09.10.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

09.10.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

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

Odyssey of the Mind
Your trash is our treasure…
Odyssey of the Mind Club needs your help!  We are in need of gallon & 1/2 gallon milk jugs, as well as two liter drink bottles, all with lids. Our project calls for a lot of these items,and  any help is truly appreciated.
Please wash out the containers and bring them by the Upper Building front office by September 20th.

Athletics
MS Athletics Photos
Friday, September 13th from 3-5pm

MS Updated Dates and Times
9/10 – MS XC @ St. Marks – 4pm – at Fisher Farm
9/13 – MS Soccer @ St. Marks – 5:30 pm – at Christ the King

Counseling
Empowering Eagles: 
We are excited about the second year of the Empowering Eagles program! For those of you who are not aware, Empowering Eagles is our school-wide mentoring program. This mentor group is for students to engage with other students who have similar interests and personalities. It also gives students an adult to rely on for concerns, advice, or simply someone to count on as a positive figure. This group will last throughout the school year. 

We had a successful first year pairing staff members with students. We will kick off the first mentor session this Thursday (9/12). Sessions will continue to occur bi-weekly. Mentor groups will primarily stay the same with changes made due to new students, new teachers, and grade transitions (i.e., rising 6th and 9th grade students). Staff mentors will be introducing themselves to parents via email (and to students in MS/HS) prior to the first session so that parents will know who their child’s mentor will be. 

 The following is the outline for Empowering Eagles during the 2019-2020 school year:

SEPTEMBER Get to know you activities (first session) and 9/11 Service … What do you need in a mentor? (Big Life Journal)…  Community and coming together as one. “Always look for the helpers”
OCTOBER→  College / Career Readiness
NOVEMBERVeteran’s Day … “Giving Thanks”
DECEMBERStress Management / Anxiety Coping Strategies … HS test prep / test anxiety
JANUARY“New Year, New Me” … Goal Setting (SMART goals) / Being your best self / How to effectively attain your goals
FEBRUARYAccepting & Appreciating Differences
MARCHSelf-Care and Self-Acceptance
APRIL“Test Anxiety / Self-Care” …  HS Cookout / EOY Parties

For questions and concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s school counselor:
Amanda Antczak, K-6 Counselor  amanda.antczak@lincolncharter.org
Lisa Donnellan, 7-12 Counselor  lisa.donnellan@lincolncharter.org

Engaged Eagles
SignUpGenius.com has a free app to download on your phone. If you have already downloaded the app for another organization, it is easy to load up all the volunteer opportunities for LCS.  In the search bar, type in: denvolunteer@lincolncharter.org.  You will now receive notices for all the things that you signed up for, see what is coming up, and log your hours on the go.  It is that easy!

Thank you, Engaged Eagles, for getting involved on campus this week!  There are a few groups with which you should be familiar The Ambassadors attended the PTO New Parent Coffee and greeted several new families with a smile and a welcome card.  If you are new and did not attend, look for your welcome card to come this week in the Tuesday folder or snail mail. The Flower Girls are keeping the front door flowers looking their best and will be creating a new look when the weather cools down.  The Lost & Found Managers are working on a new and growing pile of lost items. You can help by making sure that your students have their names on all their items, especially lunch boxes and water bottles. A big thank you to the endless stream of willing volunteers who work in the office and copy room.  You are not seen by everyone, but you have given the teachers additional time in the classroom and our students benefit directly!  

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 one month away and we have officially kicked off our fundraising efforts! We have a lot of work to do in order to reach our $85,000 goal. Use My Payments Plus to donate, pre-register for the 5K ($20), or purchase an extra t-shirt ($10).

Prize Patrol starts next Friday! Donate by 9/17 to be included in our first visit. (Incentives are calculated based on donations received by Tuesday of each week). When making a family donation, please be sure to select your child’s account on MPP so they can receive credit for the donation toward incentives. Split your donation amongst all your children’s accounts as desired. 

Business Sponsors due September 26th
LCS families who want to be Business Sponsors can now donate on MPP. Business Sponsor forms for non-LCS families can be found here. Many local businesses are happy to support our school; they just need someone to ask them! Deadline for Business Sponsors to be listed on our Track Attack T-Shirt is September 26, 2019 at 3pm. Sponsorship is still accepted after this date, however we cannot guarantee inclusion on the t-shirt (although we will try our best!). All Business Sponsors will be listed on our website when funds are received. 

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow Morning!
Tomorrow’s Monthly Teacher Breakfast for our awesome K-12 teachers will be catered by Chillin and Grillin in Denver.  Your Track Attack donations make this possible. These are held the second Wednesday of every month. Also, a big thank you to Dunkin Donuts of Denver for donating coffee and doughnuts for our new parent coffee last week!

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
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.

80’s Day
Friday, September 20th
In conjunction with Mix-it-Up-Lunch, the middle school will travel back in time to the days of large hair, leg warmers and arcades.  Students are encouraged to dress in appropriate 80s attire.

Mix-it-up-Lunch Clues – use these clues to figure out the songs that will be played.

Nest Points
Golden – 335
Martial – 310
Crowned – 240
Stellar – 215
Papuan – 195
Tawny – 175

High School Happenings
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. 

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.

FAFSA and Financial Aid Information
Do you need answers about FAFSA or Financial Aid? Click here and complete the short form to get the answers you need. For no cost or obligation, The College Foundation of North Carolina will connect you to a financial aid administrator in your area!

Junior Junction
Thursday, October 10th- North Carolina State University, Raleigh
Registration is available on MPP now – October 3rd.
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.

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.

Class of 2020 Field Trip – NC State Fair, Raleigh
Thursday, October 24th
Students will depart LCS at 8:30 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.