09.17.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

09.17.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Car Rider Line
In order to ensure the safety of all students and staff, we are asking our families to please remember the car rider line patterns and expectations.  Parents should not be dropping students off in the parking lots; all cars should be following the car rider line pattern.  Parents should never be putting their car in park in car rider line and walking students to buildings. It takes everyone following the expectations in order for a safe and smooth car rider line to happen daily.  

Car Rider Line Expectations:
Please obey all traffic signs on and surrounding our campus.
No tobacco use (this includes vaping) in vehicles on campus.
Please stay off your electronic devices during car rider line.
Please respect staff on duty.

Traffic Pattern Map

Student Life
The K-8 Book Fair is coming!  9/23-9/27!
There is SNOW MUCH TO READ!  Click here to learn about the hours of the book fair,  how to set up an E-wallet for your child so that they don’t have to carry cash, and also shop online and ship straight to your house after Wed 9/18!  Click here to volunteer to make this event a great success!  

HS Week of Service
All HS students participated in a day of service one day last week in honor of 9/11.  Students served at Christian Ministry, Communities in Schools, Habitat ReStore (Denver and Lincolnton), South Mountain, Hesed House of Hope, Asbury Resource Center, and more.  To see highlights of their experiences check our LCS Lincolnton on Instagram (lcs_lincolnton) and Twitter (lcs_lincolnton).

2nd Annual Fall Festival
Friday, October 25th- Denver Campus
The theme for this year’s event is College Traditions.  The Fall Festival will wrap up Lincoln Charter’s annual College Week!  Details will be out soon about how you can show your college spirit!

Academics
Special Education Connection
The Exceptional Children’s Division of the Department of Public Instruction has added a new feature to their website to increase ongoing parent communication.  If you are interested in getting their new parent newsletter, please go to http://www.ncpublicschools.org/, click SIGN UP FOR UPDATES on the top left side, enter your e-mail or text contact, and finally under RESOURCES select “Exceptional Children’s Information for Parents.”  This newsletter will be put out by the parent advocate at the EC Division of DPI.

Athletics
HS Team Pictures
Friday, September 20
3:15-4:30
Denver Lower Gym

Newspaper Articles
Women’s Tennis

Cross Country

Engaged Eagles
Get ready for the book fair; it starts next week on September 23rd! This week-long event still has a few remaining volunteer slots, so click here for the Bookfair link. There is a new batch of elementary volunteer positions posted this week, so click the Volunteer Now link to look through one that fits your schedule.  There is a volunteer opportunity for every elementary grade!

We are excited to prepare for the Track Attack celebration and Family Night on October 4th.  Track Attack is the PTO’s main fundraiser and concludes with a celebration day at the school. You can volunteer to help make this annual event a huge success. Volunteers can help with the Elementary Fun Run, games, activities, music/dancing, and more.  Clear your calendar and don’t miss this event! 

Don’t forget to download the Sign Up Genius App on your cell phone. It is a free app and will keep your volunteer schedule organized. Once you have the app, search for “Find A Sign Up” by using in the Engaged Eagle email address, linvolunteer@lincolncharter.org. All sign ups will automatically be listed in the “Invited To” section. With this powerful tool in your hands, you can log hours and stay connected.

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!

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 $16,400 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!

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.

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
Our Arctic Adventure Book Fair is coming up 9/23-9/27!  Please see our book fair homepage to start online shopping and to learn more! If you can help with the Book Fair, sign up here!

Volunteer Opportunities
Once a month we would like to offer Duty Free lunch to our K-5 teachers.  Our next one is 9/27 and we could use a lot more volunteers: please sign up here!

Upcoming Elementary Events

High School Happenings
MAP Testing
9th and 10th graders will have MAP testing for math on Monday, September 23rd. This will take place in their math class.  MAP Testing allows us to see the growth in reading and math students make over several years.

PSAT/NMSQT
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!

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
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.

International Trip to Spain- June 2020
INFORMATIONAL MEETING TONIGHT at 6:30 pm in Ms. Straub’s room (186 Denver Upper Building).

Ms. Straub has been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for summer 2020.She worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had such a wonderful time! The trip is the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some!).

Please feel free to watch this presentation about the tour as well as financial information including payment plans and scholarship information. After you have watched the presentation, PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO SIGN UP FOR THE TOUR! This trip is open to any current 9th through 12th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses. Please let Ms. Straub know if you have any questions: aubrey.straub@lincolncharter.org

LOOK AT THE TOUR HERE:    http://www2.educationaltravel.com/Straub-3977

  • Enrollment and details are through our customer service department (800-771-5353). You can ask about payment plans when you call!
  • For families under $85,000 adjusted gross income there is FLAG financial aid which can be applied for via phone (800-771-5353) and awards up to $600 for eligible applicants!

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.

Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership

Founded in 1958, HOBY’s mission is to inspire and develop our global community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service, and innovation. HOBY programs are conducted annually throughout the United States, serving local and international high school students. HOBY provides students, for whom most are selected by their schools, the opportunity to participate in unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences, beginning a lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others.

Each spring, 10,000 high school sophomores from across the country join one of HOBY’s 70 State Leadership Seminars to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community.

LCS will nominate one student and one alternate student to participate in next summer’s State Leadership Seminar.  Students must answer the following essay prompt:

Describe the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of being a leader in your school and community.

Essays are due to Mrs. Withers by November 15, 2019.  Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions about the program.

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!

Community News
Girl Scout Troop #13164 is looking to add some new girls, ages K-6, to our troop! We will have a parent information meeting on Monday, September 23rd at 6pm in the MS/HS Building MPR. If you are unable to attend, have questions, or would like any information, please contact Brittany Smith.