Slate Hill Newsletter
October 23, 2022
Dear Slate Hill Families,
It was another beautiful weekend so I hope that you had some fun family time! Thank you to all of the families that attended parent teacher conferences last week. We value your partnership in your child's learning and hope that you were able to learn ways to support your child at home.
Also, thank you to our all of the families that donated food to our PTA Taco Bar Conference dinner for the Slate Hill staff. It was such a wonderful treat! The book fair last week was also a huge success, and we appreciate all of the families that supported it. It will be open one more day on Monday, October 24th!
Be sure to mark your calendar for this week's Halloween Parade on Friday 10/28 at 2pm!
The Adventure Awaits at the Slate!
Julie Gulley, Slate Hill Principal
Halloween Parade on October 28th!
School Wide Safety Drill information
Slate Hill Elementary will be participating in a school-wide safety drill on November 17th at 10am. Students and staff will practice the Lock-out and Lock-down safety drills - two drills intended to keep students in classrooms during a suspected emergency and prevent all outside entrance into the school.
We realize that safety drills have the potential to create anxiety for students. Our goal will be to provide clear information in a caring manner and to conduct drills in a way that does not cause fear or anxiety for students. Prior to the drill, teachers will work with students in an age appropriate way to understand the difference between the two types of drills and to review expectations during each drill.
In addition, this safety drill will allow our school to practice communication in the event of a true emergency. As a parent/guardian, you can expect to receive notification on the day of the safety drill via email and text message at the onset of the drill and after it has concluded. Since this is occurring across all of our buildings, families with children in multiple schools will receive drill messages from each school. We apologize in advance for sending multiple messages, but we want to make sure all of our systems are working.
If you would like to confirm or correct a phone number or email address so you can receive notifications, please update your information in the Emergency Data Review section of the parent portal. Instructions can be found here: Emergency Data Review Instructions. Please update any information in advance of the scheduled drill.
Thank you to all the families who provided items for the Teacher Dinner on Oct 19th!! Everything was amazing, and very appreciated by all the teachers and staff!!
Other Upcoming Events:
- Thurs, Nov. 10th: PTA Meeting at 7pm in the Slate Hill Library
- Fri, Nov. 11th: BIBIBOP! Restaurant Night (Polaris Mall location), 10am-8pm (flyer attached below and in the eBackpack with all the details)
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. https://slatehillpta.memberhub.com/store
Slate Hill Book Fair ends Oct 24th!
For those who can’t attend in person, you can shop the book fair on-line (until October 24th) and still support Slate Hill! This is also where parents can purchase digital gift cards for their students. Here is the link: https://efairs.literati.com/?school=slate-hill-elementary-school-worthington-oh
Congratulations to Mrs. Hollingsworth's class who will receive 3 classroom books from winning the coin drive! Thank you for your genorosity in donating your loose change!!
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Holiday Assistance
The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Michael Church offers assistance to families who are unable to provide Christmas gifts for their children under 15 years old. For those families who are in need of help this holiday season, and completed the Google form link ; thirty (30) families will be randomly selected to receive the St. Vincent's application. This year, St. Vincent's is also requiring an in person interview in order to receive help. If you are randomly selected to receive an application, that will be due by October 27th.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Annual Coat Drive - Please Donate by October 28th!
Worthington Food Drive - through November 17th
Now that we are a couple months into the year, our students are growing more than ever! With this growth, it's never too early to start looking for the signs of puberty. The attached article outlines 6 tips for teaching your child about good hygiene routines including a discussion about their bodies changing, odor developing, and hair growing.
If you need any additional resources, please feel free to reach out to me or our nurse, Ms. Keathley (email@example.com).
Stefanee Loges, MA
Licensed Professional School Counselor
Slate Hill Elementary School
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
Vomiting or diarrhea
If your student has COVID-19 symptoms, you can pick up a test from your school's office.
Care After School is Hiring!
We are reaching out to share a job opportunity within the Worthington School District. We are Care After School, a self-funded non-profit that provides after school care to children in the eleven Worthington elementary schools. We currently have Recreation Leader ($15/hour) openings to start as early as next week. Hours 2-6 pm, M-F and we operate when school is in session (End time can be flexible after 5 if needed). Your elementary school-age child(ren) may attend CAS at no charge.
Check us out at careafterschool.com and apply online at your convenience. Call or email Kathy or Leslie with any questions.
Assistant Director/Hiring Manager Leslie Rubinoski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 614-431-2266 ext. 225.
Director Kathy Rayner, email@example.com, 614-431-2266 ext. 222.
Slate Hill Elementary School
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