CSA Lincoln Newsletter

January 15, 2016


Congratulations to our girls basketball team who won their first game of the season this week by defeating Clifty Creek! It was truly a team effort! Both teams will be taking on Parkside this Wednesday in the 2nd round of the EBL Basketball Tournament. Good luck!

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!

Attendance Challenge

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 (thompsona@bcsc.k12.in.us)

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We will be hosting a Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, January 19th from 6-7 p.m. This event is for families who want to learn more about CSA Lincoln. The application window opens on January 12th and the link to the application can be found on the BCSC and CSA Lincoln website on that date. We will also have computers set up if parents want to apply at the Open House. If you know of families who are interested in attending, please encourage them to apply!


Thank you to those who came to the meeting last night. There were lots of great questions and as Nick Williams said, we are all learning in this process.

Here are the links to the presentations if you were unable to make it.

eLearning Days

CSA Lincoln Chromebook Rollout (safety, care and instructions for students)

eLearning information

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!


Congratulations to our 6th grade athletes!

A special thank you to their parents for providing your student this opportunity!

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Elementary Basketball League (EBL) Super Saturday Bracket

Click here for the EBL bracket. CSA Lincoln is hosting (at Central) for the first time!

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

For 6th graders and their parents:

Central Middle School /Central CSA

February 17th

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

February 18th

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.

  • PTO News

    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!

    Kroger Card Sign In/Sign Up Home Page

    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!

    Mrs. Goggin

    Nurse's Note

    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.


    Curious what school lunch is like these days? Maybe not, but we would love for you to come eat lunch with your student(s). It is a great opportunity to connect parents with the school. Are the grandparents looking for something to do? Send them in. Feel free to bring in something to eat or buy a school lunch. If you call ahead, they can prepare a chef salad for you (a staff favorite). Please stop in the main office, sign-in and put on a visitor's badge.

    Basketball Schedules

    Updated schedules for:




    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!

    Jack Netser

    Willow Rhynerson

    Lexi Brill

    Dane Tibbs

    Owen Schlaudroff

    Kelsey Kuhfahl

    Austin Nesci

    Max Wilson

    Big Brothers & Big Sisters

    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.

    Get connected with Remind 101

    Click here for directions on how to receive text message updates from Mr. Findley