Lafayette Public Charter School

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April 11th-15th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Happy Spring Break!

We made it through our first week of MCA testing! Students did a great job & we’re proud of their efforts. This week we will be doing the MCA Math tests for grades 3rd-8th. Continue to ensure your child(ren) are getting a good nights rest, eating a healthy breakfast and are prepared for testing.  

It’s an exciting week for our eggs in Mrs. Reinhart’s room. They’re scheduled to hatch early this week. The students have enjoyed checking on them daily and are ready to see them hatch. If anyone is interested in chicks, please contact me or the LCS Office. We plan to have approximately 3 dozen chicks that will need homes. They will need to be picked up by Thursday, April 14th.

We will continue to have tutoring and Makerspace on Tuesday & Thursday this week.  There is no school Friday-Monday for spring break.

Enrollment is open for 2022/2023 school year!  We have openings for Pre-Kindergarten-8th grade. If you have not returned your enrollment sheet (it was sent out in early March) or contacted the office, please do so to ensure your family has a spot. Feel free to share with other families who are looking for another choice in public education. We offer meetings & tours after school hours.

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

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

Ag class needs your help!

Students in Mrs. Walters’ agriculture class have been busy planting fruits, vegetables & flowers in the green house the last few weeks. However, they’re out of soil! They’re looking for donations of soil so they can continue planting. If you’d like to make a donation, please contact Mrs. Walters or drop off in the LCS Office. Thank you for your help!

Save the Date- 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, May 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!

Spring is in the air.. coming soon.. Baby Chicks & Veggies!

Week Three…

4th/5th grade Science: Investigating Levers- Setting up Class 1 levers and measuring the mechanical advantage in Newtons of Force with Spring Scale.

STEAM Fun!

Jack Tauber created this coffee table during Makerspace- nice job Jack!

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!

April 11th: Lawn Care Bids Due

April 12th-14th: MCA Math Testing (3rd-8th gr.)

April 12th: School Board @ 5:30pm

April 14th: NEO (School Authorizer) visits LCS

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

April 19th-21st: MCA Science Testing (5th & 8th gr.)

April 21st: Pre-K Field Trip

April 21st: 8th graders visit NUHS

April 26th: Mid-Quarter

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Bagels, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Tator Tot Hotdish, Bread, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Beef & Bean Burrito, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Pork Sandwich, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Diced Carrots, Fruit, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, 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