Resources for Families
We have created a Northtowne hub for information and supports. At the top of this page is a menu of three tabs. Under the "Families" tab is a section named "Family Resources" and this is where the hub can be found. You can also get to it by clicking this link.
Additional back to school information and announcements from the district can be found at this hub.
Are you concerned about covering the cost of clothing for the growing children in your home? Charity Newsies is here to help! Families with children in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to apply for brand new clothing packages. The packages include a coat, hat, gloves, 3 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, and 6 pairs of socks and underwear. Click here to go to the online application.
Watch our School Choice Fair video!
The Family Connector - March 24, 2023
This edition of CCS' newsletter for families includes an update from Dr. Chapman on the Department of Equity.
The Power of Imagination on Display in New CCS Virtual Storytime
Southwood Elementary School Librarian Lisette Bass joins our #TogetherWeReadCCS virtual storytime to take us on an adventure.
Columbus Board of Education To Hold Pre-Meeting Public Office Hours
The Board will also take one business meeting each month to school sites across the District, making the meetings more accessible to the community.
Co-Creator of LETRS Literacy Program Visits Columbus City Schools Teachers for Professional Development Training
Dr. Carol Tolman, an international literacy consultant and co-author of LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling), visited teachers for a training session. LETRS is a tool that will help teachers understand how a child’s brain works as they learn to read.
CCS Shares Proposed Calendar Survey Results
In February, Columbus City Schools launched the Academic Calendars Survey for CCS community members to gather comments and feedback about the proposed calendars for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years.
Columbus City Schools Remembers Dr. Larry Mixon, Sr.
Dr. Mixon served Columbus Public Schools as Superintendent for five years from 1993-1997. He created a new Strategic Plan for Columbus Public Schools, emphasizing academic achievement, fiscal responsibility, healthy learning environments, and parent involvement.
Nationally Recognized Check and Connect Effort Nears 18,000 Direct Family Connections
Started last year by the Student and Family Engagement Office, the Check & Connect initiative provides an opportunity for schools to connect with families in a positive, helpful way and identify supports parents might need.
Columbus City Schools Launches New Health Initiative to Support Families, School Communities
Columbus City Schools is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, PrimaryOne Health, and Spectrum News 1 to make education and health-related resources more accessible across the Greater Columbus community with the launch of the Edu+Health Caravan.
The Family Connector - March 10, 2023
Read CCS' newsletter for families!
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Northtowne Elementary School
4767 Northtowne Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43229