Lafayette Public Charter School

Messenger

December 20th-24th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Thank you to all the families that sent in donations from our “in search of..” list and for cookie/gingerbread house decorating items. We’re blown away by the generosity of our families. Please know it is appreciated very much!

This week brings much holiday excitement to LCS. We will be doing door decorating, sipping hot cocoa, decorating gingerbreak houses and cookies & caroling to local businesses in Lafayette. Although it’s a fun week, lots of learning will still be happening.

The Minnesota Department of Education sent out information in regards to two programs they wanted us to share with  families. Below is information for the Energy Assistance Program and CNA training for high school students.

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.

I want to wish you and your families a happy holiday and healthy new year! We will see everyone back on January 4th, 2022.

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

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

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!

Winter Fun @ LCS

2nd & 3rd grade Assembly

Watch next week’s Messenger for A.C.E award winners

Dates to Remember!

Dec. 20th: Door Decorating with Hot Cocoa

Dec. 21st: Cookie & Gingerbread House decorating & PJ Day

Dec. 22nd: Wear Red/Green/Ugly Sweater & All School Caroling

Dec. 23rd-Jan. 4th: Winter Break- No School

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

Upcoming School/Community Events

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Turkey Gravy with Mashed Potatoes, Bread, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

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

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheese Pita with Salad, California Blend Vegetables, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

Friday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

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