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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any question or would like to help!
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.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com with your intent to run and your qualifications.
We look forward to seeing all PTA member at the virtual meeting in May!
Parents and students, get ready to show some love to our Woodburn teachers and staff!
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!
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.
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.