Gingerbread House Workshop

Friday, December 6 | 4:05-5 pm
$5 per Student

Students can make and decorate a “gingerbread” house with candy and icing.

Friday, December 6th | 4:05 pm – 5 pm | $5 per student

Register by Friday, Nov. 22

  • Space is limited. Sign-up as soon as possible, by Friday, Nov. 22.
  • Two ways to register:
    1) Register online and pay with credit card at a discounted rate  
    OR
    2) Complete and return the paper form (sent home in Thursday folders) with your payment ($5 per student; cash, or make check payable to Woodburn PTA)

IMPORTANT EVENT DETAILS: PLEASE READ

  • No student is allowed to walk home.
  • An adult must meet or pick up children at school at 5:00pm.
  • NO bus is provided for this event.
  • Kindergarten students must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Questions about the event? Contact Molly Huh mollyhuh@gmail.com.
  • Volunteers needed. Sign up here to help with this event.

PTA Bake Sale FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Woodburn PTA’s Election Day Bake Sale

What can I bring?

You can make items, or you can donate store-bought items. Cookies, cupcakes,  brownies, croissants, muffins, pound cake, are some examples.

Please sign-up here to let us know what items you plan to bring.

How do I prepare my baked goods?  

Individually wrap or package things to be sold for $1-$2 each, size depending (e.g. 2 cookies, single brownies and bars can be $1 each; larger pieces or decorated cupcakes might be $2)

You can label the cost, or the Bake Sale volunteers can do so.

You can also donate whole cakes as some people may buy things for their offices. However, individual sells better. These might sell for $3-$10 each, depending on size and time of day.

Label anything special, such as stuff like gluten-free, includes peanuts, etc.

Where, When, How can I drop off my goods?

On Monday (day before the Bake Sale):

  • Drop-off your items at the school front office on Monday during office hours. Be sure to label these that they’re for the PTA bake sale.

On Tuesday morning (day of the Bake Sale):

  • Bring your items as early as possible Tuesday morning, preferably between 6am-7:30am. (Most voters in this area vote early).

Coordinate with another parent and deliver your items to them to drop off.

Contact the Bake Sale coordinator if you need to make any special arrangements.

When is the Bake Sale the busiest?

In the morning.  However, if the weather is bad, and it’s not a “big” election, business will slow down by 9:30am.

PTA Silent Auction 2019

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 marykcunningham@gmail.com.

PTA Meeting | Nov. 14

Thursday, Nov. 14
6:45 pm – 8 pm
Woodburn Cafeteria

Join us at the next PTA meeting, during which we will take a deeper dive into the AAP Language Arts Curriculum with Ms. Campbell.

We will have babysitters, and provide a light dinner.

Food will be served at 6:45 pm.
The meeting will begin at 7 pm.
Children may join the babysitters at 7 pm.

Bake Sale | Nov. 5, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 5
6:30 am – 1:30 pm
In front of school’s main entrance

(Read our Bake Sake donation FAQs here)

Annual Election Day Bake Sale

All proceeds from the Bake Sale support the students of Woodburn Elementary. Help us make this a successful fundraiser — donate some baked goods and help work the table. 

How you can help

Please provide baked goods (home‑made or store‑bought and donated), as well as volunteer to work the table for 1‑hour shifts.

VOLUNTEER ONLINE. Use the Link for Sign-Up Genius. https://bit.ly/2n9odJJ
Or email jessica.stoll@gmail.com.

Buy some goodies for home or your office!

You’re welcome to purchase a pan of goodies to take back home or to the office — don’t be shy! Your family and co-workers will surely thank you for the sweet treats!

  • Sign-up Genius is easy to use:
  • Scroll down to 11/5/19 Volunteer Opportunities
  • Choose your spots – SignUpGenius will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
    Note: SignUpGenius does not share your email address with anyone. 

Wildcat Dance & Costume Party

Friday, October 18
7-8:30pm | Woodburn Gymnasium

  • Wear your favorite costume (NO weapons or masks allowed).
  • Live DJ! Dance and enjoy the music with your friends.
  • Have your picture taken at the photo booth. 
  • Refreshments will be on sale at the Woodburn snack bar.

IMPORTANT
All students must be accompanied by an adult who remains at the school the entire time the children are at the dance.

This is a free event, sponsored by the Woodburn PTA.

PARENTS, WANT TO VOLUNTEER?
Since you’ll already be at the dance, and if you’re not the dancing type, fret not! We’re always looking for help – help chaperone at the front doors, photo booth assistant, set/clean-up. Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2n9odJJ
For questions, contact Janette Dull janettedull@gmail.com

Board & Brush Pick-Your-Project School Fundraiser

November 7th | 6:30 – 9:30pm
Board & Brush Fairfax

Looking for a fun way to connect with family and friends all for a good cause?

Join our most popular workshop and create your own unique wood sign! Select a wood project from our gallery. We provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Cost for a workshop is $68 for adults and pre-registration is required. Help us raise money for a great cause, 20% of all proceeds will go towards Woodburn Elementary!

Workshop open to ages 13 & older! Download the flyer here.

Board and Brush Fairfax
11215 Lee Hwy, Ste J
Fairfax, VA 22030

SPIRIT WEAR!! Get Your Spirit Wear!

2019-2020 Spirit Wear

It’s that time of year again.
Get your Woodburn Wildcat Spirit Wear!

New Design. New Products. Multiple Colors. Adult and Kid Sizes. Ladies Cuts. 
T-SHIRTS. HOODIES. LONG SLEEVE TEES. JACKETS. SOCKS. AND MORE…

Deadline is September 30th. Delivery will be in mid-to-late October.

YOU CAN ORDER AND PAY ONLINE THROUGH WOODBURNPTA.MEMBERHUB.STORE

If paying online isn’t your thing, you may download and submit this form (or the spanish version form) with payment through the Thursday Folders or to the front office.

Please direct any questions to spiritwear@woodburnpta.com.

District Taco (Fundraiser) | Sept. 25

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Community Night Fundraiser
4-10pm
DISTRICT TACO (Dunn Loring Metro)
26760 Avenir Pl., Vienna, VA 22180

District Taco
Woodburn Elementary Community Night Fundraiser at District Taco on 9/25!

Spread the word! Let’s get as many people as possible out to support Woodburn on Wednesday, Sept. 25, by dining (or taking out) at District Taco (by Dunn Loring Station) between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Be sure to say “Woodburn Elementary” before placing your order (or show this flyer) to make your purchase count for Woodburn. District Taco will donate a portion of all Woodburn orders to our school!

Share this with friends and family, and remind them to say Woodburn.

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

Parent Information Relating to Special Education

Parent Information Relating to Special Education

All these opportunities are FREE unless noted.  In most cases you must register if registration information is provided.

When other events become available they will be posted at: https://fairfaxcountysepta.org/upcoming-community-events/

Plan Ahead —  Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Thu. Nov. 7, 6:00-8:30 pm, Gum Springs CC 8100 Fordsom Rd, Alexandria. Kinship families can learn how to strengthen resilience and improve the wellbeing of children you are caring for who have been affected by trauma. Family dinner & childcare. Register by Nov.1:  703-246-4653 or KFI@FairfaxCounty.gov

Plan Ahead — Kids Adoption Network Conference — For adults and children Sat, Nov. 16, 9:00 am-4:30 pm, McLean Sch. 8224 Lochinver Ln. Potomac, MD. We will explore the challenges adoptees face in sharing their stories and explore using music, art, movement and story-telling.   $75 includes lunch Register:  https://adoptionsupport.org/kan-conference-2019/

Mornings Matter with ADHD— Webinar or Webinar Recording Fri. Nov. 1,  noon-1:30 pm  Can’t attend? Register and receive the recording via email one day after the live webinar.  Learn why and how to give mornings the attention they deserve in families with ADHD.  Register:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8148428298529188365

Irritability in Children and Youth: How to Help Children Cope Fri., Nov. 1, 10 am-noon, FCPS PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring Learn about the psychological processes that underlie irritability and strategies for children and youth to use to cope. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

Real Estate & Your Special Needs Trust — With Webinar Option Fri. Nov. 1, 10:00 am-noon, The Arc of Nova, 2755 Hartland Ave. #200, Falls Church Five panelists will discuss how property and real estate can be handled in Special Needs Trusts to increase housing opportunities for individuals with disabilities.  Register:  https://thearcofnovatrust.org/events/

Circle of Support Conference Sat. Nov. 2, 8:00 am-3:30 pm, Hylton HS 14051 Spriggs Rd. Woodbridge This is a conference for families of individuals with special needs and the professionals who serve them.Register:  www.arcGPW.org $25-$90

Sibshops Mon. Nov. 4, 9 am-noon, Providence Community Ctrr. 3001 Vaden Dr. Fairfax OR Gum Springs Community Center 8100 Fordson Rd, Alexnadris These workshop are for brothers and sisters of children with special needs. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

Plan Ahead — Parents’ Night Out Sat. Nov. 9, 4:30-8:30 pm,  McLean Pres. Ch. 1020 Balls Hill Rd. McLean Adoptive, foster and kinship parents may enjoy an evening while trained, background-checked volunteers care for their children ages 12 & under. Register by Nov 5:  ProjectBelongVA.org/fpno

Growing Up with Learning Challenges Wed. Nov. 6,  7:30-9:00 pm,  Lab Sch. 4759 Reservoir Rd, NW, Wash. DC Learn about the typical emotional and behavioral consequences of learning challenges that should be addressed for long term health. Register:  https://www.labschool.org/page/outreach/lecture-series

Familias reunidas — 4 jueves en español 7 de nov. al 5 de dic. 6:00-8:30 pm, Kilby ES 1800 Horner Rd. Woodbridge Unase con otros padres y jóvenes que se han reunido recientemente para hablar de temas como obtener comportamiento positivo y mejorar la comunicación con su hijo. Registrarse:  contactar a Aurea Galvan Palacios 703-820-9001×105. agalvanpalacios@scanva.org

Social Emotional Learning Wed. Nov 6, 9-11 am, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn Learn about the five core competencies of social-emotional learning and how these can enhance students’ ability to manage daily tasks and challenges. Register:  https://www.lcps.org/parentresourceservices  or 571-252-6540

Plan Ahead — Kinship Café Wed. Nov. 13, 6-8 pm, Mott Center 12111 Braddock Rd. Fairfax Dinner and discussion for kinship caregivers and their family. Separate activities and games for children of all ages. Register by Wed, Nov 6: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=27

Raising a Screen Smart KidThu, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 pm, FCPS PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring Embrace the good and avoid the bad in the digital age by helping your kids learn various ways to navigate the digital world. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

Life Stages Planning:  Financial, Quality of Life and Legal Considerations Sat. Nov. 9, 10 am-noon, Autism Society 10467 White Granite Dr. Oakton Register:  https://www.asnv.org/education

Growth Mindset Workshop:  Pushing Through Frustration Sat. Nov. 9, 1:30-3:00 pm, StudyPro, 6849 Old Dominion Dr. #200, McLean 4th & 5th graders can learn what a “growth mindset” is, why it matters, and techniques to help them push through frustration. Register:  https://thestudypro.com/workshops/

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder: Beginning Your Journey Fri. Nov. 8, 10 am-noon, FCPS PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring Find out more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) including those students’ unique learning styles and effective strategies to use in the home and classroom, Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

Plan Ahead — An Overview of Section 504 Plans Mon. Nov. 11, 9:00-10:30 am, TCW, Rm. 134, 3801 W. Braddock St. Alexandria Learn how a 504 Plan can support students with learning differences. Register by Nov. 7:   email  janet.reese@acps.k12.va.us or phone 703-824-0129  

Which Words Do We Teach?  Core and Fringe Vocabulary for AAC Mon. Nov. 11, 9-11 am OR 6-8 pm, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn This session explores the approach of focusing instruction on the most frequently used words and those that have the most impact for each student. Register:  https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Special Education: Understanding the Process and Collaborating with Your School Wed. Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, FCPS PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring Learn the basics about special education, including how children qualify, how to advocate for your child, and important roles, terms, and processes. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

Specialized Math In Action:  Strategies for Parents Thu. Nov. 14, 9-11 am, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn Learn about specialized math and ways to reinforce the learning of math via fun, creative family activities.Register:   https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Bullying Behavior and CyberbullyingThu. Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn Learn about bullying and cyberbullying prevention, services, and resources that are provided by school counselors and law enforcement. Register:   https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Building Success in Physical Education Fri. Nov. 15, 10 am-noon, FCPS PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring Learn fun activities for the whole family to get your child moving while reinforcing a wide range of skills needed to participate in physical education. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

How Can Pictures, Sounds, and Actions Support Language Development with AAC Mon. Nov. 18,  9-11 am OR 6-8 pm, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn This session explores how to pair pictures and sounds with meaningful experiences to teach what words mean and how to use them Register:   https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Specialized Math Strategies for Parents Mon. Nov. 18, 6-8 pm, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn Learn about specialized math and ways to reinforce the learning of math via fun, creative family activities. Register:   https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Business Networking Event for Special Needs Parents Thu. Nov. 19, 9:00 -10:30 am, ALLY Advocacy #625, 601 Catoctin Cir. NE, Leesburg, Connect with fellow special needs parents who are business owners to build your referral network, share best practices and discuss public relations. Information:  https://thearcofloudoun.org/networking/

Angst Movie Screening and Panel Discussion Tue. Nov. 19, 6-8 pm, Abiding Presence Lutheran Church 6304 Lee Chapel Rd, Burke Enjoy a pizza dinner followed by the screening and an expert panel to answer questions and offer resources. Register:  https://abidingpresence.net/angst

A Closer Look at Differential Reinforcement and How It Can Change Behavior Wed. Nov. 20, 9-11 am, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn Learn how to use the principles of reinforcement to increase appropriate behaviors and reduce undesirable behaviors. Register:  https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Parenting Through Challenging Times Fri. Nov. 22,10 am-noon, FCPS PRC 2334 Gallows Rd. Door 1, Dunn Loring Support your child through life’s ups and downs by showing how to transform feelings of being anxious and stressed to calm, confident and compassionate. Register:  https://www.fcps.edu/node/28019/  or 703-204-3941

How Should an AAC System Be Organized and How Can I Teach My Child How to Use It? Mon. Nov. 25, 9-11 am OR 6-8 pm, LCPS Admin. Bldg. 21000 Education Ct. Ashburn This session will focus on practicing the skill of modeling on a student’s communication system. Register:  https://www.lcps.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=179754

Support Groups for Parents

All these support groups are open to newcomers, and they are free, except where noted.  No diagnosis is required to participate.  Participants are typically given the opportunity to share their story, experience support, and glean guidance (as desired) from group members regarding both community and school resources.  Confidentiality is respected.

Alpha Moms  This support group for adoptive parents meets monthly in McLean.  Contact:  robin4brady@gmail.com

Autism Dads meets one evening monthly in Falls Church.  Contact:  George Buzby at 571-419-1257 or gbuzby@aol.com

CHADD: Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Alexandria CHADD Parent Support Group  4th Mon. of each month at 6:30 pm.  Contact:  Jenny  ADHDParentMountVernon@gmail.com  or call 703-472-4678.
  • Burke CHADD Support Group for Parents, Caregivers and Family Members Last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.  Contact Kim Griffin: kimberlyrgriffin@yahoo.com
  • Loudoun County CHADD Parent Support 2nd Wed. of the month in Sterling.  Contact:  Bonnie Little  571-306-2932 or  blittle@windingroadcoaching.com
  • West Fairfax CHADD Evening Parent Support Group  3rd Thur. of each month at 7:30 pm Contact:  Sharon  clintob@aol.com  or 703-716-4646.
  • West Fairfax CHADD Morning Parent Support Group  1st Tues. of each month at 10:30 am Contact:  Sharon  clintob@aol.com  or 703-716-4646.
  • CSB Family Support Group at Gatlan Center  2nd and 4th Wed. of each month 6-8 pm in Alexandria Contact:  Samar.Chwairy@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-799-2882.

D.A.D.S.  Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome 3rd Tue. each month, 7-9 pm in Alexandria.  Contact:  George gbuzby@aol.com or call 703- 545-6089.

Fairfax Juvenile Court Parent Support Group for problems including runaway behavior, truancy, alcohol/drug abuse, and serious behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community. 7:30 pm every Tues. Room 201.1 Fairfax County Courthouse – call 703-246-2495.

Kinship Caregivers Support Group  2nd & 4th Thur. monthly, 6:30-8:00 pm, South County Gov. Ctr. Rm. 220, 8350 Richmond Hgwy, Alexandria.   Free dinner and resources. Register 1 week ahead:  KFI@fairfaxcounty.gov or 703-246-4653

Kinship Café  – meets monthly on the 2nd Wed. in Fairfax.  Free dinner.  Activities for children and discussion for adults.  Register 1 week ahead  by calling 703-246-4653 or online at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hscode/EReg/Registration.aspx?groupID=27

NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental Illness builds better lives for affected families.  Arlington Parent Support Group meets two Sundays a month at 7:00-8:30 pm.  Contact:  Naomi 703-862-9588  verdugo.naomi@gmail.com

OCD Family Support Group   1st Mon. of each month, 7:30 pm.  Contact:  familygroupocd@verizon.net   or  call 202-215-5859.

Northern Virginia Tourette Support Group meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at noon at the Chantilly Public Library.  Contact:  mark.bramer@gmail.com

Parents of Autistic Children (POAC) meeting times and location posted at: https://poac-nova.org/events/