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Charter Chatter 02.06.2018 Lincolnton

Charter Chatter 02.06.2018 Lincolnton

Check out the latest blog post form Chief Administrator Jonathan Bryant.  The post includes information about the school’s charter renewal!

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.  

Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only)
Driver’s Ed registration is open now for the class at the Lincolnton campus in March.  See details below.

Class details:
Dates: March 13th-March 29th (No Friday classes)
Location: Lincolnton Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Lincoln County School Board Drivers Ed Fee: $53.00
(Check or Cash will not be accepted)
Seats: By law the class is only allowed 50 seats per class. This class is a first come first serve basis.

Your student must be able to attend each day (only 1 absence allowed) and be there for the final exam on March 29th.

Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only), please go onto your MyPaymentsPlus account for your student to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($53). If you do not pay at time of registration; a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your students registration and seat. Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.   For any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 2.17.18
Please read:  If you are buying tickets, please purchase all tickets under one student name to get seats together.  If you have purchased under multiple student names and would like seats together, please email Melissa Peterman before Feb. 13th!  

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.

Biscuits
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
2018-2019 Academic Calendar
The 2018-2019 Academic Calendar has been released and is posted on the LCS website.  

Athletics
LCS Winter Senior Night
February 9 vs Piedmont Charter – Cheer and Basketball

Spring Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – February 12-14: Girl’s Soccer, Softball, Baseball, Coed Golf, Coed Tennis
NEW MS Track Tryouts – Week of 2/19 – info on MS XC website)
HS Spring Tryouts – February 14-16: Women’s Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Men’s Golf, Men’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field

NCHSAA Mandatory Athletics Forms – print and complete and bring to tryouts
2017 NCHSAA Sports Pre-Participation Form: A current health physical is required for all athletes
English     Spanish

Concussion Awareness
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – English
Student-Athlete & Parent/Custodian Concussion Statement – Spanish

CHS Release link

CHS Request for Treatment link

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

LCS HS Winter Playoff Information
Basketball
Round 1 – February 20, 2018
Round 2 – February 22, 2018
Round 3 – February 24, 2018
Round 4 – February 27, 2018
Regionals – March 3, 2018
State Championship – March 10, 2018

Swim/Dive
Regionals – February 2-3, 2018
State Championship – February 8-10, 2018

Indoor Track
State Championship 1A/2A – February 9, 2018

PTO
Special Events
Elementary students Boots and Bows Dance this Friday, February 9th
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 next week, Feb. 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.’

Staff Appreciation breakfast is Wednesday, Feb. 14. Watch our Facebook page for more details to come.

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
Jump Rope for Heart
LCS elementary students are participating in a service learning project in their PE classes. Students are learning about heart health and jumping skills in PE. Students are also participating in a campaign to raise money for the American Heart Association.  LCS Elementary students and families have currently raised $1,715 for the American Heart Association through the Jump Rope for Heart Program.  We hope to exceed last year’s total of $2,500.  We will continue to collect money until February 16th.  Students may return their envelope to their classroom teacher any time between now and February 16th. Students can also register online (using a family member’s assistance) to collect online donations via the American Heart Association website – simply search for Lincoln Charter School and register.  Remember, approximately every $50.00 raised helps save a life of someone with heart disease or defects!!

Attendance Race Update
I wanted to let you know that we are discontinuing the Attendance Race incentive for K-5 students.  Our attendance data has not seen any improvement, in fact, our absentee and early dismissal numbers have grown so the data doesn’t support the continuation of this incentive.

Please know that attendance will continue to be a focus in K-5 as I do believe that showing up for school has a huge impact on a student’s academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and in life.

We realize some absences are unavoidable due to health problems or other circumstances. But, we also know that when students miss too much school— regardless of the reason – it can cause them to fall behind academically.  

Your child is less likely to succeed if he or she is chronically absent—which means missing 18 or more days over the course of an entire school year. Research shows:   

  • Children chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade are much less likely to read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade.
  • By 6th grade, chronic absence is a proven early warning sign for students at risk for dropping out of school.
  • By 9th grade good attendance can predict graduation rates even better than 8th grade test scores.

Absences can add up quickly.  A child is chronically absent if he or she misses just two days every month!!  We don’t want your child to fall behind in school and get discouraged.  Please ensure that your child attends school every day and arrives on time.   Here are a few practical tips to help support regular attendance:

  • Make sure your children keep a regular bedtime and establish a morning routine.
  • Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Ensure your children go to school every day unless they are truly sick
  • Avoid scheduling vacations or doctor’s appointments when school is in session.
  • Talk to teachers and counselors for advice if your children feel anxious about going to school.
  • Develop back up plans for getting to school if something comes up.  Call on a family member, neighbor, or another parent to take your child to school.

High School Happenings
ACT
The ACT Test is coming up on Tuesday, February 27th for all 11th Graders. Please note 9th, 10th, and 12th Graders will NOT attend school on this day.   The test will begin promptly at 8:00 am and be finished approximately 1:00pm.  You can find more information on the ACT by reviewing the following document here.

Mrs. Granzen is also offering ACT Prep Sessions.  Juniors were emailed the following last week with information on the sessions and how to sign up.  To access the prep session information please click here.

Powderpuff
Powderpuff is a high school event sponsored by the Student Leadership Team.  Powderpuff will take place on Friday, March 30th this year.  Both male and female high school students can purchase Powderpuff shirts but only females will participate in the Powderpuff Football Game. Any students interested in signing up to play need to purchase their shirt and sign the required consent form on My Payments Plus.  Shirts are only available until February 28th and will cost $20.  Names and numbers for shirts can be completed on My Payments Plus.  More information about practices and such will be released within the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions about Powderpuff please contact Jessica Kelly.

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.

Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth
The Health Careers Institute at Dartmouth is offered during July and August for high school students who have expressed an interest in working in health care or want to know more about clinical and non-clinical health careers. Students entering grades 10, 11, and 12 who want to learn about careers and important issues and topics in healthcare today, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, our website is: http://tdi.dartmouth.edu/health-careers-institute.  The online application, that will be open in January, can be found on our website – note, the deadline to apply is March 5th.  

Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship
The Board of the Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship, Inc. will award a scholarship to a senior of the Lincolnton High School, East Lincoln High School, West Lincoln High School, North Lincoln High School, and Lincoln Charter School or their successor.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Lincoln County and must have attended high school in Lincoln County for the four years immediately prior to his/her graduation. The recipient shall be a member of the graduating senior class.
  2. Application must be made on official form and submitted to the Senior

High School Guidance Counselor for mailing. Application must include a high school scholastic transcript (including SAT scores) and three letters of reference. Applications must be postmarked by April 23: no exceptions.

Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

  1. Recipients will be selected by the Jonathan Brookins Memorial Scholarship, Inc. Board of Directors.
  1. The recipient may attend any accredited university, college, business, nursing or trade school.
  1. The recipient must be a member of the Varsity Baseball Team during their senior year.

Please see Mrs. Withers for more information and for an application.

Community News
Engineering Camp
Engineering Camp Charlotte is a summer engineering program offered at Queens University in Charlotte.  We accept students in grades 3 – 11.  Throughout the week students work in small teams to solve challenges using the engineering design process.  High school students will work with community mentors to help design a project of their own centered around the 14 grand challenges.  

Elementary/6th Grade Boys Lacrosse Club
There is a local lacrosse club looking for players in the Denver area.  If you have an athlete interested in boys lacrosse, please contact Coach Butlak at eagles.lax17@gmail.com for more information.  This is not a LCS program, however, it is our goal to partner with the Eagles Youth Lacrosse Club to build interest in the sport.