08.27.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

08.27.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Yearbooks
For the 2019-2020 school year, we are excited to be working with a new yearbook provider. Details are currently being finalized, and more information will be included in future Charter Chatters.

Spirit Wear
The 2019-2020 Spirit Line is now available on MPP and is available until September 11th.  

Save the Date
Mark your calendar for the 2nd annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 25th.  More details to follow.

No Uniform Tuesdays
Purchase your No Uniform Day pass on MPP and take advantage of the opportunity to come to school out of dress code.  No Uniform Tuesday passes must meet HS Dress code requirements.  Funds raised support Lincoln Charter initiatives.

Passes are available on the following dates:
September 24th
October 29th
November 19th
January 28th
February 25th
March 31th
April 28th

Counseling
Empowering Eagles and Maternity Leave Updates

Academics
Click here for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

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
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. We give a warm welcome to those who can spend time volunteering on campus. Don’t forget to invite grandparents as they may log hours for your family too.

Volunteer opportunities are continually being added to the sign up.  Check back often, and sign up for events that suit your schedule. 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!

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
On September 6th we are hosting a new parent breakfast. Please join us from 7:00am to 8:00am under the picnic shelter! Please RSVP here!

Eagle Nest Cafe
Come check us out in the concession area on August 30th from 7:30-9:00! We will have coffee, hot chocolate, tea and breakfast snacks for sale.  Cash or card accepted. (HS students and All Staff only)

Track Attack
Track Attack 2019-2020 is underway!  We have currently raised $5000 of our $40,000 goal! We have Business Sponsor Forms and Family and Friend Donations available here. Also, extra Track Attack shirts are available on MPP.  All students and staff will receive one!

Teacher Appreciation
Our first Teacher Appreciation Event is scheduled for September 25th! PTO will be providing a Huli-Huli Chicken lunch for all staff.  Thank you for everyone who has signed up to donate items. Please make sure all items are turned into either front office by Monday, September 23rd and marked PTO.  If you would like to donate items ,volunteer to set-up, serve, or clean up, please check out our sign up genius.

PTO-FUNdraising
Scrip is officially back!  As you are gearing up for the holiday season, make sure you purchase your gift cards through our online scrip program.  The school will receive a portion of each card sold. The enrollment code for Lincoln Charter is BBL454DC6485L

Ingles Tools for Schools
If you haven’t had a chance, please go online and link/re-link your Ingles Advantage card to Lincoln Charter School
www.ingles-markets.com

Box Tops
There is a new way to box top now!  Instead of spending hours clipping, you can simply scan your receipts in the new Box Top App! We are currently still accepting clipped Box Tops as they are still phasing out.  You can turn those into your homeroom teacher.
Android App  Apple App

Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events

Elementary Art
We are starting our drawing unit.  Students are practicing a variety of techniques to see which way works best for them.  If your student would like more practice, Virtual Instructor on Youtube has some awesome videos.  Also, art for kids hub is a great Youtube resource for all ages.  

The Art Show will be March 19, 2020!  Mark your calendars for a super fun evening.  

Follow us on Instagram to get a sneak peak into the art room: lincolncharter_art 

Fifth Grade Service Learning Opportunity
Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Through Crayola’s ColorCycle initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and re-purpose used markers.

For the second year, our fifth grade students at LCS will use this program as a learning opportunity and as a way to serve in the community. Last year 3,243 markers were collected, recycled and eventually turned into fuel thanks to the LCS community.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices
Dear Parents:

As educators entrusted with your child’s success and well-being, we feel that modeling and encouraging positive lifestyle choices is part of our responsibility.  To that end, we would like to encourage you to read and consider the following information.  

Organizations such as the American Heart Association, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Agriculture, the US Department of Education and other organizations continue to study the positive impact of schools that encourage  healthy choices at school. Many children consume more than half of their meals at school, and positive behaviors at school are more likely to carry over into overall healthy lifestyle choices, at school and beyond. In the past few years, Lincoln Charter has made important changes to our lunch program and vending options to eliminate unhealthy options and encourage positive eating choices.  In addition, our health and physical education classes continue to study the risks of poor eating and the benefits of healthy choices.  

As parents, you can help these efforts in several ways.  First, recognize that healthy eating choices start at a young age.  Students will be more likely to develop good habits if they are encouraged from their formative years.  Second, when bringing snacks and food into school, we encourage you to keep healthy options in mind as we attempt to promote a  nutritional environment.  Resources like health.gov, cdc.gov and others can help parents understand the dangers of unhealthy eating and may provide options for snacks and individual lunches.  Many parents work hard to provide healthy, balanced meals and snacks for their children, however they do not always have control over what their children eat when they are away from home.  Finally, remember that diets that contain healthier foods, including more whole-grains, low-fat dairy products, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins will be beneficial for our students and our community.  Good options also include foods that provide nutrients that kids need, and that are lower in fat, sugar and sodium.  

We appreciate your efforts in assisting Lincoln Charter in promoting healthy lifestyle choices. 

Please contact us with any questions.  

LCS Administration

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 T-Shirts
Friday is the last day to order!  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 student’s choice.   

We are now offering individual shirts as well at $20 each.

All shirt orders need to be in by Friday, August 30th.

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

HS Week of Service
Student Leadership Team will be sponsoring a HS Week of Service September 9th-13th.  All students K-12 will attend our 9/11 Program of Service and Remembrance on September 11th.  Each grade level will participate in a day of service:

September  9th: 10th Grade

September 10th: 12th Grade

September 12th:  11th Grade

September 13th:  9th Grade

We will be partnering with local organizations for our HS Week of Service.  All service will take place during the school day. HS Students will have the opportunity to choose their place of service via a sign up form that will be sent out as the dates get closer.  

Junior Junction
Junior Junction is a tradition at Lincoln Charter.  It serves as a marker in your high school career as you prepare to take the next step in your educational journey!

Please note Junior Junction is a required event.  If a Junior does not attend the trip, he or she will be marked as an unexcused absence. There will be no classes for Juniors on this day.  If a student cannot afford this trip, please contact Jessica Kelly about financial assistance.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Depart LCS at 7:00 a.m. and return at 8:00 p.m.

The fee is $30.00 per student, paid through MPP. That price includes lunch and motorcoach transportation. Students who normally ride the school bus will need to make alternate arrangements.  Registration closes on Friday, October 11th.  

SAT Prep Class
Are you interested in an SAT Prep Class?  All Juniors are invited to sign up for this opportunity to take a class from Dr. Granzen! For more details, click here.

Community News
Anyone interested in joining Girl Scout Troop #13164, which meets after school the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month, please plan to attend a parent meeting on Monday, September 23rd from 6-7pm in the HS Building MPR. We are currently looking to expand our K-3 age levels. We currently have active members in all levels from K-6. If you have any questions or would like more information, please email Brittany Smith