Mid-Fall update

Muffins with Mom on Oct. 14 was great fun! Check out the photos on Facebook and feel free to tag yourself and/or share!

End of October events

Oct. 20 is Literacy Night at Woodburn! 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Restaurant Night takes place Thursday, Oct. 27, at Silver Diner’s Merrifield location. PTA will receive a donation from a portion of sales from that evening, between 5 – 8 p.m. Be sure to bring your friends and family — and your appetites!

Did you know? You can register your Silver Diner loyalty card in the restaurant’s Eat Well Do Well loyalty program, and your purchases can benefit Woodburn all year long.

Plan ahead for November:

Nov. 7-8 are student holidays.

We’ll have our Election Day Bake Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 8. We’ll share the sign-up link by email and Facebook for sale items and volunteers.

The next PTA meeting takes place Thursday Nov. 10, in the Woodburn Library, at 7 p.m. On the agenda: Principal Chapin will discuss Woodburn’s proposal to bring Advanced Academics Local Level 4 to our school. This is an exciting development for our school!

Nov. 17, PTA is treating the students to an in-school assembly featuring Superhero Math!   Math Night will take place at school from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

2-hour early dismissal on Wednesday Nov. 23. No school on Nov. 24-25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

As always, check out our Calendar for up-to-date information (PTA events are in green).

Sign up for Enrichment classes

Enrichment classes are underway but it’s not too late to register for many of our classes.
Contact the vendor to see if registration is still open.
Class list and contact information is available on our Enrichment Program page:
Plans for next session’s classes (January) have already started.  Watch for announcements about our winter class offerings in December.

October 2016 PTA news & events

Thanks to all who attended our 1st PTA meeting!  We learned a great deal. Look for the minutes to be posted soon.

Enrichment classes begin this week.

Ascendly Lego class is now open to Kindergarten students!!  The class takes place Wednesday mornings from 8:15-9:15am.   We need 1 or 2 more kids for the class to have critical mass — if we don’t have enough kids for this session, the class will be canceled and we may not be able to offer future Lego classes in the winter and spring).  Visit our Enrichment Program page for registration info this class and all the Enrichment programs. (Contact ljwright1972@yahoo.com for more information.)

DC United ticket sale ends Friday, Oct. 7
. Game day is Sunday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. Book your tickets this week. Join us to cheer on DC United as the play NYC FC.
Tickets: $21 each
Send payment to school by Thursday. Make checks payable to Woodburn PTA.
For more information contact Jason K: jasonpk@gmail.com

Spiritwear order deadline Oct. 14
. Only 2 more weeks to order your Woodburn Wildcats t-shirts! Select from gray, green and pink. Place your order online – or complete and send the order form along with payment to school. Be sure to include the student’s name and teacher’s name.Visit https://www.customink.com/g/xan0-00aq-3n35

Friday, October 14: Muffins with Mom
PTA will host a Muffins with Mom breakfast in the cafeteria with the students.
Dads & Moms: Please sign up to bring something to the event! We will gather in the Woodburn Cafeteria around 8am to have breakfast with our kids. This is a super fun event, and a great opportunity to meet parents and teachers!
Sign up here: http://signup.com/go/HDHt9t

Thursday, October 27: Restaurant Night (Silver Diner – Merrifield)
Come out to Silver Diner’s Merrifield location for Restaurant Night on Thursday Oct. 27.

Silver Diner is a great partner for schools. If your family go there regularly, be sure to sign up for their rewards program. Your meals at Silver Diner can also benefit Woodburn.

School-related postings

Friday, October 7: Student Holiday, No School
Monday, October 10: Columbus Day holiday, No school
Tuesday, October 11: Parent Coffee on-site at Heritage Center
Wednesday, October 12: School Picture Day
Thursday, October 20: Literacy Night

Shoppers rewards: Programs like like Giant’s A+ program, Harris Teeter’s TIE program, Amazon Smile, and iGive are a great way to earn money for the PTA. If you can volunteer to coordinate these programs for the PTA, we could really use your help! Please let Leah know at ldewolf@gmail.com if you can take this on.

Stay in Touch:
Like/Follow the Woodburn PTA on Facebook to get the latest news.

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 www.VABallet.org using code 2016Website1.

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

For more details, please visit http://www.vaballet.org/community/?p_id=160630084423 or the main website, www.VABallet.org.