330 South 127th Street
Omaha, NE 68154-2300

Phone: (402) 697-1433
Fax: (402) 697-1273

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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 newsletter here.

Kids Club

For more information about KIDS CLUB REGISTRATION 

for the year, visit the Kids Club Page.



Want a sneak peek of our new school? Click here to view pictures.

To get a virtual tour of our new school

check out our Facebook page at:



Parents important information about NSCAS testing and the item samplers are found in this online resource.

Please click to view the NSCAS Parent Resource


Let us know how we are doing.

Please take the Parent voice Survey


Our new Columbian Parent Pay PK Program for the 2019-20 school year is enrolling now.

Please contact the Omaha Schools Foundation to enroll.


Important Information from

Beveridge Magnet School

·       Thursday, January 24, 2019- Magnet Open House, 6-7:30 pm

·       Thursday, April 4, 2019-Incoming Parent Information Night, 6:30 pm

·       Thursday, April 25, 2019-Registration for incoming students, 5-7 pm 

·       June 3-June 28, 2019-Beveridge Summer School

·       August 12, 2019- Back to School Event – Time TBA

If you have any questions, please contact Sheila McCauley at Sheila.mccauley@ops.org or 531-299-8654.


Please click here for information about our

2019-2020 Parent Pay Pre-Kindergarten Program




Mrs. Beller's Beanie Babies

Thank you parents for the AWESOME class parties

and the Burke High School Band for leading our fall parade.


Updated Nebraska Child Passenger Safety Law Information

The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2019

The current information can be found under our Quick Links Tab.


OPS Parent Math Nights: Click here for more information


Dear OPS Parents:

The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education recently approved an updated 2018-19 calendar.  A few changes were made to the calendar after contract negotiations were finalized with collective bargaining groups. The most notable changes were made to increase teacher compensation in a fiscally responsible manner as well as to align teacher salaries with comparable districts to retain and recruit high-quality educators by reducing teacher contract days by 1 day.


The changes to the calendar are:

·       Jan. 4 becomes a teacher workday versus a winter break day

·       Jan. 7 becomes a student day versus a teacher workday

·       May 22 becomes the last day of school for students

·       Teachers close the school year May 23 and May 24 (one day is a teacher work day, the other day is a professional development day)


To view the complete revised 2018-19 calendar, click here.


Why were these changes made to the calendar after it was already published?

We publish the calendar as soon as possible to give families ample time to plan accordingly. The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education recently finalized the teacher negotiated contract for the 2018-19 school year.  In order to increase teacher compensation in a fiscally responsible manner, as well as to align teacher salaries with comparable districts to retain and recruit high-quality educators, the decision was made to decrease the number of teacher days by one.


What impact does this have on student days?

The changes to the 2018-19 OPS calendar reflects one less student day. This still puts OPS well above the state minimum requirement for student days and instructional minutes.


If you have additional questions regarding changes, please contact the Research Department at (531) 299-0226.


Thank you for your continued support of Omaha Public Schools.




Scott SchmidtBonnie, Director of Research
Omaha Public Schools


The road to success is always under construction!  


Columbian is Getting a New School Building!

 The Columbian Elementary School scope of work from our latest Bond includes a complete replacement of the

existing school. Site prep will begin in November.  You will notice a construction fence on our playground and dirt trucks delivering dirt. 

The actual construction of the building will begin in March of 2018.

The current building will be replaced with a new school on our existing site by July of 2019. 

The Ed Spec process has begun with Schemmer Associates, our architect, and Jacobs leading the way!



The cafeteria now has computerized lunch account check

in system.  Please remember Columbian families are able to utilize the online payment system, known as

SchoolCafe, to view their student's purchase history and receive low balance alerts!  The system has been

available to prepay online and setup automatic payments, but now we have added additional features.  If you have any

questions about the system, please contact the Nutrition Services Office, 531-299-0230.  https://www.schoolcafe.com



In effort to curb bullying at Columbian Elementary there is a form that you may use when you see a bullying act.

School community members should report all incidents of bullying (verbally, in writing

and/or electronically), whether they personally observe incidents or are made aware of

them by some other means. Reporting by school community members should occur even if

the victim does not file a formal complaint, and even if the victim does not express any overt disapproval of the bullying behavior.

Click Here for the Form.



Welcome to Columbian Elementary, home of the Cobras!  The staff at Columbian Elementary is hard working, enthusiastic and provides differentiated, engaging instruction daily.  Please feel free to browse our website or better yet, stop in and visit to see students learning first hand.

True to its mission, the Columbian School staff is dedicated to providing the best possible instruction and 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 reach his or her highest potential.

Columbian is blessed to have outstanding parent and community support.  A dynamic PTO provides resources for extended learning activities, family events and a variety of other activities that our students and staff enjoy all year long!  Thanks for visiting our website. Make it Count! Cobras Count!

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


Columbian On-Line Meal Payments    

Meal Application and Payment:

*Our Online Payment is known as SchoolCafe, we hope our families utilize this option to speed up the serving lines by eliminating cash or check payments when students purchase a meal.  Additionally, the  payments are secure and can be set-up to automatically add funds to the student's account each month.  The link is:  https://www.schoolcafe.com/  


*The Online Meal Application is the quickest and easiest way for parents/guardians to apply for meal benefits!  Located at https://schoolmealapp.com the parent/guardian can register, sign-in, and complete a family application.  The application is reviewed and, depending on the information included, students can start receiving meal benefits the next day! 


*Our Paper Meal Application is always available for families!  Click here to download a copy.


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


Kindergarten - 12:00 - 12:35

1st Grade - 12:10 - 12:45

2nd Grade - 12:15 - 12:50

3rd Grade - 12:25 - 1:00

4th Grade - 12:30 - 1:05

5th Grade - 12:35 - 1:10

6th Grade - 12:40 - 1:15 

Meal prices for the 2017-18 school year:


OPS Students:  No cost

Adults/Visitors:  $2.30


OPS Free Students:  No cost

OPS Reduced Students:  $.40

OPS Elementary Paid Students:  $1.45

Adults/Visitors:  $3.45 

Second Lunch for any OPS Elementary Student: $2.75

Milk Price $0.35