10.08.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

10.08.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Pink Out
Pink Out is on October 30th this year! Pink Out is an annual event sponsored by the Student Leadership Team (SLT).  This year’s proceeds will go to Lincoln County Hospice.

SLT will have booths set up around campus on October 30th selling pink hair streaks, bracelets, stickers, and suckers, all for $1 each starting at 7:15 am until 8:00 am.  All students and staff are encouraged to dress in all pink on October 30th to support the cause.

The biggest event of Pink Out is the annual Staff vs. Staff Dodgeball Game! Pink Out shirts are available now ONLY UNTIL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th on My Payments Plus! 

The teams have been established, so take a look at the roster and determine which team you want to support -Team 1 or Team 2!  Shirts are $20 this year; all proceeds from the shirts will also be donated to Lincoln County Hospice. Last year we raised $2,814 dollars for Pink Out; we would love to exceed this amount this year!

Thank you in advance for supporting the cause!

Staff vs Staff Dodgeball Game Rosters
Team 1 – Stranger Flings
Jon Bealer
Michael Paulino
Austin Perry
Daniel Schmitz
Isabel Melby
Muriel Castilloux
Brittney Buff
Tara Granzen
Abby Swengros
Kayla Hopper
Domenica Brown
Hannah Shifflett
Erin Large
Karen Guynes
Angie Huffman
Xavier Neal
Tricia Kopko
Roberta Callaway

Team 2 – Bald Slinging Slashers
Ryan Smith
Kelli Cox
Angie Dolan
Franklin Wepner
Casie Mahaley
David Young
Hannah Ritchie
Sierra Cheatham
Jonathan Bryant
Kelly Calderon
Casey Brewster
Heather Guffey
Alaina Chapman
Melissa Peterman
Nicola Withers
Deb Harkey
Tammy Leatherman
Keith Hain

Special Guest Referee:  Mr. Dave Machado
Emcee:  Mr. Carl Lykes

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 15th – 18th
Tuesday – October 15th – Tropical Tuesday – go all out in tropical apparel
Wednesday – October 16th – Character Day – dress up as your favorite character from any movie, show, book, etc.
Thursday – October 17th – Throwback Thursday – dress from your favorite decade
Friday – October 18th – Rumble in the Jungle Day- wear your best jungle theme outfit
*No full face masks allowed on any day

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, October 21st – Dream Big – Wear your pajamas to school
Tuesday, October 22nd- Future Career – Dress for the career you desire
Wednesday, October 23rd- Friday, October 25th – Represent your favorite College/University

College Application Day – Thursday, October 24th – 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! 

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
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!

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
Thank you to everyone who participated in Track Attack.  It was a huge success because of volunteers like you! The next big event for you and your family is only a few weeks away. Come out for the Fall Festival, held on the Denver campus, on October 25th. You can volunteer while you enjoy the festival.Click here.

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

Be in the know with PTO!

Upcoming Events:
Fall Parties 10/25/19 1-2 pm

October Staff Appreciation-  We are taking the Treats from Trick or Treat and giving them all to our Staff!  If you would like to help out, please check out our October Appreciation Sign up! All items should be turned in by 10/25 to the front office.

THANK YOU! To all of our volunteers who helped out for Penny Wars, Track Attack and Family Fun Night!  We appreciate you all so much!

Track Attack
We have currently raised $33,188.93 of our $40,000 goal! Donations will be accepted through the end of the year! And here are your winners…

Staff  Winners
1st: Mr. Hain $1,499.66 ($100 Visa GC)
2nd: Ms. Scism $1,410.00 (1 week of car duty coverage)
3rd: Ms. Kopko $1,259.66 (1 day duty free lunch)

Homeroom ($) winners
ES: Ms. Scism (Ice Cream party)
MS: Mr. Hain (Silly String War)
HS: Mr. Haugh (Ice Cream)

Grade participation winners
ES: Mrs. Fonseca, Mrs. Hull, Mrs. Howery, Mrs. Scism, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Lineberger.
MS: Mr. Hain, Ms. Guffey, Mrs. Ayers
HS: Mrs. King

Family Winners (Random drawing)
ES: Davis Fletcher
MS: Tanner Berg
HS: Sydney Bolick

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
Oct 7th- 2nd grade field trip to B&B Pumpkin Patch
Oct 10th- 4th Grade field trip to Schiele Museum, 5th Grade field trip to Symphony
Oct 11th- End of 1st Quarter, K-5 Dress in Hawaiian/Tropical wear on this day to celebrate!  11:30 Early Dismissal, ASC is available

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
HS Student and Staff Member of the Month
Congratulations to Turner Shelton and Mr. Perry for being selected as the September HS Student and Staff Member of the Month!  Students and staff submit shout outs each month and there is a drawing from the shout outs to select the student and staff member of the month.  Check out their photos on our Instagram (lcs_lincolnton) and Twitter (lcs_lincolnton) pages! Thank you for Chick-fil-a Lincolnton for donating meal cards as well!

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

Gaston College Live! Open House
Gaston College is holding a Gaston College Live! Open House event TONIGHT 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 advancement in his or her career, is 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, 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 as well as the community to showcase the classroom setting and learn about the 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 and parents 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 TOMORROW October 9, 2019. Please contact Mrs. Withers with any questions.

PSAT Test Day
Just a few reminders for the October 16, 2019 PSAT test day:
-If you are not riding the bus from Lincolnton to Denver, you need to be in the Denver MS/HS building (the one in front) by 7:45 am to make sure that you have time to find your test room and get settled in.
-Get plenty of rest and eat breakfast the morning of the PSAT.
-If you bring an approved calculator to the test, please make sure it is charged or that you have an approved backup calculator and/or extra batteries.
-Dress comfortably for the day of the test.  

October 16th will be a regular school day.  Students not taking the PSAT are expected to be in class on that day, or they will have an Unexcused Absence for the day.  All students who have signed up to take the PSAT are required to be present for the exam.  Any student who is not present on test day will have an Unexcused Absence for the day. PSAT test books have been ordered, and there are no refunds for a missed test.  Please email Nicola Withers with any questions. Once the PSAT is complete only those students who took the exam can go home or return to class.  

Freshmen Experience
Friday, October 25, 2019
Belmont Abbey College
Freshmen will depart LCS at 9:45 a.m. and return at 2:30 p.m.
The fee is $10.00 per student, paid through MPP.  That price includes lunch and transportation. Registration for Freshmen Experience is open until October 21, 2019.

Please note: Freshmen Experience is a required event.  If a Freshman does not attend the trip, he or she will be marked as an unexcused absence. There will be no classes for freshmen on this day.  If a student cannot afford this trip, please contact Jessica Kelly about financial assistance.

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.

Class of 2020 Asheville Trip
On Friday, October 25th the seniors will be going to Asheville.  They will depart campus at 7:00 am. Students have been asked to be on campus at 6:45 am.  They will have a tour at UNC Asheville, visit with alums, and then get time in downtown Asheville for lunch and shopping.  Once they depart Asheville, they will make a stop back at the Lincolnton Campus and then go on to the Denver campus for any seniors who want to attend the Fall Festival, soccer game, and soccer senior night.  A bus will return back to Lincolnton around 8:45 pm. Seniors were sent a detailed itinerary last week. There is no cost for this trip. Seniors will need to bring money for lunch and any shopping they want to do. If they are going to the Fall Festival, they can bring money for food for that evening as well.  Staff members chaperoning this trip are Mr. Perry, Ms. King, Ms. Chapman, and Ms. Williams. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.  There are no regular classes for seniors on this day; if a student chooses not to attend, he or she will be marked as an unexcused absence.  

Class of 2020 College Application Day
Thursday, October 24th is College Application Day for our seniors! Seniors will spend the day applying for colleges, scholarships, and more!  Seniors do not need to report to campus until 9:00 am this day. They will need to bring their Chromebook to use for applications. Lunch will be provided to the seniors as well.  If you have any questions about college application day please contact Nicola Withers

HS Skip Day
HS students reached their $3,000 goal for PTO Track Attack! Thank you to everyone who helped us reach this goal.The Skip Day for HS will be on Thursday, October 31st.  No high school student is required to attend school this day. Thank you again!

CFNC Representative and FAFSA Information
Ms. Timeka Ruffin, CFNC representative, will be at the LCS-Lincolnton campus in the band room on Thursday, November 7th from 6:00-7:00 pm.  She will be discussing the financial aid process. You are encouraged to attend this meeting. Remember, the FAFSA opened on October 1, 2019 for all students planning to enter college in the Fall of 2020. For more information, please contact Mrs. Withers.