**Important LIFT Dates**

There will be NO LIFT before school or after school, on the following dates:

  • Any days that there is a 2 Hr Delay or Cancellations due to weather!
  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 – 2 Hr. Delay
  • Monday, Jan 21 – MLK Day
  • Wednesday, Feb. 13 – 2 Hr. Delay
  • Monday, Feb. 18 – President’s Day
  • Wednesday, March 13 – 2 Hr. Delay
  • Thursday, March 14 – PK-4 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Tuesday, March 19 – PK-4 Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29 – Spring Break

If you’re interested in learning more about LIFT or signing your student up for the before or after school program, please click on the links below.

LIFT Program Information

LIFT Program Application

**We have yet to decide when the LIFT program will end for the 2018-2019 school year. Once that date has been decided on, we will notify you and give you an additional list of important LIFT dates!**

December Students of the Month


Back Row: Grade 4–  Alexis Longsdorf, Kayden Wells and Zach Pickens.  (Absent Gabby Ratliff)

Row 4: Grade 3- Josh Goers, Cohen Rammelsburg, Alayna Seavolt and Michael Miller

Row 3: Grade 2-Preston Brandum, Victoria Curren, Landin Holt and Alexis Ekleberry

Row 2: Grade 1- Abram Lancaster, Lonnie Downer, Brooklyn Tobin (Absent Paxton Morris-Montgomery)

Row 1: Kindergarten- Vanessa Radel, Jace Barlow, Caleb Littlemeyer,  Isaac Knight and James Evans -Grade 4

November Monthly Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following classes who earned the most turkeys and exhibited outstanding Respectful, Responsible, and Ready behavior in their specials classes and during their lunches in the month of November:

Kindergarten: Mrs. Volk

1st Grade: Mrs. Deems


2nd Grade: Mrs. Adams & Mrs. Weaston

3rd Grade: Mrs. Sedlacek

4th Grade: Miss Kaufman

November Students of the Month

Way to go, Little Pirates!!


Front row: Kindergarten- Addison Long, Madelyn Claus and Becca Foltz and  (Absent-Sedasia Harper)

Row 2: Grade 1- Makenzie Boggs, Taegan Beach, Olyvia Dever and Rolly Brown

Row 3: Grade 2- Charlotte Westbrook, Blake Cronin, Vanessa Hammons, Earl Eckleberry and Wesley Mieth

Row 4: Grade 3- Victoria Kovacs, Riley Beirl, Wyatt Rucker and Jill Bertke

Row 5: Grade 4- Kaiden Foor, Carter Sherman, Morgan Galilei and Kayden Bailey



Our LIFT program has really taken off!  If you’re interested in learning more about LIFT or signing your student up for the before or after school program, please click on the links below.

LIFT Program Information

LIFT Program Application


Check out some of the cool learning activities our LIFT students have done!


November Happenings

November was a busy month at Cardington Elementary!!

October Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the following classes on earning the most turkeys in their grade levels: Mrs. Volk, Mrs. Deems, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Weaston, and Miss Kaufman.  Students enjoyed a popcorn party with all kinds of delicious toppings.



Fall Harvest

We kicked off November with our yearly Fall Harvest celebration.  Students were treated to a day of fun fall activities, including putt-putt in the gym, the reading of a fall story and leaf rubbing activity, and pressing apples to make cider.  A special thank you to Ms. Wollett, the FFA students, Pals of Pirates, and our friends from the Cardington Public Library for making this day a huge success!


1st Grade Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes


Food Drive

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated items for our food drive.  We had many filled boxes to donate to our local food pantry!

October Students of the Month

Way to go, Pirates! We’re so proud of you!!

Front row: Kindergarten- Lilly Bishop, Blake Goble and Barrett Adkins.  Not pictured is Phoebe Phelps

Row 2: Grade 1- Logan Adkins, Levi Nippert, Levi Globe and McKenzie West.  Not pictured Ivan Mattix

Row 3: Grade 2- Matthias Wilson, Ashton Cooper, Kaiden Reed and Rikki Harris.

Row 4: Grade 3- Jayden Simon, Kaden Higgins, Cadence Fleming and Jill Bertke.

Row 5: Grade 4- Connor Morgan, Sara Greenawalt, Zach Saft, and Steven Damron.

    Free Parenting Classes    

Syntero, a mental health agency in central Ohio, currently provides treatment and prevention programming to our students at Cardington Elementary.  In addition, their team of specialized therapists and outreach clinicians provide seminars for parents, teachers, and administrators in area school districts and the community.

We are excited to offer 3 of their classes for parents of children in Pre-K through 2nd grades:


Monday, November 5th : Dealing with Disobedience

Get tips on how to get kids to listen and follow directions- and what to do when they don’t.

Monday, November 12th: Managing Fighting and Aggression

Learn strategies for teaching kids to solve problems and get along with others.

Monday, November 19th: Developing Good Bedtime Routines

Get advice on getting your kid to go to bed- and staying there.


All classes will be held from 6-8p.m. at Cardington Elementary, and childcare and dinner will be provided.

Class size is limited; RSVP is required.  The first 10 people to sign up will receive a free gift card!!


To Register: Click or Email with the sessions you will attend.

For  more information, contact Debbie Combs at or 740-428-0428, ext. 423.


September Students of the Month

Front Row: Kindergarten- Aaliah Leasure, Blake Davis, Marcella Hess and Alice Haag

Row 2: Grade 1- Cali Creech, Cole Newsome, Kendall Cronin, Ivan Mattix, not pictured Nevaeh Goligoski

Row 3: Grade 2- Cami Smith, Lana Littlemeyer, Justine Prine, not pictured Logan Potter

Row 4: Grade 3- Kaylee Teets, Scarlett Davis, Tanner Parsons, Keegan Lawler

Row5: Grade 4- Autumn Marcum, Makenzie Keifer, Ryleigh, Ames and Lundyn Blevins

Congratulations to our

September Challenge Winners!


For the month of September, classes had the opportunity to earn a blue ribbon each time they were respectful, responsible, and ready during their specials.  The following classes earned the most blue ribbons in their grade level and won a popsicle party:


Kindergarten: Mrs. Hess & Mrs. Volk- 6 blue ribbons

Mrs. Hess
Mrs. Volk


1st Grade: Mrs. Deems & Mrs. Gardner- 5 blue ribbons

Mrs. Deems
Mrs. Gardner


2nd Grade: Ms. Adams- 11 blue ribbons



3rd Grade: Mrs. Sedlacek- 14 blue ribbons



4th Grade: Mrs. Williams- 10 blue ribbons


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Monday, October 8th: Teacher Work Day, No School for Students


Tuesday, October 9th: Breakfast with the Parents


Wednesday, October 10th: 2 Hour Late Start


Friday, October 12th: Grandparents Breakfast


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Join your child for breakfast at school! Breakfast is served daily in your child’s school cafeteria for only $1.00. Parents can eat free when your child eats a school breakfast on October 9, 2018, Grandparents on October 12th! Breakfast is served starting at 8:10 am to 8:55 am.

Come celebrate Breakfast with Parent’s and Grandparent’s Day at school with your child!



Welcome Back!!



The teachers and staff are excited to begin the 2018-2019 school year as many opportunities lie ahead for our little Pirates.


As we begin the year, we are pleased to announce the addition of several new teachers and staff:


Nicholas Dewalt                Elementary Music

Jennifer Etgen                   Elementary Art

Morgan Newsome             Intervention Aide

Katlyn Schafer                   1-2 Intervention Specialist

Sarah Smith                        School Counselor


Please help us welcome our new team members!


As you know our AIR Test results are in, but what you may not know is that they are our highest scores yet! We are excited to see the academic growth of our students and look forward to continuing our success this year.


The PBIS program has served our building well and will again be in place this year. The theme of positivity will continue as we look to build each other up and make good choices.


There will be some new safety protocols in various places building and district-wide. These include a school resource officer, new locking mechanisms on all exterior doors, and modifications to our morning drop-off routine. More information to come!


Don’t forget that Open House is Thursday, August 23rd from 5:00-7:00pm. Come meet your new teachers and see what this year is all about! A big THANK YOU to several local organizations, business, and churches who donated many school supplies that families will not have to purchase. These items will be distributed during open house, and are listed, as well as those that are still needed, on the 2018-2019 school supply list.


Finally, we can’t wait to see the places our little Pirates will go and the things they will do as they continue making and developing new friendships this year. Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re off to great PLACES! Today is YOUR Day! Your MOUNTAIN is waiting, So…Get On Your WAY!”


Here’s to the start of another exciting journey! We look forward to working together in building our community of Respectful, Responsible, and Ready learners.


Serving you,

The Cardington-Lincoln Elementary Staff


Olympic Day!

Our 3rd and 4th grade Pirates enjoyed another fun-filled Olympic Day!

May Students Of The Month

Kindergarten (1st Row): Trandin Howard, Channing Redman, Madelyn Claus, Makenzie Boggs

1st Grade (2nd Row): Natalie Wallace (Not Pictured: Tessa Eastep, Maddie Miller)

2nd Grade (3rd Row): Zach Phillips, Lleytin Henthorn, Carson Hilton (Not Pictured: Sean Yockey)

3rd Grade (4th Row): Troy Bockbrader, Mariah Heacock, Carter Sherman, Gabriella Braddock, Haley Price

4th Grade (5th Row): Kaylee Kendrick, Morgan Staley, Caden Smith, Skyler Persingner, Hailey Decker

Happy Staff Appreciation Week!

A huge “Thank You!” to our wonderful staff here at Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School! You are all so appreciated!!

April Students Of The Month

Congratulations Pirates! We are so proud of you!

Kindergarten (1st Row): Riley Dudgeon, Abram Lancaster, Landyn Hicks, Lonnie Downer

1st Grade (2nd Row): Bentley McClenathan, Finn Schuman, Kalef Spencer

2nd Grade (3rd Row): Everest Richardson, Bailey Crone, Jaydan Fair, Brayden Alwood

3rd Grade (4th Row): Kylee Eastep, Kaumana Prine, Kaylee Casteel, Rylee Jones, Alexis Arnold

4th Grade (5th Row): Bryce Hartley, Madison Dornon, Addison Briggs, Emma Davis, Reese Gallogy

Happy Earth Day!

Our second grade Pirates enjoyed beautiful weather and had a wonderful time celebrating Earth Day at State Lakes!

Electricity Safety!

Consolidated Electric visited our second grade Pirates to talk about electricity safety! Students then had the opportunity to participate in a poster contest. Congratulations to the following poster contest winners: Alana Seavolt, Jaxon Strong, Carson Hill, and Jesse West! Alana won overall for the grade and her class received their very own water bottles and backpacks!

Do Your Best On The Test!

Cheering on our third and fourth grade students as they head to class to take their state tests this week!

Show What You Know!

Third grade students practiced test-taking strategies this week by participating in a testing-themed “Escape Room”! Students engaged in various challenges to practice important skills such as effort, focus, reading, and attitude. We wish all of our students the best as they begin their state testing in the coming weeks. We are so proud of your hard work this year Pirates!

Congratulations To Our “Spring Challenge” Winners!

Thank you ALL for your positive behavior this month!

A special shout-out to our TOP FIVE classes who earned the most gold coins in their pot of gold this month: Mrs. Scohy’s class, Ms. Hess’ class, Mrs. Tucker’s class, Mrs. Ramoneda’s class, and Mrs. Sedlacek’s class!

Click here for more “Spring Challenge Popcorn Party” pictures!

March Students Of The Month

Congratulations Pirates! We are so proud of you!

Kindergarten (1st Row): Patience Ruddy, Cora Sherman, Levi Globe, Mia Valenciano

1st Grade (2nd Row): Olivia Frank, Ellie Brandum (Not Pictured: Una Knutson)

2nd Grade (3rd Row): Isaiah Baker, Madison Lauthers, Journey Belt (Not Pictured: Cohen Rammelsberg)

3rd Grade (4th Row): Kayden Bailey, Mercedes Waterer, Jacob Adams, Marley Pinkerton

4th Grade (5th Row): Andrew Hornsby, Devin Cimino, Hailey Littlemeyer, Myleigh Bishop, Kasey Fiant (Not Pictured: Ava Davis)

The PBIS Spring Challenge

To promote positive behavior this spring, Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School kicked-off our “Spring Challenge” on March 1st! Each class received a pot of gold to display outside of their room. Classes can earn gold coins for their pots by displaying respectfulresponsible, and ready behavior during their specials classes and lunch blocks this month. The top five classes at the end of the month with the most coins in their pot will earn a popcorn party!

Families, you can continue the conversation at home by brainstorming what respectful, responsible, and ready behavior might look like at school during these last few months! Check out our “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports” page for more information about our school’s PBIS framework.

February Students Of The Month

Congratulations Pirates! We are so proud of you!

Kindergarten (1st Row): Brooklyn Tobin, Cali Creech, Paxton Morris-Montgomery, Blayre Cameron

1st Grade (2nd Row): Blake Cronin, Dawson Kovacs, Aiden Sanders

2nd Grade (3rd Row): Chessa Redman, Ivy Pinkerton, Maddison Garrabrant, Josh Goers

3rd Grade (4th Row): Morgan Galilei, Jamie Christian, Zach Saft, Ryleigh Ames

4th Grade (5th Row): Kasey Fiant, Blake Bertke, Christopher Kinsey (Not Pictured: Micah Lilly, Carter Dudgeon, Alex Underwood)

Follow-up Letter From Superintendent Petrie Regarding Todays (2/23/18) OneCall to Parents

International Angelman Day

Our Pirates wore blue on February 15th to raise awareness for Angelman Syndrome and support our fellow Pirate, James!

Click here for more pictures from our “True Blue” Thursday!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

From the loving staff of Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School!

“The Great Kindness Challenge” Has Officially Begun!

Cardington-Lincoln Elementary staff and community friends kicked off “The Great Kindness Challenge” with a Kindness Tunnel on Monday morning to greet students as they headed to class!

We are so excited to see how far our kindness will spread this week!

School Counseling Newsletter – February 2018

Check out our Third Quarter School Counseling Newsletter!

2018-2019 Preschool Registration and Screening

Cardington-Lincoln Schools are now scheduling appointments for Preschool enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year.  If your child will be 3 years old by August 1, 2018 and you are interested in sending your child to preschool please call the Elementary office at 419-864-6692 to schedule a screening appointment.  Currently appointments are being scheduled for March 2 and March 16, appointments will take approximately thirty minutes, please bring the following to your scheduled appointment: Childs Original Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency (lease agreement or mortgage statement, a utility bill such as water or electric bill; not a cable or cell phone bill), Shot Record,  Photo ID, and any current Custody Documents that are applicable.  Preschool is Monday through Thursday from 9am to 11:30am or 12:30pm to 3pm.

2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration And Screening

Registration and screenings for kindergarten students entering school for the 2018-2019 school year will take place April 17 and April 19 by appointment only.  Please contact the Elementary office at 419-864-6692 to schedule your appointment.

Kindergarten admission requirements and documents to bring to registration:

  1. Must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018
  2. Custodial parent or legal guardian must be present at registration/screening
  3. Original birth certificate must be presented at registration along with any appropriate court or custody documents
  4. Parent or legal guardian should bring their current drivers license and or government issued ID
  5. State immunization requirements must be completed and documentation (shot record) is required
  6. Bring completed registration, emergency medical and all other required forms (these will be mailed to the parent once an appointment has been scheduled)
  7. Proof of residency: a utility bill such as water or electric (not a cable or cell phone bill), lease agreement or mortgage statement

All required documents must be presented at time of the appointment, if not provided we are unable to screen your child and you will be rescheduled for another date.