Lafayette Public Charter School

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February 1st-5th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

February 1st marks the start of Black History Month & I Love to Read Month! All month long we will be honoring and celebrating these important events and people in history. We invite all students to participate in our Thursday dress up days (see schedule below). We will also be playing all school Bingo towards the end of the month.

Ms. Larson’s 4th & 5th graders hosted our January virtual Assembly/Community Coffee. Watch their assembly here: https://youtu.be/oDZQ6yRGZ-c

All month long, students will be auditioning for the LCS Talent Show, stay tuned for the link to watch the video!

Friday, January 15th concluded our 2nd quarter at LCS where students spent most of the quarter distance learning. Congratulations to the following students:

4th grade A Honor Roll

Peyton Lyimo

 4th grade B Honor Roll

Kaydence Jutz

Peyton Marozik

Eve Peters

Brec Reinhart

Levi Schwark

Benjamin Turbes

5th grade A Honor Roll

Himalaya Harrison

5th grade B Honor Roll

Isabella Williams

6th grade A Honor Roll

Skylar Lyimo

Jonathan Turbes

Annika Wyffels

6th grade B Honor Roll

Garrett Jutz

Matthew Marti

Remington Schultz

 7th grade B Honor Roll

Ezra Friese

Rachel Lund

8th grade A Honor Roll

Nicholes Turbes

8th grade B Honor Roll

Jenna Donnay

Isaac Friese

Robert Lund

SAVE THE DATE

Pre-K Open House & Kindergarten Round Up will run the week of March 1st. Families will need to sign up for individual visits. Virtual visits will also be offered. See flyer below and contact the LCS Office to reserve your time.

Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families

Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-21 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Families who received P-EBT benefits last summer are not automatically eligible; eligibility is based on the current school year. Benefits may be retroactive to September 2020, depending on when eligibility for free or reduced-price meals is determined. To ensure you qualify for the meal benefits, please submit your application as soon as possible. More information will be available in the following weeks.

Greenhouse/Garden Volunteers

Due to COVID, we will not be planting in the outdoor greenhouse this spring. Instead, we hope to use a portable greenhouse to plant in our classrooms! Each class will have the opportunity to plant/grow. We then plan to transplant those vegetables into the garden later this spring. We hope to have enough vegetables for our LCS students in the fall!

We will need some help this summer. We’re currently looking for individuals and/or families to help with the garden. Volunteer duties include watering, weeding and picking produce. If interested, please contact the LCS Office to sign up.

Distance Learning/In Person Learning Options

Currently, we give families the opportunity to attend school in-person or via distance learning. If your family would like to switch to/from either learning model, please let the LCS Office know. We need at least 1 weeks notice to prepare materials/meals/technology/classrooms. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Job Postings

Part-Time Custodian- 11/18/2020

Lafayette Public Charter School is now accepting applications for a Part-Time Custodian. Candidates with considerable experience in performing custodial and building maintenance, cleaning, and skills in facilities maintenance and safety protocols are preferred. This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness, sanitation, security, safety and maintenance of the school building, grounds and equipment. Hours vary from 15-20 hours per week.  A typical schedule is Monday-Friday 3:15-6:15pm with an hourly range of $11-$12 per hour.

Please email or mail an application (found on the Lafayette Public Charter School website  www.lafayettecharter.k21.mn.us) to clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us

OR

Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

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: clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us  

OR

Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

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

MORE School Rewards program
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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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Congratulations 4th-8th grade Honor Roll Students!

Dates to Remember!

Feb. 1st-5th- AIMS Web Testing

Feb. 4th- Hat Day

Feb. 5th- Early Out @ 12:30pm

Feb. 8th- 100th Day of School

Feb. 9th- School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm

Feb. 11th- Red & Pink Day

Feb. 11th- Early Out @ 12:30pm

Feb. 12th- No School

Feb. 15th- No School

Paraprofessional Appreciation Week was January 25th-29th 2021.
Thank you to our 3 amazing paraprofessionals for their dedication
to the students and LCS.This week at Lafayette Public Charter School we celebrate our Paraprofessionals! 
We welcome Alyssa Bessemer as a para to our school as she has just started with us in 2021.  Sandy Hartley has been with LCS for 11 years and Dawn Turbes has been hear for 9 years. They are an essential part of our school family.
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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Bagels or Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice

Lunch

Corndogs, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hamburger with cheese option, Tator Tots, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Peaches, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Seasoned Chicken Wrap, California Blend Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Meatloaf, Bread, Potatoes, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheesebread Dunkers, 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