5th Grade Transition to Middle School: Events for Students and Parents
- Monday, June 3rd - Duniway leadership students and Principal Carnahan will visit Columbus and present an overview of what life at Duniway is like for students
- Wednesday, June 5th - Columbus 5th graders will visit Duniway and Patton Schools.
- Thursday, June 6th, 7:00 p.m. - Parent Night at Duniway and Patton for families of incoming 6th graders.
- Monday, June 10th, 6:00 p.m. - 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
Matthew Holm is coming to Columbus! Matthew Holm is the co-creator of the award-winning BABYMOUSE series of graphic novels, as well as the new graphic novel series, SQUISH!
Order your autographed paperback books before May 20. We will accept cash or checks (made payable to Third Street Books). Please contact Mrs. Dain with any questions at 503.565.4607 or email@example.com | Print order Form
2nd Graders Perform at Linfield Luau
2nd grade students from Kristy Kraemer’s and Leah Spencer’s classes performed Saturday at Linfield College’s 41st Annual Hawaiian Club Luau.
Linfield student Kelcie Lei Nagata spent several weeks teaching the students the music and motions to “Come ‘A’ama Crab”. The dance tells a story about a bunch of ‘keiki’ (children) searching for ‘A’ama crabs for their luau dinner. Their performance was amazing!(photo/story by Principal Kathie Fowler)
Exciting News about our students
Columbus Elementary was honored with La Casa Verde’s Green Achievement Award at a dinner on Saturday night, April 20. We received the recognition for our Terracycle program and for “significantly advancing the development of green and sustainable practices in Yamhill County”.
Columbus students Madalyn Volz, Kyra Olsen, Joslyn Hui, and KC Volz joined Kathi Fowler and Mark Renalds accepting the award.& A special thank you to parent CB Mason. She was the mastermind behind establishing and maintaining our Terracycle program. The award truly goes out to all of Columbus students and staff for their recycling efforts. Well done!!
Five of the six winners of the recent McMinnville Library “Essay” Contest are from Columbus. Congratulations to Cailin Miller, T.J. Lake, Ryan Young, Laura Denney, and Roselynn Davis.
Scott Winkenweder represented the entire McMinnville School District on April 9 at the Regional Spelling Bee Contest. He took first place at that event and will move on to represent the region at the State Spelling Bee Contest.
May's local food item in school lunch is mushrooms from Yamhill County Farm in Yamhill, OR
Bill Darm began this mushroom farm in 1985 and passed it onto his son, Bob, who has been running it ever since. Over the years, Bob has been fine-tuning his compost mixture to produce the ideal environment for mushrooms.
With the assistance of Grower Leonides Pérez, Yamhill County Mushrooms has grown into a successful, sustainably run organization that employs more than 70 people. Yamhill County Mushrooms grows white button, Crimini and Portabella mushrooms.
White button mushrooms are the most popular mushroom, representing about 90 percent of mushrooms consumed in the United States. They have a fairly mild taste and blend well with almost anything. Their flavor intensifies when cooked. They can be sautéed or cooked any way or enjoyed raw in salads. Try them sliced and sautéed on pizza, in pasta, on quesadillas or cheese burgers.
Since we started our recycling we have collected over 12,905 juice pouches. Our PTA is excited to expand the items that can be collected and sent to Terracycle. In the cafeteria, you will find a poster with collection bins below that list out the additional items that can be collected. Also, you will be receiving a flyer to explain to Columbus families what their students can bring from home. More Collected = More Earned!!! For more information please email or check out the website.