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04.17.2018 Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life
End of Year Activities
Tuesday, May 22nd
The GRAD, Graduate Recognition and Dinner
Machado Gymnasium
RSVP required – RSVP managed by seniors through their school issued email account

Wednesday, May 23rd at 10:00am
Kg. Graduation
John Splain Family Gymnasium (Lower Building)
Kindergarten Graduation will recognize the Class of 2030 and celebrate their time in Kindergarten.

Wednesday, May 23rd at noon
Elementary Promotion
John Splain Family Gymnasium (Lower Building)
Elementary Promotion will recognize the Class of 2025 and celebrate their time in grades 1-5.  

Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00pm
Middle School Promotion
Machado Gymnasium (Upper Building)
Middle School Promotion will recognize the Class of 2022 and celebrate their time in grades 6-8.  

Friday, May 25th at 7:00pm
Class of 2018 Commencement
Machado Gymnasium (Upper Building)
Ticket required for admission.

LSE and Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Awards will be presented for students in grades Kg. -11th grade next year at the 9/11 Day of Service program.  Current seniors will receive PVSA at the GRAD program.

Recycled Art Contest
On Friday, April 20th LCS is holding a Recycled Art Contest for students K-5. Participants with returned permission slip will bring their creation to the Lower Building walking track between 7:30 and 8:05. After the judging is completed, the gallery will be open for viewing from 9:00 AM until dismissal. Parents and classes are welcome to visit the gallery and enjoy the hard work of our Eagle artists. Thank you for your support!

Odyssey of the Mind BBQ Fundraiser
We are selling pre-cooked Pork BBQ to help send three teams of Lincoln Charter students to the World Finals Tournament at Iowa State University.

Enjoy four pounds of smoked bbq (serves 12-16) for the low price of $35! The meat will arrive seasoned, smoked, vacuum-sealed and frozen so you can decide when to serve it for your graduation party, Memorial Day festivities or even Fourth of July! Heat and serve with your favorite sauce for an instant party. To order, please contact Lisa Ralph 704-308-6622 or ericandlisa@charter.net

Academics
The end of year testing calendar can be found here.  

Athletics
11th Annual Heart of a Champion
May 19, 2018
Join us for Heart of a Champion Day, an event that offers FREE sports physicals to student-athletes grades 9-12.  Free transportation will be provided by the school.

Online registration available April 9 – May 13.  Click here to register.

Summer Camp
Registration deadline is May 4th for our Summer Day Camp.
Registration for Summer Day Camp is open all summer.  However, for t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you please meet the May 4th registration deadline for summer day camp.  We will not be able to guarantee the correct size t-shirt if you register late, but we will do our best.

Denver Summer Day Camps
SDC is open from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday for 8 weeks this summer.  
We are closed July 2-6.  We have daily field trips.
Cost: $165/weekly  OR $45/daily
Bus Transportation $25/week, see Handbook for stops and times.
SDC Stays Program is available for
Enrichment Camp Add-on for $20/day.

Lincolnton Summer Day Camps
SDC is open from 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday for 8 weeks this summer.  
We are closed July 2-6.  We have weekly field trips. Cost: $140/weekly  OR $35/daily

LCS Enrichment Programs 
LCS Enrichment Programs offer campers in rising Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade the chance to participate in a wide variety of academic and weekly sports camp programs. The camp instructors are creative and passionate LCS community members who challenge students to reach their full potential in an area that is significant to them. This opportunity will provide your camper with an exciting learning experience while giving them a chance to meet new friends with similar passions.

Remember, there is no camp the week of July 2nd – 6th. Click here for more information! Please contact summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions!

PTO
Donuts with Dad (K-6th grade only)
Friday, April 27, 7:30am-8:15am, John Splain Family Gym – lower building
All K-6 Dads and their K-6 students are invited to start the day with delicious donuts and quality time together, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts and the PTO. We could use some Moms to help with this event! If you are free either the evening before, or during/after the event to volunteer, please sign up using this form.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest
Student and Faculty/Staff voting is now underway to pick the next Track Attack logo. Voting ends next week Friday, April 27th, 3pm. K-5 students/teachers will vote in their classrooms (a separate link was sent to K-5 teachers). Middle School students/teachers and High School students/teachers, and all other faculty/staff should receive an email with instructions, or can vote online using this link.

Box Top Contest Next Week – Elementary Only
Our last Box Top Contest will run next week, April 23-27. More information will be sent home with your K-5 child later this week. In the meantime, gather up all your boxtops and get ready to send them in to your child’s class. Please check expiration dates to make this process more efficient. Thank you!

Elementary Excitement
Kindergarten Cap and Gown Photos
Wednesday, May 2nd.  Please see class newsletter for more details.

Rising 6th Grade Info Session
6th grade info session will be Thursday May 3 at 6:30 pm.  Come meet your teachers and gain information about the transition to middle school.

Middle School Moments
6th Grade Whitewater Center Field Trip
6th grade students will be traveling to the US National Whitewater Center on May 2.  This will be an extended day – students will leave school at 8:15 am and return at 5 pm.  The cost of the trip is $45 – payments can be made on MyPaymentsPlus until Friday April 20.

If you would like to chaperone the trip to the Whitewater Center, please contact Mrs. Byars.

Rising 9th Grade Information Session
The 8th graders will be going to Kate’s Skates on April 25 for an information session pertaining to their transition to high school.  HS counselors will be in attendance to guide the students and answer any questions. Parent information session will be April 26th at 7:00 pm.

MAP Testing
Middle school students will be completing their final MAP test of the 2017-18 school year.  6th and 7th grade students will have the test on Wednesday April 25 and Thursday April 26. 8th grade will have the test Tuesday April 24 and Thursday April 26.  MAP testing is a normed test that provides schools with predictability data related to the students’ upcoming EOGs.

MS Overnight Parent Survey
Please take a few minutes to provide feedback pertaining to the Camp Weaver and Atlanta trips.

7th Grade Camp Weaver/UNC Chapel Hill – Click Here

8th Grade Atlanta/Clemson – Click Here

MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm, East Lincoln Community Center
$15.00 per student now through May 4th at 3:00pm on MPP – No tickets sold at the door
The MS Semi Formal is open to LCMS 7th and 8th grade Denver Campus students only.  Semi-formal attire is required; pants with shirt and tie, coats optional and semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top.  No jeans or shorts allowed.

High School Happenings
Prom 2018
The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City
$75.00 Ticket includes – available on MPP until April 27th at 3:00pm
Dinner and dancing, Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Guest are to check-in at the Prom Check-in station no later than 9:00pm. Guest arriving after 9:00 pm will not be permitted to enter Prom.  

Paint the Mile
Friday, April 27th
Registration for Paint the Mile is now available (registration is accessed through student’s school issued google account).  Leadership Institute sponsor’s this service event as a form of advocacy against domestic violence.  This is a color run and participating students are asked to wear a white t-shirt. The colors used in the run represent the 4 different groups that are victims of domestic violence; children, women, men and elderly.  Funds raised will benefit the The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse 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 23rd.  

Junior Junction
Monday, April 23rd
Students choose from two options: Clemson University or Gardner-Webb University
Clemson University Visit
Depart LCS at 6:00am and return at 6:00pm
The fee is $25.00 per student – paid through MPP, price includes lunch and motorcoach transportation. Max spots available 112, first come first serve
(Students that normally ride the school bus will need to make alternate arrangements.)
This is a great opportunity to visit an out-of-state school!  

Gardner-Webb University Visit
Depart LCS at 8:00am and return at 2:00pm
This option is ideal for athletes with games on the 23rd or students that have work obligations.
The fee is $10.00 per student. Max spots 48, first come first serve

Junior Junction is a tradition at Lincoln Charter.  All juniors are expected to participate in one of the trips. It serves as a marker in your high school career as you prepare to take the next step in your educational journey.  

Cap and Gown Photos
Wednesday, April 25th
8:00-11:30am
Individual Cap and Gown Photos are optional, but require a pre-paid order.
Orders can be placed online or with a paper form.  

Online order instructions:
Click on View & order My Pic’s
Click on Lincoln Charter School Images
Choose LCS  Denver B1- Senior Cap & Gown Photo’s Pre-Pay  

The Deadline to order is Monday April 23, 2018.

Class pictures are mandatory.  See the Senior Info presentation for details about attire.
Seniors will also take a “personality” shot for the senior video.  

Senior Cookout
Thursday, April 26th – Seniors are to report to the pavilion at 9:00am.  

Community Events
Click here for information about YMCA Swim Lessons.

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04.17.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

Student Life
End of Year Activities
Wednesday, May 23rd at 9:00 am
Kg. Graduation
MS/HS Gym
Kindergarten Graduation will recognize the Class of 2030 and celebrate their time in Kindergarten.

Wednesday, May 23rd at 12:00 pm
Elementary Promotion
MS/HS Gym
Elementary Promotion will recognize the Class of 2025 and celebrate their time in grades 1-5.  

Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:00 pm
Middle School Promotion
MS/HS Gym
Middle School Promotion will recognize the Class of 2022 and celebrate their time in grades 6-8.  

Thursday, May 24th
The GRAD, Graduate Recognition and Dinner
Lincoln County Cultural Center
RSVP required – RSVP managed by seniors through their school issued email account

Saturday, May 26th at 10:00 am
Class of 2018 Commencement
MS/HS Gym
Ticket required for admission.

LSE and Presidential Volunteer Service Awards
Awards will be presented for students in grades Kg. -11th grade next year at the 9/11 Day of Service program.  Current seniors will receive PVSA at the GRAD program.

All Pro Dad’s
The final All Pro Dad’s breakfast for the academic year will be held this Friday, April 20th at 7:15 a.m. in our MS/HS multipurpose room. We would love to have a packed house Friday to end our year in a dynamic, family oriented, and connected manner. Come on out and start your Friday in an AMAZING way. Everyone attending is asked to utilize the athletic entrance upon arrival. Light breakfast items will be served.

After the breakfast, Dad’s, shuffle on over to the Book Fair before taking your child/children to class. We will provide visitors badges/stickers for you should you wish to take your child to class.

Thank you to everyone who has attended this year. We believe strongly in the All Pro Dad’s initiative. There are a few ways that you can contribute to the APD initiative to help us keep it moving forward. Visit My Payments Plus (MPP) and make an online donation under the donations tab for All Pro Dad’s. We will also host the final Blue Jeans day of the year in the month of May. We will actively promote this day in advance.

We are thankful to all who have helped us get this program running and we look forward to keeping it alive and well moving forward. See ya Friday!

Book Fair
The Book Fair is Coming!
Book Fair Flyer
Paw for Books  – April 16th – 20th in the Elementary Gym

Events
Monday 4/16 – Setup in the Morning and Preview after lunch – No Purchases Today
Tuesday 4/17 – Dudes Day – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Wednesday 4/18 – Moms Morning – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Thursday 4/19 – Join us for a show and shop as K-1 Presents “Frog and Toad” at 6:00pm, Elementary Gym
Friday 4/20 – Last day to shop! Shop from 8:00 – 12:00. Packup will begin at 12:00

Shop online from April 1st – 20th

Would you like to Volunteer at the fair? Click here

Remember your support of the Book Fair supports our library and classroom needs!

Summer Day Camp at LCS Lincolnton
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?  Welcome to the most flexible and fun day camp around! You don’t have to come all summer, and you only pay on the days you attend. See flyer for more info!

Spring Portraits
Attention All Lincolnton K-5 Parents & Students! Spring Portraits are Available Online.

  1. Click on View & Order My Pic’s
  2. Click On- The Lincoln Charter School Images Gallery
  3. Choose your SPRING event:  A1 Lincolnton Spring Portraits
  4. A prompt will open asking for a personal keyword

Enter the Student ID Number (Powerschool ID)

  1. If you do not know your ID # Simply “Text Us” Your Students

First Name, Last Name, Grade & Homeroom at: 704-483-2101 and we will text back your ID# within 24 hours! or you can contact Paula Powers at: paula.powers@lincolncharter.org

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  Monday April 23, 2018

After this date, all orders will be charged a late fee & be shipped to your home. If you need assistance with the website or questions with ordering contact:  APD School Photo 704-483-2101 (7 Days a week)

Cap and Gown Portraits
Kindergarten and Senior Parents can pre-order your Cap & Gown Portraits until April 23rd!  You can pre-order online or with the paper form that was sent home.

Academics
End of Year Testing
The end of year testing calendar can be found here.  HS Exam Schedule can be located in the High School Happenings section of this Charter Chatter.

Athletics
11th Annual Heart of a Champion
May 19, 2018
Join us for Heart of a Champion Day, an event that offers FREE sports physicals to student-athletes grades 9-12.  Free transportation will be provided by the school.

Online registration available April 9 – May 13.  Click here to register.

Summer Camp
Registration deadline is May 4th for our Summer Day Camp.
Registration for Summer Day Camp is open all summer.  However, for t-shirt ordering, planning, and staffing purposes, it helps us greatly if you please meet the May 4th registration deadline for summer day camp.  We will not be able to guarantee the correct size t-shirt if you register late, but we will do our best.

Denver Summer Day Camps
SDC is open from 7am to 6pm Monday through Friday for 8 weeks this summer.  
We are closed July 2-6.  We have daily field trips.
Cost: $165/weekly  OR $45/daily
Bus Transportation $25/week, see Handbook for stops and times.
SDC Stays Program is available for
Enrichment Camp Add-on for $20/day.

Lincolnton Summer Day Camps
SDC is open from 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday for 8 weeks this summer.  
We are closed July 2-6.  We have weekly field trips. Cost: $140/weekly  OR $35/daily

LCS ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS
LCS Enrichment Programs offer campers in rising Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade the chance to participate in a wide variety of academic and weekly sports camp programs. The camp instructors are creative and passionate LCS community members who challenge students to reach their full potential in an area that is significant to them. This opportunity will provide your camper with an exciting learning experience while giving them a chance to meet new friends with similar passions.

Remember, there is no camp the week of July 2nd – 6th. Click here for more information! Please contact summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions!

PTO
The PTO Board looks forward to meeting our new families tonight at New Student Orientation and at Dial Screening this week.

Thank you for those who participated in the parent involvement call this morning. We value any and all feedback.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Freeze pops and Float Friday this week!
Spring Fling – Friday, May 18:
food service
games
face painting
set up and clean up
Watch for a Signup Genius to volunteer!

We also need volunteers for:
Promotion receptions for Kindergarten, 5th grade and 8th grade

Communications committee:
Participation includes opportunities to help with social media posts, develop flyers and promote communication between the school, the PTO and families.

Elementary Excitement
Don’t forget Jeans Day on April 19 to support 2nd grade!

LCS Kindergarten/1st Grade students present “A Year with Frog and Toad” on Thursday, April 19 at 6pm in the Elementary Gym!  You definitely don’t want to miss it!  Please bring a blanket to sit on “picnic” style as we journey with Frog and Toad through the different seasons.  (We will have some chairs set up for those who aren’t able to sit on the floor.)

After the program we invite all families to shop the book fair — it will be a wonderful night of music and literacy!  See you there!

Kindergarten cap and gown pictures will be held on 4/26!  Please see above under Student Life for information on how to pre-order portraits!

Middle School Moments
MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
MS/HS Multipurpose Room
$15.00 per student now through May 11th at 3:00pm on MPP – No tickets sold at the door

The MS Semi Formal is open to LCMS 7th and 8th grade Lincolnton Campus students only.  Semi-formal attire is required; pants with shirt and tie, coats optional and semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top.  No jeans or shorts allowed.

7th and 8th Grade Field Trip Feedback
Overnight field trips are a staple of the middle school experience at Lincoln Charter School.  In effort to create the best possible trip for our students, it is important to have open communications with parents and families.  Please take a few minutes to provide feedback pertaining to your student’s trip to Camp Weaver and UNC Chapel Hill, or Atlanta and Clemson.

7th Grade Camp Weaver & UNC Chapel Hill

8th Grade Atlanta and Clemson University

High School Happenings
HS Final Exams Schedule
The final exam schedule can be viewed here. If you have any questions about HS Exams please contact Ms. Kelly.

Prom 2018
The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City
$75.00 Ticket includes – available on MPP until April 27th at 3:00pm
Dinner and dancing, Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Guest are to check-in at the Prom Check-in station no later than 9:00pm. Guest arriving after 9:00 pm will not be permitted to enter Prom.  

Junior Junction
Monday, April 23rd
Students choose from two options: Clemson University or Gardner-Webb University
Clemson University Visit
Depart LCS at 6:00am and return at 6:00pm
The fee is $25.00 per student – paid through MPP, price includes lunch and motorcoach transportation. Max spots available 112, first come first serve
(Students that normally ride the school bus will need to make alternate arrangements.)
This is a great opportunity to visit an out-of-state school!  

Gardner-Webb University Visit
Depart LCS at 8:00am and return at 2:00pm
This option is ideal for athletes with games on the 23rd or students that have work obligations.
The fee is $10.00 per student
Max spots 48, first come first serve

Junior Junction is a tradition at Lincoln Charter.  All juniors are expected to participate in one of the trips. It serves as a marker in your high school career as you prepare to take the next step in your educational journey.  

Cap and Gown Photos
Thursday, April 26th
8:00-10:30 am
Individual Cap and Gown Photos are optional, but require a pre-paid order.
Orders can be placed online or with a paper form.  

The Deadline to order is Monday April 23, 2018.

Class pictures are mandatory.  See the Senior Info presentation for details about attire.  

Senior Cookout
Wednesday, April 25th
Seniors are to report to the MPR at 9:00am.  

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04.10.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton Campus

Student Life
Town Hall Meeting
We hope you will join us tonight for our Town Hall Meeting. This will take place at 6:00 pm in our Multi-Purpose Room.

Book Fair
The Book Fair is Coming!
Book Fair Flyer
Paw for Books  – April 16th – 20th in the Elementary Gym

Events
Monday 4/16 – Setup in the Morning and Preview after lunch – No Purchases Today
Tuesday 4/17 – Dudes Day – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Wednesday 4/18 – Moms Morning – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Thursday 4/19 – Join us for a show and shop as K-1 Presents “Frog and Toad” at 6:00pm, Elementary Gym
Friday 4/20 – Last day to shop! Shop from 8:00 – 12:00. Packup will begin at 12:00

Shop online from April 1st – 20th

Would you like to Volunteer at the fair? Click here

Remember your support of the Book Fair supports our library and classroom needs!

Summer Camp
Carowinds Discount Gold Season Pass
We are already looking ahead to summer….  
Lincoln Charter School has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount. You may purchase a Carowinds Gold Season Pass for only $92, approximately $20 in savings.  This option is open for all families to purchase.

This is a great option for our LCS Summer Day Camp campers.  Every Thursday for 8 weeks, the Denver Summer Day Camp program sends campers, rising 3rd thru 8th graders, and 9th thru 12th graders who serve as Counselors in Training, to Carowinds.  The Lincolnton Summer Day Camp (ages TBD) will also be traveling to Carowinds on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Deadline to purchase through MPP is Thursday, April 12th.  
After the deadline closes, you will receive a voucher to take with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

If you have questions about Carowinds passes, please contact Beth Harris.  If you have questions about Summer Camp, please contact Christina Williams.

PTO
The PTO hopes that everyone had a relaxing, fun-filled break. We hope to see you tonight at the Town Hall meeting in the Multi-Purpose Room.

We are looking for feedback on how to boost parent involvement here at Lincoln Charter. You can offer feedback by emailing the PTO at Lincolntonpto@lincolncharter.org, participating in a parent involvement conference call, or you can turn in feedback in an envelope to the front office staff and ask that it be placed in the PTO mailbox. Please include contact information, if you would like to receive a response.

Our next parent involvement call is Tuesday, April 17 at 8:30 am 1-515-739-6210 code 485040

Volunteer Opportunities:
Freeze Pop Friday this coming Friday
Flyer Development
Staff Appreciation Event set up and clean up for May
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-12

PTO Meeting Monday, April 16 – open for general member questions and feedback at 6:00 pm.  Board meeting to follow.

Elementary Excitement
Music News for K and 1 Families
LCS Kindergarten/1st Grade students present “A Year with Frog and Toad” on Thursday, April 19 at 6pm in the Elementary Gym!  You definitely don’t want to miss it!  Please bring a blanket to sit on “picnic” style as we journey with Frog and Toad through the different seasons.  (We will have some chairs set up for those who aren’t able to sit on the floor.) After the program we invite all families to shop the book fair — it will be a wonderful night of music and literacy!  See you there!

Library News
If any parent or family member would like to volunteer to help in the library we would love to have you!  Please email Abby Swengros to set up a time.  

Supply Need
If anyone would like to donate some facial tissue of any brand (kleenex, etc) or paper plates to our elementary supply closet, please drop those items off in the elementary front office!  Thank you in advance for your help with this as we have already run out!

Upcoming Events
4.10-Town Hall in MPR 6pm
4.13-Kindergarten field trip to Children’s Theater
4.16-4.20 BOOK FAIR! See above for more info!
4.16-PTO Meeting 7pm MPR
4.17-New Student Registration for 2018-2019 School Year
4.18 and 4.19-DIAL screening for incoming K students
4.19-K-1 Music Program, Show and Shop at the Book Fair
4.20-Freeze Pop Friday
4.26 – 6:30pm Rising 6th Info Session in the MS/HS Gym

From Ms. Moxham, School Counselor
Our students are learning about growth mindset! This is teaching them to learn from their mistakes & continue to challenge themselves in order to grow their brain! Follow this link to learn more about this and how you can encourage a growth mindset at home: https://www.mindsetworks.com/parents/growth-mindset-parenting

Rising 6th Info Session
Please join us for an ice cream social to learn about 6th grade and tour the classrooms. This will be a great opportunity to ease into the upcoming school year and get to know some peers joining us next year! This will be on April 26th from 6:30-7:30pm in the MS/HS Gymnasium.

Middle School Moments
MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
MS/HS Multipurpose Room
$15.00 per student now through May 11th at 3:00pm on MPP – No tickets sold at the door

The MS Semi Formal is open to LCMS 7th and 8th grade Lincolnton Campus students only.  Semi-formal attire is required; pants with shirt and tie, coats optional and semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top.  No jeans or shorts allowed.

High School Happenings
Prom 2018 The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City
$75.00 Ticket includes – available on MPP until April 27th at 3:00pm
Dinner and dancing, Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Guest are to check-in at the Prom Check-in station no later than 9:00pm. Guest arriving after 9:00 pm will not be permitted to enter Prom.  

High School Info Session
Mark your calendars on Thursday, April 19th for 6:30 pm for our High School Information Session.  This session is for current 8th graders. More information will be going out to students soon.

Junior Junction
Monday, April 23rd
Students choose from two options: Clemson University or Gardner-Webb University

Clemson University Visit
Depart LCS at 6:00am and return at 6:00pm
The fee is $25.00 per student – paid through MPP, price includes lunch and motorcoach transportation.
Max spots available 112, first come first serve
(Students that normally ride the school bus will need to make alternate arrangements.)
This is a great opportunity to visit an out-of-state school!  

Gardner-Webb University Visit
Depart LCS at 8:00am and return at 2:00pm
This option is ideal for athletes with games on the 23rd or students that have work obligations.
The fee is $10.00 per student
Max spots 48, first come first serve

Junior Junction is a tradition at Lincoln Charter.  It serves as a marker in your high school career as you prepare to take the next step in your educational journey.  

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04.10.2018 Charter Chatter Denver Campus

Student Life
LCS Talent Show, Saturday, April 21st 7:00pm
Are you a singer?
A dancer?
A songwriter?
A comedian?
A musician?
A stunt performer?
Or do you just have a strange talent that no one knows about?

Show off your best talents, come audition for the LCS Talent Show! Auditions are open to all middle and high school students! If you are chosen to star in the show, you will perform for a live audience and compete with the most talented students our school has to offer.  

Auditions are on Thursday, April 12th and Friday, April 13th after school in the Multipurpose Room. If you would like to audition, just sign up for a time on the audition sign-up sheet in the Eagles Marketplace.

Summer Camp
Carowinds Discount Gold Season Pass
We are already looking ahead to summer….  
Lincoln Charter School has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount. You may purchase a Carowinds Gold Season Pass for only $92, approximately $20 in savings.  This option is open for all families to purchase.

This is a great option for our LCS Summer Day Camp campers.  Every Thursday for 8 weeks, the Denver Summer Day Camp program sends campers, rising 3rd thru 8th graders, and 9th thru 12th graders who serve as Counselors in Training, to Carowinds.  The Lincolnton Summer Day Camp (ages TBD) will also be traveling to Carowinds on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Deadline to purchase through MPP is Thursday, April 12th.  
After the deadline closes, you will receive a voucher to take with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

If you have questions about Carowinds passes, please contact Beth Harris.  If you have questions about Summer Camp, please contact Christina Williams.

PTO
Donuts with Dad (K-6th grade only)
Friday, April 27, 7:30am-8:15am, Lower Building 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 their day with some delicous donuts and quality time with their children, courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts and the PTO. We also need Moms to help with this event! If you are free either the evening before, or during/after the event to volunteer, please sign up using this form.

Track Attack 2018 Logo Contest Update
Track Attack logo contest voting will begin next week. Voting is open to all students, faculty and staff.

K-5 students/teachers will vote in their classrooms. Middleschool students/teachers, highschool students/teachers, and all other faculty/staff can vote online. A link will be provided next week.

Daytime Volunteers Needed – Kindergarten DIAL Screening
We are in need of several outgoing and willing parents to be greeters at our Kindergarten Dial screening for 2-hour increments on Wednesday, April 25th and Thursday, April 26th from 8am-4:30pm. The music room will be the waiting area for parents as they complete some limited paperwork, wait for their child to be called for testing, and wait for the parent/teacher conference post assessment. This is an opportunity to casually talk to new LCS parents about being a parent here and make them feel WELCOME! Click here to sign up.

Middle School Moments
8th grade Atlanta Trip
A special thanks to Mrs. Gauvreau, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Tranquilino and Ms. Antczak for making the Atlanta trip possible.  Their tireless effort and participation in the field trip allowed for a great experience for our 8th grade students.

7th grade Camp Weaver Trip
Our 7th grade trip was a huge success because of the parent chaperones that braved the great outdoors to bring a lasting memory for our students.  Thank you to: Mrs. Pierce, Mrs. Rabalais, Mr. Regdos, Mrs. Cannon, Mrs. Burr, Mrs. Spanbauer, Mrs. Deiulio, Mrs. Johnston, Mrs. Sondee, Mr. Marcukaitis, Mr. Lockey, Mr. Wrenn and Mr. Olson.

A very special thanks to our teachers: Mrs. Andrade, Mrs. Hawkins, Mrs. Noftsger and Dr. Parker for their efforts on the overnight trip.

MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
East Lincoln Community Center
$15.00 per student now through May 4th at 3:00pm on MPP – No tickets sold at the door
The MS Semi Formal is open to LCMS 7th and 8th grade Denver Campus students only.  Semi-formal attire is required; pants with shirt and tie, coats optional and semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top.  No jeans or shorts allowed.

8th Grade Kate’s Skates
Wednesday April 25th 9:00 – 2:00 pm
8th grade students will be presented with information pertaining to their upcoming promotion and transition to 9th grade.

High School Happenings
Prom 2018 The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City
$75.00 Ticket includes – available on MPP until April 27th at 3:00pm
Dinner and dancing, Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00pm

Guest are to check-in at the Prom Check-in station no later than 9:00pm. Guest arriving after 9:00 pm will not be permitted to enter Prom.  

Paint the Mile
Friday, April 27th
Registration for Paint the Mile is now available (registration is accessed through student’s school issued google account).  Leadership Institute sponsor’s this service event as a form of advocacy against domestic violence.  This is a color run and participating students are asked to wear a white t-shirt. The colors used in the run represent the 4 different groups that are victims of domestic violence; children, women, men and elderly.  Funds raised will benefit the The Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse 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 23rd.  

Junior Junction
Monday, April 23rd
Students choose from two options: Clemson University or Gardner-Webb University

Clemson University Visit
Depart LCS at 6:00am and return at 6:00pm
The fee is $25.00 per student – paid through MPP, price includes lunch and motorcoach transportation.
Max spots available 112, first come first serve
(Students that normally ride the school bus will need to make alternate arrangements.)
This is a great opportunity to visit an out-of-state school!  

Gardner-Webb University Visit
Depart LCS at 8:00am and return at 2:00pm
This option is ideal for athletes with games on the 23rd or students that have work obligations.
The fee is $10.00 per student
Max spots 48, first come first serve

Junior Junction is a tradition at Lincoln Charter.  It serves as a marker in your high school career as you prepare to take the next step in your educational journey.  

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03.27.2018 Charter Chatter Lincolnton Campus

Student Life
3 Days Left to Buy a Yearbook
Yearbooks for each level are on sale through Jostens now.  LCS produces three different yearbooks and you can order online at Jostens.com.  

March 30 will be the last day to purchase, and no extras will be printed for purchase later.  

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.  

Town Hall Meeting
The next town hall meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10th at 6:00 pm in our Multi-purpose Room.

Book Fair
The Book Fair is Coming!
Book Fair Flyer
Paw for Books  – April 16th – 20th in the Elementary Gym

Events
Monday 4/16 – Setup in the Morning and Preview after lunch – No Purchases Today
Tuesday 4/17 – Dudes Day – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Wednesday 4/18 – Moms Morning – Shop from 7:15 – 3:00
Thursday 4/19 – Join us for a show and shop as K-1 Presents “Frog and Toad” at 6:00pm, Elementary Gym
Friday 4/20 – Last day to shop! Shop from 8:00 – 12:00. Packup will begin at 12:00

Shop online from April 1st – 20th

Would you like to Volunteer at the fair? Click here

Remember your support of the Book Fair supports our library and classroom needs!

Coffee & Conversation
Thank you to all of the parents who attended the Elementary and Middle School Coffee & Conversations.  This week we have our final session – High School Coffee & Conversation. 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
Spring Break 2018
Friday is a half day with an 11:30am dismissal.  Enjoy your Spring Break! We return to classes on April 9th!

Athletics
12th Annual “Soar Invitational”
2018 Sports Boosters Golf Tournament
Friday March 30, 2018 – Westport Golf Club – 1:00 PM
$65/person, $250/team
Player and Sponsorship forms can be found in the Booster Section of the LCS website

Tournament Purpose: To support LCS Athletics and to provide the best experience possible to the student-athletes of Lincoln Charter.  To fund a Master Athletic complex including a field house, seating areas, concessions, lights, etc. Please email Daniel Schmitz if you are interested in sponsoring or playing in the tournament.

Summer Camp
We would like to welcome you to Lincoln Charter School Summer Camp 2018.  We would love to have your child or children in our camp this summer. We work hard to plan a super fun summer full of great activities. Our camp has multiple offerings, from a day camp full of exciting field trips and thrilling games, to fun filled enrichment programs. Click here for more information, including our 2018 Summer Camp Brochure!

Carowinds Discount Gold Season Pass
LCS has arranged for our families to enjoy the season at Carowinds at a discount. You may purchase a Carowinds Gold Season Pass for only $92, approximately $20 in savings.  This option is open for all families to purchase.

This is a great option for our LCS Summer Day Camp campers.  Every Thursday for 8 weeks, the Denver Summer Day Camp program sends campers, rising 3rd thru 8th graders, and 9th thru 12th graders who serve as Counselors in Training, to Carowinds.  The Lincolnton Summer Day Camp (ages TBD) will also be traveling to Carowinds on Thursdays throughout the summer.
Deadline to purchase through My Payment Plus is Thursday, April 12th.  
After the deadline closes, you will receive a voucher to take with you to the park to have your permanent ID card made.

PTO
Your PTO hopes you have a great holiday break.

Congratulations to all students who have made honor roll this quarter. PTO will do recognitions after spring break.

Thank you to those who have given feedback through meetings and our parent involvement calls. We will host  a day time call next. Please check the next Charter Chatter for confirmation.

Volunteer opportunities:
Spring Fling game help (May)
Talon Walk planning committee
Classroom supply tracking

Elementary Excitement
If anyone would like to donate some facial tissue of any brand (kleenex, etc) or paper plates to our elementary supply closet, please drop those items off in the elementary front office!  Thank you in advance for your help with this as we have already run out!

Library News
If any parent or family member would like to volunteer to help in the library we would love to have you!  Please email Abby Swengros to set up a time.  

Upcoming Events
3.27-Spring Pictures K-5
3.28-Elementary COLE competition, Report cards go home
3.29-5th grade field trip to Gaston College, Scheduled Fire Drill
3.30-Spring Parties 10-11 am, Early Dismissal at 11:30, no after school care. Last day to buy a
yearbook!
4.2-4.6-SPRING BREAK!

Middle School Moments
MS Semi Formal
Friday, May 11th 7:00 – 9:00 pm
MS/HS Multipurpose Room
$15.00 per student now through May 11th at 3:00pm on MPP – No tickets sold at the door

The MS Semi Formal is open to LCMS 7th and 8th grade Lincolnton Campus students only.  Semi-formal attire is required; pants with shirt and tie, coats optional and semi-formal dress or skirt and dressy top.  No jeans or shorts allowed.  

High School Happenings
Prom 2018
The Run for the Roses
May 5, 2018 7:00 – 11:00 pm, Hilton Charlotte Center City
$75.00 Ticket includes – available on MPP
Dinner and dancing, Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00pm
Guest are to check-in at the Prom Check-in station no later than 9:00pm. Guest arriving after 9:00 pm will not be permitted to enter Prom.  

High School Info Session
Mark your calendars on Thursday, April 19th for 6:30 pm for our High School Information Session. This session is for current 8th graders. More information will be going out to students soon.

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