10.01.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

10.01.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

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

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!

Running Club Update
Hello, everyone! I have had many inquiries about Running Club this year already. Unfortunately, I will not be able to have Running Club this Fall. I am in the middle of training for the Dopey Challenge in Disney World in January! Because of this, my time is limited. However, we will have a Spring Running Club, so please watch the Charter Chatter for more info. in February. I look forward to running with you. -Tabitha Craft

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
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!

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!

Thank you for volunteering for the book fair!  We had another successful fair and the students really enjoyed it.  Another thank you to the many volunteers who helped with the library, recess, teachers’ lunch, and preparing for Track Attack.

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:
Family Fun Night will be this Friday night from 6-8 pm in the MS/HS gym! There will be a bounce house, face paint, cake walk, Fat Frank’s Food Truck, Down Town Dairy Treats and Raffle Baskets!  You may pre-order raffle tickets on MPP until October 3rd!  Raffle Tickets will be for sale that evening as well!  Cash or card only.

Penny Wars Winners
K-1 building winner- Mrs. Carroll
2-3 building winner- Ms. Scism
4-5 building winner-Mrs. Richards
MS winner- Mr. Hain
HS winner- Dr. Callaway!

Thank you all for participating!

Track Attack
Track Attack 2019-2020 is underway!  We have currently raised $21115.59 of our $40,000 goal! Keep sending in those donations!  We are halfway there!
Homeroom leaders: 1st: Ms. Kopko $1,259, 2nd: Mr. Hain $1,249 and 3rd is Ms. Freeman $1,053!

Track Attack Day ANNOUNCEMENT:  Parking will not be available for visitors or volunteers on campus!  There will be a shuttle beginning at 8:00am and ending at 2:30pm from St. Dorothy’s to Lincoln Charter School!  If you plan to attend Track Attack, please park at St. Dorothy’s and take the shuttle! Also, lunch will be provided: hot dogs, chips, water and a snack cake!  Please do not order lunch this day!  If your child does not eat hot dogs, please pack a bag lunch.

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 into your homeroom teacher. Android App  Apple App


Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events

Track Attack

  • Track Attack will take place on Friday, October 4th! K-1 will participate from 11-2:30, 2nd-8th 8:30-2:30.
  • All visitors must check in at the front office. 
  • Students will be provided with a Track Attack shirt. They should wear this with old shorts or pants and tennis shoes as we will be having a color run this year.
  •  We are looking forward to a day of fun and celebration! Family Fun Night will take place from 6-8 the same night!  The awesome raffle baskets will be available at Family Fun night ,so you don’t want to miss it! You can pre-pay for tickets to baskets on MPP or bring cash and pay that night. Whatever you do, don’t miss your chance on these wonderful baskets!

From Ms. Peterman:
I want to thank the wonderful volunteers who helped with the book fair!  It would not have been the success that it was without you all! I also want to thank all of those who donated and counted ALL those pennies and change for our Penny Wars!  We blew last year’s total out of the water and we appreciate you all so much! Also, thank you to the volunteers who helped with our duty free lunch last Friday as well. This means so much to our teachers and is such a nice break for them, so thank you!

Middle School Moments
MS Dance
The Middle School Halloween dance is October 30th from 7-9pm in the multipurpose room. This is for LCS students in 6-8th grade. Please make sure costumes are appropriate for a school event. No masks, and minimal face paint: we should be able to easily identify who is who. Tickets are available on MPP for $10. Ticket sales will close at 3:00pm on October 30th. 

MS Dance Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

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 driver’s 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 for 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!

Gaston College Live! Open House
Gaston College is holding a Gaston College Live! Open House event  on Tuesday, October 8th on the Dallas campus. The Open House is from 6-8pm. High school students and their parents, as well as anyone in the community interested in a new career or an advancement in his or her career through one of the programs offered at Gaston College, are invited to the Open House.

The Open House will begin at 6pm with a Welcome and short program in the Myers Center (campus map attached) where prospective students may learn about Gaston College, various programs and degree opportunities, as well as the wide variety of available student services.

 Also, there will be break-out sessions to assist with application and FAFSA completion, as well as learn about financial aid options. Tours will be available for prospective students, parents, and the community to showcase the classroom setting and learn about programs they may be interested in pursuing.

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.

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

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

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.