CSA Lincoln Newsletter

Friday, April 27th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

We survived ISTEP. Thank you for supporting our teachers by having your children ready to do their best and helping them participate in theme days. We brought out the prize wheel and have tried to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

  • We will celebrate Star Wars Day on Friday, May 4th. We hope students will be dressed in their best Star Wars gear. May the force be with you...
  • There will be a CSA Lincoln Art Show on May 15th from 5-7 pm. All students will have at least one piece of art in the show. See the below section regarding more details of the event.
  • The CIC met and discussed a change that we are making to our lunch policy regarding parents and visitors. You are still invited to come and use the CSA Cafe (located outside the library) to eat with your student. We no longer will allow other students to join the group unless their parent has called the office and approved it. We know that your student sometimes wants to bring a friend to eat with them. That is still fine, but it will need to take place in the cafeteria at a vacant table so we can maintain school supervision. This change isn't happening because of anything bad that has occurred, rather it was a topic that came up as we continue to review our school safety procedures. Again, we still want you to come eat with your student at lunch. You can still use the CSA Cafe outside the library. If you want another student to come with you, the parent of the other student will need to call the office to approve it. Otherwise, you can sit with the group in the cafeteria so we can maintain adult supervision. Thank you for your understanding!
  • Second Grade shares why they love CSA Lincoln in a video produced by students. I've included it below.
  • Several classes traveled to the BCPL this week for the Smart Money Program. Student feedback was very positive about the experience.
  • 6th Grade has been busy working on their Medieval Fair presentations (photos below).
  • Fourth Grade is also getting close to wrapping up their Famous Hoosiers Project. Details about both presentations and when you can come visit will be coming home next week.
  • The Columbus Rotary Club gave each student in kindergarten a "Like Me" book that is personalized. They do it every year. Miss Deyerling shared that she still had her book from when she was in kindergarten. We sincerely appreciate having wonderful community support. These are headed home today.

We (my family) survived our trip in California. I use the word survive because on the flight from San Diego to Houston Calvin got sick all over himself, the seat, and me. Thankfully, Michelle had packed a second set of clothes for him and he was fine after that. I'm fairly certain it was due to the air pressure. It still made for a very eventful landing. FYI- Airlines do have a kit they will give you to help with cleanup. The seatbelt couldn't be saved, but we sure tried our best!

I've shared a video of Calvin dancing at the wedding. He sure loves to dance!

Have a great weekend!



Looking Ahead- Put these dates on your calendar!

  • May 5th- Shipley/Sparks Wedding
  • May 17-18th 6th Grade Chicago Trip
  • May 25th- Kindergarten Promotion- 1 pm
  • May 29th- "Move Up" Day (More details to come next Friday)
  • May 29th- 6th Grade Promotion- 10 a.m.
  • May 29th- CSA Graduation Walk (HS students)- 11 a.m.
  • May 30th- Last Student Day @ Donner Park- We will need volunteers!
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Husky Gram Winners

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 week and earned a reward!

Annabelle McClain

Aaron Warble

Jackson Netser

Cali Lennes

Kaitlyn Netser

Allison Sharpe

Levi Smith

Ian Hernandez

Kiana Hensley

Levi Roberts

Aksana Vivek

Wyatt Pate

Mary Sparks

Sophia Thomas

SchoolKidz Supply Kit Program

Great News! This year we will be offering the SchoolKidz Supply Kit Program.

SchoolKidz offers prepackaged, school supply kits filled with the exact supplies requested by your child’s teacher. Kits are offered per grade level and arrive personally with the student’s school, name, and grade before Open House night, so you are ready for next year. You can order via the order form coming home this week or order online at: www.shopttkits.com and school acct #30658. Skip the lines this summer. Order your supplies with SchoolKidz! Send questions to CSA Lincoln PTO at ptocsalincoln@gmail.com.

Calling All Artists!

Hello CSA Lincoln Families!

We are currently looking for local artists to participate in this year’s Art Show! We would love to find several artists with a wide range of artistic talents to perform “live demonstrations” during our Art Show in May.

If you have a relative, neighbor, friend, etc. who has an artistic skill that they would like to share with our students, please have them email Mrs. Blackerby at morrowme@bcsc.k12.in.us.

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PTO Update

Star Wars Bowling Night

Break out your best Star Wars gear a little early and get it warmed up for Star Wars Day with a pre-4th party! Wookies and Jedis and Storm Troopers and Droids will all come together on Star Wars Day Eve for a cosmic bowling battle! Winners get bragging rights! Join the CSAL PTO (and some very special guests) as we wrap up the 2017-2018 school year with our 2nd annual Star Wars Bowling Night Fundraiser!

When: Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30-8:30pm

Where: Columbus Bowling Center (310 State St.)

Cost: $10/person (includes shoes and 2 games or 1.5 hours)

Other Details: Concession stand will be open, but limited to snacks and


Don't be afraid, it's just an email...

As we come to the end of the 2017-2018 school year, there are many times and ways that we need parent volunteers to help out with school events. We do send some of these requests via FB posts and this newsletter, but a good majority of the time the requests go out by email to those who have requested to be on the PTO email list. PTO email is a great NO PRESSURE way to learn about these opportunities and jump in where you can, if you can, in whatever capacity you can. If you don't have the time or resources to participate in one opportunity simply DELETE the email and maybe the next opportunity will be one you can get involved with. We LOVE our parent volunteers and couldn't pull off all of the fun stuff we do without you so if you aren't currently on the PTO email list but would like to change that, send us your request to be added to ptocsalincoln@gmail.com!

From the School Counselor's Desk- Attendance

We would like to remind you the importance of being present at school every day. BCSC has a goal of 98% attendance for all students. At CSA Lincoln we are making an effort to succeed in achieving this goal.

Letters have been sent out in the last couple of months to students with attendance concerns.

To help your child keep a good attendance record, we are asking you to contact the school every time a child is going to be absent and provide doctor’s notes when applicable.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact Mrs. Thompson, our school counselor at thompsona@bcsc.k12.in.us or 812-376-4447.

For more information on attendance you can check page 06 of our student handbook available on the following link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_FhiFWQmV-1Q2tWUFczaW4tV3c/view

Colts Play 60 Challenge at CSA Lincoln!

As part of the Colts Play 60 Challenge, Colts Youth Football is bringing their interactive camp to CSA Lincoln (CMS football field). On the morning of May 8th, students in grades 2nd-5th will be invited to come participate in the Big Blue Football Camp. In order to participate, each students will need a signed release on file. You may fill out a paper copy of the form or you also have the option of filling out the online release here:


If you wish to volunteer for the event, please contact Mrs. Netser at netsers@bcsc.k12.in.us

CYD Family Engagement Survey

The Council for Youth Development Family Engagement Workgroup has developed the CYD Family Engagement Survey to collect the input of as many Bartholomew County residents currently raising our youth. CYD's goal is to collect this valuable feedback and use this information to better plan their future work in expanding Developmental Assets outreach to Bartholomew County families.

Below are links to the survey in three languages:

English - Family Engagement Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/ribXMr6CaX0htvPz1

Spanish - Family Engagement Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/Q9Ps0pMrPbfu7gyB3

Japanese - Family Engagement Survey: https://goo.gl/forms/nL9UGUft0nMiHJPL2

CSA Lincoln on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter

You can now follow school events, photos, and updates on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. As a magnet school, it is important to promote all the wonderful things that are happening at our school. Please help us spread the word! #CSAL

Instagram: CSA_Lincoln

Facebook: CSA Lincoln Community

Twitter: @csaprincipal

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