CPS Families be sure to catch up on District News in the latest digital edition of the Discoveries family newsletter. https://www.smore.com/7f4vx
Due to continued Winter Weather Warnings there will be NO School for CPS on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. ALL parent teacher conferences will be held Wednesday evening 2/17/21 & Thursday 2/18/21 afternoon & evening.
Due to the WIND CHILL WARNING and life threatening conditions, Columbus Public Schools will not have school on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Reminder tomorrow, Wednesday, January 27th is an early dismissal day for CPS. Elementary Schools release at 2:15pm CMS & CHS release at 2:35pm
Due to the unfortunate timing of the storm tomorrow, unknown snow totals, and the potential of impact at dismissal time, Columbus Public Schools will not have school tomorrrow. Dr. L
West Park Night at Dairy Queen JANUARY 19, 2021 5:00-8:00 Dairy Queen will donate 10% of all sales to our school for iPad apps and positive student recognition items and events!
CPS Families: Reminder all CPS students and staff report to school tomorrow for in person learning. Tune into the district facebook page at 7pm on November 12th. Dr. L will be going live to discuss the district Orange & Red plans.
Picture Day is TOMORROW! Check your child's backpack for more information. Ordering online is easy, visit https://inter-state.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=86bf98013aa8c9ab0f4f283a9&id=1f132d6b81&e=752f7ea6c7
Picture Day is 09/11/2020, mark your calendar! Ordering online is easy, visit https://inter-state.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=86bf98013aa8c9ab0f4f283a9&id=1f132d6b81&e=752f7ea6c7
Picture Day is coming up on 09/11/2020! Order online at https://inter-state.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=86bf98013aa8c9ab0f4f283a9&id=65f7c6671f&e=752f7ea6c7
CPS Families: We have been made aware that some may be receiving duplicate messages from the district and/or school buildings. We are working to get this issue resolved. Please don't disconnect as we work on a fix as this is the main communication method used.
Today is the last day to register your 3rd-12th grade student for the CPS Basketball Virtual Shooting Challenge. The cost is $25 and you can register online at: https://bit.ly/3hgAYcX REGISTRATION CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT
At the recommendation of ECDHD, Columbus Public School Buildings will remain closed, and we will begin extended learning on March 30th through April 30th. For more information and details visit https://www.columbuspublicschools.org/article/218236?org=district-administration
Update: All school buildings are closed to the general public except for deliveries at this time. Kindergarten registration is suspended as well at this time. Lunch for students will begin on Thursday. More details will be released soon.
We continue to monitor COVID-19. An administrator conference call is at 2pm with State/Local officials. We will finalize planning & additional messaging will be sent this evening. We encourage parents to begin thinking about childcare if we should close or told to shut down.
CPS Community, please follow this link to the CPS parent letter that was sent out via remind this evening. This situation is ever changing and we will continue to provide updates as we have more information. https://5il.co/dpw2
PTO MEETING Plan to attend the West Park PTO meeting, Tuesday, March 3, 6:00-7:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
SMENCIL SALES -- February 25 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
West Park Night at Dairy Queen! February 25 -- 5:00-8:00 p.m. 10% of all sales will go to West Park for iPad apps and positive student recognition activities. So, come enjoy some delicious food and dessert!
Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021 school year has been announced. Visit https://www.columbuspublicschools.org/article/193399?org=district-administration for all of the details.
SMENCIL SALES -- February 11 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
Reminder -- NO GOOD NEWS CLUB on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Reminder -- NO AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.
Dr. Loeffelholz & Mr. Luebbe have accepted the Random Acts of Kindness challenge from Dr. Alder. Share your kindness photos and videos on our facebook page! Watch Friday night's challenge at the link below! https://www.facebook.com/ColumbusPublicSchools/videos/191333925399113/
SMENCIL SALES -- January 21 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
West Park Night at Dairy Queen! January 21 -- 5:00-8:00 p.m. 10% of all sales will go to West Park for iPad apps and positive student recognition activities. So, come enjoy some delicious food and dessert!
PTO MEETING Plan to attend the West Park PTO meeting, Tuesday, January 7, 6:00-7:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
SMENCIL SALES -- December 17 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
SMENCIL SALES -- December 3 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
NO GOOD NEWS CLUB -- NOVEMBER 26 -- Due to the uncertainty in the timing of the winter storm tomorrow, we will be cancelling Good News Club for Tuesday, November 26th. Please plan on picking your student up after school at 3:25. Thank you!
NOTICE! Due to the uncertainty in the timing of the winter storm tomorrow, we will be cancelling the After School Program for Tuesday, November 26th. The After School Program will start back up on Monday, December 2nd.
SMENCIL SALES -- November 19 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
NO GOOD NEWS CLUB -- NOVEMBER 19 -- Please plan on picking your student up after school at 3:25. There WILL be Good News Club on Tuesday, November 26th.
SMENCIL SALES -- November 5 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
PTO MEETING Plan to attend the West Park PTO meeting, Tuesday, November 5, 6:00-7:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
The West Park 'Wild West' Fall Concert is fast approaching! The concert will be November 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at CMS in the auditorium. Grades K-4 will be performing. Please plan to attend this fun-filled evening!
The Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties will be Thursday, Oct. 31. The parade will begin at 2:30 with classroom parties to follow. Reminder, costumes must be school appropriate. Students may not bring weapons or toy weapons to school as a part of their costumes.
SMENCIL SALES -- October 22 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils are $1.
REMINDER: NO After School Program TODAY, October 11th. All teachers will be at a meeting off site. Thank you!
REMINDER: School picture retakes are TOMORROW, October 11th. Wear your biggest smiles!
REMINDER: Fundraiser pickup is TODAY, October 10th, 3:00-5:30 p.m. If you cannot pick up, please arrange to have someone pick up for you. Thank you for supporting your children and West Park Elementary!
REMINDER: NO After School Program TOMORROW, October 11th. All teachers will be at a meeting off site. Thank you!
School picture RETAKES will be Friday, October 11. Packet order forms are in the office if you would like to have your child's picture retaken.
REMINDER: Fundraiser pickup is THIS THURSDAY, October 10th, 3:00-5:30 p.m. If you cannot pick up, please arrange to have someone pick up for you. Thank you for supporting your children and West Park Elementary!
SMENCIL SALES -- October 8 -- After school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms. Smencils cost $1.
Early Childhood Education community discussions will take place October 7 & 8 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Columbus Middle School. We hope that many from the Columbus community will attend to discuss current needs and challenges that our community is facing. RSVP http://bit.ly/2lmT5pe
SMENCIL SALES - September 10 -- after school in the hallway by the 4th grade classrooms
Picture Day is coming up on 09/13/2019! Order online at inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/40958WF
Picture Day is coming up on 09/13/2019! Visit https://inter-state.com/kiosk and sign up to receive helpful email reminders from Inter-State Studio.
West Park has an amazing After School Program, which runs after school to 6:00 pm (6:15 pm on Wednesday). Our program supports the instructional day with homework support, peer helpers, reading buddies, computer skills and reading time. Our program also offers a variety of activity choices and clubs. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Columbus After School Program, please call Stacey at 402-563-4901 or stop by their office located at 2715 13th Street, Columbus, NE 68601. The after school program is supported in part by 21st CCLC grant program which is Federal funds under Title IV, Part B of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended. Fees are based on free/reduced/paid lunch status. It is important to notify the After School Program at 402-276-6424, when your child will be absent from the program. This includes if your child leaves school due to illness.
The USDA Summer Lunch Program will run from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 30-July 26 Monday through Friday at CMS, 2200 26 St. There will be no lunch served on July 4 and 5. The meal is free to all children ages 1-18. Adults accompanying a child may eat for $3.75. All meals meet USDA nutrition standards. The USDA Summer Lunch program serves meals with milk, meat, fruit, vegetables & bread. The USDA Food & Nutrition Service prohibits discrimination on race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability.
Last day of Preschool at West Park will be May 17, 2019. Have a great summer!
Please note: The 4th grade students will be at Columbus Middle School all day on Wednesday, May 1st. Thank you
WE REACHED OUR GOAL! Thank you to our students and families and to our community donors. By working together, we were able to surpass our goal and were able to order additional pieces for the Percussion Playground. Our CPS Maintenance Department will be installing the equipment before the end of the school year and we will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony so you can see the equipment and celebrate with us. Thank you for helping this dream become a reality. The playground will enrich West Park students and community visitors for years to come!
PowerSchool will be down for about an hour starting at 5 p.m. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you to the West Park staff, students, families & community for coming to our Waffleman event last night. You all have gone above & beyond in your support for West Park and the Percussion Playground. We had an excellent turn out!!!
The Waffleman will still be coming to West Park tonight. Belgian waffles, five flavors of syrup , whipped cream and sausage will be served from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and the proceeds will go to support fundraising for the Percussion Playground. The scheduled entertainment will also still be performing.
No school for Columbus Public School students today. Required staff are to report.
On February 20, Columbus Public Schools will not be in session due to inclement weather conditions. School buildings will not be open, breakfast and lunch will not be served, and there will be no After School Program or extracurricular practices or rehearsals. Please go to the Columbus Public Schools District Facebook page for weather-related school closing updates. Spanish-language version: El 20 de febrero, las Escuelas Públicas de Columbus no van a tener clases debido al mal clima. Las escuelas van a estar cerradas, no vamos a dar desayuno ni comida, y no tendremos el Programa Después de Clase ni ensayos o prácticas extracurriculares. Por favor vaya a la página de Facebook del Distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Columbus para ver informes sobre el cierre de clases debido al clima.
Students will have a full day of school on Wednesday, Feb. 13th, with a 3:25 dismissal. There is no school for students on Thursday or Friday.
West Park staff members are participating in monthly challenges to stay healthy. We recently held a drawing in which members who participated in 2 or 3 of the monthly challenges could win a $10 Subway gift card. Staff members who participated in all the monthly challenges had a chance to win $25 toward something to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle (new sneakers, workout gear, weights, swim goggles, etc.) We want to be healthy role models for our students!
Jeremiah Sirles visited West Park last week. He is a former Husker and currently is an Offensive Lineman for the Buffalo Bills. He spoke to the students about perseverance and how working hard now, will help them in the future. He also talked about how important teachers are to students and that they would do anything for their kids. Jeremiah ended the assembly by having the kids play a fun team building game.
Columbus Public Schools will remain open today with students being dismissed at the regular time. As in all inclement weather events, parents can choose to check out and pick up their children early. If another adult or sibling is picking up your child, you must please call the school to let them know who that person is.
2019 Jam the Gym Diamond Dance Camp is from 9 a.m.-noon January 19 at CHS. The clinic is open to K-6th students. The performance is Jan. 20 beginning at 2 p.m. Registrations are due by Jan. 4. For more information, contact Kassie Neujahr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kindness Challenge at West Park is going strong! For each act of random kindness, an additional link will be added to our chain. Some examples so far are: Liz helped Tucker trace his hands, Autumn got Colton's math book for him, Mia had tripped over her neighbor's chair and Sophia came to see if she was okay, Hunter picked up a water bottle when it fell,Colt picked up someone's book that fell. Every little bit of kindness helps someone! "Kindness is good for you! Kindness is good for me! Kindness is good for Columbus!
The Second Graders will have a decorated cookie sale on Wednesday, December 5. The profits will be used to purchase gifts for needy children in our community. This project allows the second graders to study needs and wants, goods and services, and producers and consumers. Each cookie will be sold for $.25 each.
The Columbus Public Schools webpage has been updated! You can keep up-to-date on the events happening at your school, as well as seeing what the kids are doing in class during the day. Simply go to the bottom of the page and click on the school you would like to look at. Another great feature is the ability to change the webpage language! ~~The choices are English, Spanish and French~~ https://www.columbuspublicschools.org/
There is an app that will take you directly to the West Park breakfast and lunch menus. The app is called “My School Menu”. Once downloaded, you will need to select “Columbus Public School” as the district, and the next screen will prompt you for school name. You can then click on the arrow by the entree to get nutritional information.