March 6, 2020


Field trips are exciting educational experiences students and staff look forward to every year. The trips encourage our students to connect their learning in school to real world experiences. These trips are rich with opportunities for students to create long lasting memories.

There are two over night field trips planned with our students this year. The 3rd grade will tour the Mackinac area and attractions in the Upper Peninsula. Some highlights include: Mackinac Island, Mill Creek, Colonial Michilimackinac, and Hartwick Pines State Park. The trip this year is May 20th and 21st.

The 6th grade students and teachers are preparing for their annual Camp Kimball trip on April 29th - May 1st. Camp Kimball is a beautiful facility in Reading, Michigan that focuses on outdoor educational experiences in the areas of Michigan history, hands-on science and team building.


March 6th- Career Day

March 6th- Report Cards Sent Home

March 8th- Daylight Savings Time Begins, Move Clocks Ahead 1 hour

March 9th- No School for Students, Professional Development Day

March 11th- Assembly @ 1:30 pm

March 13th- PTO Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser Assembly @ 2:30 pm

March 14th- Daddy Daughter Dance @ 5:30 pm

March 17th- Girls on the Move

March 19th - Spring Pictures

March 19th- Student of the Month @ 10:45 am

March 26th- Half Day of School, Dismissal @ 11:20 am

March 27th-April 5th- Spring Break

April 10th- No School, Good Friday


Congratulations to our February Student of the Month Nominees!

Back Row: Julia Charles, Cecelia Slat, Kate Campbell, Mrs. VanWagnen, Kayleigh Molnar, Kallee Hemry.

Middle Row: Eden Fassett, Elijah Hawley, Sophia Schoeff, Abigail Norris, Emma Jean, Edward Cavill.

Front Row: Clint Couchman, Parker Thompson, Alaina Tacy, Isabella Janiga.

We are so very proud of these students for working hard and being kind each and every day! #cuesproud

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Please help us at CUES to keep our students and staff healthy. It is mandated that they cannot return to school until they have been without a fever, diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours. Parent must bring in medication, do not send with your child. Required paperwork is needed. Thank you for your support!
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The Academic Games team has had a wonderful time at the statewide Super Tournament in Grand Rapids, and we are so proud to announce that the elementary combination team consisting of Kelsey Fausz, Autum Solis and Joseph Willaert earned a 3rd Place Medal in the Elementary Basic Equations section of game play. Congratulations to each of these individuals!
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Upcoming Events and Fundraisers:

March 13th- PTO Spring Plant Fundraiser Sale Begins

March 14th- Daddy/Daughter Dance 5:30-8 pm @ CUES

March 19th-Carnival Planning Meeting, 6 pm @ CUES


Columbia Upper Elementary School Spring Pictures

Picture Day is: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Picture Day ID: LM459174Y0

Important: Return your completed flyer to school with your child on Picture Day to make sure that your child is photographed.

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If your child is absent or has an appointment in the morning, please call the Attendance Hotline at 592-7981. You may leave a message at anytime on the voicemail.


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