09.03.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

09.03.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

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, October 25th.  More details to follow.

Odyssey of the Mind Informational Meeting
Calling all students who like to be creative and think outside of the box! There will be an Odyssey of the Mind club informational meeting on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:45 p.m. for all students and parents who are interested in being a part of the Odyssey of the Mind club this year.  This meeting will cover important dates, time commitments, and an idea of the amazing opportunities this creative club has to offer LCS students. The meeting will be held upstairs in the Lower Building Media Lounge. If you can not make the meeting but would like more information about being part of the Odyssey of the Mind club, please email Amy Miranda.

Academics
PSAT/NMSQT
Parents of 9th-11th Graders: We will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT for Sophomores and Juniors on October 16, 2019 and the PSAT for Freshman on October 16, 2019.  Please read below for more information.

PSAT/NMSQT (Sophomores and Juniors)
Juniors who take the exam are eligible for consideration into the National Merit Scholarship Program. Sophomores, this practice test provides an opportunity to gain experience with the PSAT/SAT format and to see how the questions are structured. Registration is open on MyPaymentsPlus for 10th and 11th graders and will be open until September 18, 2019. The cost for the test will be $18.00 (registration is automatic upon payment).

PSAT 9 (Freshmen Only)
The PSAT 9 exam measures reading, writing, language, and math skills developed over many years, both in and out of school.  You will not be asked to recall facts from literature, history, or science, or to complete math formulas, due to the test only measuring your reasoning and critical thinking skills. Freshmen, this practice test provides an opportunity to gain experience with the PSAT / SAT format and to see how the questions are structured. Registration is open on MyPaymentsPlus for 9th graders and will be open until September 18, 2019. The cost for the test will be $18.00 (registration is automatic upon payment).

Mark your calendars.  We are pushing for 100% participation.

Athletics
Fall grade-checks will be Wednesday, September 4th at 8 am.  Student-athletes must have a 2.5 GPA to continue participating in their sport.  If a student is deemed ineligible, another grade check will occur in 2 weeks. Student-athletes will be allowed to rejoin their team if their GPA is at 2.5 or above following the second check.

Athletics Bring Students from Cherokee and Lincoln Charter Together

Engaged Eagles
SignUpGenius.com is the easiest way to check out volunteer opportunities. On your first visit, create an account in only two minutes.  There is also an easy to use, free phone app which allows you to see your scheduled events on the go. 

Volunteer Opportunities on Sign Up Genius: Volunteer Now. Check back often for new listing.

“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
Track Attack – Friday, October 11th
Track Attack is the LCS Denver PTO’s biggest fundraising event of the year! We celebrate with a wonderful day filled with games and a 5K run each year. PTO fundraising has begun and donations are trickling in. Donate early to get a visit from our Weekly Prize Patrol in September. Our Track Attack goal this year is $85,000. Flyers went home with K-5 students last week. Be sure to look out for PTO emails as well. Use My Payments Plus to donate and business sponsor forms can be found here.

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

K-5 Room Parents Needed
Room Parents are needed for many K-5 classes. Please reach out to your child’s teacher if you are interested. It’s a great way to be involved at the school and directly with your child’s class and teacher. Our room parent coordinator Joyce Goodman, will help you every step of the way or answer any questions you may have about the role.

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 the “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. 

Elementary Excitement
Transportation
Please be reminded that students in the K-6 building are assigned to a specific bus.  Many of our buses are currently assigned to their capacity. For the safety of all children, students are NOT ABLE to ride a bus which they are not assigned to or do not have a bus tag to ride.  This allows LCS to ensure that we have all of the safety information for all students on a bus at all times and never exceed the capacity of each route. If you have friends coming home, please plan for a carpool pickup.  

YOGA 
Thanks to one of our volunteers, Ms. Schoff, we will be offering YOGA as an opportunity for grade 4 and 5 students during recess on rotating Fridays.  Students are encouraged to bring a towel and a water bottle that closes for this time during their assigned Fridays. This alternative recess activity will be held in the media lounge.

Starbase
Grade 5 students will be going to the Reserve Air Base in Charlotte September 16th  through September 19th. Students will leave campus at approximately 8:15 each morning and return shortly after 2 PM.  On Friday, September 20th, all parents, friends and family are welcome to join us for their graduation and rocket launch in the Rescue Squad Park.  More details will follow. Please plan accordingly for appointments and early dismissals as we are not able to allow student to leave early from the airbase due to security clearances.

Sally’s YMCA Water Safety
Grade 2 students will be going to Sally’s YMCA September 17th through September 20th.  This free educational opportunity is provided by Lincoln County in connection with Sally’s YMCA.  Students will be learning skills associated with CPR, 911 safety, boating safety, swimming and water safety, as well as rescue and recovery.  There will be classroom and water courses each day. Please read the weekly newsletter for more details about dress and preparedness. 

Middle School Moments
Follow your Student’s Schedule Night
Thursday, September 5th 6:30 pm
Parents and students are encouraged to attend this evening.  Families will be following their individual student’s schedule and receiving valuable information from the teachers about their classes.

MAP Testing
All middle school students, grades 6-8, will take a Beginning-of-Year (BOY) MAP test.  MAP is a nationally normed assessment that predicts a student’s current level of achievement in both Math and Reading.  MAP also provides predictors to a student’s potential successes for the end of the year. MAP allows the school to identify student strengths and areas for growth, which provides teachers with valuable information to differentiate instruction for each individual student.

Nests
The middle school would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped out during our Nest Induction ceremony.  A special shout out goes to Angie Bennett, Mickey Palmer, Angela Ryan, Shelbe Oldham and Torrie Zink for helping to stuff and blow up over 100 balloons.

High School Happenings
Junior Junction
Friday, October 10th- North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Students will depart LCS at 7:00 am and return at approximately 8:00 pm.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 October 3rd.

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 Mike Lungarini about financial assistance.

Jostens Cap and Gown Orders
Jostens will be on campus September 6th to collect orders.  Seniors are required to purchase the cap and gown package at $55.00.  All additional items are optional and at each senior’s discretion. Order packets have been distributed to seniors. Orders may also be placed online at Jostens.com.

9/11 Day of Service
On September 11th all high school students will have the opportunity to volunteer in the community at a local non-profit agency.  All students will be off campus from 8:00 – 12:30 serving in the community. The afternoon portion of the day will include a K-12 assembly for all staff and students. 

Class of 2020 Field Trip – NC State Fair, Raleigh
Thursday, October 24th
Students will depart LCS at 9:00 am and return to LCS at approximately 10:00 pm.

Field Trip Flyer

This is an optional field trip for members of the senior class.  Students register on MPP. The cost is $30 per student and covers motorcoach transportation and gate admission.  Students are responsible for their own ride tickets and food. Seniors are required to update their LSE hours on x2Vol in order to participate.  

Click here for details about ride tickets.

Community News
Bots on Wheels
Bots on Wheels is a Charlotte based community robotics team available to any 9th through 12th graders in the greater Charlotte area.  Students plan, design, program and build their competition robot with the help of their adult mentors.  Our 2018-2019 competition season was very successful – we are the reigning FIRST Robotics North Carolina Champions!

We would love for your interested students and their parents to join us on September 10th  at our meeting place at 900 Pressley Road in Charlotte from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM to find out more about our team, meet our students, mentors and robot, Wheel Armstrong.  If you have questions about the team, feel free to contact me via e-mail: svtriana0831@gmail.com or the team’s lead co-mentor, Cindy Carlson via phone: 704-649-2460 or via e-mail: BOWCommunityRobotics@gmail.com.  To view more information please click here.