09.10.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

09.10.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

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

9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance
All K-12 students will attend a 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance Program tomorrow.  This is an annual event at Lincoln Charter School where we celebrate service and remember the sacrifices on September 11th.  All HS students are participating in a day of service throughout this week. This includes serving at several community organizations including Christian Ministries, Hesed House, Habitat ReStore, Community in Schools, South Mountain, and more.  

Chess Club
The Chess Club’s start date will be delayed and we will let you know when this club will begin.

Before and After School Care
Please check the following link for the early release dates on our calendar for which Before and After School care will be offered.   Before and After School Care Calendar 

Be A Book Buddy
A Book Buddy is an LCS parent, grandparent or guardian who helps in the library during checkout times. If you are interested in helping in your child’s class, please contact the teacher or Mrs. Keeny at marylauren.keeny@lincolncharter.org to get the weekly schedule to visit the library. Book buddies will read books to the class, help students find age appropriate books, or help shelf returned books.

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 and Maternity Leave Updates

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 access all the volunteer opportunities for LCS.  In the SUG search bar, type in: linvolunteer@lincolncharter.org. The search bar on your phone is found by clicking the 3 lines on the top right. In the section “My Sign Ups” you will see all the volunteer events. You will can sign up for activities, receive reminders, 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 monthly events with which you should be familiar. Once a month teachers get a lunchtime break and volunteers step into the classroom to help. Library Assistants are maintaining our very special library and helping students check out books. Room parents are getting together to ensure that the teachers are well taken care of and kindergarten is getting a helping hand from the Art Assistants. A big thank you to the endless stream of willing volunteers who work in the office and copy room.

The book fair is coming the week of September 23rd. This week-long event is a perfect time to get on campus and make some new friends while you volunteer. Please click below to see how you can help us have a wonderful event:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4fa5a92ba1ff2-fall

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
Penny Wars will take place the week of September 23rd. Be on the lookout for information coming home soon!

Eagle Nest Cafe
Come check us out in the concession area on Friday, 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 $8,165 of our $40,000 goal! We are still in need of items for Track Attack as well as volunteers!  If you are able to volunteer, please sign up 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 to 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.

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
Book Fair
The book fair is happening the week of September 23rd! Please use the information from the “Engaged Eagles” section to sign up and help us for this wonderful event!

Elementary Art
This week we will be wrapping up our drawing unit and starting on watercolor!  You can get watercolor sets from the dollar store if your student wants to practice at home.  

Thank you to all art room parent volunteers!  

**Follow us on Instagram for a sneak peak inside the art room. lincolncharter_art

**Fun drawing videos: youtube “Art for Kids Hub”.  Students LOVE them! 

ART SHOW: March 19th!

Upcoming Elementary Events

High School Happenings
NCSSM
North Carolina School of Science and Math Representative (NCSSM) Barry Hawkins will be in Mrs. Withers’s room (165) on Thursday, September 12th from 12:00-1:00.  Any students interested in applying to NCSSM for Residential, Online, or Summer Ventures are encouraged to attend this informative session. Questions are encouraged.

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.

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.

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
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.

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!