Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Band/Choir Zap-A Snack Fundraiser pick-up is Monday, October 21 from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the CMS lobby.
5/6 Monster Mash Social: 5/6 graders are invited to the 6th Annual Monster Mash on Friday, October 25 from 3:30-5:00 in the cafeteria. Tickets will be sold during lunch beginning Wednesday, October 23 ($5 or $4 with a canned good item). Pizza and light refreshements will be served. Mrs. Sorensen is looking for parent volunteers and donations of snacks/drinks from the Safe Snack list. See flyer HERE
CONGRATULATIONS! The girls cross country team won the LC8 championship mee"All Band/Choir fundraiser pick-ups are Monday October 21st from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the CMS lobby.""All Band/Choir fundraiser pick-ups are Monday October 21st from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the CMS lobby.""All Band/Choir fundraiser pick-ups are Monday October 21st from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the CMS lobby.""All Band/Choir fundraiser pick-ups are Monday October 21st from 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. in the CMS lobby."t in dominating fashion to win the first league championship in cross country in school history! Leading the way and earning all league honors were Rachel Washburn 2nd, Riley Egli 3rd, Sarah Napier 4th, Hannah Bodo 5th, Kaitlyn Miller 6th, and Kendyll Cochrane 7th. Also placing for the Lady Raiders were McKylie Cusano 13th, Sammy Geiger 16th, Rebecca Sorensen 29th, Sami Markosky 30th, and Amanda Markosky 37th. The boys team took 4th place! Leading the way and earning all league honors was Nolan Hunt 5th place. Also placing for the Raiders were Caden Davison 21st, Conner Adams 23rd, Jake Herhuth 29th, Max Herhuth 30th, Luke Swartz 33rd, Jarod Miller 44th, Max Elliot 61st, and Jacob Wagner 62nd. Great season by both teams!
4th Annual Family Math Night on the Farm: Columbia families with children in K-8 grade are invited to join us on the farm for another year of fantastic Math Night fun on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 to dusk! Click here for the flyer and permission slip.
The first yearbook meeting will be held on Friday, October 18 from 3:30-4:15 in room 2. Please make sure your ride is here PROMPTLY at 4:15! See Mrs. Bellisario with any questions.
Picture Retakes: If you were absent on fall picture day, mark your calendar for picture retakes on Monday, October 28. Fliers for retakes will be available in the office soon. All students must have pictures taken for ID purposes.
CLSD Listening Tour for Students: Students, do you want to have a voice in how things are done in CLSD? Here is your chance! A listening tour is coming to our building and they want your input. Meet with Superintendent Bansek and Director of Curriculum and Technology, Mrs. Atkinson on Monday, October 21. If you are interested please sign up in the office.
Academic Fees: Fees for the 2019-2020 school year have now been assessed. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid by October 31. Fees may be viewed on your child's PowerSchool account and paid on the PayForIt system by credit card. Fee letters will be mailed home October 10. Payment is also accepted in the office with cash (exact amount), check or credit card or mail your payment to the middle school. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Bowes in the main office. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation. Past year's fees are overdue and should be paid immediately.
Power of the Pen: Power of the Pen will meet afterschool on Monday's from 3:30-4:20 pm. beginning October 14. See Mrs. Wilson with any questions.
Calling all Mini Cheer Campers! Columbia High School Cheerleading is hosting Mini Cheer Camp for grades Pre-School - 6th Grade! Come learn a chant, cheer and dance with the High School Cheerleaders and perform at the Varsity Football Game on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7pm! Cheer camp dates are October 14th, 15th and 16th at the Columbia Middle School from 5pm-7pm. Cost is $30/mini cheer camper and you will receive a t shirt, tattoo and hair ribbon! Registration ends October 4th so turn in your paperwork before then! We look forward to seeing you all there! Registration Form
Columbia Girls Hoops: This camp is for girls in grades 3-6. The camp will be held on Monday's October 21, 28, and November 4th and 11th from 6-7:15 in the gym. Cost is $30. Flyers/registration forms available in the information rack.
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures for CMS and Copopa- View phamplet HERE . View Drop-Off/Pick-up Video HERE
Snack Safely: At Columbia Middle School and Copopa we have a growing number of students and families dealing with serious peanut and tree nut allergies- the food allergy that claims more lives each year than any other. Columbia Schools makes every effort to reduce exposure and cross contamination for these children. We do not intend to make this K-8 facility a nut free building, but we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all our children. In order to do so we will closely monitor and manage our practices and what we allow into this facility as it relates specifically to snacks and treats. It is our hope to prevent cross contamination. View the Peanut Free Letter HERE.
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Should I stay or should I go? What to do when your child is sick. Keep Your child home if they have had any of these symptoms in the last 24 hours: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, too sick for regular activity, or fever above 100 F. Students should return to school when fever-free for 24 hours without medication. If anibiotics are used, wait 24 hours before returning to school. Visit your health district at LorainCountyHealth.com or call 440.322.6367 with questions.
Report Cards may be accessed and printed as a pdf. in PowerSchool. Log in through the school's website to view and print the report card. This feature is not available on the mobile PowerSchool app. If you do not have access to a printer and need a printed copy, please contact the office.
School Lunch and Breakfast: CMS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2019-2020 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced priced meals. Reduced price lunch is $0.40 and reduced price breakfast is $0.30. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing school day meals for your child.