10.08.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

10.08.2019 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!  

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!

College Week
October 21st – 25th

North Carolina’s annual campaign to support college access is the month of October. Activities during the month support high school seniors in completing three important college enrollment steps: residency, FAFSA, and applications. College Application Week will take place October 21st – 25th. All grade levels at Lincoln Charter participate in College Week.  

K-12 College Spirit Week
Students and staff are encouraged to participate in College Spirit Week

Monday – Dream Big – Wear your pajamas to school
Tuesday – Future Career – Dress for the career you desire
Wednesday – Friday – Represent your favorite College/University

College Application Day – Wednesday, October 23rd – All seniors will have the opportunity to spend the day working on college applications with support from the academic counselors.  It’s an exciting day full of encouragement and support! 

Pink Out
October 31st
Interact Club will be hosting PINK OUT on October 31st.  Students are encouraged to dress in Pink and show their support of breast cancer awareness.  In addition, students can have pink streaks added to their hair for $1.00. Interact members will be set up outside each building from 7:30 am -7:55 am. Interact members will also be hosting a bake sale in the high school October 28th-31st during both high school lunches.  All proceeds will be donated to our local Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. We hope students will show support to all you have been impacted by breast cancer by wearing pink to school on October 31st. Any questions may be emailed to Heather Powell

Veterans Day Breakfast and Program
Monday, November 11th
Doors open at 8:00am – program begins at 8:45am
Breakfast is open to Veterans, student hosts, and their guests.  Registration is free for Veterans and is $7.00 per student and guest. Registration is available on MPP and will close on Wednesday, November 6th at noon. 

The theme of the event is All-American. We are encouraging staff and students to dress in Red, White and Blue (must meet HS Dress Code and be respectful of the flag).  

In addition to the annual program, Lincoln Charter is partnering with the USO and Operation Phone Home to collect funds to support phone calls home during the holidays.  The goal is for every student and staff member to donate $1.00 to the program.  Funds will be collected during the event on November 11th. This is a great way for us to honor those who are currently serving abroad. 

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 Series 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 a 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.

K-11 Fall Photos
Fall Yearbook photos are available online:  Click here to view portraits

  1. Click On- The Lincoln Charter School Images Gallery
  2. Choose your Fall Event:

 Lincoln Charter Denver Fall Yearbook Photos

-OR-

Lincoln Charter Lincolnton Fall Yearbook Photos 

  1. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword – Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID)
  2. Follow the On-Screen Instructions to View & Order

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!

Athletics
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
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
Track Attack needs volunteers! Come help the students celebrate after working hard to raise funds for our awesome school. You can sign up to volunteer for Track Attack here. Volunteer information will be emailed to you on Wednesday, and will include details such as parking and instructions for your station. Volunteers will enjoy a Chick-Fil- A breakfast sandwich, so get there early!  High School volunteers will have a brief meeting during Eagle Time on Thursday.

Fall Festival is October 25th and you can sign up to volunteer here.
Volunteer Opportunities on Sign Up Genius: Volunteer Now.  Updated often.
“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 – THIS FRIDAY, October 11th
Track Attack is this week on Friday!  We have done an amazing job raising $56,305!  We are still taking donations on MPP to meet our target of $85,000! Donate by tonight to be included in the final 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.

Look out for a newsletter from the PTO with all of Friday’s details; we have a fun morning planned. Thank you so much for everyone’s support! We have the best school with the best families and your donations go a long way in not just funding special projects across campus, but also helping to fund teacher requests, honor roll gifts, teacher breakfasts, mornings with mom, and donuts with dad. Please consider donating to our yearly fundraiser if you have not already!

Parent volunteers are still needed to make this event a great success! Please sign up here to volunteer. 

5K – Online Registration Ends TOMORROW, 10/9/2019
Online registration for the 5K ends tomorrow at 5:30pm on MPP. Cost is $25. It gets very crowded at the registration tables, so please register online to make the morning as efficient and safe as possible for all our students. Same day registration is $25 Cash/Check only.

Student race bibs will be with their T-shirts in homeroom classes. Adults and Business Sponsors can pick up their race bibs at the 5K registration tables, located under the Pavilion at the Rescue Park.

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 10/6/19): 

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 & Air Conditioning; 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, B&C Construction, Zink Solutions LLC – Denver Mini Storage, The Mold Hunter, Inc. 

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, Safe Homes Pro, Inc., Pro Builders of LKN

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow Morning!
Tomorrow’s Monthly Teacher Breakfast for our awesome K-12 teachers will be catered by Chillin and Grillin. Your Track Attack donations make this possible. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help set up or clean up any of our monthly breakfasts, please email us. These are held the second Wednesday of every month.

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

Middle School Halloween Dance
Wednesday, October 30th
7-9 pm Machado Gymnasium
$10 on MyPaymentsPlus before 10/30
$15 on MyPaymentsPlus on 10/30 (no money will be collected at the door).

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
PSAT
Attention Parents:
Due to the high number of students who have signed up for the PSAT on 10/16/19,  we will have to utilize a “Virtual Day” for students not taking the assessment. We will need to utilize all staff and building space to make the accommodations necessary to assess those students who have signed up for this assessment.   

This means that all students who have not registered for the PSAT will NOT report to school on 10/16. There will be assignments that students will have to complete for the day,  but they will not report to school.  

The students who have signed up for the PSAT will report to school at their normal time,  but will be able to leave at 11:30am once the assessment is over. Buses will not run at that time, so if your student needs to take a bus home,  he or she will be able to remain at the school until normal dismissal time at 3:00pm. They will also receive assignments virtually, and will have extended time to complete the tasks.  

Also, students taking the PSAT will need to ensure that they are here at school on time.  We encourage all test takers to get a good night’s sleep, eat a balanced breakfast, and come with at least two #2 pencils. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Lungarini at 704-483-6611 or via email at michael.lungarini@lincolncharter.org.  

Rumble in the Jungle Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 19th – 7:00-10:00, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available on MPP now – October 11th for $20.00 per student
Tickets available at the door for $25
Semi-formal event, no jeans or shorts allowed
Non-LCHS Guest Form

FAFSA Information/CFNC Representative:
Seniors and Parents: TOMORROW, 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 opened on October 1st for all students planning to enter college in the Fall of 2020. For more information, please contact Mrs. Robinson.

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.

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

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

Blind Eagles Improv Show
A Whose-Line-style comedy show will run from 7:00 to 8:00 on Thursday, October 10th in the lower gym. Tickets are $2. Please review the flyer for more information.

Pulsera Project
Thank you to everyone who made our Pulsera Project sale a success! We sold 465 bracelets and 12 bags which will go to provide funding for 40.75 months of school, 8.73 months of fair trade employment, and 1.22 full housing projects for an artisan. Our goal was to provide a $2,000 donation, and we more than met that goal. On behalf of the AP Spanish Language & Culture, and AP Spanish Literature & Culture classes; ¡gracias por todo!

Community News
Cotillion
The National League of Junior Cotillion is the nation’s only organization that extensively trains and licenses directors to establish local cotillion programs for students.  Cotillion teaches both modern etiquette and social dance. Topics include: Shaking hands,First impressions, Dining etiquette, Electronic etiquette, Table manners, Sportsmanship, Character education and many more life skills. With hundreds of NLJC chapters across the nationm class sizes are expanding and interest is continuing to grow. Through a program that builds self -confidence and character, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our young people by helping them become today’s leaders.  

Your local chapter now has open registration for the 2019-2020 season.  You can reach out to Mrs Dana Bean, Director at 704.530.4919 or danab.nljc@gmail.com for questions. Visit her website https://nljc.com/n/index.php/chapters/greaterwestlake/chapter or like her on Facebook @GreaterWestlakeDenverCotillion.

Rocking Chair Donation
HS Spanish is looking for a rocking chair donation.  If you have a chair that you no longer need, a high school artist will transform the chair for use in the classroom.  Contact Mrs. Straub if you have any questions!