APRIL 13, 2018


The M-Step assessment is an important part of your child’s educational process. We have been reviewing material and discussing positive test taking skills with our students over the past month. The assessment process at CUES begins on Tuesday, April 17th. We ask parents to help provide support for their child in the following ways:

*Encourage your child to get a good night of sleep.

* Help to ensure your child eats breakfast. We will provide a snack for your child each day of the M-Step assessment. Students are welcome to bring a water bottle.

*Please be sure your child attends school on time.

*Talking about the importance of the M-Step assessment with your child will encourage them to do their best.

*Your child is welcome to use their own headphones during testing. With support from the PTO and Dr. Campbell, Mr. Moore has also worked really hard to ensure every student has a comfortable pair for testing. Thank you so much to Mr. Moore, Dr. Campbell and the Columbia Elementary PTO!

Please see the schedule below for the dates and times for testing: (Students may not need to test every day during the dates listed below. The assessment period allows for students to move at their own pace.)

M-Step Assessment Dates

5th Grade - Testing period - April 17-May 4

3rd Grade - Testing period - April 30-May 8

4th Grade - Testing period - May 1-11

6th Grade - Testing period - May 8-18

We appreciate your support and encouragement during this time. Students will continue to have their Specials but will have a modified schedule in their homeroom to accommodate testing. Please note there may not be as many grades entered in PowerSchool during your child’s assessment period.


April 14 - PTO Sponsored Mother-Son Night "Hoedown"

April 19 - Girls on the Move Mentor Up Module 2

April 20 - Popcorn Friday

April 20-Book Bingo

April 27- Hope Run

May 2 - ACES

May 2nd-4th - 6th Grade @ Camp Kimball

May 7 - BOGO Book Fair Begins

May 7-11- Teacher Appreciation Week

May 9 - Bike to School Day

May 24-25 - 3rd Grade @ Mackinaw Field Trip

May 28 - Memorial Day (No School)

May 31 - 6th Grade Glow Dance

Important: Kimball Camp Information Needed!

If you have a 6th grade student attending Kimball Camp and will require medication during that time, please stop by the front office as soon as possible to complete the necessary paperwork. Thank you!


Sign up at the school office. Event is April 19th and May 17th @ CCHS for Grades 5-8.
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Let's go EAGLES!! The Childrenz Challenge is an amazing event for the entire community. Please register your kids to participate. When you register, you will be helping Columbia Elementary Schools with their goal of winning first place in the Michigan Community Credit Union School Challenge.

Enter through www.childrenzchallenge.com