10.09.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

10.09.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
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

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

Freshman Experience – Tuesday, October 16th – 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.  

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.

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

Lincoln Charter Polling Location
Please note Lincoln Charter School – the Denver campus only will be used as a polling location on November 6th.  Classes for MS/HS Students that attend the Denver campus will be impacted only.

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

October PTO Newsletter

Penny War results are in and finalized. Building winners will be recognized with medals and the overall winner with the trophy!

Congrats to the winners:
K1: Mrs. Fonseca’s class
2/3: Mrs. T. Smith’ s class
4/5: Mrs. Lineberger’s class
MS: Mrs. Shifflett and Mr. Hilburn’s classes
HS: Mr. Perry

And your overall 2018 Lincoln Charter School Lincoln PTO Penny Wars winner is the dynamic duo of Shifflett and Hilburn.


Additionally we want to offer a shout out to Makayla Dowdy whose winning logo design graced our Talon Walk shirts this year.

Jagger Beatenhead won our $50 gift card give-away in a random drawing of students who submitted $50 in donations before Sept. 21.

Board Changes
Due to unforeseen difficulties, our Fundraising Chair, Connie Molby, has stepped down. We want to thank Connie for all of her hard work and dedication in planning a great 2018 Talon Walk event. The Glow Dance and Dunking Booth were definitely big hits as new additions to our events.

The Board has reviewed the current bylaws and is in process of appointing an interim Fundraising Chair to serve for the remainder of the school year. The position will go on the ballot this spring along with the other scheduled vacancies.

In preparation for next year, we are looking for an Assistant Treasurer who is interesting in learning the financial protocols and possibly run to be treasurer for a 2019-2021 term. Please email the Lincolnton PTO with interest and questions.

Stay tuned for details on our November teacher appreciation event. Opportunities to appreciate your teachers in October are to be confirmed. Consider sponsoring a Pink Out team in honor of your teacher.

Talon Walk
We are closing in on our goal of $38,000 and still accepting sponsors and pledge donations. We have collected over $30,000 through Friday. Those who sent forms in with pledge commitments but haven’t paid yet will get those reminders this week. Remember, one Elementary student and one MS/HS student who bring in the most donations will win four tickets to a Charlotte Knights baseball game next spring.

Want to give a shout out or idea for improvement on Talon Walk? Please complete the survey below to share your thoughts and ideas. There will be debriefing meetings later in October after school.

Talon Walk Survey

Middle School Moments
MS Dance
Come do the Monster Mash! The Middle School Halloween Dance is on October 26th from 7-9pm in the multipurpose room. This is for LCS students in 6-8th grade. Please make sure costumes are appropriate for a school event. No masks, and minimal face paint: we should be able to identify who is who. Tickets are available on MPP for $10. No tickets will be sold at the door.

October 15th at 6:00pm – 8th Grade Atlanta Trip Information Meeting
Please join us for an info night on our 8th grade Atlanta Trip. We will discuss trip details as well as learn about and kick-off the fundraiser. Some highlights of the trip:

  • April 8-10, 2019
  • Visit Clemson University
  • Eat at the Hard Rock Café
  • Visit the Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • Tour the World of Coca-Cola
  • Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Visit the Georgia Aquarium

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.

7th Grade Chamber Theater Field trip Update: We are extending the payment deadline to Oct.31st. Remember to pay $22.00 in MyPaymentsPlus, located under the field trip tab.  Your payment is the permission for your student to attend. We are hoping to have 100% participation on this awesome educational theater field trip!

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.

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.

Gaston College Open House
Gaston College is holding an Open House on Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The Open House will begin at 6pm with a Welcome and short program in the Myers Center where prospective students may learn about Gaston College, various programs, degree opportunities as well as the wide variety of available student services.

Also, there will be break-out sessions to assist with application and FAFSA completion as well as learn about financial aid options.

Tours will be available for prospective students, parents as well as the community to showcase the classroom setting and learn about programs they may be interested in pursuing. Pre-register here by October 11 to be eligible for a special gift!

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership
Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY provides students, for whom most are selected by their schools, the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences, beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others.

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

LCS will nominate one student and one alternate student to participate in next summer’s State Leadership Seminar (June 2019; Dates TBA).  Students must answer the following essay prompt:

Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community.

Essays are due to Mrs. Withers by November 15, 2018.  Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions about the program.