CSA Lincoln Newsletter
January 15, 2016
PRINCIPAL'S NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Speaking of basketball, mark your calendar for the Staff vs. Student basketball game. It will be on Thursday, February 25th. Details will emerge later, but the 6th grade plans to host a Paw Pack Party for the game as a fundraiser for their Chicago trip. We will be tweaking the format of the game to include more student participation in the activities surrounding the event.
Reminder that we do not have school next Monday, January 18th. School will resume on Tuesday, January 19th. Again, if you have not signed up for the e-alerts provided by BCSC or our school Remind 101 (button at the bottom of the announcements has instructions on how to complete this) please do so.
Happy Friday and have a great weekend!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Staff hard at work!
In addition to teaching 4th grade, Clarissa Cook has taken over responsibilities as our UDL Coordinator and led teachers through several stations this past Wednesday during our monthly UDL meeting. Each teacher left with a few more resources to use in their classrooms. They also watched the "Grit" video I shared with you last week.
Staff hard at work!
2016-2017 KINDERGARTEN OPEN HOUSE
eLEARNING DAY/ CHROMEBOOK PILOT PARENT NIGHT
Here are the links to the presentations if you were unable to make it.
CSA Lincoln Chromebook Rollout (safety, care and instructions for students)
Here is also the BCSC 1:1 AUP Policy that will need to be signed by students participating in the 5th/6th grade pilot program.
Next Tuesday is the official start of the pilot program! We will keep you posted on how it goes!
6th GRADE ATHLETE RECOGNITION NIGHT
A special thank you to their parents for providing your student this opportunity!
Elementary Basketball League (EBL) Super Saturday Bracket
Second Round Games(Host school)- Wednesday, January 20th Doors open @ 5:00 p.m., games begin at 5:30 p.m.
Semi-Final Round Games @ Columbus North High School- Friday, January 22nd Doors open @ 5:30 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m.
Championship Games @ Columbus North High School- Saturday, January 23rd Doors open @ 8:30 a.m., games begin at 9 a.m.
Cheer Day Competition @ Columbus North High School to start @ 2:00 p.m.
Middle School Open House Information
Central Middle School /Central CSA
CSA PBL demonstration 5-6 p.m.
Sports/Clubs available- 5:45-6:20 p.m. Commons/Cafeteria
Presentation/Tours 6:30 p.m.
Information on Academic Challenge (AC) and earning high school credit available.
Northside Middle School
Activity Fair (sports, clubs, etc. will have info booths in Gym 2) 6:00 p.m.
Presentation/Tours 6:30 p.m.
Information on Academic Challenge (AC) and Global Studies Pathway programs available.
Our Kindergarten classes started their project "100 days of Huskies". The Kindergarten classes with the help of other grades in the school will be coming up with 100 reasons why they love being a husky. These posters will be displayed in the gym.
First grade are gearing up to start a new project learning about animals and their habitats. The will be voting on what they would like to do to help animals in the coming weeks.
Second graders are continuing to work on their Genius Hour projects. They have chosen a subject and have started learning how to interview sources, using open-ended questions. Second grade newsletter
Third graders began brainstorming and starting to plan their Pop Tab Contest project for Riley Children's Hospital. Start saving those pop tabs now.
Fourth grade will be starting a science related project based around the idea of design soon.
Fifth grade and Sixth grade project managers for the Zero Heroes project have been working hard to come up with ways to measure and give feedback to classrooms on their recycling efforts. This has included the new launch of "recycle-grams" which are modeled after the husky grams and given to those students showing effort in recycling in the classrooms.
Sixth grade has officially kicked off their Mythbuster projects this week.
The next PTO meeting will be Thursday, January 21st
Box Tops For Education Classroom Competition Starts on MONDAY!
To participate, just send your Box Tops in to your child's classroom or drop them in the Box Tops mailbox (located in the little red school house just inside the main doors) between 1/18/16 - 2/19/16. Be sure to label your bag or envelope with your child's teacher's name in order to get credit for your classroom! Watch the PTO Facebook page for updates throughout the competition.
REMINDER: While they don't count towards the contest, they do help the school so we are now accepting Labels for Education and you can turn them in along with your Box Tops!
Kroger Community Rewards
If you haven't signed up for Kroger Community Rewards yet or if you were signed up last year, but haven't re-enrolled CSA Lincoln as your Community Rewards recipient for 2016 please click the link below. Once you have assigned CSA Lincoln as your recipient, just shop at the Kroger on National Rd. and a percentage of all of your purchases will be returned to CSA PTO! Also, anyone with a Kroger card can do this so your friends and family can get involved in our fundraising efforts too!
Click the link above to sign in/sign up. Once you are logged in, click the "Community" arrow and select "Community Rewards". Click "Enroll Now" and follow the prompts to add our organization: COLUMBUS SIGNATURE ACADEMY (LINCOLN CAMPUS) #11083
News from the Library
Welcome back to a new year and new books being added every week. Come in and see our 'book' snowman from discarded books.
Our Book Fair 'Feelin' Groovy' is coming up February 8-11. If there are any parents who would like to 'help' kiddos find books, restock or just hang out in the library for a bit, please let me know.
Looking forward to a great year!
Please see this note concerning how to prevent and treat head lice. Like any school, CSA Lincoln is not immune to lice. Please read through these tips and feel free to contact our nurse, Leesa Koopman, if you have any questions.
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.
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