CSA Lincoln Newsletter

Friday, January 11th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Happy Friday!

We wasted no time getting back into school mode this week. I was proud of how well our students acclimated to the early mornings and refocusing on learning. I have several updates for you as we start this semester.

  • All students received a black CSA Lincoln t-shirt this week. This was part of our PBIS reminder regarding the four expectations of being safe, respectful, responsible, and a peacemaker. These are very popular, and many were wearing them today (see photo). Students should wear these on all field trips for the remainder of this year, and we hope they will also wear them when out in the community. While purchasing shirts for 350 students is costly, it was made possible by your generous support of the school fundraiser. Thank you!
  • The basketball season came to an end this week. The girls were defeated by Clifty Creek on Monday, and the boys lost a heartbreaker in overtime to Schmitt on Wednesday. Both teams improved significantly throughout the year.
  • The annual Staff vs. Student Basketball Game will be Thursday, January 31st at Central Middle School. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. (no cost) and the game will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. While 5th graders will get in the game, this night is focused on our 6th Graders, and they will play the majority of the game. Last year, Henry Sims stole victory away from the staff team with a last second half-court shot. Will the students be lucky this year? Please join us!
  • Good luck to our Cheer Team as they compete at Columbus East tomorrow in the Super Saturday Competition (1 pm start).
  • Report Cards are coming home in bookbags today. Please return the envelope once you've reviewed their scores. Please contact your teacher if you have questions.
  • Yearbook order forms went home this week. The cost is $14.00. You can return the envelope to the main office or order them online. Details are included in the form that went home.
  • A flyer regarding the 2nd PEP Night is also coming home in bookbags today. The event is next Thursday, January 17th from 6-7:00 p.m. in the CSA Lincoln Gymnasium. Please plan to join us and receive free advice on saving for college and protecting your family with information regarding legal wills. The CSA Lincoln PTO sponsors this night and our guest speakers are both parents of students at CSA Lincoln.
  • Mrs. Goggin shared with students this morning that the "Day at the Diamond" reward for those students who hit a home run in the CSA Baseball Reading Challenge is literally a day at the diamond. We will be taking all students who hit a home run to an Indianapolis Indians baseball game! The game is May 15th so we will need all students who are trying to achieve a home run to complete the challenge by April 26th so we can reserve the correct number of seats.
  • Forty students tested their skills to earn a spot on the Math Bowl Team on Thursday! This is an incredible turnout, and I'm thrilled that so many students are excited about competing in academic competitions. With such a great turnout, Miss Cook (coach) has decided to include a Junior Team, in addition to the team that will compete at the Regional Math Bowl Competition. This will give those students an opportunity to pursue their passion for math in a team environment and prepare them for future competition teams. They will get a shirt and practice one time each week. Miss Cook met and shared letters with all students who tried out today explaining their next steps. If you have any questions about the team, please contact Miss Cook (cookc@bcsc.k12.in.us).
  • I met with both 5th Grade classes to talk about an exciting opportunity that will take place this May. For the first time, we are sending 5th Grade on a camping (cabins) trip! I am still working out the details and will be sharing this information with parents later this semester. If it goes well, our goal will be to move this trip to the Fall in the future.

  • Have a great weekend,


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PBIS Expectations and Shirts!


How was your break?

I love hearing about all the cool trips our CSA Lincoln families take on break. Margy (1st Grade) went dogsledding and is posing with her favorite part of the trip. Hanging out with a real Husky!

Staff Spotlight

Who is that person working car line? The suggestion came up at a CIC meeting to share information about our staff so you can put a name with a face.

Lori Cash

Mrs. Cash teachers First Grade, is a member of our CIC, and is our school CEA (Teacher's Union) representative. She is one of the longest tenured members of our staff and is a guiding presence for us. I am fairly certain one corner of the school might collapse when she decides to retire.

Husky Gram Winners!

Samadrito Sengupta

Sam Lanam

Molly Hutson

Sophia Wills

Cammrin Avery

Kaitlyn Netser

Kinleigh Miller

Roberto Monroy Mendez

Brylen Wicker

Eli Viola

Gavin Hubbard

Sophia Thompson

Ayla Glick

Joseph Perkins

PTO Update

Winter FUNderland is next Friday! Please get your permission slips and entrance fee returned as soon as possible. Also, we are still in need of volunteers to help out on Festival day. Please sign up below if you are able.
Winter FUNderland Volunteers Needed! http://signup.com/go/VBPsyyN

PEP Night
Our 2nd PEP Night is coming up on January 17th. Join us at 6:00 pm in the gym Thursday night for this education session about planning for the future for parents BY parents! A surprise childcare provider will be available (spoiler alert: it's Mr. Findley!) if you need to bring your children (CSA students only), but actually, want to be able to pay attention during the session :) See the flyer in this newsletter for all the details. January PTO Meeting will follow PEP Night on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 pm. This is more of a Winter FUNderland prep night as opposed to a PTO meeting and we would love to have as many hands as we can to put up decorations and get as much ready as we can in advance for Friday's activities.

Important Dates:

PEP Night - 1/17/18
January PTO Meeting - 1/17/18
Winter FUNderland Festival - 1/18/18

Gold/Silver Recognition

At the end of the 2018-2019 School Year, students in grades K-5 that achieve a high level of success in grade level critical standards will receive a certificate noting the success. While we believe there are many indicators of success, we do want to provide an opportunity to recognize those who are achieving at a high level. This will replace the Honor Roll (except for 6th Grade).

To achieve Gold, a student must earn a score of "3" on 100% of the critical standards.

To achieve Silver, a student must earn a score of "3" 3 on all, but two critical standards for that grade level. The breakdown of how many critical standards per grade level are listed below.

A "3" is meeting grade level expectations by the end of the school year for that standard.

Silver Qualifying Scores

K-19 of 21

1st-22 of 24

2nd-24 of 26

3rd-21 of 23

4th-17 of 19

5th-19 of 21

Track the Train!

This link was shared with me and I have saved it as an icon on my phone. The status box will change when a train has been detected at Count Road 950 South, indicating that there may be an upcoming traffic backup at SR 46 West.



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