Lafayette Public Charter School

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April 25th-29th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Can you believe we’re wrapping up the last week of April already? Although the weather doesn’t feel like spring, the signs of spring are all over LCS! Our chicks hatched and found new homes (thank you to those who gave them a new home), students are busy everyday in the green house caring for the plants & flowers, MCA testing is wrapped up, and field trips are starting! We have an exciting few weeks planned for our hard working & deserving students.

Thank you to the LCS students and staff for all their hard work last week (in celebration of Earth Day) cleaning up around Lafayette and the school grounds. The weather wasn’t the greatest, but the students were troopers.  

Throughout the month of May, LCS will be celebrating charter schools. We’re looking for families/parents/grandparents to tell us why they love Lafayette Public Charter School. Responses can be sent to your child’s teacher or the LCS office at lcsoffice@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us. Thank you for your participation! We also have extra LCS lawn signs available at school. If you’d like one to proudly display at your home, let me know.

This week brings us to mid-quarter. Please watch for either mid-terms to be e-mailed home or contact from your child’s teacher. It is also the last week of Makerspace & after school tutoring. On Wednesday, we welcome families & community members in for Community Coffee with 6th-8th grade starting at 2:15pm.

Watch for field trip permssion slips to come home this week for Kindergarten-8th graders. We will be venturing to AMazn’n Farmyard in Eden Valley, MN on Monday, May 23rd. The cost is $5 per student. Permission slips and money can be returned to your child’s teacher or the LCS Office.

Reminder- Friday is early out at 1pm for teacher workshop.

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

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

PROS: Teacher Appreciation & Charter School Week

May 2nd-6th we celebrate our teachers with Teacher Appreciation Week & May 16th-20th we will be celebrating Charter School Week. LCS staff are busy with planning Charter School Week and are excited to share the activities with the students. LCS PROS are looking for parent volunteers to help with teacher appreciation week. If you would like to provide a meal/snack or, if you have any other ideas of ways to honor our teachers, let any PROS member or the LCS office (lcsoffice@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us) know.  Thank you for your help with this!

LCS PROS will be hosting a silent auction during our family picnic event on Friday, May 20th beginging at 11am. We are looking for families & classrooms to donate a basket or item. Donations can be brought to the LCS Office by Thursday, May 19th.

Thank you for your support!

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

The last night of after school tutoring is this Tuesday, April 26th for K-3rd grade & Thursday, April 28th for 4th-8th graders.

Thank you to all the students that joined us!

Makerspace

Students are busy finishing up their projects for the year. They’ve put in a lot of time and effort into them. Nice work & thank you for a wonderful year!

The last night of Makerspace will be this Tuesday, April 26th.

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!

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!

Signs of Spring

4th-8th graders took advantage of the warm weather last week & cleaned up the community for Earth Day!

2nd & 3rd graders enjoyed Art class outside on Thursday while soaking up the sun.

K & 1 FUN!

 

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 26th: Mid-Quarter

April 26th: Last day of K-3rd tutoring & Makerspace

April 27th: 6th-8th gr. Community Coffee @ 2:15pm

April 28th: Pre-K Field Trip

April 28th: Last day of 4th-8th gr. tutoring

April 29th: Early Out @ 1pm

May 2nd-6th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5th: United Way visiting 4th grade classroom

May 10th: School Board Meeting @ 5:30pm

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hotdog on Bun, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

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

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bagel, Cream Cheese, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Chicken Fajitas & fixings, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheese Pizza, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, 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