Karen Jump Staff Photo


Top Five in IXL Week of Oct 23rd  

1. Tatiyana

2. Caiden

3. Micah

4. Claire

5. Kaida

IXL Top 5 - Week of Oct 8th  

1. Micah

2. Caiden

3. Tatiyana

4. Kaida

5. Julius

Dates to Remember  

PTA Meeting/Trail of Treats - Monday, October 23rd  6:00pm

Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week -Tues Oct 24th

Wear Bright, Neon Colors - Wed, Oct 25th

Wear crazy or silly socks - Thurs, Oct 26th

Fall Festival - Saturday, October 28th 10-4

Box Tops Due - Friday, October 27th

Reflections Entries Due - Monday, October 30th

Welcome to 3rd Grade!!  

I am so excited about beginning a new school year! We had a great first day. Students had music, Spanish, and made emojis of how they felt about this school year!

Please initial your child's planner each night and check their purple take home folder.

April Snacks  


For the month of April we need snacks sent in for several different days. When we go to the play at Bob Jones, we will have an intermission and snack. Also, during the 2 days of ASPIRE testing our lunch will be later than normal so we will have an early snack that morning. If you are able to send in any of the items on the list, please send them in by next Friday, April 14th.
Thank you for your help!

Important Dates  

April 14th - Half Day of School

April 19th - ASPIRE reading test

April 20th - Field trip to see Modern Mille

April 24 -ASPIRE Math test

April 28th - No School - Weather Day

May 15th - No School Weather Day

May 25th - Last Day of School - 1/2 Day of School

Cathedral Caverns/Science Materials  
Thursday students will be going to Cathedral Caverns. Please have them bring a completely disposable sack lunch and a drink, both labeled with their names. They can bring money for the gift shop if they wish, but they need to keep up with it. Please have them wear their class shirts, comfortable shoes, and appropriate pants or shorts depending on the temperature. The cave is cool.
Next week in science, students will be working in groups to design and build, a pop fly ball launcher using given materials. They will have to create a blueprint, follow a budget, and test the launcher in class. For this activity, we will need pieces of cardboard, paint stirrers, and string. If you have any of these supplies, we could use, please send them in by Friday.


Cathedral Caverns  

Permission slips for Cathedral Caverns were sent home today. The cost is $16. Please send in the forms and money by Sept 28. Thank you!

Book Fair/ Make a Splash Field Trip  
Next week is the Fall Book Fair. Our classes will go on Tuesday.
Mrs. Jump's 8:45-9:15
Mrs. Johnson's 9:15-9:45
Students can go the other days of the week if they bring money. There is also Family Night at the Book Fair Monday, Sept 12 from 5-7. PTA sent home a CFA form if you are interested in purchasing dinner for your family Monday night. Those forms are due tomorrow.
Also, 3rd grade will be going to the YMCA for the Make a Splash program on Wed-Friday (Sept 14-16) of next week. Students need to wear their swimsuits to school on those days under their clothes. They need to bring a complete change of clothes, a towel, and a plastic bag for wet items. Our swim time at the Y is 9:40-10:15. We will leave school around 9:15 to get their on time.
We need one parent per class to ride the bus with us each day. If you are available, could you please let us know? Also, parents are welcome to meet us there.
Students will have lunch when they return to school.

Wednesday, August 24  
  • Next week in science, the students will be doing an activity of the Laws of Motion. I need cardboard tubes. If you have any empty toilet paper, paper towel, or even wrapping paper tubes that you could send in by Friday that would be helpful.
  • Students log in information for the online science textbook has been taped on the inside of their planner (small green sheet).
  • Permisson slips for the YMCA Make a Splash program are being sent home today. Please keep the top sheet, sign the other 3 forms, and return by next Wednesday, August 31st.

Wednesday, August 18th  
Today in your child's purple folder, you will find their Envision log in information for the math textbook. Their password should be the same as their school one. Please keep this sheet so you can access the textbook online at home.
Also, 3rd grade class shirt order forms are being sent home today. They are due Aug. 31st. We would like for everyone to have a class shirt for field trips and other events.

Tuesday, August 16  

Graded papers were sent home today and will be sent home every Tuesday. Please sign the top sheet, leave the papers stapled, and return on Wednesday.

Thank you!

Thursday, August 11  
Today students practiced bus safety and evacuation procedures, used Chromebooks for the first time, and went to library orientation. They were able to check out their first library books and hopefully brought them home tonight to read.
We began using IXL today in math class.

3rd Grade Curriculum Night  

3rd grade Curriculum Night will be Monday, August 8 at 5:00. We will meet in Mrs. Johnson's class.



 I enjoyed meeting everyone tonight and am looking forward to a great year!! Also, my regular school email is now working!!! You can email me at kjump@madisoncity.k12.al.us if you have any questions.




CES Open House is Monday, August 1st. I look forward to meeting everyone then! You can bring your supplies that night or send them in on the first day of school. 

Mark your calendars! 3rd Grade Curriculum Night is Monday, August 8th from 5:00 to 6:00 in our classrooms. Mrs. Johnson and I will present together this night.

2016 Important Dates  

Important Dates for 2016

Monday, May 16: Weather Day- No School

Wednesday, May 18th - Field Day (12-2:15)- students need to wear your class shirt, athletic shoes, hat, and sunscreen. They will need to bring a labeled towel and water bottle and bring a change of clothes because they will be getting wet. Students need to bring a sack lunch.


Thursday, May 19th - Free Break Friday Big Bash - Students will be outside most of the day. They need to be dressed comfortable, wear their class shirt, wear sunscreen, and bring a sack lunch. They can also bring a labeled water bottle.

May 24:  Third Grade Awards Day

May 24:  Class Party - on the track - begins at 12:45 - a more detailed email will be sent home
May 23:  Report Cards/Dismissal at 11:00

Congratulations Eugene!  

Congratulations to Eugene Park who won the 3rd grade firetruck coloring contest from Madison Fire Department! He will be picked up by a firetruck at his home and get to join other 3rd grade winners for a spaghetti dinner at the fire station.

Welcome Mr. Appling!  

We would like to welcome Mr. Appling to our class! He is doing his internship in our class now through December and is a student at Athens State.

Important Dates to Remember  


Important Dates to Remember:

December 11th - Field Trip to the Nutcracker Ballet, dress nicely

December 17th - Class Christmas Party 1:00 (more info will be sent out closer to time)

December 18th - Half Day of School - please let me know if your child needs a sack lunch. There will be no extended day this day, please let me know how your child will be going home if they normally go to extended day or if their transportation home changes.


Fall Pictures  

Fall pictures are Wednesday, August 26th.

August 19, 2015  

Reminders for This Week:

- 3rd Grade Curriculum Night is tomorrow night, August 20th at 5:00 pm. Mrs. Jump and Mrs. Johnson's parents will be meeting in Mrs. Johnson's room. It will last about 30 minutes.

- 3rd grade Class T-Shirt order forms are being sent home today. We encourage everyone to order and they are due August 28th.

- Field Trip forms for Make a Splash are being sent home today. Please keep the information sheet and only return the 2 permission slips.

August 6, 2015  

*Please check purple daily folders and planners every night.

*3rd grade parent night will be Thursday,  August 20 at 5:00pm in Mrs. Johnson's room. We will be going over grading, curriculum, other important information.

*Please check our websites daily.

*Follow our classes on Twitter @Kjump_CES

Open House  

I look forward to meeting everyone Monday night at Open House. Students can bring supplies then or bring them Wednesday morning. They do not have to be labeled ahead of time.

Important Dates  

Thursday, May 14th - K-5 Field Day - Wear Class shirt or Columbia Shirt

Friday, May 15th - Free Break Friday Bash

Tuesday, May 19th - Awards Day 10:00 am - I will email you if your child will be getting an award that day. 

Wednesday, May 20th - 3rd Grade Class Party - 12:00-2:00 on the track. Parents are welcome to come. Sign Up Genius will be sent out for this.

Thursday, May 21st - Last Day of School, Half Day

Report Cards/STAR scores  

Tuesday, 3rd nine weeks report cards were sent home. Please sign and return those by Friday.

Also, attached to graded papers this week was a colored sheet of papers with your child's latest STAR Math and Reading score from the test they took in March. There AR goal for the 4th nine weeks is also on that sheet. You may keep that sheet at home, but please sign and return graded papers.

Field Trip Forms/Classroom Needs  

Field Trip forms for Cathedral Caverns and Domino's were sent home 2 weeks ago. The money and forms for both trips are due April 15th. Please let me know if you need another copy of the field trip forms.

We are in need of lined paper and dry erase markers for our classroom if you are able to send in a pack or two. Thank you for your help!



If you have any old magazines, students could cut apart for a math activity, please send those in either Monday or Tuesday. Thank you!

Important Dates in February  

February Important Dates

Rosie’s Mexican Cantina on Tuesday, February 3rd at 5:00 – 9:00pm.

They will generously be donating 20% of your check total back to the Columbia Elementary PTA!  Your support of these Spirit Nights not only means a night off from cooking, but it truly helps our PTA to be able to provide special programs and activities for our school.  Remember to take the flier with you and let them know you are with CES!  Thank you and enjoy your dinner at Rosie’s!


Wednesday, February 4th - Class Pictures

February 9-13 - Candy Grams are on Sale

Wednesday, February 11th - Spring Pictures

Friday, February 13th - 1/2 Day of School

Monday, February 16 - No School, President's Day

February 2nd -27th Jump Rope for Heart


Peter Pan Jr. Field Trip  

Friday, January 30th students will be going to see the CES Drama Club performance of Peter Pan Jr. Students need to wear their class shirts for this field trip.

CES Canned Food Drive  

Week of January 26th-30th Columbia students will be collected food items and paper good for Inside Out Ministries

Monday, January 26th - Cereal and Oatmeal

Tuesday, January 27th - Peanut Butter and Crackers

Wednesday, January 28th - Juice and Canned Fruits

Thursday, January 29th - Toilet Paper and Paper Towels

Firday, January 30th - Microwave Popcorn and Toothpaste


Our goal is 2,000 items! Our class will be working with Mrs. Durrett's K class to count and graph the food totals each day.

Papers Sent Home  

Report cards were sent home on Monday. Please sign and return.

Wednesday permission slips for Peter Pan Jr. were sent home. This is a schoolwide field trip and it is free. Students need to bring the form back signed in order to go. The field trip is the morning of January 30th.

Dates to Remember  



Important Dates

 January 6th - Students return

January 19th - No Schoool - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 26th - PTA Breakfast with the Principal - 9:00am

January 30 and 31st - CES Drama Club presents "Peter Pan" The school will go see this at JCHS on Friday, January 30th

February 2nd - PTA Multicultural Night

February 13th - 1/2 Day of School

February 16 - No School, President's Day

March 23-27 - Spring Break



September 18, 2014  

*Today students attended the Astro Run Pep Rally. They will bring home envelopes to collect their pledges for the Astro Run.

The Astro Run is Thursday, September 25th at 9:00am for 3rd grade. Come cheer on Jump's Lightning Bolts!!

*Thank you for turning Impact Aid forms in promptly.

*Fall picture proofs were sent home today. They are due back Friday, September 26th.

*Friday, September 26th is a half day. Students will dismiss at 11:00 and there is no extended day.


September 11, 2014  

Usernames and passwords for Pearson (math textbook online) are being sent home today.

Also, if your child does not have headphones or ear buds for Success Maker, please send those in. If anyone is able to donate some headphones to keep in the classroom, that would be appreciated!!


September 3, 2014  

We are working on rounding this week and last week in math. I have added rounding games to my Portaportal page for students to practice at home.


and the Guest Access is: karenjump

September 2, 2014  

Book Fair will be September 8-12. Our class will go Monday 9:45-10:15. Students can go any other day of the week that they bring money.

September 1, 2014  
Just a reminder that our field trip to the YMCA is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Please have your child wear their swim attire under their clothes to school that day. After the swim class, they will change into regular clothes before returning to school.  Please stress to your child the importance of keeping up with all their clothing items.  A plastic bag is suggested for wet clothes. 
Parents may meet us at the YMCA.  Our class time is 9:40-10:15.  One parent from each class will ride the bus with us each day as a chaperone.

August 24, 2014  
There will be no school Monday, Sept 1st for Labor Day
Tuesday - Thursday of next week, 3rd grade students will be going to the YMCA swimming Sept 2-4. Our times are listed below. There is no cost. Forms were sent home on Friday. Please sign and return both forms by Tuesday.
Parents are welcome to meet us at the Y to see your child swim.
Tuesday, 9/2/14
9:00-9:35:  Cole, Igo, Kiker
9:40-10:15:  Clare, Johnson, Jump
Wednesday, 9/3/14
9:00-9:35:  Cole, Igo, Kiker
9:40-10:15:  Clare, Johnson, Jump
Thursday, 9/4/14
9:00-9:35:  Cole, Igo, Kiker
9:40-10:15:  Clare, Johnson, Jump
Picture Day is Wednesday, August 27.

August 17, 2014  

Students will have library orientation Monday afternoon and will be able to check out library books after that. Students will also have their first guidance class this week.

August 5, 2014  

We had a great first day of 3rd grade. Students had their first art class this morning. Papers were sent home today to be signed/completed.

Please check your student's planner each night for homework assignments and initial.

August 1, 2014  

I enjoyed meeting everyone at Open House last night and am looking forward to a great school year!

The first day of school is August 5.

3rd grade Curriculum night is August 14 from 5:00-6:00.

Open House  

Come One Come All to the Columbia Open House Back to School Bash
July 31, 2014 4:00-6:00
Kindergarten 101 3:00 in the Media Center
ALL Returning and New Students
Classrooms will be open from 4:00-6:00
Activities Outside from 4:00-6:00
Presentations in your child’s homeroom will be given at the following times:
4:00-4:15 First Grade and DD
4:20-4:35 Second Grade
4:40-4:55 Third Grade
5:00-5:15 Fourth Grade
5:20-5:35 Fifth Grade
5:40-5:55 Sixth Grade

Important Upcoming Dates  


March 10-14 Book Fair - Our class will go together on Monday, March 10th 8:45-9:15. Students can go anytime during the week that they bring money.

Wednesday, March 12th - Original Artworks orders are due.

Wednesday, March 12th - 12:00-2:15 4th grade will be going to JCHS for the Brain and Health Expo. Students need to wear their class shirt.

 March 17th-21st - Columbia Celebrates Space Week

Monday - "Light up the Day" - Students wear neon

Tuesday - "Science Rocks" - Students dress like a scientist"

Wednesday - "Invent Something Day" - Space Hair Day

Thursday - "Aliens and Astronauts Day" - Dress like an Astronaut or Alien

Friday - "We are All-Stars Day" - Wear a Columbia all stars shirt or red/black or white

March 24-28 Spring Break (Baby Jump is scheduled to arrive this week)


Unit 11 Test  


I have decided to move the math Topic 11 test to Monday, Feb. 3rd. We will spend Friday reviewing for the test. I’d like to spend more time this week going over all of the material in Topic 11. I think the kids need more time working with fractions on a number line and comparing fractions. I apologize for giving a test Monday but I think the extra time will benefit greatly.  

Thank you for your help,

Karen Jump


Reminder: Montgomery Field Trip Forms  

Montgomery permission slips and money are due next week, January 30th.



Tuesday, January 14th  

Tuesday - Report Cards will be sent home. Please sign and return them.

Also, stapled to the report card is a field trip permission slip for students to go see Willy Wonka Jr. at James Clemems on Feb 7. The whole school will be going to see Columbia's drama club that morning. There is no charge for this field trip. Forms are due Tuesday, January 21st.


Montgomery Field Trip  

Field Trip permission slips and information sheets were sent home this week for the 4th grade field trip to Montgomery on March 5th. The cost for students is $62, which includes chartered bus transportation, admission, and money for a pizza buffet lunch at CiCi's Pizza.

Students will need to be dropped off at school around 6 am and picked up around 6 pm. More detailed information will be sent home closer to the trip.

Field trip forms and money are due January 30th.

Willy Wonka Jr.  

Columbia Elementary School Presents

Willy Wonka, Jr” the musical


February 7th  at 7pm

February 8th at 2 pm and 7 pm

**All  performances will be at James Clemens High School Auditorium**


Go to    www.showtix4u.com  for tickets

$5 per ticket




Report Cards  

Report Cards will be sent home Tuesday, January 14th.

Holiday Party  

Our clas Holiday Party is December the 19th from 12-2. Parents are welcome to attend!

December 20th is a half day.

Reminders for 11/25-11/26  

Winter School Spirit Orders are due Tuesday, November 26th.

November 26th our class will have PJ day as one of our class Astro Run Awards.


See the link below for students "Thankful Thoughts" in the Huntsville Times.


Recorder Concert   

A reminder sheet was sent home yesterday about the 4th grade recorder concert Monday night. It will be Monday, November 18th during the 6:00pm PTA Meeting in the cafeteria. Students need to arrive at 5:45 pm and meet in the music room. They need to wear their Columbia shirt and a nice pair of jeans.


Please let me know if your child will not be at the performance Monday night.

Cutest Pet Contest  

Cutest Pet Contest

·       November 4-15

·       Pay $1 to enter your pet’s picture in the contest. Pictures will be posted on the wall outside the cafeteria. 

·       Students can donate one quarter per vote for the Cutest Pet or they may purchase 5 tickets for $1. 

·       Send picture and money to Mrs. Igo.  Tickets will be placed in your mailbox to give to students. 

·       Students will write their vote on the back of the ticket and place it in the box underneath the photos.

·       Winner announced Friday, November 15.  The winner has the picture in the yearbook!




St. Jude Fundraiser  

It’s that time again for our St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fundraiser!

 Let’s motivate our students, parents, and community to join with us as we support the children and families at St. Jude Research Hospital!

 Last year we surpassed our goal, let’s do it again! We will be taking donations through November 15th.

 We thank you!

Lisa Grice & Leah Igo

St. Jude Heroes

Cutest Pet Contest

·        November 4-15

·        Pay $1 to enter your pet’s picture in the contest. Pictures will be posted on the wall outside the cafeteria. 

·        Students can donate one quarter per vote for the Cutest Pet or they may purchase 5 tickets for $1. 

·        Send picture and money to Mrs. Igo.  Tickets will be placed in your mailbox to give to students. 

·        Students will write their vote on the back of the ticket and place it in the box underneath the photos.

·        Winner announced Friday, November 15.  The winner has the picture in the yearbook!


These links www.heroes.stjude.org/ces_lisagrice  or   http://heroes.stjude.org/ces_ligo  are for anyone that would like to make online donations.  





4th Grade Visits Burritt  

See the link below for an article in the Madison Record about 4th grade's field trip to Burritt's International Heritage Festival.


Red Ribbon Week  

Red Ribbon Week 2013

 Theme: My future is bright no drugs in sight

Main idea – Be Drug free


Theme Days: 

Monday-  BE RED-Y to say no to drugs! Wear Red!!

Tuesday– Give drugs the boot! Wear western attire! 

Wednesday : Put Drugs to Rest! Wear Pajamas! 

Thurdsay –  I’m Happy, Happy, Happy to say NO to drugs! Dress like your favorite character from Duck Dynasty Character! Wear camoflauge.

 FridayI’m a JEAN-ius! No Drugs for me! Wear blue jeans and Columbia Spirit Wear!


4th Grade Recorder Concert  


The Columbia Elementary 4th Grade Invites you to attend

                               A Thanksgiving Recorder Recital


Monday, November 18th at 6:00 PM

Columbia Elementary School Cafeteria

Students will meet in gym at 5:45 PM


Huntsville Utilties Field Trip  

4th grade will be going on a field trip to Huntsville Utilities on Tuesday. Students need to wear their class shirt or a blue shirt and comfortable shoes. They will be both inside and outside.


They will be providing pizza and a drink for lunch. If your child does not want this, please send a completely disposable sack lunch and a drink.


Sale Papers Needed  



If you have any Target,  Walmart, Party City, or grocery store sale papers that we could use in class for a math activity, could you please send those by Wednesday? Thank you!


Box Tops  

Hello, I hope everyone has been collecting your Box Tops all summer!  It is time for our fall collection contest.  We are asking everyone to send in their Box Tops in a Ziploc bag or envelope with your child’s name, grade and homeroom teacher written on it.  Each child that brings in 100 or more Box Tops will receive a small prize.  Now for the contest part – the top 3 collecting classrooms will be awarded an extra recess for students and a Duty Free Lunch for their teacher.  We will be collecting until Friday, October 18.  For a list of participating products see


If you have any questions feel free to contact Christy Williams at glennandchristy@knology.net


Reminder:  Deadline is Friday, October 18, 2013

Burritt Field Trip  

We had a great day at Burritt today despite the weather. The students had the opportunity to learn about different countries, cultures, and see how things were done in the past. I hope they can share something they learned with you tonight.


October 14, 2013  


We have 2 field trips coming up, one this Thursday, Oct 17 and one next Tuesday, Oct 22nd.

October 17th - 4th grade will be going to Burritt for the International Heritage Festival. Permission forms and money ($10.50) are due tomorrow. Students need to wear their class shirt or blue shirt and comfortable shoes. They will need to be dressed for whatever the weather is that day. We will be outside a lot of the day. Students need to bring a completely disposable sack lunch and a drink. If your child needs a sack lunch from the lunchroom, please let me know ASAP.

October 22 - 4th grade will be going to Huntsville Utilities to learn about electricity, insulators and conductors, electrical safety, and other things. Students need to wear their class shirt or a blue shirt and comfortable shoes. They will be both inside and outside during the day. They will provide pizza and a drink for lunch. If your child does not eat this, please pack a completely disposable sack lunch and a drink.
Permission slips for this trip were sent home today and due back Friday. The cost is $2.50.

For both of these trips we will leave around 8:15 and return to school around 2:15.

4th Graders Step Up for Inside Out Ministries  

See the link below for an article about our 4th graders project to help Inside Out Ministries.


October 9, 2013  

Upcoming Events: 

Monday – Friday - October 7-11 – Students are collecting Astro Run Pledges. Pledge envelopes due Friday. 

Friday, October 11 Astro Run – 4th grade will be running at 9 am – Come cheer on our class!!

Students can wear their class shirts.

If a few parents would be willing to send in juice boxes or bottled water for students to have after the run, please let me know. We have 26 students. 


Monday, October 14 PTA Meeting – 6:00pm in the cafeteria – Safety Awareness Night and Curriculum Forum 

Wednesday, October 16 – Make Up Picture Day 

Thursday, October 17 – 4th grade Field Trip to the Heritage Festival at Burritt

Permission slips will be sent home for this field trip today. Students need to wear their class shirt and bring a completely disposable sack lunch and a drink.


October 3, 2013  

This afternoon Columbia kicked off for our school fundraiser, the Astro Run. Also information envelopes will be sent home with students today. The school's goal for this year is $40,000. ALL of this money will stay at Columbia.

Students are to collect pledges and we will have the Astro Run next Friday. I will send more info home about that so you can come cheer on our class! This year's theme is a Super Hero theme and our class chose Jump's Incredible Super Kids as their team name.

Please start collecting pledges tonight and send the envelope in tomorrow. The class with the most pledges tomorrow will get a popsicle party next week!

September 30  

Thank you to all those that sent in shoes for charity! Our 2 classes collected 281 shoes in a week!!

Also, please remember 4th grade curriculum night is Thursday night in the Media Center at 6:00pm.

How Many Shoes Can We Collect?  


 We have collected 167 shoes - September 27, 2013 - Great Job! Deadline is September 30 to meet our goal of 300 shoes.

We have collected 123 shoes - September 26, 2013.


We have collected 20 shoes in our first day.

In reading this week, our essential question is How Can Starting a Business help others?   Our essential question had us learning about how TOMS shoes donate a pair of shoes for every shoe bought.


As a class, we would like to collect shoes for Inside-Out Ministries to send to distant countries who need the shoes. The overall goal of the shoe drive is to collect 300 bags of shoes with 50 in each bag. Our class goal is to collect 2 bags with 50 shoes in each.   It doesn't matter what the shoes look like or smell like. It doesn't have to be a matching pair. Any shoe will do!! Start sending them in today! The last day for collecting is September 30, 2013. Help make a difference in our community as well as communities elsewhere!  


Parent Night  

Next Thursday, October 3rd, 4th grade parents are invited to a 4th grade parent meeting from 6:00-6:30 in the Media Center.


Please return completed Impact Aid forms as soon as possible.

4th Grade class shirt order forms are due Monday, September 23rd.

Friday, September 27th is a half day for students.

Book Fair/PTA Meeting  

The Book Fair will be next week, September 9-September 13 in the science lab. Our class will go Thursday morning together. If your child brings money another day, they may also go that day.


The Book Fair will be open Monday night from 5pm-7pm. PTA Meeting at 6:00 that night in the lunchroom.

Labor Day  

We will be out of school Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day.


Columbia T-shirt orders forms are due this Thursday, August 29th.

If you have any clean Pringles cans you could send in, we need them for math activities. 


Welcome to 4th Grade! I look forward to working with you and your child this year. I will be teaching math and science and Ms. Pedroso will be teaching Language Arts and Alabama History.

Reminders for this Week  

ARMT testing is this week. Please make sure students arrive on time to school each day and have a good breakfast. Thank you to all the parents who sent in testing treats for after testing each day.

Field trip forms for the play at Bob Jones were sent home Friday and are due Thursday May 9th. The cost is $6.50.

Take Your Child to Work Day  

Thursday, April 25, is Take Your Child to Work Day. If your child will be going to work with you, please send in a note on company letterhead.

Reminders for this Week  

Reminders for the Week of April 15

April 15 - Progress Reports sent home

April 19 - Friday - 1/2 day for Students

April 24 - Field Day T- Shirt order forms are due

Classroom Needs  


We are in need of several items for our classroom: Kleenex, gallon size Ziploc bags, pencils, Clorox wipes, Lysol spray

Thank you for your help!

Fraction Games  

I have added new fraction games for 3rd and 4th graders on my PortaPortal page.

Go to: www.portaportal.com and the guest access:karenjump

Space Week: Week of April 1-5  

Space Week will be the week of April 1-5. Students will be doing special activities throughout the week about Space. Also, we will have school wide dress up days, listed below:

M- neon dress up day
T- dress like a scientist day
W - space hair day
Th - astronaut and alien day
F - all-stars shirt

Week of March 11-15  

The Spring Book Fair is this week. Our class will be going to the Book Fair Tuesday from 10:15-10:45. Students can go any day they bring money. Family Night is Monday the 11th from 5:00-7:00 and the PTA meeting is that night at 6:00, 3rd grade will be performing this night.

Wednesday, March 13, 4th grade will be going to Montgomery. We will be leaving the school at 6am and returning around 6pm. A reminder sheet has been emailed home with more information about this trip.


*Friday, February 15 is a half day for students.

*Montgomery field trip money and permission slip is due Monday, February 18th. The cost is $61. If your child is not going, please let me know.

*Symphony Field Trip permission slip and money is due Friday, February 22nd. The cost is $2.

Class Picture Day  

Class pictures will be made Wednesday, February 6th.

Montgomery Field Trip  

Field trip forms for Montgomery were sent home last week and are due Monday, Feb. 18th. 

The field trip will be Wednesday, March 13th and the cost for students is $61. This includes chartered bus transporation, lunch, admission, and a tour guide.

Aviation Challenge  

The 2nd payment for Aviation Challenge is due January 31st. It is $160.

January 18, 2012  

Congratulations to 4th grade students who certified Model Classroom in Math Facts in a Flash!! Students have been working on Math Facts in a Flash each week to improve accuracy and speed in math.

January 18, 2012  

Congratulations to 4th grade students who certified Model Classroom in Math Facts in a Flash!! Students have been working on Math Facts in a Flash each week to improve accuracy and speed in math.

Penguin Patch  

The Penguin Patch Holiday gift shop will be open next week Dec. 10-14 in the science lab. Our class will go on Monday December 10 9:15-9:45.

Students can go throughout the week if they bring money.

Family Night is Monday, December 10 5-7pm

Students can pay with cash or checks made to Columbia Elementary School PTA

Christmas Party  

Our class Christmas Party will be on the afternoon of December 20th. More information will be coming about the party.

Friday, December 21st is a half day of school.

November 27, 2012  

Yearbook order forms and money are due this Friday, November 30.

Parents, we are running low on some classroom supplies. If you are able to donate any of these, it would be greatly appreciated.

Supplies Needed: Clorox Wipes, Pencils, Kleenex, Cap Erasers, Hand Sanitizer

Math Practice at Home  

There are 2 programs: Success Maker and Math Facts in a Flash that students can access at home to practice math skills we are working on in class. We have sent home log in information for these already.

Success Maker has both math and reading programs and Math Facts in a Flash is timed facts practice.

Friday, November 9th  

Friday, November 9th is a half day. Students need to know how they are going home. If their transportation changes, please send in a signed note.

Students are out of school Monday for Veteran's Day. All of the students did an excellent job on their Veteran's Day interviews!


Aviation Challenge first payment and paperwork are due Novenber 1st. Also, 3rd and 4th grade Veteran's interviews are due on November 1st. Students will be sharing these next week with the class.

Next Friday, November 9th is a 1/2 day for studentsand students will be out of school on November 12 for Veteran's Day.

4th Grade will be using IPads for our class Technology Day Friday, November 9th as part of their class reward for the Astro Run.

St. Jude's Fundraiser  

Dear CES parents and Students,


        Team Madison City is running for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital again this year in Memphis.  We have been in the top 3 organizations for the past several years due to the generosity of our wonderful CES family.

        This year, I’d like to challenge each student to find 5 people they could do a small chore for and earn $1.00 from each chore.  It could be family, friends or neighbors.  Some examples might be to water plants, bring in the mail or newspaper, set the table, unload the dishwasher or read to a younger child.  Most people would be glad to receive the help and would also be glad to contribute $1.00 to such a worthwhile organization.  Every school in our system has a child who has received care from St. Jude.   You probably know of someone who has benefited from this hospital that never charges anyone who cannot pay for medical treatment.

        Please consider encouraging your child to earn and donate at least $5.00, but we welcome any donation!  No amount is too small.  We will also have one optional homework assignment where students go on a scavenger hunt for loose change.  We search under couch cushions, beneath recliners, in the clothes dryer and under the seats of our cars.  The “found” change is counted and put in a Ziploc bag and returned to school to be compiled together, counted as a class and donated to St. Jude.

        As always, I am fully aware of how many worthy organizations there are out there and I understand if you are unable to participate in our St. Jude fundraiser.  These are totally optional activities.

        Thanks so much for your support in all of our CES endeavors!

** If you would like to donate online, use the following link:


Reminders for the Week of October 15-19  

Monday the 15th is a PTA meeting at 6:00. This is Safety Night in which the fire burn house and the Madison Police will be.

Also, the Book Fair will be open for parents and students to shop together.

Week of October 15-19th - Book Fair - Students can go any day they bring money. Our class goes Monday, 9:15.

October 18, 2012 - Field trip to Burritt on the Mountain Heritage Festival. Students need to wear comfortable shoes and be dressed for being outside. They need to bring a completely disposable sack lunch and a drink labeled with their names.



Field Trip Forms  
4th grade field trip forms were sent home today and are due October 12th. We will be going to Burritt on the Mountain for the Heritage Festival on October 18th. The cost is $11 which includes the festival admission and transportation costs.

Astro Run Reminders   

1. Please send in all collection envelopes on Wednesday to allow us to mark number of laps run and/or total still owed. 
2. The Astro Run will be Thursday. I will pass out shirts that morning, but students need to be dressed to run.

3. If you have any military family members, please invite them to the run!  We will have a lap in their honor and they will be invited to run with the students.  If another family member wants to step in to run this (if the family member is deployed, etc) with the student, that is great too.  We want to make sure our military HEROES are honored too!!        

4. Money is due October 9th.
5. We have a limited number of Astro Run t-shirts available to sell on run day too.  (Shirts are $8 each)       

Astro Run Update   

 As of Friday, September 28th we have reached a total of $32,782.!  We are so close to our goal of $45,000!  Please remember thatall pledges are due on Monday, October 1.

Also, check with your employer to see if they offer a matching donation.  I know that Lockheed, Intergraph, Boeing and Northrup will match your donation to the school.  Contact your HR department or check online for more details.

 A few reminders:

 *  This is the PTA's main fundraiser this year.  ALL money collected will stay at Columbia!

*  The money is earmarked for 2 new computers per classroom, plus all the programs the PTA provides.

*  10% of each donation turned in by October 9th will stay in your child's classroom.

 Don’t forget, if we reach $45,000 on Monday, the entire school will be rewarded with the following:

  • Ø  an inflatable day during PE or recess
  • Ø  I will wear Bama gear for an entire day & spray paint my hair
  • Ø  Mr. Chapman will be the PE coach for a day
  • Ø  Coach Fields will dress as a woman for a day
The ASTRO Run is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd (Thursday, October 4th is the rain date) We encourage you to come cheer your children on as they participate in the run.

Grades Kindergarten & 1st - 8am

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th - 9 am

Grades 2nd & 3rd  - 10 am

 The teachers, staff and PTA are grateful for the generosity you have shown Columbia.  If you have not yet sent in your donation, please do so on Monday.


Astro Run Update  

Jump's Jets have done an excellent job of collecting pledges for the Astro Run. As of today our school's grand total (Wednesday) is $14,648.60!! Great job! Keep bringing those pledges in!

The top class in each grade today was:

K - Riddle
1 - Blythe
2 - Smith
3 - Pinegar

4 - Jump
5 - Ebersold
6 - Lee

Week of Sept 17-21  

* I will be out on Monday the 17th for AMSTI training. 

* Friday, the 21st, we will be having an Astro Run Pep Rally, Picnic Lunch, and Fun Day Friday. Students can purchase a sack lunch from the lunchroom or bring one from home. Parents are welcome to join us! I will post exact times when I find them out. 

*Friday the 21st is a half day. Students dismiss at 11:00.

Coming Home this Week!  

* 3rd and 4th Grade STAR Math reports were sent home Monday. Please sign and return.

* Graded papers were sent home Tuesday. Please sign and return.

*Impact Aid forms will be sent home Wednesday, please complete and send in as soon as possible.

Upcoming Events  

Monday - September 10th - PTA meeting is Monday night at 6pm

Chick Fil A family night will be the 17th from 5-8pm. We will receive 10% of all sales that night regardless if you mention Columbia or not!


Think Central Passwords  

Mrs. Pedroso sent home Think Central passwords today. Students can access their reading textbook online through this website.

School Pictures  



Reminders for the First Week  

4th Grade Parent Night is Monday, August 27th 6:00-6:30

If you have not sent in $6 for Alabama Studies Weekly, please do so as soon as possible. Make checks payable to Studies Weekly.

Labor Day Holiday - September 3rd No School

First Day  

The 1st day went by rather quickly. We went over a lot of procedures and got the student's supplies organized. The rest of the week we will add more math and history. Some papers were sent home today to be signed and there will be also some sent home tomorrow. Please check folder's nightly for papers.

Also, please send in $6 to pay for Alabama History newspapers as soon as possible. Either cash or a check made out to Studies Weekly. Thank you to those parents who have already sent the money in!


I enjoyed meeting many of you either Wednesday or Thursday night at Open House. I will be team teaching with Mrs. Pedroso this year. I will be teaching Math and History and she will be teaching Language Arts and Science.


4th Graders - will have 4th Grade Math and Alabama History with Mrs. Jump in the morning and then go to Mrs. Pedroso for 4th Grade Language Arts and Science in the afternoons.


3rd Graders - will have 3rd Grade Language Arts and Science with Mrs. Pedroso in the mornings and then 3rd grade Math and Social Studies with Mrs. Jump in the afternoons.

Studies Weekly  

4th Grade students will be using Alabama Studies Weekly this year in class. The cost of the newspaper is $6. Students can send in exact cash or a check made out to Studies Weekly to pay for their paper.

4th Grade Parent Night  

Monday, August 27th 

6:00 – 6:30 4th Grade Parent Night


Columbia Parent Night Schedules  

Wednesday, August 15th

4:00 – 5:00 Kindergarten Open House and Tours for New Students to Columbia

5:00 - 5:30 DD Open House


Thursday, August 16th

4:00 - 7:00 PTA Open House 

2012-2013 School Year  

Welcome to Mrs. Jump's 4th Grade Class!


I look forward to meeting each one of my students soon. A few things to remember to help with the 1st day of school.

  • Each child needs to know how they are going home on the 1st day of school. If your child is a car rider, they might be announced by their name on the first day, but I will be sending carline numbers home.
  • You may bring lunch or buy lunch from the cafeteria. If you are a returning student, practice your lunch number ahead of time.
  • Students may bring a healthy snack and a bottle of water each day
  • Students can bring supplies to Open House or on  the first day of school.