05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Upcoming LCS Events
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)

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.

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.    

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.

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.

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.  

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

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 3,237 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!  Doster, Powell, Plonk, McCurry, Weatherly, Williams, Morel, Jefferies, White, Adkins, Greene, Helsel, Smith, Howington, Barrett, Stewart, Banks, Floyd, Roberts, Taylor, Livengood, Anderson, Griffin, Haney, Drusin, Falvey, Warner, Berg, Weaver, and Craft families. Click Here for the list of all families who participated.

The Junior class has traditionally helped with the GRAD’s dinner each year.  After the ceremony there will be tables and chairs to fold and stack. Volunteer here Thursday, May 23rd.

Just a reminder!! Don’t forget to start working on those Sponsors for our 2019 Track Attack! Sponsors can be family, local businesses, or company where you work.  Information for sponsors is on the forms.

The date of the Track Attack is Friday, October 4th. This is the only PTO fundraiser we do for the year.

There will be prizes for teachers, families and classrooms for raising the most money.

We hope you have a safe and fun summer. See you back in August!

Middle School Moments
MS Promotion
Middle School Promotion will be May 22, 2019 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 them 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

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.