Lafayette Public Charter School

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May 2nd-6th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

 Happy May!

The last month of the school year is upon us. May is a BUSY month with lots of events and activities. The countdown has begun in many of our classrooms. The weather is getting nicer and testing is wrapping up. We will begin our last round of testing this week with NWEA’s. The kids continue to show us how great they are by trying their best; we will be having a reward day at the end of the month for all their hard work testing.

Throughout the month of May, LCS will be celebrating charter schools. We are also celebrating “May’s Magical Moments” where we are focusing on  kindness and generocity. Students have the opportunity to earn tickets each week. Drawings will be held randomly throughout the month and students will be rewarded in various ways. We see all of our students displaying kind acts so we’re excited to see how many tickets we receive!

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.

Information about summer school will be coming out this week. This year, teachers will be recommending students for summer school. Our goal is to help students maintain reading and math skills throughout the summer. Watch for more information to come.

This week we welcome Maxine Meine from Southpoint Federal Credit Union who will be giving a presentation on Arbor Day to our 4th & 5th grade students. We also welcome representatives from the United Way who are donating books to our 4th grade students on Thursday. Thank you to both of those organizations for including LCS students in their programs!

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

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

Bingo Helpers Needed

LCS PROS is looking for another round of individuals to help with Bingo at Dave’s Place of Lafayette on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 1pm-5pm. Volunteers will assist Lion’s members with Bingo. The Lafayette Lion’s are big supporters of LCS; this is one way we can give back. We try to help with 2 Bingo events a year.

Family Picnic

LCS’s end of the year family picnic is Friday, May 20th begining at 11am.

Families/friends will need to bring their own lunches and students have the option to order a sack lunch through school. We hope the weather cooperates and we can host all events outdoors. Please bring blankets or lawn chairs as limited picnic tables are available. Families can wait outside and teachers will bring the students out to meet you.

LCS PROS will be hosting a silent auction fundraiser & the green house will be open for purchases. We encourage all families to check it out!

There will also be an early out at 1pm. Students are allowed to leave with their families but must sign out with their teacher.

LCS Yearbook

Yearbook order forms went home last week. The cost is $10 per book. Please return the form and payment to the LCS Office by Friday, May 13th. Students will receive their yearbooks by Friday, May 20th.

Thrivent Grants

If anyone has a Thrivent Action Team grant available, please consider using it for LCS. Contact us if you’re wanting to team up to support an LCS program. We greatly appreciate the consideration!

Piano Lessons

ENROLLING NOW!

Did you know LCS offers on-site, during the school day, piano lessons? Jeanne Bruss, piano instructor, comes in every Tuesday from 8am-2pm for lessons.

There is currently limited availability for the 2022/23 school year- contact her today to secure your spot for next year!

Contact Jeanne at jeannepiano88@gmail.com or 507-317-1965

PROS:  Charter School Week

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. Permission slips went home last week; please return those by Friday, May 13th.

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!

 

 

 

 

 

End of April Fun

Meet Bella!

Ms. Heather brought her dog Bella to meet our students! Bella brightens our day & we love having her visit us. The kids enjoy working & reading to her.

4th & 5th graders are learning all about the Skeletal System in

Mrs. Wenninger’s Health Class

A HUGE THANK YOU goes to Malachi Schwark & Garrett Jutz for helping us out!

Garrett & Malachi put together dividers for our Speech/OT/Study Room for the teachers and students that use it every day. Everyone was VERY happy with their work & the change- Nice work guys!!

Learning Fun &

Community Coffee at

LCS this week!

Dates to Remember!

May 2nd-6th: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5th: United Way visiting 4th grade classroom

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

May 13th: Yearbook Order forms & payment DUE!

May 16th-20th: Charter School Week

May 17th: Spring Music Concert 6pm

May 18th: Track & Field Day

May 19th: Last day of Pre-K

May 20th: 6th-8th grade ditch cleaning

May 20th: Family Picnic & PROS Silent Auction 11am

May 20th-22nd: Plant Sale (times TBD)

May 20th: Early Out at 1pm

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Chicken Nuggets, Vegetable, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Turkey & Cheese Wraps, Vegetable, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

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

Lunch

Hamburger Rice Hotdish, Vegetable, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Meatloaf, Bread, Vegetable, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheese Bread Dunkers with Dipping Sauce, Vegetable, 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