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.


RECESS DAILY: Students go out for recess every day.  Now that the Fall weather is upon us, please have your child bring a sweater or light jacket to school to be prepared for chilly days.

HALLOWEEN DAY: Our Halloween Parade and Parties will be held Tuesday, October 31st. Our parade will begin at 10:00 AM on the blacktop followed by the classroom parties from 10:30-11:15 AM. All are invited to the annual Halloween Parade. Come hear music and admire the many costumes that some of the students and staff members may wear. Students are allowed to wear their costumes to school. Please no masks that will obstruct your child’s vision, no costumes with weapons, blood or frightening images are permitted at school. Please make sure that if your child has PE on Tuesday, October 31st, to please send in sneakers!!! Also, when visiting school this day, please be mindful where you PARK your car. Visitors coming to see the parade, will sign in at the front entrance of the school, obtain a visitor’s sticker and report to the blacktop.

MUSIC RECORDERS: Students in grades 3-5 will be playing soprano recorder in general music class.  If your child already has a recorder at home, please send it to school labeled with your child's name. If you would like to purchase a recorder, online orders are being taken through October 25, 2017 and the cost is $4.00.  To order, please visit the Worthington website at http://wes.hcpss.org/ under SCHOOL RESOURCES>online payments.

BULLYING AWARENESS & PREVENTION MONTH: October is National Bullying Awareness and Prevention Month.  Worthington students will be taking the No Bullying Blue Pinky Promise during their lunch/recess shifts on October 23!  We are looking for 6-9 parents to take a 1-hour shift to help make the pinkies blue! Shifts are 1 hour each: 10:45a-11:45a, 11:45a-12:45p, 12:45p-1:45p. If you are interested and available, please sign up using the following link:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45a8a629a2f94-blue

On Friday, October 27, our school is going to participate in the annual anti-bullying / youth empowerment movement known as the Million Misfit Sock March! Students are asked to wear misfit socks for the purpose of celebrating what makes you different and taking a stand against bullying. Many kids hide their differences for fear of being teased or bullied. Taking a stand as a school community sends a strong message that being unique and standing out from the crowd matters! The goal of the movement is to get a million people to participate. Let’s stand up, be counted, and show that we are MISFIT STRONG!

"CHAT and "CHEW: Please join Mrs. Jenkins & Mr. Ortega at the PTA meeting on Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30 pm.  Prior to the PTA meeting each month, Mrs. Jenkins and Mr. Ortega will be hosting a “Chat and Chew” for 30 minutes.  During these sessions, we will discuss different school initiatives, hot-topics, our School Improvement Plan and updates, etc.  

RESTAURANT NIGHT: Come join us for a spirit night to benefit WoES on Tuesday October 24th at the Chick-fil-A off Executive Park Drive, from 4:00-9:00 pm. They will donate 20% of all sales from people who present a flyer (available on Sign-up Forms under Forms & Documents).  

FAMILY LEGO NIGHT:
November 17th, 7PM




SECRET SHOPPER: 
December 2nd, 10AM-1PM
SCHOOL NEWS

COAT/MITTEN DRIVE: Donate any extra coats to keep Howard County families warm this winter. Please place clean coats/mittens size infant to adult in the box by the main office by October 24th.


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: 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!

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COMMUNITY & HCPSS NEWS

HCPSS Student & Parent Handbook: All families should have recieved one paper copy of the 2017-2018 HCPSS Student and Parent Handbook which is also available at the following link: http://www.hcpss.org/about-us/handbook/

FAMILY FILE - EMERGENCY FORM IN HCPSS CONNECT

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR FAMILY FILE!


REDISTRICTING: The current HCPSS Feasibility Study includes a redistricting proposal that will remove portions of our Worthington neighborhood (specifically polygons 2093,3093 and 4093) and send them to different middle schools and high schools (to begin in the 2018-2019 school year). If you would like to receive updates about redistricting as it relates to the Worthington community, please join the email list (http://bit.ly/keepworthingtonintact) and/or request to join the closed Facebook group, Keep Worthington Intact. 

HCPSS APPROVES 2017/2018 CALENDAR CHANGE: The Howard County Board of Education has approved a change to the 2017–2018 school calendar, making the last three days of school for students—June 12–14, 2018—three-hour early dismissal days for all levels, including elementary, middle and high schools. The updated calendar provides additional time for teachers and administrators to fulfill their fourth quarter grading and reporting responsibilities.



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

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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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