Fun Run, Friday May 19!

Join us for the Woodburn Fun Run (and optional Color Run) on May 19th!

Runners will collect their race bibs starting at 5:30 and the run will begin at 5:45 for grades K-2 and at 6:00 for grades 3-6.  The run will be followed by medals and concessions.  Wildcats can wear a white or light-colored shirt if they would like to be doused in color during the run. The color run is optional.

We need volunteers – please sign up here:

Support a runner and the PTA – please follow this link to contribute to the overall fundraiser or support a specific runner:

We hope to see you there!  Go Wildcats!

Food Truck May 11

Teachers and staff can pre-order for the May 11 food truck on the link below. Jay’s Eats features Honduran rice bowls and tacos. Enjoy!

Pre-order here

Taco Wednesday!

Come out to District Taco in Dunn Loring this Wednesday, a percentage of all sales helps Woodburn PTA. No, apps, must be in store purchases, see you there!

2676 Avenir Place 

Vienna, VA 

PTA Chuck-E-Cheese Night!

The final Clean Kitchen Night is this Wednesday, 5/25 at Chuck E. Cheese (9404 Main Street, Fairfax) from 3 – 9 PM.  Tell them you’re with Woodburn! 20% of proceeds go to Woodburn!

Wildcat Fun Run on May 20!

May 2, 2022

Dear Woodburn Wildcats:
We invite runners of all abilities to join us on May 20th to run the course in Woodburn’s back field to raise money for the Woodburn PTA.  Runners will collect their numbers starting at 5:30 and the *run* will begin at 6:00.  The run will be followed by high-fives, medals, water, and popsicles.  Pizza will also be available for sale starting at 6:30. It’s sure to be another fun night at Woodburn!

Each Wildcat has a fundraising page set up and fundraising materials can be found by following this link:

We realize it’s a few short weeks until the run, so don’t delay!  Please reach out to your friends and family to ask for their support. 

Each grade will be identified as a team and the grade that raises the most funds will receive an ice cream party. The teams are below.

·      K-Bravery

·      1-Enthusiasm

·      2-Kindness                          

·      3-Purpose

·      4-Gratitude

·      5- Integrity

·      6- Leadership

Please note, while fundraising appreciated, it is NOT required and all *Wildcats* are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event. 

Transportation will be available: picking up at Fairmont Gardens at 5:15 and returning later that evening at about 7:00. 

We hope to see you on the field, all laced up, and ready to run! Go Wildcats!

Woodburn PTA

Clean Kitchen Night at Panda Express

Please join the Woodburn PTA in helping raise funds for our school by ordering a meal at Panda Express on Wednesday, January 26, from 10 am to 10 pm. Panda Express is located at 3071 Gatehouse Plaza, Falls Church. Bring this paper flyer (English, Spanish) or use the app and enter 330314 in the fundraiser code box.

Lost Dog Cafe Wednesday night 12/8!

Order from Lost Dog Cafe, 2729A Merrilee Drive, tomorrow (Wednesday, December 8th) during 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM and 10% of your sales will be donated back to Woodburn Elementary School. Your support is MUCH appreciated and all you need to do is order in store/by phone mentioning Woodburn Elementary School! RSVP & details here: #groupraise #woodburnelementaryschool #lostdogcafe #fundraiser

“Favorite Things” for Teachers and Staff

Want to show some extra special appreciation to your Woodburn teachers and staff this holiday season? Check out the PTA website [link here] where you can find individual lists of their Favorite Things! Give a gift card that you know they will enjoy. Craft a homemade card with their favorite color crayon. Bake a sweet treat without that ingredient they are allergic to. And don’t forget about our specialist teachers, custodians, office staff, and all the other wonderful people who enrich the lives of your Wildcat!

Next PTA Membership Meeting, November 18

Our next PTA Membership Meeting is November 18. From 6:30-7:00 pm we will enjoy dinner in the outdoor classroom. Our meeting will take place from 7:00-8:00 pm in the cafeteria. Please bring a mask to wear. We will hear from our school counselors Ms. Gannon and Ms. Coury about the effects of the ongoing pandemic on our students and how parents can deploy strategies to help them cope. Other reasons to come?

  • Meet our school administration, Ms. Richman and Ms. Louder!
  • We will be raffling off Silver Diner gift cards, socks, and school supplies!
  • Spanish translation and childcare are provided.
  • We will be voting to approve the meeting minutes from the September meeting.

We would love to see you in person (with a mask), but if you want to follow along at home, you can join by zoom. We will have translation available on zoom.

Spirit Wear has Arrived!

We are excited to share the news that the spirit wear you ordered has arrived and will be sent home with your student or delivered to your classroom/office by the end of the week (fingers crossed we get it all sorted and organized). 

We are looking forward to seeing our wildcats in forest green and tie-dye this year! Spirit wear is one of Woodburn’s big fundraisers, and we thank you for participating. 

Before we leave you, we thought we would give you a glimpse inside the spirit wear workshop, run by volunteers (not elves).  This is what it takes to offer spirit wear to our wildcats:

·      A volunteer designs the t-shirts

·      A volunteer (the same one who designed the t-shirts) negotiates the style and size with a vendor

·      A volunteer sets up merchandise in the store

·      A volunteer promotes spirit wear and sends parents reminders so they don’t forget and their kids don’t miss out

·      A volunteer compiles the order and sends it to the vendor

·      The same volunteer works out supply chain issues with the vendor

·      Many volunteers sort orders and place them in bags; they are delivered to classrooms and ready to go home! (We need volunteers for sorting this Thursday at 4:30 pm at Woodburn. Sign up here).

One of the most important ways to support the PTA is to become a member or volunteer!

Our goal this year is for 150 members and right now we are at 110. So if you haven’t joined or renewed your annual membership, please do soon! Thanks to all those members who have already signed up.

Don’t worry, becoming a member doesn’t obligate you to volunteer.  We understand parents are busy, and many people can’t fit volunteering into their schedules.  If you can’t volunteer, a donation to our wildcat campaign is always welcome.  Thanks to everyone on this list who has already donated!  We see you on the PTA Wall of Fame!

Thanks to everyone for being a part of the Woodburn community!

With gratitude,

Mary Cunningham, PTA President & Bridget Gannon, Communication Co-Chair

SEOULSPICE fundraiser is coming on Friday, 11/5

The Woodburn Elementary School Fundraiser SEOULSPICE drop is scheduled for 4:00-5:00PM on Friday, November 5th, 2021.

To guarantee a seamless and successful delivery, we will accept all orders submitted prior to 9:00AM on November 5th, 2021. Please visit our dedicated link below to pre-order now!

SEOULSPICE is excited to offer:

1. Korean Family Feasts

If you’d rather let us do the cooking, reserve your Korean Family Feast now!  You’ll receive a ready-to-serve dinner that is sure to please your group of 2, 4, or more.

2. SEOULSPICE Fast-Casual Experience

If you’re a SEOULSPICE die-hard, you may have that trusty go-to combination that you just can’t live without!  In that case, you have the option to build-your-own entree exactly to your liking, just like you would experience in-store.

Whichever spread you choose, it is sure to soothe your #HEARTANDSEOUL.  We will see you next week!!

Dedicated Pre-order Link: 

Please send any questions to

Order from Blue City for Wednesday, Oct 20!

Food truck coming to the Woodburn Parking lot on Wednesday! Teachers, parents and community members, come out!

Special 15% off discount for teachers to use!! The coupon code is: Teacher

Accepting online pre-orders until midnight on Tuesday. Anyone who does not wish to order ahead may walk up to the window to place their order. Cash/credit/ApplePay/Venmo accepted.

Screen on the Green at Woodburn! Join us for Outdoor Movie Night and Wear A Costume!

We are showing Coco! This year we are taking movie night outdoors and making it a family event.  Mark October 22nd on your calendar. Pizza and popcorn will be for sale starting at 6:00 and the movie starts at 6:45. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on and wear a costume.  All children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event.  The movie will be shown with subtitles in Spanish.  You can buy your family ticket here.

Clean Kitchen Night with Lebanese Taverna

Join us Tuesday, October 19 for Clean Kitchen Night with Lebanese Taverna. 

Families will need to pre-order meals by 12 p.m. (noon) on October 18 and pick them up at Woodburn between 3:45 – 5 p.m on October 19. You can choose to walk up and obtain your order from the Taverna truck, which will be parked at the Food Service entrance, on the right side of the main entrance of Woodburn. Families who typically use the Kiss n Ride lane for child pick up may receive their orders at pick up. After 4:30, any family may use the Kiss n Ride lane for contactless delivery into your trunk. Please use this link to pre-order now!

Family Photo Shoots

To help raise money for the PTA, we will be offering a limited number of family photo sessions.  Get your holiday cards ready early this year!  Mary Cunningham, PTA Prez and hobbyist photographer (with a professional camera), will be at Luria Park October 16 and 17.  The photo sessions will last 25 minutes and you will receive 10 to 20 lightly edited digital photographs.  The session costs $100 and all proceeds will go to support the PTA.  Please sign up for sessions here.  Payment can be made online here.

First PTA Meeting of the Year!

Come to Woodburn on Thursday 9/30 for our 1st PTA meeting of the ’21-’22 school year. We have pizza starting at 6:30 in the outdoor classroom. Bring your kids, we have childcare!

Join us to learn about what the PTA is, what we do and how you can help.

Ready to join, click here!

Clean Kitchen Night at Silver Diner – September 15

Don’t feel like cooking? Save the dates for Clean Kitchen Club where a percentage of proceeds at participating restaurants will go to Woodburn PTA. All of the restaurants participating in our Clean Kitchen Nights offer take out!

Silver Diner Merrifield
Thursday, September 15th
from 5-8pm!

Silver Diner is offering pick-up as well as in-person dining. Help support us by dining at the Silver Diner, located at 8150 Porter Road and Gallows Road.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year at Woodburn!

Dear Woodburn Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am honored to serve as your PTA President alongside a dedicated PTA Board, parent volunteers, wonderful teachers, and school leadership, Ms. Richman and Ms. Louder.

The PTA board and committees have been busy this summer planning events and activities for the school year. Please visit the Woodburn PTA website to check out our calendar of events and sign up for membership.

As we begin the year, we ask for your support so that we can continue creating opportunities for students and staff. Your time and money help provide support to teachers and staff (e.g., classroom grants, teacher appreciation, CETA continuing education, and a plan for an updated teacher’s lounge); student enrichment (e.g., field trips, outdoor classroom, after school activities, and clubs); and social and community events (e.g., outdoor movie night, fun run, spring dance, gingerbread houses). 

The PTA has already been active—welcoming teachers and staff back with breakfast and thanking (orchid delivery!), our school leadership, the front office staff, custodians, and clinic staff for working to make lunchtime safe by creating more space outdoors to eat.

For our PTA to be effective, everyone’s participation is essential. There are numerous ways you can help—first, become a member! Second, watch our website for volunteer activities or reach out to a member of our board to see how you can get involved. Volunteering will enable you to get to know our students, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that make a difference. If you don’t have time to volunteer, WE understand.  You can support the PTA by making a contribution to our direct donation campaign.

Have a wonderful school year, and know that we are happy that you are part of the Woodburn Community.

With gratitude for all you do,

Mary Cunningham, President
Woodburn PTA

Introducing our PTA board for the 21-22 school year

At our May 20th PTA meeting we voted to elect our new PTA board members for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to the new board!

  • We’re excited to welcome back Mary Cunningham as PTA president and Rebecca Leach as treasurer. 
  • Katie Sessa will be joining the board this year as our vice president. 
  • Leslie Borkenhagen is moving to a new role as secretary. 

We’re also thrilled to introduce our committee chairs for the upcoming school year: 

  • Bridget Gannon is returning to lead communications and will be joined this year by Matt Levi
  • Tania Nacios is returning to lead enrichment
  • Ashley and Nate Maines are returning to lead teacher appreciation
  • Greg Garmen is stepping up to lead fundraising this year
  • Laura Lawal is stepping up to lead the arts committee

Thank you to all of these volunteers! We look forward to working together next year to support our wonderful school and community.

Clean Kitchen Night – Lebanese Taverna

We’re excited to bring Lebanese Taverna to you for Clean Kitchen Night! 

Order from this menu and pick up your food at Woodburn.  

  • Please place your order by noon on May 12.
  • Pick-up will be from 4:00 PM to 5 PM on May 12th at Woodburn
  • Drive up to the truck, give your name and we will place the order in your trunk. Zero contact necessary.
  • During pick-up please maintain social distancing protocol. 
  • There is a $5.00 delivery fee per order and $35 minimum. 
  • We know you love our homemade pita as much as we do, but it does not travel well. The order will come with yummy bagged pita bread (freezes great!) 
  • We take all health and safety precautions while preparing your food. Masks, gloves, hand washing, temperature checks and more. 
  • Place your order here!

Teacher Appreciation

It’s teacher appreciation week! Thanks to Ashley and Nate Maines the PTA has lots of things planned for our teachers this week. Up first—a group of wildcats gathered over the weekend to create beautiful chalk art. Special thanks to Kelly Mulligan for capturing their amazing art on this video.

Clean Kitchen Night April 21 – Chipotle

Chipotle, April 21

This month’s clean kitchen night is hosted by Chipotle. On April 21, from 4-8 p.m. you can dine in or take out from the Mosaic Chipotle location, while raising funds for Woodburn! Make sure to show this flyer or use the code. Use code H2JK7PE before checkout in ‘promo’ field. Orders placed on or through the Chipotle app for pickup using this unique code will be counted towards the fundraiser.

Clean Kitchen Night: Seoul Spice

March 24   |   4 to 6pm

Pick up a healthy and delicious meal (or meals to freeze) for your whole family at the end of the school day at Woodburn on March 24 (4-6 PM) from SeoulSpice while raising money for our beloved Woodburn Wildcats. It’s like a Chipotle of Korean flavors: pick your protein then load up on vegetables on a bed of rice, gluten-free noodles or salad of kale and lettuce. Individual and family meals are available.

The Woodburn Elementary Fundraiser SEOULSPICE drop is scheduled for 4:00PM on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

To guarantee a seamless and successful delivery to the school where you can pick up your order, we will accept all orders submitted prior to 11:00AM on March 24, 2021.

ORDER HERE Please visit our dedicated link to pre-order now!

SEOULSPICE is excited to offer:

1. At-Home Korean BBQ Experience Kits ($99 feeds 4)We include your very own portable cook-top and grill (yours to keep), 3 pounds of our pre-marinated uncooked protein, sushi-grade white rice, and an assortment of veggie sides and sauces to treat your taste buds.

2. Korean Family FeastsIf you’d rather let us do the cooking, reserve your Korean Family Feast now!  You’ll receive a ready-to-serve dinner that is sure to please your group of 2, 4, or more.

3. SEOULSPICE Fast-Casual ExperienceIf you’re a SEOULSPICE die-hard, you may have that trusty go-to combination that you just can’t live without!  In that case, you have the option to build-your-own entree exactly to your liking, just like you would experience in-store.

Whichever spread you choose, it is sure to soothe your #HEARTANDSEOUL.  We will see you next week!!

2021-2022 PTA Board Nominating Committee Launching

The PTA is seeking nominations for the Woodburn PTA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year! The Executive Board includes the PTA President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

These positions are critical to the PTA’s mission of enriching students’ education through cultural programs, events for families, teacher support, and curriculum enhancements.

Here are the details of the duties and time commitments for each position. There’s also other positions listed if you are volunteering for the PTA in another role. If you have questions or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please reach out directly to individuals on the nominating committee, Eric Sorensen ( and Jenny Boeder ( Not sure what would be the best fit for your schedule and interests? Let Eric and Jenny know, and they’ll help you find a good fit.

Clean Kitchen Night at Ted’s Bulletin

Show your Woodburn Elementary School spirit by dining at Ted’s BulletinMerrifield on Wednesday, February 24th from 7:30A.M. until 9P.M. Students, parents, teachers, friends,family, and neighbors are all invited to attend. Donations will be made for dine in and carry out orders placed at the restaurant or through ChowNow. Reservations available on



Virtual Gingerbread Decorating and Winter Sing-Along

Gingerbread house making is one of the PTA’s most popular events! We are not giving up on it this year. Instead, we will send supplies and instructions and assemble on zoom. Please join us on December 15th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to make gingerbread houses and sing some favorite winter songs like Frosty the Snowman and Let it Snow.  Students will submit photos of their decorated houses and we will pick a few winners to be announced on the morning news show.

You can pick up gingerbread making supplies from the store, or sign up to pick up a kit from the school by filling out this form. Kits will include instructions, frosting, graham crackers, and candy to decorate. Gingerbread supplies will be available on December 12th to pick up from 9 to 10 am at the school. 

Zoom Information

Topic: Gingerbread Housing Making and Winter Sing Along

Time: Dec 15, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Clean Kitchen Night @ Leon

Tuesday, November 17th

This month’s “clean kitchen night” features naturally fast food – think yummy chicken sandwiches and baked fries. Join us Tuesday, November 17 at LEON in the Mosaic District (formerly the Taylor Gourmet location)! LEON will donate 15% of the proceeds ALL DAY to our wonderful school. To place an order for pick up, click here. Help support us by supporting Leon. The code is ‘WOODBURN’.


Join crash test engineer Becky Mueller for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center.

* Meet the crash test dummies

* See how a car is prepared for testing

* Watch a real crash test

Afterward, Becky will answer your questions about her job and the science of crash testing.  

When: Monday, December 7, at 4 p.m.

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Special thanks to Sarah Karush for planning this exciting enrichment activity.

Donate Now to the Wildcat Direct Donation Campaign!

The PTA funds an important array of enriching programs and events that benefit our children, school, and community. Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Woodburn PTA decreased our budget this year and decided to forego multiple fundraisers in favor of a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign.

Our fundraisers support teacher classroom grants and appreciation, enrichment programming, and social activities. This campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser and requests a one-time monetary donation rather than asking our community to sell items.

The only other fundraisers planned for the year are spirit wear, limited restaurant take out nights, and passive fundraising (e.g. Amazon Smile or Box Tops). Direct donations allow 100% of contributions to go directly to the PTA, and are tax-deductible.

Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support PTA programming.

Donate now and we won’t ask you again!

Next PTA Membership Meeting – October 22

Our next PTA membership meeting will be held on October 22nd from 7 pm to 8 pm. 

We will share information about upcoming events and our direct donation campaign.

The meeting will focus on learning about the phase-in school plan. We will hear from Ms. Richman and have time for Q&A.

All are welcome to attend the meeting. Spanish translation will be available. We will be raffling off a few copies of Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (#raiseareader #woodburnreads).

You can use the Zoom link below to join the meeting:

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Virtual Costume Bingo, October 29th

 ·  Grades K-2, 4:30-5:30 pm

·  Grades 3-4, 5:30-6:30 pm

·  Grades 4-6, 6:30-7:30 pm

 Dress up in your favorite costume and play bingo.

Amazing prizes – fridge magnets, wildcat t-shirts, yearbooks, and wristbands

Please fill out this form so we can send bingo cards and zoom info closer to the date.


Nature Seminars at Hidden Oaks

Hidden Oaks Nature Center is partnering with the PTA and school and hosting free field trips to Woodburn families twice a week, Mondays at 2:00 pm and Thursdays at 5:30 pm. The events will take place at the nature center’s amphitheater and will be planned around each grade level’s SOL’s.

There are limited slots available.

Thursday, October 29th 5:30PMKindergartenAnimals in your neighborhood
Monday, October 5th 2PM1st GradePlant and Animal Life Needs
Thursday October 8th 5:30PM2nd GradeAnimal Habitats
Thursday October 15th 5:30PM3rd GradeAnimal Adaptations
Monday October 19th 2PM4th GradeEcosystems
Thursday October 22th 5:30PM5th GradeRock Cycle
Monday October 25th 2PM6th GradeDistances of Planets from the Sun

Each registration can have up to 3 people or 4 if a child is sitting on their parent’s lap. Each group must be able to sit close together.

Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Please cancel if anyone in the family shows any signs of illness.

Remember to dress for the weather because the event will be outside.

To sign up, please fill out this form.

For questions, please email

PTA Meeting Tomorrow! September 22

Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here.  

PTA Meeting Tomorrow! September 22

Our first PTA membership meeting will be held on September 22nd from 7 pm to 8 pm. All are welcome to attend the meeting. To vote on the budget, you must be a PTA member. Sign up here.

You can use the Zoom link below to join the meeting:

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Apoyen a Woodburn uniéndose a la PTA.  Para ser miembro, hagan clic aquí.

Mañana! Reunión de la PTA septiembre 22
Nuestra primera reunión de miembros de la PTA se llevará a cabo el 22 de septiembre de 7 a 8 p.m.  Todos son bienvenidos a asistir a la reunión.  Para votar sobre el presupuesto, debe ser miembro de la PTA.  Registrense aquí.

la reunión será traducida al español
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Woodburn PTA Wins $5,000 Grant from National PTA

In August, the Woodburn PTA applied for and won a $5,000 grant from the National PTA, sponsored by Tik Tok.  The PTA board made the decision to focus on the social and emotional health of Woodburn students.  Activities paid for by the grant will help them engage in mindfulness activities and get outside as much as possible. The grant will help support the following:

  • A shade sail in the outdoor classroom
    • A new collaboration with Love and Carrots to install drip irrigation and a fall and spring vegetable garden
    • Grow at Home kits
    • A Little Library at Woodburn
    • A virtual enrichment series featuring artists, writers, farmers, and scientists.
    • Trips to Hidden Oaks Nature Centers for nature seminars

The board will move ahead with spending on this grant this in September. Please reach out to if you have any question or would like to help!

Become a member of the Woodburn PTA

By becoming a member, you will be helping the PTA continue to bring fun, educational programs, and activities to our students. You will also become a part of and help support an amazing group of people who devote countless time and energy to supporting our school’s kids, teachers, staff, fellow parents, and community.

This year, the PTA will support virtual enrichment programming, Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) membership, classroom grants for teachers, a book drive and Little Library installation, and expansion of our outdoor classroom with social distancing adjustments for COVID-19. The PTA will also organize virtual social activities, like costume Bingo! a Talent Show, Gingerbread House making and sing along, and much more.

Please help us to continue to bring these programs, events, and activities to our school by becoming a member of the PTA. In addition to becoming a member, please consider donating to our Wildcat Direct Donations Campaign, which comes with some cool perks.

Choose your Membership Type 

  • Family Membership  $20
    Recommended for families with more than 1 child at Woodburn
  • Individual Membership $10
    Recommended for families with 1 child at Woodburn
  • Teacher/Staff Membership $10
    Includes benefit of access to Teacher Classroom Fund

How do I become a member?

Sign up and pay online! Click on the button below. REGISTER NOW

If you prefer to use the paper form, download the form and submit payment via check or cash to the school office or through the Thursday Folder. 

(Download forms – English | Spanish)

Wildcat Direct Donation Campaign

The PTA funds an important array of enriching programs and events that benefit our children, school, and community. Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Woodburn PTA is decreasing our budget and decided to forego multiple fundraisers in favor of a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign.

This campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser and requests a one-time monetary donation rather than asking our community to sell items. The only other fundraisers planned for the year are spirit wear, limited restaurant take-out nights, and passive fundraising (e.g. Amazon Smile or Box Tops). Direct donations allow 100% of contributions to go directly to the PTA and are tax-deductible. If you make a donation, we will add your name to the PTA Wall of Fame on our website. Different level pledges come with some perks. You will also receive a letter for tax purposes.

Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support PTA programming. 

Donate now and we won’t ask you again!

Make a Pledge

$50.00 – PTA Wall of Fame

$100.00 – PTA Wall of Fame, Wildcat Car Magnet

$250.00-PTA Wall of Fame, Wildcat Car Magnet, and 2 pairs of Wildcat Socks

Please note, making a pledge does not automatically enroll you in the PTA. You can bundle your membership easily by selecting one of the bundle and pledge options.

Volunteer for the PTA

The Woodburn PTA has been busy this summer planning for the 2020-2021 school year.  We have many opportunities for parents to get involved with the PTA and volunteer.  

Please reach out to Mary Cunningham at if you are interested in any of these positions. 


Wooburn PTA Treasurer Rebecca Leach and the family will be away from Woodburn for 2020-21. As a community member, Rebecca has generously offered to stay on as Treasurer, but if a parent with children at Woodburn for this school year would like to nominate themselves for the role, we are accepting nominations until September 30th.

This position requires a commitment of about 2 to 5hours per week.  Duties are described below.

  • Prepares annual budget for adoption by the board
  • Maintains permanent records to track funds and financial transactions
  • Prepares financial reports for every board and association meeting and an annual financial report
  • Manages financial accounts and pays all PTA bills and reimbursements as authorized by board
  • Submits dues to Virginia PTA office in accordance with the schedule
  • Ensures taxes and reports required by PTA bylaws, insurance or federal and state governments are completed and submitted by the due dates
  • Fulfills duties as outlined in bylaws

Fundraising Chair 

  • This position requires a commitment of about 6 hours per month.
  • Creates a plan to meet PTA fundraising goals
  • Plans and implements major fundraising activities, including Fun Run and restaurant nights
  • Works with communication chair to develop promotional materials for fundraising events
  • Identifies volunteers, as necessary, to support fundraising events
  • Solicits local businesses for donations to support PTA activities 
  • Restaurant Night Coordinator – Schedule Take Out night fundraisers.  About two hours per month.
  • Website Manager – Help maintain the PTA website.  About four hours per month.
  • Raise a Reader Program – Lead the Raise a Reader event in February, help launch the Little Library, and support reading at Woodburn. About 4 hours per month with increased intensity leading up to the event in February.

April 2020 PTA Meeting Recap

Thanks to all who attended and participated in the virtual April 16 Woodburn PTA Meeting.

Meeting-related links:
Proposed April 2020 Meeting Minutes (for review before next PTA meeting on May 21)
April 2020 meeting presentation

Slate of officers for 2020-2021:
Mary Cunningham – President
Matt Levi – Vice President
Rebecca Leach – Treasurer
April Rosenthal – Secretary

Save the Date: May 21
The next PTA Member Meeting will take place online on May 21 from 7-8 pm.
(Meeting link coming soon)
Join us to celebrate all our volunteers and supporters.
Meet the new Woodburn PTA officers for the coming school year.

Voting in of the new board will take place via SurveyMonkey, and administered by email. Woodburn PTA will send an email with the voting link to all current PTA members on May 21, and voting will be open until a specified time during the meeting.

All board candidates have been vetted by the nominating committee. Should anyone decide to run from the floor or self-nominate for any board position for the May 21 election, please contact the current PTA President by email at with your intent to run and your qualifications.

We look forward to seeing all PTA member at the virtual meeting in May!

Teacher Appreciation Week | May 4-8, 2020

May 4-8 is Teacher Appreciation Week!

Parents and students, get ready to show some love to our Woodburn teachers and staff!

Facebook Fun

On Sunday, May 3, be on the lookout for our Facebook page updates to get ready for the week ahead. Each morning and afternoon, from Monday through Thursday, we’ll recognize a different group of teachers and staff.

We invite the entire extended Woodburn community to join the fun by posting sharing your stories, photos and more about our superb school staff!

Virginia Lottery’s Thank-a-Teacher

Visit to send a digital note to your child’s teachers.

There is no limit to how many you can send, and teachers and staff who receive a note can enter to win a prize. Don’t forget our specialist teachers – you can find everyone’s email addresses at the end of this page.

With each note card, teachers can enter for a chance to win a fantastic Virginia-themed vacation!

Quick Tip: you don’t have to wait until May 4 to start sending notes – get an early start on sending notes!

Friday is Game Day!

We’ll round out the week by hosting a virtual game of Pictionary at lunchtime on Friday, May 8.

Interested in contributing toward Pictionary game prizes? Contact our event organizer:

More tokens of appreciation
Each teacher and staff member will receive a personalized Woodburn notepad to be able to share their Woodburn pride.

What you’ll need for the digital Thank You Note entries

Teacher NameEmailTeaching Team
Chloe Mansourimoaied       cmansourimoa@fcps.eduKinder
Justine Bryanjlbryan@fcps.eduKinder
Diana Partykadmpartyka@fcps.eduKinder
Tahmena Rauftirauf1@fcps.eduKinder
Kimmie Nicolauknicolau@fcps.eduKinder
Itadal Ahmadiyahmad@fcps.eduKinder
Bethany Peckbpeck@fcps.eduKinder
Giovanna Jonesgjones2@fcps.eduKinder
Thea Van Burentvanburen@fcps.edu1st
Lorie Freemanlfreeman@fcps.edu1st
Catherine Lannoncwlannon@fcps.edu1st
Crystal Windcawind@fcps.edu1st
Alicia Burdaaburd@fcps.edu2nd
Laura Hoyoslahoyos@fcps.edu2nd
Ally Inversoainverso@fcps.edu2nd
Pamela Maidaspmaidabalde@fcps.edu2nd
Catie Orellanaceorellana@fcps.edu2nd
Alyson McCartyamccarty@fcps.edu2nd
Amanda Deyakdey@fcps.edu3rd
Melissa Greenmgreen1@fcps.edu3rd
Amanda Mannoacmanno@fcps.edu3rd
Victoria Meshankovlmeshanko@fcps.edu3rd
Bridget Hanneybmhanney@fcps.edu4th
Morgan Vaughtmnvaught@fcps.edu4th
Victoria Anderson Soorenkovhanderson@fcps.edu5th
Ashley Castilloacastillo1@fcps.edu5th
Evelyn Wellseawells1@fcps.edu5th
Angela Bryanabryan@fcps.edu6th
Jessica DiBenedittojadibenedit1@fcps.edu6th
Fran Nadelflnadel@fcps.edu6th
Katy Richmankjrichman@fcps.eduOffice
Bridget Louderbglouder@fcps.eduOffice
Dwayne Youngdayoung@fcps.eduOffice
Sue Chappellsmchappell@fcps.eduOffice
Jackie Garciajegarcia1@fcps.eduOffice
Debora Nunezdnunez@fcps.eduOffice
Dorothy Martino(no email located)Office
Robyn Fernandezrlfernandez@fcps.eduOffice
Sarah Villegassavillegas@fcps.eduCafeteria
Thuy Trinhtttrinh@fcps.eduCafeteria
Reina Carranzarcarranza@fcps.eduCafeteria
Nomi Parknpark@fcps.eduCafeteria
Beth Bacalso(no email located)Cafeteria
Guadalupe Avila(no email located)Custodian
Magno Gomezmgomez2@fcps.eduCustodian
Liliana Gamarra Calderonlpgamarracal@fcps.eduCustodian
Beth Ann Eadiebeadie1@fcps.eduSACC
Alicia Hopkinsamhopkins@fcps.eduSACC
Jean Dennis(no email located)SACC
Mairo Salces(no email located)SACC
Thomas Karnistekarnis@fcps.eduGen Ed IA
Maryia Viraghmviragh@fcps.eduPHTA
Bethany Buckleyesbuckley@fcps.eduSPED
Bethany Covarrubiasbscovarrubia@fcps.eduSPED
Yesica Nunezyanunez@fcps.eduSPED
Sheryl Ethridgesethridge@fcps.eduSPED
Marylou Feehanmfeehan@fcps.eduSPED
Kerry O’Brienkeobrien@fcps.eduSPED
Tania Tapiattapia@fcps.eduSPED
Joanne Waltonjewalton@fcps.eduSPED
Danielle Binnsdlbinns@fcps.eduSPED
Raana Gillrngill@fcps.eduSPED
Bruno Gutierrez(no email located)SPED
Mary Johnsonmjjohnson3@fcps.eduSPED
Geetanjali Malhotragmalhotra@fcps.eduSPED
Maureen Smallmssmall@fcps.eduSPED
Margie Campbellmmcampbell@fcps.eduAAP
Jonathan Kettlerjfkettler1@fcps.eduArt
Jennifer Jenkinsjajenkins@fcps.eduArt
Joseph McClurejrmcclure@fcps.eduBand
Megan Aquilinameaquilina@fcps.eduBand
Amanda Castellucciaacastellucc@fcps.eduESOL
Elizabeth Cooperetcooper@fcps.eduESOL
Rebecca Wilkinson(no email located)ESOL
Adriana Postiglioniaipostiglion@fcps.eduESOL
Susannah Pothurajuslpothuraju@fcps.eduESOL
Limari Perez Castellanoslperezcastel@fcps.eduFLES (Spanish)
Brian Shieldsbjshields@fcps.eduInstructional Coach
Susan Viniskysdvinisky@fcps.eduLibrarian
LaTonya Floydlmfloyd@fcps.eduMath Specialist
Chelsea Ettereceettere@fcps.eduMath Resource
Carrie Ragonachragona@fcps.eduMusic
Mary Realmereal@fcps.eduMusic
Billy Shirleyrwshirley@fcps.eduPE
Jay Coakleyjjcoakley@fcps.eduPE
Paula Cortespecortes@fcps.eduReading Specialist
Ann Navarroanavarro@fcps.eduReading Resource
Kelley Daubermankrdauberman@fcps.eduSBTS EO
Kathleen Gannonkcgannon1@fcps.eduCounselor
Nancy Landisnjlandis@fcps.eduSpeech
Erin Hoffmannehoffmann@fcps.eduStrings
Bradley Johnsonbmjohnson1@fcps.eduStrings
Susannah Shamliansshamlian@fcps.eduStrings
Kevin Delaine(no email located)Tspec
Sarah Bobb(no email located)Adapted PE
Eric Fleming(no email located)Asst Tech Resource
Mari Franqui(no email located)Audiologist
Sarah Korfontasfkorfonta@fcps.eduBehavioral Specialist
Kate Adams(no email located)Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Karen Cassidy(no email located)Hearing Itinerant
Sharon Mazurowskisbmazurowski@fcps.eduOccupational Therapy
David Glasserdmglasser@fcps.eduPsychologist
Rachel Ratke(no email located)Physical Theapist
Molly Buchananmabuchanan@fcps.eduSocial Worker
Janice Dishek(no email located)Vision

COVID-19: A Parent Guide for School-Aged Children

From James F. Lane, Ed.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Governor of Virginia ordered all K-12 schools in Virginia to close through the end of this academic year on March 23, 2020. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) will issue guidance to help local school divisions execute plans to continue instruction, while ensuring students are served equitably, regardless of income level, access to technology, English learner status or special needs. This includes options for additional instruction through summer programming, affording flexibility in course requirements and integrating instruction into coursework next year. The VDOE is also in contact with the federal government and is preparing a waiver for testing requirements. The VDOE has also been working closely with the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health, and other state agencies to ensure our public schools and communities have the most up-to-date information and resources to be proactive and to respond to concerns about COVID-19. The health and safety of our children and staff are our top priorities. We continue to hear from parents and our school leaders about their concerns and understand the fears any parent may have. The VDOE has created the attached parent’s guide to serve as a resource for parents, families and caregivers on a variety of topics related to COVID-19 and their students.

Continue to visit the VDOE website for additional updates and guidance on COVID-19. If you have questions, please contact the VDOE Department of Special Education and Student Services, at