04.09.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

04.09.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Save the Date
8 – 10 – 8th Grade Overnight Field Trip – Atlanta and Clemson
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
12 – Entrepreneur Fair  (HS Only)
12 – Paint the Mile Assembly  (HS Only)
22 – 4th Grade Field Trip
23 – 24 – 3rd Grade Map Testing
23 – 24  – 5th Grade Map Testing
24 – Coffee and Conversation- High School Focus
25 – Spanish IV Field Trip
25 – MS Information Session
25 – HS Information Session
25 – Blind Eagles Performance
26 – PTO Donuts with Dad
26 – Paint the Mile (HS Only)
26 – Spring Festival
29 – Bio 112 Field Trip – Carolina Raptor Center
29 – 8th Grade Field Trip

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.

No Uniform Tuesday
April 30th
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.

Odyssey of the Mind State Finals
Congratulations to all of our OM teams that participated in State Finals this past weekend at East Carolina University.  Two of our teams finished in the top two of their divisions and will be advancing to the World Finals at Michigan State University:  

The Elementary Technical Team: Carissa Ralph, Olivia Ralph, Aubrey Landrum, Alden Stoffel,  Zarah Yousef, and Cade Bray.

The 8th grade Middle School Classics Team: Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Emma Chaney, Sophie Davis, Matthew Radin, and Madison Workman.  

Good luck in May at World Finals!

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.

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

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 met this week and parents are still invited to be involved in developing the program.  We are looking for more Engaged Eagles to be an active and positive ambassador for Lincoln Charter. Ambassadors will be present at the New Student Registration Nights on April 9th & 11th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Consider joining the fun, and you may make a lifelong friend! This is also a great way to accumulate your expected volunteer hours! Click this link for more information: Ambassador Program.

Volunteer opportunities are numerous for the month of April. This week you can steam the graduation gowns or assist with Separate Setting Testing. The Friday after we return from spring break is the Spring Festival, so consider volunteering and enjoying the evening with your Eagle family.  Additional information here

The week of May 13th -17th is a busy week of EOG volunteer test proctoring.  This may not be your first choice for a volunteer position, but it is one of the most important. The state mandates that there is one proctor in each classroom. Please consider proctoring for at least one test. There are morning and afternoon testing sessions. Every single classroom needs a volunteer proctor, with each day needing up to 40 volunteers! The month of May is your last chance to reach your challenge of 30 volunteer hours for your family.

Together we can accomplish more than we can alone.  Details for all volunteer opportunities are listed on The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.  Thank you to all the Engaged Eagles for volunteering this year and working hard on the 30 hour challenge.

Summer Camp
Summer Day Campers will need to register online using My Payments Plus.  Please click on the Summer Camp link.  A drop down menu will ask you to choose registration for Summer Day Camp at our Denver or Lincolnton campus. When you register for Summer Day Camp, the form that needs to be signed electronically will pop up.  Important: Your camper will not be able to attend camp until the registration is paid and these forms are signed. Please purchase the Summer Day Camp $25 non-refundable registration fee and follow the prompts.  SDC will accept registrations all summer long. For t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you please meet our May 3rd registration deadline for SDC. We will not be able to guarantee the correct size t-shirt if you register later, but we will do our best. Thanks for your help with this!  Please click here for more information, including our 2019 Summer Camp Brochure and Handbooks.  Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.

Chick Fil A Spirit Night, Denver Location
Wednesday, April 10th 4:00 pm – 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 should have communicated 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.

PTO Accepting Teacher & Club Grant Requests for 2018-2019
Now through April 24th
The PTO sets aside a portion of its budget to help teachers throughout the year to purchase additional supplies they may need to enrich their classrooms. We currently have a surplus in the teacher accounts. The PTO offers this surplus to TEACHERS & CLUBS that may need a little more than their original budget allowed, or for a larger ticket item/project they would like to have, in the form of GRANT Requests. Please email us for a copy of the Grant Request form. Separate communication to the Teachers and Clubs to follow.

Open PTO Positions for 2019-2020
The PTO Board has several open positions for the 2019-2020 school year, including Secretary, Co-Treasurer, Middle and High School Members at Large and FunD Factory Coordinator. Please consider volunteering with the PTO and making a difference! Please email us if any of these roles interest you. A link to the job descriptions can be found here.

Donuts with Dad (K-6th grade only)
Friday, April 26, 7:30am-8:00 am, John Splain Family Gym
Save the date for our K-6 Donuts with Dad event. All K-6 Dads and their K-6 student(s) are invited to start the day with some delicious donuts and quality time, courtesy of the PTO. We also need Moms to help with this event! Sign-up details to follow. Please park at the Rescue Park and use designated crosswalks.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 6th-May 10th
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is dedicated to our Teachers and Staff and letting them know how much we appreciate what they do for our students. Feel free to participate how you wish. Small gestures of thanks are appropriate, and those coming from your child are even more special. K-5 Teacher Favorites can be found here.

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

4th Grade Stop Motion Art
Check out our very own Nicanthian Art done by 4th-grade students: Nicolette Eprifania, Ethan Bohanick, and Anthony Hammond: NICANTHIAN ART This 7 second video required 71 still frames to complete!

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 patience and help is appreciated.

A big shout out to also goes to Cameron Palmer who raised over $1,200 himself! Thank you from Coach Seitz!

Middle School Moments
Save the Date
April 11th all rising 9th-grade students will travel to Kate’s Skate for the annual Rising 9th Grade Info. Session.  This fun an 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.  

MAP Testing
End-of-Year MAP testing will be April 24 and 25.  This will give us 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 15.  More information to follow.

8th Grade Picnic
Friday, May 17.  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 that are victims of domestic violence: children, women, men and 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

Community News
Host Family Opportunity
Host families 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.