Lafayette Public Charter School

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March 1st-5th, 2020

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Can you believe it’s the first week of March? The weather is starting to feel more and more like Spring everyday- I hope it stays around for awhile.

This week we are hosting Kindergarten Round Up & Pre-K Open House on Tuesday and Thursday. If you know a family that is interested, please have them call the LCS Office to schedule a visit. Enrollment is now open for 2021/2022 school year (Pre-K-8th grade). Enrollment information for next school year will be coming home on Monday, March 15th. Please be sure to fill out the information and return it to school.

Also this week, we will be sending home information for Third Quarter parent/teacher conferences. You will have the choice between in-person or virtual conference (Google Meet). If you chose virtual, let us know your e-mail address(s) you would like the conference link sent to. Please return those forms by Friday, March 5th. 

Starting in March, LCS is promoting wellness in the school- students and staff. We challenge everyone to eat healthy meals and snacks, drink water (no pop or energy drinks at school), get plenty of sleep and exercise daily. We also challenge everyone to minimize technology use (no video games) and encourage family activities. We will be sending a BINGO sheet home to encourage family involvement. Bingo cards returned will be placed in a drawing for a family fun night package at the end of the month.

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

Tally Clobes, Interim Director

Spring Break Travel Guidance

As spring break season is approaching, I wanted to share the CDC guidance on travel. Please consider the guidance when partaking in any spring break travel/activities.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

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.

Green house & 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

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!

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LCS CELEBRATES BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION

THANK YOU KEVIN, RON & SANDY FOR KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE ON THE ROADS!

Dates to Remember!

March 2nd & 4th- Kindergarten Round Up/Pre-K Open House-by appointment only call 507-228-8943

March 5th- Early Out at 12:30pm

March 9th- School Board Meeting at 5:30pm- Technology Room

March 11th- Early Out at 12:30pm

March 12th- No School- Teacher Workshop

March 19th- Early out at 12:30pm

March 19th- End of 3rd Quarter

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Burger Wrap with cheese option, Winter Blend Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hamburger Rice Hotdish, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Chicken Nuggets, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Asssorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Silly Fish Nuggets, Wheat Chips, Peas, 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