CSA Lincoln Newsletter

Friday, December 7th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

"My friends, we are not the sum of our possessions. They are not the measure of our lives. In our hearts, we know what matters. We cannot hope only to leave our children a bigger car, a bigger bank account. We must hope to give them a sense of what it means to be a loyal friend; a loving parent; a citizen who leaves his home, his neighborhood, and town better than he found it."

George H.W. Bush spoke these words during his inaugural address as the 41st President of the United States.

His message resonated with me as I reflected on our week.

  • Tuesday- Fourth Grade traveled to IUPUC to work with future teachers on designing schoolyards that are inclusive of diverse abilities, cultures, and ecologies.
  • Tuesday- The CSA STEM Fair was a huge success. Students in grades K-6 presented on a wide range of topics. Their excitement was contagious. One parent shared with me that this project was an excellent opportunity for their daughter to spend quality time with her father.
  • Wednesday-Contraptions for a Cause- As part of our United Way Coin Drive, Third Grade learned about many non-profit organizations that are supported by the United Way. This past Wednesday, visitors to The Commons, including Mayor Linehoop, heard from student presenters about the non-profit organizations and their impact on our community.
  • Wednesday- Second Grade presented their State Floats for all students. A few utilized notecards, but most had memorized their presentations. They were impressive!
  • Thursday- Our Fourth Grade presented their projects on the impact of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the Earth's surface at the Indiana State Museum.
  • Thursday- PTO hosted our first PEP Night. BCSC's Nick Williams and Brenny Kummer shared technology safety tips for parents and more details about the tools your student uses on a consistent basis at school. Our next PEP Night (January 17th) will have presentations on saving for college and advice from an attorney on legal wills for parents of school-age children.

This week is indicative of the many different events and activities your child is involved in by attending a project-based learning school. I believe these experiences do encourage our students to carry these valuable life lessons with them for the rest of their lives. Photos from these events are included below.

Best of luck to our basketball teams this Saturday as they travel to Mt. Healthy to take on the Eagles! We are taking Calvin to breakfast with Santa and are hosting my side of the family for a Thanksgiving and Christmas combo so I will not be at the game. Go Huskies!

Have a great weekend!


Perfect Attendance

Students who have perfect attendance from September 4th-December 14th will be treated to a pizza party lunch on December 20th!! CSA Lincoln currently has 56 students with perfect attendance! A letter will be sent home with the students who have perfect attendance.

Track the Train!

This link was shared with me and I have saved it as an icon on my phone. The status box will change when a train has been detected at Count Road 950 South, indicating that there may be an upcoming traffic backup at SR 46 West.


Teacher Spotlight

Who is that person working car line? If you have had a student here over the past few years, you are used to seeing new people. The suggestion came up at a CIC meeting to share information about our teachers so you can put a name with a face.

Mrs. Janice Sickels

Mrs. Janice Sickels is new to CSA Lincoln...well...in fact, she is new to Indiana, but she is not new to teaching. Mrs. Sickels teaches Fourth Grade Language Arts at CSAL and has been teaching this grade for the past ten years in Florida.

She has been an excellent addition to our team! Her morning duty is in the car line.

PTO Update

It's hard to believe that Winter Break is only a couple weeks away! Before we step away to enjoy our own families this holiday season, we always like to take a morning to celebrate our school staff family and to let them know how much we appreciate them by throwing them a little pre-holiday Holiday Breakfast! We need several volunteers that morning to either drop off a breakfast item or to take on morning duties so teachers and staff can enjoy their breakfast! Please take a look at the sign-up link below and volunteer for a spot if you're able!


Next Year Enrollment Information

We are down to just a few students who need to return either the paper version or complete the online enrollment form (included in this newsletter). Any class that has 100% of the forms (paper or online) turned in by Friday, December 14th will earn an ice cream party! We are only one week into the enrollment window and applications for new students are streaming in. Thank you for spreading the word and sharing your experiences with these families.

Husky Gram Winners!

Qori Marta

Landon Young

Aaron Warble

Zaid Warsi

Emmie Brooks

Hannah Byers

Davin Wood

Ja'Nyah Aborisade

Collin Robertson

Brian Grissom

Karly Monteleone

Stephen Everard

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