Week at a Glance

Columbia Elementary School February 3-10

Columbia Elementary School

Developing confident, competent and compassionate people.

Wendy Eidbo, Ed.D., Principal

24 Hours Attendance Line: (425) 366-2605

Important Dates:

Feb 4 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)


Feb 8 Remember to Vote

Feb 11 Waiver Day (NO SCHOOL)

Feb 18 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Feb 21 President's Day (NO SCHOOL)

Feb 22-25 Mid-Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

Mukilteo School District Calendar 2021-22 (Click here)

Vote by Feb 8

In November, the school board approved two levy proposals to place before the voters for the February 8, 2022 election. If you would like to learn more about the levies CLICK HERE.

Please cast your vote.

Here is how we Celebrated Kindness Week

Our school proudly participated in The Great Kindness Challenge to create a culture of kindness and compassion. We devoted one week to perform as many acts of kindness as possible! Here are some examples of acts of Kindness our students completed:

  • Invite a new friend to play.
  • Thank someone who has helped you.
  • Compliment 5 people
  • Make a wish for a child in another country.

Thank you for making the The Great Kindness Challenge week a success!

Check out these pictures!

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Kids Heart Challenge Jan 25 - Feb 18

Columbia Friends,

Are you ready? Kids Heart Challenge is here!

I'm so excited about our challenge this year. I missed jumping with you last year. We have so much to do with Health and Fitness. We will be studying our bodies, keeping them healthy by eating good food, drinking lots of water, exercising, being kind to one another and not using tobacco products. Get ready to jump and have some fun.

If you choose to participate in the fundraiser, all pledges are due by February 18.

Here’s how you can help:

Thank you so much for supporting our goal of helping others and becoming more educated about healthy bodies.

Mrs. Beiermann

Mr. KAAS' Food Drive Feb. 7 - 18

SPREAD the Love!

You can help struggling families keep food on the table. Please share items such as canned tuna, canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, etc. Items low in sugar and high protein are appreciated.

The Mukilteo Food Bank will also accept Monetary donations to purchase meat and produce (http://www.mukilteofoodbank.org)

Helping others is SWEET!

Student who bring in an item will receive a ticket to enter the drawing and win a box of chocolate.

From the Nurse's Office

COVID testing:

COVID testing is available for staff and students each evening this week and next week. The provider will offer individual (self-swab) PCR tests at the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) on Explorer Middle School’s campus (9600 Sharon Dr., Everett). Appointments are available Monday through Friday, all from 4 to 7 p.m. The testing provider will open additional appointments for next week as this week ends. We’ll send the same information to families this afternoon.

Please note:

  • A PCR test for Covid is not recommended for someone who has had a previous case of COVID-19 as it may result in a false positive.
  • People wanting testing must register online, provide consent for the test, and make an appointment. You can use the link or scan the QR code at the bottom of this email to register and make an appointment.
  • Testing will be by appointment only and will be facilitated via a drive-up process. Staff being tested do not need to leave their cars for the test.
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Follow the signs in the parking lot for where to pull up and what to do once you arrive.
  • Staff and students with, or without, symptoms can sign up for a test. Keep in mind the time to receive results and these key points:
  • PCR tests require processing by a lab. Results will typically be received within 24 hours after the lab receives the test, however, volumes at the lab could result in the processing time taking longer. You will receive an email from the provider with your results.
  • The general guideline for anyone getting tested is to do so when symptoms begin or on days 5-7 after a known exposure.


Registration link: https://covid.cic-health.com/s/bAssessment?RRAccount=0014R00003GzHpR

We’ve included a few suggestions of testing sites below.

GS Labs (several locations including Lynnwood and Northgate)

House Call Doctors (Snohomish and Everett locations)

Snohomish Health District at 3715 Oakes Ave., Everett, Longfellow building (appointments required):

  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you have symptoms
  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you do NOT have symptoms

Snohomish Health District at 16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood (Ash Way Park and Ride) – Weekends only:

  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you have symptoms
  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you do NOT have symptoms

Sick Kids:

Keep your student home if they are sick. Even if you think it's allergies or "just the sniffles," staying home prevents others from catching any germs or viruses. Refer to Snohomish Health Department for specific COVID protocols.

  • Remember it is your responsibility to contact the school 24 Hour attendance line at (425) 366-2605 to report absence.

Daily Screening Form:

Please use this Daily Screen Form (translations coming soon) with your child and keep wearing masks, washing your hands and limiting social gatherings to help students stay healthy and in school.

Student and Staff health and safety is our priority.

Parties and Celebrations

Traditions and celebrations are a part of American culture and heritage; they help students understand the seasonal calendar and their place in a larger community. We are sensitive to the diverse cultures of our Columbia community and will seek to include learning about the cultures represented by our students. In the event your child will not participate in school or classroom planned activities, we will provide alternate learning activities in the library.

Sorry, no home-prepared goodies should be served. We need to be able to read ingredient lists on packaging to ensure the safety of students with allergies. Check with your child’s teacher regarding possible food allergies in the classroom. In some cases, no food items are allowed in classrooms; as a result, treats may be served in the lunchroom during lunch time.

  • All baked goods must be store bought and in original wrappers
  • All juices must be canned or bottled and unopened
  • All candy should be individually wrapped
  • Healthy treats are strongly encouraged

Your cooperation is appreciated!

Free Meals for all Students!

  • Meals for all students are free of charge regardless of Free/Reduced Status for the 21-22 school year.
    • Please encourage families to complete free/reduced applications, as they do need them to receive other benefits that are available (P-EBT Cards).
  • Hot food will be served.

Elementary January Menu

Family Outreach

Hi. My name is Libby Stewart-Finerty, aka “Mrs. Finerty”. This is my fourth year as Columbia’s Elementary Support Specialist/School Social Worker. I’m so excited to back in person and I love seeing the students every day on campus. I help support your child’s social wellbeing at school. Your students will see me in their classrooms teaching Bully Prevention, and Child Safety classes for K-5. I also meet with students and families regarding mental health, behavioral and social emotional concerns.

In addition to dealing with matters associated with your child's social wellbeing in school, I am here to assist with school clothes and other resources such as food.

The quickest way to contact me is to email me at StewartfinertyEH@mukilteo.wednet.edu or call me at 425-366-2623. Please checkout my website: Mrs. Finerty, Elementary Support Specialist/Social Worker to find helpful resources for your family.

Columbia Elementary Website

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Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Dan Dizon (425-356-1319), dizonds@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.