Lafayette Public Charter School

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September 6th-10th, 2021

What’s New at LCS

clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us 

We made it through week 2! I’m happy and proud to report that students are adapting into their new routines very well. We’re continuing to review basic classroom/school expectations. We also participated in bus safety and practiced bus evacuation on Wednesday afternoon. Thank you to bus driver, Kevin for showing and talking with us about appropriate bus safety and behavior.

Students also started their AIMS web testing. This test shows us where each student is academically in reading and math. We will finish up testing mid-week. Thank you students for all your hard work!

Reminder: School pictures are Thursday, Sept. 9th. If you need an order form, contact Megan in the Office. You can order online at https://localschoolsandsports.redfoxphotographymn.com/2021-fall-school-pictures/

I want to remind parents about our upcoming parent input meeting on Thursday, Sept. 16th at 6pm. We encourage all families to join us as we will discuss spring test scores, Title services, committee updates and host a question/answer session.

As some of you may have already heard, a former LCS team member and friend, Natasha Petersen, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 1st. Please keep the Petersen family in your thoughts. Mrs. Petersen touched the lives of many current and former students. We will take some time next week to remember and honor the admiring, funny, caring and amazing educator she will always be. 

Kind Regards, Mrs. Clobes

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!

JMC registration

Reminder to families: Please complete the online registration on JMC (link included) https://lcs.onlinejmc.com/Parent/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fParent%2f

You will need your families login and password to get in. All information is located in your blue back-to-school folder.

Any registration paperwork must be returned to the LCS Office by Thursday, Sept. 2nd. 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.  (clobes@lafayettecharter.k12.mn.us)

Parent Input Meeting

LCS’s annual parent input meeting is Thursday, Sept. 16th at 6pm in the gymnasium. We encourage all families to join us as we will discuss spring test scores, Title services, committee updates and a question/answer session. We will also be hosting a special School Board election for several open positions.

Picture Day

LCS’s picture day is Thursday, Sept. 9th. Order forms went home in back-to-school folders. You can return those to the LCS Office at anytime. If you’d like to order online, here is the link: https://localschoolsandsports.redfoxphotographymn.com/2021-fall-school-pictures/

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 & 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!

Dates to Remember!

Sept. 6th- Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

Sept. 9th- Picture Day

Sept. 14th- School Board @ 5:30pm

Sept. 16th- Parent Input Meeting @ 6pm-Gym

Sept. 17th- Teacher Workshop- NO SCHOOL

Sept. 23rd- 4th & 5th grade Assembly @ 2:30pm

Sept. 28th- Mid-Quarter

Upcoming School/Community Events

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Menu

Monday

Breakfast

No School

Lunch

No School

Tuesday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Diced Carrots, Fruit, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, White or Chocolate Milk

Wednesday

Breakfast

Yogurt, Granola, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

BBQ Sandwich, Sweet Peas, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Pineapple, White or Chocolate Milk

Thursday

Breakfast

Muffin, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Beefy Nachos, Mixed Vegetables, Lettuce, Veggie Sticks, Mixed Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Friday

Breakfast

Assorted Cereal, Fruit, White or Chocolate Milk

Lunch

Silly Fish Nuggets, Scalloped Potatoes, 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