08.20.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

08.20.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
LCS Student Life Calendar
Be sure to subscribe to the LCS Student Life Calendar so you do not miss a single event.  There are two student life calendars: 

Denver Campus:
To add to your google calendar –  lincolncharter.org_65b2ibk7m7fhbjsj2hi1jiira0@group.calendar.google.com
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Lincolnton Campus:
Google calendar –  Calendar ID: lincolncharter.org_b4m1l0cbmf2mjjdgcibib2qt6g@group.calendar.google.com
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Learn.Serve.Engage.
Lincoln Charter School believes in encouraging students to be civically minded and engaged in the community.  The Learn.Serve.Engage program mandates the completion of service hours each academic year (June 1 – May 31). Hours can be earned in the community and school.  They may be volunteer service or service-learning hours.

LCS Service Hour Expectations

Kindergarten – 5th Grade 5 Hours of Service
6th Grade 10 Hours of Service
7th Grade 12 Hours of Service
8th Grade 15 Hours of Service
9th Grade 20 Hours of Service
10th Grade 30 Hours of Service
11th Grade 40 Hours of Service
12th Grade 50 Hours of Service

LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
Students in grades 3-12 are to use x2Vol to log their LSE hours.  Accounts for students are pre-registered with student’s school issued email addresses.  NEW ACCOUNTS are not to be created. Students in 3rd grade and students that are new to LCS will have registered accounts available for claim in the next two weeks.  Instructions for claiming pre-registered accounts can be found here.  

LCS service hour goals 

 x2Vol is for LCS Students grades 3-12 only due to accounts being associated with student email addresses.  Students in grades Kg. – 2nd Grade are encouraged to use a paper log until they enter 3rd grade. 

Golden Eagle
Beginning with the Class of 2018, Lincoln Charter offers high school students an opportunity to earn a Golden Eagle Diploma.  The Golden Eagle represents the highest honor for students that participated in the full Lincoln Charter Experience. Beginning with a high school student’s Freshman year, students will be given the opportunity to earn credit towards the award.  Students that begin after their Freshman year will be able to participate on a prorated schedule.  

Class of 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

First Blood drive of the year- Thursday, August 29th!
LCS High School Students and Parents – You can help save up to three lives in the local community. One Blood will host our drive from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 29th. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can schedule an appointment online at www.oneblood.org/donate-now.  Use sponsor code #55484 or come by the Upper Building. Remember to bring your ID to your appointment.  

Encourage your students to eat a big breakfast on the morning of the blood drive and read other tips on the One Blood website for their donation.  Please note: All 16-year-old students must have a signed permission form to donate. The permission forms are at the front office. Remember to bring your ID to your appointment time.

Academics
Click here for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

Pre-SAT
The $18.00 payment should be made on MyPayments Plus.

Morning Breakfast and Before School Care
Please use the link below for more information about these new opportunities:
NEW Breakfast and Before School Care Options

Athletics
Congratulations to all the student-athletes who will be competing for Lincoln Charter this fall.  Those of you that have physicals that are expiring soon, please make sure you get a new physical and file with Ms. Elizabeth ASAP.  Even in season, if you have an expired physical, you will not be allowed to participate.

Engaged Eagles
Welcome back, Engaged Eagles!  

Engaged Eagles are those who support our students by volunteering at Lincoln Charter School.  Our original charter challenged each family to volunteer 30+ hours every year.  

Last year we recorded 3,713 volunteer hours!  This number doesn’t describe the amazing amount of fun, accomplishment, and change that happened on our Denver campus.  Volunteers make it possible for the school to conduct programs that enhance the educational environment of our students and assist teachers in the continued success of their classrooms.  Thank you to each and every volunteer!

Volunteer opportunities are continually being added to the sign up.  Check back often, and sign up for events that suit your schedule. Engaged Eagles have been active on campus this month, and I look forward to meeting you!

Volunteer Opportunities on Sign Up Genius: Volunteer Now

“Log Your Time” for extra volunteer activities: Log Your Time

More information on Engaged Eagles: Volunteer Website Information

Contact your Volunteer/ Events Coordinator, Brenda DeYoe

PTO
New Parent Coffee
Friday, September 6th
New Parent Coffee will be held Friday, September 6th from 8:00am-9:00 am in the Lower Building Multi-Purpose Room. This is an opportunity for new parents to get to know one another, meet the administration, and find out what the school & the PTO has to offer. New parents in any grade are invited, as well as veteran parents to welcome them.

Open House Success
It was great seeing so many new and familiar faces at Open House last week. Our uniform sale raised approximately $250 for our PTO. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to shop and say hello! Please reach out to Lisa Ralph for your future uniform needs during the school year. 

Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card & your PUBLIX account
Please be sure to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the school (tell them #4571 at checkout or create an account at harristeeter.com) to help us this year. If creating a new account or logging into your existing account, select our school at the bottom of “My Accounts” page, under “Together in Education.” Our school is listed as – 4571 Lincoln Charter School East, Denver, NC. 

To re-link your Publix account, create a new account or log into your existing account, under “My Publix Partner,” find our school – Lincoln Charter School PTO- Denver, NC and link to it. 

September PTO Meeting
Monday, August 26th
PTO Meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Upper School Multi-Purpose Room. Our next meeting, however, is Monday, August 26th at 6:30 pm because of Labor Day. Everyone is automatically a member of the PTO and we welcome your opinions and questions. Come to a meeting and see what we do. It is a very casual environment and we would love to have you!

Middle School Moments
Nests
We will have our Nest Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 30th for all 6th graders and new-to-LCS 7th and 8th graders.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nests, they are a “house” system in which middle schoolers are separated into 6 teams.  Throughout the year they will compete in various challenges to earn “points.” Students can also earn points by being “caught” embodying the community expectations.

This year Nests will be a little different.  Each semester students will have the opportunity to choose to participate in either Nest Intramurals or Nest Brain Games.  

Mix-it-Up Lunch
We will be bringing back our ever-popular Mix-it-Up Lunch challenge for MS.  This year instead of solely focusing on music, we will incorporate tv, movies and general trivia into the competition.  

High School Happenings
Class of 2020 Meeting
Tuesday, August 20th, 6:30 p.m., Machado Gymnasium
Parents and students are encouraged to attend the class meeting. All dates and events for senior year will be covered. 

The Crucible Auditions
Auditions are coming up for this year’s high school play, The Crucible. Step into the world of the Salem Witch Trials, a time of discord, distrust, and despair, where mass hysteria is the law of the land, and anyone can be next on Salem’s hit list.

Show dates for this production are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 7th, 8th, and 9th. If you would like to audition for this show, come to the Multipurpose Room after school on Monday, August 26th or Tuesday the 27th. Additional information about the characters, as well as a sign-up sheet, is posted on the bulletin board just outside the Multipurpose Room.

To prepare for auditions, please have a contemporary dramatic monologue ready. The monologue does NOT need to be memorized. Auditions are open to all high school students!

The Blind Eagle Auditions
The theater club is also holding auditions for this year’s Blind Eagles Improv Group. In this show, there is no script and no stage directions, just you, your partners, and all of the crazy scene games that are guaranteed to leave everyone in stitches. From “Party Quirks” to “Let’s Make a Date” to “Scenes from a Hat,” you’ll get the chance to practice all sorts of games and activities in making up and acting out scenes on the spot.

This performance group will meet twice a week during the club and study hall period, and there will be several shows throughout the year that will allow you to flex your comedic muscles for a live audience. Auditions will be in the Multipurpose Room at 3:00 on Thursday, August 22nd. No monologue preparations are needed. Just come in and be ready to think on your feet! 

The Blind Eagles: where you never see what’s coming, and neither do we!

Powerlifting Club
High School Powerlifting Club with Mrs. Thompson will begin Monday, August 26th. Powerlifting is weight training with a focus on squat, bench press and deadlift. There is a powerlifting competition held at the school on November 2nd for anyone interested in competing. 

The club will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week until November 2nd. Meetings will take place right after school, in the weight room, until 4:00. Students can come for any or all of the days. 

If you are interested, please stop by Mrs. Thompson’s room (182), sometime before lunch for a sign up sheet, or send an email to Jennifer.thompson@lincolncharter.org

International Trip to Spain in June 2020
There will be an informational meeting on September 17th at 6:30 pm in Ms. Straub’s room (186) in the Denver Upper Building.

Ms. Straub has been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for the summer of 2020. She worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had a wonderful time! 

The trip is during the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some)!

Please feel free to watch this presentation. This presentation tells about the tour, as well as, financial information including payment plans and scholarship information.  

After you have watched the presentation, please click this link to sign up for the tour! 

This trip is open to any current 9th through 12th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses.

Click for tour details.

Two great benefits:

  • Enrollment and details are through our customer service department (800-771-5353). You can ask about payment plans when you call!
  • For families under $85,000 adjusted gross income, there is FLAG financial aid which can be applied for via phone (800-771-5353) and awards up to $600 for eligible applicants!

Please let Ms. Straub know if you have any questions: aubrey.straub@lincolncharter.org.