Teacher and Staff Appreciation breakfast takes place Tuesday, December 17.
Thank you to all who have offered to support the event, whether by way of food and drinks, and setting and clean up!
Reminders: Food/drink items should include ingredients list, and be labeled “Teacher Appreciation Breakfast”
2 options for dropping off food/drink items: 1) drop off your items in the cafeteria at 7:30am on Tuesday 12/17 or 2) drop off in the office during school hours on Monday 12/16 (non-perishable items in the office, and perishable items in the fridge in the Clinic).
For those who will help set up, please arrive to school at 7:30am Tuesday, 12/17. For those who will help clean up, please arrive a little before 9am.
Winter Enrichment class registration opens Dec. 12, and classes begin Jan. 21. View classes and to register, Click Here. (*Note: Arts Club applications are available here: English | Espanol) Payment for Arts Club will be due online after applications have been processed.
Save the dates for these January events!
January 8: Club and Candid Yearbook Photos – during school hours
January 16: PTA Meeting Topic: Raise a Reader event preview Location: Woodburn Cafeteria – 6:45-8pm Dinner by Silver Diner, bus service and babysitting provided
January 21-23: Enrichment classes begin, before school and after school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
The PTA is excited to announce a new Holiday celebration—a Giving Tree for our amazing teachers! We hope this project will make it easier to meet all of our teachers’ needs and show them how much we appreciate their hard work and the time they devote to our kids!
The PTA worked with Woodburn’s teachers to compile a wish list of items—$20 or less—that they would like for their classrooms or programs.
Your family will be able to claim a wish list item, buy it, and give the gift to your teacher during your child’s classroom party the week before Winter Break (Dec. 16-20). If you are buying a gift for a specialist teacher (for example PE, Art, ESOL, Special Education, Music), you or your child can present your gift to that teacher sometime during the week before Winter Break (Dec. 16-20).
There are two (2) ways you can claim wish list items for teachers:
Option 1: Take an ornament from the Holiday Giving Tree in Woodburn’s lobby.
Woodburn PTA will hold its first Silent Auction fundraiser in early December!
Preview auction items online from December 1st-4th
Bidding will take place online from December 5th-8th
Some of the GENEROUS DONATIONS come from the following: Elephant Jumps • Caboose • US Art School • Mathnasium • Little Gym • Ultra Zone • Children’s Science Center • Code Ninjas • Monster Boxing • Dave and Busters • Escape Room
And more auction item donations coming soon!
Do you want to help? If you own a business would like to donate a good or service to support the silent auction, please contact email@example.com.
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.