Welcome to Columbus Elementary!
We're so glad you're here!
Welcome students, families, friends, and neighbors. Columbus Elementary is a high performing Level 1+ school with high quality teachers. We are small in comparison to other CPS schools, but we are big when it comes to success, caring, and belonging.
News & Announcements
The school uniform is the same as last year. Click on "Parent Resources" at the top of the page to find a flyer showing our uniform policy.
The Leader in Me @ Columbus!
We're a Leader in Me school. What does this mean? It means that we see the genius in every child and develop leadership in ALL students. For more information, please go to The Leader in Me
We're excited to begin our school year with a Leader in Me launch. Each day, students will be taught about the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In addition, each classroom will create a mission statement which will guide them to success this year!
We'll be sharing information throughout the year. Look for upcoming parent workshops so you can join us in developing the leader in your child.
Prospective Parent Tours
If you're interested in finding out more about our Level 1+, Exemplary neighborhood school, drop in any Tuesday between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. A staff member or student will be happy to give you a tour and tell you all the wonderful things about Columbus Elementary.
If this day and/or time doesn't work for you, please call the main office and request an appointment. 773-534-4350
Columbus Teachers Share Classroom News via Social Media
Did you know that some of our staff have started social media pages for their classrooms? If you want to see what's going on in first and fourth grade, like their pages:
Ms. Blochowiak's Instagram: 1st.grade.with.ms.blochowiak
Mrs. Casaday Instagram: Muggleteach
Mrs. Gibb's Accounts:
Facebook: Columbus Room 201
Ms. Pietruszka's Accounts:
Facebook: Columbus Counselor
Mrs. Oleksy also has a Facebook page you can like. She shares homework, teaching, and parenting tips, along with pertinent information about Columbus. Be sure to like her page: Principal Oleksy.