Monday, May 20
Tuesday, May 21
SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION & BUDGET VOTE
Wednesday, May 22
Thursday, May 23
Friday, May 24
ALL SCHOOLS OPEN
School Closed *Note: If THREE snow days are used, school will be OPEN
Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Observed
51% chance of precipitation.
52% chance of precipitation.
Parents, Teachers, Students and Community Members,
I would like to thank all of you for your support in keeping our students safe both physically and emotionally.
At Columbus we work diligently to promote a positive environment throughout the school. With our Positive Behavior Intervention Support Program (PBIS), we embrace a theme for each month. For the month of September we focused on “Friendship.” In October we were motivated by the theme of “Caring”, which went well with the Anti-Bullying focus for that month. For the month of November we enjoyed “Sharing” as our theme. In addition, Columbus School has adopted the phrase “You Can’t Say You Can’t Play” from a book with the very same title written by Vivian Gussin Paley.
In December, we celebrated the holidays with the theme of "Giving." Students and staff are constantly giving compliments to each other. We welcomed the new year with "Helping" as the theme of the month of January. At Columbus, we believe in partnerships and helping each other.
Loving is the theme for February. Saying nice and kind words to one another is an act of love. In March we are celebrating the month of Learning. We are learning how to support each other, and new strategies to master our academics.
For April we will become aware of our surroundings and celebrate the month of Understanding. April is the month of Autism Awareness, and at Columbus we are sensitive to each others' strengths and challanges.
May is the month of Honor at Columbus. We are honoring our mothers, our teachers and each other.
Let's continue to celebrate the gift of light. Let's celebrate the birth of hope. Let's celebrate unity, self-determination, collective work, responsibility, purpose and creativity. Let's celebrate each other and our differences. Let's enjoy and find opportunities to provide others with kind words and positive energy.
As Morgan Freeman said in the movie The Bucket List , "Find the joy in your life."
Working with and for the Columbus community is one of my biggest joys. I am blessed!
Enjoy and have a prosperous, positive, healthy and loving New Year.
Sonia Nunez, Principal