Columbus Elementary

Forest Lake Area Schools


  • School Hours


    Main Office




    Main Office Fax





  • Book Fair




    Parent/ Teacher Conferences

    October 14- 4:00-8:00 PM

    October 19- 4:00-8:00 PM

    October 20- 8:00- 4:00 PM





    Future Dates

    October 20- No School- Day Conferences

    October 21 & 22- No School- MEA

    October 25- No School- Teacher PD




    Application for Educational Benefit

     (aka Free and Reduced Application)

    1. The USDA is allowing schools to provide meals free of charge for all students for the 2021-22 school year.
    2. Approval for free or reduced meals will provide students with several other benefits: reduced cost for instrument rental, discounted community education classes, reduced fee for sports and activities
    3. Their application will also help our schools and the district qualify for educational funds.
    4. We recommend applying online at instead of using a paper application.









    Here Comes the Bus

    • View the real-time location of your child’s bus
    • Access the app from your smartphone, tablet or computer
    • Receive push notifications or email alerts
    • Send your child to the bus stop at just the right time, every time

    Here Comes the Bus


    Community Ed "Digital Backpacks" 
    The school District's Digital Backpack has information from area non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth.


  • Columbus events in GREEN.
    District-wide events in MAROON 


  • 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.