Little Eagles

Columbia Elementary School (PK-2)

August 2022

Mrs. Boyle (Ms. Skinner), CES Principal..

Mrs. Wilding, CES Secretary..

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor..

Ms. Schlegel, Nurse..

Mrs. McLaury, Child Care & Preschool Director..

Meet Columbia Elementary School Staff

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A Peek Ahead


Monday, August 22nd

Back to School Bash 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 24th

First Day of School Half Day 7:55-11:20 a.m.


Thursday, September 1st

PTO Meeting @ CUES Library 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 2nd

No School

Monday, September 5th

No School

Labor Day

Wednesday, September 7th

Comfy Cozy Day!

Monday, September 12th

School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 14th

Coffee Chat with Parents 8:15-9:00 a.m.

Friday, September 16th

Popcorn Friday!

Monday, September 19th

Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Begins

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Breakfast and School Arrival Time

Breakfast will be free for all students this year. Students may enter the building at 7:40 a.m. for breakfast and they will eat in the cafeteria. Students not eating breakfast can enter the building at 7:50 a.m. School starts at 7:55 a.m and ends at 2:55 p.m. Half days are 7:55-11:20 a.m.

School Lunch Information

Free meals for all students will not continue for the 2022-2023 school year. We encourage families to complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application below.

Kindergarten and New Student Paperwork

Kindergarten and New Student parents - please make sure you have turned in all documentation before the first day of school. The office needs to make a copy of the student's birth certificate, a health appraisal, immunization record and 2 proofs of residency.

Fall Spirit Wear

CCHS is getting ready for Homecoming with new spirit wear! Order forms will be in the office and are due August 31st!

Attendance Matters!

Showing up to school greatly impacts a student's academic success. Families play a crucial role in ensuring that a student gets to school safely and on time daily. We understand that absences are unavoidable, such as illness or medical appointments. Please call in advance if your child will not be in school.

CES Attendance Line 517-592-7552

Principal's Corner

Welcome Back Little Eagles! I'm so excited to be starting the year together! I hope you and your families were able to enjoy some rest, relaxation, and were able to build some lasting memories together. I had an exciting Summer! I had two weddings to attend. The first wedding was my own. I am now Mrs. Boyle (or Mrs. B). The second wedding was my daughter's wedding in Colorado. My hope for this school year is that each and every student feels successful and loves coming to Columbia Elementary!! Parents/Grandparents, I would love to be able to connect with you at our Coffee Chats this year. Our first one will be September 14th from 8:15am-9am. Please join us! It's going to be an exciting year!


Comfy Cozy Day at CES is the 1st Wednesday of every month!


Great Start Readiness Program in Jackson County is currently accepting applications for 3 and 4 year old children for the 2022-2023 school year. Children must be 4 years old by December 1, 2022 to qualify for the Great Start Readiness Program and 3 years old by December 1, 2021 to qualify for Head Start.


We have openings in our 4 year old half day program, 3 & 4 year old program and our 3 year old program.

4 year old . AM Mon, Wed and Fri---$155.00 per month

4 year old Mon-Thurs----$185.00 per month

3 year old Tues and Thurs AM---$130.00 per month

Full Day $400.00 per month

If you are interested, please call 517-592-9753 or


Counselor Corner

Welcome back Little Eagles!!

I hope you all had a fabulous summer, I can't wait to see you all in just a couple weeks.

Come see me in the office at Open House just to say HI or if you would like to pick up a brochure on things your student may benefit from some helpful tips on!

Please feel free to reach out if you are in need of resources or if there is a way I can support your student as we move into the new school year.

I can be reached at: or 517-769-8557.

Access "Move This World" at home.

Move This World is our Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Students practice multiple weeks strategies through videos and activities in the classroom through this program. Use the above document to access and practice at home too.

Wonder and Wander

Find family friendly activities, events and businesses around Jackson.

Medication Reminder!

Please do not send any type of medication with your child to school. Please come into the office and fill out the required forms and the medication in the original container (not opened).

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Nurse's Corner

Welcome back Little Eagles! I am so excited to be back and officially start my first FULL school year here at Columbia. I hope you all stayed healthy and were able to enjoy your time off.


New Medication Forms must be filled out by the parent/guardian AND provider for the upcoming 22'-23' school year. This goes for both prescription and non-prescription medications. All medication authorization forms expire at the end of each school year. You can stop in the front office to pick up a form or email me at and I can send one over to you.

The Columbia School District as a whole will now be implementing Individualized Health Care Plans (IHPs) for students with specialized healthcare needs. This will include those that have an allergy, diabetes, asthma, etc. Once this form is filled out, a copy will be given to the office staff, teacher, and coaches (if applicable) to ensure that ALL staff will be implementing the same care in the form of an emergency situation. I had sent the form via email at the end of the school year last year to those that require one for the 22'-23' school year. I will be sending out another email over the next couple of weeks so please keep an eye out. I will also have copies in my office and during the back to school bash if it is easier for you to pick one up there. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Smiles for Miles

What did one one pencil say to the other on the first day of school?

*Looking sharp!

Why did the kid eat his homework?

*Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake!

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PTO Meeting

The PTO Meeting is the first Thursday of every month.

All parents and staff are invited to attend. Free childcare is available during the meeting.

For further questions or information about PTO, please contact Casey Stein, PTO President at
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