05.07.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

05.07.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Every year, Lincoln Charter asks for input from our families in several ways.  

First, we ask that you vote in this year’s School Board election, these parent-elected School Board representatives serve our community in many ways.  You can access this year’s ballot here – School Board Ballot.  Voting closes on 5/17.

We also need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey – your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access this survey here – Parent Survey.

Student Life
Upcoming Dates
May
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

Calling all volunteers! We need Testing Proctors! We are 52 volunteers short!
Lincoln Charter needs testing proctors for the 2018 NC State EOG’s and EOC’s, which take place each morning during the week of Monday, May 15th – Friday, May 17th, 2019. State law requires that we have proctors to administer all end of year testing. We need your help as this is one of the most difficult tasks we have all year.   Please sign up for as many mornings as you are able. Check with your employer as many offer incentives to help out your child’s school. We love grandparents, aunts, uncles and our very wonderful retirees.  This is one of the last events to get your volunteer hours in for the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Brenda DeYoe. Please click this link to sign up as a proctor.

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 the 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”!

Academics
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.  

Athletics
HS Track and Field Senior Night
Friday, May 10 – Halftime of the Soccer game

HS Track and Field
Congratulations to the Men’s HS Track and Field team who won the SPAC championship.  The women finished 3rd, but only 8 points out of 1st. Good luck at the NCHSAA Regionals!

Varsity Baseball and Softball
Congratulations to our Varsity Baseball and Softball teams for their victories over Cherryville and winning of the SPAC Conference Championship!

LCS Spring Sports Current Conference Rankings
HS Sports(SPAC)
HS Soccer- #1 in the Conference- Conference Champions
HS Softball- #1 in the Conference- Conference Champions(Tournament Champions)
HS Tennis- #1 in the Conference- Conference Champions
HS Golf- #1 in the Conference- Conference Champions
HS Track and Field- Men #1 and Women #3- Men Conference Champions
HS Baseball- #2 in the Conference(Tournament Champions)

MS Sports(PCAC)- Current Rankings as of 5/6
MS Softball- #1 in the Conference
MS Tennis- #1 in the Conference
MS Soccer- #2 in the Conference
MS Baseball- #2 in the Conference
MS Golf- #3 in the Conference

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

Heart of a Champion FREE PHYSICALS available for all rising 9th-12th graders
Saturday, May 18 – CMC-Lincoln Medical Plaza II – 447 McAllister Rd, Lincolnton, NC
Registration runs April 8 – May 12, 2019
Participating High Schools – East Lincoln, Lincoln Charter, Lincolnton, North Lincoln, West Lincoln
Register here

Athletics Awards Night – May 20th
MS Sports Awards Night  – All Seasons- 6:00 pm – updated time
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.

Paws at the Park
Thank you to all that came out for Paws at the Park! We were able to give away a ton of food and supplies to the SPCA and HATS.  We had over 40 pets on campus for a great event.

Engaged Eagles
We are 52 volunteers short for the EOG’s next week. Please sign up here to help proctor.
We are looking for volunteers for the following events, click the date below to sign up.

Patriotic Program Decorating- Thursday, May 9th
MS Semi-Formal Dance Decorating- Friday, May 11th

PTO
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week This Week
This week is dedicated to all our Teachers and Staff, 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. PTO will be providing a catered breakfast from Chillin and Grillin tomorrow morning.

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.

Box Top Contest Winners
The April 2019 Box Top Drive was another success! We collected 5,473 Box Tops! Mrs. Gilbert’s class is the Champion, with 750 Box Tops followed by Mrs. Boner’s class (655) and Mrs. Wiltshire’s class (525). These top three classrooms will receive a Slushie Party, courtesy of Homestead Catering!! A special thank you to the 6th-grade volunteers and our FunD Factory Coordinator Shelley Alicea for coordinating the collection drive.

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.

Middle School Moments
MS Semi-Formal – Once Upon A Time
Friday, May 10th – Machado Gymnasium
$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.  Nest vs Nest.

8th Grade Picnic
Friday, May 17.  Lake Norman State Park.  The trip will be free for all students and lunch and refreshments will be provided.  Students will be permitted to swim if they have a signed permission slip. Students without a signed form will not be allowed in the water.

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