3.10.2020 Charter Chatter Lincolnton

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.  

 

PTO Board Nominations 

Are you looking to take a more active role at our school? Being a part of the PTO Board is a great way to do it! We have positions for many levels of service available. Don’t be afraid to inquire and see what may be a good fit. Nominations can be made using the nomination form below or through paper ballots found in the Elementary and MS/HS Front Offices. If you have any questions, please email Heather Guffey or Lauryn Fletcher. Nominations are open now until April 10th.

 

PTO Nomination Form 2029-2021

PTO Job Descriptions

 

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; After School Care will be open

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

 

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

Elementary: Art Show, Spring Portraits, Monthly Teacher LunchUsed Uniform Sales team
“Log Your Time” for extra volunteer activities: Log Your Time
Contact your Volunteer/ Events Coordinator, Brenda DeYoe

PTO

Be in the know with PTO!  Thank you to everyone who joined us for spirit night at Chick Fil A. We raised $307 that night!  

 

Used Uniform Committee 

PTO is currently looking to create a used uniform committee!  We have so many items that need sorted and sold. This is a great opportunity for our LCS community and we would love to have you help. If you are interested, please check out our sign-up.

 

Teacher Appreciation Week 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8.  Look for information coming soon!

 

March Teacher Appreciation
We are serving breakfast to our staff on March 11th, which is a half day.  If you would like to sign up to bring something, please check out our sign-up genius. Casseroles need to be brought by 7:15 AM and delivered to the MS/HS office. If you need to bring your casserole the night before, please email Kelly Calderon.

PTO-FUNdraising
Ingles Tools for Schools: If you haven't had a chance, please go online and link/re-link your Ingles Advantage card to Lincoln Charter School
Box Tops:  There is now a new way to “box top”.  Instead of spending hours clipping, you can simply scan your receipts in the new Box Top App! We are currently still accepting clipped Box Tops as they are still phasing out.  You can turn those into your homeroom teacher. Android App  Apple App

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. 

 

Elementary Excitement

Upcoming Elementary Events

 

Kids Heart Challenge

Thank you for your continued support of the Kids Heart Challenge. Visit our school page for updated information on our fundraising efforts!  

 

Parents, there are tons of great resources located in the Parent’s Corner of the Kids Heart Challenge website.  Some topics covered include stress management, youth tobacco use prevention, heart health, healthy eating, and physical activity. Please check out these resources and share the information with your children to help reinforce what we are learning in PE.  

 

Middle School Moments

7th Grade Overnight Trip to Camp Weaver and UNC-Chapel Hill

There will be a quick info session on March 24th at 6:00pm to review details of the trip and answer questions you may have. Trip info can be found in the link below.

7th grade Camp Weaver Trip Information and Forms

 

8th Grade Overnight Trip to Atlanta

There will be a quick info session on March 24th at 7:00pm to review details of the trip and answer questions you may have. Trip info can be found in the link below.

8th grade Atlanta Trip Information and Forms

 

High School Happenings

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

 

Senior Meeting
Class of 2020 will have a meeting with Ms. Kelly on Tuesday, March 24th during homeroom to go over details for the remainder of the year. All seniors are required to attend the meeting.  Be sure you are viewing the Class of 2020 presentation you were shared on at the beginning of the year for scholarship opportunities and the senior address; submissions are due April 10th. 

 

Summer 2020 Opportunities
If you are interested in academic opportunities this summer, please view the google doc linked below for information on different university level programs being offered.
Summer 2020 Opportunities 

Community News

Military Makeover With Montel

A Lincolnton Army veteran couple have been chosen to receive a completely transformed home on the upcoming season of the Lifetime network's Military Makeover show hosted by talk show legend Montel Williams.

They are still in need of volunteers to wrap up the project!