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Lafayette Public Charter School


May 24th-28th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

Have a wonderful Summer!

Dear Students, Families, and Staff,

As most of you probably know I have resigned from LCS. This wasn’t an easy decision but due to my health it is the best decision. I will always look at my time at LCS as the best years of my life. I had the honor of working with incredible students by teaching, learning and also working through difficult and challenging issues, all of which are a part of life. It brought such joy to witness how nurturing and guiding students brought on incredible growth and cultivated their intellects. A huge thank you to all the students at LCS, I will deeply miss working with you and seeing your smiling faces every day. It was you, students, who have kept me going and fighting these last years through chemo and radiation.

I also had the pleasure of working with so many families who were dedicated and passionate about their child’s education. I learned so much from all of you and have great respect for all that families do to support their students. Especially through this last, very difficult, year due to covid. I want to thank you for all your support, the many conversations, and for just showing up!

Finally, staff. The staff at LCS is one of the best I have ever worked with. You are a caring group of individuals who can come together, for one reason, student success. Whether that is academic success, social/emotional issues or mental health. You work tirelessly to come up with solutions. I also want to thank you for your support, understanding and encouragement through the last years as I have navigated the balance between work and treatments.

I deeply believe in what LCS stands for, its mission, the ability of staff, the students and the families that support it. It is a place that nurtures student growth and well-being and looks to any and all resources to accomplish that goal. I had the privilege of being a part of that and am forever grateful.

I wish you all the best.

Warm Regards,

Natasha Petersen

Report Cards

4th Quarter report cards will be e-mailed to families later this week. If you would like a paper copy, contact the LCS Office.

Summer Office Hours

The LCS Office will be open Monday-Wednesday 8am-12:30 starting Monday, June 7th during the summer months. Feel free to e-mail or leave a message if you have any questions.

Mask Mandate-students/staff/visitors

Since the majority of Minnesota’s students are not yet fully vaccinated, the MDE has directed that the current, existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings must remain in effect through the last day of school. This means that through the end of the 2020/2021 school year, masks must continue to be worn by everyone inside school buidlings or on school transportation.

Summer School Update

Mrs. Manteufel will be teaching 1st-3rd grade from 9am-Noon on the following dates:

Tuesday & Thursdays

June 22nd & 24th

June 29th & July 1st

July 13th & 15th

July 20th & 22nd

July 27th & 29th


Ms. Larson will be teaching 4th- 8th grade from 9am-Noon on the following dates:

Wednesdays only

June 23rd

June 30th

July 14th

July 21st

July 28th

If you’d like to sign up your child for summer school, please contact your child’s teacher or the LCS Office. All families must provide their own transportation for summer school.

Lunch Accounts/Tuition 

All outstanding balances must be paid by Friday, May 28th. Please send payments to the LCS Office. Thank you!

8th Grade Graduation

We will be celebrating our 8th grade graduates on Wednesday, May 26th. Social hour with cookies and juice will be from 9-9:30 with the ceremony begining at 9:30. Each 8th grader will be given 4 tickets. The ceremony will be held outside (weather permitting- if rain, it will move to the gym). Any siblings that are students at LCS will be able to join without needing a ticket. Please let Mr. H know if you have any questions.


Job Postings


Lafayette Public Charter School is seeking a full-time Director/Teacher for 2021/2022 school year. Applicants must have a valid  Minnesota teaching license. Applications can be found on our website at Position posted until filled.

Please e-mail or mail an application to


Megan Hoffmann, Lafayette Public 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:  


Tally Clobes, Interim Director, Lafayette Charter School PO Box 125, Lafayette, MN 56054

Want to help give back to LCS? Check this out!

MORE School Rewards program
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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!

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Track & Field Day Results

(running events)

Congratulations & Great Job to all participants!

Dates to Remember!

May 26th- 8th grade Graduation @ 9am (Social) Ceremony @ 9:30am

May 26th- Last day of School- Early Out @ 1pm

May 28th- Last Teacher day of School

June 22nd- 1st day of Summer School (1st-3rd grade)

June 23rd- 1st day of Summer School (4th-8th grade)





Breakfast Cookie, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk


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Muffin, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate 


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Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk


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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