@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)
DECEMBER - 2020
The Little Eagles Newsletter is published the first week of every month.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you can name this famous elf pictured on the left.
A SPECIAL HOLIDAY SEASON WISH
TEACHERS, STAFF, & STUDENTS DELIVER KINDNESS CONFETTI
World Kindness Day
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
Jackson County Health Department Quarantine Guide
LITTLE EAGLE HIGHLIGHTS
Our Turkey Adventure-A Community Partnership
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.
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
Columbia PTO - Casey Stein, PTO President - email@example.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