Lafayette Public Charter School

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January 10th-14th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Thank you for your cooperation last week with the school closings and delays. Our first priority is our students and keeping them, our LCS families and LCS staff safe. Reminder that when we have a 2 hour hours late, school will begin at 10:10am. An automated text message, phone call and e-mail will be sent. We also post our school closures/delays on Kare 11, KSTP, WCCO, Fox 9, KEYC tv stations and their websites. We also post on KNUJ radio & website. If you have any issues or would like to add a phone number or e-mail to our notification system, please let Megan know.

This week brings the end of 2nd quarter. Please watch for student report cards to come home mid-next week. We also have an early out on Friday, Jan. 14th for teacher in-service.

On Tuesday, PROS will meet at 3:15pm in the technology lab. Any new members are welcome to join us! If you have any questions, let me know.

Students have been busy prepping for their Ag Fair projects. If you’d like to make a donation for student projects, we’re always looking for tag board. Contact Mrs. Walters if you have any questions.

As always, contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota’s Energy Assistance Program helps pay for home heating and water costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households. Find more information on the Energy Assistance Program website. 

Supporting Long-term Care Facilities in Minnesota Communities

To begin addressing critical staffing shortages in Minnesota’s long-term care facilities MDe has set a goal to recruit, train and deploy at least 1,000 new certified nursing assistants (CNAs) by the end of January. The program covers costs for tuition, fees and materials, as well as transportation and technology support for students. CNA programs throughout the state are ready to enroll and train students. Once trained, the CNAs will be eligible for employment at Minnesota long-term care facilities that are facing severe staffing shortages. Interested Minnesotans can visit the Minnesota Office of Higher Education website for more information.

School Board Openings

The LCS School Board currently has a parent vacancy. If you’re interested in the position, please contact Mrs. Clobes.

Makerspace

We’re excited to share that Makerspace is back at LCS! Students in grades 4th-8th will have the opportunity to design, build, experiment, and tinker. Makerspace will be every Tuesday beginning January 18th from 3-4:30pm through April. Watch the LCS Messenger and/or text messages or e-mails from the school in regards to announcements or cancellations. 

Please contact Mrs. Reinhart with any questions about Makerspace or if you would like to help out with materials or supervision. 

Makerspace is located in the STEAM room at LCS. Permission slips have gone out and can be returned to the office.

**Reminder: There is NO transportation after Makerspace. Families are responsible for pickup.

LCS on Facebook

Did you know that LCS has a Facebook page? “Like” the page to stay up to date with LCS events and to view pictures/videos. Click on the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/lafayettecharterschool/

HyVee UPC Barcode labels 

LCS PROS are accepting upc barcode labels from any HyVee brand items. Upc label must begin with numbers 754. Simply cut out the upc barcode label, send to school with your student and we will take care of the rest. Thank you for taking the time to participate!

Teacher/Para/Food Service Subs WANTED

Interested in subbing? LCS is currently looking for substitute paras, food service and teachers. For more information, contact Tally Clobes @ 507-228-8943. Applications can be found online at https://lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us/job-opportunities/

 

Want to help give back to LCS? Check this out!

MORE School Rewards program
1) Sign up for MORE Rewards at moreRewards.com or any participating Coborn’s, Cash Wise, or Marketplace. Foods store. Designate your preferred school (Lafayette Charter School) by logging into your account at moreRewards.com or via the MORE Rewards mo- bile app.

2) Shop Coborn’s, Cash Wise, and Marketplace Foods stores Food Club, Full Circle, Top Care, @ease, Paws & amp; Tippy Toes brand products to earn points for your school. There are more than 3,000 qualifying items!

3) The points your school earns will help grow their share of the $150,000 total. It’s like a pie – the size of your school’s slice will depend on how many points they have received. School Rewards funds can be used for whatever your school or organization needs!

*Learn more or get started today at moreRewards.com/school*

Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.

Add Lafayette Public Charter School to your Amazon Smile Account!

Dates to Remember!

Jan. 11th: School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm- Tech. Lab

Jan. 14th: End of 2nd Quarter / Early Out @ 1pm

Jan. 17th: No School

Jan. 18th: Makerspace begins 3:15-4:30pm

Jan. 23rd-29th: National School Choice Week

Jan. 26th: NAEP Testing (8th grade only)

Jan. 26th: Community Coffee- Kindergarten & 1st grade @ 2:15pm

Jan. 28th: Student Council Day

Upcoming School/Community Events

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Bagels or Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Ham & Turkey Wrap, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

BBQ Sandwiches, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Mandarin Oranges, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bagels, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Grilled Chicken Patty, California Blend Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Tatortot Hotdish, Bread, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Silly Fish Nuggets, Wheat Chips, Peas, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

This menu is subject to change. Fresh vegetables are utilized in the daily menu whenever possible. Vegetables will vary dependent on the availability in our Farm to School Program. Whole wheat grain products are used unless otherwise noted. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Our Lunch Program is Offer vs Serve. See handbook for more information