PTA Bake Sale FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions about Woodburn PTA’s Election Day Bake Sale

What can I bring?

You can make items, or you can donate store-bought items. Cookies, cupcakes,  brownies, croissants, muffins, pound cake, are some examples.

Please sign-up here to let us know what items you plan to bring.

How do I prepare my baked goods?  

Individually wrap or package things to be sold for $1-$2 each, size depending (e.g. 2 cookies, single brownies and bars can be $1 each; larger pieces or decorated cupcakes might be $2)

You can label the cost, or the Bake Sale volunteers can do so.

You can also donate whole cakes as some people may buy things for their offices. However, individual sells better. These might sell for $3-$10 each, depending on size and time of day.

Label anything special, such as stuff like gluten-free, includes peanuts, etc.

Where, When, How can I drop off my goods?

On Monday (day before the Bake Sale):

  • Drop-off your items at the school front office on Monday during office hours. Be sure to label these that they’re for the PTA bake sale.

On Tuesday morning (day of the Bake Sale):

  • Bring your items as early as possible Tuesday morning, preferably between 6am-7:30am. (Most voters in this area vote early).

Coordinate with another parent and deliver your items to them to drop off.

Contact the Bake Sale coordinator if you need to make any special arrangements.

When is the Bake Sale the busiest?

In the morning.  However, if the weather is bad, and it’s not a “big” election, business will slow down by 9:30am.

Bake Sale | Nov. 5, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 5
6:30 am – 1:30 pm
In front of school’s main entrance

(Read our Bake Sake donation FAQs here)

Annual Election Day Bake Sale

All proceeds from the Bake Sale support the students of Woodburn Elementary. Help us make this a successful fundraiser — donate some baked goods and help work the table. 

How you can help

Please provide baked goods (home‑made or store‑bought and donated), as well as volunteer to work the table for 1‑hour shifts.

VOLUNTEER ONLINE. Use the Link for Sign-Up Genius.
Or email

Buy some goodies for home or your office!

You’re welcome to purchase a pan of goodies to take back home or to the office — don’t be shy! Your family and co-workers will surely thank you for the sweet treats!

  • Sign-up Genius is easy to use:
  • Scroll down to 11/5/19 Volunteer Opportunities
  • Choose your spots – SignUpGenius will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
    Note: SignUpGenius does not share your email address with anyone. 

FCHS Homecoming Parade | Oct. 25

Falls Church High School Homecoming Parade

Friday, October 25 | 4:45pm

Join your Wildcat classmates to march in the Falls Church High School Homecoming Parade.

  • Participants should meet at 4:45 pm on Oct. 25th at FCHS Entrance 7 to line up.
  • Wear a Woodburn – shirt or something green.
  • The parade starts at 5:30pm and will end by 6:10pm.
  • After the parade, there will be a Tailgate Celebration in the outdoor basketball courts with food, games, & music!
  • PARADE ROUTE on Friday, Oct. 25
    • Right onto Jacks Ln.
    • Right onto Holly Hill Dr.
    • Left on Kenney Drive
    • Left on Carol Lane
    • Right on Holly Hill Drive
    • Left on Marc Drive
    • End in FCHS Parking Lot (near door #8)

For students who want to participate in the parade with a chaperone, please complete and return the form from Thursday folders, or email us with the student’s name, grade, and teacher, by Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Football Game after the Parade
After the parade, the FCHS Homecoming Football game vs. Wakefield H.S. kicks off at 7:00pm. Admission to the game is $5.00. Halftime will include the Jaguar Marching Band, the Homecoming Court and Class Floats!

FCHS is celebrating 75 years and this year’s Homecoming Celebration theme is “Timeless”

Wildcat Parents, Can you help at the Parade?
We could use an Event Coordinator, and parent chaperones to walk in the parade with students. Sign up here!

Volunteer with the PTA for 2019-2020 school year!

Interested in helping with the PTA next school year? We have several volunteer positions and we are looking for a few good people to help us with key roles.

Enrichment Chair (board-level position)
Before and after school classes are an important part of school life for Woodburn students and families. They allow students to try out new activities, offer convenience for parents, and give students a chance to participate in activities with friends. The enrichment chair will be in charge of identifying potential classes, obtaining approval for them, helping with publicity, and monitoring registrations.  The chair will also oversee the quality of the classes and help to resolve any issues that arise.  This position requires approximately 3-4 hours per week most weeks of the school year, but may be less once sessions are running.  

Reflections Coordinator
Reflections is an annual art contest sponsored by the National PTA and coordinated by our local school PTA. It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to showcase their creative potential and unleash their artistic talents!  We are looking for someone to coordinate Reflections in 2019.  This work takes place from September to December and includes scheduling 1-2 art workshops to introduce the contest and work with interested students on their projects.  The coordinator will collect and submit Woodburn’s entries to the County Council PTA and recognize participants and winners.  We estimate this volunteer position will require about 20 hours over the three-month period.  

Teacher Appreciation Coordinator
One of the most important tasks the PTA undertakes throughout the school year is teacher recognition. The coordinator plans and carries out teacher recognition events, including the teacher welcome breakfast in September, holiday event in December, and teacher appreciation week in May.  The chair will work with the PTA president to develop event descriptions, identify volunteers, set up a sign-up genius, and then manage volunteers and the activities during the events.  We estimate this volunteer position will require about 20 hours over the year.

Community Business Donation’s Team
This past year many businesses in our community supported Woodburn through donations. Gift cards for volunteers and teacher appreciation, food donations for PTA meetings, and event sponsorships—are a vital part of school and PTA resources.   This volunteer role is perfect for parents who do not have much time out of the house or office but can send email requests and follow up. The PTA VP will provide guidance on who to contact as well as request and thank you letter templates.  The time commitment required for this volunteer position will vary and be self-directed – you decided how much time each month you can dedicate to soliciting donations.

If you are interested in any of these Volunteer positions, please contact Laura Wright, PTA President at

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.