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

AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK:
 November 12th-16th C
elebrated nationwide, it's a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

The staff and administration of Worthington Elementary cordially invite you to this year’s American Education Week themed Reach. Educate. Inspire. Our school will be open to parents and grandparents that would like to observe what a typical day looks like for students at Worthington.  We would like to share with you a snapshot into your child’s daily routine. We invite you to join us anytime between 9:45 am - 3:00 pm throughout the week. We are hoping with a flexible, open schedule, you will be able to find a time that is convenient during your day to visit. As you know, parking can be problematic and spreading your visits throughout the week should lessen the crowded parking lot.  Please consider walking and/or carpooling if possible. All visitors will still be required to sign in at the front office and please bring your state issued ID. A few last reminders: This is an educational time for your child. Our daily instruction will continue while you visit. Therefore, please limit any interaction you may have with your child and understand that teachers will not be able to hold personal conversations with you at this time. We also ask that you keep your cell phones off out of respect for the classroom environment. Taking pictures is very distracting to the students, therefore we would like to ask that you refrain from taking photos during your visit.

DISNEY'S JUNGLE BOOK PRODUCTION
:  Come see your classmates bring this classic tale to life. Mowgli, Baheera and a host of colorful characters will make an appearance on stage in the WoES cafeteria on November 14th at 7:30 PM.

TURKEY TROT:
  WoES Turkey Trot will be held on Friday, November 16th during all Grade-Level Related Arts classes. Students have been working very hard in their Physical Education class to build their stamina and endurance! All parents are welcome to join your child and/or be there to cheer them on! More detailed information will be sent home with students on Monday, November 12th. Please be on the look-out! We are so excited for this event!

RESTAURANT NIGHT:
  Join us at BJ's Brewhouse on November 28th from 4-10PM. A portion of your check will be donated to our PTA. Look for more info on fliers that will be sent home with your child.

2018-2019 YOUNG AUTHOR'S CONTEST:
  
Students in grades 2-5 are invited to submit an original poem and/or short story for the contest. Entries are due November 30. Submission guidelines and required cover sheet will be posted on our Canvas Team Pages by October 19. Please contact our Reading Specialist, Mrs. Hasseltine, with any questions at virginia_hasseltine@hcpss.org.

SECRET SHOPPE:
  Secret Shoppe is coming so mark your calendars! This year, it will be held on December 1st from 10-1PM at Worthington. Children will have the opportunity to shop with a helper so they can surprise their family with gifts they buy for them. Look for more information coming home in your child's folder in November. Volunteers are needed. If you are interested, please email Josei Chang at jose.chang@gmail.com.

SQUARE1 ART FUNDRAISER:
  
Celebrate your child's artistic achievement. Your talented child has been creating artwork that you will soon see on a personalized catalog. You'll be able to order memorable keepsakes to be cherished for years. 

Stop by the school to see a display of the sampled products. 

Orders are due November 28th or you can shop online at www.square1art.com/shop.



Looking for something fun to do before/after the WoES school day? How about drama, karate, science, chess, or newspaper, all conveniently hosted at WOES? Registration for each class is limited, so sign up early!

 
Schoolhouse Theater Arts IN PROGRESS
Okinawan Karate Dojo IN PROGRESS
Club SciKidz IN PROGRESS
Silver Knights Chess IN PROGRESS
Little Scholars Newspaper IN PROGRESS


WOES PTA POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 
Our very active PTA needs your help!  Please take a look at the open positions below and consider filling one of these roles.  If interested, please contact Ginny Peralta at worthingtonptapresident@gmail.com.

End of Year Celebration Event Coordinator: Are you an event planner at heart? Every year, we try to coordinate a movie night, picnic, or something super fun to celebrate the end of the school year. You would be the one in charge!

Silent Auction Helpers: Our BINGO event is one of the most attended each year and the silent auction is a huge moneymaker for the PTA.  Our silent auction coordinator needs a few hands to help solicit items for the baskets, put the baskets together, and help with the actual silent auction.



November PTA Meeting


  



If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Alisha Coleman, Health Assistant or Ms. Stacey Naecker, School Nurse at 410-313-2575.



PTA NEWS
STAY IN THE KNOW...DOWNLOAD 'REMIND' TODAY: 
The Worthington PTA is piloting the use of Remind to help remind you of PTA related information (i.e upcoming events/deadlines, spirit days, community outreach efforts/needs, etc.) Remind is an app that allows you to receive messages from the PTA via push notification, text and/or email – you can choose how you’d like to receive your messages in the account settings. To join, please download the free Remind app in your device- appropriate app store.  You will then join a class - our class name for this school year (2018-19) is gperaltaPlease note that messages will be sent from the PTA, not the school.  You should still watch your email carefully and diligently for school-sent information.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: WoES is a participant in the program, www.boxtops4education.comPlease visit the website for information on the 100’s of eligible products. 
We will have multiple collection dates throughout the school year.  Please be on the lookout and send in the Box Tops with your child.  

PTA MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: Be your student's hero. . . Join the PTA and donate today! The Worthington PTA organizes cultural arts events, class celebrations, and social events for all Worthington students. Your donation funds these events, and gives you a voice in monthly meetings with the Worthington administration. Join today at www.worthingtonpta.com.

PARENT VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES: 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.

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COMMUNITY NEWS
FOOD COLLECTION:
 Please consider donating food items to include low sugar fruits and cereals, low salt vegetables, peanut butter, tuna and crackers. There will be a box near the office. Our food collection/drive will start November 15th.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH: Please consider donating school supplies to children in Howard County.  Please fill the box by the front office. Pencils, notebooks, crayons, etc. Thank you for supporting those in need! Questions? kristinduda1@hotmail.com.

INTERESTED IN SCOUTING:
 
Boy Scouts: Join Pack 495 Worthington Cub Scouts! Come join in the fun. Any grade level can participate. Contact Robert Hooten at hootenbuilds@gmail.com or 443-802-9864.
Girl Scouts: Anyone interested in joining a troop, either already formed or starting a brand new one, contact Laura Diaz at gscookietroop@gmail.com.


FITNESS IS FUN: At THE OKINAWAN KARATE DOJO, students become focused, more respectful, and skilled with sound self-defense basics!!For more information, call 443-574-8999 or visit www.okdkarate.com.


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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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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.  We are also looking for a business partnership with a printing/copying company. Contact worthingtonptapresident@gmail.com for more details.