Catlin Arts Magnet K-5

 12736 Marinda St, Omaha, NE 68144

Phone: (531) 299-1180

Fax: (531) 299-1198

Nurse Fax: (531) 299-1199


Mr. Matthew Piechota, Principal
phone:  (531) 299-1180

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Upcoming events

Jan. 17th- No Students- MLK, Jr. Day

Jan. 28th - Re-scheduled Kindergarten Round-up, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Feb. 4th - Curriculum Day- No Students

Feb. 21st- No School - Presidents' Day

March 3rd & 4th- No School- Parent/Teacher Conferences

March 14th - 18th- No School - Spring Break

April 1st - Prof. Dev. Day - No Students

April 15th - Teacher Plan Day - No Students

April 18th - Teacher Work Day - No Students

May 27th - Last Student Day of School

The calendar shifts some previous school days to non-student days. This will allow teachers to plan and prepare for maximizing student learning and advancing student success. This is a part of our ongoing Academic Acceleration and Recovery efforts.
The revised calendar shifts the following days to non-student days where there will be no school for all students:
Sept. 24, 2021 – Teacher Planning Day
Nov. 1, 2021 – Teacher Planning Day
February 4, 2022 – Curriculum Day
April 1, 2022 – Professional Development Day
April 15, 2022 – Teacher Planning Day
April 18, 2022 – Articulation Day*

Click HERE for District calendar.
Spanish calendar is available there as well.

Columbian Parent Pay Pre-K

Columbian Elementary is offering Parent Pay Pre-K for the 2021-2022 school year through the Omaha Public Schools Foundation.
Registrations are available online
Weekly Rate of $195.00 per child with a $75.00 registration fee.
Omaha Public Schools Foundation 402-502-3032.


OPS Kindergarten Round Up!

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-2023 school year is rescheduled for Friday, January 28,  2022 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Catlin.

Students must reside in the OPS attendance area.  Students must be 5 on or before July 31, 2022. 

To register your child, visit:

If you have questions or need assistance with your registration, please call your neighborhood school. Catlin's phone # is (531) 299-1180.


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We are excited to share with parents that beginning with the 2017-18 school year, OPS will implement an adjusted grading scale. Over the last two years, Omaha Public Schools staff have been working to evaluate the grading practices across the district. Under the previous grading scale, teachers have expressed concern that some students can achieve a “proficient” grade in a course even though they have only completed minimal work in the course. OPS is committed to providing students and families with an accurate representation of students’ learning. OPS field tested an adjusted grading scale throughout the 2016-17 school year. After analyzing field-test data and gathering feedback from parents, students and staff, there was strong support for the more rigorous field-tested grading scale.

For more information check out:

Elementary Grading Brochure

Elementary Grading Brochure SPANISH



 School Excellence in Improvement Awards

2013 - 2014 GOLD AWARD
2015 - 2016 GOLD AWARD
2016 -2017 SILVER AWARD