Little Eagles

Columbia Elementary School (PK-2)

January 2022

Ms. Skinner, CES Principal..

Mrs. Wilding, CES Secretary..

Mrs. Phelps, CES Counselor..

Mrs. McLaury, Child Care & Preschool Director..

Introduction of the New Principal

Hello! I am Ms. Skinner, the new principal at Columbia Elementary School. I am so excited to be working with such a great group of teachers, staff, parents, and students! I come to CES with over 30 year of experience in education. I have spent my entire career working with children, families and educational staff. My most recent experience was being a principal for Ypsilanti Community Schools for over 5 years. I live in Jackson so finding a job closer to home was my goal this year. So I was thrilled when the job at CES became available and I was privileged to be hired! I have three daughters who are 24 (Megan), 22 (Madi), and 20 (Mariah). I also recently got engaged to a wonderful man. We will be getting married this summer (so be looking for a name change next school year). We have a beautiful granddaughter (Stella) who spends a few weekends a month at our house. She is 2 years old and adds such joy to our lives.

I'm excited to get to know the families in the community and I am looking forward to the day when we can meet in person. In the meantime, please feel free to call me at anytime if you have questions, concerns or just want to say hi!

It's going to be a great year at CES!!

Ms. Skinner

Meet Columbia Elementary School Staff

Please Click Here For CES Staff Contact Information

A Peek Ahead


Monday, January 17th

Professional Development, No School for Students

Tuesday, January 18th

Good News Club 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 19th

Comfy Cozy Day!

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 20th

2nd Grade Musical 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, January 25th

Good News Club 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 26th

Comfy Cozy Day!

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

1st Grade Girl Scouts 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 27th

Credit Union

Friday, January 28th

Popcorn Friday!

Wednesday, February 2nd

Comfy Cozy Day!

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 3rd

Happy Birthday Joelle Wilding!

Staff Meeting 3:00 p.m.

PTO Meeting 6:00 p.m. CUES Library

Friday, February 4th

Bible Release Time 8:25 a.m.

Wednesday, February 9th

Count Day

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

1st Grade Girl Scouts 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 10th

Credit Union

Monday, February 14th

Valentine's Day

Book Fair

School Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 15th

Book Fair

Wednesday, February 16th

Book Fair

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 17th

Book Fair

Friday, February 18th

Book Fair

Monday, February 21st

No School

Tuesday, February 22nd

Kindergarten Graduation Pictures

Wednesday, February 23rd

2nd Grade Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Girl Scouts 3:00 p.m.

1st Grade Girl Scouts 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 24th

Credit Union

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BRRR! It's Cold Outside

Please make sure your child has snow gear every day. Your child is welcome to leave their boots and snowpants in their locker for the week so they do not have to bring them home each night. Make sure they have shoes for the classroom and possibly some extra socks. It is also helpful to label all their gear so if something goes missing we know who it belongs to!

  • Snow coat
  • Gloves/mittens and a hat
  • Snow pants
  • Scarf
  • Snow Boots


We will be having comfy cozy day every Wednesday for the month of January! Yay!!

Smiles For Miles

*What do snowmen eat for lunch? Icebergers!

*What do you get if you cross a snowman and a shark? Frost bite!

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Please Click Here to Apply To Be A Substitute

We are looking for substitute teachers and substitute aides


We have openings in our 4 year old half day program, 3 & 4 year old program and our 3 year old program.

4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

$135 per month

3 & 4 Year Old Half Day Program

Monday-Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

$165 per month

3 Year Old Program

Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

$110 per month

If you are interested, please call 517-592-9753 or


Counselor Corner

Welcome Back Little Eagles!

I hope everyone had a restful break and are excited to be back learning and having fun with friends.

As always, if you feel your student could benefit from my support or you have any questions please reach out to me at or at 517-769-8557.

Check out our District Counseling page below for great information for Preschool through 12th grade.
Columbia District Counseling Smore

Click for Social Emotional information Pk-12

PTO Meeting

The PTO Meeting is the first Thursday of every month.

All parents and staff are invited to attend. Free childcare is available during the meeting.

For further questions or information about PTO, please contact Casey Stein, PTO President at Okay2Say

Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools.