CSA Lincoln Newsletter

November 18th, 2016

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

  • Today, The Republic newspaper published school ISTEP results. While we understand that standardized test is just one measure of student achievement, we still want to celebrate our success. Last year CSA Lincoln had the highest % of students pass both the ELA and Math portions of the test in the district!
  • Third Grade students traveled to Cummins this past Wednesday to show off their Contraptions for a Cause (pictures below). They did an excellent job!
  • CSA Lincoln competed in their first ever Spell Bowl competition last night. I was so proud of our students! Coach Burbrink is already putting a plan together for next year! Both the Lego and Spell Bowl teams were recognized at Town Hall Meetings this morning.
  • Our Lego Robotics team placed third in their division this past Saturday. If you've never been to the event, I highly recommend it. I'm always impressed with how skillful our students are with coding and presentation.
  • I spent time working with first graders on forming hypothesis around the amount of weight their aluminum foil boats would hold. We had a lot of fun, spilled quite a bit of water, and sunk several boats (pictured)!
  • If you need or know someone who might be in need for a Thanksgiving meal, here is information about two churches who will be providing meal delivery for those that are homebound.
  • If you are on social media, you're aware that Mannequin Challenges are trending. Mr. Shipley's Passion, 4th grade recess, and BCSC Principals have all created these videos. I've included them below. I'll let you be the judge of who did the best!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving break. The Findley's will be staying in Columbus so be sure to say hello if we see you around town!

Lego Rebotics Team-3rd Place!

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Spell Bowl

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From the Nurse's desk:

Illness: Students experiencing illnesses at school should notify the teacher. The student is then assessed by the nurse. If the student is too ill to remain in the classroom, the parent/guardian is called and expected to arrange for the child’s care.
Criteria for sending a student home or when to keep the student at home:
• Temperature of 100 degrees or more • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
• Inflamed eye with drainage • Severe pain
• Persistent cough • Open, draining sores
Return to school when fever free for 24 hours without medication or when vomiting/diarrhea has stopped. A student that develops reddened eyes with thick, yellow drainage may return after being seen by a physician and may return when eyes are clear after 24 hours with a note from the physician.

If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, staph infection, mono, conjunctivitis, fifth's disease, chicken pox or any other communicable condition, please report this to the school nurse as soon as possible.

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

Senior Projects

  1. From Mrs. Newton (First Grade):

My daughter, Megan, is senior at Columbus East this year. For her senior project she is collecting new/used shoes for a nonprofit organization, called Soles 4 Souls. These shoes will then be sent all over the world (with Haiti being the place of the biggest need right now). Her goal is 600 pairs of shoes! Please help her in this endeavor by cleaning out your closets. I will place a collection box in my classroom. She will be collecting shoes until December 16th.

Thanks in advance for helping those less fortunate than us!

2. From Matthew Wolter (former CSA Lincoln student)

Toy Drive for Family Service

Flyer- At CSA Lincoln home basketball games

Types of toys being collected

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 first two weeks and earned a reward!

Kohl Dorrough

Camila Guerra

Elsa Jimenez

Ayla Glick

Camden Smith

Ryan Fischvogt

Kelsi Wildridge

Megan Hiday

Daltien Jones

Lillian Gray

Carter Patterson

Matt Moore

Rylee Doss

Ethan Knoef

Mannequin Challenge
Mannequin Challenge-Passion group
BCSC Principal Mannequin Challenge
Get connected with Remind 101

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


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!

What is REMIND?

Principals everywhere are forgetting their complex phone trees and are using Remind as a simple way to keep their colleagues in the loop and build community at their schools.

Click on the Get Connected with REMIND above this article.

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