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Principal Robin Hay

Welcome back to Columbia River Elementary!!  We are the Kestrels!

We have a beautiful building, and we are so excited to have more ability to have parents in the building for events.  Not only is the school beautiful, we also have amazing staff who will work with you and your child to provide an excellent education.  We look forward to meeting each one of you.  Attached is a link to Cornell University with information on the Kestrel Falcon.  They are native to our area and, in fact, we have seen many of them flying around.  Maybe you have too!


Teachers and office staff have been busily working for several weeks to get the school and classrooms ready.  Here is the link to our school webpage:  We also use Class Dojo to share important information with parents.  Your child’s teacher should send an invite to you to join their class on Dojo.


Teacher placement for this year is available through PowerSchool beginning August 16, 2022.  If you do not have an account, here is the link for creating one. 


Students and parents may drop off school supplies to their new classrooms on Monday, August 29. We are not dividing families by last name this year.  You may come at any time between 3:00-5:00 p.m. to drop off supplies and meet your new teacher(s).

Our school nurse, counselor, and office staff will be available during this time. We will have some stations set up outside with class lists. We will have our backdrop for student pictures and Krew, our mascot, will be on hand as well. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Our Columbia River PTO is very active and has many wonderful events planned for the year.  Our meetings will be the first Tuesday of the month and begin at 6:00 p.m.  We have not decided on Zoom or in person meetings for this year.  More information will follow.


President-Sandra Guzman

Vice President-Pete Johnson

Treasurer-Angela Slack

Secretary-Holly Woolf


My email is  Please do not hesitate to reach out.




Mrs. Hay