Slate Hill Newsletter

October 16, 2022

Principal's Corner

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 (=

Julie Gulley, Slate Hill Principal

Slate Hill Book Fair from October 17th-24th!

The Book Fair will be located in the Slate Hill library and will be open during these times:

- 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 . 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:

Thank you for your support!

No School October 21st!

There is no school on Friday, October 21st! Enjoy the long weekend!

PTA Corner

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!

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.

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!

Saint Vincent de Paul Society of St. Michael's Church will be conducting their annual winter coat drive and is asking for your help in obtaining gently used or new coats, hoodies, hats and gloves to provide to Worthington area students and families in need for the coming winter season. Many Worthington school students and families will have a much warmer winter this year with your help and generosity. Thank You!!

Lost & Found!

It's starting to get cool out, and the Lost & Found is overflowing! Please have your students go through the Lost & Found by October 28th; after that all items will be donated. Thank You!

Worthington Food Drive - through November 17th

Slate Hill is helping the Worthington Resource Pantry and St. Michael Church with their annual Holiday Food Drive this year! Now, through November 17th, Slate Hill will be collecting granola bars, healthy snacks, canned soups, canned chicken/tuna, shampoo, hand soap, and body wash. Feel free to send items in with your student, or drop items off during the school day. We will have boxes near the school office to collect the donated items. Thank you for your support!


We are planning a fun family night at Slate Hill on December 1st! This event will be from 6:30-8pm wearing our pajamas to hear an author share some books, family board game fun and snacks! More details to come! Please plan to join us for an evening of Slate Hill famiy fun!

District Updates

September District Newsletter


Did you know Worthington Schools has a new financial information resource. Check it out on our website: Financial FAQ


Please review the eBackpack for flyers with information on upcoming events, information, homework help, how to become a volunteer in Worthington Schools, the breakfast & lunch menus, and more!

Counselor's Corner

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 (

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:

WKHS GLAX 2022: WKHS GLAX Laxtober Clinic (

Health Guidelines

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

  • Sore throat

  • 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 and apply online at your convenience.

Call or email Kathy or Leslie with any questions.

Assistant Director/Hiring Manager Leslie Rubinoski,, 614-431-2266 ext. 225.

Director Kathy Rayner,, 614-431-2266 ext. 222.

Slate Hill Elementary School

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