Welcome to the WoES PTA Website! 
The goal of this site is to provide the parents and caregivers of the children attending Worthington Elementary School, up-to-date information on events and activities associated with the PTA and our school.

SCHOOL NEWS

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT:
Back to School Night for Grades K-2 is Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30PM and for Grades 3-5 on Thursday, Septebmer 19th at 6:30PM with a Gifted and Talented Information Session starting at 6:00PM. 

FALL PORTRAITS: Individual portraits are being taken on Tuesday, September 17th. Please look for picture envelopes soon. If you are planning to purchase portraits, please send the envelope in with your child on the 17th. All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook.


















UPCOMING EVENTS:
Please take a look at our PTA calendar for upcoming events and important dates during the  2019/2020 school year. 

COMMUNITY NEWS

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION:
Summer is a great time to start collecting boxtops for education! Our kids love the opportunity to earn extra recess and each boxtop earns our PTA a little money! Box Tops is making some changes to allow you to “clip” the labels electronically. Click HERE for more information. 

FITNESS CAMPS:
The Okinawan Karate Dojo, business partner of Worthington, will be providing after school transportation (and more) at their new facility on 4900 Waterloo Road in Ellicott City! Ready for the 2019-2020 school year and fully licensed by Howard County and Maryland State, the Karate Dojo will have your solution! Services include: transportation from school to the dojo, homework assistance, game and sanctum recreational activity (karate, tumbling, etc), Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course, and much more!! Visit them online at www.okdkarate.com. For more information, call 443-574-8999 or okinawankaratedojo@gmail.com.

LOCAL BUSINESSES: Do you own or work for a local business? The Worthington Elementary School PTA would like to work with you to promote your business while assisting us with the many fun events we host throughout the year. Contact worthingtonptapresident@gmail.com for more details.  




Tuesday, October 8th, 7PM
Media Center


ATTENDANCE: 
We strive to keep accurate attendance records for all students.  When a student is absent from school, the absence is coded "absent" without a reason. When a note is provided by parents, the absence is then coded with the reason. The following are examples of codes/reasons for absences entered in our system: illness, appointment, parent discretion. We have many students that have unexcused absences. IF your child has been absent and you have not provided a note, this is an unexcused absence.  Please send in a note stating the reason for the absence as soon as possible, and the absence will be properly coded. 

*** PLEASE NOTE *** Rate of chronic absenteeism is being calculated by The Maryland State Department of Education for our “School Report Card” being released last week.  Absenteeism is closely monitored and we will be following the county expectations for monitoring this data.  For any students exceeding 15% absenteeism (excused or unexcused), parents will receive a letter from the school per our county expectations. We encourage families to take vacations during set times off from school as designated from the HCPSS calendar. 


  

Please contact WoES' School Nurse at 410-313-2575.


If your student has medication in the health room, please make arrangements to stop by anytime before the end of the school year to pick up the medication. Medication remaining at the end of the school year should be picked up by the parent/guardian by the end of the school  day on the last day of school, June 21st. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.







PTA NEWS
PARENT VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES: We value our volunteers and the contributions they make to our students and schools. Parents who are asked to chaperone field trips or wish to volunteer must complete a brief training course online and submit a certificate of completion to the school. Visit HERE to complete the training and receive your certificate. Siblings are not permitted when volunteering during school hours.


HCPSS NEWS

2019/2020 HCPSS SCHOOL CALENDAR: There will be no printed 2019-2020 calendars. Staff, students, and families may view and/or download printable PDFs of the full calendar and/or important dates only by clicking HERE.




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WORTHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

4570 Roundhill Road    Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410) 313-2825     Fax: (410) 313-2829

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