Thu Mar 10 2022, 6:15pm
WHS Library and Zoom
Regular Meeting


Columbia Elementary Report

To:  Michael Green, Superintendent

From: David Starkey, CES Principal

Date: March 10, 2022

RE: Columbia Elementary Board Report

2021-22 CES Enrollment

    • Currently, we have 371 students enrolled at Columbia Elementary.
      • Kindergarten: 74
      • 1st Grade: 70
      • 2nd Grade: 73
      • 3rd Grade: 93
      • 4th Grade: 61
    • Our student enrollment has dropped a handful of students over the last month, however, we continue to get new students weekly.

Unmasking Protocols

  • As the State of Washington lifts its mask mandate, Columbia Elementary will be creating procedures to assure staff and students continue to have the option to wear face coverings if staff or students choose to do so. We as a school will continue to provide any PPE that staff or students request.

Math Intervention Programs

  • Both schoolwide and individual student data continue to be a high focus here at Columbia Elementary. As a school, we have noticed a need for additional support in the area of mathematics. Having said that, we are working on creating a daily after-school intervention program that will help students who need additional support in math. Transportation will be provided for students who need it.

February 18, 2022, Professional Development

  • During the week of February 28th - March 4th, Columbia Elementary celebrated "Read Across America Week". Each day, students and staff dressed up around a Dr. Seuss book. Some dress-up examples included: Crazy sock day, hat day, pajama day, etc.

Normalcy At CES

  • Last week, we as a school had various parents attend our PBIS assemblies, volunteer throughout our school, and rekindle community partnership opportunities with our community. It was amazing to have parents hear how great their students are doing, pop popcorn for our students, and read books to classes. It's been a long time coming and it's good to be back.

Additional CES information

  • Columbia Elementary exited 24 students from their Learning Assistance Program (LAP) after administering the winter benchmark assessment.
  • Columbia Elementary is working on creating a multicultural event for all students to participate in. The goal is to make this a yearly tradition.
  • In April, Columbia Elementary is sending a large group to the NW PBIS conference to train and support our building-wide PBIS initiatives.