Charter Chatter 09.11.2018 Denver

Charter Chatter 09.11.2018 Denver

-Lincoln Charter Families

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall Festival this past Friday and special thanks to the Sports Boosters and PTO, who helped to sponsor this event.  We celebrated the Day of Giving, we had a ribbon cutting for the athletics complex and our teams/athletic department accepted the Wells Fargo Cup from the NCHSAA.  This is one of the events which will help us to continue to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

I want to personally thank all of the staff, Board members and families who chose to support the Lincoln Charter Nest Fund.  These funds will benefit student life, and current/future building/facilities needs. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we received over $50,000 in commitments.  If you did not submit your contribution prior to the Day of Giving, you are still able to submit a donation via MPP.

Speaking of giving, I encourage you to consider supporting Talon Walk or Track Attack – the fundraising initiatives which benefit our PTOs.  Our PTOs exist to support the school and all of the proceeds from Talon Walk and Track Attack support the quality education we attempt to deliver every day.  As you know, we reduce the amount of fundraising we do at Lincoln Charter intentionally – so you can expect to hear less about fundraising once Talon Walk and Track Attack have passed.  

I also want to mention the addition of School Resource Officers (SRO) at both campuses.  Deputy Scott (Denver campus) and Deputy Hoover (Lincolnton campus) are now members of our community, as SRO representatives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.  They have received specific SRO training through the Sheriff’s Department and they will work with all grades, K-12. We are excited about the beneficial relationships these men will build.  As part of their duties, these men will participate in our periodic safety drills, they will ensure the physical safety of our campus, and they will be a visible presence on campus during school hours.  We welcome them to the Eagle Family.

Finally, I encourage you to watch Lincoln Charter social media for current announcements on the 9/11 Day of Service, inclement weather updates and for all other up-to-date information.

Mr. Bryant

Student Life
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Be Human Be Kind
Today, all high students and staff participated in the annual 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Event.  All students served at non-profit agencies in the community for 3 hours. Students were given the opportunity to select where they would like to serve from a list of 20 partnering organizations.  

This afternoon all Denver Campus staff and students attended the Be Human Be Kind assembly. The assembly focused on honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11 and recognizing those who serve as first responders in our community. 9/11 is a National Day of Service and today we recognized students who earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award during the 2017-2018 school year.  The assembly was a great time to honor the students that have committed to serving their community and living out the Lincoln Charter Community Expectations. We encourage all LCS Community members to serve in their community!

Blood Drive
Our first blood drive of the year was a success!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and donate.  We had over 60 people (Students, Staff, Parents and Friends) present and collected 48 units – that is 144 lives saved! Thank you for volunteering your time.  Our next blood drive is Saturday, November 17.

Indoor Track & Field
HS students interested in Indoor Track & Field are invited to an interest meeting next Wednesday, Sept 12th at 7:45am in Room 129.

Wells Fargo Championship
Congratulations to our student-athletes and families for a great night at the Fall Festival.  In addition to being awarded the Wells Fargo Cup, we had great wins in JV Soccer and HS Volleyball.

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.

Team Pictures
MS Team Pictures (includes HS Tennis) – 10/3/18
HS Team Pictures – 10/10/18

Winter Sports Tryouts
HS Basketball – 10/17-10/19
MS Basketball – 10/24-10/26
HS Indoor Track – TBD
HS/MS Swim & Dive – TBD

Engaged Eagles – Parent Volunteer Information
LCS requirement: 3 hours per month, 30 hours per year
Get started volunteering today by clicking the links below:
SignUpGenius for the  Lincolnton Campus     SignUpGenius for the Denver Campus
Contact Brenda DeYoe, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, with questions.
Thank you to the volunteers who made the Fall Festival a huge success!

Track Attack – Friday, October 5th
We have raised $12,581 towards our $75,000 goal. Donate by tonight to be included in this week’s Prize Patrol, visiting students with prizes for each incentive reached. Use your child’s line item in MPP to be sure they get credit for the donation. You can also pre-register for the 5K ($20) or purchase an extra t-shirt ($10). Don’t forget many companies will match your donation so please indicate any match on your MPP donation where prompted.

Business Sponsor T-shirt Deadline – This Week Friday, Sept 14
Business Sponsor funds must be received by this week Friday to be printed on our t-shirts. LCS Family Businesses can donate on MPP. Funds from all other sponsors can be sent in with a sponsor form to your child’s teacher (K-5), or given directly to the front office staff in either building. Sponsorship is still accepted after this date and will be promoted by the PTO, however we cannot guarantee inclusion on the t-shirt. To see what sponsor funds have been received so far, please visit our website which is updated daily. If you have any questions, please email us.

Thank you to all of our business sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors (as of 9/7):

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

GOLD: Concept Steel, Inc.; Gates Construction Co., Inc.; Lindsay Schoff Piano Studio; Prime Shine Mobile Detailing LLC; Red Bowl Asian Bistro; Three Loves Photography

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow
Our first PTO Sponsored Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. This will be catered by My Brother’s Bagels in Denver, NC. Your donations to the PTO enable us to do this for our wonderful staff! If you are interested in helping out this year to either set up, clean up, or supplement our breakfast with your own recipes, please contact Hope Elliott.

Elementary Excitement
MAP testing
Grades 3-5 will participate in MAP testing during the regular school day.
Reading- Wednesday, Sept 12th
Math- Thursday, Sept 13th

Give Hope
Please join all of us in congratulating Ms. Lynsey Waddle and Ms. Christina Williams for conducting the first ever professional development in Haiti for 53 educators associated with the educational programs through Give Hope!  The mission of impacting the quality of education students receive in this area of the third-world country has the most impact by providing these children long term quality education. These sessions of professional development were also attended by the leader for the southern region of the Ministry of Education in Haiti!!  Thank you to our LCS teachers for taking down barriers to quality education and unrealistic discrimination from an American perspective.

Carolina Eye Care Giving Back to LCS
Thank you to the Denver office of Carolina Eye Car for examining 287 students this past Friday.  Notes will come home with your student if follow up with your eye provider is required. This incredible service to LCS allows us to provide the best quality education to your children possible.  We are grateful to their commitment to the Denver community.

After School Program is in search of
The After School Program would like to add some AV fun for our kiddos.  If your family has any of these items that are no longer in use, and would be willing to donate to a new good home, we would surely appreciate your donation.  Please email if you are interested in donating.  Thank you for your consideration.

Items in search of:
Playstation Console, controllers, and games (E and E10 rated games only)
Wii Console, controllers and games  (E and E10 rated games only)
Kid Friendly DVD’s

Half Day After School Plans
Friday September 21st, 2018 is a half-day for students due to professional development for our staff.  We will offer After School Care on this half day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm for K through 8th grade students.  If you have not yet registered for our ASC program, you must do that prior to your student attending this Friday.  There is an optional field trip to Lake Norman Mini Golf in Cornelius offered for your kiddos. Payment MUST be paid in advance on MPP in order for your student to attend the field trip.  We will have onsite activities for students not attending the field trip.  Please click here for full details for this day.

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

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 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.

Needed for Nests
For an upcoming Nest challenge, we are in need of some donated supplies:

Paper towel roll (just cardboard), toilet paper roll, newspaper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, cotton balls, styrofoam cups, empty egg cartons, milk cartons, feathers, popsicle sticks, straws, marshmallows

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
Sophomore Something
Wednesday, October 17th
Appalachian State University, Boone
Depart LCS at 8:00 a.m. and return at 5:00 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 in the afternoon will need to make alternate arrangements.

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

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.

Drivers Education Denver Campus, November 05 – November 19
Lincoln Charter partners with North Carolina Driving school for Drivers Education.  Our next class is scheduled for November 5 – 19 at the Denver Campus. The class will be held  Monday-Thursday immediately after school for 3 hours. Students must attend each class.

Registration is on a first come basis until the class is full.  We have 50 seats available. Students MUST be 14 ½ on or before the first day of class. Registration and payment ($53) can be made starting Wednesday, September 12 on My Payments Plus.

After classwork is completed, you will be contacted by phone to schedule the behind the wheel lessons with North Carolina Driving School.

College Visits
9/12-Winthrop College @ 11:30 in Room 124
9/17-East Carolina University @ 11:30 in Room 124
9/18-High Point University @ 11:30 in Room 124
9/19-Gardner Webb University @ 11:30 in Room 124

Lincoln Charter School (Denver campus) is excited to host Mr. Barry Hawkins, Admissions Counselor for North Carolina School of Science and Math on Wednesday, September 12 from 11:45-12:45pm in Room 146.  He will be available to speak with interested students and families of freshman and sophomores. Feel free to email him if you have any questions prior to Sept 12.  

Financial Aid
Timeka Ruffin from CFNC will be on campus October 9 from 9-10am in the MPR  to discuss financial aid.

David Gelinas, Director of Financial Aid @ Davidson College will be on campus October 25 from 7-8pm in the MPR.  He will be discussing Financial Aid information.

Discover Duke
Discover Duke events are admissions information sessions that typically last between one and one half hours. Duke admissions officers will provide an overview of the various academic and signature opportunities available to our undergraduates and will share information about our application and financial aid processes. We ask that you register in advance by clicking here.