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10.15.2019 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 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 until TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th on My Payments Plus!

The teams have been established, so take a look at the rosters 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 that 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, Soccer Senior Night and more!  All Lincoln Charter families are encouraged to join us for fellowship and fun! Come dressed in your favorite college team’s colors!

Food vendors and concessions are cash and carry.  Tickets are $1.00 each for balloon artists, caricature artists, face painting, and cotton candy. Tickets must be purchased with cash at the event (small bills are appreciated).

Thanks to the Athletic Department for allowing all Lincoln Charter fans into the game for free during the Fall Festival!

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
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 – 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 – 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!   

Yearbooks
Don’t miss the two-week discount window! Yearbooks for each level are now on sale through our new company, Herff Jones.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below. Order online by October 31 for the lowest price.

Elementary

Middle

High

Please note that students in both Lincolnton and Denver share a combined book at each level, so there is no need to differentiate between campuses.  

Senior Yearbook Recognition Ads
Now is the time to start gathering those photos of your “babies” young and old.  Go to the Herff Jones ordering center (same link you used to buy your book) to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad.

Senior Ad Prices increase on November 15th.  Information on elementary and middle school ad offerings coming soon.

Last Week to Order 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: CD- Lincoln Charter Denver Fall Yearbook Photos -OR- CL- Lincoln Charter Lincolnton Fall Yearbook Photos
  3. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword – Enter your Student ID Number.
  4. If you don’t know your Student ID, simply text your student’s full name and homeroom to: 704-483-2101and we will text your number to you!
  5. 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 & will be shipped to your home.Please call APD Photo with questions: 704-483-210.

Click here to view portraits!

Veterans Day
Our annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Program will take place on Monday, November 11th at 8:30 am in our MS/HS Gym.  Veterans will receive their breakfast free of charge. A student must have a Veteran guest to attend the breakfast and program. All other attendees will be charged $9.00 per plate (including students).  All meals must be prepaid via My Payments Plus.  Order deadline is Friday, November 1st.  No late orders will be accepted. 

Academics
Coffee and Conversations
All families are invited to join us for Coffee & Conversation with members of the  Administration. These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with Administration over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations that strengthen our community. Please RSVP by completing this form

November 14th, 8:00 – 9:00
Lincolnton High Focus

November 18th, 8:00 – 9:00
Denver Elementary Focus

November 19th, 8:00 – 9:00
Lincolnton Elementary Focus

November 20th, 8:00 – 9:00
Denver Middle Focus

November 21st, 8:00 – 9:00
Lincolnton Middle School Focus

November 22nd, 8:00 – 9:00
Denver High School Focus

Athletics
LCS Winter Tryouts- Tentative
HS Basketball- 10/16-10/18
Mens – 3:45-5:45 Upper Gym
Womens – 5:30 – 7:30 Lower Gym (Wed & Thur)   4:30 – 6:00 Lower Gym (Fri)

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
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, Friday, October 25th, 6-8 pm. You can volunteer and enjoy the festival with your family. 

Fall Festival is October 25th and you can sign up to volunteer here. 

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!

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

PTO meeting 11/7 6:00pm in the MPR

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.

November 8th- MS/HS Bingo Night!  Join us for some fun, food and great prizes!  Sign up on MPP now!

December 13th-Polar Express Night!  Open to all K-5 students! Drop your kiddos off for a fun night of train rides, cookie decorating, pancake dinner, and of course the Polar Express movie! Signup available on MPP.

December 20th- PTO sponsored staff lunch!  We are hosting a holiday lunch for the staff and this includes a table decorating contest!  Sign-up here to enter the contest! Tables will be judged by staff and the winner will receive a $20 gift card! Only 10 spots available.

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 programThe school will receive a portion of each card sold. The enrollment code for Lincoln Charter is BBL454DC6485L. The order for Scrip will be placed on 11/15!  Go online and order your gift cards today! They make great Christmas gifts!

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

Dear Parents and Families, 

As you know, our Conference Day will be held on October 31st and report cards will be given out on Conference Day.  This day is a great opportunity each year to speak to your child’s teacher about any concerns or questions, and to learn about your child’s progress so far in the school year.  If you do not have a conference scheduled on that day, your child’s report card will be sent home on Tuesday, November 5th with Tuesday folders. If you have any questions, please email your child’s teacher or Ms. Peterman at melissa.peterman@lincolncharter.org.

Thank you,
Melissa Peterman
Elementary Administrator

High School Happenings
Rumble in the Jungle Homecoming Dance
Saturday, October 19th – 7:00-10:00, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available at the door for $25
Semi-formal event, no jeans or shorts allowed
Non-LCHS Guest Form

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.
-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.

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 that 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.

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 to not 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 reward is HS Skip Day 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.

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.

Community News
Seeking Part-time After School Program Staff Members
We are in search of two adult staff members for our  After School Program. We are looking to staff Monday through Friday afternoons from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm.  These staff positions would be working with our entire After School student population, with a good portion of each day leading a dedicated age group. 

We are currently seeking positions for our Kindergarten and first grade room, as well as our 2nd-3rd Grade room.  We are looking for the following qualities and experience:

  • Experience working with elementary age children.
  • Ability to lead a group of children.
  • Ability to work with and guide our high school staff and high school volunteers.
  • Possess organizational skills in helping to create and handle daily planned activities.
  • Possess a positive approach to dealing with students, parents, and co-workers.

A great perk to this position is that your own LCS school-age kiddos are welcome to attend our ASC Program for free.  If you are interested in applying, please take a few moments to fill out the Before/After School Care Application. If you  have further questions, please contact Esther Ruiz

 

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10.15.2019 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, Soccer Senior Night and more!  All Lincoln Charter families are encouraged to join us for fellowship and fun! Come dressed in your favorite college team’s colors!

Food vendors and concessions are cash and carry.  Tickets are $1.00 each for balloon artists, caricature artists, face painting, and cotton candy. Tickets must be purchased with cash at the event (small bills are appreciated).

Thanks to the Athletic Department for allowing all Lincoln Charter fans into the game for free during the Fall Festival!

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 who 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 8:00 am – program begins at 8:45 am
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. 

Yearbooks
Don’t miss the two-week discount window! Yearbooks for each level are now on sale through our new company, Herff Jones.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below. Order online by October 31 for the lowest price.
Elementary

Middle

High

Please note that students in both Lincolnton and Denver share a combined book at each level, so there is no need to differentiate between campuses.  

Senior Yearbook Recognition Ads
Now is the time to start gathering those photos of your “babies” young and old.  Go to the Herff Jones ordering center (same link you used to buy your book) to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad.

Senior Ad Prices increase on November 15th.  Information on elementary and middle school ad offerings coming soon. 

Odyssey of the Mind
A sixth-grade middle school Odyssey of the Mind team is collecting candy wrappers. They will take any and all candy wrappers: big or small, any color or shape. If you happen to rip them, they will fix them with tape! Please send the candy wrappers to our wonderful front office staff at the High School and Elementary buildings.

Blood Drive- Save the Date
LCS will be hosting our next blood drive on Thursday, November 7th from 8 am – 1 pm. 

Last Week to Order Fall Portraits
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: CD- Lincoln Charter Denver Fall Yearbook Photos -OR- CL- Lincoln Charter Lincolnton Fall Yearbook Photos
  3. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword – Enter your Student ID Number.
  4. If you don’t know your Student ID, simply text your student’s full name and homeroom to: 704-483-2101and we will text your number to you!
  5. 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 & will be shipped to your home.Please call APD Photo with questions: 704-483-210.
Click here to view portraits!

Academics
Coffee and Conversations
All families are invited to join us for Coffee & Conversation with members of the  Administration. These sessions are an opportunity for you to meet with Administration over coffee and light refreshments.  We look forward to conversations that strengthen our community. Please RSVP by completing this form

November 14th, 8:00 – 9:00
Lincolnton High Focus

November 18th, 8:00 – 9:00
Denver Elementary Focus

November 19th, 8:00 – 9:00
Lincolnton Elementary Focus

November 20th, 8:00 – 9:00
Denver Middle Focus

November 21st, 8:00 – 9:00
Lincolnton Middle School Focus

November 22nd, 8:00 – 9:00
Denver High School Focus

Athletics
LCS Winter Tryouts- Tentative
HS Basketball- 10/16-10/18
Mens – 3:45-5:45 Upper Gym
Womens – 5:30 – 7:30 Lower Gym (Wed & Thur)   4:30 – 6:00 Lower Gym (Fri)

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! Everyone had a great time including the volunteers who made each station run smoothly.  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, Friday, October 25th, 6-8 pm. You can volunteer and enjoy the festival with your family.

Fall Festival is October 25th and you can sign up to volunteer here. 

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
Track Attack Success!
Track Attack was a huge hit! Donations are still trickling in and final numbers are being tallied. We will be announcing the totals, as well as winners, very soon. THANK YOU EVERYONE! We are excited to be able to do great things for our school. Thank you again to all our business sponsors, too. Be sure to check out the complete list of all the businesses that supported us this year.

We’d love for you to tag us in your Facebook photos or share your pictures on our Facebook Page. The Fall PTO Newsletter will include pictures from the day and logos of our platinum business sponsors.

Box Top Contest – Monday, October 21st- Friday, October 25th
Are you ready for the 1st Box Top Contest of the year? The Fall Contest is almost here! Get ready for some friendly classroom competition. Box Tops are a great way to earn cash to purchase important items for our school and classrooms such as books, new technology and so much more. For a full list of participating Box Tops products, check out Box Top Products. Please clip your unexpired Box Tops and send them to school with your child Oct 21st through Oct 25th. 

Also, please note that Box Tops is going digital! Starting June 2019 new participating product packaging has digital Box tops. Download the new Box Top App today, select Lincoln Charter School Denver (School ID: 590846), and scan receipts within 14 days to earn and track contributions! This transition started in June, so there are still many products with physical box tops. Please continue to send these clippings to school with your child!

More information will be included in your child’s Tuesday folder, and you may also contact the PTO directly if you have questions. The winning elementary homeroom will win a pizza party!

Elementary Fall Parties – Thursday, October 31st – 1:00-2:30 pm
The first elementary class party is coming up! Be on the lookout for communications from your Room Parent for more details and volunteer needs. Please consider volunteering your time or providing any party supplies requested.

FUNd Factory
One of the easiest ways to raise money for our school is by shopping at Harris Teeter or Publix:

Harris Teeter – 3 options to link: (1) Simply tell the cashier to link your VIC card to “Lincoln Charter School East” or #4571, (2) Link online through their website, or (3) Email PTO with your name, phone, VIC Card #, and we can link for you. Your card remains linked all year and you can link up to 5 schools at one time. 

Publix – They are no longer using shopper cards, but it’s easy to create an account on publix.com and add “Lincoln Charter School PTO – Denver NC” as a Publix Partner on your account. It will be linked to your phone number and that’s all they need when you check out.

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
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.

8th Grade Atlanta Trip
Registration and $75 deposit due 10/31 – gerbertours.com

Attractions Books fundraiser runs through 11/4

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

High School Happenings
PSAT
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 11:30 am 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 school until normal dismissal time at 3:00 pm. They will also receive assignments virtually and will have extended time to complete the tasks.  

Students taking the PSAT will need to ensure that they are 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. 

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

Community News
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! 

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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
-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
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

PTO
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

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
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.

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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! 

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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.

 

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