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Tyson Hilkert

Minerva France Families,

As you know, our goal of our Read-A-Thon was to honor the legacy of Minerva France (more information about Minerva France here) by encouraging our students to read, and read is exactly what they did!!! Our Falcon Students logged a total of 129,620 minutes read, not to mention the thousands of dollars that were raised to support our PTA.  A Huge thank you to all of our donors (including the Worthington Moose Lodge who sponsored the Read A Thon) and anyone who helped our students log minutes and encouraged them to read!

The purpose of the remainder of this communication is to inform you of what to expect now through the next several weeks!


  • Week of Feb 13-16

    • Students will focus on acts of Character and Kindness.  Students will be able to purchase a chocolate kiss and write a special message to classmates or staff recognizing the positive character/kindness of fellow students.  

      • Students, staff, and even parents can purchase these kindness kisses for 25 cents from classroom teachers and all will be distributed at the end of each day!  All money collected will go toward supporting student activities at Minerva France.

    • All typical instructional activities will continue during this week

      • the distribution of valentine cards is discouraged


  • Feb. 17 & 20

    • No School (Presidents Day Weekend)



  • Evening of Mar. 8th

    • Falcon Family Night

      • Families in Grades K-5 are invited to Minerva France to participate in many fun educational activities alongside of their child

      • Look for more detailed information as we get closer to March 8th!


  • Mar. 16

    • Early Release

      • School will dismiss at 2:30pm


  • Mar. 27-31

    • No School (Spring Break)


  • Apr. 3

    • Classes Resume


  • Apr. 7

    • No School (Good Friday)


  • Apr. 11-21

    • Ohio State Tests

      • Grades 3, 4, & 5

      • Click here for testing dates by grade


It's hard to believe we are several weeks into the second semester.  If you have any question about your child’s experience here at Minerva France or ways that you can support your child’s academic journey please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact information below.



Tyson D. Hilkert


Minerva France Elementary

Westerville City Schools