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03.12.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

03.12.2018 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
Water Walk
The 2nd Annual Water Walk is scheduled for World Water Day, March 22nd.

The purpose of the event is to advocate for access to clean water for everyone while creating empathy and understanding of the Global Water Crisis.  The simulation is of a child’s daily journey to collect water for their family. The walk is around 3 miles. The simulation is a mere glimpse in the daily life of children without access to clean water with hopes of students developing an empathetic view of the crisis.

The event will raise funds to purchase water filters for a village in Guatemala that will be served in April by our local Habitat for Humanity.  The Leadership Institute and Habitat for Humanity are partnering with the local Rotary club to also offer families smokeless stoves. The Walk is open to all high school students.  Registration information has been sent to their school issued email accounts.

In addition to the walk, all students in Grades K-12 are learning about the GLobal Water Crisis.  Members of the Leadership Institute are leading lesson plans with students in grades Kg. – 8th grade.  These student led sessions include book readings, creative and intriguing lesson plans as well as conversations about the Global Water Crisis.  

Water Walk Spirit Week – March 19th -22nd
Monday – Black-Out Day
Wear black to represent the Global Water Crisis and the lack of clean water around the globe

Tuesday – Going Green Day
Wear green to represent environmental efforts that make clean water more accessible

Wednesday – White Out
Wear white to promote the hope for an end to the global water crisis

Thursday – True Blue Day
Wear a Water Walk t-shirt or blue to represent clean water

All students and staff are encouraged to participate in Water Walk Spirit Week.  K-8 students are not required to meet K-8 dress code requirements if they are participating in the Spirit Week theme days (please adhere to HS Dress Code). All grade levels are required to follow meet HS Dress Code during spirit days.  Participation in Water Walk Spirit Week is designed to demonstrate support for the Water Walk initiative.  

Water Walk t-shirts are available for purchase on MPP for elementary and middle school students at $10.00 per shirt now – March 15th at noon.  HS students that are participating in the walk receive a t-shirt as part of their registration fee.

MPP also has an option to support a water filter for a family in Guatemala for a donation of $36.00.  Filters will be placed in homes this April by Habitat for Humanity.

Driver’s Education Class (Denver Students Only)
Registration for the June 2018 Driver’s Education Course, provided by North Carolina Driving School, is now open. To take the class, your student must be 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class.  Students must attend each day of the summer classes.

Class details:
Dates:  June 4 – June 9, 2018
Location: Denver Campus Upper Building Multi-Purpose Room
Time:  7:45 am – 2:30 pm
Fee: $53.00, paid on MPP
Seats: There are 50 seats available in the class. The class is first come first serve.

Registration Information:
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Denver student only), please go to your students MyPaymentsPlus account. A seat will be reserved for your student once you have made the payment and completed the registration form.

Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.  For any questions, please contact Lois Strain

No Uniform Day
Thursday, March 15th
Purchase a No Uniform Day Pass and help support Leadership Institute.  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.

Blood Drive
March 26 from 8:45-1:00 Help save up to three lives in the local community by donating blood March 26.  The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will be at LCS Denver from 8:45 – 1:00 pm. Parents, teachers and students (must be 16) are welcome to donate. Bring a friend!

To date we have collected 135 units. We need to collect 66 units to earn the $2,500 in scholarship. To sign up, contact the Upper Building front office to fill a time slot or register online.

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.

Athletics
LCS HS Winter Sports Awards Night
Wednesday March 21 at 7:30pm – Machado Gymnasium

Spring Sports Grade Check – March 21 – 8am

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

Summer Camp
We would like to welcome you to Lincoln Charter School Summer Camp 2018.  We would love to have your child or children in our camp this summer. We work hard to plan a super fun summer full of great activities. Our camp has multiple offerings, from a day camp full of exciting field trips and thrilling games, to fun filled enrichment programs. Click here for more information, including our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure!

PTO
Teacher Breakfast
March’s Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. The PTO is still in need of someone to take over Hospitality next year. If you think you may be interested, please email us.

Morning with Mom (K-6th grade only)
Friday, March 23, 7:30-8:30am, Lower Building Gym
All K-6 Moms are invited to attend our Morning with Mom event with their K-6 student(s). We would love some Dad volunteers to help with this event for setup, serving, and cleanup. If you are available either the evening before, or during/after the event, please sign up using this form.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to our contest. We have serious talent at our school, across all grades. The entries will be judged soon by an independent panel to determine the top 3 finalists and honorable mentions. These will be announced by March 26.

Publix cards now available
Help raise money for our school with your Publix purchases. If you haven’t requested your Publix card yet, please contact Ashlee Akerblom to have one sent home with your student (include student name, grade, homeroom, and # cards wanted). These cards are not available at stores.

Elementary Excitement
Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series March
The Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series presents an event for the month of March.  The Series event is for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Parents drop off kiddos for a fun-filled time, leaving  opportunities to enjoy a date night out or a relaxed night in.

Kids Fitness Challenge & Games, Friday March 16th, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm

We encourage you to register by Wednesday March 14th at 11:59 pm for the Early Bird pricing of $12.00 per student on MyPaymentsPlus.  You are welcome to register, or Walk-In after the early bird deadline, at the premium rate of $18.00. Kiddos come ready for a fun filled Fitness Challenge along with plenty of games!  We will have sandwiches and grapes for dinner. Plenty of fun activities for the evening! Please contact Lori Bouman with questions.

Middle School Moments
MS Online Safety Assembly
On March 20, our middle school will be hosting an assembly run by the FBI focused on Online Safety.  This assembly will be open to both students and parents. More information, included the time of the assembly, will be released closer to the date.

7th Grade Overnight Trip
The trip to Camp Weaver and UNC Chapel Hill is available on MyPaymentsPlus.  Please sign up before Friday March 23.

7th and 8th Grade Overnight Trip
Please make sure you get all field trip forms to your students’ homeroom teacher by Friday March 23.

High School Happenings
Prom 2018
The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Hilton Charlotte Center City
Prom will honor the longest running sporting event in America’s history.  Claimed to be “the most exciting two minutes in sports” for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of 554 lush red roses that are draped on the winning horse.  The Kentucky Derby is known for its fancy attire and over the top hats. So join us for a night of dinner and dancing as we celebrate all of the Lincoln Charter Thoroughbreds.