Lafayette Public Charter School

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May 9th-13th, 2022

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

Thank you from all of us!

On behalf of all staff, THANK YOU for all the kind words, gifts, meals and snacks during teacher appreciation week. We are so lucky to have a community of supportive and generous families like all of you. We also celebrated School Lunch Hero Day on May 6th. Thank you Ann for always cooking up delicious and nutritious meals for us.

It’s hard to believe all the testing is complete. The students worked so hard and we are thankful! The weather is starting to feel like spring & the last few weeks of the school year are upon us. We have a busy & fun schedule coming up so please encourage your students to continue to work hard & show us their “Magical Moments”. Students enjoyed their first Friday drawing with our new Plinko board. Keep up the kindness!!

This week, the Pre-K students will be going on a field trip to Mrs. Reinhart’s farm on Tuesday. Mrs. Bruss will also have her last piano practice for our piano students on Tuesday. The piano students will be sharing their talents with us before our spring concert. Our long time volunteer, grandma Jo Ann Portner, will be meeting with students one last time this week. This is her last year volunteering at LCS and we cannot express how grateful we are for her. She brought a smile to everyones face and we will miss her terribly. Thank you Jo Ann for your time & dedication to LCS!!

The busiest week of the school year, Charter School Week, is just around the corner. Check out the poster below to see a schedule of the week and the dress up days. PROS is still looking for donations of silent auction items. If you’d like to make a donation, please bring it to the office. The plant sale will also be open for purchases.

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 beginning 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 greenhouse 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 and payment are due 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

Save the Date- Monday, May 23rd

AMaze’n Farmyard Field trip

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!

Greenhouse Goodies

Save the date: LCS Plant Sale 
Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st 

Teamwork in 2/3

May’s Magical Moments- Week 1

Dates to Remember!

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, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Hamburger & Cheese Wrap, Vegetable, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit or Juice, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

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

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bagels, Cream Cheese, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Salsbury Steak Sandwich, Vegetable, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

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

Friday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cook’s Choice

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