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04.23.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Spring Festival
This Friday, April 26th!
Let’s get together and celebrate the spring season! Join us at the Lincolnton Campus this Friday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  The evening will include a performance by the HS Band and an art show. In addition, there will be interactive activities and more! Click here for more information.  We hope to see you there!

Calling all Proctors – EOG Season is upon us!
Calling all proctors!  It is that time of the year again.  LCS is in need of volunteers to help proctor EOGs and EOCs from May 13 – May 16, 2019.  If you are available, please complete the Proctor Sign Up.  Thank you in advance for helping to make this testing season a successful one!  

If you have any questions, please contact  Mr. Bealer.

All Pro Dads
Our final All Pro Dads breakfast of the academic year will be held this Friday, April 26th, in the MS/HS multi-purpose room. We will begin this breakfast at 7:00 a.m. (slightly earlier than our usual start time). We will be having a HUGE celebration of the All Pro Dads initiative, what it means to be a truly active role model, and a time to recognize the overall importance male role models play, especially in the development of a child. There will be raffle items, and a wonderful homemade breakfast provided by some of our own LCS Dads (thank you)! Come hungry, happy, and full of energy to spend in fellowship with our All Pro LCS Dad’s community.  Please use the athletic entrance upon arrival. As always, you can RSVP to Ryan Smith or Keith Hain.  

Lincolnton Summer Day Camp
Do you need childcare for the whole summer?  Do you just want to come to camp for a week, or a day or two each week?  This is the camp for you! Welcome to the most flexible and fun day camp around!  View the
2019 LCS Lincolnton Summer Day Camp Handbook for information on how to register with your My Payment Plus (MPP) account.

If anyone has any questions, please email Debra Wilburn.  We look forward to seeing you!

Book Fair
A huge thank you to each volunteer and family who supported our DinoMite Book Fair! We sold over $11,000 worth of books! This means we will be able to purchase new books for the library and items for classrooms!

No Uniform Tuesday
April 30th
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.

Upcoming LCS Events
April 25:  Elementary Steel Drum Assembly
April 26:  Kindergarten Field Trip
April 26:  Spring Festival, 5:00-8:00 pm
April 26:  Elementary Freeze Pop Friday
April 30:  Community Blood Center Blood Drive
April 30:  No Uniform Tuesday (with pass)
April 30:  3rd Grade MAP Testing
May 1:  HS Mentor/Mentee Session
May 1 and 2:  Dial Screening (Rising Kindergarten)
May 2:  Paws in the Park (see Athletics section for more details)
May 3:  HS Intramurals
May 3:  Last Elementary Clubs/Mentor time for the year
May 6:  Staff Appreciation Week
May 6:  PTO Meeting
May 6:  HS Chorus Concert

Academics
Summer Office Hours
Lincoln Charter Summer Office Hours will begin the week of June 3rd through July 26th.  LCS Offices will be open Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00am-4:00 pm. Both LCS campuses are closed the week of July 1st. Regular office hours will begin the week of July 29th.  

Athletics
HS Spring Pictures
April 24th – 3:00 p.m.

Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs. Pine Lake Prep
Click here for Paws at the Park Flyer

Heart of a Champion Free Physicals available for all rising 9th-12th graders
Saturday, May 18th
Register here

MS Sports Awards Night
May 20th – 6:30 p.m.

HS Spring Sports Awards Night
May 20th – 8:00 p.m.

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
We hope that you had a relaxing spring break, and noted that there are less than 3 weeks left until the End of Grade Testing!  The week of May 13th -17th is a busy week of EOG volunteer test proctoring. This may not be your first choice for a volunteer position, but it may very well be the most important. The state mandates that there is one proctor in each classroom. Please consider proctoring for at least one test. Every single classroom needs a volunteer proctor with each day needing up to 25 volunteers! This may be your last chance to reach your goal of 30 volunteer hours for your family. EOG signup here.

Tonight is the rising 6th-grade ice cream social. We have several opening for volunteers to assist for an hour. Sign up here.

This Friday night is the Spring Festival held on the Lincolnton campus. Make it a family night by volunteering at an art station and enjoying the evening with your Eagle family.  Find more information here.

Thank you to all the Engaged Eagles who continue to volunteer this year, working hard on the 30-hour challenge. Together we can accomplish more than we can alone.  Find more details for all volunteer opportunities here: The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.  

PTO
April PTO Newsletter

The PTO Nomination Committee presents the following nominees for 2019-2020 PTO Board. Here is a link to each candidate’s bio: PTO Board bio link. Online voting will be from April 22nd through May 3rd: click here to vote for the 2019-2020 Board!

President:
Nikki Hull
Cassie LeBaron

Elementary Vice President:
Jessica Doster

Middle School/High School Vice President:
Angela Huffman
Kim Surace

Treasurer:
Susanne George
Tina Berg

Secretary:
Rebecca Powell

Fundraising Chairperson:
Kelly Calderon

Stefani Helsel withdrew her name from the ballot so that she could fill the Board appointed, vacated Volunteer Chair position.

Elementary Excitement
Elementary Art
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Art Show a success.    All artworks have been sent home.
Follow us on Instagram for a peek inside the art room: lincolncharter_art

Library
The last day to return all books to the library is May 10th.  If your student has lost or damaged a book, you can send in a replacement book or pay via My Payments Plus.  Thank you to our volunteers who have been helping in the library.

Middle School Moments
MS Semi-Formal Dance
The MS Semi-Formal Dance will be on Friday, May 10th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MPR. This is for students in 7th and 8th grade. The cost is $15 per student. This will be available on My Payments Plus until 3:00 p.m. the day of the dance.

Remember that this is a semi-formal, which means that this is NOT as formal as a prom/wedding.  A tux or a formal dress are not required. Please be mindful of this and be mindful that this is a dance! You will be dancing! Wear something that is nice and keeps you appropriately covered, but that you can still dance in! Below are some guiding rules:

  • No midriffs (exposed stomachs or mid to low backs)
  • No visible undergarments
  • Fingertip length skirts
  • No low-cut front or back
  • No jeans
  • No sagging pants
  • Dress shirts with collars are appropriate
  • Sport coats and ties are optional

High School Happenings
Prom 2019
A Night in the City That Never Sleeps
New York, New York
May 11, 2019, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Charlotte Marriott Center City

$75.00 per person- available on MPP until May 1st at 3:00 pm
Prom is open to 10th,11th and 1a2th-grade students
Click here for more information

HS Finals
The last day of classes for HS students is Friday, May 10th.  Finals Week begins Monday, May 13th. Please view the details here.  If you have any questions about finals week, please contact Ms. Kelly.  

For the campus-wide testing schedule click here.

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04.23.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Save the Date
April
23 – 24 – 3rd Grade Map Testing
23 – 24  – 5th Grade Map Testing
24- Spring sports pictures- High School
24 – Coffee and Conversation- High School Focus
25 – Spanish IV Field Trip
25 – MS Information Session
25 – HS Information Session
25 – Blind Eagles Performance
26 – PTO Donuts with Dad
26 – Paint the Mile (HS Only)
26 – Spring Festival
29 – Bio 112 Field Trip – Carolina Raptor Center
29 – 8th Grade Field Trip
30 – No Uniform Day

May
1 – Engineering Guest Speaker  (HS Only)
1- HS Student Council Election Assembly and Voting
1 & 2 – Make-Up Map Testing (ES and MS)
2 – Theatre Club Musical Production
2 – Paws at the Park
3 – Special Olympics Spring Games (Field Trip Unified Champions and Psych Classes)
3 – Theatre Club Musical Production
4 – Theatre Club Musical Production

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

April 24 – High School Focus
Upper Building MP Room – 8:00 – 9:00 am

Spring Festival
April 26th
Let’s get together and celebrate the spring season! Join us at the Lincolnton Campus on Friday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  The evening will include a performance by the HS Band and an art show. In addition, there will be interactive activities and more! Click here for more information.

No Uniform Tuesday
April 30th
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.

Blind Eagles Improv Show
Thursday, April 25th – 7:00 p.m.
John Splain Family Gymnasium
Tickets: $2

The Blind Eagles are holding their final show for the school year! This finale features brand new improv games, as well as fan favorites! You’ll see an hour’s worth of zany stories, quirky characters, and comedic stunts, all made up on the spot! The Blind Eagles: where you never see what’s coming, and neither do we!
One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
May 2nd, 3rd and 4th – 7:00 p.m.
Lincoln Cultural Center
Tickets: $5
It’s the Lincoln Charter School Theatre Club’s biggest production yet!
One Magic Kiss: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a magical retelling of the classic Snow White story with a contemporary twist. Issues like bullying and self-image are prevalent throughout the story and songs. This show has very upbeat, catchy songs, and new characters that deliver an inspiring message—that ultimately beauty is who you are and how you treat people, not how you look.
Tickets are $5 at the door, or if you would like to reserve a seat in advance, you can purchase your tickets early on MPP.

Academics
Testing Calendar
Click here for the End of Year Testing Calendar.  Please note that this schedule is specific to the Denver Campus.  AP exams, EOGs, EOCs, and high school class exams are posted with the time and date of each testing session.  As a friendly reminder, EOCs and EOGs are state-mandated exams students in those respected grades are required to take. Please contact your building administrator if you have questions or concerns.

School Board Meeting
The School Board has changed the meeting time for the May meeting to the 28th at 6:30 at the Lincolnton Campus.

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

Athletics
HS Spring Pictures
April 24th – 3:00 p.m.

Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs. Pine Lake Prep
Click here for Paws at the Park Flyer

Heart of a Champion Free Physicals available for all rising 9th-12th graders
Saturday, May 18th
Register here

MS Sports Awards Night
May 20th – 6:30 p.m.

HS Spring Sports Awards Night
May 20th – 8:00 p.m.

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
For any rising 9th-12th grader who is interested in trying out for volleyball next year, there will be an interest meeting held on Monday, April 8th at 3:15 in Coach Lauren’s room (Denver Campus, lower building room 129).  There will also be an interest meeting in Lincolnton on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:15 in the HS gym. This meeting is for the players only. There you will receive information on summer workouts, camps, and tryouts. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please fill out this form so the coaches can forward you the information.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Lauren or Coach Shane.

Engaged Eagles
We hope that you had a relaxing spring break, and noted that there are less than 3 weeks left until the End of Grade Testing!  The week of May 13th -17th is a busy week of EOG volunteer test proctoring. This may not be your first choice for a volunteer position, but it may very well be the most important. The state mandates that there is one proctor in each classroom. Please consider proctoring for at least one test. Every single classroom needs a volunteer proctor with each day needing up to 25 volunteers! This may be your last chance to reach your goal of 30 volunteer hours for your family. EOG signup here.

Volunteer opportunities are still available for the month of April. This Friday night is the Spring Festival held on the Lincolnton campus. Make it a family night by volunteering at an art station and enjoying the evening with your Eagle family.  Find more information here.

Thank you to all the Engaged Eagles who continue to volunteer this year, working hard on the 30-hour challenge. Together we can accomplish more than we can alone. Details for all volunteer opportunities are listed here on The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.  

PTO
PTO Accepting Teacher & Club Grant Requests for 2018-2019
Now through April 24th
The PTO sets aside a portion of its budget to help teachers throughout the year to purchase additional supplies they may need to enrich their classrooms. We currently have a surplus in the teacher accounts. The PTO offers this surplus to TEACHERS & CLUBS that may need a little more than their original budget allowed, or for a larger ticket item/project they would like to have, in the form of GRANT Requests. Please email us for a copy of the Grant Request form. Separate communication to the Teachers and Clubs to follow.

Open PTO Positions for 2019-2020
The PTO Board has several open positions for the 2019-2020 school year, including Secretary, Co-Treasurer, High School Members at Large, and FunD Factory Coordinator. Please consider volunteering with the PTO and making a difference! Please email us if any of these roles interest you. A link to the job descriptions can be found here.

Donuts with Dad (K-6th grade only)
Friday, April 26th, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m., John Splain Family Gym
Save the date for our K-6 Donuts with Dad event. All K-6 Dads and their K-6 student(s) are invited to start the day with some delicious donuts and quality time, courtesy of the PTO. We also need Moms to help with this event! Please sign up here. Please park at the Rescue Park and use designated crosswalks.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 6th-May 10th
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is dedicated to our Teachers and Staff and letting them know how much we appreciate what they do for our students. Feel free to participate how you wish. Small gestures of thanks are appropriate, and those coming from your child are even more special. K-5 Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Elementary Excitement
Rising 6th Grade Information Night and Sno-Cone Social
Thursday, April 25th – K6 Gymnasium – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Get information about 6th grade and MS from the 6th-grade teachers and Mr. Sundry.
Topics will include: Supplies, Uniforms, Athletics, Math Curriculum and Rising 6th Grade Camp

Enjoy a complimentary sno-cone afterwards.  This event is not mandatory, but does allow for the sharing of important information for the transition to 6th grade.

PTO Patriotic Program
Thursday, May 9th, 6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. student drop off)
Machado Gym, Upper Bldg
Students are to wear the Navy Blue Field Trip Shirt and Khaki Bottoms

Rising 3rd Grade Parent Meeting
Do you have nagging questions about state-wide testing in grade 3?  What is LCS doing to adequately prepare your student for success?  How can you support your children at home this summer and next year during this monumental academic year?  Please join us for a rising grade 3 parent meeting at 3:30 on May 14th to answer these questions and MORE!  Childcare will be provided for your school-age children by e-mailing Christy Hutchinson prior to May 14th.

COLE Winners
Congratulations to our 2019 Cole Team:
Mia Fonville, Mia Chaney, Nathan Suplee, Sam Kennedy, Ben Kennedy, Prachi DeSai, Luke Sondee, Nicolas Nadra, Zack Johnson, Enzo Debbold, Amelia Kathal, Emmy Johnson

LCS not only finished first in total scored points, but also took first in the final battle against CSD! We are so proud of our students for their hard work and dedication to the team, as well as their representation of LCS and our community expectations!

Middle School Moments
MAP Testing
End-of-Year MAP testing will be April 24th and 25th.  This will give us clear data for our final push towards EOGs.

HS Info. Session
All rising 9th-grade families are invited to the annual HS Info. Session on Thursday, April 25th at 7:00 p.m. in the MP Room of the Upper Building.  This session is led by students and will highlight high school specific opportunities and experiences.  Academic Counselors and Administration will also speak in regards to preparing for high school.

MS Semi-Formal – Once Upon A Time
Friday, May 10th – Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are available now on MPP – May 6th at noon.
$18.00 per person for advance tickets, or $20 at the door.
This is a semi-formal event, and no shorts or jeans are allowed.  

Powder Puff Football
Wednesday, May 15th.  More information to follow.

8th Grade Picnic
Friday, May 17th.  More information to follow

High School Happenings
PROM 2019
A Night In The City That Never Sleeps
New York, New York
May 11, 2019 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Charlotte Marriott Center City

$75.00 per person- available on MPP until May 1st at 3:00 p.m.
Prom is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students.
Click here for more information.

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04.09.2019 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
Book Fair
The Book Fair is here and it is Dino-Mite!
Book Fair Dates: April 8th – 12th in the Elementary Gym

Wednesday – Sales from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Thursday – Shop early! Sales from 7:15 – 3:00 pm.
Friday – Party and Shop! Spring Parties from 10:00-11:00! Sales from 8:00-11:00. Book Fair break down will begin promptly at 11:00.

We take cash, check, credit card, or Scholastic Student eWallet (visit the website for more details).
Can’t make it to school? Shop online April 1st-16th.

Would you like to volunteer? There is still time to sign up!

Spring Festival
April 26th
Let’s get together and celebrate the Spring Season! Join us at the Lincolnton Campus on Friday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  The evening will include a performance by the HS Band and an Art Show. In addition, there will be interactive activities and more!  Click here for more information.

Summer Driver’s Ed
The NC Driving School will be holding two Driver’s Ed classes at Lincoln Charter this summer. There will be a class at the Denver campus from June 3-June 7 and one at the Lincolnton campus from July 22-July 26.  Both classes are from 8:00 am-2:30 pm. LCS will NOT provide transportation between campuses for Driver’s Ed.  Registration will be limited to 50 students. Sign up and registration is open on My Payments Plus.  Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of driver’s ed class in order to be eligible. Contact Jessica Kelly (Lincolnton) or Lois Strain (Denver) with any questions.

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.  

No Uniform Tuesday
April 30th
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.

Upcoming LCS Events
April 11:  MS Coffee & Conversations
April 11:  Class of 2019 Cap and Gown Pictures
April 12:  HS Powderpuff
April 12:  Early Dismissal (11:30 am), No After School Care
April 15-19: Spring Break
April 22: Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures
April 22-May 10:  End of Year K-3 MClass testing window
April 22:  School Board Meeting, Denver
April 23:  Rising 9th Grade Info Session (see MS Moments section for more details)
April 23:  MS Information Session
April 24:  HS Mentor/Mentee Session
April 25:  Elementary Steel Drum Assembly
April 26:  Kindergarten Field Trip
April 26:  Spring Festival, 5:00-8:00 pm
April 26:  Elementary Freeze Pop Friday

Academics
Lobby Guard
LCS has switched our visitor and student sign in/out system to LobbyGuard.  This increased security feature requires all guests and visitors to scan their state-issued ID each time they enter a building.  Please be sure to bring your ID every time! This includes when you are coming in to sign out your student early for an appointment.  

Athletics
Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs Pine Lake Prep – More information to come

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
For any rising 9th-12th grader who is interested in trying out for volleyball next year, there will be an interest meeting held on Monday, April 8th at 3:15 in Coach Lauren’s room (Denver Campus, lower building room 129).  There will also be an interest meeting in Lincolnton on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:15 in the HS gym. This meeting is for the players only. There you will receive information on summer workouts, camps, and tryouts. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please fill out this form so the coaches can forward you the information.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Lauren or Coach Shane.

Engaged Eagles
The Ambassador program has a steering committee and they met this week. Parents are still invited to be involved in developing the program.  We are looking for more Engaged Eagles to be an active and positive ambassador for Lincoln Charter. The Ambassadors will be presented at the New Student Registration Night on April 11th from 4:00-7:00 pm. Consider joining the fun, and you may make a lifelong friend. This is also a great way to accumulate your expected volunteer hours! Click this link for more information: Ambassador Program.

There are many volunteer opportunities for the month of April. This week there are a few volunteer openings for the DinoMite Book Fair.  The Friday after we return from spring break is the Spring Festival, so consider volunteering and enjoying the evening with your Eagle family.  More information.

The week of May 13th -17th is a busy week of EOG volunteer test proctoring.  This may not be your first choice for a volunteer position, but it is one of the most important. The state mandates that there is one proctor in each classroom. Please consider proctoring for at least one test. There are morning and afternoon testing sessions. Every single classroom needs a volunteer proctor, with each day needing up to 40 volunteers! The month of May is your last chance to reach your challenge of 30 volunteer hours for your family

Together we can accomplish more than we can alone.  Find more details for all volunteer opportunities here: The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.  Thank you to all the Engaged Eagles for volunteering this year and working hard on the 30 hour challenge.

Summer Camp
Summer Day Campers will need to register online using My Payments Plus.  Please click on the Summer Camp link.  A drop down menu will ask you to choose registration for Summer Day Camp at our Denver or Lincolnton campus. When you register for Summer Day Camp, the form that needs to be signed electronically will pop up.  Important: Your camper will not be able to attend camp until the registration is paid and these forms are signed. Please purchase the Summer Day Camp $25 non-refundable registration fee and follow the prompts.  SDC will accept registrations all summer long. For t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you please meet our May 3rd registration deadline for SDC. We will not be able to guarantee the correct size t-shirt if you register later, but we will do our best. Thanks for your help with this!  Please click here for more information, including our 2019 Summer Camp Brochure and Handbooks.  Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.

PTO
Attention All Artists
It’s time to put your artistic talents to use for the LCS Track Attack T-Shirt Contest!

LCS needs a t-shirt design for this year’s Track Attack, and your design could be the winner! The design should be created on 8.5 X 11 sheet of white paper. Use only black marker or pen and please fill up as much of the paper as possible.

All entries must be turned in by Friday, April 12th. Turn your design into either the ES Office or the MS/HS Office. A $50 cash prize will be given to the winner. Be creative and have fun! The winning design will be announced at the Spring Festival on April 26th.

PTO Nominations
The PTO Nomination Committee presents the following nominees for 2019-2021 PTO Board. A link to each candidate’s bio will be in the next Charter Chatter. Online voting will be from April 22 through May 3.

President:
Nikki Hull
Cassie LeBaron

Elementary Vice President:
Jessica Doster

Middle School/High School Vice President:
Angela Huffman
Stefanie Helsel
Kim Surace

Treasurer:
Susanne George
Tina Berg

Secretary:
Rebecca Powell

Fundraising Chairperson:
Kelly Calderon

Elementary Excitement
S.T.A.R. Club
S.T.A.R. club will not be held on April 11th. The last meeting for the year will be held on Thursday, May 9th. Thank you!

Spring Pictures
Click here to view! Click The Lincoln Charter School Images Gallery. Choose your SPRING event:  A2 Lincolnton Spring Portraits. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword.
Enter Your Student ID Number (Powerschool ID); your Student ID is your Keyword.  Don’t know your ID? Simply Text 704-483-2101 your full name including homeroom and we will text the number to you.  This is an online-only event & no proofs will be sent home; you must go online to view and order your child’s spring portraits.  The deadline to order is Wednesday, April 24, 2019. After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee & will be shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101.

Middle School Moments
Rising 9th Grade Info Session
April 23rd all rising 9th-grade students will participate in our Rising 9th Grade Info Session.  This session will take place on campus and will incorporate some team building and fun as well as a Q & A panel from current HS students.  The session will run from 9:00 am -12:00 pm and will include lunch. There is no charge for this event.

 Families are invited to attend the 9th Grade Info Session on April 23rd at 6:00 pm in the MPR.  This session will include information from the administration and academic counselor to help you prepare for the transition to High School.  

High School Happenings
Prom 2019
A Night in the City That Never Sleeps
New York, New York
May 11, 2019, 7:00 – 11:00 pm – Charlotte Marriott Center City

$75.00 per person- available on MPP until May 1st at 3:00 pm
Prom is open to 10th,11th, and 12th-grade students
Click here for more information

HS Finals
The last day of classes for HS students is Friday, May 10th.  Finals Week begins Monday, May 13th. Please view details here.  If you have any questions about finals week, please contact Ms. Kelly.  

For the campus-wide testing schedule click here.

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04.09.2019 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
Save the Date
April
8 – 10 – 8th Grade Overnight Field Trip – Atlanta and Clemson
10 – Coffee and Conversation- Middle School Focus
10 – HS MAP Testing for ELA (Will be testing in Homerooms)
10 – Class of 2019 Cap and Gown Photos
10 – HS Poetry Slam and Staff / Student Basketball Game
10 – LCS Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A
10 – 11 – 4th Grade Map Testing
11 – 1st Grade Field Trip
11 – KG. Field Trip
11 – COLE Field Trip
11 – Kona Ice truck for HS Lunch
11 – Rising 9th Grade Info Session for students at Kate’s Skate
12 – Half Day
12 – Entrepreneur Fair  (HS Only)
12 – Paint the Mile Assembly  (HS Only)
15 – 19 SPRING BREAK
22 – 4th Grade Field Trip
23 – 24 – 3rd Grade Map Testing
23 – 24  – 5th Grade Map Testing
24 – Coffee and Conversation- High School Focus
25 – Spanish IV Field Trip
25 – MS Information Session
25 – HS Information Session
25 – Blind Eagles Performance
26 – PTO Donuts with Dad
26 – Paint the Mile (HS Only)
26 – Spring Festival
29 – Bio 112 Field Trip – Carolina Raptor Center
29 – 8th Grade Field Trip

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

April 10 – Middle School Focus
Upper Building MP Room – 8:00 – 9:00 am

April 25 – High School Focus
Upper Building MP Room – 8:00 – 9:00 am

Spring Festival
April 26th
Let’s get together and celebrate the Spring Season. Join us at the Lincolnton Campus on Friday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  The evening will include a performance by the HS Band and an Art Show. In addition, there will be interactive activities and more!  Click here for more information.

No Uniform Tuesday
April 30th
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.

Odyssey of the Mind State Finals
Congratulations to all of our OM teams that participated in State Finals this past weekend at East Carolina University.  Two of our teams finished in the top two of their divisions and will be advancing to the World Finals at Michigan State University:  

The Elementary Technical Team: Carissa Ralph, Olivia Ralph, Aubrey Landrum, Alden Stoffel,  Zarah Yousef, and Cade Bray.

The 8th grade Middle School Classics Team: Thomas Strain, Andrew Gribbins, Kelbi Pierce, Emma Chaney, Sophie Davis, Matthew Radin, and Madison Workman.  

Good luck in May at World Finals!

Academics
LCS School Board Nominations and Election
Details on the LCS School Board Nominations and Election can be found here.

Testing Calendar
Click here for the End of Year Testing Calendar.  Please note that this schedule is specific to the Denver Campus.  AP exams, EOGs, EOCs, and high school class exams are posted with the time and date of each testing session.  As a friendly reminder, EOCs and EOGs are state-mandated exams students in those respected grades are required to take. Please contact your building administrator if you have questions or concerns.

Athletics
Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs Pine Lake Prep – More information to come

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
For any rising 9th-12th grader who is interested in trying out for volleyball next year, there will be an interest meeting held on Monday, April 8th at 3:15 in Coach Lauren’s room (Denver Campus, lower building room 129).  There will also be an interest meeting in Lincolnton on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:15 in the HS gym. This meeting is for the players only. There you will receive information on summer workouts, camps, and tryouts. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please fill out this form so the coaches can forward you the information.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Lauren or Coach Shane.

Engaged Eagles
The Ambassador program steering committee met this week and parents are still invited to be involved in developing the program.  We are looking for more Engaged Eagles to be an active and positive ambassador for Lincoln Charter. Ambassadors will be present at the New Student Registration Nights on April 9th & 11th, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Consider joining the fun, and you may make a lifelong friend! This is also a great way to accumulate your expected volunteer hours! Click this link for more information: Ambassador Program.

Volunteer opportunities are numerous for the month of April. This week you can steam the graduation gowns or assist with Separate Setting Testing. The Friday after we return from spring break is the Spring Festival, so consider volunteering and enjoying the evening with your Eagle family.  Additional information here

The week of May 13th -17th is a busy week of EOG volunteer test proctoring.  This may not be your first choice for a volunteer position, but it is one of the most important. The state mandates that there is one proctor in each classroom. Please consider proctoring for at least one test. There are morning and afternoon testing sessions. Every single classroom needs a volunteer proctor, with each day needing up to 40 volunteers! The month of May is your last chance to reach your challenge of 30 volunteer hours for your family.

Together we can accomplish more than we can alone.  Details for all volunteer opportunities are listed on The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage.  Thank you to all the Engaged Eagles for volunteering this year and working hard on the 30 hour challenge.

Summer Camp
Summer Day Campers will need to register online using My Payments Plus.  Please click on the Summer Camp link.  A drop down menu will ask you to choose registration for Summer Day Camp at our Denver or Lincolnton campus. When you register for Summer Day Camp, the form that needs to be signed electronically will pop up.  Important: Your camper will not be able to attend camp until the registration is paid and these forms are signed. Please purchase the Summer Day Camp $25 non-refundable registration fee and follow the prompts.  SDC will accept registrations all summer long. For t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you please meet our May 3rd registration deadline for SDC. We will not be able to guarantee the correct size t-shirt if you register later, but we will do our best. Thanks for your help with this!  Please click here for more information, including our 2019 Summer Camp Brochure and Handbooks.  Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp.

PTO
Chick Fil A Spirit Night, Denver Location
Wednesday, April 10th 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us at the Chick Fil A, Denver location for Spirit Night. The special is available for mobile orders only and you can drive thru, do curbside, or eat inside. You may even get to see some of our awesome LCS teachers there working shifts to raise money for LCS!

Elementary Spring Parties
Friday, April 12th, 9:30am-11:00am
Spring Parties are scheduled for Friday, April 12th for K-5 classes. Your Room Parent should have communicated more details and volunteer needs. Anyone arriving before 9:30 am will be asked to wait in a separate waiting room to prevent distraction for the students, teachers, and room parents.

PTO Accepting Teacher & Club Grant Requests for 2018-2019
Now through April 24th
The PTO sets aside a portion of its budget to help teachers throughout the year to purchase additional supplies they may need to enrich their classrooms. We currently have a surplus in the teacher accounts. The PTO offers this surplus to TEACHERS & CLUBS that may need a little more than their original budget allowed, or for a larger ticket item/project they would like to have, in the form of GRANT Requests. Please email us for a copy of the Grant Request form. Separate communication to the Teachers and Clubs to follow.

Open PTO Positions for 2019-2020
The PTO Board has several open positions for the 2019-2020 school year, including Secretary, Co-Treasurer, Middle and High School Members at Large and FunD Factory Coordinator. Please consider volunteering with the PTO and making a difference! Please email us if any of these roles interest you. A link to the job descriptions can be found here.

Donuts with Dad (K-6th grade only)
Friday, April 26, 7:30am-8:00 am, John Splain Family Gym
Save the date for our K-6 Donuts with Dad event. All K-6 Dads and their K-6 student(s) are invited to start the day with some delicious donuts and quality time, courtesy of the PTO. We also need Moms to help with this event! Sign-up details to follow. Please park at the Rescue Park and use designated crosswalks.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 6th-May 10th
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is dedicated to our Teachers and Staff and letting them know how much we appreciate what they do for our students. Feel free to participate how you wish. Small gestures of thanks are appropriate, and those coming from your child are even more special. K-5 Teacher Favorites can be found here.

Elementary Excitement
PTO Patriotic Program- mark your calendars
Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm (6:00 pm student drop off)
Machado Gym, Upper Bldg
Students are to wear Navy Blue Field Trip Shirt and Khaki Bottoms

4th Grade Stop Motion Art
Check out our very own Nicanthian Art done by 4th-grade students: Nicolette Eprifania, Ethan Bohanick, and Anthony Hammond: NICANTHIAN ART This 7 second video required 71 still frames to complete!

Jump Rope for Heart
Thank you to all LCS staff and students for making the annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser a great success.  Our school raised over $9,000 during a six-day period. This is a great accomplishment and everyone’s patience and help is appreciated.

A big shout out to also goes to Cameron Palmer who raised over $1,200 himself! Thank you from Coach Seitz!

Middle School Moments
Save the Date
April 11th all rising 9th-grade students will travel to Kate’s Skate for the annual Rising 9th Grade Info. Session.  This fun an exciting event is a day for current 8th-grade students to celebrate their time in middle school and begin to prepare for high school.  Students will have time to skate, eat lunch, and hear from current high school students about the Lincoln Charter High School Experience.  There is not a charge for this event. All students are registered.

Families are invited to attend the 9th Grade Info. Session on April 25th at 7:00 pm in Machado Gymnasium.  This session will include information from the administration and academic counselors to help you prepare for the transition to High School.  

MAP Testing
End-of-Year MAP testing will be April 24 and 25.  This will give us data for our final push towards EOGs.

MS Semi-Formal – Once Upon A Time
Friday, May 10th – Machado Gymnasium
Tickets are available now on MPP – May 6th at noon.

$18.00 per person for advance tickets, or $20 at the door
This is a semi-formal event and no shorts or jeans are allowed.  

Powder Puff Football
Wednesday, May 15.  More information to follow.

8th Grade Picnic
Friday, May 17.  More information to follow

High School Happenings
Paint the Mile – Friday, April 26th
Registration for Paint the Mile is now available on MPP.  Leadership Institute sponsors this service event as a form of advocacy against domestic violence.  This is a color run type event and participating students are asked to wear a white t-shirt. The colors used in the run represent 4 different groups that are victims of domestic violence: children, women, men and elderly.  Funds raised will benefit The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse and Child Advocacy Center. The cost of registration is $10.00 per student. Students are required to complete the registration and pay the $10.00 fee on MPP by Monday, April 22nd.

All high school students will attend a Paint the Mile assembly on April 12th. Speakers include the Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center and a local Counselor who will speak about healthy relationships.  

PROM 2019
A Night In The City That Never Sleeps
New York, New York
May 11, 2019 7:00 – 11:00 pm – Charlotte Marriott Center City

$75.00 per person- available on MPP until May 1st at 3:00 pm
Prom is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students
Click here for more information

Community News
Host Family Opportunity
Host families needed for Spanish exchange students coming in July to our area: Marc, 15, Sergi, 16, and Mireia, 17.  Host half a month or the full month. Host families must have children living at home that are within two years of the student’s age.  If interested, please contact Melissa Pinto or at 704-961-8755.

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Student Life
Book Fair
The Book Fair is coming and it’s going to be Dino-Mite!
Book Fair Dates: April 8th – 12th in the Elementary Gym

Monday – set-up and preview day – No Sales
Tuesday – Sales from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm! Join us 3-5 for “Broadway Beats” at 6:30!
Wednesday – Sales from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Thursday – Shop early! Sales from 7:15 am – 3:00 pm.
Friday – Party and Shop! Spring Parties from 10:00-11:00! Sales from 8:00-11:00. Book Fair break down will begin promptly at 11:00.

We take cash, check, credit card, or Scholastic Student eWallet (visit the website for more details).

Can’t make it to school? Shop online April 1st-16th.

Would you like to volunteer? There is still time to sign up!

Spring Festival
April 26th
Let’s get together and celebrate the Spring Season! Join us at the Lincolnton Campus on Friday, April 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm.  The evening will include a performance by the HS Band and an Art Show. In addition, there will be interactive activities and more!  Click here for more information.

Summer Driver’s Ed
The NC Driving School will be holding two Driver’s Ed classes at Lincoln Charter this summer. There will be a class at the Denver campus from June 3-June 7 and one at the Lincolnton campus from July 22-July 26.  Both classes are from 8:00 am-2:30 pm. LCS will NOT provide transportation between campuses for Driver’s Ed.  Registration will be limited to 50 students. Sign up and registration is open on My Payments Plus.  Students must be 14 ½ years old on the first day of driver’s ed class in order to be eligible. Contact Jessica Kelly (Lincolnton) or Lois Strain (Denver) with any questions.

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.  

Upcoming LCS Events
April 4:  Elementary Coffee & Conversations
April 4:  Elementary Art Show
April 5:  HS SciVisit Field Trip
April 5:  Elementary Clubs/Empowering Eagles
April 8:  Book Fair, Elementary Gym
April 8:  HS Spanish (Melby’s Class) Field Trip to UNCC
April 9:  HS ACT Prep Class Field Trip
April 9:  3rd-5th Grade Program, 6:30 pm Elementary Gym
April 11:  MS Coffee & Conversations
April 11:  Class of 2019 Cap and Gown Pictures
April 12:  HS Powderpuff
April 12:  Early Dismissal (11:30 am), No After School Care
April 15-19: Spring Break
April 22: Kindergarten Cap and Gown Pictures
April 22:  School Board Meeting, Denver

Athletics
Paws at the Park
May 2nd vs Pine Lake Prep – More information to come

13th Annual LCS Sports Booster “Soar Invitational” Golf Tournament
Saturday, April 6, 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
For any rising 9th-12th grader who is interested in trying out for volleyball next year, there will be an interest meeting held on Monday, April 8th at 3:15 in Coach Lauren’s room (Denver Campus, lower building room 129).  There will also be an interest meeting in Lincolnton on Wednesday, April 10th at 3:15 in the HS gym. This meeting is for the players only. There you will receive information on summer workouts, camps, and tryouts. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please fill out this form so the coaches can forward you the information.  If you have any questions please contact Coach Lauren or Coach Shane.

Engaged Eagles
The Ambassador Program steering committee had its first meeting this week. You are invited to join and continue the development with this dynamic group.  We are looking for more Engaged Eagles to be active and positive ambassadors for Lincoln Charter. Consider joining the fun! You may make a lifelong friend, and of course, you will share your Eagle pride.  This is also a great way to accumulate your expected volunteer hours! Click this link for more information: Ambassador Program.

There are many volunteer opportunities for the month of April. This week is the Elementary Art Show and next week is the DinoMite Book Fair. Please consider volunteering in at least one activity this spring.   The Friday after we return from spring break is the Spring Festival. May includes the EOG’s and setting up and taking down three graduations ceremonies. More details can be found here: The Lincoln Charter Volunteer Webpage

Summer Camp
Registration for Summer Camps at Lincoln Charter School is now open!  Please visit our website to see our brochure with information about Summer Day Camp at both campuses, and for an updated list of Sports and Scholar Camps offered so far.  More will be added soon! Please email summercamp@lincolncharter.org  if you have any questions.

PTO
MS/HS Float Friday is this Friday, April 5th at lunch. Cost is $1.

Elementary Excitement
Elementary Art Show
This Thursday, April 4th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the elementary gym.
Each of Mrs. Swengros’s art students will have a piece in the art show.
Students may take home their artwork from the art show or it will be returned to them by Friday.

We do still need volunteers to set up (3:30-4:30) and take down (6:30-7:30) the art show.  Please contact Abby Swengros if you can help.

STAR Club
Due to the art show this week, STAR club will meet next Thursday (April 11th) from 3-4pm in the art room.  

Middle School Moments
MS Semi-Formal Dance
The MS Semi-Formal Dance will be on Friday, May 10th from 7-9pm in the MPR. This is for students in 7th and 8th grade. The cost is $15 per student. This will be available on My Payments Plus until 3:00 pm the day of the dance.

Remember that this is a semi-formal which means that this is NOT as formal as prom/wedding.  A tux or a formal dress are not required. Please be mindful of this and be mindful that this is a dance! You will be dancing! Wear something that is nice, but that you can still dance in and that keeps you appropriately covered. Below are some guiding rules:

  • No midriffs (exposed stomachs or mid to low backs)
  • No visible undergarments
  • Fingertip length skirts
  • No low-cut front or back
  • No jeans
  • No sagging pants
  • Dress shirts with collars are appropriate
  • Sport coats and ties are optional

High School Happenings
SciVisit at Gaston College
On April 5th, 2019, all Lincolnton Campus high school students will travel to Gaston College to participate in the fifth annual SciVisit.  This trip is a required event for all Lincolnton Campus high school students. Any students not in attendance on the day of the trip will incur an unexcused absence.  Buses will depart campus no later than 8:15 am and are expected to return around 1:45 pm. Students will need to bring bag lunches with them to eat on the bus as there are no food vending services on campus at Gaston College.

During SciVisit, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medical (STEMM) faculty at Gaston College lead interactive sessions for high school students at various locations across campus. This year’s session topics include chemistry, biotechnology, biodiversity, anatomy and physiology, computer security, psychology, math, disease transmission, robotics and health among many others.  In addition, our students have the opportunity to experience a community college campus. For more information, click here.  Please contact Mrs. Withers with any questions.

Prom 2019
A Night in the City That Never Sleeps
New York, New York
May 11, 2019 7:00 – 11:00 pm
Charlotte Marriott Center City

$75.00 per person- available on MPP until May 1st at 3:00 pm
Prom is open to 10th,11th and 12th-grade students
Click here for more information

HS Finals
The last day of classes for HS students is Friday, May 10th.  Finals Week begins Monday, May 13th. Please view details here.  If you have any questions about finals week, please contact Ms. Kelly.  

For the campus-wide testing schedule click here.

Community News
Gaston College Summer Camp
Gaston College has announced its summer camp offerings for 2019. Click here for more information.

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