CSA Lincoln Newsletter

September 9th, 2016

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

  • A Grand Reading Event- One of my favorite days of the year! CSA Lincoln was PACKED with special guests this afternoon. I didn't get everyone's picture, but several are posted below. A special thanks to our project manager, Shawna Netser, for organizing this special event! We gave out one literacy basket per grade level. The pictures of the winners are below.
  • Mrs. Newton and Mrs. Cash's first grade classes are currently working on 'The Crayon Initiative' project. They shared this short video (below) about how this wonderful program that recycles old crayons and gives them to hospitals. The students are fully immersed in the project. I can't wait to see how it ends.
  • On that note, Mrs. Cash gave me a news article about the giant panda being removed from the endangered species list. Last year they partnered with the World Wildlife Federation and chose the giant panda as their animal to raise awareness and money ($125) to help protect. Mrs. Cash shared this article with a very excited second grade class earlier this week. So cool that the students get to see their hard work pay off!
  • CSA Lincoln Alum- There was a nice article in The Republic this week about Brayden Burbrink. Brayden is the son of Laura, our UDL coordinator, and a former CSA Lincoln student. He is a senior who has excelled both in the classroom (4.17 GPA) and on the football field. The article is linked above. Congrats to Brayden!
  • Leslie and Nolan share a good book at the reading event (pictured).

Have a great weekend!

The Crayon Initiative

Project Updates

These links are the cover sheets of the current projects K-6 are working on. These, as well as the 2015-2016 project cover sheets, can be found on our website under the 'Projects' tab.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade

Sixth Grade

School Fundraiser-One week to go!

  • Service Learning Project-School Fundraiser (click here). Our current total is $2,469.16. Miss Deyerling's class is our current leader. The class that raises the most money by next Thursday wins an ice cream party! All money needs to be turned in on Thursday, September 15th. We will have a celebration carnival on Friday, September 16th which will include an inflatable obstacle course!

Chicago Trip-6th Grade Parent Meeting

There will be an informational meeting about the 6th grade trip to Chicago on Wednesday, September 21st. The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. in the gym and is for 6th grade students and their parents.

All aspects of the trip will be discussed at this meeting. Please plan to attend.

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September 26-29, 2016

Notes from the Athletic Director

Are you interested in being a basketball player or a cheerleader for the upcoming season?

If so, please make sure that you have a current physical exam on file with the school!


BASKETBALL TRYOUTS will take place October 17th-20th!

Physicals must be current!

You must have a physical dated after APRIL 1st, 2016 to be eligible for the 2016-2017 season!

Questions? -Please contact Mr. Shipley


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 first two weeks and earned a reward!

Ciara Bragg

Grady Carman

Max Wilson

Landon Jeffers

Sophia Begley

Layla Sanders

Milahya Anderson

Kreigh Keffaber

Hannah Ousley

Mia Seaborne

Raegyn Foster

Ellie Schlaudroff

Ryan Tucker

Kasey Kelly

PTO Updates

For all of our Box Tops collectors out there, check out this cool new way to earn BONUS BOX TOPS for CSA! Visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp to see how it works and to download the app!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Got a little time on Friday 9/16? The school is looking for volunteers for the Fundraiser Carnival. Volunteers would help with the various stations at the carnival- inflatable obstacle course, cookies/juice, walk track and water balloons. The time commitment will be from around noon-2:30. If you can only come for a little bit or the whole time, we will be sure to put you to use and it will be greatly appreciated!

If you can help please contact the Project Coordinator, Shawna Netser at netsers@bcsc.k12.in.us

Girl Scouts

The next meeting will be Tuesday, September 13th from 6:20-7:30 p.m. The meetings are at CSA Lincoln and are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month.


Did you know in the 19th century, travelers to the future state of Indiana would have found squash and corn growing in abundance in Native American gardens? Hogs came along later and became an integral part of the Hoosier diet. Our bicentennial menu honors Indiana’s 200th year as a state by serving some of these foods native to our region.







Girls on the Run-Join our team!

The head coach for CSA Lincoln's team this year will be Juliana Bernabe (juliana@foundationforyouth.com). She is looking for two assistant coaches. If interested, please email her. Here is a photo of last year's group!

Grades 3rd - 6th
Starts Sept. 12 - Nov. 12
Practice M & W 2:45 - 4:00 PM
Youth 5k on Saturday, Nov. 12th
Get connected with Remind 101

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


WHAT IF there was an EMERGENCY? WHAT IF we needed to GET INFORMATION TO YOU? This is a QUICK and EASY way to communicate needed information TO YOU!

What is REMIND?

Principals everywhere are forgetting their complex phone trees and are using Remind as a simple way to keep their colleagues in the loop and build community at their schools.

Click on the Get Connected with REMIND above this article.

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