Worthington Park Shark Sentinel
Parent Newsletter-December 9th, 2022
Dear Worthington Park Families,
Happy Friday Park Sharks! Thank you to everyone for a great week here at Worthington Park Elementary and a special thank you to all of those who were able to attend our Skate Party last night. We are excited to have 8 more school days before the Holiday Break!
Below are a few quick messages and reminders for the coming week. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to our main office or me directly. Have a great weekend and Go Sharks!
❄️❄️❄️❄️ Upcoming Winter Break ❄️❄️❄️❄️
Just a reminder that Worthington Schools will be beginning our Winter Break on Thursday, December 22nd and the break will continue until Thursday, January 5th.
Lost & Found Reminder
Parents- if you want to visit Park and check out the Lost & Found you are welcome to do so Monday- Friday of next week during the school day!
Fin Family Groups Next Friday
This coming Friday we are excited to have our second "Fin Family Group" morning at Worthington Park. Just a reminder that each group is comprised of students grades Kindergarten-5th grade and was lead by one of our amazing staff members. During these 45 minutes together we work on getting to know each other, our shared goals as a school community, and a fun project or game. We are excited to come together next week!
Update from Dr. Bowers
If you have not taken time to read all of Dr. Bowers' recent blogs, perhaps this weekend you might find time to check them out. The new building projects should be of particular interest as these will directly impact your children.
Community Update #1 - TWHS Field House
Community Update #2 - High School Projects
Community Update #3 - Natatorium
Winter Weather Reminder
While we have had beautiful weather this past week, 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. As a school- we always try to utilize our beautiful grounds and playground as much as possible. 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 Park Sharks 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.
Important Dates to Save
November 28th-January 16th- Winter MAP Testing grades 1st - 5th.
December 16th- Fin Family Groups during the school day
December 22nd- January 4th- Holiday Break (No School)
January 11th- PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
Next PTA Meeting Schedule Change
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our November PTA meeting! Due to the busy holiday season, PTA will not be meeting in December. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, January 11th. Please mark your calendars and come help us plan the details of our next PTA sponsored family event!
Mr. Patrick Garrity
Location: 500 Park Road, Westerville, OH, USA
Phone: (614) 450-5500