Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, May 6th, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

Happy Friday Worthington Park Families. I wanted to take a minute to thank our entire school community for the past week. Last Friday evening, we had our Spring Fling celebration here at Park. For many of us, this was the first major, in-person, celebration we have had in many school years. And it did not disappoint! I'd like to thank the PTA and all of our parent volunteers who made the evening a safe and successful celebration. It was a wonderful evening of fun, food, and even an impromptu dance party with some of our former Park Sharks.

The celebrations continued this past week at school as we recognized our teachers as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Thank you to all of those who donated items and time to honor the incredible work of our 58+ staff members. From the treats in the lounge to the covering of recess duty- our team and I are incredibly thankful.

Please take a few minutes to review the information below. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our school office with any questions or concerns. Go Sharks!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Last Day of School

Just a reminder for all families that the last day of school this year is Wednesday, May 25th. We will be ending the school day with our annual "Clap Out" celebration for our 5th grade Park Sharks who are heading off to the middle schools next school year. More information will be coming to fifth grade soon!

Field Day is Coming! And we need your help

It is that time of the year again.....time for our end-of-the-year FIELD DAY celebration at Worthington Park. On Friday, May 20th our students will be participating in different stations involving games and inflatable. This is where we need your help.

Mr. Cox and Worthington Park is seeking parent volunteers to help classroom teachers run different games, provide water and support to our students, and help end the year with a blast. We need volunteers for both the morning and afternoon sessions:

8:15 – 10:45 am Grades: K(am), 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade

11:30 – 2:00 pm Grades: K (all day and pm, 1st, and 4th grade

If you are able to help please use the signup link here:


Thank you for helping make Field Day a safe and memorable experience for all of our students! Email Travis Cox at tcox@wscloud.org if you have any questions!

Spring MAP Testing

We are almost complete with our Spring Assessment this school year. Next week, a few classrooms will be taking their math or science MAP tests during the school day. These assessments are an adaptive computer-based test that allows students and our teachers to measure their progress this past school year. All K-5th graders in Worthington schools take this assessment at different times. Below are the remaining dates when students are taking these MAP assessments in their classrooms:

Monday, May 9th- 1st and 2nd Grade Math / 5th Grade Science

Tuesday, May 10th- 1st and 2nd Grade Math

Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher if you have more questions about MAP or their testing date. If you would like additional information on MAP testing- visit their Family Tool-Kit website linked here.

Moving this Summer?

Are you planning on moving over the summer or have you moved recently? Please contact the Renee (rfisher@wscloud.org) so we may update our records! Thanks!

Looking for Activities to Get Your Sharks Involved in This Summer?

If you are looking to get your Sharks involved in different athletics and camps this summer, you are in luck. There are many different options run through different community resources. Please check out the board outside the Worthington Park Gym (Image to the right) as well as check our district website.

❀❀❀ Spring Fling Pictures ❀❀❀

Special Education Parent Key Communicator

Worthington’s Special Education Key Communicator Committee strives to build positive, productive, and collaborative relationships and partnerships amongst the educators and community of families whose children receive special education and related services. We will engage in two-way communication, with the goal being to provide a circle of influence where we can share out and learn from and with each other.

The key communicator will convey information from their building to the committee, as well as information from the committee to their buildings

The Key Communicator for our building is Mrs. Jessica Dumas

Please reach out to them if you have questions or topics to discuss.

Need childcare next school year? Consider CAS (Care After School)

Care After School (CAS) is a self-supporting, licensed, non-profit child care provider for school-age children that operates programs in each of the Worthington Elementary Schools every day that school is in session. CAS provides safe, enjoyable, and affordable experiences for children in grades K-6. A nutritious snack is served and children may participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities including fitness, music, building and transportation, games, arts and crafts, hands-on science, dramatic play, sports, math, literacy, hobbies, special events, homework club, outdoor play and more!

PROGRAM HOURS: after school programs begin at the dismissal bell and end at 6:00 PM. Before school programs are currently provided at Liberty, Slate Hill and Worthington Estates beginning at 7:00 AM and ending when the children are dismissed for the start of school. Students may attend a program only at their school of enrollment.

Click the image to the left for more information!


Important Dates to Remember

Monday, May 9th: BOE Meeting, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11th: 2nd Grade Field Trip- Skate Zone

Friday, May 13th: 4th Grade Field Trip- Ohio Historical Con.

Friday, May 13th: 3rd Grade Field Trip- Olde Worthington

Friday, May 20th: Worthington Park Field Day

Monday, May 23rd: 1st Grade Field Trip to Columbus Zoo

Wednesday, May 25th: Last Day of School