CSA Lincoln Newsletter
May 13th, 2016
PRINCIPAL'S NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
I'm quickly learning how busy life in an elementary school is the last few weeks. Between walking field trips, off-site lunch rewards, project work time, and presentations, CSA Lincoln has definitely been a school on the move. A special thank you to all who have volunteered!
- Field Day permission slips were due today. If you have not turned it in yet, Monday is your day!
- Below is a profile of our newest husky, Karen Biehle (4th grade)!
- We are conducting 2nd round interviews on two second grade candidates this afternoon.
- Next Thursday and Friday is the 6th grade Chicago Trip, so the newsletter may be delayed until the weekend. I will be in contact with Miss Sparks if you need anything. I'll be posting pictures on our Twitter account @csaprincipal.
- Today is Leesa Koopman's last day. She accepted a position to work at the new Cummins LiveWell Center, which will give her an opportunity to teach and explore different aspects of her expertise. Kera Helwig, who has worked within BCSC as a substitute nurse, will be her replacement for the remainder of the school year. A committee interviewed two very strong candidates on Monday and will hopefully be securing one of them for the start of next year. Once that is finalized, I will share details.
- This was the last week for Passions and I am going to miss our Bike Around Columbus group. Today our trip was just under 6 miles! We had some tired legs on the way back!
- Be sure to check out the video clip below from Mr. Shipley's Film Club Passion. You won't be disappointed!
New Husky: Mrs. Karen Biehle
Hello! My name is Karen Biehle and I am excited to begin my 10th year of teaching with a new start at CSA Lincoln. I grew up in Greenwood, Indiana and graduated from Franklin College is 2005. I have taught first grade for the past nine years.
My husband and I have two daughters named McKenna (4) and Gretchen (almost 2). I enjoy spending time outside, playing with my daughters, sewing, and reading. I am ready for a great school year!
Mr. Findley's notes: Karen's experience will be a tremendous addition to our staff. When I talked with her current principal, he admitted that he was still trying to talk her out of the move. She is very organized, enthusiastic, and presented a great PBL project. Karen and her family live in Columbus. Miss Deyerling has known Karen for many years and described her as "a fun and positive person to be around". Mr. Shipley also knows Karen and is thrilled we were able to steal her away. We are excited she wanted to join our team! She will be taking time off work to attend our "Move Up" day and meet her new class!
Food for thought: This will be my first time making pancakes. Pun intended!
Growth-Model Report Card Training
Miss Morgan Manuel (3rd grade) joined us for GMRC training this past Tuesday. Mr. Wright and Miss Manuel were able to spend the afternoon together and start planning for next year!
Gettting ahead in 5th grade
Miss Megan Fenske was here two days this week in an effort to get ahead. We secured a sub for a half day so that Mr. Sterling and Megan could plan on Wednesday afternoon. She also came back today and was introduced at the Town Hall Meeting!
Growth-Model Report Card Training
Gettting ahead in 5th grade
Lost and Found
Foundation For Youth
Save the Date!
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.
Wednesday, May 25th All day at Donner Park. Parents and buses will drop students off at Donner Park. More details to come later.
- Our Kindergarten classes are continuing to learn about insects for their Hands Helping Antennas project. They are working with first grade on their next project.
- First grade are starting work on a final project where they are helping plant a community garden.
- Second graders have been working hard on their project, Money Smart. They ran their own business, "Husky Theater" today, where they gave tickets to Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers and students could earn their spots watching the movie by demonstrating school expectations. They sold concessions to earn money that they are going to decide how to spend, share and save, as a class.
- Third graders began work on their Urban Design Project this week. Mr. Wright's class took their trip to IUCA+D and made their part of the "Wish Sculpture" The big reveal of the final project will be next week at City Hall.
- Fourth grade classes worked at IUCA+D this week and made their part of the "Wish Sculpture". The sculpture is made of recycled bottles filled with paper wishes from students at CSA Lincoln.
- Fifth grade is working on their Here in the USA Project. Mrs. Eickmeyer of Sunny Aspirations Travel came in and shared with the students about traveling and the exciting things to do in the USA.
- Sixth graders finished sorting their donations for their community partners for the last project, A Catalyst for Change. The donations are heading out to support organizations that help our community in times of disaster and crisis.
BCSC Summer Feeding Sites
Central Middle School-Announcements for 6th grade students
If you are interested in participating in sports for Central Middle School next year, here are some important dates coming up soon:
Open Facility @ CMS Football Field - May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5:30-6:30
Football Call-Out Meeting - May 11th @ 600-6:45 in CMS Grey Box Auditorium
Open Facility @ Donner Tennis Courts - May 3 from 5:00-6:30
Boys Basketball -
Open Gyms - April 28, May 5, May 12 from 6:00-7:00 in CMS Main Gym
Girls Basketball -
Open Gyms - April 29, May 6 from 6:00-7:00 in CMS Main Gym
Cross Country -
Cross Country Call Out Meeting - May 18th from 5:30-6:00 in CMS Cafeteria
CSA Central Open House
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HUSKY GRAM DRAWING WINNERS
Here are a few of the 2nd graders who presented at the Bartholomew County Library this week.