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August 3, 2016

O'Neil's News

We hope you are enjoying the summer months with family and friends. I look forward to being reacquainted with our CUES students and staff in the next couple of weeks. As we approach the start of the 2016-2017 school year, I would like to provide some information that will be helpful in your preparation.


  • Back to school information will be mailed to CUES families no later than August 18th. This will include a letter from your homeroom teacher. As we are in the process of finalizing class lists, they will not be made available before this time.
  • The CES and CUES Back to School Bash will be held Monday, August 22nd from 5:30-7 pm.

First Week of School

Wednesday, August 24, 7:55 am-11:20 am-First day of school (half day)

Parents are welcome to bring their child into school. We will have 6th grade students and CUES staff in the lobby to assist children to their classrooms.


Thursday, August 25, 7:55 am-2:55 pm-First full day of school


Friday, August 26, 7:55 am-11:20 am-(half day)

Every Friday at CUES is Blue and Gold Day! Students are welcome to wear our school colors or their favorite Columbia gear!

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Procedures

SAFETY is our top priority during pick up and drop off times. Please take note of a few important items that will keep our children safe as they enter and exit our buildings.


  1. If you transport your own child, please use the pick up and drop off lane (right lane in front of the school building. You may also pick up and drop off by parking in the lot at the south end of the CUES building. Please do not park in the middle lot (located between either building) before or after school to drop off or pick up your student(s).
  2. Students are NEVER allowed to cross traffic to and from the middle lot before or after school. They must utilize the pick up and drop off lane or the south parking lot.
  3. If you are picking your child up from school prior to dismissal, please come into the office to sign your child out.
  4. If your child has a change in after school transportation, please contact the office by 2 pm.

Parent and Community Volunteers are Welcome at CUES!

We welcome parent and community volunteers at CUES. We appreciate our volunteers helping to support the learning of our students. If you plan to volunteer or visit CUES during the school year, a background check must be completed. Background checks are mandatory and need to be repeated every school year. If you would like to complete this process before the school year begins, feel free to stop by the CUES office.

Back to School Bash

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 5:30-7pm

Columbia Upper Elementary School

Families are invited to attend to meet your child's new homeroom teacher and tour the school. We look forward to seeing you.

Columbia Central High School 50th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration

Friday, Sep. 30th, 5pm

11775 Hewitt Road

Brooklyn, MI

The Columbia School District is celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year. Please join us for this special evening honoring alumni and our current students. Events include the homecoming parade, alumni reception, football game and more. The Columbia community is encouraged to attend.

Mrs. Cook

Mrs. Cook is the CUES secretary. She is the first smile the students greet each day. Mrs. Cook is married and has two children. She enjoys traveling and photography. Mrs. Cook is happy to assist students and parents throughout the school day. You may reach her by contacting the CUES office.