Worthington Park Shark Sentinel
Parent Newsletter-December 2nd, 2022
Dear Worthington Park Families,
Happy Friday Park Sharks! Thank you to everyone for a great week here at Worthington Park Elementary. We have loved welcoming students back after the Thanksgiving Break and we hope your family had a wonderful long weekend.
Below are a few quick messages and reminders for the coming week. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to our main office or me directly. Have a great weekend and Go Sharks!
Winter MAP Testing
Our students in grades 1st-5th took their Winter Reading Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment this past week at school. As a reminder, this assessment is an adaptive test which helps teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and assist them in making informed decisions that promote a child's individual academic growth.
This coming week, students will be taking the mathematics version of this assessment. Please look for an email from your child's teacher about the dates and times of these assessments.
If you were absent last week, we will work to ensure your child is able to make up this assessment this coming week!
❄️❄️❄️❄️ Upcoming Winter Break ❄️❄️❄️❄️
Just a reminder that Worthington Schools will be beginning our Winter Break on Thursday, December 22nd and the break will continue until Thursday, January 5th.
Volunteers Still Needed
Worthington Park is in search of volunteers to work with our Kindergarten students as part of the Ready for Reading Program. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to help our youngest learners, please email Kari Perman, building coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worthington Dyslexia Workshop
Worthington Schools is hosting a parent workshop on dyslexia on December 6th at the Worthington Education Center. More information and specifics can be found in the flyer below.
Winter Weather Reminder
While we have had beautiful weather this past week, we know that cold temperatures are headed our way. We encourage all parents to start sending students with coats, hats, and gloves in their bookbags daily. As a school- we always try to utilize our beautiful grounds and playground as much as possible. Even in winter months, our students will be going outside as long as the temperature at or above 20 degrees. Below is more information from our District Elementary Handbook. Thank you for helping keep our Park Sharks warm!
Weather and health permitting, we expect all children to go outside for recess. In our schools, when the weather is dry/dry enough, and the temperature is 20 degrees or higher, real temperature, or wind-chill, we plan to take students outside for recess. It is critically important that parents/guardians send students appropriately dressed for the weather conditions and seasons.
Important Dates to Save
November 28th-January 16th- Winter MAP Testing grades 1st - 5th.
December 6th- District Special Education Family Workshop- Dyslexia
December 8th- PTA Skate Party 6:00- 8:30
December 16th- Fin Family Groups during the school day
December 22nd- January 4th- Holiday Break (No School)
January 11th- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
PTA Skate Party Thursday, December 8th
Worthington Park Elementary PTA is hosting a Skate Party on Thursday, December 8th at Skate Zone 71. Thanks to your amazing support of PTA during our fall Walk-a-Thon - this event is free for both parents and students to attend. Please take a minute to scan the Adult skaters waiver using the QR code to the right.
Please see the flyer below for more information about this amazing event!
Meeting Schedule Change
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our November PTA meeting! Due to the busy holiday season, PTA will not be meeting in December. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 11th. Please mark your calendars and come help us plan the details of our next PTA sponsored family event!
Mr. Patrick Garrity
Location: 500 Park Road, Westerville, OH, USA
Phone: (614) 450-5500