Worthington Hills Elementary School

Absolute Excellence - Exponential Impact

  • Joe Jude
    Laura Brown
    School Hours:
    8:15 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
    A.M. Kindergarten
    8:15 a.m.  - 11:05 a.m.
    (614) 450-4700
    Fax (614) 883-3410 

School Notes



    February 5, 2016


    It was great to see so many of our families here this week for conferences.  We are grateful that you understand the importance of the school-home partnership in student success.  Please remember, you may contact the school any time you have a question or concern.  While we set specific times during the year to schedule conferences with every family, our teachers are always willing to meet with parents at other times should the need arise. Together, we can help our children grow and succeed!

    Do you have a Worthington Hills Volunteer or Visitor badge at home or in your car?  Please don't forget to return it the next time you are at school.  Thanks!



    Kindergarten Registration is in full swing!  Please spread the news to your friends and neighbors.  Registration begins on the district website, http://www.worthington.k12.oh.us.  Choose Welcome Center from the blue menu bar and follow the directions.  


    Also, if you have friends or neighbors whose children attend a private kindergarten but plan to enroll in Worthington Schools for first grade, please pass along the registration information.  As we plan our classes for next year, it is very helpful to add the new students to the roster as soon as possible.

    Valentine's Party Information


    Our school Valentine Parties will be held on Thursday, February 11 at 2:15.  You are welcome to attend your child's class party, but please remember to sign in and get a Valentine Visitor sticker before going to the classroom. 


    If you have volunteered to provide treats, remember that ONLY pre-packaged food may be served in the classroom.  We cannot allow homemade items due to the many allergies throughout our building.  Please check the labels of your donations carefully.  Party food should not contain peanuts, treenuts or any foods processed in a plant with these products. 

    If you need a list of "nut free" snacks feel free to contact our school nurse, Julie Frank ( mailto:jfrank@wscloud.org). There are plenty to choose from!

    Hershey Kiss Valentine Sale!

    Next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, February 8, 9, and 10, Student 
    Council will hold its annual Hershey Kiss Valentine Sale.  Students, teachers, and parents may purchase Hershey Kiss Valentines for 25 cents each.  Valentines are on festive pink paper and come with a Hershey Kiss on top!  All proceeds benefit our school charity, COSBA.  Students may purchase Valentines during their lunch recess times.  Parents are invited to visit the school office any day during the sale period to purchase Valentines.  For your convenience, a sheet with four valentines is attached to this email.


    NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AND MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15   Enjoy the long weekend!


    Next time you are in the building, take a little time to check out the art.  We have beautiful student work everywhere!  Ms. Koontz is currently collecting toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, cereal or cracker boxes and plastic recyclables. Students use these for class projects, Open Studio work and Art and Earth Club.  


    Be sure to visit the Worthington Hills Art website to see other student work:  http://worthingtonhillsart.weebly.com/ 


    We are excited about the Worthington Hills Science Expo coming up on February 19!  If your child is really interested in science, has worked hard on a project and would like to display it for a larger audience, consider attending the 3rd annual district wide Science Day for students in grades K-12. 

    Science Day will be held on February 27th at TWHS beginning at 8 a.m.  Science Day will have three events: Science Fair,Invention Convention and a Design Challenge.

    The registration for students is now open and can be found on our district web site at:   Science Day Registration 

    The Worthington Hills Elementary PTA began collecting food last week for the Gather and Give initiative on behalf of the Family Mentor Foundation. This initiative allows our students the opportunity to actively participate in a community event that directly impacts local kids.  The Family Mentor Foundation provides non-perishable food in “ Buddy Bags” every weekend for 250 kids in Worthington and Columbus schools.  Each “Buddy Bag” contains ten items: 2 microwavable meals, 2 fruit cups, 2 vegetable cups or pop-top vegetable cans, 2 cereal/snack/granola bars, and 2 oatmeal packets forlocal children in need.  Recipients also receive one jar of peanut butter and one container of shelf stable milk per month.  At the end of February, our school will be hosting the Gather and Give event, packaging 1000 “Buddy Bags” for local children.


    EACH WHES student and staff member is being asked to contribute items for these bags, as divided by grade. 
    K- Granola bars or snack bars, 2-3 boxes 
    1st- Oatmeal packets, 2-3 boxes 
    2nd- Fruit or veggie cups, 2-3 multipacks                   
    3rd- Granola bars or snack bars- 2-3 boxes                 
    4th- Veggie cups, 2-3 multipacks                                 
    5th- Oatmeal packets, 2-3 boxes 
    6th- Fruit cups- 2-3 multipacks 
    Huston- Veggie cups, 2-3 multipacks 
    STAFF- Microwaveable meals (Easy Mac, etc.) 
    If you have questions about the Family MentorFoundation, you can visit their website:  http://www.familymentorfoundation.org/




    February 9 - PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m. 

    February 11 - Valentine Parties, 2:15 p.m.

    February 12 - No School

    February 15 - No School

    February 19 - Science Expo

    February 24 - State of the Schools Address, WKHS, 7-9 p.m.

    February 26 - Pajama Day, bring $1 for Central Ohio Spina Bifida  

    February 28 - Buddy Bag packaging, 2-4 p.m., WHES cafeteria

    February 29 - Operation Street Smart, 6:00 p.m., WHES library



    Opportunities in the Electronic Backpack


    Father Daughter Dance

    Spring Flag Football

    Camp Mary Orton Summer Camp

    Beginner Water Polo Camp

    Columbus Performing Arts Center Summer Theater Camp

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