10.09.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

10.09.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Student Photos
Yearbook Photo are available to view and order
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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.

Thursday is a half day with an 11:30 dismissal and Friday is a teacher workday.  

Lincoln Charter Polling Location
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.

Team Pictures
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

Swim and Dive
Carolina Dive Academy High School Enrollment
HFFA Key Tag
YMCA Forms for MS

Engaged Eagles
The Engaged Eagle challenge is 30 hours per year.  Click the links for more information, Parent Volunteer Information and get started volunteering today!

Don’t forget to keep track of the volunteer hours that you completed for extra projects and leadership roles. Click this link, Log your hours, follow the prompts on SignUpGenius.com and your time will be recorded.  Thank you for volunteering!

Contact Brenda DeYoe, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, with questions

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for Track Attack. If you attended, you saw that there were many devoted and hardworking people who made all the 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.

Track Attack Success!
Track Attack was a huge hit! Donations are still trickling in but we blew away our goal and raised over $85,000. THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! We are excited to be able to do great things for our school. Thank you again to all our business sponsors too. Be sure to check out the complete list of all the businesses that supported us this year.

We’d love for you to tag us in your facebook photos or share your pictures on our Facebook Page.

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow Morning!
Tomorrow’s Monthly Teacher Breakfast for our awesome K-12 teachers will be catered by Dunkin Donuts. Your Track Attack donations make this possible. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help setup or clean up any of our monthly breakfasts, please email us. These are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Box Top Contest is Around the Corner
Are you ready for the 1st Box Top Contest of the year? It’s almost here!! Dust off those Box Tops and get ready for some friendly classroom competition. The Fall Contest is right around the corner. More details to follow.

Elementary Fall Parties – Friday, October 26th – 1:30-2:30 pm
The first elementary class party is coming up! Be on the lookout for communications from your classroom Parent for more details and volunteer needs. Please consider volunteering your time or helping provide any party supplies requested.

FUNd Factory
One of the easiest ways to raise money for our school is by shopping at Harris Teeter or Publix:

Harris Teeter – 3 options to link: (1) Simply tell the cashier to link your VIC card to “Lincoln Charter School East” or #4571, (2) Link online through their website, or (3) Email PTO with your name, phone, VIC Card #, and we can link for you. Your card remains linked all year and you can link up to 5 schools at one time.

Publix – They are no longer using shopper cards. But it’s easy to create an account on publix.com and add “Lincoln Charter School PTO – Denver NC” as a Publix Partner on your account. It will be linked to your phone number and that’s all they need when you check out.

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

Ancient Architecture in 2nd Grade
2nd grade Core Knowledge includes looking at ancient architecture.Our second graders study the Greek orders that are most prominent and make “Capital Hats.”  The HS class gathered info to share, made their own hat, then helped 2nd grade get started with their own. We are very proud of them for working so well together. Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3 Photo 4

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

WLCS Student News
We are happy to present 2 episodes of WLCS. Episode #1:WLCS production.
Production staff is: Ella Cannon, Waverly Caughman, Nick Tomasetti, Giovanna DeSieno, Molly Stratton and Tyler Hebner.

The second production of this week: WLCS production
The production staff is: Tinsley Brothers, Morgan Brotherton, Brooklyn DeCann, Julia Sondee and Kamden Dalton

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

Toothpick Bridge Challenge
In our Nests, students have teamed up to build bridges out of toothpicks and glue.  They had to design and construct these bridges with the objective to hold as much weight as possible.  This Thursday 10/11, we will hold our “weighing” of the bridges at 9 am in Machado Gymnasium.

MS Dress Code
Last Friday, the MS met to discuss dress code.  Here is the LCMS Dress Code presentation that was shared with the students.  All information came from the official Lincoln Charter Dress Code Policy which can be viewed on the school website.  

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.

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.  Student taking the test will be dismissed at approximately 12 noon to 12:15.  No student is allowed to leave early.

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

Travel to Spain for Summer 2020
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.  

There will be a Parent Meeting on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 PM in Ms. Straub’s room, room 186.

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 November 16, you can lock in the published rate.  Contact Ms. Straub if you have any questions.

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.

HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership)
Sophomores- The 2019 Empower-Lead-Excel HOBY Registration is now open!  HOBY is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community.  If selected, you will attend a 3 or 4 day seminar to participate in hands on leadership activities, meet leaders in your state, and explore their personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community.  

If you are a student that possess outstanding communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision making, sensitive to others, charismatic personality, courage to speak out and challenge and interested in community service, then you should apply!  The selection committee will select ONE primary and ONE alternate student. LCS will only cover the cost of the primary candidate. Interested students must complete the essay prompt “Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community”.  Feel free to email Mrs. Nicola Withers for deadline information.   Click here for more 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 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
Oct 15-Wofford College @ 11:30 in Room 124
Oct 16-Florida Southern University @ 11:30 in Room 124
Oct 16-UNC Wilmington @ 11:30 in Room TBA
Oct 22-Virginia Commonwealth University @ 11:30 in Room 124
Oct 22-Christopher Newport University @ 1:15 in Room TBA
Oct 23-UNC Asheville @ 11:30 in Room 122
Oct 24-USC @ 11:30 in Room 124
Oct 25-Lenoir-Rhyne RIBN (Nursing Program) @ 10:33 in Room 124