Lafayette Public Charter School

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March 21st-25th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Happy Spring & End of 3rd Quarter!

Can you believe we are at the end of the 3rd quarter and starting the last quarter of the 2021/22 school year? The school year continues to fly by! Classrooms have been busy prepping for MCA testing which will begin in a few weeks. Our PROS organization typically supplies gum, mints, smart snacks, etc. for test time. Any families who would like to make a donation of any of the above may do so. Donations can be brought to the LCS Office.

Now that the snow is melting and spring has sprung, our playground area is muddy and messy! If you’d like your children to wear different shoes/rain boots/etc. for recess time, please send those to school and let your child’s teacher know. Feel free to pack an extra change of clothes in backpacks in case students get too muddy or wet.

This week we welcome families & community members for the 2nd & 3rd grade Community Coffee on Wednesday. The presentation begins at 2:15pm and will be in the Stage Room. All are welcome to join after for treats & refreshments.

Parent/Teacher conferences are coming up next week. Your family’s time was sent home in folders last week. If you don’t know your time or need to re-schedule, please contact your child’s teacher or the LCS Office. Parents/Guardians will also be getting their child’s 3rd quarter report card. If you are unable to attend conferences, we will send the report card home with your child.

Thank you to all families that donated money or sold pizzas in our Heggies pizza fundraiser. LCS families sold 633 pizzas and profited roughly $3,000 for our classrooms & students. Way to go!! Pick up for those pizzas will be Thursday, March 31st- anytime after 3pm.

Lafayette Public Charter School and The Warehouse in Winthrop is sponsoring a kids game on Sunday, April 3rd, from 1:00-3:00 for Grackle Days. At 3:15pm, there is a free movie (Clifford the Big Red Dog) that will be shown.  If you are interested in helping with children’s crafts or games please let me know. 

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

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

LCS PROS is looking for HELP!!

Parent/Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching at the end of March. PROS would like to thank our teachers and provide a meal and dessert for them both evenings. We are looking for a few families to help provide those meals. If you’re interested in bringing in a main meal dish, beverage or dessert for our teachers, please contact Mrs. Turbes at turbes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us or the LCS office at lcsoffice@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us. Thank you for your help!

Save the Day- Monday, May 23rd
AMaze’n Farmyard Fieldtrip

LCS students in Kindergarten-8th grade will be taking a field trip to the AMaze’n Farmyard in Eden Valley, MN on Monday, Mary 23rd. This field trip will cost $10 per student. LCS PROS will be paying $5 for each student. We are asking each student pay $5 to help with cost. Please watch for the permission slip in May. Slips & money will not be due until mid-May.

Tutoring

LCS is excited to offer after school tutoring services to our students in grades Kindergarten-8th with Mrs. Halloran & Mr. Huiras. This is an optional, after school, no cost program focusing on reading and math. There is NO transportation provided. Tutoring will be held Tuesdays for grades K-3rd with Mrs. Halloran and Thursdays for grades 4th-8th with Mr. Huiras from 3:15-4:30pm.

If you’d like to sign your child up, contact the LCS Office.

Makerspace

Makerspace will be every Tuesday from 3-4:30pm. If your 4th-8th grader is interested in joining, pick up a permission slip from the office.

**Reminder: There is NO transportation after Makerspace. Families are responsible for pickup.

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!

March fun at LCS

All things Iditarod

4th//5th graders

Musher Day gear, Practicing spelling words and mushing along the trail, checking the map and moving the dogs along, watching livestream on the smartboard and seeing mushers come in to the finish line, plus Pi Day and wearing green!

Makerspace needs

your help!

Do you have clear, plastic containers you’re looking to recycle? Makerspace would love to take them off your hands!

for example: Miracle Whip or peanut butter containers

Donations can be brought to the LCS Office anytime.

Dates to Remember!

March 23rd: Community Coffee with 2nd/3rd grade- 2:15pm

March 25th: End of 3rd Quarter

March 29th & 31st: Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:15-7pm

March 31st: Heggies pizza pickup

April 1st: No School

April 12th: School Board @ 5:30pm

April 14th: NEO visits LCS

April 15th-18th: Spring Break- No School

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Chicken Fajita Strips with Tortilla, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Walking Taco, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Vegetables, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hotdog on Bun, Baked Beans, 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

Assorted 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