Columbus Elementary

Columbus Elementary

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School Hours




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Open House
August 31st
5:00-6:30 PM 
 First Day of School
September 6th
Bus Post Cards mailed out the week before school begins  
All busing will revert to students' home address. If your student will attend SAC before and/or after school; if your student will be picked up on a regular basis and will not need busing; or if your student needs to be picked up or dropped off at a different address than home (i.e. daycare, grandparents' home, etc.), you must fill out the Change of Transportation Form. Please bring or email to the Columbus Elementary office ASAP.  
 Do not wait until Open House as that will be too late.
Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 PM
Community Ed "Digital Backpacks" 
The school District's Digital Backpack has information from area non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth.
Little Rangers Preschool at Columbus
Monday- Thursday      1:30 - 3:30 pm
for more information call 651-982-8349 or visit the website
World's Best Workforce Community Satisfaction Survey 
Forest Lake Area Schools invites families, staff and community members to provide feedback to the district as part of the World's Best Workforce (WBWF) annual report submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education each October. The survey will be available online until Friday, September 9, 2016. To access the survey go to Thank you in advance for your participation.


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.

Calendar of Events
Columbus events in GREEN.
District-wide events in MAROON