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11.27.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

11.27.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Homecoming 2018-2019
December 3-8
Lincoln Charter Homecoming is an annual K-12 tradition.  Homecoming is a week long celebration including K-12 Spirit Week, HS Pep Rally and the Homecoming Court Presentation.  The festivities end with the annual High School Homecoming Dance.

All students and staff members are encouraged to take part in the tradition of spirit week.  Spirit Week is about celebrating being a part of the Eagle Community. We look forward to alumni returning for the Homecoming games.

Homecoming Spirit Week 2018
Monday, December 3rd – Character Day
Tuesday, December 4th – Pajama Day
Wednesday, December 5th – Rapper/Rocker/Country
Thursday, December 6th – Beach Day
Friday, December 7th – LCS Pride Day

Homecoming Court Presentation
Friday, December 7th at the Denver Campus during the basketball games; teams take on an Australian team.  

4:00 pm JV Men’s Basketball
5:30 pm Varsity Women’s Basketball
7:00 pm Homecoming Court Presentation
7:30 pm Varsity Men’s Basketball

All Pro Dads
We trust you had a blessed holiday break. Our next scheduled All Pro Dad’s breakfast is set for this Friday, November 30th at 7:15 a.m. in the MS/HS multi-purpose room. This will be our last meeting of this calendar year! We will pick back up in January 2019! At this weeks gathering we are conducting a Toy Drive that will benefit children at the holiday time. If you are able to do so please bring in a toy or 10 for either (or both) boys or girls. There will be a table to drop off your donation to as you enter the multi-purpose room. We will also be having some raffle items to give out at the breakfast on Friday, November 30th! You will receive raffle tickets upon your arrival that will enter you into the raffle drawings.

As always, we are looking forward to a wonderful time of fellowship together to start our day in a powerful way. For headcount purposes please RSVP to Ryan Smith or Keith Hain.

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 January 7th.

Mark Your Calendars  – Showcase of the Arts
Friday, December 14th will be a night to celebrate the arts!! Come join us for band and chorus performances as well as an art exhibition.  All will take place at the Lincoln County Cultural Center.

6:00 pm  Middle School Band Concert
6:30-8:30 pm HS Art Exhibition
7:00 pm High School Chorus Concert
7:30 pm  High School Band Concert

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 (8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus) and for parents of 11th graders on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus).  Sessions are open to all LCS parents regardless of which campus students attend. Knowing which session you plan to attend will help us better plan. Topics to be covered include a brief overview of: Tips for College Planning, College Resources for Students/Families, Choosing the Right College, College Visits and Deadlines, and Financial Aid Resources.  Sessions will last approximately one hour in length and time will be provided for questions.

Please RSVP for this event so our Academic Counseling team can properly prepare.  RSVP by completing form here.  

Athletics
LCS Fall HS Awards Night
December 3rd- 7pm in Machado Gymnasium (HS Fall athletes only, MS Fall awards night is in May).

Holy Angels Basketball Tournament
The men’s basketball team will be playing in the Holy Angels Hoops Tournament on Saturday December 1.  

Tickets are on sale now

Tickets are good for all 4 games on Saturday, plus a Charlotte Hornets game on January 17.  Proceeds go to support the Holy Angels Program out of Belmont, NC. Come out and support your Eagles and the Holy Angels.  For more information, contact Coach Gabriel.

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

Engaged Eagles  
Hoping you had a relaxing Thanksgiving break because there are several new volunteer opportunities available this week!  Click the volunteering link below and check back regularly for more opportunities.

Links for the Engaged Eagles:  Parent Volunteer Information , volunteering,  Log Your Hours

PTO
Elementary Movie Night – This Friday
Hotel Transylvania 3
Friday, November 30 for K-5th grades, 6:15 pm – 8 pm
Elementary gym
Hot dogs, popcorn, chips, candy, and drinks will be sold,.
Cost is $3 per child, or $5 per family for LCS elementary students only, payable at the door.
Volunteers are needed!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4fa5a92ba1ff2-elementary

Uniform Sale – This Friday
The fall/winter uniform sale is also Friday, November 30, 1:30-7:30 p.m., elementary gym. Come and shop for your child’s winter wardrobe. We still need volunteers https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4fa5a92ba1ff2-winter

Pancake Breakfast
The annual Middle School pancake breakfast is December 19. Watch for signups for donations and volunteers.

Santa Helpers
We need a few volunteers to give out candy canes at the K-2 music program on Dec. 5 and at the high school band/chorus program on Dec. 14. Contact LCS PTO at LincolntonPTO@lincolncharter.org.

Holiday Parties
Reminder that the December holiday parties for elementary grades are December 19  at 1 pm. The last day before the break is a full day of school this year.

Elementary Excitement
K-5 Upcoming Events
Tuesday 12.4-K-2 Music Program in Elem Gym 6:30 pm’
Wednesday 12.19-K-5 Winter Parties 1-2pm, End of Q2
12.20-1.3-Winter Break

Elementary ART!  
The deadline for the yearbook cover art is this Wednesday!  You can bring your artwork to Mrs. Swengros or give to your homeroom teacher.  

Click here for information:

Don’t forget to purchase your yearbook!

We are in the middle of our sculpture- clay and painting units.  Loving what these talented kids are coming up with!

Art Show: April 4th, 2019 here at Lincoln Charter.

Follow us on Instagram: Lincolncharter_art

Counseling Corner
Using Elf on the Shelf to Build a Growth Mindset! If you use an elf on the shelf this time of year, here are some ways that you can use this to introduce this important skill to your kids:

1. Leaving specific notes of praise. Be on the lookout for specific behaviors that you want to reinforce and have the elf point them out. Just make sure you praise the process and not the person. Also, be sure the praise is specific and gives them information & feedback. For example- “I noticed that you didn’t give up when you were tying your shoes even though you were frustrated. Keep it up.”

  1. Leave challenges. Think about specific ways to help your child step out of their comfort zone. For example- “Try something new today!” or “Tying your shoes takes a lot of practice, try it a new way today.”
  2. Encourage them to look at something in a new way. For example- “Add the word YET to any sentence that starts with I Can’t…. I will be counting how many times I hear the magic word.”

Middle School Moments
7th Grade Chamber Theater Company Field Trip Update (11/29/18)
This Thursday, 7th grade students are going to the Chamber Theater Company. Please see the flyer below to see important updates for the trip.

7th Grade: Chamber Theater Information Sheet

8th Grade Atlanta Field Trip Updates
Due to low registration numbers our trip is still open to students. Directions on how to sign up are below:

We will apply the fundraiser money as soon as possible. We still have around 25 books that have not been returned. Please look around at home and ask your students to search lockers to see if they have any books that they have not returned. You may bring them to the MS/HS office to turn them in.

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 9-10 and include a trip to UNC Chapel Hill. More information can be found in the link below.

7th Grade Overnight Field Trip Information

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
Saturday, December 8th
7:30-10:30, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available on MPP Nov. 13 – 30th at noon
$15.00 advance purchase
Semi-formal event, no jeans or shorts allowed
Click here for non-LCHS Guest Form

HS Mid-Terms
HS Mid-Terms will take place December 17th-19th.  For expectations and schedule please click here.