Week at a Glance

Columbia Elementary School - May 11, 2023

Columbia Elementary School

Developing confident, competent and compassionate people.

Bruce Denton, Principal

24 Hours Attendance Line: (425) 366-2605

Columbia Elementary Website

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Mark your Calendar

  • School Dates and Observations:

May 8-12 Teacher's Appreciation Week

May 12 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

May 18 PTA General Meeting (7:00 PM via ZOOM)

May 19 VIP & ME Breakfast (Reservation Only - Filled)

May 19 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

May 22 School Board Meeting (6:00 PM)

May 24 2nd Grade Field Trip

May 25 Choir and Band Concert (6:30 CO Gym)

May 26 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

May 29 Memorial Day (NO SCHOOL)

  • Other Upcoming Dates and Observances:

Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

National Nurses Month

May 6-12 National School Nurses Week, with National Nurses Day, May 10.

May 14 Mother's Day

Mat 15 International Day of Families

May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity

May 21-22 Eid al Fitr

May 25 Africa Day

May 25-27 Shavuot

Mukilteo School District Calendar 2022-23 (Click here)

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Poetry-by-Heart Contest Winners!

Thank you to the 47 students who participated in this year’s Poetry-By-Heart contest and the parent volunteers who came out to judge their performances. All of the students did an amazing job reciting their poems. Below are the winners of this year’s contest.

Congratulations on their outstanding performances!

  • Kindergarten: Rayan R.
  • First grade: Andy B.
  • Second grade: Samantha Y.
  • Third grade: Calliya H.
  • Fourth grade: Evelyn M.
  • Fifth grade: Tabitha L.

Big Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who volunteered for the Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations. A special thank you to PTA, classified Staff and the Leigh Family for the food and treats you all provided, it did more than feed us – it let’s us know we are valued and appreciated.

THANK YOU so much!!

Health Room Clothing

We’ve had a lot of students benefit from the Emergency clothing in the Heath Room. If your student has borrowed clothes from Columbia, please washed them and ensure it gets returned as soon as possible.

If your child has outgrown some clothes, Please consider donating some much needed items to our health room!

May 18 General PTA Zoom Meeting (Click)

We hope you can join us at 7:00 PM Meeting ID: 930 6562 1175

VIP and Me: May 19

Although we would love to have every child attend this event, we regret to inform everyone that we have reached our capacity. Thank you to all those that have reserved their spot for the VIP & ME breakfast. Just a reminder, please be mindful of the staff parking, bus arrivals and be attentive to posted parking signs.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming Events/ Volunteer Opportunities!

Mark your calendars! We have a lot of fun activities coming your way. Some of these activities include:

We're planning another Beach Day for our End of Year Celebration. Join us at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Beach Park for our Columbia Cougar Beach Party on ​Friday, June 2 from 4pm to 7pm. We're looking for a couple people to help plan this event! If you are interested, please email Jaime at president@mycolumbiapta.org

We have the resources, we just need volunteers to bring these events together! This is a great opportunity to work together with friends, neighbor, and family members to organize fun, community building events. It's also a great way to meet people!

Attendance Line

If your student will absent or tardy, please leave a message on our 24 Hours attendance line at (425) 366-2605. If the absence is reported after 10:00 am, you may receive an automated call.

Please include:

  • Student First and Last Name
  • Date of absence
  • Reason for absence.

We will only return your call or voicemail if we have questions.

Attendance Matters

Did you know that just TWO absent days a month can make it harder for students to stay on track? Attendance matters for all of us at Columbia Elementary, and we need your help! If you need support, please call (425) 366-2600. Avoid calling between 8:45-9:15 AM.

  • Early Pick-Up

If your child will be leaving early for the day, families/guardians will need to send a note, email the teacher or call the office on the main line at 425-366-2600. (Avoid calling between 8:45-9:15 AM) Please do not leave a message on the attendance line. Please avoid picking up during their scheduled lunch, recess or time with specialists as it may take extra time to retrieve your student. Only an authorized person may take a child from school. Any student being dismissed prior to the regular dismissal time must be met in the office, where the student must be signed out by the parent/guardian or authorized person.

  • Pre-Arranged Absence

Any absence not specifically covered, such as family vacations or other extended absence, must have a Principal approved pre-arranged absence form in order to be excused. This form must be completed and submitted to the school office one week prior to the scheduled absence.

Free Meals for all Students!

This year all children are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch. If your child has dietary restrictions, or you don’t want your child to eat the school-provided meals, please tell your child’s teacher. If you send lunch from home, please make sure your child can independently open all items and that you send healthy foods your child will eat.

Breakfast is served from 8:35-8:50 AM daily.

Lunch is served by grade level at their designated lunch time.

Elementary March Menu

Parent Engagement Liaison

Hi Columbia Families,

My name is Sydney Ross, and I am the Family Engagement Liaison at Columbia. My role is to help support families so your students can better succeed in school.

Some of the ways I can help include:

  • Getting families connected with resources for basic needs such as food & clothing.
  • Helping families navigate school district processes and systems.
  • Connecting families with community resources.
  • Connecting families with school programs such as the PTA and Natural Leaders.
  • Answering any other questions that may arise for your family.

My hours are:

Monday 9:30-3:45

Wednesday 11-3:45
Thursday 8:45-3:45

Friday 8-11:00

Pease don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to partnering with you and your family.

Sydney Ross



Columbia Elementary Website

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Upcoming June Events

Jun 2 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Jun 2 Cougar Beach Party

Jun 5-9 SBA Makeup Day

Jun 7-9 5th Grade Camp

Jun 9 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Jun 12 1st Grade Field Trip

Jun 14 Confident Cougar Assembly (9:30 Gym)

Jun 16 Popcorn Friday

Jun 16 Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Jun 19 Juneteenth (NO SCHOOL)

Jun 21 Primary Field Day (2:00-3:00 PM)

Jun 22 5th Grade Celebration (9:30 AM) & Intermediate Field Day (2:00-3:00 PM)

Jun 23 Last Day of School ( Dismissal 12:55 PM)


Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1735), nealsr@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.