Columbus Elementary School
Columbus Elementary School
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IMPORTANT THOUGHTS FROM THE Columbus Elementary School COMMUNITY
THINGS PEOPLE APPRECIATE
Strong teachers who care about our students –
Our teachers work countless hours and truly get to know our students. They go the extra mile to try to get the best out of each student.
Weekly updates by the school principle. –
I appreciate the email messages we receive every Sunday evening informing us of upcoming events and school news.
I appreciate the Student of the Month awards. –
Earning one of these awards helps to build our children’s self esteem
The Small Laptops –
The small laptops provide mores students with the opportunity to work on reading and math skills that are at their level to help build the skills they need to improve.
I appreciate that our school has maintained a good API. –
A good API is achieves when the children in our schools are doing well academically overall. One of the reasons to live in the neighborhood we live is because Columbus is a good school and cares about the quality of education and their staff.
Security and safety of students and staff. –
I think parents or other people who make any threats to harm the school, staff, or students, should be banned from entering the school property. I want to have a peace of mind knowing that my child is being protected by the school staff.
Playground Equipment –
We do not have enough playground equipment for our students to play (balls, hula hoops, trikes, etc.
Keeping up with Common Core –
Are we doing enough? Are we doing it correctly? Also, from what I hear, it’s been difficult to teach math through the common core lens or some lessons have been skipped due to time constraints. If this is across the grade levels, there might be gaps of knowledge as students move through the grades.
I’m also concerned about the new iReady assessment. HOw has the school as –
a whole performed on the test? How will the data obtained from the test be used by our school to focus/drive our instruction and curriculum?
Students are not motivated to push to their limits –
Students feel safe being in their comfort zone , they are not challenged into higher levels and are ok with doing their usual homework and assignments which are not usually enough and have plenty of free time at home. They should be guided and challenged for studying , researching and more and shoul
OTHER THOUGHTS SHARED
Columbus is making a real effort to adhere to the common core standards. –
Common Core Standards are the way to go help our kids succeed in their higher education and I appreciate the effort of the teachers and staff.
School library –
While the investment in technology (iPads and computers) are great, how often does the school library receive finding for new books? I wish to see newer books and materials in our school libraries.
Community garden for the students –
I wonder if it is possible to have a community garden at school for the students? This would be a great opportunity for all grade levels to learn life sciences and an opportunity in having the entire school participate in gardening.
Healthier choices for the children’s meals. –
Successful. Scheduling –
This has been a challenge with the addition of more TK classes. These students have needed additional support including supervision. Our staff has made it work.
LCAP RESULTS PRESENTATION
Here is a presentation about the Community Engagement results from across the Glendale School District.