Week at a Glance

Columbia Elementary School January 20-27

Columbia Elementary School

Developing confident, competent and compassionate people.

Wendy Eidbo, Ed.D., Principal

24 Hours Attendance Line: (425) 366-2605

Important Dates:

Jan 21 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Jan 24 School Board Meeting (6:00 PM)


Jan 27 PTA General Meeting (4:00 PM)

Jan 28 Non-Student Day (NO SCHOOL)

Mukilteo School District Calendar 2021-22 (Click here)

From the Nurse's Office

COVID testing:

As a result of the overwhelming demand for testing and supply chain issues, we will temporarily pause COVID-19 testing at the District Office while we work with the provider to find better solutions for managing the demand.

In the meantime, if you need a test, please contact your health provider or other testing location. We’ve included a few suggestions of testing sites below. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this widespread challenge.

GS Labs (several locations including Lynnwood and Northgate)

House Call Doctors (Snohomish and Everett locations)

Snohomish Health District at 3715 Oakes Ave., Everett, Longfellow building (appointments required):

  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you have symptoms
  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you do NOT have symptoms

Snohomish Health District at 16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood (Ash Way Park and Ride) – Weekends only:

  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you have symptoms
  • CLICK HERE to register for this location if you do NOT have symptoms

Sick Kids:

Keep your student home if they are sick. Even if you think it's allergies or "just the sniffles," staying home prevents others from catching any germs or viruses. Refer to Snohomish Health Department for specific COVID protocols.

  • Remember it is your responsibility to contact the school 24 Hours attendance line at (425) 366-2605 to report absence.

Daily Screening Form:

Please use this Daily Screen Form (translations coming soon) with your child and keep wearing masks, washing your hands and limiting social gatherings to help students stay healthy and in school.

Student and Staff health and safety is our priority.

No Toys From Home at School

If a child brings a toy from home (other than when they have been authorized by the class teacher for in-class support), staff members will:

  • Request that their parent take it home.
  • If this is not possible, the child will be asked to put the toy away in their backpack.
  • If the child is unable to leave the toy in their backpack then a staff member will ask the child to place the toy in a classroom spot (usually on the teacher's desk) until dismissal.

The Great Kindness Challenge Jan 24-27

The Great Kindness Challenge is a week-long program dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion in communities worldwide. To help our students practice kindness and put their compassion into action, they will receive a Great Kindness Challenge checklist. We will encourage all students to complete as many acts of kindness as possible at school and hope they feel inspired to continue them at home! Together, we will lift each other up, cheer each other on and show the world that KINDNESS MATTERS!

This challenge will take place January 24th - January 27th. Please join us in encouraging and reminding your children to participate in the kindness checklist and spirit days.

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Kids Heart Challenge Jan 25 - Feb 18

Our American Heart Association Kids Heart Challenge event will begin on Monday, January 24th! Your student will learn about heart, brain, and vascular health, and meet kids with special hearts!

Here’s how you can help:

Come to class prepared to learn many new jump roping tricks and how to keep a healthy fit body.

Mrs. Beiermann

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Cougar Spirit Wear Sale

The online store is live!

The PTA Cougar Gear Shop has returned for a limited time. Again this year, pick up your order at the print shop in Everett, or add shipping to have delivered to your door.

Shop right here until February 3rd:


PTA General Meeting Jan 27

Next PTA General Meeting is January 27th from 4-5 PM via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 4763 2401 Passcode: WN5vjP

We welcome everyone in our community to join our PTA and become involved.

Please follow our PTA on Facebook!

Appropriate PE Shoes

In PE, safety is always first. Wearing the wrong shoes can impact a student’s safety/success during activities. Shoes like boots, can get in the way of simple activities like running, jumping, and stopping. We encourage students to bring a pair of tennis shoes in their backpack if wearing boots during wintertime. It is important for students to wear proper footwear in order to participate safely in class activities, and to be successful with those activities.

Free Meals for all Students!

  • 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.

Elementary January Menu

Family Outreach

Hi. My name is Libby Stewart-Finerty, aka “Mrs. Finerty”. This is my fourth year as Columbia’s Elementary Support Specialist/School Social Worker. I’m so excited to back in person and I love seeing the students every day on campus. I help support your child’s social wellbeing at school. Your students will see me in their classrooms teaching Bully Prevention, and Child Safety classes for K-5. I also meet with students and families regarding mental health, behavioral and social emotional concerns.

In addition to dealing with matters associated with your child's social wellbeing in school, I am here to assist with school clothes and other resources such as food.

The quickest way to contact me is to email me at StewartfinertyEH@mukilteo.wednet.edu or call me at 425-366-2623. Please checkout my website: Mrs. Finerty, Elementary Support Specialist/Social Worker to find helpful resources for your family.

Columbia Elementary Website

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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), dizonds@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. 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) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.