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Colson Elementary School
Welcome back for the 2014-2015 School Year!              

Order your child's yearbook now.  Orders are due by March 30th.  Softcover is $22 and harcover is $28.  

Order Online at and enter the Yearbook ID Code 12049715
Click here for an informative video on how math has changed in your child's classroom.Click here for an informative video on how math has changed in your child's classroom.
Important Dates:

Mar 30 Early Release
Mar 31 SAT 10 Reading Testing
5th Grade
April 3 Non-Student Day
April 6 Early Release
April 13-28 FSA Testing, Reading
Math, and Science 5th Grade
We are always looking for parent volunteers and business partners to serve on our School Advisory Committee and on our PTA Board. Please contact Mrs. Lynch if you are interested in being a part of either of these organizations. We really need you!
Parent registration is now available for Edsby. To register your account, you will need the following information.

  • Student Number
  • Name of student's school
  • Last four digits of student's Social Security Number
  • Student's Birth Date
Visit and register today.

Parents:  Access Activities aligned to the Florida Standards that you can do at home with your child.  Click here for a video link on our district's InSync resource.

Parent Univeristy Dates:
March 21st at Tomlin Middle School

Comcast Cable is offering a  service for students on free/reduced lunch. They are offering internet services for approximately $10 a month. Information is listed below:

Internet Essentials program

(855) 846-8376  1 Information   2 Order Status          3 Setup Service 4 Billing

To Qualify:
Live in Comcast Internet coverage area  
Child eligible to receive free or reduced school lunch through the National School Lunch Program
No Comcast Internet subscription in past 90 days
No overdue payments to Comcast
No unreturned Comcast equipment
Additional Restrictions May Apply

Price and Detail breakdown:
Unlimited Data: $9.95/month    
No Set Up Fee
No Equipment Fee
No Price Increases

HCPS Microsoft Student Advantage
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) is excited to announce the Microsoft Student Advantage program.  Students are able to download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus desktop applications on their home computers for FREE!
Note to Parents and Students
The Microsoft software is the same Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more similar to a purchase from your local retail store.  At this time the latest versions for the certification is Office 2013 for Windows computers. When you are at home what you install on your Windows computer will not have the calendar year, and will automatically update to the latest version. If you are using a Mac at home the current version is Office for Mac 2011.
Who is eligible?
Any student whose primary affiliation is "student". Full-time staff members who are taking classes are not eligible at this time.
What software can the student download?
Eligible students are able to download Microsoft Office ProPlus applications on up to 5 PC’s or Macs, andup to 5 tablets including iPads). These applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync, OneNote*, Access*, and Publisher*.
*Publisher and Access available on PC’s only, OneNote is available for download for other platforms.
Download and Installation Instructions
Microsoft Student Advantage allows a student to download and install Microsoft Office 2013 on up to 5 computers at their home. Below are the instructions to complete this download and installation.
  • Click in the "Password" field, and your web browser will automatically redirect you to a special log-in site. Retype your username if necessary and use your standard district password that is used for the student portal. Click the "Sign In" button.
  • You are now logged in to Office 365, which provides access to download and install Microsoft Office software. Depending on your login you may see an option to:
  • "Install Office on more devices" where you can then click options to install Office on a PC or Mac or on a smartphone or an iPad. If you see this option select the one appropriate to the device you want to install Office on. Or…
  • "Install the latest version of Office" with a link below if you would like to "Review System Requirements". When you are ready, click the "Install" button and the installation will automatically take place. Follow the on-screen instructions and you will have the Microsoft Office software installed.
  • After the installation takes place, you should be able to start Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office applications from wherever you would normally start your applications.
  • The first time that you launch one of the Office applications you will be asked to "sign in" again using the username and password you used previously
  • If you want to deactivate the software from a PC that is no longer working or in use, you can click the “Deactivate” button from the website where you completed the install. For Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android phones follow the instructions on that device to uninstall an application.
For questions about the download and installation process, please call
(813) 744-6673 between 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Monday to Friday.

The School District of Hillsborough County does not discriminate nor tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices; and it will take immediate action to eliminate such harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Any student(s) or employee(s) found to have engaged in acts of harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status will be promptly disciplined. Such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion for students, or suspension or termination for employees.

All school personnel, students, and parents are expected to work together to prevent harassment. Should you believe you or another individual has been subjected to harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status, you should report the harassment to your school or to:

Mark West, General Manager of Employee Relations
Division of Human Resources
901 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 272-4227

Our Purpose
Colson's purpose is to focus on improving student achievement by ensuring that our students are engaged in rigorous taks and assignments that are aligned to grade level and content area standards
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NEW Online Host Registation
Enrollment begins August 6th
School Public Accountability Report
Please click for access to Colson Elementary's School Public Accountability Report. A copy is also accessible in the front office.
Department of Education
Last Modified: May 11, 2015