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
Pueden utilizar el enlace Zoom a continuación para unirse a la reunión:

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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

Clean Kitchen Night at Lost Dog

Wednesday, October 28th

from 11am to 10pm

Lost Dog is offering pick up as well as in-person dining (indoor and outdoor). Help support us by dining at Lost Dog. Check out their delicious and extensive menu here.

Supporters can participate in this fundraiser by Take out, Pick up, and Delivery. Tell them Woodburn set you!

Orders can be placed via:

  • Phone Call
  • Restaurant Website
  • Common Delivery Apps