01.29.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

01.29.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 3/1/19
Please join us for our second annual LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 3/1/9!  Our LCS Elementary Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game. All LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased at GOCHECKERS.COM/LCS.  $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter!   Tickets will be delivered to your email and you can invite friends directly so that you can all get seats together. Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman.  Go Checkers!

Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only)
Driver’s Ed registration is open now for the class at the Lincolnton campus in March. See details below:
Class details:
Dates: March 12th-March 28th (No Friday classes)
Location: Lincolnton Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lincoln County School Board Drivers Ed Fee: $50.00
(Check or Cash will not be accepted)
Seats: By law, the class is only allowed 50 seats. This class is filled on a first come first serve basis. There are less than 20 seats available at this time.  

Your student must be able to attend each day (only 1 absence allowed) and be there for the final exam on March 28th.  The student must be at least 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class.

Driver’s Education Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only), please go onto your MyPaymentsPlus account for your student to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($50). If you do not pay at the time of registration, a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your student’s registration and seat. Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.   For any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.

Summer Driver’s Ed dates and registration will be announced in March.  

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 1st 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. The voting will finish on January 31st 20:00 CET.

Talon Challenge Update
Thanks again for all those who came out to support the Talon Challenge games Friday night. Here is the video from Friday night that was played for the HS teams. The Thomas Jefferson and LCS communities have donated over $85,000 in the last ten years. LCS had 58 pints of blood donated this year. We did have some leftover shirts that will be sold from the HS front office for $12.

Spring Sports Tryouts

Winter Sports Photos
Click to View Sports Photos

Choose your sports event:
CAPL- WINTER 2019 LCS Sports Player Gallery ( if you had individual pics taken )
– OR – CATM- LCS  Sports Teams Only (  if you only wish to order TEAM pics)
A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword. Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID).
If you need assistance with the ID Number, please contact Paula Powers.

The Deadline to order is  Wednesday, Feb. 13th. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee and shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101.

Congratulations to the MS Boys and Girls swim teams on another great season.  Our girls took 2nd place and the boys took 4th place in the PCAC Championship.

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Westport Golf Club
Registration at 8 am – Shotgun Start at 9 am – Lunch served during the round
$65/player or $250 per team of 4
All player registration and payment due by Monday, April 8, 2019
Player Registration Form     Sponsorship Form

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.

Volleyball Clinics

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Website is now active! This is your one stop connection to see and schedule most volunteer opportunities that LCS has to offer the Engaged Eagle. This new site will make volunteering an easy and fun way to participate in your student’s school.  Remember our goal is 30 volunteer hours per family. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda DeYoe.

Float Friday
Float Friday is this week during lunch for MS/HS students. Cost is $1.

Honor Roll
PTO will recognize A and AB honor roll recipients this Friday.

Dance Dance Dance
The PTO will host an Elementary school dance for grades K-5 on Friday, Feb. 8. Come dressed as your favorite decade! Time is 6 pm – 8 pm in the HS/MS multi-purpose room. Cost is $10 per person in advance on MyPaymentsPlus or $15 at the door.

There will be a DJ and a photo booth. Snack food will be available for purchase.

Volunteer Needs
Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Elementary school dance, sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FA5A92BA1FF2-dancing

Valentine’s Candy Grams
On Thursday, Feb. 14th, the PTO will deliver personalized Candy Grams throughout the school. Got a secret crush or a favorite teacher? Purchase your Candy Grams:

Thursday, Feb. 7th from 7:30 am – 8 am. Tables will be set up in the MS/HS building near the band room. 

Friday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 am – 8 am in the MS/HS building near the band room, elementary gym and K1 building. Candy Grams will also be sold 11 am – 1 pm in the Multipurpose Room during lunch.

Cost is $1. Thank you to the Junior Beta Club for your help!

Eat More Chicken
Our Lincoln Charter PTO has the honor of being the recipient school for the first Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Lincolnton. Plan now for Tuesday, Feb. 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm.  The PTO will receive 15% of the proceeds from all diners who mention Lincoln Charter that night. Bring the whole family out for delicious food and to support Lincoln Charter!

2019-2020 Board Elections
Nominations will be opening soon for the election of next year’s PTO Board. Your participation is needed! Watch for more information on how you can be on the ballot and help serve our school as part of PTO.

Box Tops
We continue to collect box tops, please save them to help support PTO.

2019 Talon Walk
The next Talon Walk planning meeting is Thursday, Feb. 7th at 6:00 pm in the K-1 workroom. Contact Rebecca Powell with questions.  Your participation is welcome and needed!

Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events
We have lots of volunteer opportunities if you would like to explore those here!  There are opportunities for in school and out of school hours. Please look around and sign up!  PTO sign ups here!

K-5 Classroom Needs
Our K-5 classrooms are running out of cleaning wipes (for desks and other equipment) and facial tissue (Kleenex). If you happen to have any extra to donate, please drop off in the elementary front office!  Thank you so much for your help!

Middle School Moments
MS Student Service Club
Student Service Club is accepting applications. This club’s mission is to work together to fully understand the true meaning of service and to further benefit the better good of our community. More information can be found here – Student Service Club

High School Happenings
ACT Test
All juniors are required to take the ACT test on February 20th.  There will be no classes for 9th, 10th, or 12th graders this day. This only applies to the Lincolnton Campus HS Students.

Class of 2019 Ski Trip – Friday Deadline to Sign Up!
February 13th – Beech Mountain
Depart LCS – 8:00 am (approximate)
Return to LCS – 7:00 pm (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 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus.

The session 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 the form here.