08.20.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

08.20.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Fall Photos
Grades 6-11 will have fall photos on Thursday, August 22nd.  All MS students should be in uniform.

Grades K-5 will have fall photos on Friday, August 23rd.  All Elementary students should be in uniform.

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

Chess Club Announcement:
Welcome Back, Eagles! We have started another great year and sign ups are now open for Chess Club. Chess Club is open to students in 2nd through 8th grade. We will be taking applications until 8/30/2019 and will begin club on 9/9/2019.  Please click here to apply today!

Academics
Math EOG/EOC Individual Student Reports
We just received Individual Student Reports for Math EOG/EOC for 2018-2019 from the state.  Copies of the reports will be sent home with students this week.

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 3,352 volunteer hours!  This number doesn’t describe the amazing amount of fun, accomplishment, and change that happened on our Lincolnton 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@LincolnCharter.org

PTO
Be in the know with PTO!

Welcome back!  We are super excited to announce your current PTO Board:
Tom Brooks- President
Stefanie Helsel- Elementary VP
Angie Huffman- MS/HS VP
Susanne George- Treasurer
Kelly Calderon- Fundraising
Secretary- TBD
Volunteer Chair- TBD

We are looking for individuals to fill the role of Track Attack Coordinator, Communications Coordinator and Assistant Treasurer. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email the PTO at lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Upcoming events:
Chick Fil A Spirit Night! Tuesday, August 20th 5-8 pm!  Come have dinner with us and don’t forget to mention you are with Lincoln Charter School!

Track Attack:
Track Attack 2019-2020 is underway!  We have raised $2,600 of our $40,000 goal! We have Business Sponsor Forms and Family and Friend Donations available here! Also, Track Attack T-shirts are on MPP if you would like to purchase one. All students and staff will receive a t-shirt from PTO.

Teacher Appreciation:
A Big THANKS to Amber Brooks for coordinating this year’s Teacher Appreciation! If you would like to volunteer time or donate items for Teacher Appreciation, please check out our sign-up here! This is for the entire year.

Elementary Excitement
Welcome back!  We had a great first week and are looking forward to a great year! 

Car Rider Line Reminders:
Please stay off your cell phones in the line and also please leave your blue car rider tags visible until your child is loaded in the car.  This will help us get the children loaded quickly and safely. Thank you for your help with this!

Mrs. Buff’s PE Newsletter

Elementary Art:
WELCOME BACK ARTISTS!  My name is Abby Swengros and I teach K-5 art.  Students will visit the art studio once a week and be introduced to a variety of art media.  We paint, draw, color, sculpt, create and more. For a sneak peak inside the art room, follow us on Instagram: Lincolncharter_art.  If you would like to volunteer in the art room, please email me!  We are also still collecting cardboard tubes (toilet and paper towel rolls) to use in our makers station!  

Upcoming Elementary Events

Managing Back to School Anxiety

Middle School Moments
We have had a lot of questions about Eagle Hour from parents. Below is a link to a letter that outlines the class/program. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s Eagle Hour teacher, or to Mr. Bealer.

Eagle Hour

High School Happenings
HS Shirt Bundle
Buy your HS Shirt Bundle now on My Payments Plus!  The shirt bundle includes the HS Intramurals team shirt, PowderBuff and/or PowderPuff.  These will only be available until Friday, August 30th. This will be the only time this year to purchase these shirts!  

Cost of the bundle is 3 shirts (Intramurals, PowderBuff, and PowderPuff) for $43 or 2 shirts (Intramurals and PowderBuff or PowderPuff) for $35.  

The PowderBuff and PowderPuff shirts include a name and number on the back of the students choice.

Class of 2020 Meeting
The Class of 2020 student and parent meeting will take place on Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm in the MPR.  All seniors and parents are highly encouraged to attend as we will cover all events, dates, and information for your senior year!  

Yearbook Interest
Any student interested in yearbook should make plans to attend an interest meeting on Wednesday, August 21st during homeroom time.  Mrs. Helms will hold the meeting in Mrs. Withers room. Yearbook is an additional credited class and an opportunity for students to have an integral role in the HS yearbook.  Students should check in with their homeroom teacher prior to attending the meeting. Any questions about yearbook should be direction to Taylor Helms

Mandatory Meeting for Online Classes/CCP Dual Enrollment Students
Mrs. Withers will be holding an orientation session for students who are taking courses online through NCVPS and/or dual enrollment courses through Gaston College on August 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the MPR.  It is mandatory to attend an orientation session in order to take online and/or dual enrollment courses. If you attended the meeting on August 12th you DO NOT need to attend again.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicola Withers.