Week at a Glance

Columbia Elementary School February 17

Columbia Elementary School

Developing confident, competent and compassionate people.

Wendy Eidbo, Ed.D., Principal

24 Hours Attendance Line: (425) 366-2605

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Important Dates:

February

Feb 18 MR. KAAS' FOOD DRIVE ENDS

Feb 18 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Feb 21 President's Day (NO SCHOOL)

Feb 22-25 Mid-Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)


March

Mar 2 Dr. Seuss Birthday

Mar 3 Virtual PTA General Meeting (7:00 PM)

Mar 4 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Mar 5 Career Fair (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)

Mar 11 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Mar 18 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Mar 25 LIT Dismissal (2:10 PM)

Mar 29 5th Grade Family Night at HPMS (6:00 PM)


Mukilteo School District Calendar 2021-22 (Click here)

Kids Heart Challenge Until Feb 18

Columbia Friends,

Are you ready? Kids Heart Challenge is here!

I'm so excited about our challenge this year. I missed jumping with you last year. We have so much to do with Health and Fitness. We will be studying our bodies, keeping them healthy by eating good food, drinking lots of water, exercising, being kind to one another and not using tobacco products. Get ready to jump and have some fun.


If you choose to participate in the fundraiser, all pledges are due by February 18.

Here’s how you can help:


Thank you so much for supporting our goal of helping others and becoming more educated about healthy bodies.


Mrs. Beiermann

Last Day for Mr. KAAS' Food Drive

SPREAD the Love!

You can help struggling families keep food on the table. Please share items such as canned chili, canned vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, etc. Items low in sugar and high protein are appreciated.


The Mukilteo Food Bank will also accept Monetary donations to purchase meat and produce (http://www.mukilteofoodbank.org)


Helping others is SWEET!

The drawing to win a box of chocolate will be held Friday Feb 18 during each grade level lunch time.

PTA General Meeting March 3

Columbia PTA invites you to join our Virtual Meeting on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM.

  • Be the first to hear about important news and upcoming events at school.
  • Connect with other parents.
  • Contribute your unique talents and make a difference.
  • Have a voice in the activities and programs the PTA supports


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83723540709?pwd=NCtla3hRejY3MEdGYmtXTnFpOW41QT09

Meeting ID: 837 2354 0709

Passcode: LkRDh9


We encourage and welcome all members to attend.

Please follow our PTA on Facebook!

Option for Picture Day for New Students

KIDS Photography would like to give another opportunity to get your child's school pictures taken. This option is for any of our staff or students who have not had their picture taken this year, including anyone who missed makeup day or who is a new student.


This will be held on Saturday, March 5th 2022 at

Odyssey Elementary

(13025 17th Avenue W., Everett, WA 98204)


They will be set up outside, undercover in front of the school, so photos can be taken rain or shine.


Ordering and scheduling a time is a simple two-step process: with two separate links.


Here is the link to sign up for a photo time.

https://fs27.formsite.com/Silkd0/MSDv22/index.html


You do not need to purchase photos to schedule an appointment. Photos will be taken for school records and yearbook only.


If you would like to purchase photos, you can use the link below. Photos will be mailed to you a couple weeks after picture day.

https://myproimages.com/kids-photography-2111/code/MSDremote2022

From the Nurse's Office

COVID testing:

The district COVID testing location at 12310 Meridian Ave. S., Everett, 98208 (near Mariner High School) is now accepting walk-ups! While appointments are still encouraged, they have capacity to see students, staff and community members even without an appointment.

During Mid-Winter Break, the testing site will be open only on Wednesday, Feb. 23, and Friday, Feb. 25, 8 to 5 p.m. On Feb. 28, the hours will resume their normal schedule of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Please note:

  • A PCR test for Covid is not recommended for someone who has had a previous case of COVID-19 as it may result in a false positive.
  • People wanting testing must register online, provide consent for the test, and make an appointment. You can use the link or scan the QR code at the bottom of this email to register and make an appointment.
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes prior to your appointment time.
  • Follow the signs in the parking lot for where to pull up and what to do once you arrive.
  • Staff and students with, or without, symptoms can sign up for a test. Keep in mind the time to receive results and these key points:
  • PCR tests require processing by a lab. Results will typically be received within 24 hours after the lab receives the test, however, volumes at the lab could result in the processing time taking longer. You will receive an email from the provider with your results.
  • The general guideline for anyone getting tested is to do so when symptoms begin or on days 5-7 after a known exposure.

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Registration link: https://covid.cic-health.com/s/bAssessment?RRAccount=0014R00003GzHpR


We are including a few suggestions of testing sites below.

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 Hour 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.

Career Fair March 5

Do you know someone who is looking for a rewarding and fulfilling job? Mukilteo School District is hiring!


Virtual Career Fair (with information about job opportunities)

When: Saturday, March 5

From: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Anyone interested in learning more about Mukilteo School District or interviewing for a certificated, paraeducator, or bus driver position is encouraged to register for the Career Fair on the district employment website.

Free Meals for all Students!

  • Meals for all students are free of charge regardless of Free/Reduced Status for the 21-22 school year.
    • We encourage you to complete free/reduced applications, as you do need that completed to receive other benefits that are available (P-EBT Cards).
  • Hot food will be served.


Elementary February 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 well-being 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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Disclaimer

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.