Lafayette Public Charter School

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January 3rd-7th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Welcome back & Happy New Year!

I hope everyone enjoyed their winter break and were able to recharge with family and friends. I want to thank you for your support, love and guidance for your children throughout 2021. Help us welcome 2022 with open arms and continue on with a successful, fun & enjoyable school year!

On behalf of all staff at LCS, thank you for all the generous gifts and donations we received over the holidays. A special thank you for the shop vac that was donated for our STEAM program. It will be used immensely.

To start off the new year, LCS’s 8th graders will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Wednesday, January 26th, 2022. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The assessment is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public. If you’re a parent/guardian of an 8th grader, watch for a parent note to come home this week.

The end of 2nd quarter is right around the corner on Friday, January 14th. Continue to check in with your child’s teacher if you have any questions or concerns.

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. Watch for a permission slip to come in January.

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!

Holiday Week Fun!

2nd & 3rd Grade A.C.E &  P.E. A.C.E recipients

 

Pictured left to right: 

Charlie Lindquist, McKinlee Hoffmann, Hope Dreyer, Gabriel Uvalle, Zayla Reinhart, Ziva Juracek, Kennadi Miller, Jemma Jutz

Congratulations!

Dates to Remember!

Jan. 4th: School Resumes- Welcome back!

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)- more info to come

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

No School

Lunch

No School

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Burger Wrap with Cheese, Winter Blend Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bagels, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hamburger Rice Hotdish, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Chicken Nuggets, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheese Pita with Dipping Sauce, Salad, Peas, Applesauce, 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