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10.30.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

10.30.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Mr. Bryant has a new blog post which includes information about the Lincolnton campus expansion – check it out here!

Student Life
Spirit Wear
We are still waiting for spirit wear.  As soon as it arrives, items will be delivered to the homeroom of the student whose name is on the order.  

Pink Out
K-12 Wednesday, October  31st
All students and staff are encouraged to dress in Pink on Oct. 31st to advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Interact Club members will be available before school to spray hair pink to raise awareness about breast cancer and support coaches vs cancer. Sprays are available for a minimum $1.00 donation per spray.  Cash payments are accepted at the time of spray. Spray stations will be set up at the lower building red awning and at the athletic entrance of the upper building.

HS Only
Interact Club will also be hosting a bake sale for Pink Out October 25th – November 1st during lunch.  The Interact Club is partnering with the varsity basketball team to help raise funds for Coaches vs. Cancer.   Last year, we raised over $1500 which was donated to the Susan G Komen Foundation of Charlotte.

Veterans Day Breakfast and Program
Monday, November 12th
Doors open at 8:00am – program begins at 8:45am
Breakfast is open to Veterans, student host and their guest.  Registration is free for Veterans and is $7.00 per student and guest. Registration is available on MPP and will close on Wednesday, November 7th at noon.

The theme of the event is All-American. We are encouraging staff and students to dress in Red, White and Blue (must meet HS Dress Code and be respectful of the flag).  

In addition to the annual program, Lincoln Charter is partnering with the USO and Operation Phone Home to collect funds to support phone calls home during the holidays.  The goal is for every student and staff member to donate $1.00 to the program.  Funds will be collected during the event on November 12th. This is a great way for us to honor those that are currently serving abroad.   

Blood Drive
Friday, November 2nd 8:00am-1:00pm
Everyone is welcome to donate, feel free to bring a friend. Our goal for the year is 200+ units. At this level we are eligible for $2,500 in student scholarship – Help us reach our goal!

To sign up, please contact the High School front office OR visit www.cbcc.us. If you have additional questions, please call or email Lois @ 704-483-6611.

Angel Tree
Lincoln Charter, in partnership with the Leadership Institute, is excited to announce that we will partner with the Lincoln County Department of Social Services again this year to sponsor 20 Angels for the holiday season.  The collection period is scheduled for Nov. 13th-28th. Detailed information will be released in the Charter Chatter on Nov. 13th.

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.  Order online by November 2nd for the lowest price.

Elementary
Middle
High

Please note that students in both Lincolnton and Denver share a combined book at each level, so there is no need to differentiate between campuses.  

Yearbook Recognition Ads
Now is the time to start gathering those photos of your “babies” young and old.  In addition to high school seniors, elementary and middle school “graduates” will have the opportunity to be featured in the ads section of their respective yearbooks this year.  Go to Jostens.com to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad.

Senior Ad Prices increase on November 19th.  

Academics
Tuesday, November 6th
E-Learning Day 6-12 only
Detailed information in regards to expectations for the E-Learning day are posted here.  

Reminder, Nov. 6th is an E-Learning day for grades 6-12 due to the fact that the upper building is serving as a polling location for election day.  Students in grades 6-12 will not report to school, but will access assignments on line.

Athletics
HS Cross Country
Congratulations to both the Men’s and Women’s XC teams for winning the NCHSAA 1A West Regional Championship.

Drew Zink was the top Men’s runner and 1A West Region Champion.

Both teams will compete for a State Championship in Kernersville on November 3.

HS Volleyball
Congratulations to the HS Women’s Volleyball team for another great season.  Our Women fell to Polk County HS 3-1 in the 3rd Round of the State Playoffs.

Midnight Madness
Join us Friday November 2, at 7 pm in Machado Gymnasium for LCS Midnight Madness.  This will be a pep rally and showcase for our basketball teams. The 1A West Region Champion XC teams will be honored as they move onto the NCHSAA State Championship Meet.

Toliy Givens Memorial 5K Run/Walk at LCS
November 10, 2018 at 2:00pm
The Lincoln Charter Cross Country team is hosting a benefit 5K run/walk for the family of Toliy Givens, a former Lincoln Charter student and cross country runner.  Toliy also served in the United States Armed Forces. Proceeds will benefit New Horizons for Children, a charity dear to the Givens family.  

Toliy was a great influence on all who knew him – he always worked hard, had a positive attitude and the brightest smile.

Registration fee is $25 and includes an event t-shirt.  Click here to register.

Engaged Eagles
What is an Engaged Eagle?  
An adult family member, guardian and/or relative, who engages in volunteer services at Lincoln Charter. This means you!  Your time and talent are what makes Lincoln Charter a very special place. Consider the difference you will make in a young person’s life when you volunteer.

What is the Engaged Eagle challenge?
The challenge is to volunteer 30 hours per year.  Thirty hours are easily reached when you divide it by 10 months of school.

Why Engage?
You make a positive difference in a student’s future each time you step onto campus.  Research shows every student can benefit because it develops role model relationships, creates opportunities for children to communicate with other adults while allowing the teacher to work individually with students.

Does Lincoln Charter know that I am busy and I don’t have time to volunteer?
Yes, that is why we challenge you to go the extra step.  Take time off from work or contact the volunteer coordinator with event ideas you want to create for weekends or evening. Your time is precious and the monetary value of a volunteer “is $24.69/hour. (WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018) –Independent Sector.”

Click the link for more information on the LCS website, and get started volunteering today. Check back regularly for more opportunities.

Please 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. There are countless hours that have not been recorded yet, so please take a few minutes to go online, make an account, and document your time. Contact Brenda DeYoe, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, with questions.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have shared your time & talent in your child’s school this year. Bravo!

Thank you to Lake Forest Church-Westlake that meets in the lower building.  Their volunteers completed a beautification project on our campus this past Sunday. which included cleaning up the crepe myrtles along Galway Lane and planting flowers.  It looks great, thank you Lake Forest-Westlake!

PTO
Elementary Box Top Contest
The Box Tops contest is currently underway. If you have not already, please clip your unexpired Box Tops and send them in with your child.  Two winning elementary homerooms will earn icecream parties! Information and Box Top Bucks forms were sent home with your child in last week’s Tuesday folder. The contest ends November 2nd.

Fall Party Success & Room Parent Thank You
Thank you to all our Elementary Room Parents for the wonderful Fall Parties last week! There were so many creative ideas and the students all had a great time!

Next PTO Meeting – Monday, November 5
Our next PTO Meeting will be held Monday, November 5th at 6:30pm in the Upper Building Multi-Purpose Room. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, unless otherwise communicated. Check our Facebook Page for up to date information.

Elementary Excitement
Thank you room parents!!, Photo 2– The rain didn’t slow us down!
Thank you to all of our dedicated room parents for your hard work in putting together amazing fall parties! Thank you to parents, grandparents and siblings that took time from their busy schedules to help us celebrate!  Happy Fall!

Middle School Moments
8th Grade Atlanta Trip
Enrollment for the Atlanta Trip needs to be completed by 10/30.  All registration needs to be done on GerberTours.com

Fundraising credits will be submitted to Gerber Tours on 11/1.  We need to wait until the enrollment period is over. Your student’s account will be credited for whatever they earned during the fundraiser.  If you have already paid your trip in full, the balance will be credited to the card you signed up with.

7th Grade Camp Weaver Trip
We are happy to announce that LCS will continue our partnership with the YMCA’s Camp Weaver for the 7th Grade Overnight trip.  The trip will be April 8-9 and include a trip to UNC Chapel Hill. More information pertaining to trip specifics will be released shortly.

High School Happenings
Track Attack Skip Day – November 1st
High school students earned a Track Attack Skip with their fundraising efforts!  There is no school for high school students only on Thursday, November 1st.

Hybrid Block Days
Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th

Save the Date
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance, Saturday, December 8th (HS Only)
Tickets available on MPP Nov. 13 – 30th at noon
$15.00 advance purchase
$20.00 at the door
Non-LCHS Guest Form
Semi Formal attire required.  No shorts or jeans allowed.