Charter Chatter 09.11.2018 Lincolnton

Charter Chatter 09.11.2018 Lincolnton

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 students and staff attended the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance this morning.  The HS Band and Chorus gave fantastic performances. The poem winners all did an amazing job reading their poems in front of the LCS community.  All of our HS students will participate in a day of service the remainder of this week. We have partnered with Christian Ministries, South Mountain State Park, Hesed House of Hope, and Habitat for Humanity (Restore).  Thank you to all the students and staff who coordinated the program to make it a success!

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!

Thank You
To all the corporate sponsors and families who have donated so far, thank you for your support. The hard work of our students, families and staff has gotten Talon Walk off to a great start with over $12,000 raised. Help us reach our goal of $38,000 so your PTO can continue to support LCS. Please consider giving if you haven’t already, every dollar makes a difference. Family donations may be made on MyPaymentsPlus; sponsorship forms can be found on our website, For sponsor banner recognition, please have commitments of $250 or more submitted by Sunday, Sept. 16.

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.

Deadline for donations is Friday, Sept. 21.

Rock Artists Wanted
A few volunteers are needed to paint the spirit rock with Talon Walk messages over the next few weeks. Contact Jennifer Greene at

Water for Walkers
Student walkers are going to get thirsty on their Talon Walk Fun Run!  Please consider donating bottled water to your child’s homeroom, by Monday, Sept. 24. Our goal is 2 cases per homeroom.

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

Freeze Pops and Float Fridays
Volunteers are needed to work this popular event, see SignupGenius links on PTO website. THANK YOU to the volunteers who have already signed up.  Freeze Pop Friday is set for Sept. 14. Freeze pops are sold to elementary students only at a cost of 50 cents. The next Float Friday is Oct. 5.

Elementary Excitement
Vision Screening/Hearing Screening
Thank you to Carolina Eye Care for screening our Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 5th graders each year.  As soon as our hearing screenings are done, you will receive a screening report so look for that to come home in the next few weeks.

Elementary Art
Last week we started our drawing unit.  Students are practicing new techniques for practicing their drawing.  We discussed: upside down, blind, geometric shapes and outline. This year’s theme is “Sweet, Sweet Year” so look forward to some yummy artworks!  See what’s new on our instagram page: lincolncharter_art.

Library News
Welcome to the library.  Thank you to all of our volunteers! What exactly is a book buddy?  Book Buddies can: assist students in selecting a book, do a mini lesson using the smartboard to engage students while they are waiting to get a book, reshelving books correctly, organizing bookshelves, etc.  This can be a set day/time each week or just days when you have some free time. You can email for more information about this volunteer opportunity.  

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. If you need a car rider name tag, please contact your homeroom teacher

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

12 Common Questions Parents Ask About MAP Growth Assessment

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
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!!  

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.

Sophomore Something
Wednesday, October 17th
Appalachian State University, Boone
Depart LCS at 8:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 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 Jessica Kelly about financial assistance.

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