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03.13.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

03.13.2018 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

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at

Student Life
Art Show Gala
Art Show Gala will be THIS THURSDAY, from 5-7pm in the Elementary Gym.  Artwork from Kindergarten-12th grade students will be on display as well as a performance by Trilogy Trio from our high school band.  All family and friends are welcome to attend.

The Book Fair is Coming!
Link to the fair flyer: Click Here
The Spring fair is titled: Paw for Books
Dates: April 16th – 20th in the Elementary Gym
Monday 4/16 – Setup in the Morning and Preview after lunch – No Purchases Today
Tuesday 4/17 – Dudes Day – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Wednesday 4/18 – Moms Morning – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Thursday 4/19 – Join us for a show and shop as K-1 Presents “Frog and Toad” at 6:00pm. In the
Elementary Gym
Friday 4/20 – Last day to shop! Shop from 8:00 – 12:00. Packup will begin at 12:00

Shop online from April 1st – 20th.

Would you like to Volunteer at the fair? Please complete this form.
Remember your support of the Book Fair supports our library and classroom needs!

All Pro Dad’s
Our March meeting for APD will be on Friday, March 23rd. This is a week earlier than our normally scheduled date. We will be having a large Raffle during this meeting as we lead into our final meeting of the academic year in April (date to be determined so stay tuned).

We invite you to come out and get your day started by developing/furthering a connection to the one/ones who look to you for guidance on a daily basis. We would love to see you on Friday, March 23rd and we certainly look forward to spending quality time together as a Lincoln Charter School family but also to give the opportunity for each of you to spend time together as an individual family.

We will be back in the MS/HS multi-purpose room. Use the athletic entrance upon arrival. Our meetings begin at 7:15 a.m. With our raffle occurring this month the meeting will run until approximately 7:55 a.m. Light breakfast items will be served.

See ya soon!!
RSVP to Ryan Smith or Keith Hain.

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.  

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!

Thank you to those who have submitted nominations for the 2018-2019 PTO Board.

Due to a typo with the nominations email, we are accepting nominations until Thursday, March 15. Please send nominations to

You can also submit a paper nomination by sending in a sealed envelope addressed “Attention: 2018 nominations committee” through the front office. If you have any questions regarding PTO nominations please use the nominations email listed above or contact one of your Nominations Committee members: Juan Swanson, Catherine Keene, Kimberlee Neff, Amanda Barrett, Andrew Harmon, or Allyson Modlin.

Friday Treats
Float Friday has returned! We will sell floats this Friday, March 16 for $1 each. We will also have Freeze Pop Friday on the 16th. Cost is 50 cents.

Calls and Meeting
Our 1st PTO Feedback Listening Conference Call is tonight, March 13 at 6:30 pm. If you would like to participate please call 1-515-739-6210 code 485040#

Our 2nd PTO Feedback Listening Conference Call will be tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14 at 7:45 pm. To participate, please use the same call in information listed above.

The PTO monthly meeting is Monday, March 19, 6 pm in the multi purpose room.

Elementary Excitement
Art Show Gala will be THIS THURSDAY, March 15 from 5-7pm in the Elementary Gym.  Artwork from Kindergarten-12th grade students will be on display as well as a performance by Trilogy Trio from our high school band.  All family and friends are welcome to attend.

2nd/3rd Grade Music Program “Jukebox Time Machine” — Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30pm in the Elementary Gym. Come time-travel with us and explore music from 1930-2000’s! You don’t want to miss it!!

Help Needed
The Pillows for Pails Sewing Club is just starting up. They will be making and selling pillows to help provide clean water through an organization called Water Aid. If you have left over fabric, stuffing, thread, needles and anything else needed for sewing projects, will you please consider donating them? Or if you are willing to purchase any of these items, we will take those too! We are also in need of sewing machines and those with sewing knowledge who are willing to donate their time on Tuesdays from 3-4pm. Come help the kids learn a skill while helping those in need! The pillows will be handmade by 3-5th grade students and up for sale in the coming weeks. Please turn in donations to your child’s home room teacher with Mr. Hain’s name on them. Thank you in advance!

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.

Student Leadership Team Applications
Student Leadership Team Applications are open now until March 31st.  Students were emailed details last week; details on how to apply and criteria can be found here.

So proud of the LCS American Legion Post #30 Eagles for participating in their first competition in Newton. They were the only non-ROTC team competing and they came in 9th place! One of our team members, Angela Jeffords, earned her first silver pin from the Civilian Marksmanship Program for her score of 462-7! The team learned a lot and represented the school amazingly well. They are already working hard to prepare for their next competition! The team meets on Tuesdays and Fridays after school until 5:30pm at the American Legion in Lincolnton. Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4