09.24.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

09.24.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
2nd Annual Fall Festival
Friday, October 25th
6:00 – 8:00 pm Denver Campus
The theme for this year’s event is College Traditions.  Fall Festival will wrap up Lincoln Charter’s annual College Week!  Events will include: tailgate, face painting, balloon artist, caricature drawings, cotton candy, Varsity Soccer Game and more!  Details about tailgate, tickets and more will be released next week.

Homecoming 2019
Lincoln Charter Homecoming is an annual K-12 tradition.  Homecoming is a week-long celebration including K-12 Spirit Week, LCHS Banner Contest, HS Pep Rally and the Homecoming Court Presentation.  The festivities end with the annual High School Homecoming Dance.  

All students and staff members are encouraged to take part in the tradition of spirit week.  Spirit Week is about celebrating being a part of the Eagle Community. We look forward to alumni returning for the Homecoming games.

Homecoming Spirit Week October 15 – 18
Tuesday – October 15th – All American Day – Show your American Pride
Wednesday – October 16th – Disney Day – Dress as your favorite Disney character
Thursday – October 17th – Throwback Thursday – Dress in your favorite decade
Friday – October 18th – Safari/ Tacky Tourist Day – Welcome to the Jungle – it’s Wild!

Pulsera Project
From September 23rd through October 4th, Ms. Straub’s AP Spanish Language and Culture class will be hosting a Pulsera sale. Students will be selling bracelets (pulseras) and purses (bolsitas) from 7:30-8:00. The sale will be in Ms. Reed’s room (elementary), Ms. LiVoti’s room (middle), and Ms. Straub’s room (high school). This week, the sale will also be held in the high school marketplace during lunches. Cash will be accepted.

Funds raised from our pulsera sale will benefit countless Central Americans, raising money for scholarships, secondary education programs, human rights issues, environmental projects, youth shelters, and social enterprises, in addition to sustaining employment for nearly 200 artisans in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

On top of the impact abroad, pulsera sales change the lives of students in the U.S. as well, educating them about life in Central America while cultivating student leadership and awareness of global social issues.nEach day we will be tallying the number of pulseras and bolsitas sold in order to announce the education, employment, and housing benefits we will be able to fund.

Athletics
LCS Winter Tryouts – Tentative Schedule
HS Basketball: October 16-18
HS Swim/Dive: TBD – 1st week of November (at the earliest)
HS Indoor Track and Field: Week of November 11
MS Basketball: October 23-25
MS Swim/Dive: TBD

Engaged Eagles
We are excited to prepare for the Track Attack celebration on October 11th.  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 5K Trail Run/Walk, Elementary Fun Run, games, activities, music/dancing, and more.  Clear your calendar and don’t miss this event! 

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
We have raised $13,960 towards our $85,000 goal. Donate by tonight to be included in this week’s Prize Patrol, visiting students with prizes for each incentive reached. Use your child’s line item in MPP to be sure they get credit for the donation. You can also pre-register for the 5K ($20) or purchase an extra t-shirt ($10). Don’t forget many companies will match your donation so please indicate any match on your MPP donation where prompted.

Please note that the deadline for ordering extra t-shirts is September 30, 9:30 pm.

Business Sponsors T-shirt Deadline- This Week-Thursday, September 26 3:00 pm
Business Sponsor funds must be received by this Thursday to be printed on our t-shirts. LCS Family Businesses can donate on MPP. Funds from all other sponsors can be sent in with a sponsor form to your child’s teacher (K-5), or given directly to the front office staff in either building. Sponsorship is still accepted after this date and will be promoted by the PTO, however we cannot guarantee inclusion on the t-shirt. To see what sponsor funds have been received so far, please visit our website which is updated weekly. If you have any questions, please email us.

Thank you to all of our business sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors (as of 9/19):

PLATINUM: LA Trailer Sales LLC; Dunkin – Denver and Lincolnton; Airborn Manufacturing Inc; Classica Homes LLC; Victorian General Contractors C&J Utilities, Leslee Reeves Realty – Keller Williams; Osborne Brothers Electric; Home Heating & Airconditioning; Concept Steel Inc; Byars Lawnscape

GOLD: Ozone Pools and Outdoor Living; Southeast Business Exchange; Stogners Construction; Nancy’s Notions; Warren Farms; Lindsay Schoff Piano Studio; Quality Crane Service; Hype Mill LLC; Three Loves Photography; Realty Executives Unlimited Tracy Self; Mecklenburg Roofing Inc; Atlantic Track & Turnout Co.

October PTO Meeting
Monday, October 7th

PTO Meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Upper School Multi-Purpose Room. Our next meeting, is Monday, October 7th at 6:30pm. Everyone is automatically a member of the PTO and we welcome your opinions and questions. Come to a meeting and see what we do. It is a very casual environment and we would love to have you!

Elementary Excitement
High School Spanish Service Learning
On Monday, September 23rd, Sra. Straub’s Spanish 1 classes came to read in Spanish to our elementary students.  Check out our high school students’ version of Oso Pardo, Oso Pardo (Brown Bear, Brown Bear) to Mrs. Westveer’s first graders. Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4  

Half Day After School Plans
Wednesday September 25th, 2019 is a half day for students due to professional development for our staff.  We will offer After School Care on this half day from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm for K through 8th grade students.  If you have not yet registered for our ASC program, you must do that prior to your student attending. There is an optional field trip to Zootastic Park in Troutman, NC offered for your kiddos.  Payment MUST be paid in advance on MPP in order for your student to attend the field trip.  We will have onsite activities for students not attending the field trip.  Please click here for full details for this day.

Middle School Moments
Junior Beta Club Induction
Tuesday, September 24th
6:00 pm – Machado Gymnasium

6th Grade Field Trip
Thursday, September 26th
Emerald Hollow Mines
Please make sure to sign up on MyPaymentsPlus. Please email the teachers if you have any questions pertaining to the trip.

8th Grade Atlanta Trip and Fundraising Information Session
Thursday, October 3rd
6:00 pm – HS Multi-Purpose Room

Half Day After School Plan
Please see the information under “Elementary Excitement”

Nest Points
Golden – 386
Martial – 344
Crowned – 302
Papuan – 264
Stellar – 243
Tawny – 214

WLCS News 
7th Grade Group A
7th Grade Group B
8th Grade Group A
8th Grade Group B

High School Happenings
Rumble in the Jungle Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 19th – 7:00-10:00 in Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are available on MPP now – October 11th for $20 per student.Tickets will be available at the door for $25.
This is a Semi-formal event; no jeans or shorts allowed.
Non-LCHS Guest Form

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.

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, 2018.  Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions about the program.

FAFSA Information/CFNC Representative:
Seniors and Parents: On October 9th from 9-10 a.m, Ms. Timeka Ruffin, CFNC representative, will be at LCS-Denver campus in the MPR discussing the financial aid process.  You are encouraged to attend this meeting. Remember, the FAFSA opens up on Oct 1st for all students planning to enter college in the Fall of 2020. For more information, please contact
Mrs. Robinson.

Parchment 
Lincoln Charter School is excited to announce we will now use Parchment for all transcript requests.  Parchment is a digital platform that securely and electronically sends transcripts, test scores, class profiles, recommendation letters and more to colleges/universities.  All seniors will be trained on how to set up and utilize their Parchment account; Juniors will be trained in the spring. To learn more about Parchment please click here or visit the LCS website here

Gaston College Live Open House
The Gaston College Live Open House will be on Tuesday, October 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Myers Center Multipurpose Auditorium, Gaston College Dallas Campus. See the flyer for more information.

College Visits
College Visits are open to juniors and seniors.  Parents are encouraged to attend sessions as well.  Below are the visits that are scheduled. Locations are TBD.  Please contact Mrs. Robinson if you have any questions.

Sept 25 @ 10:20 – UNC Asheville
Sept 25 @ 10:20 – UNC School of the Arts
Sept 25 @ 10:55 – Radford University
Sept 26 @ 10:45 – UNC Charlotte
Sept 30 @ 10:45 – Johnson & Wales
Oct 1 @ 10:45 – UNC Chapel Hill
Oct 2 @ 10:45 – Coastal Carolina
Oct 2 @ 2:10 – Eastern Kentucky University
Oct 4 @ 10:45 – Lenoir Rhyne University
Oct 9 @ 1:30 – Elon University
Oct 16 @ 10:45 – University of Alabama, Huntsville
Nov 5 @ 10:45 – University of Alabama
Nov 7 @ 10:45 – University of Tennessee, Knoxville