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02.19.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 3.1.19
Please join us for our second annual LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 3.1.19! Our LCS Elementary Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game. All LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat! Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased at GOCHECKERS.COM/LCS.  $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter!   Tickets will be delivered to your email and you can invite friends directly so that you can all get seats together. Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman.  Go Checkers!

Yearbooks
Time is running out to buy your child’s yearbook! Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.
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.  

Driver Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only)
Driver Ed registration is open now for the class at the Lincolnton campus in March.  See details below.

Class details:
Dates: March 12th-March 28th (No Friday classes)
Location: Lincolnton Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lincoln County School Board Drivers Ed Fee: $50.00
(Check or Cash will not be accepted)

Seats: By law, the class is only allowed 50 seats per class. This class fills on a first come first serve basis. There are less than 15 seats available at this time.  

Your student must be able to attend each day (only 1 absence allowed) and be there for the final exam on March 28th.  The student must be at least 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class.

Driver Education Registration Information
To register your student for Driver Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only), please go onto your MyPaymentsPlus account for your student to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($50). If you do not pay at the time of registration; a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your student’s registration and seat. Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.   For any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.

Summer Driver’s Ed Dates and Registration will be announced in March.  

No Uniform Tuesday
February 26th
Purchase your No Uniform Day pass on MPP and take advantage of the opportunity to come to school out of dress code.  No Uniform Tuesday passes must meet HS Dress code requirements. Funds raised support Lincoln Charter initiatives.

Passes are available on the following dates:
February 26th
March 26th
April 30th

Academics
2019-2020 Lincoln Charter School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2019-2020 calendar.  

Athletics
HS Basketball
Congratulations to the Men’s and Women’s HS Basketball teams for winning the SPAC regular season championship. Our boys have won their 6th straight SPAC championship. This is the second consecutive regular-season championship for our ladies. The JV Men’s team won the conference for the third straight year. Congrats athletes and coaches!

Congratulations to Jackson Gabriel for breaking the North Carolina 3-point record for 3’s made in a high school career with 451.

MS Dive
Congratulations to our LCS Middle School divers who competed in the Middle School Championship Dive Meet on Saturday.  The girls had some pretty tough competition, but Jacqueline Bean was our best girls diver and Sophia Fornshell also did a great job.

Our boys’ team was extremely competitive and we took the top 8 places!

First place went to Whit Anderson

Followed by:
William Givens, Anthony Mele, Clay Harper, Tyler Perryman, Jonathan Elliott, Ethan Baker, and Ryan Bai.

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Westport Golf Club
Registration at 8 am – Shotgun Start at 9 am – Lunch served during the round
$65/player or $250 per team of 4

All player registration and payment due by Monday, April 8, 2019
Player Registration Form     Sponsorship Form

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.

Eagle Volleyball Clinics
Lincoln Charter Volleyball coaches are excited to announce the first ever volleyball clinics. These clinics are offered to all level of players from 3rd grade through 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students, as well as students outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Website is now active! This is your one-stop connection to see and schedule most volunteer opportunities that LCS has to offer the Engaged Eagle. This new site will make volunteering an easy and fun way to participate in your student’s school.  Remember our goal is 30 volunteer hours per family. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda DeYoe.

PTO
Eat More Chicken
Spirit Night for Lincoln Charter School, Lincolnton campus, is Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Lincolnton Chick-fil-A from 5-7 p.m. The PTO will receive 15% of sales proceeds for orders when you mention Lincoln Charter School. Please come out and support your PTO!

Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events

Middle School Moments
7th Grade Camp Weaver Trip
Seats are still open for the overnight trip to Camp Weaver and UNC-Chapel Hill.  The trip will be April 9-10 and will include a trip to UNC-Chapel Hill. More information can be found in the link below.

7th Grade Overnight Field Trip Information

High School Happenings
ACT Test
All juniors are required to take the ACT test on February 20th.  There will be no classes for 9th, 10th, or 12th graders this day. This only applies to the Lincolnton Campus HS Students.

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02.19.2019 Charter Chatter Denver


Student Life
Water Walk
The 3rd Annual Water Walk is scheduled for World Water Day, March 22nd.

The purpose of the event is to advocate for access to clean water for everyone while creating empathy and understanding of the Global Water Crisis.  The simulation is of a child’s daily journey to collect water for his or her family. The walk is around 3 miles. The simulation is a mere glimpse into the daily life of children without access to clean water, with hopes of students developing an empathetic view of the crisis.

The event will raise funds to purchase water filters for a village in Guatemala that will be served in April by our local Habitat for Humanity.  The Walk is open to all high school students. Registration is available on MPP for high school students. Registration for the walk includes a Water Walk t-shirt.

In addition to the walk, all students in Grades K-12 are learning about the Global Water Crisis.  Members of the Leadership Institute are leading lesson plans with students in grades K–8th grade. These student-led sessions include book readings, creative and intriguing lesson plans, as well as conversations about the Global Water Crisis.

Water Walk Spirit Week – March 18th -22nd
Monday – Black-Out Day
Wear black to represent the Global Water Crisis and the lack of clean water around the globe

Tuesday – Going Green Day
Wear green to represent environmental efforts that make clean water more accessible

Wednesday – White Out
Wear white to promote the hope for an end to the global water crisis

Thursday – True Blue Day
Wear blue to represent clean water

Friday – Water Walk Day
Wear your Water Walk shirt in support of World Water Day

All students and staff are encouraged to participate in Water Walk Spirit Week.  K-8 students are not required to meet K-8 dress code requirements if they are participating in the Spirit Week theme days (please adhere to HS Dress Code). All grade levels are required to follow/meet the HS Dress Code during spirit days.  Participation in Water Walk Spirit Week is designed to demonstrate support for the Water Walk initiative.  

Water Walk t-shirts are available for purchase on MPP for elementary and middle school students at $10.00 per shirt now – March 7th at noon.  HS students who are participating in the walk receive a t-shirt as part of their registration fee.

Blind Eagles Improv Group
Mark your calendar – there are two more Blind Eagle performances this semester.
February 21st
7:00-8:00 pm in the John Splain Family Gymnasium, Lower Building
Admission is $2.00 per person

No Uniform Tuesday
February 26th
Purchase your No Uniform Day pass on MPP and take advantage of the opportunity to come to school out of dress code.  No Uniform Tuesday passes must meet HS Dress code requirements. Funds raised support Lincoln Charter initiatives.
Passes are available on the following dates:
February 26th
March 26th
April 30th

Blood Drive: Save the date
The next blood drive is scheduled for March 26th from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  We have collected 111 of our 201 donation goal.

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 3.1.19
Please join us for our second annual LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 3.1.19! Our LCS Elementary Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game. All LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat! Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased at GOCHECKERS.COM/LCS.  $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter!   Tickets will be delivered to your email and you can invite friends directly so that you can all get seats together. Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman.  Go Checkers!

Yearbooks
Time is running out to buy your child’s yearbook! Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.
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.  

Academics
2019-2020 Lincoln Charter School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2019-2020 calendar.  

Athletics
HS Basketball
Congratulations to the Men’s and Women’s HS Basketball teams for winning the SPAC regular season championship. Our boys have won their 6th straight SPAC championship. This is the second consecutive regular-season championship for our ladies. The JV Men’s team won the conference for the third straight year. Congrats athletes and coaches!

Congratulations to Jackson Gabriel for breaking the North Carolina 3-point record for 3’s made in a high school career with 451.

MS Dive
Congratulations to our LCS Middle School divers who competed in the Middle School Championship Dive Meet on Saturday.  The girls had some pretty tough competition, but Jacqueline Bean was our best girls diver and Sophia Fornshell also did a great job.

Our boys’ team was extremely competitive and we took the top 8 places!

First place went to Whit Anderson

Followed by:
William Givens, Anthony Mele, Clay Harper, Tyler Perryman, Jonathan Elliott, Ethan Baker, and Ryan Bai.

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Westport Golf Club
Registration at 8 am – Shotgun Start at 9 am – Lunch served during the round
$65/player or $250 per team of 4
All player registration and payment due by Monday, April 8, 2019
Player Registration Form     Sponsorship Form

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.

Eagle Volleyball Clinics
Lincoln Charter Volleyball coaches are excited to announce the first ever volleyball clinics. These clinics are offered to all level of players from 3rd grade through 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students, as well as students outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Website is now active! This is your one-stop connection to see and schedule most volunteer opportunities that LCS has to offer the Engaged Eagle.  This new site will make volunteering an easy and fun way to participate in your student’s school. Remember our goal is 30 volunteer hours per family.  If you have any questions, please contact Brenda DeYoe.  

Thank you to the weekly nest volunteers, front desk substitutes lost & found crew, separate setting volunteers, PTO volunteers, classroom helpers, concession stand volunteers, take-home project volunteers, and all the leadership roles that make the clubs go smoothly.  You make LCS a special place for all our students!

PTO
PTO Board Nominations – Now through March 8th
Are you looking to take a more active role at our school? Being a part of the PTO Board or on a PTO Committee is a great way to do it! We have positions for all levels of availability. Don’t be afraid to inquire and see what may be a good fit. Nominations can be made using this nomination form. If you have any questions, please email us.

Next PTO Meeting – Monday, March 4
Our next PTO Meeting will be held Monday, March 4th at 6:30 pm in the Upper Building Multi-Purpose Room. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month unless otherwise communicated. Check our Facebook Page for up-to-date information.

Elementary Excitement
Character Education
Mrs. Boner and Ms. Antczak have started a Character Ed Monthly Assembly Program with grades K-5. Each month the students will learn about a new character trait at the assembly, with the help of the 5th-grade ambassadors.  This trait will be discussed throughout the entire month. A student from each class will be nominated through various methods to receive the “I AM” Award at the end of each month. This month the character trait is humility. We encourage you to speak with your child about the meaning of compassion and ways to demonstrate compassion both at school and in the community.

Middle School Moments
WLCS News
Here is the latest newscast for the week of 2/11

Nest Winter Olympics – Round 2
We are in need of donations for the following items. Any and all donations would be much appreciated!

120 – cardboard, sturdy paper cups
180 – 12″  round balloons
12 rolls of cheap duct tape
18 – plastic bracelets
2 rolls of Painters tape- large
Packing peanuts
Peppermints
Mini Marshmallows
6 twin white flat sheets

7th Grade Camp Weaver Overnight Trip
Please make sure to sign your student up for the Camp Weaver trip on MyPaymentsPlus.
Information sessions will be announced in a few weeks.  

High School Happenings
Hybrid Block Days
March 4th & 5th

ACT Testing
All juniors will take the ACT on February 20th.  All other students will follow a normal schedule on that day.

Community News
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Charlotte, NC Chapter is proud to announce our 2019 Student of the Year candidate, Lincoln Charter’s own Ally Wrenn! Students of the Year is an innovative and fierce seven-week fundraising competition, during which they appeal to family and friends to raise critical funds, which LLS deploys to advance breakthrough treatments and to support the more than 1.3 million blood cancer patients in the U.S. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year. For more information or to support Ally in her campaign, please visit https://events.lls.org/nc/CLTSoY19/awrenn.

 

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02.12.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

-Hello LCS Community-

The purpose of this post is to communicate information on continued efforts to develop and build out the Lincolnton campus.  The LCS School Board has recently purchased some property (approximately 6 acres) that is adjacent to the Lincolnton campus – this property will allow for Lincoln Charter to leverage a larger property area for future building.  

The Lincoln Charter School Board and LCS staff are continuing to diligently work on a plan for building out the Lincolnton campus, however this plan is still in an investigation/planning phase.  As soon as the School Board makes any decisions regarding future building plans, we will be sure to communicate this news with you.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Jonathan Bryant
Chief Administrator

Student Life
Love the Bus Week – February 11-15
This week has been designated as a time to recognize the wonderful bus drivers of Lincoln Charter.  This team travels endless miles to meet the numerous transportation demands of the school. We encourage you to show them extra love this week and thank them for their service.  

Transportation Team Facts:
– Lincoln Charter has 30 buses and 25 Bus Drivers
– They run 22 morning and afternoon routes
– On average, the transportation team travels 800 miles a day
– Last year the total miles traveled for the entire school year equaled 210,000 miles! (field trips, athletics, summer camps, daily routes)

Proclamation by The Governor of North Carolina

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 3.1.19
Please join us for our second annual LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 3.1.19!  Our LCS Elementary Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game as well as all LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased at GOCHECKERS.COM/LCS.  $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter!   Tickets will be delivered to your email and you can invite friends directly so that you can all get seats together or purchase together as you normally would.  Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman.  Go Checkers!

Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only)
Driver’s Ed registration is open now for the class at the Lincolnton campus in March.  See the details below.

Class details:
Dates: March 12th-March 28th (No Friday classes)
Location: Lincolnton Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lincoln County School Board Drivers Ed Fee: $50.00
(Check or Cash will not be accepted)

Seats: By law, the class is only allowed 50 seats per class. This class is a first come first serve basis. There are less than 15 seats available at this time.  

Your student must be able to attend each day (only 1 absence allowed) and be there for the final exam on March 28th.  The student must be at least 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class.

Driver’s Education Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only), please go onto your MyPaymentsPlus account for your student to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($50). If you do not pay at the time of registration; a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your student’s registration and seat. Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.   For any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.

Summer Driver’s Ed Dates and Registration will be announced in March.  

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.
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.  Order by February 1 to guarantee current prices.

Yearbook Recognition Ads
Now is the time to start gathering those photos of your “babies” young and old.  In addition to high school seniors, elementary and middle school “graduates” will have the opportunity to be featured in the ads section of their respective yearbooks this year.  Go to Jostens.com to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad.

The final deadline for purchasing ads is February 16.

Yearbook Advertising Opportunity
In addition to senior recognition ads, the yearbook currently has space available for members of our community to showcase their businesses and services. Whether you’re a realtor, stylist, office manager or owner of any other business, our yearbook staff would love to create an ad to showcase what you do.  Contact Taylor Helms by February 16 for more information.  

Academics
2019-2020 Lincoln Charter School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2019-2020 calendar.  

Important Dates – please note
February 14th is a half day to allow for Professional Development for staff in the afternoon.
February 15th is a teacher workday, with no school for students.

Half Day After School Plans
Thursday, February 14th, 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. Contact Debra Wilburn is you have any questions.

Athletics
HS Swim and Dive
Congratulations to the HS Swim and Dive teams on their great showing at the NCHSAA 1A/2A state meet.  The Men took 3rd place and the Women took 5th! Great job Eagles

New School Records:
200 Medley Relay – Abby DeCann, Chloe Harris, Madeline Carey, Brie Malta
200 Freestyle – Neal Stratton
200 IM – Chloe Harris
1M Diving – Davis Hutchinson

Spring Sports Tryouts
Click here for tryout information

Winter Sports Photos
Click to View Sports Photos

Choose your sports event:
CAPL- WINTER 2019 LCS Sports Player Gallery (if you had individual pic’s taken)
– OR – CATM- LCS  Sports Teams Only (if you only wish to order TEAM pics)
A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword, Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID)
If you need assistance with the ID Number, please contact Paula Powers

The deadline to order is  Wednesday, Feb. 13th. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee and shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101.

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Westport Golf Club
Registration at 8 am – Shotgun Start at 9 am – Lunch served during the round
$65/player or $250 per team of 4
All player registration and payment due by Monday, April 8, 2019
Player Registration Form     Sponsorship Form

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.

Eagle Volleyball Clinics
Lincoln Charter Volleyball coaches are excited to announce the first ever volleyball clinics. These clinics are offered to all level of players from 3rd grade thru 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students as well as outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

PTO
Dancing Through the Decades
Thank you to everyone who attended and to the many volunteers who helped make Friday night’s Elementary school dance a big success!

Teacher Appreciation Needs
PTO will host a taco bar lunch buffet for our teachers on Thursday this week, and we still need some help! See the SignUp Genius for details and to volunteer.https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0c4fa5a92ba1ff2-february

Eat More Chicken
Plan now to attend Lincoln Charter’s Spirit Night next Tuesday at Chick-fil-A in Lincolnton. We have the honor of being the recipient school for their first Spirit Night. Date and time is Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 5-7 p.m.  The PTO will receive 15% of the proceeds from all diners who mention Lincoln Charter that night. Bring the whole family out for delicious food and to support Lincoln Charter.

Valentines Candy Grams
Candy Grams will be delivered on Thursday, Feb. 14.  Thanks to everyone who supported the project by purchasing Candy Grams, and to the volunteers who helped make it happen.

Box Tops
Parents, please check the dates on your Box Tops before turning them in, there is an expiration date.

Check out the Box Tops App https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp/how-it-works and see how you can earn extra points. Also, Box Tops has a collection drive that can be accessed here https://www.boxtops4education.com/clipboard/drive/12654?fbclid=IwAR2sBleAbUlho8sOMd9UJvsUlRT3Az1UprJbCAO8IlHRW7liATVCwPb0HSY

Thank you for your support of Box Tops!

Lincoln Charter Summer Camp
Lincoln Charter School will be starting its 10th year offering Summer Camp Programs.  LCS Summer Camp Programs are offered to LCS students and to children in the community.  As in previous years, we will offer Summer Day Camp for eight weeks over the summer in addition to Sports and Academic Camps offered by the week throughout the summer.

The 2019 LCS Summer Camp Brochure with our new and exciting camps will be released on March 5th via Charter Chatter and the school’s website.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for Lincoln Charter Summer Camp, please complete the following form.

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage is now active! This is your one stop connection to see and schedule most volunteer opportunities that LCS has to offer the Engaged Eagle. This new site will make volunteering an easy and fun way to participate in your student’s school.  Remember our goal is 30 volunteer hours per family. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda DeYoe.

Volunteers are one of the reasons why Lincoln Charter School is extra special. Shoulder to shoulder, we can make a big difference in a young person’s life.  It doesn’t take a “professional” to lend a hand, just a willing heart. So when you see someone volunteering, know that it could be you next time. Check out The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage for opportunities.  

Thank you to all the volunteers who Danced Through the Decades, it was a fun event for all.  Thank you Engaged Eagles!

Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events

Volunteer Opportunities!
Elementary PE students kicked off the Kids Heart Challenge on Wednesday, February 7. Throughout the month of February, students will be learning about heart health and completing fun jump rope challenges.  Students are also encouraged to raise money to support the American Red Cross and their efforts to advance medical treatment and research for children with sick hearts.  Fundraising packets were sent home February 7. If you need additional copies, please have your student see Mrs. Buff. The easiest way to collect donations is online. Register at www.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge.  Students may also use the paper donation form.  

Instant prizes will be delivered each Friday.  Additional prizes earned by students will be ordered when the event wraps up at the end of the month.  Please email Mrs. Buff with any questions about the Kids Heart Challenge (brittany.buff@lincolncharter.org)

Our goals this year are simple. Have fun, learn how to stay healthy, and make a difference in the lives of others!

Yearbook Dates to Remember
The last day to personalize a yearbook is February 22nd.  The last day to purchase a yearbook is February 28th.

Please note when you click to order a yearbook, it ONLY lists the Denver campus. That is ok. Please make note of your child’s homeroom teacher. The yearbook staff will be separating and delivering.  

Elementary Art Show
April 4th, 2019.  Each elementary student will have at least 1 piece in the art show.  It will be in the elementary gym. Volunteers will be greatly appreciated for set up and take down on that day.  A sign-up genius will be coming in the following weeks.

Want a sneak peek inside the art room?  Follow us on Instagram: lincolncharter_art

Library
Thank you to all of our book buddies who have been helping organize, label and shelf some new books for us.  

Parents, if your child has lost their library book, please notify the homeroom teacher and it will be added to your My Payments Plus account.  We cannot accept cash for the book.

Thank you to parents who have donated lego pieces/boards for our lego wall.  We still need 20 boards and 3 more building sets if anyone would like to donate.  

Middle School Moments
7th Grade Camp Weaver Trip
Seats are still open for the camp overnight trip to Camp Weaver and UNC-Chapel Hill.  The trip will be April 9-10 and will include a trip to UNC-Chapel Hill. More information can be found in the link below.

7th Grade Overnight Field Trip Information

High School Happenings
ACT Test
All juniors are required to take the ACT test on February 20th.  There will be no classes for 9th, 10th, or 12th graders this day. This only applies to the Lincolnton Campus HS Students.

HS Intramurals
Our next HS Intramurals is on Thursday, February 14th.  All students need to wear their HS Intramural shirts or your team color.  

Community News
HS Art Show on Display
Our HS Art Show is now on display at the hospital in Lincolnton.  After our art show at the Cultural Center, the work was requested to be on display at the hospital. It will be on display for the next 8 weeks.  

Lake Norman Lightning Girls Travel Basketball Club
Tryouts are on February 23rd. See the flyer linked below for more details.
Lake Norman Lightning Girls

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02.12.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Love the Bus Week – February 11-15
This week has been designated as a time to recognize the wonderful bus drivers of Lincoln Charter. This team travels endless miles to meet the numerous transportation demands of the school. We encourage you to show them extra love this week and thank them for their service.  

Transportation Team Facts:
– Lincoln Charter has 30 buses and 25 Bus Drivers
– They run 22 morning and afternoon routes
– On average, the transportation team travels 800 miles a day
– Last year the total miles traveled for the entire school year equaled 210,000 miles! (field trips, athletics, summer camps, daily routes)
Proclamation by The Governor of North Carolina

Student Spotlight
Seniors Giovanna Solorzano and Camden Hutchinson were awarded the Students’ Choice Award at the 2019 Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at UNC-Chapel Hill for their research project “La Crisis del Agua en Uganda/The Water Crisis in Uganda”. Students from all over the state came together to present their research about current global issues in different languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and Russian. Students presented their research paper and project to judges from UNC or Duke, followed by a question and answer session over the course of three rounds – all in the target language. They then had the opportunity to present their research in the common language of the symposium – English – to the other student participants, who then all voted on their favorite research project. Photo

LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 3.1.19
Please join us for our second annual LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 3.1.19! Our LCS Elementary Chorus will be performing “God Bless America” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game as well as all LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased at GOCHECKERS.COM/LCS.  $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter!   Tickets will be delivered to your email and you can invite friends directly so that you can all get seats together or purchase together as you normally would.  Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman.  Go Checkers!

Yearbook Advertising Opportunity
In addition to senior recognition ads, the yearbook currently has space available for members of our community to showcase their businesses and services. Whether you’re a realtor, stylist, office manager or owner of any other business, our yearbook staff would love to create an ad to showcase what you do.  Contact Taylor Helms by February 16 for more information.  

Academics 
2019-2020 Lincoln Charter School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2019-2020 calendar.  

Important Dates – please note
February 14th is a half day to allow for Professional Development for staff in the afternoon.
February 15th is a teacher workday, with no school for students.

Half Day After School Plans
Thursday, February 14th, 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 so prior to your student attending. There is an optional field trip to Pin Station in Newton 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.

Athletics
HS Swim and Dive
Congratulations to the HS Swim and Dive teams on their great showing at the NCHSAA 1A/2A state meet.  The Men took 3rd place and the Women took 5th! Great job Eagles

New School Records:
200 Medley Relay – Abby DeCann, Chloe Harris, Madeline Carey, Brie Malta
200 Freestyle – Neal Stratton
200 IM – Chloe Harris
1M Diving – Davis Hutchinson

Spring Sports Tryouts
Click here for tryout information

Winter Sports Photos
Click to View Sports Photos

Choose your sports event:
CAPL- WINTER 2019 LCS Sports Player Gallery (if you had individual pic’s taken)
– OR – CATM- LCS  Sports Teams Only (if you only wish to order TEAM pics)
A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword, Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID)
If you need assistance with the ID Number, please contact Paula Powers

The deadline to order is  Wednesday, Feb. 13th. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee and shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101.

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Westport Golf Club
Registration at 8 am – Shotgun Start at 9 am – Lunch served during the round
$65/player or $250 per team of 4
All player registration and payment due by Monday, April 8, 2019
Player Registration Form     Sponsorship Form

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.

Eagle Volleyball Clinics
Lincoln Charter Volleyball coaches are excited to announce the first ever volleyball clinics. These clinics are offered to all level of players from 3rd grade thru 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students as well as outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage is now active! This is your one-stop connection to see and schedule most volunteer opportunities that LCS has to offer the Engaged Eagle.  This new site will make volunteering an easy and fun way to participate in your student’s school. Remember our goal is 30 volunteer hours per family.  If you have any questions, please contact Brenda DeYoe.  

The Sweetheart Masquerade Ball was a success and a big thank you to everyone who lended a hand.  Volunteers are the reason why Lincoln Charter School is extra special. Together we can make a big difference in a young person’s life.  Thank you Engaged Eagles!

Lincoln Charter Summer Camp
Lincoln Charter School will be starting its 10th year offering Summer Camp Programs.  LCS Summer Camp Programs are offered to LCS students and to children in the community.  As in previous years, we will offer Summer Day Camp for eight weeks over the summer in addition to Sports and Academic Camps offered by the week throughout the summer.

The 2019 LCS Summer Camp Brochure with our new and exciting camps will be released on March 5th via Charter Chatter and the school’s website.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for Lincoln Charter Summer Camp, please complete the following form.

PTO
PTO Board Nominations – Now through March 8th
Are you looking to take a more active role at our school? Being a part of the PTO Board or on a PTO Committee is a great way to do it! We have positions for all levels of availability. Don’t be afraid to inquire and see what may be a good fit. Nominations can be made using this nomination form. If you have any questions, please email us.

Teacher Breakfast – February 13th
February’s Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. This event will be catered by Chillin’ and Grillin’. Thank you to Hope Elliot, Director of Hospitality, and her volunteers who help make this such a success.

Bus Driver Appreciation Week – Feb 11th – Feb 15th
This week is Bus Driver Appreciation Week! If your student rides the school bus, this is the perfect time to say Thank You to our wonderful drivers. They do so much to transport our students safely to and from school!

Sweetheart Ball – Thank You!
Thank you to our LCS parent, Lisa Pleasant, for planning such an awesome event again this year! Thank you to all the volunteers and teachers who helped make this event a memorable one. We will share pictures in the March PTO newsletter!

Elementary Excitement
Character Education
Mrs. Boner and Ms. Antczak have started a Character Ed Monthly Assembly Program with grades K-5. Each month the students will learn about a new character trait at the assembly, with the help of the 5th-grade ambassadors.  This trait will be discussed throughout the entire month. A student from each class will be nominated through various methods to receive the “I AM” Award at the end of each month. This month the character trait is humility. We encourage you to speak with your child about the meaning of compassion and ways to demonstrate compassion both at school and in the community.

Middle School Moments
Mix-It-Up Lunch
Last Tuesday, MS students took part in their first Mix-It-Up Lunch.  This concept was developed to provide students with the opportunity to engage and interact with students whom they might not normally eat lunch.  To make for easier group interaction, Mix-It-Up Lunch is centered around music trivia – students hear a clip from a song and need to identify the artist and song title.  The theme of the first lunch was “Today’s Hits.” Mix-It-Up Lunch will meet every other week and have a new theme each time – hints and clues to the songs and artists are posted around the MS hallways.  The next music theme is “90s and 2000s.”

WLCS News
Here is the latest WLCS Newscast.

Nest Winter Olympics – Round 2
We are in need of donations for the following items: Any and all donations would be much appreciated
120 – cardboard, sturdy paper cups
180 – 12″  round balloons
12 rolls of cheap duct tape
18 – plastic bracelets
2 rolls of Painters tape- large
Packing peanuts
Peppermints
Mini Marshmallows
6 twin white flat sheets

7th Grade Camp Weaver Overnight Trip
Please make sure to sign your student up for the Camp Weaver trip on MyPaymentsPlus.
Information sessions will be announced in a few weeks.

High School Happenings
Hybrid Block Days
March 4th & 5th

ACT Testing
All juniors will take the ACT on February 20th.  All other students will follow a normal schedule on that day.

Community News
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Charlotte, NC Chapter is proud to announce our 2019 Student of the Year candidate, Lincoln Charter’s own Ally Wrenn! Students of the Year is an innovative and fierce seven-week fundraising competition, during which they appeal to family and friends to raise critical funds, which LLS deploys to advance breakthrough treatments and to support the more than 1.3 million blood cancer patients in the U.S. The candidates/teams who raise the most money at the end of the competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year. For more information or to support Ally in her campaign, please visit https://events.lls.org/nc/CLTSoY19/awrenn.

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02.05.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers Game 3.1.19
Please join us for our second annual LCS Spirit Night at the Charlotte Checkers game on 3.1.19!  Our LCS Elementary Chorus will be performing “God Bless America,” and some of our students will be featured in other fun activities during the game. All LCS ticket holders will receive a free Checkers hat!  Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased at GOCHECKERS.COM/LCS.  $5 from each ticket comes right back to Lincoln Charter!   Tickets will be delivered to your email and you can invite friends directly so that you can all get seats together. Please direct any questions to Melissa Peterman.  Go Checkers!

Save The Dates
April 26:  Spring Festival and HS Band Concert/HS Art Show
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 25:  Class of 2019 Graduation, Tickets Required

Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only)
Driver’s Ed registration is open now for the class at the Lincolnton campus in March.  See details below.

Class details:
Dates: March 12th-March 28th (No Friday classes)
Location: Lincolnton Campus Multi-Purpose Room
Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lincoln County School Board Drivers Ed Fee: $50.00
(Check or Cash will not be accepted)

Seats: By law, the class is only allowed 50 seats per class. This class is a first come first serve basis. There are less than 15 seats available at this time.  

Your student must be able to attend each day (only 1 absence allowed) and be there for the final exam on March 28th.  The student must be at least 14 ½ years old on or before the first day of class.

Driver’s Education Registration Information
To register your student for Driver’s Education Class (Lincolnton Students Only), please go onto your MyPaymentsPlus account for your student to fill out the registration form and remit payment ($50). If you do not pay at the time of registration; a seat will not be reserved for your student. Payment secures your student’s registration and seat. Once the class is full, the fee will be removed from MyPaymentPlus.   For any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.

Summer Driver’s Ed Dates and Registration will be announced in March.  

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.
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. 

Yearbook Recognition Ads
Now is the time to start gathering those photos of your “babies” young and old.  In addition to high school seniors, elementary and middle school “graduates” will have the opportunity to be featured in the ads section of their respective yearbooks this year.  Go to Jostens.com to upload pictures, enter your message, choose your layout and pay for your ad.

The final deadline for purchasing ads is February 16.

Yearbook Advertising Opportunity
In addition to senior recognition ads, the yearbook currently has space available for members of our community to showcase their businesses and services. Whether you’re a realtor, stylist, office manager or owner of any other business, our yearbook staff would love to create an ad to showcase what you do.  Contact taylor.p.helms@lincolncharter.org by February 16 for more information.  

Academics
2018-2019 Lincoln Charter School Calendar
The School Board has approved the 2019-2020 calendar.  

Important Dates – please note
February 14th is a half day to allow for Professional Development for staff in the afternoon.
February 15th is a teacher workday, with no school for students.

Half Day After School Plans
Thursday, February 14th, 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. Contact Debra Wilburn is you have any questions.

Athletics
Spring Sports Tryouts
http://athletics.lincolncharter.org/tryout-information/

Winter Sports Photos
Click to View Sports Photos

Choose your sports event:
CAPL- WINTER 2019 LCS Sports Player Gallery ( if you had individual pics taken )
– OR – CATM- LCS  Sports Teams Only (  if you only wish to order TEAM pics)
A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword. Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID).
If you need assistance with the ID Number, please contact Paula Powers

The deadline to order is  Wednesday, Feb. 13th. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee and shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101.

HS Swim and Dive
Congratulations to our HS Men’s and Women’s teams for another great showing at the NCHSAA Regional Meet.  The Men finished in 2nd place and the Women finished in 3rd. Both teams will move on to the NCHSAA State Meet this weekend.

Women
200 Medley Relay – 1st
Abby DeCann, Chloe Harris, Madeline Carey, Brie Malta

200 Free
Brie Malta 2nd

200 IM
Chloe Harris 2nd

100 Fly
Chloe Harris 1st

200 Free Relay 3rd
Brie Malta, Mariah Watson, Abby DeCann, Madeline Carey

400 Free Relay 2nd
Madeline Carey, Abby DeCann, Brie Malta, Chloe Harris

Men
200 Free
Neal Stratton 1st

200 IM
Zack Whipple 2nd

1m Diving
Davis Hutchinson 3rd

100 Fly
Zack Whipple 2nd

100 Free
Neal Stratton 3rd

200 Free Relay – 3rd
Neal Stratton, Mitchell Swicegood, Matthew Fuller, Blake Nelson

400 Free Relay – 2nd
Neal Stratton, Blake Nelson, Noah Watson, Zack Whipple

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Westport Golf Club
Registration at 8 am – Shotgun Start at 9 am – Lunch served during the round
$65/player or $250 per team of 4
All player registration and payment due by Monday, April 8, 2019
Player Registration Form     Sponsorship Form

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.

Eagle Volleyball Clinics
Lincoln Charter Volleyball coaches are excited to announce the first ever volleyball clinics. These clinics are offered to all level of players from 3rd grade through 11th grade. Clinics will be open to LCS students, as well as students outside of our community. You must register to reserve your spot. Please see flyer for directions.

Engaged Eagles
The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage is now active! This is your one-stop connection to see and schedule most volunteer opportunities that LCS has to offer the Engaged Eagle. This new site will make volunteering an easy and fun way to participate in your student’s school.  Remember our goal is 30 volunteer hours per family. If you have any questions, please contact Brenda DeYoe.

Lincoln Charter Summer Camp
Lincoln Charter School will be starting its 10th year offering Summer Camp Programs.  LCS Summer Camp Programs are offered to LCS students and to children in the community.  As in previous years, we will offer Summer Day Camp for eight weeks over the summer, in addition to Sports and Academic Camps offered by the week throughout the summer.

The 2019 LCS Summer Camp Brochure with our new and exciting camps will be released on March 5th via Charter Chatter and the school’s website.

Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.  If you would like to be added to the email distribution list for Lincoln Charter Summer Camp, please complete the following form.

PTO
Valentines Candy Grams
Candy Grams will be sold this week for delivery on Thursday, Feb. 14.  Purchase your Candy Grams on:

Thursday, Feb. 7 from 7:30 am – 8 am. Tables will be set up in the MS/HS building near the band room.

Friday, Feb. 8 from 7:30 am – 8 am in the MS/HS building near the band room, elementary gym and K1 building. Candy Grams will also be sold  11 am – 1 pm in the Multipurpose Room during lunch.

Cost is $1. Thank you to the Junior Beta Club for your help!

Dancing Through the Decades
The PTO will host an Elementary School dance for grades K-5 this Friday, Feb. 8th.

Come dressed as your favorite decade! Time is 6 pm – 8 pm in the HS/MS multi-purpose room. Cost is $10 per person in advance on MyPaymentsPlus or $15 at the door.

There will be a DJ and a photo booth. Snack food will be available for purchase.

Volunteer Needs
Volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Elementary School dance, sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4FA5A92BA1FF2-dancing

Eat More Chicken
Lincoln Charter has the honor of being the recipient school for the first Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A in Lincolnton. Plan now for Tuesday, Feb. 19th, from 5-7 p.m.  The PTO will receive 15% of the proceeds from all diners who mention Lincoln Charter that night. Bring the whole family out for delicious food and to support Lincoln Charter.

2019-2020 Board Elections
Nominations will be opening soon for the election of next year’s PTO Board. Your participation is needed! Watch for more information on how you can be on the ballot and help serve our school as part of PTO.

Talon Walk Meeting
The next Talon Walk planning meeting is this Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the K-1 building. Several important items are up for discussion.

Elementary Excitement
Upcoming Elementary Events
STAR club will meet this Thursday from 3-4 p.m. in the art room.

Art Show
Mark your calendar for April 4th. Each elementary student will have at least one piece in the art show. They are all very excited to share their work!

High School Happenings
ACT Test
All juniors are required to take the ACT test on February 20th.  There will be no classes for 9th, 10th, or 12th graders this day. This only applies to the Lincolnton Campus HS Students.

HS Intramurals
Our next HS Intramurals is on Thursday, February 14th.  All students need to wear their HS Intramural shirts or their team color.  

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