Dear West Park Families,

I can’t believe the end of the school year is finally here! The year went by so quickly, and what a year it has been! We are so happy to have met and worked with so many wonderful and caring families this school year. Our teachers would like to begin by applauding our students for their hard work and dedication throughout the school year. As our school motto states, “when we do our best, we will have success.” We find that very true at West Park.

We are so proud of the growth that our students have made this year. I am also very pleased with our teachers for providing quality instruction for our students on a daily basis. Our teachers successfully implemented our language arts program that is embedded in the science of reading. WIth a strong focus on phonics instruction through direct and explicit instruction our kindergarteners have made significant gains in their overall early literacy skills. This will help pave the way for future academic success for our students. Throughout the school year our students have been impacted greatly through effective teaching practices and evidence based resources.

Parent involvement comes in so many forms, and it is essential to the success of our students. We thank you for your support and involvement in our school community. Continue to be an active participant in your child’s education. You truly make a difference! Please refer to the “calendar of events” section of this newsletter for all the important events happening at West Park during the month of May.

For the final few weeks of school our teachers will continue to work hard with our students to best prepare them for first grade. Over the summer please remember to read with your children. This will help get them ready for next school year. We encourage our families to take their children to the Reed Memorial Library over the summer. It is a great educational resource for our students right here in Ravenna! This can help keep our students “on point” during the summer months.

Once again, thank you so much for the opportunity to work with your children. It has been a pleasure working with all of our families this school year. We wish your children the best of luck in first grade next school year. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me at school. My phone number is 330-297-1744, and my email address is frank.sciarabba@ravennaschools.us.

Have a wonderful and safe summer!

Sincerely,

Mr. Sciarabba, Principal