01.08.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

01.08.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Coffee and Conversations
All families are invited to join us for Coffee & Conversation with members of Administration.  These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with your student’s building administrator over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations to strengthen our community. Please RSVP by completing this form.

January 11 – Elementary Focus
Lower Building Media Lounge – 8:00 – 9:00 am

January 18 – Middle School Focus
Upper Building MP Room – 8:00 – 9:00 am

January 25 – High School Focus
Upper Building MP Room – 8:00 – 9:00 am

Lincoln Charter School believes in encouraging students to be civically minded and engaged in the community.  The Learn.Serve.Engage program mandates the completion of service hours each academic year (June 1 – May 31). Hours can be earned in the community and school.  They may be volunteer service or service-learning hours.

LCS Service Hour Expectations

Kindergarten – 5th Grade 5 Hours of Service
6th Grade 10 Hours of Service
7th Grade 12 Hours of Service
8th Grade 15 Hours of Service
9th Grade 20 Hours of Service
10th Grade 30 Hours of Service
11th Grade 40 Hours of Service
12th Grade 50 Hours of Service

LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
Students in grades 3-12 are to use x2Vol to log their LSE hours.  Accounts for students are pre-registered with each student’s school issued email address.  NEW ACCOUNTS are not to be created. Students in 3rd grade and students who are new to LCS will have registered accounts available for claim in the next two weeks.
Instructions for claiming pre-registered accounts can be found here.  

LCS service hour goals

x2Vol is for LCS Students grades 3-12 only due to accounts being associated with student email addresses.  Students in grades K-2 are encouraged to use a paper log until they enter 3rd grade.

Golden Eagle
Beginning with the Class of 2018, Lincoln Charter offers high school students an opportunity to earn a Golden Eagle Diploma.  The Golden Eagle represents the highest honor for students who participated in the full Lincoln Charter Experience. Beginning with a high school student’s Freshman year, students will be given the opportunity to earn credit towards the award.  Students who begin after their Freshman year will be able to participate on a prorated schedule.

Class of 2022
Class of 2021
Class of 2020
Class of 2019

Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.  


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.  Order by February 1 to guarantee current prices.

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.

The final deadline for purchasing ads is February 16.

Athlete of the Year – World Games
Lincoln Charter’s Jennifer Thompson is up for Athlete of the Year for The Olympic World Games! Each category of the games has selected one athlete to represent its sport. Jennifer Thompson represents the powerlifting category.  

The contest is based on the number of votes received from January 1-31.  We are proud of Jennifer and her determination to be the best. She is an excellent role model.  We wish her the best and encourage everyone to vote!

You can give one vote for your candidate once every 24 hours.
On January 15th 21:00 CET only the 10 candidates with the most votes will continue in the race.
The voting will finish on January 31st 20:00 CET.

Save the Date
January 25th Talon Challenge
March 18th-22nd Water Walk Week
March 22nd Water Walk (HS Only)
April 16th Paint the Mile (HS Only)
May 11th Prom
May 21st GRADs Denver
May 22nd MS Promotion
May 23rd Kindergarten Graduation
Elementary Promotion
May 24th Class of 2019 Commencement

Student Intent To Return
Please complete one intent to return form for each of your student(s) that attend LCS by January 25, 2019.

Lobby Guard

Thank you to our families and local business members.  The LCS School Board has voted to use the Eagles’ Nest fund to purchase Lobby Guard for all LCS lobby entrances.  This increased security feature will require all guest and visitors to scan their state issued ID each time entering a building.  Please be sure to bring your ID every time! More information to follow!

Spring Sports Tryouts
MS Spring Tryouts – 2/8, 2/11, 2/12
HS Spring Tryouts – 2/13 – 2/15

MS Winter Team Pictures
January 9, prior to departing for the Langtree games.

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
Volunteer hours are beginning to add up.  There are 5 families that have reached and exceeded their goal of volunteering 30 hours for the school year!

Congratulations to the following families: Law 140 hours, Gorman 122.5 hours, Jasinski 100 hours, Burnham 31 hours, and Disabato 30 hours.

Thank you for the support and dedication that you kindly shared with the Lincoln Charter family.

Links:  Volunteer today!  Log your hours   Please remember to bring your license when you volunteer.  

Elementary Sweetheart Ball – Friday, February 8th, 7pm-9pm
All K-5 students are invited to attend with their parent/guardian. Thank you to our LCS parent, Lisa Pleasant, for planning this event again this year! We have many opportunities for volunteers (setup, cleanup, serving, door sales, etc.). If you are able to help either before, during, or after the event, please contact Lisa Pleasant and indicate your availability. A Sign-Up Genius will also be circulated soon.

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow Morning
Tomorrow’s monthly teacher breakfast for our awesome K-12 teachers will be catered by Chillin and Grillin in Denver.  Your Track Attack donations make this possible. These are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Elementary Winter Class Parties
Elementary winter class parties were a huge success! Thank you to Randi Radin and Ellen Sondee, PTO Room Parent Coordinators, and to all our wonderful Room Parents for their hard work and creativity making these parties so successful and fun!

Elementary Excitement
Kindergarten Reader
One of our favorite things ever in Kindergarten is Mr. Bryant reading to us! He is always wearing fun socks and we love to guess “What’s on Mr. Bryant’s socks?” Now our fearless leader is well equipped with pigeon socks from the Kinders to match his new book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.”

Thank you, Mr. Bryant: The best present ever! Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3

Middle School Moments
MAP Testing
MS students will be taking their middle-of-the-year MAP tests on January 9th and 10th.  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.

High School Happenings
Class of 2019 Ski Trip
February 13th – Beech Mountain
Depart LCS – 8:00 am (approximate)
Return to LCS – 7:00pm (approximate) Times will be confirmed once we have final numbers.  

Sign up via MPP now – February 1st. Pricing details on MPP.

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.

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 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.  

Community News
Christmas Trees
Artificial Christmas trees are needed for next year’s elementary musical program.  If you want to donate your unneeded Christmas trees and/or ornaments, bring them to the front office.  Thank you!