Lafayette Public Charter School

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March 8th-12th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

March is underway and off to a great start! I hope families are taking advantage of the beautiful weather we’ve had to fill out their Bingo cards. We will continue to promote wellness in the school- students and staff. Keep working on filling in those Bingo forms. Students are allowed to get more than 1 Bingo. Their names will be entered for prizes each time they get a Bingo! We continue to challenge everyone to minimize technology use (no video games) and encourage family activities. 

During our weekly COVID- 19 update meeting, they talked a lot about Psychological First Aid in supporting students, families and staff. They shared resources and tools for reducing stress and taking care of yourself. Here is a link I wanted to share with some fun resources for students and parents: https://virtualcalmingroom.net/

Watch student folders on Thursday, March 11th for your family’s scheduled parent/teacher conference time. If you chose the virtual option, watch for an e-mail from your child’s teacher (this will come the week of conferences to the e-mail address you indicated on the form). We strive for 100% participation so if you cannot make your scheduled time, contact the office or your child’s teacher to re-schedule.

Pending School Board approval on Tuesday, March 9th, we will be changing our Academic Calendar to support our In-Person Learning Model. We will no longer have early outs every Thursday or Friday unless noted on the original calendar. We will send out a new calendar to family’s on Wednesday, March 10th. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, March 12th due to teacher in-service.

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.

 

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

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Dates to Remember!

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

March 12th- No School- Teacher Workshop

March 19th- End of 3rd Quarter

March 23rd & 25th- Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 26th- No School

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Ham/Cheese/Turkey Sub Sandwich, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

BBQ Sandwich, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Grilled Chicken Patty, California Blend Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Tatortot Hotdish, Bread, 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