Little Eagles

Columbia Elementary School (PK-2)

March 2022

Ms. Skinner, CES Principal..

Mrs. Wilding, CES Secretary..

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor..

Mrs. McLaury, Child Care & Preschool Director..

Meet Columbia Elementary School Staff

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A Peek Ahead


Tuesday, March 1st

Hearing and vision screenings

Wednesday, March 2nd

Comfy Cozy Day!

Hearing and vision screenings

Thursday, March 3rd

Hearing and vision screenings

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


Monday, March 7th

3rd Trimester Begins

Wednesday, March 9th

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Kindergarten Field Trip 9:45

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3;00 p.m.

1st Grade Girl Scouts 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 10th

Credit Union

Sunday, March 13th

Daylight Savings Time

Monday, March 14th

Professional Development, No School

Tuesday, March 22nd

Hearing re-screen

Wednesday, March 23rd

Hearing re-screen

Thursday, March 24th

Half Day - Dismissal at 11:20am

Friday, March 25nd - April 3rd

Spring Break - No School

Wednesday, April 6th

Comfy Cozy Day!

Wednesday, April 13th

Kindergarten Round Up 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 14th

Credit Union

Friday, April 15th

No School - Good Friday

Sunday, May 1st

School Principal’s Day

Wednesday, May 4th

Comfy Cozy Day!

Smiles on Wheels

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5th

Smiles on Wheels

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

Friday, May 6th

Kitchen Staff Hero Day!

Monday, May 9th

Smiles on Wheels

Tuesday, May 10th

Smiles on Wheels

Wednesday, May 11th

Smiles on Wheels

Wednesday, June 1st

Comfy Cozy Day!

Girl Scouts 2nd Grade 3:00 p.m.

Friday, June 3rd

Kindergarten Graduation 10 a.m.

Principal's News

Reading to your child everyday has been proven to be the biggest indicator of later school success. There are 5 main reasons why reading to kids causes them to be more successful.

  • Builds their self-esteem
  • Improves their concentration
  • Builds critical and analytical thinking skills
  • Develops stronger memory skills
  • Develops a larger vocabulary


please make a pledge with me this month that you will take at least 10 minutes everyday to read to your child. It will make a huge impact!!

Some great books to read with your child:

Reading Rockets is a great website to get Reading Ideas to try at home. Check it out!

March is Reading Month!!

We will be reading all month long and earning fun prizes! Check out the calendar below for what is happening each day this month. Don't forget to read, read and read some more!


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.

Kindergarten Round Up

Save the date and spread the word! Kindergarten Round Up will be on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Comfy Cozy Day is Wednesday, March 2nd!

Ice Cream Friday's @ CES

Did you know your child can buy ice cream on Friday's for $1? You can send in cash or check in an envelope with your child's name and teacher on it to be credited to your child's lunch account. Please make checks out to Columbia School District.
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BRRR! It's Cold Outside

Please make sure your child has snow gear every day. Your child is welcome to leave their boots and snowpants in their locker for the week so they do not have to bring them home each night. Make sure they have shoes for the classroom and possibly some extra socks. It is also helpful to label all their gear so if something goes missing we know who it belongs to!

  • Snow coat
  • Gloves/mittens and a hat
  • Snow pants
  • Scarf
  • Snow Boots

Smiles For Miles

*Why do leprechauns recycle? They like to go green!

*Knock knock! Who's there? Irish. Irish who? Irish you a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

FREE Covid Home Tests!

Students and staff may obtain free test kits through the Backpack Testing program by emailing to request a kit.

Another opportunity to obtain home tests is through the USPS. All U.S. residents can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.Com. Follow this link for more information and to request your test kit. COVID Home Tests USPS.

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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Please Click Here to Apply To Be A Substitute

We are looking for substitute teachers and substitute aides


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 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

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


Thank you to our Little Eagles Counselor, Mrs. Phelps!

We celebrated National School Counselor's Week in February. We are so grateful for all that Mrs. Phelps does for our students and staff!

Counselor Corner

Donation Needs:

The office has a stock of items for times when students have accidents and need a change of clothes. We are currently in need of girls leggings or boys athletic/tie pants for sizes 6,7,8. We appreciate all donations!

Career Day:

Please reach out if you are still interested in volunteering for our virtual career day! If you have sent in a volunteer form already, I will be in touch soon!

Classroom Lessons

I got to visit every classroom Preschool through 2nd in February to share with students many coping skills for when we feel BIG feelings. We read a story, practiced skills and played BINGO with the strategies! I loved getting to hear from every student which strategy they were going to use in the future. Ask your student which were their favorite strategies practiced!

Please reach out to me with any questions or additional support needs at or at 517-769-8557.

Check out our District Counseling page below for great information for Preschool through 12th grade.
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Click for Social Emotional information Pk-12 Okay2Say

Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools.