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to Columbian Elementary School!

Columbian School is located at 330 South 127 Street in Omaha. Students are served in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. 

While valuing and maintaining traditional approaches to instruction, the academic program for students is greatly enhanced with the incorporation of computer technology and enrichment activities. 

The cooperative partnerships of teachers, parents, businesses, and community members have produced human and financial resources that support the academic and social endeavors of Columbian School.

True to its mission, the Columbian School staff is dedicated to providing the best possible learning environment for each child. This mission serves as the foundation for providing educational opportunities that will foster the acquisition of academic, physical, and life skills necessary for each child to learn to his or her highest potential.

Columbian Elementary...a once in a lifetime learning experience...every day!

Make it COUNT!
C... Community Partnerships
O... Optimizing Student Achievement
U... Understanding Citizenship
N... Nurturing Leaders of Tomorrow
T... Tradition of Excellence
Cobras COUNT!

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment practices and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to process inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE  68131 (402-557-2001).



Don't Forget Columbian's  Contest!

 This is a fun way for us to team up with classmates to help raise money for Columbian to buy computers, books, classroom supplies, playground equipment, and classroom parties.  And the winning class will be treated to a cookout in April when the warm weather arrives!

So bring your Box Tops to your teacher or the front office before Friday, February 20th.  If you have questions, contact Mr. Burke at


PTO Meeting Notification!

On January 12, 2015, it was announced that proposed changes to the Columbian PTO Bylaws will be presented and voted on at the February 9, 2015 PTO meeting from 6pm to 7pm. Several proposed changes will be individually presented and voted upon at the time of this future PTO meeting. Examples include PTO Board term limit adjustments if spots remain vacant and individual Board member “duties descriptions”. After each proposed change, a show-of-hands vote will be held involving PTO members. Thank you!

Tyson Pearsall, Columbian PTO President Elect



It's time for a NEW YEAR and NEW BOOKS!  So make sure to come to our BOOK FAIR!

Wednesday, February 25th - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 26th - noon - 7:00 p.m.

See you there!


February is National Children’s Dental Health month and time for Give Kids a Smile, sponsored by Creighton University School of Dentistry.  Informational flyers (English and Spanish) for this annual event are attached to this message.  Please help us get the word out to families with uninsured children ages 3 to 14 years old. 


Children receive a FREE exam, x-rays, cleaning, fluoride and dental sealants.  The event will be held at Creighton University School of Dentistry located at 2802 Webster Street, Saturday, February 7, 2015, 8am-Noon. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 402-280-2863.


Want to connect with other families at Columbian?  Join the PTO!

When you join the PTO, you get to know the families and friends that make up our school community.  The PTO also offers easy opportunities to get involved in your child's classrooms, field trips, and other activities that help support our teaching staff.  Download a membership form here, and join today!

Help Columbian through Direct Donation!  We have been asked by several families who do not want to participate in fundraisers about giving directly to the PTO.  We DO have a direct donation option!  Any amount you would like to give is greatly appreciated!  Tax-deductible donations for 2014 can be made through December 19th.  Download a direct donation form here - please return donations by mail or to your child's classroom or the school office.  THANK YOU for supporting the PTO!



OPS has a partnership with Common Sense Media that provides resources on Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety and Security, Research, Privacy, and Information Literacy for our students, parents, teachers, schools, and community. Click here to learn more or view our latest newsletter here.



Looking for youth activities for your child?  Look no more!

The Omaha Public Schools is connecting parents with community youth activities, contests, and more.  For a complete list of activities happening in your community, go to>Upcoming Events>Community Opportunities.  A new edition of the publication will be available online on the 1st of each month.  Want to advertise in the OPS Community Opportunities?  Just contact the District Communications Office at (402)557-2070.


Grading Practices

We have added the Grading Practices brochure and Parent Portal brochure to our Parent Links page. 


For more information about KIDS CLUB REGISTRATION for the 2014-2015 year, visit the Kids Club Page.


Time to Eat!  CLICK HERE for this week's menu.  


Kindergarten - 12:10 - 12:30

1st Grade - 12:20 - 12:40

2nd Grade - 12:25 - 12:45

3rd Grade - 12:30 - 12:50

4th Grade - 12:40 - 1:00

5th Grade - 12:45 - 1:05

6th Grade - 12:50 - 1:10 

Meal prices for the 2013-14 school year:


OPS Students:  No cost

Adults/Visitors:  $2.25


OPS Free Students:  No cost

OPS Reduced Students:  $.40

OPS Elementary Paid Students:  $1.45

Adults/Visitors:  $3.35 

Second Lunch for any OPS Elementary Student: $1.75

Milk Price $0.35