10.01.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

10.01.2019 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!

Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series October
The Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Series presents our annual Costume Party for the month of October. The date is Friday, October 18th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The events are for Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Parents drop off kiddos for a fun-filled night, leaving opportunities to enjoy a date night out, a relaxed night in, or catching up on your latest project. Register by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 15th for the Early Bird Rate of $13 per student. After the deadline you can also register Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday October 16th, 17th, or 18th at the rate of $20 per student.  Please register for the event on Mypaymentsplus. We hope to see you there! Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for further details.

Learn.Serve.Engage.
Lincoln Charter School believes in encouraging students to be civically minded and engaged in the community.  The Learn.Serve.Engage. program mandates the completion of service hours each academic year (June 1 – May 31). Hours can be earned in the community and school.  They may be volunteer service or service-learning hours.

LCS Service Hour Expectations

Kindergarten – 5th Grade

5 Hours of Service

6th Grade

10 Hours of Service

7th Grade

12 Hours of Service

8th Grade

15 Hours of Service

9th Grade

20 Hours of Service

10th Grade

30 Hours of Service

11th Grade

40 Hours of Service

12th Grade

50 Hours of Service

LSE Log Site – x2Vol.com
Students in grades 3-12 are to use x2Vol to log their LSE hours.  Accounts for students are pre-registered with student’s school issued email addresses.  NEW ACCOUNTS are not to be created. Instructions for claiming pre-registered accounts can be found here.

LCS service hour goals

x2Vol is for LCS Students grades 3-12 only due to accounts being associated with student email addresses.  Students in grades Kg. – 2nd Grade are encouraged to use a paper log until they enter 3rd grade.

If you are haaving a problem accessing your account or an issue with your password, please email Melissa Lasarsky.

 

Attention: All LCS K-11 Parents & Students:
Fall Yearbook Photos are Available Online NOW at:  Click to View FALL YB Photo’s

1. Click On- The Lincoln Charter School Images Gallery

2. Choose your Fall Event:

 Lincoln Charter Denver Fall Yearbook Photo’s

-OR-

Lincoln Charter Lincolnton Fall Yearbook Photo’s

3. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword

Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID)

4. Follow the On-Screen Instructions to View & Order

Don’t Know your ID? Contact the Front Office and they will assist you

This is an on-line only event and proofs will not be sent home.

The Deadline for ordering is Sunday, October 20, 2019. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee & be shipped to your home.

If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering, contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101

Click Here To View Portraits!

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
MS Cross-Country
Due to a scheduling conflict at Fisher Farm Park, the meet originally scheduled for 9/30 has been moved to Wednesday 10/2 at Fisher Farm. A bus will depart Lincolnton at 2pm and Denver at 2:45pm. A bus will return to both campuses after the meet.

Fisher Farm Park Address: 21215 Shearer Rd, Davidson, NC 28036

Below is the schedule for the meet on Wednesday:
4:00PM = A Girls (maximum of top 12 per each school)
4:30PM = A Boys (max of top 12 per each school)
5:00PM = B Co-ed (all other runners)

LCS Winter Tryouts- Tentative
HS Basketball- 10/16-10/18
HS Swim- 1st week of Nov. at Earliest- TBD
HS Indoor Track and Field- Week of 11/11/19
MS Basketball- 10/23-10/25
MS Swim/Dive- Oct 21, 23, 28, 30 at the Lincolnton YMCA. Students will be required to come to at least one of these sessions from 4-6pm.
MS and HS Dive- 1st couple weeks of November- TBD

Upcoming Events
HS Volleyball Senior Night- 10/8 vs. Piedmont Charter
Homecoming- 10/18- Soccer vs. JV- North Lincoln and V- Piedmont Charter 5pm JV Start time
LCS Fall Festival- 10/25- Varsity Soccer vs. Christ the King- 6pm (Varsity Soccer Senior Night)

Engaged Eagles
We are looking forward to 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! 

Thank you for volunteering for Nests, separate setting testing, HS lunch, sorting field trip t-shirts, and various tasks that help prepare for Track Attack.

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 $34,669 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. Don’t forget many companies will match your donation so please indicate any match on your MPP donation where prompted.

Refer to our weekly newsletter for more information. Parent volunteers are needed to make this event a great success. Please sign up here to volunteer. 

5K – Pre-Registration Ends Friday
Friday is the last day to register at the reduced price of $20. After Friday, the price increases to $25 on MPP.

Online registration ends October 9th, 5:30pm. Same day registration at Track Attack is $25 Cash/Check only. Avoid the lines and pay now on MPP. The 5K is open to all students in grades 4th or higher, and LCS family/friends. All athletic abilities welcome. 

Business Sponsors
Next time you need a referral for a business, be sure to review the list of all our business sponsors. We are still accepting sponsors and will continue to promote them. Forms can be found here. Thank you to all of our sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold sponsors (sponsors listed are based on funds received by 9/29/19): 

Thank you to all of our business sponsors and special thanks to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors (as of 9/29):

PLATINUM ($500+): 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; East Lincoln Animal Hospital; Mobley’s Masonry; Homesteads Events; Holston Medical Group; Benton Integrative Primary Care PLLC; Austin Dentistry; Meineke- Team Robinson; The Lee Ann Miller Team – Allen Tate Realtors; Dryco Construction/Grading Inc.; The Ugly Fix

GOLD ($250+): 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. ; CES Group Engineers, LLP; KS Audio Video, Inc.; Gates Construction Company, Inc.; Financial Independence Group, Inc; Hudson Automotive; The Grace School, Inc; Hamilton & Whitecotton Orthodontists; Brian A. McMurty, DDS, PA; Counseling Assoicates at the Lake, Inc

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 student’s 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
Friday, October 11th, 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 Kate’s Skate in Gastonia, 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
8th Grade Atlanta Trip and Fundraising Information Session
Thursday, October 3rd
6:00 pm – HS Multi-Purpose Room

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

Middle School Conference Day
Thursday, October 31st will be an E-Learning Day for all MS students.  No MS student should come to school that day. Instead, all assignments and lessons will be uploaded to Canvas.  Parents are encouraged, if needed, to schedule appointments to meet with teachers pertaining to their student(s). Teachers will also be reaching out to parents about potential meetings on 10/31 for situations that warrant a face-to-face conference.

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
Click here for details about ride tickets.

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.  

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.

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

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.

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.

Oct 2 @ 10:45 – Coastal Carolina
Oct 2 @ 11:45 – Queens University
Oct 3 @ 2:10 – Eastern Kentucky University
Oct 4 @ 10:45 – Lenoir Rhyne University
Oct 4 @ 12:40 – Clemson 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

Community News
Denver Days
Denver Days is scheduled for October 4th and 5th at Rescue Squad Park in Denver (directly across from the Denver Campus Upper Building)   Flyer   Coupon

FREE Over-the-Counter Medication Giveaway
Atrium Health and NC MedAssist will be hosting a FREE over-the-counter (mobile pharmacy) event on Wednesday, October 2. This is a community event with a focus on the uninsured/underinsured residents in North Carolina. We need your help spreading the word! Please share the attached on your business/personal social media pages, with family, friends, neighbors, clients and staff. We want to help as many people as possible! Attendees could receive up to 8 FREE items. Over-the-Counter items include: cold, cough & flu medicine, band aids, pain and allergy relief, vitamins and children’s medicine. 

Event Date: October 2, 2019
Time: 9 am- 2 pm
Location: Lincoln County Schools Board of Education (201 Jeb Seagle Dr., Lincolnton)

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jordan Frye.