OCTOBER 1, 2021


Between September 20th and 24th, we had a special week filled with megaphones, & Spirit Sticks, Golden Eagle pride and lots of school spirit! Using the High School's theme of Hollywood, all classroom participated in an impressive Locker-Decorating Contest. The competition was fierce, with the winning teams earning extra recess, sweet treats or a classroom pizza party! Students also enjoyed an outdoor assembly with special guests. We are so grateful the varsity cheerleaders and football players could join us for a fun-filled event. We had such a fantastic week highlighting our Eagle spirit!

GO EAGLES!!! #cuesproud


10/5- Girls On The Move

10/6 - COUNT DAY

10/9- Pumpkin Quest

10/13- CUES Picture Day
10/13-14 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
10/18 - NO SCHOOL for students (Staff Professional Development)

10/22- Wear Orange for Unity Day

10/24- Trunk-or-Treat

10/29- Classroom Halloween Parties

11/22 - Trimester 2 begins
11/24 thru 11/26 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday Break)


Our PTO Fundraiser packets came home in your child's folder. The company is Charleston Wrap and the catalog is filled with yummy goodies, gifts, and gift wrap. The PTO helps support our school by providing playground equipment, mini grants for classrooms, scholarships for book fairs and much more! Order forms and payment for items are due by October 4th!

Thank you for supporting CES & CUES!


A Sinking Fund Informational Meeting will be held Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 p.m. in the CUES Library

The regular PTO Meeting will take place immediately following the Sinking Fund Meeting in the CUES Library.

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 cespto2@gmail.com .


Mark your calendar! Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, October 13th. We are using the photo company called GESKUS. Please see the link below if you would like to order your photos online. Printed order forms will also be provided to each family if that is your preferred method of ordering.

Click "Fall Portraits" and then type in Columbia Upper Elementary School to order


Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 13th &14th from 4-7 pm. Please check your child's folder for confirmation from the teacher regarding time. Thank you!


No School for students on Monday, October 18, 2021. This is a Professional Development Day for Teachers.


On Wednesday, October 20th we will be celebrating Unity Day. This is a day for all to remember the importance of being kind and accepting others while preventing bullying of all forms. Please join us in wearing orange on this day!

T-Shirts are available for those who would like to purchase a shirt for this day. See flyer below.

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Hello from the Counselor’s Corner! With Parent-Teacher Conferences just around the corner, I wanted to provide some tips on how to connect school to home. Sometimes it is hard to get your child to open up about their school day. When asked, it is not at all uncommon for students to respond with, “I’m fine.” Some ideas to help with talking to your child about their school day are:

  • Give them some time to decompress. You may get a fuller response after they have had a chance to eat a snack and relax for a bit.

  • Ask open ended questions. Some examples are “What’s the coolest thing that happened today?”, “What is the most creative thing you did today?”, “How were you helpful or kind today?”

  • Be fully engaged in their answer. Show them you care about their day by giving them your full attention and asking further questions.

Helping your child break down the day can be helpful to them and enlightening for you. I hope you have wonderful conferences!

Please contact me at 769-8605 or krista.schatzle@myeagles.org. if you have any concerns in which you would like to discuss with me before or during conferences.


We are looking forward to classroom celebrations. All Halloween activities will take place on Friday, October 29th. Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, parents and guests will not be allowed to enter the building or attend classroom parties. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Students are invited to wear costumes for the party. Please note the following:

  • Students may not wear costumes, make-up or masks with blood or gore.
  • Halloween masks are not permitted. Cloth face coverings may be worn throughout the day.
  • Students may not bring any type of weapon with their costume.
  • Students are encouraged to wear themed colors of orange and black, or they may wear suitable costumes that can be worn over their clothing. Students should refrain from wearing inflatable costumes or those that cannot fit easily through a doorway.
  • Costumes must be worn over clothing. Accessories should be left at home.


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When your child is absent please call the attendance hotline @ 517-592-7981 and leave your child's name, reason your child is absent, and the teacher's name. You may call the hotline at anytime and leave a message.

Please DO NOT send any type of medication with your child to school. Please come to the office and fill out the required forms. The medication must be in its original and unopened container.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Due to the nationwide shortage of supplies, the CUES lunch menu is subject to change daily. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


Jackson Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Top Teacher. If you know a teacher that is an outstanding leader, is dedicated to students, and has gone above and beyond to help students and parents, please click below to nominate them. The top teacher wins $5,000 for their classroom. All of the top 10 teachers earn well deserved recognition.

The due date for 2022 nominations is October 15, 2021.

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