LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

THIS IS THE LAST LITTLE EAGLES NEWSLETTER FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

Mrs. Wright, CES Principal... Trudy.Wright@myeagles.org

Mrs. Ladd, CES Secretary... Carol.Ladd@myeagles.org

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor... Ashley.Phelps@myeagles.org

Mrs. Heaton, Child Care Director... Vicky.Heaton@myeagles.org

MEET COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A LOOK AHEAD

Friday, May 31

Mileage Club ends

Kindergarten Field Trip to Kids-N-Stuff

Columbia High School Graduation @7:00 p.m. in the Jackson Potter Center

Tuesday, June 4

Kindergarten Graduation @9:00 a.m. in the Columbia Central High School Auditorium

Thursday, June 6

Farewell Assembly for Mrs. Vickie Heaton @8:10 a.m. - CES Gym

Report Cards will be sent home at 3:00 p.m. on Thurs., June 6

Friday, June 7

Last Day of School - Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Terri McLaury is our staff member in the spotlight. Terri will be our Child Care & Preschool Director at Columbia starting June 17th, 2019. Terri has worked for Columbia School District for the past 19 years. She is a Columbia Graduate and her two children, Katie (23) and Andy (27) also graduated from Columbia. Terri loves working in the Childcare & Preschool programs at Columbia. Her favorite restaurant is Luceros, her favorite color is blue, her favorite children's book is "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" and her favorite candy is Reese's. She enjoys camping in Michigan, especially Mitchell State Park in Cadillac. Her husband, Matt, loves to fish. If you have any Childcare, Preschool or Latchkey questions, please feel free to email her at Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org
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Summer Reading Discount with Epic!

To get the promo, go to http://www.getepic.com/summer-of-reading and use the code SUMMER19. If this is still not working for you, email support@getepic.com. Enjoy Epic!

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Summer Camps 2019

Click here for a list of Summer Camps. A student does not need to be enrolled as a Columbia student to attend Summer Camps. Maybe your child would enjoy inviting a relative or friend from a different school to attend with them.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

If you know a Preschool student who would like to attend in the 2019-2020 school year, please call 517-592-9753 and reserve your spot today! You can also email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org with any questions.
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TO APPLY FOR GREAT START READINESS PRESCHOOL (GSRP)

FREE TO QUALIFYING FAMILIES .....PLEASE CLICK HERE

REGISTRATION FOR INCOMING KINDERGARTEN & NEW STUDENTS

Please click here to register your child for Kindergarten! This link is also for any first or second graders who are new to Columbia School District.

CHILDCARE & LATCHKEY REGISTRATION

Summer Childcare is available at Columbia Elementary School for children 3 years old through 5th grade. Childcare cost is $32 per day for 5 or more hours, $25 for 2-5 hours, and $12 for 1-2 hours per day. We offer a 25% sibling discount.


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 or Vicki Heaton @517-592-9753 or email Terri.McLaury@myeagles.org for more information.

SMILES FOR MILES

Q: How do you get straight A's?
A: By using a ruler!


Q: Why did the kid study in the airplane?
A: Because he wanted a higher education!

COUNSELOR CORNER

Student Clothing Donations

If you have donations that you would like to contribute to CES to help students in need during the school day you can drop them off at the main office. All donations are appreciated!

Items that are helpful to receive are:

Shoes of any sizes

Pants especially elastic or drawstring for boys - sizes 6, 7/8, 10/12

Leggings for girls - sizes 6, 7/8, 10/12

Shirts for boy and girl - small, medium, and large youth.

Underwear girl and boy - sizes 6 and 8

Thank you! If you have any questions on other donations or items listed above you can contact Mrs. Phelps at 517-592-6632 or ashley.phelps@myeagles.org.


Body Regulation


As summer approaches I want to leave you with a few tools to help your child practice self-regulation at home. One way to help students learn this is through yoga, mindfulness, and guided relaxation. These activities can help students socially and emotionally with difficulties including: Anxiety, Anger, Depression, Focus/Concentration and Confidence.


Check out the links below to continue to practice these important skills with your child.

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IF YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT

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.

SHUTTERFLY STOREFRONT

When you shop at Shutterfly, they will donate 8% of your purchase to Columbia Elementary School. Be sure to check out Shutterfly for personalized photo gifts!
TENNIS ANYONE?

Tennis Camp is available this Summer for students entering 3rd grade!

CHILDRENZ CHALLENGE 2019

Registration for the Childrenz Challenge is open! www.childrenzchallenge.com


$40 - March 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

$45 - June 1, 2019 - August 2, 2019

$50 - WALK UP REGISTRATION (for heats not sold out))

Pre Registered Participants receive:
T-SHIRT
SWAG BAG
TWO GATE ENTRY TICKETS
FINISHER'S MEDAL

PTO Information

CES & CUES has a dynamic Parent Teacher Organization. They plan and host many events in our school such as the Carnival, Fall Family Fun event, Book Fairs, Daddy Daughter Dance, Mother Son Night, 6th grade glow dance and Book Bingo. They support classrooms by providing enhancements to education such as all-school assemblies and items teachers need.


Thank you to the following parents who have been elected to serve on the PTO board for the 2019-2020 school year:

Casey Stein, PTO President

Amy Vanderpool, CUES Vice President

Francesca Anderson, CES Vice President

Karen Kiss, Secretary

Lindsay Morley, Treasurer

Amber Halmekangus, Volunteer Coordinator

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UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

SCHOOL ENDS ON FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH AT 11:20 A.M. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

CES FACEBOOK

Please "LIKE" our page to receive announcements from our school.

COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOURS

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.

COLUMBIA CONNECTION

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 - myeagles.org Live Feed, News & Events

Facebook.com/ColumbiaCentralElementary

Twitter.com/CESLittleEagles

Columbia PTO - Casey Stein, PTO President - cespto2@gmail.com or 517-240-8583

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

"MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL LIKE A SOMEBODY" - Kid President