Military Family Resources
CES Yearly Family Resource
Caledonia Elementary School strives to meet the needs of all of our military students. We are fortunate to live in a community with ties to the military. As a school, we understand the unique situations that our military students encounter, and we want our military families to know we are here to help. Our staff has a variety of experience in assisting with military youth and their families, many are part of military families as well. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Jessica Smith, Parent Coordinator, if you have any questions. She can be reached by email at: [email protected]
CES yearly events to honor our military families include:
September 11th: Each year on this day all are encouraged to wear patriotic clothing and we have a moment of silence for those who lost their lives and for those who serve to protect our freedom.
Veterans Day: The students of Caledonia Elementary School line the hallways with posters, wave flags, and cheer on our veterans as they are escorted to our gymnasium. A reception follows in the gym with patriotic songs sung by our students and refreshments served by our Anchored 4 Life club members.
April: April is the month of the Military Child! During the month a day will be selected to for to wear purple, and we also host an event to celebrate the sacrifices of our military children.
Anchored 4 Life: A peer-to-peer to peer group to help all families through various transitions such as coming to a new school, moving, deployment, and reintegration. If you would like to learn more please visit: https://anchored4life.com/
Our District offers services for all students despite any challenges they might face including learning disabilities or needing an extra challenge outside of the classroom for our academically gifted students. Our district special service department contact information can be found on the following page if you have any questions or concerns. https://www.lowndes.k12.ms.us/apps/pages/specialservices
Resources for Military Families
Columbus Air Force Base Website: The Columbus Air Force Base serves as the training ground for many of our military families. Our school works alongside the base to help make transitions go more smoothly for all members of our military families.
Columbus Air Force Base School Liaison: CES works alongside our Air Force Base Liaison to connect with our military families and meet the needs of their students.
Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission: Mississippi is one of 35 states involved in the Interstate Compact for Educational Opportunities for Military Children. You can learn about the many opportunities the compact covers to assist in transitional military children through this website.
Mississippi’s Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission: Mississippi strives to ensure all military families are welcomed and transition smoothly to our communities. This website will give you contact information for those who can help ensure your children are getting every opportunity at their new school.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC): The Military Child Education Coalition focuses on safeguarding quality educational opportunities for all military children affected by mobility, family separation and transition.
Tutoring Services for Military Students: This website is a great place for our military students to receive tutoring services.
Sesame Street for Military Families: Resources from the Sesame Street Workshop for military families.
Blue Star Families: Resources for the entire family.
United Through Reading: A reading program for all branches to connect through reading while separated from their families.
Operation Home Front: Assistance for military families.
National Association of Federally Impacted Schools: Impact Aid association to help school districts that are federally impacted.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education: Impact Aid Program.
Columbus Air Force Base Phone App: