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Honors Day Program
   

Columbia Elementary School will be hosting our annual Honors Day Program. You are invited to join us for our 2nd Semester Honors Day. 1st - 4th grade students will be recognized for their Academic Accomplishments for the 2nd semester. Invitations will be sent home with students who are receiving honors/recognition. The schedule is listed below.  


1st Grade Honors Program: May 20th @ 8:30 am
2nd Grade Honors Program: May 20th @9:30 am
3rd Grade Honors Program: May 21st @ 8:30 am
4th Grade Honors Program: May 21st @ 9:30 am

5th Grade celebration: May 21st @ 5:00 pm, Columbia Middle School

**Please note: Invitations will be sent to parents of students receiving 2nd semester honors.  
Columbia's Stakeholder Title I Input Meetings
 
Columbia Elementary Parents, staff, students, and community The Title I Stakeholder Input meetings are one of the most important meetings of the year!  Please join us to help plan for the 2024-2025 school year. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children. We will be discussing our goals, planning the budget, discussing the needs of parents, and providing ideas for teacher training for next year. Our next meeting will take place on May 25th at 12:00 pm. The 2023-2024 school compact and DCSD policy are available for your review.  We look forward to collaborating with YOU!

May 16th Title l Meeting


(Here are the links to your school's 2023-2024 CES Compact, DCSD PFE Policy, & CES PFE Policy Innovative Plan.)

Title I Stakeholder Input Survey Link: https://bit.ly/FY25PFESURVEY

Class Picture Day
Class Picture Day: May 15, 2024
Students are asked to wear orange, blue, or white shirts for Class Picture Day.  Individual pictures will not be taken.  
GA Milestones Assessment

All students in Grades 3-8 will take the Georgia Milestones: End of Grade (EOG) assessment in the content areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics.  In addition, students in grade 5 will take Science.  EOG testing begins this Wednesday, April 17, 2024


Below is the schedule for the administration of the EOG in the DeKalb County School District.  It is imperative that students attend school each day and arrive on time so they will not miss any sections of this important assessment.  
[EOG TESTING will begin at 8:00 a.m. each assessment day]
 
Testing Schedule:
Monday, April 29, 2024 - Final Day Make-Up Testing / Collection Day
 
Parents/Guardians, you can help by taking the following steps:

  1. Limit evening activities prior to testing so that adequate time is provided for rest. 
  2. Discuss the importance of testing with your son/daughter.
  3. Provide two #2 pencils daily.
  4. Provide a nutritious breakfast. (Breakfast is provided at school from 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m. daily)
  5. Ensure your child is present and on time each morning.  If possible, please avoid scheduling doctor/dentist appointments during the testing period.
  6. If an issue arises that may impact your child's performance, please contact an administrator.
Great American Eclipse
To provide a safe viewing of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, April 8th, the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) has decided to make that day an independent learning day for students and school-based employees. (Students and staff do not report) The safety and well-being of our students remain a top priority for DCSD, and while experiencing a solar eclipse is exciting and educational, looking directly at an eclipse can damage a student’s eyes. The independent learning day would also ensure students and staff are not on the roads and highways during the time of the eclipse, which is expected to begin at 1:45 p.m. and end at 4:21 p.m., during dismissal time for DCSD schools. We encourage families who plan to experience the eclipse to be safe and protect their eyes by wearing eclipse-viewing glasses. Families can visit DCSD’s website for more safety tips.
Spring Spirit Week

Spring Spirit Week will be held the week of March 25th - 29th. Show your school spirit by participating in the daily activities. See attached flyer for details. 


CES Presents "Remember the Time."
On February 29, 2024, CES families enjoyed a blast into the past of African American pop culture during the 2024 Black History program. Click HERE to view the video.    
2024 Summer Learning Programs
DCSD is hosting a variety of summer programs for DCSD scholars. 

  • Please see the attachment for descriptions of these programs and select the one(s) of interest to you and your scholar(s). 
  • Use this link to register for the program of your choice.  Please note: Scholars Academy applications have been sent home with 3rd - 5th grade students who qualified for the program.
Title I Family Math Night
Please join us Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 4:30pm - 6:00pm for an evening of fun, engaging math activities. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

We would like to thank all of the parents and students that attended our Title I Family Literacy Night, which was held on February 21, 2024.  As a follow up to Literacy Night, we would like to share some resources that can be accessed directly from our school website.  Please see and utilize the link below.  

Literacy Resources >   Student Resources (dekalb.k12.ga.us)

Flyer