CSA Lincoln Newsletter

October 20th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

I shared with students about my trip to Japan this morning. It was an incredible journey and I was very fortunate to have a wonderful host family who took me to Kyoto and Ise to see historical landmarks and shrines. I also had the opportunity to stay in a traditional Japanese Inn and ate authentic Japanese cuisine. I'm proud to say I only used chopsticks and tried everything they gave me!

I also spent time at ten different schools in Miyoshi and visited with principals, teachers, and students. I shared pictures and stories about our school and learned first hand what it was like to be a student in Miyoshi, Japan.

My trip was filled with wonderful experiences, built friendships, and learned many life lessons I plan to use to help myself and our school improve. Upon reflection, I can honestly say there isn't one thing I wish I could have had a chance to do while I was on the trip. It was perfect.

I've included some photos and a few videos from my trip below. I took this photo (background) while touring one of the shrines in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto was the original capital of Japan and is now home to 1.5 million people.

  • Report Cards are coming home today with your student. Please sign the envelope and return it to school. Here is a link to Parent Portal directions so that you can check your student's grades on a more frequent basis. You can also always contact the teacher if you have any questions.
  • 6th Grade Chicago Trip Parent Meeting-We will have a meeting next Wednesday, October 25th at 5:30 p.m. in the gym. Any student who is wanting to go on the trip needs to have a parent at the meeting.
  • Red Ribbon Week October 23-27th-Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to commit to living drug free lives. This is done through drug prevention and education activities. This year, we will focus on making healthy choices for our minds and bodies. Students will participate in P.E. stations that focus on decision making, healthy activities and teamwork. Students will receive red ribbons once they have participated in P.E class.

  • Come Out and Play! Linden Community Event, 10/22 from 12-2 p.m. Be sure to join us this Sunday afternoon at school for a variety of fun events to celebrate our playground renovation!

Have a great weekend!


Student Highlight- Will (Kindergarten)

Mrs. Aldrich shared with me that Will was really into an adding activity. When she asked if his brain was working hard he responded with, "No. Wait yes, I can feel something happening in there!"

Linden Project Update

We have currently raised $16,714 of our $32,000 goal and earn the match from IHCDA - so we still need your help!

Please share our crowdgrant information with everyone. Social media is a great way to get the message out to a large group quickly. To make it easy for you to share, just download the Linden Project photo below and use it in your Facebook and Instagram updates. We’ve included all the information you need, but we’d love it if you’d add a few words about why you think this is important.

Watch this space for weekly updates on our progress - and thank you for being the project’s biggest supporters!


Bidding- October 2017

Construction Begins- Spring 2018

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5th Grade Field Trip to Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

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The 4th grade students will be playing recorders this year, and it is time to order them. Your child should be bringing home a form or you can download the attached order form.

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!

McKenna Biehle

Ella Ousley

Koralyn Supernovich

Emily Vogel

Paige Loichinger

Kaleb Hyer

Phoebe Bright

Will Farrington

Jaylyn Plessinger

Luca Devidze

Aksana Vivek

Zoey Jernigan

Harshini Vemavarapu

Sam Knulf

CSA Choir Carwash

Has someone written "Wash Me" on your car? Have you parked under the bird's favorite tree? Did you drive by someone getting mud all over your car? Well, worry no more. The CSA Choir is selling e-washes for Crew Carwash during the entire month of October. You can buy as many as you want, and they never expire, so buy 12 so you can treat your car to a carwash each month. Half of the proceeds goes directly to the CSA Choir, so buying a $16 Works carwash gives the choir $8 or a regular carwash at $9 gives the choir $4.50. With Christmas coming up, buy carwashes for family and friends. The e-washes are good at all Crew Carwashes, so if you know someone in another city where there is a Crew Carwash, they are able to use them. Help support the CSA Choir by purchasing e-washes through Crew Carwash. Simply go to the following website starting on Sunday through the end of October:


Perfect Attendance Contest

When: September 18th- December 15th

What: Perfect Attendance means 100% of the time the student is present. This means no appointment, no tardies, and no early dismissals.

*Students with perfect attendance will be eligible to receive a special prize.

BCSF - Harlem Wizards Information

Are you ready to have some fun with the Harlem Wizards, WNBA's Tamika Catchings, Dr. Roberts and the BCSF "Stars" team made up of BCSC administrators, teachers and special guests, including Mr. Findley. The fun begins at Columbus North Memorial Gym, located at 1400 25th Street Sun - Nov 5, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Doors open at 1:00 pm. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and guarantees to put a smile on your face! This event is hosted by The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation ( BCSF). At a Wizards’ game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. It’s two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator; you’re part of the show with loads of audience participation. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring!

Get your tickets online today https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/109317 or in person at the BCSC Administration Building or Viewpoint Books - 548 Washington St., Columbus.

Thank you to Heritage Automotive Sales in Columbus and Hotel Indigo for their sponsorship for this BCSF community event to support our BCSC teachers and students!

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