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Charter Chatter 01.30.2018 Lincolnton

Charter Chatter 01.30.2018 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 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! Click here for additional information.  

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 at Melissa.Peterman@lincolncharter.org.

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@lincolncharter.org 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.

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 12 pm 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
LCS Winter Team Picture
HS Team Pictures – January 31 – 3-5:00 pm -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

12th Annual “Soar Invitational”
2018 Sports Boosters Golf Tournament
Friday March 30, 2018 – Westport Golf Club – 1:00 PM
$65/person, $250/team
Player and Sponsorship forms can be found in the Booster Section of the LCS website

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
Attendance Race Weekly Winners Update
K-Fonseca
1-Riley
2-Guynes
3-Bell
4-Blume
5-Hain

These classes have earned Athletic wear day- Modlin, Howery, Lineberger
These classes have earned Extra Recess- Freeman, Smith3, Guynes, Kopko, Hull
These classes have earned Hat Day- Hain, Richards, Blume, Smith 3, Hargrove, 2 Smith, Fonseca
These classes have earned Jeans day-Henry, Bell, 2 Smith, Riley, Duschel

Upcoming Events
2/8-K-5 Class Pictures
2/9-Boots and Bows PTO Dance

Middle School Moments
6th Grade CFNC
Sixth grade students have created College Foundation of North Carolina accounts on www.CFNC.org and completed an interest profiler in order to begin looking into careers that interest them. Please encourage your students to visit this site to continue looking into career and education opportunities!

Overnight Field Trips
8th Grade – Atlanta
Please make sure you go on to your Gerber Tours account and make sure payments and fundraising credits are updated and accurate

High School Happenings
Parent College Info Sessions
February 6th & 8th
Does applying for college seem like a daunting task?
Lincoln Charter’s Guidance Department and Administration will hold several sessions that will give age-specific information to parents – to empower parents to advocate and support your child(ren) throughout the college application process. These sessions will last approximately an hour and are open to all interested parties, regardless of location.

Topics that will be covered:
What specific steps should I take during my child’s freshmen/sophomore/junior year?
What role does Lincoln Charter take during this process?
What are my child’s responsibilities during this process?
Lincoln Charter representatives will also be on hand to answer questions – following the presentation. Click here for more details

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.

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.
  
Below are the steps for applying for this scholarship opportunity:
New for 2018: The SECU People Helping People Scholarship is only available to graduating public high school seniors who are either members of SECU or the child of a parent/guardian who is a member of SECU.

Submit the following information for consideration as the school-level nominee:
Completed Student Application and Essay. Note: This document must be sent as a Word Document only. The document is enabled to allow SECU Foundation to import student data into our database directly. Please do not send this document as a PDF or Google Doc.

  • Copy of University Acceptance Letter
  • Photo of Nominee (head shot only)
  • A Brief Bio Written by Nominee with Accomplishments and Awards Noted. A guide for writing them bio is provided HERE.
  • Signed Consent Form. Each recipient of the scholarship and their parent/guardian must sign the Consent Form to release their names and images for press releases to the local news media as well as within State Employee’s Credit Union and the SECU Foundation. In addition, the nominee and their parents are asked to complete all the information on the Consent Form which will be used to verify their eligibility as an SECU member.

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

North Carolina Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship
The North Carolina Child Support Council Bob McGuire Scholarship Application is attached for seniors who will enter a North Carolina school of higher learning in the fall of 2018.  The North Carolina Child Support Council will award 3 $1,000.00 scholarships ($500 per semester) to 3 seniors in the state of North Carolina.  All applications must be postmarked by April 20, 2018.  Please see Mrs. Withers for an application form and for more information.

ALERT

Back to School....Orientation Schedule

Please click on the link below for the 2018 Lincoln Charter Orientation schedule.

http://www.lincolncharter.org/academics/summer-information/

Stay tuned to the LCS website and social media for updates.