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

Holiday Lunch for Woodburn Teachers & Staff

Wednesday, Dec. 19
Woodburn Teachers’ Lounge
Luncheon Theme: Holidays Around the World

December is here! As families celebrate the holidays, we want to honor the teachers and staff of our school family by serving them a holiday lunch. The theme is “Holidays Around the World.”  If you have a food dish that is meaningful by your family during the holidays, please share it!  Or, bring any dish that will bless the teachers’ bellies – even if it’s not part of a family tradition! 

Sign up to contribute a dish or volunteer to help!


  • Drop off your food item (labeled, if possible) by 10am on December 19th. You may leave it in the front office or take it directly to the teacher’s lounge.
  • Please bring your food in a disposable dish OR arrange to pick-up your dish from the teachers’ lounge after 2pm on the 19th.
  • If you have a story or reason your family likes a particular dish, please email that to Katharine Kraft, so it can be used in the luncheon display.

Contact Katharine Kraft with any questions.

Literacy and Math Night – Nov. 14

Developing Learners at School and at Home: Literacy and Math Night

Wednesday, November 14th, 6pm—7:30  (at Woodburn)

Join us for an interactive evening! Families are invited to explore

  • Positivity Project—Character Traits
  • Nonfiction Reading and Writing
  • Math Concepts,
  • Technology programs

**Each child receives a free book!

See you at school for Literacy and Math Night on Wednesday, November 14!