Worthington Elementary School PTA

Welcome to the Worthington Elementary School PTA Organization website. The goal of our PTA site is to provide a communication channel to the parents and caregivers of the children attending Worthington Elementary School. This page will provide you with up to date activities, events and other happenings associated with the PTA and our school.

2014-2015 Executive Committee
PRESIDENT Barbara Ramirez 
1st VICE PRESIDENT Dana Rose
2nd VICE PRESIDENT Senthil Parameswaran
RECORDING SECRETARY Ellen Van Horn
CORRESPONDING SECRETARY Paula D'Alonzo
TREASURER John Peterson
COUNCIL DELEGATE 1 Becky Scherr
COUNCIL DELEGATE 2 Cindy Sating


IMPORTANT NEWS:


UPCOMING SPIRIT NIGHT:

Please join us on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Greene Turtle in Columbia for Spirit Night!  Flyers will come home to be presented at any time during that day – from 11 AM to 1 AM – and the Greene Turtle will donate 20% of your check to Worthington Elementary PTA.  See you there!

DISNEY RAFFLE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE:

Who wants to win a trip to Disney?  4 Park Hopper Passes and a 2-night stay at Disney's Swan & Dolphin Resort - valued at $1,000 – could be yours!  All proceeds benefit programs sponsored by the WoES PTA. Buy your raffle tickets TODAY using the form that was sent home or purchase at Bingo on Friday, March 20th

EMMS PARENT ORIENTATION:

Orientation for parents of incoming sixth graders will be held on Tuesday, April 14th in the Ellicott Mills Middle School Cafeteria from 6:30 – 7:30PM

SAVE THE DATE FOR ORIOLES GAME:

Save the date for a day at Camden Yards to see the Orioles take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:05PM on Saturday, May 30th.  Flyers will be sent home soon. 

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP FOR BINGO YET?  REGISTRATION WILL END NEXT FRIDAY:

Time is running out … sign up today for our Silent Auction & Family Bingo Night on Friday, March 20th from 6-9pm at Howard High School using the following link:  http://goo.gl/gPcJd.  Space is limited and ticket sales will end next Friday, March 13th.  In addition to Bingo, there will be some fantastic silent auction items to bid on at the event - make it a fun night out for the whole family!  Questions?  Please email woesptabingo@gmail.com.


TEACHERS ARE HEROES PROGRAM:

Do you know a teacher who has gone above and beyond his or her job description and instilled a lifelong love for learning?  ABC2 is proud to introduce Teachers are Heroes, a 10-month program highlighting one Maryland school teacher (K-12) each month who has gone above and beyond his or her job description and instilled a lifelong love for learning in Maryland students. The program runs August 2014 through June 2015. ABC2, in partnership with MECU - Baltimore's Credit Union, will award the monthly selected teachers a $250 check to use toward classroom supplies along with a plaque acknowledging their achievement. Winners will be highlighted on ABC2 News and abc2news.com throughout the school year.

NOTE: If you nominate a deserving teacher or even re-nominate a teacher who has made a positive impact in your community, you'll be qualified to win two tickets to dine & cruise aboard the Spirit of Baltimore.  One winner will be randomly chosen monthly thru June 30, 2015.  The online application is found at:  http://www.abc2news.com/teachersareheroes


WORTHINGTON SILVER KNIGHTS CHESS CLUB – SPRING SESSION

Silver Knights is offering a spring session starting Wednesday March 11. If you missed registering your child the first time around for this program, please don't delay.  We had an overwhelming response and enrollment for this program.  To date we have 15 students who have registered.  Please reserve your spot today.  All grades and skill levels welcome.  All equipment provided.Tuition $137 for 11 weeks March 11 - May 27 No meeting on April 1. To register or for more information, go to: www.silverknightschess.com If you are unable to register online or to request financial aid, please call (703)574-2070 for assistance.  Please reach out to Sarika Malhotra if you are interested in being the parent volunteer for this program at smalhotra0113@gmail.com.  Your child will receive free tuition for this program.


LEGO NIGHT WITH DADS – SAVE THE DATE: 

Friday May 8th from 8-9 p.m. WoES Cafeteria. The event will include contests and prizes...details will be sent out later on. A few volunteers are needed for some light set-up and clean-up.  Please contact Dominick Roselle if you have questions or can help with set-up or clean-up. droselle07@gmail.com

FROM OUR YEARBOOK CHAIR:

Yearbook/Photo related dates for your calendar:

March 9th - Yearbooks on sale ($25) Fliers went home Monday 3/9, checks made payable to WoES. You may also go online to purchase your yearbook www.strawbridge.net

April 15th - Spring Photos (all new students will have these photos used for individual class photo page) EVERY student is in the yearbook!  And more than one time.  If you are on the do not photo list a separate permission slip for yearbook use only will go home to sign, do not worry.  I will also send home another flyer around this time reminding you to order your yearbook J

April 24th - ALL yearbook orders due, this is also the day the online sales stops.  I will not have extras (unless someone accidentally buys 2 and wants to sell one) so please don’t forget to order your yearbook on time. It always makes me feel terrible when people come up to me sad and missed the deadline, please don’t do that to me, there isn’t anything I can do.   L

June 8th - yearbooks delivered! I will get them to the students before school ends and in enough time to get them signed by friends and teachers….do not worry!  PLEASE remind your children to write their name in their yearbooks and do not leave them laying around, as I said before I won’t be able to replace or order more.



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Important Links to Reference:
Worthington Elementary School: http://wes.hcpss.org/
HCPSS: www.hcpss.org

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