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10.02.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

10.02.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Student Photos
Yearbook Photo are available to view and order
To view and order click here or www.artisticportraitdesign.com
Instructions
Click on Lincoln Charter School Images Gallery
Choose Fall Event
Prompt will ask for personal keyword – enter Student ID/Powerschool ID #
Order Deadline is Oct.13, 2018

College Week
North Carolina’s annual campaign to support college access is moving to the month of October this year. Activities during the month support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. College Application Week will take place October 15th – 19th. All grade levels at Lincoln Charter participate in College Week.  

K-12 College Spirit Week
Students are encouraged to wear College apparel and are allowed to wear jeans if they are participating.

Dream Big – Monday and Tuesday, October 15 & 16th – Harvard and Yale University – Select sophomore students to attend the annual Dream Big trip.  

Freshman Experience – Monday, October 15th – All Freshman will visit Pfeiffer University

Sophomore Something – Wednesday, October 17th – All Sophomores will visit Appalachian University

College Application Day – Thursday, October 18th – All seniors will have the opportunity to spend the day working on college applications with support from the academic counselors.  It’ an exciting day full of encouragement and support.

Junior Junction – Friday, October 19th – All Juniors will visit North Carolina State University

Senior Class Field Trip – Friday, October 19th – Seniors will celebrate with a trip to the North Carolina State Fair.  

Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series October
The Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series presents our annual costume party.  This year our theme is “The Disney Gala Costume Party.” We encourage those attending to dress up as one of the many Disney Characters, we have all come to know and love.  It will be held on Friday October 26th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Doors will open at 5:20 pm. The Series events are for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Parents drop off  kiddos for a fun-filled night, leaving opportunities to enjoy a date night out, a relaxed night in, or catching up on your latest project. Register by Tuesday October 23rd for the Early Bird Pricing for this event on MyPaymentsPlus for $13.00 per student. You will still be able to register after this time frame on MyPaymentsPlus, but at our regular rate of $20.  Hope to see you there! Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for all of the details.

Half Day After School Plans
Thursday October 11th, 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 Thursday.  There is an optional field trip to Zootastic in Troutman 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.

Athletics
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: 30 hours per year

Don’t forget to keep track of your volunteer hours that you completed for extra projects and leadership roles.  Click the campus link below, follow the prompts and SignUpGenius.com will keep your track of your time.

Get started volunteering today: Denver Campus
Contact Brenda DeYoe, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, with questions

PTO
Track Attack – This Friday, October 5th
Track Attack is this week Friday. We have done an amazing job raising $69,062!! We are so close to our $75,000 goal and are still taking donations on MPP! Look out for a newsletter from the PTO with all of Friday’s details. Thank you so much for everyone’s support! We have the best school with the best families!

Superhero 5K
Our Superhero 5K has almost 250 registrants. Online registration for the 5K ends tomorrow at 6:00pm on MPP. Cost is $25. It gets very crowded at the registration tables so please register online to make the morning as efficient and safe as possible for all our students. Same day registration is $25 Cash/Check only.

We are excited to see the superhero costumes and plan to have prizes for creativity. Costumes are optional.

Students’ race bibs will be with their T-shirts in homeroom classes. Adults and Business Sponsors registered can pick up their race bibs at the 5K registration tables, located under the Pavilion at Rescue Squad Park.

Business Sponsors
Next time you need a referral for something, be sure to review the list of all our business sponsors. We are still accepting sponsors and will continue to promote them. Forms can be found here. Thank you to all of our sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold sponsors below. (Sponsors listed are as of 9/28/18 – Funds must be received to be listed.)

PLATINUM ($500+): 1st Choice Glass Inc.; A Lockit Self Storage; BP Drainage Works; Brian McMurtry DDS – Charlotte Laser Dentist; C&J Utilities, Inc.; Carolina Eye Care; Carolina Metals Group; Carrie Howland Photography; Classica Homes; Dedicated Nutrition USA; Denver Dentistry; Denver Mini Storage; Dryco Construction & Grading, Inc.; Dunkin’ Donuts – Denver & Lincolnton; East Lincoln Animal Hospital; Enterprise Iron FIS, Inc.; Eric Taylor Real Estate LLC; Hamilton & Whitecotton Orthodontics; Homesteads Catering; Hoopaugh Grading Company; Horne Heating & Air Conditioning; JAC’s Towing & Recovery; JJL Marketing, Inc.; Lakeshore Pediatric Center, P.A.; Leslie Reeves, Realtor – Keller Williams; Lisa Pleasant Events; Meineke Car Care Center of Denver; Nationwide Ticket Fix; Novant Health Lakeside Family Physician; Osborne Brothers Electric Inc.; Pomodoro’s Café; REMACZ LLC; SERVPRO of Northeast Mecklenburg County; Talco Inc.; The Jonas Law Firm, PLLC; The Lee Ann Miller Team – Allen Tate Realtor; Velocitor Solutions; Victorian General Contractors

GOLD ($250+): Attractions Dining & Value Guide; Benton Integrative Medicine; Buffkin Trucking, Inc.; Concept Steel, Inc.; Counseling Associates at the Lake, Inc.; Denver Farm Bureau; First Federal Savings Bank; Gates Construction Co., Inc.; Hudson Body Shop & Automotive; In/Out Maintenance; Lindsay Schoff Piano Studio; Mecklenburg Roofing, Inc.; Nancy’s Notions; Nate Crichton State Farm Insurance; Phoenix Therapy & Sports Performance; Piedmont Grading & Wrecking, Inc.; Prime Shine Mobile Detailing LLC; Red Bowl Asian Bistro; RKM Construction Systems, Inc.; Roechling Engineering Plastics; Safe Home Pro, Inc.; Southeast Business Exchange; Stogners Construction; The Grace School Early Childhood Education; Three Loves Photography; TNT Glass Tinting; Warren Farms; Waterproofing Specialties, Inc.

Click here to view the Track Attack Newsletter with details about where to park, what to wear, etc.

Elementary Excitement
Have you ever heard the LCS Mission Statement in Spanish?
Video, photo

Cole Team
4th and 5th grade families, be on the lookout for information about C.O.L.E. This is the charter school version of Battle of the Books! Letters and applications will go home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 and will be due to Mrs. Sellers by Thursday, October 4, 2018. Those chosen will be notified the week of October 8, 2018, with weekly meetings starting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. For more information contact Mrs. Sellers.

This is how your child starts their day each morning:
The pledge of allegiance, then we state the LCS mission statement together. PHOTO Be sure you are at school in time for your child to be in their homeroom by 8:00AM!  They’ll miss out on the fun of announcements with Mr. Lykes!

Middle School Moments
WLCS Student News
We are happy to present this week’s WLCS production.
This week’s production staff is: Matt Cipriano, Nick Munro-Tavormina, Anthony Mele, Gavin Williams, Donovan Davis and Zack Salgado.

MS Nest Dodgeball Game
Friday October 5 at 1:00pm
This will take place in the afternoon of Track Attack.  A waiver was sent home with your student and must be signed in order for your student to participate – No Exceptions.

MS Halloween Dance
Friday October 26 7:00-9:00 pm – Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are $10 and will be on sale on MPP

8th Grade Parents
Information pertaining to the Atlanta trip, from Gerber Tours, will be distributed by week’s end.

Attractions Fundraiser
The first round of Attractions Books fundraiser ends 10/5.
All “sample” Attractions books need to be returned to Mr. Sundry or purchased for $20.  If a books is not returned, the student will be charged $20 on MPP. All students that have earned “free” books from the EZpay option, have received an additional book, the “sample” still needs to be returned

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

Newspaper, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, cotton balls, styrofoam cups, empty egg cartons, milk cartons, feathers, popsicle sticks, straws, marshmallows, plastic bags

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.

High School Happenings
Freshman Experience
Monday, October 15th – Pfeiffer University
Depart LCS at 8:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m.
The fee is $15.00 per student, paid through MPP. That  price includes lunch and transportation.

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

Sophomore Something
Wednesday, October 17th – Appalachian State University, Boone
Registration Closes October 5th
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
Registration Closes October 5th
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.

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
Registration Closes October 5th
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.  

College Fair
Registered seniors will be attending the 2018 College Fair at The Park Expo & Conference Center in Charlotte on Oct 4.  Over 100 Colleges will be in attendance. These students are encouraged to stop by Mrs. Robinson’s office to pick up a form to give to parents.  We will depart at 8:15am and return at 11:45am. Please email Mrs. Robinson for more information.  

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.

Governor’s School
Attention *10th & 11th graders and Parents: 2019 Registration is now open.  Governor’s School of NC offers Academic disciplines and the *Performing/Visual Arts disciplines. Counselors will review Approved Achievement Tests/Instruments for eligibility. For more information, click here.  Feel free to contact Mr. Winton, Coordinator, via email or call him at 919-807-3319.  In addition, please email Mrs. Nicola Withers for registration and deadlines.

Upcoming College Visits
Oct 2-Eastern Kentucky University @ 8am in Room 124
Oct 3-Presbyterian College @ 10:30 in Room 126
Oct 3-UNC Greensboro @ 11:30 in Room 122
Oct 3-UNC Chapel Hill @ 11:30 in Room 124
Oct 3-Carson-Newman @ 12:00 in Room 126
Oct 4-Lenoir Rhyne RIBN (Nursing program) @ 10:30 in Room 124
Oct 4-Xavier University @ 2:15 in Room 124
Oct 8-Auburn University @ 11:30 in Room TBA
Oct 8-Campbell University @ 11:30 in Room TBA
Oct 9-Lenoir-Rhyne University @ 11:30 in Room 124
Oct 11-UNC Charlotte @ 8:00 in Room 123

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.

Travel to Spain
The Spanish Department is working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for summer 2020.

We are looking at the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some!).

Please feel free to watch this video and talk about this opportunity with your students. This video tells all about the tour as well as financial information including payment plans and scholarship information. https://app.customshow.com/slideshow/2x3j3f  

Early Sign Ups allow for a discounted price. As with all tour companies, the price goes up the longer you wait.

After you have watched the video, please click this link to sign up for the tour! If you sign up before October 7, you can lock in the published rate.

Un saludo, Aubrey Straub

Testing Reminders
PSAT NMSQT (Sophomores and Juniors) is scheduled for October 10, 2018
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.  

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) is scheduled for October 10, 2018
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.

***Students who are not taking the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT 9, will NOT have school this day.***

PreACT (Sophomores Only) is scheduled for October 29, 2018
There are no sign-ups for this exam, and all 10th graders must take this test.  It is a state mandated assessment provided by NC.  

***9th, 11th and 12th graders will HAVE school as normal (DENVER ONLY.)***   

Student Dismissal will be approximately 12 noon to 12:15.  No student is allowed to leave early.