Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of November 15th

Colerain's "Spirit Week" Starts This Week!!!

Colerain Spirit Week

Family Engagement Events This Week

  • Colerain Intro to PBIS - Monday, November 15th @ 7p - Please attend this session to learn more about Colerain's PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) Framework and how it is used to ensure a positive, predictable, safe, and equitable school environment . ZOOM LINK:

  • Third Grade Reading Guarantee Parent Meeting (for 3rd Grade Families) - Wednesday, November 17th @ 6:30 PM - please join us to learn more about Ohio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee, reading improvement plans, how to support your child at home, and third grade testing. ZOOM LINK:

Colerain Announcements

  • Fall Picture Retakes - Tuesday, November 16th
  • Lunch Menu - Colerain's Lunch Menu for Nov15th - Dec 10th has been added below.
  • Please save and send "egg cartons" to school - These will be used by Mr. Vance's Art Classes. Thanks!!!
  • Please consider donating lightly used (or new) sweat/athletic pants (all sizes) to Colerain. These will be provided to our students if they have accidents through out the school day.
  • Food Trucks - Unfortunately we cannot offer Colerain Students access when we have food trucks. Students have to either eat the federally provided lunch here or pack lunch from home. However, if a parent wants to get food from the truck and then have lunch with their student,, they are welcome to do so and sit outside (while weather permits).

Colerain PTA Meeting

Please join us for the November PTA Meeting and get to know other families, learn about Colerain initiatives, and how you can be involved (as little or as much as you want).

Wednesday, November 17th @ 6p


Upcoming Colerain Events

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Thursday, November 18th - if you haven't had or signed up for a conference yet, please reach out to your student's classroom teacher.
  • Asynchronous Days (at home) - Monday, November 22nd & Tuesday, November 23rd
  • No School - Wednesday, November 24th - Friday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Break)

Ms. Marawi's 1st Grade Class Tie-Dying T-Shirts!

Staff Highlight - Nikki Ramming

Q: What is your role?

A: School Nurse

Q: What is your responsibility?

A: I help the students (and staff) with their medical needs such as medication administration, diabetes care, tube feedings, airway and respiratory mangagement, care coordination, health screenings and health teaching. Oh and I do some Covid stuff too.

Q: What is one thing you want families to remember/learn about your program/class?

A: This is my 7th year at Colerain. Our school is so unique! I adore how we include everyone in all our activities and promote each student's independence. I love coming to work everyday!

Q: Are there any hobbies, interests, or stories you would like to share?

A: I run, practice yoga and enjoy CrossFit. I have a one-eyed dog named Juniper (she's a Treeing Walker Coonhound). I'm over half way done with my master's of nursing program at Capital University.

PBIS Tier 3

  • PBIS Tier 3 is for a FEW students that Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports have not connected.
  • Tier 3 addresses sometimes dangerous, often highly disruptive behaviors creating barriers to learning and excluding students from social settings.
  • The core practices guiding Tier 3 include Tier 1 and Tier 2 core practices and:
    • Conducting function-based assessments to determine “why” a student behaves a certain way
    • Implement wraparound supports from teachers, families, friends, etc.
    • Analyze cultural and contextual fits such as neighborhood, race, ethnicity, learning history, and language/dialect.
  • An example of Tier 3 at Colerain is:
    • The completion of a daily Student Behavior Tracking Form

The Columbus Promise

New Initiative Gives Graduating Seniors Full Scholarship to Columbus State Community College!!!

Learn more here:

Upcoming District/Community Events

  • Ohio's Statewide Family Engagement Center Advisory Council - applications are now open. See flyer below for details - We are seeking a diverse group of parents and caregivers of children birth to Grade 12 from all regions of Ohio. Applications are limited to parents and caregivers who are not professional educators or administrators. We are looking for families that have children currently enrolled in public schools in Ohio.

CCS Facilities Master Plan Details

WE NEED YOUR VOICE! Please consider participating in this effort to re-image what our Columbus City Schools could look like! Colerain is in REGION 4.

Phase 6 (Transform) - Wednesday, December 1st @ 6p at Whetstone High School

  • We will evaluate the options created in the Phase 5 - Consider workshop. What are the pros and cons of each option? We will break into small groups and evaluate what option makes the most sense for your region. Come be a part of live decision making and consensus building. Please request translation services when registering.

  • Register here: tbd

Community Resources

COVID Vaccines



Colerain Family Ambassador - Matt Dixon

The Family Ambassador is a liaison that facilitates partnerships, between families and the school, that support student academic success and well being.

If you have any questions, ideas, or feedback, please reach out to me either phone or email.