05.15.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

05.15.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Upcoming LCS Events
May 17: MS and HS Band Night at the Movies Fundraiser
May 20:  Kindergarten Field Trip
May 21:  MS EOY Field Trips
May 21:  Elementary Field Day
May 22:  Kindergarten Promotion, 9:00 am
May 22:  Elementary Promotion, 12:00 pm
May 22:  MS Promotion, 7:00 pm
May 23:  Class of 2019 GRADs (invite only)
May 24:  Last Day of School, Early Dismissal – 11:30 am
May 25:  Class of 2019 Commencement, 10:00 am (ticket required)

Engaged Eagles
EOG week is off to a great start!  Contact Brenda DeYoe or call the front desk if you need to make changes to the schedule.  Also, bring your driver’s license with you to scan yourself in at the front desk.  You will need your identification every time you enter the building.

Volunteer of the month: Shelly Manfredi. Congratulations!  Her son has been an LCS student for 6 years. Shelly helps the TAs in whatever grade her son is in. She also introduces colonial kids’ life and habitats to first grade, and wagon trains to the 4th-5th grades. To see more, click here.

Thank you to the Spring Festival volunteers who helped put on a wonderful family event.  The students really enjoyed the art stations and bounce house. Extra thanks to the gentlemen who packed up and lugged that bounce house to the pick up area.

Please try to log your volunteer hours before the end of the school year.  If you have more than 30 hours, your family name will be posted in the last Charter Chatter on Tuesday, May 21st. Click here to log hours.

Academics
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.

LCS Required Signatures 2019-2020
All students returning for the 2019-2020 school year will need to have a completed Required Signatures form on file.  Get ahead of things by completing your student(s) form now! This will help us ensure all of our records are current. A form needs to be completed for each LCS student.
LCS Require Signatures 2019-2020 – Lincolnton Campus

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.  

End Of Year Testing Continue
End of year testing began this week.  The schedule can be viewed on the website here.

Athletics
Varsity Baseball, Softball, and Soccer
Congratulations to the baseball, softball and soccer teams for great seasons.  Thank you, seniors, for your contributions to the Lincoln Charter Athletics program and best of luck in your future endeavors.

Lincoln Charter High School Athletics Hall of Fame
Induction Ceremony – May 20th – 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

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

PTO
2019-2020 Track Attack
We have the electronic copy of the 2019-2020 Track Attack Sponsorship Letters now available. Click on this linkHard copies are available in the ES and MS/HS Offices.

2019-2020 PTO Board
Congratulations to:
President – Nikki Hull
Elementary VP – Jessica Doster
Middle School/High School VP – Angela Huffman
Fundraising Chair  – Kelly Calderon
Secretary – Rebecca Powell
Treasurer – Susanne George

Boxtops
Boxtop totals are in and the winners are:
Grades K-1 – Sherry Hull’s class
Grades 2-3 – Katie Bell’s class
Grades 4-5 – Susan Lineberger’s class

Congratulations to these winners, and to everyone who brought in Boxtops to help raise money for our school. The winning classes will receive a pizza party.

Thank You!
LCS Volunteers rocked the house this week. A special thank you to all who made this week extra special for our teachers and staff!

You stepped up and came to help, sent food, drinks and everything in between. An extra big shout out to Amanda Barrett for all her hard work in planning and making sure it all came together!  She did an outstanding job. Thanks to Tom Brooks for volunteering to be our Grill Master! He sure knows how to cook some burgers and hot dogs!

Middle School Moments
EOG Testing May 13-17th
With EOG and EOC testing happening this week, teachers are planning on doing review sessions with students as well as mixing in brain breaks to help ensure that students are not stressed about testing and are able to focus as they take their tests. That being said, there will be times when teachers bring students outside to do their active brain breaks. For this week it would be good to send the following with your child:

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Possibly a towel to sit on in case they eat lunch outside

MS Promotion
Middle School Promotion will be May 22nd at 7:00pm in the MS/HS Gym. Please note that 8th grade students do not return to school on May 23-24.

MS Schedule
As we near the end of this school year, the time has come for rising 7th and 8th graders to choose which electives they would like to pursue next year. We are always looking for ways to increase the electives we offer to students and are pleased to announce that we are adding art and chorus to our course offerings moving forward. We have discussed this with rising 7th and 8th grade students and have sent home forms they need to use to choose their elective for next year. If your child has not returned this yet, please remind him or her to turn it in to homeroom teachers. Copies of the forms are below, along with a copy of the rising 6th grade schedule. Please note that the schedules are subject to change.

Rising 6th Grade Schedule
Rising 7th Grade Schedule and Options
Rising 8th Grade Schedule and Options

High School Happenings
HS Finals Week Continues
Finals Week started 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 Stress Relief Stations
Thank you to all of the parents who sent in items for our HS Stress Relief Stations! The students really appreciated the items and the stations are a hit! Thank you again!

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18 years old.
Available camp offerings include Gaming, Laser Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more.  Click here for more details