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SUN Bucks

Notification to Apply for SUN Bucks

Dear Parents/Guardians:

If your household income is less than 185% of the Federal level, the school aged children in your household may be eligible for a new

program called SUN Bucks. Households that are Direct Certification or has a paper application on file for the 23-24 SY do not

need to apply. Please send any address changes to your school before April 30, 2024 to ensure cards are mailed to the right

address.

Participating families will receive $120 for each eligible child on a card that you can use to buy food during the summer at grocery

stores, farmers markets, and other authorized retailers. If you think your children are eligible, you can get SUN Bucks by filling out a

simple application. To apply for SUN Bucks, apply via your child's schools free and reduced form by Wednesday, May 1, after

Wednesday, May 1 visit https://indianasunbucks.com. Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 16, 2024 in order to get

benefits for this summer. If you need assistance filling out an application, or if you have questions, submit a ticket to the online help

form: https://idoe.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/11.

You will need to provide your child's name, school, date of birth, along with the names of other people in your household, your

household income, and address where you would like the benefit card to be sent. You will not need to provide any documentation to

apply. Receiving Summer EBT will not affect children or families' immigration status.

In addition to SUN Bucks the children under 18 years of age in your household can also receive free meals during the summer at a

summer meal site. You can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (or text 914-342-7744 with the keyword "summer meals")

to find the location closest to you.

If you have questions, you can contact Wendy Bower at wendy.bower@zebras.net

Sincerely,

Wendy Bower

Food Service Director

Rochester Community Schools

If approved and you receive more than $120 per eligible child in your household, do not use the benefits, and submit a ticket ot he

online help form https://idoe.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portal/11 as soon as possible to confirm or correct the error.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2023-24

Household size Yearly Monthly Weekly

1 26,973 2,248 519

2 36,482 3,041 702

3 45,991 3,833 885

4 55,500 4,625 1,068

5 65,009 5,418 1,251

6 74,518 6,210 1,434

7 84,027 7,003 1,616

8 93,536 7,795 1,799

Each additional

person: +9,509 +793 +183Non-Discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this

institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual

orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means

of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the

responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or

contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination

Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA

office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant's name, address,

telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary

for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be

submitted to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW,

Washington, D.C.20250-9410;or fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or email:program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Introducing SchoolKidz!

 This year Columbia will again be offering the SchoolKidz supply kit program which offers pre-packaged, school supply boxes filled with the exact items requested by your child's teacher. The box comes directly to Columbia over the summer and we will have it on your student's desk ready for our Open House and the 1st day of school.

Why fight the hassle of retail when there's a cost effective and convenient way of purchasing your back-to-school supplies for the 2024-2025 school year? Skip the lines this summer. Would you rather spend a summer day driving from store to store to purchase school supplies or get everything you need in one easy box? Supply orders include the exact colors, quantities, and brands your teachers have approved for class. Get your back-to-school shopping out of the way early and enjoy a summer day!

Simply place your order by May 24th .

Order online at www.shopttkits.com.

Enter our school's account number 44171.

Kindergarten Round-Up

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Solar Eclipse Day Schedule Information

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Columbia Book Fair

Columbia Book Fair starts on Monday!

Students will be able to shop the book fair during their library time!

FAMILY EVENT will be March 1st, Friday, 5:00-7:30pm in the Columbia gym!

Visit our Book Fair homepage and get started with eWallet and online shopping:
https://www.scholastic.com/bf/columbiaelementaryschool28

Email if you have any questions, jazmine.rentschler@zebras.net.

1 month left to order yearbooks

To order your yearbook visit: https://inter-state.com/order and enter code: 83095R

Online ordering available until: Friday, March 08, 2024


Para ordenar su Anuario visite: https://inter-state.com/order e introduzca este codigo: 83095R
Ordenar en llnea termina el: viernes, 9 de marzo, 2024

Columbia Book Fair

Here's what you need to know about the big event, which will take place from 2/26 - 3/1! During that week students will be able to make purchases during their library time! We also have a FAMILY EVENT, 3/1 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm!

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/columbiaelementaryschool28.

K-1-2 Little Dribblers

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Columbia yearbooks on sale! $16

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When I grow up...

By Mrs. Beall's 1st Grade class.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwjfGV-EtlM 

Columbia Picture Day

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Kindergarten & 1st Grade Car Line Video Instructions