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10.30.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

10.30.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

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
Thank you to everyone who participated in Pink Out last Friday.  We raised $2,814 which was donated to Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County.  It was a fantastic event and would not be as successful year after year without your support!

Veterans Day – Order deadline is this Friday!
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.

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
Conference Day
K-8 Conference Day is on Thursday, November 1st.  There will not be classes for K-8 students, HS students will have a regular schedule this day.

Tuesday, November 6
Please note the Denver Campus grades 6-12 will have a different schedule on Tuesday, November 6th due to the Denver campus being a polling location.  This will have no impact on Lincolnton Campus grades 6-12.

Engaged Eagles
What is an Engaged Eagle?
An adult family member, guardian and/or relative, who engages in volunteering at LCS. 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?
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 your child’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 LCS 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 a volunteers monetary value “is $24.69/hour. (WASHINGTON, April 19, 2018) –Independent Sector”.

Click the links for more information, Parent Volunteer Information and get started volunteering today. Check back regularly for more opportunities.

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!

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.

PTO
Meetings
General PTO Meeting is tonight at 7 pm following the Town Hall Meeting in the Multipurpose Room. Next PTO board meeting is Monday November 5 at 6:30 pm in the Elementary Workroom.

November Appreciation Event
Good at giving thanks and looking for a way to volunteer that can be done on your time? Please email the Lincolnton PTO to be included in the November appreciation project, lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Special Events
Coming up! Elementary Movie Night for K-5 on Friday, November 30, 6 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Plan now, more details to follow.

Float Friday this week, for MS/HS students, $1 per float.

Additional Uniform Sale
Digging out those hats and coats and discovering they don’t quite fit? As the weather changes, your PTO has a chance to help out. We will be collecting your gently used uniform clothes from October 29 through November 9 in the school offices. Please make sure items are clean and in good repair. We are also collecting your donated coats and sweatshirts. Our next uniform sale will be between Thanksgiving break and Christmas break, date to be confirmed this week. Questions? Contact the Lincolnton PTO @ lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Elementary Excitement
Thanksgiving Feast for K-5 families
Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018.  The event will be held at the Lincolnton Campus in the Elementary Gym.  The cost is $8.00 per plate, please place your order on My Payments Plus.  A plate consists of ham, turkey, dressing with gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, dinner roll, pumpkin pie and water.  Order deadline is Friday, November 9th at 4pm.  No late orders will be accepted.  Please note this event is only for K-5 students and their parents; no 6-12 students will be allowed to leave class to attend the Thanksgiving Feast.  The lunch schedule is below so you can make plans to join us when your child’s class is having lunch that day!

Please contact Robin Coffey at robin.coffey@lincolncharter.org or 704-736-4549 with any questions!

If you would like to volunteer to help serve at our Thanksgiving Feast, please sign up here!

Kindergarten 10:30-11:10
Third Grade 11:00-11:40
First Grade 11:20-12:00
Second Grade 11:45-12:25
Fifth Grade 12:10-12:50
Fourth Grade 12:10-12:50

Club Time for K-5 students starts on Friday 11/2/18!
All K-5 students will be participating in Club Time every Friday from 2:00-2:45.  Activities will be sports, technology, arts/crafts, chorus, show and tell, board games, etc.  All K-5 staff are participating and will use this time to do fun activities while building relationships with students outside of their classrooms.  Students and staff were matched in clubs using an interest survey and we are so excited to start Club Time this Friday. We hope that all students will enjoy these activities as well as building new relationships with other students and staff.   

School Counseling
This month your student is learning about being mindful. This means giving attention to what is going on now, in this moment. When you are mindful, you are giving attention to what you are seeing, what you are hearing, tasting, smelling – everything in this moment, right now.

Growth mindset is about using mindfulness as a tool to overcome challenges and persist through difficult times. Being mindful is one way to lessen the fear of failure or nervousness before trying something new. By implementing the following activities, you can reinforce the lesson. Fifteen minutes will be enough to complete each activity (you can spend more time if needed).

Activity #1
Utilize the printable called “Take Chances, Keep Going.” You can mention that the process of drawing can be a great mindfulness exercise because you’re paying close attention to what you are doing.

Activity #2
Utilize the printable called “Mindfulness Bingo”, which is a fun way to introduce various mindfulness activities to your child.

Good luck & have fun!
Sydney Bovee,
K-6 Counselor

High School Happenings
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.

Social Media
You can follow the LCS Lincolnton campus on social media!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lcslincolnton/
Instagram: lcs_lincolnton
Twitter: @lcs_west
Snapchat:  lcs-lincolnton