CSA Lincoln Newsletter

April15th, 2016


Happy Friday! What a beautiful afternoon!

Beautiful weather= Husky Gram winners go to Dairy Queen with Mr. Findley!

I wanted to get a few dates in front of you as we plan for the end of the school year.

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 23rd @ 1:30 p.m. CSA Lincoln Gym

6th grade Send-Off

Tuesday, May 24th @ 9:00 a.m. CSA Lincoln Gym

Move Up day

Tuesday, May 24th @ 1:30 p.m.

Grades K-5 will move up to meet their 2016-2017 teacher.

Field Day

Wednesday, May 25th All day at Donner Park. Parents and buses will drop students off at Donner Park. More details to come later.

Have a great weekend!


ISTEP Part 2 starts on Tuesday, April 21st. We will do ISTEP testing on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Please make sure you have your student at school on time.

Thank you!

Blue/Colts Friday

Next Friday will be Blue/Colts Friday as we are having the Colts Camp for grades 2nd-5th. Students are encouraged to wear blue or their favorite Indianapolis Colts gear!

Planning for 2016-2017

This is the time of the year when schools began posting open job positions. Our Continous Improvement Council (CIC), which consists of teachers, teaching assistants, two parents and myself will begin reviewing applications and interviewing candidates in a few weeks. This year we have four teaching positions that we will be filling. As you know Mrs. Spear is retiring at the end of the school year. Mrs. Kean left to take a Literacy Coach position at IPS and another teacher is leaving to pursue opportunities at another school district.

I am both happy and sad to announce that Mrs. Delaney George is being promoted to BCSC Admin to work as an Instructional Coach. When Dr. Hack asked my opinion of Delaney, I said that this would be a huge loss for CSA Lincoln, but a big gain for all BCSC students. When I'm at the BCSC admin office, we often joke about how CSA Lincoln is a pipeline to district administration positions (Phillips, Zimmerman, Putnam and now George). All joking aside, that's because of the quality of people we have at CSA Lincoln. They embody the same high expectations we hold our students too and are seen as leaders both in the classroom and at the district level.

I've already reviewed several applications and am pleased with the quality of candidates who are applying. I'll be sure to keep you posted as we work through this process. Again, please join me in congratulating Delaney on her promotion!

Set Design Team

This information has been announced to students. If you think this is something they might be interested in, please encourage them to talk with Miss Morrow!

"Do you like designing, building, and being creative?? Then you should join the Set Design Team for this year’s production of McQuadle: A Dragon’s Tale. We will be designing, planning and creating all of the set pieces for this production! This group is open to 3rd - 6th graders. For more information or to get a permission slip talk to your teacher or Miss Morrow!"

Thursday, April 21 3:15-4:30

Thursday, April 28 3:15-5:30

Monday, May 2 3:15-5:30

Tuesday, May 3 3:15-5:30


Thursday, May 5 3:15-5:30

Growth Mindset for students - Episode 5/5

Water Bottle Collection

3rd & 4th grade are asking for you to send in your empty water bottles for an upcoming project. Large or small are welcome!

Elementary Band Concert-April 16th

Please see this flyer for details concerning the 2016 BCSC Band Spectacular!

Project Updates

  • Our Kindergarten classes are continuing to learn about insects. They have praying mantis egg cases in between their classrooms and are waiting for them to hatch out tiny mantises. They are thinking of ways they can educate others about insects.
  • First grade started their final project of the year, "Helping Our Helpers". They are helping senior adults in our community in a variety of ways. They watched a presentation from Leah Boas of the Mill Race Center on ways they can help.
  • Second graders are on their final stages of their Genius Hour projects. They are completing their research paper, putting together their presentation and are finalizing their speech. The final presentations will take place on April 19th and 21st in the Red Room at the Bartholomew County Public Library.
  • Third graders are collecting empty water bottles for their upcoming Urban Design Project.
  • Fourth graders have begun working on their next project, the Big Blue Football Camp coming to CSA Lincoln next Friday. Permission waivers should have gone home with your students. Please return those as soon as possible. This event is open to students in 2nd-5th grade.
  • Fifth graders are working on there "Here in the U.S.A." Project. They have each got their own states and are learning interesting facts and what makes that state desirable to visit.
  • Sixth grade students are working in groups for their "Helping Disasters" project. They have teamed up with their community partners and are working with them on ways they can help.

CSA Central Open House

Open House for incoming seventh grade Columbus Signature Academy Students-Central Campus has been changed from Thursday, April 14th to Tuesday, July 26th-3:30-5:00. Detail agenda items for 7/26 will be mailed to parents later this spring. Again, CSA-Central is Tuesday, July 26th from 3:30-5:00.

Bus Safety

Please be careful and use the crosswalks when exiting the campus with your student. Over the past couple of weeks we have had a few parents dart between buses with their student to cross the street. Because of the recent bus tragedy, drivers must now shut off their buses when loading/unloading students. Several of our bus drivers have still voiced concerns about being unable to see between the buses.

While a minor inconvenience, please utilize the crosswalks and crossing guards.

Safety first!

Vegetarian Options for Lunch

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Get connected with Remind 101

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Students who are seen being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, or a PEACEMAKER earn Husky Grams. The following students were caught following our school-wide expectations during the first two weeks and earned a reward!

Grady Carman

Joel Martin

Araceli Ayala

Josalin Resendiz

Sam Knulf

Ryan Moore

Agustin Ayala

Mrs. George