Oct. 23, 2021
Justice. Temperance. Prudence. FORTITUDE. 

The late poet, author, and activist, Maya Angelou once wrote that “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage [one] can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”
Fortitude is that power that we use to will ourselves to do what is right. It can be exercised in a multitude of ways:
Sometimes, it is demonstrated by simply saying, “Thank you” or “I’m sorry.”
Sometimes, it is practiced by standing up to those who do something mean.
Sometimes, it is manifested by the giving up of one’s life.
Life is full of adversity, and it is the power of fortitude that makes it possible for us to face adversity. Like all of the virtues, the power of fortitude is strengthened through practice. 
Please take the time this week to discuss the virtue of fortitude with your child. Ask them about their struggles and challenges and strategize with them how they might face their adversity with courage and hope! 
Happy to be a ZERO!
Our Covid numbers continue to decline. Currently, to our knowledge, we sit at ZERO!
This is a great place to be. We must continue our good work of the 3 W’s, Wearing our masks properly while in school, Waiting 3ft apart, and Washing our hands frequently. Not only will this help ward off the big, bad Covid-19 virus, but it will also help ward off the cold and flu during this upcoming season! 
Vote for October's Teacher of the Month:
Parents, this is your last chance to vote for the teacher whom you feel deserves the recognition of Teacher of the Month. Last month’s recipient of this honor was January Howell.

Who will be this month’s honored teacher?
The voting is live, so please take a moment to complete this Google form to cast your vote.
  • Oct. 25-29: Elementary K-5: Red Ribbon Week
  • Thursday, Oct. 28: 4:30-6 pmRead and Treat” FAMILY Night for K-5 students and families
  • Thursday, Oct 28: Team Sports Photos at 1:30 pm (Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country, and Basketball)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9: LLCA PTO meeting, 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10: Veterans Day Event at school
  • Thursday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day, No school for students or staff
  • Friday, Nov. 12: Teacher Workday - No School for students
Kindergarten & Elementary Update:            
Red Ribbon Week Begins Monday for Grades K-5
Families Invited to Join the fun Thursday night with
"Read & Treat"

Good Day Sunshine!
K-5 Students Visit Chimney Rock Park
Our Second and 3rd-grade students visited Chimney Rock Park this week. Pictured above is Ms. Dawkins's class. Following the trip, Ms. Massey's 3rd-grade class wrote notes of appreciation to Park staff.
This Monday, our partnership with Mountain Roots continues. Kindergarten and 1st-grade students will participate in outdoor 'on-campus' activities, while 4th and 5th graders get their turn to visit Chimney Rock Park.
New SAVE Promise Club Begins

Our SAVE Promise Club kicked off this past Wednesday on National Save Day.
SAVE stands for Students Against Violence Everywhere.
The SAVE promise club is a student-led group and helps educate youth on the Sandy Hook Promise, Know the Signs program.
LLCA's SAVE Promise club will provide awareness opportunities to the entire school and promote an inclusive, engaging and encouraging environment.
Upcoming Middle School Dates:
October 25th - 29th, 2021 - Make-Up Testing for NC Check-In #1 - Math. Reading and Science

October 29th, The 6th Grade will receive their special Field Day! Thanks to all of our families who are using PowerSchool as well as CANVAS to communicate with their teachers!
Sixth Grade Class Learns all About Endangered & Protected Animals at the WNC Nature Center
Our Sixth Graders made a very special trip to the WNC Nature Center this week. The Nature Center is home to 60 species of wildlife that live or have lived in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Most of the animals there have been permanently injured or have been imprinted, meaning they have no fear of humans and never learned the skills they would need to survive in the wild.
Others have never known a life in the wild or are endangered species that are part of the Special Survival Plan, a breeding and management plan developed by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure that we have a sustained population of endangered animals and can conserve them for future generations.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 - United States Army SSgt. Wyatt will be on campus during the HS advisory period to meet with students who wish to learn more about Army ROTC and career opportunities.

Friday, November 5 - UNC-Asheville admissions counselor Sarah Mohr will meet with interested HS students during advisory.

Monday, November 8 - UNC-Greensboro admissions counselor Korin Norton will hold a virtual meeting with interested HS students during advisory.

Tuesday, November 9 - Career and College Promise Liaison Summer Byers will be on campus from Isothermal Community College to meet with any students NEW to the CCP program or who are interested in taking dual enrollment courses through ICC.

From the Athletic Front
Boys' Soccer and JV volleyball have both wrapped up their seasons after first-round victories in the playoffs.  

Basketball practice is now underway for JV girls and boys and varsity girls and boys. 
Opening night is November 4th at Community Christian Academy with the first home games tipping off at 4 pm against Pinnacle on November 9th.
Our Mission:
To provide an educational community with high academic and character expectations, creating life-long learners. 

Our Vision: 
To partner with community resources supporting a culture of mutual respect and academic excellence that reflects high quality and relevant instruction and produces college and/or career-ready graduates.
Visit us online at llcharter.org