09.03.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

09.03.2019 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, October 25th.  More details to follow.

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 lets you see your scheduled events on the go. 

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

“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
Thank you to everyone who visited us last Friday! We had a great turn out! Come check us out in the concession area most Fridays, from 7:30-9:30. We will have coffee, hot chocolate, tea and breakfast snacks for sale.  Cash or card accepted. 

Track Attack
Track Attack 2019-2020 is underway!  We have currently raised $7,060 of our $40,000 goal! If you need more business sponsor forms, please email PTO (lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org). Also, extra Track Attack shirts are available on MPP.  All students and staff will receive one. We are in need of more volunteers if you would like to help!  This can count towards your family’s service hours for the year! Sign-up here.

Family Fun Night
Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, October 4th from 6:00-8:00pm in the MS/HS building. We will have a bounce house, face painting, raffle baskets, bake sale, food truck and more!  We look forward to seeing you there! Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer and donate items! Teachers should be sending home raffle basket communications soon.

Teacher Appreciation
Teacher Appreciation event sign-ups are posted on Sign-Up Genius!  We are working on October’s now. Thank you to everyone who signed up to support our September event!  Please remember to turn all items into either front office by September 23rd and label it “PTO.”

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 in to your homeroom teacher. Android App  Apple App

Elementary Excitement

Upcoming Elementary Events

High School Happenings
Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Orders
Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Orders are due Thursday, September 5th. The Jostens rep will be here during homeroom to pick up the orders and answer any questions. All seniors received their information packet from Jostens at the Class of 2020 meeting.

PSAT/NMSQT
PSAT/NMSQT (Sophomores and Juniors) is scheduled for October 16, 2019
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).

The PSAT/NMSQT 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.

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.

PSAT 9 (Freshman Only) is scheduled for October 16, 2019
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).

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.

The state requires us to administer these exams at one location, so these tests will both be held at the Denver Campus.  LCS will provide transportation to and from the exam for those who need it. Mrs. Withers will send out more information on transportation once registration closes.  

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Kelly or Nicola Withers.

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

Junior Junction
Wednesday, October 23, 2019- North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Students will depart from 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.

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. 

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.

Raffle Baskets
The HS has selected the raffle basket themes for PTO’s Track Attack.  We need your help to get our baskets filled! To view more information please click here.

International Travel for High School Students and Families
Will you be in high school next year (2020-2021)? Are you interested in going on an international trip? Are you a parent/guardian that would like to send your child on a trip? If so, Ms. Hopper and Mrs. Melby would love your feedback on which trip to offer! This trip will be happening in June of 2021. Please take the following survey to help us decide.

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.