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 president@woodburnpta.com

Lost Dog Cafe 5/23 for Woodburn Restaurant Day

Thursday, May 23, 11am – 10pm

Woodburn’s next Restaurant fundraising day takes place at:

LOST DOG CAFE
2729A Merrilee Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

The PTA’s next restaurant day fundraising event takes place at Lost Dog Cafe on Thursday, May 23 , between 11am and 10pm.

Let Lost Dog know your order supports Woodburn when paying. Our PTA will receive a 20% donation from your order! (Does not apply to online orders.) Show the flyer that came home via Thursday folders, or use your smart phone to show them this post! We’ll also send reminders on our Facebook page.

Invite your friends and family to help support Woodburn by visiting Lost Dog on May 23, anytime between 11 am and 10 pm!

Fun Run 2019 prizes

We are excited to announce the following prizes for this year’s Fun Run!

All student runners will receive a runner’s bib, medal and a free treat!

See below for additional prizes for fundraising efforts:

  • Anyone who raises any amount of money will receive his or her choice of a Woodburn magnet or bracelet!
  • The class that raises the most money overall will receive a pizza AND ice cream sundae party!
  • The classes with (1) the second highest amount of money raised, and (2) the most fundraising participants will each receive a pizza party!
  • The student in each grade who raises the most will receive a game of their choice and lunch/after school snack with Mr. Shirley and Mr. Coakley! 

Keep checking the Leaderboard for updates at https://99pledges.com/fund/woodburn2019 — and let the competition begin!!

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: 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 | Correa

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!

Restaurant Night at Silver Diner April 30

Tuesday, April 30, 5 pm – 8 pm

Join us for Woodburn PTA’s Restaurant and Fundraising Night at:

SILVER DINER
8150 Porter Road (at Gallows Road in Merrifield)

Help the PTA get closer to its Restaurant Night fundraising goal by dining at Silver Diner on Tuesday, April 30, between 5pm and 8pm. Our PTA will receive a donation for a portion of the night’s sales! 

There’s no need to show a flyer at Silver Diner, so please help us get the word out and invite friends and family to dine-in or take-out between 5pm and 8pm on Tuesday, April 30!