Lafayette Public Charter School
September 20th-24th, 2021
What’s New at LCS
We are excited to look for the signs of seasons as we welcome the beginning of Autumn. We are sampling apples from the apple trees, food from the gardens, see the leaf colors change and the fields of our farm communities starting to dry up; getting ready to be harvested.
Looking ahead at the week, students will be taking the NWEA test (this is an assessment that measures growth and proficiency in math & reading). This will be for students in grades 2-8. We welcome 4th/5th grade families in for our first Assembly of the year. The assembly will be help in the gym this year and begin at 2:30. They will be presenting Big Feelings Strategies.
Last week, LCS students & staff had their first fire drill of the season. A member of our faculty, who serves in many different schools, commented on how wonderful our students did. They were calm, quiet and followed directions. Nice work LCS students for setting an example. You make our school & families PROUD!
Thank you to those families who have completed the Digital Equity Survey. The survey collects information on student access to internet and is used to identify any students who may benefit from additional supports to make sure they can access learning opportunities outside the classroom/school buidling.
Below you will see the recommended COVID-19 Decision Tree for People in Schools, Youth, and Child Care Programs from the Minnesota Department of Health. Feel free to reference this if you’re unsure if you should keep your child home from school due to illness.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
Parents Reaching out for Students (PROS)
Parents Reaching Out for Students (PROS) is a non-profit organization led by parents and teachers of LCS. PROS was created to help promote and enhance the school district through events, and to include fundraising involving students, parents, and community. The PROS committee meets the second Tuesday of every month in person & via Zoom. All are welcome to attend. There are so many things that we are able to do at this school as a direct result of the fundraising efforts of the PROS team. One of the greatest benefits to students is transportation costs of field trips and the field trip as well. If you would like to get involved in PROS, Parents Reaching Out for Students, please contact your child’s teacher.
In Search Of…PUMPKINS
LCS is looking for donations of pumpkins- any size, any color. Pumpkins will be used for our upcoming STEAM/PTO night on Oct. 7th. Any donations can be brought to the LCS Office. We will also be offering a directed pumkin painting activity that night with an area artist Raelin Schmidt.
School-Linked Mental Health Services- Sioux Trails Mental Health Services
LCS is excited to partner with Sioux Trails Mental Health services for the 2021/22 school year. School Linked Mental Health (SLMH) increases accessibility of mental health services for underserved populations by providing outpatient therapy and CTSS services within the school setting. Referrals can be made through your child’s teacher or the LCS Director (Mrs. Clobes) and will be routed to Sioux Trails professionals working within that school setting. More information is available upon request.
LCS is looking for garden produce to use for our Ag, snack & lunch program. If you or anyone you know has extras from their garden, feel free to bring it in. Thank you!
JMC Partent Portal
JMC is our online parent portal we use to create student schedules, track attendance, parents can access grades/progress reports/etc. and can view your family’s lunch/fee account balances. Use the link below to access your families account. If you need assistance with log in information, contact the LCS Office.
Reminder to families: Please complete the online registration.
Any back to school registration paperwork must be returned to the LCS Office as soon as possible. Be sure to sign all paperwork online.
Reminder: LCS is still accepting free & reduced lunch applications for the 2021/22 school year.
If you need assistance with anything, please contact Megan @ 507-228-8943
School Board Election
A school board election will be held Thursday, October 7th at 5:30pm (note date change) during the PTO/STEM night. This election will fill the previous board members seats until December 2021 and continue on for the 3 year term.
There are 2 parent, 1 community member and 2 teacher seats vacant.
If you’re interested in the parent or community member seat, please submit a short biography to Mrs. Clobes by Monday, Sept. 27th. (email@example.com)
Teacher/Para/Food Service Subs WANTED
Interested in subbing? LCS is currently looking for substitute paras, food service and teachers. For more information, contact Tally Clobes @ 507-228-8943. Applications can be found online at https://lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us/job-opportunities/
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.
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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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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!
Thank you to Citizens Bank of Lafayette for choosing LCS as their receipent for Random Acts of Kindness.
LCS is excited to “pay it forward” to our students.
Dates to Remember!
Sept. 23rd- 4th & 5th grade Assembly @ 2:30pm
Sept. 27th- School Board Bios due to Mrs. Clobes (parent & community members who are interested in joining School Board)
Sept. 28th- Mid-Quarter
Oct. 5th- Fall Picture Re-takes
Oct. 5th- Fire Prevention with Lafayette Fire Department
Oct. 6th- Hearing/Vision Screening
Oct. 7th- STEAM/PTO Night @ 5:30pm
Oct. 8th- Early Out @ 1pm
Upcoming School/Community Events
Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Hamburger Soup with Bread, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Soft Shell Taco, Sweet Peas, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Yogurt, Granola, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Tatortot Hotdish, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Hotdog on Bun, Baked Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk
Cheesebread Dunkers, Marinara Sauce, Corn, 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