Lafayette Public Charter School


October 12th-16th, 2020

What’s New at LCS 

October is off to a great start at LCS! This week is a short week with MEA fall break (Thursday & Friday- no school). Use this break to enjoy time with your family and relax. We will resume school on Monday (Oct. 19th) which brings us to only 2 weeks left in this 1st quarter. Time sure flies and we’re enjoying every minute! Happy Fall!

Lego League Update

We have a lot of students involved in Lego League this year! This is great, but we need to make some changes in order to make it awesome for everyone involved. We have a lot of young students this year that are not quite ready for the patience that learning how to program and write code requires. Also we are limited to a maximum of 10 on the team and we have 17 involved. So we are going to break into 2 activities. On Tuesdays we will have the older students working on writing code and programming the robots. On Thursdays the younger students (grade 3) will come and we will work on easier lego building projects such as stop motion videos and simpler building challenges. The older students will also come on Thursdays to keep working on their programs on their own, but the focus will be on the younger group.
  • Tuesdays only grade 4 and up, focus on programming
  • Thursdays everybody comes, the focus is on grade 3 lego projects
  • We also are looking for parent volunteers for Thursdays. Let Mr. Johnson know if you are interested in helping.

Box Tops for Education

If families have any UNEXPIRED box tops for education labels, please send them to school by Monday, Oct. 26th. Thank you!

Nicollet County Cares

Nicollet County Health and Human Services continues to have funding opportunities available to help Nicollet County residents with costs related to child care, housing, utilities, and other crisis needs related to COVID-19. Learn more about Nicollet County Cares Act on the flyer below or on their website:

Academic Calendar Changes

There is 1 upcoming event listed on our academic calendar that is canceled due to COVID restrictions:

Grandparents Day- Canceled

School Board Elections

LCS School Board Elections will be held Tuesday, October 20th from 3-6pm in the gymnasium. If you’re interested in running for board, please complete an application and submit a biography to Mrs. Petersen at by October 12th. Applications can be found at under Board Membership-search school board application.

REMINDER: Pre-K tuition is due the 1st of every month. 


Job Posting- Technology Coordinator

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Technology Coordinator. This is a part-time position. Knowledge with SMART boards, Apple Products, website maintenance, basic troubleshooting, testing set-up and serving on the Technology committee is required.

Please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and application (found on LCS website) to:  


Natasha Petersen, Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Teacher/Para/Food Service Subs WANTED

Interested in subbing? LCS is currently looking for substitute paras and teachers. For more information, contact Natasha Peterson at 507-228-8943.

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

MORE School Rewards program
1) Sign up for MORE Rewards at or any participating Coborn’s, Cash Wise, or Marketplace. Foods store. Designate your preferred school (Lafayette Charter School) by logging into your account at 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 & 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*


Found in the hallway at school. It’s washed and ready to be returned. Claim in the office.

Dates to Remember!

October 12th: School Board applications due

October 13th: PROS Meeting @ 3:15pm

October 13th: School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm

October 15th & 16th: MEA Break-No School

October 20th: School Board Elections 3-6pm – LCS Gym

Mrs. Petersen and the

6th-8th graders have been busy cleaning out the gardens at school.  Mrs. Gieseke then uses the produce for school lunches!





Oatmeal breakfast cookie, Fruit or juice, White or chocolate milk


Tator tot hotdish, Bread, Mixed vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk



Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk


Soft shell taco, Green beans, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk



Yogurt, Granola bar, Fruit, White or chocolate milk


Hamburger sandwich with cheese, Tator tots, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Peaches, White or chocolate milk



No School


No School



No School


No School

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