Columbus Elementary School Workshops

As COVID guidelines lift, Columbus Elementary School is welcoming back families to school in a big way. The Clinicians Team hosts two monthly parent meetings: "Columbus Cares," where different partners hold workshops, and "Coffee with Clinicians," an open forum for families and the team to dialogue. In addition to these meetings, twice each month Columbus hosts a Food Pantry. Beginning recently, Principal Michael Galland scheduled the Food Pantry to align with the workshops, and Superintendent Jonathan Raymond attended as well.

Recently, over 100 families participated in the Food Pantry - a partnership with Feeding Westchester. Pantry items included frozen chicken, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, and bread. Each person was also given a COVID-19 Rapid-Result Test. After the pantry, 25 families stayed to participate in the Columbus Cares workshop featuring Open Door Family Medical Center. They learned about affordable medical services for families, regardless of insurance.