04.30.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

04.30.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Calling all Proctors – EOG Season is upon us!
Calling all proctors!  It is that time of the year again.  LCS is in need of volunteers to help proctor EOGs and EOCs from May 13 – May 16, 2019.  If you are available, please complete the Proctor Sign Up.  Thank you in advance for helping make this testing season a successful one!  

If you have any questions please contact  Mr. Bealer.

FCA Sponsored Events
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Club is inviting all Middle and High School Students to the following events this week:

Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 am FCA and Bible Believers Club are inviting all students to meet at the flag pole for the National Day of Prayer. Come join us in praying for our nation, our country, and our school.  

Also on Friday, May 3rd at 3:00 pm until 5:15 pm join FCA for a movie, “God’s Not Dead 3” and snacks!! This event is sponsored by FCA. Students are to be picked up at the bus lot at 5:15 pm.  

If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Leatherman or Mr. Smith.  

Upcoming LCS Events
May 1:  HS Mentor/Mentee Session
May 1 and 2:  Dial Screening (Rising Kindergarten)
May 2:  Paws at the Park (see Athletics section for more details)
May 3:  HS Intramurals, Field Day Edition
May 3:  Last Elementary Clubs/Mentor time for the year
May 6:  Staff Appreciation Week
May 6:  PTO Meeting
May 6:  HS Chorus Concert, 7:00 pm, Emmanuel Lutheran Church
May 7: MS Band Concert
May 8:  2nd Grade Field Trip
May 8:  HS Mentor/Mentee Session Cookout
May 9:  Class of 2019 Senior Cookout
May 10:  Kindergarten Field Trip
May 10: Last day of classes for HS students
May 10:  MS Semi Formal
May 11: HS Prom
May 13:  Testing Week Beings – EOG, EOC, and HS Finals – Testing calendar can be located here.

Academics
School Board Meeting
The May School Board meeting has been moved to May 28th at 6:30 pm in Lincolnton.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter Summer Office Hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  LCS Offices will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00am-4:00 pm. Both LCS campuses are closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will begin the week of July 29th.  

Athletics
Lincoln Charter High School Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony – May 20 – 7:15 Machado Gymnasium
Congratulations to the Inaugural Class:
2017 Men’s Varsity Basketball Team
2017 Men’s Varsity Golf Team
Sarah Kenley Hansley
Sophia Bhalla
Christina Lappin
Josh Williams
Gary Morgan
Dave Machado

Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs Pine Lake Prep – 4pm
Click here for Paws at the Park Flyer

Items needed, please drop off your donations to the front office:
Kongs (real strong ones)
Cat toys
Dog/Cat puzzles
Slow feeders
Cat food – wet and dry
Dog food – mostly dry
Treats (good quality due to diets that animals are put on)
Blankets
Towels
Leashes
Collars

Heart of a Champion Free Physicals available for all rising 9th-12th graders
Saturday, May 18th
Transportation will be provided.
Register here

Athletics Awards Night – May 20th
MS Sports Awards Night  – All Seasons- 6:30 pm
HS Spring Sports Awards Night – 8:00 pm

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.

Engaged Eagles
Engaged Eagles we need you! EOG’s are less than 2 weeks away and there is a severe shortage of test proctors. The week of May 13th -17th is a solid week of volunteer test proctoring.  This may not be your first choice for a volunteer position, but it may very well be the most important. The state mandates that there is one proctor in each classroom. Please consider proctoring for at least one test. Every single classroom needs a volunteer proctor with each day needing up to 25 volunteers! This may be your last chance to reach your goal of 30 volunteer hours for your family. EOG signup here.

Have you earned your 30 hours?  Lincoln Charter challenges each family to volunteer for 30 hours over the course of the school year.  There are more families that have met and/or exceeded their 30 hours: Adkins, Griffin, Stewart, McCurry, Williams and Weatherly families! Congratulations!

Thank you to the volunteers who came out to participate in the Spring Festival!  Everyone had a wonderful evening at the indoor event. A big thank you to all the Engaged Eagles who continue to volunteer this year, working hard on the 30 hour challenge. Together we can accomplish more than we can alone.  Find more details for all volunteer opportunities here: The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.   

Summer Camp
Summer Day Campers will need to register online using your My Payments Plus (MPP) account.  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 email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.

PTO
Congratulations to Asher Greer for the winning entry for the Track Attack t-shirt contest.
There were 25 entries, all were really good, making choosing the winner very difficult!

Track Attack sponsorship letters and collections forms will be sent home in Tuesday Folders for K-5 on May 7th. Watch for lots of exciting news soon about special incentives for families, teachers and classrooms.

The PTO Nomination Committee presents the following nominees for 2019-2021 PTO Board. Here is a link to each candidate’s bio PTO Board bio link  Online voting will be from April 22 through May 3, click here to vote for the 2019-2020 Board!

President
Nikki Hull
Cassie LeBaron

Elementary Vice President
Jessica Doster

Middle School/High School Vice President
Angela Huffman
Kim Surace

Treasurer
Susanne George
Tina Berg

Secretary
Rebecca Powell

Fundraising Chairperson
Kelly Calderon

Stefani Helsel withdrew her name from the ballot so that she could fill the Board appointed, vacated Volunteer Chair position.

Elections results will be announced at the PTO Board Meeting on Monday, May 6th at 6:30 pm in the Elementary Workroom in the K-1 Building.  

There will not be a Uniform Sale at Dial Screening. Uniform drive information will be released soon! Stay tuned!

Elementary Excitement
Kid’s Heart Challenge
From the American Heart Association:
On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school’s donation of $3,547.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more life-saving scientific research and critically needed education efforts.Thank you!

School Counseling
Parent Tips to Help Prepare Your Student for Testing:
During the weeks leading up to the test begin to talk with your student about the importance of giving their best effort during testing. The following thoughts will help you in preparing your child for being ready to give the test his or her all.

The night before: Help your child get to bed on time. Research shows that being well-rested helps students do better. Keep your routine as normal as possible. Upsetting natural routines may make children feel insecure.  Mention the test to show you’re interested, but don’t dwell on it. Plan ahead to avoid conflicts on the morning of the test.

The morning of the test: Get up early to avoid rushing. Be sure to have your child at school on time. Have your child eat a good breakfast but not a heavy one. Research shows that students do better if they have breakfast before they take tests. Be positive about the test. Acknowledge that tests can be hard and that they’re designed so that no one will know all of the answers. Explain that doing your best is what counts. The important thing is to make your child comfortable and confident about the test!

After the test: Talk to your child about his or her feelings about the test, making sure you acknowledge the effort such a task requires. Discuss what was easy and what was hard; discuss what your child learned from the test. Explain that performance on a test is not a condition for you to love your child. You love your child just for the person he or she is.

Middle School Moments
MS Semi-Formal Dance
The MS Semi-Formal Dance will be on Friday, May 10th from 7-9pm in the MPR. This is for students in 7th and 8th grade. The cost is $15 per student. This will be available on My Payments Plus until 3:00 pm the day of the dance.

Remember that this is a semi-formal which means that this is NOT as formal as prom/wedding.  A tux or a formal dress are not required. Please be mindful of this and be mindful that this is a dance! You will be dancing! Wear something that is nice, but that you can still dance in and that keeps you appropriately covered. Below are some guiding rules:

  • No midriffs (exposed stomachs or mid to low backs)
  • No visible undergarments
  • Fingertip length skirts
  • No low-cut front or back
  • No jeans
  • No sagging pants
  • Dress shirts with collars are appropriate
  • Sport coats and ties are optional

High School Happenings
PROM 2019 – Last day to buy tickets is May 1 at 3:00pm
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
Prom is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students
Click here for more information

HS Stress Relief Stations
Donations needed for HS Stress Relief Stations during HS Finals Week.  We want to set up stress relief stations in the gym for HS students during finals week.  In order to fulfill the stations we need several items donated. If you are willing to help please select one or more items to send in.  Each item donated can earn you service hours! Please label any items HS Stress Relief and drop off in the front office. Items are needed no later than Friday, May 10th.  To view and sign up for needed items please view here.  

HS Intramurals – Field Day Edition
Our final HS Intramurals event is this Friday, May 3rd!! We will be having a HS Field Day.  HS students will have regular class until 11:30 am. At this time all HS students will report to their Intramurals teams for lunch.  From 12:00-3:00 pm the field day event will occur. Attendance is taken for this event; all students are expected to attend and participate with their intramurals teams for this final event.  

A couple of things students will need to know for the event:
*bring a bottle of water or refillable water bottle; the forecast is expected to be warm
*wear comfortable shoes for participating in the events
*wear your Intramurals shirt or if you don’t have one your team colors; this is the final event so go all out!
*some activities will include water so wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet
*all students will need to bring a white t-shirt they don’t mind getting wet/stained for the grand finale event!

HS Intramurals is an SLT sponsored event and is all student led.  This is the final Intramurals for the year to determine who will take home the bronze, silver, and gold medals!  We are looking forward to a great event!

HS Finals
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.

HS Trip Opportunity
Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour is from June 15, 2020 through June 20, 2020. Sign up before the price increase on May 8th, 2019. Monthly payments of $142. Email Mrs. Leatherman for more information.