Columbia Newsletter

September 2021

Columbia Elementary School

Developing Confident, Competent and Compassionate People.

Newsletter Contents:

◊Principal's Message ◊Mark Your Calendars ◊School Times ◊Elementary School Supply List ◊COVID-19 Requirements for the 21-22 school year ◊Welcome PTA Board

◊Free meal for all Students ◊Picture Day

Principal's Message

Welcome Columbia Families:

I am excited to see you and your beautiful children back this year. The following message provides some important dates for the week and a brief description of some upcoming events.

Upcoming dates:

  • August 27 and 30, your child’s teacher will contact you via email or phone to schedule your Family Engagement Conference via in-person, Zoom, or phone call.
  • August 31, 7:00 pm, Columbia Parent Information Night via Zoom (see link below).
  • September 1 No School for Students, Engagement Conferences
  • September 2 No School for Students, Engagement Conferences
  • September 3 First Day of School for 1st – 5th Grade Students, 8:55 am – 2:10 pm.
  • September 3 No School for Kindergarten, Engagement Conferences
  • September 6 No School, Labor Day
  • September 7 First Day of School for Kindergarten and Preschool

Family Engagement Conferences

The purpose of our Family Engagement Conferences is to provide special time for the parent, student and teacher to get acquainted and learn about the needs of your child. This is a good time to share concerns and ask questions, so you feel confident about your child’s learning schedule and get questions answered. You may choose to have your conference in-person, via Zoom, or phone.

Parent Information Night with Q & A

August 31st at 7:00 pm, please join me for a Zoom meeting explaining what school will be like for your children. The Zoom link to the Columbia Parent Information Night is:

Meeting ID: 921 5392 4946
Passcode: 909828

If you are not able to join us, please click this link to view the 21-22 Parent Information Night Presentation.


We value our partnership in the education of your child and want to establish two-way communication with you. Some ways are:

Be sure to let your child’s teacher know your preferred way of communication at the Family Engagement Conference.

Check our website

Our phone number (425) 366-2600

I look forward to our partnership,

Principal Wendy Eidbo, EdD

Mark Your Calendars!

Sept 1,2: Family Engagement Conferences (Preschool - 5th Grade)

Sept 3: First Day of School Grades 1 -5

(preschool and kindergarten conferences continue)

Sept 6: No School - Labor Day

Sept 7: All Preschool through 5 back to school

Sept 29-30: Picture Day!

Mukilteo School District Calendar 2021-22 (Click here)

School Times

When does school start? When is school dismissed?

Regular Start/Dismissal Times:

Elementary school (Grades K - 5).................... 9:00 a.m to 3:25 p.m

Special Ed preschool, morning session.......... 9:00 to 11:30 a.m

Special Ed preschool, afternoon session .......12:55 p.m to 3:25 p.m

Dismissal for Learning Improvement time:

Students are dismissed 75 minutes early on Friday afternnons to provide teachers with time to receive curriculum training, have staff planning meetings, complete report cards, and do numerous other tasks that are related to their work.

Elementary school (Grades K-5) ..................... 2:10 p.m

Dismissal on early-dismissal Days:

Students are dismissed early on the day before Thanksgiving and the last day of school.

Elementary school (Grades K - 5)................... 12:55 p.m

Elementary School Supply List

The following supplies are requested for elementary students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.

Please visit your elementary school’s website as some items on this list may not be requested.


2" - 3" ring binder (3rd, 4th and 5th Grade)

School Box

Crayons (24 count)

Color Pencils (2nd through 5th Grade)

Markers (Optional)


Co-Presidents: Becky Marlowe and George McCarthy

Vice President: Heather Halverson and Rebecca Mork

Treasurer: Laura Yengich

Secretary: Ruba Alawar

Please join us at our first meeting September, 23rd at 3:45 PM

COVID-19 Requirements for the 21-22 school year

  • Vaccination and face covering/masks are the most effective tool to prevent transmission of the COVID-19.
  • All staff and students must continue to wear face covering/masks, inside and in most areas of the campus.
  • Desks are all spaced 3 feet apart (belly button to belly button)
  • Students keep their own materials and sanitize them at regular intervals.
  • Students will be assigned a number and will sit at that number in the classroom, in lines, and other places throughout the school where they have full class instruction.
  • When instruction occurs in small groups or students are in mixed groups, every effort will be made to seat children 6 feet apart.

Each child and staff member deserves to work and learn in an environment of empathy, compassion, hope, and grace.

Nurse's Message

Student and Staff health and safety is a priority.

Please keep your student home if have a fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, runny nose, congestion, new or unusual sneezing, or any other symptoms of COVID-19. Remember to contact the school office at (425) 366-2605 to report absence.

Care room established to isolate students who has symptoms of COVID-19. Be sure the school office has your most up to date contact information including who to contact if you are not reached.

Please click here to view COVID-19 Daily Health Screening and Resource Form


  • 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.
  • We will not use our POS/Register system or Biometrics for the 21-22 school year.
  • We will manually count students after they receive their meal on the attached Meal Count Sheet
    • This will require at least 1 para/support person per meal service, as Nutrition staff will not be able to perform this function while serving meals.
    • Meals cannot be counted until the student has received all required meal components (counts cannot be done as students enter the serving line).
    • Students cannot be allowed to re-enter the service line to receive additional meal.
  • We will still need supervision in the commons areas, assistance with lines, and count sheets.

Picture Day!

Kids Photography will be capturing magical portrait

photos of our students on

Wednesday, Sept. 29th and Friday Sept. 30th.

Bring your best smile at school!

Mukilteo School District Distance Learning

Click here to get more information about Schoology, tech support, food services and more.

About Us

Columbia Elementary School

Developing Confident, Competent and Compassionate People.

Principal: Wendy Eidbo, Ed.D.


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),, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277),, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), 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) Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.