Lafayette Public Charter School


October 26th-30th, 2020

What’s New at LCS 

The last week of October brings us to the end of our 1st quarter of school! We have a busy week at LCS with School Board elections on Tuesday, our Pre-K class kicks off our first Community Coffee of the year (virtually) and its the end of the quarter.  Conference sign up slips went home last Thursday. Please return them by Tuesday, Oct. 27th. Remember to indicate if you want your conferences in-person or  the virtual option. Conference times will be finalized and sent home on Friday, Oct. 30th.  

We are in need of disinfectant wipes. If your family would like to donate, please contact the office or your child’s teacher. Thank you!

 School Board Elections Rescheduled

School Board Elections have been rescheduled for Tuesday October 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the gymnasium.

Please stop by and cast your vote. Biographies of the candidates are below:

Joshua Harrison

My name is Joshua Harrison and I have three kids currently attending LCS and a fourth child very excited for her opportunity to attend LCS Pre-K next year. I am running for school board because I want a strong, safe, and balanced education for my kids and the kids in our communities. Having a committed parent voice on the school board is essential for success. Parents should be included in both the academic and administrative decisions that directly impact their children.

I am a life-long learner and regularly attend college classes on topics from History to Data Analytics to Finance. I have a background in banking, business operations, and higher education. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and want LCS to be a great experience for all of our kids, one that prepares them for a successful transition to their next school.

The coronavirus is just the latest in a string of challenging situations that are facing schools at all levels. Providing a strong, safe, and balanced learning environment should be everyone’s goal. School budgets and student enrollment have huge implications for keeping LCS the school we love and for implementing changes for continuous improvement.

With my background, experience, and kids in mind, I will work to leverage the great qualities of a small, close-knit school and build a strong foundation to thrive in these challenging times. My 9 years working in Higher Education as a teacher and administrator combined with parenting during these unprecedented times, provides a well-rounded perspective that will contribute to the leadership needed to make the decisions to weather this latest storm and build back better.

Joshua Harrison


    Camille Wyffels

My name is Camille Wyffels.  I am the administrative assistant in the Music Division at Martin Luther College.  I have been involved with Lafayette Charter School since 2007 when my oldest son started kindergarten.  Currently, my youngest, Annika, is a 6th grader at LCS.  I was on the tech committee for at least 10 years and have volunteered in the Library and at numerous functions over the years.  I am a former member of the LCS Board and would like the opportunity to serve again. Thank you for your consideration.


      Brenden Roman 

I grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities and relocated to New Ulm after meeting my wife. I was born with heart problems and have worked my whole life to overcome struggles associated with this. I grew up actively involved in the 4-H program in Sherburne County. I became a leader within clubs and the county in my teens. I graduated college with an Associates in Culinary Arts and an Associates in Health Information Technology. I have been employed as a medical coder for the past 9 years.


Face Coverings

The LCS School Board has passed a policy that supports the state mandate for all students to wear face coverings. If your student cannot wear a face covering they need to have documentation turned into the office. For more information regarding this policy follow this link:

Enter: 5.4.7 in the search bar and the Mask Policy will appear.

Updated Learning Plans

We have updated our In-Person Learning Plan, Hybrid Learning Plan & Distance Learning Plan. Please take some time to looks these over. All learning plans can be found on the homepage of the LCS website under LCS News OR on the COVID 19 Resource page.

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


Job Postings

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

Paraprofessional- 10/12/2020

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for the position of Paraprofessional for the 2020-21 school year. Lafayette Public Charter is a small public charter school in the heart of MN.

Please email or mail a cover letter, resume, and application (found on LCS website) to:  OR Natasha Petersen, Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Position Overview & Responsibilities
Responsible for working with students with disabilities in meeting the academic, behavioral and physical needs as identified in the goals, supports of services of the IEP in either an individual or small group setting under the direction of the special education, or classroom teacher; maintain confidentiality of student and family information as required under FERPA. For more information, please call the office.

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-3 PM

Requirements & Qualifications
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and two years of post-secondary education or successful completion of the ParaPro; ability to work with staff and an educational team to provide services to students with disabilities; previous experience in working with students or adults with disabilities preferred.


Teacher/Para/Food Service Subs WANTED

Interested in subbing? LCS is currently looking for substitute food service staff, 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!

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Dates to Remember!

October 27th: School Board Elections 3-6pm – LCS Gym

October 30th: End of 1st Quarter

November 6th: Picture Retakes

November 10th: School Board Meeting 5:30pm

November 11th & 12th: Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 13th: No School 





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


Grilled chicken patty, California blend vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk



Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk


Hotdog in a blanket, Baked beans, Lettuce, Mixed fruit, White or chocolate milk



Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or chocolate milk


Hamburger hotdish, Green beans, Lettuce, Mandarin oranges, White or chocolate milk



Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk


Chicken fajita, Mixed vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk



Assorted cereal, Fruit, White or chocolate milk


Fish Nuggets, Mixed vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, 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