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!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com.
Lost & Found Last Call!
Save the Date: Be Well Community Event
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?
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
Need childcare next school year? Consider CAS (Care After School)
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!
Spring Fling Event (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED)
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