Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 30
6/F Day

Wednesday, October 1
1/A Day

Thursday, October 2
2/B Day

Monday, October 6
4/D Day

Tuesday, October 7
5/E Day


Today, 9/30/2014
High: 71 Low: 56
Mostly cloudy
25% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/1/2014
High: 68 Low: 55
Chance rain showers
34% chance of precipitation.

Columbus News!

Curriculum Coffees
Join Mary Ellis, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Services for the first in a series of Curriculum Coffees designed to give parents an opportunity to meet in an informal setting and learn about what the children are learning! Joining Ms. Ellis will be Tiered Math Support Specialists Anna Nazaruk and Barbara Binger.

Building Fluency and Flexibility with Math Facts in Grades K-5
Thursday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Columbus Elementary School
Join us for a series of games and activities that every family can use at home to help children learn math facts while using mathematical reasoning to build strength and speed.

Using Mathematical Models in Grades K-5
Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Hawthorne Elementary School
Become familiar with how different mathematical models, including number bonds, number lines and tape diagrams are used build a strong foundation for mathematical thinking.

School Lunch
View information about our school lunch program including free and reduced lunch application, lunch menus and nutrition information.

eSchool Parent Portal
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Columbus Elementary School and Hawthorne Elementary School will be moving to Standards-Based Report Cards. The new report cards, along with student homeroom and schedule will be posted online on our eSchool Parent Portal. This information will no longer be sent home. To access your child’s report card, homeroom, and schedule, you will need to sign up for the Parent Portal.

Westlake High School and Westlake Middle School already use the Parent Portal to deliver their report cards.  If you already have a Parent Portal account, you do not need to sign up again.

Parent Portal Sign Up and Log In Instructions

Learn More About the Recent Property Tax "Freeze"
New York lawmakers enacted a temporary property tax “freeze” as part of the 2014-15 state budget. For the subsequent two years, the state will reimburse property tax increases paid by homeowners to school districts and municipalities that stay within their 2 percent tax levy growth caps. The New York State School Boards Association has provided answers to some frequently asked questions about the tax freeze. View the Q&A

From the Principal

Columbus Elementary School values the unique abilities and talents of each child.  We are committed to building self-esteem, enhancing creativity and individuality, and developing healthy lifestyles. In cooperation with parents and community, the staff establishes high expectations for all students as the standard and provides a safe, nurturing environment where our students have the opportunity to become productive, knowledgeable, and responsible citizens.                                         

-Michael Cunzio, Principal

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