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12.18.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Red Cross Blood Drive
LCS will be hosting a blood drive on January 9th through the American Red Cross from 10:00 am -2:30 pm in our MS/HS Gym.  Our goal is 51 pints of blood! To sign up for a donation time please visit American Red Cross.  You can locate our blood drive by going to the “Find A Blood Drive” box and putting in our zip code, 28092.  You will then scroll down to locate Lincoln Charter School on January 9th. You can then select your donation type and time.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.  High school students must be at least 16 years old to donate and must meet the Red Cross donation criteria.  Parental permission is required for all 16 and 17 year old students through a consent form students must pick up from the MS/HS Front Office.  Thank you in advance for your donation!

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

Academics
Student Handbook
Check out the newly posted High School Student Handbook, featuring Latin Honor thresholds, Course Offerings, etc.  

Latin Honors Criteria for Graduation from LCS
Summa Cum Laude: >=4.51 and above Weighted GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 4.36-4.50 Weighted GPA
Cum Laude: 4.25-4.35 Weighted GPA or 4.0 Unweighted

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more.

Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

PTO
MS Pancake Breakfast
The annual Middle School pancake breakfast is this Wednesday. Thank you to the many volunteers who have signed up to make this event possible.  The link as a reminder can be found here .

Good Wishes
The PTO wishes all students, families and school staff a safe and happy holiday break.

Engaged Eagles
Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily to reach the 30 hour goal.  The unofficial total for the Denver campus is over 1,000 hours! Have a safe and warm winter break and check back here for more volunteer opportunities in 2019.

Links for the Engaged Eagles:  Parent Volunteer Information , Opportunities,  Log Your Hours.

High School Happenings
Powderbuff Refunds
We did not have enough interest for Powderbuff participation. Therefore, all students who purchased shirts will be refunded. The refund will be to the original payment method. Refunds are being processed this week.  

Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
The dance is rescheduled for Saturday, January 5th from 7:30-10:30 in Machado Gymnasium.
Tickets are open on MPP until December 19th at noon for $15 a ticket, and tickets will be available at the door for $20.
This is a semi-formal event; no jeans or shorts allowed.
Non-LCHS guest forms are due no later than December 19th at noon. They will not be accepted after this date or at the door.
All participants must check in at the dance by 9:00pm.  

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus.

Information sessions for parents of 11th graders will be on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus.

Sessions are open to all LCS parents regardless of which campus students attend. Topics to be covered include a brief overview of: Tips for College Planning, College Resources for Students/Families, Choosing the Right College, College Visits and Deadlines, and Financial Aid Resources.  Sessions will last approximately one hour and time will be provided for questions.

Please RSVP for this event so our Academic Counseling team can properly prepare. RSVP by completing form here.  

ACT Prep for Juniors Opportunity
Mrs. Granzen is offering an ACT Prep opportunity for juniors in January and February.  Please view details here.  If you are interested in having your student attend the class, or are a student interested in taking the class, please email Mrs. Granzen and Ms. Kelly so we can be prepared.  This is a great opportunity! Students who took this in the past have had solid increases in their scores.

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12.18.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Academics
Winter Break
Winter Break begins on Wednesday, December 19th at 3:00pm.  Students return to school on Thursday, January 3rd at 8:00am.  Enjoy the break!

Student Handbook
Check out the posted High School Student Handbook, featuring Latin Honor thresholds, Course Offerings, etc.  

Latin Honors Criteria for Graduation from LCS
Summa Cum Laude: >=4.51 and above Weighted GPA
Magna Cum Laude: 4.36-4.50 Weighted GPA
Cum Laude: 4.25-4.35 Weighted GPA or 4.0 Unweighted

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more.

Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear

Engaged Eagles
Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily to reach the 30 hour goal.  The unofficial total for the Denver campus is over 1,000 hours! Have a safe and warm winter break and check back here for more volunteer opportunities in 2019.

Engaged Eagle Links: Parent Volunteer Information, Opportunities, and Log your hours

Thank you volunteers for helping to make the elementary holiday musical a wonderful show!  It was decorated beautifully and clean up was the fastest yet!

PTO
Elementary Winter Parties
Winter parties are scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Please note that December 19th is not a half day. Your classroom’s Room Parent should be reaching out with more details and any volunteer/contribution requests. Teacher Favorites can be found here.

First Quarter Honor Rolls
Congratulations to all First Quarter Honor Roll Students! The PTO is sending home small rewards for Elementary A & A/B Honor Roll and MS/HS A Honor Roll students in December! Keep up the good work!

Elementary Excitement
Holiday Program
The elementary music program is looking for Christmas tree donations for next year’s holiday show. Please drop trees & ornaments off at the lower building front office after the break.

Middle School Moments
WLCS News
Here is the latest WLCS News Broadcast.

MAP Testing
MS students will be taking their middle-of-the-year MAP tests on January 9-10.  These tests offer valuable data about our students’ current progress and predictors for the EOG exams.  Please encourage your student to take these tests seriously in order for the teachers to provide individualized and supplemental supports.

Powder Puff Volleyball
The boys from Tawny won the inaugural Powder Puff Volleyball tournament with a score of 101.  Good job guys!

MS Nest Egg Drop
Our MS Nests are currently working on creating containers that will allow an egg to withstand a drop from the MS building roof.  If you are interested in watching this event, it will take place December 19th at 1:15 pm (weather permitting).

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
The dance is rescheduled for Saturday, January 5th from 7:30-10:30 in Machado Gymnasium.
Tickets are open on MPP until December 19th at noon for $15 a ticket, and tickets will be available at the door for $20.
This is a semi-formal event; no jeans or shorts allowed.
Non-LCHS guest forms are due no later than December 19th at noon.  They will not be accepted after this date or at the door.
All participants must check in at the dance by 9:00pm.  

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus.

Information sessions for parents of 11th graders will be on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus.

Sessions are open to all LCS parents regardless of which campus students attend. Topics to be covered include a brief overview of: Tips for College Planning, College Resources for Students/Families, Choosing the Right College, College Visits and Deadlines, and Financial Aid Resources.  Sessions will last approximately one hour and time will be provided for questions.

Please RSVP for this event so our Academic Counseling team can properly prepare. RSVP by completing the form here.  

International Trip to Spain June 2020
I have been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for summer 2020. I worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had such a wonderful time!

We are looking at the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some).

Please feel free to watch this presentation which tells about the tour and financial information such as payment plans and scholarships.  

After you have watched the presentation, Please click this link to sign up for the tour! If you sign up before December 20th, you can lock in the published rate.

This trip is open to any current 8th through 11th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses. Please let me know if you have any questions! Aubrey Straub

Community News
Community Blood Drive
Samantha Grembecki, senior, is hosting a blood drive at Phoenix Physical Therapy from 3-6 pm on January 11th.  The blood drive is in partnership with The Stand Firm Warrior Foundation and the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. All blood is designated to stay in North and South Carolina for local use. One donation can save up to three lives. Samantha is hosting the blood drive because as a cancer survivor she is unable to donate blood herself. There is always a high need for blood for cancer patients since they are the number one recipients of blood donations. For anyone willing to donate, please sign up at the link. Thank you.

 

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12.11.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Homecoming King & Queen
Congratulations to Mariah & Noah Watson who were crowned King and Queen for the Denver Campus and Kymberly Gray and Ethan Draper who were crowned King and Queen for the LIncolnton Campus.  

Mark Your Calendars!  Showcase of the Arts!
Friday, December 14th will be a night to celebrate the arts! Come join us for band and chorus performances, as well as an art exhibition.  All will take place at the Lincoln County Cultural Center.

6:00 pm  Middle School Band Concert
6:30-8:30 pm High School Art Exhibition
7:00 pm High School Chorus Concert
7:30 pm  High School Band Concert

Red Cross Blood Drive
LCS will be hosting a blood drive on January 9th through the American Red Cross from 10:00 am -2:30 pm in our MS/HS Gym.  Our goal is 51 pints of blood! To sign up for a donation time please visit American Red Cross.  You can locate our blood drive by going to the “Find A Blood Drive” box and putting in our zip code, 28092.  You will then scroll down to locate Lincoln Charter School on January 9th. You can then select your donation type and time.  If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Kelly.  High school students must be at least 16 years old to donate and must meet the Red Cross donation criteria.  Parental permission is required for all 16 and 17 year old students through a consent form students must pick up from the MS/HS Front Office.  Thank you in advance for your donation!

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.  Pricing increases December 14.

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.

Senior Ad prices increase on January 7th.

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more.

Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear.

Cherokee Game – Saturday, December 15th
Sports Boosters has partnered with SportsPage Food Truck to offer
Hot Dog Meal for $5
Hamburger meal for $6
Meals include soft drink or water and chips
Meals will be available at the concession window beginning at 5:00pm.
Come out and cheer for the Eagles!

Engaged Eagles
Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily.  The unofficial total is approaching 1,000 hours! This represents only a portion of what is actually happening on and off campus daily. There are Eagles who are volunteering directly in the classroom and are not included in this total.  If you have not logged your individual projects, now is the time to do so. If you have questions on how to log hours, contact Brenda DeYoe and I will help you get it done quickly.

Thank you to the Engaged Eagles who stepped up this past week for several immediate volunteer needs. The second quarter ends before Christmas break, so look for events to be scheduled in the very near future. Thank you Engaged Eagles!

Links for the Engaged Eagles:  Parent Volunteer Information , Volunteer,  Log Your Hours, Check back regularly for more opportunities.

PTO
MS Pancake Breakfast
The annual Middle School pancake breakfast is December 19th. Supplies and volunteers are needed! Please click on the link here to help.

Santa Helpers
We need a few volunteers to give out candy canes at the high school band/chorus program on Dec. 14th. Contact LCS PTO at LincolntonPTO@lincolncharter.org.

Give Us Your Ideas
The PTO wants your ideas and suggestions for fun future events. What would you – parents and students – like to see happen?  Please let us know by contacting Jessica Doster, Volunteer Coordinator, at Jdoster.lcspto@gmail.com.

Elementary Excitement
Sock It To Me
5th Graders at LCS will be conducting their annual Sock Drive for Christian Ministries!

Please bring only new socks and drop them off in the donation boxes in each building on our campus.  Ladies, men, children, and infant sizes are needed in any color or style.

We will collect socks December 10th-14th and then donate them to Christian Ministries.

5th Grade Year Long Project
Our Lincolnton campus 5th graders are participating in the Crayola ColorCycle Project where recycled markers are turned into fuel.

Did you know that 308 recycled markers produces 1 gallon of fuel, which is enough to power an SUV (15 MPG) for 15 miles?

The fifth graders collected markers from the entire Lincolnton campus for the months of September, October and November and mailed Crayola enough markers to produce 2 gallons of fuel!

During this project, the students advertised the project and collected and sorted markers. Data is being kept on how many markers are coming from each grade level or department on campus and how much is being sent to Crayola. The ColorCycle Project will continue through the rest of this year. Students are collecting all brands of markers.

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
The dance is rescheduled for Saturday, January 5th – 7:30-10:30, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are open on MPP until December 19th at noon for $15 a ticket, or tickets will be available at the door for $20.
This is a semi-formal event; no jeans or shorts allowed.
Non-LCHS guest forms are due no later than December 19th at noon.  They will not be accepted after this date or at the door.
All participants must check in at the dance by 9:00pm.  

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
(8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus)

Parents of 11th graders on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
(8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus)

Sessions are open to all LCS parents regardless of which campus students attend.  Topics to be covered include a brief overview of: Tips for College Planning, College Resources for Students/Families, Choosing the Right College, College Visits and Deadlines, and Financial Aid Resources.  Sessions will last approximately one hour in length and time will be provided for questions.

Please RSVP for this event so our Academic Counseling team can properly prepare.  RSVP by completing form here.  

ACT Prep for Juniors Opportunity
Mrs. Granzen is offering an ACT Prep opportunity for juniors in January and February.  Please view details here.  If you are interested in having your student attend the class, or are a student interested in taking the class, please email Mrs. Granzen and Ms. Kelly so we can be prepared.  This is a great opportunity! Students who took this in the past have had solid increases in their scores.

HS Mid-Terms
HS Mid-Terms will take place December 17th-19th.  For expectations and schedule please click here.

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12.11.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Homecoming King & Queen
Congratulations to Mariah & Noah Watson who were crowned King and Queen for the Denver Campus and Kymberly Gray and Ethan Draper who were crowned King and Queen for the LIncolnton Campus.  

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.  Pricing increases December 14.

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.

Senior Ad prices increase on January 7th.

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more.

Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear

Cherokee Game – Saturday, December 15th
Sports Boosters has partnered with SportsPage Food Truck to offer
Hot Dog Meal for $5
Hamburger meal for $6
Meals include soft drink or water and chips
Meals will be available at the concession window beginning at 5:00pm.
Come out and cheer for the Eagles!

Engaged Eagles
Thank you to the Engaged Eagles who stepped up this past week for several immediate volunteer needs, such as the book fair, lost and found, and separate setting testing.  In the next week you can volunteer to decorate for the Winter Holiday show and help with a classroom party. Separate setting testing is happening now and there are immediate needs in the middle school.

Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily.  The unofficial total is over 850 hours! This represents only a portion of what is actually happening on and off campus daily. There are Eagles who are volunteering directly in the classroom and are not included in this total.  If you have not logged your individual projects, now is the time to do so. If you have questions on how to log hours, contact Brenda DeYoe and I will help you get it done quickly.

Engaged Eagle Links: Parent Volunteer Information, Volunteer, and Log your hours.

The Lost & Found Volunteers are working hard to sort and return lost items.  Please have your student check the growing pile of lost belongings this week. Before the winter break, anything left at school will be taken to charity.  Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who are keeping the lost & found in control!

PTO
Elementary Winter Holiday Program
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm (6pm student dropoff)
Machado Gym, Upper Bldg
This is always a great evening and a wonderful way to get in the Holiday spirit. Elementary students should be dropped off at the Upper Bldg by 6:00pm, wearing Red Uniform Shirts and Khaki bottoms. Our awesome Elementary Music Teacher, Tracy Lykes, is looking for volunteers before the event, please sign up to volunteer using this Volunteer Sign-up Link.

Elementary Winter Parties
Winter Parties are scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Please note that December 19th is not a half day. Your class’ Room Parent should be reaching out with more details and any volunteer/contribution requests. Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Teacher Breakfast Rescheduled to December 17th
Our monthly Teacher Breakfast for all K-12 teachers has been rescheduled to Monday, December 17th due to inclement weather and is being catered from Sweet Destinations Cafe in Denver. Your donations make this possible and it’s always a wonderful treat for our awesome staff! These are typically provided the second Wednesday of each month.

Elementary Excitement
Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. David for their outstanding volunteering to ensure we have math competition time!! Thank You!

Middle School Moments
WLCS Student News
Here is the latest WLCS Student Newscast. The production staff for this installment was Landon Howard, Carson Montgomery, Elijah Griggs, Billy Beardslee, Charlie Howland and Whit Anderson.

7th Grade Camp Weaver Trip
We are happy to announce that LCS will continue our partnership with the YMCA’s Camp Weaver for the 7th Grade Overnight trip.  The trip will be April 8-9 and include a trip to UNC Chapel Hill. Potential chaperones, please make sure you get your interest form back to school by December 14.

MS Nest Egg Drop
Our MS Nests are currently working on creating containers that will allow an egg to withstand a drop from the MS Building roof.  If you would be interested in watching this event, it will take place December 14 at 10 am (weather permitting.)

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
Rescheduled for Saturday, January 5th – 7:30-10:30, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are open on MPP until December 19th at noon for $15.00 a ticket
Tickets available at the door for $20
Semi-formal event, no jeans or shorts allowed
Non-LCHS Guest forms are due no later than December 19th at noon.  They will not be accepted after this date or at the door.
All participants must check in at the dance by 9:00pm.  

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for
Parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
(8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus)

Parents of 11th graders on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
(8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus)

Sessions are open to all LCS parents regardless of which campus students attend.  Topics to be covered include a brief overview of: Tips for College Planning, College Resources for Students/Families, Choosing the Right College, College Visits and Deadlines, and Financial Aid Resources.  Sessions will last approximately one hour in length and time will be provided for questions.

Please RSVP for this event so our Academic Counseling team can properly prepare.  RSVP by completing form here.  

Mid-terms
Midterms will be Dec. 17-19.  We will be giving midterms on the following schedule:
Monday, Dec. 17
8:00 – 10:00 am 1st period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 2nd Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break  for all
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Tuesday, Dec. 18
8:00 – 10:00 am 3rd period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 4th Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Wednesday, Dec. 19
8:00 – 10:00 am 5th period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 6th Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Please remember:
If you do not have an exam during a period, then you do not have to come to school.
You may not take any exams early.
You may not leave a testing session early.
There are no exemptions for Midterms
Midterm Grades will be calculated within the 2nd quarter
Students are not allowed to leave campus and come back during the day.

International trip to Spain June 2020
I have been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for summer 2020. I worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had such a wonderful time!

We are looking at the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some!).

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

After you have watched the presentation, Please click this link to sign up for the tour! If you sign up before December 20, you can lock in the published rate.

This trip is open to any current 8th through 11th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses. Please let me know if you have any questions! aubrey.straub@lincolncharter.org

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12.04.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Homecoming 2018-2019
December 3-8
Lincoln Charter Homecoming is an annual K-12 tradition.  Homecoming is a week long celebration including K-12 Spirit Week, LCHS Banner Contest, HS Pep Rally and the Homecoming Court Presentation.  The festivities end with the annual High School Homecoming Dance.

All students and staff members are encouraged to take part in the tradition of spirit week.  Spirit Week is about celebrating being a part of the Eagle Community. We look forward to alumni returning for the Homecoming games.

Spirit Week 2018
Wednesday, December 5th Country vs. Country CLub
Thursday, December 6th Tacky Tourist/Down Under Day
Friday, December 7th LCS Pride Day

Homecoming Court Presentation
Friday, December 7th during the basketball games teams take on an Australian team.  

4:00 pm JV Men’s Basketball
5:30 pm Varsity Women’s Basketball
7:00 pm Homecoming Court Presentation
7:30 pm Varsity Men’s Basketball

Empowering Eagles
As you may have heard, Lincoln Charter is initiating a K-12 mentor program –  Empowering Eagles – this year.  This is a significant undertaking, but we feel that this program will serve to strengthen our community in many ways. The goal of the Empowering Eagles program is to engage our student centered culture through emphasis on students’ overall well-being and building community momentum regarding the School Board mission statement/community expectations.  Research shows that effective adult – student relationships help to develop many of the positive outcomes that Lincoln Charter already works hard to accomplish – ensuring student academic achievement success, developing life skills, promoting attendance, increasing student engagement, etc.

From the start of the year, the school counseling department (with some assistance from Communities in Schools) has trained teachers and staff on creating positive mentoring relationships, and taken appropriate measures to match students and staff in mentor/mentee groups.  All students and full time staff are participating in Empowering Eagles (EE).  EE groups will meet roughly twice a month for about 20 minutes – this structure will depend somewhat on your child’s grade and their corresponding schedule.  Mentors will work with counselor-generated topics/discussions/activities for each EE session – activities will be centered on our community expectations of honesty, respect, empathy, responsibility, service and preparedness.  All families should hear from their student’s assigned mentor soon, most groups will begin meeting by the end of 1st semester at the latest.
Families should also expect on-going communication about Empowering Eagles that will primarily come from our counseling department.  If you have not checked it out, please feel free to visit our counseling blogs – the space that this department uses to periodically communicate with students and parents.  All counseling blogs can be found at http://www.lincolncharter.org/about/counseling/.  
 
Thank you for your support, and please let us know if you have any questions.
Mr. Bryant, Administration and Counseling Department

Angel Tree
Thank you for the generous donations to the Angel Tree program.  

Yearbooks
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks, and direct links to purchase yours are below.  Pricing increases December 14.

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.

Senior Ad Prices increase on January 7th.

Athletics
Booster Wear
Booster Wear is now available – Jackets, fleece, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatpants, tanks, towels, blankets, hats and more.

Booster Wear can be purchased through this link or by going to the LCS website under Athletics/Boosters/LCS Booster Wear

MS Basketball Update(6 minute Quarter Rule)
The quarters have been moved back to a 6 minutes in length starting Wednesday 11/29 by the PCAC Conference.

Engaged Eagles
Volunteering at Lincoln Charter School is increasing and Eagles are Engaging daily.  The unofficial total is over 750 hours! This represents only a portion of what is actually happening on and off campus daily. There are Eagles who are volunteering directly in the classroom and are not included in this total.  If you have not logged your individual projects, now is the time to do so. If you have questions on how to log hours, contact Brenda DeYoe and I will help you get it done quickly.

Thank you to the Engaged Eagles who stepped up this past week for several immediate volunteer needs, such as the book fair, lost and found, and separate setting testing.  In the next few weeks you can participate in several events such as, the Christmas show, and be a presenter in HS Spanish 4 class or the HS Math Lecture Series on the first day back in January. The second quarter ends before Christmas break, so look for separate setting testing to be scheduled in the very near future. Thank you Engaged Eagles!

Engaged Eagle Links: Parent Volunteer Information, volunteering, and Log your hours.

PTO
Elementary Winter Holiday Program
Thursday, December 13th, 6:30pm (6pm student dropoff)
Machado Gym, Upper Bldg
This is always a great evening and a wonderful way to get in the Holiday spirit. Elementary students should be dropped off at the Upper Bldg by 6:00pm, wearing Red Uniform Shirts and Khaki bottoms. Our awesome Elementary Music Teacher, Tracy Lykes, is looking for volunteers before the event, please sign up to volunteer using this Volunteer Sign-up Link.

Elementary Winter Parties
Winter Parties are scheduled for Wednesday, December 19th, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm. Please note that December 19th is not a half day. Your class’ Room Parent should be reaching out with more details and any volunteer/contribution requests. Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Elementary Excitement
Growth Mindset through the holiday season
Our counseling team has resources during this holiday season for continuing the growth mindset lessons your student has received this fall in class. Check it out!

Middle School Moments
7th Grade Camp Weaver Trip
We are happy to announce that LCS will continue our partnership with the YMCA’s Camp Weaver for the 7th Grade Overnight trip.  The trip will be April 8-9 and include a trip to UNC Chapel Hill. Potential chaperones, please make sure you get your interest form back to school by December 14.

MS Nest Egg Drop
Our MS Nests are currently working on creating containers that will allow an egg to withstand a drop from the MS Building roof.  If you would be interested in watching this event, it will take place December 14 at 10 am (weather permitting.)

Growth Mindset through the holiday season
Our counseling team has resources during this holiday season for continuing the growth mindset lessons your student has received this fall in class. Check it out!

High School Happenings
Under the Sea Homecoming Dance
Saturday, December 8th – 7:30-10:30, Machado Gymnasium
Tickets available at the door for $20
Semi-formal event, no jeans or shorts allowed

HS College Information Nights
Lincoln Charter School will be holding information sessions for
Parents of 9th and 10th graders on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
(8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus)
Parents of 11th graders on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
(8:30 am at the Denver Campus and 6:30 pm at the Lincolnton campus)

Sessions are open to all LCS parents regardless of which campus students attend.  Topics to be covered include a brief overview of: Tips for College Planning, College Resources for Students/Families, Choosing the Right College, College Visits and Deadlines, and Financial Aid Resources.  Sessions will last approximately one hour in length and time will be provided for questions.

Please RSVP for this event so our Academic Counseling team can properly prepare.  RSVP by completing form here.  

Mid-terms
Midterms will be Dec. 17-19.  We will be giving midterms on the following schedule:
Monday, Dec. 17
8:00 – 10:00 am 1st period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 2nd Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break  for all
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Tuesday, Dec. 18
8:00 – 10:00 am 3rd period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 4th Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Wednesday, Dec. 19
8:00 – 10:00 am 5th period
10:05-11:00 Study Hall / Review Sessions
11:05-1:05 6th Period Exam
1:10- 1:40 Lunch Break
1:45 – 3:00 Study Hall / Session

Please remember:
If you do not have an exam during a period, then you do not have to come to school.
You may not take any exams early.
You may not leave a testing session early.
There are no exemptions for Midterms
Midterm Grades will be calculated within the 2nd quarter
Students are not allowed to leave campus and come back during the day.

International trip to Spain June 2020
I have been working with WorldStrides to organize a trip to Spain for summer 2020. I worked with them several years ago to run a trip to Peru and the students had such a wonderful time!

We are looking at the first two weeks of June (a perfect graduation gift for some!).

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

After you have watched the presentation, Please click this link to sign up for the tour! If you sign up before December 20, you can lock in the published rate.

This trip is open to any current 8th through 11th grader at both the Denver and Lincolnton campuses. Please let me know if you have any questions! aubrey.straub@lincolncharter.org

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