LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

The Little Eagles Newsletter is published every other Thursday.

Mrs. Wright, CES Principal... Trudy.Wright@myeagles.org

Mrs. Ladd, CES Secretary... Carol.Ladd@myeagles.org

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor... Ashley.Phelps@myeagles.org

Mrs. Heaton, Child Care Director... Vicky.Heaton@myeagles.org

MEET COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

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

Book Bingo

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

Spring Break

Monday, April 8

School Resumes

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.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

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.

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SPRING PICTURES

Spring pictures will take place on Thursday, March 21st.

SHUTTERFLY STOREFRONT

When you shop at Shutterfly, they will donate 8% of your purchase to Columbia Elementary School. Be sure to check out Shutterfly for personalized photo gifts!

SMILES FOR MILES

Q: How do you organize a space party?

A: You planet!


Q: How much is the moon worth?

A: One dollar, because it has four quarters.

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

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

If your child is absent, please call 592-7552 and leave a message including their name and reason for absence. This saves Mrs. Douglas time in the morning because she calls each person who hasn't called in and leaves them a message. Thank you for your help in this matter.

CHILDRENZ CHALLENGE 2019

Registration for the Childrenz Challenge is open! www.childrenzchallenge.com
Lego Club - Building and Story Time

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.

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MARCH BREAKFAST MENU

IN THE EVENT OF A SNOW DAY, THE NEXT DAY'S MENU MAY VARY SLIGHTLY.

MARCH LUNCH MENU

IN THE EVENT OF A SNOW DAY, THE NEXT DAY'S MENU MAY VARY SLIGHTLY.

CES FACEBOOK

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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.

COLUMBIA CONNECTION

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

Facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary

Twitter.com/CESLittleEagles

Columbia PTO - Lindsey Schiel, PTO President - cespto2@gmail.com 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