04.02.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

04.02.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Save the Date
April
3- 4th Grade Field Trip
5 – Junior Class Field Trip – SciVisit Gaston College
8 -9 – 7th Grade Overnight Field Trip – Camp Weaver and UNC
8 – 10 – 8th Grade Overnight Field Trip – Atlanta and Clemson
8 – HS MAP Testing for Math (Will be testing in Homerooms)
10 – Coffee and Conversation- Middle School Focus
10 – HS MAP Testing for ELA (Will be testing in Homerooms)
10 – Class of 2019 Cap and Gown Photos
10 – HS Poetry Slam and Staff / Student Basketball Game
10 – LCS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A
10 – 11 – 4th Grade Map Testing
11 – 1st Grade Field Trip
11 – KG. Field Trip
11 – COLE Field Trip
11 – Kona Ice truck for HS Lunch
11 – Rising 9th Grade Info Session for students at Kate’s Skate
12 – Half Day – 11:30 am Dismissal
12 – Entrepreneur Fair  (HS Only)
12 – Paint the Mile Assembly  (HS Only)
15 – 19 SPRING BREAK

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 Administration over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations to strengthen our community. Please RSVP by completing this form.

April 10 – Middle School Focus
Upper Building MP Room – 8:00 – 9:00 am

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

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.

AutoBell Car Wash Coupons
The LCS Odyssey of the Mind teams will be traveling to ECU to compete in the State Finals on April 6th. Show your support by buying a $20 Auto Bell gift card over the next two weeks to help raise funds for the OM program. Now that spring is here, you will want to be ready to wash off all of that pollen on your car! So contact the Odyssey of the Mind school sponsor, Trisha Amos, or go to MyPaymentsPlus to purchase your Auto Bell gift card today!   

Academics
LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Details on the LCS School Board Nominations and Election can be found here.

Testing Calendar
Click here for the End of Year Testing Calendar.  Please note that this schedule is specific to the Denver Campus.  AP exams, EOGs, EOCs, and high school class exams are posted with the time and date of each testing session.  As a friendly reminder, EOCs and EOGs are state-mandated exams students in those respected grades are required to take. Please contact your building administrator if you have questions or concerns.

Athletics
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
For any rising 9th-12th grader who is interested in trying out for volleyball next year, there will be an interest meeting held on Monday, April 8th at 3:15 in Coach Lauren’s room (Denver Campus, lower building room 129).  There will also be an interest meeting in Lincolnton on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:15 in the HS gym. This meeting is for the players only. There you will receive information on summer workouts, camps, and tryouts. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please fill out this form so the coaches can forward you the information.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Lauren or Coach Shane.

Engaged Eagles
The Ambassador Program steering committee had its first meeting this week. You are invited to join and continue the development with this dynamic group.  We are looking for more Engaged Eagles to be active and positive ambassadors for Lincoln Charter. Consider joining the fun! 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.  

Have you earned your 30 hours? Lincoln Charter challenges each family to volunteer for 30 hours over the course of the school year.   We are adding more families that have met and/or exceeded their 30 hours: Blackwell, Comesky, Houser, Lee, Plemmons and Rice families. Congratulations!   

There are numerous volunteer opportunities during the month of April. Steaming the Grad’s Gowns is next Monday.  Also, don’t forget about the Spring Festival, Ambassador Program, EOG’s and setting up and taking down three graduations ceremonies. Find Information Here

Summer Camp
Registration for Summer Camps at Lincoln Charter School is now open!  Please visit our website to see our brochure with information about Summer Day Camp at both campuses, and for an updated list of Sports and Scholar Camps offered so far.  More will be added soon! Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org  if you have any questions.

PTO
Elementary Box Top Contest – April 1st – 5th
Box Tops are a great way to earn cash for LCS classrooms!  Please clip your unexpired Box Tops and send them into school with your child April 1st – 5th. You may use the form sent home or just send them in a Ziplock bag. Extra copies of the form will be available with your homeroom teacher if needed.

Three elementary homerooms will be announced as winners and will receive a Slushie Party!

Chick Fil A Spirit Night, Denver Location – Wednesday, April 10th 4:00 – 8:00 pm
Please join us at the Chick Fil A, Denver location for Spirit Night. The special is available for MOBILE orders only, and you can drive thru, do curbside, or eat inside. You may even get to see some of our awesome LCS teachers there working shifts to raise money for LCS!

Elementary Spring Parties – Friday, April 12th, 9:30am-11:00am
Spring Parties are scheduled for Friday, April 12th for K-5 classes. Your Room Parent will communicate more details and volunteer needs. Anyone arriving before 9:30 am will be asked to wait in a separate waiting room to prevent distraction for the students, teachers, and room parents.

Elementary Excitement
Empowering Eagles
Thank you to Ms. Antczak, Mrs. Donnellan and Mr. Bryant for all of their hard work to ensure all LCS students have outstanding role models in their lives and dedicated time and lessons to teach us about our community expectations.  If you don’t know your child’s mentor staff member, please feel free to contact Ms. Antczak or Mrs. Donnellan. If you would like to know a little more about what lessons your kids are learning, please feel free to reach out to your child’s mentor staff member.  Photo 1

PTO Patriotic Program
Thursday, May 9th, 6:30 pm (6:00 pm student drop off)
Machado Gym, Upper Bldg
Students are to wear their Navy Blue Field Trip Shirt and Khaki Bottoms

Jump Rope for Heart
Thank you to all LCS staff and students for making the annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser a great success.  Our school raised over $9,000 during a six-day period. This is a great accomplishment and everyone’s help is appreciated.

A big shout out to Cameron Palmer who deserves a special note of thanks and recognition, as he raised over $1,200 himself!

Middle School Moments
Save the Date
On April 11th all rising 9th-grade students will travel to Kate’s Skate for the annual Rising 9th Grade Info Session.  This fun and exciting event is a day for current 8th-grade students to celebrate their time in middle school and begin to prepare for high school.  Students will have time to skate, eat lunch, and hear from current high school students about the Lincoln Charter High School Experience.  There is not a charge for this event. All students are registered.

Families are invited to attend the 9th Grade Info. Session on April 25th at 7:00 pm in Machado Gymnasium.  This session will include information from the administration and academic counselors to help you prepare for the transition to High School.  

Mix-It-Up Lunch
Mix-It-Up Lunch will take place on Wednesday 4/3.   The next music theme is “Hits from the 80s.” We encourage students to dress in their best 80’s attire!

MAP Testing
End-of-Year MAP testing will be April 24th and 25th.  This will give us clear data for our final push towards EOGs.

MS Semi-Formal – Once Upon A Time
Friday, May 10th – Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are available now on MPP – May 6th at noon.
$18.00 per person for advance tickets, or $20 at the door
This is a semi-formal event and no shorts or jeans are allowed.  

Powder Puff Football
Wednesday, May 15th.  More information to follow.

8th Grade Picnic
Friday, May 17th.  More information to follow

High School Happenings
Paint the Mile – Friday, April 26th
Registration for Paint the Mile is now available on MPP.  Leadership Institute sponsors this service event as a form of advocacy against domestic violence.  This is a color run type event and participating students are asked to wear a white t-shirt. The colors used in the run represent 4 different groups of domestic violence victims: children, women, men and the elderly.  Funds raised will benefit The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center. The cost of registration is $10.00 per student. Students are required to complete the registration and pay the $10.00 fee on MPP by Monday, April 22nd.

All high school students will attend a Paint the Mile assembly on April 12th. Speakers include the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center and a local Counselor who will speak about healthy relationships.  

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

$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

2019-20 Course Registration
Registration for rising 10th graders will take place tomorrow.

All students received a sample registration form via email.  Academic Counselors will visit all English classes to complete student registration. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Robinson or Mrs. Woods.  

Community News
Host Family Opportunity
Host families are needed for Spanish exchange students coming in July to our area: Marc, 15, Sergi, 16, and Mireia, 17.  Host half a month or the full month. Host families must have children living at home that are within two years of the student’s age.  If interested, please contact Melissa Pinto or at 704-961-8755.