OCTOBER 2, 2020
Between September 28th and October 2nd, we had a special week filled with megaphones, & Spirit Sticks, Golden Eagle pride and lots of school spirit! Using the High School's theme of Fast Food, all classroom participated in an impressive Door-Decorating Contest. The competition was fierce, with the winning teams earning extra recess, sweet treats or a classroom Pizza Party! Each classroom also participated in Relay Races with Mr. Iott during their scheduled P.E. class. Times will be announced next week, and the winning class in each grade level will earn an Ice Cream Sandwich party! Finally, the varsity cheer team at Columbia Central High School graciously offered to send us a pre-recorded video that includes several familiar crowd yell chants. Teachers are encouraged to air this video at 2:40 p.m. for our school wide crowd yell on Friday, October 2nd! The link has also been provided below. We had such a fantastic week highlighting our Eagle spirit!
GO EAGLES!!! #cuesproud
2nd Place Tie: Mrs. Friday's Class
"It's a Brewtiful Day to Beat the Vikings!"
1st Place: Ms. Weidenbach's Class
"I'm Lovin' an Eagles Win!"
2nd Place Tie: Ms. Teller's Class
"We Will Turn Dundee into Donuts!"
SAVE THE DATE!
October 2 - CCHS Homecoming @ 7 pm
October 7- Count Day
October 12- Columbia School Board of Education Meeting @ 7 pm
October 14- Picture Day
October 19 - No School Students - Professional Development
October 21- Bullying Prevention Day-Wear Orange
November 3- PIcture Retakes
November 4 and 5 - Virtual Conferences from 4-7 pm
November 6 - Deadline to switch to In Person or Virtual Learning
November 11- Districtwide Virtual Veterans Day Assembly
November 23 - Virtual students switch to In Person learning and Vice-Versa
November 25-27 - NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Holiday Break)
We are looking forward to classroom celebrations. All Halloween activities will take place on Friday, October 30th. Due to COVID-19 Guidelines, parents and guests will not be allowed to enter the building or attend classroom parties. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Students are invited to wear costumes for the party. Please note the following:
- Students may not wear costumes, make-up or masks with blood or gore.
- Halloween masks are not permitted. Cloth face coverings must be worn throughout the day.
- Students may not bring any type of weapon with their costume.
- Students are encouraged to wear themed colors of orange and black, or they may wear suitable costumes that can be worn over their clothing. Students should refrain from wearing inflatable costumes or those that cannot fit easily through a doorway.
- Due to COVID-19 restrictions, restrooms will not be available for changing into costumes. Costumes must be worn over clothing. Accessories should be left at home.
Virtual Conferences will be held on November 4th and 5th from 4-7 pm. More information will be sent home by October 9th. Please check your child's folder for confirmation from your teacher after that time. Information will be posted on Google Classroom and emailed to our virtual families. Thank you!
Hello from the Counselor’s Corner! With Parent-Teacher Conferences just around the corner, I wanted to provide some tips on how to connect school to home. Sometimes it is hard to get your child to open up about their school day. When asked, it is not at all uncommon for students to respond with, “I’m fine.” Some ideas to help with talking to your child about their school day are:
Give them some time to decompress. You may get a fuller response after they have had a chance to eat a snack and relax for a bit.
Ask open ended questions. Some examples are “What’s the coolest thing that happened today?”, “What is the most creative thing you did today?”, “How were you helpful or kind today?”
Be fully engaged in their answer. Show them you care about their day by giving them your full attention and asking further questions.
Helping your child break down the day can be helpful to them and enlightening for you. I hope you have wonderful conferences!
Please contact me at 769-8605 or firstname.lastname@example.org. if you have any concerns in which you would like to discuss with me before or during conferences.