Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of Jan 31st

Relationship Week: Feb 7th - Feb 11th

Monday - Start with Hello - "Colerain Shirt Day"

Tuesday - One Act of Kindness - Classroom Theme Day

Wednesday - Forgiveness - Backwards or Inside Out Clothes Day

Thursday - Celebrate Diversity - Read with your favorite Stuffed Animal Day

Friday - Friendship Friday - PJ DAY!

Colerain Announcements

  • Feed-a-Friend: was a HUGE success. One of the largest ever. Thank you to everyone who donated!
  • NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, February 2nd - professional development day
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences - Tuesday, February 8th and Thursday, February 17th. - sign ups are being sent/emailed. See Tips/Tricks section below.

PBIS RECAP

  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, systematic, three-tiered intervention framework designed the improve the social-emotional needs of all students at Colerain.
  • PBIS Tier 1 practices and systems establish a foundation of regular, proactive support while preventing unwanted behaviors. Colerain staff provide these universal supports to all students, school-wide.

  • PBIS Tier 2 practices and systems support students who are at risk for developing more serious problem behaviors before those behaviors start. These supports help students develop the skills they need to benefit from core programs at the school.

  • PBIS Tier 3 practices and systems support more intensive, individualized support to improve student's behavioral and academic outcomes. At this level, formal assessments (behavior function finder) are used to identify student’s needs.

School Choice

  • Elementary School Fair - Thursday, February 3rd 6p - 7:30p - zoom links for each school can be found here: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/11220
  • High School & Middle School Lottery Applications: DUE BY - Monday, February 28, 2022.
  • Request to Return to Homeschool Applications: DUE BY - Tuesday, March 22, 2022. - this applies to our lottery and overflow families.
  • Elementary School Lottery Applications: DUE BY - Thursday, March 31, 2022


All applications must be submitted via the Parent Portal https://www.ccsoh.us/Domain/188

Launching Your Middle Schooler to Success

This is a 7 part series of tips & tricks based on research and guidance from The Ohio State Family Engagement "Middle Ground" Program. As a parent of a 5th Grader, this information is extremely helpful and encouraging!


Part 2: Encourage a growth mindset


  • Has your middle schooler worked hard on a school assignment? Value effort over results.
  • Treat mistakes as an opportunity for learning. If everything is easy, there is no growth.
  • Encourage your middle schooler to solve problems on their own.

Pathways Express


  • FREE Admission and activities every weekend February
  • Destination #2 is the Columbus Museum of Art. More details here: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/11237
  • Just present "GREEN" Tickets when you arrive. Tickets were sent home in backpacks

How to Prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Before the Conference

  • Look over schoolwork
  • Talk with your child and list observations of learning style and feelings about learning at home
  • Make a list of questions


At Conference

  • Be on time and prepared
  • Ask the most important question first**
  • Give teachers positive feedback - what is working
  • Express your willingness to volunteer if able
  • Advocate to for your child
  • Figure out next steps- if needed set up another meeting


After the Conference

  • Update your child

  • Make a plan with your child

  • Follow up with teacher and/or other support staff

  • Continue to reach out to the teachers and staff about positive

    feedback as well as advocate for your child


**Suggested questions and conversation starters will be shared next week

HER Academy - HERO Code Camp

HER Academy and Olive are partnering to bring you our third all-girl HERO Code Camp, expanded to include girl-identified and nonbinary students in grades 3 – 12.


This event takes place February 26-27, 2022. There is a $5 participation fee that will be waived upon request. Money will not be a barrier to participation for any student.


Choose one of six virtual classes.


Students who register by February 1, 2022 are guaranteed to get their swag bag before the event. Those who register after February 1 may not receive their swag bag before the event.

Community Resources

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.

Columbus City Schools

FACTline Email: factline@columbus.k12.oh.us

FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

Customer Relations Email: customerrelations@columbus.k12.oh.us