CSA Lincoln Newsletter

April 29th, 2016


Happy Friday!

  • CSA Lincoln was featured in two articles in The Republic newspaper this week! Monday an article about a downtown community garden that our first and fourth grade classrooms will be partnering with Cummins was on the front page. The Indianapolis Colts brought their camp on Tuesday as part of the Play 60 initiative and our students were on the front of the sports page! CSA Lincoln has had a front page story six times this year. That is great PR for our school. Way to go Huskies!

  • Thank you to the many volunteers and the hard work of staff and volunteers who made the Colts camp possible. Everyone seemed to have a great time. At one point I saw Mr. Schlaudroff diving over a pylon to catch a pass. Some took it a little more seriously than others... You can access the Colts website here to see a small photo gallery or you can access the button below of photos our fourth grade students took of the event.

Bike to School Day- Wednesday, May 4th

This Wednesday is National Bike to School Day! CSA Lincoln will be participating. We will depart from Mill Race Park at 7:30 a.m. and will use the same drop-off location we used for Walk to School Day. While you do not have to ride with your student, we would love to have you and will need volunteers. Please email me findleyb@bcsc.k12.in.us if you are willing to ride along! We will have a police escort to cross Lindsey Street.

Here is a map of the drop-off location.

All students MUST be wearing a helmet to participate.

Wheels Wednesday

Bike to School Day is the perfect time to kick-off Wheels Wednesdays. Starting this Wednesday, students can bring their "wheels" to ride during recess. Regardless of what type of "wheels" they bring with them, all students MUST wear a helmet to participate. 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 all our blacktop playground!


Save the Date!

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

Monday, May 23rd @ 1:30 p.m. CSA Lincoln Gym

6th grade Send-Off

Tuesday, May 24th @ 9:00 a.m. CSA Lincoln Gym

Move Up Day

Tuesday, May 24th @ 1:30 p.m.

Grades K-5 will move up to meet their 2016-2017 teacher.

Field Day

Wednesday, May 25th All day at Donner Park. Parents and buses will drop students off at Donner Park. More details to come later.

New Teacher Interviews

The CIC conducted first round interviews Monday and Tuesday of this week. This afternoon we will be conducting second round interviews. We have been thrilled with the quality of the candidates (at this point over 50 people have applied for positions) and hope to be adding several new stars to our team. If all goes well, I hope to send out information on our new teachers in next week's newsletter!

CSA Drama Club Announcement

The CSA Drama Club presents

McQuadle: A Dragon's Tale

Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7

6:30 p.m.

Central Middle School Grey Box Theatre

Admission $3/adults; $2/Children (through grade 6)

Project Updates

  • Our Kindergarten classes are continuing to learn about insects for their Hands Helping Antennas project. They had Mr. Jacobus, an entomologist

  • First grade are working on their Helping Our Helpers project. They are helping senior adults in our community in a variety of ways. They have been working with Mr. Khone learning songs to sing and making cards with Ms. Morrow to present when they go to the Mill Race Center next week.

  • Second graders have began work on their next project, Junior Entrepreneurs. They are brainstorming services and/or products that they can make when they run their own businesses for a day. They have also been learning more about saving, sharing and spending.

  • Third graders are going to be launching their new Urban Design Project with 4th grade in the coming weeks.

  • Fourth graders worked really hard in helping promote, organize and capture photos and quotes at the Big Blue Football Camp on Monday. They will be teaming up with Third grade for their final project of the year, Urban Design.

  • Fifth grade is working on their Here in the USA Project. We are working on getting Mrs. Eickmeyer of Sunny Aspirations Travel to come in and share with the students about traveling and the exciting things to do in the USA.

  • Sixth graders are working in groups for their Catalyst of Change project. They sent home a flyer with items that they are collecting to donate to their community partners. If you are able to help, please send in your donations by May 6.

BCSC Summer Feeding Sites

Summer Break is coming soon but hunger never takes a holiday. By clicking here you will find BCSC sponsored summer feeding sites. These sites will provide breakfast and/or lunch meals FREE for any child 18 and under.

Central Middle School-Announcements for 6th grade students

If you are interested in participating in sports for Central Middle School next year, here are some important dates coming up soon:

Football -

Open Facility @ CMS Football Field - May 3, 10, 17, 24 from 5:30-6:30

Football Call-Out Meeting - May 11th @ 600-6:45 in CMS Grey Box Auditorium

Tennis -

Open Facility @ Donner Tennis Courts - May 3 from 5:00-6:30

Boys Basketball -

Open Gyms - April 28, May 5, May 12 from 6:00-7:00 in CMS Main Gym

Girls Basketball -

Open Gyms - April 29, May 6 from 6:00-7:00 in CMS Main Gym

Cross Country -

Cross Country Call Out Meeting - May 18th from 5:30-6:00 in CMS Cafeteria

CSA Central Open House

Open House for incoming seventh grade Columbus Signature Academy Students-Central Campus has been changed from Thursday, April 14th to Tuesday, July 26th-3:30-5:00. Detail agenda items for 7/26 will be mailed to parents later this spring. Again, CSA-Central is Tuesday, July 26th from 3:30-5:00.

Bus Safety

Please be careful and use the crosswalks when exiting the campus with your student. Over the past couple of weeks we have had a few parents dart between buses with their student to cross the street. Because of the recent bus tragedy, drivers must now shut off their buses when loading/unloading students. Several of our bus drivers have still voiced concerns about being unable to see between the buses.

While a minor inconvenience, please utilize the crosswalks and crossing guards.

Safety first!

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.


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!

Henry Eickmeyer

Sebastian Hartwell

Carson Turner

Sophia Begley

Ryan Fischvogt

Ethan Scott

Haley Kleinhenz

Mr. Sterling

Genius Hour Presentations

Here are a few of the 2nd graders who presented at the Bartholomew County Library this week.