Worthington Park Shark Sentinel

Friday, May 13th, 2022

Dear Worthington Park Families,

Happy Friday from the staff here at Worthington Park. We had an amazing week here at school, filled with fun activities, field trips, and lots of hard work from our students. We are excited to celebrate our wonderful school year over the course of our last eight days together.

Please take a minute to review the information below including an update on Field Day, information from our PTA, and other fun events around the building. Have an amazing week and Go Sharks!

-Principal Garrity


(614) 450-5500

Last Day of School

Just a reminder for all families that the last day of school this year is Wednesday, May 25th. We will be ending the school day with our annual "Clap Out" celebration for our 5th grade Park Sharks who are heading off to the middle schools next school year. More information will be coming to fifth grade soon!

Field Day is Next Friday

Just a reminder that next week on Friday, May 20th our students will be participating in different stations involving games and inflatable!

A couple of things to remind your students to ensure this is a fun & successful day:

  • Please send your child in comfortable laced shoes and socks (Socks are required for inflatables)
  • Make sure to have a good breakfast so you have lots of energy
  • Wear comfy clothes as we will be outside!
  • BRING A WATER BOTTLE with your name on it!

Mr. Cox and Worthington Park is still seeking parent volunteers to help classroom teachers run different games, provide water and support to our students, and help end the year with a blast. We need volunteers for both the morning and afternoon sessions:

8:15 – 10:45 am Grades: K(am), 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade

11:30 – 2:00 pm Grades: K (all day and pm, 1st, and 4th grade

If you are able to help please use the signup link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4cada92da2fe3-field

Thank you for helping make Field Day a safe and memorable experience for all of our students! Email Travis Cox at tcox@wscloud.org if you have any questions!

Worthington Park Grill Out Lunch this Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, we will be making a change to our lunch menu. In place of pancakes, Principal Garrity and our District Food Service team, led by Chef Sam will be doing a cookout for all of our Park Shark students. They will be serving grilled cheeseburgers, carrots, chips, and slushy cups,

We will continue to offer both white and chocolate milk as well as our sunbutter & jelly sandwich should students prefer that option!

Moving this Summer?

Are you planning on moving over the summer or have you moved recently? Please contact the Renee (rfisher@wscloud.org) so we may update our records! Thanks!

Senior Send Off Celebration

Do you have a graduating senior this school year who attended Worthington Park? On Monday, May 16th, we will be celebrating those students here at Park with our annual Senior Send-Off! This is a great chance to welcome back our former students and recognize all of their accomplishments before they head out into the world. Our celebration will be at 2:45 in the Library! Check Out our flyer here for more information


Update from our School Counselor

Hello, Park families and students! I am moving out of Ohio this summer and will unfortunately not be returning as your school counselor next year. I feel sincerely grateful for the time I've spent with every student at Park and I am full of hope and excitement for their future successes.

We are lucky to have Ms. Courtney Saba starting as our new school counselor in August. She has been a school counselor in Toledo for the past three years and has a lot to share with our community. Please email me at ecarberry@wscloud.org or call 614-450-5520 if you or your students have any questions.


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!

Updating Your Information in IC

As we start thinking about next school year, we want to ensure that we have all of your child's/families updated information including email addresses, phone numbers, emergency contacts, etc. Starting on June 2nd, you will be able to log into Infinite Campus to update any changes in your household.

This includes permissions for the 22-23 school year for Field Trips and Directory information. Our office will send out reminders this summer and in the fall!


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Thank You!

Thank you to all our Worthington Park Families for joining us at the Spring Fling- we felt like it was our best one yet! We are so honored to sponsor this event!

We also want to thank our families for helping to make Staff Appreciation Week so special! Each day of the week was a different treat, ending with our Thank You BBQ, catered by our district Chef! The PTA loves having the opportunity to show our WoPark Staff how much we appreciate all they do!

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Important Dates to Remember

Wednesday, May 18th: PTA Meeting 7 pm

Friday, May 20th: Worthington Park Field Day

Monday, May 23rd: 1st Grade Field Trip to Columbus Zoo

Wednesday, May 25th: Last Day of School & 5th Grade Clap Out!

Monday, August 15th: Back to School Night- Popsicles on the Playground

Wednesday, August 17th: First Day of School 2022!