Evening Street Weekly Update

May 26, 2021

Principal's Message

We did it! In this school year, like no other, we managed to end strong and were able to give the children a somewhat normal end of year celebration. There really are no words to express my gratitude to the Evening Street parent community, the amazing staff and our treasured students for coming together to end 2020-21 strong. Whatever was asked of any of us, we did. Teach and parent children, you did it, teach to a ZOOM screen, the teachers did it, wear masks and social distance, it happened. Looking back, it was all worth it, our children remained safe and are now on the other side of the pandemic. Below is a little slideshow memory of the year. The slides may be a keepsake for your children to remember the year of the pandemic. The pictures gave me joy, I hope they do the same for you!

Today, we held a ceremony for our exiting fifth grade students at the Thomas Worthington High School stadium. Parents and grandparents attended to support the children. The speeches given by our students were remarkable. Students spoke of learning to be resilient, learning how to cope with isolation, and realizing the importance of kindness and compassion. I was so proud, I could not help but shed a few tears, they got to me!

You give your children the best gift a parent can give a child, the gift of being an Evening Street Eagle. While the staff deliver a strong academic program, they teach children what it means to be part of a loving and caring community. Thank you for sharing your children with us and allowing us to do this amazing work - pandemic or no pandemic. See you opening day, August 18, 2021.

Mary Rykowski


Today, we clapped out our fifth grade students and retirees, Dr. Moffatt and Ms. Strock. We also clapped out Mrs. Katris, who is moving to Perry Middle School as an Intervention Specialist, Mrs. Zettler, who will teach kindergarten full time at Colonial Hills, and Ms. Danhoff, who has accepted a position in Dublin City Schools. We also said good-bye to Julie Payne who has been our dedicated and devoted instructional coach. All of these individuals will be missed!

We will be welcoming Mr. Norris to the teaching staff. Many of you witnessed Mr. Norris' dedication as custodian and as lead teacher in the Care After program. His hard work and dedication has now earned him his own classroom.

Catch a glimpse of our clap out: CLAP OUT 2021

Thank You, Evening Street from Ms. Strock

Click below to hear a good-bye message from Ms. Strock!

Ms. Strock's Video

Last Call - Yearbook Orders

This is an online order only sale - find the order form here: https://mailchi.mp/0240d1f918fa/pre-order-your-2020-2021-yearbook-for-evening-street-elementary-school?e=c8b74238c4

The deadline to order a yearbook is Sunday, May 30th. Yearbooks will be delivered in the fall of 2021. The yearbook committee is still accepting pictures for the yearbook at: yearbook@eveningstreetpta.org

School Supplies Order Time!

Orders accepted through Wednesday, May 26th. Fast turn around but it’s easy as can be. Order here. The supplies will be in your child’s class in August! Remember- order for their grade they’re entering!! http://www.shopttkits.com/ code 30603

Fifth Graders going to KMS:

Parents can order these kits for next year and pick up the boxes when they pick up their students schedules.



Flipgrids for Ms. Strock or Dr. Moffatt, now is the time to do so!

Ms. Strock's Flipgrid

Dr. Moffatt's Flipgrid

Summer is for Slip and Slide, NOT a Summer Slide!

Parents, you have partnered with us all year and we couldn't be more grateful! As we look to the summer we need your help combatting the "Summer Slide" or regression that can happen while we are away from school. We are so lucky to have the Worthington Libraries to help us keep students reading. For math, students have access to ST Math until July 31st. During the year we aim for students to play ST for 40-60 minutes a week. For the summer, ST's research says we should aim for 50-70 minutes a week. Please read this article, Keep Kids Learning This Summer with ST Math, for ideas to help your child to keep learning and growing over the summer! Oh, and don't forget writing! Encourage your child to write a letter to a friend, relative or past teacher. Have students make a list, journal about their summer activities or start their own comic! Just a little practice can go a LONG way! THANK YOU and enjoy your summer!!!