Monday, December 9, 2019
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Mrs. Schibley’s 6th grade ELA class returned from Mock Trial, and we are pleased to share that all their hard work and preparation paid off! They successfully prosecuted their case against Cup of Joe Coffee. The jury sided on our favor! Our attorneys Ethan Murray, Claire Ondrejko, Isabella Mester, Gianna Berardi and Piper Erman did an amazing job. Our witnesses Lexi Miller, Vaughn Wagner and Kylie Cook were confident and well- prepared. Our jurors Ethan Wilmeth, Julia Willoughby, and Ava Hunt enjoyed hearing and deliberating on another case. Great job, you represented CMS well!!
Candy Gram Sale: Student Council will be selling Candy Grams during lunch beginning Monday, December 16-19.
COUNT DOWN TO WINTER BREAK !
Monday, December 9 - Scarf Day
Tuesday, December 10 - Tree Toppers (Hat Day)
Wednesday, December 11 - MistleToes Day (Wacky Socks or Holiday Socks)
Thursday, December 12 - Candy Cane Day (Wear Red & White)
Friday, December 13 - Holiday Gear (Get as Decked Out as Possible)
Monday, December 16 - Holiday Morning (Pajama Day)
Tuesday, December 17 - Dress like your favorite holiday character
Wednesday, December 18 - Winter Wonderland (Wear Blue & White)
Thursday, December 19 - Ugly Sweater Day
Friday, December 20 - Color by Grade (8th- Black, 7th- White, 6th- Red, 5th- Green)
Winter Sport Pictures: Cheerleading, Boys Basketball, and Wrestling team and individual pictures will be taken after school TODAY, December 9th. Picture forms were handed out to all students. You may also order online at lifetouch.com using the Picture ID: EVTRWT2XB Order HERE
The Outdoor Ed. Fundraiser pick-up will be on Thursday, December 12 from 3:35-5:00 in the CMS lobby.
Band and Choir Winter Concert Information:
7/8 grade concert will be on Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 7 pm. in the gym. Choir members should report at 6:00pm/Band reports at 6:30pm.
5-8 grade assembly will be held at approx. 2:30 on Thursday, December 12 for the entire student body. Students must wear band/choir concert attire for the assembly.
5/6 grade concert will be on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 pm. in the gym. Choir members should report at 6:00pm./Band reports at 6:40. See information flyer HERE
College Credit Plus Meeting: Columbia High School and Lorain County Community College will have an informational meeting on the topic of College Credit Plus TODAY, December 9, 2019, at 6:30pm in the CHS cafeteria. All students in grades 6-11 interested in participating in the CCP program for next school year and their parents MUST attend this meeting. LCCC will have CCP applications available that evening. If you have any questions about the College Credit Plus program, please contact the CHS Guidance office at 440-236-5003 or email email@example.com. Again, this meeting is mandatory for any students new to the CCP program.
8th grade JVS Applications: Current 8th graders interested in applying for JVS next year must complete an application by February 14th. The application is available online through the JVS website at lcjvs.com
Parents must create an account for their student to apply. Please see Mrs. Figliano with any questions.
Raiders Got Talent Show: Columbia PTO is very excited to host their first talent show on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in the CHS gym. Auditions will be held in December. See flyer/particication form HERE
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.
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.