Thank you for yourpatience with the busstart up this year.Hopefully, things are running muchmore smoothly at this time. I knowfrom the arrival and dismissal point of view, conditions have improved. Wethank you for making concerns knownand urge you to keep Mrs. Giombetti,Mrs. Sherman-Hudson and me in-formed. Also, please watch for any busforms that need to be completed at theend of this year to make the start of next year more successful.For a complete review of the arrivaland dismissal procedure for studentsnot taking the bus, check out the
archive of September’s Newsletter on
the website. The information ispresented on the first page.
: Please do
get out of, or park,your car while in the car loop, DO hangup your cell phones, and remember, nodogs allowed on school property duringarrival/dismissal. Thank you for help-ing us keep your children safe.Thank you to the
Ice Cream Social
lastweek. A great time was had by all. Wethank the many high school studentswho came to dish out ice cream andhelped the event to run smoothly.Thank you Mr. Blauch for organizingthis portion of the evening. Please besure to check both this Newsletter cal-endar and the school website for
October’s exciting events.
, people across thecountry and at the Columbus Elemen-
tary School will read the children’s
by Loren Long in support of
Jumpstart’s mission to work towards
the day that every child in Americaenters kindergarten prepared to suc-ceed. In 2012, 2.3 million people par-ticipated in
Read for the Record
We hope to break thisnumber. Ask your child to retell thestory when s/he arrives home.The
Columbus School Library
are excited to report thatthe district has purchased new web-based software for all of its libraries.This means that anyone can access ourlibrary catalog from any computerconnected to the internet. Once trainingis completed the district website willenable access to this catalog through alink. However, until training and rolloverare completed we appreciate your pa-tience in waiting to have your childrenborrow books from the school libraries.We hope to start library classes theweek of October 7th.
National Walk toSchool Day
. Students who live withinone half mile of the Columbus Schoolwill be encouraged to walk to school.Students who take the bus will partici-pate as well just before entering theschool grounds. The students will enjoythe benefits of walking along withparents and teachers. Walk to SchoolDay events raise awareness of the needto create safer routes for walking andemphasize the importance of issuessuch as increasing physical activityamong children, pedestrian safety,traffic congestion, and concern for theenvironment. The events build connec-tions between families, schools, and thebroader community. The Medford Boardof Health, through the efforts of SyrahMcGivern, donated enough pedometersfor each Columbus student to use onthe day of the event. Mayor McGlynnwill also be in attendance to congratu-late the students for making healthychoices.
Why not participate along with us?
Don’t forget to call the absence line if
your child will miss school. Number below
IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
* TELEPHONE : 781.393.2177* FAX : 781.393.2187* NURSE : 781.393.2175* ABSENCE LINE: 781.393.3503
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