Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, February 4th, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

We hope all of you are staying warm and safe indoors. Obviously, the weather played a major role in our shortened week with your children. However, we loved having them for the first three days and look forward to a full five-day school week next week. As we think forward to this month, we are excited for Parent-Teacher Conferences, Valentine's Day celebrations, and field trips in 5th grade.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend! Please take a few minutes to review the information below and GO SHARKS!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Parent Teacher Conference

It is that time for our Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences. Conference Week will be starting on Monday, February 7th, and ending on Thursday the 10th. Conferences will be held after school from 3 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Teachers will additionally have times on Monday and Wednesday.

If you have not signed up for a conference it is not too late! Please use the link provided y your classroom teacher to sign up for a conference. Related Arts, Reading, and EL teachers will additionally be joining conference.

Valentine's Day Celebration at Park

We look forward to celebrating Valentine's Day at Worthington Park Elementary on Friday, February 11th. Students are allowed to bring in valentine's day cards for their classmates if they are able to provide one for each child. You may request a list of first names from your child's teacher.

Unfortunately, as we are still following Columbus Public Health guidelines, we will not be having classroom parties with food. If you select valentines cards with a food component, please ensure they are peanut-free. All food items will come home and unfortunately, cannot be consumed in the classroom.

Please see your child's teacher with any questions about Friday the 11th!



After Schools Snack with Worthington Libraries

Worthington Libraries are happy to announce that the library has been working with Children’s Hunger Alliance and have just been approved to offer shelf-stable after schools snacks! Starting February 4th, each Worthington Libraries location will offer snacks for children up through age 18 (19 if still in HS) from 4-5 pm Monday through Friday. The snacks will be "grab and go" and not to be eaten in the library.

See you at the library!

Positive Parenting help for Dealing With Disobedience

Looking for strategies to prevent disobedience or respond to misbehavior? Worthington Mental Health Specialists are offering another Triple P Parenting group in February! In this 2 hour group, we will explore common reasons that kids misbehave and explore strategies to prevent and respond to problem behavior. Each parent will have the opportunity to create a plan that works best for their family. If you have questions, please contact Erin Zelinski-Righter at 614- 450-6126 or ezelinski-righter@wscloud.org

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

In November, the Worthington Welcome Center started enrolling students for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Here are important dates to know:

  • RIGHT NOW :) - Kindergarten enrollment is open
  • February 25, 2022 - Final Day of Welcome Center appointments before the All-Day Kindergarten lottery
  • March 4, 2022 - Schools needing lotteries will be announced on the Worthington website
  • March 11, 2022 - All-Day Kindergarten Lottery
  • March 14, 2022 - Information on lottery, waitlists and enrollment options sent to parents

You can find more information and start the process here at the Worthington School's Website: https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/domain/746

Reporting a case of Covid or close contact exposure

If your child or a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 or if your child has a "close contact exposure" outside of school, please complete a report at this link or call the Covid hotline at 614-450-3900.


Important Dates to Remember

February 7-10: Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference week

Wednesday, February 16: PTA Meeting via Zoom

Thursday, February 17: Fundraiser Night at Hot Chicken Takeover (See flyer below!)

Monday, February 21: No School (President's Day)

Wednesday, March 9: State of Schools Presentation Worthington Kilbourne High School at 6:30 pm


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Stock the Lounge!

Below is a link to our Sign Up Genius to “Stock the Lounge” for Parent-Teacher Conference Week! We really appreciate your donations and the staff does too- this is always a hit and a great “pick me up” throughout the day!


February PTA Zoom Meeting- 2/16 at 7:00pm

With parent-teacher conferences happening the second week of February, the PTA Board has decided to move our February meeting to Wednesday, February 16th at 7:00 pm via Zoom.

Here is the link to the meeting. See you there!

Supply Drive

Let's show our LOVE for our teachers and staff by replenishing their classroom supplies this Valentine's Day! Please see the images below (or the WoPark PTA Facebook Page) for information about the Amazon Wish List
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