Lafayette Public Charter School

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April 12th-16th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Happy April

Our first week of MCA testing; reading,  is complete. Students did a great job and worked hard. This week we will start the MCA Math tests for grades 3rd-8th. Please ensure your child(ren) are getting a good nights rest, eating a healthy breakfast and are prepared for testing. Join us in cheering them on and encouraging them to try their best!

Please continue to be cautious with COVID 19. If you or a family member are getting tested for COVID, please keep your children home until test results have been received.  Our goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe so we can continue in-person learning for the remainder of the school year.

We are in the early stages of planning for the 2021/2022 school year. If you haven’t already, please let your child’s teacher know if you would like them enrolled for next school year. This helps with classroom and teacher planning. Thank you for your help with this!

We will be drawing for wellness bingo this week. Watch for updates on our winners!

LCS will be offering a FREE summer school program for Kindergarten-8th graders. The program will run 3 days per week beginning the end of June-the end of July (off the week of July 4th). Families must provide their own transportation. Any families that are interested in signing their students up, please contact your child’s teacher or the LCS Office. More details will be provided at the end of the regular school year.

The Pre-K – 2nd graders are bowling on Tuesday morning. If you haven’t returned the permission slip, please contact your child’s teacher or the office to provide consent.

Reminder: There is an early out this Friday, April 16th at 1pm.

Thank you for your continued support this school year. Please continue to follow the COVID-19 Decision Tree if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child’s health.

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

Part-Time Custodian

Lafayette Public Charter School is accepting applications for a part-time custodian. Candidates with considerable experience in custodial and building maintenance, cleaning, and skills in facilities maintenance and safety protocols preferred. This position is responsible for the overall cleanliness, sanitation, security, safety and maintenance of the school building, grounds and equipment. Summer job duties include waxing, cleaning carpets, painting and preparing classrooms for fall. Hours vary from 15-20 hours per week. Typical schedule is weekdays 3:15-6:15 p.m. with an hourly range of $11-$12 per hour.

Email an application (at www.lafayettecharter.k21.mn.us) to clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us or by mail to Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

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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LCS Students are enjoying treats in celebration of their monthly reading logs- Great Job kids!

Dates to Remember!

April 13th- Bowling Field Trip- Pre-K- 2nd grade

April 13th- School Board Meeting- 5:30pm

April 16th- Early Out at 1pm

April 23rd- Mid-Quarter

April 26th- Heggies pizza pickup- after 3pm

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

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

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Chicken Nuggets, Wheat Chips, Vegetables, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, 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 Chicken Sandwich, Diced Carrots, Fruit, Veggie Sticks, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheesebread Dunkers, Vegetables, 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