Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of Feb 28th

Colerain Announcements

  • Tyler Phillips - the Manager of Supporter Relations for the Columbus Crew gave a fun, engaging presentation to Colerain Students last week. See pictures below.
  • FEED-A-FRIEND - again, this month was a big success. Thank you to all staff and families that donated.
  • Money at School - please do not send your student to school with money to avoid the risk of loss. If your child needs money for after school, then please put in backpack in sealed envelop.
  • BlendEd Registration - this is the online only school option. Registration ends TODAY February 28th. Please talk with your teacher before making this decision. They can help you determine if it would be a good fit.
  • Colerain T-Shirts - t-shirt order forms are due (with payment) to school by March 11th. If you still need an order form, please print this one: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eRBWBUavmxkr--ClQ3z68GWJRuWtRhSUDHTKHi5xIoE/edit?usp=sharing
  • Spring Picture Day - Friday, March 11th - We will not be sending Order Flyers home with students. Therefore, order online at www.inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/68004EF using Order Code is 68004EF. Only those students who preorder will be photographed.
  • NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, March 9th (prof dev day) and Wednesday, March 23rd (records day)
  • World Down Syndrome Day - Monday, March 21st - wear "silly socks" to school in support/celebrate

Thank you Tyler Phillips for your presentation to Colerain Students!

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Colerain Cash

If staff or teacher observe a student honoring the 3Bs (Be Respectful, Be a Kind Friend, and Be Your Best Self), they may reward the student with "Colerain Cash". This "cash" can be used by the student to buy small treat and gifts via the school store.


The "cash" is a way of rewarding students for mirroring positive behaviors.

Summer Camps

It's not too early to register for the many summer camps available around town:


The CCS Summer Experience is also a good option for six weeks of exciting school and community-based learning experiences. Registration opens March 15th.

Virtual Family Engagement Session

Addressing Teenage Anxiety in Girls
Tuesday, March 1st
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (on Zoom)

Families can sign up for this informative session at www.ccsoh.us/rsvp.

Dominion M.S. "In Person" Tours

Families do not need to RSVP, they can simply show up. We are touring after hours in order to accommodate all who are interested. We will be giving tours for at least an hour so it's fine if families can't make it exactly at 5:30.

  • Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 PM

School Choice Deadlines

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

Middle School Success - PART 6

This is a 7 part series of tips & tricks based on research and guidance from The Ohio State Family Engagement "Middle Ground" Program.


Part 6: Build structure together


  • Rules...middle schoolers still need them. The best rules are easy to understand and consistent.
  • Rules will sometimes be broken. Work together to create consequences that make sense.
  • What's the point? Talk about why the rules are important for your middle schooler.


more info coming soon about Career Tech Options

Pathways Express - MARCH

Destination #3 is the North Market.


Each weekend in March, students and families can explore one of the city’s most eclectic destinations, as well as shop at various merchants courtesy of gift cards donated by North Market (while supplies last).


The District’s Family & Community Resource Day will be hosted on Saturday, March 12, and it will feature:

  • Special Scavenger Hunt;
  • Book signing and reading from Brian Weisfeld, author of “The Startup Squad;”
  • Giveaways from Hot Chicken Takeover, Jeni Ice Cream, and Block Bagels; and
  • Resources and support from the CCS Family Engagement team and local partners.

More details here: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/11279

Learning Extension Centers (LECs) Are Still Available

Columbus City Schools has partnered with several community organizations on Learning Extension Centers - safe, adult-supervised, welcoming spaces where students are supported while learning virtually during the day.


Each Learning Extension Center has their own ways to sign up and register. Service hours are also different. Some even offer services after school and early evening.


Click here to search/find LECs near you and their days/times they operate. Email or call the LEC contact to register.

Columbus City Schools' Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate Video

This is great summary of the new "Portrait of a Graduate". PLUS, you'll see a lot of Colerain staff, students, and families during the video (see timestamps below):


Timestamps:

00:18 00:40 04:59 06:56 08:42 17:40

00:33 03:51 05:05 07:05 14:55 18:48

00:36 03:59 06:23 08:38 14:59 22:24

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