CSA Lincoln Newsletter
August 19th, 2016
Principal's Notes and Highlights
This week's newsletter is PACKED with information! Both Town Hall Meetings were excellent today. We have changed the format and added some new components that have really been positive. Second grade led students and sang a 7 Habits of Success song that every student seemed to know. My understanding is the young lady in the video is a teen YouTube star. Your child will know who it is. I included a video of everyone singing. For grades 3-6, we added a "It Seems to Me That" section in which students can debate a topic of interest to them. This week Sam K. and Libby B. (5th grade) debated whether PokemonGo was good or bad (video included). As always, you are welcome to come watch the Town Hall Meetings.
A few updates for this week:
- The PAC (Principal Advisory Council) held its first meeting today. Members are Aiden Nesci, Adler Larson, Megan Wills, Holden Conner, Kailyn Smith, Max Mormino, Kara Hunter, Maeleigh Roberts, and Jacob VonFange. These students applied and interviewed last spring with the 2016 PAC.
- Passions start next week for grades 3-6. We will have everything from karaoke, space exploration, Legos, travel, and much more. I'm excited to lead a group again. This first quarter we will take a different city bus route each week (4 weeks) to tour Columbus and learn about public transportation. Cost of the transit ticket will be covered by CSA Lincoln. A permission slip will be needed for those who sign up.
- Spell Bowl- For the first time, CSA Lincoln will be fielding a Spell Bowl team (grades 4-6). The event takes place in November, but Mrs. Burbrink presented this opportunity to students today at Town Hall Meeting. If your student is interested in being on the CSA Lincoln team, please be sure to have them talk to Mrs. Burbrink. We need to have the registration completed by next Friday.
- Picture Day has come and gone. If you missed it, retakes will be October 20th. Clearly Andy, Graham, and Jack (see photo) were on the same page!
- A 'Grand' Reading Event- Please mark your calendar for this popular event on Friday, September 9th. We will celebrate International Literacy Day (9/8) and National Grandparents Day (9/11) by inviting grandparents or special guests to read with their student(s) at school from 1:45-2:30 p.m. We will be giving away one book basket per grade level at the event. Don't worry if you can't make it. Classroom teachers will be reading with those students who don't have a guest. The permission slip/schedule is linked above. We will send home a paper copy with your student.
- Speaking of calendar events, please be sure to check out our updated school calendar. We have started including many more events, with descriptions, so you can be better informed. Our calendar is also on the main page of our school website.
Go BLUE and ORANGE tonight! :)
Have a great weekend!
Student Spotlight: Ayden B.
Student Spotlight: Corin F.
The current first grade project is The Crayon Initiative. First grade student, Corin, set up a lemonade stand at his church's rummage sale this weekend to help raise money for the project. He raised $30. What a great example of a student taking initiative and understanding the importance of giving back to our community. We are proud of you!
Know of something really cool one of our students is involved in outside of the school? Feel free to share with Mr. Findley so we can celebrate the many successes of our students!
Lunch with Second Grade!
Students can bring their "wheels" to ride during recess. Regardless of what type of "wheels" they bring, all students MUST wear a helmet. A portion of the playground will be sectioned off so students can participate. Students are encouraged to lock their wheels up at the bike rack as the school is not responsible for them. Finally, a way to enjoy our blacktop playground!
We love parent volunteers!
Husky Gram Winners
Girls on the Run-Join our team!
The head coach for CSA Lincoln's team this year will be Juliana Bernabe (firstname.lastname@example.org). She is looking for two assistant coaches. If interested, please email her. Here is a photo of last year's group!
Grades 3rd - 6th
Starts Sept. 12 - Nov. 12
Practice M & W 2:45 - 4:00 PM
Youth 5k on Saturday, Nov. 12th
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