JANUARY 12, 2018


Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your holiday season and your new year is off to a positive start! Through The Food for Thought Campaign, led by Mary Johns and the Beach Bar, a total of $1240 in donations were collected for our district. These funds will be used to support struggling families with the purchase of school meals and snacks. Thank you to all those able to donate, and special thanks to Ms. Johns and the Beach Bar for the care and support they offered our students and community.

The PTO is in need of donated items for this year's School Carnival Silent Auction. If you are willing to donate an item or service, please contact Lindsey Schiel at (517) 745-9036. All items must be received by Friday, February 2nd. Any student or community member who donates will have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Thank you for your generosity!

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Basket Donations

All donated items will be used to put together baskets to be raffled off during the School Carnival on February 9th. Each grade level has a theme listed below along with some ideas. Please turn any items into your child’s teacher from now through February 2nd.

Preschool classes will be asked to donate baked goods to be used for the Cake Walk.

Kindergarten- Arts & Crafts

Crayons, pens, colored pencils, coloring books, paint supplies, play-doh, chalk

1st Grade- Movie Night

Popcorn, candy, snacks, blanket, movie passes, movie rentals, movies

2nd Grade- Sweet Tooth

Desserts, ice cream bowls/toppings/spoons, boxes of cake mix, cooking utensils

3rd Grade- Made In Michigan

Anything MI related, Jiffy Mix, MI shaped items, Kellogg

4th Grade- Road Trip

Word searches, iTunes gift card, headphones, neck pillow, hand sanitizer, travel sized games

5th Grade- Family Games

Board games, puzzles

6th Grade- Sports Night and Girls Night

University of Michigan items, Michigan State items, football, basketball, soccer ball

Nail polish, manicure/pedicure items, hair clips, headbands, slippers, jewelry


Saturday, Feb. 24th, 5-10:30pm

Gene Davis & Sons Catering, Francis St, Jackson, MI, United States

The Columbia Golden Cash Bash will be held on February 24th from 5-10:30 PM at the Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center. We would love for our Columbia community to join us. The proceeds will support Columbia Academics, Athletics and the Arts. This is a great opportunity to celebrate Columbia Schools! Please contact the office to purchase your ticket!


January 15 - No School for Students

January 19 - Book Bingo 6-8 pm

January 19-4th Grade Field Trip

January 25 - Student of the Month @ 10:45

January 31-2/1 - Smiles on Wheels

February 2 - Book Bingo 6-8 pm

February 2 - Popcorn Friday

February 9 - Winter Festival


CUES students will be going outside daily throughout the winter months. Please be sure to send your child with coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and gloves to stay warm.