03.12.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

03.12.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Family Resource Night
March 14th
6:30-7:30 pm, Machado Gymnasium
Lincoln Charter, in partnership with Lincoln County Schools, is pleased to announce an upcoming Family Resource Night.  This event is specific to the e-cigarette/vaping epidemic. This event is highly recommended to all of our families and is open to the public.  Please view the linked flyer for more information.  We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Spring Festival
April 26th
Let’s get together and celebrate the Spring Season. Join us at the Lincolnton Campus on Friday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  The evening will include a performance by the HS Band and an Art Show. In addition, there will be interactive activities and more!  Click here for more information.

Water Walk Spirit Week – March 18th -22nd
Monday – Black-Out Day
Wear black to represent the Global Water Crisis and the lack of clean water around the globe

Tuesday – Going Green Day
Wear green to represent environmental efforts that make clean water more accessible

Wednesday – White Out
Wear white to promote the hope for an end to the global water crisis

Thursday – True Blue Day
Wear blue to represent clean water

Friday – Water Walk Day
Wear your Water Walk shirt in support of World Water Day

All students and staff are encouraged to participate in Water Walk Spirit Week.  K-8 students are not required to meet K-8 dress code requirements if they are participating in the Spirit Week theme days (please adhere to HS Dress Code). All grade levels are required to follow/meet the HS Dress Code during spirit days.  Participation in Water Walk Spirit Week is designed to demonstrate support for the Water Walk initiative.  

Yearbook Deadline Approaching
March 15th is the final deadline for purchasing yearbooks and no extra copies will be ordered.  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.  

Blood Drive
The next Blood Drive is scheduled for March 26th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Please schedule your appointment online at www.cbcc.us or call Lois at the front office. We are in need of a strong turnout to help us reach our overall goal of collecting 201+ units for the year.  This is our last big drive, so let’s make it a great one! Feel free to invite friends and neighbors to come and support the drive.

No Uniform Tuesday
March 26th
Purchase your No Uniform Day pass on MPP and take advantage of the opportunity to come to school out of dress code.  No Uniform Tuesday passes must meet HS Dress code requirements.  Funds raised support Lincoln Charter initiatives.
Passes are available on the following dates:
March 26th
April 30th

Summer Driver Ed
The NC Driving School will be holding two Driver Ed classes at Lincoln Charter this summer.  There will be a class at the Denver campus from June 3-June 7 and one at the Lincolnton campus from July 22-July 26.  Both classes are from 8:00 am-2:30 pm. LCS will NOT provide transportation between campuses for Driver Ed.  Registration will be limited to 50 students. Sign up and registration is open on My Payments Plus.  Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of driver ed class in order to be eligible. Contact Jessica Kelly (Lincolnton) or Lois Strain (Denver) with any questions.

Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series March
The Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series presents the first annual Spring Carnival on Friday, March 15th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Doors will open at 5:20 pm. The events are for Kindergarten through 5th-grade students. Parents, drop off your kiddos for a fun-filled night, leaving you the opportunity to enjoy a date night out, a relaxed night in, or to catch up on your latest project.  The evening will include dinner, carnival fun, and prizes. Register by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, March 12th for the Early Bird Rate of $13 per student. After the deadline you can also register Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, March 13th, 14th or 15th at the rate of $20 per student.  Please register for the event on Mypaymentsplus. Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for further details. We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to Ally Wrenn
Ally represented Lincoln Charter in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Students of the Year Campaign, an exciting leadership development and philanthropy program in which high school students participate in a fundraising competition to benefit LLS and the mission to cure blood cancers.

Every dollar raised counted as one vote. The candidates/teams who raised the most money at the end of the 7-week competition earned the title Student(s) of the Year. Ally raised over $46,000 and finished in second place.  Way to go, Ally!

Carowinds Gold Season Pass-Discounted
We are already looking ahead to summer…
Lincoln Charter School has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount again! Carowinds Gold Season Passes are currently available for purchase on My Payments Plus for only $95; that’s approximately $20 in savings!

This is a great benefit for our LCS Summer Day Camp campers. Every week the Denver and Lincolnton Summer Day Camp campers, rising 3rd through 8th graders, and 9th through 12th graders who serve as Counselors in Training, travel to Carowinds. The approximate cost for a day pass to Carowinds is $45+ tax, which equates to around $400 for the summer!  A Gold Pass purchased through LCS will save close to $300!

The deadline to purchase through MPP is Wednesday, March 27th. Once the vouchers are available for pickup in the front office, you will receive an email.  You will take your voucher with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

If you have questions about Carowinds passes, please contact Kelly Calderon. If you have questions about Summer Camp, please contact Christina Williams.

Odyssey of the Mind Regionals
42 students participated this past weekend at Wingate University.  Five teams finished in the top two of their division and are advancing to the State Finals at ECU.  Congratulations to: Carissa Ralph, Olivia Ralph, Aubrey Landrum, Alden Stoffel, Zarah Yousef, Cade Bray, Abigail Shonce, Chail Amos, Terance Fang, Hailey Radin, Alex Miranda, Nicholas Nadra, Ashlyn Davis, Luke Malta, Nigel Tranquilino, Savannah Nicols, Tessa Nichols, Mallory Pajtas, Ella Plemmons, Robbie Stoffel, Gianna Sherrill, Lana Yousef, Jonathan Elliott, Brandon Bray, Lukas Simmer, Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Emma Chaney, Sophie Davis, Matthew Radin.  Congratulations to all of our OM teams, and good luck on April 6th at ECU!

LCS School Board Nominations and Election
It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you! Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.  Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission. This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators. Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education. School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format. Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

Attributes of an Excellent Board Member
Unselfish Agenda:  Someone with a flexible mindset, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, which create an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2,000+ students. He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus or special interest. Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal. Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses existing as one school with one spirit is critical. Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs, and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

Leadership:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers his or her time to benefit one’s local church, neighborhood, charity or non-profit organization.

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours, and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school-wide volunteer opportunities. Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

Donor:  Board members are the leaders who steer Lincoln Charter towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure Lincoln Charter has adequate resources to advance our mission.  Excellent School Board members will financially donate to the school (as they are able), they will understand the LCS fundraising plan, they will help to show appreciation for donors, they may work to identify potential donors, and they will be a strong advocate for Lincoln Charter.

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or for serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience! The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent elected positions on the 2019-2020 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone, or if you would like to self nominate, please email schoolboardnominations@lincolncharter.org.

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have at schoolboard@lincolncharter.org.

Lincoln Charter HS Athletics Hall of Fame
In conjunction with Lincoln Charter School’s 20th Anniversary, we are pleased to announce the formation of the Lincoln Charter High School Athletics Hall of Fame.  The LCHS Athletics Hall of Fame was created to recognize the outstanding accomplishments and achievements of student-athletes, coaches, administrators and contributors to the athletic program at Lincoln Charter.

A LCHS Athletics Hall of Fame committee has been formed and will oversee both the processes of selection and induction. The committee is a combination of school and athletic administrators, and LCS coaches.

Nomination for induction into the LCHS Athletics Hall of Fame can be made by ANY Lincoln Charter School stakeholder or community member.  Nominations can be made for individual student-athletes, entire teams, coaches, administrators and program contributors.

Nominations can be made using the attached form and must be submitted by March 22.

Student-athlete nominees must be graduates of Lincoln Charter School and all nominees must be at least 2 years removed from high school.  In addition to excellence in athletics, all nominees must hold true and represent Lincoln Charter’s Community Expectations of Honesty, Respect, Empathy, Responsibility, Service and Preparedness.  

The announcement of the inaugural LCHS Athletics Hall of Fame class will be made in April.  The induction ceremony will take place on May 20th in between the Middle School and High School Athletic Awards ceremonies.

LCHS Athletics Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs Pine Lake Prep – More information to come

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 6, 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 levels of players from 3rd grade thru 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students as well as outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

Engaged Eagles
Do you remember what it felt like to be new at Lincoln Charter? A new program is kicking off this spring and you can be a part of it. Lincoln Charter is looking for families who want to share their enthusiasm and knowledge to help make all new families feel welcome. Are you motivated and willing to call new families on a regular basis to connect and answer questions?  You may make a lifelong friend and of course, you will share your Eagle pride. This is also a great way to accumulate your expected volunteer hours! Click this link for more information: Ambassador Program.

Save the date- There will be plenty of volunteer opportunities this spring and plans are underway for numerous activities.  Please consider volunteering in at least one activity this spring. Together we can accomplish more than we can alone. Spring activities include the Ambassador Program, EOG’s, and setting up and taking down three graduation ceremonies. More details are here: The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.

Emails will be sent out to families who have logged hours on the Sign Up Genius, showing their total hours.  If you do not receive an email, please contact Brenda DeYoe to correct the situation!

Morning with Mom (K-6th grade only)
Friday, March 22, 7:30 – 8:00 am, ES Multipurpose Room
All K-6 Moms are invited to attend our Morning with Mom event with their K-6 student(s). Start your day off with light refreshments and quality time with your children, courtesy of the PTO. All children must be supervised by an adult and remain supervised during the event. We are asking for some Dads to help with setup, serving, and cleanup. More details about a volunteer sign-up form to follow. Please park at the Rescue Squad Park and use designated crosswalks.

Teacher Breakfast – March 13th
March’s Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. This event will be catered by My Brother’s Bagels in Denver. Thank you to Hope Elliot, Director of Hospitality, and her volunteers who help make this such a success.

PTO Board Nominations (2019-2020)
We are still in need of volunteers for several of our PTO positions. The PTO organizes student and family events, teacher breakfasts, honor roll rewards, teacher & club grants, school projects, and handles fundraising on its own. These activities will not continue without a Board to make it happen.

We have positions for all levels of availability, so don’t be afraid to inquire and see where you may be a good fit. You can email us at denverlcspto@gmail.com. A description of all the roles in the PTO can be found  here.

Middle School Moments
7th and 8th Grade Overnight Trips Information Sessions
Wednesday, March 27th – HS Multi-Purpose Room
7th Grade – 6:00 pm
8th Grade – 7:00 pm
These sessions will go over the specifics of the trips and the expectations for students and families.  Health forms and waivers will also be distributed at the meeting.

Attendance is not mandatory, but it is highly suggested.  A digital copy of the meeting, as well as pertinent forms, will be sent via email.  Attendance, however, will allow for personal and group Q&A.

Information pertaining to students not attending the trip will be distributed at a later date.

Odyssey of the Mind
Congratulations to the 3 MS Odyssey of the Mind Teams for advancing to the State Finals at East Carolina University.

Vehicle: “OMER to the Rescue Again” – Luke Malta, Nigel Tranquilino, Savannah Nichols, Tessa Nichols, Mallory Pajtas and Ella Plemmons.

Classics: “Leonardo’s Workshop” – Robbie Stoffel, Gianna Musto, Lana Yousef, Jonathan Elliot, Brandon Bray and Luke Simmer.

Team A: Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Emma Chaney, Sophie Davis and Matthew Radin.  Team A was awarded LCS’s first-ever Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award. This award is given to a team or individual for demonstrating outstanding creativity.

Mix-It-Up Lunch
Mix-It-Up Lunch will take place on Wednesday 3/20.   The next music theme is “TV Theme Songs.”

7th Grade Camp Weaver Overnight Trip
Please make sure to sign your student up for the Camp Weaver trip on MyPaymentsPlus – All payments are due March 22nd.

High School Happenings
PROM 2019
A Night in the City That Never Sleeps
New York, New York
May 11, 2019 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Charlotte Marriott Center City

Start spreadin’ the news,
We are announcing today
You’ll want to be a part of it
New York, New York!

$75.00 per person- available on MPP until May 1st at 3:00 pm
Prom is open to 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students

Click here for more information

How to Obtain College Credit in High School
LCS Denver Campus will host its annual informational session for students and parents on March 13th from 6:00-7:30 pm in the MPR on How to Obtain College Credit in High School. This meeting is open to all high school students.  Representatives from Gaston College will be available, in addition to AP teachers, to speak about their class subjects, expectations, etc. Come join us to see what LCS has to offer! For more information, feel free to contact Mrs. Robinson. Please register by clicking here.

Academic Counselors will start the 2019-20 course registration on March 20th, beginning with the Class of 2020.  We will be in English classes assisting students with registering for dual enrollment, electives and online courses.  Current teachers will make core subject selections prior to registration. We encourage students to have a conversation with their teachers about what courses they will be recommended for.  Students will receive a copy of their registration to take home for parent(s) signature. Signed forms are due back to Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods. Feel free to contact either Academic Counselor for any questions you may have.