January 27th, 2023
100 Days Older, Smarter, Kinder and more Creative!!!
Today we celebrated the 100th day of school for this year! We celebrate this day in Kindergarten and 1st grade and focus on what "one hundred" means through all different fun activities. Our kindergarteners looked adorable dressed up like they were 100 years old. Our first graders used their creativity to create shirts with 100 items and they were AMAZING! They spent the day doing many activities where they could count to 100 (and beyond) and really work on the concept of 100!
A great conversation to have with your child this weekend would be to ask them, "What can you do now that couldn't do at the beginning of the school year?" and "What do you want to be able to do by the end of the year?" Reflection and goal setting are so important and so is celebrating these fun milestones! Have a great weekend!
Honored to be a Bear,
Julie L. Payne
WKHS "THE DANCE"
Get your dancing shoes ready for The 2023 Dance on March 4th, at WKHS. Sponsored by WKHS Football, our dance this year will take you into the magical world of Wreck it Ralph and includes dancing, treats, raffles and a keepsake. The dance will be held from 6 PM - 9PM. All students grades K-5 welcome, accompanied by an adult.
More information and ticket purchasing can be found HERE.
Around the Building this Week!
Yearbook Cover Winners!
Congratulations to ALL our bears who created beautiful covers for our yearbook contest. There were MANY great designs to choose from. A BIG congratulations to Claire Kosanovich whose artwork will be on the front cover and to the following grade level winners whose designs will be on the back cover.
K- Lucy Gallagher
1- Lyla Stack
2- Arabella Larson
3- Lucy Honigford
4- AJ Vantell
5- Olivia Johnson
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run will be offered this spring for girls in grades 3-5 at Bluffsview! Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. At the end of the season, the team completes a 5K together, which provides a tangible sense of accomplishment and sets a confident mindset into motion.
The season will begin on Monday, March 6th. Practices will be twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 2:30-3:45pm. Student participation in the program is lottery based. Families may enter the lottery online beginning, Wednesday, January 18th through Wednesday, February 1 at https://www.pinwheel.us/register/index/SPRING2023
Bluffsview Hosted our Annual Archery Tournament at WKHS! Way to go Bears!
Worthington Science Day
This year’s K-12 Science Day will be held on Saturday, February 25th, 2023 at Thomas Worthington High School. Science Day has grown to include a number of different options for students. The events planned for the 2023 science day include: Science Fair, Invention Convention, Design Challenge, and a Cubing Competition. To sign up to volunteer or judge, register students to participate, or learn more, visit the Science Day website (www.worthington.k12.oh.us/ScienceDay).
Family Fun Night at the NW Library was a HIT!
Important News from Past Newsletters
Reminder about Snacks!
We are so glad that we can have snacks back this school year! Bears are able to learn and focus better when their tummies aren't growling. If your child(ren) need a snack during the day and you are able to provide it, please do. We get generous donations of snacks for students who need them, but we want to make sure we have them for students in need. Please also remember snacks should be healthy, simple to eat independently and nut free. THANK YOU for your help with keeping all our bears fed and healthy!
While we have been very lucky with our weather this year, we know that cold temperatures are headed our way. We encourage all parents to start sending students with coats, hats, and gloves in their bookbags daily. We always try to utilize our beautiful grounds and playground as much as possible and get kids outside for movement and fresh air. Even in winter months, our students will be going outside as long as the temperature at or above 20 degrees. Below is more information from our District Elementary Handbook. Thank you for helping keep our Bears warm!
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. It is critically important that parents/guardians send students appropriately dressed for the weather conditions and seasons.
4th Grade National Park Passes
Did you know that all 4th grade students can receive a free pass to our National Parks? If you are interested in obtaining a pass for your child, follow this link: https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm
Is your child going to be absent?!
Embracing Culture Videos
News from the Nurse
As we see increased cases of influenza in the Worthington community, please do not send your child to school if they are feeling poorly. Worthington Schools guidelines on when to keep your child home can be found here.