Dear West Park Families,

Welcome to kindergarten! I would like to welcome all of our new families to West Park Elementary School! We are “kindergarten central” for the Ravenna School District. It has been a wonderful summer however, we are excited that school is starting. We look forward to a full year of “normalcy” compared to years past. Your child’s first year in school will bring many wonderful and challenging opportunities to them. As educators, our goal is to help your child become independent, life-long learners. Not only do we believe that ALL children can learn, but we also believe that ALL children want to learn. We want to maintain an “I can” and “I will try” attitude with our students! This positive attitude promotes success and happiness for young children. Thank you for choosing West Park School as your school of choice. We are thrilled that your child will begin his or her K-12 educational journey with us!

First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Frank Sciarabba, and I am the principal of West Park Elementary School. This is my 8th year as principal. I am eager to get another school year started! Thank you for allowing us to work with your children.

There are many great things happening at West Park School! The first newsletter has many reminders and notifications. Please take the time to read through the information, and call or email the office if you have any questions. We will post monthly newsletters at the beginning of each month on our school webpage (www.ravennaschools.us/west-park-elementary-school) to keep you well informed of all the latest information at West Park School!

Regular attendance at school will be a key factor in your child’s educational success. Throughout the school year we will be emphasizing the importance of consistent attendance at school. Our goal for this school year is to decrease chronic absenteeism. Many motivational ideas and strategies will be implemented throughout the year in order to make this happen. We will need your help and support in achieving our goal.

This is going to be a great year at West Park School! Please continue to look for school newsletters at the beginning of each month on our school webpage. I look forward to working with you and your children throughout the school year. Please feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns by calling 330-297-1744. You can also email the secretary or me at jamie.goddard@ravennaschools.us or frank.sciarabba@ravennaschools.us.

Let’s have a great year together!

Sincerely,

Frank Sciarabba, Principal