CSA Lincoln Newsletter

April 13th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Thursday!

A short week, but it has been busy with lots going on!

  • Medieval Fair- The 6th graders wrapped up their project yesterday afternoon. I was thoroughly impressed with how well the students knew the material and they definitely looked the part. Miss Cook took quite a few pictures and you can click the button to access them. This was the culminating event for a project that included, Larks (people who dress up in medieval gear and battle), giving a demonstration in our gym last week. At that event, we received an official document that stated CSA Lincoln would be protected for one year by the clan. So we've got that going for us.
  • Prosthetic Prototype Challenge- The 5th graders presented their prosthetic limb prototypes in the gym this afternoon for students, visitors and representatives of Columbus Regional Hospital. The CRH team used the rubric developed by the students to judge the prosthetics. The winners are pictured below!
  • I was approached by some very eager 2nd grade students (pictured) about a project to support homeless children. This was not a class project, rather something that they were passionate about and decided to do something about it. They shared their PowerPoint presentation and will be selling popsicles at lunch later this month to raise money for an orphanage. You can view their presentation here. Emily, Lyra, Abby, Willow, Gigi and Braeili are great examples of self-motivated learners (pictured). I'm very proud of them!
  • ISTEP starts next Tuesday for grades 3-6. We are continuing with the prize wheel and to make it a little more fun are adding some theme days. Please see the below schedule for dress up days.
  • We had a Kindergarten Egg-tastic Parade this afternoon! You can watch it below!
  • A group of teachers and PTO members from Paragon Elementary School spent the day at CSA Lincoln to learn about PBL.

Have a great long weekend!



Please note the dates for ISTEP Part 2 testing. It is really important that our students are here on these days so they don't miss out on class activities to do makeups. Please also try to plan doctor appointments in the afternoon on these dates. We try to complete all testing in the morning.

Grades 3-6: April 18-21 (T-Fri), April 25-27 (T-TH)

ISTEP Theme Days

Tuesday (4/18)- Red- We are REaDy for ISTEP!

Wednesday (4/19)- Neon- Our students are so bright!

Thursday (4/20)- Work Out Day- Day 3 of testing. Starting to work up a sweat, but we've got this!

Friday (4/21)- Jersey Day- Tackle, dunk, score, (insert sports analogy here) on ISTEP!

Tuesday (4/25)- Dress to Impress- All dressed up and ready to go!

Wednesday (4/26)- Farmer Day- Time to Git Er Done!

Thursday (4/27)- Ninja/Kung Fu/Karate- Time to finish off ISTEP!

Friday (4/28)- Zombie Day- Testing is over. We made it...or did we?

Overall Winner-Prosthetic Prototype Challenge

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Best Prosthetic

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Kindergarten Egg-tastic Parade

4th Quarter Passions (Grades 3-6)

Food & Drink From Around the World- Mr. Sterling

Card Games- Miss Fenske

Shrinky Dinks- Miss Moore

Minute to Win it- Mrs. Biehle

Spring Activities- Miss Manuel

Everything is Awesome (Legos)- Mr. Wright

Superhero Myths and Legends- Mr. Shipley

Exercise Design- Miss Cook

Task Box Design- Mrs. Shaw

Point of View- Mrs. Goggin

Spring Crafts- Mrs. Blackerby

Photography- Mr. Kohne

Discover Downtown- Mrs. Thompson & Mrs. Netser

Devour Downtown- Mr. Findley & Mrs. Scarbrough

Husky Gram Winners

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 week and earned a reward!

Zane Schlaudroff

Graham Wheeler

Emily Vogel

Lillianna Smith

Marley Ochs

Samantha Bland

Conrad Eggers

Maxwell Aldrich

Kamron Robertson

Lillian Gray

Calla Myers

Ethan Hall

Julian Forney

Ethan Knoef

Girls on the Run! Spring Session!

You can find the flyer here.

PTO Update

Upcoming PTO Events:

Star Wars Bowling - May 4th

37th Annual Elementary School Fitness Run- May 13th, 2017

The 37th Annual Elementary School Fitness Fun Run will be held at Mill Race Park on Saturday, May 13, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The run is hosted by the Columbus Running Club and is open to ALL elementary school students in Bartholomew AND surrounding counties.

Flyer about registration can be found here.


• Preschool & Kindergarten – 1⁄4 mile

• 1st & 2nd Grade – 1⁄2 mile

• 3rd & 4th Grade – 1 mile

• 5th & 6th Grade – 1 mile

Please share The Linden Project #celebratecolumbus video on Facebook!

BCSC Pre-K Applications

Our BCSC Pre-K Program is now accepting applications. Children must be 4 years old on or before August 1st, 2017. The application process will remain open, but we will start filling classroom rosters in March. The application can be found on the BCSC homepage. The direct link is, http://www.bcsc.k12.in.us//cms/module/selectsurvey/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=1050. For more information, please feel free to contact us at 812-376-4569.


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Project Updates

Kindergarten (Updated)

First Grade (Updated)

Second Grade (Updated)

Third Grade (Updated)

Fourth Grade (Updated)

Fifth Grade (Updated)

Sixth Grade (Updated)

CSA Lincoln now on Instagram!

You can now follow school events, photos, and updates on Instagram! Search for CSA_Lincoln and follow us. As a magnet school, it is important to promote all the wonderful things that are happening at our school. Please help us spread the word! #CSAL
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