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Becca Yanni
Principal

11/28/2016

Dear Walnut Springs Families,

We hope that everyone enjoyed a few days at home with their friends and families.  We are making the transition for Mr. Johnson, our part time assistant principal, to move to Heritage Middle School full time. We  will miss him greatly and thank him for all the help he has provided us at WSMS.  Our office will welcome part time administrative help from Rebecca Kuhlman.  Mrs. Kuhlman served as the Assistant Principal at Walnut for many years before retirement.  

We thank everyone associated with Westerville City Schools’ Spirit Book Club, Student Connections program, and Westerville Public Library for helping us host award winning author Matt de la Peña earlier this month.  Reading his novels as part of Mrs. Domingos’ Spirit Book Club here at Walnut was brought to another level with the visit from the author.  

Thank you to all of our families that sent in pictures of their Veterans to their Social Studies teachers!  Our veterans pictures hung with pride in our office windows to recognize and thank them for their service.  Pictures have been returned to their students and thank you again for helping us recognize our veterans.  

Finally, as a reminder, we sent home notice that this week is “Say Something” week here at Walnut.  Additional information about Say Something is available online at http://www.sandyhookpromise.org.  With the current active shooter crisis at OSU campus, this message is more important than ever.  After your family’s discussion tonight about OSU, please remind your students that tomorrow we will be having an assembly related to how important the message of Saying Something is to keep everyone safe and empowering them as part of that message.  Below are two additional resources that may be helpful when talking with your child.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/15-tips-talking-children-about-school-violence

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/aftermath.aspx

Thank you for sharing your students with us!

Sincerely,

Becca Yanni

Principal   

 

Current Newsletter with more school information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lTKynmvgSQU9cVAU3bU0vfGrnFuyc6p4akyrNXdDp4I/edit?usp=sharing

 




11/28/2016


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