The Little Eagles Newsletter is published the first week of every month.

Mrs. Wright, CES Principal...

Mrs. Ladd, CES Secretary...

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor...

Mrs. McLaury, Child Care & Preschool Director...


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Friday, November 1

"Cozy Up to a Good Book" Day at CES

Half Day-School dismisses at 11:20 a.m.

Sunday, November 3

Turn Clocks Back for Daylight Savings Time

Monday, November 4

Lock Down Drill

Lego Robotics Jr. League @STEM classroom - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5

K Kids Meeting @Mrs. Laverty's room - 1:05 p.m.

Good News Club @CUES Library - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 7

Welcome CPU Credit Union-Savings Begin!

PTO Meeting @CES Library - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, November 8

PTO Popcorn Friday

Scrip Gift Card Order Due

Saturday, November 9

Robotics Competition 4th-6th grade @CCHS

Monday, November 11

PTO Book Fair All Week

District Veteran's Day Assembly @CCHS Gym - 9:30 a.m.

School Board Meeting @7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 12

Fall Picture Retake Day

Wednesday, November 13

PTO Donut Date @CES Cafe - 7:00 -7:50 a.m.

Thursday, November 14

PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up

Friday, November 15

Book Bingo @CES Cafe - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20

NED Kindness Assembly

Thursday, November 21

Student of the Month @CES Gym - 10:30 a.m.

Pizza With the Principal @CES Library - 2:25 p.m.

Wednesday, November 27-29

Thanksgiving Break-No School

December 2-6

PTO Secret Santa Shop @CUES

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CES Families Serving Our Country

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th. The reason it is celebrated on the 11th is because fighting in World War I ended on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour.

Veterans Day is a holiday we celebrate to show thanks for our Veterans. Veterans are men and women who served in the armed forces in our country. This means that they are a part of the U.S. military. Veterans include those who were in the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, or Marines.

It takes bravery and honor to serve in the U.S. Military. It takes bravery and honor for some of our Little Eagles who currently have family serving our country. Many people in our military need to travel far from their families for long periods of time. They miss holidays, birthdays and special family events.The members of our military also risk their lives as their work is very dangerous. They do it because they know that their job is important to keeping our country safe!

Chris and Billie, parents of Bella and Zac are both veterans of the United States Air Force. Chris served from 2006 to 2015 in active duty and is still currently serving in the Air Guard out of Selfridge Air National Guard base near Detroit, Mi. Billie served in the United States Air Force as well, from 2005 to 2013.

Donald, father of Wyatt and Emelyn is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Donald served from 2011 to 2016 on active duty and is still currently serving in the Marine Corps at the Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, IN.

One of of our Young 5's students, Kolter, has a dad who is active duty in the Army too!

Carson is a first grade student whose mom is actively deployed overseas in Germany. Carson was able to travel this past Summer to visit her.

Our CES family is proud to recognize and honor the sacrifices that all of our veterans have made to keep our country safe.

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Halloween Assembly

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Old Town Riders


I can write my name on my paper before I start working!

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I can show great behavior in an assembly.

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PTO Information

We had a goal of $15,000 in Charleston Wrap fundraiser sales... not only we meet that we exceeded it by over $4,000! Thank you to everyone that sold, purchased and supported this fundraiser. The PTO appreciates you

Pickup is scheduled for Thursday, November 14.

The next PTO meeting is coming up on Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 p.m. in the lower elementary library! All parents and staff are invited to come. Free childcare is available during the meeting.

For further questions or information, please contact Casey Stein, PTO President at or 517-240-8583.



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Fire Safety Reminders from Columbia Township

Reading Buddies Needed for Student Success

Columbia Elementary School's Brooklyn Buddies Reading program is seeking volunteers for First and Second grade students, helping them to become successful readers and confident students. Classes are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30. Training is available and a background Check is required. Volunteers can help one, two or all three days depending on availability. If interested in becoming a Reading Volunteer Contact: Lori @ 517-592-5131.


4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

$135 per month

3 & 4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$165 per month

3 Year Old Program

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

$110 per month

We have openings in all three of these Preschool programs: If interested in more information or a tour, please email We would love to have you join our Little Eagles at Columbia!


Latchkey is a before and after school child care program located in Columbia Elementary School. Children in Kindergarten to 5th grade can attend this program from 6:30 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. ($8) and from 2:55-5:00 p.m. ($8) or 2:55-6:00 p.m. ($10). There is an annual, non-refundable $30 registration fee per family to guarantee a spot. A child must be pre-registered before using the Latchkey program.

Please contact Terri McLaury @517-592-9753 or email for more information.


Q: Why did the computer go to the doctor?
A: It had a blue tooth.

Q: Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long?

A: Because then it would be a foot.

Pizza With The Principal

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Groups with the counselor began in October. The groups currently taking place are: self-control, social skills, transitions and a group for those who struggle with worry and anxiety. If your student is taking part in a group you should have received a letter in their folder.

If you feel your student could benefit from a group and is not currently in one, you can contact Mrs. Phelps at or 517-592-6632.

Move This World

This month many of our classrooms began using the Social Emotional Learning program called Move This World. The program is a 5 minute video in the morning working on a SEL skill, and then a 3 minute video at the end of the day to help them calm down before they head home.

Ask your student: what are the "Emogers"? Emoger's are the starting point of teaching students ways to deal with their emotions in a positive way. We have already seen many students talking and referencing back to using Emogers as good choices.


Earn cash for our school! No more clipping. All you need is your smartphone. If you have any questions stop by and see Mrs. Edwards at CES.
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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.

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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 - Live Feed, News & Events

Columbia PTO - Casey Stein, PTO President - or 517-240-8583

You are always welcome to contact your child's teacher via email.