FCHS Homecoming Parade | Oct. 25

Falls Church High School Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 25 | 4:45pm

Join your Wildcat classmates to march in the Falls Church High School Homecoming Parade.

  • Participants should meet at 4:45 pm on Oct. 25th at FCHS Entrance 7 to line up.
  • Wear a Woodburn – shirt or something green.
  • The parade starts at 5:30pm and will end by 6:10pm.
  • After the parade, there will be a Tailgate Celebration in the outdoor basketball courts with food, games, & music!
  • PARADE ROUTE on Friday, Oct. 25
    • Right onto Jacks Ln.
    • Right onto Holly Hill Dr.
    • Left on Kenney Drive
    • Left on Carol Lane
    • Right on Holly Hill Drive
    • Left on Marc Drive
    • End in FCHS Parking Lot (near door #8)

For students who want to participate in the parade with a chaperone, please complete and return the form from Thursday folders, or email us with the student’s name, grade, and teacher, by Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Football Game after the Parade
After the parade, the FCHS Homecoming Football game vs. Wakefield H.S. kicks off at 7:00pm. Admission to the game is $5.00. Halftime will include the Jaguar Marching Band, the Homecoming Court and Class Floats!

FCHS is celebrating 75 years and this year’s Homecoming Celebration theme is “Timeless”

Wildcat Parents, Can you help at the Parade?
We could use an Event Coordinator, and parent chaperones to walk in the parade with students. Sign up here!

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.

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.

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

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. 

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


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
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

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