12.04.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

12.04.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

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, LCHS Banner Contest, 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.

Spirit Week 2018
Wednesday, December 5th Country vs. Country CLub
Thursday, December 6th Tacky Tourist/Down Under Day
Friday, December 7th LCS Pride Day

Homecoming Court Presentation
Friday, December 7th 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

Empowering Eagles
As you may have heard, Lincoln Charter is initiating a K-12 mentor program –  Empowering Eagles – this year.  This is a significant undertaking, but we feel that this program will serve to strengthen our community in many ways. The goal of the Empowering Eagles program is to engage our student centered culture through emphasis on students’ overall well-being and building community momentum regarding the School Board mission statement/community expectations.  Research shows that effective adult – student relationships help to develop many of the positive outcomes that Lincoln Charter already works hard to accomplish – ensuring student academic achievement success, developing life skills, promoting attendance, increasing student engagement, etc.

From the start of the year, the school counseling department (with some assistance from Communities in Schools) has trained teachers and staff on creating positive mentoring relationships, and taken appropriate measures to match students and staff in mentor/mentee groups.  All students and full time staff are participating in Empowering Eagles (EE).  EE groups will meet roughly twice a month for about 20 minutes – this structure will depend somewhat on your child’s grade and their corresponding schedule.  Mentors will work with counselor-generated topics/discussions/activities for each EE session – activities will be centered on our community expectations of honesty, respect, empathy, responsibility, service and preparedness.  All families should hear from their student’s assigned mentor soon, most groups will begin meeting by the end of 1st semester at the latest.
Families should also expect on-going communication about Empowering Eagles that will primarily come from our counseling department.  If you have not checked it out, please feel free to visit our counseling blogs – the space that this department uses to periodically communicate with students and parents.  All counseling blogs can be found at http://www.lincolncharter.org/about/counseling/.  
Thank you for your support, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Mr. Bryant, Administration and Counseling Department

Angel Tree
Thank you for the generous donations to the Angel Tree program.  

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.


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.

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

MS Basketball Update(6 minute Quarter Rule)
The quarters have been moved back to a 6 minutes in length starting Wednesday 11/29 by the PCAC Conference.

Engaged Eagles
Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily.  The unofficial total is over 750 hours! This represents only a portion of what is actually happening on and off campus daily. There are Eagles who are volunteering directly in the classroom and are not included in this total.  If you have not logged your individual projects, now is the time to do so. If you have questions on how to log hours, contact Brenda DeYoe and I will help you get it done quickly.

Thank you to the Engaged Eagles who stepped up this past week for several immediate volunteer needs, such as the book fair, lost and found, and separate setting testing.  In the next few weeks you can participate in several events such as, the Christmas show, and be a presenter in HS Spanish 4 class or the HS Math Lecture Series on the first day back in January. The second quarter ends before Christmas break, so look for separate setting testing to be scheduled in the very near future. Thank you Engaged Eagles!

Engaged Eagle Links: Parent Volunteer Information, volunteering, and Log your hours.

Elementary Winter Holiday Program
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm (6pm student dropoff)
Machado Gym, Upper Bldg
This is always a great evening and a wonderful way to get in the Holiday spirit. Elementary students should be dropped off at the Upper Bldg by 6:00pm, wearing Red Uniform Shirts and Khaki bottoms. Our awesome Elementary Music Teacher, Tracy Lykes, is looking for volunteers before the event, please sign up to volunteer using this Volunteer Sign-up Link.

Elementary Winter Parties
Winter Parties are scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Please note that December 19th is not a half day. Your class’ Room Parent should be reaching out with more details and any volunteer/contribution requests. Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Elementary Excitement
Growth Mindset through the holiday season
Our counseling team has resources during this holiday season for continuing the growth mindset lessons your student has received this fall in class. Check it out!

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. Potential chaperones, please make sure you get your interest form back to school by December 14.

MS Nest Egg Drop
Our MS Nests are currently working on creating containers that will allow an egg to withstand a drop from the MS Building roof.  If you would be interested in watching this event, it will take place December 14 at 10 am (weather permitting.)

Growth Mindset through the holiday season
Our counseling team has resources during this holiday season for continuing the growth mindset lessons your student has received this fall in class. Check it out!

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
Saturday, December 8th – 7:30-10:30, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available at the door for $20
Semi-formal event, no jeans or shorts allowed

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)
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.  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.  

Midterms will be Dec. 17-19.  We will be giving midterms on the following schedule:
Monday, Dec. 17
8:00 – 10:00 am 1st period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 2nd Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break  for all
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Tuesday, Dec. 18
8:00 – 10:00 am 3rd period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 4th Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Wednesday, Dec. 19
8:00 – 10:00 am 5th period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 6th Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Please remember:
If you do not have an exam during a period, then you do not have to come to school.
You may not take any exams early.
You may not leave a testing session early.
There are no exemptions for Midterms
Midterm Grades will be calculated within the 2nd quarter
Students are not allowed to leave campus and come back during the day.

International trip to Spain June 2020
I have been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for summer 2020. I worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had such a wonderful time!

We are looking at the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some!).

Please feel free to watch this presentation. This presentation tells us all about the tour as well as financial information including payment plans and scholarship information.  

After you have watched the presentation, Please click this link to sign up for the tour! If you sign up before December 20, you can lock in the published rate.

This trip is open to any current 8th through 11th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses. Please let me know if you have any questions! aubrey.straub@lincolncharter.org


Phone Outage - Lincolnton Campus

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