CSA Lincoln Newsletter

January 20th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

  • I've included a picture of Mrs. Brill, a monkey, Elise and Emmie Brooks. Many of you know of Emmie's struggles with a serious illness. Emmie's mom shared with me recently that she won't have to undergo chemo and outside of scans every three months, things look really positive for her! The monkey is part of a program called Monkey in My Chair. The monkey, also named Emmie, attends school when Emmie is unable to due to doctor's visits. Students take her to the library, PE, lunch, etc. It's a great way for Emmie and her classmates to stay connected. The monkey even comes with a backpack so if you or students ever want to share a note with her, we can send it home. The real Emmie even got to come back to school some this week! So if you see a monkey on the loose...all is good!
  • CSA Lincoln students and their families are invited to The Linden Project Open House on Thursday, February 2nd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Linden Project is the name for our playground project that will break ground this summer! Why is it named The Linden Project? Want to be one of the first groups to watch the premiere of Josh Burnett's #CelebrateColumbus video he created about our playground project? Then come to the CSA Lincoln gym on that night to view the video, learn about the project and see some of the designs!
  • Please see the note below about the upcoming Book Fair during Parent Teacher Conference Week (2/6-9/17). We are partnering with the local bookstore, ViewPoint Books!
  • Yearbook order forms are going home today. These are due back on January 27th.
  • The second installment for the Chicago Trip was due today, January 20th. If you have not paid, you need to do so ASAP to stay on track for your student to attend the Chicago Trip.

Have a great weekend!

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#CelebrateU postponed!

Earlier this week we shared out information about a conference for 5th & 6th grade girls that was scheduled for this Sunday at the FFY. We just received word that this event has been postponed until April. Once we know more details we will share out.

3rd Quarter Passions

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Staff and Student Basketball Game/ Sports Recognition Night

This year we will be doing things a little different in regards to our Staff/Student Basketball Game and Sports Recognition Night by combining the two events! Unfortunately, our last home game was in December so we were unable to give our 6th graders a proper send off. So after much discussion with Mr. Shipley and students on the Principal's Advisory Council, we have come up with the following:

The event will be held on Tuesday, January 31st.

Central Gym 1 @ 5:00 p.m.

It is free to all CSA Lincoln students and their families.

The 6th grade will also be hosting a Paw Pack party for 3rd-6th grade students after school on that date. Students that participate in the Paw Pack will be going to Central for the basketball game. This way our students will be recognized not just in front of their teammates, but a full crowd!

Here are all the details: Information

6th Grade Parents of Athletes- Part of the fun is getting to walk out at halftime and be recognized! Below is a form that we need you to complete if you plan to walk with your student. Thank you!

PTO Ongoing Fundraisers

Don't forget to make CSA Lincoln your organization for Kroger Community Rewards! As of the end of 2016 we have 46 households currently participating in this program. Anyone with a Kroger Plus Card can participate so be sure to get grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins involved!

Kroger Community Rewards

1. Visit www.kroger.com/communityrewards.com or call

1-800-Krogers, Option #3 to enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the Community Rewards Program and designate Columbus Signature Academy -Lincoln as your organization. Click “Enroll Now” on the Community Rewards page and enter our organization number 11083.

  1. Use your Kroger Plus Card while shopping at the Kroger on National Road.

CSA-Lincoln will earn a donation from Kroger based on the percentage of purchases by our school’s members at the National Road store.

Box Tops for Education - Spring Submission Deadline is 2/24/17!

Keep turning in your Box Tops! The spring submission competition deadline is fast approaching! Please refer to the FAQ sheet below for any Box Tops questions and good luck to all the classes!​

Box Tops FAQ

Senior Project Thank you!

A great big thank you to all CSA Lincoln families and staff that made Megan's senior project a huge success! Her goal was 600 pairs of shoes and she collected over 1,400!

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Sharon Newton

CSA Central Middle School / Academic Challenge Program Open House

All BCSC sixth graders and families are invited to an informational night with Central CSA and Academic Challenge teachers and administrators, Thursday, January 26th @6:00 PM sharp (general session in CMS’ gym).

Goal: To provide in-depth information for students and parents/guardians considering Central’s Academic Challenge Program (AC) and Central’s Columbus Signature Academy Program (CSA).

When: Thursday, January 26th beginning promptly at 6:00 PM in the main gym.

Doors Open: 5:30 PM


 6:00-6:20 General information session (AC and CSA) in the main gym

 6:20-6:30 Transition to either CSA or AC breakout sessions

 6:30-7:30 Informational AC or CSA info sessions (designated classrooms)

 7:30-7:40 Transition to an optional combined AC/CSA debrief (cafeteria)

 7:40-8:15 Combined CSA/AC debrief (cafeteria)

Please note that a general information/orientation meeting for all incoming seventh graders is scheduled for Thursday, April 6th @6:00.


WHAT IF there was an EMERGENCY? WHAT IF we needed to GET INFORMATION TO YOU? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information TO YOU!

Click here to join the CSA Lincoln group.

EBL Super Saturday

Super Saturday Event Schedule

Saturday January 21st, 2016 @ Columbus North H.S.

1. Doors open @ 7:30 a.m.

2. First boy’s semi-final game begins @ 8 a.m.

3. Second boy’s semi-final game begins @ 9:15 a.m.

4. First girl’s semi-final game begins @ 10:30 a.m.

5. Second girl’s semi-final game begins @ 11:45 a.m.

Clear Gym after final semi-final game

6. Re-open doors @ 1:45 p.m. for the start of Cheer Day

7. Cheer starts approximately at 2:30 p.m. ending around 4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Clear Gym after Cheer competition

8. Re-open doors @ 5:30 p.m.

9. Boy’s championship game starts approximately 6 p.m. to 6:10 p.m.

10. Girl’s championship game starts approximately 7:30-7:40 p.m.

Northside Middle School Global Studies Pathway Night

On Monday, January 23 at 6:00 P.M., Northside will host an informational meeting for any 6th grade student and their family about our Global Studies Pathway (GSP) and/or Academic Challenge (AC) program. Doors will open at 5:30 P.M. The presentation will include the features of GSP, information about AC in 7th and 8th grade, AC selection and the GSP application procedure. Northside looks forward to welcoming you and your student to middle school!

BCSC Special Education Forum

See this flyer if interested in attending a special education forum hosted by BCSC.

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

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!

Kiana Hensley

Tyler Butcher

Gabriell Ghuman

Aarav Nihalani

Isaiah Holbrook

Alanna Hobbs

Sydney Ingram

Samuel Bosley

Sylas Shelton

Sophia Thompson

Justin Schlaudroff

Adisyn Ross

Adler Larson

Get connected with Remind 101

Click here for directions on how to receive text message updates from Mr. Findley

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