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02.13.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

02.13.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Facebook Campaign
In an effort to raise awareness about Lincoln Charter, upcoming prospective family info sessions and the lottery, we are asking parents and staff members to share social media posts that promote these events. Be sure to follow us on social media Facebook – facebook.com/lincolncharterschool/

No Uniform Day
Thursday, February 15th
Purchase a No Uniform Day Pass and help support Odyssey of the Mind.  Passes are available to K-8 students and staff – $5.00 for the first pass and an additional $1.00 for each family member.  Passes can be purchased on MPP.  Please remember that students with passes are required to meet High School Dress Code on No Uniform Days.

Kindness Week
This week the SPARK Club is hosting Kindness Week. The celebration of kindness kicked off with an assembly for students in grades 6-12 led by motivational speaker Mike Hall.  Mr. Hall has spoken at many schools locally and around the country delivering his message about being a hero through being your best self and showing empathy towards others.

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.  

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

Reminder of next week’s schedule
Monday, February 19th – No School
Tuesday, February 20th – 11:30am dismissal

Half Day After School Plans
Tuesday February 20th, 2018 is a half day for students due to professional development for our staff.  We will offer After School Care on this half day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm for K through 8th grade students.  If you have not yet registered for our ASC program, you must do that prior to your student attending this Thursday.  There is an optional field trip to Kate’s Skate in Gastonia offered for your kiddos.  Payment MUST be paid in advance on MPP in order for your student to attend the field trip.  We will have onsite activities for students not attending the field trip.  Please click here for full details for this day.

Athletics
LCS Winter Season Results
HS Swim/Dive
Women took 3rd at the NCHSAA 1A/A West Regional and 6th at the 1A/2A State Championship
Men took 2nd at the NCHSAA 1A/2A West Regional and 3rd at the 1A/2A State Championship

HS Basketball
Women took 1st in the SPAC and with host the SPAC Championship this week
Men took 1st in the SPAC and will host the SPAC Championship this week

HS Indoor Track
Women took 29th in the state at the NCHSAA State Championship meet
Men took 43rd in the state at the NCHSAA State Championship meet

HS Spring Tryouts – February 14-15

MS Basketball
Girls took 3rd in the regular season and lost in the semi-finals of the PCAC tournament
Boys took 1st in the regular season and won their 5th consecutive PCAC championship with a 16-0 record.

MS Swim/Dive
Girls took 3rd at the PCAC Conference Meet
Boys took 3rd at the PCAC Conference Meet

Spring Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – February 12-14

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

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

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
PTO Board Nominations – Now through February 26th
Are you looking to take a more active role at our school? Being a part of the the PTO Board or on a PTO Committee is a great way to do it! We have positions for all levels of availability. Don’t be afraid to inquire and see what may be a good fit. Nominations can be made using this nomination form. If you have any questions, please email us.

Honor Roll Reward, 6th-12th
This Friday, middleschool and highschool students who made second quarter A-Honor Roll will be treated to a breakfast sandwich from the PTO. Elementary honor roll students received Jason’s Deli meal coupons last week. Congratulations to all students for working hard this year!

Box Tops Olympics, K-8th
Contest ends this Friday so bag up and send in your Box Tops to compete in our Box Top Olympics. They should be given to your child’s homeroom teacher. Elementary homerooms are competing for various prize levels and Middle School homerooms are competing for a No Uniform Week.

Teacher Breakfast – Volunteer Needed
February’s Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. This event will be catered by Chillin’ and Grillin’. Thank you to Kristin DeGifford, Director of Hospitality, and her volunteers who help make this such a success. We could still use someone to help with clean up once a month around 10am. If you are able to help, please email us.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Our contest is underway to design the next Track Attack logo. This contest is open to all students and ends March 9th. Check out our website for more details and contest rules. We are excited to see everyone’s ideas!

Middle School Moments
7th Grade Camp Weaver Overnight Trip
The 7th graders will be taking an overnight trip to the YMCA’s Camp Weaver in Greensboro in conjunction with their annual tour of UNC Chapel Hill.  The trip will be March 27 and 28.  The cost of the trip, which includes charter bus transportation, 4 meals, a day & night at Camp Weaver, campfire snacks, and a tour of UNC Chapel Hill, will be $105.

Payment can be made in full or in 2-installments on MyPaymentsPlus.

Full details of the trip, as well as chaperone information will be sent home with the 7th grade students.

Penny War
The middle school, in conjunction with 9th grader Makayla Croce, will be holding a Penny War to help raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Makayla is one of twelve students in the Charlotte area to be partnered with with the LLS in their dedication to fund research, find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

The Penny War will be a competition between the Nests.  From February 12-20, 6 containers will be housed on both the 7/8 hallway and 6th hallway.  Students are encouraged to bring loose change to add to the “war.”  Any silver coin (nickel-5pts, dime-10pts, quarter-25pts) will add to the Nests running point total.  However, every penny will subtract from the Nests running point total.  In the spirit of competition, students should add pennies to their competing Nests’ containers.

Junior Beta Club members have been tasked with researching and providing awareness materials pertaining to Leukemia and Lymphoma for their fellow middle school students.

High School Happenings
Freshman Experience Tuesday, February 27th
All Freshman students will participate in the annual Freshman Experience at Pfeiffer University.  The experience will include a tour of the campus, information from admissions as well as a team building activities.  Further details will be released at the end of the week.

College Planning Parent Info Sessions
Thank you to all of the parents that attended the college planning parent info sessions.  The presentation covered is now posted on our school website here.

Community News
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.