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Charter Chatter 10.17.2017 Lincolnton

Student Life
Veterans Day
Our annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Program will take place on Friday, November 10th 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 $8.00 per plate (including students).  All meals must be prepaid via My Payments Plus.  Order deadline is Monday, November 6th.  No late orders will be accepted.    

Homecoming 2017
Greek Week
Spirit Week, November 13-17 – details to be released next week

Homecoming Shirts
available Wednesday – October 25th at noon
Adult sizes only available on MPP
Short Sleeve Shirt $12.00
Long Sleeve Shirt $15.00

College Week
November 6-10, 2017
All students are encouraged to take part in College Week.  Students may wear college apparel in place of LCS Uniform/Dress Code.  Underclassman are encouraged to explore colleges throughout the week.  Check out these sites for great college information:
Big Future
CFNC
College Board
US News Rankings and Reviews

The Class of 2018 will participate in Lincoln Charter’s annual College Application Day on Tuesday, November 14th.  Seniors are to report to school at 9:00am.  The day will be filled with time to complete college and scholarship applications, along with support and encouragement for their future educational plans.  Lunch will be provided and we will have all sorts of prizes to give away.  We expect 100% participation from the Class of 2018.  The day will wrap up at 2:00 and seniors will be dismissed for the day.

Biscuits are Back
Biscuits are back for breakfast for all students K-12!  Every Tues and Thurs biscuits will be delivered fresh to your student’s classroom by 7:30 am.  We are selling Plain Biscuits for $2.00, Cinnamon Raisin biscuits for $2.50, Sausage Biscuits for $3.00 and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits for $3.50.  Place your orders on MyPaymentsPlus by Friday at 12pm for Tuesday delivery and by Tuesday at 12 pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support, all profits benefit K-5 classrooms technology needs!

Academics
Reminder…this Thursday, October 19th is an early dismissal day. Students are dismissed at 11:30 am.  Our staff has professional development in the afternoon. Also Friday, October 20th is a teacher workday; there is no school for students.  For more details on the academic calendar click here.

K-8 Conference Day is Wednesday, November 1st for K-8 students only. K-8 students will not attend school this day; High School students still have a regular day.

Athletics
MS/HS Volleyball Playoff Schedule
Tuesday 10/17
MS Volleyball vs. PCAC Opponent – 4pm- Conference Semifinals, Machado Gymnasium
V Volleyball vs. SPAC Opponent- 4pm- Conference Championship, Machado Gymnasium

Thursday 10/19
MS Volleyball @ PLP- 4pm-  Conference Championship

Friday 10/20
MS Volleyball – PCAC All star Game- 4pm @ PLP

Saturday 10/21
V Volleyball vs. NCHSAA Opponent- Time TBD, Machado Gymnasium

MS Soccer Playoff Schedule
Tuesday 10/17
MS Soccer vs. PCAC Opponent – 4pm- Conference Semifinals, LCS Denver Campus

Thursday 10/19
MS Soccer @ LCS- 4pm-  Conference Championship

Friday 10/20
MS Soccer – PCAC All star Game- 4pm, LCS Denver Campus

HS XC Conference Championships
HS XC Championship @ LCS(Rescue Squad Park)- 10/17/17- 4:30pm

Eagles Booster Athletic Wear now on sale online
Support your favorite EAGLES team by wearing LCS Eagles apparel!!  Hoodies!  Jackets!  T-shirts! Sweatpants! Embroidered logo items can be customized to include the name of your sport!!
Items can be shipped directly to your house (or picked up from Awards Express for free)!!
Check it out

Be in the Know with PTO
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s PTO meeting, your participation is important to the future of the LCS PTO.

Fundraising
Talon Walk is the PTO’s major fundraiser. To date, we have raised:
Sponsors:   $6,425
Family and Friends :   $3,569.27
Penny Wars:   $5,638.62
Family Fun Night:  $4,257.11
5K/Color Run:   $1,866
5K food sales:   $62.75
TOTAL $21,818.75

We are SO close to our goal of $32,000. If you have not made your “Family and Friends” donation, please do so at MyPaymentsPlus, or by check made payable to “LCS PTO.” If every family donated just $30, we will reach our goal.

Please check out our website and FB page for sponsorship recognition. We are still collecting sponsors until Oct. 31.  To get a banner, please make your sponsorship commitment by Oct. 23.

Students’ pledge envelopes from the student run are due back to school on Monday, Oct. 23. All students who return their envelopes by this date will receive a Superhero Backpack Clip Keychain. These students will also be entered in the drawing for 4 Sky High tickets.

Each class with the highest amount collected will earn:
Elementary classes (K-1, 2-3, 4-5) will earn a Movie Day
Middle School class will earn a Silly String fight with administration
High School class will receive a coffee bar during lunch of administration’s choice

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first 5k and Color Run on Saturday, Oct. 7. We had a great turnout and a lot of fun.

There are a limited number of Talon Walk 2017, 5K and Color Run shirts, if you would like to purchase one the cost is $10.

Meetings
The next meeting is Monday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Like and follow PTO  on Facebook, Lincoln Charter School – Lincolnton PTO
Contact your PTO at: lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Elementary Excitement
If you would like to participate in Chess Club, please look for an application in today’s Tuesday folder.

Conference Day is 11/1.  There is no school for students K-8 as this time is designated for parent/teacher conferences.

Attendance race winners for this week:
K-Modlin
1-Riley
2-Smith
3-Bell/Hargrove tie
4-Richards
5-Hain

Attendance Race Prizes from last week:
Pajama Day-Hargrove, 3rd grade Smith,  Freeman, Richards
Extra Recess-Duschel, Guynes

Middle School Moments
MS Dance
The Halloween dance is this Thursday from 7-9pm in the multipurpose room. This is for students 6-8th grade. Please make sure costumes are appropriate for a school event. Tickets are available until Thursday at 3:00pm on MPP for $10, or $15 at the door.

Conference Day November 1st
No school this day for elementary and middle school students. This day is designated for parent/teacher conferences. If you would like to meet with your student’s teacher(s), please contact them via email.

High School Happenings
Upcoming HS Events
November 2nd – Pre ACT for 10th Graders; no school for 9th, 11th, and 12th
November 6th – College Week
November 13th – Homecoming Spirit Week
November 17th  – Homecoming
November 18th – Homecoming Dance

Homecoming Dance (Grades 9-12)
Saturday, November 18th, 7:30-10:30pm – Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available on MPP – November 10th at noon
$15.00 advance purchase
$20.00 at the door
Non-LCHS Guest Form

Information Session for First-Generation College Students
We hope you’ll join us for a special event on Carolina’s campus for first-generation students and their families. This event will feature an information session and campus tour, panel discussion with current students, and lunch on campus.  The event will be held on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m.

George Watts Hill Alumni Center
106 Stadium Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
United States

If you are interested in attending, please register here.

Community News
Lincolnton Optimist Basketball
If you would like to participate in the 2018 Lincolnton Optimist Basketball season please visit lincolntonoptimist.com for more info or to sign up!  The season is open to all Boys K-9th grade and Girls K-6th grade! Registration fee is $50 before 11/10 and $60 thereafter.  If you’d like more info, please email lincolntonoptimist@yahoo.com.  

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 27th from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm being held at the Denver Elementary Campus. 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 your latest project.   You can register for the events on Mypaymentsplus for $12.00 per student. Hope to see you there! Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for further details.

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Charter Chatter 10.17.2017 Denver

Student Life
Homecoming 2017
Greek Week
Spirit Week, November 13-17 – details to be released next week

Homecoming Shirts
available Wednesday – October 25th at noon
Adult sizes only available on MPP
Short Sleeve Shirt $12.00, Long Sleeve Shirt $15.00

College Week
November 6-10, 2017
All students are encouraged to take part in College Week.  Students may wear college apparel in place of LCS Uniform/Dress Code.  Underclassman are encouraged to explore colleges throughout the week.  Check out these sites for great college information:
Big Future
CFNC
College Board
US News Rankings and Reviews

The Class of 2018 will participate in Lincoln Charter’s annual College Application Day on Wednesday, November 15th.  Seniors are to report to school at 9:00am.  The day will be filled with time to complete college and scholarship applications, along with support and encouragement for their future educational plans.  Lunch will be provided and we will have all sorts of prizes to give away.  We expect 100% participation from the Class of 2018.  The day will wrap up at 2:00 and seniors will be dismissed for the day.

Eagles Running Club
Who: 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, parents (optional), teachers (optional)
When: Mondays and Wednesdays starting October 30 from 3:30 to 4:45pm
End of Season 5k: Huntersville Holiday 5k
Where: Meet in the Lower Building Music Room. We will run at Rescue Squad Park.
Cost: Registration fee for optional 5k at end of season.  To be paid when registering for race.
Sign up here. Questions: Contact April Stoner or Angela Gribbins
Children participating in this program will need to wear shoes and clothes comfortable for running. Please send a light healthy snack and water.

Community Trunk or Treat, “Diverse Light, Shining Bright”
Sponsored by LCS Unified Champions
October 28, 5-8pm, Lincoln Charter School Denver
Family friendly costumes are welcomed!
Volunteers  Contact: yharper@student.lincolncharter.org
Donations of Candy, Decorations, or donate your trunk!

Academics
Reminder…this Thursday, October 19th is an early dismissal day. Students are dismissed at 11:30 am.  Our staff has professional development in the afternoon. Also Friday, October 20th is a teacher workday; there is no school for students.  For more details on the academic calendar click here.

Afterschool Care October 19th
Thursday, October 19th, is a half day with a dismissal at 11:30 due to Professional Development meetings for teaching staff.   There are three more of these days throughout the school year.  Lincoln Charter  will provide After School Care this day from 11:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. If your student is already registered in the After School program he/she is eligible to join us for the afternoon.  If your student is not yet registered, but you are interested in joining us for this day, we would ask that you please register on MPP.  There is a one time $25.00 registration fee that is paid when registering on MPP.  The daily fee is $10 and the fee will be posted on MPP the following week.

If you plan on having your student attend this day, please pack a bagged lunch for them to eat, as we will not have hot lunches this day. We will be offering the option of attending a field trip in the afternoon to Kids Rock Fun Factory in Lincolnton, NC.  A fee of  $6.00  will be applied to your MPP account in the same manner your after school care weekly fees are applied.  Only those students who have  completed the online permission slip, will be able to attend the field trip.  Those who stay behind will enjoy onsite activities.  We will leave at 1:00 pm and return by 4:30 pm from the field trip.  Online Permission Slip for Kids Rock Fun Factory Please feel free to contact Lori Bouman with any further questions.  

Athletics
MS/HS Volleyball Playoff Schedule
Tuesday 10/17
MS Volleyball vs. PCAC Opponent – 4pm- Conference Semifinals, Machado Gymnasium
V Volleyball vs. SPAC Opponent- 4pm- Conference Championship, Machado Gymnasium

Thursday 10/19
MS Volleyball @ PLP- 4pm-  Conference Championship

Friday 10/20
MS Volleyball – PCAC All star Game- 4pm @ PLP

Saturday 10/21
V Volleyball vs. NCHSAA Opponent- Time TBD, Machado Gymnasium

MS Soccer Playoff Schedule
Tuesday 10/17
MS Soccer vs. PCAC Opponent – 4pm- Conference Semifinals, LCS Denver Campus

Thursday 10/19
MS Soccer @ LCS- 4pm-  Conference Championship

Friday 10/20
MS Soccer – PCAC All star Game- 4pm, LCS Denver Campus

HS XC Conference Championships
HS XC Championship @ LCS(Rescue Squad Park)- 10/17/17- 4:30pm

Eagles Booster Athletic Wear now on sale online
Support your favorite EAGLES team by wearing LCS Eagles apparel!!  Hoodies!  Jackets!  T-shirts! Sweatpants! Embroidered logo items can be customized to include the name of your sport!!
Items can be shipped directly to your house (or picked up from Awards Express for free)!!
Check it out

PTO
Box Top Contest is Underway
Now is the time to send those Box Tops in to your homeroom teacher (K-5) or Nest Leader (Middle School). The K-5 class with the most unexpired Box Tops earns an ice cream party. Middle School earns a point for their Nest for each Box Top turned in, and can earn a No Uniform Week if they collect 7500 points overall. Contest ends Friday, October 27th.

Elementary Fall Parties – Friday, October 27th, 1:00-2:30pm
The first elementary class party is coming up. Be on the lookout for communications from your class’ Room Parent for more details and volunteer needs. All are welcome to spend time with their child. To allow teachers to finish planned instruction time, those arriving early will be asked to wait in a separate waiting area until the parties start at 1:00pm.

Elementary Excitement
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 27th 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 your latest project.   You can register for the events on Mypaymentsplus for $12.00 per student. Hope to see you there! Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for further details.

Middle School Moments
Halloween Dance
The Denver Campus will host the annual MS Halloween Dance on Thursday, October 19th, 7:00-9:00pm.  This event is open to all Denver Campus MS students (non-LCS guest are not allowed) and is a costume event (no mask or toy weapons allowed).  Advance ticket sales closed on the 16th at noon.  Tickets may be purchased at the door for $15.00 per student.

8th Grade Field Trips
The 8th Grade Biltmore Estate trip is scheduled for November 15. The trip is $50 and available on MyPaymentsPlus.

Information pertaining to the 8th Grade’s trip to Atlanta will be released this week.

MS Box Tops Contest
The MS will participate in the Box Tops contest. Each box top will earn the student’s Nest 1 point. Cumulatively, if the MS brings in 7,500 box tops they will earn a week of jeans

High School Happenings
Calendar Dates to Note
October 27th – Track Attack Skip Day for grades 9-12th grade (earned through Track Attack Fundraiser)

November 2nd – Pre ACT testing for 10th – No Classes for 9th, 11th and 12th grade

Homecoming Dance (Grades 9-12)
Saturday, November 18th, 7:30-10:30pm – Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available on MPP  – November 10th at noon
$15.00 advance purchase
$20.00 at the door
Non-LCHS Guest Form

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Charter Chatter 10.10.2017 Lincolnton

Student Life
Pink Out
LCS is getting ready to go PINK for our annual Pink Out fundraiser and staff vs. staff dodgeball game!  Student Leadership Team is leading Pink Out again this year and all proceeds will go to Carolina Breast Friends.   The annual staff vs. staff dodgeball game will be occurring on October 31st.  

Staff VS Staff Dodgeball Teams
Team 1
Mr. Smith
Mr. Schmitz
Mrs. Castilloux
Mrs. Melby
Mrs. Guynes
Mrs. Withers
Mr. Bryant
Mrs. Moceri
Mrs. Large
Mrs. Hull
Mrs. Sipe
Ms. Peterman
Mrs. Swengros
Mrs. Thornburg

Team 2
Mr. Sang
Mr. Leluika
Mrs. Huffman
Mr. Bealer
Mr. Young
Mr. Thrower
Mrs. Granzen
Mrs. Hopper
Mrs. Buff
Mr. Hain
Mrs. Cox
Mrs. George
Mrs. Brown
Ms. Harper

Here are the following fundraisers that will be occurring in the month of October:

 

  • Pink Out T-Shirts!! These will only be on sale until Wednesday, October 11th!  Visit My Payments Plus now to purchase your Pink Out T-Shirt.  You can choose which team you support by purchasing the shirt for that team. Each team will have a different color pink shirt. Cost of shirt is $12.

 

  • MS/HS Concessions – every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of October Student Leadership Team will be selling concessions during lunch. All proceeds on these days will go towards Pink Out so bring your $ and visit the SLT table at lunch.
  • Pie in the Face – If a teacher gets $75 donated towards their name via My Payments Plus Pink Out Donation they will get a pie in the face on Oct. 31st.  Visit My Payments Plus to donate and choose the teacher you want to get pied.

More information on Pink Out Day on October 31st will be coming out soon!

Biscuits are Back
Biscuits are back for breakfast for all students K-12!  Every Tues and Thurs biscuits will be delivered fresh to your student’s classroom by 7:30 am.  We are selling Plain Biscuits for $2.00, Cinnamon Raisin biscuits for $2.50, Sausage Biscuits for $3.00 and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits for $3.50.  Place your orders on MyPaymentsPlus by Friday at 12pm for Tuesday delivery and by Tuesday at 12 pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support, all profits benefit K-5 classrooms technology needs!

After School Care on 10/19
After school care will be heading to Adventure Landing on Oct. 19, please see this link for more information and click here to sign up to go on the field trip and make your payment on mypaymentsplus.com.  Students who choose not to go on this field trip will be supervised in the gym on this day.

Town Hall Meeting
The first LCS Town Hall Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  We hope you will join us.

Additional Bus at Cherryville Bus Stop
We are excited to announce the additional bus to our Cherryville bus stop will start on Monday, Oct 9th. If you are interested in this bus stop, please go to your student’s My Payments Plus account  and register.  The applications will be processed and the bus tag ordered. The bus roster will be updated to include your student. If you do not register your student, they may not be permitted to ride the bus. If you have any questions please contact Janet Bivens.

Athletics
Team Pictures
HS Team Pictures 10/18 3:15-5:00pm Machado Gymnasium

Fall Playoff and Conference Championships
MS XC Championships at CSD 10/16 – 4pm
MS Soccer 10/16 at LCS
MS Volleyball 10/16 at PLP
HS Tennis Conference Championship at Highland Tech 10/11-10/12 – 3pm
HS Volleyball Conference Championship at higher seed 10/16-10/17
HS XC Championship @ LCS 10/17

Winter Tryout Schedule
HS Mens Basketball 10/16-10/19 – 4:00-6:00 Lower Gym
HS Womens Basketball 10/16/-10/19 – 6:00-8:00 Lower Gym
HS Swim
10/30 – 3;15-4:15 Denver Weight Room
10/31 – 5:30-7:00 Denver Weight Room
11/01 – 8:00-9:00 Denver Weight Room
11/02 – 5:30-7:00 Denver Weight Room
MS Boys and Girls Basketball 10/23-10/25 – TBA
MS Swim 10/31-11/4 Lincolnton YMCA

Midnight Madness
11/3 – 7pm Machado Gymnasium

HS Fall Awards Night
12/4 – 7pm Machado Gymnasium

Be in the Know with PTO
THANK YOU  THANK YOU  THANK YOU
Talon Walk 2017 – Family Fun Night, Penny Wars, our first 5k and color run, were all a great success, thank you, LCS family for your support.  PTO would especially like to thank all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make these events happen.

If you have a photo from any events that you would like to share on the Facebook page, please post in comments or email to lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org.

Be on the lookout for a feedback survey on the Talon Walk events.

Fundraising
Talon Walk is the PTO’s major fundraiser. If you have not already done so, please go to the PTO link on MyPaymentsPus and make your “Friends and Family” pledge.

Meetings
The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.  Please join us to learn more about the mission of PTO and how you can participate.

Like and follow PTO  on Facebook, Lincoln Charter School – Lincolnton PTO

Contact your PTO at: lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Thank You
Talon Walk 2017 was a great success. Thank you, LCS family, for your support. Many thanks especially to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make these events happen.

If you have a photo you would like to share from Talon Walk on Facebook, please email to lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org.

Watch for a feedback survey on the Talon Walk events.

Elementary Excitement
Attendance race winners for this week:
K-Fonseca
1-Hull
2-Guynes
3-Bell
4-Freeman
5-Lineberger

Attendance Race Prizes from last week:
Hat Day-Modlin, Cole, Bell
PJ Day-Guynes, Hain, Henry
Extra Recess-Hull

Middle School Moments
MS Halloween Dance Thursday, October 19th from 7-9pm
The MS Halloween Dance is getting closer! This dance is for grades 6-8; LCS students only. Tickets are available for $10 in advance through My Payments Plus up to October 19th at 3:00pm. They will be $15 at the door.  

High School Happenings
PSAT Reminders and Updates
The PSAT NMSQT and PSAT 9 will be administered on October 11, 2017 beginning promptly at 8:00am on the Denver Campus. Transportation sign up has been emailed to the students.  Please remember to bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator, your student ID number, and a snack/ water as the test administration will last about 4 hours.  Please remember, that no student may be allowed to enter a testing session late or leave a testing session early.  NO electronic devices will be allowed in the testing room.  

If a HS student is not taking the exam, then they will not report to school on test day.

PreACT… Mark your Calendars
The PreACT will be administered on November 2, 2017 to all Sophomores only beginning promptly at 8:00am.  This is a mandatory exam.  

If a HS student is not taking the exam, then they will not report to school on test day.

Community News
If you would like to participate in the 2018 Lincolnton Optimist Basketball season please visit lincolntonoptimist.com for more info or to sign up!  The season is open to all Boys K-9th grade and Girls K-6th grade! Registration fee is $50 before 11/10 and $60 thereafter.  If you’d like more info, please email lincolntonoptimist@yahoo.com.  

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Charter Chatter 10.10.2017

Student Life
No Uniform Day
Tuesday October 17th is a No Uniform Day for Kg -8th grades.  Passes are available on MPP.  Passes are $5.00 for the first student and $1.00 for each additional sibling.  Students participating should follow HSl dress code. Funds from this month’s No Uniform Day will benefit the COLE Team.

Eagles Running Club
Who: 4th through 8th grade boys and girls, parents (optional), teachers (optional)
What: Running Club
When: Mondays and Wednesdays starting October 30 from 3:30 to 4:45
End of Season 5k: Huntersville Holiday 5k
Where: Meet in the Lower Building Music Room. We will run at Rescue Squad Park.
Cost: Registration fee for optional 5k at end of season.  To be paid when registering for race.
Sign up here. Questions: Contact April Stoner or Angela Gribbins

Children participating in this program will need to wear shoes and clothes comfortable for running. Please send a light healthy snack and water.

Academics
Afterschool Care October 19th
Thursday, October 19th, is a half day with a dismissal at 11:30 due to Professional Development meetings for teaching staff.   There are three more of these days throughout the school year.  Lincoln Charter  will provide After School Care this day from 11:30 a.m to 6:00 p.m. If your student is already registered in the After School program he/she is eligible to join us for the afternoon.  If your student is not yet registered, but you are interested in joining us for this day, we would ask that you please register on MPP.  There is a one time $25.00 registration fee that is paid when registering on MPP.  The daily fee is $10 and the fee will be posted on MPP the following week.

If you plan on having your student attend this day, please pack a bagged lunch for them to eat, as we will not have hot lunches this day. We will be offering the option of attending a field trip in the afternoon to Kids Rock Fun Factory in Lincolnton, NC.  A fee of  $6.00  will be applied to your MPP account in the same manner your after school care weekly fees are applied.  Only those students who have  completed the online permission slip, will be able to attend the field trip.  Those who stay behind will enjoy onsite activities.  We will leave at 1:00 pm and return by 4:30 pm from the field trip.  Online Permission Slip for Kids Rock Fun Factory Please feel free to contact Lori Bouman with any further questions.  

Athletics
Team Pictures
HS Team Pictures 10/18 3:15-5:00pm Machado Gymnasium

Fall Playoff and Conference Championships
MS XC Championships at CSD 10/16 – 4pm
MS Soccer 10/16 at LCS
MS Volleyball 10/16 at PLP
HS Tennis Conference Championship at Highland Tech 10/11-10/12 – 3pm
HS Volleyball Conference Championship at higher seed 10/16-10/17
HS XC Championship @ LCS 10/17

Winter Tryout Schedule
HS Mens Basketball 10/16-10/19 – 4:00-6:00 Lower Gym
HS Womens Basketball 10/16/-10/19 – 6:00-8:00 Lower Gym
HS Swim
10/30 – 3;15-4:15 Denver Weight Room
10/31 – 5:30-7:00 Denver Weight Room
11/01 – 8:00-9:00 Denver Weight Room
11/02 – 5:30-7:00 Denver Weight Room
MS Boys and Girls Basketball 10/23-10/25 – TBA
MS Swim 10/31-11/4 Lincolnton YMCA

Midnight Madness
11/3 – 7pm Machado Gymnasium

HS Fall Awards Night
12/4 – 7pm Machado Gymnasium

PTO
Track Attack Success!
Track Attack was a huge hit! Thank you to everyone who made it so successful. A special edition Track Attack Newsletter will be coming out soon with our final updates, thank you’s, and pictures from the celebration. Be sure to tag us in your facebook photos or share your pictures on our Facebook Page.

Donations are still trickling in but we have already beaten our goal and raised over $95,000 after adding the additional 5K registrations and swag sales on Friday. THANK YOU!!! We are excited to be able to do great things for our school. And thank you again to all our business sponsors. Be sure to check out the complete list of all the businesses that supported us this year.

Teacher Breakfast Tomorrow Morning
Our monthly Teacher Breakfast will be provided tomorrow morning for all K-12 teachers. Your donations make this possible. If you are interested in volunteering your time to help setup or clean up any of our monthly breakfasts, please let us know: denverlcspto@gmail.com. These are held the second Wednesday of every month.

Box Top Contest Starts Next Week
Are you ready for the 1st Box Top Contest of the year? It’s finally here!! Dust off those Box Tops and get ready for some friendly classroom competition. The Fall Contest will begin Monday, Oct. 16th and run through Friday, Oct. 27th. There will be 2 winning homerooms. A prize will be given to the K-5 class that brings in the most unexpired Box Tops.  Prizes will be announced later this week. Pull out those Box Tops, toss the old ones, and send the rest in to your child’s classroom. Let the Games, Begin!!!

MS Box Top Contest Starts Next Week
The Fall Contest will begin Monday, Oct. 16th and run through Friday, Oct. 27th. Each box top sent in will earn 1 point for that student’s nest.  Students should turn in box tops to a nest leader.  The MS has a cumulative goal of 7500 box tops.  When the goal is achieved, the MS will have a No Uniform Week, December 4th – 8th.

Elementary Fall Parties – Friday, October 27th, 1:00-2:30pm
The first elementary class party is coming up. Be on the lookout for communications from your classroom Parent for more details and volunteer needs. Please consider volunteering your time or helping provide any party supplies requested.

Elementary Excitement
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 27th 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 your latest project.   You can register for the events on Mypaymentsplus for $12.00 per student. Hope to see you there! Please click here for the Jr. Eagles Fun Night Out Website for further details.

Check out our Math Buddies
Thank you to our 5th Grade math geniuses.  Daily our students partner up with their very own math buddy to work on math fluency, math reasoning and general math concepts.  Thank you Gr 5 students!!  This program also includes our gr 6 and gr 3 students.  Look for photos in the future.  Be sure to get to school daily on time to maximize your time with your buddy!  Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5

Middle School Moments
Thank You
The middle school would like to thank all of the volunteers that helped make Track Attack such an enjoyable experience for our middle schoolers.

Thank you to the Sports Boosters for all of their hard work in providing popcorn to each middle schooler to enjoy with a movie.

8th Grade Biltmore Estate Field Trip
Details will be coming home with your students.  The trip can be paid for on MPP

8th Grade Atlanta Trip
We are in the final stages of planning.  Details will come home with your students ASAP.

COLE Team
The time has come once again for COLE (Conjunction of Literacy Engagement) to commence for the 3rd year at Lincoln Charter School! We are the reigning 2-time champions and are looking to build a team ready to keep the title here at LCS! So what is COLE? Well…it is Battle of the Books, a program many have probably heard of before but because only schools with a Media Center and full time Media Specialist can participate in the state B.O.B program the Charter Schools in the state created COLE. We read the same books and follow the same “battle” rules as Battle of the Books. If you have never heard of Battle of the Books, it is a very rigorous reading competition that requires time and commitment. Our Middle School COLE program is designed for students in 6th through 8th grades and while it is rigorous, we work hard to make it a fun after school club that really encourages the love for reading and team spirit! We will begin soon and it will consist of meeting for about an hour on Wednesday afternoons to read our books and prepare for a battle that will be in the spring.  All applications will be reviewed and a team will be chosen based off of student answers and teacher input. You will be notified via email by Ms. Antczak and India Allan, COLE Coordinators, if your child has been selected for the team. The team will consist of 12 members, or regular participants, and 3 alternates.

MS Nests
Nest Communication from Nest Leaders will appear next week
Nest Point earned through 10/6
Stellar – 117
Tawny – 118
Papuan – 125
Martial – 130
Golden – 107
Crowned – 126

Halloween Dance
10/19 – 7:00-9:00pm  Machado Gymnasium
Prepay on MPP – $10
At the Door – $15
No weapons (real or fake)
No full faced masks

High School Happenings
Calendar Dates to Note
October 11th – PSAT Testing for registered students – all other HS students no classes
October 27th – Track Attack Skip Day for grades 9-12th grade (earned through Track Attack Fundraiser)
November 2nd – Pre ACT testing for 10th – No Classes for 9th, 11th and 12th grade

PSAT Reminders and updates…
The PSAT NMSQT and PSAT 9 will be administered on October 11, 2017 beginning promptly at 8:00am on the Denver Campus.  Please remember to bring #2 pencils, an approved calculator, your student ID number, and a snack/ water as the test administration will last about 4 hours.  Please remember, that no student may be allowed to enter a testing session late or leave a testing session early.  NO electronic devices will be allowed in the testing room.  If a student is not taking the exam, then they will not report to school on test day.

PreACT… Mark your Calendars
The PreACT will be administered on November 2, 2017 to all Sophomores only beginning promptly at 8:00am.  This is a mandatory exam.  If a high school student is not taking the exam, then they will not report to school on test day. 

Senior Trip
The Class of 2018 is celebrating their senior year with a trip to the NC State Fair on Friday, October 13th.  Seniors will report to Rescue Squad Park Pavilion on Friday morning at 8:500am.  The bus will depart at 9:00am.  Please remember to bring money for food and entertainment.  The bus will return to campus at approximately 11:00pm.  

Financial Aid Session
Attention Class of 2018 Students and Parents…LCS-Denver campus will host two Financial Aid sessions:
October 12, 2017 from 9:00-10:00am, Ms. Timeka Ruffin, CFNC Representative in the MPR.
October 23, 2017 from 7:00-8:30pm, Mr. David Gelinas, Financial Aid Director from Davidson College in the MPR.

Governor’s School
Attention *10th & 11th graders and Parents: 2018 Registration is now open.  Governor’s School of NC offers Academic disciplines and the *Performing/Visual Arts disciplines.  Interested students should speak w/ their Counselor to see if they meet the requirements for Governors School of NC.  Counselors will review the Approved Achievement Tests/Instruments for eligibility.  Completed registration packets are due no later than 3pm on November 1, 2017.  For more information, click here.  Feel free to contact Mr. Winton, Coordinator, via email or call him at 919-807-3319.  In addition, please email Mrs. Robinson, School Counselor, for more information.  

HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership)Sophomores
The 2018 Empower-Lead-Excel HOBY Registration is now open!  HOBY is designed to empower high school sophomores to recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, and community.  If selected, you will attend a 3 or 4 day seminar to participate in hands on leadership activities, meet leaders in your state, and explore their personal leadership skills, while learning how to lead others and make a positive impact in the community.  

If you are a student that possess outstanding communication, critical thinking, creative problem solving, strong decision making, sensitive to others, charismatic personality, courage to speak out and challenge and interested in community service, then you should apply!  The selection committee will select ONE primary and ONE alternate student.  LCS will only cover the cost of the primary candidate.  If you would like to apply, please stop by Mrs. Robinson’s office for more information on how to apply.  All materials must be submitted by 3pm on or before October 17, 2017.   Click here for more information.

Wake Forest Summer Immersion Program
Are you ready to have your best summer yet? Wake Forest University is coming to LCS-Denver campus.  They will be speaking to rising sophomores, juniors, seniors and incoming college freshman to participate in it’s week-long summer immersion programs. If you are interested in Academic Discovery, Biosciences and Engineering, Business & Entrepreneurship, Law, Leadership, Medicine, Sports Marketing, Sports Medicine or Technology and want to get an insider’s look into these awesome careers come and learn more about these programs on October 16th from 8-9:30am. For more information, please click here for more information.  

College Info Sessions
UNC Greensboro will hold an informational session on October 12 in Concord.  Click here to register.

East Carolina University Informational Session
10/22 at Embassy Suites Concord
10/23 at Embassy Suites Charlotte/Ayrsley

College Representative Visits
*Parents are always welcomed during College presentations*
October 10 – Davidson College from 9-9:30am
October 16 – Wofford College from 9-9:30
October 18 – St. Louis University from 9-9:30
October 23 – UNC Asheville from 9-9:30
October 24 – Campbell University from 9-9:30
November 8 – Appalachian State University from 8-9:30
November – UNC Greensboro (TBD)

Community News
Susan G Komen Race for the Cure
Check out LCS’s great work in the community.  Thanks to our LCS Baseball team for fighting for the cure in honor of Ms. Julie Dodson!  GO MS. DODSON, no one fights alone! Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3

 

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Charter Chatter 10.03.2017 Lincolnton

Student Life
Pink Out
LCS is getting ready to go PINK for our annual Pink Out fundraiser and staff vs. staff dodgeball game!  Student Leadership Team is leading Pink Out again this year and all proceeds will go to Carolina Breast Friends.   The annual staff vs. staff dodgeball game will be occurring on October 31st.  

Staff VS Staff Dodgeball Teams
Team 1
Mr. Smith
Mr. Schmitz
Mrs. Castilloux
Ms. Kelly
Mrs. Melby
Mrs. Guynes
Mrs. Withers
Mr. Bryant
Mrs. Moceri
Mrs. Large
Mrs. Hull
Mrs. Sipe
Ms. Peterman
Mrs. Swengros
Mrs. Thornburg

Team 2
Mr. Sang
Mr. Leluika
Mrs. Huffman
Mr. Bealer
Mr. Young
Mr. Thrower
Mrs. Granzen
Mrs. Hopper
Mrs. Buff
Mr. Hain
Mrs. Cox
Mrs. George
Mrs. Brown

Here are the following fundraisers that will be occurring in the month of October:

 

  • Pink Out T-Shirts!! These will only be on sale until Wednesday, October 11th!  Visit My Payments Plus now to purchase your Pink Out T-Shirt.  You can choose which team you support by purchasing the shirt for that team. Each team will have a different color pink shirt. Cost of shirt is $12.

 

  • MS/HS Concessions – every Tuesday and Thursday in the month of October Student Leadership Team will be selling concessions during lunch. All proceeds on these days will go towards Pink Out so bring your $ and visit the SLT table at lunch.
  • Pie in the Face – If a teacher gets $75 donated towards their name via My Payments Plus Pink Out Donation they will get a pie in the face on Oct. 31st.  Visit My Payments Plus to donate and choose the teacher you want to get pied.

More information on Pink Out Day on October 31st will be coming out soon!

Biscuits are Back
Biscuits are back for breakfast for all students K-12!  Every Tues and Thurs biscuits will be delivered fresh to your student’s classroom by 7:30 am.  We are selling Plain Biscuits for $2.00, Cinnamon Raisin biscuits for $2.50, Sausage Biscuits for $3.00 and Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuits for $3.50.  Place your orders on MyPaymentsPlus by Friday at 12pm for Tuesday delivery and by Tuesday at 12 pm for Thursday delivery.  Thank you in advance for your support, all profits benefit K-5 classrooms technology needs!

Town Hall Meeting
The first LCS Town Hall Meeting of the year will be on Tuesday, November 7th at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  We hope you will join us.

Athletics
Team Pictures
MS Team Pictures and V Soccer Pictures will be 10/4 from 3:15-5:00 in Machado Gymnasium
HS Team Pictures will be 10/18 from 3:15-5:00 in Machado Gymnasium

Winter Tryout Schedules
HS Mens and Womens Basketball tryouts will be 10/16-10/18
HS Swim Tryouts will be 10/31-11/4 at HFFA
MS Boys and Girls Basketball tryouts will be 10/23-10/25
MS Swim Tryouts will be 10/31-11/4 at the Lincolnton YMCA

Midnight Madness
11/3, Machado Gymnasium

LCS HS Fall Awards Night
12/4 at 7:00pm, Machado Gymnasium

HS State Playoff information
Visit http:www.nchsaa.org/sports for schedules and event information

Be in the Know with PTO
THANK YOU  THANK YOU  THANK YOU
Family Fun Night was a great success, thank you to everyone who came out for the fun, food and games, AND the ever-popular raffle baskets. The PTO would especially like to thank all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event happen.

Talon Walk Volunteering
We need volunteers for this Saturday’s Talon Walk 5K ant Color Run. Workers are needed for setup, course guides, registration and many other areas. Please visit our website and Facebook for links to SignUpGenius.  If you have questions regarding volunteering, email our volunteer coordinator, Cassie LeBaron at lcslincolntonvolunteers@gmail.com.

Fundraising
Students are gathering pledges for the Talon Walk Student Fun Run on Friday, Oct. 6. Talon Walk is the PTO’s major fundraiser, please pledge generously. Emails and fliers have been sent out with details. Family donations can also be made at MyPaymentsPlus.

Please check out our website and FB page for sponsorship recognition. We are still accepting sponsorships.

Sign up for the Talon Walk 5K and Color Run and bring your friends.  The race event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7. Check out the link for more info, and encourage your runner friends to join us. https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Lincolnton/TalonWalk5kandColorRun

Thanks to everyone for your support to date of our Talon Walk events!

Ingles grocery store will give back to our school a portion of your purchases. Use the store’s website, listed below, to link your Ingles Advantage card.
www.ingles-markets.com    Tools for Schools

Meetings
The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Like and follow PTO  on Facebook, Lincoln Charter School – Lincolnton PTO
Contact your PTO at: lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org

Elementary Excitement
Don’t forget about Penny Wars this week!  The class with the highest total gets a pizza party!
Attendance race winners for this week:
K-Duschel
1-Hull
2-Guynes
3-Smith
4-Richards
5-Henry

Attendance Race Prizes from last week:
Hat Day -Howery

Middle School Moments
MS Halloween Dance Thursday, October 19th from 7-9pm
The MS Halloween Dance is getting closer! This dance is for grades 6-8; LCS students only.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Buy your tickets now on My Payments Plus!

Dress Code Reminder
As temperatures start to drop we are seeing more hoodies and jackets in class. Just a friendly reminder that any jacket must be solid in color and cannot have logos on them. Hoods are not to be worn inside the building.  MS Dress Code

High School Happenings
Dream Big Trip
Sophomores received information on the Dream Big Trip application last week.  The applications close this Thursday, October 5th at 5:00 pm.  Students interested in applying can access application here.

PSAT / NMSQT- October 11th
The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on October 11th. Any 9-12 grade students not taking the exam do not attend school on this day.  All students that have signed up for the test have received transportation details/sign up from Mrs. Withers. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Withers.

ACT Student Champion Award
Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place.

ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition.

Please encourage students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria to apply:

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org.

Artistic Seniors
If you are thinking about majoring in Art & Design, here’s your opportunity to show off your portfolio to colleges and universities.  There will be a National Portfolio Day event in Charlotte, NC on November 11, 2017 from 12:00-4:00 pm..  Visit portfolioday.net for more information about specific events and participating colleges and universities!

Financial Aid Info Sessions
Attention Seniors and Parents, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on Oct 1, 2017!  CFNC representative, Timeka Ruffin, will be here to provide information and answer any questions that you might have about filling out the FAFSA.  She is a great presenter who is very knowledgeable about the financial aid application process.  Lincoln Charter–Lincolnton Campus  will host this session on:

Monday, October 9, 2017
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Multi-Purpose Room

Remember, the earlier you apply, the more financial aid you could receive!  Please contact Mrs. Withers if you have any questions!

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