10.02.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

10.02.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Hurricane Florence Relief Donations
Sponsored by All Pro Dads and FCA
All Pro Dads and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will be collecting donations for Hurricane Florence victims.  

Donations can be dropped off at the MS/HS Front office. Please label items Hurricane Florence Donations.  We will be collecting donations through October 5th.

Some supplies needed are:
Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Water, Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.), cleaning products, first aid kits, baby formula, and school supplies (notebooks, pencils, paper, markers, crayons, etc).  

If you have any questions please contact the All Pro Dads or FCA staff reps – Mr. Smith, Mr. Hain, Mrs. Thornburg, and Mrs. Leatherman.  

Thank you in advance for your donations!

Fall Student Photo Information
Yearbook Photo are available to view and order
To view and order click here or www.artisticportraitdesign.com
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

Pink Out – Shirts available only until Thursday, Oct 4th at midnight!
Pink Out is October 26th this year!! Pink Out is an annual event sponsored by the Student Leadership Team (SLT).  This year’s proceeds will go to Lincoln County Hospice.

SLT will have booths set up around campus on October 26th selling pink hair streaks, bracelets and candy all for $1 each starting at 7:15 am until 8:00 am. All students and staff are encouraged to dress in all pink on October 26th to support the cause.  

The biggest event of Pink Out is the Staff vs. Staff Dodgeball Game!! Pink Out shirts are available now only until Thursday, October 4th at midnight on My Payments Plus!!

The teams have been established so take a look at the roster and determine which team you want to support – Team 1 or Team 2!  Shirts are $15 this year.

Thank you in advance for supporting the cause!  

Staff vs Staff Dodgeball Game Rosters
Team 1

  1. David Young (MS Social Studies)
  2. Jonathan Bealer (MS Administrator)
  3. Bruce Boorman (MS Band)
  4. Michael Paulino (ESL)
  5. Jonathan Bryant (Chief Administrator)
  6. Isabel Melby (HS Spanish)
  7. Hannah Shifflet (MS Math)
  8. Erin Large (MS Language Arts)
  9. Nikki Hull (Elementary Assistant Administrator)
  10. Susanne George (Finance Officer)
  11. Alaina Chapman (HS Art)
  12. Keli Cox (Elementary TA)
  13. Domenica Brown (Elementary Spanish)
  14. Cathy Thornburg (HS Math)

Team 2

  1. Ryan Smith (HS Social Studies)
  2. Austin Perry (HS Band)
  3. Daniel Schmitz (Athletic Director)
  4. Keith Hain (MS Social Studies)
  5. Olivia Williams (HS Social Studies)
  6. Muriel Castilloux (HS Science)
  7. Kelly Calderon (Foundation)
  8. Kayla Hopper (MS and HS Spanish)
  9. Melissa Peterman (Elementary Administrator)
  10. Abby Swengros (Elementary Art)
  11. Nicola Withers (Academic Counselor)
  12. Tammy Leatherman (HS Math)
  13. Tammy Thomas (MS Science)
  14. Tara Granzen (HS English)

Ref:  Jessica Kelly (HS Administrator)

If you have any questions about Pink Out please contact Jessica Kelly at jessica.kelly@lincolncharter.org.

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 – Harvard and Yale University – Select sophomore students to attend the annual Dream Big trip.  

Freshman Experience – Tuesday – All Freshman will visit Pfeiffer University

Sophomore Something – Wednesday – All Sophomores will visit Appalachian University

College Application Day – Thursday – 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 – All Juniors will visit North Carolina State University

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

Veterans Day
Our annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Program will take place on Monday, November 12th at 8:30 am in our MS/HS Gym.  Veterans will receive their breakfast free of charge. A student must have a Veteran guest to attend the breakfast and program. All other attendees will be charged $9.00 per plate (including students).  All meals must be prepaid via My Payments Plus.  Order deadline is Friday, November 2nd at 12:00 pm.  No late orders will be accepted.

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: Lincolnton Campus

Contact Brenda DeYoe, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, with questions

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the Talon Walk and Family Fun Night.   If you attended, you saw that there were many devoted and hardworking people who made both events go smoothly.  There are also countless volunteers that have worked behind the scenes, contributing in ways that are just as vital.  Thank you LCS family for your hard work and dedication.

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

HS Indoor Track and Field
If you did not attend the interest meeting Monday and are interested in HS Indoor Track and Field please contact Coach Schild at mark.schild@lincolncharter.org

Talon Walk
Many, many thanks to all those who helped make Talon Walk Week a great success. Final numbers haven’t been tallied yet, but the last count was over $27,000. There are still pledges and last minute donations to be added. Help the PTO reach it’s 2018 goal of $38,000 if you would still like to make a contribution.

Elementary Excitement
Thank you to everyone who supported the PTO Talon Walk and Family Fun Night!  Your contributions for the baskets, Penny Wars and countless other means of support made this a wonderful fundraiser for our school!

All Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade students will be featured on the Winter Music Program on Tuesday, December 4th @ 6:30pm in the Elementary Gym. Details will be sent home in the coming weeks.  See you there!!

Elementary Art
Hello Families!  We are currently wrapping up our drawing unit and getting ready to start SCULPTURE!  Grades 3-5 will be working with clay, cardboard and Popsicle sticks.  Grades K-2 will be experimenting with play doh, paper and wire. It’s always amazing to see what they create!  

For this year’s art show, all kindergarten-6th grade art students will be represented.  A spring date and location are TBD.

If anyone has any 2XL or larger old t-shirts I can use them in the art room as smocks.  

Middle School Moments
Jr. Beta
Junior Beta Club Members will be offering after school tutoring to middle school students.  “Beta Buddies” will meet every second and fourth Wednesday from 3-4 pm in Mrs. Duncan’s classroom.  Any middle school student who needs help with homework or organizational skills is invited to attend Beta Buddies.  Students should be picked up in the normal MS/HS carpool area at 4 pm. The first session of Beta Buddies is Wednesday, October 24.  If you have questions, please contact Shawn Duncan at shawn.duncan@lincolncharter.org or Mikki Ayers at mikki.ayers@lincolncharter.org.  For more information, check out this link.  

7th Grade Field Trip
The 7th grade will be attending ENCORE!! put on by the Chamber Theater Production, on 11/29/18 at Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte. This production tells five stories: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Legend of Sleep Hollow, The Monkey’s Paw, The Necklace, and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras.   Please pay the $22.00 field trip fee on MyPaymentsPlus. Your payment is your permission. All payments are due by 10/1/2018. The theater will need a final head count on 10/2. Tickets may not be added for our group after 10/2. More information about this field trip has been emailed to both students & parents. We are looking forward to going to the theater and enjoying the show!

High School Happenings
Freshman Experience
Tuesday, October 16th
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 Jessica Kelly about financial assistance.

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.  Deadline to pay is October 5th.

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.  Deadline to pay is October 5th.

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.  Deadline to pay is October 5th.

Senior Class Field Trip Flyer

The PSAT 9 and PSAT NMSQT are on October 10th. This is only for 9th-11th graders that signed up. Any student that did not sign up and 12th grade will not have classes this day. The test takes place at the Denver campus; this is required by the state for us to only have one testing site for this exam.   Sign ups for these tests have closed already.

PreACT (10th Grade Only)
The PreACT is on Monday, October 29th.  It is required that all 10th graders take this test.  The test will take place on campus. There will be no classes for 9th, 11th, and 12th graders this day.

Counseling Center
The mission of the Lincoln Charter School Counseling program, K-12, is to support our students, staff, parents and community in preparing all Lincoln Charter students to be college-ready individuals by providing a safe, caring, learning environment in which to develop their cognitive, and social-emotional development.

One way that we will be supporting our students, staff, parents, and community is through our new Academic Counseling and School Counseling blogs.  These blogs will be updated monthly so please check in for the latest information.

The Academic Counseling blog is a one-stop resource containing the most up to date information about scholarships, college representative visits, enrichment opportunities, and more for both the Denver and Lincolnton Campuses.

The School Counseling blog will provide updates about the LCS mentoring program as well as topics relevant to the social and emotional well-being of our students for both the Denver and Lincolnton Campuses.  

For questions, please contact the Counseling Department.