CSA Lincoln Newsletter

July 18th, 2016

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Earlier this summer a few members of the CSA Lincoln staff sent me a screenshot from Facebook about one of our students. I loved seeing this because Derek’s comments are a perfect reflection of the qualities we want for all of our students. As we start the 2016-2017 school year, our goal is to meet the needs of your students, so that they are excited about school and are learning something new each and every day. We hope everyone has had a great summer. Ready or not, it is quickly coming to an end.

It is time to start planning.

A few updates:

  • We look forward to seeing you at our Open House on Tuesday, August 2nd. All are welcome between 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • If you are a new family to CSA Lincoln, please be sure to visit the welcome table in the gym on the first floor.
  • We will be available to help complete lunch and textbook assistance forms.
  • Bus drivers will be available to answer your transportation questions.
  • The first student day will be Wednesday, August 3rd. School starts promptly at 7:45 AM.
  • Please do not purchase all of the items on the supply lists that are published at local retailers. CSA Lincoln class supply lists are linked below and can be found on the school website.
  • Please review the arrival and dismissal procedures (linked below).
  • We changed the master schedule. All students will now go to lunch before recess.
  • Everyone will be issued a car tag this year. They will be sent home in your first day student packet.
  • Your students 2015-2016 ISTEP results are being mailed to you early next week.

I look forward to a great year working with you and your student! Please let me know if you need anything.

2016-2017 Class Supply Lists

Supply lists are below. Investing in a durable set of headphones is important. Write your student's name on everything!


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

K-3 Growth Model Report Cards

Here are a few documents introducing Growth Model Report Cards (GMRC) for parents of K-3 graders. This is taking place this year. There will be an optional parent meeting on Wednesday, August 10th at 5:30 p.m. in the CSA Lincoln gym for any parent who is interested in learning about the changes taking place with the report cards. In addition, I'll be sending out an online version of the presentation prior to the meeting for those who cannot attend.

Letter in English

Example in English

Letter in Spanish

Example in Spanish

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