CSA Lincoln Newsletter

September 29th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

You can only watch so many nursery rhyme videos. We usually allow Calvin to watch part of a show as we settle in for the evening. The movie Sing was on Netflix and so we gave it a shot. I was hoping for something tolerable and found the movie to be very enjoyable. So much so, that I went ahead and finished it on my own after he went to bed. Yup, 35 year old male sitting on his couch, watching an animated film made for children. Oh how things have changed.

If you've seen the film, you know it's much more than animals in a singing contest. It's about believing in yourself, overcoming obstacles, and the importance of working hard to achieve your goals. Mrs. Biehle's class is focusing on recognizing themes in a story this week and thanks to her lesson, I feel pretty confident I'm on the right track.

I see our students in these characters. They are driven, creative, and innovative.

As we wrap up parent-teacher conferences, this movie reminded me how important our work is in helping our children find their "thing". The strong relationship between our staff and parents provides them the support to go after those goals. We have an incredible school community and project-based learning is a wonderful way to expose our students to many different experiences.

I not only enjoyed the movie, but walked away with even more of an appreciation for the great things happening at CSA Lincoln!

Updates and Highlights

  • 123 people participated in Walk to School Day this morning! This is a new record!
  • Thank you to the many parents who brought in goodies for our teachers this week!
  • Just a reminder that I leave for Japan next Wednesday. Former BCSC administrator, Janice Montgomery, will be filling in for me next Wednesday and Thursday. There will not be a newsletter next week. I hope everyone has a restful Fall Break and I look forward to sharing details from the trip when I return.

Have a great weekend!


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Fun Run Photos

CSA Lincoln finished SECOND overall in the school participation challenge and was rewarded with a $250 prize!

Linden Project Update

A big thank you to all of the students and families of CSA Lincoln! Through your hard work the school fundraiser was able to donate $5,000 to the Linden Project crowdgrant. This is an amazing donation that moves us closer to our goal But, we still need to raise $22,065 to reach our $32,000 goal and earn the match from IHCDA - so we still need your help!

Please share our crowdgrant information with everyone. Social media is a great way to get the message out to a large group quickly. To make it easy for you to share, just download the Linden Project photo below and use it in your Facebook and Instagram updates. We’ve included all the information you need, but we’d love it if you’d add a few words about why you think this is important.

Watch this space for weekly updates on our progress - and thank you for being the project’s biggest supporters!


Bidding- October 2017

Construction Begins- Spring 2018

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CSA Lincoln students raise money for the school by running a lemonade stand!



The 4th grade students will be playing recorders this year, and it is time to order them. Your child should be bringing home a form or you can download the attached order form.

Principals for a Day!

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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!

Sawyer Hartwell

Kohl Dorrogh

Berin Forney

Lillian Gray

Ayden Brubaker

Brady Schneider

Britney Ampadu

Koen Thompson

Isaac Vance

Hannah Ousley

Nicholas Sharpe

Leah Doig

Graecen Scott

Isabella Dean

CSA Choir Carwash

Has someone written "Wash Me" on your car? Have you parked under the bird's favorite tree? Did you drive by someone getting mud all over your car? Well, worry no more. The CSA Choir is selling e-washes for Crew Carwash during the entire month of October. You can buy as many as you want, and they never expire, so buy 12 so you can treat your car to a carwash each month. Half of the proceeds goes directly to the CSA Choir, so buying a $16 Works carwash gives the choir $8 or a regular carwash at $9 gives the choir $4.50. With Christmas coming up, buy carwashes for family and friends. The e-washes are good at all Crew Carwashes, so if you know someone in another city where there is a Crew Carwash, they are able to use them. Help support the CSA Choir by purchasing e-washes through Crew Carwash. Simply go to the following website starting on Sunday through the end of October:


Perfect Attendance Contest

When: September 18th- December 15th

What: Perfect Attendance means 100% of the time the student is present. This means no appointment, no tardies, and no early dismissals.

*Students with perfect attendance will be eligible to receive a special prize.

BCSF - Harlem Wizards Information

Are you ready to have some fun with the Harlem Wizards, WNBA's Tamika Catchings, Dr. Roberts and the BCSF "Stars" team made up of BCSC administrators, teachers and special guests, including Mr. Findley. The fun begins at Columbus North Memorial Gym, located at 1400 25th Street Sun - Nov 5, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Doors open at 1:00 pm. The evening promises to be a fun filled event that is great for kids and adults and guarantees to put a smile on your face! This event is hosted by The Bartholomew Consolidated School Foundation ( BCSF). At a Wizards’ game, fans will witness amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. It’s two hours of family time where parents, grandparents, and kids can all laugh together. When you’re in the stands, you’re more than a spectator; you’re part of the show with loads of audience participation. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring!

Get your tickets online today https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/109317 or in person at the BCSC Administration Building or Viewpoint Books - 548 Washington St., Columbus.

Thank you to Heritage Automotive Sales in Columbus and Hotel Indigo for their sponsorship for this BCSF community event to support our BCSC teachers and students!

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


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!

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