September 8, 2017

O'Neil News

Welcome from Mrs. Schatzle!

I wanted you to know how excited I am for this opportunity to work with your children in this leadership role. Please know I am available to talk with parents anytime. Feel free to reach out to me at your convenience. You can do so by calling the school 599-2181 or by email: krista.schatzle@myeagles.org. We have a wonderful staff at CUES who are dedicated to the care of our students. I look forward to working with you over the next several weeks. Thank you for your support.


Assessment News

We have been in the process of assessing our students in both reading and math. Students take the i-Ready assessment three times throughout the school year. The data we receive allows teachers to build instruction based on our students' individual needs. It also provides parents with a snapshot of their child's current growth as they progress through the year.

In addition, you will receive your child's M-Step score report from the Spring of 2017. Listed below is a helpful video to help parents navigate the score report. Please contact your child's teacher with any questions.

M-Step Parent Video-


Both the M-Step and i-Ready assessment reports are being sent home with your child today.


Michigan has passed a Third Grade Reading Law, and it takes effect during the 2017-2018 school year. Students will be assessed three times throughout the school year to determine if they have reading deficiencies and need extra support. If a student is reading below grade level according to the assessment(s), their classroom teacher, principal, and parent(s) will work together in creating an Individual Reading Improvement Plan (IRIP). Students will receive the interventions they need to ensure reading success. To learn more, please visit: https://mea.org/learn-whats-in-the-new-third-grade-reading-law/.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact our Reading Interventionist, Mrs. Lindsay Harris (lindsay.harris@myeagles.org).


September 8 - Columbia Central Little Eagles Cheer for Grades 3-6 Registrations


September 15 - Free Popcorn Friday

September 23 - Youth Cheerleading Clinic from 10 AM-2:00 PM @ CCHS

October 2-6 - Spirit Week

October 4 - Count Day

October 6 - Homecoming Game

October 11 - Picture Day

October 23 - No School Students - Professional Development


Fall Spirit Wear is now available for CES and CUES. The order form is shown below. All orders are due on September 15th.


When your child is absent please call the attendance hotline @ 517-592-7981 and leave your child's name, reason your child is absent, and the teacher's name. You may call the hotline at anytime and leave a message.
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Ms. Hinkle

Ms. Hinkle is our new art teacher for K-6th Grade students. She has a passion for art that is exciting for our students and staff. Ms. Hinkle graduated from Spring Arbor University. Her hobbies include reading, traveling and camping. She LOVES spending time with her family, being outdoors, exercising, and taking care of her chickens; Please join me in welcoming her to the CES and CUES family.
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Popcorn Friday!!

Popcorn Friday begins on September 15. The first one is free! You may purchase popcorn for your child for the remainder of the year. Forms will be sent home from the PTO to order popcorn.

The PTO is in need of parent volunteers to help with the popcorn. Please contact Amy Vanderpool if you are interested. She can be reached at 517-745-5341.


The Little Eagle's Cheer Clinic is on September 17th. The goal is to prepare the
Columbia Central youth to one day carry on the tradition of Columbia Central Varsity Cheer! At the clinic, students will be learning the basics of cheerleading, a new dance routine, gymnastics and more. They will have an opportunity to cheer at the Junior Varsity football game on September 28th.

Details regarding the clinic:

  • Saturday, September 23rd, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Clinic will be held at the Columbia Central High School Gymnasium
  • Clinic is for students in K-5th Grade
  • Cost is $30 and includes a T-shirt and snack
  • Please bring a SACK LUNCH

Forms are available in the CUES office. All forms should be returned to the CUES office by Friday, September 8th.


We were so excited to meet Baby Howland! Congratulations to the new parents!
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