LITTLE EAGLES

@COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (PK-2)

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Little Eagles Newsletter is published every other Thursday.

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, April 19

No School - Good Friday

Tuesday, April 23

Preschool Open House 5:30-7:30p.m.

Friday, April 26 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Kindergarten Round Up Open House (Identical to March 21st Open House)

Monday, April 29

Race for Education "Fun Run"

Thursday, May 2 & Friday, May 3

Incoming Kindergarten Assessments

Tuesday, May 7

Teacher Appreciation Day

May 13-17

PTO Book Fair-B1G1

Friday, May 10

Hope Run @CCHS

Tuesday, May 28

CES Field Day 9:00 - 10:20 a.m.

Tuesday, June 4

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

Wednesday, June 12

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

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

Melanie Lambarth is our staff member in the spotlight. Melanie started teaching in Columbia School District in 2015. She loves teaching Preschool...it is much more high energy than the mortgage industry, which was her former occupation! Her favorite thing about teaching Preschool is all of the hugs. Her favorite candy is pecan clusters, her favorite restaurant is the "Grasshopper" in Adrian, her favorite children's book is "Oh, the Places You Will Go." This summer she looks to forward going to Europe to visit Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland and Germany! She loves to read a lot and take her three kids to baseball and softball! Her favorite subjects in school are Math and Science. We are so grateful to Melanie for the wonderful job she does teaching our 4 year olds!

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Preschool Open House

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KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP IS APRIL 26TH

Please join us Friday, April 26th from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for our next Kindergarten Round Up. This event is IDENTICAL to the March 21st event. Families and their incoming Kindergarteners can meet the K teachers, visit the classrooms, ride a school bus, practice going through the lunch line, meet the principal, learn about Young 5's and complete paperwork. We hope to see you there! If you are unable to attend the Kindergarten Round Up, please stop by the CES office anytime for more information.

FUN RUN - Monday, April 29th

CES students are raising funds to remodel the playground!


Students are collecting donations to walk and to support their school! Collection envelopes and prize incentive posters were sent home and students attended an assembly to learn how to participate.


All profits will be used towards completing improvements over the next three years. Our goal is to raise $150,000 through fundraisers, corporate donations, and grants!


Thank you for helping CES build a safe and creative playspace for our students!


*Please make checks payable to Columbia Elementary School.

**All money and forms are due the day of the Fun Run, Monday, April 29th.

***This donation is tax deductible.

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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!

SMILES FOR MILES

Q: What letter is like a spring flower?

A: The letter A because a bee comes after it.


Q: Can February March?

A: No, but April May!

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Tired of one-word answers when you ask your child, “How was your day at school?”


Talking with your child about his/her school day is important. Try some of these questions or comments to dig a little deeper:


1. Best and worst: What was the best part of your day? What was the worst?

2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.

3. What is the coolest place at school?

4. Where do you play the most at recess? How come?

5. Tell me a weird word you heard today.

6. How did you help someone today?

7. How did someone help you today?

8. When were you happiest today?

9. When were you bored today?

10. Tell me about one thing you learned today.



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.

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Photos from Our March is Reading Month Assembly

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.

CHILDRENZ CHALLENGE 2019

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

CP FEDERAL CREDIT UNION GIVEAWAY

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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, etc. If you would like to be a part of this organization as a volunteer or board member, the PTO meeting and board elections are Wednesday, May 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the CES Library. If you have questions, please contact lindseylee619@yahoo.com, jennifer.vanwagnene@myeagles.org or trudy.wright@myeagles.org. Thank you in advance for your support of CES & CUES.
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AVON FUNDRAISER THAT BENEFITS CES PLAYGROUND

Please click here to browse awesome AVON products. All proceeds are donated to the CES playground fund.

UPDATED SCHOOL CALENDAR

Our last 1/2 day with students be Wednesday, June 12 with dismissal at 11:20 a.m.

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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 - Lindsey Schiel, PTO President - cespto2@gmail.com or 517-745-9036

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

"MAKE EVERYBODY FEEL LIKE A SOMEBODY" - Kid President