It’s Back to School time

Hello Woodburn families,

Hope summer holidays are going great!

In anticipation of the start of school, please save the following dates:

Wednesday, Aug. 31:

Kindergarten/1st Grade Play Date
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Woodburn’s playground

Thursday, Sept. 1:

Teacher Welcome  Walk  
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Back-to-School Night Open House and Dinner
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Woodburn Elementary School

Tuesday, Sept. 6:

First Day of School!!
9:20 a.m. – 4:05 p.m.

Be sure to check the calendar for PTA and school event dates.

Ballet Family Fun

Hello Woodburn families!

How’s the summer going? We just learned of an exciting (and free!) event at the end of August.

“Beat the Heat with Dancing Feet” Aug. 28 at 2 pm

On Sunday, Aug. 28, join Virginia Ballet Company and School for a FREE hour-long exciting, educational and energetic dance presentation that explores expression and rhythm through various styles of dance.

The performance will take place at Ernst Community Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale.

Admission is Free.

Reserve tickets at using code 2016Website1.

Limited tickets will also be available at the door on a first-come, first serve basis.

For more details, please visit or the main website,


FCPS Resources for Parents

For new parents and current parents of Fairfax County School Students, there’s always lots to know about your child’s education and programs to support students and communicate with parents.  In a recent presentation to Woodburn parents, a representative from Family and School Partnerships provided a one-stop-shop resource just for you to address many commonly asked questions that parents have and provide an overview of the personnel and resources to help you engage around your child’s learning and needs.

Get in the know! Take a moment to review the detailed overview of FCPS resources and programs:  Woodburn ES FCPS GTK Presentation 05242016  The presentation addresses speciality programs, including Advanced Academics and Special Education, Testing, Health Services and Multi-language Communication Services, quick links to school calendars and FCPS newsletters and lots more!

Learn more about Family and School Partnerships

PTA officer slate and final PTA Meeting

The PTA Nominating Committee presented the slate of nominees at the 4/28 PTA Meeting.

Next, we need your vote for the next year’s PTA Board of Officers.  We would encourage you to pencil in June 2nd, our last PTA meeting for the school year 2015-2016.

On the slate are:

Leah DeWolf ——  President
Neelima Yelamanchili —- Secretary
John Alexander —– Treasurer
**VACANCY —– Vice President**

If you or someone you know have any questions or would like to run for any of these positions, please feel free to reach out to the Nominating Committee – Paul Davis, Leah DeWolf, and Sharon Toda.   Make your voice and ideas heard!

Nominate a PTA Candidate

Seeking Candidates!  Submit your name or someone you know to Woodburn PTA leadership.  The Nominating Committee is seeking names of potential candidates to run for President, Vice President and Secretary.  Last Chance to submit a name is 4/13!  Complete and return the nomination form that was in the Thursday folder. Or add your own name!  See Position Descriptions   and Complete the nomination form

Tennis Club is coming!

Woodburn PTA is thrilled to bring in TopNotch Tennis to facilitate Tennis Club this Spring.    More information about TopNotch here or on Facebook
We will be offering a 6 weeks session  on Thursday afternoons for Grades K – 4th at a great cost of $90.00.  Contact Sharon Toda if you have more questions at

Enrichment Program Update

Several of our Fall and Winter Enrichment Programs will be ending in mid March.  Spring Sessions will begin in April and registration information will be coming home in Thursday folders in the upcoming few weeks.  In the works –  Minecraft, Python Programming, Tennis Club, Basketball, Robotics, Pottery, Structural Engineering.  Minimum number of registered students are required in order for session to begin.  Check out the full calendar of courses!
Would like more info? Have a question,  please email Sharon at