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First ELAC/PTSA Meeting

Columbia Middle School held its first joint English Learner Advisory Committee/Parent Teacher Student Association (ELAC/PTSA) meeting of the school year on Wednesday evening (September 15, 2021) in the school library. The event was well-attended by around 40 CMS community members. At the meeting, Principal Daniel Poo detailed his School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA) goal for English learners for the 2021-2022 School Year. After a question and answer session, the goal was unanimously approved. In addition to the SPSA session, the Family Engagement Institute presented information about a parenting class they are offering in conjunction with Foothill College. The Columbia Neighborhood Center presented about fall classes for students and parents.

After a year of Zoom meetings, it was amazing to see so many people attend an in-person ELAC/PTSA session. We hope that this strong start continues and together we can strengthen the partnership between the school and the community. For details on how to join ELAC, please contact Claudia Estrada via email at For details on how to join our PTSA, please