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Charter Chatter Denver 09.04.2018

Charter Chatter Denver 09.04.2018

Student Life
LCS Fall Festival
Friday, September 7th, 6:00-8:00pm
Join Lincoln Charter as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and connect as a community.  The Fall Festival is a family friendly event open to all Lincoln Charter Community members.  Activities are free or charge and food will be available for cash.

Activities:
Ribbon Cutting for Athletics Complex
Wells Fargo Championship Presentation
Building Tours of The Middle
DJ, Balloon Artist, Face Painting and Inflatables

September 7th is also the first annual Day of Giving for the Lincoln Charter Nest Fund.  Community members are encouraged to make their Nest Fund commitments on MPP or at the Fall Festival.  

The Fall Festival is in need of volunteers! Click here to volunteer

2018-2019 Spirit Wear Line
Visit MPP to view this year’s spirit wear line.  Items will be available for order now through September 11th.  Orders will be delivered to student’s homeroom at the end of the month.  LCS does not provide returns, exchanges or refunds of items.

Academics
Lincoln Charter Polling Location
Tuesday, November 6th
Lincoln Charter will serve as a polling location for Lincoln County on Tuesday, November 6th.  This is a great opportunity for the Eagles to welcome the community in to our facility. All middle and high school students will NOT report to the school on 11/6 – students will instead have an online learning day.  Details are still being finalized, please watch CC for updates.

Athletics
Wells Fargo Championship
Friday September 7 at 6pm.
Lincoln Charter will be accepting the championship for the 1A Wells Fargo Cup for the entire state of North Carolina.  Join Lincoln Charter and the NCHSAA as we celebrate this historic accomplishment during the Fall Festival.

LCS Grade Checks  
September 19 at 8 am.  Student-Athletes must hold a 2.5 GPA or higher to be eligible for participation. GPA is based off of the F1 grade on PowerSchool.  Parents and student-athletes will be notified of ineligibility.

If a student is deemed ineligible, they have 2 weeks to improve their grades.  During those 2 weeks, student-athletes are not allowed to participate in games and/or practices.  

Winter Tryouts
HS: 10/17 – 10/19 (Basketball)
MS: 10/24 – 10/26 (Basketball)
HS Indoor Track – TBD
HS Swim/Dive – TBD
MS Swim/Dive – TBD

Engaged Eagles
LCS Parent requirement: 3 hours per month/30 hours per year
LCS volunteers make it possible for the school to conduct programs that enhance its students and teachers educational environment. Your willingness and interest in supporting LCS with your time and resources is needed for the success of your school community. Lincoln Charter welcomes and encourages every family to participate in school activities all year long.

There is a new online system in place, SignUpGenius.  This will make it simple to sign up for volunteer opportunities and it will record your contribution throughout the year, It will be easy and fun to watch your hours add up.

SignUpGenius for the  Lincolnton Campus      Denver Campus

What can I volunteer for?

  • Classroom opportunities, school events, daily routines, lunchtime and many other school functions.

How do  I keep track of my volunteer time?

  • SignUpGenius will record your volunteer time.

Want to get started volunteering?  Contact Brenda DeYoe, Parent Volunteer Coordinator

PTO
New Parent Coffee – Friday, September 7
New Parent Coffee will be held this week Friday, September 7, 8:00am-9:00am in the Lower Building Multi-Purpose Room. This is an opportunity for new parents to get to know one another, meet the administration, and find out what the school & the PTO has to offer. New parents in any grade are invited as well as veteran parents to welcome them.

Track Attack – Friday, October 5
Track Attack is one month away and we have officially kicked off our fundraising efforts! So far, we have received $6,915. That is a fantastic start but we have a lot of work to do in order to reach our $75,000 goal. Use My Payments Plus to donate, pre-register for the 5K ($20), or purchase an extra t-shirt ($10).

Prize Patrol starts this week Friday! Donate by tonight to be included in our first visit. (Incentives are calculated based on donations received by Tuesday of each week). When making a family donation, please be sure to select your child’s account on MPP so they can receive credit for the donation toward incentives. Split your donation amongst all your children’s accounts as desired.

Business Sponsors due Sept 14
LCS families who want to be Business Sponsors can now donate on MPP. Business Sponsor forms for non-LCS families can be found here. Many local businesses are happy to support our school; they just need someone to ask them! Deadline for Business Sponsors to be listed on our Track Attack T-Shirt is September 14, 2018 at 3pm. Sponsorship is still accepted after this date, however we cannot guarantee inclusion on the t-shirt (although we will try our best!). All Business Sponsors will be listed on our website when funds are received. Thank you to all of our business sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors:

PLATINUM: Dunkin’ Donuts – Denver & Lincolnton; Homesteads Catering; Leslie Reeves, Realtor-Keller Williams; Osborne Brothers Electric LLC

GOLD: Prime Shine Mobile Detailing LLC

FUNd Factory
Harris Teeter VIC Cards Need to be Relinked
Tell them #4571 – “Lincoln Charter School East” at checkout to relink your card. Your purchases of Harris Teeter brand products help raise money for our school but your card needs to be relinked for every new school year.

Publix.com Account
Publix is no longer using the shopper cards. Instead, simply create a Publix.com account and then go to your account settings to add our school as a Publix Partner. Now you only need to provide your account phone number at checkout to earn money for our school!

Middle School Moments
Follow Your Student’s Schedule
Thursday, September 6th, 6:15 p.m. –  8:00 p.m.
Follow your student’s schedule and meet his/her teachers.  Join us to learn about the courses, curriculums, teacher goals and expectations for this school year.  We will also use this opportunity to highlight the new MS clubs

8th Grade Atlanta Field Trip Information Session
Monday September 17, 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the HS Multi-Purpose Room.  This session will be an introduction to the trip and provide information on fundraising.  This is NOT a mandatory meeting, however, it will provide as a foundation as we prepare for this year’s overnight trip.

Junior Beta Club Induction
Wednesday September 19, 6:00-7:00 in Machado Gymnasium. Invitations for new induction were sent home last Friday.  

MS MAP Testing
Reading – Wednesday September 12
Math – Thursday September 13
Make-Ups – Friday September 14

MS Student-Athletes
As team apparel orders start to arrive, student-athletes may wear their sports gear on GAME DAYS (t-shirts, sweatsuits, hoodies, etc.)  No uniforms, spandex, running or gym shorts – the apparel must be branded with an LCS logo.

Calling Mentees
If you are a parent, student or staff member aware of a student in need of a responsible high school mentor, please contact Ms. Amanda Antczak.  She will be able to provide you some insight into the program and a permission slip that is required for participation.  

The middle school would like to thank Lori Burr, Amie Kirkby, Jan Marcukaitis and Kimberly Verdi for their help in preparing the balloons for our Nest Induction Ceremony.

High School Happenings
Hybrid Schedule
LCHS will follow a hybrid block schedule on the dates listed below.  Hybrid Block days allow for longer classes for in-depth studies. On each day students attend 3 of their 6 classes.  Classes will begin at 8:00am as usual and operate with an early dismissal schedule of 1:45pm. Hybrid block only applies to high school classes.  

September 13th & 14th
October 1st & 2nd
November 7th & 8th
December No hybrid block days

Junior Junction
Friday, October 19th
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Depart LCS at 7:30 a.m. and return at 7:00 p.m.
The fee is $30.00 per student, paid through MPP. That  price includes lunch and motorcoach transportation. Students who normally ride the school bus will need to make alternate arrangements.

Junior Junction is a tradition at Lincoln Charter.  It serves as a marker in your high school career as you prepare to take the next step in your educational journey!

Please note Junior Junction is a required event.  If a Junior does not attend the trip they will be marked as an unexcused absence. There will be no classes for Juniors on this day.  If a student cannot afford this trip please contact Kyle Pierce about financial assistance.

Class of 2019 Field Trip – NC State Fair, Raleigh
Friday, October 19th
Depart LCS at 9:00am
Return to LCS at approximately 10:30pm
Flyer

This is an optional field trip for members of the senior class.  Students register on MPP. Cost is $30 per student and covers motorcoach transportation and gate admission.  Students are responsible for their own ride tickets and food. Seniors are required to update their LSE hours on x2Vol in order to participate.  Click here for details about ride tickets.  

PSAT NMSQT (Sophomores and Juniors) scheduled for October 10, 2018
Mark your calendars.  We are pushing for 100% participation. Registration is open on MyPaymentsPlus for 10th and 11th graders and will be open from 8/25-9/5. The cost for the test will be $16.64.(registration is automatic upon payment)

The PSAT/NMSQT exam measures reading, writing, language, and math skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.  You will not be asked to recall facts from literature, history, or science, or to complete math formulas, due to the test only measuring your reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Juniors who take the exam are eligible for consideration into the National Merit Scholarship program.  Students will be given more information about this opportunity in Eagle Period on Monday.

Sophomores, this practice test provides an opportunity to gain experience with the PSAT / SAT format  and see particularly how the questions are structured.

PSAT 9 (Freshman Only) scheduled for October 10, 2018
Mark your calendars.  We are pushing for 100% participation. Registration is open on MyPaymentsPlus for 9th graders and will be open from 8/25-9/5. The cost for the test will be $11.64.(registration is automatic upon payment)

The PSAT 9 exam measures reading, writing, language, and math skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.  You will not be asked to recall facts from literature, history, or science, or to complete math formulas, due to the test only measuring your reasoning and critical thinking skills.

Freshman, this practice test provides an opportunity to gain experience with the PSAT / SAT format  and see particularly how the questions are structured.

Senior Beta Club Induction
Wednesday September 19, 6:00-7:00 in Machado Gymnasium