Teacher Appreciation Week | May 5-10

Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off Sunday, May 5, at Woodburn!
Woodburn families are invited to stop by the school lobby on Sunday, May 5, from 4-5pm to decorate the sidewalks and recognition signs for our wonderful Woodburn staff!

Plan ahead for Tuesday and Thursday:

Treats on Tuesday, May 7: Send in some sweet treats with your child to share with their Teachers and “Specials.

Supplies on Thursday, May 9: Send in classroom and other educational supplies.

For ideas on how to recognize our Woodburn teachers and staff, check out the “Favorites” section, below, to see their wish lists.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, PTA is honored to provide:
Monday: after-school “seis de mayo” Taco Bar party
Wednesday: catered lunch from Cafe Rio
Friday: Smoothie delivery (a healthy kick in prep for the evening’s Fun Run & Fitness Fair!)

FAVORITES – click the links below for teacher and staff favorites!

Kindergarten: (Dietrich) | Johnson | Kingsbury | Rauf

1st Grade: Freeman | Lannon | Ritch | (Van Buren) | Wind

2nd Grade: (Burd ) | Hoyos | Inverso | Orellana

3rd Grade: Green | Manno | Quinto

4th Grade: Nadel | Vaught | Zukowski

5th Grade: (Balderrama) | Floyd | Maida | McCracken

6th Grade: (Bensinger) | Kappelmier | Montemurro

Specialists (e.g. Art, Music, Counseling, AART, ESOL, PhysEd):
Campbell | Gannon | Ragona | Cortes | Cooper | Pothuraju | Vance | Amoroso |

Special Education Staff and Instructional Assistants:
Binns | Buckley | Johnson | Mrs. K (Koltos) | O’Brien | Small |

We’ll keep adding links as we get the completed forms. If your teacher list isn’t provided here, please check back in case they submitted their form. You might also reach out them directly to see what they might need and appreciate.

Want to help?
To offer any assistance to our Teacher Appreciation volunteers, please contact Katharine Kraft (katharine<at>oskrafts.org) and Leslie Borkenhagen (leslieborkenhagen<at>gmail.com).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP RECOGNIZING AND SUPPORTING OUR WONDERFUL WOODBURN STAFF!

FUN RUN & Fitness Fair – May 10

The Woodburn PTA proudly presents:
The 2019 Wildcat Fun Run and Fitness Fair

Date: Friday, May 10th
Fitness Fair and Race Check-in: Starts 6 pm
Race Starting Times: Grades 3-6: 6:30 pm / Grades K-2: 6:50pm

We are excited to have your family join us again for the most important fundraiser of the year! The Fun Run and Fitness Fair helps the PTA fund a variety of programs for Woodburn students, including our school-wide arts-focused program, Continuing Education Through the Arts (CETA).

Please make a pledge to support your child’s participation in this awesome annual event.

2 ways to make donations for the Fun Run:
1) Search for student’s name online at the Fun Run website, and be sure to share your child’s link with family and friends to encourage more donations in support of your student!
2) Send donations in the envelopes that were sent home in late March.

What will happen during the Fun Run?

There will be bibs and medals for all of the runners. Representatives from the community will share information about health and fitness. There will be additional prizes for the students and grades that raise the most money. The PTA will be selling snacks and raffling prizes. A food truck will also be on-site.

Logistics

The Fun Run takes place in the evening at Woodburn. Check-in begins at 6:00pm, and the race begins at 6:30 pm. It is a fun event for the whole family, so please plan to attend to cheer on your child. Bus service will be available for Fairmont Gardens residents before and after the race.

How does your child earn pledges for the Fun Run?

To make this fundraiser a success, please help your child secure financial pledges from friends and family. Donations can be made via check to the Woodburn PTA using the envelope that came home in Thursday folders, or donations can be made online at https://99pledges.com/fund/woodburn2019, simply search for your child’s name in the participant bar.

Also with the packet that came home in Thursday folders, is a sample script for students to use when seeking pledges from friends, family and neighbors.  Please do not solicit donations from strangers.

Thank you for your support in making this a FUN and SUCCESSFUL event!

2019 Spring Break Art & Sports Camp

For students of Woodburn & Mantua elementary schools
Grades 2-6
Sponsored by the Woodburn PTA
April 15-18, 2019

Directed by: Billy Shirley (Woodburn PE Teacher) & Nathalie Shirley (Mantua Art Teacher)

Applications accepted only on a first-come, first-serve basis for the first 40 students (20 from Woodburn and 20 from Mantua)!
Download the application here.

WHERE: Woodburn Elementary School
3401 Hemlock Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2019—Thursday, April 18, 2019 (NO CAMP ON FRIDAY)
TIME: 9:00 am—2:00 pm
Thursday afternoon at 1:00 pm will feature an art gallery show for parents, along with popsicles and photos from the week!
COST: $100 per student (2nd-6th grade)
WHAT TO BRING: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, tennis shoes, lunch, and 1 snack

All checks must be made out to “Woodburn PTA”. Please return the application form, along with your check, to the Woodburn Main Office or to Mrs. Shirley at Mantua.
NO CLASS ON FRIDAY, April 19.

QUESTIONS? Email Billy Shirley (Woodburn) rwshirley@fcps.edu
or Nathalie Shirley (Mantua) nsshirley@fcps.edu

Woodburn Teacher & Staff Basketball Game

Friday, March 8th at 7pm

Falls Church High School Main Gym
Tickets are $3 in advance or $5 at the door.
Purchase tickets using the flyer (click on the image).
Proceeds go to Woodburn School.

Support our Woodburn teachers and staff at a basketball game against Fairhill Elementary School. Come cheer them on!

Wear your Woodburn gear! Pom poms, Woodburn spiritwear and vintage spiritwear will be for sale.

Note: Students MUST be accompanied by an adult. 

Go Wildcats!!

March 14 | PTA Meeting at the Heritage Center

Cultural Celebration & Potluck Dinner

Date: Thursday, March 14
Time: 6:45-8pm
Location: Heritage Center
7611 Little River Turnpike, Annandale

The next PTA meeting will take place at Heritage Center with School Board members Sandy Evans and Dalia Palchik, who will discuss FCPS budget and recent school board initiatives.

A cultural potluck dinner will kick off the event at 6:45pm and the meeting will take place from 7-8pm. 

We invite you to bring a dish to share!