Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

What an amazing week here at WoPark! It was wonderful welcoming our students back from Spring Break. This week marks some great accomplishments for our students. From Ohio State Math Testing to our Worthington Park School Choir Concert, our staff was beyond impressed. Thank you for your continual support and partnership with our team and we look forward to the next twenty-three school days together.

Please take a few minutes to review the information below. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our school office with any questions or concerns. Go Sharks!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Spring MAP Testing

Across Worthington Schools, students are beginning to take their end-of-the-year Measure of Academic Progress assessment or (MAP). This assessment is an adaptive computer-based test that allows students and our teachers to measure their progress this past school year. All K-5th graders in Worthington schools take this assessment at different times.

Below are the dates when students are taking these MAP assessments in their classrooms:

Wednesday, April 27th- 4th Grade ELA

Thursday, April 28th- 4th Grade Math

Monday, May 2nd- 1st and 2nd Grade ELA / 4th Grade Science

Tuesday, May 3rd- 1st and 2nd Grade ELA

Wednesday, May 4th- 3rd Grade ELA

Thursday, May 5th- 3rd Grade Math / 5th Grade ELA

Friday, May 6th- 3rd Grade Science / 5th Grade Math

Monday, May 9th- 1st and 2nd Grade Math / 5th Grade Science

Tuesday, May 10th- 1st and 2nd Grade Math

Please reach out to your child's classroom teacher if you have more questions about MAP or their testing date. If you would like additional information on MAP testing- visit their Family Tool-Kit website linked here.

Worthington Park Parent Input Form 2022-2023

Now that we have moved from Winter to Spring, it is time to start planning next school year. Below is a google form where you as parents can provide the school team with feedback on the roster placement of your child.

Please share any additional information regarding your child’s achievement, learning style, and social/ emotional/physical needs that may be included as we discuss your child’s classroom placement for the 2022-2023 school year. The staff will work hard to achieve our goal of creating balanced, optimal learning environments that will help us provide your child with a successful school year. We will be accepting Parent Input Forms until Friday, April 29th.

Here is the link to the form: https://forms.gle/kCWECBnQuVNKJjND8

Student Chromebook Need this Summer?

Year one of Worthington Schools initiative to provide a Chromebook to every student in grades K-12 has been impactful for students and teachers alike. Our students, families, teachers, and staff have done an incredible job adapting to this new program. The increased opportunities for student learning through consistent technology access has been felt in many ways.

As we start to plan for year 2 of this initiative, we wanted to ensure everyone knows what to expect for the summer break. Should your child benefit from accessing a loaner device, please contact Sue Withers (swithers@wscloud.org) in our school front office prior to May 6th and a loaner device will be provided prior to the start of summer break.

Worthington Schools is committed to ensuring all students have equitable access to technology. We are working to ensure this initiative continues and appreciate your support.

2022-2023 PTA Supply Kit Sale

Looking for a convenient one-stop for all of the supplies your child will need in the fall? Look no further. Park students will be bringing home order forms with them today with more information.

Our Park PTA offers these kits at cost to help provide families with this simple option. This is not a fundraiser!

Order forms are due to the office by April 29th or, if you prefer, you can order ONLINE until 5/6 with credit card. If you have any questions email Lori Krazter- Park PTA President at kratzer.loribeth@gmail.com.

Lost & Found Last Call!

Are you looking for that lost sweatshirt or coat? Can seem to locate that water bottle your child brought to school? Well here is our last call for Lost & Found items here at Park. We have tables outside of the cafeteria and gymnasium with lots of nice items we want to return to your home. If your child is missing a coat, sweatshirt, water bottle, etc please feel free to stop by Worthington Park and check out our Lost and Found. We will keep the table up until the end of the day on Monday, April 25th.

Save the Date: Be Well Community Event

Worthington Schools is excited to partner with Dublin City Schools for the Be Well community event on Saturday, April 30, 2022, on the Dublin Schools Emerald Campus, 5175 Emerald Pkwy, Dublin. This event will offer a wide variety of presentations and resources for families related to mental wellness, safety and suicide prevention, academic and social-emotional success, and many more relevant topics.

Robotics Open-Shop Tour Opportunity

The high school robotics team is hosting three open-shop nights to introduce elementary students to robotics. This is an opportunity for students to get a close-up look at our 2022 robot, Mercury, in action! They will also participate in interactive robotics-themed activities and get to talk to our programmers, fabricators, and engineering designers.

The shop tours are open to 4th and 5th graders. All students attending are required to sign up through the Sign-Up Genius that is linked below (parents do not sign up, but are expected to attend as well). It is also available as a QR code on the PDF flyer attached to this email (for printing). The first 30 students who register will be part of the tour. There are three tours being held in total.

The tours will take place on May 5th, May 10th, and May 12th from 6:00-7:00pm EST at Worthington Kilbourne High School. Students and parents should enter through the main entrance of the school, where they will be greeted by our team members.


Looking for Activities to Get Your Sharks Involved in This Summer?

If you are looking to get your Sharks involved in different athletics and camps this summer, you are in luck. There are many different options run through different community resources. Please check out the board outside the Worthington Park Gym (Image to the right) as well as check our district website.

Special Education Parent Key Communicator

Worthington’s Special Education Key Communicator Committee strives to build positive, productive, and collaborative relationships and partnerships amongst the educators and community of families whose children receive special education and related services. We will engage in two-way communication, with the goal being to provide a circle of influence where we can share out and learn from and with each other.

The key communicator will convey information from their building to the committee, as well as information from the committee to their buildings

The Key Communicator for our building is Mrs. Jessica Dumas

Please reach out to them if you have questions or topics to discuss.

Free Special Education Parent Workshop - April 27th

This workshop recognizes the important roles that siblings play within their families and acknowledges the struggles that sometimes arise when a sibling has special needs. This workshop is meant to provide parents with information and resources to support siblings and their families.

Need childcare next school year? Consider CAS (Care After School)

Care After School (CAS) is a self-supporting, licensed, non-profit child care provider for school-age children that operates programs in each of the Worthington Elementary Schools every day that school is in session. CAS provides safe, enjoyable, and affordable experiences for children in grades K-6. A nutritious snack is served and children may participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities including fitness, music, building and transportation, games, arts and crafts, hands-on science, dramatic play, sports, math, literacy, hobbies, special events, homework club, outdoor play and more!

PROGRAM HOURS: after school programs begin at the dismissal bell and end at 6:00 PM. Before school programs are currently provided at Liberty, Slate Hill and Worthington Estates beginning at 7:00 AM and ending when the children are dismissed for the start of school. Students may attend a program only at their school of enrollment.

Click the image to the left for more information!


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Spring Fling Event (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)

Worthington Park PTA is so excited to present our Annual Spring Fling after a 2 year hiatus! This event features Inflatables, Games, a Dunk Tank, and Food Trucks... no admission is required! All we ask is for some adult volunteers to assist with running the games and inflatables! Please take a look at our sign up, and we hope to see everyone there!


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Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, April 28th: 2022-2023 Kindergarten Open House 3-4 (Popsicles on the Playground)

Friday, April 29th: Worthington Park PTA Spring Fling from 6 pm-8 pm here at Park!

Saturday, April 30th: Be Well Community Event with Worthington & Dublin City Schools

Friday, May 20th: Field Day

Tuesday, May 24th: Last Day of School