LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The Little Eagles Newsletter is published every other Thursday.

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. Heaton, Child Care Director... Vicky.Heaton@myeagles.org

MEET COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A LOOK AHEAD

Friday, February 1

Mystery Behavior Day

Bible Release Time

Young Poets Deadline @Jackson District Library

Saturday, February 9

Mother & Son Night @CUES - 6:00 pm.

Wednesday, February 13

Count Day

Kid's Healthy Heart Challenge during Specials

Thursday, February 14

Valentine's Day

Friday, February 15 & Monday, February 18

No School - President's Day Weekend

Wednesday, February 20

Math & Science Family Night 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 23

Cash Bash @ Gene Davis Catering Event Center

Monday, March 11

No School

Monday, March 18- Friday, March 22

Incoming Kindergarten Information Available in Preschool Hallway @CES

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

Thursday, March 21

Kindergarten Round Up Open House

6:30-7:30 p.m. @CES

Thursday, March 28

Half Day - Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.

Friday, March 29-April 7

Spring Break

Monday, April 8

School Resumes

Friday, April 19

No School - Good Friday

Friday, April 26 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Kindergarten Round Up Open House (Identical to March 21st Open House)

Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3

Incoming Kindergarten Assessments

Friday, May 10

Hope Run @CCHS

Tuesday, June 4

Kindergarten Graduation @9:00 a.m. in the Columbia Central High School Auditorium

Friday, June 7

Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.

Mother & Son Night

Saturday, Feb. 9th, 6-8pm

321 School Street

Brooklyn, MI

Please join us for the Mother & Son night at CUES. Making tie dye shirts, bounce house, raffle for retro games, selfie stations and refreshments will all be a part of this fun evening. Tickets are $15 per family (Advance) or $20 per family at the door. Please contact Lindsey Schiel at 517-745-9036 or lindseylee619@yahoo.com if you have any questions.

CASH BASH

The 5th Annual Golden Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center. The cost is $80 per ticket and each ticket will admit two people. Tickets are available for purchase in all Columbia School offices. All proceeds from this event go directly to Academic, Art and Athletic Grants that support Columbia School District students. In 2018, over $17,000 was raised to support education in Columbia Schools!

A SMALL DONATION MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE

If you donate a small item to the Cash Bash Auction Baskets, it will make a BIG difference in education at Columbia! Did you know that our CES teachers can apply for grants up to $500 for their classroom needs? Thank you for considering donating a small item to be part of the auction. All donations will be accepted for the auction. Below are some ideas:

A Night Out

Gift Card to Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Lobster, Steak’s Eatery, Beach Bar, Luceros, McDonald’s, Subway

Gift Card to Escape Room or Oasis

Gift Card for a massage

Coffee & Chocolate

Coffee

Candy Bars, Dark Chocolate

Coffee Mugs or Thermos

Coffee Candy

Gift Card to Bigby, Tim Hortons, Starbucks

Spring Break

Flip Flops

Sunscreen

Sun Hat

Beach Umbrella

Sun Glasses

Beach Towel

Made in Michigan

Michigan Mug

Faygo pop

Jiffy Mix

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!

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Debbie Powell is our staff member in the spotlight. Mrs. Powell has worked for Columbia School District since 2005. She is currently an aide in the Kindergarten classrooms. Our Kindergarteners like to call her "Mrs. Debbie!"


Favorite Books: Outlander Series and Harry Potter Series

Favorite TV: Outlander, Grey's Anatomy, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Music: The Monkees

Favorite Food: Mexican and anything with Peanut Butter

Favorite Thing to Do: Travel!!! Ms. Debbie wants to go to all 50 States and has 12 more to go!


This is what Mrs. Debbie had to say about working at CES: "The staff is amazing! I love our Kindergarten Team and everyone in our whole building. I really feel like we are a family all trying to provide the best environment for the students. I also love my hugs from current and former K students :-) It's also rewarding when you're working with a student and see the light bulb go on in their head after they learn something. I also love it when I can share a little animal/biology knowledge with the students because Science Rocks!"

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SMILES FOR MILES

How does a penguin build a house?

Igloos it together.

IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT

If your child is absent, 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. Thank you for your help in this matter.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

"Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give" -Unknown


Mrs. Phelps will be visiting classrooms throughout February for class guidance lessons. This month we will focus on friendship & kindness. Students will be exploring bullying and how to treat one another in the classroom and on the playground.


Reminder:

We are continuing to match students with TERRIFIC KIDS mentors. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information contact Mrs. Phelps at ashley.phelps@myeagles.org

KINDNESS GIFT SHOP

February is about FRIENDSHIP & KINDNESS in the CES Library. Students can write a note to any student at CES, a teacher or any staff member. They can purchase a Valentine pencil ($.50), a Lollipop ($1.00), a Carnation ($2.00) or a CC temperature changing cup filled with a stuffed animal ($3.00). These items will all be delivered to the students and staff members throughout the month of February.
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LOST & FOUND

These purple glasses are prescription. Please call 517-592-6632 (CES OFFICE) if they belong to your child.
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BACK AT SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS - See more photos on our FACEBOOK page!

We were so excited to see everyone this morning!
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MATH & SCIENCE FAMILY NIGHT

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 5:30pm

320 School Street

Brooklyn, MI

All families from CES & CUES are invited to attend Math & Science Family night on Wednesday, February 20th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Science activities will be provided by the Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. This event will be held at Columbia Elementary School.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

FEBRUARY BREAKFAST MENU

IN THE EVENT OF A SNOW DAY, THE NEXT DAY'S MENU MAY VARY SLIGHTLY.

FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU

IN THE EVENT OF A SNOW DAY, THE NEXT DAY'S MENU MAY VARY SLIGHTLY.

CES FACEBOOK

Please "LIKE" our page to receive announcements from our school.

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOURS

Instructional Time: 7:55 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.


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

Half Day Dismissal: 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 - 517--592-7552

Columbia School District Webpage - myeagles.org Live Feed, News & Events

Facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary

Twitter.com/CESLittleEagles

Columbia PTO - Lindsey Schiel, PTO President - cespto2@gmail.com or 517-745-9036

Your child's teacher's email, newsletters and closed Facebook groups

Blue Communication Folder that comes home each night

"MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL LIKE A SOMEBODY" - Kid President