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02.27.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

02.27.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

LCS School Board Nominations and Election
It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you!  Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.  Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission.  This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators.  Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education.  School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format.  Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

Attributes of an Excellent Board Member
Unselfish Agenda:  Someone with a flexible mind-set, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2000+ students.  He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest.  Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.
Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal. Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses, but one school with one spirit is critical. Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.
Leadership:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers their time to benefit their local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.
Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours and meet every 4th Monday of the month.
Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school wide volunteer opportunities.  Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.
Donor:  Board members are the leaders who steer Lincoln Charter towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure Lincoln Charter has adequate resources to advance our mission.  Excellent School Board members will financially donate to the school (as they are able), he/she will understand the LCS fundraising plan, they will help to show appreciation for donors, he/she may work to identify potential donors and they will be a strong advocate for Lincoln Charter.
Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience!  The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2018-2019 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.
Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org.

Student Life
Town Hall
The second Town Hall meeting of this school year will be held on Monday, March 5th at 6:30pm.  This event is open to all LCS Community members.  Town Hall is an opportunity to receive updates from administration as well as ask questions and provide feedback.  The Town Hall will be held in the Lower Building Media Lounge (2nd floor).

Bus Safety
Student safety is paramount with all bus transportation.  This includes the safety of our students as we load them onto the bus daily, their transportation to the stop or location, and the safety of our students while in the designated stop locations.  Please do not EVER pass a stopped, loading school bus in the morning or afternoon.  Also, several of our stop sites have expressed concern with the number of unsupervised students playing around and in areas in which vehicles regularly drive.  Please be mindful of your child’s safety as they play on an established playground or grassy areas while at these stops.  As respectful community members, we would like to show gratitude to these establishments whom allow us the privilege of using their space for stop locations.  

Service-learning 4th Grade
Water Walk Service Learning HS and Gr 4 students
This past Tuesday our HS leadership team led our fourth grade students on a simulated Water Walk focusing on global awareness and our community expectation of empathy.  Thank you to our Leadership Institute team.  Photo 1, Photo 2

Students Jump for their Hearts
Elementary and MS students are jumping at the chance to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. March 12-16th during regular PE class time LCS will host the annual Jump Rope/Hoops For Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association. The funds will go towards life saving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for youth.  

Collection days: March 13, 14, 16 and 21 in Mr. Seitz’s office 7:30-8:15am
*** After collection the gifts/prizes usually take 4-5 weeks for delivery so most likely the end of April 2018.  To learn more visit www.heart.org/hoops

Blood Drive
March 27 from 8:45-1:00
Help save up to three lives in the local community by donating blood to the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Everyone is welcome to donate, feel free to bring a friend. To date we have collected 135 Units, our goal for the year is 200+ units. At this level we are eligible for $2,500 in student scholarships. To sign up, contact the Upper Building front office to fill a time slot.

Please note: All 16 year old students must have a signed permission form to donate. If you have already filled one out, you do NOT have to do another form.   

If interested in volunteering or have additional questions, please email Lois Strain.

LCS Summer Camp
Do you need childcare for the whole summer?  Do you just want to come to camp for a week, or a day or two each week?  This is the camp for you!  Welcome to the most flexible and fun day camp around!  You don’t have to come all summer, and you only pay on the days you attend.  Really! LCS Summer Camp has multiple offerings, from a day camp full of exciting field trips and thrilling games, to fun filled enrichment programs.

New Release Date! The 2018 LCS Summer Camp Brochure with our new and exciting camps will be released on March 6th via Charter Chatter and the school’s website.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.

Athletics
HS Winter Sports Awards Night – 3/19/18 – 7pm – Machado Gymnasium

NCHSAA Basketball Playoffs Round 4
Tuesday February 27 vs Starmount – 7pm – Machado Gymnasium – $9 Entry Fee (NCHSAA Mandate)
Regionals – March 3 – Wake Forest
State Championship – March 10 – NC State

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
Town Hall & PTO Meeting – March 5th, 6:30pm
If you are interested in joining the PTO, but missed our nomination deadline, feel free to email us with any questions. Our next PTO Meeting will be held in conjunction with the school’s upcoming Town Hall Meeting on March 5th at 6:30pm. This will be an abbreviated meeting. We encourage you to use this opportunity to learn about the PTO as well as hear from our school administrators and ask questions.

Box Tops Olympic – Results
Thank you so much to everyone that participated in the Box Top Olympics. We are still finalizing our grand total but we are happy to announce our medal winning classes:
*Bronze (tattoos) – Westveer, Dail, Kenning, Suggs, Waddle, Gilbert, Boner and Hudgins
*Silver (No Uniform Day, tbd) – Dail, Boner and Hudgins
*Gold – Hudgins and Boner! We will hold a separate contest soon for these teachers to determine the winner of the afternoon Olympic Event.

Middle School winner is still being tallied. Keep clipping those Box Tops so you can be ready for our final contest of the year!

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Our contest to design the next Track Attack logo ends March 9th. Submissions must have an official entry form to be considered. Check out our website for more details and contest rules. We are excited to see everyone’s ideas!

Middle School Moments
Penny War Results
The MS students raised $264.90 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The students competed in their Nests to raise the funds.  Congratulations to Martial Nest for raising the most money to this worthwhile cause.
Golden – $25.62
Stellar – $26.26
Crowned – $33.24
Tawny – $40.66
Papuan – $56.57
Martial – $82.55

7th and 8th Grade Overnight Trips
Medical forms were sent home with students last week.  Please make sure the forms are signed for any medication (prescription and/or over-the-counter) that will need to be administered to students while on the trips.

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.

We are still in the need for MALE chaperones for the trip.  If interested, please contact Mr. Sundry.

Community News
Charlotte Checkers
As a sign of appreciation for supporting the Checkers, the Charlotte Checkers organization wanted to extend a special offer to everyone at Lincoln Charter. This link will give you access to a special $15 tickets to the game on March 10th. *This is a special ticket offer directly from the Checkers organization, not an LCS event!*