@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
The Little Eagles Newsletter is published every other Thursday.
A LOOK AHEAD
Thursday, March 14
Columbia School Board Meeting @CES Library - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 15
Popcorn Friday @ CES
Tuesday, March 19
Talent Show Featuring CUES Students @ CES Gym - 6:00 p.m.
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
Spring Picture Day
Kindergarten Round Up Open House
6:30-7:30 p.m. @ CES
Thursday, March 22
6:00-8:00 p.m. @ CUES
Monday, March 25-27
Smiles on Wheels @ CES
Thursday, March 28
Half Day - Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.
Friday, March 29-April 7
Monday, April 8
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
Wednesday, June 12
Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.
Margarita Berkemeier is our staff member in the spotlight. Mrs. Berkemeier has taught at Columbia Elementary since 2010. She is a resource room teacher who is a learning specialist. Her students said "She helps us understand books and words. She gives us prizes on Fridays if we earn it!" Her favorite restaurant is Cascarelli's in Albion. Her favorite candy is chocolate and caramel. She has a dog named Sasha. She has 5 kids ages 27, 26, 23, 21 and 17. Her favorite children's book is "Thank You, Mr. Falker." She enjoys taking big family trips around Michigan in the summer. She admires her students because they help her be a better person.
Why is Emotional Awareness Important for Children?
Children who are able to identify how they feel are often better able to communicate their needs. They are also more likely to understand the feelings of their friends, classmates, and the grown-ups in their lives. This builds empathy, a crucial life skill. Becoming comfortable with their feelings is important as children face new challenges and learn to manage their changing emotions.
Helping your child build emotional awareness, there are simple things you can do at home to help your child learn more about emotions.
Try some of these ideas:
* Ask your child how he/she is feeling. List some feeling words to choose from.
* Share how you are feeling. Be specific.
* Play feelings charades. Show your feelings on your face and body.
* Read stories with your child and talk about how the characters are feeling.
Try some of these books about feelings: (Available on Amazon)
"The Way I Feel" by Janan Cain
"Listening to My Body" by Gabi Garcia
"How Are You Peeling" by Saxton Freymann
March is Reading Month
IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT
CHILDRENZ CHALLENGE 2019
Please join Mrs. Coughlin for another fun Lego Club where reading and building helps to raise future stars and future playground equipment.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE 2019 CASH BASH
Thank you for your support of the 2019 Cash Bash!
Congratulations to the Cash Bash Committee and the Columbia School District Community!! The 2019 Cash Bash will fund $11,897 in Mini-Grants for Academics, Arts, and Athletics! The Cash Bash Silent Auction raised $5781 for CCHS Senior Scholarships!
The following school groups received Cash Bash Mini-Grants:
- Marc Iott: Elementary Physical Education
- Jenny Tompkins: Volleyball Program
- Katherine Reume: Art Show
- Kimberly Samson: Floral Arranging Classes
- Bryan Akers: Sound System
- Second Grade: Science KEVA Planks
- Ashley Phelps: Elementary Counseling Supplies
- Ashley Phelps: Mindfulness Program
- Kendon Smith: Video Class
- Josh Kubiak: Football Helmets
- Cory May: AP Classes
- Dana Daniels: Clay Target Sports
- Sheri Adams: American Revolution Reading
- Lisa Weidenbach: Weather Reading Material
- Terri Crawford: Informational Reading Science
- Terri Crawford: Spelling City
- Michelle Weaver: Library Books
- Lori Kouba: Buddies Reading
- Ashley Laverty: Junie B. Jones
- First Grade: Math Manipulatives
- Jeff Clanton: Flexible Seating
- Phil Timmerman: Tree Program
- Jen VanWagnen: Birthday Books for CUES
- Trudy Wright: Birthday Books for CES
UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR
Our last 1/2 day with students be Wednesday, June 12 with dismissal at 11:20 a.m.
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.
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 to Leave Message - 517--592-7552
Columbia School District Webpage - myeagles.org Live Feed, News & Events
Columbia PTO - Lindsey Schiel, PTO President - firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-745-9036
You are always welcome to contact your child's teacher via email. See links below.
"MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL LIKE A SOMEBODY" - Kid President