Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

What a great week at Park! It was exciting to have the building open and complete our first five-day school week of 2022. I am particularly proud of our students who began their Winter MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) testing in ELA and Math this past week. They showed incredible determination and grit. We will continue testing next week.

We look forward to seeing all of our Sharks back in the building on Tuesday, January 18th as we will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Have a great weekend and Go Sharks!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Yearbook Sales

It is that time of the year again! Worthington Park Yearbooks are now available to order. Order forms came home with students this week. You can also pay online at book.hrimaging.com. The deadline for ordering is 1/28/22!

School Closed on Monday 1/17

Just a reminder that Worthington Park and Worthington Schools will be closed on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Parent Teacher Conference

It is that time for our Winter Parent-Teacher Conferences. Conference Week will be from February 7th- to the 10th. Your child's teacher will be reaching out next week with sign-up information for either in person or Zoom conference.

Winter Weather Reminder

Don't forget-As the weather continues to fluctuate, we want to encourage all students to come to school daily with a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Per our Elementary Handbook:

Weather and health permitting, we expect all children to go outside for recess. In our schools, when the weather is dry/dry enough, and the temperature is 20 degrees or higher, real temperature, or wind-chill, we plan to take students outside for recess.

Thank you for helping keep our Sharks warm on the playground!

Sock Reminder from Mr. Cox and Physical Education Class

Hi Parents, please remember to have your students wear socks to school, especially on PE days! We are working on a movement unit (K-3) and climbing unit (4/5th) where students will be working without shoes on.

Thank you! -Mr. Cox

Kindergarten Registration 2022-2023

In November, the Worthington Welcome Center started enrolling students for Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Here are important dates to know:

  • RIGHT NOW :) - Kindergarten enrollment is open
  • February 25, 2022 - Final Day of Welcome Center appointments before the All-Day Kindergarten lottery
  • March 4, 2022 - Schools needing lotteries will be announced on the Worthington website
  • March 11, 2022 - All-Day Kindergarten Lottery
  • March 14, 2022 - Information on lottery, waitlists and enrollment options sent to parents

You can find more information and start the process here at the Worthington School's Website: https://www.worthington.k12.oh.us/domain/746

Reporting a case of Covid or close contact exposure

If your child or a member of your household tests positive for Covid-19 or if your child has a "close contact exposure" outside of school, please complete a report at this link or call the Covid hotline at 614-450-3900.


Important Dates to Remember

Monday, January 17: MLK Jr. Day - No School

Friday, January 28: Thomas feeder schools 5th-grade music program intro at TWHS

February 7-10: Elementary Parent-Teacher Conference week

Wednesday, March 9: State of Schools Presentation Worthington Kilbourne High School at 6:30 pm


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PTA Meeting Zoom Recording on 1/12

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the PTA Meeting on Wednesday evening. If you were unable to join and interested to view the meeting and the topics covered use this link here and enter this passcode: r&1tj5sg

PTA Meeting Questionnaire

The Worthington Park PTA misses you! We are looking for your input to increase engagement and attendance at our in-person PTA Meetings. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please take a minute to respond here and give us some feedback. We appreciate your time and support of the PTA.

Take the Survey Here

Spirit Wear Still Available

New Spirit Wear is still available!! PTA is selling all sizes available for cash and carry- Youth small up to adult XXL! They are the same logo as the fall design, in both blue with white lettering and also grey with blue lettering! The Store on MemberHub is open in case you are looking for that last-minute item for the Holiday Season!


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