School Showcase

School Showcase

 

Preschool Learns That Farming Rocks
St. Columba's preschool greeted a special guest reader, Crystal Davis, who read a story about farming to our students. She discussed what she did on her farm and how crops are grown. Crystal helped our students understand through the story the importance of farming in our area and country.

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Recess After Hours Rocks
St. Columba School's first After Hours Recess night was a huge success. We had music, food, games, line dancing, and tons of fun. St. Columba's Youth Group led by Sr. Suzanne also was a huge part of the night. These Youth Group members and other student volunteers helped organize and run the games. When it was time to go home, no one wanted to leave. Thanks to the HSA for organizing and br...

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Hippity Hoppity, the Easter Bunny is Here!
The Easter Bunny joyously hopped into Saint Columba School, spreading cheer with Easter candy and fluffy hugs. Our excited students were delighted with this unexpected surprise. The Bunny visited each classroom, and he even was accompanied by his pet chicken. The kids loved the visit and enjoyed talking with the Easter Bunny. What an exciting Easter treat!  

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BTE Gives SCS Zombie Thoughts
Our friends from the Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble's Theater in the Classroom brought to us Zombie Thoughts. This play demonstrated to our students that anxiety can be dealt with and how to cope with those thoughts that make us anxious. The three actors, Bruce Gomez, Diamond Gloria Marrow, and Jack Sullivan, energetically portrayed a live video game where SCS students chose what happens to the c...

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Leprechaun Loop 2024
St. Columba's Leprechaun Loop was amazing! The weather was perfect, the runners/walkers were excited, and our volunteers were out in full force. This 5K at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds brought in over 200 people and the staff at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds were amazing too! Plus all the funds go to Saint Columba Catholic School to help continue its 70-year mission of serving as a beacon of Christ...

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Anywhere Farm
We had a special visitor. Mr. John Esslinger came to SCS to kick off the 2024s Ag. Literacy Week. He read Anywhere Farm to our students. The story showed creative ways we can all farm. He then answered questions students had about farming. We found out too that Grayson's grandfather worked with Mr. Esslinger on a farm. Mr. Esslnger even gave out lettuce and pumpkin seeds with instructions on h...

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Learn More about Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a big problem in Pennsylvania. Now, our students are wiser and more aware of this problem and how to prevent exposure. Charlotte Moss from PA Lyme at  https://palyme.org/ brought the Dare to Be Aware program to SCS. This program is designed to empower our students to be better protected and stay safer while enjoying the outdoors.

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1st Grade's Oobleck OOO
1st grade went experimenting with Mrs. McConnell. The students created oobleck. Using water, cornstarch, and food coloring, they mixed everything together. While mixing they observed the reactions of this concoction and learned how a liquid can become a solid. They even had a scientific journal to record their observations and draw conclusions.

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Germ City Comes to SCS!
SCS had a visit from Germ City! This educational program taught us the importance of keeping our hands clean, and fingers out of noses, ears, eyes, and mouths. Ann Dzwonchyk and Elissa Veldhuis from Evan Community Hospital coated our hands with "germs" then led them into a black light room that showed how germs cover our hands. After a trip to the restroom to clean up, we went back into ...

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Will Humphrey Spells It Out in Harrisburg
Will Humphrey represented SCS well. He went up against 35 other students from the other Catholic schools in the Diocese of Harrisburg. Will was one of only two 4th graders to compete. After it was all over, his mom and dad took him out for a well earned burger and fries from Longhorn Steakhouse. Congrats, Will! Mom and dad are so proud of you! 

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Thing 1 & Thing 2 and SCS
SCS celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a special reading of The Cat in the Hat from Mrs. Howe. Everybody got into it. We had so many Thing 1's, Thing 2's and more than that Things. Plus The Cat in the Hat made a special appearance for us all!

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BHS and The Phantom of the Opera
The Bloomsburg High School Theater Department invited SCS for a preview of their musical production of The Phantom of the Opera. As a preview, we did not see the entire show, which left us wanting more. These high school performers have amazing talent and their singing abilities impressed all our students. The extra special treat is that The Phantom is played by Miss Maneval's brother Jesse. T...

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1st grade Takes Control
Our 1st grade created their very own "self-controller boxes", inspired by the book 'But It's Just a Game' in Mr. Drumm's class. This book teaches kids to gain a balance between tech and real life in the form of the self-controller box. Inside these boxes students placed reminders on how they can control their lives by being more self-aware at home and at school. The stude...

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St. Columba School & Community Service
St. Columba School's continued dedication to service had a canned food drive during the month of January. Students brought in specific canned goods like soups and vegetables that were then donated to the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. Once the drive ended, our 4th graders carried the goods to the Food Cupboard where they were cheerfully and gratefully received. This was our fina...

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Ash Wednesday - 2 Hour Delay Not withstanding
St. Columba School began the solemn season of Lent with Ash Wednesday. This first day of Lent is meant to remind us of our devotion to God. We had a special Student Mass for St. Columba School. There was a 2 hour delay which meant the 8:30 Student Mass was cancelled, but Father Mowery wanting our students to begin Lent properly rescheduled the Student Mass for 10:30. Thank you Father Mow...

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