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  • Columbus Elementary Families,

    Public Open House: Stop by and see what our schools have to offer

    You, your friends and neighbors are invited to a public open house event celebrating our district’s newly renovated school buildings. Three years ago, voters approved funding for a multi-year, multi-building renovation project to provide modern, safe school facilities so that students could have a better environment for learning. Over half of the project has already been completed, and the district is opening our doors to the public as an opportunity to visit our buildings and see the product of their investment.

    The event takes place on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Columbus Elementary will be open during this time, along with four other district schools: Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake Area Middle School, Lino Lakes Elementary and Scandia Elementary IB World School.

    For those who wish to visit more than one site, a guided bus tour will be available. The bus will leave from the Forest Lake City Center parking lot at 10:00 a.m. for a tour that will include stops Forest Lake Area High School, Forest Lake Area Middle School and Columbus Elementary. Also, a separate shuttle bus will be transporting those who are interested back and forth from Columbus City Hall to Columbus Elementary school. (10-2pm)

    Hope to see you at Columbus Fall Fest and Columbus Elementary on Saturday, September 22!!

    Working together,

    Mr. Fox 

    click above for more info
    September 22nd
    10-4 pm
     September 27
    Picture Day
    Picture ID: MI198038Y0


    Community Conversation October 22 at 6 p.m. at Columbus Community Center  

    Learn about the upcoming levy: 
    Community Conversation events scheduled

    In preparation for the November 6th levy referendum, Superintendent Steve Massey is hosting a series of six community conversation events in locations around the district. Budget information will be available and residents will have the opportunity to ask questions and gather information to make an informed choice at the polls this fall.
    The Community Conversation event in Columbus is at 6:00 p.m. on October 22 at the Columbus Community Center
    Information on other event times and locations is available on our Community Conversations page.
    Office Hours: 7:45-4:15 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.

  •  Vote November 6


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