Evening Street Weekly Update

January 14, 2022

Principal's Message

The staff and I are extremely grateful that parents are monitoring children's symptoms and completing the district's COVID Reporting Form should a positive case arise in families. I know these are trying times and it can be frustrating, working together is the only way we will manage!!!

We continue to remind children to sanitize their hands, their work areas, and we still maintain 6 feet at lunch. Our custodial staff are continuing additional cleansing protocols. I truly marvel at the adaptability of children. They really are just grateful to be in school. This morning I noticed children running into the building, it made me smile. A teacher asked why I didn't remind them to walk. I actually was happy to know they liked us so much they were running into the building. Often, I need to remind children not to run out of the building at the end of the day!

We are trying to maintain programming with adaptations. Our choir will perform on January 27th, wearing masks. The audience is limited to family members, sorry, as I know many of you enjoy listening to the performance. Luckily, parent, Sheila Fox, is able to live stream and videotape the performance, so look for that video to be sent home! Thanks to Hannah Fox for volunteering her mom and to Sheila for saying yes!

Art created by intermediate students will be displayed in the hallway. School doors will be open from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. for viewing. The time has been extended to better manage foot traffic. Mrs. Wetz is truly influential with spurring creativity and has guided the children to produce amazing products, you will be blown away by their creations! Masks are required in the building. As the Science Celebration approaches, we will look at making adjustments in accordance with COVID numbers.

If your child entered the Yearbook contest, they are bringing home their entry as well as a token for a free ice cream cone or a dilly bar from Dairy Queen. This is a really special treat! Special thanks to Sarah Dooley and Amber Durant for making the cover contest fun and exciting. A very special thanks is extended to Ron Overstreet, owner of the Worthington Dairy Queen, for his generosity.

Mrs. Hohman gave birth to sweet little baby Emmett James Hohman this week. As of this writing, Mrs. Szabo is still teaching in her classroom. I imagine our eagle family will expand further by the end of the month as her due date is fast approaching.

Please sign up for a conference with your child's teacher. The teachers are anxious to share your child's progress. Our goal is to meet with every parent either in person or virtually. If one of the times listed does not fit your schedule, please contact your child's teacher separately.

Evening Street Parent - Teacher Conference Sign Up

Remember Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a day of no school for students. Have a great weekend, looks like a snow storm is coming Sunday evening, stay warm!

Always grateful,

Mary Rykowski


Evening Street PTA Meeting

Join us for the January PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria or virtually via ZOOM: https://zoom.us/j/6280461436


Topics to be discussed/shared:

  • Teacher mini-grant purchases
  • Winter Fundraiser
  • Valentine's Day
  • Changes in school start time for 2022 - 2023

Your PTA Board:

Michelle Rinehart, President


Michael Piche, Vice President


Dianne Jones, Secretary


Angie Wooster, Treasurer 1


Lori McKirnan, Treasurer 2


News from the PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Evening Street PTA DEI Committee is working on the following topics:
  • Providing a resource to guest teachers and volunteers about inclusive language to use in schools.
  • Ensuring that school events and fundraising activities are accessible to all students regardless of family financial status.
  • Having a way for parents to donate privately to a pool of money for any families in need, including emotional need and financial need.
  • Hosting a meeting with the district parent advocate to help families better understand the IEP and 504 processes.
  • Ideas for projects in school that might uplift students, like words of encouragement posted from family members/family friends or pictures of students with teacher compliments written on them
  • Families are encouraged to support Black-Owned Businesses in Columbus as we celebrate Black History Month in February: Black-Owned Local Businesses in Columbus.

All are invited to attend, the next meeting is February 2, 2022 @ 7:00 p.m. via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/6280461436

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Evening Street Science Celebration

The annual Evening Street Science Day is only 27 days away!!! We need parent volunteers to help make this another successful event for our Little Ones.

Please consider how you might help support by visiting the Volunteer Sign-up Genius. You will receive instruction on how to best serve in each role.

Evening Street PTA: 2022 Evening Street Science Celebration Volunteers (signupgenius.com)

Also, if your child would like to Register to participate, please visit this link

Registration (weebly.com) The deadline for registration is Monday, January 17, 2022. As we monitor the COVID numbers, we may make adjustments for parent-child visitation times to lessen the foot traffic.


The yearbook committee is beginning to put together the 2021-22 yearbook, and want to gather your favorite moments from the school year so far!

Please send in 1-2 photos (ONLY) to eveningstreetyearbook@gmail.com by Friday January 28th, 2022. Ripcho also took pictures in each classroom during their visit to Evening Street, and photos will be chosen from the candids and family submissions to include in this year’s book. Thank you for helping to make this a memorable yearbook for the kids!


Amber and Sarah

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Science of Reading Presentation

The Science of Reading presentation by Mr. Steven Griffin has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar accordingly.

Please RSVP and write any questions you would like addressed by Mr. Griffin, virtual and in-person options will be available. If you have already sent a reservation, that reservation will be held for February 16th.

Science of Reading RSVP

Children love giving Valentines on Valentine's Day. We look forward to children celebrating the day Monday, February 14th. Students are welcome to share valentines free of candy. Room parents will work with teachers to plan parties following the school district's food policy guidelines should they be sending home treat bags. Parents may scrutinize the food and provide an alternative when necessary to meet their individual student’s needs.

Worthington State of the School

The State of the Schools event will be held on

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m. at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

Please mark your calendars!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No School

Monday, January 17, 2022

PTA Parent Meeting

In person and Zoom Option

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Choir Concert and Intermediate Art Show

January 27, 2022

Art Show 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. in the hallway

Choir Performance 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Concert for Choir Family Members Only

Science Celebration

February 3, 2022

6:30 p.m.

Conference Week

February 7th - 11th

Valentine's Celebrations

Monday, February 14th

The State of the Worthington Schools

Wednesday, March 9th at 6:30 p.m.

Worthington Kilbourne High School.

Evening Street Skate Zone Party

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Skate Zone 71

5:30 p.m.

Primary Art Show/Second Grade Musical

March 31, 2022

6:30 p.m.

Evening Street Talent Show

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Kilbourne Middle School Auditorium

6:00 p.m.

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