Welcome to Colonial Elementary School

Principal's Corner

Dear Parents and Families!

We are off to a fantastic start of the new school year!

The next few months will be very important for your child as we establish our norms and begin a rigorous academic curriculum. We need your support by making sure your student attends school regularly.

You can also help by taking an interest in their school work. Ask them the following questions:

  • What did you do in class today?
  • What did you learn today?
  • Did you do anything interesting today in class?
  • Do you have any questions about today's lessons?

Hopefully, these questions will start a meaningful conversation between you and your student. Always remember, we are here to help you as we give every student an opportunity to reach their highest potential.

We are in this together!

Thank you for your support of your child's education.

Title I

The new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 requires that each Title I School hold an Annual Meeting of Title I parents for the purpose of:

  • Informing you of your school's participation in Title I
  • Explaining the requirements of Title I
  • Explaining your rights as parents to be involved


Please take a few moments and participate in our Title I Parent Survey:

Colonial Title I Parent Survey - English

Colonial Title I Parent Survey - Spanish

Colonial Title I Parent Survey - Creole


Parent Involvement

Early Childhood Learning Services of The Lee County School District Head Start Program is accepting applications for children who are 4 years old by September 1st.

Applications for children 0 - 30 months are also being accepted for Early Head Start/EHS Child Care Partnership.

Online applications can be located on:



Important Notification

Notification to Parents - Out of Field Teachers:

Colonial Elementary would like to report that all of our professional staff are considered Highly Qualified.

The following teachers are working to meet the requirements to add English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to their certification: Marielys Acevedo-Cortes, Jennie Cotoia, Amy Fulleton, Emily Hutcherson, Patricia Hutchins, Sondae Mitchell, Danielle Morin, Candida Rios and Deirdre Thorp.


Please note the following important information for this school year:

Student Hours:                      7:55 – 2:40

 Breakfast:                              7:25 – 7:50

ASP Daycare:                        6:30 a.m. – 7:25 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Mr. Eric Washington

Principal's Message - English

Principal's Message - Spanish Translation


Parent Notification

The School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) or NCLB and Annual Year Progress Report (AYP) are available in the office at Colonial Elementary. The NCLB legislation requires that the District provide an annual report to the parents that should be filed in the office and available to anyone that would like to review them.

School Grade History, 2001 - Present

Our Vision:

To provide a safe and encouraging environment where students are inspired to achieve their best each day.

Our Mission:

Colonial Elementary will be a community of students, parents, and staff dedicated to the development of every student's desire to learn and achieve. Collectively, we will provide a safe, supportive environment that fosters curiosity, confidence, and a life-long passion for learning.



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