Binns Elementary

Family Newsletter-November 2021

November is HERE!

It is hard to believe that November is already here! We have been having a wonderful year! The students are adapting well with in person learning. Our teachers and staff are working hard to help our children catch up and stay on track! We also appreciate the help you are doing at home to ensure the same! We are in this together and SO thankful for you!
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Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up!


They are scheduled for Monday November 8th and Thursday November 11th.


Please do NOT forget to sign up! Forms have been sent home with your students. Conferences start at 3:45pm and end at 7:00pm. They will be held virtually this year and your students' teacher will send the appropriate zoom link.


If you didn't receive a form, please contact Gina Shimer at gshimer@columbus.k12.oh.us or 614-361-4205.
Need an interpreter for your conference? Contact Gina as well. We want to ensure all our families have the BEST opportunity to connect with their students teacher and the school.

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Every Thursday our Kindergartners celebrate the color of the week that they are learning! We ask everyone to celebrate with them and wear the colors they are learning! Below is the schedule! Consider having your student share in the fun with them!!


November 4th- PINK

November 11th-GRAY

November 18th- WHITE

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We have been giving away shout-outs this year. This is part of our PBIS initiative! PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. Our goal is to recognize POSITIVE behavior and hope to encourage an environment of good choices! When your student is caught doing something GREAT, following our Binns ABCs Bulldog Expectations, or going above and beyond in the classroom we recognize them for that behavior. They get a recognition flyer, their name announced on the announcements in front of the entire school, a call home and a prize. At the end of each month ONE student per grade will be chosen as our KIDS OF CHARACTER for the month. Their families will be invited to BRING a special lunch to share with their student in the Gymnasium. These will be held once a month!


Our students are doing AWESOME!


September- 104 Shout Outs

October-149 Shout Outs


Keep up the good work in school and at home! Thank you families for your continued support!
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YOGA CLUB

We are excited to share that Yoga Club is back! One of our OTs, Ms. Sandy Gale, offers this as an alternative to recess. Each grade level will get two months to participate throughout the school year.


In Yoga Club we are learning about how yoga and mindfulness are great ways to help strengthen and calm our mind and bodies. Both yoga and mindfulness have so many benefits to offer to all of us, i.e improve self-regulation, self-confidence, academic readiness, social and peer interactions to just name a few!


Each week is different, sometimes we will do "themed" yoga, i.e. Fall, Back to School, Spring, etc. Sometimes we'll have challenges, play yoga games or the students will lead the sessions by choosing their favorites poses to do. We are also learning many different breathing techniques to help regulate our bodies. Ask your child if they have participated, and if they have, maybe you can enjoy some yoga together at home!


See some GREAT resources below!

Message from the Nurse

Please continue to do daily wellness checks on your children and do not send them to school if they aren't feeling well. This will become increasingly important as we head into the colder months and are spending more time indoors.

As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call me at school! Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone healthy and safe! Thank you!

PE Google Classroom

Did your student miss PE due to an appointment, sickness or COVID? Make up your time missed but completing missed assignments in the PE Google Classroom. Click the link below and use classrom code: 73no7mn. Click on the + in the right upper corner and insert code to join.


REMINDER: Please wear TENNIS SHOES on your students PE day.

Literacy Day Parade

On Friday October 29th we hosted our annual Literacy Day Parade. Our students had the opportunity to dress in costume and parade down the hallway and admire each others' costumes. They spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying a time of treats and literacy fall games. The students had a WONDERFUL time! We were so excited to still take part in this great tradition even during the time of restrictions. Unfortunately, due to rain all families were unable to attend the parade. See the videos below for what you missed! Enjoy!
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