LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

DECEMBER - 2020

The Little Eagles Newsletter is published the first week of every month.

Mrs. Wright, CES Principal... Trudy.Wright@myeagles.org

Mrs. Ladd, CES Secretary... Carol.Ladd@myeagles.org

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor... Ashley.Phelps@myeagles.org

Mrs. McLaury, Child Care & Preschool Director... Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org

MEET COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A PEEK AHEAD

Monday, December 7

CES Office is open from 8-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Pound, Kindergarten Teacher!

Wednesday, December 9

Comfy Cozy Wednesday

Thursday, December 10

A special holiday lunch for all students and staff

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Czolgosz, School Psychologist!

Friday, December 11

Turkey Hunt prize giveaway

A PEEK FURTHER AHEAD

Monday, December 14

School Board Meeting via Zoom at 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16

Shop with a Cop

Friday, December 18

Half Day of School - Dismissal Window is from 11-11:20 a.m.

Winter Break Begins

Saturday, December 19

Happy Birthday Mrs. Debbie, Aide Extraordinaire!

Happy Birthday Mrs. Carrie, Aide Extraordinaire!

December 21-January 3

Winter Break

Sunday, December 27

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Knaup, Reading Interventionist!

Saturday, January 2

Happy Birthday, Ms. Cardwell, Preschool Associate Teacher!

Tuesday, January 5

Happy Birthday Mrs. Phelps, Caring Counselor!

Wednesday, January 6

Comfy Cozy Wednesday

Sunday, January 10

Happy Birthday Mr. Bradley, our Transportation go-to!

Monday, January 18

No School-Professional Development

Martin Luther King Day Observed

SMILES FOR MILES

Q: What does an elf study in school?

A: The elfabet.


Q: Where does a snowman keep his money?

A: In a snow bank.


Just for fun...e-mail carol.ladd@myeagles.org if you can name this famous elf pictured on the left.

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY SEASON WISH

The 65 members of the CES staff hope you have a very special holiday season with your family. Our partnership with you is strong and we love and care for our CES families so much! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year! With love,
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TEACHERS, STAFF, & STUDENTS DELIVER KINDNESS CONFETTI

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World Kindness Day

On Friday, November 13, students and staff wore cardigan sweaters and spread good will for World Kindness Day. Teachers encouraged children to write special notes to let others know they are appreciated. These acts of kindness truly make us all feel better. Staff members also enjoyed writing to co-workers about something they admire or for something that makes us thankful.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER


If you feel your student or family could benefit from support of our counselor, please contact Mrs. Phelps at ashley.phelps@myeagles.org or 517-592-6632.

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Supporting Your Child's Mental Health During the Holidays


The holidays are a special time of year for children and adults alike. However, the school break, holiday gatherings, and presents can also bring stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Here are six tips to support your child’s mental health during this holiday season.


1. Prevent stress: The best way to prevent stress in your children is to manage your own stress. If you are stress free (or at least managing stress well) you will set a base of calm. For youth, a lot of the stress that comes this time of year is from uncertainty.


2. Give your child the tools to work through stress/anxiety: Some tools to use when your child is feeling stress include focusing on calming breath, journaling, coloring, getting fresh air outdoors, taking a warm shower or bath, brain breaks (Cosmic Kids & Go Noodle). Talk with your child about why they are feeling stress and help them to find ways to work through it successfully.


3. Keep routine: Predictability is key! Try to keep bed and wake-up times within an hour of the usual during school time. Eat three healthy meals a day and be sure to keep active!

4. Prepare for family and friend time: Be sure to be open about what their holiday break schedule will look like, including what they are expected to do, who will be there and what activities are planned.


5. Rest: Be sure your children get 8-10 hours of sleep each night. Also plan for relaxing activities that allow for recharging such as a movie night or family yoga class.


6. Have fun! Take time to do something that you all want to do and don’t feel like you have to do. Laugh and be silly!

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT - IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL LEARNERS

If your child is absent from In Person or Virtual learning, please call 592-7552 and leave a message including their name and reason for absence. This saves Mrs. Douglas time in the morning because she calls each person who hasn't called in and leaves them a message. Please remember to get a doctor's note if you have an appt. so we can mark your absence as "excused." Thank you for your help in this matter.

Jackson County Health Department Quarantine Guide

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PRESCHOOL & LATCHKEY

Please contact Terri McLaury @517-592-9753 or email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org for more information about Preschool or Latchkey programs.

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PICTURE RETAKES

Lifetouch has informed us they are not able to schedule our Picture Retakes at this time. We will let you know as soon as we know when the date is scheduled. Thank you for your patience.

LITTLE EAGLE HIGHLIGHTS

Our Turkey Adventure-A Community Partnership

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A SUBSTITUTE AIDE OR TEACHER?

Please click here to apply at Edustaff.org.

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COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOURS

Arrival Window: 7:45-8:05 a.m.

Dismissal Window: 2:40-3:00 p.m.

Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Half Day Dismissal Window: 11:00-11:20 a.m.

COLUMBIA CONNECTION

There are many ways you can get updates and stay connected with all of the greatness happening at Columbia Elementary School (PK-2):


Columbia Elementary School Phone - 517-592-6632

Columbia Elementary School Absentee Line to Leave Message - 517--592-7552

Columbia School District Webpage - myeagles.org Live Feed, News & Events

Facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary

Twitter.com/CESLittleEagles

Columbia PTO - Casey Stein, PTO President - cespto2@gmail.com or 517-240-8583

You are always welcome to contact your child's teacher via email.

"MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL LIKE A SOMEBODY" - Kid President