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LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Dear LCS Parents,
It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you!  Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.

Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission.  This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators.

Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education.

School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format.

Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.


No personal agenda:  Someone with a flexible mind-set, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2000+ students.  He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest.  Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal.  Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses, but one school with one spirit is critical.  Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

Leadership Qualities:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers their time to benefit their local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

Willing Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school wide volunteer opportunities.  Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience!

The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2017-2018 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at


LCS School Board


As the school year comes to a close, be remember to log LSE Hours.  Click here for instructions.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award

In order to be considered for the PVSA, you must complete this form by May 1st.  Hours must be logged on the PVSA site.  

EF Tour Jean Day                                        

Get your jean pass for Thursday, April 13th and help support the students attending the educational trip to NYC and Boston who are raising money for their travel expenses. Students will explore, learn, and experience such sites as Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail, Lexington and Concord, Salem, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Thank you for helping to support our LCS students attending the trip.

Town Hall

The Lincolnton campus will be having our next town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 9th at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  This will be an opportunity for the admin team to give updates as well as answer questions.

Book Fair News

Are you ready for s’more fun reading?

The book fair is coming to town April 24th-28th, 2017. We have an exciting week planned and we hope that you can join us!

Ready to shop? Our online store opens April 10-30, 2017. Books ordered are shipped directly to LCS with your child’s name on it. Click here to shop.

April 24th – Monday: no shopping – looking day

April 25th – Tuesday: open 8:00-3:30 – Grand Event Day! If you are Grand in the life of an Eagle, join them for lunch and a visit to the book fair

April 26th – Wednesday: open 8:00-3:30

April 27th – Thursday: open 7:15-3:30 – Mom’s Morning! Mom’s bring your children and join us for some fun before school!

April 28th – Friday: open 7:30-12:00 – Dude’s Day! Dad’s join us after All Pro Dad’s for some special time with your kids!

Want to volunteer? Email Nikki Hull or click here to fill out the Google Form.

Are you Elementary? See below for more book fair fun!!

Biscuits are Back!

We are selling Cinnamon Raisin biscuits for $2.50, Sausage Biscuits for $3.00 and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits for $3.50.  Place your orders on MyPaymentsPlus by Friday at 12pm for Tuesday delivery and by Tuesday at 12pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support!


Upcoming Events

MS Team and HS Golf Spring Picture – 4/13/17 – 3:00-5:00pm Machado Gym

Paws at the Park – 4/27/17 – Bring your pet(s) to the MS games for a fun day at the LCS athletic complex – more information to come


Upcoming PTO events:

4/28  – Spring Fling – Fun is on the way! Mark your calendars for Friday, April 28, the PTO’s “Spring Fling and Music Fest” on campus, 6 p.m. til 9 p.m.  Fun family activities include: inflatables, games and food! Music with a live DJ and LCS high school students’ performances. No admission cost! Concessions will be sold – Chick-fil-A, hot dog plates, and Pelican’s Snoballs. This LCS PTO Family Fun Event is to say THANK YOU for a great year!

5/9 – PTO Meetings – The May PTO meetings have been moved to May 9 to support the Town Hall meeting. Please make plans to attend. PTO meetings will follow the Town Hall meeting.

PTO Paver Campaign  – The LCS – Lincolnton PTO is continuing our brick paver drive. All proceeds from the paver sales will go directly to future PTO operations and to fund the growing needs of our school. This is your opportunity to become part of the LCS – Lincolnton campus forever! Please visit for more details and to place your order! Signup deadline is May 15. Or you may go online to  to print a form and pay by check (Just click on 2017 PTO Paver Campaign Form). Thanks in advance for supporting your school and your PTO.

Be on the lookout for our next Teacher Appreciation event – coming soon!

Planning has begun for the 2017 PTO Talon Walk. We would love your help. Please email Kimberly Surace, Fundraising Chair, at for information and/or to volunteer.

Have a safe and relaxing Spring Break!

Elementary Excitement

Attendance Race Update (Winners for the week of 4/3/17):







Extra Recess winners: Berry, Guynes, Lineberger

PJ Day winners this week: Bell

Crazy Sock day winners: Goldman

Athletic Wear winners: Modlin, Riley, Blume, Lineberger

Hat Day Winners: Smith, Howery

Upcoming Elementary Events:  

4/24-4/27 Book Fair

5/1-5/5-Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week

5/2-K and 1st grade music program

5/1-5/19-End of Year Reading Assessments K-3

5/2-Law Enforcement Day

5/16-Patriotic Program (Grades 4 and 5)

5/23-Field Day K-5

5/24-Kindergarten Graduation 9 am

5/25-5th grade Promotion Ceremony 12 pm

More Book Fair Fun: Book Fair Spirit Week!!

April 24th – Monday: Happy Camper Day – Wear your favorite camping gear!

April 25th – Tuesday: Favorite Forest Animal Day – Dress up like your favorite forest animal.

April 26th – Wednesday: Read Under the Stars Day – Wear your Pjs.

April 27th – Thursday: Book Character Day – Dress like your favorite book character.

April 28th – Friday: We LOVE to READ @ LCS Day! – Show your LCS pride!

**If students choose not to dress up, they should be dressed in normal uniform.

High School Happenings

Education Day at Charlotte Knight Game – Juniors and Seniors Only

Juniors and Seniors with good academic and attendance standing have an opportunity to go to a Charlotte Knights game.  Please see attached form attendance guidelines. This opportunity will close on Friday at 11:30 am.

HS Final Exams

HS Final Exams schedule will be released soon.  Please note the last day of classes for HS students in Friday, May 12th.  Exams will begin Monday, May 15th.  HS Students need to only be present for their exams.  If you have any questions please contact Jessica Kelly.

Community News

Mr. Bryant’s Blog

Check out Mr. Bryant’s Blog for information and happenings at Lincoln Charter School.