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08.20.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
LCS Student Life Calendar
Be sure to subscribe to the LCS Student Life Calendar so you do not miss a single event.  There are two student life calendars: 

Denver Campus:
To add to your google calendar –  lincolncharter.org_65b2ibk7m7fhbjsj2hi1jiira0@group.calendar.google.com
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Lincolnton Campus:
Google calendar –  Calendar ID: lincolncharter.org_b4m1l0cbmf2mjjdgcibib2qt6g@group.calendar.google.com
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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. Students in 3rd grade and students that are new to LCS will have registered accounts available for claim in the next two weeks.  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. 

Golden Eagle
Beginning with the Class of 2018, Lincoln Charter offers high school students an opportunity to earn a Golden Eagle Diploma.  The Golden Eagle represents the highest honor for students that participated in the full Lincoln Charter Experience. Beginning with a high school student’s Freshman year, students will be given the opportunity to earn credit towards the award.  Students that begin after their Freshman year will be able to participate on a prorated schedule.  

Class of 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

First Blood drive of the year- Thursday, August 29th!
LCS High School Students and Parents – You can help save up to three lives in the local community. One Blood will host our drive from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Thursday, August 29th. 

Walk-ins are welcome, but you can schedule an appointment online at www.oneblood.org/donate-now.  Use sponsor code #55484 or come by the Upper Building. Remember to bring your ID to your appointment.  

Encourage your students to eat a big breakfast on the morning of the blood drive and read other tips on the One Blood website for their donation.  Please note: All 16-year-old students must have a signed permission form to donate. The permission forms are at the front office. Remember to bring your ID to your appointment time.

Academics
Click here for the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar.

Pre-SAT
The $18.00 payment should be made on MyPayments Plus.

Morning Breakfast and Before School Care
Please use the link below for more information about these new opportunities:
NEW Breakfast and Before School Care Options

Athletics
Congratulations to all the student-athletes who will be competing for Lincoln Charter this fall.  Those of you that have physicals that are expiring soon, please make sure you get a new physical and file with Ms. Elizabeth ASAP.  Even in season, if you have an expired physical, you will not be allowed to participate.

Engaged Eagles
Welcome back, Engaged Eagles!  

Engaged Eagles are those who support our students by volunteering at Lincoln Charter School.  Our original charter challenged each family to volunteer 30+ hours every year.  

Last year we recorded 3,713 volunteer hours!  This number doesn’t describe the amazing amount of fun, accomplishment, and change that happened on our Denver campus.  Volunteers make it possible for the school to conduct programs that enhance the educational environment of our students and assist teachers in the continued success of their classrooms.  Thank you to each and every volunteer!

Volunteer opportunities are continually being added to the sign up.  Check back often, and sign up for events that suit your schedule. Engaged Eagles have been active on campus this month, and I look forward to meeting you!

Volunteer Opportunities on Sign Up Genius: Volunteer Now

“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

PTO
New Parent Coffee
Friday, September 6th
New Parent Coffee will be held Friday, September 6th from 8:00am-9:00 am in the Lower Building Multi-Purpose Room. This is an opportunity for new parents to get to know one another, meet the administration, and find out what the school & the PTO has to offer. New parents in any grade are invited, as well as veteran parents to welcome them.

Open House Success
It was great seeing so many new and familiar faces at Open House last week. Our uniform sale raised approximately $250 for our PTO. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to shop and say hello! Please reach out to Lisa Ralph for your future uniform needs during the school year. 

Re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card & your PUBLIX account
Please be sure to re-link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the school (tell them #4571 at checkout or create an account at harristeeter.com) to help us this year. If creating a new account or logging into your existing account, select our school at the bottom of “My Accounts” page, under “Together in Education.” Our school is listed as – 4571 Lincoln Charter School East, Denver, NC. 

To re-link your Publix account, create a new account or log into your existing account, under “My Publix Partner,” find our school – Lincoln Charter School PTO- Denver, NC and link to it. 

September PTO Meeting
Monday, August 26th
PTO Meetings are typically held the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Upper School Multi-Purpose Room. Our next meeting, however, is Monday, August 26th at 6:30 pm because of Labor Day. 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!

Middle School Moments
Nests
We will have our Nest Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 30th for all 6th graders and new-to-LCS 7th and 8th graders.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with Nests, they are a “house” system in which middle schoolers are separated into 6 teams.  Throughout the year they will compete in various challenges to earn “points.” Students can also earn points by being “caught” embodying the community expectations.

This year Nests will be a little different.  Each semester students will have the opportunity to choose to participate in either Nest Intramurals or Nest Brain Games.  

Mix-it-Up Lunch
We will be bringing back our ever-popular Mix-it-Up Lunch challenge for MS.  This year instead of solely focusing on music, we will incorporate tv, movies and general trivia into the competition.  

High School Happenings
Class of 2020 Meeting
Tuesday, August 20th, 6:30 p.m., Machado Gymnasium
Parents and students are encouraged to attend the class meeting. All dates and events for senior year will be covered. 

The Crucible Auditions
Auditions are coming up for this year’s high school play, The Crucible. Step into the world of the Salem Witch Trials, a time of discord, distrust, and despair, where mass hysteria is the law of the land, and anyone can be next on Salem’s hit list.

Show dates for this production are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 7th, 8th, and 9th. If you would like to audition for this show, come to the Multipurpose Room after school on Monday, August 26th or Tuesday the 27th. Additional information about the characters, as well as a sign-up sheet, is posted on the bulletin board just outside the Multipurpose Room.

To prepare for auditions, please have a contemporary dramatic monologue ready. The monologue does NOT need to be memorized. Auditions are open to all high school students!

The Blind Eagle Auditions
The theater club is also holding auditions for this year’s Blind Eagles Improv Group. In this show, there is no script and no stage directions, just you, your partners, and all of the crazy scene games that are guaranteed to leave everyone in stitches. From “Party Quirks” to “Let’s Make a Date” to “Scenes from a Hat,” you’ll get the chance to practice all sorts of games and activities in making up and acting out scenes on the spot.

This performance group will meet twice a week during the club and study hall period, and there will be several shows throughout the year that will allow you to flex your comedic muscles for a live audience. Auditions will be in the Multipurpose Room at 3:00 on Thursday, August 22nd. No monologue preparations are needed. Just come in and be ready to think on your feet! 

The Blind Eagles: where you never see what’s coming, and neither do we!

Powerlifting Club
High School Powerlifting Club with Mrs. Thompson will begin Monday, August 26th. Powerlifting is weight training with a focus on squat, bench press and deadlift. There is a powerlifting competition held at the school on November 2nd for anyone interested in competing. 

The club will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays every week until November 2nd. Meetings will take place right after school, in the weight room, until 4:00. Students can come for any or all of the days. 

If you are interested, please stop by Mrs. Thompson’s room (182), sometime before lunch for a sign up sheet, or send an email to Jennifer.thompson@lincolncharter.org

International Trip to Spain in June 2020
There will be an informational meeting on September 17th at 6:30 pm in Ms. Straub’s room (186) in the Denver Upper Building.

Ms. Straub has been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for the summer of 2020. She worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had a wonderful time! 

The trip is during the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some)!

Please feel free to watch this presentation. This presentation tells about the tour, as well as, financial information including payment plans and scholarship information.  

After you have watched the presentation, please click this link to sign up for the tour! 

This trip is open to any current 9th through 12th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses.

Click for tour details.

Two great benefits:

  • Enrollment and details are through our customer service department (800-771-5353). You can ask about payment plans when you call!
  • For families under $85,000 adjusted gross income, there is FLAG financial aid which can be applied for via phone (800-771-5353) and awards up to $600 for eligible applicants!

Please let Ms. Straub know if you have any questions: aubrey.straub@lincolncharter.org.

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08.20.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Fall Photos
Grades 6-11 will have fall photos on Thursday, August 22nd.  All MS students should be in uniform.

Grades K-5 will have fall photos on Friday, August 23rd.  All Elementary students should be in uniform.

LCS Student Life Calendar
Be sure to subscribe to the LCS Student Life Calendar so you do not miss a single event.  There are two student life calendars: 

Denver Campus
To add to your google calendar –  lincolncharter.org_65b2ibk7m7fhbjsj2hi1jiira0@group.calendar.google.com
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Lincolnton Campus
Google calendar –  Calendar ID: lincolncharter.org_b4m1l0cbmf2mjjdgcibib2qt6g@group.calendar.google.com
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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. Students in 3rd grade and students that are new to LCS will have registered accounts available for claim in the next two weeks.  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. 

Golden Eagle
Beginning with the Class of 2018, Lincoln Charter offers high school students an opportunity to earn a Golden Eagle Diploma.  The Golden Eagle represents the highest honor for students that participated in the full Lincoln Charter Experience. Beginning with a high school student’s Freshman year, students will be given the opportunity to earn credit towards the award.  Students that begin after their Freshman year will be able to participate on a prorated schedule.  

Class of 2023

Class of 2022

Class of 2021

Class of 2020

Chess Club Announcement:
Welcome Back, Eagles! We have started another great year and sign ups are now open for Chess Club. Chess Club is open to students in 2nd through 8th grade. We will be taking applications until 8/30/2019 and will begin club on 9/9/2019.  Please click here to apply today!

Academics
Math EOG/EOC Individual Student Reports
We just received Individual Student Reports for Math EOG/EOC for 2018-2019 from the state.  Copies of the reports will be sent home with students this week.

Athletics
Congratulations to all the student-athletes who will be competing for Lincoln Charter this fall.  Those of you that have physicals that are expiring soon, please make sure you get a new physical and file with Ms. Elizabeth ASAP.  Even in season, if you have an expired physical, you will not be allowed to participate.

Engaged Eagles
Welcome back, Engaged Eagles!

Engaged Eagles are those who support our students by volunteering at Lincoln Charter School.  Our original charter challenged each family to volunteer 30+ hours every year.  

Last year we recorded 3,352 volunteer hours!  This number doesn’t describe the amazing amount of fun, accomplishment, and change that happened on our Lincolnton campus.  Volunteers make it possible for the school to conduct programs that enhance the educational environment of our students and assist teachers in the continued success of their classrooms.  Thank you to each and every volunteer!

Volunteer opportunities are continually being added to the sign up.  Check back often, and sign up for events that suit your schedule. Engaged Eagles have been active on campus this month, and I look forward to meeting you!

Volunteer Opportunities on Sign Up Genius: Volunteer Now

“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!

Welcome back!  We are super excited to announce your current PTO Board:
Tom Brooks- President
Stefanie Helsel- Elementary VP
Angie Huffman- MS/HS VP
Susanne George- Treasurer
Kelly Calderon- Fundraising
Secretary- TBD
Volunteer Chair- TBD

We are looking for individuals to fill the role of Track Attack Coordinator, Communications Coordinator and Assistant Treasurer. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email the PTO at lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Upcoming events:
Chick Fil A Spirit Night! Tuesday, August 20th 5-8 pm!  Come have dinner with us and don’t forget to mention you are with Lincoln Charter School!

Track Attack:
Track Attack 2019-2020 is underway!  We have raised $2,600 of our $40,000 goal! We have Business Sponsor Forms and Family and Friend Donations available here! Also, Track Attack T-shirts are on MPP if you would like to purchase one. All students and staff will receive a t-shirt from PTO.

Teacher Appreciation:
A Big THANKS to Amber Brooks for coordinating this year’s Teacher Appreciation! If you would like to volunteer time or donate items for Teacher Appreciation, please check out our sign-up here! This is for the entire year.

Elementary Excitement
Welcome back!  We had a great first week and are looking forward to a great year! 

Car Rider Line Reminders:
Please stay off your cell phones in the line and also please leave your blue car rider tags visible until your child is loaded in the car.  This will help us get the children loaded quickly and safely. Thank you for your help with this!

Mrs. Buff’s PE Newsletter

Elementary Art:
WELCOME BACK ARTISTS!  My name is Abby Swengros and I teach K-5 art.  Students will visit the art studio once a week and be introduced to a variety of art media.  We paint, draw, color, sculpt, create and more. For a sneak peak inside the art room, follow us on Instagram: Lincolncharter_art.  If you would like to volunteer in the art room, please email me!  We are also still collecting cardboard tubes (toilet and paper towel rolls) to use in our makers station!  

Upcoming Elementary Events

Managing Back to School Anxiety

Middle School Moments
We have had a lot of questions about Eagle Hour from parents. Below is a link to a letter that outlines the class/program. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your child’s Eagle Hour teacher, or to Mr. Bealer.

Eagle Hour

High School Happenings
HS Shirt Bundle
Buy your HS Shirt Bundle now on My Payments Plus!  The shirt bundle includes the HS Intramurals team shirt, PowderBuff and/or PowderPuff.  These will only be available until Friday, August 30th. This will be the only time this year to purchase these shirts!  

Cost of the bundle is 3 shirts (Intramurals, PowderBuff, and PowderPuff) for $43 or 2 shirts (Intramurals and PowderBuff or PowderPuff) for $35.  

The PowderBuff and PowderPuff shirts include a name and number on the back of the students choice.

Class of 2020 Meeting
The Class of 2020 student and parent meeting will take place on Thursday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm in the MPR.  All seniors and parents are highly encouraged to attend as we will cover all events, dates, and information for your senior year!  

Yearbook Interest
Any student interested in yearbook should make plans to attend an interest meeting on Wednesday, August 21st during homeroom time.  Mrs. Helms will hold the meeting in Mrs. Withers room. Yearbook is an additional credited class and an opportunity for students to have an integral role in the HS yearbook.  Students should check in with their homeroom teacher prior to attending the meeting. Any questions about yearbook should be direction to Taylor Helms

Mandatory Meeting for Online Classes/CCP Dual Enrollment Students
Mrs. Withers will be holding an orientation session for students who are taking courses online through NCVPS and/or dual enrollment courses through Gaston College on August 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm in the MPR.  It is mandatory to attend an orientation session in order to take online and/or dual enrollment courses. If you attended the meeting on August 12th you DO NOT need to attend again.  If you have any questions, please contact Nicola Withers.

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Denver HS-First of the Year Reading Assignment

High School Families:

Click below for information regarding reading assignments for 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and AP Literature students.

 

First of the Year Reading Assignment Information

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05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Upcoming LCS Events
May 22:  Kindergarten Promotion, 9:00 am
May 22:  Elementary Promotion, 12:00 pm
May 22:  MS Promotion, 7:00 pm
May 23:  Class of 2019 GRADs (invite only)
May 24:  Last Day of School, Early Dismissal – 11:30 am
May 25:  Class of 2019 Commencement, 10:00 am (ticket required)

Yearbooks
If your child ordered a yearbook, please make sure they have picked it up by this Friday, May 24. All unclaimed yearbooks will be sent back to the printer after this date.

Extra yearbooks are currently available for purchase on My Payments Plus. Please make purchases by Friday, May 24.

Academics
School Board
Congratulations to Cara Dowling and Chris Wrenn – both have been elected as parent representatives to the School Board!  Cara and Chris will start their two-year terms in July 2019. The next step in Board elections is for staff members to elect one member.  This process will wrap up by the end of May.    

Math EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1
The new mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2016 and 2017 have been implemented this school year in elementary, middle school and in high school math courses. As such, new End-of-Grade (EOG) & End-of-Course (EOC)/NCEXTEND1) summative tests aligned to these standards will be administered at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

The first priority when implementing new tests is to ensure the results of the test scores are valid and reliable. When new tests are administered for the first time, student scores are delayed while the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) processes the test data and completes all necessary analyses. These processes and analyses will take place during summer 2019. Due to the necessity of this critical process, in 2018–19 students will not receive their test scores at the completion of the test administration. Instead, the scores for these tests will be delayed until August 2019. For high school EOC courses (Math 1 and Math 3), students’ final report card grade will be based on their grades for the school year – they will not receive a final exam grade.  Elementary and middle school year grades will be calculated as they are normally calculated. Once the SBE has approved the scores (achievement levels) in August 2019, schools will provide parents with each student’s score and Individual Student Report.

We appreciate your understanding as we move into this next generation of tests and work toward providing the most accurate information possible concerning student performance on (EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1) tests. If you have questions or concerns about the delay of test scores or the assignment of grades, please contact your building administrator or Danielle Derwich, LCS Testing Coordinator.

Parent Survey
We need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey – your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access this survey here – Parent Survey.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  The front office of the lower building will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lincoln Charter is closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will resume the week of July 29th.  

LCS Required Signatures 2019-2020
All students returning for the 2019-2020 school year will need to have a completed Required Signatures form on file.  Get ahead of things by completing your student(s) form now! This will help us ensure all of our records are current. A form needs to be completed for each LCS student.
LCS Require Signatures 2019-2020 – Lincolnton Campus

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more. Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Engaged Eagles
Thank You to each and every Engaged Eagle who has offered your time and talent to the students of Lincoln Charter!  Volunteering at Lincoln Charter is fun and fulfilling when you are engaged in your favorite activities. I have had the privilege of serving and leading parents, guardians, and grandparents this year and I look forward to an even larger group of Engaged Eagles for the 2019-2020 school.

So far this year we have had 3,237 volunteer hours logged for this school year!  If you still need to log your volunteer time, please complete it before the last day of school.  We begin logging time for the new school year on June 28th. If you are ready to get a jump start on the 30 Hour Challenge over the summer, contact brenda.deyoe@lincolncharter.org. The Ambassadors are hosting two “Meet & Greet” events this summer and we are still looking for families who have the gift of hospitality to welcome & assist new families as they transition into Lincoln Charter.

Congratulation to the families who have reached the 30+ volunteered hours!  Doster, Powell, Plonk, McCurry, Weatherly, Williams, Morel, Jefferies, White, Adkins, Greene, Helsel, Smith, Howington, Barrett, Stewart, Banks, Floyd, Roberts, Taylor, Livengood, Anderson, Griffin, Haney, Drusin, Falvey, Warner, Berg, Weaver, and Craft families. Click Here for the list of all families who participated.

The Junior class has traditionally helped with the GRAD’s dinner each year.  After the ceremony there will be tables and chairs to fold and stack. Volunteer here Thursday, May 23rd.

PTO
Just a reminder!! Don’t forget to start working on those Sponsors for our 2019 Track Attack! Sponsors can be family, local businesses, or company where you work.  Information for sponsors is on the forms.

The date of the Track Attack is Friday, October 4th. This is the only PTO fundraiser we do for the year.

There will be prizes for teachers, families and classrooms for raising the most money.

We hope you have a safe and fun summer. See you back in August!

Middle School Moments
MS Promotion
Middle School Promotion will be May 22, 2019 at 7:00pm in the MS/HS Gym. Please note that 8th grade students do not return to school on May 23-24.

MS Schedule
As we near the end of this school year the time has come for rising 7th and 8th graders to choose which electives they would like to pursue next year. We are always looking for ways to increase the electives we offer to students and are pleased to announce that we are adding art and chorus to our course offerings moving forward. We have discussed this with rising 7th and 8th grade students and have sent home forms they need to use to choose their elective for next year. If your child has not returned this yet, please remind them to turn it in to homeroom teachers. Copies of the forms are below, along with a copy of the rising 6th grade schedule. Please note that the schedules are subject to change.

Rising 6th Grade Schedule
Rising 7th Grade Schedule and Options
Rising 8th Grade Schedule and Options

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18 years old.
Available camp offerings include Gaming, Laser Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more.  Click here for more details.

 

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05.21.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
May
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day
21 – GRAD Denver
22 – MS Promotion
23 – Kg. Promotion
23 – Elementary Promotion
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement

Yearbooks
If your child ordered a yearbook, please make sure they have picked it up by this Friday, May 24. All unclaimed yearbooks will be sent back to the printer after this date.

Extra yearbooks are currently available for purchase on My Payments Plus. Please make purchases by Friday, May 24.

Academics
School Board
Congratulations to Cara Dowling and Chris Wrenn – both have been elected as parent representatives to the School Board!  Cara and Chris will start their two-year terms in July 2019. The next step in Board elections is for staff members to elect one member.  This process will wrap up by the end of May.    

Parent Survey
We need your input on our annual parent survey.  Our admin team and staff review these results each year.  This helps us to evaluate our service to our community. Please take the time to complete this survey – your response will help us grow and improve!  You can access this survey here – Parent Survey.

Math EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1
The new mathematics North Carolina Standard Course of Study and Extended Content Standards adopted by the State Board of Education (SBE) in 2016 and 2017 have been implemented this school year in elementary, middle school and in high school math courses. As such, new End-of-Grade (EOG) & End-of-Course (EOC)/NCEXTEND1) summative tests aligned to these standards will be administered at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

The first priority when implementing new tests is to ensure the results of the test scores are valid and reliable. When new tests are administered for the first time, student scores are delayed while the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) processes the test data and completes all necessary analyses. These processes and analyses will take place during summer 2019. Due to the necessity of this critical process, in 2018–19 students will not receive their test scores at the completion of the test administration. Instead, the scores for these tests will be delayed until August 2019. For high school EOC courses (Math 1 and Math 3), students’ final report card grade will be based on their grades for the school year – they will not receive a final exam grade.  Elementary and middle school year grades will be calculated as they are normally calculated. Once the SBE has approved the scores (achievement levels) in August 2019, schools will provide parents with each student’s score and Individual Student Report.

We appreciate your understanding as we move into this next generation of tests and work toward providing the most accurate information possible concerning student performance on (EOG/EOC/NCEXTEND1) tests. If you have questions or concerns about the delay of test scores or the assignment of grades, please contact your building administrator or Danielle Derwich, LCS Testing Coordinator.

Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter summer office hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  The front office of the lower building will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Lincoln Charter is closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will resume the week of July 29th.  

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more. Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Engaged Eagles
Thank You to each and every Engaged Eagle who has offered your time and talent to the students of Lincoln Charter!  Volunteering at Lincoln Charter is fun and fulfilling when you are engaged in your favorite activities. I have had the privilege of serving and leading parents, guardians, and grandparents this year and I look forward to an even larger group of Engaged Eagles for the 2019-2020 school.

So far this year we have had 3,249 volunteer hours logged for this school year! If you still need to log your volunteer time, please complete it before the last day of school. We begin logging time for the new school year on June 28th. If you are ready to get a jump start on the 30 Hour Challenge over the summer, contact brenda.deyoe@lincolncharter.org. The Ambassadors are hosting two “Meet & Greet” events this summer and we are still looking for families who have the gift of hospitality to welcome & assist new families as they transition into Lincoln Charter.

Congratulation to the families who have reached the 30+ volunteered hours! Law, Wrenn, Gorman, Plemmons, Jasinski, Wessel, Gangopadhyay, Wootton, Lee, Burnham, Rice, Blackwell, Comesky, Cap, Kahle, Zink, Alicea, Beller, Dutton, Sherrill, Houser, Simmer, Pleasant, Stoffel, Marcukaitis, Stoner, Strain, and Disabato families. Click Here for the list of all families who participated.

May Volunteer Opportunities
21 – Kg. – 5th Grade Field Day * Volunteer info
21 – GRAD Denver * Click here for more info
24 – Class of 2019 Commencement *Click here for more info

Thank you to the Lost & Found Managers who volunteered all year long. They will donate all items left on the last day of school to local charities.  Please remind your student to check for missing items.

Middle School Moments
Odyssey of the Mind
Congratulations to our Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team as they head to Michigan State to take on the world.  Our World Championship competition team is Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Sophie Davis, Matthew Radin, Madison Workman, and Emma Chaney.  Good Luck!

Middle School Promotion
Wednesday, May 22 – 7:00 pm- Machado Gymnasium. Light refreshments will be served.

Math Placement
Math placement results will be distributed electronically following the submission of final grades.  The letter will cover the parameters and criteria for math placement and inform you of your student’s particular placement.  The letter will not have the specific data points for your student, but those can be received upon request.

High School Happenings
Congratulations to Denver students Michael Coles and Nicholas Womack on their captain-ship of the Success 101 team and for beating out 14,000 other students while securing the State Championship for Lincoln Charter High School in the North Carolina Council on Economic Education’s Stock Market Game. In its 33rd year of competition, the Stock Market Game aims to build a fundamental understanding of investing while providing students with real-world skills and practice in math, English language arts, economics, and social studies.

Community News
2019 Gaston College Summer Teen Camp Registration is Open!
Gaston College is offering new and exciting summer camps for teens 13-18-year-olds.
Camp offerings available include Gaming, Lasar Tag, Drone Class, Digital photography and much more. Click here for more details.

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