05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
May
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day
21 – GRAD Denver
22 – MS Promotion
23 – Kg. Promotion
23 – Elementary Promotion
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement

Yearbooks
If your child ordered a yearbook, please make sure they have picked it up by this Friday, May 24. All unclaimed yearbooks will be sent back to the printer after this date.

Extra yearbooks are currently available for purchase on My Payments Plus. Please make purchases by Friday, May 24.

Academics
School Board
Congratulations to Cara Dowling and Chris Wrenn – both have been elected as parent representatives to the School Board!  Cara and Chris will start their two-year terms in July 2019. The next step in Board elections is for staff members to elect one member.  This process will wrap up by the end of May.    

Parent Survey
We 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.

Math EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1
The new mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2016 and 2017 have been implemented this school year in elementary, middle school and in high school math courses. As such, new End-of-Grade (EOG) & End-of-Course (EOC)/NCEXTEND1) summative tests aligned to these standards will be administered at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

The first priority when implementing new tests is to ensure the results of the test scores are valid and reliable. When new tests are administered for the first time, student scores are delayed while the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) processes the test data and completes all necessary analyses. These processes and analyses will take place during summer 2019. Due to the necessity of this critical process, in 2018–19 students will not receive their test scores at the completion of the test administration. Instead, the scores for these tests will be delayed until August 2019. For high school EOC courses (Math 1 and Math 3), students’ final report card grade will be based on their grades for the school year – they will not receive a final exam grade.  Elementary and middle school year grades will be calculated as they are normally calculated. Once the SBE has approved the scores (achievement levels) in August 2019, schools will provide parents with each student’s score and Individual Student Report.

We appreciate your understanding as we move into this next generation of tests and work toward providing the most accurate information possible concerning student performance on (EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1) tests. If you have questions or concerns about the delay of test scores or the assignment of grades, please contact your building administrator or Danielle Derwich, LCS Testing Coordinator.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  The front office of the lower building 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
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
Thank You to each and every Engaged Eagle who has offered your time and talent to the students of Lincoln Charter!  Volunteering at Lincoln Charter is fun and fulfilling when you are engaged in your favorite activities. I have had the privilege of serving and leading parents, guardians, and grandparents this year and I look forward to an even larger group of Engaged Eagles for the 2019-2020 school.

So far this year we have had 3,249 volunteer hours logged for this school year! If you still need to log your volunteer time, please complete it before the last day of school. We begin logging time for the new school year on June 28th. If you are ready to get a jump start on the 30 Hour Challenge over the summer, contact brenda.deyoe@lincolncharter.org. The Ambassadors are hosting two “Meet & Greet” events this summer and we are still looking for families who have the gift of hospitality to welcome & assist new families as they transition into Lincoln Charter.

Congratulation to the families who have reached the 30+ volunteered hours! Law, Wrenn, Gorman, Plemmons, Jasinski, Wessel, Gangopadhyay, Wootton, Lee, Burnham, Rice, Blackwell, Comesky, Cap, Kahle, Zink, Alicea, Beller, Dutton, Sherrill, Houser, Simmer, Pleasant, Stoffel, Marcukaitis, Stoner, Strain, and Disabato families. Click Here for the list of all families who participated.

May Volunteer Opportunities
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day * Volunteer info
21 – GRAD Denver * Click here for more info
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement *Click here for more info

Thank you to the Lost & Found Managers who volunteered all year long. They will donate all items left on the last day of school to local charities.  Please remind your student to check for missing items.

Middle School Moments
Odyssey of the Mind
Congratulations to our Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team as they head to Michigan State to take on the world.  Our World Championship competition team is Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Sophie Davis, Matthew Radin, Madison Workman, and Emma Chaney.  Good Luck!

Middle School Promotion
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm- Machado Gymnasium. Light refreshments will be served.

Math Placement
Math placement results will be distributed electronically following the submission of final grades.  The letter will cover the parameters and criteria for math placement and inform you of your student’s particular placement.  The letter will not have the specific data points for your student, but those can be received upon request.

High School Happenings
Congratulations to Denver students Michael Coles and Nicholas Womack on their captain-ship of the Success 101 team and for beating out 14,000 other students while securing the State Championship for Lincoln Charter High School in the North Carolina Council on Economic Education’s Stock Market Game. In its 33rd year of competition, the Stock Market Game aims to build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing students with real-world skills and practice in math, English language arts, economics, and social studies.

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