• Friday, January 15th 

    Here is next week's newsletter: January 18-22 Please be sure to read about the iReady assessment.

    I am so excited to have all of my students back in the classroom together next week. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at school on Tuesday. 

    Please talk with your child about keeping their mask over their nose and mouth. The amount of reminders that have been given since we returned from Christmas break has increased quite a bit. Thank you for sending your child in a mask that fits his/her face. It would be helpful for you to review proper handwashing procedures at home. Also, please reiterate the need to cover coughs and sneezes with our elbows. 

    I received many notes/emails about last week's newsletter. If your family hasn't read it yet, please take time to do so. Thank you!!

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    • Friday, January 8th

      Here is next week's newsletter: January 11-15 Thank you for taking time to read it.

      Next week will follow the hybrid schedule again. Group A will come Monday and Tuesday. Everyone is virtual on Wednesday. Group B will come Thursday and Friday.

      The 3rd Nine Weeks is a very crucial time of the school year.  It is important to keep in mind that the days at home are also instructional days, so we can't let an instructional day go by without our students reading, writing, and doing math. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a question about what your child should be doing on their virtual days. 

      The students will be taking their DIBELS benchmark test next week. Group A will take their DIBELS tests on Tuesday and Group B will take their DIBELS tests on Thursday. Please ensure your child gets a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast. Thank you!

       
       
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  • Monday, January 4th

    Here is the newsletter for January 5-8. Please read the information and take note of this month's challenge. 

    If your child completed the December challenge, please write a note and send it in their folder when they return this week.

    According to our School Wide Behavior Plan, Kindergarten students drop to 8 tickets during 2nd semester. Once we return to our normal schedule, it can be challenging for some to keep all 8 tickets. This is especially true because expectations increase during 2nd semester and warnings decrease. Please encourage your child to listen and follow directions to meet classroom expectations. 

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  • Friday, December 11th 

    Thank you for helping your child access Schoology on their virtual days. With only being at school two days, it is so important that your child participates with the reading lesson on their virtual learning days. Thank you for supporting your child through their written work as well. Students in Group B received their packets for Monday-Wednesday. It is in their backpacks. I will see Group A at school on Monday. 

    Here is next week's newsletter: December 14-18

    Here is a flyer explaining the dress up days for next week: CES Holiday Spirit Week

    If you ordered school pictures, they were sent home today for students in Group B. I will send home pictures for Group A students on Monday. 

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  • Decmber 4, 2020

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Break! Here is the newsletter for December 7-11. If you child completed the November challenge, please send in a note. 

    Here is next week's Terrific Tuesday and Fabulous Friday!! 

    Reminders:

    Tennis shoes are required daily - no boots. 

    We go out for recess unless it's raining or 32 degrees or cooler. Please send a coat to school daily. 

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  • November 28, 2020

    Here is the newsletter for November 30-December 4th.

    The red Report of Learning Folders need to be returned with all documents still inside. Thank you for taking the time to read it and practice the skills with your child. 

    Because next week will be different instead of just Fabulous Fridays, we will also have Terrific Tuesdays!! Attached you will find the schedule. Terrific Tuesday Fabulous Friday

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  • November 20, 2020

    It's thankful Thursday! I am so thankful that you share your children with me! I love getting to know them and will miss them during our Thanksgiving break!

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  • November 16, 2020

    Please send Practice Folders to school tomorrow (Tuesday). 

    Please sign your student's Progress Report and return all papers in The Report of Learning Folder tomorrow. Feel free to take a picture so you know which areas you should work on with your student at home.

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  • November 14, 2020

    Here is next week's newsletter: November 16-20

    Progress Reports go home Monday. Please sign and return. You are welcomed to take a picture or jot down the skills your student needs additional proctice.

    On Tuesday, we will be eating our traditional Thanksgiving lunch at school. It's the best school lunch meal of the whole year. 

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  • November 9, 2020

    Please send Practice Folders tomorrow. 

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  • November 6, 2020

    Picture order forms go home today!

    Here is a reminder of November's Fantastic Fridays

    Here is next week's newsletter: November 9-13

    If you have a family member coming to the Veteran's Day Parade on Tuesday, I wanted to let you know that our class will be outside from 9:40-10:00.

    As you read on this week's newsletter, we learned how to do the 3-step sort during math this week. I hope you've had your child explain the sort to you as they've brought their papers home this week. Thank you so much for sending the Skittles and Gummy Bears! 

    I started assessing for Progress Reports last week and will continue through November 13th. There are many skills to be assessed during the 2nd Nine Weeks. The Progress Reports will come home on Monday, November 16th. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  • October 31, 2020

    Fantastic Fridays in November

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  • October 30

    If you have a veteran in your family that you would like to add to Columbia's Wall of Honor, please fill out this form, add a picture, and send it in your child's folder. Veteran's Wall of Honor

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  • October 26, 2020

    *Please send your student's Practice Folder tomorrow so I can test on the word list he/she has been studying and add new pages to practice.

    *Please read the Important Information box on the Newsletter. If your family forgot to send a ball in your child's backpack today, you can send it tomorrow. 

    *Friday is a half day. The newsletter said to email me by Wednesday if you need to order a sack lunch for the half day. However, our cafeteria manager informed us that she needs our classroom counts ASAP. So, please go ahead and email me by tomorrow morning, if your child needs a sack lunch for Friday's half day.

    On half days, the children can do one of three things. They can:

    1) eat a sack lunch from the cafeteria

    2) bring a lunch box from home

    3) bring a snack from home

    **If you are sending food from home on Friday, it needs to be either a lunch OR a snack. Please do not send both because it is confusing for your child. Thank you!

    *Our virtual Book Fair is happening through November 5th. Here is the link:

     https://www.scholastic.com/bf/columbiaelementaryschool20

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  • Thursday, October 22nd

    Here is next week's newsletter: October 26-30 Be sure to read the upcoming events box. Thank you!

    We will have a virtual Book Fair beginning tomorrow through November 5th. Click here for more information: Book Fair.

    New pages went home in the practice folder yesterday.

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  • Please return Practice Folders tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 20. I will test each student and then new papers will be put in for practice.

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  • Spirit Wear Contest

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  • Please return signed Report Cards in the Report of Learning Folder tomorrow,

    Tomorrow is FanFave Friday. Wear colors (or shirt). 

     

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  • Red Ribbon Week

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  • Picture Day tomorrow!

    Report cards will go home tomorrow in the Red Report of Learning Folder. Please leave all contents inside the folder and return by Friday.

    Practice Folders went home today. Please read the note inside of the folder before beginning. These folders and all contents should be returned every Tuesday so students can be tested and new words and other items put in.

    Our Music and Spanish teachers will begin teaching in the classroom this week!