Lafayette Charter School Committees
Committees consist of teachers, staff, and parents. Parents are encouraged to participate. If a committee you are interested in joining does not match your schedule, please contact the committee chair to see about rescheduling it.
Interested in joining a committee or volunteering at LCS? Contact the LCS Office for more information.
Committee Chair: Natasha Petersen
Meeting time/date: 3rd Wednesday of every Month at 3:15pm
The Agriculture committee is responsible for choosing commodity cycles and provide input on Agriculture related activities to coordinate with curriculum. Individuals will also assist with organizing agriculture events and the in Green House. Events include the Ag Fair (February) & Plant Sale (May). The Ag Committee meets once a month.
Committee Chair: Lindsey Johnson
Meeting time/date: Contact Mr. Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org Meeting times are determined as needed
The Grounds Committee is responsible for assessing the needs of the building and grounds surrounding the building. Maintenance includes minor repairs, moving items, painting, carpentry, general cleaning and tree trimming.
Parents Reaching Out to Students (PROS)
Committee Chair: Stacy Reinhart & Ashley Walters
Meeting time/date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 3:15pm
LCS PROS is a parent group that plans, organizes and gathers volunteers to run the events and fundraising for Lafayette Charter School. We are a non-profit 501(C) (3) organization. Each parent of LCS is a part of our organization and all parents are welcome to attend PROS board meetings which are held monthly. As a parent your input and suggestions are always welcomed. PROS are involved in many “Clip & Save” programs for our school, such as: Box Tops, Campbell’s UPCs, HyVee UPCs, Cashwise checkout receipts, Target Rewards, ink cartridges, Coke Codes and more! There is a bin across from the restrooms at school to drop off these items. We will send in items two or three times a year depending on minimums by the vendors. These programs net over $1000 each year. This is a very lucrative project for each LCS family and their extended families to be involved in. We all use these products or services. It is as simple as clipping, saving and sending to school with your child.
We are looking forward to an exciting school year with great parental input and assistance with all of our projects!
LCS PROS THANKS YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Committee Chair: Christine Manteufel
Meeting time/date: 1st Thursday of the Month at 3:15pm
The LCS Safety/Wellness Committee has two purposes: to ensure that our building is safe and that all safety mechanisms (fire extinguishers, exit lights and signs, etc.) are working properly. The wellness part of the committee focuses on the food we serve to our students and staff, at breakfast, lunch, and for snack, to make sure they comply with federal standards. The committee encourages staff and students to eat a healthy diet and to lead a healthy/ balanced lifestyle, through nutrition and exercise.
Committee Chair: Robin Larson
Meeting time/date: 1st Monday of the Month at 3:15pm
The curriculum committee is responsible for ensuring all teaching materials are current with Minnesota State Standards. Committee members search for new materials, to be used for primary instruction, or as supplementary materials. They approve a wide variety of materials for classroom use: apps, (subscription) websites, consumable news/history/art magazines, and more. They discuss the use/place of technology in classrooms and make recommendations.
Marketing Chair: Natasha Petersen
Meeting time/date: 4th Wednesday of the Month at 3:15pm. Additional meetings may be scheduled depending on event schedules.
Marketing Committee is responsible for providing the public with knowledge of who we are, what we are and why we’re another choice in public education. Our goal is to promote our school through social media, mail inserts, flyers, radio announcements and newspaper articles. Targeting all audiences will generate student enrollment, community involvement and a positive reputation with families and area communities.
Committee Chair: Tally Clobes
Meeting time/date: 1st Wednesday of the Month at 3:15pm.
The Policy Committee is responsible for evaluating, reviewing and developing policies for the school and to follow legislative guidelines. Policies are sent to the board each month for review and/or approval of new policies.
Committee Chair: Barbara Sullivan
Meeting time/date: 3rd Tuesday of the Month at 3:15pm
The technology committee at LCS commits to keeping the current technology of the school up and running for students and staff and also reviews potential future technology projects and determines how they might best serve LCS.