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

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!

Lost Dog Cafe 5/23 for Woodburn Restaurant Day

Thursday, May 23, 11am – 10pm

Woodburn’s next Restaurant fundraising day takes place at:

LOST DOG CAFE
2729A Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

The PTA’s next restaurant day fundraising event takes place at Lost Dog Cafe on Thursday, May 23 , between 11am and 10pm.

Let Lost Dog know your order supports Woodburn when paying. Our PTA will receive a 20% donation from your order! (Does not apply to online orders.) Show the flyer that came home via Thursday folders, or use your smart phone to show them this post! We’ll also send reminders on our Facebook page.

Invite your friends and family to help support Woodburn by visiting Lost Dog on May 23, anytime between 11 am and 10 pm!

Fun Run 2019 prizes

We are excited to announce the following prizes for this year’s Fun Run!

All student runners will receive a runner’s bib, medal and a free treat!

See below for additional prizes for fundraising efforts:

  • Anyone who raises any amount of money will receive his or her choice of a Woodburn magnet or bracelet!
  • The class that raises the most money overall will receive a pizza AND ice cream sundae party!
  • The classes with (1) the second highest amount of money raised, and (2) the most fundraising participants will each receive a pizza party!
  • The student in each grade who raises the most will receive a game of their choice and lunch/after school snack with Mr. Shirley and Mr. Coakley! 

Keep checking the Leaderboard for updates at https://99pledges.com/fund/woodburn2019 — and let the competition begin!!

Teacher Appreciation Week | May 5-10

Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off Sunday, May 5, at Woodburn!
Woodburn families are invited to stop by the school lobby on Sunday, May 5, from 4-5pm to decorate the sidewalks and recognition signs for our wonderful Woodburn staff!

Plan ahead for Tuesday and Thursday:

Treats on Tuesday, May 7: Send in some sweet treats with your child to share with their Teachers and “Specials.

Supplies on Thursday, May 9: Send in classroom and other educational supplies.

For ideas on how to recognize our Woodburn teachers and staff, check out the “Favorites” section, below, to see their wish lists.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, PTA is honored to provide:
Monday: after-school “seis de mayo” Taco Bar party
Wednesday: catered lunch from Cafe Rio
Friday: Smoothie delivery (a healthy kick in prep for the evening’s Fun Run & Fitness Fair!)

FAVORITES – click the links below for teacher and staff favorites!

Kindergarten: (Dietrich) | Johnson | Kingsbury | Rauf

1st Grade: Freeman | Lannon | Ritch | (Van Buren) | Wind

2nd Grade: (Burd ) | Hoyos | Inverso | Orellana

3rd Grade: Green | Manno | Quinto

4th Grade: Nadel | Vaught | Zukowski

5th Grade: Floyd | Maida | McCracken

6th Grade: (Bensinger) | Kappelmier | Montemurro

Specialists (e.g. Art, Music, Counseling, AART, ESOL, PhysEd):
Campbell | Gannon | Ragona | Cortes | Cooper | Pothuraju | Vance | Amoroso | Correa

Special Education Staff and Instructional Assistants:
Binns | Buckley | Johnson | Mrs. K (Koltos) | O’Brien | Small |

We’ll keep adding links as we get the completed forms. If your teacher list isn’t provided here, please check back in case they submitted their form. You might also reach out them directly to see what they might need and appreciate.

Want to help?
To offer any assistance to our Teacher Appreciation volunteers, please contact Katharine Kraft (katharine<at>oskrafts.org) and Leslie Borkenhagen (leslieborkenhagen<at>gmail.com).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING OUR WONDERFUL WOODBURN STAFF!

Restaurant Night at Silver Diner April 30

Tuesday, April 30, 5 pm – 8 pm

Join us for Woodburn PTA’s Restaurant and Fundraising Night at:

SILVER DINER
8150 Porter Road (at Gallows Road in Merrifield)

Help the PTA get closer to its Restaurant Night fundraising goal by dining at Silver Diner on Tuesday, April 30, between 5pm and 8pm. Our PTA will receive a donation for a portion of the night’s sales! 

There’s no need to show a flyer at Silver Diner, so please help us get the word out and invite friends and family to dine-in or take-out between 5pm and 8pm on Tuesday, April 30!

FUN RUN & Fitness Fair – May 10

The Woodburn PTA proudly presents:
The 2019 Wildcat Fun Run and Fitness Fair

Date: Friday, May 10th
Fitness Fair and Race Check-in: Starts 6 pm
Race Starting Times: Grades 3-6: 6:30 pm / Grades K-2: 6:50pm

We are excited to have your family join us again for the most important fundraiser of the year! The Fun Run and Fitness Fair helps the PTA fund a variety of programs for Woodburn students, including our school-wide arts-focused program, Continuing Education Through the Arts (CETA).

Please make a pledge to support your child’s participation in this awesome annual event.

2 ways to make donations for the Fun Run:
1) Search for student’s name online at the Fun Run website, and be sure to share your child’s link with family and friends to encourage more donations in support of your student!
2) Send donations in the envelopes that were sent home in late March.

What will happen during the Fun Run?

There will be bibs and medals for all of the runners. Representatives from the community will share information about health and fitness. There will be additional prizes for the students and grades that raise the most money. The PTA will be selling snacks and raffling prizes. A food truck will also be on-site.

Logistics

The Fun Run takes place in the evening at Woodburn. Check-in begins at 6:00pm, and the race begins at 6:30 pm. It is a fun event for the whole family, so please plan to attend to cheer on your child. Bus service will be available for Fairmont Gardens residents before and after the race.

How does your child earn pledges for the Fun Run?

To make this fundraiser a success, please help your child secure financial pledges from friends and family. Donations can be made via check to the Woodburn PTA using the envelope that came home in Thursday folders, or donations can be made online at https://99pledges.com/fund/woodburn2019, simply search for your child’s name in the participant bar.

Also with the packet that came home in Thursday folders, is a sample script for students to use when seeking pledges from friends, family and neighbors.  Please do not solicit donations from strangers.

Thank you for your support in making this a FUN and SUCCESSFUL event!