LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

OCTOBER - 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, October 5

Welcome GSRP Preschool Students-First Day of School

Wednesday, October 7

Count Day

Happy Birthday Mr. Iott, our gym teacher!

Friday, October 9

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Hinkle, our art teacher!

Wednesday, October 14

Lifetouch Picture Day

8:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. In Person Learners

12:00-12:30 p.m. Virtual - Preschool & Hynes all T/Th students

12:30-1:00 p.m. Virtual - Kindergarten

1:00-1:30 p.m. Virtual - 1st Grade

1:30-2:00 p.m. Virtual - 2nd grade

Families with Virtual Learners may attend anytime between 12-2 if they have children in different grade levels.

Thursday, October 15

Happy Birthday Mrs. Douglas, our librarian!

Friday, October 16

Fire Drill

Monday, October 19

NO SCHOOL for students

Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday, October 21

Bullying Prevention - Wear orange!

Saturday, October 24

Happy Birthday, Mrs. McBean, 1st grade teacher!

Friday, October 30

Halloween will be celebrated in classrooms.

No guests are allowed at this time, but we look forward to having our guests volunteer in the future!

A PEEK FURTHER AHEAD

Sunday, November 1

Daylight Savings Time - Don’t forget to turn your clocks back.

Tuesday, November 3

Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, November 4th

Lockdown Drill

Happy Birthday, Laura Sleeman, Aide extraordinaire!

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.

Thursday, November 5th

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7 p.m.

Friday, November 6th

Families who want to opt into In Person Learning on November 23rd please notify us by Nov. 6th.

Monday, November 9

Happy Birthday, Dale Davis, Head Custodian @CES/CUES!

Wednesday, November 11

Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 13

World Kindness Day - Wear a cardigan!

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Howland, Kindergarten teacher!

Monday, November 23

Students may begin attending In Person instruction if they want to switch from Virtual learning.

November 25, 26, 27

No school - Thanksgiving holiday

Wednesday, November 25

No School in honor of Thanksgiving holiday

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Lewis, Aide extraordinaire!

Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 27

No School in honor of Thanksgiving holiday

LITTLE EAGLE HIGHLIGHTS

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SMILES FOR MILES

Q: What do you use to mend a Jack-O-Lantern?

A: A pumpkin patch!


Q: What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?

A: Squash!


Q: Who is the leader of all the pumpkins?

A: The PumpKing!

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

MEET MRS. PHELPS

Hi! My name is Mrs. Phelps. I am the school counselor at CES. I enjoy helping students with many things, such as:

  • Self-awareness: The ability to accurately recognize one’s emotions and thoughts and their influence on behavior.
  • Self-management: The ability to regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations.
  • Social awareness: The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures, to understand social and ethical norms for behavior, and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
  • Relationship skills: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships.
  • Responsible decision making: The ability to make constructive and respectful choices about personal behavior.

If you feel your student could benefit from a specific counseling lesson, please contact Mrs. Phelps at ashley.phelps@myeagles.org or 517-592-6632.

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LOCAL PLACES TO CHECK OUT WITH YOUR LITTLE EAGLE!

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.

A NOTE FROM MRS. WRIGHT

At CES we use the Nurtured Heart Approach. Students flourish in learning, feel safe and know they are loved. Our approach includes clear rules, consistent consequences and building every student's inner wealth. To view the CES Behavior Rubric, please click the link below.
WANT TO TRY THE NURTURED HEART APPROACH AT HOME?

Please click here to view a summary.

CES BEHAVIOR RUBRIC

Please click here to view the CES Behavior Rubric.

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PRESCHOOL OPENINGS


4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

$135 per month


3 & 4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$165 per month


3 Year Old Program

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

$110 per month



We have openings in all three of these Preschool programs: If interested in more information or a tour, please email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org. We would love to have you join our Little Eagles at Columbia!

LATCHKEY

Latchkey is a before and after school child care program located in Columbia Elementary School. Children in Kindergarten to 5th grade can attend this program from 6:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ($8) and from 2:55-5:00 p.m. ($8) or 2:55-6:00 p.m. ($10). There is an annual, non-refundable $30 registration fee per family to guarantee a spot. A child must be pre-registered before using the Latchkey program.


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

Nominate Your Top Teacher

Has a teacher in Columbia made a difference in your child's life? Please consider nominating them for the Jackson County Top Teacher Award!


Each year, Jackson Magazine recognizes deserving K-12 Jackson County teachers, honoring those innovative educators who go above and beyond to make a difference in their students' lives. Thanks to a partnership with the Jackson Community Foundation and the Hurst Foundation, the Teacher of the Year receives $7,500; the four Top Teachers each receive a $1,500 grant for classroom use and/or professional development. Top Teachers will be announced in the May issue of the magazine.


http://www.jacksonmagazine.com/teacher-nomination

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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: 7:45-8:15 a.m.

Dismissal Window: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

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

Half Day Dismissal Window: 10:50-11:20 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