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Oregon Battle of the Books!

This year, the Columbus School PTA is excited to be facilitating the Oregon Battle of the Books competition at Columbus. This state-wide program has teams of students in grades 3 – 5 competing by answering questions from a series of 16 books they have read.

The goals of these competitions are to encourage reading for enjoyment, broaden reading interests, increase reading comprehension, and promote cooperative learning.

Battles will begin on Thursday, January 15. Competitions will be held in the Columbus library during student lunch times. Parents/ guardians are welcome to attend.

Keeping Our Students Healthy

We are taking steps to reduce the spread of flu and colds at Columbus Elementary. Here is what you can do to help:

  • Teach your child to wash their hands often.
  • Teach your child to cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or to cough into their elbow.
  • Teach your child not to share personal items.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu.
  • Keep sick children home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever.
  • Do not send children to school if they are sick.

Attendance is important but so are healthy children!

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Address or Phone Number Change

Please contact the office, 503-565-4600 or, if your address or phone number has changed. We can’t mail your child’s report card to you or contact you if it is returned unless we have current information. Our offices will be closed the month of July.

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