Columbus Elementary

Columbus Elementary

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January 23rd
Teacher Workday 

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Kindergarten 2017-2018!

You can click here for the link to the Kindergarten enrollment page. There is a lot of useful information on that page for families! We can start taking registrations now. Please print off the enrollment forms and you can scan the completed forms to Kathy Buys, fax them to 651-982-8957, or stop in the school office to drop them off. 
Kindergarten Round-up/ Parent Informational Session


We invite you to visit Columbus Elementary and participate in our Kindergarten Parent Information Session on February 7th from 1:30 to 2:30 pm or 6:00 to 7:00 pm.  A presentation will be given by the kindergarten staff, Mr. Fox, the School Principal, Columbus Parent/Teacher Organization (CPTO) representative, School Age Care personnel, and an ECFE (Early Childhood Family Education) representative.  This is our chance to meet and acquaint you with our school while completing your child’s kindergarten registration.
The one hour session you choose is for parents ONLY, please leave your child with a sitter, as we will not have childcare available. 
You, along with your child, will be invited back to Columbus in March for
“Exploring Kindergarten”.



Strengthening a Positive Climate for Learning

New District-Wide Bullying Prevention Form Available

In a continuing effort to prevent bullying and quickly deal with any bullying that occurs, Forest Lake Area Schools has launched a new district-wide procedure for identifying and reporting bullying behavior. If you believe that your child, or a student you know is being bullied, please fill out this 
Bullying Reporting Form. The form can be filled out online, but must be printed and signed before it is turned in at any school office in the district. Paper copies of the form are also available at each school building and the Community Education office. For more information about bullying prevention in Forest Lake Area Schools, visit the bullying resource page here.
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 PM
Community Ed "Digital Backpacks" 
The school District's Digital Backpack has information from area non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth.


Mission Statement


It is the Columbus Elementary School's mission to provide an educational environment that will:

  •  foster creative thinking and problem solving skills for independent learning in a changing world.
  •   recognize and provide for each student's emotional, academic, social and physical needs.
  • assist students in realizing their individual values.
  • challenge and support each student as they strive for excellence.
  • support and encourage student, staff, family and community wellness and model a positive attitude towards each other, students and the learning environment.

Calendar of Events
Columbus events in GREEN.
District-wide events in MAROON