Pizza Night, Meetings, and more!

Thanks to all the families who turned out at Flippin’ Pizza for our fundraiser Tuesday night! We really appreciate your support and hope you enjoyed your pizza!

Our Volunteer coffee on 9/15 was a success and we’re thankful for meeting new parents and connecting with others.

Next up this month is the first PTA Meeting for 2016-2017! We hope to see you at the Woodburn Library from  7 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29.

And on Sunday, October 16, we’re organizing tickets for the DC United game at RFK Stadium. Stay tuned for more information.

Finally, a note about membership that we shared recently on our Facebook page (do follow/like us if you haven’t already!):

Woodburn PTA would like to encourage everyone to join the PTA this year by paying membership dues!

Being a PTA member doesn’t mean you have to attend meetings or that you’re signing up for one more thing to do in an already busy schedule. It does mean that you support the work of the PTA: morning and afternoon enrichment programs, field trip transportation, new technology for students, our partnership with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and so much more.

We are working on additional benefits to members, such as free access to our parent directory and reduced admission to PTA events. Stay tuned!

Membership fees are $15 per voting member. You can join at our first PTA meeting on September 29th, by sending a check through your child’s Thursday folder. Thanks, and we are looking forward to working with everyone this year!

The PayPal link is available through our home page and here.



The Start of School!

Thanks to everyone who attended Back to School Night!

This year’s Wildcat Spiritwear can be ordered online. Place your online Wildcat t-shirt orders here by Oct. 14.  You may also return the wildcat-t-shirt-order-form to school along with payment, and we’ll submit the order for you.

Check out our PTA September events:

Volunteer Coffee: Sept. 15 at 9:30 am
Parent Center (near the playground)
The success of the PTA depends on volunteers.

Restaurant Night: Tuesday, Sept. 20 4-8 pm
Flippin’ Pizza: 9548 Main St., Fairfax (Turnpike Shopping Center)

Restaurant Night will take place Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Flippin’ Pizza. Use the flippin-pizza-9-20-2016-woodburn-pta flyer to help share the event details. Remember to let Flippin’ Pizza know you’re there on behalf of Woodburn School. This way,  we can maximize their contribution!

PTA Meeting:  Thursday, Sept. 29 7-8 pm
Woodburn Library


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