First PTA Meeting of the Year!

Come to Woodburn on Thursday 9/30 for our 1st PTA meeting of the ’21-’22 school year. We have pizza starting at 6:30 in the outdoor classroom. Bring your kids, we have childcare!

Join us to learn about what the PTA is, what we do and how you can help.

Ready to join, click here!

Clean Kitchen Night at Silver Diner – September 15

Don’t feel like cooking? Save the dates for Clean Kitchen Club where a percentage of proceeds at participating restaurants will go to Woodburn PTA. All of the restaurants participating in our Clean Kitchen Nights offer take out!

Silver Diner Merrifield
Thursday, September 15th
from 5-8pm!

Silver Diner is offering pick-up as well as in-person dining. Help support us by dining at the Silver Diner, located at 8150 Porter Road and Gallows Road.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year at Woodburn!

Dear Woodburn Parents and Caregivers,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am honored to serve as your PTA President alongside a dedicated PTA Board, parent volunteers, wonderful teachers, and school leadership, Ms. Richman and Ms. Louder.

The PTA board and committees have been busy this summer planning events and activities for the school year. Please visit the Woodburn PTA website to check out our calendar of events and sign up for membership.

As we begin the year, we ask for your support so that we can continue creating opportunities for students and staff. Your time and money help provide support to teachers and staff (e.g., classroom grants, teacher appreciation, CETA continuing education, and a plan for an updated teacher’s lounge); student enrichment (e.g., field trips, outdoor classroom, after school activities, and clubs); and social and community events (e.g., outdoor movie night, fun run, spring dance, gingerbread houses). 

The PTA has already been active—welcoming teachers and staff back with breakfast and thanking (orchid delivery!), our school leadership, the front office staff, custodians, and clinic staff for working to make lunchtime safe by creating more space outdoors to eat.

For our PTA to be effective, everyone’s participation is essential. There are numerous ways you can help—first, become a member! Second, watch our website for volunteer activities or reach out to a member of our board to see how you can get involved. Volunteering will enable you to get to know our students, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that make a difference. If you don’t have time to volunteer, WE understand.  You can support the PTA by making a contribution to our direct donation campaign.

Have a wonderful school year, and know that we are happy that you are part of the Woodburn Community.

With gratitude for all you do,

Mary Cunningham, President
Woodburn PTA

Introducing our PTA board for the 21-22 school year

At our May 20th PTA meeting we voted to elect our new PTA board members for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to the new board!

  • We’re excited to welcome back Mary Cunningham as PTA president and Rebecca Leach as treasurer. 
  • Katie Sessa will be joining the board this year as our vice president. 
  • Leslie Borkenhagen is moving to a new role as secretary. 

We’re also thrilled to introduce our committee chairs for the upcoming school year: 

  • Bridget Gannon is returning to lead communications and will be joined this year by Matt Levi
  • Tania Nacios is returning to lead enrichment
  • Ashley and Nate Maines are returning to lead teacher appreciation
  • Greg Garmen is stepping up to lead fundraising this year
  • Laura Lawal is stepping up to lead the arts committee

Thank you to all of these volunteers! We look forward to working together next year to support our wonderful school and community.