Have a great Summer!

It’s the end of another great year! Keep you preschooler engaged in learning and social activities this summer with our list of resources.

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Come Play with Sutter Park PTA!

karateFriday, April 17      9:45 a.m.

TURNER’S ATA Black Belt Academy
3968 Powell Road (near Giant Eagle)
Powell OH 43065

Come join your preschool friends for a FREE trial class!  Starting promptly at 10 a.m. there will be a 45-minute class led by Master Jasen Pekalla No cost; students & siblings aged 3-6 welcome.  This is not a drop-off program; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Contact Jane Witherspoon with any questions: president@sutterparkpta.org


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Discipline easy as 1,2,3

Tools for your parenting toolbox : Discipline easy as 1,2,3 Introductory presentation will be followed by an open question/answer session with Dr. Y.  

Thurs., April 23     Sutter Park, Rm 122
3 sessions available to fit your schedule!  Childcare available for evening session only; must RSVP.
Download Flyer Here

Sign up for Dr. Y’s free monthly newsletter:  http://your-parenting-matters.com/newsletter-list/

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Papa John’s Night

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 28-29 is our “Dough for Dollars.”  Make a purchase from any Central Ohio Papa John’s (or order online!), turn in your receipt with the total price paid on the flyer and get 20% for our school!  Anyone can participate –tell your friends, neighbors, grandparents, co-workers.

This is our last pizza night fundraiser for the year — Plan on a pizza night : )

You can still use coupons and sign up for Papa John’s Rewards to earn a free pizza!

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Volunteer Meeting

Sutter Park PTA is dedicating the Mar 11 meeting to volunteering.  We are hosting a pizza potluck:  PTA will provide pepperoni and cheese pizza, we asking families with last names A-K to bring a salad, veggie tray or fruit to share, last names L-Q to bring water, soda, or juice to share and last names R-Z to bring a dessert like cookies or brownies to share.  Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084ba8a629a0fc1-pizza

Meeting information is available; please contact Brad Marquis, vicepresident@sutterparkpta.org for information about nominations for next year.  For a preview on volunteering, please read this mom’s story; perhaps you will be inspired!

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Reach Out & Read

RAA_Cat_n_Hat_Logo_Feb_2014lowresIn celebration of Read Across America Week, Sutter Park is hosting a book drive for Nationwide Hospitals’s “Reach Out and Read Program. ”  Donate your Gently Used Books by sending them to school with your child.

  • New or gently-used books for children up to a 5th grade reading level
  • NO books with religious or political messaging
  • NO books with torn, molded or ripped pages

Reach Out and Read prepares central Ohio’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.


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The Worthington Education Association cordially invites you to a kick-off celebration for the NEA’s Read Across America week.  The night will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and promote early literacy with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and their Reach Out and Read book drive and Worthington Head Start Preschool on Friday, February 27, at  6:30 p.m. in the Worthington Community Center. Special guests include Worthington Public Libraries, Silly Dee Balloons, WKHS Men’s Lacrosse “Man Up” Program, costume characters and The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium!  Please join us as we encourage families to participate in an evening of athletics, the arts and literacy!

Please feel free to bring your family and friends and donate a NEW preschool book/person to swim for FREE to benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Worthington Head Start Preschool or swim at a rate of $8/adult and $5/child.

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District Meetings

Worthington City Schools invites you to share thoughts about the programs and initiatives that mean the most to you and your family. There are two meeting opportunities, Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 11. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. at the Worthington Education Center, 200 E. Wilson Bridge Rd. Feedback collected from the meetings will be used as the board of education and district leaders create priorities for the future.  Please RSVP to www.tinyurl.com/wcs-forums
(Please note March 11 is also our next Sutter Park PTA Meeting, Dinner at 6, Meeting at 6:30.)


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For your littlest Valentine

Need some ideas for this weekend? Did you sign up to help with your classroom party? Here are a couple of cute ideas to work on with your preschooler:  PBS Kids Hearts and Crafts, Valentine’s Day Treats, Scholastic Parent & Child Newsletter.  Visit in-store for more crafty fun:  FREE “From the heart coupons” at Lakeshore Learning or Michael’s Kids Club (usually $2 or more) Check your nearest location online to sign up for class.  Or see their Valentine Crafts for kids online.love_bug

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Sutter Park Playdate

jumpOur next Sutter Park PTA Playdate will be a free school-wide playdate at Recreations Outlet
484 W Olentangy/Powell Road, Powell, Ohio 43065

Jump! Run! Play! Bring the kids to exciting indoor play at Recreations Outlet’s temperature controlled showrooms for the best indoor play available, with imaginative playhouses, bouncy trampolines, awesome swing sets, basketball hoops and much more!
Monday Jan 26 10a-12p or Friday Jan 30 11a-1p

Must be accompanied by adult, party room available for snacks or lunch. FREE admission, courtesy of Recreations Outlet!!! Siblings welcome. Please let us know if you are coming – Sign up here!

SAVE THE DATE: Our next Sutter Park PTA playdate is family story time at Powell Branch Library Friday, Feb 13 @ 10 am. Located at 460 S. Liberty Street, Powell. Free for whole family — sign up now!

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