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Friday, October 19, 2018
 
School Fees: Fee letters were mailed home to all residences on October 4 listing past fees as well as 2018-2019 years academic fees. Please pay your fees through the Payforit link on the left. You may also send your exact payment of cash or check with your child or stop in the office with cash, check or credit card. Transportation for extra curricular activities will be denied if fees are outstanding after October 31. Please call the office with any questions or if you would like to set up a payment plan.
 
3rd ANNUAL FAMILY MATH NIGHT ON THE FARM!  ALL Columbia families with students from Kindergarten to 8th grade are invited to join us on the farm for another year of fantastic Math Night fun! Enjoy putting real life math skills to use in a fun way through measurement, weight, corn maze challenge and THIS YEAR BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW WOODEN MAZE STATION! Have a family tractor ride; then shop for larger pumpkins as well as other local farm goodies in the marketplace.
When: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from 5:00-dusk
Where: Red Wagon Farms
Cost: $2 per person paid at the door (includes: hot cider, popcorn, wagon ride, and a pie pumpkin) cold cider available for $1)
RSVP: by October 23 with the permission slip coming home with your child this week or download form HERE.
 
Join Student Council! The purpose of Student Council is to give students an opportunity to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. Any student that is interested in leadership, organizational behavior, event planning or becoming more involved in the school should join student council this year! The first meeting will be held TODAY, October 19 after school. See sign-up/flyer HERE
 
5/6 Grade "Monster Mash" Social: On Friday, October 26, Student Council will host the first social of the year! 5/6 grade students may stay after school for the "Monster Mash" from 3:30-5:00 pm. in the cafeteria. Students must have transportation home at 5:00.  Tickets will be on sale for $6 or $5 with a canned good donation on Thursday, October 18, October 19, and October 22 during lunch time. Contact Mrs. Sorensen with any questions.
 
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures for CMS and Copopa- click HERE to view phamplet.
 
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 2018-2019 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.

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Athletic Physicals:  All athletes must have a current OHSAA Physical (on the OHSAA Physical Form) before the first mandatory day of practice for the current season. The 2018/2019 Preparticipation Physical Form is available to download HERE

Participation Fees: The 2018-2019 athletic participation fee is $150 per athlete per season with a $300 family cap per season for athletes in 7-12 grade. This fee is due no later than the first athletic contest. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until all past and current school fees are paid.

Schedules, Information, and Forms: Click on the CMS Athletics link on the left.
 
7/8 Boys Basketball: All athletes must have a physical on file in the office prior to tryouts. See Mr. Kilpatrick with any questions.          

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