CSA Lincoln Newsletter

March 11th, 2016

PRINCIPAL'S NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS

Thank you to all who reached out offering support. We had a very good day.


Lots of students in pajamas and vacation attire. Of course the staff can't pass up an opportunity to wear jeans!


ISTEP and IREAD3 testing is officially done. Thank you for having your child here and ready to go. The students did a GREAT job.


The students are obviously excited it is Friday. I'm just excited that I won't be doing dismissal in a rain suit!


I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable break!

Congratulations to Kamron from Ms. Deyerling's class! He was the Husky Gram quarterly drawing winner! The prize was a night at Hotel Indigo (indoor pool), dinner or lunch at Puccini's, 2 free t-shirts at Hoosier Sporting Goods and dessert at Zaharakos!

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3rd Quarter Attendance Challenge Winner: Justin Schlaudroff

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Please welcome Mrs. Heather Pickup!

Mrs. Heather Pickup will be taking over for Mrs. Kean for the last 9 weeks of school. Mrs. Kean has resigned to take a position for Indianapolis Public Schools as a Literacy Coach. Heather was with us first semester when she worked in 6th grade for Laura Burbrink. She is a licensed teacher with 6 years of experience in grades K-2. She has been in the classroom this week to get to know the students and we are thrilled to have her!
Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

Incredible Kid Day-March 15th

Staff were each given a few cards to pass on a message to students for the Incredible Kid Day initiative. While we will be on Spring Break, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize students for being...incredible! The link below has more details if interested.

http://campfire.org/absolutely-incredible-kid-day

Project Updates

  • Our Kindergarten classes finished their helping Columbus pets project. They raised $102 for C.A.R.E. and numerous huge trash bags full of blankets, towels and shoes for The Litter Box Kitty Rescue. They were able to present their donations at their event this week at the Bartholomew County Library.
  • First grade finished up their week with a pizza party from the PTO. They raised over half of all the box tops that came in for the Box Top Contest this semester.
  • Second graders are continuing to work on their Genius Hour projects. They have been learning about getting information from books and how to keep track of their sources.
  • Third graders are working on their Pop Tab Contest project. You can begin sending those in with your children to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Fourth graders will begin working on their next project when we return from Spring Break.
  • Fifth graders are working on their Treasures project. The top voted on books for each class will be heading over to Viewpoint Books to be read and voted on for the next step of their project.
  • Sixth grade students are in the brainstorming phase of their next project, "Helping Disasters".
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Student work on display at the KidsCommons!

For the next two weeks, 30 of our students will have their artwork on display at the KidsCommons.

PTO Update

Bus Safety

Please be careful and use the crosswalks when exiting the campus with your student. Over the past couple of weeks we have had a few parents dart between buses with their student to cross the street. Because of the recent bus tragedy, drivers must now shut off their buses when loading/unloading students. Several of our bus drivers have still voiced concerns about being unable to see between the buses.

While a minor inconvenience, please utilize the crosswalks and crossing guards.


Safety first!

Vegetarian Options for Lunch

Click here for more details!

Get connected with Remind 101

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

WHAT IF WE NEEDED YOU TO KNOW...

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.

More than Lunch 2016

  • Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?

    If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family:

    • Textbook Assistance: For financial assistance with textbook fees, check the box on the back of the free/reduced lunch application
    • Elementary Backsacks Program: For weekend food, see school counselor
    • High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees: See school counselor
    • High School - Dual Credit/AP Courses: See school counselor
    • Discounted Internet service :$9.95 per month through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-846-8376
    • Discounted Computer: $149.99 through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-888-710-4156
    • Discounts for Sports Program Fees: See school Athletic Director
    • iCare afterschool program: limited scholarships available - See BCSC website


  • Click here to access this information on the BCSC website.

LUNCH TIME!

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.

HUSKY GRAM DRAWING 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!


Elise Brooks

Lydia Barrentine

Ehren Wright

Jacob Fields

Layla Sanders

Jacob VonFange

Nola Schwab

Mrs. Koopman

Sydney Rafferty (Sterling)

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.