02.05.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

02.05.2019 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 3.1.19!  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!

Save The Dates
April 26:  Spring Festival and HS Band Concert/HS Art Show
May 22:  Kindergarten Promotion, 9:00 am
May 22:  Elementary Promotion, 12:00 pm
May 22: MS Promotion, 7:00 pm
May 23:  Class of 2019 GRADs, Invite Only
May 25:  Class of 2019 Graduation, Tickets Required

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 per class. This class is a first come first serve basis. There are less than 15 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
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.
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.

The final deadline for purchasing ads is February 16.

Yearbook Advertising Opportunity
In addition to senior recognition ads, the yearbook currently has space available for members of our community to showcase their businesses and services. Whether you’re a realtor, stylist, office manager or owner of any other business, our yearbook staff would love to create an ad to showcase what you do.  Contact taylor.p.helms@lincolncharter.org by February 16 for more information.  

Academics
2018-2019 Lincoln Charter School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2019-2020 calendar.  

Important Dates – please note
February 14th is a half day to allow for Professional Development for staff in the afternoon.
February 15th is a teacher workday, with no school for students.

Half Day After School Plans
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 is a half day for students due to professional development for our staff.  We will offer After School Care on this half day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm for K through 8th grade students. Contact Debra Wilburn is you have any questions.

Athletics
Spring Sports Tryouts
http://athletics.lincolncharter.org/tryout-information/

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.

HS Swim and Dive
Congratulations to our HS Men’s and Women’s teams for another great showing at the NCHSAA Regional Meet.  The Men finished in 2nd place and the Women finished in 3rd. Both teams will move on to the NCHSAA State Meet this weekend.

Women
200 Medley Relay – 1st
Abby DeCann, Chloe Harris, Madeline Carey, Brie Malta

200 Free
Brie Malta 2nd

200 IM
Chloe Harris 2nd

100 Fly
Chloe Harris 1st

200 Free Relay 3rd
Brie Malta, Mariah Watson, Abby DeCann, Madeline Carey

400 Free Relay 2nd
Madeline Carey, Abby DeCann, Brie Malta, Chloe Harris

Men
200 Free
Neal Stratton 1st

200 IM
Zack Whipple 2nd

1m Diving
Davis Hutchinson 3rd

100 Fly
Zack Whipple 2nd

100 Free
Neal Stratton 3rd

200 Free Relay – 3rd
Neal Stratton, Mitchell Swicegood, Matthew Fuller, Blake Nelson

400 Free Relay – 2nd
Neal Stratton, Blake Nelson, Noah Watson, Zack Whipple

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.

Eagle Volleyball Clinics
Lincoln Charter Volleyball coaches are excited to announce the first ever volleyball clinics. These clinics are offered to all level of players from 3rd grade through 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students, as well as students outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage 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.

Lincoln Charter Summer Camp
Lincoln Charter School will be starting its 10th year offering Summer Camp Programs.  LCS Summer Camp Programs are offered to LCS students and to children in the community.  As in previous years, we will offer Summer Day Camp for eight weeks over the summer, in addition to Sports and Academic Camps offered by the week throughout the summer.

The 2019 LCS Summer Camp Brochure with our new and exciting camps will be released on March 5th via Charter Chatter and the school’s website.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for Lincoln Charter Summer Camp, please complete the following form.

PTO
Valentines Candy Grams
Candy Grams will be sold this week for delivery on Thursday, Feb. 14.  Purchase your Candy Grams on:

Thursday, Feb. 7 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!

Dancing Through the Decades
The PTO will host an Elementary School dance for grades K-5 this Friday, Feb. 8th.

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 still needed for the upcoming Elementary School dance, sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FA5A92BA1FF2-dancing

Eat More Chicken
Lincoln Charter 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 5-7 p.m.  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.

Talon Walk Meeting
The next Talon Walk planning meeting is this Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the K-1 building. Several important items are up for discussion.

Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events
STAR club will meet this Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in the art room.

Art Show
Mark your calendar for April 4th. Each elementary student will have at least one piece in the art show. They are all very excited to share their work!

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.

HS Intramurals
Our next HS Intramurals is on Thursday, February 14th.  All students need to wear their HS Intramural shirts or their team color.