CSA Lincoln Newsletter

Friday, August 16th

A Great Day To Be A Husky

Happy Friday!

It was a beautiful two days at Camp Lakeview with our sixth-grade students. I can't remember a time we had better weather. I enjoyed watching our students form new friendships and strengthen relationships with peers and staff members. We went around the campfire on Thursday night, and a few students shared their favorite experience from the trip. One student asked me what mine was, and I am happy to share it with you as well.

While walking back from the Slip n' Slide, one of our young men had forgotten his sandals and was having difficulty walking across the rocks. Ella Garn had already walked over the gravel drive, but turned around and offered her sandals to him. She took them off her feet, walked barefoot across the gravel, and handed him the sandals. She said the rocks didn't bother her. She didn't have to do it, but she saw a friend in need and wanted to help. That is what camp is all about!

  • Congratulations to the Thompson family on the birth of their son, Mac Henry Thompson! Mrs. Thompson is our school counselor, and everyone is doing great!
  • Next week, fifth-graders head to Columbus Youth Camp for an overnight trip. Money and permission slips are due Monday, August 19th.
  • Our Day of Service will be next Wednesday, August 21st. Your students will be helping move and possibly plant 3,000 flowers. Please be sure to dress them in comfortable clothing.
  • Third Grade will hear from Teresa Fischer, Market Coordinator for Columbus Farmers Market, regarding their Farmer's Market Project next Thursday.
  • The Miyoshi, Japan Delegation will be arriving next Wednesday. They come as part of a partnership they have with BCSC schools. I was able to travel to Japan a couple of years ago as the BCSC Ambassador. This fall, Dr. Roberts, our school superintendent, will be going as the ambassador.

Finally, we will be sending home student results for ILEARN testing next week. These are the results of the test they took last May. The state of Indiana embargoes school results until September 4th, but I will say that we are very proud of how our students performed on this test. Our team was feeling anxious with the new format, but as I shared with them this morning, today is a REALLY GOOD day to be a Husky! I'll share more details on specifics when they are released.

Have a great weekend,


Mac Henry Thompson (and family)

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Important Upcoming Dates and Notes

  • Spiritwear can be ordered via the button linked in this newsletter. It is web-based this year.

Please mark these dates on your calendar!

  • 8/21 Exhibit Columbus Work Day (K-6, Volunteers needed, Info coming soon!)
  • 8/21 Girl Scouts Open House @ Lincoln 5:15-7:15 PM
  • 8/22 PTO Meeting 6-6:30 Welcome, 6:30 Meeting starts
  • 8/22-23 5th Grade Camping Trip
  • 8/28 Picture Day
  • 8/30 Passions Start (Grades 3-6)

Day of Service, August 21st

CSA Lincoln students will be working on Wednesday, August 21st as part of their "give back" to the community for your upcoming support of the school fundraiser. Last year, we worked with the Lincoln Central Neighbhoood Foundation (LCNF). This year, we are excited to partner with one of the five recipients of the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize, the Frida Escobedo Studio, to help their installation come to life for the upcoming Exhibit Columbus event!

Students, staff, and parent volunteers will be helping move and plant 3,000 Indiana native plants and flowers on the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library Plaza. The project is named Untitled, and you can learn more about the installation via the link below.

If you can help, please contact Stephanie Garrett in the office so that we can be sure you have a current background check on file with the school. We also need to be sure we have an appropriate number of helpers per group.

August 21st (Wednesday)
8:30-9:30 Fifth Grade
9:30-10:30 Kindergarten/Fourth Grade
10:30-11:30 Second grade/First Grade
12:30-1:30 Third grade
1:30-2:30 Sixth Grade


Lincoln Spiritwear

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Husky Gram Winners

These students were recognized this week for upholding the school expectations of Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Peacemakers!

Lucy Staebler

Chloe Voelz

Laken Manuel

Zoey Grissom

Lexie Dooley

Kennedy Coy

Mahi Nimmagadda

Carter Brickert

Amyahia Napier

Paisley Jewell

Keegan Tempest

Eliza Bodem

Braeden Farrell

Kaitlyn Netser

PTO Update

PTO Meet & Greet and 1st Meeting of the Year

Please join us for our annual Meet & Greet on Thursday, Aug. 22nd at school from 6:00-6:30. This is a very informal time where you can:

  • Meet current members and other CSAL parents

  • Learn about our ongoing fundraisers and other ways we earn funds

  • Learn about how these funds get reinvested into our school/students/staff

  • Get information about registering your Kroger Rewards card or downloading the new Box Top app.

  • Find a place to plug in and get involved (all ways big AND small)

Snacks and other fun will be provided!

(This is an "open house" format so you can come and go anytime between 6-6:30)

Our 1st meeting of the year will be directly following the Meet & Greet. If you are interested in being part of the "business" side of PTO, we invite you to stay for our first meeting of the year from 6:30-7:30 in the library.

Who wants to WIN???

We're kicking off the year with a contest for the parents! Want to win a #huskypride Prize Package or one of our other fabulous prizes? Leading up to the PTO meeting next week there will be many ways to get entries into the drawing. Watch the CSAL Community FB page for daily opportunities to earn entries, but here's your first chance:

Mrs. Selbach is still in need of a few things for the STEM lab. Drop off one of the following items at school with your name, your child's name and your contact info (email or phone#). Each parent dropping off items between now and Thursday afternoon will earn 3 entries into the drawing!

Any items on the list that was sent home will get your entries, however, the items that are most needed include:

  • Straws

  • Coffee Straws

  • Plastic Spoons

  • Legos (used is fine)

  • Lincoln Logs (used is fine)

Remember to watch for additional contest entry opportunities on the FB page next week and at the PTO Meet & Greet next Thursday night. Contest closes Thursday, Aug. 22nd at 7:30pm and the winners will be announced on Friday, Aug. 23rd. Good Luck!

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