Welcome to the West Friendship Elementary School PTA

We are proud to be part of the oldest elementary school in Howard County. Please join us for our monthly meetings.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, 10/23 at 6:30pm in the conference room or cafeteria.

Meetings will alternate monthly between morning and evening to hopefully accommodate more schedules.

News / Announcements

Join the PTA

Please join the WFES PTA!  Membership supports all the amazing programs at WFES such as cultural arts, the school dance, skate night, movie night, Spring Festival, and in-school field trips.  The cost is $15 per family for the year. For that price you get access to the PTA directory, and satisfaction of knowing you are supporting all of the great events your kids love. Online membership registration is now open.

Redistricting Meeting

The Board of Education is scheduled to hold public hearings to gather feedback from the community.  Our meetings are:

  • 6pm on September 26, October 7, and October 8
    • Families currently zoned for Glenelg HS, Marriotts Ridge HS, Reservoir HS, River Hill HS

Registration to testify at the meeting is closed but you may submit testimony via email (redistricting@hcpss.org) or USPS mail.

All public hearings will be held at the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, with satellite rooms available for overflow.

Under the proposed plan 141 students from West Friendship would be moved, these students include the families who were redistricted to WFES last year and the families on the West side of Route 32. In addition, 40 students would be moved to West Friendship.  Total student count for 2020 would be 327. WFES capacity is 414 students. Current enrollment is 393. Please keep in mind that under-enrolled schools can have larger class sizes. It seems counter intuitive, but it happens.

Here is a link to the  proposed plan by the Superintendent: https://go.boarddocs.com/mabe/hcpssmd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=BF8VQD81CC84

Find your polygon here: https://hcpss-gis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=06528401636a4a48b1ef681c66a61a07

Outdoor Family Movie Night – 9/27

Box Tops for Education

No more clipping! Box Tops are now mobile. Download the app today. Click here for more information.

Harris Teeter – Together in Education

Link your VIC card to earn funds for WFES PTA. Your VIC Card needs to be re-linked to WFES each year. Please complete the form here.

WFES Spirit Wear

The WFES on-line spirit store is open! There’s something for everyone in your family, including sweatshirts, t-shirts, shorts, hats, and more. Please visit www.wfesgear.com.  A portion of each sale goes directly back to WFES.

Amazon Smile

Help support West Friendship Elementary Schools PTA by shopping on Amazon through Amazon Smile. You get the same great deals and benefits offered by Amazon while supporting our school! Just go to smile.amazon.com, and login to Amazon using your regular username and password. Search for and select West Friendship Elementary School PTA under charitable organizations, and you are ready to shop!

Sponsors

Thank you again to our sponsors. Please see our Sponsors page for more details