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Charter Chatter 01.23.2018 Lincolnton

Charter Chatter 01.23.2018 Lincolnton

Student Life
LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
It is with great excitement that we announce the new LSE Volunteer Website to keep track of ALL Student volunteer hours. x2Vol brings new features such as more flexibility in account management, input itemized volunteer hours, view LCS service hour goals and hours accumulated, access many LCS community volunteer opportunities and so much more!

x2Vol is for LCS Students grades 3-12 only due to accounts being associated with student email addresses.  Students in grades Kg. – 2nd Grade are encouraged to use the log in the back of their school issued planers.  At the end of the year cumulative hours will be submitted electronically and then the school will migrate the hours when the student begins 3rd grade.  (Electronic form will be issued out at the end of the school year.)

Parents will not have the ability to enter their volunteer hours under this new system. You may continue to use the Presidential website for tracking any service hours.

Please read the instructions below to complete your student account registration.

Steps to complete your student volunteer tracking account:

  1. Go to www.x2VOL.com and click JOIN.
  2. Type in your School Name or zip code and click Search.
  3. Type in your Last Name and Student ID
  4. Enter the remaining profile fields and click proceed.
  5. Set your interests and skills and click proceed.
  6. Set a password, select your group and check the required boxes to complete your registration.
  7. Login and view your Dashboard.

Here is a video on how to register to x2VOL.com as a student.

*Note: All past volunteer hours have been transferred from the Presidential Website to the new x2Vol website as of 11/30/2017. Any hours accumulated or entered into the old tracking system will need to be manually entered again by the student in the new system. See FAQ to help with this transition.

Thank you to everyone for your patience in this transition, as the new x2Vol website greatly improves the service of tracking volunteer hours to our students and community.

FAQ
Q: Will my old account in the Presidential website be deleted.
A: No, your account will not be deleted however, it will not be used any longer by LCS for tracking volunteer hours.

Q: What if I do not know my Student ID?
A: You can fill out the “Request LCS x2Vol Help Form” to request your student id.

Q: What information was transferred over from the Presidential website to the new x2Vol website?
A: Your cumulative hours by grade year (ex. 2016-2017) were transferred to the new system. Itemized information was not available for import from the Presidential website. The LCS Goal standards for each grade level have been entered into the x2Vol website. Your hours have transferred into the correct grade year goal. In your x2VOL dashboard, you will be able to navigate to a particular grade goal to see the hours that transferred.

Q: Who do I contact at LCS if I need other assistance with x2Vol website?
A:  Please fill out the “Request LCS x2Vol Help Form” to request and an LCS Staff member will be in contact shortly.

Talon Challenge Week – Let the Claws Fly Against Cancer  
please wear the designated color to show support for the V Foundation and the Talon Challenge

Monday, January 29th
All Cancer- Ribbon Color: Lavender
Jimmy V Speech Video
(Jimmy V Speech)

Tuesday, January 30th
Cancer Advocacy day- Come to school dressed in the color of the cancer you fight for
Dutch Destroyer

Wednesday, January 31st
Childhood Leukemia- Ribbon Color: Orange
Baker Mayfield

Thursday February 1st
Childhood Brain Cancer- Ribbon Color: Grey
Lauren Hill “One More Game”

Friday February 2nd
Childhood Cancer- Ribbon Color: Gold
Childhood Cancer Video

Please feel free to preview these videos with your child prior to next week and discuss the possible emotions your child might experience.  Our goal is to educate our children, raise awareness and embrace our community expectations of respect, empathy and service during this important week.  

For questions about the Talon Challenge, please contact Daniel Schmitz.   

Talon Challenge Game Day Schedule for February 2nd
JV Boys Basketball Game- 4:30pm-  Lincolnton Campus- 133 Eagle Nest Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Varsity Girls Basketball- 6:00pm-  Lincolnton Campus- 133 Eagle Nest Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092
Varsity Boys Basketball- 8:00pm- Lincolnton Campus- 133 Eagle Nest Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks and you can order online at Jostens.com.  

Please note that students in both Lincolnton and Denver share a combined book at each level, so there is no need to differentiate between campuses.  

Yearbook Recognition Ads
The last day to complete ads is February 12.  

Now is the time to gather those photos of your “babies” young and old.  In addition to high school seniors, elementary and middle school “graduates” will have the opportunity to be featured in the ads section of their respective yearbooks this year.  Go to Jostens.com to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad. Please note: All steps must be completed online prior to February 12.

LCS Summer Camps
Do you have summer plans for your children? Summer is right around the corner.  Don’t miss out on an exciting summer with LCS from June 4th – August 3rd. Lincoln Charter School Summer Camp has multiple offerings, from a day camp full of exciting field trips and thrilling games, to fun filled enrichment programs.  Day camp will serve students from Kindergarten through 8th Grade and enrichment programs will serve students Kindergarten through 12th grade.  The 2018 LCS Summer Camp Brochure with our new and exciting camps will be released on February 27th via Charter Chatter and the school’s website.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for Lincoln Charter Summer Camp, please complete the following form.

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 2.17.18
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 MyPaymentsPlus.com  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.

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.

All Pro Dads
We trust that your Holiday break and the break that Mother Nature gave us from school recently were enjoyable. Our first All Pro Dads’ breakfast of 2018 will be held this Friday, January 26th at 7:15 a.m. in our MS/HS multipurpose room. Come join us for a time of great interaction, as a father figure, with your child/children. We welcome all persons of influence in the lives of your family members.

Light breakfast items will be served and we will go over a themed topic as a whole group as well as spend time in small group, individual family-based interaction. You may use the athletic entrance upon arrival. RSVP to Ryan Smith or Keith Hain. See you Friday!

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!

Academics
LCS Student Intent To Return
Please complete one intent to return form for your student(s) that attend LCS by January 26, 2018.  LCS Lincolnton Student Intent To Return Form (English)

LCS Lincolnton Student Intent To Return Form (Spanish)

Athletics
Talon Challenge has been moved to February 2, 2018 at the Lincolnton Campus

LCS Winter Team Picture
MS Team Pictures – January 23 – 3-5pm in the Lower Gym
HS Team Pictures – January 31 – 3-5pm in the Lower Gym

LCS Winter Senior Night
February 9 vs Piedmont Charter – Indoor Track, Swim, Cheer and Basketball

Spring Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – February 12-14
HS Spring Tryouts – February 14-15

PTO
Special Events
Freeze Pop Friday Elementary students   Friday February 2, 50 cents
Float Friday Middle School and High School students Friday February 2 $1/ float

Elementary students Boots and Bows Dance Friday February 9
Sign up in advance on my payments plus
$5 per student $3 for LCS sibling
Fun music, fun times and fun snacks

Staff Appreciation Event
“Random Act of Kindness Week” is February 11-17. The PTO encourages you to RAK a teacher or staff member, or someone in honor of a teacher or staff member. When you have done your Random Act, post the word ‘done’ on LCS PTO FaceBook page. No details, just the word ‘done.’ Thanks.

Watch for more details coming for another February event.

Meeting and Business
February PTO Meeting: Monday, February 19 at 6 pm

Nomination Committee forming now:
Interested in helping recruit for next year’s PTO Leadership? Contact a member of the PTO Board this week to be a part of the nomination committee. Email at Lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org.

Elementary Excitement
Mobile Dentist 3/1 and 3/2
The mobile dentist will be on campus on March 1 and March 2 to see students for a dental check up who have returned the permission form that came home last week in Tuesday folders.  This service is provided at no cost to you but if you want your child seen, please return the form to school by January 22, 2018.  If you do not want your child to be checked, you don’t need to take any action as only students who have returned the form will be seen.  Thank you!

High School Happenings
ACT Testing February 27th
Save the date – all Junior Class Members will be taking the ACT on February 27th.  More details about the schedule for the day will be released next week in the Charter Chatter.  

Canada Trip Meeting
Who: Parents and student travelers
When: Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Where: Ms. Eurey’s  Room #177
Objective:  Logistics of Canada Trip
Topics of Discussion: documentation for travel, forms to be completed, options for travel money, Canada/home communication, room assignments, departure dates, entry requirement for Canada,  rules/expectations (travel company and Lincoln Charter), Tips, etc.

Bring questions!
133 days until departure!
The final day to enroll for the June 2018 Canada trip is February 14th.
If you would like to join us on the tour, please contact Maureen Elmore as soon as possible.

Community News
Parent Resource Night
Hosted by Pine Lake Prep Charter School in Mooresville
This parent resource night will highlight over a dozen local organizations to support the well being of families.  A few topics discussed will include: recognizing student stress, depression, and anxiety.  Please feel free to join PLP’s guidance department on Feb. 7th from 5:30-8:00pm at their STEM building.