Lafayette Elementary School
Tuesday Bulletin
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September 13, 2016     Gayle 
Moseley, Editor
Mark Your Calendar
September 15
Dot Day - Wear Dots!

September 19 - September 23
Spirit Week

September 23
Homecoming Dance

September 30 
PD Day for Teachers - No School for Students 


We're 1/3 of the Way Towards Our Goal!
September to Remember

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Thank you to all the parents who have made a donation to the HSA for the 2016-2017 school year. We are one third of the way towards our goal of 100% parent participation which is great but we only have a few more weeks to go in our donation drive and we need your help.  We are hoping to do the bulk of our fundraising now in September so we can focus on fun for the rest of the year. 

Every dollar you give makes a real difference in the life of our school. Your donations directly support arts, music and our mindfulness programs. They provide uniforms for the sports team and special science and math assemblies. So please consider donating today!

Our suggested donations levels can be found here but we welcome donations of any size. Our Golden L donation level gets you free tickets for your family to the major Lafayette HSA events throughout the year including the Auction and the Homecoming Dance.

Thanks for your consideration and for making this a September to Remember for Lafayette!

Questions? Please email Josh Gordon

Get Your Tickets to Lafayette Homecoming

What do Mr Coor, Ms. Skubel, Ms McClure and Sammy and Lafayette Dad Don Fishman all have in common? They all are proud alumni of Lafayette Elementary School. Come celebrate them and all our great Lafayette parents, staff, alumni and friends at the 2nd Annual Homecoming Dance on Friday, September 23 in our beautiful new school from 7 to 11 pm.
This adults-only event includes dinner, dancing, drinks and door prizes and marks the end of Lafayette Spirit Week. Tickets are just $40 a person and all proceeds go to benefit the school. Hurry and buy your tickets online today because the price goes up at the door.

We will be awarding fun prizes for the guests who come dressed showing their best school spirit. Plus we will crown a Homecoming King and Queen from all our Alumni who attend. So dig out your best blue and yellow, round up your Lafayette posse and come on out to the Homecoming Dance on Friday, September 23. Click here for more details.

Come Make Signs for Lafayette Homecoming

The Lafayette Homecoming Decorating Committee needs your help to prepare for our Homecoming Dance on Friday, September 23. If you and your children like to paint, draw and rally the troops for Lafayette, we want you at our Homecoming sign making party! Please contact Courtney Corn for more details. 

The Marquis Turns 259
Photo by Stacy Beck.

Our beloved Marquis de Lafayette turned 259 on Tuesday September 6 and the Lafayette Fun Committee threw a heck of a birthday fete for him last Tuesday and Wednesday! Students serenaded our beloved school mascot in French and English at recess and enjoyed delicious popsicles donated by local business Squeaky Pops. 
Photo by Stacy Beck
In addition to the sweet treats and singing, Shannon Behm, HSA Co-President, retrieved the bust of the Marquis de Lafayette from storage and with the help of our custodial team, reattached him onto his pedestal in atrium of the new school.
Special thanks to the all the parent volunteers and staff members who helped make this a fun birthday celebration for our special Marquis de Lafayette! Last, but not least, merci beaucoup to all the Lafayette students who showed our Marquis how much we love him.  
Photo by Stacy Beck.
Photo by Stacy Beck.

If you want to learn more about upcoming Fun Committee activities, please contact Jenny Backus

Message from Peace of Mind

Click Here for our first Peace of Mind newsletter for 2016.  This highlights our activities at Lafayette Elementary for this month. Please share widely.


Linda and Jillian
Peace of Mind
Lafayette Elementary School

Babysitter Listing Deadline is Friday

Friday, September 16 is the last day to submit a neighborhood babysitter listing for the Lafayette Directory. The listings are for neighborhood students--usually Lafayette alums or siblings--who will be available for weekend, evening, and other casual babysitting. The listings are free, but please only submit a listing if you expect to be reasonably available, and limit the entry to a few sentences at most. Include your name, age, phone number and/or email address, as well as any restrictions (such as what days you are available or what age group you want to babysit). Please email submissions to Holly Idelson.

Advertise in Our School Directory
AtoZ Directories is running a Back to School Special for parent advertisers. They are offering $100 off any remaining premium postions, such as covers and dividers. Please use this form to get started and advertise in Lafayette's Directory.

Link Your Giant Card to Lafayette

Sign-ups start for the Giant A+School Rewards program this week. Link your Giant card to Lafayette and help support our school. Shop at any Giant store from October 2016 to March 2017, use your Giant card and Lafayette will earn cash back. You can even track the number of points you are earning for Lafayette on your grocery receipt. It's really easy to take part.

#1 - If you have already enrolled your Giant card in years past, you are all set. You don't have to do anything
#2 - If you are new to the program, click here and scroll down to the center of the page to select REGISTER YOUR CARD from the red box on the right marked FOR CUSTOMERS. You can also call the A+ School Rewards Hotline at 1-877-275-2758.
#3 - Lafayette Elementary School's ID# is 00160

Please contact Kristin Riley, our Partnership Rewards Chair

Save the Date: Lafayette Fall Festival

After a year of trailers...There's No Place Like Home! Please save the date for the Fall Festival on October 15. There will be something for everyone: scarecrows, tin men, lions, and lost little girls included. We'll be showing "The Wizard of Oz" on the big screen as the sun goes down. Hope to see you there!

CHEVY CHASE DAY The Chevy Chase Citizens Association 
(CCCA) will once again host its annual neighborhood festival on Saturday, September 17 from noon to 3:00pm. Chevy Chase Day will be centered around the Chevy Chase Community Center.  Besides traditional activities such as the moon bounce and scavenger hunt, families will find more to do and eat this year. The Farmers Market is participating this year and will offer special event treats. Dunk Metropolitan Police officers from the 2nd District in the dunk tank, learn the new sport of Pickle Ball, play a jumbo nonalcoholic version of beer pong, or get an airbrush tattoo while dodging stilt walkers and jugglers. Look out for the fire juggler! Cotton candy, popcorn, sno cones and ice cream are all free. We are most excited to unveil a never-before seen, state of the art virtual reality gaming experience. You've never played fruit ninja like this before!  CCCA members can take advantage of members-only discounts and specials in our shops and restaurants. Not a member? You can join on the spot for $15.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! 

NANNY SHARE This is Lauren Di Renzo, 5th grade teacher at Lafayette. On June 1st I gave birth to a lovely, calm, and happy baby girl! I'll be returning to school in early November and would like to start or join a nanny share. By then she'll be 5 months old. We're looking for part time only - Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from roughly 7:30 am - 5 pm. We'd prefer not to host since our place is very small! The time I'd pick her up is slightly flexible but will be between 4-5 pm. Please email me if you're interested in discussing this further. Thanks!

BARBELL BETTYS is the perfect class for women who know they should be weight training, but don't know how to start. For women
only, coached by women only (myself and Janney mom, Liz Rihani). Class is offered 3x/week (Sun/Wed/Fri) - we hope you can make at least two classes/week, but if your schedule allows for three, all the better! 
A new session of Barbell Bettys began on Sunday at Second Wind Crossfit, but it's not too late to get started! Click here for more information and to sign up.

Second Wind Crossfit, a Lafayette Sponsor, is owned by former Lafayette parents Michelle & Steve Dolge, and is just a quick 6-minute trip across Rock Creek Park via Military Road and a few blocks south on 14th Street. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Hope to see you there!

Gayle Moseley
Lafayette Mom (my 11th year!)

FREE KID'S LUNCH FROM GALLEY FOODS  Lafayette Sponsor Galley Foods has a nice offer for us: Receive a FREE "Kid's Lunch Box" of food when you order from Galley Foods in the month of September. Click here, enter code LAFAYETTE LUNCH and hit redeem. Place your order by Friday, September 30. Questions? Call (202) 930-3663 or email. Limit 1 per household.

FALL ART CLASSES The Children's Art Studio will offer after school classes starting September 20! Classes take place at Capital  
Memorial Church on Chesapeake Street in Forest Hills in a nice courtyard room. Come see why families return year after year for these enriching, high quality classes. 
Email with questions or to enroll. Or check out our website. We hope your child will join us!

FALL PARENTING CLASSES AT PEP, a local nonprofit, is all about educating parents-giving them the knowledge and skills to raise more cooperative, respectful and responsible children. This fall 
we are pleased to offer nearly 40 programs for parents of all age children. We're starting our fall classes a bit later this year to help parents and kids adjust to the fall schedule!

Parenting Preschoolers, offered mornings (including Saturday) and evenings in Kensington and N. Arlington; PEP I: Parenting 5 to 12 Year Olds, 6 offerings this fall in Kensington, Great Falls and N. Arlington. New this fall, PEP I for Parents of Tweens! Thriving With Teens, 3 offerings this fall including a DC location. In addition to these signature core classes we are over 15 different seminars and workshops on topics ranging from Creating a Homework Habit and Motivating Children to Do Their Best to Managing Anger.
To download, print, or view our complete fall schedule, click here.  You can also visit our website or call 301.929.8824 for more information.

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