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Debra Powell

Columbia Elementary School (PK-2)
Preschool - 2nd Grade
320 School St, Brooklyn, MI 49230

Debra Powell, Principal

2015-16 School Times: 7:55 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

Office: (517) 592-6632
Fax: (517) 592-3337
Absentee: (517) 592-7552
School Closing: (517) 592-7985

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Kindergarten - 2016-17 School Year
Our Kindergarten program is the best in the area! Columbia Elementary School offers all day kindergarten which is a dynamic energetic caring program that prepares your child for school success and lifelong learning. Please call CES at (517) 592-6632 to register your child for kindergarten.  (Your child must be 5 by September 1st to begin Kindergarten or the Young 5’s Program may be considered)

Preschool News - 2016-2017 School Year
3/4 Preschool and K-5 Latchkey

New Preschool Offerings:

Latchkey slots will be reserved first for students presently in the program. You must confirm your latchkey return! Please contact Vicki @ (517) 592-9753 for latchkey and preschool slots.

Columbia Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) - 2016-2017
FREE! 4 yr old preschool program based of qualifications! 4 days per week/all day.
Please go to to sign-up or call the Great Start Readiness hotline at (517) 768-5130. Don’t miss this chance for FREE, high-quality preschool! Register today!! Tell your friends! Pass the word! View Flyer

GSRP Preschool Offerings:

Childrenz Challenge
The annual Childrenz Challenge presented by Mercer and Kelly Express Mart Mobile in cooperation with Experience Jackson will take place on August, 13, 2016. It's a muddy day of fun! What is even more enticing, the school with the most participants can win $5000! Help CES win! Click here for more information.

Congratulations to Mr. Clanton's Class
Congratulations to Mr. Clanton's class on winning a grant from CP Federal to purchase some new technology for his all-star classroom. They were able to get 4 new OSMO's for their ipads. Thank you again CP Federal for your support of Columbia Elementary.

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CAN YOU HELP? Volunteers Needed
Columbia Elementary School is seeking volunteer mentors for our one-to-one Buddies program. The program utilizes community volunteers to assist students who are having difficulty in language arts and or basic math. Volunteers will be working with Kindergarten and First grade students, helping them to become successful readers and confident students. Sessions are held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30-9:00, 9:10-9:40 and 9:50-10:20. Training is available and a background check is required. For more information, call Brooklyn Buddies at (517) 592-5131.

NEW! Columbia Elementary School Young Fives Program
The Columbia Elementary Young 5’s program is a program designed to meet the educational and developmental needs of children who turn five years old after September 1st of a given calendar year, but who are not yet ready for a traditional Kindergarten Program.

The program is being developed in response to a perceived need in the community for a program that bridges the gap between preschool and an ever more demanding Kindergarten curriculum, especially for those children on the younger end of the five year old spectrum. The introduction of the all-day, every day Kindergarten program may also contribute to the need for such a program.

The program is child-centered and provides additional time for emotional, social, intellectual, and physical growth through activities that foster development in these areas:

  • Creative Expression: art, music, literature, and natural world

  • Social Development: interacting with others, helping, sharing, taking turns, playing cooperatively, culture, and citizenship

  • Intellectual Development: thinking, planning, problem solving, comparing, reasoning, drawing conclusions, numbers, symbols, and science

  • Physical Development: small and large muscle development, nutrition, and safety

The curriculum and learning environment support the developmental needs of each student, and prepares each child for success in Kindergarten the following school year. Please click here to view flyer.  

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Welcome letter from Principal Deb Powell

I am thrilled to begin my eleventh year as Columbia Elementary School Principal!

Educational partnerships make a positive difference. The teachers and staff at Columbia Elementary are 100% committed to your child’s educational success. It is our mission to support your child in whatever way we can. Columbia Elementary is fortunate to have an excellent staff and resources to support students and their families. Remember, “Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students”. We know you share this huge investment in your child’s education, so please make it a priority to communicate with your child’s teachers. Be sure to ask what is being taught and how you can best support the learning at home.

It has been a very busy summer with construction taking place in all district buildings. I am happy to report that the “new” CES has been totally remodeled inside. The main office has been moved and we now have a secured entry, a sickroom for kids waiting for pick-up, new secured pre-school/latchkey entry, a designated art room, new bathrooms and plumbing, new lockers, security cameras and an excited staff ready to showcase our updated building.

Along with construction has come reconfiguration. Columbia Elementary is now pre-school through second grade and three through sixth grade is at the old middle school and is now Columbia Upper Elementary. Becoming CES PK-2 gives us the opportunity to really focus on early literacy and provide the differentiation and interventions to ensure every student is on-level at the beginning of third grade.

The 2015-2016 school year will include many opportunities for parents to volunteer their time and skills. I encourage you to take advantage of this unique time to share in your child’s life and become active at Columbia Elementary. Research indicates that parent involvement is the key to student success. Why not join the CES PTO, become an adult mentor in Brooklyn Buddies or volunteer in your child’s classroom? I welcome every parent to become involved and make a difference at CES!

Thanks to those of you who committed time to CES this past year, I look forward to working with you again! If we have yet to meet, please be sure to stop by CES and attend our Back to School Bash/Open House scheduled for September 15th, as I’m looking forward to meeting you and connecting with all our families. This will allow me to better serve all the students and teachers at Columbia Elementary.

Welcome to Columbia Elementary and to a great school year!

~ Deb Powell

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Columbia Elementary School (PK-2) Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO)
The officers can be reached by calling Columbia Elementary School at (517) 592-6632.

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CP Federal Credit Union
The CP Federal Credit Union is available at Columbia Elementary School once a week starting in November. For more information, visit CP Federal Credit Union.
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