Slate Hill Newsletter
October 16, 2022
Dear Slate Hill Families,
I hope all of you are enjoying the fall weather and some fun activities with your family! It was an exciting week at the Slate with a cookout for lunch, our new playground equipment arriving and our 2nd family group (constellation day) where we learned about fixed and growth mindset. I have included a few pictures from the week!
Our parent teacher conferences are this week, and this is the perfect time to learn how your child is performing in the classroom academically, behaviorially and socially. I want to encourage all families to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher if you have not already. We value your partnership in your child's learning, and this is a great opportunity to learn ways to support your child at home with their education.
Mark your calendars for our Halloween Parade on Friday, October 28th at 2pm. Families may gather outside on the track and playground area to view all of our Slate Hill stars in their costumes during our Halloween parade. AM Kindergarten students are invited to return to school at 1:45pm to be part of the 2pm parade. We will start our parade by exciting the gym doors and parade around the building to the front of the building where we will reenter. The parade will go in grade level order beginning with 5th, 4th, 3rd ... and ending with our Kindergarten students. If it rains, parents will be invited to enter through the back of the building and gather in the gym and cafeteria areas to view the parade. Classroom teachers will have some fun class activities for students in their classroom afterwards. We will also have our 3rd annual staff costume contest where our students will get to vote on the winning team.
The Adventure Awaits at the Slate!
Julie Gulley, Slate Hill Principal
Slate Hill Book Fair from October 17th-24th!
- Monday, October 17th from 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Tuesday, October 18th from 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday, October 19th from 8:00am - 8:00pm
- Thursday, October 20th from 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Monday, October 24th from 8:00am - 3:30pm
Every student will have a chance to visit the book fair and shop during library class, but they can also visit during recess and before or after school.
In addition, families are welcome to visit during Parent Teacher Conference week! If you want to sign up to volunteer while your student’s class is visiting at the fair, or before/after school, visit https://tinyurl.com/46mmevks . Thank you!!
Also, for those who can’t attend in person, you can shop the book fair on-line (until October 24th) and still support Slate Hill! This is also where parents can purchase digital gift cards for their students. Here is the link: https://efairs.literati.com/?school=slate-hill-elementary-school-worthington-oh
Thank you for your support!
The Slate Hill PTA is hosting a Parent/Teacher Conference Dinner on Wednesday, October 19th and we need your help! Please click the link below to select an item you are able to bring to Slate Hill before October 19. Extension cords will be available for crockpots. We will be looking to support 50 staff members. Thank you for your support! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0449A4AF29A3F49-teacher2
Other Upcoming Events:
- Thurs, Nov. 10th: PTA Meeting at 7pm in the Slate Hill Library
- Fri, Nov. 11th: BIBIBOP! Restaurant Night (Polaris Mall location), 10am-8pm (flyer attached below with all the details)
Joining Kroger Community Rewards is a great way to support the PTA! The program is free and does not take anything away from your Fuel Points or any other Kroger programs. To get started, click here! Our organization is Slate Hill PTA or use code IW349.
We hope you will join our PTA this year and support the great things they are doing for our Slate Hill Stars! You can join by completing the paper form that was sent home with your student(s), or by using this link. https://slatehillpta.memberhub.com/store
St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Assistance
The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Michael Church offers assistance to families who are unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children under 15 years old. For those families who are in need of help this holiday season, and completed the Google form link by October 14th; thirty (30) families will be randomly selected to receive the St. Vincent's application. This year, St. Vincent's is also requiring an in person interview in order to receive help. If you are randomly selected to receive an application, that will be due by October 27th.
Annual Coat Drive - Please Donate by October 28th!
Worthington Food Drive - through November 17th
Now that we are a couple months into the year, our students are growing more than ever! With this growth, it's never too early to start looking for the signs of puberty. The attached article outlines 6 tips for teaching your child about good hygiene routines including a discussion about their bodies changing, odor developing, and hair growing.
If you need any additional resources, please feel free to reach out to me or our nurse, Ms. Keathley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Stefanee Loges, MA
Licensed Professional School Counselor
Slate Hill Elementary School
Girls (K-8th) Lacrosse - Fall Clinic
WKHS Girls Lacrosse is hosting a Fall Clinic on Friday, October 21 for girls in Kindergarten-8th grade. It's a great way to get outside and be active during this day off from school! More information can be found on the registration link:
As a reminder, if your child has any of the following symptoms, we strongly suggest that you keep them home from school and contact their pediatrician for additional guidance:
Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth
New or worsened cough
New onset severe headache
Shortness of breath
Loss of taste or smell
Vomiting or diarrhea
If your student has COVID-19 symptoms, you can pick up a test from your school's office.
Care After School is Hiring!
We are reaching out to share a job opportunity within the Worthington School District. We are Care After School, a self-funded non-profit that provides after school care to children in the eleven Worthington elementary schools. We currently have Recreation Leader ($15/hour) openings to start as early as next week. Hours 2-6 pm, M-F and we operate when school is in session (End time can be flexible after 5 if needed). Your elementary school-age child(ren) may attend CAS at no charge.
Check us out at careafterschool.com and apply online at your convenience.
Call or email Kathy or Leslie with any questions.
Assistant Director/Hiring Manager Leslie Rubinoski, email@example.com, 614-431-2266 ext. 225.
Director Kathy Rayner, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-431-2266 ext. 222.
Slate Hill Elementary School
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