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December 2, 2016

O'Neil's News

Thank you so much to all of the families who were able to attend parent teacher conferences. We also are grateful for you taking the time to to complete our survey. Because of your efforts, we have useful information to utilize in continuing to provide a positive educational environment at CUES.

A note of thanks-

Our K-Kids organization hosted its first clothing drive during the week of conferences. They collected gently used items to give back to the community. We appreciate their support and hard work.

On Friday, a group of Mrs. Friday's students traveled to the Jackson County Animal Shelter. They independently organized a pet supply drive to donate to these animals. Their mission was called, Feed our Furry Friends. Due to their compassion for animals and desire to impact the community, they donated over 50 items to the shelter. We are so proud of these students for successfully fulfilling their vision.

Upcoming Events

We are looking forward to all of the activities taking place in December. One of my favorite events every year is the Holiday Sing a Long. Our community is invited to join the CUES family in celebrating the holidays. The Sing a Long will take place on Thursday, December 22nd at 8:30 AM in the gymnasium.


December 7-Little Caesars Fundraiser Pick Up

December 8 - PTO Meeting, 6 PM @ CES
December 10 - Breakfast with Santa, 9-12 @ CUES
December 12 - End of Mott Toy Drive
December 12 - School Board Meeting, 7 PM
December 14 - End of Student Council Food Drive

December 14 - 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7 PM - immediately following the 2nd Grade Musical
December 15 - Band Concert, 7 PM @ CCHS
December 21 - Holiday Lunch
December 22 - CUES Holiday Sing a Long, 8:30 AM

December 22 - Student of the Month, 11 AM
December 23 - Half Day of School, 11:20 AM Dismissal
January 9 - Return from Winter Break
January 16 - No School for students


You must have a background check completed every year to attend field trips, class parties, etc! Forms are available in all district buildings.

Announcing the Columbia School DIstrict 50th Anniversary Celebration Poster Contest

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Toy Drive for Motts Childrens Hospital

CCHS Senior, Maria Cook, is hosting her 4th annual toy drive for Motts Childrens Hospital. Donation suggestions: Crayons, Coloring Books, Craft Kits, Character Toys (Frozen, Superheros, Princesses,etc.) All donations must be new and unwrapped.
A collection box is located in the CUES office. Donation deadline is December 12th. Any and all contributions are greatly appreciated!


The CUES Student Council is holding their annual Food Drive to help our local families this holiday season. We will collect items October 26th through December 14th. All donations must be non-perishable food items. Suggested items include: canned food, baby food, boxed food mixes (mac and cheese, jello, cake mix, etc.), diapers, toilet paper, and toothpaste. All items must be new and unopened.

Join the CES and CUES PTO for Breakfast with Santa On December 10

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We are looking for volunteers!

During the winter months we plan to host Lunch Clubs for interested CUES students. We are interested in providing fun activities during their lunch and recess break. If you have a special talent or skill you would be willing to share, please contact Mrs. O'Neil to volunteer. Some ideas include: knitting, painting, crafting, cooking, sewing, yoga/fitness activities or any other talent you would like to share. Please contact Mrs. O'Neil to set up dates and times if you are interested.
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Winter Break....

Winter Break
December 23rd is a half day of school (Dismissal at 11:20 AM)
December 24th through January 6th
Return to school January 9th

Mrs. Friday

Mrs. Friday teaches the 5th/6th grade class here at CUES. Some of her favorite things are peanut butter Oreos, reading, taking walks and spending time at the lake. Historical fiction is her favorite genre to read because it brings history to life! One of Mrs.Friday's favorite quotes is: "One person can make a difference, and everyone should try." (John F. Kennedy)
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The 3rd Annual Columbia Cash Bash will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 5 to 10:30 PM at the Gene Davis & Sons Banquet & Convention Center. Tickets are $80.00 and admit 2 people. Tickets can be purchased in the CUES office.


We have very healthy options for breakfast and lunch at CSD. Please click on the link below to view the current menu.

  • Breakfast -$1.30
  • Lunch-$2.80

Please be sure to fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application to see if you qualify. These forms are available online and in our school office.