OCTOBER 4, 2019


Homecoming News

Friday, October 4th, we held a school-wide pep assembly at 10 am featuring the varsity cheerleaders and football team.

CES and CUES will be walking together in the parade. We invite all of our students to join us at 4:45 pm. If your child plans to participate in the parade, please meet Mrs. VanWagnen, Mrs. Wright and our teachers in the football field parking lot behind CUES. All students will need a ride home following the parade. The parade begins at 5 pm.

The varsity football game will be held at 7 pm against Erie Mason. Please come out to cheer our Golden Eagles to a victory!


Halloween News...

We are looking forward to classroom celebrations. All Halloween activities will take place on Thursday, October 31st. We encourage parents to attend classroom parties. If you plan to visit your child's classroom, please be sure to have your background check completed by Monday, October 28th.

We are excited for our student parade through downtown Brooklyn. We would love parent support for both of these events. We do not need parents to walk with us, but if you would like to see the costume parade, you may go downtown to see the students in their costumes. We will begin the parade leaving CUES at 1:30 pm. Students will parade around the village square greeting the community. The Columbia Police and Fire Department will assist us with crossing the streets.

Students are invited to wear costumes for the parade and party. Please note the following:

  • Students may not wear costumes, make-up or masks with blood or gore.
  • Masks are not permitted.
  • Students may not bring any type of weapon with their costume.
  • Students will be responsible for any accessories they bring with their costume.


Are you planning on attending your child’s Halloween Party? You must have a background check completed every year to attend field trips, class parties, etc! Forms are available in all district buildings. Those wishing to attend classroom Halloween Parties must have their Background Check completed by Monday, October 28th. Thank you for your support!


Conferences will be held on October 9th and 10th from 4-7 pm. Check your child's folder for confirmation from your teacher.



October 4 - Bike/Walk to School Day @ 7:30 am

October 4 - CCHS Homecoming @ 7 pm

October 9 and 10 - Conferences from 4-7 pm

October 11 - Popcorn Friday

October 11 - Book Bingo during school day

October 16 - Mackinac Parent Meeting 3rd Grade @ 6 pm CUES Library

October 17- Storyfest visits CUES

October 21 - No School Students - Professional Development

October 23 - Student of the Month

October 27 - Trunk or Treat @ CCHS

November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break (No School)


Mark your calendar! Picture Day is coming on Wednesday, October 9th. Visit Lifetouch.com for clothing suggestions, online payment details and more.


A great physical fitness state wide participation day.


CES, CUES and Columbia Elementary PTO won $6,000 for 1st place in the Childrenz Challenge! Thank you to Scott Vitale and CP Federal Credit Union for your generosity!
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No School for students on Monday, October 21, 2019. Professional Development Day for Teachers.


The Columbia School District is hosting the second annual Trunk or Treat for the community. We hope to bring together families from our district to enjoy this event. Trunk or Treat is being held in the Columbia Central High School parking lot area on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 pm.

School groups, businesses, and other organizations are invited to participate by hosting a trunk. There is no cost for sponsoring a trunk. We ask that you provide your own candy. CUES will be hosting a trunk and look forward to enjoying the event with our community.

Please help by spreading the word to your churches, friends and business owners. The goal is to have 40 or more trunks for the event. Please contact Monika Cook by calling the district office @ 592-6641, or by emailing Monika.Cook@myeagles.org if your organization would like to participate.

Let's make this a great community event!


Parent Meeting for Wednesday, October 16th @ 6 pm in the CUES Library. More information to come.


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 krista.schatzle@myeagles.org. if you have any concerns in which you would like to discuss with me before or during conferences.