Charter Chatter 04.30.2019 Denver

Charter Chatter 04.30.2019 Denver

Student Life
Upcoming Dates
1 – Engineering Guest Speaker  (HS Only)
2 – Theatre Club Musical Production
2 – Paws at the Park
3 – Special Olympics Spring Games (Field Trip Unified Champions and Psych Classes)
3 – Theatre Club Musical Production
4 – Theatre Club Musical Production
6 – AP Testing Begins
7- HS Student Council Election Assembly and voting
9 – Patriotic Program
10 – MS Semi-Formal
11 – Prom
11 – Parents Night Out – OM
13 – Kg. Field Trip
13 – Class of 2019 Cookout
14 – Kg. Field Trip
14 – Last day of High School Classes
15 – HS Testing Begins
15 – MS Powder Puff Game
15 – Psychology Class FT
17 – 4th Grade Field Trip
17 – 8th Grade Class Picnic
20 – Athletic Awards Night MS – All Seasons
20 – Athletic Awards Night HS – Spring Sports
20 – Lincoln Charter Hall of Fame Induction
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day
21 – GRAD Denver
22 – MS Promotion
23 – Kg. Promotion
23 – Elementary Promotion
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement

Need a Break?  Parents Night Out, May 11th
Odyssey of the Mind Club will be hosting a Parents Night Out, May 11, 2019 from 5:30  – 9:00 pm in the lower gym. Sign your student up for an evening of fun!

Odyssey of the Mind is a global creative problem-solving competition in which teams of students participate in two types of activities: a creative presentation based on a “long term” problem and a “spontaneous” challenge that may be verbal, hands-on or a combination of these.

We will play traditional games as well as host our own “spontaneous” challenges – Odyssey style. Dinner is included.This event is open to children age Kindergarten and above.

Sign up on MPP, and bring a friend!  $20 for first child, $15 for each additional child.  Sign up before May 6 for a $5/child discount ($15 first child; $10 each additional child).

Proceeds from this event will support Lincoln Charter’s Odyssey of the Mind Club and assist the two teams that qualified to participate in the 2019 World Championships at Michigan State University.  Plus, we heard you may need a “break”!

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.

School Board Meeting
The School Board has changed the meeting time for the May meeting to the 28th at 6:30 at the Lincolnton Campus.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th. The front office will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lincoln Charter is closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will resume the week of July 29th.

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)

Heart of a Champion Free Physicals available for all rising 9th-12th graders
Saturday, May 18
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.

Next week, volunteers are needed for decorating the Patriotic Program info & MS Semi-formal dance, info

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: Blackwell, Comesky, Gangopadhyay, Houser, Lee, Plemmons, Rice and Strain families! Congratulations!

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 if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.

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.

No PTO Meeting – May 6
Please note that there is no PTO meeting on May 6th. The PTO typically meets the first Monday of every month at the HS Multipurpose Room. However, the May meeting was held on April 29 to vote on the Teacher Grant proposals which had to be finalized and approved before May.

Open PTO Positions for 2019-2020
The PTO Board has several open positions for the 2019-2020 school year including Secretary, Co-Treasurer 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)
Thank you to all our LCS Denver dads for coming out for Donuts with Dad! A big thank you to our PTO Director of Hospitality, Hope Elliot for organizing this fun event and to our awesome mom volunteers who helped make this event a great success!

Elementary Excitement
PTO Patriotic Program
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

Rising Grade 3 Parent Meeting
Do you have nagging questions about state-wide testing in gr 3?  What is LCS doing to adequately prepare your student for success?  How can I support my children at home this summer and next year during this monumental academic year?  Please join us for a rising grade 3 parent meeting at 3:30 on May 14th to answer these questions and MORE! Childcare will be provided for your school-age children by e-mailing Christy Hutchinson prior to May 14th.

Parent Educational Learning Corner
Rising KG DIAL Screening
We want to thank Ms. Brenda DeYoe, our parent volunteers, Ms. Rigby, Ms. Robin Harwood, Ms. Nicole David and incredible elementary staff team and many more for an outstanding DIAL screening season.  

Dial screening is a nationally normed, research based assessment tool Lincoln Charter utilizes to evaluate several aspects of a student’s brain development in the areas of: cognition, gross and fine motor, language, and social/ emotional development.  This assessment is not something any individual should prepare a child to complete, but provides educators insight into these individual areas of development for each child.

This allows educators and specialists to ensure services and instructional practices are aligned for the start of a child’s academic career here at LCS.  If you have questions or desire to learn more about this process, please feel free to contact Christy Hutchinson. Right this way, Welcome class of 2032!, Parents eagerly await, Cognitive assessment, Speech screenings, Fine motor practice

Middle School Moments
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, $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

Middle School Promotion
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm- Machado Gymnasium

High School Happenings
PROM 2019 – Last day to buy tickets is May 1 at 3:00 pm
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

Jessica Williams HS English teacher won 1st place in the adult division for Pros for the 2019 Flo Robinson Essay Contest.  She was presented with her award and read her essay to a packed house at the Lincoln Cultural Center on Tuesday, April 23rd.