JANUARY 24, 2019
Communication is the key to success in any relationship, and we value our connections with CUES families. There are many ways you can get updates and stay connected:
CUES School Office 517-592-2181
Attendance Voicemail 517-592-7981
CUES Website: https://www.myeagles.org/o/columbia-upper-elementary
CUES Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CUESGOEAGLES/
CUES Twitter: @ColumbiaUpper
CUES Library Instagram: @cues.library
Columbia Transportation Department 517-592-6449
Columbia PTO - Lindsey Schiel, PTO President - firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-745-9036
Also, be sure to check with your child's teacher for more information regarding the daily Communication Folder, classroom newsletters, closed Facebook groups, class websites or Remind.
We look forward to connecting with you!
SAVE THE DATE!
January 25- Book Bingo (Cancelled)
January 25- Winter Homecoming
January 28- Kids Heart Challenge Kick-Off Assembly, 1:15-1:45 pm(Rescheduled)
January 29- Lifetouch Yearbook Picture Day
January 30- 4th Grade NAEP testing
February 1- 5th and 6th Grade Spelling Bee Assembly, 1:15 pm
February 6- PTO Meeting @ 6 pm
February 8- Popcorn Friday
February 8- Student Improvement Breakfast
February 9- Mother-Son Event
February 13- Count Day
February 13- Kids Heart Challenge Event
February 14- Valentine's Day
February 15-February 18- No School
February 19-22- Book Fair
February 22- Book Bingo
February 23-Columbia Cash Bash
March 1- Career Day
March 2- Daddy Daughter Dance (Rescheduled)
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 6TH GRADE SPELLING BEE CHAMPIONS!
Congratulations to the following 6th Grade Classroom Spelling Bee Champions:
Nic Richardson, Ashley Lunsford, Ella Stiles, Austin Godfrey
Xavier Mayer, Makayla Fleming, Olivia Austin, Austin Herrgard
These students will compete again at the CUES Spelling Bee on February 1st, and the top 2 students will then advance to the countywide Mlive Jackson Citizen Patriot Spelling Bee on March 19th at 6 pm.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR MOTHER-SON NIGHT ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH
COLUMBIA GOLDEN CASH BASH
You are invited to attend the Annual CASH BASH & BUFFET DINNER on Saturday, February, 23, 2019 at Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center at 3537 Francis Street, Jackson. Cash Drawing: 1st prize $2250, 2nd prize $700, 3rd prize $400, 4th prize $250, 5th prize 150, 6th prize $125, and Eight $80 prizes. Ticket price is $80 - which admits two people. Tickets are available to purchase at any Columbia School District office.
The money raised through this event is for classroom grants for resources to support teaching and learning, Columbia Graduating Senior Scholarships and to support our Columbia Athletics.
Thank you for supporting education in Columbia School District.
SILENT AUCTION BASKETS
We are asking families to please consider donating items for the silent auction baskets. We will gladly accept any items. Below are some suggestions:
A Night Out
Gift Card to Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Lobster, Steaks Eatery, Beach Bar, Luceros, McDonald's, Subway
Gift Card to Escape Room or Oasis
Gift Card for a massage
Coffee & Chocolate
Candy Bars, Dark Chocolate
Coffee Mugs or Thermos
Gift Card to Bigby, Tim Hortons, Starbucks
Made in Michigan
Better Made Potato Chips
Michigan shaped cookie cutters or cutting board
Michigan Lottery Tickets
Please send in donation items to the office at CES or CUES.
We will group the items together to make the baskets.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING EDUCATION IN COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT!
SOARING EAGLE SCIENCE!
Students in Mr. William's 6th Grade Science recently used food coloring in both hot and cold water to observe, collect data and analyze the speed of the molecules.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that each and everyday, students have the opportunity to win prizes? Each time they earn an Eagle Ticket for Working Hard & Being Kind, tickets will be entered in a random drawing and winners announced daily during morning announcements. We are so proud of our Golden Eagles!
5TH GRADE PROPOSAL!
Students in Ms. Teller's 5th Grade Class recently presented Principal VanWagnen with a proposal to adopt a classroom pet. Student presenters noted that a classroom pet offers students the opportunity to increase dopamine levels, improving mood and decreasing negative feelings, and offers students an additional sense of responsibility. The student presenters included Lycan Phelps, Kolie Brown and Cecelia Slat. Well done!
SOARING EAGLE SCIENCE!
DID YOU KNOW?
5TH GRADE PROPOSAL!
Would you like to mentor a student but don’t have time to come to school during the day? If you would like to be part of a program called “TERRIFIC KIDS,” you would be partnered with a child who would benefit from your support. You can write them notes of encouragement and deliver them to our office or mail them, give your student little gifts from time to time, leave them a treat for their lunch, etc. If you are interested in being a mentor for TERRIFIC KIDS, please email Krista.Schatzle@myeagles.org or call 517-592-2181.
If you believe your child would benefit from having a mentor from this program, please email Mrs. Schatzle at Krista.Schatzle@myeagles.org
GIRLS ON THE RUN COMING TO CUES!
Columbia 3rd-5th grade girls!!!
We are kicking off a Girls On the Run program this year and registration is OPEN!
This club is not simply about running. If you are looking for a program to empower your girls, this is it!
Contact me with any questions via FB, email, or phone/text!
Financial assistance is available for those that may need it.
Meetings will start March 4th on Monday/Wednesday 3:15-4:45.
You can register here:
Welcome Mrs. Cripe!
Please join me in welcoming Sarah Cripe to our CUES family! We are thrilled that she will be our new Reading Interventionist. Sarah earned her BA from Indiana University and completed her student teaching in New Zealand! She and her family recently moved to Brooklyn and immediately fell in love with its charm. She has a 4-year old son that attends preschool at CES.
THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL BOARD MEMBERS!
January is a way to show our year-round appreciation for the Columbia School Board for their positive impact on our students.