04.09.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

04.09.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Book Fair
The Book Fair is here and it is Dino-Mite!
Book Fair Dates: April 8th – 12th in the Elementary Gym

Wednesday – Sales from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Thursday – Shop early! Sales from 7:15 – 3:00 pm.
Friday – Party and Shop! Spring Parties from 10:00-11:00! Sales from 8:00-11:00. Book Fair break down will begin promptly at 11:00.

We take cash, check, credit card, or Scholastic Student eWallet (visit the website for more details).
Can’t make it to school? Shop online April 1st-16th.

Would you like to volunteer? There is still time to sign up!

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.

Summer Driver’s Ed
The NC Driving School will be holding two Driver’s 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’s 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’s ed class in order to be eligible. Contact Jessica Kelly (Lincolnton) or Lois Strain (Denver) with any questions.

Coffee & Conversation
All families are invited to join us for Coffee & Conversation with members of Administration. These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with your student’s building administrator over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations to strengthen our community. Please RSVP by completing this form.  

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.

Upcoming LCS Events
April 11:  MS Coffee & Conversations
April 11:  Class of 2019 Cap and Gown Pictures
April 12:  HS Powderpuff
April 12:  Early Dismissal (11:30 am), No After School Care
April 15-19: Spring Break
April 22: Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures
April 22-May 10:  End of Year K-3 MClass testing window
April 22:  School Board Meeting, Denver
April 23:  Rising 9th Grade Info Session (see MS Moments section for more details)
April 23:  MS Information Session
April 24:  HS Mentor/Mentee Session
April 25:  Elementary Steel Drum Assembly
April 26:  Kindergarten Field Trip
April 26:  Spring Festival, 5:00-8:00 pm
April 26:  Elementary Freeze Pop Friday

Academics
Lobby Guard
LCS has switched our visitor and student sign in/out system to LobbyGuard.  This increased security feature requires all guests and visitors to scan their state-issued ID each time they enter a building.  Please be sure to bring your ID every time! This includes when you are coming in to sign out your student early for an appointment.  

Athletics
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 has a steering committee and they met this week. 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. The Ambassadors will be presented at the New Student Registration Night on April 11th from 4:00-7:00 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.

There are many volunteer opportunities for the month of April. This week there are a few volunteer openings for the DinoMite Book Fair.  The Friday after we return from spring break is the Spring Festival, so consider volunteering and enjoying the evening with your Eagle family.  More information.

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.  Find more details for all volunteer opportunities here: 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.

PTO
Attention All Artists
It’s time to put your artistic talents to use for the LCS Track Attack T-Shirt Contest!

LCS needs a t-shirt design for this year’s Track Attack, and your design could be the winner! The design should be created on 8.5 X 11 sheet of white paper. Use only black marker or pen and please fill up as much of the paper as possible.

All entries must be turned in by Friday, April 12th. Turn your design into either the ES Office or the MS/HS Office. A $50 cash prize will be given to the winner. Be creative and have fun! The winning design will be announced at the Spring Festival on April 26th.

PTO Nominations
The PTO Nomination Committee presents the following nominees for 2019-2021 PTO Board. A link to each candidate’s bio will be in the next Charter Chatter. Online voting will be from April 22 through May 3.

President:
Nikki Hull
Cassie LeBaron

Elementary Vice President:
Jessica Doster

Middle School/High School Vice President:
Angela Huffman
Stefanie Helsel
Kim Surace

Treasurer:
Susanne George
Tina Berg

Secretary:
Rebecca Powell

Fundraising Chairperson:
Kelly Calderon

Elementary Excitement
S.T.A.R. Club
S.T.A.R. club will not be held on April 11th. The last meeting for the year will be held on Thursday, May 9th. Thank you!

Spring Pictures
Click here to view! Click The Lincoln Charter School Images Gallery. Choose your SPRING event:  A2 Lincolnton Spring Portraits. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword.
Enter Your Student ID Number (Powerschool ID); your Student ID is your Keyword.  Don’t know your ID? Simply Text 704-483-2101 your full name including homeroom and we will text the number to you.  This is an online-only event & no proofs will be sent home; you must go online to view and order your child’s spring portraits.  The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 24, 2019. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee & will be shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101.

Middle School Moments
Rising 9th Grade Info Session
April 23rd all rising 9th-grade students will participate in our Rising 9th Grade Info Session.  This session will take place on campus and will incorporate some team building and fun as well as a Q & A panel from current HS students.  The session will run from 9:00 am -12:00 pm and will include lunch. There is no charge for this event.

 Families are invited to attend the 9th Grade Info Session on April 23rd at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  This session will include information from the administration and academic counselor to help you prepare for the transition to High School.  

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

$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

HS Finals
The last day of classes for HS students is Friday, May 10th.  Finals Week begins Monday, May 13th. Please view details here.  If you have any questions about finals week, please contact Ms. Kelly.  

For the campus-wide testing schedule click here.