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Charter Chatter 10.10.2017

Charter Chatter 10.10.2017

Student Life
No Uniform Day
Tuesday October 17th is a No Uniform Day for Kg -8th grades.  Passes are available on MPP.  Passes are $5.00 for the first student and $1.00 for each additional sibling.  Students participating should follow HSl dress code. Funds from this month’s No Uniform Day will benefit the COLE Team.

Eagles Running Club
Who: 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, parents (optional), teachers (optional)
What: Running Club
When: Mondays and Wednesdays starting October 30 from 3:30 to 4:45
End of Season 5k: Huntersville Holiday 5k
Where: Meet in the Lower Building Music Room. We will run at Rescue Squad Park.
Cost: Registration fee for optional 5k at end of season.  To be paid when registering for race.
Sign up here. Questions: Contact April Stoner or Angela Gribbins

Children participating in this program will need to wear shoes and clothes comfortable for running. Please send a light healthy snack and water.

Afterschool Care October 19th
Thursday, October 19th, is a half day with a dismissal at 11:30 due to Professional Development meetings for teaching staff.   There are three more of these days throughout the school year.  Lincoln Charter  will provide After School Care this day from 11:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. If your student is already registered in the After School program he/she is eligible to join us for the afternoon.  If your student is not yet registered, but you are interested in joining us for this day, we would ask that you please register on MPP.  There is a one time $25.00 registration fee that is paid when registering on MPP.  The daily fee is $10 and the fee will be posted on MPP the following week.

If you plan on having your student attend this day, please pack a bagged lunch for them to eat, as we will not have hot lunches this day. We will be offering the option of attending a field trip in the afternoon to Kids Rock Fun Factory in Lincolnton, NC.  A fee of  $6.00  will be applied to your MPP account in the same manner your after school care weekly fees are applied.  Only those students who have  completed the online permission slip, will be able to attend the field trip.  Those who stay behind will enjoy onsite activities.  We will leave at 1:00 pm and return by 4:30 pm from the field trip.  Online Permission Slip for Kids Rock Fun Factory Please feel free to contact Lori Bouman with any further questions.  

Team Pictures
HS Team Pictures 10/18 3:15-5:00pm Machado Gymnasium

Fall Playoff and Conference Championships
MS XC Championships at CSD 10/16 – 4pm
MS Soccer 10/16 at LCS
MS Volleyball 10/16 at PLP
HS Tennis Conference Championship at Highland Tech 10/11-10/12 – 3pm
HS Volleyball Conference Championship at higher seed 10/16-10/17
HS XC Championship @ LCS 10/17

Winter Tryout Schedule
HS Mens Basketball 10/16-10/19 – 4:00-6:00 Lower Gym
HS Womens Basketball 10/16/-10/19 – 6:00-8:00 Lower Gym
HS Swim
10/30 – 3;15-4:15 Denver Weight Room
10/31 – 5:30-7:00 Denver Weight Room
11/01 – 8:00-9:00 Denver Weight Room
11/02 – 5:30-7:00 Denver Weight Room
MS Boys and Girls Basketball 10/23-10/25 – TBA
MS Swim 10/31-11/4 Lincolnton YMCA

Midnight Madness
11/3 – 7pm Machado Gymnasium

HS Fall Awards Night
12/4 – 7pm Machado Gymnasium

Track Attack Success!
Track Attack was a huge hit! Thank you to everyone who made it so successful. A special edition Track Attack Newsletter will be coming out soon with our final updates, thank you’s, and pictures from the celebration. Be sure to tag us in your facebook photos or share your pictures on our Facebook Page.

Donations are still trickling in but we have already beaten our goal and raised over $95,000 after adding the additional 5K registrations and swag sales on Friday. THANK YOU!!! We are excited to be able to do great things for our school. And thank you again to all our business sponsors. Be sure to check out the complete list of all the businesses that supported us this year.

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow Morning
Our monthly Teacher Breakfast will be provided tomorrow morning for all K-12 teachers. Your donations make this possible. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help setup or clean up any of our monthly breakfasts, please let us know: These are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Box Top Contest Starts Next Week
Are you ready for the 1st Box Top Contest of the year? It’s finally here!! Dust off those Box Tops and get ready for some friendly classroom competition. The Fall Contest will begin Monday, Oct. 16th and run through Friday, Oct. 27th. There will be 2 winning homerooms. A prize will be given to the K-5 class that brings in the most unexpired Box Tops.  Prizes will be announced later this week. Pull out those Box Tops, toss the old ones, and send the rest in to your child’s classroom. Let the Games, Begin!!!

MS Box Top Contest Starts Next Week
The Fall Contest will begin Monday, Oct. 16th and run through Friday, Oct. 27th. Each box top sent in will earn 1 point for that student’s nest.  Students should turn in box tops to a nest leader.  The MS has a cumulative goal of 7500 box tops.  When the goal is achieved, the MS will have a No Uniform Week, December 4th – 8th.

Elementary Fall Parties – Friday, October 27th, 1:00-2:30pm
The first elementary class party is coming up. Be on the lookout for communications from your classroom Parent for more details and volunteer needs. Please consider volunteering your time or helping provide any party supplies requested.

Elementary Excitement
Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series October
The Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series presents our annual Costume Party for the month of October. The date is Friday October 27th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The Series events are for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Parents drop off  kiddos for a fun-filled night, leaving  opportunities to enjoy a date night out, a relaxed night in, or catching up on your latest project.   You can register for the events on Mypaymentsplus for $12.00 per student. Hope to see you there! Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for further details.

Check out our Math Buddies
Thank you to our 5th Grade math geniuses.  Daily our students partner up with their very own math buddy to work on math fluency, math reasoning and general math concepts.  Thank you Gr 5 students!!  This program also includes our gr 6 and gr 3 students.  Look for photos in the future.  Be sure to get to school daily on time to maximize your time with your buddy!  Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5

Middle School Moments
Thank You
The middle school would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped make Track Attack such an enjoyable experience for our middle schoolers.

Thank you to the Sports Boosters for all of their hard work in providing popcorn to each middle schooler to enjoy with a movie.

8th Grade Biltmore Estate Field Trip
Details will be coming home with your students.  The trip can be paid for on MPP

8th Grade Atlanta Trip
We are in the final stages of planning.  Details will come home with your students ASAP.

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.

MS Nests
Nest Communication from Nest Leaders will appear next week
Nest Point earned through 10/6
Stellar – 117
Tawny – 118
Papuan – 125
Martial – 130
Golden – 107
Crowned – 126

Halloween Dance
10/19 – 7:00-9:00pm  Machado Gymnasium
Prepay on MPP – $10
At the Door – $15
No weapons (real or fake)
No full faced masks

High School Happenings
Calendar Dates to Note
October 11th – PSAT Testing for registered students – all other HS students no classes
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

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.

PreACT… Mark your Calendars
The PreACT will be administered on November 2, 2017 to all Sophomores only beginning promptly at 8:00am.  This is a mandatory exam.  If a high school student is not taking the exam, then they will not report to school on test day. 

Senior Trip
The Class of 2018 is celebrating their senior year with a trip to the NC State Fair on Friday, October 13th.  Seniors will report to Rescue Squad Park Pavilion on Friday morning at 8:500am.  The bus will depart at 9:00am.  Please remember to bring money for food and entertainment.  The bus will return to campus at approximately 11:00pm.  

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 in the MPR.
October 23, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm, Mr. David Gelinas, Financial Aid Director from Davidson College in the MPR.

Governor’s School
Attention *10th & 11th graders and Parents: 2018 Registration is now open.  Governor’s School of NC offers Academic disciplines and the *Performing/Visual Arts disciplines.  Interested students should speak w/ their Counselor to see if they meet the requirements for Governors School of NC.  Counselors will review the Approved Achievement Tests/Instruments for eligibility.  Completed registration packets are due no later than 3pm on November 1, 2017.  For more information, click here.  Feel free to contact Mr. Winton, Coordinator, via email or call him at 919-807-3319.  In addition, please email Mrs. Robinson, School Counselor, for more information.  

HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership)Sophomores
The 2018 Empower-Lead-Excel HOBY Registration is now open!  HOBY is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community.  If selected, you will attend a 3 or 4 day seminar to participate in hands on leadership activities, meet leaders in your state, and explore their personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community.  

If you are a student that possess outstanding communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision making, sensitive to others, charismatic personality, courage to speak out and challenge and interested in community service, then you should apply!  The selection committee will select ONE primary and ONE alternate student.  LCS will only cover the cost of the primary candidate.  If you would like to apply, please stop by Mrs. Robinson’s office for more information on how to apply.  All materials must be submitted by 3pm on or before October 17, 2017.   Click here for more information.

Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program
Are you ready to have your best summer yet? Wake Forest University is coming to LCS-Denver campus.  They will be speaking to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshman to participate in it’s week-long summer immersion programs. If you are interested in Academic Discovery, Biosciences and Engineering, Business & Entrepreneurship, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Sports Marketing, Sports Medicine or Technology and want to get an insider’s look into these awesome careers come and learn more about these programs on October 16th from 8-9:30am. For more information, please click here for more information.  

College Info Sessions
UNC Greensboro will hold an informational session on October 12 in Concord.  Click here to register.

East Carolina University Informational Session
10/22 at Embassy Suites Concord
10/23 at Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley

College Representative Visits
*Parents are always welcomed during College presentations*
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)

Community News
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
Check out LCS’s great work in the community.  Thanks to our LCS Baseball team for fighting for the cure in honor of Ms. Julie Dodson!  GO MS. DODSON, no one fights alone! Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3