12.18.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

12.18.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Winter Break
Winter Break begins on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00pm.  Students return to school on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00am.  Enjoy the break!

Student Handbook
Check out the posted High School Student Handbook, featuring Latin Honor thresholds, Course Offerings, etc.  

Latin Honors Criteria for Graduation from LCS
Summa Cum Laude: >=4.51 and above Weighted GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 4.36-4.50 Weighted GPA
Cum Laude: 4.25-4.35 Weighted GPA or 4.0 Unweighted

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
Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily to reach the 30 hour goal.  The unofficial total for the Denver campus is over 1,000 hours! Have a safe and warm winter break and check back here for more volunteer opportunities in 2019.

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

Thank you volunteers for helping to make the elementary holiday musical a wonderful show!  It was decorated beautifully and clean up was the fastest yet!

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 classroom’s Room Parent should be reaching out with more details and any volunteer/contribution requests. Teacher Favorites can be found here.

First Quarter Honor Rolls
Congratulations to all First Quarter Honor Roll Students! The PTO is sending home small rewards for Elementary A & A/B Honor Roll and MS/HS A Honor Roll students in December! Keep up the good work!

Elementary Excitement
Holiday Program
The elementary music program is looking for Christmas tree donations for next year’s holiday show. Please drop trees & ornaments off at the lower building front office after the break.

Middle School Moments
Here is the latest WLCS News Broadcast.

MAP Testing
MS students will be taking their middle-of-the-year MAP tests on January 9-10.  These tests offer valuable data about our students’ current progress and predictors for the EOG exams.  Please encourage your student to take these tests seriously in order for the teachers to provide individualized and supplemental supports.

Powder Puff Volleyball
The boys from Tawny won the inaugural Powder Puff Volleyball tournament with a score of 101.  Good job guys!

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 are interested in watching this event, it will take place December 19th at 1:15 pm (weather permitting).

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
The dance is rescheduled for Saturday, January 5th from 7:30-10:30 in Machado Gymnasium.
Tickets are open on MPP until December 19th at noon for $15 a ticket, and tickets will be available at the door for $20.
This is a semi-formal event; no jeans or shorts allowed.
Non-LCHS guest forms are due no later than December 19th at noon.  They will not be accepted after this date or at the door.
All participants must check in at the dance by 9:00pm.  

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus.

Information sessions for parents of 11th graders will be on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 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 and time will be provided for questions.

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

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 which tells about the tour and financial information such as payment plans and scholarships.  

After you have watched the presentation, Please click this link to sign up for the tour! If you sign up before December 20th, 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

Community News
Community Blood Drive
Samantha Grembecki, senior, is hosting a blood drive at Phoenix Physical Therapy from 3-6 pm on January 11th.  The blood drive is in partnership with The Stand Firm Warrior Foundation and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. All blood is designated to stay in North and South Carolina for local use. One donation can save up to three lives. Samantha is hosting the blood drive because as a cancer survivor she is unable to donate blood herself. There is always a high need for blood for cancer patients since they are the number one recipients of blood donations. For anyone willing to donate, please sign up at the link. Thank you.