Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, October 22nd, 2021


Dear Worthington Park Families,

Good Afternoon Shark Families!

What an amazing week here at Worthington Park. Below you will find information about our upcoming Halloween celebration as well picture retakes and our Student Council SOCKtober sock drive. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Enjoy your weekend and GO SHARKS!

-Principal Garrity



Halloween Celebration at Park

We are excited to celebrate the Halloween Season in the coming weeks at Worthington Park. We will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 29th in the afternoon. While classroom celebrations will look different than they have due to social distancing protocols, we are bringing back our Halloween Costume Parade. Students will walk the perimeter of the back playground and show off their costumes before dismissal on Friday. The parade is set to start at 1:45 that day! Parents are welcome to attend the parade outside of the building and are not required to sign in.

We do ask families to consider the following when sending a student in/ with a costume:

  • Students must be able to put their costumes (on top of their other clothes) on their own.
  • No costumes that cover the entire face
  • Please refrain from costumes depicting violence or gore
  • No additional costume pieces such as weapons
  • Please refrain from inflatable costumes with built-in fans

Classes will be celebrating in the classroom as well, however, we do ask that parents do not send in classroom treats as we are still adhering to six feet social distancing while students are eating, and classroom spaces cannot accommodate that. We look forward to celebrating next Friday!

Student Council SOCKTOBER

Our Worthington Park Elementary Student Council is sponsoring a sock drive (new socks only, adult-sized) to benefit Huckleberry House next week Oct. 25-29. Each night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. Even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.

Please put any donated socks in the plastic bag that will be located outside of your classroom. Reps will collect the socks each day next week.

To Help Celebrate Socktober- We invite all students to wear a pair of Silly Socks to school on Wednesday, October 27th!

Reporting a case of Covid or close contact exposure

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

Student School Pictures -- Tuesday, October 26

  • Retakes - If you would like your student's picture retaken, they will need to bring the original package to school on the 26th. Students will give the package to the photographer who will take a new picture and order the same package.

  • New - If your student was absent on the original picture day or is new to Worthington Park, please email Renee (rfisher@wscloud.org) & she will send home an order form with your student. On October 26, your student will need to bring this form to school with payment. You can also pay online (Promo Code: MYNAME).

Winter Coat Drive

Worthington Park is partnering with St. Michael Church & Saint Vincent de Paul to help collect new or gently used coats and hooded sweatshirts for those in need this winter. We are accepting donations here at school until October 30th. Ms. Julie has placed a Holiday Drop Box outside the Front Office.

Thanks so much for your donation!

Facilities Planning: We Need Your Feedback!

The community-led task force is considering five possible options for the next phase of the Master Facilities Plan.

Please watch the presentation, review the options and take the survey at: www.worthington.k12.oh.us/mfp2


All Worthington Buildings are Nut Free

Just a reminder that all buildings in Worthington Schools are nut-free as they were last year. We want to create a PEANUT/NUT FREE environments in order to protect students with life-threatening allergies. Parents and guardians are asked NOT TO PACK SCHOOL LUNCHES or send any food items to school that contain NUTS or NUT PRODUCTS.



  • October 27th- SOCKtober Silly Sock Day

  • October 29th- Fall Halloween Celebration at Park

  • November 2nd- No School

  • November 4th- PTA Skate Party at SkateZone 71

  • November 10th- End of the 1st Trimester

  • November 10th- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm

  • November 24th-26th- Thanksgiving Break

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