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October 19th-23rd, 2020

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 School Board Elections

School Board Elections will be held Tuesday October 20th from 3pm to 6pm here at school.

Please stop by and cast your vote. Biographies of the candidates are below:

Joshua Harrison

My name is Joshua Harrison and I have three kids currently attending LCS and a fourth child very excited for her opportunity to attend LCS Pre-K next year. I am running for school board because I want a strong, safe, and balanced education for my kids and the kids in our communities. Having a committed parent voice on the school board is essential for success. Parents should be included in both the academic and administrative decisions that directly impact their children.

I am a life-long learner and regularly attend college classes on topics from History to Data Analytics to Finance. I have a background in banking, business operations, and higher education. I am passionate about teaching and learning, and want LCS to be a great experience for all of our kids, one that prepares them for a successful transition to their next school.

The coronavirus is just the latest in a string of challenging situations that are facing schools at all levels. Providing a strong, safe, and balanced learning environment should be everyone’s goal. School budgets and student enrollment have huge implications for keeping LCS the school we love and for implementing changes for continuous improvement.

With my background, experience, and kids in mind, I will work to leverage the great qualities of a small, close-knit school and build a strong foundation to thrive in these challenging times. My 9 years working in Higher Education as a teacher and administrator combined with parenting during these unprecedented times, provides a well-rounded perspective that will contribute to the leadership needed to make the decisions to weather this latest storm and build back better.

Joshua Harrison

 

    Camille Wyffels

My name is Camille Wyffels.  I am the administrative assistant in the Music Division at Martin Luther College.  I have been involved with Lafayette Charter School since 2007 when my oldest son started kindergarten.  Currently, my youngest, Annika, is a 6th grader at LCS.  I was on the tech committee for at least 10 years and have volunteered in the Library and at numerous functions over the years.  I am a former member of the LCS Board and would like the opportunity to serve again. Thank you for your consideration.

 

      Brendan Roman 

I grew up in the suburbs of the Twin Cities and relocated to New Ulm after meeting my wife. I was born with heart problems and have worked my whole life to overcome struggles associated with this. I grew up actively involved in the 4-H program in Sherburne County. I became a leader within clubs and the county in my teens. I graduated college with an Associates in Culinary Arts and an Associates in Health Information Technology. I have been employed as a medical coder for the past 9 years. 

 

Face Coverings

The LCS School Board has passed a policy that supports the state mandate for all students to wear face coverings. If your student cannot wear a face covering they need to have documentation turned into the office. For more information regarding this policy follow this link:

https://lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us/policies/.   

Enter: 5.4.7 in the search bar and the Mask Policy will appear. 

Updated Learning Plans

We have updated our In-Person Learning Plan, Hybrid Learning Plan & Distance Learning Plan. Please take some time to looks these over. All learning plans can be found on the homepage of the LCS website under LCS News OR on the COVID 19 Resource page.

Lego League Update

We have a lot of students involved in Lego League this year! This is great, but we need to make some changes in order to make it awesome for everyone involved. We have a lot of young students this year that are not quite ready for the patience that learning how to program and write code requires. Also we are limited to a maximum of 10 on the team and we have 17 involved. So we are going to break into 2 activities. On Tuesdays we will have the older students working on writing code and programming the robots. On Thursdays the younger students (grade 3) will come and we will work on easier lego building projects such as stop motion videos and simpler building challenges. The older students will also come on Thursdays to keep working on their programs on their own, but the focus will be on the younger group.
Summary:
  • Tuesdays only grade 4 and up, focus on programming
  • Thursdays everybody comes, the focus is on grade 3 lego projects
  • We also are looking for parent volunteers for Thursdays. Let Mr. Johnson know if you are interested in helping.

Box Tops for Education

If families have any UNEXPIRED box tops for education labels, please send them to school by Monday, Oct. 26th. Thank you!

Nicollet County Cares

Nicollet County Health and Human Services continues to have funding opportunities available to help Nicollet County residents with costs related to child care, housing, utilities, and other crisis needs related to COVID-19. Learn more about Nicollet County Cares Act on the flyer below or on their website:

https://www.co.nicollet.mn.us/800/Nicollet-County-CARES

     REMINDER: Pre-K tuition is due the 1st of every month. 

 

Job Posting- 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: petersen@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us  

OR

Natasha Petersen, Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Teacher/Para/Food Service Subs WANTED

Interested in subbing? LCS is currently looking for substitute paras and teachers. For more information, contact Natasha Peterson at 507-228-8943.

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 & 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*

 

 

MASK FOUND

Found in the hallway at school. It’s washed and ready to be returned. Claim in the office.

Dates to Remember!

 October 20th: School Board Elections 3-6pm – LCS Gym

October 30th: End of 1st Quarter

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Oatmeal breakfast cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Cheezy beefy nachos, Green beans, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Pepperoni pizza, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola bar, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Seasoned chicken wrap, Winter blend vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Pineapple, White or chocolate milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Walking tacos, Peas, Lettuce, Veggie sticks, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or chocolate milk

Lunch

Cheese bread dunkers, Carrots, 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