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Black History Month Program
You are cordially invited and encouraged to attend Black History Program, which will be held Thursday, February 29, 2024 @ 5:30 p.m.  All black history program participants need to report back to the school no later than 5:00 pm. 
Career Day
Career Day - will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 9am - 1pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in being a presenter for career day, please complete the link below or complete the attached flyer and return to Dr. Bell (school counselor) by Friday, March 15, 2024.  If you have any questions pertaining to career day, please call (678)874-0716 or send an email to Dr. Bell; [email protected].

GA. Milestone (EOG) Assessment Parent Meeting
GA. Milestone (EOG) Assessment parent meeting - this meeting is only for parents of our 3rd, 4th & 5th grade scholars.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm. During this meeting parents will receive information about this state mandated test that all 3rd-5th graders will participant in.   
Black History Month Spirit Week
Columbia Elementary invites all students and staff to participate in our Black History Spirit Week, during the week of February 26th - March 1st.  
Monday 26th - Wear red, black or green. 
Tuesday 27th - Wear attire from the 50s - 90s era. 
Wednesday 28th - Dress up as your favorite African American Hero.
Thursday 29th - Wear ALL black.
Friday 1st - Wear HBCU attire.

Reminder our Black History Program will take place on Thursday, February 26th at 5:30 pm. 
GA Pre K Lottery
Applications for this year's Pre-K/Pre-K3 online process will open from 8:00 am February 27, 2024 - 11:59 pm March 21, 2024.

For more information about the lottery process, please visit the Pre-K website at  and/or the Pre-K3 website at
Basketball Clinic for 4th & 5th Graders
DCSD Athletics Dept. will sponsor the first elementary basketball camp. This camp is scheduled for March 16th and 23rd. Kindly arrive 15 minutes early before your designated time. 
  1. Time and Location: Click HERE for time and location.

  2. Registration: Registration is now open. Click this link to register. After clicking the link, you will be prompted to select your preferred language. Once a language is chosen, you can proceed to complete the waiver. No further actions are required, and we look forward to seeing you at the camp. Please take note of the assigned camp location and time.

Parent/Teacher Conferences


Parent Conference Night- Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm.  To schedule a parent conference please click on the link below and complete the parent conference request form in its entirety.

Parent Conference Request Link: 
Valentine's School Dance
Come out and spread the LOVE! Wear red, pink and/or white to the Valentine's Dance and show off your latest dance moves.

Thursday, February 15th
(Pre-K - 1st 12:00 - 12:50 pm)

Thursday, February 15th
(3rd - 5th 1:00 - 1:50 pm) 

School Gymnasium 

Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss birthday)

Read Across America Day is a nation-wide reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!    

Read Across America Day Activities

Monday, March 4th
Teacher Activity Package (given to teachers from media center)

Invite parents to read to their child's class. 

Tuesday, March 4th
Crazy Dr. Seuss Hat Day
Girls to Pearls reading to (Pre-K-1st Grades)

Wednesday, March 4th 

Dress like your favorite book character.

Thursday, March 7th
Green Eggs and Ham Celebration for Student of the Month, Girls to Pearls members & Honor Roll Student

Second Step Family Letter & Read Across America Week Flyer


Family Literacy Night

Family Literacy Night - Calling all scholars and parents!!!  Please join us for Family Literacy Night!!!

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 @ 4:30pm

Where: Columbia Elementary School 

What: Scholars and Parents will engage in exciting reading activities at various stations.