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Charter Chatter 10.24.2017 Lincolnton

Charter Chatter 10.24.2017 Lincolnton

Student Life
Pink Out
Pink Out is on Tuesday, October 31st!  All students and staff are encouraged to wear PINK on Tuesday!!  Student Leadership Team will have booths set up around campus selling pink bracelets, pink lollipops, and pink hair streaks all for $1 each!  The Pink Out booths will open at 7:30 am and go until 8:00 am.  Bring in your $ on Tuesday!!  All proceeds to this year’s Pink Out will be going to Carolina Breast Friends!  All students will watch the annual Staff vs Staff Dodgeball Game as well on Tuesday!  There is still time to go on My Payments Plus to donate to the Pie In Your Face for staff.  Thank you in advance for supporting a great cause!

Homecoming 2017 Greek Week
Spirit Week, November 13-17
All students and staff are encouraged to participate in Homecoming Spirit Week.  K-8 students are not required to meet K-8 dress code requirements if they are participating in the Spirit Week theme days (please adhere to HS Dress Code). All grade levels are required to follow HS Dress Code during spirit week.

Day of the Week Greek God Theme
Monday Poseidon Tacky Tourist Rock that tacky shirt, with some baggy pants and a fanny pack!
Tuesday Athena College Rivalry College football is filled with college rivalries! Who do you cheer for?
Wednesday Artemis Country vs. Country Club Choose your style – country club preppy or camo and overalls
Thursday Apollo Battle of the Music Genres It’s a Battle of the Bands – country, rap, beach, heavy metal, jazz, folk, blues or reggae
Friday Dionysus Toga Party The Toga was inspired by the greeks, but perfected by the Romans.
A toga, simply described, is a long piece of fabric draped over the shoulders in one of several ways. It was usually worn over some kind of tunic or other undergarment.

Homecoming Games, November 17th vs. Lake Norman Charter
4:00pm JV Men’s Basketball
5:30pm Varsity Women’s Basketball
7:00pm Court Presentation
7:30pm Varsity Men’s Basketball

Homecoming Dance, November 18th (HS Only)

Homecoming Shirts
available today – October 25th at noon
Adult sizes only available on MPP
Short Sleeve Shirt $12.00, Long Sleeve Shirt $15.00
Click here to view design

College Week
November 6-10, 2017
All students are encouraged to take part in College Week.  Students may wear college apparel in place of LCS Uniform/Dress Code.  

Lincoln Charter is mapping the colleges and universities of staff, alumni and parents.  Please complete the college map form if you would like to be a part of the Lincoln Charter Oh the Places We Go Map!

Community Trunk or Treat, “Diverse Light, Shining Bright”
Sponsored by LCS Unified Champions
October 28, 5-8pm, Lincoln Charter School Denver Campus
Family friendly costumes are welcomed!
Volunteers  Contact: yharper@student.lincolncharter.org
Donations of Candy, Decorations, or donate your trunk!

Veterans Day
Our annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Program will take place on Friday, November 10th at 8:30 am in our MS/HS Gym.  Veterans will receive their breakfast free of charge. A student must have a Veteran guest to attend the breakfast and program. All other attendees will be charged $8.00 per plate (including students).  All meals must be prepaid via My Payments Plus.  Order deadline is Monday, November 6th.  No late orders will be accepted.    

Biscuits are Back
Biscuits are back for breakfast for all students K-12!  Every Tues and Thurs biscuits will be delivered fresh to your student’s classroom by 7:30 am.  We are selling Plain Biscuits for $2.00, 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 12 pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support, all profits benefit K-5 classrooms technology needs!

Athletics
We have had a great Fall season so far. The MS and HS teams have brought in six conference championships and two conference runners ups. Congratulations to our athletes on another historic Fall season.

MS Volleyball
Congratulations to the LCS MS Volleyball team for winning the SPAC Tournament Championship. They defeated rival Pine Lake Prep in two sets!  Way to go ladies!

HS Volleyball Update
The Varsity Volleyball team has earned a first round bye this year. We will be hosting in the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs on Tuesday 10/24/17. No game tomorrow night (Saturday).

HS Tennis Update
The HS Tennis team will travel to Polk HS Tuesday for the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs at 3pm.

HS Soccer Update
Congratulations to the LCS Varsity Soccer team for clinching the regular season conference championship Wednesday with a big win against Thomas Jefferson (5 to 1). Come out Wednesday 10/25, for our Varsity Soccer senior night at 5pm.

HS Golf Update
Congratulations to Angela Jeffords for a great showing at the NCHSAA regional golf tournament. Angela is only the second golfer to ever make the regional cut.

HS XC
Congratulations to the LCS Men’s and Women’s HS XC teams for a great showing at the SPAC championship this week. Both teams took 1st place with Drew Zink winning the men’s event and earning the conference men’s runner of the year. Our teams will both move on to the NCHSAA regional next week.

PTO
Fundraising
A survey about Talon Walk is available at https://goo.gl/forms/ZFwCrwNjPUtVpSUl1. Please take a minute and complete, your feedback is important.

Talon Walk is the PTO’s major fundraiser. We are close to our goal of $32,000. If you have not made your “Family and Friends” donation, please do so at MyPaymentsPlus, or by check made payable to “LCS PTO.” If every family donated just $30, we will reach our goal. An email will be sent out soon with a breakdown of what has been raised.

Please see our website and FB page for sponsorship recognition. We are still collecting sponsors until Oct. 31.  

Students who returned their envelopes by Oct. 23 will receive a Superhero Backpack Clip Keychain. These students will also be entered in the drawing for 4 Sky High tickets.

Each class with the highest amount collected will earn:
Elementary classes (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) will earn a Movie Day
Middle School class will earn a Silly String fight with administration
High School class will receive a coffee bar during lunch of administration’s choice

Friday Fun
The next Freeze Pop Friday and Float Friday will be November 3.

Meetings
The next general meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the Multi-Purpose Room, following the town hall meeting.

Like and follow PTO  on Facebook, Lincoln Charter School – Lincolnton PTO
Contact your PTO at: lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Elementary Excitement
Bring Your Parent to School Days
We would like to invite you to visit our school during Bring Your Parent to School days from November 6-17.  Please see this link for more info!  If you have any questions, please see your classroom teacher.

Upcoming Dates to Remember
10/27-Fall class parties 1-2 pm
10/31-Pink Out!  Staff vs. Staff Dodgeball game-We want to see everyone in their pinkest outfit to show their support for their favorite dodgeball team!
11/1-Conference Day, There is no school for students K-8 as this time is designated for parent/teacher conferences.  

Thanksgiving Feast at Lincoln Charter School for K-5 families
Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017.  The event will be held at the Lincolnton Campus in the Elementary Gym.  The cost is $8.00 per plate, please place your order on My Payments Plus.  A plate consists of ham, turkey, dressing with gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, pumpkin pie and water.  Order deadline is Thursday, November 16th at 4pm.  No late orders will be accepted.  Please note this event is only for K-5 students and their parents; no 6-12 students will be allowed to leave class to attend the Thanksgiving Feast.  Please contact Robin Coffey at robin.coffey@lincolncharter.org or 704-736-4549 with any questions!

Attendance race winners for last week
K- Fonseca
1- Kopko
2- Mrs. Smith
3- Hargrove.
4- Richards
5-Henry

Attendance Race Prizes from last week
PJ-Kopko, Cole, Bell, Blume, Richards
ER-Hargrove

Middle School Moments
8th Grade Field Trip
8th grade field trip to Atlanta is back! This is based on feedback have received from students, parents and teachers. The trip will be run completely through Gerber tours. Some highlights:

  • Tour Clemson University
  • Lunch at the Varsity
  • Tour of the World of Coca-Cola
  • Tour of the College Football Hall of Fame
  • Dinner at Mary Mac’s Tea Room
  • Visit the Georgia Aquarium
  • Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Tour the Martin Luther King Jr. Center
  • Dinner at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Visit the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum

Information has been sent home with students, The deadline to sign up and is November 10th along with a $75 deposit. Fundraising options are in the works. Below is a link to a letter with more information. If you have any questions email jonathan.bealer@lincolncharter.org. 6th and 7th grade field trip details are still being worked out. 8th grade field trip parent letter

High School Happenings
Homecoming Dance (Grades 9-12)
Saturday, November 18th, 7:30-10:30pm – Machado Gymnasium Denver campus
Tickets available on MPP today – November 10th at noon
$15.00 advance purchase
$20.00 at the door
Non-LCHS Guest Form
Semi Formal attire required.  No shorts or jeans allowed.  

College Application Day
The Class of 2018 will participate in Lincoln Charter’s annual College Application Day on Tuesday, November 14th.  Seniors are to report to school at 9:00am.  The day will be filled with time to complete college and scholarship applications, along with support and encouragement for their future educational plans.  Lunch will be provided and we will have all sorts of prizes to give away.  We expect 100% participation from the Class of 2018.  The day will wrap up at 2:00 and seniors will be dismissed for the day.

PreACT
10th Graders will take the PreACT on November 2nd. This is a required test for 10th graders. There will be no school for 9th, 11th and 12th grade on this day.

Information Session for First-Generation College Students
We hope you’ll join us for a special event on Carolina’s campus for first-generation students and their families. This event will feature an information session and campus tour, panel discussion with current students, and lunch on campus.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m.

George Watts Hill Alumni Center
106 Stadium Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
United States

If you are interested in attending, please register here.

Community News
Lincolnton Optimist Basketball
If you would like to participate in the 2018 Lincolnton Optimist Basketball season please visit lincolntonoptimist.com for more info or to sign up!  The season is open to all Boys K-9th grade and Girls K-6th grade! Registration fee is $50 before 11/10 and $60 thereafter.  If you’d like more info, please email lincolntonoptimist@yahoo.com.  

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 being held at the Denver Elementary Campus. 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.

Habitat For Humanity
Local families need your help! We are currently building two homes in Lincolnton and a home in Denver. The homes in Lincolnton were started last May during National Women Build Week. These homes are being built for three single mothers in Lincoln County. One of these future homeowners has three children and recently moved to night shift so that she could work on building her home during the day. Do you know where your family will be spending the holidays? Where these families spend the holidays will greatly depend on how many volunteers we have serving with us this month and next.

Our mission is impossible without volunteers. On our last Saturday build day Dave, Martin, and I were on the construction site with two Homeowners in Progress – and no volunteers showed up. Who is willing to lend a hand on the build site so that these families can be in their homes by the holidays? We host build days Tuesdays – Saturdays from 8am – 1pm. If your team, church group, or friends & family are able to lend a hand, I will feed you a good lunch and make sure that you have a fun time on the job site – learning something new and helping to build strength and stability in the lives of neighbors.  Please contact Kelly if you are able to help!

Kelly McLain, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County
Cell: 828-406-4045