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02.27.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

02.27.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

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
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.

Coffee & Conversation
All families are invited to join us for Coffee & Conversation  with members of Administration.  These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with your student’s building administrator over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations to strengthen our community.  Please RSVP by completing this form.  

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. There are less than 20 spots left at this time.

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

Driver’s Education 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.

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
Freeze Pop Friday is this Friday! Have your 50 cents ready for some icy, sugary goodness.

The LCS PTO is now accepting nominations for the following positions for the 2018-2019 school year:
Middle School High School VP
Volunteer Chair
Fundraising Chair

Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday, February 27 until Tuesday, March 13.

For information on these position please review the job descriptions on the PTO website http://lincolntonpto.lincolncharter.org/pto-operations/. You can also email questions to the nomination committee at Lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org.

You can nominate yourself or a family member of a current student. You can submit nominations online to LCSPTO2018Nominations@gmail.com
There will also be a chance to submit paper nominations this Friday at the Band Movie Night.

Let your voice be heard! We will be holding parent feedback sessions throughout MARCH AND APRIL. Please try to attend. Opportunities will be scheduled for before school, in the afternoon and evenings. This is part of an effort to increase parent involvement and support here at Lincoln Charter.

We are now forming the LCS 2018 Talon Walk planning committee and would like to host our first meeting in early March. Please contact a board member with your interest.

Elementary Excitement
From the Art Department
The Art Show is coming!  The Art show is coming!  Mark your calendars for March 15th 5-7pm in the elementary gym.  The art show will be showcasing work from K-12th grade students.  All students are welcome to attend. Come see all the amazing work these kids have been creating this year!   

Help will be needed to prepare artwork, set up and take down if anyone is interested in volunteering.  We would LOVE to have you!

​Also, if any elementary parents would like to volunteer, Mrs. Swengros would love some help during art classes (especially Kindergarten).  If you are interested in helping, please email abby.swengros@lincolncharter.org.  

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 28 and 29.  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 $120.

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

Medical paperwork for those with specific needs or medicine will be sent home with students this week. Please get that back to homeroom teachers as soon as possible.

High School Happenings
Powderpuff
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO PURCHASE SHIRTS!
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.

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, thanks!*