3.10.2020 - Charter Chatter Denver

Student Life

LCS School Board Nominations and Election

It is time to begin planning for our next year at Lincoln Charter, which means school board nominations and election.  The selection process for new board members will soon begin and we need you! Please consider serving as a leader on the school board.  Each year we strive to present a slate of people who possess various talents and skills that compliment each other to create a dynamic board of directors.  We need people with insight and ideas to ensure steady progress into the future by keeping with Lincoln Charter’s vision and mission. This is a continuous process that requires evaluation and implementation of strategies by its leaders, faculty and administrators. Please consider those willing to give of their time and talents to keep LCS a sought after place for children to receive an outstanding education. School Board elections will be held in May via electronic format. Below are some guidelines for your consideration for nominating prospective members for our Board of Directors.  The LCS website gives an in-depth description of Board operational goals, legal status, powers and responsibilities, authority, liability and other qualifications of board members.

 

Attributes of an Excellent Board Member

Unselfish Agenda:  Someone with a flexible mindset, who is respectful of others while demonstrating mature, responsible, and logical reasoning skills, which creates an atmosphere that facilitates progress for all children.  A board member represents all 2,000+ students. He/she does not represent an individual student, class, school division, campus, or special interest. Each board member must adhere to a strict conflict of interest policy.

 

Team Player:  Board members must work well with others toward achieving a common goal. Understanding that LCS is multiple campuses existing as one school with one spirit is critical. Concurrently, board members need to understand that each campus has somewhat different needs, and that decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for the school as a whole.

 

Leadership:  A board member should be a community leader, and/or someone who volunteers his or her time to benefit one’s local church, neighborhood, charity, or non-profit organization.

 

Time Commitment:  Members are charged with a serious responsibility.  They are not merely a hierarchical group who meets once per month to vote on a line-item agenda.  Board members are expected to be at all monthly meetings which last from 1-2 hours, and meet every 4th Monday of the month.

 

Volunteer:  Members are expected to contribute several hours per month outside of the regularly scheduled meeting toward the benefit of LCS.  This includes committee leadership or other school-wide volunteer opportunities. Our directors should be the most dedicated and participating members of the LCS family, leading by example.

 

Donor:  Board members are the leaders who steer Lincoln Charter towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure Lincoln Charter has adequate resources to advance our mission.  Excellent School Board members will financially donate to the school (as they are able), they will understand the LCS fundraising plan, they will help to show appreciation for donors, they may work to identify potential donors, and they will be strong advocates for Lincoln Charter.

 

Please consider a nomination for a Lincoln Charter Board member, or for serving on a committee.  It is a rewarding experience! The LCS School Board nominating committee is now accepting nominations for the two parent-elected positions on the 2020-2021 School Board. If you would like to nominate someone, or if you would like to self nominate, please email us.

 

Please contact the school board via email with any questions you may have.

 

Say Something

Lincoln Charter School is participating in the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System.  All MS & HS students at both campuses have been trained. This is in compliance with NC State Law and is part of the Sandy Hook Promise.  For more details please view the letter, here.  

 

Yearbook Deadline Extended

Yearbooks are back on sale! To accommodate families who missed the deadline to buy a book, Herff Jones, our new yearbook company, has allowed us to reopen sales. Please follow the appropriate link below to purchase yours:

Elementary (k-5)

Middle (6-8)

High (9-12)

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.

 

Deadline Approaching for Elementary and Middle School Ads

This year, yearbook “shout outs”  are open to both parents and businesses until March 27th.  LCS is offering 1/8 page ads at one super-affordable price for elementary and middle school parents; see the flyer for details on ordering. Business ads may be purchased in any size; please contact Mrs. Helms for more information.  

 

Academics

Calendar

March 11 - Half Day/End of the 3rd quarter, students dismissed at 11:30 am

March 12 & 13 - No school for students, teacher workday/professional development

 

Half Day After School Care 

Wednesday, March 11, is a half day.  After school care will run from 11:30 a.m to 6:00 pm and is available to K-8th grade students.  Please follow this link for more information.

 

Athletics

14th Annual LCS Sports Booster’s “Soar Invitational”

Golf Tournament to support and benefit LCS Athletics

Friday, April 10, 2020

Westport Golf Club - Denver, NC

1:00 pm Shotgun start

$65/player or $250/team

All player registration and payment is due by Friday, April 3, 2020 

Player Form Sponsorship Form

 

Forever An Eagle - Mia Stokes

In February, Lincoln Charter lost one of its own, Mia Stokes (class of 2019). Mia, her twin sister Mallory (class of 2019) and brother Matt (class of 2017) all lived the Lincoln Charter Experience.  The Stokes family spent many hours at softball, baseball, and basketball games and supported all things Lincoln Charter. Mia made a big impact on the Lincoln Charter community and we will honor her on March 20th.  

 

The LCS Softball team will take on Bessemer City High School on 3/20. Both teams will wear Forever an Eagle jerseys to honor and remember Mia. The jerseys worn will be available for purchase through MPP as a fundraiser to fund a scholarship that will honor Mia.  The scholarship is being set up by the school and scholarship details will be released soon. All of the gate money from the night will be applied to the scholarship fund. We ask that all attendees wear a Mia Stokes memorial shirt or jersey on the 20th.

 

Forever An Eagle Game Night Schedule

Varsity Soccer- 5:00 pm

Varsity Softball- 6:00 pm

Varsity Baseball- 7:00 pm

 

Heart of a Champion

May 16, 2020 

Atrium Health is offering FREE sports physicals to high school (grades 9-12) student-athletes.  Free transportation will be provided to the event. Student-athletes will be provided with orthopedic, nutrition and general wellness assessments by a team of expert providers.  They will also receive heart screenings, not offered at routine athletic physicals, to detect health risks before they become issues.

 

Online registration is from April 1 through May 8

 

Engaged Eagles

Volunteer Opportunities on Sign Up Genius: Volunteer Now. This link will take you to the full list.

“Log Your Time” for extra volunteer activities: Log Your Time

Contact your Volunteer/ Events Coordinator, Brenda DeYoe

 

PTO

Morning with Mom (K-6th grade only)

Friday, March 20, 7:30 am onwards, ES Multipurpose Room

All K-6 Moms are invited to attend our Morning with Mom event with their K-6 student(s). Start your day off with light refreshments and quality time with your children, courtesy of the PTO. All children must be supervised by an adult and remain supervised during the event. We are asking for some Dads to help with setup, serving, and cleanup. More details about a volunteer sign-up form to follow. Please park at the Rescue Park and use designated crosswalks.

 

Teacher Breakfast - March 11th

March’s Teacher Breakfast is tomorrow morning. This event will be catered by Chillin and Grillin in Denver. Thank you to Hope Elliot, Director of Hospitality who helps make this such a success. 

 

PTO Board Nominations (2020-2021)

We are still in need for volunteers for several of our PTO positions. The PTO organizes student and family events, teacher breakfasts, honor roll rewards, provides teacher & club grants, funds school projects, and handles fundraising on its own. These activities will not continue without a Board to make it happen.

 

We have positions for all levels of availability so don't be afraid to email us and see where you may be a good fit. A description of all the roles in the PTO can be found here

 

Summer Camps

Sport and Scholar Camp Summary 

for week 1, June 1-5

 

Deadlines for Week 1

Math Standardized - Deadline to register is May 25th at 11:59PM (Rising 9-11, Denver Campus)

HS Volleyball - Deadline to register is May 31st at 11:59PM (Rising 9-12, Denver Campus)

MS Volleyball  - Deadline to register is May 31st at 11:59PM (Rising 6-8, Denver Campus)

Seitz’s Elementary Sports Camp - Deadline to register is May 31st at 11:59PM (Rising 1-6, Denver Campus)

 

View the 2020 LCS Summer Camp Brochure for more details including information on how to register with your My Payment Plus (MPP) account and upcoming Sport and Scholar Camps. 

 

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Campers will need to register online using your My Payments Plus (MPP) account.  Please click on the Summer Camp link, and 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.  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 email summercamp@lincolncharter.org if you have any questions concerning Summer Camp. 

 

Middle School Moments

Elective Offerings

Rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be coming home with forms to sign up for next year’s MS electives.  Please go over the options with your student and sign the form before having your student return the form to their homeroom teacher.

 

Camp Weaver Information Night

Wednesday, March 25 6:00

HS Multi-Purpose Room

The meeting will pertain directly to the information needed to prepare for the 7th grade overnight trip to Camp Weaver.  Following the main meeting, there will be a meeting for all chaperones going on the trip.

 

Atlanta Information Night

Wednesday, April 1 6:00

HS Multi-Purpose Room

This meeting will pertain directly to the information needed to prepare for the 8th grade overnight trip to Atlanta. Rooming assignments will be distributed after the meeting.

 

MS MAP Testing

April 1-2, 2020

 

Rising 9th Grade - Kate’s Skates

April 9, 2020

This trip is designed for rising 9th grade students to meet with HS counselors to schedule courses for next year.  This trip will not be at any cost to students or families.

 

MS Semi Formal

Friday, May 8th

7:00 PM

Machado Gymnasium

More details and payment options to follow

 

MS End-of-Grade Exams

ELA 6th,7th,8th - Monday May 11

Math 6th,7th,8th - Tuesday May 12

Science 8th - Thursday May 14

Math 1 (8th) - Monday May 18

 

High School Happenings

Water Walk

Thursday, March 19th - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

3.5 hours of LSE Service time

$20 per student (includes a shirt)

Open to students in grades 9-12

 

Each year the Leadership Institute sponsors Water Walk, an initiative focused on the Global Water Crisis. The initiative is an awareness and advocacy event that culminates with a service experience. 

 

During this event, students will study the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6.  Students will discuss the significance of clean water and sanitation for all. The event will include an off-campus experience at the Duke Energy Explorium.

 

Students participating are to report to the designated check-in area at 11:30.  (Participants should eat lunch from 11:00-11:30). The welcome and opening will take place at the Rescue Squad Park Pavilion.  Students will load buses from there and travel to Duke Energy. Students will return to campus by 2:55 pm.  

 

Students need to dress according to the weather.  They also need to bring an empty milk jug or container to transport water.

 

The cost to participate is $20 per student and includes a T-shirt.  Once you complete this form you will be invoiced through MPP and must pay the fee prior to attending the event.  The fee directly supports the purchase of water filters for families in Guatemala, which are distributed by Habitat for Humanity of Guatemala.  The filter provides families with clean safe water for two years! Most areas of Guatemala have plenty of water, it is just not safe to drink! You can make a direct impact on someone's life.  

 

This event does have a maximum capacity of 120 students.  Students have all been sent a link to register for the event.

 

Junior Junction II

Juniors, mark your calendar for Friday, April 10th

All juniors will participate in part 2 of Junior Junction with Academic Counselors. Look for an email with more details coming soon.

 

Class of 2020 Cap and Gown Photos

Friday, April 10th

All seniors will report to Machado Gym on Friday, April 10th for the Class of 2020 Photo and optional Cap and Gown Photos.  Tickets for Commencement will also be released on this day. Please review the Class of 2020 Senior Info presentation for further details. 

 

Class of 2020 Scholarships

All LCS and affiliate scholarships are due on April 10th at noon. Please review the Class of 2020 Senior Info presentation for further details. 

 

PROM 2020

A Roaring Good Time

April 4, 2020 7:00 - 11:00 pm

Charlotte Marriott Center City

 

$80.00 per LCHS Student

$95.00 per non-LCHS Guest

Tickets available on Eventbrite.com until March 20th at 3:00 pm

Prom is open to 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students

Click here for more information

 

Community News

Junior Cotillion

The National League of Junior Cotillion is the nation's only organization that extensively trains and licenses directors to establish local cotillion programs for students. Cotillion teaches both modern etiquette and social dance. Topics include: shaking hands, first impressions, dining etiquette, electronic etiquette, table manners, sportsmanship, character education and many more life skills. With hundreds of NLJC chapters across the nation, class sizes are expanding and interest is continuing to grow. Through a program that builds self-confidence and character, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on our young people by helping them become today's leader. Programs have expanded from 1st-9th grade!

 

Your local chapter now has open registration for the 2020-2021 season.  You are welcome to attend the parent reception March 29th from 2-3pm at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church.  You can reach out to Mrs. Dana Bean, Director at 704.530.4919 or email for questions. Visit the website or

 like the Facebook page @GreaterWestlakeDenverCotillion.

 

Host Families Needed

Short and long term host families are needed for exchange students from Spain.  If interested, please contact Melissa Pinto for more details at 704-961-8755.