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Charter Chatter 01.09.2018 Lincolnton

Charter Chatter 01.09.2018 Lincolnton

Student Life
Talon Challenge
The Talon Challenge was started in 2009 to build upon the rivalry between Thomas Jefferson Classical and Lincoln Charter with a goal to instill an atmosphere of service within the schools’ athletic departments.  The schools identified the V Foundation as the recipient of all proceeds from this event.  The V Foundation was chosen for multiple reasons: its relevance to North Carolina, the foundation’s pledge that 100% of direct donations would fund cancer research and the impact that cancer has had on both school’s communities.  

Talon Challenge Activities
Spirit For A Cure Week
All students and staff are encouraged to participate in Spirit For A Cure Week, by wearing the designated color associated with each day. 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 meet HS Dress Code during spirit days.  

Monday 15th No School
Tuesday 16th Stomach Cancer -Periwinkle Ribbon –
Wednesday 17th Leukemia- Orange Ribbon-
Thursday 18th Brain Cancer – Grey Ribbon
Friday 19th Childhood Cancer – Gold

Talon Challenge Event
January 19th, Lincolnton Campus MS/HS Gym
LCS vs. Thomas Jefferson
MS Girls Basketball- 4:00pm
MS Boys Basketball- 5:15pm
Varsity Girls Basketball- 6:30pm
Varsity Boys Basketball- 8:00pm

Admission is $5 for all games. A portion of gate money goes to The V Foundation

Questions pertaining to Talon Challenge, contact Daniel Schmitz.

Red Cross Blood Drive for Talon Challenge – Donors Still Needed!
LCS will be hosting a blood drive for Talon Challenge on January 10th through the American Red Cross from 10:00 am -2:30 pm in our MS/HS Gym.  Our goal is 51 pints of blood!  To sign up for a donation time please visit American Red Cross.  You can locate our blood drive by going to the “Find A Blood Drive” box and putting in our zip code, 28092.  You will then scroll down to locate Lincoln Charter School on January 10th.  You can then select your donation type and time.  If you have any questions please contact Jessica Kelly.  High school students must be at least 16 years old to donate and must meet the Red Cross donation criteria.  Parental permission is required for all 16 and 17 year old students through a consent form students must pick up from the MS/HS Front Office.  Thank you in advance for your donation!

5th Grade Sock Drive Thank You
Dear LCS Families, the 5th grade would like to thank all of you! Because of your generous donations, we were able to deliver 700 pair of new socks to Christian Ministries for the holidays. This was our largest LCS Sock Drive ever!  Thank you all!

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 2.17.18ac162cac162c
Please join us for our first LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 2.17.18!  Our LCS High School Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game as well as all LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased on  until February 13 and $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter School!   Tickets will be delivered to your child’s homeroom by Feb. 16.  Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman at

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!

Treats for Troops
Once again it is time to begin to think about Treats for Troops. For those of you who are new to our community, Treats for Troops is a chance for LCS students and staff to show their appreciation to active members of the military from our LCS community. Each student and staff member writes a letter to a service member and then packs it into a bag along with prepackaged treats. These bags and letters are then mailed all over the world to active military family members of our LCS community. Any extras are taken to the USO at Charlotte Douglas airport where military members and their families can enjoy them. We have done this project school-wide for years and years and each year we hear back from military guys and gals from all over the world. So what do we need from our LCS community?

  1. Please send names and addresses of your active military family members. Please send these to Margaret Hargrove or to your child’s teacher.
  2. The week of January 29th- February 2, please send in a package of individually wrapped treats including: gum, Little Debbie treats, Slim Jims, granola bars, hard candies, mints, Cheese cracker sandwiches, individual packages of nuts, etc.
  3. Send in $1.00 per student to cover the cost of the bags and of mailing the packages overseas.

LCS Student Intent To Return
Please complete one intent to return form for EVERY current LCS student by January 26, 2018.  


School Calendar
Please take note of the school calendar in regards to teacher workdays and school holidays.
Thursday 11th – Dismissal at 11:30am
Friday 12th – Teacher Workday
Monday 15th – School Holiday

Elementary Excitement
Attendance Race Update
Mrs. Riley’s class won the Attendance Race pizza party for having the most points in Q2!  We had a drawing for all the students who had perfect attendance in November and December and Brandon L and Inara W. were the students who won lunch and ice cream with Ms. Peterman and Mrs. Hull!  Congratulations to all of our winners!l

An attendance race update for the weeks of 1.3.18 and 1.8.18 will be coming on 1.15.18 as we will combine the short weeks totals.

100th day of school celebration
We will be celebrating the 100th day of school on January 23 and will be dressing as if we are 100 years old!  

Middle School Moments
Save your Coats!
We need your support!!!  The Middle School Bible Believer’s Club will be having a coat drive for Christian  Ministries of Lincoln County starting January 8  through January 26. As  you purchase new coats for Christmas gifts this year or as you children outgrow their coats please consider donating your gently used, clean coats to Christian Ministries. We want all students and adults to have a good warm coat!!! There will be collection boxes at the office in each building!!!

High School Happenings
Student Handbook
Check out the newly posted High School Student Handbook, featuring Latin Honor thresholds, Course Offerings, etc.

Scholarship Opportunities
The Golden LEAF Scholarship Program will award up to 215 grants, each valued at of $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to 4 years) for the 2018-19 academic year.  For more information and application, click here.

Gardner Webb University “Honors Experience” is a 1-week college immersion for academically gifted and talented students who are rising 10-12th graders.  Click here for eligibility and to apply.

Stanford University is offering Pre-Collegiate Studies.  Click here to learn of the different programs and how to apply.

Duke University will be offering Summer College for High School Students, Summer Academy for High School Students and Intensive STEM Academy for high school students.  Click on the links for more information and how to apply.  

State Employees Credit Union Foundation (SECU) High School Scholarship Opportunity
Since the SECU Foundation was established in August 2004, it has awarded annual $10,000 “People Helping People” four-year scholarships – increasing from two to three in 2014 – to graduating seniors attending North Carolina Charter Schools. These scholarships will be awarded to students attending one of the 16 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina. These funds are made possible through the contributions to the Foundation by members of State Employees’ Credit Union.

Please contact Mrs. Withers for more information.  Applications are due to Mrs. Withers by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm.