Woodburn News - May 20, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

It was wonderful to recognize and show our gratitude to our many volunteers at last night's celebration and PTA meeting. Our community is strong because of the work of our volunteers and the strong partnerships we have formed.  We  are humbled by the time they give to our students, staff, and community.  Please join us in thanking every volunteer that gave time to Woodburn this school year. 

It is going to be a weekend of running!  We hope to see many families at our PTA Fun Run later today.  On Sunday, we will be joining our Girls on the Run team for their 5k. Our shoes are laced and we can't wait to run and celebrate all our girls have accomplished! 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming and End of Year Events

Today - PTA Fun Run

May 22 - Girls on the Run 5k

May 26 - Arts Integration Night (Virtual)

June 6 - Field Day (Rain Date is June 7)

June 8 - 6th Grade Party

June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 10 - Last Day of School & Kona Ice!

*Grade level celebration date and times will be shared by your child's classroom teacher.*

Positivity Project 

We are focused on leadership.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Arts Integration Night - May 26

We are excited for our upcoming virtual arts integration night on May 26 from 6-7.  We hope your family might grab some dinner or snacks and join us as we celebrate Woodburn and the arts.  We will:

  • Share student performances in collaboration with our partner, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra 
  • Celebrate the arts integration practices implemented across the school this past year
  • Reveal our completed mural!

A zoom link will be sent next week.  Translation will be provided. 

Thank You Woodburn PTA

This year's PTA board deserves much gratitude for the events and opportunities they coordinated for our wildcats. Their focus on community led to the return of movie nights, Raise A Reader, a spring dance, restaurant nights, and more.  Please join us as we express our heartfelt thanks to this year's board and give a warm welcome to our 2022-2023 PTA Executive Board.

2021-2022 PTA Board Executive Board

Mary Cunningham, President 

Katie Sessa, Vice President

Rebecca Leach, Treasurer

Leslie Borkenhagen, Secretary 

Committee Chairs

Bridget Gannon & Matt Levi, Communications Chairs 

Tania Nacios, Enrichment Chair 

Linnea Kessler-Gowell, Membership Chair 

Ashley & Nate Maines, Teacher Appreciation Chairs 

Greg Garman, Fundraising Chair 

Abby Jenkins & Laura Lawal, Arts Program

Sonja Garvey, Clean Kitchen Night Coordinator 

 

2022-2023 PTA Board

Katie Sessa, President

Bridgette Walsh, Vice President

Dan McGarry, Treasurer

Abby Jenkins, Secretary

FCPS' Family Return to School Survey Is Coming Soon

Now that FCPS has transitioned back to a more typical school experience, the school division is interested in hearing from parents/caregivers about how the school year has gone for their students. You will have an opportunity to provide your feedback on our Family Return to School Survey which will open Tuesday, May 31, and close Friday, June 10. 

The survey is being administered by the FCPS Office of Research and Strategic Improvement, which provides objective research and data-based information back to the school division’s leadership. The survey is part of the office’s continuing evaluation of the pandemic’s impact on our school division. We encourage all FCPS parents/caregivers to respond to the survey and share their experiences whether positive or negative. The information you and other families provide will be used, along with other data, to inform FCPS leadership about the return to five days a week of in-person instruction, and support FCPS’ efforts to make improvements that support schools, students, and staff. It will also be included in ESSER III reporting.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
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Woodburn News - May 13, 2022

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Mr. Kettler and our students are putting the final touches on our school mural!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

It was another great week at Woodburn.  As you might have noticed when reading your child's interim, we remain focused on learning and providing enriching experiences for all students. Our teachers are introducing new content, reinforcing previously learned skills, and completing final assessments to measure student progress across the content areas. 

Below you will find the parent input for class placement form.  The deadline to submit this form is next Friday, May 20.  We value your input and review your comments when we engage in class placement meetings. 

Lastly, we are excited to share an updated photo of our mural.  Mr. Kettler and our wildcats are putting the final touches on this incredible piece of artwork. This piece represents our community and what we value. We look forward to revealing the completed mural at our upcoming arts integration event. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming and End of Year Events

May 14 - Kids Give Back Service Event, 10am-12pm

May 19 - PTA Membership Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event

May 20 - PTA Fun Run

May 22 - Girls on the Run 5k

May 26 - Arts Integration Night (Virtual)

June 6 - Field Day (Rain Date is June 7)

June 8 - 6th Grade Party

June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 10 - Last Day of School & Kona Ice!

*Grade level celebration date and times will be shared by your child's classroom teacher.*

Spring Testing Calendar

Many spring assessments are coming up for our Wildcats. Please see the table below for grade level assessments. 

Assessment Grade(s) Dates Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program  Kindergarten April 12- May 20 Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening  Kindergarten April 12 - May 20 Social/Emotional Screener Kinder-Sixth Grade April 12 - May 6 iReady: Reading and Writing First Grade-Sixth Grade April 12 - June 9 Development Spelling Assessment First Grade-Sixth Grade May 23 - June 10   SOL Testing Window

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) window is from April 25 - May 27. See the table below for a closer look at specific dates for the assessments.

Grade Assessment Date Third Grade Reading SOL May 9 & May 10 Math SOL May 16 & May 17 Fourth Grade Reading SOL May 4 Math SOL May 12 Fifth Grade Science SOL April 29 Reading SOL May 5 Math SOL May 13 Sixth Grade Reading SOL May 3 Math SOL May 11

 

Should you have any inquiries about the assessments listed above, please contact Bridget Louder at [email protected]

Positivity Project 

We are focused on leadership.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

2022-2023 Parent Input for Class Placement

We are starting to work on our plans for the 2022-2023 school year! Class placements are an essential component of learning and building community. If you have information that you would like us to consider as we determine placements, please share your input by answering a few questions listed below. We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during this process. Please do not request specific teachers, as this does not take into account the many variables we must take into consideration. It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral information.

Completion of this form is optional. If you would like to provide input, you may use this online form; print, complete and email to Katy Richman ([email protected]); or a hard copy may be sent to the office by May 20, 2022. This is a hard deadline. Please know that input from forms turned in over the summer are difficult to honor since the grouping process has already started.

Parent Input Form: https://forms.gle/5FMLujLYKQCCWsws8

Register for Dr. Reid's Virtual Town Hall on May 17

On Tuesday, May 17, incoming superintendent Michelle Reid, Ed.D. will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, from 7 to 8 p.m. Register online.

Dr. Reid will be hosting additional engagement sessions throughout the county after her official start date on July 1. Stay informed about community engagement opportunities by visiting our website.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

PTA Corner PTA Election and Volunteer Recognition on May 19

Are you looking for ways to get involved at Woodburn and be a part of a thriving community of parents, teachers, staff and community members working to support each other and our students?   Join us for the final PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, May 19.  At 6:30 we will enjoy pizza and dessert and then from 7:00-8:00 we will elect the PTA Board for next year and celebrate our PTA and community volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a PTA board member next year, please reach out to Jenny Boeder at [email protected].

 

Join us for the Fun Run on May 20th!

For the Fun Run we set up fundraising teams by grade and the teams are named after positivity traits. Each grade is identified as a team and the grade that raises the most funds will receive an ice cream party. The teams are below.

  • K-Bravery
  • 1-Enthusiasm
  • 2-Kindness                          
  • 3-Purpose
  • 4-Gratitude
  • 5- Integrity
  • 6- Leadership

Grade 3 - Team Purpose is in the lead! Kinders - Team Enthusiasm is not far behind and Grade 3 - Team Purpose is coming in third in fundraising for the Fun Run!

Want to get in on the fun? Enter your runner's name into our fundraising platform and share their page with your family and friend to raise funds for the Woodburn PTA.   So far, we’ve raised almost $3,100!  These dollars will fund school field trips, teacher appreciation and classroom grants, and social events. 

It’s one week until the run, so don’t delay!  Please reach out to your friends and family to ask for their support. Please note, while fundraising is appreciated, it is NOT required and all *Wildcats* are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event. 

Transportation will be available: picking up at Fairmont Gardens at 5:15 and returning later that evening at about 7:00. 

We hope to see you on the field, all laced up, and ready to run! Go Wildcats!

We need volunteers for the Wildcat Fun Run

Please sign up here.

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
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Woodburn News - May 6, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We are overwhelmed by the love and thoughtful acts of appreciation you have shown our teachers this past week.  Our PTA provided delicious treats and gifts for us to enjoy. Our daily gift card raffle was also a huge success. All teachers won a gift card because of the generosity of our community. Thank you for making this an extra special week for us. 

We received a few gift cards that did not have a family name attached to them.  Please email Katy at [email protected] if you did not receive a thank you card as we want to express our appreciation to all who contributed. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming and End of Year Events We have many exciting events planned in May and June. Our full calendar can be found below. 

May 12 - 4th Quarter Interims Go Home

May 14 - Kids Give Back Service Event, 10am-12pm

May 19 - PTA Membership Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event

May 20 - PTA Fun Run

May 22 - Girls on the Run 5k

May 26 - Arts Integration Night (Virtual)

June 6 and 7 - Field Day

June 8 - 6th Grade Party

June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 10 - Last Day of School & Kona Ice!

*Grade level celebration date and times will be shared by your child's classroom teacher.*

PTA Wildcat T-shirts

All students have received a wildcat t-shirt. We invited all students and staff to wear their new shirts today. Look for pictures of us in our shirts on our school social media accounts.  Thank you, PTA!

Spring Testing Calendar

Many spring assessments are coming up for our Wildcats. Please see the table below for grade level assessments. 

Assessment Grade(s) Dates Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program  Kindergarten April 12- May 20 Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening  Kindergarten April 12 - May 20 Social/Emotional Screener Kinder-Sixth Grade April 12 - May 6 iReady: Reading and Writing First Grade-Sixth Grade April 12 - June 9 Development Spelling Assessment First Grade-Sixth Grade May 23 - June 10   SOL Testing Window

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) window is from April 25 - May 27. See the table below for a closer look at specific dates for the assessments.

Grade Assessment Date Third Grade Reading SOL May 9 & May 10 Math SOL May 16 & May 17 Fourth Grade Reading SOL May 4 Math SOL May 12 Fifth Grade Science SOL April 29 Reading SOL May 5 Math SOL May 13 Sixth Grade Reading SOL May 3 Math SOL May 11

 

Should you have any inquiries about the assessments listed above, please contact Bridget Louder at [email protected]

Positivity Project 

We are focused on purpose.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

New Devices in 2022-2023

We are thrilled to share information about the new devices our primary students will have access to next year.  All kindergartners will have access to iPads and new laptops are being provided to our 1st and 2nd grade students.  Our 3rd-6th graders received new laptops last year.  We are excited to remain one-to-one and have new devices across the school.

2022-2023 Parent Input for Class Placement

We are starting to work on our plans for the 2022-2023 school year! Class placements are an essential component of learning and building community. If you have information that you would like us to consider as we determine placements, please share your input by answering a few questions listed below. We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during this process. Please do not request specific teachers, as this does not take into account the many variables we must take into consideration. It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral information.

Completion of this form is optional. If you would like to provide input, you may use this online form; print, complete and email to Katy Richman ([email protected]); or a hard copy may be sent to the office by May 20, 2022. This is a hard deadline. Please know that input from forms turned in over the summer are difficult to honor since the grouping process has already started.

Parent Input Form: https://forms.gle/5FMLujLYKQCCWsws8

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

PTA Corner PTA Election and Volunteer Recognition on May 19

Want to feel more connected? Are you looking for ways to get involved at Woodburn and be a part of a thriving community of parents, teachers, staff and community members working to support each other and our students?   Join us for the final PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, May 19.  From 6:30 we will enjoy pizza and dessert and then from 7:00-8:00 we will elect the PTA Board for next year and celebrate our PTA and community volunteers. 

 

Woodburn Wildcat Fun Run on May 20

We need volunteers for the Wildcat Fun Run

Please sign up here

We invite runners of all abilities to join us on May 20th to run the course in Woodburn’s back field to raise money for the Woodburn PTA.  Runners will collect their numbers starting at 5:30 and the *run* will begin at 6:00.  The run will be followed by high-fives, medals, water, and popsicles.  Pizza will also be available for sale starting at 6:30. It’s sure to be another fun night at Woodburn!

Each Wildcat has a fundraising page set up and fundraising materials can be found by following this link: https://app.99pledges.com/fund/woodburn You can also find it on the PTA website at www.woodburnpta.com.

We realize it’s a few short weeks until the run, so don’t delay!  Please reach out to your friends and family to ask for their support. 

Each grade will be identified as a team and the grade that raises the most funds will receive an ice cream party. The teams are below.

  • K-Bravery
  • 1-Enthusiasm
  • 2-Kindness                          
  • 3-Purpose
  • 4-Gratitude
  • 5- Integrity
  • 6- Leadership

Please note, while fundraising is appreciated, it is NOT required and all *Wildcats* are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event.  Transportation will be available: picking up at Fairmont Gardens at 5:15 and returning later that evening at about 7:00. 

We hope to see you on the field, all laced up, and ready to run! Go Wildcats!

 

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - April 29, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We are so proud of our students who performed at last night's spring concert.  A huge thanks to our band, chorus, and strings teachers for their ongoing commitment to fostering a love of music across our school.

Next week brings a chance for us to celebrate our incredible teachers.  The PTA has a fun-filled week planned and we hope that your family will use some of the activities the PTA sent home to recognize your child's teacher. 

We are beyond grateful for the gift cards we have received to raffle off next week.  As of today, we have collected 60 gift cards and are so close to having one for each staff member!  It isn't too late to send a card or two in. As always, thank you for your generosity.

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming and End of Year Events We have many exciting events planned in May and June. Our full calendar can be found below. 

Tonight - PTA Spring Dance, 7-9pm

May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 12 - 4th Quarter Interims Go Home

May 14 - Kids Give Back Service Event, 10am-12pm

May 19 - PTA Membership Meeting & Volunteer Appreciation Event

May 20 - PTA Fun Run

May 22 - Girls on the Run 5k

May 26 - Arts Integration Night (Virtual)

June 6 and 7 - Field Day

June 8 - 6th Grade Party

June 9 - 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony

June 10 - Last Day of School & Kona Ice!

*Grade level celebration date and times will be shared by your child's classroom teacher.*

Spring Testing Calendar

Many spring assessments are coming up for our Wildcats. Please see the table below for grade level assessments. 

Assessment Grade(s) Dates Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program  Kindergarten April 12- May 20 Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening  Kindergarten April 12 - May 20 Social/Emotional Screener Kinder-Sixth Grade April 12 - May 6 iReady: Reading and Writing First Grade-Sixth Grade April 12 - June 9 Development Spelling Assessment First Grade-Sixth Grade May 23 - June 10   SOL Testing Window

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) window is from April 25 - May 27. See the table below for a closer look at specific dates for the assessments.

Grade Assessment Date Third Grade Reading SOL May 9 & May 10 Math SOL May 16 & May 17 Fourth Grade Reading SOL May 4 Math SOL May 12 Fifth Grade Science SOL April 29 Reading SOL May 5 Math SOL May 13 Sixth Grade Reading SOL May 3 Math SOL May 11

 

Should you have any inquiries about the assessments listed above, please contact Bridget Louder at [email protected]

Positivity Project 

We are focused on purpose.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Wildcat T-Shirts

Our PTA has ordered Woodburn t-shirts for all of our wildcats.  These will be distributed next week.  We are excited for every student to have spirit wear and hope you will join us in expressing our thanks for all that they do for our school. 

2022-2023 Parent Input for Class Placement

We are starting to work on our plans for the 2022-2023 school year! Class placements are an essential component of learning and building community. If you have information that you would like us to consider as we determine placements, please share your input by answering a few questions listed below. We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during this process. Please do not request specific teachers, as this does not take into account the many variables we must take into consideration. It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral information.

Completion of this form is optional. If you would like to provide input, you may use this online form; print, complete and email to Katy Richman ([email protected]); or a hard copy may be sent to the office by May 20, 2022. This is a hard deadline. Please know that input from forms turned in over the summer are difficult to honor since the grouping process has already started.

Parent Input Form: https://forms.gle/5FMLujLYKQCCWsws8

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

PTA Corner TONIGHT! Spring Dance – Glow

We hope to see all our wildcats at the dance tonight from 7:00-8:30 pm!  The dance will be outside in the basketball court area.  We are ready to come together and celebrate this unique school year with a DJ, glowsticks, concessions, and lots of dancing.

  • This event is sponsored by the Woodburn PTA and is free for all families to attend.
  • Light concessions will be available for purchase.
  • Due to the outdoor setting, this will be a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event.

To make this event a night to remember, we will need your help! Please think about what type of support you could provide and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aba62babfe3-spring1

 

PTA Election and Volunteer Recognition on May 19

Want to feel more connected? Are you looking for ways to get involved at Woodburn and be a part of a thriving community of parents, teachers, staff and community members working to support each other and our students?   Join us for the final PTA meeting of the year on Thursday, May 19.  From 6:30 we will enjoy pizza and dessert and then from 7:00-8:00 we will elect the PTA Board for next year and celebrate our PTA and community volunteers. 

 

Fun Run on May 20

Calling all runners!  After a short hiatus during the pandemic we are bringing back the Woodburn Wildcat Fun Run.  Runners of all abilities will run the course in Woodburn’s back field to raise money for the Woodburn PTA.  Each grade will be identified as a team and the grade that raises the most funds will receive an ice cream party. The teams are below.

  • K – Bravery
  • 1-Enthusiasm
  • 2-Kindness
  • 3-Purpose
  • 4-Gratitute
  • 5- Integrity
  • 6- Leadership

Runners will collect their numbers starting at 5:30 and the race will begin at 6:00.  The run will be followed by high-fives, medals, water, and popsicles.  Pizza will also be available for sale starting at 6:30. It’s sure to be another fun night at Woodburn. Transportation will be available: picking up at Fairmont Gardens at 5:15 and returning later that evening at 7:00.  Please note, fundraising is not required of our runners and all wildcats are welcome and encouraged to participate in this free event.

Opportunities to Engage with Dr. Reid

Our incoming superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid, is visiting FCPS next week to learn more about our schools and community. During her visit, there will be a special, in-person event for staff, families, and students on Tuesday, May 3, starting at 7 p.m. More details, including how to register and submit questions, will be shared with you directly via email in the coming days. 

On Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Reid will join staff, families, and students for a multilingual virtual town hall, starting at 7 p.m. We will share details about this event in newsletters and directly via email.

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - April 22, 2022

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We launched new after school clubs this week.  Clubs include soccer, Legos, hip-hop dance, and more.  It has been fun to see our students engage in these enriching experiences.

Dear Woodburn Families, 

It has been another busy week at Woodburn! Thank you to all of the families that participated in our PTA and Community Meeting last night.  We appreciated the opportunity to engage in an open dialogue about student behavior and look forward to ongoing conversations about how we can partner together to support our entire community. Many families requested that we share two images we used during our discussion about bullying.  Those images can be found below.  

We are grateful to be part of such a supportive community and hope you will continue to reach out as we continue this important work. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

April 25 - Kindergarten Orientation, 10:30am

April 27 - Spring Individual and Class Photos

April 28 - Spring Concert, 6pm

April 29 - PTA Spring Dance, 7-9pm

May 2-6 - Teacher Appreciation Week

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We are focused on supporting others when they struggle.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Mark your Calendars for Teacher Appreciation Week!  May 2-6 From the PTA

We have the best teachers and faculty here at Woodburn!  We are excited to celebrate and thank them for all of their hard work and support. The PTA has a number of special events planned throughout the week, and there are several ways you and your children can participate!

The PTA will be providing the teachers breakfast on Monday--if you would like to donate food, you can sign up here.

The PTA has also posted several resources here that you can help your kids think about how to celebrate all of the Woodburn teachers and staff who make their week bright.

From Katy & Bridget

We are also excited for teacher appreciation week!  Each year we collect gift cards from families to raffle off to our staff.  Our goal is to collect one gift card per teacher.  We hope you might consider donating a gift card to be raffled off during this special week. 

Gift cards can be brought to the main office.  Please put them in an envelope with your child's name as we want to extend our thanks to all who donate.  Thank you in advance.

Celebrate Earth Day in Woodburn’s Outdoor Classroom

The PTA invites you to join us in Woodburn’s Outdoor Classroom to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, Saturday the 23rd. We will be weeding, laying down new soil, and planting vegetables in the garden beds and flowers in the front. Please bring gloves, digging materials, and water bottles. A group of us will be meeting at 9:30 and will be gardening until about 11/11:30. Please sign up here so we know you are coming.

2022-2023 Parent Input for Class Placement

We are starting to work on our plans for the 2022-2023 school year! Class placements are an essential component of learning and building community. If you have information that you would like us to consider as we determine placements, please share your input by answering a few questions listed below. We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during this process. Please do not request specific teachers, as this does not take into account the many variables we must take into consideration. It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral information.

Completion of this form is optional. If you would like to provide input, you may use this online form; print, complete and email to Katy Richman ([email protected]); or a hard copy may be sent to the office by May 20, 2022. This is a hard deadline. Please know that input from forms turned in over the summer are difficult to honor since the grouping process has already started.

Parent Input Form: https://forms.gle/5FMLujLYKQCCWsws8

Spring Testing Window

Many spring assessments are coming up for our Wildcats. Please see the table below for grade level assessments. 

 

Assessment

Grade(s)

Dates

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program 

Kindergarten

April 12- May 20

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening 

Kindergarten

April 12 - May 20

Social/Emotional Screener

Kindergarten-Sixth Grade

April 12 - May 6

iReady: Reading and Writing

First Grade-Sixth Grade

April 12 - June 9

Development Spelling Assessment

First Grade-Sixth Grade

May 23 - June 10


SOL Testing Window

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) window is from April 25 - May 27. See the table below for a closer look at specific dates for the assessments.

Grade

Assessment

Date

Third Grade

Reading SOL

May 9 & May 10

Math SOL

May 16 & May 17

Fourth Grade

Reading SOL

May 4

Math SOL

May 12

Fifth Grade

Science SOL

April 29

Reading SOL

May 5

Math SOL

May 13

Sixth Grade

Reading SOL

May 3

Math SOL

May 11

 

Should you have any inquiries about the assessments listed above, please contact Bridget Louder at [email protected]

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

PTA Corner Mark your Calendars for the Woodburn Spring Dance on April 29 from 7-8:30pm

The Woodburn school dance is back, and scheduled for Friday, April 29th from 7-8:30pm! We are ready to come together and celebrate this unique school year with a DJ, glowsticks, concessions, and lots of dancing.

  • This event is sponsored by the Woodburn PTA and is free for all families to attend.
  • Light concessions will be available for purchase.
  • Due to the outdoor setting, this will be a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event.

To make this event a night to remember, we will need your help! Please think about what type of support you could provide and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aba62babfe3-spring1

  Mark your calendars for our upcoming Clean Kitchen Night!
  • April 27,  Chipotle 4 to 8 pm  Strawberry Lane, Merrifield
Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance 

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May 20th– Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
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This month brings the opportunity to recognize Arab American culture and continue our inclusive practices by affirming those with autism.

We invite all staff and students to wear blue on Wednesday, April 20 to recognize Autism Acceptance Month. Our news show will highlight facts about both Autism Acceptance and Arab American Heritage.

Dear Woodburn Families, 

It was wonderful to be back together this week.  We jumped right back into learning and enjoyed the beautiful weather.  

Next Thursday, April 21, we will be hosting a combined PTA and community meeting.  We want to engage as a school community in a dialogue about bullying and behavior.  We value your input and want to share thinking around these topics and identify next steps we can take together.

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

April 19 - 6th Grade Class Photo

April 20 - Wear Blue for Autism Acceptance Month

April 21 - PTA/Community Meeting 7-8pm

April 22 - Dr. Recess Assembly

April 25 - Kindergarten Orientation, 10:30 am

April 27 - Spring Individual and Class Photos

April 29 - PTA Spring Dance 7-9pm

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We are focused on perseverance.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

PTA & Community Meeting - April 21

We invite all families to join us for a combined PTA and community meeting on April 21st. We want to engage as a school community in a dialogue about bullying and behavior.  We value your input and want to share thinking around these topics and identify next steps we can take together.  

This meeting will be held in-person and virtually. Spanish translation will be provided. 

Virtual linkhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82892339839

Please copy and paste the link in your browser.  

Dr. Recess Assembly - April 22

We will be hosting an assembly next week with Dr. Recess! He has worked with and visited numerous schools around FCPS and has received rave reviews. Dr. Recess’ program is based off of four main concepts which he will teach in a 45 minute assembly and then demonstrate throughout the day at recess. We look forward to this wonderful opportunity to reinforce important social skills for all of our students. 

Spring Testing Window

Many spring assessments are coming up for our Wildcats. Please see the table below for grade level assessments. 

Assessment Grade(s) Dates Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program  Kindergarten April 12- May 20 Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening  Kindergarten April 12 - May 20 Social/Emotional Screener Kindergarten-Sixth Grade April 12 - May 6 iReady: Reading and Writing First Grade-Sixth Grade April 12 - June 9 Development Spelling Assessment First Grade-Sixth Grade May 23 - June 10

 

SOL Testing Window

The Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) window is from April 25 - May 27. See the table below for a closer look at specific dates for the assessments.

Grade Assessment Date Third Grade Reading SOL May 9 & May 10 Math SOL May 16 & May 17 Fourth Grade Reading SOL May 4 Math SOL May 12 Fifth Grade Science SOL April 29 Reading SOL May 5 Math SOL May 13 Sixth Grade Reading SOL May 3 Math SOL May 11

 

Should you have any inquiries about the assessments listed above, please contact Bridget Louder at [email protected] 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching.  Each year we collect gift cards from families to raffle off to our staff.  Our goal is to collect one gift card per teacher.  We hope you might consider donating a gift card to be raffled off during this special week. 

Gift cards can be brought to the main office.  Please put them in an envelope with your child's name as we want to extend our thanks to all who donate.  Thank you in advance. 

2022-2023 Parent Input for Class Placement

We are starting to work on our plans for the 2022-2023 school year! Class placements are an essential component of learning and building community. If you have information that you would like us to consider as we determine placements, please share your input by answering a few questions listed below. We know that a good teacher-student match and a productive mix of children are ingredients for success, and we carefully consider each child’s strengths and needs during this process. Please do not request specific teachers, as this does not take into account the many variables we must take into consideration. It is far more valuable to share particular academic or behavioral information.

Completion of this form is optional. If you would like to provide input, you may use this online form; print, complete and email to Katy Richman ([email protected]); or a hard copy may be sent to the office by May 20, 2022. This is a hard deadline. Please know that input from forms turned in over the summer are difficult to honor since the grouping process has already started.

Parent Input Form: https://forms.gle/5FMLujLYKQCCWsws8

Online Tutoring Services Update

FCPS is pleased to announce that students now have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost to families. Tutor.com is available 24/7, through online voice or text chat, and in your student’s preferred language. Student participation is optional and parents/guardians can opt their students out of accessing the service. You can learn more about Tutor.com on the Tutor.com Online Tutoring Services website.

Students will be able to access Tutor.com via a link in Schoology.  Additional information about how to log in and access a tutor is provided to families via the following instructional videos: 

elementary video and secondary video. Questions not answered in the posted resources may be sent to [email protected].

This new service will help many Woodburn students complete assignments, better understand classroom lessons, and be successful.

Discontinuation of COVID Testing - April 22

To limit the spread of COVID-19 and to keep schools open safely, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has been providing a COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing program to students and staff as part of its layered prevention strategies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the community level for Fairfax County is currently classified as low; this classification has continued for the past month. In addition, Fairfax Health District COVID-19 Vaccination Status indicates that more than 70% of all Fairfax Health Districts residents have been fully vaccinated (defined by receiving two of a two-dose vaccine or one of a single-dose vaccine). More than 80% of residents have received one COVID-19 vaccine dose. Vaccination rates by age group indicates that more than 50% of students ages 5-11 and more than 90% of students ages 12-17 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  COVID-19 Vaccinations  are free and available at various locations in our community.  

Based on these metrics and CDC guidance, FCPS will discontinue the following prevention strategies on April 22, 2022: 

If students or employees have symptoms and need to get tested, the following options are available:

  • COVID-19 Testing is available at various sites throughout Fairfax County and the state.
  • At-Home Test Kits - Students leaving the school CARE Room with symptoms of illness are provided an at-home test kit. 
  • Test-To-Stay Program - In partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), FCPS is providing access to the Test-To-Stay program for students who have been identified as a close contact when an outbreak has been declared. This program is available to any student who meets eligibility criteria and whose parent/legal guardian has provided consent for their participation. 

While we are encouraged by the continued decline in COVID-19 cases in our community, we are also committed to keeping our schools safe for all to learn and work in person. Please continue to do your part to maintain a healthy learning environment by using layered prevention strategies including hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, monitoring for illness, and staying home when sick. Employees should still report positive test results to their supervisor.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate through the late stages of the pandemic together.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Kindergarten Orientation

We invite all rising kindergarteners and their families to join us for orientation on April 25 from 10:30-11:30.  We will be holding this event in person and virtually.  Please reach out to Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or at 703-641-8200 to RSVP. 

PTA Corner Mark your Calendars for the Woodburn Spring Dance on April 29 from 7-8:30pm

The Woodburn school dance is back, and scheduled for Friday, April 29th from 7-8:30pm! We are ready to come together and celebrate this unique school year with a DJ, glowsticks, concessions, and lots of dancing.

  • This event is sponsored by the Woodburn PTA and is free for all families to attend.
  • Light concessions will be available for purchase.
  • Due to the outdoor setting, this will be a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event.

To make this event a night to remember, we will need your help! Please think about what type of support you could provide and sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44aba62babfe3-spring1

  Mark your calendars for upcoming Clean Kitchen Nights and Food Trucks!

 

Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance 

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May 20th– Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - April 1, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

It was wonderful to see so many families during our Book Bus event yesterday.  We hope your child enjoys their new book and that they take time to read over spring break. 

It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of third quarter.  As always, there is much to be proud of when reflecting on the last nine weeks.  We hope you will celebrate and reflect as a family.  We invite you to use the following questions:

  • What are you most proud of? 
  • What made you successful this past quarter?
  • What is a goal you have for the 4th quarter? 

We wish you a wonderful spring break. See you on April 11! 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

April 4-8 - Spring Break

April 21 - PTA Meeting 7-8pm

April 25 - Kindergarten Orientation

April 27 - Spring Individual and Class Photos

April 29 - PTA Spring Dance 7-9pm

 

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Ramadan Mubarak

Ramadan Mubarak to those in our Woodburn community who celebrate! 

Positivity Project 

We will focus on perseverance when we return from spring break. 

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Office Closed During Spring Break

 The office will be closed the week of spring break.  We will reopen on April 11. 

April 21 - PTA & Community Meeting

We invite all families to join us for a combined PTA and community meeting on April 21st. We want to engage as a school community in a dialogue about bullying and behavior.  We value your input and want to share thinking around these topics and identify next steps we can take together.  

We ROAR!

We look forward to a strong start to the 4th quarter.  Please join us in reviewing our R.O.A.R. expectations with your child at home.  Thank you, as always, for partnering with us. 

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is fast approaching.  Each year we collect gift cards from families to raffle off to our staff.  Our goal is to collect one gift card per teacher.  We hope you might consider donating a gift card to be raffled off during this special week. 

Gift cards can be brought to the main office.  Please put them in an envelope with your child's name as we want to extend our thanks to all who donate.  Thank you in advance. 

Family Engagement Survey

If you haven’t already, please take FCPS’ Family Engagement Survey today! Your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students. Survey topics include:

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community to see if FCPS is meeting its goals at the school, region, and division levels.

The survey is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, and Vietnamese. Participate today by visiting the survey website

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Kindergarten Orientation

We invite all rising kindergarteners and their families to join us for orientation on April 25 from 10:30-11:30.  We will be holding this event in person and virtually.  Please reach out to Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or at 703-641-8200 to RSVP. 

PTA Corner Vote for School Dance Theme!

Our spring dance is scheduled for April 29th.  We have a DJ and we are getting ready to cut up the dance floor!  We need a theme! Please vote for the best idea (or write in your own) here!

 

Mark your calendars for upcoming Clean Kitchen Nights and Food Trucks!

 

Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance 

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May 20th– Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - March 25, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

Spring has arrived and we are enjoying sunny days on the playground. We hope that you and your family are enjoying the warmer weather.

We are asking for your support as we head into next week. We have noticed an increase in behavior referrals and know that students are anxious for spring break.  It is important that we remain focused on R.O.A.R and hope you might take a moment to review expectations for behavior at school with your child.  Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

March 29 - PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Panera, 4-8pm

March 31 - 2 Hour Early Student Dismissal & Book Bus Event

April 1 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

April 4-8 - Spring Break

April 27 - Spring Individual and Class Photos

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We will focus on humor.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Career Exploration at Woodburn

Woodburn is hosting a Community Helpers Career Day on Tuesday, March 29th.  The following community helpers will be visiting Woodburn: Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department, 9-1-1 dispatch, Veterinarian, Author, and Nurse.  A fire truck, ambulance, and sheriff’s vehicles will be outside for students to visit.

Please talk about your career with your child!  Share your title, responsibilities, and education needed to choose and prepare for your career.  Don’t forget to discuss the positive character strengths and skills you use to work as a team!

March 31 and April 1

All students will be released two hours early on Thursday, March 31.  Dismissal will begin at 2:05.  Teachers will then visit your child during our Book Bus event!

There is no school for students on Friday, April 1.  This is a teacher workday. The office will be closed the week of spring break.  We will reopen on April 11. 

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Kindergarten Orientation

We invite all rising kindergarteners and their families to join us for orientation on April 25 from 10:30-11:30.  We will be holding this event in person and virtually.  Please reach out to Ms. Garcia at [email protected] or at 703-641-8200 to RSVP. 

PTA Corner Vote for School Dance Theme!

Our spring dance is scheduled for April 29th.  We have a DJ and we are getting ready to cut up the dance floor!  We need a theme! Please vote for the best idea (or write in your own) here!

 

Mark your calendars for upcoming Clean Kitchen Nights and Food Trucks!
  • March 29,  Panera Bread 4 to 8 PM at 8191 Strawberry Lane, Merrifield location. Pickup, delivery and dine-in all qualify but you must use the code PRFUND or mention Woodburn. 
  • April 21, Empanadas de Mendoza Food Truck 11-2 at Woodburn
  • April 27,  Chipotle 4 to 8 pm  Strawberry Lane, Merrifield

 

Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - March 18, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We had an incredible week celebrating our community's diversity during our Multicultural Week. The building was buzzing with energy and excitement every day with Wildcat spirit.

We look forward to seeing you at our PTA Movie Night tonight. Be sure to stop by the cafeteria for some interactive activities to continue our Multicultural Week celebration before the movie. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

TONIGHT - PTA Movie Night & Multicultural Event

March 23 -  Bangkok House Lunch Truck at Woodburn, 11-1pm

March 29 - PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Panera, 4-8pm

March 31 - 2 Hour Early Student Dismissal & Partners in Print Event

April 1 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

April 4-8 - Spring Break

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We will focus on humor.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Partners in Print

The Literacy Committee is excited about an upcoming event: Partners in Print. The goal of Partners in Print is to support student literacy by building bridges with families and maintain our strong home-school partnerships. This year, we’ll be riding a school bus around our families’ neighborhoods, making a few stops, and providing books for students to take home. Students will be able to enjoy these books over spring break.

The Literacy Committee will share more details as the date approaches. 

When: March 31st. The bus will leave Woodburn at 3:15 PM and will return around 4:30 PM.  Times below are approximate.

Bus 1

MARSHALL DR & LINDA LN  3:25

7567 MARSHALL DR  3:35

LINDA LA & PLEASANT RIDGE RD 3:45

TRAMMELL RD & DOLCE DR 3:55

MASONVILLE DR & ARNOLD LA 4:05

ARNOLD LA & MASON LA 4:15

 

Bus 2

ASTON ST & ANTIOPI ST 3:25

PENCE CT & THOR DR 3:45

TRAMMELL RD & Merrimac Tr 4:00

LAFAYETTE VILLAGE DR & HAMPTON VILLAGE 4:15

 

Bus 3

HIRST DR & ESTABROOK DR 3:25

CHAMPIONSHIP DR & ANNANDALE MAINS CT 3:45

4109 Wadsworth Ct 4:00

4219 WADSWORTH CT 4:15

Tutor.com

We are excited to share a new resource that will soon be available to all Woodburn students to support learning. All FCPS students will have unlimited access to online tutoring support services through Tutor.com at no cost.

Students can connect online any time, and in most subjects for as long as they need. Tutoring is focused instruction provided to students in a one-on-one format through voice or text chat. Tutors will focus on developing students’ strengths and capabilities in reading, mathematics, or other specified subjects. Tutoring services may be accessed before, during, or after school hours and/or on weekends through a link in Schoology. 

More information will be shared in a separate email. 

Your Feedback is Important

This spring all Woodburn parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

Today is the final day to complete the questionnaire. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Our Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

PTA Corner Vote for School Dance Theme!

Our spring dance is scheduled for April 29th.  We have a DJ and we are getting ready to cut up the dance floor!  We need a theme! Please vote for the best idea (or write in your own) here!

 

Mark your calendars for upcoming Clean Kitchen Nights and Food Trucks!

 

Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

March 18 – Movie Night

April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
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Woodburn News - March 11, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We hope you are staying healthy and well.  We continue to stay the course at Woodburn and are celebrating the academic and social gains our students are making each and every day. 

Next week brings a multicultural celebration! Our Equity Committee has planned opportunities for us to learn about different traditions and cultures.  We hope you will join us next Friday, March 18 for our Multicultural Event and for our PTA Movie Night.  We look forward to watching Encanto as a community!

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

March 14-18 - Multicultural Week

March 18 - PTA Movie Night & Multicultural Event

March 23 -  Bangkok House Lunch Truck at Woodburn, 11-1pm

March 29 - PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Panera, 4-8pm

March 31 - 2 Hour Early Student Dismissal & Partners in Print Event

April 1 - Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

April 4-8 - Spring Break

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We will focus continue to focus on fairness.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Multicultural Week

We are celebrating Multicultural Week at Woodburn next week, March 14-18. During this week our students will share and learn about the heritage and cultural traditions of our students’ and families. We will be sharing about places, traditions, dance, and clothing of cultures throughout the world. We will end the week with an opportunity for families to share about themselves by engaging in activities in the cafeteria before Movie Night on March 18th, from 6-7pm. We look forward to celebrating our community’s diversity!

Access to School Grounds and Tennis Courts

We have noticed an increase in community members walking on school grounds during school hours to access the tennis courts and/or to pass through to other parts of the neighborhood.  As a reminder, visitors are not permitted on school grounds from 9:00-4:05 each day.  Thank you for keeping our students and staff safe.

FCPS Family Engagement Survey

Our Family Engagement Survey is coming to your email the afternoon of Sunday, March 13. Please participate—your feedback is critical in helping to inform and improve FCPS’ practices to best support our students.

Taking this survey will also help strengthen the partnership between your family and your school. When that partnership is strong, students can experience a range of benefits including improved school readiness, higher student achievement, and better social skills and behavior.

FCPS is partnering with independent firm K12 Insight to administer the survey, and it will be available in eight languages. For more information, please watch this short video from Superintendent Brabrand and visit the Family Engagement Survey webpage. Your voice matters!

Albuterol Availability for K-12 Students

In accordance with the Code of Virginia 22.1-274.2 each school in FCPS will have stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers available to be administered to K-12 students with no known history of asthma who are believed to be having a respiratory emergency.

Stock albuterol inhalers are not to be administered to the following:

  • Students below the age of four
  • Staff
  • Visitors

The stock albuterol inhalers will be administered by school employees (to include local health department employees assigned to public schools) who have received training in the administration of albuterol inhalers.

Lightspeed Parent Report on Child’s Device Activity

FCPS has new tools to help parents and guardians know more about their child’s activity on any FCPS device. These tools are provided by Lightspeed, our internet content filtering service, at no cost to families. You may sign up for a weekly Parent Report, which will provide a list of the top sites your child visited. If you want more detailed information, sign up for the Internet Use Parent portal and log-in anytime to see more detail about your child’s browsing and “pause” access to the internet during non-school hours. Find out more and sign up for these services on our website.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Your Feedback is Important

This spring all Woodburn parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

PTA Corner Mark your Calendars Outdoor Movie Night on March 18, Encanto

Woodburn is bringing back Screen on the Green just in time for spring.  Join us for concessions and a 7:00 showing of Encanto. This is a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event. The movie will be shown with Spanish subtitles. Buy your family ticket online here or print out a form and submit payment (English, Spanish)

 

Vote for School Dance Theme!

Our spring dance is scheduled for April 29th.  We have a DJ and we are getting ready to cut up the dance floor!  We need a theme! Please vote for the best idea (or write in your own) here!

 

Mark your calendars for upcoming Clean Kitchen Nights and Food Trucks!

 

Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

March 18 – Movie Night

April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - March 4, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

Our Raise a Reader event was a great success.  We want to extend our deepest thanks to all of our guest readers, the PTA, and our literacy team. They made this day special and promote our ongoing efforts to foster a love of reading across our school and community.  We hope all of our wildcats enjoy their new books! 

Thank you for your ongoing support as we follow the new masking guidance that has been outlined by the district.  Our students are doing an excellent job of respecting each other's choices and decisions. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

March 14-18 - Multicultural Week

March 18 – PTA Movie Night 

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We will focus on fairness.

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Your Feedback is Important

This spring all Woodburn parents/guardians will be contacted through email with a link to the FCPS Principal Evaluation Parent/Guardian Feedback Form Online. This questionnaire is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents/guardians an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various topics related to our school. These topics include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. Understanding that this has been another unusual year, the impacts of COVID-19 will be taken into consideration when reviewing the feedback.

The questionnaire will be collected online between March 7 and March 18. When you receive an email from FCPS Surveys, please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your opinions matter!

New Little Free Food Pantry On-Site

Be The Good Project, a local volunteer-run non-profit, has installed a Little Free Food Pantry at Woodburn Elementary School!

The pantry is located outside the school near the main entrance. The goal of the pantry is to provide free, emergency non-perishable food for families who need supplemental groceries — 24/7, no questions asked.

The pantry is maintained and filled by volunteers. If you have non-perishable donations to share, please feel free to place them inside the pantry any day, any time! You can learn more ways to help at bethegoodproject.org.

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Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

PTA Corner Mark your Calendars Outdoor Movie Night on March 18, Encanto

Woodburn is bringing back Screen on the Green just in time for spring.  Join us for concessions and a 7:00 showing of Encanto. This is a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event. The movie will be shown with Spanish subtitles. Buy your family ticket online here or print out a form and submit payment (English, Spanish)

 

Volunteer for the PTA!

The PTA provides critical supports to our community and we need your help.  Please sign up to volunteer for movie night, spring outdoor classroom clean up, or the spring dance.

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

March 18 – Movie Night April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported at Woodburn, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website.

COVID Case Notification Process

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage is updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real-time.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - February 25, 2022

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We recently partnered with the Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation (MCCP) to bring a vaccine clinic to our community. 

We are grateful for their partnership.

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We hope you are well.  This week brought the return of our beloved book fair.  So many students walked away with smiles and an eagerness to begin reading their new books.  We will carry this energy into next week as we prepare for our annual Raise a Reader event.  All students will enjoy a read aloud by a guest reader and receive a new book.  We can't wait! 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

March 2- Raise A Reader 

March 3 - 3rd Quarter Interims Sent Home & 2 Hour Early Release

March 4 - Student Holiday & Teacher Workday

March 14-18 - Multicultural Week

March 18 – PTA Movie Night 

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We will focus on: Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Thank You from Mrs. Lockwood

Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you so much for making our Book Fair an outstanding success!

Our reward for hosting a Book Fair is watching your kids discover new books. All that joy wouldn’t be possible without the amazing volunteers from our school community – you deserve my special thanks.

If your child missed out on the fair (or already finished every new book), there’s still time to shop! Our Book Fair will continue online through March 4. Your online purchases benefit our school. Click below to shop our fair:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/woodburnelementaryschool

I hope to see you and your child at our next book fair. Until then, happy reading!

Gratefully,

Mary Lockwood, Librarian

Raise a Reader - March 2

We are gearing up for our annual Raise a Reader event. Parents, teachers, and other staff members will lead a read aloud in every classroom. Each student will receive a copy of the book to keep! We are always focused on fostering a love of reading and encouraging our students to share reading at home. Our Woodburn PTA generously sponsors this event every year.

If you would like to volunteer to read a book to a class, please contact Linnea Kessler-Gowell at [email protected]. Volunteers should arrive about 10 minutes before the scheduled reading time. The times are as follows:

Read aloud times:

  • Kindergarten 12:30-12:45
  • 1st Grade 9:45-10:00
  • 2nd Grade 1:15-1:30
  • 3rd Grade 10:00-10:15
  • 4th Grade 10:30-10:45
  • 5th Grade 12:45-1:00
  • 6th Grade 11:45-12:00
March 3rd and 4th

Students will be dismissed two hours early on March 3.  Dismissal will begin at 2:05 pm.  

Friday, March 4, is a student holiday.  Teachers will participate in professional learning on this day. 

Pedestrian Safety Tips

As we prepare for spring, we want to remind families of safety tips students can take when walking to and from school.  Thank you for taking time to review the tips linked below with your child. 

https://www.safekids.org/tip/pedestrian-safety-tips

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

PTA Corner It’s time to order yearbooks!

The PTA is so excited to be able to offer Woodburn Wildcats the option to purchase a yearbook for this school year.  Thanks to Dan Gibson for volunteering to lead this project!  You can pre-order your yearbook hereOr turn in this form. Type in Yearbook ID: 14452222

Raise a Reader!

On March 2, the Woodburn PTA in partnership with the school are hosting Raise a Reader!, an event focused on sharing the joy of reading. A special guest reader in each classroom will read a story aloud to students and each Woodburn student will receive a book to take home, purchased by the PTA from Reading is Fundamental. The PTA and school encourage families to read together at home and share photos on social media using the hashtags #woodburnreads and #raiseareader. 

Outdoor Movie Night on March 18, Encanto

Woodburn is bringing back Screen on the Green just in time for Spring. Join us for concessions and a 7:00 showing of Encanto. This is a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event. The movie will be shown with Spanish Subtitles. Buy your family ticket here.

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar. Mark these dates on your schedule!

March 2 – Raise a Reader

March 18 – Movie Night (Tentative) April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported at Woodburn, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website.

COVID Case Notification Process

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage is updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real-time.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - February 18, 2022

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We continue to reflect on this past week and how grateful we are for our amazing teachers, staff, and students. The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority.  We take this responsibility very seriously and will do whatever it takes to ensure our school is a safe place for all. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

February 18-25 - Woodburn's Scholastic Book Fair

February 21- Presidents' Day/Student Holiday

February 23 - PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Five Guys

March 1- Raise A Reader Event

March 14-18 - Multicultural Week

March 18 – PTA Movie Night 

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We continue to focus on Love & Love of Learning

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Woodburn Book Fair

We are pleased to announce that our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from February 18 through February 25 at the Woodburn Library.

The return of the Book Fair will be a familiar and welcome celebration. Volunteers are crucial to the success of this event. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students discover the power of books to bring us together.

If you’re available to help us with our upcoming Book Fair, you can sign up here:  Book Fair Volunteers.

You are also welcome to contact me via email at [email protected]

Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • Setting up the Fair (Thursday, February 17 from 10:00-4:00)
  • Helping shoppers at the Fair • Cashiering (We especially need volunteers Tuesday, February 22 and Thursday, February 24)
  • Packing up the fair

Thanks for considering becoming a volunteer! All volunteers will get a 20% discount on purchases.

SEL Screener Results

The FCPS Social Emotional Learning Screener results for students in grades 3-6 recently became available. This survey offers valuable information about students' SEL skills, relationships, school environment, and well-being. As a school community, we will use the data to improve and bring attention to student strengths and needs. If you have any questions about your child’s results or would like to be provided with more resources and information, please feel free to reach out to a member of our Student Support Team.  

Sage Coury (K-3) [email protected]

Kathleen Gannon (3-6) [email protected]

Molly Buchanan (School Social Worker) [email protected]

David Glasser (School Psychologist) [email protected]

Student STEM Opportunities

FCPS is offering STEM and engineering opportunities for students.  Find more here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/30a0682

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

PTA Corner It’s time to order yearbooks!

The PTA is so excited to be able to offer Woodburn Wildcats the option to purchase a yearbook for this school year.  Thanks to Dan Gibson for volunteering to lead this project!  You can pre-order your year book here.  Or turn in this form. Type in Yearbook ID: 14452222

Congrats to our Yearbook Cover Winners!

We received over 100 entries into Woodburn’s yearbook cover contest. So many talented and creative wildcats! The PTA selected 22 finalists and Mr. Kettler, Ms. Richman, and Ms. Louder, through a blind process, selected three winners:

  • Will Sessa (Grade 2, Ms. Allport) – Front cover
  • Ellie Siegel (Grade 6, Ms Nadel) – Title page
  • Jayna Mitchel (Grade 2, Ms. Allport)- Back cover

You can order your yearbook here.

Clean Kitchen Night @ Five Guys on February 23

Keep your clean and raise money for Woodburn by joining us for dinner at Five Guys on February 23 from 4pm to 8pm. Five Guys is located 8130 Arlington Blvd in Merrifield. No flyers required!

Raise a Reader!

On March 2, the Woodburn PTA in partnership with the school are hosting Raise a Reader!, an event focused on sharing the joy of reading. A special guest reader in each classroom will read a story aloud to students and each Woodburn student will receive a book to take home, purchased by the PTA from Reading is Fundamental. The PTA and school encourage families to read together at home and share photos on social media using the hashtags #woodburnreads and #raiseareader. 

Outdoor Movie Night on March 18, Encanto

Woodburn is bringing back Screen on the Green just in time for Spring. Join us for concessions and a 7:00 showing of Encanto. This is a family night and all children must be accompanied by a parent during the entire event. The movie will be shown with Spanish Subtitles. Buy your family ticket here.

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar. Mark these dates on your schedule!

March 2 – Raise a Reader

March 18 – Movie Night (Tentative) April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported at Woodburn, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website.

COVID Case Notification Process

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage is updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real-time.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

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Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

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Our next PTA Membership Meeting is tomorrow, February 17.  Out of an abundance of caution, this month our meeting will take place on Zoom from 7pm to 8 pm. We will conduct PTA business, including voting to approve the meeting minutes from the November meeting.  Spanish translation will be provided.

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Nuestra próxima reunión de la PTA es el 17 de febrero.  Por precaución sanitaria, este mes nuestra reunión se llevará a cabo en Zoom de 7 p. m. a 8 p. m.  Llevaremos a cabo los asuntos de la PTA, incluida la votación para aprobar los minutos de la reunión de noviembre.  Se proporcionará traducción al español.

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Woodburn News - February 11, 2022

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Molly Buchanan, our amazing social worker, has been named the Falls Church Pyramid's Outstanding Professional Employee! We are so grateful for Molly and the endless support she provides our families and students. 

Dear Woodburn Families, 

Thank you for celebrating Wellness Week with us.  We encourage you to continue the conversation at home and bring more fun, rest, exercise, social support, and nutrition into your daily practices. 

On Monday we will celebrate the 100th day of school.  Our Math committee has planned engaging math activities that our entire school will enjoy.  It is sure to be another great week!

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

February 14 - 100th Day of School & Math Spirit Week Begins

February 14-18 - Candy Grams!  $.50 cents each

February 17 -  Virtual PTA Meeting, 7pm

                       6th Grade Course Selection Night 6-7pm Virtual

February 18-25 - Woodburn's Scholastic Book Fair

February 21- Presidents' Day/Student Holiday

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We are focusing on Love & Love of Learning

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

100th Day of School & Math Spirit Week

Woodburn staff is excited to approach our 100th day of learning! Staff and students will be participating in a math spirit week to celebrate!

  • K-2 Families: On Monday, February 14, we invite students to think about what they might look like when they are 100 years old and have them dress up. No props, please.
  • K-6: We invite all students to wear their favorite number to school on Friday, February 18. 

We can’t wait to celebrate and do math together!

Take Home Bags

Be on the lookout for your child’s take-home reading bag in their backpacks. This bag will have books for your child to read at home each night. They can read the books to you, their siblings, pets, stuffed animals, or independently. Consider finding a special spot for your child to read each night. Thank you for your partnership in continuing to help our readers grow.

Candy Grams-One More Week! Rising 7th Grade Course Selection Night

Thursday, February 17th from 6-7pm is Woodburn’s Virtual 7th Grade Course Selection Night!

6th graders and their parents will meet with teachers to discuss and finalize course selections for middle school.

Students will receive the link to complete Luther Jackson’s google course selection form on the evening of the event.

We are pleased to announce that our school will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair from February 18 through February 25 at the Woodburn Library.

The return of the Book Fair will be a familiar and welcome celebration. Volunteers are crucial to the success of this event. We hope that you can offer your time and talents to help students discover the power of books to bring us together.

If you’re available to help us with our upcoming Book Fair, you can sign up here:  Book Fair Volunteers.

You are also welcome to contact me via email at [email protected]

Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • Setting up the Fair (Thursday, February 17 from 10:00-4:00)
  • Helping shoppers at the fair • Cashiering • Packing up the fair

Thanks for considering becoming a volunteer! All volunteers will get a 20% discount on purchases.

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

PTA Corner It’s time to order yearbooks!

The PTA is so excited to be able to offer Woodburn Wildcats the option to purchase a yearbook for this school year.  Thanks to Dan Gibson for volunteering to lead this project!  You can pre-order your year book here.  Or turn in this form. Type in Yearbook ID: 14452222

Mark your Calendars for the PTA Membership Meeting

Our next PTA Membership Meeting is February 17.  Out of an abundance of caution, this month our meeting will take place on zoom from 7pm to 8 pm. We will conduct PTA business, including voting to approve the meeting minutes  from the November meeting.  Spanish translation will be provided.

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

February 17 – PTA Membership Meeting

March 2 – Raise a Reader

March 18 – Movie Night (Tentative)

April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported at Woodburn, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website.

COVID Case Notification Process

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage is updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real-time.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
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Woodburn News - February 4, 2022

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Research shows that FUN, REST, EXERCISE, SOCIAL SUPPORT and NUTRITION affect our mood, energy level, and over all well-being. Please join us in Woodburn’s Wellness Spirit Week and Challenge. We will focus on learning, improving, and celebrating these five areas of wellness!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

February has arrived and it will be filled with opportunities for our wildcats to show their school spirit.  We hope all students will participate in our Wellness Spirit Week Challenge next week.  More details can be found above and will be shared with students.   

The 100th day of school is right around the corner.  Stay tuned for ways in which we will celebrate this special day and engage in fun math activities as a school. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

February 7 -  Wellness Spirit Week

February 14 - 100th Day of School & Math Spirit Week Begins

February 17 - PTA Meeting & 6th Grade Course Selection Night

February 18-25 - Woodburn's Scholastic Book Fair

FCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar

Positivity Project 

We are focusing on kindness again this week! 

Don’t forget about the P2 for Families website: P2 for Families. The password is P2.

Black History Month at Woodburn

Woodburn is celebrating Black History Month by featuring notable Black Americans, past and present, on the morning news show. In the library, we are featuring popular award-winning Black authors and illustrators such as Nic Stone, Jason Reynolds, Kadir Nelson, and Vashti Harrison. We will be reading biographies and stories about the lives and contributions of Black Americans during our library time.

Thank You, Ms. Coury & Ms. Gannon

Woodburn is so incredibly grateful to have Ms. Coury and Ms. Gannon as our school counselors.  Their warmth, support, and impact is felt across the school.  Please join us in recognizing them next week.  We invite you to send in a handwritten note created by you and your child. 

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have a child at home who will be five by September 30th? Please start your registration now. If you have any neighbors with little ones, please send this information to them as well. These are the 5 steps you need to take to register your child. If you have questions regarding kindergarten registration, please reach out Ms. Garcia or call our main office at 703-641-8200.

Rising 7th Grade Course Selection Night

Thursday, February 17th from 6-7pm is Woodburn’s Virtual 7th Grade Course Selection Night!

6th graders and their parents will meet with teachers to discuss and finalize course selections for middle school.

Students will receive the link to complete Luther Jackson’s google course selection form on the evening of the event.

Vaccination Status

You may wish to voluntarily share your child’s COVID-19 vaccination information. However, we do not require your child’s vaccination information and no school employee will ask for your child’s vaccination status. 

If you would like to provide us with your child’s vaccination status, please bring your child’s COVID-19 vaccination card or a photocopy of the card to Ms. Garcia, our student registrar in the main office.

Elementary Language Arts Resource Review

Parents, students, and community members have a unique opportunity to help FCPS select important learning resources. These reviews do not happen frequently, so selected resources will be in classrooms for years and are a significant financial investment. 

Resources for elementary language arts are being reviewed through February 28. Interested individuals can review and provide feedback on digital resources online. Physical texts can be reviewed at the Willow Oaks Administrative Center in the lobby. Please ask about the books at the reception desk from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. In-person review hours will be extended to 7 p.m. on February 3, 10, 17, and 24. You are encouraged to review both sets of resources for the full catalog of resources under review. Learn more about the elementary language arts resource review here.

PTA Corner It’s time to order yearbooks!

The PTA is so excited to be able to offer Woodburn Wildcats the option to purchase a yearbook for this school year.  Thanks to Dan Gibson for volunteering to lead this project!  You can pre-order your year book here.  Or turn in this form. Type in Yearbook ID: 14452222

 

PTA Spring Calendar

The PTA updated our Spring Calendar.  Mark these dates on your schedule!

February 17 – PTA Membership Meeting

March 2 – Raise a Reader

March 18 – Movie Night (Tentative) April 21 – PTA Membership Meeting

April 23 – Earth Day Outdoor Classroom Refresh

April 29 – Spring Dance (Tentative)

May 1st-7th – Teacher Appreciation

May 19th – PTA Membership Meeting

May TBD – Fun Run

June 10th – Last Day of School - Kona Ice Truck

Health & Safety Reminders Monitoring Your Child's Health

Please continue to you use the FCPS health screening questionnaire to monitor your child's health each day.  This will support our efforts to keep all students and staff as safe as possible. If your child has Covid-like symptoms at school, you will be asked to pick them up immediately. 

Please use the health screening questionnaire to screen your child for Covid-19 symptoms before sending them to school each day.

COVID-19 Response Flowchart for Families

When a positive COVID-19 case is reported at Woodburn, a collaborative effort to investigate close contacts and determine the appropriate next steps for affected students begins. To help families know what to expect, the process is outlined on the FCPS website.

COVID Case Notification Process

Once a week, either on Friday or the last day of school for the week, school leadership will share an update if there were any COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the school that week. 

Potential close contacts of the positive case that are paused from in-person instruction and activities will continue to receive real time notifications.

The FCPS COVID-19 Health Metrics webpage is updated daily for families who wish to know about cases in real-time.

Where to Find a Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine 

FCPS is encouraging all parents whose children are eligible to get vaccinated. We know that vaccination is the way out of this pandemic, and we are asking you to help us continue to make our schools as safe as they possibly can be.

The Fairfax County Health Department’s webpage has resources for finding and scheduling a vaccine appointment. Up-to-date information about vaccination opportunities is available on the FCPS website.

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

Twitter - @Woodburn ES

Facebook - @Woodburn ES

Woodburn School Website

FCPS Cares

Do you want to celebrate a Woodburn employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

3401 Hemlock Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 |  Office Phone: 703.641.8200
Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

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