Raise a Reader! at Woodburn on February 14

In celebration of Take Your Family to School Week, the Woodburn PTA and school leadership are hosting Raise a Reader!, an event focused on sharing the joy of reading.

Families are invited to attend a reading hour in their child’s classroom. Guest readers will read a story aloud to students, family members will have a chance to read with their children, teachers will raffle books in each classroom, and tips and reading resources will be available. Reading hours will take place at 10:00 and 12:00. See below for grade level times.

• 10:00 to 10:45 am – Grades 1, 3, 4, 5
• 12:00 to 12:45 pm – Grade K,2, 6

The PTA and Woodburn encourage families to read together at home and share photos on social media using the hashtags #woodburnreads and #raiseareader.

Spanish translation will be available on the day of the event and transportation between Woodburn and Fairmont Gardens will be provided.

The PTA is honored to have a received a $250 grant from the Fairfax County Council PTA (FCCPTA) Family Engagement Awards Committee to support this event!

We will share more information by Facebook, email, and here on our website.

As always, parent volunteers will help make this event a success. The day of the event we need a parent volunteer to help manage snacks for each classroom, as well as other tasks. If you are interested, please contact PTA Secretary Mary Cunningham: marykcunningham@gmail.com

STEP TEAM registration extended to Jan. 27

Registration for STEP TEAM for grades 4-6 has been extended.
Paper registration forms & payment are due to school by 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
Online registration is open through Sunday, Jan. 27

Register online at: https://bc-ffx-woodburn.jumbula.com/#/winter-2019

Paper registration form links:
Step Team Registration form – English
Step Team Formulario de inscripción – Spanish

Paper forms and payments are due to teachers or to Woodburn’s main office by 3:00 pm Friday, January 25. Make checks payable to Baroody Camps, Inc. and attach to paper form (or list student name and program(s) selected) (Contact Baroody Camps at info@baroodycamps.com if you wish to pay by credit card.)

Online registration must be complete by Sunday, Jan. 27.

Movie & Games Night – Feb. 8


FRIDAY, February 8, 6:45-9 pm

Planned movie: Incredibles 2

Movie will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m.
Students must be picked up by 9 p.m.

Where: Movie in Cafeteria & Games in the Gym
Click here to download Movie & Games Night Registration Form. Complete and submit to school with payment.

  • Cost: $5 per student and includes a small bottle of water and popcorn.
  • Please send in a check payable to “Woodburn PTA,” or pay by cash.
  • Registration Form: Register early to make check-in/check-out easier. Turn in money and completed form through your child’s Thursday folder or to the front office by Wednesday, February 6.
  • Forms will be sent home soon in Thursday folders.
  • Pizza & Concessions:  Pizza will available for purchase for $2 per slice. Please indicate on the form if you plan to purchase pizza so we can order enough. Additional snacks will be available for purchase for $1 -$2 per item.
  • Who can attend: Only students of Woodburn Elementary are permitted to attend.  Younger siblings may also purchase a ticket if a parent attends as a chaperone. 
  • Drop off Rules: All students MUST be signed in and out by a parent or authorized guardian.
  • Students must be pick-up by 9 p.m.
  • Kids may bring your blanket, pillow and favorite stuffed animal.
  • Conduct: If a child is disruptive during the movie, he/she will receive a warning to correct their behavior. If disruptive behavior continues, the student will be removed from the movie and their parent(s) will be called to pick up the child.

We need parent volunteers! Please sign-up through the link at right if you can help during Feb. 8 Movie & Games Night.

Restaurant Day at Paisano’s – Jan. 24

Woodburn’s next Restaurant ‘Day’ takes place Thursday, Jan. 24, from 11 am. – 9 p.m.

7327 Little River Turnpike, Annandale (703) 750-3200
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Show the Paisano’s Certificate (paper or on your phone) or just mention Woodburn when placing your order or picking up your food.

Paisano’s will donate 20% of your purchase to Woodburn PTA for orders placed on Jan. 24.

Help support Woodburn Elementary School by ordering delivery or take out from Paisano’s. Get pizza, pasta and much more!

Mention Woodburn or show the above certificate when ordering or picking up your food. Come and support Woodburn and the PTA.

Be sure to tell your friends and family – and remind them to say they’re representing Woodburn! 

January PTA Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019

Topic: Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

Thursday, January 17, 2019
6:45 -8pm in the Woodburn Cafeteria


October meeting minutes – these will be reviewed and approved at this next meeting.

Meeting presentation details:

At this week’s PTA meeting, learn about FCPS’s new digital citizenship initiative and grade-specific lessons.  Digital Citizenship is described as the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior with regard to technology use. Starting this year, each grade receives at least one lesson on a range of digital citizenship topics such as information literacy, privacy and security, and cyberbullying (see more at https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/digital-citizenship-internet-safety/what-digital-citizenship).

Come learn from Ms. Vinisky and Ms. Roberts what your kids will be learning this year.

Parents will also learn useful tips for internet safety at home.  

This meeting was re-scheduled from Nov. 15, 2018.

Food will be provided at the meeting, donated by Matchbox Pizza.

Babysitting will be provided.
Spanish translation available.

TOPIC: Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety