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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.

ATTRIBUTES of an EXCELLENT BOARD MEMBER

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 schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org

Sincerely,

LCS School Board

Learn.Serve.Engage.

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.  

7th Inning Stretch

We would like to take this opportunity to update everyone on Monday’s very successful 7th Inning Stretch Day.  With the support of our students, staff, parents and community, we were able to raise over $4,000 for the North Carolina Chapter of the ALS Association in Raleigh.  The overall goal was to raise awareness and provide help and support for local families affected by ALS.

Please visit ALS Association or the NC Chapter of the ALS Association for more information about ALS and impact it has on the lives of the people and families affected by the disease.

In addition to educating our students and raising awareness about a fatal disease, here are some of the other highlights of the day:

  • Served 1,400 hot dogs to students and staff
  • Middle School Baseball and Softball were able to showcase their skills in front of the K-8 student body
  • K-2 students were able to collect autographs from our MS Baseball and Softball players
  • K-5 students participated in a Burn Boot Camp
  • K-8 watched a baseball-themed movie (Everyone’s Hero, Angels in the Outfield, The Sandlot)

The day and its successes could not have happened without the support of our families and the hard work of our many volunteers.

  • PTO – The funds to feed the entire student body and staff and the funds needed to supply the concession stands were provided by PTO
  • Cara Dowling – Our PTO President and shopping queen.  
  • Sports Boosters – Gary Morgan, Cheryl Putukian, Susan Hollar, Dave Disabato and Andrea Nelson – they were able to handle the rush of hundreds of sugar craving kids at the concession stand
  • Our ALS presenters – Lisa Donnellan, Dylan and Mackenzie Suddath.  Their knowledge and personal stories provided the middle school students with a tremendously powerful message as to the impact of ALS on families.
  • Our Grill Masters – Bryan Edwards and Andy Akerblom.  Mr. Edwards’ grill was one of the stars of the day.  Without that massive rig, cooking 1,400 hotdogs would have been a very difficult task.
  • Food Servers – Melanie Rogers, Angie Bennett, Jan Marcukaitis, Melissa Pinto, Brigette Edwards, Holly Caulder, Tracy Lykes, Rebecca Campbell, Lara Reed and Austin Senter.  Their ability to serve food at such a high rate allowed for hungry students to move through the lines quickly.
  • Ice Man – Mark Dail.  He was vital in rounding up the ice that was needed to keep 1,400 drinks cold.
  • Burn Boot Camp – Mike Hartshorne, Tara Haug and Mary Kathryn Robinson. The former Elementary Assistant Principal brought his new endeavor back to LCS for a heart-racing, sweat-producing workout.
  • The Coaches – Ryan Smith and Kelly Rabalais.  They donated their time to produce successful showcases of the MS players’ talents.
  • The Field Crew – Scott Clark, Brandon Wykle and Taylor Putnam.  Their hard work allowed for perfect playing conditions for our teams.
  • Kickball Squad – Melissa Spivey, Jennifer Bush, Tiffany Moceri, Jodi Kahler and Lauren Hughes.  They had the chore of teaching elementary students the fine art of playing kickball.
  • The D.J. – Carl Lykes.  He played the tunes that got the middle schoolers dancing up a storm.  His speaker saved the day for the MS movie.  
  • Relay Racer – Jamie Seitz.  Coach Seitz manned a station that had the students competing in a plethora of activities, games and races.  
  • The Teachers – Thank you to K-8 teachers for all you do, everyday, to create a loving and educational environment for all of our students.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the first 7th Inning Stretch; hopefully we will be able to hold this event in the future.  The support of the LCS community is unmatched and it speaks volumes to type families ands students we have in this school.

Academics

Registration for Accepted NEW LCS students

If you have received an e-mail confirmation from Robin Harwood that your child has been accepted for the 2017-18 school year, you must attend one of the two registration sessions this week: Tuesday, April 11th or Thursday, April 13th from 5:30-7:30 PM.  

Please bring with you the following items:
Birth certificate
Immunizations
Copy of recent utility bill
Previous school report card and/or IEP, 504 records
KG health screening for rising KG (and anyone child coming from a private/homeschool in any grade)

We look forward to serving you.  Several LCS entities will be available at this session: After-school care, transportation, MyPayments Plus, Sports Boosters, PTO, Odyssey of the Mind, Apple A Day, LCS Summer Camps

Athletics
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

PTO
Elementary Spring Parties this Week- Friday

Friday, April 14th  9:30-11:00am

Please arrive through Elementary School front doors to sign-in.

Parents arriving early can wait in the PTO Hospitality room until 9:30am

Teacher Breakfast – Second Wednesday of Each Month

Volunteers are still needed for 4/12 and 5/10.

Please consider signing up to send something in.

Lower Building Breakfast Signup

Upper Building Breakfast Signup

Donuts with Dad – Friday, April 28th

7:30-8:30am – Lower Building Gym/Multi-Purpose Room

K-6 Dads and their Students are invited for light refreshments.

Students must be accompanied by a parent.

Calling all Moms! – Volunteers needed the night before and during the event.

Sign up Here

Elementary Excitement
Congratulations to the LCS Odyssey of the Mind Elementary teams
We’re so proud to announce that our two teams had a fantastic showing at State Finals! Our elementary team finished 2nd in their division and is advancing to the World Finals at Michigan State May 24-27! Congratulations to Robbie Stoffel, Luke Malta, Silas McConnell, Ella Plemmons, Carissa Ralph, and Mallory Patjas.  Our middle school team finished 4th in their division and had a very strong performance as well.  Congratulations to this team for their incredible season of competition.

News@LCS – Student-run Newspaper

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

 

ALERT

School Board Nominations

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 schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org. Additional details are in Charter Chatter.