Week at a Glance
Columbia Elementary School - April 27, 2023
Columbia Elementary School
Developing confident, competent and compassionate people.
Bruce Denton, Principal
24 Hours Attendance Line: (425) 366-2605
Mark your Calendar
- School Dates and Observations:
Apr 27 Movie Night
Apr 28 Dismissal (2:10 PM)
- Other Upcoming Dates and Observances:
Mathematics Awareness Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
National Volunteer Month
Last Day to visit the Book Fair!
The last day of our Spring Book Fair is tomorrow!
To buy a book for your teacher, wish list will be posted at the book fair. These books help teachers build their classroom library.
Your purchases at our book fair will benefit our library.
Last Shopping Days :
- Thursday: 3:45pm - 6pm
- Friday: 8:40am-8:55am (Must sign in at front office)
Mr. KAAS' Food Drive Last Day!
It's not to late to help struggling families keep food on the table. Please consider donating non-perishable items such as cereal, flour bag, bottles of oil, chili, canned green beans, canned corn, rice bags, etc. Items low in sugar and high protein are appreciated. 100% of the donations will benefit our local community.
To make a financial donation to support the mission of the Mukilteo Food Bank please click here www.mukilteofoodbank.org
Parent Input Form for Class Placement
At Columbia Elementary we carefully assign students to classes considering academic, behavior and social needs. This is a collaborative team process working toward balanced classrooms that are best for our students. In addition, each team makes it a priority to place your child with a teacher who best fits your child’s learning style and needs. Parents may have additional insights that help us ensure a productive year. If you would like to provide input to this process, an online parental input form is available. Please know that we cannot accommodate requests for specific teachers. Completing the form is optional. Submissions are due by Friday, May 5.
Keep in mind, your child’s teacher will receive this input and present it to the placement team. Please click the button below and use this form only. Please avoid letters, calls or emails for placement purposes, unless you need help with the form.
Please click the link bellow to fill out the parent input form.
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!
Kindergarten Open House for 2023-2024 School Year
Please meet us in our library Friday, May 5 and find out what it is like to be part of the Columbia Community.
¨ Meet the Principal, Mr. Denton
¨ Presentation by the K Teachers
¨ Registration Information
¨ Meet the PTA
¨ School Tour
Kindergarten Registration is Open
Do you have a child who will be at least five years old by August 31, 2023, who will attend kindergarten in Mukilteo School District this fall? Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2023-24 school year is open.
Families can register online at the link below starting March 6 or visit Columbia's office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to pick up a registration packet.
Immunizations required for in person school attendance are established by the State of Washington. Students must be current in immunizations to attend school. A state law requires students who are out of compliance with immunization requirements to be excluded from school until those conditions are met. Learn more about the state’s immunization requirements on the district immunizations website.
For more information about kindergarten, visit the Mukilteo School District website, or contact your neighborhood elementary school.
Today is Movie Night!
Today, come join us for the Columbia PTA's first time ever movie night featuring "Encanto"! Bring a blanket for the floor and wear your coziest clothes.
Doors will open at 6:15 PM. Movie starts at 6:30 pm. (PLEASE NOTE: you can visit the Book Fair prior to the event) Bring $1 bills for concessions. (No outside food or drinks).
Note: This is not a drop-off event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Hope to see you there!
Judges needed for Poetry-By-Heart Contest 2023
Thank you to the 48 students signed up to participate in this year's Poetry-By-Heart Contest! The contest will take place during the week of of May 1-5. We would love to have several volunteer judges. (To avoid bias, parents cannot judge a grade that their student is competing in). To view the scoring rubric, please visit the Poetry-By-Heart Contest page. If you are interested in being a judge, please sign-up using the link below!Volunteer to be a Judge!
Upcoming Events/ Volunteer Opportunities!
Mark your calendars! We have a lot of fun activities coming your way. Some of these activities include:
- Poetry-By_heart ~ May 1-5
- Popcorn Friday ~May 5th
- Popcorn Friday ~ June 16th
- Teacher Appreciation Week ~May 8-12
PTA General Membership Meeting (7pm Zoom) ~May 18
VIP & Me ~May 19
- Beach Day ~June 2
We're planning another Beach Day for our End of Year Celebration. The beach shelters are reserved for Friday, June 2, 2023. We're looking for a couple people to help plan this event! If you are interested, please email Jaime at email@example.com
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! Stay tuned for volunteer sign-ups. If you are interested in joining a committee for one of the events above or chairing your own committee, please email Jamie Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Student First and Last Name
- Date of absence
- Reason for absence.
We will only return your call or voicemail if we have questions.
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.
- 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. 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.
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:
Pease don't hesitate to reach out. I look forward to partnering with you and your family.
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), email@example.com, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), firstname.lastname@example.org, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), email@example.com. 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) firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.