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11.06.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

11.06.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
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.   

Box City Service Event
Lincoln Charter will host its annual service simulation event that addresses hunger and homelessness.  This event is hosted by the Leadership Institute and has traditionally been a high school event. In an effort to open the discussion to all students on the issue of hunger and homelessness LI is partnering with elementary and middle school.  

We ask that you support the efforts of our friends in 1st grade that are hosting a book drive for schools in Pender County that were devastated by Hurricane Florence.  The damage of Hurricane Florence and Michael both have caused a surge in what is called displacement homelessness. See more details under Elementary Excitement.

The Junior Beta Club is partnering with LI and the Caulder Family to lead a coat drive for One Warm Coat.  Zoey Caulder, Senior, began hosting a drive at Lincoln Charter 6 years ago as a way to earn service hours when she was in middle school.  While earning her hours she gained a new appreciation for all that she had been blessed with and realized that she took for granted things like having a coat to wear to keep her and her siblings warm.  Through research she discovered One Warm Coat and developed a respect for the distribution process for the coats collected. Zoey’s younger brother, Tucker, is working with Zoey and is eager to take over the drive and continue the efforts for years to come.  Jackets are being collected now through November 16th in the front of each building. Look for the One Warm Coat bins.

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.  Pricing increases December 14.

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.

Blood Drive
Thank you to everyone who came and supported the blood drive!  We had 43 donors present and we collected 38 units!  That is fantastic!  Currently, CBCC is testing the units donated and will then separate each unit into 3 components.  They will then transport 114 blood products out to our hospitals within 5 days! So Lincoln Charter School – Denver touched/saved up to 114 lives…

The Talon Challenge blood drive is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23rd.  Save the date!

We collected 48 units in August and 38 units last week.  Our total this year is 86 units!

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more.

Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear

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 volunteering at LCS. This means you!  Your time and talent are what makes Lincoln Charter an extra 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 having difficulties.

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 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!

PTO
Elementary Box Top Contest
Thank you to everyone who sent in Box Tops! The results will be tallied this week and announced soon.

Teacher Breakfast Next Wednesday!
Our monthly Teacher Breakfast will be provided next Wednesday morning for all K-12 teachers. Your donations make this possible and it’s always a wonderful treat for the staff! These are provided the second Wednesday of each month.

Elementary Excitement
Book Drive to support hurricane hit county schools
The first grade is holding a book drive to collect gently used or new books leveled kindergarten through high school to benefit the Pender County schools devastated by the hurricane. They will be collecting books through the month of November until the beginning January. Help first grade rebuild these schools one book at a time.

Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series November
The Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series presents our next event.  Christmas is around the corner, so please join us for our “Polar Express Pajama Party.”    It will be held on Friday November 30th 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 working on your Christmas to do list. Register by Tuesday November 27th 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.

Middle School Moments
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.

Talent Show
Audition Dates: November 2nd and November 5th – 3 pm in Room 182.
Sign-up list is posted on the bulletin board by the Multi-Purpose Room

High School Happenings
Hybrid Block Days
Wednesday, November 7th and Thursday, November 8th

Box CIty
November 19-20th
High school students have the opportunity to participate in the annual hunger and homelessness service simulation.  This event is sponsored by the Leadership Institute and is open to students in grades 9-12. In order to sign up students must participate in the Box City Service Seminar on Wednesday, November 7th from 2:00-3:00pm in Machado Gymnasium.  The service simulation will explain the expectations for Box CIty and cover the areas of study for the simulation. Topics of discussion will include

– Defining homelessness
– Understanding sympathy vs. empathy and ways to be empathic
– Youth voice and advocacy work
– Strategies for addressing homelessness  

Financial Aid
David Gelinas, Director of Financial Aid @ Davidson College will be on campus November 19, 2018 from 7-8pm in the MPR.  He will be discussing Financial Aid information.

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.