5 Guys on Jan. 29 | Woodburn Restaurant Night!

Visit 5 Guys on Wednesday, Jan. 29 between 4 pm – 9 pm for Woodburn Restaurant Night!

Merrifield FIVE GUYS
8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 4-9pm

Dine-in or take-out — be sure to show this post or mention “Woodburn” when placing your order so that our PTA will get full credit. Five Guys will donate 20% of your purchase to Woodburn PTA.

Get the word out to friends, families, and colleagues! We’ll see you Wednesday, Jan. 29, between 4pm-9pm at Merrifield Five Guys (in Yorktowne Shopping Center)!

Merrifield FIVE GUYS
in Yorktowne Shopping Center
8130 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church, VA
Wednesday, Jan. 29 | 4-9pm

The Woodburn PTA thanks you for all your support throughout the year!

Student contests from VA PTA

There are few great student contests that run throughout January 2020. Read on and click the links below for full details.


The Third Annual Thank a Teacher Art Contest takes place from January 2 – January 31. Public school students can enter their original artwork online for a chance to win a $150 gift card and money for their school’s art department. Learn more here:  http://www.thankateacherva.com/


Theme: “What does it take to be a good citizen?”  
Due Date: February 1, 2020 

Click below for the application, rules, and other details: https://www.vapta.org/programs/citizenship-essay-contest


Calling all chefs!  The VA PTA Health & Safety Committee is seeking young chefs (grades pre-K to 12) to enter the VA PTA Power Plates competition
Deadline: February 3, 2020
Learn more about the program and how to enter at this link: https://vapta.org/programs/health-and-safety/power-plates-hs

Good luck students!

Raise a Reader! | Feb. 21, 2020

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

On Friday, February 21st   families are invited to attend a reading hour in their child’s classroom. A special guest reader in each classroom will read a story aloud to students, and family visitors will have a chance to read one-on-one with their children. Tips on encouraging reading at home and reading resources will be available. The event will take place between 10 am to 12 pm (see specific times by grade):

Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 from 10 am – 10:45 am
Grades K and 2 from 11 am – 11:45 am

The PTA and Woodburn School 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 $1,000 2020 Take Your Family to School Week Grant, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax and the National PTA.

January 2020 PTA Meeting

Join us on Thursday, January 16, for the next Woodburn PTA meeting.

Date: Thursday, January 16
Meeting topic: Building Literacy at Home, a preview of the PTA’s Raise a Reader activities
Location: Woodburn Cafeteria
Time: 6:45-8pm

Notes: A bus from Fairmont Gardens will pick up at 6:30pm and drop off immediately after the meeting.  Babysitting will be provided.

6:45-7pm: Dinner (provided by Silver Diner)
7-8pm: PTA Meeting

Meeting details:
This meeting will feature a reading panel with Mrs. Vinisky (school librarian), Ms. Cortes (reading specialist) and Ms. Castelucci (ESOL lead).

They will discuss how to help support a love of reading at home as well as answers questions parents have about literacy development.

The Raise a Reader event takes place Feburary 21.

SOLD OUT! 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  
    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)


  • 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.