CSA Lincoln Newsletter

February 16th

Principal's Notes and Highlights

Funny Friday!

Teachers are famous for having elaborately decorated bulletin boards. We even have one in the staff lounge that we rotate with different themes. One of the many qualities I love about our staff is that we don't take each other too seriously. Last year, a theme was "Photo Ops" and Mr. Shipley had photoshopped staff members into different pictures. Most were inside jokes, but you don't need to know the story to appreciate the humor. I've included a couple for you to enjoy.

You know who else is funny? Your children. The current bulletin board theme captures some of the more hilarious things your children have said over the last few weeks. I'm not going to share names of students with you, but I'm sure you will wonder if it was your child (insert hand over face emoji). Just know, we love them and they crack us up!

Kids Say the Darndest Things

"Mr. Wright, you have such a round body. I can't give you a suffocating hug!" - 4th grader

"Mrs. Cash, is it the twenty-tooth?" "No, Honey it's the twenty-second."-1st grader

"I look like my boyfriend just broke up with me because I'm eating Thin Mints and wearing a baggy sweatshirt." -6th grader

As she thumps her chest with her fist, "Mr. Findley, my name is ____, but you can call me The Mongoose". -1st grader

"Mrs. Cash, when ________ accidentally ran into me in the gym my head snapped in half!" -1st grader

While in Art watching a video about how to draw a baby seal, a kindergarten student said "Guys, I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be Hillary Clinton."

"Last night I turned into a pig and my right arm got cut off". -4th grader

Miss Cook: "___, What are you doing? Aren't you going to Math Bowl?"
6th grader "No, I'm not doing Math Bowl."

Miss Cook: "What?! Why didn't you tell me?"

6th grader: "I thought it was implied by the lack of permission slip...(duh)."

While Mr. Shipley was trying to be serious, "Mr. Shipley, I just can't take you seriously...your hair!" -1st grader

At PM car line a 1st grader grabs Mr. Findley's hand and says "Mr. Findley, your hand is warm. Did you sleep in or something?"

"Mrs. Cash, How do you spell BCSC?" -1st grader

While sorting students between two tables for my small group in Mrs. Cash's class,

1st grade girl: "Why am I at this table? Am I in trouble or something?"

Mr. Findley: "No, you're not in trouble. You're just working at that table today."

1st grade girl: "Did I do something wrong? What, did you catch me smoking cigarettes in the hallway?"

Mr. Findley: "Uh..."

Have a great weekend,


Valentine's Day Fun!

Kindergarten V-Day boxes, dancing, 2nd grade similies and much more!

Updates and Upcoming Events

  • ISTEP and iRead(3rd Grade only) Dates: We will be testing every morning between Tuesday, February 28th and Friday, March 2nd for ISTEP. iRead (3rd grade only) will also test Monday, March 5th and Tuesday, March 6th in the morning. Please try and schedule doctor appointments around those dates. Also, please let us know if you will not be there on those dates so we can plan accordingly. Thank you!

  • The 5th/6th Grade Friendship Dance will be held TONIGHT from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The theme is Back to the Past: 50's Sock Hop.

  • The Staff vs. Student Basketball Game will be held on Wednesday, March 7th. We will be having a Paw Pack Party for all grades after school on that date. The cost is $5 and will include a snack after school before the game and we will escort your students over to Central Middle School to watch the game. The game will start at 5 p.m. Admission to families or students who only want to attend the game is free. A permission slip will be coming home soon. Proceeds of the event will go to support the 6th Grade Chicago Trip.

  • We are still in the process of finalizing enrollment for next year. We've been posting photos of our new Huskies on social media. So far here is who has won the lottery!

PTO Updates

Win a Pacers Prize Package!

The incoming Kindergartners aren't the only #LuckyHuskies at CSAL, you could be too! Last week we told you how you could help out by simply assigning CSAL as your Kroger Community Rewards organization. Now we'd like to reward you for your participation! All you have to do is show us that your Kroger Rewards card is signed up and your name will be entered into the drawing to win a Pacers Prize Package that features 2 tickets to see the Pacers on March 5th!

To Enter:

Post a picture of your Kroger receipt (It shows your rewards organization printed at the bottom)/screenshot of your account page (log into/set up your account at www.kroger.com under the "Savings and Rewards" heading) showing CSAL as your Community Rewards organization (#11083) to the contest post pinned on the CSA Lincoln Community Facebook Page.


Send in a copy/original receipt or computer printout of your account page with your name on it.

The giveaway game night is fast approaching so this contest will run from today- Friday, Feb 23rd with the winner being announced on Monday, Feb 26th.


Upcoming Events:

Pacers Prize Package Giveaway Contest Entry - 2/16 - 2/23

Pacers Prize Package Winner Announcement - 2/26

CSA Lincoln Pacers Night - 3/23

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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!

Rowen Kesler

Ian Hernandez

Maira Marta

Tess Mormino

Amiah Wood

Mason Lewis

Eliza Bodem

Rayne Newton

Zoey Jernigan

Aniket Ghatge

Natalie Sanders

Arianna Cottrill

Henry Sims

Abigail Henderson


Our annual DARE ICE SKATE NIGHT will be on Saturday March 3rd from 6-8 p.m. We would like to invite 5th and 6th graders and their families out to Hamilton Center for this event. Admission is $5.00 per person. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Lt. D. Matthew Harris

Public Relations Officer

Columbus Police Department

123 Washington Street

Columbus, IN 47201

(812) 376-2605 dharris@columbus.in.gov<mailto:dharris@columbus.in.gov>

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