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

GOT LEGOS?: Got Legos you'd like to clear out of the house for Spring Cleaning? Please consider donating them to Family Lego Night. Please wrap any spare ones you have in a bag and drop them off with Luke Davis at 4200 Seaward Circle, Ellicott City, MD 21043 or email luke_h_davis@yahoo.com for more information.

WOES PTA POSITIONS AVAILABLE: 
Our very active PTA needs your help! We have several open positions for the 2018-19 school year.  If you are interested, please contact our President, Ginny Peralta at worthingtonptapresident@gmail.com.

Corresponding Secretary: This is an evolving role that involves communication and correspondence.  Possible duties include thank you notes and weekly reminders coordination and distribution.

Cultural Arts Chair: Work with school staff to schedule school assemblies through research, scheduling, approval and contracting.

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!

Mascot Coordinator: A new position this year…we need someone to gather a list of willing “Wildcats”.  You will be the go-to person when someone needs the Wildcat to attend an event.  Great for a dad who wants to be more involved!

Room Parent Coordinator: Room parents need guidance – especially new ones.  This person helps to keep room parents on the same page with regards to guidelines and distributing information.  You would be a go-to person for room parent questions.

Silent Auction Coordinators: 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.


August 22: Staff Returns to Worthington
August 30: Kindergarten Playdate, 6PM
August 22: NEW Family Orientation, 6:45PM
August 31: OPEN HOUSE...Sneak-a-Peek
    Kindergarten...9:30-10:15AM
    Grades 1,2...10:30-11:15AM
    Grades 3,4,5...11:30-12:15PM
September 4: School OPENS for students

BACK TO SCHOOL PICNIC:
September 7, 2018, WoES PTA invites you to a fun-filled night of games, dancing, KONA ice and fun. Join us from 6-8PM on the Worthington blacktop to welcome back the students for the new school year. Contact Nikki Hooten at nnhooten@yahoo.com with any questions.
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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. 

If your child has medication in the health room, please remember it must be picked up by end of the student day (
12:55 PM) on June 19, 2018. Any medication that is not picked up by the end of the student day on June 19th will be discarded per HCPSS policy. Medication cannot be stored in the health room during the summer months. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Alisha Coleman, Health Assistant or Ms. Stacey Naecker, School Nurse at 410-313-2575.

PTA meetings will resume during the 2018/2019 school year.

















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!

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 and make your donation 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

TIGERFISH SWIMMING TEAM: Do you belong to the Taylor Village pool? Do you like to swim? Join the Taylor Village Tigerfish summer swim team and be a part of our community of swimmers, friends and fun. For more information, visit us online at http://tvtswim.org or email taylorvillagetigerfish@gmail.com.

FITNESS IS FUN NINJA CAMPS:
 Stop summer camp boredom. Our partner, The Okinawan Karate Dojo, is hosting their 15th annual "Fitness is Fun Ninja Camps" all summer long. Camps operate from 9AM-4PM (before and after care available). Our camp experiences are specifically crafted to keep students active, learning, and entertained. For more information or to register online, visit www.okdkarate.com (go to Camps and PNOs) or call 443-574-8999


HCPSS NEWS

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.