Volunteer with the PTA for 2019-2020 school year!

Interested in helping with the PTA next school year? We have several volunteer positions and we are looking for a few good people to help us with key roles.

Enrichment Chair (board-level position)
Before and after school classes are an important part of school life for Woodburn students and families. They allow students to try out new activities, offer convenience for parents, and give students a chance to participate in activities with friends. The enrichment chair will be in charge of identifying potential classes, obtaining approval for them, helping with publicity, and monitoring registrations.  The chair will also oversee the quality of the classes and help to resolve any issues that arise.  This position requires approximately 3-4 hours per week most weeks of the school year, but may be less once sessions are running.  

Reflections Coordinator
Reflections is an annual art contest sponsored by the National PTA and coordinated by our local school PTA. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their creative potential and unleash their artistic talents!  We are looking for someone to coordinate Reflections in 2019.  This work takes place from September to December and includes scheduling 1-2 art workshops to introduce the contest and work with interested students on their projects.  The coordinator will collect and submit Woodburn’s entries to the County Council PTA and recognize participants and winners.  We estimate this volunteer position will require about 20 hours over the three-month period.  

Teacher Appreciation Coordinator
One of the most important tasks the PTA undertakes throughout the school year is teacher recognition. The coordinator plans and carries out teacher recognition events, including the teacher welcome breakfast in September, holiday event in December, and teacher appreciation week in May.  The chair will work with the PTA president to develop event descriptions, identify volunteers, set up a sign-up genius, and then manage volunteers and the activities during the events.  We estimate this volunteer position will require about 20 hours over the year.

Community Business Donation’s Team
This past year many businesses in our community supported Woodburn through donations. Gift cards for volunteers and teacher appreciation, food donations for PTA meetings, and event sponsorships—are a vital part of school and PTA resources.   This volunteer role is perfect for parents who do not have much time out of the house or office but can send email requests and follow up. The PTA VP will provide guidance on who to contact as well as request and thank you letter templates.  The time commitment required for this volunteer position will vary and be self-directed – you decided how much time each month you can dedicate to soliciting donations.

If you are interested in any of these Volunteer positions, please contact Laura Wright, PTA President at president@woodburnpta.com

PTA Meeting | Sept. 5, 2019

Join us for the first Woodburn PTA meeting of the 2019 – 2020 school year!

7pm-8pm
Woodburn Cafeteria

ALL are welcome to attend our first meeting! You do not need to be a member to attend.

Meet our principal, our new assistant principal, the PTA board, and other parents. Join us and learn about the PTA’s efforts and goals to support Woodburn this year. These include: field trip support, Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) membership, enrichment classes and summer camps, Cultural Arts Assemblies, and classroom funds. The PTA also organizes Pastries for Parents (Sept. 20!), the Wildcat Dance, Movie Night & Parents Night Out, and much, much more!

We will have babysitters and food!

Returning members:
Be sure to preview the June meeting minutes here, and we’ll have the proposed budget ready here soon for your review.
If you’d like, bring in your completed membership form (and payment) to renew for this year.

New members/families:
We hope you’ll join the PTA! It’s a great way to meet more parents, and build great relationships for your child, yourself and with the school!
Check out our Membership Page for full details

5 Guys on June 11 | Woodburn Restaurant Night!

Tuesday, June 11, 4 pm – 9 pm

Woodburn’s last Restaurant Night fundraising event of this school year takes place at:

Merrifield FIVE GUYS
8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
(Five Guys Flyer)

Join other Woodburn families and friends at Merrifield Five Guys on Tuesday, June 11, between 4pm and 9pm for the last Woodburn Restaurant Night of this school year!

Whether you dine-in or take-out, be sure to show the flyer or mention Woodburn when placing your order so that our PTA will get full credit. Five Guys will donate 20% of your purchase to Woodburn PTA.

Share the flyer with friends and family, and we’ll see you Tuesday, June 11, between 4pm-9pm at Merrifield Five Guys!

The Woodburn PTA thanks you for all your support throughout the year!

Final PTA Meeting May 30 for 2018-2019 year

Join us for the final Woodburn PTA meeting of the school year!
We can’t wait to see you all and celebrate another successful year!

Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 6:45 pm dinner and mingling; 7 pm meeting begins
Location: Woodburn’s Outdoor Classroom (just outside the cafeteria)

We are grateful for Silver Diner for providing dinner for this celebratory event!

At this final meeting of the school year, we will recognize all our helpful volunteers who coordinated so many wonderful events over the year. We also will vote in the incoming PTA board for the next school year.

Thank you all and see you then!