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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Beginning February 5, 2018, and continuing through March 16, 2018, our school will be administering school climate surveys.  All parents/guardians and students second grade and higher are being invited to participate.

The purpose of this survey is to gather input about school climate and the effectiveness of the teachers and administrators at our school.  Responses are anonymous and no personal information will be collected.  Reports will be made available for teachers and administrators to use in their school improvement efforts.  The survey is short, taking less than 10 minutes to complete.

During the survey window, there will be computers available at our school’s parent teacher conferences coming up on March 14 and 15 if you would like to complete the survey at that time.  The survey will be available in both English and Spanish.

Click the link below to be directed to the survey.

Thank you in advance for your participation.


Kathe Riding

Mission Statement
The mission of Columbia Elementary is to partner with faculty, students, and families to launch academic achievement and social confidence in a safe learning environment.  This partnership will enable our students to become happy, successful, productive citizens.

Belief Statements
We believe every child can learn.  We believe our teachers can provide high quality instruction to ensure academic success and growth for all students.

Vision Statement
We envision a team of parents, faculty, and community working together interdependently to achieve a common goal for which members are mutually accountable.  Our goal is to nurture the development of the whole child.

School hours

  • Full day Kindergarten - 6th Grade
    Monday - Thursday 8:55 - 3:35
    Friday 8:55 - 1:55
  • AM Kindergarten
    Monday - Thursday 8:55 - 11:40
    Friday 8:55 - 11:00

Thank you for taking a few minutes to learn more about Columbia Elementary.  I am proud to be part of such a great school.  Columbia is an outstanding school in which every child matters and achieves.  Our students know that we care about them and will do everything in our power to help them succeed and make academic progress.

The climate at Columbia is safe and inviting.  We have a school wide behavior support system.  We work to be consistent, fair and kind.   Leader in Me highlights the seven habits of highly effective kids to help students recognize their leadership qualities and make wise choices.

We make every effort to provide the most current, effective, research-based classroom instruction that is child orientated and interesting.  We use Title One funding to reduce class size, hire assistants to support our learners, provide full day kindergarten, buy technology, and to recognize the great accomplishments of our students.

Every one learns at Columbia, even teachers. Columbia teachers participate weekly in Professional Learning Communities and take advantage of professional development to increase their ability to deliver instruction and build content knowledge.  There are four on-site coaches that work with teachers in classrooms.

Columbia has SmartBoards in almost every classroom.  Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students have one-to-one Chromebooks for classroom use.  Kindergarten, first and second grade students have 1:1 iPads for classroom use.

Columbia strives to recognize students for their accomplishments.  We have Honor Roll Assemblies after each grading period.  Students are recognized for positive behavior, academics, attendance and punctuality.  We look for opportunities to recognize students in the classrooms, halls, cafeteria and on the playground.

We all take ownership in each child’s success and academic progress.  We truly strive to make sure every child matters and achieves.

Principal Kathe Riding

Estudiantes, Padres y Miembros de la Comunidad,


Comenzando el año escolar 2015-2016

  • Horario Escolar
  • Kindergarten de todo el dia y grados del  1-6                                                 Lunes  - Jueves, 8:55 - 3:35
    Viernes  8:55 - 1:55
  • Kindergarten de la mañana
    Lunes  - Jueves 8:55 - 11:40
    Viernes  8:55 - 11:00

Gracias por tomar unos minutos para conocer más sobre la Escuela Columbia.  Estoy orgullosa de ser parte de tan gran escuela.  Columbia es una escuela magnífica en la que cada niño importa y progresa.  Nuestros estudiantes saben que ellos importan y haremos todo lo que esté a nuestro alcance para ayudarles a tener éxito y progresar académicamente.

El ambiente en Columbia es agradable y seguro. Contamos con un sistema que apoya el buen comportamiento. Nos esforzamos por ser constantes, justos y amables.  El programa de Líder en Mi recalca los siete hábitos de estudiantes exitosos para ayudar a los niños a reconocer sus habilidades de liderazgo y a tomar decisiones correctas.

Nos esforzamos por proporcionar la mas reciente, efectiva instrucción basada en la investigación orientada hacia temas de interés del niño.  Usamos los fondos de Título Uno para mantener clases pequeñas, contratar asistentes que ayudan a los niños, tener kinder de tiempo completo, comprar tecnología y reconocer los logros de los estudiantes.

Todos aprenden en Columbia, aún los maestros. Los maestros de Columbia participan semanalmente en Comunidades de Aprendizaje Profesional y aprovechan el desarrollo profesional para aumentar su habilidad para enseñar y construir una base de conocimiento.

Columbia tiene pizarrones inteligentes en cada salón.  Los estudiantes de cuarto, quinto y sexto grado cuentan cada uno con Ipad en el salón de clase.  Los alumnos de primero, segundo y tercero tienen un  set de mini-iPads por grado.

Columbia se esfuerza por reconocer los logros de los estudiantes.  Tenemos asambleas del Cuadro de Honor después de  cada período de calificaciones.  Se da reconocimiento a los estudiantes por buen comportamiento, calificaciones, asistencia y puntualidad.  Buscamos oportunidades para reconocer sus logros en el salón de clase, pasillos, cafeteria y el patio de juegos.

Todos tomamos responsabilidad en el éxito y progreso académico de cada niño.

Directora Kathe Riding