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.


Coming to Worthington April 23-27th as part of a nationwide initiative creating a culture of kindness on school campuses. Students and families are encouraged to participate in fun-filled spirit days with special events during lunch and recess. Here's a preview:
Monday 4/23: Shine Bright, spirit dress bright colors/neon
Tuesday 4/24: Crazy 4 Kindness, spirit dress crazy hair & socks
Wednesday 4/25: Woes Strong & Kind, spirit dress fitness wear
Thursday 4/26: I Dream of Kindness, spirit dress pajamas
Friday 4/27: Lunch celebration, spiit dress WoES spirit wear

: Do you work in the STE(A)M 
field? Worthington will be focusing STE(A)M careers and activities on Thursday, March 29th. We are looking for parents to share how they solve real world problems in their STE(A)M field of work. If you or someone at your workplace would like to demonstrate for our Worthington students how STE(A)M standards are applied to your work, please submit an application. 

Join us for our next meeting on Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 PM. "Chat & Chew" at 6:30 PM. 

Family Bingo Night & Silent Auction is coming, Friday, March 23rd

Save the date for our 2nd annual Paws on the Run, Friday, May 4th. We will have another Paws on the Run t-shirt contest and the winner will have their art work on the race day shirts. More details to follow.

Enjoy a night of baseball with WOES friends on Friday, April 27th...Sit downstairs and watch the Orioles start the season off with a bang...$20 per person ($5 per ticket goes back to WOES PTA).  WOES Orioles Tickets
Tickets Can Be Purchased at:

Email martini_stephanie@yahoo.com with any questions.

Does your child like to sing, dance and act? Join us for the production of Beauty and The Beast Jr. Every child that registers will get a part in this classic Disney play. Taught by certified teachers. Registration coming soon for 2nd-5th graders. https://goo.gl/forms/6lvaZPqBgKC2rKF43

Hot off the press! The 3rd edition of the Worthington newspaper needs your help. Offered by Little Scholars to 3rd-5th graders, students will enjoy creating authentic newspaper stories and transform into reporters and editors. (7) Mondays starting April 9-May 21st. https://tinyurl.com/y7mo4nnx Registration closes Monday 3/26

Worthington is joining forces with local charity Casey Cares to collect new pajamas, sizes infant to teen, for Kammis Jammies program, providing new pjs to kids in hospitals. Please consider donating pajamas in the box by the office or in each pod. Thank you in advance. Questions? kristinduda1@hotmail.com

GIRL SCOUTS FOR RONALD McDONALD HOUSE IN BALTIMORE: Snack donations needed! Girl scouts are collecting donations of store bought individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks, crackers) and juice boxes for the Ronald McDonald House in Baltimore. A donation box will be in the front hall from March 5-29th.

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION: Worthington Elementary is a participant in the Box Tops for Education 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.  Your PTA Box Top Coordinator, Erika Holderness, will package them up and send them along to earn money for WOES. This year’s goal is $1,000.  Please help us attain this goal!

PARENT VOLUNTEER PROCEDURES: Parents who wish to volunteer must complete a brief training course online and submit a certificate of completion to the school.  Please remember that all who desire to volunteer, including field trip chaperones, must complete the training.  Visit the following link to complete the training and receive your certificate. http://www.hcpss.org/parents/volunteer-information/

YEARBOOK: The yearbook is $20 and can be ordered ONLINE only at www.strawbridge.net. The deadline to order is April 17th. We don’t want to miss a thing and your pictures help! If you have taken a great school-related shot, please email it to woesyearbookpix@gmail.com. Please be mindful that there are students who are on the do not photograph list. Yearbook sales will start in December and run until April. They will be delivered in June. More information to come. Please contact Laura Diaz at thumbsupfamily@gmail.com with any questions. Happy Snapping!

WORTHINGTON ELEMENTARY PTA ON FACEBOOK: Be in the know!  Join our WoES PTA Facebook page to stay up on all of our latest activities and events.  LIKE US at https://www.facebook.com/WOESPTA


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BOARD OF ED DECISION ON MAKE UP DAYS: Schools will NOW be in session on April 4, 5, and 6 and for a half day on May 18th to make up for the four inclement weather days used. If shcools are closed for one additional inclement weather day, June 15th will be used.

Please be advised of the HCPSS procedures for weather related closures, early dismissals and delayed openings.  The following is a link on the HCPSS website, which provides weather-related information: http://www.hcpss.org/schools/emergency-closings/

WEATHER GUIDELINESExercise outdoors is healthy and is strongly encouraged. It provides a break from the regular school routine, a chance to get some outside air, and an opportunity to run off excess energy. If conditions preclude the full recess time, even a five-minute break can revitalize children and prepare them for more sitting and academic learning. Children are expected to wear warm clothing to protect them during cold weather when participating in recess or outside activities. The decision to go out or stay in for recess is the decision of the Administrator at individual schools. However, the following are to be considered in determining if recess is to be held outside:

Temperature and Windchill
Age of students
Length of time outdoors
Adequacy of the children’s clothing
Condition of the playground
Falling precipitation (more than a sprinkle or mist)

Generally, it is assumed that students will be outside for recess when the temperature combined with the wind chill is not less than 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Children with certain health conditions may need special accommodations during extremely cold weather. Parents of those children should provide medical documentation and may be consulted to determine if other arrangements are necessary.

START TIMES FOR 2018/2019 SCHOOL YEAR: The Howard County Board of Education voted to retain the existing model for school start and dismissal times for the 2018–2019 academic year during its regularly scheduled meeting on December 19, 2017.

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



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. Please contact worthingtonptapresident@gmail.com for more details.