CSA Lincoln Newsletter
February 26, 2016
PRINCIPAL'S NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
3rd Grade Knockout Champion: Briceon Ernest
4th Grade Knockout Champion: Phillip McKinley
5th Grade Knockout Champion: Mr. Sterling (someone didn't get the memo!)
6th Grade Knockout Champion: Nate Collins
Sam Mormino (pictured) defeated me in a 1 on 1 competition at halftime 6-2. 3rd and 4th grade students could enter their name with a chance to compete. He definitely brought his "A" game!
Next week is ISTEP. Please see the below dates for the schedule. We just want students to give their best effort!
ISTEP/IRead TESTING SCHEDULE- MINDcraft Theme
We are continuing the MINDcraft theme from last year. Students will be earning rewards and prizes for giving good effort (grades 3-6) and being respectful during testing (grades K-2).
Tuesday, March 1st- Math- Grades 3,4,5,6
Wednesday, March 2nd- Language Arts- Grades 3,4,5,6
Thursday, March 3rd- Language Arts- Grades 3,4,5,6
Tuesday, March 8th- Science- Grades 4,6
Tuesday, March 8th- Social Studies- Grade 5
Tuesday, March 8th- IREAD- Grade 3
Wednesday, March 9th- IREAD- Grade 3
Thursday, March 10th- IREAD- Grade 3
CSA Lincoln Artwork
Red Eyed Tree Frog
We had the youngest team at the Math Bowl this past Thursday with only two 6th grade students. While we did not place this year, our group got valuable experience. Mr. Sterling is excited about this group's potential for next year!
4th Grade-Scientific Process
Students from Ivy Tech spent time on Thursday with 4th graders doing experiments!
While a minor inconvenience, please utilize the crosswalks and crossing guards.
We will have a third quarter perfect attendance competition beginning January 19, 2016- March 11, 2016. Those students with perfect attendance will be eligible to win a Kindle Fire.
At the end of the school year, those students with perfect attendance for the entire school year will be eligible to win a laptop.
Perfect attendance means the student is present 100% of the time- no early dismissals, no late arrivals, and absences for any reason.
Contact our Guidance Counselor, Alisha Thompson, if you have questions (email@example.com)
- Our Kindergarten classes are working on their helping Columbus pets project. They will be having their second community partner, the Litter Box Kitty Rescue come in next week and let them know how they can help their organization and pets in Columbus.
- First grade are finishing up their habitat project. The will be presenting their projects next week.
- Second graders are continuing to work on their Genius Hour projects. They are researching their subjects and beginning writing their research papers and preparing Google slides.
- Third graders will be rolling out their Pop Tab Contest project for the Ronald McDonald house in the coming weeks. Save those pop tabs.
- Fourth graders are working on their Scientific Design project. They had their first round of students from Ivy Tech come in and help demonstrate the processes in small groups.
- Fifth graders are working on their Treasures project. The next step in their project will be the students voting on the top 3 books for their class.
- Sixth grade students are beginning their next project, "Helping Disasters", in the coming week.
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More than Lunch 2016
Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?
If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family:
- Textbook Assistance: For financial assistance with textbook fees, check the box on the back of the free/reduced lunch application
- Elementary Backsacks Program: For weekend food, see school counselor
- High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees: See school counselor
- High School - Dual Credit/AP Courses: See school counselor
- Discounted Internet service :$9.95 per month through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-846-8376
- Discounted Computer: $149.99 through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-888-710-4156
- Discounts for Sports Program Fees: See school Athletic Director
- iCare afterschool program: limited scholarships available - See BCSC website
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HUSKY GRAM DRAWING WINNERS
Information on this great program. Both here and at Northside Middle School I have seen HUGE gains for students who are partnered with a "big". If you have time or know someone who would be a good fit, please consider this program.