Lafayette Public Charter School

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February 8th-12th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

As we enter the 2nd week of February, it seems that winter has finally arrived.  Please remember to send all winter gear- hat, gloves, boots, snowpants, winter coats. Students will not go outside if the temperature is 0 or below or feels like 0 outside. 

I would like to welcome back Grandpa DuWayne to LCS! Grandpa DuWayne is offering virtual tutoring to our students in their classroom 4 days per week. Thank you Grandpa DuWayne for your time and dedication to LCS.

In celebrating I love to read month, we’re asking some help from parents. We’re looking for parents who would like to read to our students. You can read a story live to your child’s class or record yourself and send it to your child’s teacher. We love having guest readers in our classroom, let’s see how many we can get!

Last week, students completed their winter AIMS Web testing and did a great job.  Mid quarter is coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Please check your child’s JMC account for missing work. Your child’s teacher is always available to help as well. If you need your log-in information, please contact Megan in the office.

Out of the Office

Megan will be out of the office Monday, Feb. 8th-Thursday, Feb. 11th. Mrs. Pam Grommersch will be available to take phone calls. 

Help Wanted

If you have a 4 year degree and are interested in subbing, LCS is still looking for substitute teachers, paras, food service and office help. Contact Mrs. Clobes if you’re interested.

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

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Dates to Remember!

Feb. 8th- 100th Day of School

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

Feb. 11th- Red & Pink Day- wear red & pink

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

Feb. 12th- No School

Feb. 15th- No School

Feb. 17th- Mid-Quarter

Feb. 18th- Rainbow or Favorite Color Day

Feb. 19th- Early Out @ 12:30pm

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Chicken Nuggets, Tator tots, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Ham & Turkey Sub Sandwiches, California Blend Vegetables, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Beef & Cheese Hotdish, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Beef & Bean Burrito, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

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