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

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.

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.

FIELD DAY: Field Day is on Friday, June 1st. Please consider volunteering for our special day. We are so excited to announce that our student body voted on a Field Day theme this year. The winning theme is... “Ninja Warrior- Be the Next WoES Warrior.” VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! If interested in volunteering, please SIGN UP HERE!

VOLUNTEER BREAKFAST:
If you have volunteered at WoES, we would like to honor you with a breakfast celebration. Our annual volunteer breakfast will take place on Monday, June 4th at 9:30 AM in the cafeteria.

5TH GRADE CLOSING CEREMONY:
 
Our 5th grade in-school closing ceremony will be on Monday, June 11th, 9:30-10:30AM. Due to our cafeteria's limited capacity of 343, we must limit our number of family members to TWO TICKETS PER FAMILY.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH...
WoES continues to partner with Grassroots Homeless Shelter in Howard Country through the month of May by collecting snacks. The shelter is in tremendous need of individually packaged snack foods for those who use their services in the summer, especially children who are out of school. Juice boxes, puddings, fruit cups, pop tarts, pretzels, and chips are welcome. Collection boxes have been placed in each pod and our drive will run through June 8th. Thank you for your support and generosity!

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.

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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. 

ALLERGY SEASON:
The Health Room is seeing many children with pollen and seasonal allergy symptoms (itching eyes and congestion)...Please consider giving your child their allergy medication prior to school.

SUNSCREEN:Please consider applying sunscreen on your child before school. The application of sunscreen is not allowed during school by our staff or by students.

There are no more PTA meetings scheduled for the school year.
















SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER ARTS
In progress
WORTHINGTON NEWSPAPER

In progress

YEARBOOK: Yearbook sales are done for the year!  We expect to deliver them in June before the end of the school year. Thank you to all who purchased – we hope you enjoy the finished product! Questions? Contact Laura Diaz at woesyearbookpix@gmail.com

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 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/


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COMMUNITY NEWS
EMMS NEWSAnnie is coming to EMMS!  Come escape the Hard Knock Life with our EMMS Drama ensemble : May 17,18,19 @ 7pm and 20 @ 6:30pm!  Tickets available in advance from cast/crew OR at the door! Ticket cost is $8.00.

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.

HCPSS NEWS
BOARD OF ED DECISION ON MAKE UP DAYS: Schools will NOW be in session for a half day on May 18th and June 15th as well as June 18th and June 19th as a result of inclement weather make-up days. 

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.