Slate Hill Newsletter

November 20, 2022

Principal's Corner

Dear Slate Hill Families,

We appreciate your support of our building wide expectations and your conversations with your child about their learning and behavior at home.We are all thankful for your support, input, participation and partnership with your child's learning and growth. We love our Slate Hill families and appreciate all that you do!

We hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The Adventure Awaits at the Slate!

Julie (=

Julie Gulley, Slate Hill Principal

Slate Hill Family Author and Game Night- December 1st from 6:30-8:00pm

We are planning a Fun Family Night at Slate Hill on December 1st! This event will be from 6:30-8pm. It will be a pajama night of fun listening to an author, Conrad Storad, share some books, snacks and playing board game with our families! Here is the RSVP sign up for the event! Conrad Storad's books will be available for purchase that evening for $5.00, $7.00 or $10.00. Cash or card will be accepted. No checks. Please plan to join us for this evening of Slate Hill family fun! Our Slate Hill Stars will also get to listen to Conrad Storad the next day at school. This is a very special treat provided by our Title 1 funding. You don't want to miss this family night on December 1st!

Spirit Week during Thanksgiving Week! (planned by our Student Leadership Team)

On Monday, November 21st - Disney Day! Dress up as your favorite character, wear a Disney shirt, pajamas, accessories, or princess dress

On Tuesday, November 22nd - Favorite Thanksgiving Food Day! Wear the color of your favorite Thanksgiving food (feel free to add accessories to show your favorite food, for example a turkey hat)

Red - Cranberry Sauce

Orange - Pumpkin Pie

White - Mashed Potatoes

Green - Green Beans

Brown - Turkey

Yellow - Corn

Gray - Stuffing

Slate Hill Spirit Wear!

We are excited to announce that now through November 30th there is a PTA Spiritwear sale with a new design! Check out the online store at or order using the QR code in the below attached flier. Orders will arrive before Winter Break in December. Thank you for supporting our PTA and our Slate Hill Stars!

Dates to Remember!

November 23rd-25th - No School (Thanksgiving Break)

December 1st - Family Fun Night (6:30-8pm)

December 7th - Picture Re-take Day

December 15th - Winter Concert 7-8pm

December 19th - Kindergarten Gingerbread 6-7:30pm


Worthington Schools is hosting a parent workshop on dyslexia on December 6th at the Worthington Education Center. More information and specifics can be found in the flyer below.

Dyslexia Workshop

Student Safety Reminders

  • Please use the car rider line (rather than parking out back) when dropping off/picking up your students by car.
  • While picking up/dropping off your student in the car rider line; please stay in your vehicle. Staff members will assist your student to/from the vehicle safely.
  • Please only drive in the appropriate parking lot lane, as trying to drive into the lanes where cars are exiting is unsafe.
  • If you have walked to the back of the school to pick up your students, please wait in the grassy area by the tree to receive them. There are many students exiting the building at dismissal and we need for everyone to be able to walk out the school doors safely.
  • We are all excited for the opening of the new section of the playground, but in order for all students to stay safe, we need for ALL STUDENTS & FAMILIES to exit the playground and school grounds at dismissal. You may return after 3:05pm if you would like to use the playground after school hours.

Health Clinic Request

The Slate Hill health clinic is need of Boys size 7/8 athletic pants (looser fitting, elastic waist pants). If you have any that you are willing to donate, please click the following link for more details. Thank You!!

Holiday Support

If you would like to help a family in the Worthington school district this holiday season, the volunteer form is up and running. There are several ways you can help this year:

  • Monetary Gift/Gift Cards
  • Family Stocking (Stocking filled with gift cards, generic stocking stuffers, etc. estimated spend $50-$100)
  • Sponsor a Family (minimum of $75 per family member to be spent)

Please use the following link to sign up:"

Please email if you have any questions. Thank you!!

PTA Corner

Upcoming Events:

- Dec. 7th - Panda Express restaurant night from 10:30am-9pm at 1388 Gemini Pl location. Use promo code 345046

- Jan. 11th - Chipotle restaurant night! 4-8pm at 191 E. Campus View Blvd. location

Joining Kroger Community Rewards is a great way to support the PTA! The program is free and does not take anything away from your Fuel Points or any other Kroger programs. To get started, click here! Our organization is Slate Hill PTA or use code IW349.

We hope you will join our PTA this year and support the great things they are doing for our Slate Hill Stars! You can join by completing the paper form that was sent home with your student(s), or by using this link.

Who HQ History Bee!

Slate Hill is signed up for the Who HQ History Bee! This which will take place in library class the first full school week of January, for all 3rd-5th graders that want to participate!! Attached below is a copy of the information that will be sent home with students--an info sheet, a study guide for any families that want to help their student study, and a study guide for the students themselves (there will also be extra copies in the library). There will also be copies of the Who Was books available for students to checkout from now until the first week of January when the Bee will take place!! We are excited for this fun, free competition!!!

Title I Information

Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Our school receives Title IA funding.

Parents/families of students in our building have a right to know about teacher qualifications and state-mandated assessments. In addition to being linked here, these documents are available on the Title IA page of our school website.

Counselor's Corner

A great way to develop gratitude alongside your child is by using the GLAD method. Check out this resource for step-by-step instructions on the GLAD process that can be done at the dinner table or at bedtime.

Stefanee Loges, MA

Licensed Professional School Counselor

Slate Hill Elementary School


Health Guidelines

As a reminder, if your child has any of the following symptoms, we strongly suggest that you keep them home from school and contact their pediatrician for additional guidance:

  • Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth

  • New or worsened cough

  • New onset severe headache

  • Shortness of breath

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

If your student has COVID-19 symptoms, you can pick up a test from your school's office.


Please review the eBackpack for flyers with information on upcoming events, information, projects/classes, the breakfast & lunch menus, and more!

Slate Hill Elementary School

K-5 elementary school of shining Star students in Worthington Schools! School starts at 8:10am and ends at 2:50pm.

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