CSA Lincoln Newsletter
May 13th, 2016
Principal's Notes and Highlights
- A little late this week, but we didn't get back from Chicago until Friday night. The 6th grade class lucked out on weather and had a great trip! I've included a folder of a few pictures from the trip.
- Congratulations to Miss Clarissa Cook who was awarded the William and Sally Excellence in Teaching Award from the Heritage Fund this past Tuesday! Clarissa is the fourth CSA Lincoln teacher to be recognized for this prestigious award in the past seven years. Amy Laker, from the Heritage Fund, surprised her in class on Tuesday (video below). Clarissa will also be recognized at the BCSC School Board meeting on June 13th.
- The 3rd & 4th grade wrapped up their Urban Design Project at City Hall this past week. Mayor Lienhoop met and talked with students! It was a very big deal. This morning's edition of The Republic newspaper features the story on the front page!
- Please check the "Save the Date" section below for important announcements for this upcoming week!
- REPORT CARDS will be going home on Tuesday with all students who do not have any outstanding library or cafeteria fees. For those with outstanding fees you will receive a form in place of a report card indicating the outstanding balance so each student gets a paper. If you believe there is an error, please call the main office. Parents can come during school hours Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week to pay any fees and will receive their student's report card.
Field Day-Very Important!
New Husky: Mrs. Karli Grueninger
My name is Karli Grueninger. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and will be moving to Columbus, Indiana this summer. I am very excited to start this new chapter in my life! This will be my first year as a classroom teacher and I am excited to spend my first year teaching at Columbus Signature Academy. I recently graduated from Truman State University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. My husband and I got married on December 20, 2015 and are excited to take this next step in our lives together. I look forward to becoming a part of the Columbus community and meeting you all soon!
My notes: Our conversations with Karli revealed that she has all the intangibles we were looking for. She is finishing her Bachelor and Master's Degree in four years, which tells us she is a "go-getter" and willing to go above and beyond. She has experience in first and second grade. Her cooperating teacher said that in the 35 years (you read that correctly) she's been teaching, Karli is the best. Please join me in welcoming Karli!
Save the Date!
Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
Monday, May 23rd @ 1:30 p.m. CSA Lincoln Gym
6th grade Send-Off
Tuesday, May 24th @ 9:00 a.m. CSA Lincoln Gym
Move Up Day
Tuesday, May 24th @ 1:30 p.m.
Grades K-5 will move up to meet their 2016-2017 teacher.
Wednesday, May 25th All day at Donner Park. Parents and buses will drop students off at Donner Park. More details to come later.
Last chance to get a Yearbook!
Here is the Parent Survey Action Plan and Analysis. I have included "Comments" indicating whether we completed the action item or still have room for improvement.
Please complete the PARENT SURVEY (click this link) by June 4th.
Bringing it full circle
3rd & 4th Grade Urban Design
CSA Lincoln Girls on the Run
K-3 Growth Model Report Cards
Lost and Found
Foundation For Youth
- Our Kindergarten classes took a trip to the community garden and helped lay the foundation for the first grade's project. They also brought their worms from their Hands Helping Antennas project to help with the process of keeping the ground ready for the new plants.
- First grade got their plants planted in the approved community garden for the CSA Lincoln/Cummins Community Garden project. It is a collaboration project with CSA Lincoln and Cummins that we hope to continue in the years to come.
- Second graders finished their Money Smart project, strong. It concluded this week with an open house of their students presenting their individual business information to parents and staff.
Third and Fourth graders finished up their Urban Design Project this week. The final masterpiece, "The Wishing Forest", is on display at City Hall. A special shout out to- IUCA+D's staff for all their time, energy and talent to make this happen and Soups-by-Design for donating the refreshments for the unveiling at City Hall.
- Fourth grade classes had their big auction for the year. Each student earned paychecks weekly, had deductions for "bills" and other expenses, and were able to use the "money" to buy items. A special thank you to Mr. Boewe from Boewe-Newsom Auctioneers who volunteered his time and talent for the event. Also big thank you to the parents and organizations and businesses who donated items for the event!
- Fifth grade concluded their Here in the USA Project with each student having displays at the "Road Trip" event held here in the school. Each class got to go and see the student's state presentation and pick which states they would want to visit based on what they heard and saw.
- Sixth graders are enjoying their last days of elementary. They took their big trip to Chicago to end out the week.
BCSC Summer Feeding Sites
While a minor inconvenience, please utilize the crosswalks and crossing guards.
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HUSKY GRAM DRAWING WINNERS
Here are a few of the 2nd graders who presented at the Bartholomew County Library this week.