. With a plan for every budget, there is no better way to connect directly with families in our community and support our school! Remember our school does a lottery for the premium spots which gives all our parents an equal chance to get the best location!  The lottery deadline is fast approaching - Click here to download the lottery form.

Please email Kim Ford to secure your placement or for more information before summer rolls in. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with AtoZ Directories and we know Kim will take good care of you!

As always, thank you for your participation and support!
Lafayette Tennis Camp Still Has Openings
Have you been watching the French Open this past week?  If you have too many mommy camp weeks or haven't filled out your child's camp weeks yet for the summer, we still have a few openings during the following weeks:
June 13, July 5, July 11, July 16, July 25, August 1 and August 12
Full and half day sessions are available for boys and girls 5-14 who want to have fun playing tennis.  Beginner and experienced players are welcome.  We focus on tennis, athletics and fun.  NO electronics!
Check for availability and the registration form.  If you have any questions, feel free to call Paul Rosenbaum at 202 441-0925 or [email protected]

Huge Multi-family Yard Sale (more 15 families !!!!)
Corner Moreland St Nw/Northampton St Nw
NEW DATE (with the sun this time !) : 
Saturday June 4
8:00 am - Noon

Tons of women clothing, shoes, jewelry and purses (a lot of french brands),
Tons of baby, toddler and children clothes (a lot of french brands),
Tons of baby and toddler items
Tons of baby, toddler and children toys, 
Tons of books (french and americans, children and adults), 
Dvd (children and adults),
Household furnishings,
Kitchen stuff, 
Photo equipment,
Vinyl records...

Free stuff

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