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Charter Chatter Lincolnton 09.04.2018

Charter Chatter Lincolnton 09.04.2018

Student Life
LCS Fall Festival
Friday, September 7th, 6:00-8:00pm at the Denver Campus
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.  Activites are free or charge and food will be available for cash.

Activities:
Ribbon Cutting for Athletics Complex
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.

Book Fair – September 24th – 28th
The Book Fair is almost here!! Join us the week of September 24-28th to stock up on fantastic reads!! Would you like to volunteer? Click Here or email Nikki Hull

Academics
Lincoln Charter Polling Location – Denver Campus Only
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
September 2018 PTO Newsletter

All About Talon Walk
$50 Gift Card – 4 Days Left
Make your child’s $50 or more donation to PTO by Sept. 7 and be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card! Contributions may be made on My Payments Plus through the “Talon Walk Friends and Family” link. If everyone contributes, Talon Walk will be a rousing success! Remember, this is the PTO’s primary fundraising event for the year – we won’t ask you to sell cookie dough!  Help your PTO meet its $38,000 goal.

Raffle Baskets
Is breakfast your favorite meal or are you a chocolate fiend? Wanna take a road trip or stay home and garden? Would you pick camping or a movie family night? All these and MUCH more are themes for the ever-popular raffle baskets available at Family Fun Night. Please support your child’s classroom basket by donating an item. See the complete list of basket assignments on the PTO website.

Dates to Save
Friday, Sept. 21 – Talon Walk pep rally for students
Monday, Sept. 24 – Penny Wars begin, start saving those coppers now
Friday, Sept. 28 – Student Fun Run and Talon Walk Family Night

Freeze Pops and Float Fridays
Volunteers are needed to work these popular events, see SignupGenius links on PTO website. THANK YOU to the volunteers who have already signed up. The first Float Friday is this week, Sept. 7, to MS/HS students; cost is $1. Freeze Pop Friday is set for Sept. 14. Freeze pops are sold to elementary students only at a cost of 50 cents.

Elementary Excitement
Elementary ART Class!
I hope everyone has a great week.  This week we will be talking about color mixing, exploring new media and how emotions play a part in art making.  Art is a child’s first form of communication.  If you see your child is struggling or frustrated, try giving them a box of crayons and a piece of paper to illustrate how their are feeling.  

Follow us on instagram to see more projects going on! lincolncharter_art.

Library News
The Library is officially open! We have a lot of new awesome books ready for our students.  If you would like to be a book buddy, please email me: abby.swengros@lincolncharter.org.

Also, if you know of a specific day/time you can volunteer in the library, please email me so I can add you to the schedule!  I love how our Lincoln Charter Community is coming together to make the library such a great resource for our students.

Middle School Moments
MS Dismissal
For safety purposes this year and to help in ensuring all MS students are under adult supervision during afternoon dismissal, they are dismissing from the MS/HS gym. This will give them quick, easy access to both ES and MS/HS car rider lines. If you are picking up your child, please be sure you have a car rider tag with your student’s name on it. And please be sure to communicate with them beforehand which side they will need to go to when their name is called.

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

Follow Your Student’s Schedule
Tuesday, September 18th, 6:00 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Due to feedback, we have pushed the start time to 6:00pm.  Follow your student’s schedule and learn about the courses, curriculums, teacher goals and expectations for this school year.  Please come prepared with a copy of your child’s schedule.

1st period 6:00 – 6:10pm
2nd period 6:15 – 6:25pm
3rd period 6:30 – 6:40pm
4th period 6:45 – 6:55pm
5th period 7:05 – 7:15pm
6th period 7:20 – 7:30pm

Junior Beta Club Induction
Tuesday, September 25, 7:00-7:45pm in MS/Hs Gym. Invitations for new induction will be sent home soon.

High School Happenings
Eastern NC College Road Trip
The Eastern NC College Road Trip is open to Juniors and Seniors.  See details here.  The trip is capped at 40 students. Reserve your spot now!

HS Intramurals
Student Leadership Team is bringing Intramurals to LCS HS!  All HS Students will be placed on an Intramurals Team. Each team will complete in various games 4 times throughout the school year. The winning team will take home the coveted Intramurals trophy! Each team will have a different color jersey to complete in the games. We are asking all HS Students to purchase a HS Intramurals Shirt. The cost of the shirts is $11 and is on My Payments Plus only until September 12th until midnight!!  

Senior Beta Club Induction
Senior Beta Club Induction is on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:00 pm. Students who are invited to join will be notified this week.  All current Senior Beta Club members are asked to attend the Induction Ceremony. Contact Mr. Haugh for more information.  

MAP Testing
9th-11th grade students will be taking MAP Tests on Monday, September 24th and Tuesday, September 25th during 1st and 2nd Periods.  MAP Testing allows us to see the growth in reading and math students make over several years. 9th-11th grade students will test twice this year.  Seniors should not report to school until 10:00 am on these 2 days. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Kelly.

Be Human Be Kind HS Week of Service
Student Leadership Team will be sponsoring Be Human Be Kind HS Week of Service September 12th- 14th.  All students K-12 will attend our 9/11 Program of Service and Remembrance on September 11th. Each grade level will participate in a day of service:

September 12:  9th Grade
September 13:  10th Grade
September 14:  11th and 12th Grade

We will be partnering with Christian Ministries, Hesed House of Hope, South Mountain and Habitat for Humanity for our Be Human Be Kind HS Week of Service.  All service will take place during the school day. HS Students will have the opportunity to choose their place of service via a sign up form that will be sent out as the dates get closer.  

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.

We can only take this test at one location therefore due to space and the number of students testing the exam will take place at the Denver campus.  Transportation will be provided. Mrs. Withers will be sending out information to students about transportation.

High School students not taking the test will not attend school on this day.  We highly encourage all 10th and 11th graders to take the exam.

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.

We can only take this test at one location therefore due to space and the number of students testing the exam will take place at the Denver campus.  Transportation will be provided. Mrs. Withers will be sending out information to students about transportation.

High School students not taking the test will not attend school on this day.  We highly encourage all 9th graders to take the exam.

Junior Junction
Friday, October 19th
North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Depart LCS at 7:00 a.m. and return at 7:15 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 Flyer

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 Jessica Kelly about financial assistance.

Class of 2019 Field Trip
NC State Fair, Raleigh
Friday, October 19th
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 have updated their LSE hours on x2Vol in order to participate.

Senior Class Field Trip Flyer

College Representatives
Keep an eye on the Chatter for upcoming College Rep visits.  This is a great time for your student to meet with admissions counselors from a variety of colleges.  Meetings will take place in Mrs. Withers’ room. Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions.

Lees-McRae September 18 12:00-1:00
High Point University September 26 12:00-1:00