Lafayette Public Charter School

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September 27th-October 1st, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

As we wrap up September and welcome October, I hope everyone has relaxed into the swing of things by now. I know I can feel the familiar rhythm of the day settling down as school takes on its usual routines. 

A few reminders as we dive into a new week:

Monday, Sept. 27th is the due date for school board bios. If you are interested in running as a parent or community member, please contact me. We will publish the bios in next week’s Messenger.

Tuesday, Sept. 28th marks our mid-term for 1st quarter.  Watch for progress reports in your e-mail from your child’s teacher. If you have any questions about your child’s progress, please contact your child’s teacher. 

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Clobes

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 pumpkin 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.

Garden Produce

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!

Reminder: LCS is still accepting free & reduced lunch applications for the 2021/22 school year.

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.  (clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us)

 

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.

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!

Congratulations to the 4th & 5th Grade
A.C.E & P.E. A.C.E recipients!
(Academic & Character Excellence)

Brec Reinhart, Katelyn Morton, Jackson Wyczawski & Peyton Marozik present on “Big Feelings”

Dates to Remember!

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

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Taco Salad, Diced Carrots, Vegetable Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

BBQ Sandwich, Green Beans, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Mandarin Oranges, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola Bar, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Chicken & Rice Hotdish, Sweet Peas, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Pork Sandwich, Corn, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Cheese Pita with Dipping Sauce, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Applesauce, 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