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Charter Chatter 10.03.2017 Denver

Charter Chatter 10.03.2017 Denver

TRACK ATTACK IS FRIDAY!
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Track Attack – Friday, October 6th
Track Attack is this week Friday! We have done a great job raising $83,568!! We are so close to our $90,000 goal and are still taking donations! A newsletter went out yesterday to all families with the details. Refer to our Facebook Page for other important reminders and updates. Use My Payments Plus to donate. Thank you so much for everyone’s support! We have the best school with the best families!

Business Sponsors
Next time you need a referral for something, be sure to review the list of all our business sponsors. We are still accepting sponsors and will continue to promote them. Forms can be found here. Thank you to all of our sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold sponsors below. (Sponsors listed are as of 9/27/17 – Funds must be received to be listed.)

PLATINUM: 1st Choice Glass * AAA Carolinas * B&C Construction * Benton Integrative Primary Care PLLC * C&J Utilities, Inc. * Carolina Eye Care * Classica Homes, LLC * Denver Mini Storage * Dryco Construction & Grading Inc. * Dunkin’ Donuts-Denver & Lincolnton * East Lincoln Animal Hospital * Edifice Inc. * Enterprise Iron, FIS Inc. * Hamilton Orthodontics * Hoopaugh Grading Company, LLC * Horne Heating & Air Conditioning * JJL Motorsports * Killingsworth Environmental * Lakeshore Pediatric Center * Lee Ann Miller Team/Allen Tate Realtors * Lisa Pleasant Events * Meineke Car Care Center of Denver * Nationwide Court Systems * Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians * Osborne Brothers Electric, Inc. * Phoenix Physical Therapy * Pomodoro’s Italian American Café * Southside Constructors, Inc., Summit Family Dentistry * Sure-Safe Moving & Storage * Talco, Inc. * The Jonas Law Firm, PLLC * The Learning Express * UNOX, Inc. * Upscale Athletics * Victorian General Contractors

GOLD: A Lock-It Self Storage * Beacon Engineering * BP Drainage Works * Brian McMurtry, DDS, PA, Charlotte Laser Dentistry * Burn Boot Camp – Denver * Carol Mason/Coldwell Banker Realtor * Casey Jones Trucking & Grading * Concept Steel, Inc. * Counseling Associates at the Lake, Inc. * Debbie’s Staffing * Earnest Estates LLC * First Federal Savings * Hudson Automotive * In Joy Therapeutic Massage * Kerri Powell Business Systems, Inc. * LA Trailer Sales * Lincoln County Farm Bureau *  Lindsay Schoff Piano Studio * Matthews Building Supply Company * McCombs Steel Company * Mecklenburg Roofing, Inc. * Mobley’s Roechling Engineering Platics * Ryan Hager Real Estate * Safe Home Pro, Inc. * Sherrie Anderson/Helen Adams Realty * Southeast Business Exchange * The Grace School Early Childhood Education * Warren Farms * Westlake Restaurant * Woof Den Dog Resort

Athletics
Team Pictures
MS Team Pictures and V Soccer Pictures will be 10/4 from 3:15-5:00 in Machado Gymnasium
HS Team Pictures will be 10/18 from 3:15-5:00 in Machado Gymnasium

Winter Tryout Schedules
HS Mens and Womens Basketball tryouts will be 10/16-10/18
HS Swim Tryouts will be 10/31-11/4 at HFFA
MS Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts will be 10/23-10/25
MS Swim Tryouts will be 10/31-11/4 at the Lincolnton YMCA

Midnight Madness
11/3, Machado Gymnasium

LCS HS Fall Awards Night
12/4 at 7:00pm, Machado Gymnasium

HS State Playoff information
Visit http:www.nchsaa.org/sports for schedules and event information

Elementary Excitement
Featured Mystery Reader
Mr. Bryant shared his wisdom and enlightened our kindergarten students about crayon’s feelings!

Bring Your Parent to School
Please select the link below to learn more about the dates, times and registration options (for some grades) to come in and join our learning environment.

Kindergarten- October 25, 26 from 8:00 AM- 9:00 AM

1st Grade- October 9-13: Two different two hour sessions per day will be open to provide both AM and PM opportunities.  Teachers will individual send out sign up communication.

2nd Grade- October 9-13: Various hour sessions per day will be open to provide both AM and PM opportunities.  Teachers will individual send out sign up communication.

3rd Grade- Tuesday, November 7th from 12:15-1:15 – Math Lesson and/ or Wednesday, November 8th from 9:30-10:30 – Literacy Centers
Please email your child’s teacher to sign up to attend one of the sessions.

4th Grade- We would like to invite you to experience 4th grade for yourselves!  Parents are invited into our classrooms on:
– Thursday, October 26th from 8:45-11:00 OR Thursday, November 2nd from 8:45-11:00.  During this time frame, you will have the opportunity to travel with your child to all three of their blocks.

In order to share this experience with all 4th grade families, please choose to come on only one of the dates provided if you are interested in this opportunity.   Please RSVP to your child’s homeroom teacher by 10/9/17 to let them know which date to expect you.

Although these are dates that are open to 4th grade families, please be mindful that teaching and learning will still occur on these days and we ask that cell phones, cameras, or video equipment NOT be used during the visiting time slot in order to ensure the privacy of our students.  

We look forward to having you join in on our 4th grade experience!

5th Grade- Please come join us October 25-26, 8:30-12:00 and you will have an opportunity to view all three core classes.

Special Area Teachers welcome parents to visit their child’s first quarter special class on October 10th.  Below is the schedule of special classes:
8:55-9:40 2nd Grade
9:45-10:30 Kindergarten
10:35-11:20 1st Grade
11:30-12:10 4th Grade
12:15-1:00 5th Grade
2:00-2:45 3rd Grade

You are welcome to accompany your child to their designated special area class on October 10th. Art, Music, Computer, Spanish & PE.

COLE Team
The time has come once again for COLE (Conjunction of Literacy Engagement) to commence for the 3rd year at Lincoln Charter School! We are the reigning 2-time champions and are looking to build a team ready to keep the title here at LCS! So what is COLE? Well…it is Battle of the Books, a program many have probably heard of before but because only schools with a Media Center and full time Media Specialist can participate in the state B.O.B program the Charter Schools in the state created COLE. We read the same books and follow the same “battle” rules as Battle of the Books. If you have never heard of Battle of the Books, it is a very rigorous reading competition that requires time and commitment. Our Elementary COLE program is designed for students in 4th and 5th grade and while it is rigorous, we work hard to make it a fun after school club that really encourages the love for reading and team spirit! We will begin soon and it will consist of meeting for about an hour on Wednesday afternoons to read our books and prepare for a battle that will be in the spring. If your child is interested in participating on this year’s COLE team, please complete the application that came home in your child’s Tuesday Folder and submit the completed form to your child’s homeroom teacher by Tuesday, October 3rd.  All applications will be reviewed and a team will be chosen based off of student answers and teacher input. You will be notified via email by Jennifer Boner and Gini Sellers, COLE Coordinators, if your child has been selected for the team. The team will consist of 12 members, or regular participants, and 3 alternates.

Elementary Odyssey of the Mind Program Seeks Coaches
The Odyssey of the Mind program is in its 5th year at LCS and we are seeking additional coaches to fill out an elementary (3rd-5th grade) team. We need 2 coaches that can commit to a year-long project with meetings on Friday afternoons. We currently have a partially filled team of students that wish to participate. If we can recruit at least 2 coaches we will be able to accept up to 5 new 3rd to 5th grade students on the team.

Odyssey of the Mind is a problem solving competition that encompasses long and short term problem solving skills in a performance based atmosphere.

If you think you would like to contribute to co-coaching a team, please email by Thursday October 5th.  Coaches and potential team members must be able to commit to competition dates of 3/3/18 and 3/24/18 to be considered. Coaches will be trained. Click here for more information about the program.

Middle School Moments
Nests
The Nest program is off and running.  Last Friday, students met with their Nests for the second time.  We will be featuring Nest communication in Charter Chatter in future publications.

MS Athletics
As we wind down the Fall sports season for the middle school, our student athletes are in prime position to bring home multiple regular season and playoff championships.  It is good to be an eagle!

Renaissance Festival
The 7th grade will be returning to the Renaissance Festival on October 11.  The field trip is in conjunction with their units in social studies.  If the students want to bring additional money to spend, that would be appropriate.  

Biltmore
The 8th grade will be going to the Biltmore Estate on November 15.  Please stay tuned for more details.

Recycling Center
Due to the water main break last week, the 6th grade trip to the recycling center has be rescheduled for November 1.

COLE Team
The time has come once again for COLE (Conjunction of Literacy Engagement) to commence for the 3rd year at Lincoln Charter School! We are the reigning 2-time champions and are looking to build a team ready to keep the title here at LCS! So what is COLE? Well…it is Battle of the Books, a program many have probably heard of before but because only schools with a Media Center and full time Media Specialist can participate in the state B.O.B program the Charter Schools in the state created COLE. We read the same books and follow the same “battle” rules as Battle of the Books. If you have never heard of Battle of the Books, it is a very rigorous reading competition that requires time and commitment. Our Middle School COLE program is designed for students in 6th through 8th grades and while it is rigorous, we work hard to make it a fun after school club that really encourages the love for reading and team spirit! We will begin soon and it will consist of meeting for about an hour on Wednesday afternoons to read our books and prepare for a battle that will be in the spring.  All applications will be reviewed and a team will be chosen based off of student answers and teacher input. You will be notified via email by Ms. Antczak and India Allan, COLE Coordinators, if your child has been selected for the team. The team will consist of 12 members, or regular participants, and 3 alternates.

High School Happenings
Track Attack Parking for October 6, 2017
High School drivers will park off site at Lake Norman Lutheran Church, 1445 State Road 16, Denver NC 28037.  A shuttle bus will pick up students in the parking lot of the church and shuttle them to school.  Morning shuttle service will begin at 7:15am and end at 7:55am.

The shuttle will resume after school dismissal at 11:30am and shuttle students back to their vehicles.  The shuttle will pick up all students at Rescue Squad Park in front of the Pavillion. Staff members will be present to assist with this transition.

Calendar Dates to Note
October 6th – Track Attack – 11:30am dismissal for HS Students
October 11th – PSAT Testing for registered students – all other HS students no classes
October 13th – Senior Class Field Trip to the State Fair (payments due on MPP by Wednesday at 5:00pm)
October 27th – Track Attack Skip Day for grades 9-12th grade (earned through Track Attack Fundraiser)
November 2nd – Pre ACT testing for 10th – No Classes for 9th, 11th and 12th grade

Dream Big Trip
Sophomores received information on the Dream Big Trip application last week.  The applications close this Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 pm.  Students interested in applying can access application here.

Drivers Education Class
October 24 – November 9 – No class on Fridays
Denver Campus, MP Room 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Drivers Ed Fee: $53 (make payments on MPP)

Students must be 14 ½ on or before the first day of class. By law the class can take 50 students.This class is filled on a first come first serve basis. Your student must be able to attend each day (only one absence is allowed) Students must be present for the final exam on the last day of class.

Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education class, please go to your MyPaymentsPlus account for your students to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($53). If you do not pay at the time of registration; a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your students registration and seat.  Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentsPlus. For any questions please contact Lois Strain

Financial Aid Session
Attention Class of 2018 Students and Parents…LCS-Denver campus will host two Financial Aid sessions:
October 12, 2017 from 9:00-10:00am, Ms. Timeka Ruffin, CFNC Representative
October 23, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm, Mr. David Gelinas, Financial Aid Director from Davidson College

College Representative Visits
October 4 – UNC Wilmington from 8-9:30am

                  Elon University from 9-9:30

                  Hampton University from 9-11am (offering onsite admissions)

October 9 – Queens University from 8-9am

                   University of South Carolina from 9-9:30

October 10 – Davidson College from 9-9:30am

October 16 – Wofford College from 9-9:30

October 18 – St. Louis University from 9-9:30

October 23 – UNC Asheville from 9-9:30

October 24 – Campbell University from 9-9:30

November 8 – Appalachian State University from 8-9:30

November – UNC Greensboro (TBD)

PSAT Reminders and updates…
The PSAT NMSQT and PSAT 9 will be administered on October 11 2017 beginning promptly at 8:00am on the Denver Campus.  Please remember to bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator, your student ID number, and a snack/ water as the test administration will last about 4 hours.  Please remember, that no student may be allowed to enter a testing session late or leave a testing session early.  NO electronic devices will be allowed in the testing room.  ***If a student is not taking the exam, then they will not report to school on test day.