09.24.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

09.24.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
The K-8 Book Fair is Here!  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 shop online and have your items shipped straight to your house and still support Lincoln Charter School! Click here to volunteer to make this event a great success!  

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 – Tropical Tuesday
Wednesday – October 16th – Character Day
Thursday – October 17th – Throwback Thursday
Friday – October 18th – Rumble in the Jungle Day- Safari/Tourist/Jungle Animal

See You at the Pole
See You at the Pole is a national event for students, teachers, and parents to gather around the flagpole and have a prayer for our school, etc.  The FCA would like to invite everyone to meet us at the pole this Wednesday, 9/25 at 7:20 and/or 7:40

Middle and High School students will be having an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) meeting this Thursday, 9/26 at 7:30 in Mrs. Leatherman’s room.  All are welcome.

Middle and High School students will be having a FCA Event on 10/6 at North Lincoln High School Football Field from 5 to 7 pm.  There will be free Zaxby’s chicken sandwiches, fellowship, worship music, and testimonies. Everyone is welcome.

All Pro Dads
We are so excited to kick off another year of All Pro Dads at Lincoln Charter School! Our first APD breakfast will be this Friday, September 27th, at 7:15 am in the MS/HS multipurpose room. 

All Pro Dads is a great way to start the day together with your child/children. We spend time challenging one another about what it means to be a father, and the importance it plays in the overall health of a child.  We will be serving breakfast items and will conclude at approximately 7:55 am. 

We will have a special guest speaker for our first meeting: Mr. Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer and proud LCS parent. We hope to see you there this Friday! Please enter through the athletic entrance to access the multipurpose room. 

RSVP to ryan.smith@lincolncharter.org OR keith.hain@lincolncharter.org

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
The elementary school has volunteer options for just about everyone!  Check out your student’s classroom or volunteer in another room that has open volunteer slots.  You can assist at lunch and recess, help in the library, create a bulletin board, or be a Makerspace mentor.  You decide where to spend your time and the results are going to be amazing!

The book fair is taking place this week.  Stop by to shop or drop pennies in the Penny War.

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 Fun Walk, 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 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

Elementary Excitement
Our Arctic Adventure Book Fair is here!  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 several more volunteers: please sign up here!  We still need about 8-10 people for this Friday to be a success!

Upcoming Elementary Events

High School Happenings
Track Attack
PTO will be hosting Track Attack on Friday, October 4th.  HS students will participate in Track Attack in the morning only.  Because HS is only participating in the morning, they will have an early dismissal on this day, starting with student drivers dismissing at 11:30 am and then the remainder of HS at 12:00 pm.  We will not run regular bus routes early on this day; keep reading for details on our bus options for this day for HS. Any HS students who cannot be picked up early can sign up to volunteer and earn service hours!  

Students can sign up to volunteer here.

If you have any questions about the volunteer opportunities please contact Kelly Calderon.

At 12:00 pm any student who is getting picked up must get picked up in the student parking lot or we will be shuttling a bus to Bi-Lo and St. Dorothy’s for pick up.  No cars will be able to go through our regular car rider line due to the set up and amount of visitors for Track Attack. It is highly recommended for any student getting picked up to ride one of the shuttles to Bi-Lo or St. Dorothy’s on this day; any HS student can ride the shuttle for dismissal.  

HS Students have a goal of $3,000 to earn their skip day.  We are getting very close!

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

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

PSAT Transportation on October 16, 2019
There will be limited bus transportation to and from Denver Campus on the day of the PSAT (October 16, 2019).  Students who have signed up to take the PSAT must complete the Bus Transportation for PSAT/NMSQT.  Seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. The bus will leave early, so students need to be here and ready to board the bus at least 10 minutes prior to departure (time TBA).  The deadline to respond is Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Please contact Mrs. Withers with any questions.

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 they 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
Depart 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 11.  

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.

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.

National Parks Tour
Rising 9th through 12th graders are invited to sign up for The Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour which will be June 15, 2020 through June 20, 2020.  The cost is $1,756 through 10/3. To sign up, go to www.Explorica.com/Leatherman7790. If you have any questions, please email Tammy Leatherman at tammy.leatherman@lincolncharter.org.

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.