CSA Lincoln Newsletter

September 23, 2016

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

  • Ayden and Addisyn were able to witness the Bicentennial Torch coming through Columbus as Dr. Ilya Schwartzman carried it from Central Avenue to Parkside Elementary.
  • Please be on time for Parent-Teacher Conferences next week. Thank you to all who are donating food!
  • Future teachers from IUPUC spent time this past week evaluating our 6th grade Landform Projects. I was blown away by the high level of quality and precision our students exhibited in this project.
  • While the weather wasn't great, third and fourth grade students had a great day at the Farmer's Market. Next week they will be presenting C.A.R.E. with a check for half of their profit. We love that our kids want to give back to those in need!
  • We had a few students who had raised money for the school fundraiser, but missed the water station this past Friday. Below is a button that has pictures of those students getting to dump a bucket of water on me. Lucky for them, we had good weather this week.
  • ISTEP Results- Scores from last year were sent home today with your student in an envelope. Grades 4-6. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call.
  • Principal for the Day- I was so proud of our young leaders today! Sierra and Aaron did a great job. You can learn more about their day in this newsletter.
  • Best of luck to anyone participating in the Mill Race Marathon/Half-Marathon this weekend! A special thank you to Mr. Shipley for designing our sign! The Schnepp family will be providing donuts for anyone who wants to come to CSA Lincoln to cheer on the runners. They will be here from 8-10!

Thank you Mr. Shipley!

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Student Principals: Sierra and Aaron

Today was especially special as both Sierra and Aaron were in charge! They introduced themselves at Town Hall Meeting, walked around to each classroom to say hello, participated in our office staff meeting, went to Dairy Queen for lunch, and announced our Husky Gram Drawing winners. I've included a few pictures from their day. We had a great time!

Parent Volunteers Needed!

The 1st, 3rd & 5th graders will be having their vision, height, weight & blood pressure screenings done on Tuesday, September 27th, beginning at 8:30 am. It would be helpful to have a couple parent volunteers to get the students to and from their classrooms in an orderly manner & keep the line moving smoothly for the screenings. If you can help, please contact helwigk@bcsc.k12.in.us .
BCSC in Action w/ Dr. Jim Roberts

Student Spotlight: Natalie P.

On Thursday, Natalie (1st Grade) had 12 inches of her hair cut off to donate to an organization called Wigs For Kids. This organization provides wigs at no cost to children suffering from hair loss. We are very proud of Natalie!

PTO-Chili's Fundraiser

While out for parent-teacher conferences next week, stop by Chili's with one of these flyers. 15% of the purchases will be donated to our PTO! You don't even need to print a copy of the flyer. Just click on the picture and show it at the restaurant. This works for dine-in and carry-out!

Chicago Information

If you missed the parent meeting on Wednesday night, you can find everything you need for the trip here. Please be mindful of the due dates!

Parent Portal-Gradebook

Call the school or email your child's teacher to get your child's parent portal username and password; then log in HERE.

Watch the video below to learn how to create your account.

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From the BCSC High Ability Coordinator

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation provides many opportunities and pathways for all learners. Since 1981, we have worked to identify learners who show a need for a high ability curriculum. To help us identify students for this pathway, tests are administered to our kindergarten, 3rd and 6th grade students every year.

In the fall, all kindergarten students are given four activities to complete during class time. These activities are evaluated and used to determine which students will be administered further testing. The identified students are then given the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) in the spring. This test indicates potential for high ability learning. Various instructional strategies will be used by the teachers in each classroom from 1st – 3rd grade to meet the needs of these high ability learners.

3rd and 6th grade students are administered achievement and abilities tests. The scores from these tests, along with scores from a math prompt, a creative writing prompt and teacher rating scales are used to identify high ability students. Students can be identified as high ability in math only, English/language arts only or high ability in both.

Please visit the BCSC website at www.bcsc.k12.in.us >Parents>High Ability for more information about the high ability program.

You may also contact Shelley Walker, the High Ability Coordinator, at (812) 314-3881 or walkerr@bcsc.k12.in.us with question and/or concerns.

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!

Brody Brubaker

Anthony England

Eliza Bodem

Lathan Hunter

Sadie Harris

Owen Schlaudroff

Tristan Davis

Alaina Gates

Sofia Perez

Ethan Gilley

Lauren Sanders

McKenna Schenpp

Ryan Tucker

Zaynep Law

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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


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

Get connected with Remind 101

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