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PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Ted's Bulletin

Another PTA Clean Kitchen Night is here! Order a delicious family meal from Ted’s Bulletin. Ted’s Bulletin is a modern diner, serving classic American comfort food. They are generously donating a portion of their sales to the Woodburn PTA, all day (7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.). Make sure to mention Woodburn when you place your order. Don’t forget to add on one of their famous homemade pop tarts to your order. You won’t regret it! 

Noche de cocina limpia de la PTA en Ted's Bulletin

¡La Noche de Cocina Limpia de la PTA está aquí! Ordene una deliciosa comida familiar del Ted's Bulletin. Ted's Bulletin es un restaurante moderno que sirve comida clásica estadounidense reconfortante. Están donando generosamente una parte de sus ventas a Woodburn PTA, todo el día (7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.). Asegúrese de mencionar Woodburn cuando realice su pedido. No olvide agregar una de sus famosas tartas pop caseras a su pedido. ¡No te arrepentirás!

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Woodburn News - February 19, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We are beyond excited to welcome back many of our youngest wildcats next Tuesday.  It is like having the first day jitters all over again!  We will be sure to celebrate our official kindergarten return to in-person learning by posting pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.  

As we embark on our new model of having some students in-person and some online, we remain committed to maintaining one strong and connected Woodburn community.  Nothing can stop us!  #TogetherWeGrow

Sincerely, 

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

February 19 - March 4 - Scholastic Book Fair

February 23 -  Kindergarten and Select SpEd Students Return In-Person

                        Rescheduled - Rising 7th Grade Course Selection Event

February 24 -  PTA Clean Kitchen Night, Ted's Bulletin

March 2- Raise A Reader Event

March 9 - Gr. 1 & 2 Return In-Person

March 16 - Gr. 3-6 Return In-Person

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week we will focus on OPM Cheering Others Success.  

School Office Hours

Our office hours will adjust to match our new bell schedule and the return of students to the building. 

Mondays: 9:30-3:30pm

Tuesday through Friday: 9:30-4:30pm

Monday Clubs

Monday clubs will continue this coming Monday, February 22. 

How to Join
  1. Click "Join Monday Clubs!
  2. Log into Blackboard 24-7 if prompted 
  3. Find your grade level and click "join" 
Raise A Reader Book Distribution

We are excited for our third annual Raise a Reader event on March 2.  Every student will receive two free books!  Students will use this books during the event.

We will be holding a book distribution event on March 1 at the school and Fairmont Gardens.  Please swing by to pick up your free books!

March 1st Distribution

Woodburn School, 4-6 pm

Fairmont Gardens (by the pool), 2-4 pm

Upcoming Asynchronous Days for Students in Gr. 1-6

Our teachers require additional time to prepare and plan for the transition to in-person learning.  We recently learned that additional days have been provided for our staff.  The dates below indicate what days your child will participate in asynchronous (independent) learning. On these days your child will log into their BBCU link from 9:45-10:15 for morning meeting.  Attendance will be taken and expectations for the day will be explained. 

Gr. 1 and 2:  February 22; March 1, 4, 5

Gr. 3-6:  March 1, 11, 12, 15

March 8 is a teacher workday.  No morning meeting will be held on this day. 

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Our customized Woodburn Book Fair homepage features:

  •  A fully Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse over 200 titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  • Direct access to over 6,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices, at the Scholastic online store

Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s fair site:

Fair Dates: February 19 – March 4

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

We can’t wait to “see” you at the fair!

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast for Spanish Speaking Families

 Welcome to En Pocas Palabras FCPS Podcast from Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). Listen to En Pocas Palabras FCPS in Spanish and English to hear timely, important information related to school news. FCPS cares about all families. The podcast is produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement. The goal of every podcast is to help families access key resources and understand how to best support their children’s education.  En Pocas Palabras FCPS will bring you something new to discover.  We are a community. Together, we are stronger!

Listen on: 

Apple Podcasts https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/en-pocas-palabras-fcps/id1551859253

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/4XRcEd6hwZbYk29Wng0I4X

Anchor https://anchor.fm/enpocaspalabrasfcps 

Girl Scouts at Woodburn Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School

Woodburn Return to School

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCPS Technology Support for Families

PTA Corner Raise a Reader - New Date & Volunteers Needed

Our virtual Raise a Reader event will now be held on March 2. Please notice this is a change from the previously advertised date of March 5.  We’re still looking for additional volunteers to be virtual readers. Grades K-2 will participate between 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Grades 3-6 will participate between 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Please let Linnea Kessler-Gowell know if you would be interested in volunteering to be a virtual reader by emailing her at linneakg@gmail.com.

February 24 Clean Kitchen Night: Ted's Bulletin

Save the date and plan to order Ted’s Bulletin for a delicious family meal on February 24. Ted’s Bulletin is a modern diner, serving classic American comfort food. They are generously donating a portion of their sales to the Woodburn PTA, all day (7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.) on February 24. Make sure to mention Woodburn when you place your order. Don’t forget to add on one of their famous homemade pop tarts to your order. You won’t regret it! 

Reminder! 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 12, 2021

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Having students join us on Mondays for targeted support has brought so much joy back into the building!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We are gearing up for the return to in-person learning.  It is going to be wonderful to have students back in the building!  In the coming weeks we will be sharing important information with families about student cohorts, bus routes, health forms, and more.  All of this information will be sent through our eNotify system.  Please reach out to the main office if you do not receive email and text messages from this school platform.  

We hope you enjoy Presidents' Day weekend and look forward to seeing our wildcats on Tuesday.  Remember! Our day will run from 9:45-4:15pm starting next week. 

Sincerely, 

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

February 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday, No School for Students

February 16 -  New Bell Schedule Begins (9:45-4:15pm)

February 18 - Rising 7th Grade Virtual Course Selection Night, 6:30pm

February 19 - March 4 - Scholastic Book Fair

February 23 -  Kindergarten Returns In-Person

February 24 -  PTA Clean Kitchen Night, Ted's Bulletin

March 2- Raise A Reader Event

March 9 - Gr. 1 & 2 Return In-Person

March 16 - Gr. 3-6 Return In-Person

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week we will focus on humility.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

New Bell Schedule Starts Feb. 16

To prepare for the return to in-person learning we will be transitioning to a new bell schedule starting February 16.  Our day will begin at 9:45 am and end at 4:15 pm.  The in-person schedule can be viewed here. Slight time adjustments might be made for all virtual classrooms. These adjustments will be shared by your child's classroom teacher. 

New Office Hours Start Feb. 16

Our office hours will adjust to match our new bell schedule. 

Mondays: 9:30-3:30pm

Tuesday through Friday: 9:30-4:30pm

Woodburn Welcomes Mr. Sorensen!

Hello Woodburn Community!  My name is Eric Sorensen, or as many of the kids may know me, “Ryker’s Dad.”  When the call went out for a Classroom Monitor, I didn’t know exactly what it was, but I thought, “I like kids, the school needs help, I have a flexible schedule. I’m in.”  When I am not at school, I am a professional triathlon coach.  I also compete in all those sports which keeps me moving, for sure.  In between, I help coach basketball, soccer and swimming for my boys and generally nerd-out over Harry Potter, MCU and Star Wars.  I am really looking forward to supporting Woodburn’s classrooms and working with the kids!

Return to School Town Hall Presentation

Thank you for joining us this past Tuesday for our Return to School Town Hall meeting.  Our presentation can be found here for any families that missed the meeting.  It is also located on our Woodburn school website. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you have. 

Upcoming Asynchronous Days for Students in Gr. 1-6

Our teachers require additional time to prepare and plan for the transition to in-person learning.  We recently learned that additional days have been provided for our staff.  The dates below indicate what days your child will participate in asynchronous (independent) learning. On these days your child will log into their BBCU link from 9:45-10:15 for morning meeting.  Attendance will be taken and expectations for the day will be explained. 

Gr. 1 and 2:  March 1, 4, 5, 8

Gr. 3-6:  March 8, 11, 12, 15

Health Screening Commitment Form Required Prior to Student Return to School Buildings

As many students return to in-person instruction, parents and caregivers will be asked to acknowledge a Health Screening Commitment form before their student(s) re-enter school buildings. This document confirms that a parent, caregiver, or guardian will complete a daily health screening and will keep their students home when they are ill.

The Health Commitment form can be submitted electronically through ParentVUE (PVUE) or via hard copy. Please contact your child’s school to have a hard copy sent to you.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Our customized Woodburn Book Fair homepage features:

  •  A fully Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse over 200 titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  • Direct access to over 6,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices, at the Scholastic online store

Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view our school’s fair site:

Fair Dates: February 19 – March 4

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

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School

Woodburn Return to School

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCPS Technology Support for Families

PTA Corner Raise a Reader - We need volunteer readers

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist in reading with their child's class at our Raise a Reader event on March 2.  Our wonderful librarian, Mary Lockwood Gokcen, has selected a book for each class which will be distributed prior to the event with an extra copy for the volunteer reader. We hope to foster discussion about the selected books along with a lifetime love of reading.  

We expect that the event will take place in grades K-2nd grades between 10:30 -11:30 and for grades 3-6 between 3:00-4:00 on March 2nd.  Please let Linnea Kessler-Gowell know if you would be interested in volunteering by emailing her at linneakg@gmail.com.

Clean Kitchen Night: Ted's Bulletin

Save the date and plan to order Ted’s Bulletin for a delicious family meal on February 24. Ted’s Bulletin is a modern diner, serving classic American comfort food. They are generously donating a portion of their sales to the Woodburn PTA, all day (7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.) on February 24. Make sure to mention Woodburn when you place your order. Don’t forget to add on one of their famous homemade pop tarts to your order. You won’t regret it! 

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Reminder! 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.

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Woodburn News - February 5, 2021

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Members of our 3rd grade team prepare to hand out supplies and new laptops!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We hope you are healthy and well.  It was a busy and productive week at Woodburn. We kicked off our celebration of Black History Month, handed out laptops and supplies to many of our 3rd graders, and recognized our counselors during National School Counseling Week!  We also received updated information about our return to in-person learning timeline. 

Next Tuesday, February 9, we will be hosting a virtual town hall event to share more information about our return to school plans.  Meeting details can be found below.  We hope you will join us. 

Stay safe!

Sincerely, 

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

February 8 -  Enrichment Clubs, K-6

                      Kindergarten Supply Distribution & Curbside Library

February 9 -  Return to School Woodburn Town Hall, 7pm

February 10 - 5th Grade Supply Distribution

                       FLE Parent Viewing Night,  5pm

February 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday, No School for Students

February 16 -  New Bell Schedule Begins

February 18 - Rising 7th Grade Virtual Course Selection Night, 6:30pm

February 19 - March 4 - Scholastic Book Fair

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week we will focus on love.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Return to School Town Hall Meeting

We will be hosting a town hall meeting for all Woodburn families on February 9 from 7-8 pm to discuss our return to in-person learning plans.  During this meeting we will share information about the return to school timeline, safety procedures, our new bell schedule, and more.  We will also answer any questions you might have.  Spanish translation will be provided. Hope to see you there!

Meeting Link:

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87383950246

Meeting ID: 873 8395 0246

New Bell Schedule Starts Feb. 16

To prepare for the return to in-person learning we will be transitioning to a new bell schedule starting February 16.  Our day will begin at 9:45 am and end at 4:15 pm.  The in-person schedule can be viewed here. Slight time adjustments might be made for all virtual classrooms. These adjustments will be shared by your child's classroom teacher. 

Monday Clubs Are Back!   Need something fun to do on Monday afternoons?  Join Monday Clubs with the ARTS Team! 
  • Learn Art & Music with Mrs. Ragona and Mr. Kettler
  • Fun games and movement with Mr. Shirley
  • Play games and sing songs in Spanish 
  • Fun tech and stuff with Ms. Campbell 
Schedule
  • K, 1st, and 2nd Grade clubs start at 12:30 and 1:00 
  • 3rd and 4th Grade clubs start at 1:00 and 1:30 
  • 5th and 6th Grade clubs start at 1:30 and 2:00

Clubs vary each week. Students are invited to join a minimum of one 30-minute sessions weekly. Some grade levels may have a second club scheduled. This will be communicated during Morning Meeting. 

How to Join
  1. Click "Join Monday Clubs!
  2. Log into Blackboard 24-7 if prompted 
  3. Find your grade level and click "join" 
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Supply Distributions Kindergarten Students

On Monday, February 8th the Kindergarten team will be distributing supplies at Fairmont Gardens and the school at the following times:

  •  Fairmont Gardens, 1-3 pm, pick up near the pool
  • Woodburn, 4-6 pm, at the main entrance
5th Grade Students

On Wednesday, February 10th,  5th grade teachers will be distributing supplies to students from 4:30-6:30pm.  Supplies will include a bag of classroom supplies and art pastel colors that will be used in Mr. Kettler's art class.  Please enter the kiss and ride loop and pull up to door #1.  Don't forget your mask.

Curbside Library Service for February 8, 2021

Weather permitting, we will have Library curbside pick-up service Monday, February 8th between the hours of 5 -7p.m. We hope this time slot will be convenient for you.

If your student put books on hold for February 1st pick-up, they will be checked out and available Monday Feb. 8.

Please check your email on Monday for confirmation that your books are ready.

To request books from Woodburn:

Students may put up to 5 books on hold through the Destiny online library catalog. Students in grades 3-6 can log in to Destiny to place books on hold.

Please submit your hold requests by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Monday pick up. We will check out your hold requests and email both student and parent/guardian to let you know when your books are ready to pick up.

Students in grades K-2:

To request a mystery bag, please email your librarian, Ms. Lockwood at mllockwoodgo@fcps.edu. Please include your student’s first and last name, grade, and classroom teacher.

You may also submit this Google Form to request books. https://forms.gle/j4PntootG6cKBreGA

Please wear a mask!  Put book returns in the same library bag and place in the return bins.

Family Life Education Viewing Night

You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with administration about the program. The meeting will be held on February 10th at 5:00 p.m. via BbCU.  All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.

Please join via this link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d8bdd02221884942826e65b1e3a95d14

For more information and opt-out forms please click here

SIS Parent Account

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. You can use this option in order to view your child's progress report online. 

If you have not yet created an account, you can request an activation code by submitting this form or emailing Jackie Garcia at JEGarcia1@fcps.edu. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Our customized Woodburn Book Fair homepage features:

  • A fully Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse over 200 titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
  • Direct access to over 6,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices, at the Scholastic online store
  • Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)

Save these dates and view Woodburn's Book Fair site:

Fair Dates: February 19 – March 4

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

We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!

Mary Lockwood Gokcen,  Woodburn’s Book Fair Chair mllockwoodgo@fcps.edu

PTA Corner

Raise a Reader Virtual Event on March 5

Save the date and plan to join us as we celebrate the joy of reading at our upcoming virtual Raise a Reader event. This was originally scheduled for today, February 5, but has been pushed back. Keep your eyes out for additional information about book distribution and times.  If you are interested in reading in your child's (virtual) classroom please contact Linnea Kessler-Gowell at linneakg@gmail.com 

 

Please Consider Donating to the Woodburn PTA Direct Donation Campaign

Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Woodburn PTA decreased our budget this year and decided to forego multiple fundraisers in favor of a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign. Right now, we’re just under half way to reaching our year-long goal of raising $12,000 in direct donations. 

Our fundraisers support teacher classroom grants and appreciation, enrichment programming, and social activities. This campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser and requests a one-time monetary donation rather than asking our community to sell items. Direct donations allow 100% of contributions to go directly to the PTA, and are tax-deductible.

Please consider using this link to donate now. We would be so appreciative!

Useful Links/Information

FCPS Return to School

Woodburn Return to School

FCPS Return to School Family Guide

FCPS Technology Support for Families

Reminder! 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 - January 29, 2021

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4th grade students picked up their new laptops this past Wednesday! 

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We continue to be so impressed with our students endless perseverance!  Tuesday brought internet connectivity challenges and our wildcats took it in stride.  Thank you for the support you provided at home to help us navigate this unexpected event. 

As a reminder, all students are expected to join us from 9:00-12:00 pm this Monday.  Attendance will be taken.  We look forward to resuming our normal Monday schedule!  

Sincerely, 

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

January 30 -   Progress Reports Available in ParentVue

February 1 -   3rd Grade Laptop Distribution, 3-7pm

                        Kindergarten Supply Distribution:

                                           1-3pm at Fairmont Gardens

                                           4-6pm at Woodburn Elementary                       

February 4 -    Progress Reports Mailed Home

                         NVFS Gang Prevention Session, 7pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Return to School Update

Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand will provide an update on the return to school timeline at the School Board work session on Tuesday, February 2, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be televised on on FCPS Cable TV channel 99 (Verizon Channel 11) and will also be livestreamed on the FCPS website.  

On Friday, January 22, Brabrand sent a letter to all FCPS families with a preview of the timeline that will be discussed on February 2. Please note that families that choose for their students to remain in all-virtual learning will continue to have that option.

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week we will focus on integrity.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Laptop/Supply Distribution Kindergarten & 3rd Grade Students ONLY

On Monday, February 1st we will be distributing new laptops to all 3rd grade students. Additional supplies and materials will be distributed to both Kindergarten and 3rd grade students.  4th graders who were unable to attend the laptop distribution last Wednesday are invited to pick up their laptop during this distribution as well!

3rd grade families should enter the kiss and ride loop between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Kindergarten parents should enter the bus loop and pull up to door #2 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm.

All Kindergarten families living in Fairmont Gardens will be able to pick up their supplies near the Fairmont Gardens pool between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

 

***Should all FCPS events be canceled due to inclement weather on Monday, the 3rd Grade Laptop distribution will be rescheduled for Wednesday, February 3rd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. We will communicate this change on Monday should we need to shift our distribution day!

Curbside Library Details

Curbside Library Service for February 2021

Library curbside pick-up service will resume in February. We are changing the pick-up time to 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We hope this time slot will be more convenient for our busy families.

To request books from Woodburn:

Students may put up to 5 books on hold through the Destiny online library catalog. Students in grades 3-6 can log in to Destiny to place books on hold.

Please submit your hold requests by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Monday pick up. We will check out your hold requests and email both student and parent/guardian to let you know when your books are ready to pick up.

Students in grades K-2:

To request a mystery bag, please email your librarian, Ms. Lockwood at mllockwoodgo@fcps.edu. Please include your child’s first and last name, grade, and classroom teacher.

You may also submit this Google Form to request books. https://forms.gle/j4PntootG6cKBreGA

Please wear a mask!  You can place any book returns in the same library bag and place in the labeled return bins.

NVFS Gang Prevention Session - February 4th at 7pm

What do parents in Fairfax County need to know about gangs?  Come hear a presentation by Northern Virginia Family Service, the direct service provider for youth of the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force, for parents on why youth join gangs,  what parents should look out for and what they can do to support their youth.  We’ll also share resources in the community that can help youth stay away from gangs. 

The link to join follows (please make sure you use your CHROME web browser):  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/bca1cdb3579f4a86853f0fe737d3259e

SIS Parent Account

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. You can use this option in order to view your child's progress report online. 

If you have not yet created an account, you can request an activation code by submitting this form or emailing Jackie Garcia at JEGarcia1@fcps.edu. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

Refrigerator Needed

Are you looking to recycle a working refrigerator?  Woodburn would love to replace an old one our staff use.  If you have one that is in working condition, and can deliver it to the building, please reach out to Sue Chappell at smchappell@fcps.edu with pictures and dimensions.

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

PTA Clean Kitchen Event- TODAY AND TOMORROW

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January Clean Kitchen Nights: Casa D'Mama

Casa D’Mama is hosting back-to-back restaurant days for Woodburn! On January 27 AND 28 for lunch and dinner, you can let someone else cook for you and enjoy some delicious pizza, wings, subs, or salad. You’ll need to call the restaurant (703-256-3780) and mention Woodburn when you place your order. Support Woodburn and enjoy a clean kitchen. Win, win! 

 

See the Casa D’Mama website and menu here

Noche de Cocina Limpia de enero: Casa D'Mama

¡Casa D’Mama está organizando días consecutivos de restaurantes para Woodburn! 27 y 28 de enero para el almuerzo y la cena, pueden dejar que otra persona cocine para ustedes y disfrutar de una deliciosa pizza, alitas, bocadillos o ensalada.  Deberán llamar al restaurante (703-256-3780) y mencionar Woodburn cuando hagan sus pedidos.  Apoyen a Woodburn y disfruten de una cocina limpia.

Consulten el sitio web y el menú de Casa D’Mama aquí.

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Woodburn News - January 22, 2021

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Thank you to our amazing PTA for all they have done this year to keep us connected and Woodburn strong! 

Dear Woodburn Families, 

Thank you for joining us at this week's PTA meeting.  It was wonderful to have our school counselors, Ms. Coury and Ms. Gannon, share information about the social and emotional supports we offer our students.  We all stand ready to support every one of our wildcats and encourage you to reach out to us and our student support team at any time . 

Next week brings the start of the third quarter.  We are proud of all that our students have accomplished during the first semester and are excited for all that is to come! 

We hope you stay safe and enjoy the weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

January 25 -  Teacher Workday, No School for Students

                        4th Grade Laptop Distribution, 3-7pm

January 27 -    PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Casa D'Mama

January 28 -   Luther Jackson Curriculum Night (Details Below)

                        PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Casa D'Mama

January 30 -   Progress Reports Available in ParentVue

February 1 -   3rd Grade Laptop Distribution, 3-7pm

February 4 -    Progress Reports Mailed Home

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Celebrate a Woodburn Teacher or Staff Member!

As we wrap up the second quarter we continue to feel beyond grateful for the commitment of our amazing Woodburn teachers and staff.  We hope you might join us in celebrating them by sending words of appreciation either via email or through our FCPS Cares site.  Thank you for helping us recognize the work of our incredible staff. 

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week we will focus on supporting others when they struggle.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Save the Date: New Laptops for 3rd and 4th Grade Students!

We are excited to get our new 3rd and 4th grade laptops into the hands of our students. We will be holding two grade level distributions to exchange devices. All 3rd and 4th grade students can pick up a new laptop on the dates below.

  • 4th Grade: Monday January 25th from 3-7pm
  • 3rd Grade: Monday, February 1st from 3-7pm

Visit our school website to learn more about what to expect during our computer distribution event.

Should you have questions please contact Kevin Delaine at JKDelaine@fcps.edu or Kelley Dauberman at KRDauberman@fcps.edu.

Curbside Library Details

Curbside Library Service for February 2021

Library curbside pick-up service will resume in February. We are changing the pick-up time to 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. We hope this time slot will be more convenient for our busy families.

To request books from Woodburn:

Students may put up to 5 books on hold through the Destiny online library catalog. Students in grades 3-6 can log in to Destiny to place books on hold.

Please submit your hold requests by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Monday pick up. We will check out your hold requests and email both student and parent/guardian to let you know when your books are ready to pick up.

Students in grades K-2:

To request a mystery bag, please email your librarian, Ms. Lockwood at mllockwoodgo@fcps.edu. Please include your child’s first and last name, grade, and classroom teacher.

You may also submit this Google Form to request books. https://forms.gle/j4PntootG6cKBreGA

Date Location Time February 1 Woodburn 5:00pm - 7:00pm February 8 Woodburn 5:00pm - 7:00pm February 15 Woodburn 5:00pm - 7:00pm February 22 Woodburn 5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Please wear a mask!  You can place any book returns in the same library bag and place in the labeled return bins.

SIS Parent Account

SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. You can use this option in order to view your child's progress report online. 

If you have not yet created an account, you can request an activation code by submitting this form or emailing Jackie Garcia at JEGarcia1@fcps.edu. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview

PTA Corner January Clean Kitchen Nights

Casa D’Mama is hosting back-to-back restaurant days for Woodburn! On January 27 AND 28 for lunch and dinner, you can let someone else cook for you and enjoy some delicious pizza, wings, subs, or salad. You’ll need to call the restaurant (703-256-3780) and mention Woodburn when you place your order. Support Woodburn and enjoy a clean kitchen. Win, win! 

 

See the Casa D’Mama website and menu here

Attention 6th Grade Parents! Luther Jackson 7th Grade Curriculum Night Information FCPS Meal Distribution, January 22-January 26

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during the week of January 18-26 where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday.   The following plan will be in place for next week:

Monday (1/25)

  • No meal service

Tuesday (1/26)

  • Resume regular meal service

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Reminders 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.

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Woodburn PTA Meeting Tonight at 7pm

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PTA Meeting Tonight

We hope you will join us for our PTA meeting tonight from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. The topic will be social and emotional learning. Spanish translation will be provided. 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89834138730 

Reunión de la PTA esta noche

Esperamos que se una a nosotros para nuestra reunión de la PTA esta noche de 7 p.m. a 8 p.m. El tema será el aprendizaje social y emocional. Se proporcionará traducción al español.

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89834138730

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Woodburn News - January 15, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

It is wonderful that the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday overlaps with our upcoming Positivity Project learning about perseverance.  He was a wonderful model of this character trait and we are excited for our students to learn more about him and how they can practice perseverance in their own lives.  

It is hard to believe we will wrap up 2nd quarter next week!  Learning will occur for students on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Students will be released at 1:45pm on Friday. 

We look forward to seeing you at our PTA meeting next Thursday and hope you enjoy the upcoming two days off with your family. 

Sincerely, 

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

                         No School for Students/Building Closed

January 19th - 1st Grade Supply Distribution

January 20th - Inauguration Day

                          No School for Students/Building Closed

January 21st  - PTA Meeting, 7pm

January 22nd - 2nd Quarter Ends, Early Release at 1:45 pm

January 25th -  Teacher Workday, No School for Students

                          4th Grade Laptop Distribution, 3-7pm

February 1st -   3rd Grade Laptop Distribution, 3-7pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  January 4th our character strength will be perseverance.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

1st Grade Supply Distribution

1st grade teachers will be distributing more students supplies on Tuesday, January 19th from 5-7 p.m.  Please drive to the entrance of the building using the Kiss and Ride lane and teachers will be there to hand out supplies.  Don't forget to wear a mask!

Save the Date: New Laptops for 3rd and 4th Grade Students!

We are excited to get our new 3rd and 4th grade laptops into the hands of our students. We will be holding two grade level distributions to exchange devices. All 3rd and 4th grade students can pick up a new laptop on the dates below.

  • 4th Grade: Monday January 25th from 3-7pm
  • 3rd Grade: Monday, February 1st from 3-7pm

More information about each distribution will be shared next week!

Grade Level Parent Communication and Choice Boards on Blackboard 24/7

We want to remind all families to check your child's grade level Blackboard 24/7 page each week.  You will find weekly choice boards and communication sharing the learning outcomes for the week.  

PTA Corner Next PTA Meeting: January 21

We hope you join us for the next PTA meeting on January 21 from 7 p.m.- 8 p.m. The topic will be social and emotional learning. Spanish translation will be provided. 

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89834138730 

 

What We’re Reading

Zoey and Sassafras

This engaging series, recommended by PTA President Mary Cunningham, is full of magical animals, science, and mystery! Join Zoey and her cat Sassafras on their many adventures using science to help creatures in need. Check out the Zoey and Sassafras website for printable resources and activities that accompany the books.

What books are you reading as a family? Which books are your kids loving? Let us know! We’d love to hear your recommendations and include them in a future newsletter. Send your book recommendations to communications@woodburnpta.com. We can’t wait to see what everyone is reading!

Attention 6th Grade Parents!    Luther Jackson 7th Grade Curriculum Night Information FCPS Meal Distribution, January 18-January 26

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during the week of January 18-26 where there are two school holidays and one student holiday/teacher workday.   The following plan will be in place:

Monday (1/18) 

  • No meal service

Tuesday (1/19) 

  • Meal Kit sites open 
  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper

Wednesday (1/20)

  • No meal service

Thursday (1/21)

  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, supper, and snack

Friday (1/22)

  • Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast, lunch and 1 day of snack and supper
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast, lunch and 1 day of snack and supper

Monday (1/25)

  • No meal service

Tuesday (1/26)

  • Resume regular meal service

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Reminders 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.

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Woodburn News - January 8, 2021

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Mrs. Campbell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, used the book This Plus That to engage students in critical and creative thinking earlier this week!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We hope that your family is safe and well.  We enjoyed seeing our wildcats this week! Our teachers jumped right back into learning and our students are working hard. We are excited for all that we can accomplish before the end of the second quarter. 

As we share important dates and timely information about school happenings and our return to school plan we will continue using our eNotify messaging system.  If you are a parent/guardian and not receiving email or text messages from Woodburn on a regular basis please reach out to the main office at 703-641-8200.  We may need to correct your phone number and/or email address.  

Enjoy the weekend. 

Sincerely, 

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events ROAR Spirit Week!

January 11th - Asynchronous Day for Students

                         PTA Virtual Wildcat Enrichment Series: Mad Science 3-4 pm

                         2nd Grade Supply Distribution 5-7pm

January 13th - Principal Chat, 3:00-3:45pm

January 15th -  Winter Wonderland ROAR Spirit Day

January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - No School for Students

January 20th - Inauguration Day - No School for Students

January 22nd - 2nd Quarter Ends, Early Release at 1:45 pm

January 25th -  Teacher Workday, No School for Students

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Monday, January 11th

The district has designated Monday, January 11th as a full asynchronous (independent learning) day for students.  We are modifying our plan for this coming Monday and are asking all students to sign into their classroom BBCU link at 9:00 on Monday morning.  Teachers will meet with students in the morning to take attendance and explain assignments that are to be completed during this independent work time. 

Principal Chat - January 13th at 3:00pm

We will be holding our January principal chat next week on Wednesday, January 13th from 3:00-3:45. We will use this time to connect with families and answer any questions you might have about virtual learning, return to in-person learning, and any other current happenings.  A meeting link will be shared next week.  We hope you will join us!  

ROAR Spirit Week

Next week we will celebrate ROAR at Woodburn.  We use ROAR to reinforce our expectations for student behavior. ROAR stands for: Recognize Your Value, Other People Matter, Always Ready to Learn, and Respect Property. Students will be encouraged to notice others practicing these behaviors throughout the week.  We will wrap up our celebration on Friday by having a winter themed spirit day.  Students in Grades K, 2, 4, and 6 are encouraged to wear BLUE and students in Grades 1, 3 and 5 are encouraged to wear WHITE.    

Grade Level Data Days

Starting next week we will be holding our second quarter grade level team data days.  During these meetings our teachers come together to look at student data and plan for targeted instruction by name and need across the content areas. 

Students will participate in asynchronous learning on their grade level's team data day.  Teachers will hold morning meeting with students and take time to explain work that is to be completed during this independent work day. 

The full team data day schedule is below.  Thank you for your support as we continue to prioritize collaboration and dedicated time for planning and data dialogues so that we can meet the needs of every student. 

Grade Level Date of Data Day Kindergarten January 21 1st Grade January 22 2nd Grade January 19 3rd Grade January 15 4th Grade January 12 5th Grade January 13 6th Grade January 14

 

2nd Grade Distribution

2nd grade teachers will be distributing school materials on Monday, January 11th between 5pm and 7pm.  All 2nd grade families should plan to stop by the school between these hours.  Please use the kiss & ride lanes and don't forget to wear your masks. 

Winter Testing Window

We have entered the winter testing window and the following assessments will take place in the month of January:

  1. Week of January 12th: Reading iReady for students in grades K-6 that are not deferred or exempt. 
  2. Week of January 19th: Math iReady for students in grades 1-6 that are not deferred or exempt. 
  3. January 25th - March 26th WIDA ACCESS for English Language Learners. Letters are being sent for those eligible and phones calls will be made to schedule a testing appointment. 
P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  January 4th our character strength will be Prudence.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Computer Monitors Needed

Woodburn is looking for extra computer monitors for our teachers to use when we return to in-person learning.  We are currently accepting gently used monitors.  If you have a computer monitor to donate please reach out to our SBTS, Kelley Dauberman at krdauberman@fcps.edu

PTA Corner January 11th - Join Our Free Virtual Enrichment for January: Things That Go Boom

This month’s virtual enrichment is from Mad Science. You’ll be thrilled as you watch and learn all about chemical reactions! Learn the four signs of a chemical reaction through foaming and color changing experiments, balloon inflation, and, of course, some explosions! Conclude with some Bubbling potions, where you will get to learn about dry ice and watch the Mad Scientist make real clouds!

January 11 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89398639958?pwd=TDRSWGtpd0tNNTBkbGRoT24zUlp0UT09

 

Harvesting for Good

The Woodburn garden in the outdoor classroom was full of fresh greens over the winter break. We were thrilled to be able to harvest many bags of fresh baby spinach, lettuce, and kale to donate to the neighborhood food drive. 

Woodburn families are welcome to come visit the garden any time. Bring a bag with you and you may just take home a harvest of your own!

Parent Resource Center Math Webinars

Friday January 15, 2021  10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Friday January 22, 2021  10-11:30 a.m. 

Register for Supporting Your 3-6 Children in Math: A webinar for families

VA Department of Education Survey

The Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, and UVA are conducting a survey to learn about Virginia families’ experiences with the care and education for their young children (birth through kindergarten) this year. More information can be found here.  We encourage families to take the Virginia Survey of Families with Young Children

Capital Caring Kids - Children's Grief Support Groups Thomas Jefferson HS Diversity Talk Series Reminders Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

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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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Woodburn News - December 18, 2020

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Over 70 families participated in our PTA Virtual Winter Sing Along and Gingerbread House event! Thank you PTA!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

Happy Holidays!  As we begin our winter break we want to wish you a safe and restful two weeks.  Your child has worked extremely hard over these last several months and we hope our students will shutdown their laptops and enjoy time with family. We encourage you to cozy up with good books, spend time outside, and enjoy any family traditions that bring you joy during this time of year. 

We will miss our wildcats and look forward to welcoming them back in the new year. 

Sincerely, 

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

December 21-January 3 - Winter Break

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Woodburn Holiday Video

Please enjoy this holiday video on behalf of our Woodburn staff! 

School Hours and FCPS Meals Over Winter Break

Our office will be closed over winter break. 

Information about meal distribution from December 21-January 4 can be found here

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  January 4th our character strength will be optimism.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Woodburn Hiring Classroom Monitors 

We are looking for one full-time and a few part-time classroom monitors to support learning when students return in-person.  If you are interested in applying for this position please reach out to Sue Chappell in the main office.  

Description:  Provides in-person classroom assistance to a school or center assisting a virtual teacher with conducting classroom activities; works with individual and small groups of students; operates technology to include cameras, learning platforms, and learning tools; helps maintain order and discipline and assists in managing the behavior of students; provides supervision throughout the school day including in the classroom, halls, lunch, recess, and specials; performs administrative and non-instructional duties, such as keeping daily attendance; and ensures all CDC/safety protocols and procedures (e.g., fire drills) are implemented and followed. 

Qualifications:  Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school. Must be comfortable with basic technology equipment/tools; knowledge of and ability to ensure all CDC/safety protocols and procedures are implemented and followed; and ability to interact effectively with assigned student population.

Tech Tip Weekly Facebook LIVE Spanish Community Series 

This series is sponsered by the Fairfax County Government and will broadcast live every Friday from 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.  Each week Grelia Steele, Language and Communications Strategy Manager, will feature a new guest to discuss topics affecting the Latinx community. 

https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountyES/ 

Parent Webinar - Coming in January

Friday January 15, 2021  10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Friday January 22, 2021  10-11:30 a.m. 

Register for Supporting Your 3-6 Children in Math: A webinar for families

PTA Corner

Train Raffle - Last Chance!

The PTA israffling off a Polar Express Train Set. Tickets cost $5.00 and only 100 ticketswill be sold. The raffle will be drawn on December 20th and delivered on the21st. $99.00 value. As seen here. Buy your ticket here. Special thanks to the Applebaum family for donating the train set!

Amazon Smile - Support the Woodburn PTA While You Shop

If you’re shopping onAmazon for holiday gifts don’t forget to use AmazonSmile and select the Woodburn PTA as the charity. Each purchase you make through Amazon Smile will send an automatic donation to the PTA, at no extra charge to you. You can even enable Amazon Smile inside the Amazon app now.   

Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here

Reminders

Information on meal delivery over winter break can be found here

Forms

We still have many families who have not completed their forms. If you need help completing them please reach out to our main office at 703-641-8200 or email Debora Nunez at DNunez@fcps.edu

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.

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PTA Winter Sing Along and Gingerbread House Event - TODAY at 5pm

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Winter Sing Along and Gingerbread House Event - TODAY

Please join us today from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to make gingerbread houses and sing some of our favorite winter songs like Frosty the Snowman and Let it Snow! Students will submit photos of their decorated houses and we will pick a few winners to be announced on the morning news show.  

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Evento Winter Sing Along y Gingerbread House - HOY

¡Únase a nosotros hoy de 5:00 pm a 6:00 pm para hacer casitas de jengibre y cantar algunas de nuestras canciones de invierno favoritas como Frosty the Snowman y Let it Snow! Los estudiantes enviarán fotos de sus casas decoradas y elegiremos algunos ganadores para ser anunciados en el programa de noticias de la mañana.

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Woodburn News - December 11, 2020

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

Thank you for celebrating Inclusive Schools Week with us!  We will continue to show our school spirit next week and celebrate the upcoming winter break. This is a fun way for us to stay connected across the school and we hope you join us! 

At last night's school board meeting a new draft timeline for returning to in-person learning was shared.  We will be sure to share more information with you as plans are finalized.  

Sincerely, 

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

December 15 - PTA Virtual Winter Sing Along and Gingerbread Making, 5pm

December 17 & 18 - Winter Spirit Days

December 21-January 3 - Winter Break

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week’s character strength is self-control.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Holiday Giving for Woodburn Families

We are extremely grateful for our community partners and families that have contributed gift cards and monetary donations.  Our partners include:  The FCPS Foundation, Holmes Run Community, Biitepaths, The Salvation Army,2-20 Club, individual families and Woodburn staff. 

We have used our donations to purchase grocery store gift cards and will be able to support over 150 families because of the generosity of our community.  Thank you.  We truly are stronger together! 

Interims

All students will receive a 2nd quarter interim. The interim shares information about your child's academic progress at this point in the quarter.  Classroom teachers sent these yesterday via email.  Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have not received an interim for your child. 

Bell Schedule Change

We anticipate a schedule change as we shift to in person instruction sometime in January/February 2021 due to social distancing constraints on the buses. We expect our new schedule to be 10:05am to 4:50pm. This schedule change will impact both in person and virtual students. In order to make the master schedule work, specifically specials and the arts, the virtual and in-person schedules must be aligned. We will share more specific information as it is available.  Please reach out if you have any questions or feedback regarding this change. 

Curbside Library: Monday, 12:00-3:45 pm

Kindergarten and First Graders! If you missed getting your Library Book Mystery Bag this week, you can pick it up at Woodburn this Monday, December 14, from 12:00-3:45!

Students in 2-6th grade: Continue putting books on hold using the Destiny online library catalog system. Please make your requests before Monday. You will get an email notifying you when your books are ready to be picked up.

Can’t wait to see you!

Join the Woodburn Drama Club!

Mrs. Ragona and Ms. Vaught will be starting a virtual drama club that will begin on Tuesday, January 5th and continue until April.  By the end of the program students will have learned different aspects of the art of theater including stage presence, set design, voice control, costumes, and much more.  They will even put on a performance for a live virtual audience.

If your 4-6th grade student is interested all you need is reliable internet, a quiet space to rehearse and email Ms. Vaught at mnvaught@fcps.edu.  Intent emails will be received until Friday, December 18.   Space is limited. 

Parent Webinar - Coming in January

Friday January 15, 2021  10-11:30 a.m.

Register for Supporting Your K-2 Children in Math: A Webinar for Families

Friday January 22, 2021  10-11:30 a.m. 

Register for Supporting Your 3-6 Children in Math: A webinar for families

PTA Corner

It's December and before we leave for winter break, we want to make sure you are aware of some of the upcoming activities sponsored by the PTA:

Free Gingerbread House Kits

Gingerbread house making is one of the PTA’s most popular events! We are not giving up on it this year. Instead, we will send supplies and instructions and assemble on zoom. Please join us on December 15th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm to make gingerbread houses and sing some favorite winter songs like Frosty the Snowman and Let it Snow. Students will submit photos of their decorated houses and we will pick a few winners to be announced on the morning news show. You can pick up gingerbread making supplies from the store, or sign up to pick up a free kit from the school by filling out this form. Kits will include instructions, frosting, graham crackers, and candy to decorate. Gingerbread supplies will be available on December 12th to pick up from 9 to 10 am at the school. 

Zoom Information

Train Raffle

The PTA is raffling off a Polar Express Train Set. Tickets cost $5.00 and only 100 tickets will be sold. The raffle will be drawn on December 20th and delivered on the 21st. $99.00 value. As seen here. Buy your ticket here. Special thanks to the Applebaum family for donating the train set!

Wildcat Socks

Looking for some stockings or gifts?  Check out our Wildcat socks.  We just got a new order in and are all stocked up.  Put your order in this week and pick them up on Saturday the 12th from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the school.

Amazon Smile - Support the Woodburn PTA While You Shop

If you’re shopping on Amazon for holiday gifts, don’t forget to use Amazon Smile and select the Woodburn PTA as the charity. Each purchase you make through Amazon Smile will send an automatic donation to the PTA, at no extra charge to you. You can even enable Amazon Smile inside the Amazon app now. 

Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here

Reminders Forms

We still have many families who have not completed their forms. If you need help completing them please reach out to our main office at 703-641-8200 or email Debora Nunez at DNunez@fcps.edu

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

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PTA Enrichment Series - Smashing Cars for Safety - Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow! PTA Virtual Enrichment Series: Smashing Cars for Safety

The next Wildcat Virtual Enrichment event is on Monday, December 7 at 4 p.m. Join crash test engineer Becky Mueller for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center.

  • Meet the crash test dummies
  • See how a car is prepared for testing
  • Watch a real crash test

Afterward, Becky will answer your questions about her job and the science of crash testing.  

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86834424584

Meeting ID: 868 3442 4584

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Mañana! Enriquecimiento Virtual Wildcat: Chocando autos por su seguridad

El próximo evento de Enriquecimiento Virtual Wildcat, que será el lunes 7 de diciembre a las 4 p.m.  Vengan a ver a la ingeniera de pruebas de choque Becky Mueller que nos dará un recorrido del Centro de Investigación de Vehículos del Instituto de Seguros para la Seguridad en las Carreteras

  • Conozcan a los maniquíes para pruebas de choques
  • Vean cómo se prepara un automóvil para las pruebas
  • Miren una prueba de choque real

Luego, Becky responderá a sus preguntas sobre su trabajo y la ciencia de las pruebas de choque.

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Woodburn News - December 4, 2020

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More information about Inclusive Schools Week in FCPS can be found here

Dear Woodburn Families, 

It has been a great week with our wildcats!  As we begin the countdown to winter break we know that our students may be experiencing increased fatigue with online learning.  We have movement breaks built into our instructional day where we encourage students to move and take a break from their laptop.  We know that your child may need additional breaks throughout the day and appreciate your support in deciding when this is needed. If your child will be taking an extended break please be sure to communicate this with your classroom teacher.  As always, the social and emotional health of our students is our number one priority and we are here to support you in anyway we can. 

Sincerely, 

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

December 7 - PTA Virtual Program- Meet Crash Test Dummies, 4pm

December 8 - Principal Chat, 3pm

                        Return to School Meeting, Grades 3 & 4, 7pm

December 9 -  Return to School Meeting, Grades 5 & 6, 7pm

                         1st grade supply distribution 5pm-7pm

December 15 - Virtual Winter Sing Along and Gingerbread Making

December 21-January 3 - Winter Break

January 4th - Return to School

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Inclusive Schools Week

Woodburn Celebrates Inclusive Schools Week December 8-11th! It is an annual international celebration sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network (ISN) and Stetson & Associates, Inc.. This year, the theme is “The Time for Inclusion is Now!” 

Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools Week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference, and other factors. 

This year’s topics are neurodiversity, cultural diversity, family diversity and activism, highlighting P2- Other People Mindset: Knowing my words and actions affect others. 

It wouldn’t be a celebration without a Spirit Week!

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week’s character strength is Other People Matter.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊 The password is P2.

Principal Chat - December 8th

We will be hosting a principal chat next Tuesday from 3-4.  We will use this time to connect with our families, answer your questions, and celebrate exciting happenings at Woodburn.

Guest  link:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2910da48719c48e2b423112d2ae148d0

    Mystery Library Book Bags for Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Library Book Mystery Bags for Kindergarteners and First Graders will be ready for curbside pick-up on Monday, December 7 from 12:00-3:45!

Our kindergarteners loved the library mystery bags they received at our last supply distribution! We are doing it again and expanding it to include all of our first grade wildcats. Each student in kindergarten and first grade will get a bag with 3 books to enjoy! Please return the books from the first mystery bag when you come to Woodburn!

Students in 2nd-6th grade: Continue putting books on hold using the Destiny online library catalog system. You will get an email notifying you when your books are ready to be picked up. We have our curbside library pick up every Monday afternoon.

We can’t wait to see you!

More 1st Grade Supplies

Our 1st grade teachers would like to give additional supplies to their students. This 1st grade distribution will take place at Woodburn on Wednesday evening, December 9th from 5pm to 7pm.  Please drive up to the front of the school, stay in your car, and don't forget your mask.

PTA Corner Smashing Cars for Safety, December 7th 

The next Wildcat Virtual Enrichment event is on Monday, December 7 at 4 p.m. Join crash test engineer Becky Mueller for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center.

  • Meet the crash test dummies
  • See how a car is prepared for testing
  • Watch a real crash test

Afterward, Becky will answer your questions about her job and the science of crash testing.  

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86834424584

Meeting ID: 868 3442 4584

One tap mobile: +16465588656,,86834424584# US (New York)

 

Virtual Gingerbread Decorating and Winter Sing-Along, December 15th 

Gingerbread house making is one of the PTA’s most popular events! We are not giving up on it this year. Instead, we will send supplies and instructions and assemble on zoom. Please join us on December 15th to make gingerbread houses and sing some favorite winter songs like Frosty the Snowman and Let it Snow. Students will submit photos of their decorated houses and we will pick a few winners to be announced on the morning new show.

You can pick up gingerbread making supplies from the store, or sign up to pick up a kit from the school by filling out this form. Kits will include instructions, frosting, graham crackers, and candy to decorate. Gingerbread supplies will be available on December 12th to pick up from 9 to 10 am at the school.

 

Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here

Reminders Forms

We still have many families who have not completed their forms. If you need help completing them please reach out to our main office at 703-641-8200 or email Debora Nunez at DNunez@fcps.edu

Follow Us on Twitter and Facebook

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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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Woodburn News - November 20, 2020

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

It has been a whirlwind of a week! We were sad not to welcome students back into the building this week and will be ready to go once it is safe to do so.  We will be sure to continue to communicate updates about our return to school plan as decisions are made.

One parent shared an article with us about managing disappointment that we have connected with over this last week.  Please know that we are here to support your family as we manage changes in our return to school plans and worries that might arise as cases of COVID increase across our community.  We hope you will reach out to us, your child's teacher, or our counseling team should you need additional support for your child.  These are challenging times and we are stronger together.  

We are grateful for you, our Woodburn families, and will be thinking of all of our wildcats this Thanksgiving.  We wish you a safe and joy filled Thanksgiving, from our families to yours. 

Sincerely, 

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

November 23rd -  Supply/Spirit Wear Distribution-Grades K (Bryan/Partyka

                             class only) 1, 2, 4, 6) 

November 25th - 27th -  Thanksgiving Holiday, No School for Students

December 1st - Parent Coffee  (Info session w/ INOVA) 7:00 p.m.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Supply and Spirit Wear Distribution  November 23rd, 1-4pm For Grades: K, 1, 2, 4 & 6

On Monday we will distribute supplies to students in grades K (Bryan/Partyka class only)  1, 2, 4, and 6.  Our PTA will also be distributing spirit wear. Please enter the kiss and ride loop anytime between 1pm and 4pm.  Stay in your car and you will be directed where to go. 

Grades 3 & 5 do not have any new supplies this time.  If you did not pick up supplies at our last supply distribution please stop by on Monday. 

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week’s character strength is gratitude again.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Accessing Lesson Recordings

At Woodburn we will be slightly changing how students and families can access recordings of lessons.  We will no longer be posting recordings on teacher Blackboard pages.  Instead, families will need to reach out to their child's teacher when wanting to view a lesson recording.  Recordings will be shared with families as requested.  Thank you for your support with this change. 

FCPS Parent Workshops and Webinars

In collaboration with FCPS Behavior Intervention Services, the Parent Resource Center brings you a series of webinars. This series will provide families with strategies and positive supports to help encourage social, emotional, and behavioral growth. For more information about sessions and topics visit: https://bit.ly/3hahky7

Previously recorded webinars can be accessed here. Topics include:  Creating a Learning Environment at Home, Maintaining Wellness and School Supports During COVID-19, and more.

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV) Deadline for Referrals is December 1st

Screening is held for any FCPS-enrolled student who has been referred in grades 2 through 6.

A referral form may be turned in during the referral window ending on December 1, 2020. Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held.

The referral form is linked here and is available on the Forms page of the AAP Website - https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms

Level IV services are available for students in Grades 3-8 who are found eligible through a central selection process. Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis. Multiple criteria are reviewed to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. The countywide central selection committee determines eligibility for full-time AAP Level IV placement. Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

Please contact Margie Campbell at mmcampbell@fcps.edu with any questions.

PTA Corner Thank you!

Families, during this season of Thanksgiving we wanted to make sure to take a moment to say thank you to each of you! Thank you for keeping our connection strong through your participation in PTA meetings and events. In addition, we are so grateful to each of you who have joined the PTA or participated in our direct donation campaign. A special thank you goes out to our volunteers, who help do everything from sorting spirit wear to donating books and food to planning and supporting events, and so much more. We truly are better together and we value the many ways you are showing up for our wonderful school community. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to a member of the PTA board if you have questions or suggestions about how we can continue to support all of our students, teachers, and families.  

 

Smashing Cars for Safety!

Save the date for the next Wildcat Virtual Enrichment event on Monday, December 7 at 4 p.m. Join crash test engineer Becky Mueller for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Vehicle Research Center.

  • Meet the crash test dummies
  • See how a car is prepared for testing
  • Watch a real crash test

Afterward, Becky will answer your questions about her job and the science of crash testing.  

Zoom info coming soon.

  Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here

Reminders Forms

We still have many families who have not completed their forms. If you need help completing them please reach out to our main office at 703-641-8200 or email Debora Nunez at DNunez@fcps.edu

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 - November 13, 2020

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Wildcats enjoy learning at Hidden Oaks as part of our PTA enrichment series! 

6th grade students participated in a Falls Church pyramid strings event! 

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We hope you are healthy and well.  We are excited to welcome around 50 kindergartners back next week. A small group of special education students will also be returning.  It will be nice to have the building buzzing again!  We extend our appreciation to the following teachers who have or will be returning in-person - Ms. Ahmad, Ms. Bryan, Ms. Cooper, Ms. Dyson, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Kingsley, Ms. Partyka, Ms. Postiglioni and Ms. Walton.   

We look forward to connecting with families in grades 3-6 next week to share information about our return to school plan. 

Enjoy the weekend! 

Sincerely, 

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

November 16th - Kindergarten Supply Distribution (Virtual Students Only)

November 17th - PTA Restaurant Night, Leon

                            Kindergarten In-Person Students Return

November 18th -  FREE Meal Kits at Woodburn 8:00am-12:30pm

November 23rd - Grade 1-6 Supply Distribution for all students.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Kindergarten Supply Distribution

Monday, November 16th is our kindergarten distribution day for students who will stay virtual.  Science and art Supplies will be distributed between 12pm & 4pm.  Come see your classroom teacher's assistant and grab your supplies.

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week’s character strength is gratitude.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV) Deadline for Referrals is December 1st

Screening is held for any FCPS-enrolled student who has been referred in grades 2 through 6.

A referral form may be turned in during the referral window ending on December 1, 2020. Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held.

The referral form is linked here and is available on the Forms page of the AAP Website - https://www.fcps.edu/academics/academic-overview/advanced-academic-programs-aap/advanced-academic-program-aap-forms

Level IV services are available for students in Grades 3-8 who are found eligible through a central selection process. Eligible students use curriculum from the AAP Curriculum Framework in the four academic subject areas on a full-time basis. Multiple criteria are reviewed to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. The countywide central selection committee determines eligibility for full-time AAP Level IV placement. Screening for Level IV services occurs during specific screening cycles:

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.

Please contact Margie Campbell at mmcampbell@fcps.edu with any questions.

New to FCPS Student Speech, Voice, and Language Screenings: Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Per Virginia Child Find Regulations (8 VAC 20-81-50), students newly enrolled in Fairfax County Public Schools in kindergarten through 3rd grade must be screened in the areas of speech, voice, and language to determine if a referral for an evaluation for special education and related services is indicated. Screenings will be coordinated at each school by the assigned speech-language pathologist(s). Screenings may take place in-person or virtually. 

Screenings for new to FCPS students in kindergarten through 2nd grade who are currently enrolled will be initiated the week of December 1, 2020.  Screenings for new to FCPS students in 3rd grade who currently enrolled will be initiated the week of January 4, 2021.  Students who enroll after their grade level returns to in-person instruction will be screened within 60 business days of enrollment. 

Forms

We still have many families who have not completed their forms.  It is imperative that you submit these to us as soon as possible.  If you need help completing them please reach out to our main office at 703-641-8200 or email Debora Nunez at DNunez@fcps.edu

PTA Corner Donate Now to the Wildcat Direct Donation Campaign!

The PTA funds an important array of enriching programs and events that benefit our children, school, and community. Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Woodburn PTA decreased our budget this year and decided to forego multiple fundraisers in favor of a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign.

Our fundraisers support teacher classroom grants and appreciation, enrichment programming, and social activities. This campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser and requests a one-time monetary donation rather than asking our community to sell items.

The only other fundraisers planned for the year are spirit wear, limited restaurant take out nights, and passive fundraising (e.g. Amazon Smile or Box Tops). Direct donations allow 100% of contributions to go directly to the PTA, and are tax-deductible.

Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support PTA programming.

Donate now and we won’t ask you again!

Mark Your Calendars: Next Clean Kitchen Night Nov 17

This month's "clean kitchen night" features naturally fast food - think yummy chicken sandwiches and baked fries. Join us Tuesday, November 17 at LEON in the Mosaic District (formerly the Taylor Gourmet location)! LEON will donate 15% of the proceeds ALL DAY to our wonderful school. 

  Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here

Reminders 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.

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Woodburn News - November 6, 2020

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Students will be released two hours early on November 11th.  The instructional day will end at 1:45pm.

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We have had a successful start to second quarter. Our teachers and staff continue to collaborate to plan meaningful lessons and identify support for each student by name and need.  We hope you have noticed your child participating in targeted small group instruction over the last few weeks.  We are proud of our teacher's efforts to get these groups up and running.   

We have enjoyed connecting with many of you during our return to school family meetings and look forward to sharing information about Woodburn's return to in-person learning plan with our upper grade families in the coming weeks. 

Enjoy the weekend!

Katy Richman, Principal

Bridget Louder, Assistant Principal

Upcoming Events

November 11th - FREE Meal Kits at Woodburn 8:00am-12:30pm

                            2 Hour Early Release For Students

November 12th - Progress Reports Mailed to Families

November 13th -  Super Hero Spirit Day!

November 16th - Kindergarten Supply Distribution (Virtual students only)

November 17th - PTA Restaurant Night, Leon

                            Kindergarten In-Person Students Return

November 18th - Return to School Meeting for Grades 3 & 4, 7pm

                            FREE Meal Kits at Woodburn 8:00am-12:30pm

November 19th - Return to School Meeting for Grades 5 & 6, 7pm

November 23rd - Grade 1-6 Supply Distribution for all students.

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Grab and Go Meals

Our Grab and Go meal bus delivery times will change on Monday, November 9th.  The new times have been shared below.  The change in timing has been made given the need for buses to be available for students returning to in-person learning.  We realize these times are during the instructional day and understand that your child may need to step away from learning to pick up a meal.  Adults are able to pick up meals without their child present and should let bus staff know how many child meals they need.

Starting November 9th Grab and Go meals will include an afternoon snack and dinner meals.

Forms

We still have many families who have not completed their forms.  It is imperative that you submit these to us as soon as possible.  If you need help completing them please reach out to our main office at 703-641-8200 or email Debora Nunez at DNunez@fcps.edu

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week’s character strength is BRAVERY.  Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊  The password is P2.

Superhero Spirit Day - Nov. 13th

We will celebrate our bravery by encouraging students and teachers to dress up as their favorite super hero on Friday, November 13th.  We hope your child will join us and show off their super powers!

Changes to Curbside Library Service for Quarter 2

Due to changes in participation and availability of transportation support, we are pausing the neighborhood bus drop-off service for Quarter 2. There will be no more bus service for library book drop offs until further notice. We will continue the Curbside Library service for pick up at Woodburn.

To request books from Woodburn:

Students may put up to 5 books on hold through the Destiny online library catalog. Students in grades K-2 can log in to Destiny to place books on hold or use the Book Menu to have books selected by the librarian. Click here for the Book Menu.  We must have your hold requests by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for Monday pick up. We will check out your hold requests and email both student and parent/guardian to let you know when your books are ready to pick up.

Our curbside library will operate between 12pm to 3:45pm on November 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th; December 7th and 14th; and January 11th.

Woodburn's Outstanding Staff Awards

Let’s celebrate Woodburn!  Please join us in nominating members of the Woodburn staff for FCPS recognition and awards.  Follow the link to share your thoughts and kind words. 

Outstanding Teacher (includes librarian- at least 3 years’ experience)

Outstanding New Principal (less than 3 years)

Outstanding Leader  (Assistant Principal)

Outstanding New Teacher (includes librarian- 3 years or less)

Outstanding Professional Employee (SBTS, TSPEC, instructional coach, psychologist, social worker, school counselor, resource teachers)

Outstanding Operational Employee (Administrative and office staff, custodial staff, food service staff, IA’s, parent liaison)

Should you have any questions, please direct them to Kathleen Gannon, kcgannon1@fcps.edu or Sage Coury, sacoury@fcps.edu. 

FCPS Employment Opportunities Classroom Monitors

FCPS schools and centers will be hiring classroom monitors to provide in-person classroom assistance for students when a staff member remains virtual.  If you would like more information about the position, please review the job description and qualifications online and apply if interested. Please feel free to share information about this opportunity with anyone else you think may be interested.

Substitute Teachers  

Are you or somebody you know interested in substitute teaching with FCPS? Apply here or attend one of our Friday information sessions to learn more! To sign up for a session visit our substitute information page here.  Say Yes 2 FCPS!

PTA Corner Donate Now to the Wildcat Direct Donation Campaign!

The PTA funds an important array of enriching programs and events that benefit our children, school, and community. Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Woodburn PTA decreased our budget this year and decided to forego multiple fundraisers in favor of a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign.

Our fundraisers support teacher classroom grants and appreciation, enrichment programming, and social activities. This campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser and requests a one-time monetary donation rather than asking our community to sell items.

The only other fundraisers planned for the year are spirit wear, limited restaurant take out nights, and passive fundraising (e.g. Amazon Smile or Box Tops). Direct donations allow 100% of contributions to go directly to the PTA, and are tax-deductible.

Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support PTA programming.

Donate now and we won’t ask you again!

Mark Your Calendars: Next Clean Kitchen Night Nov 17

This month's "clean kitchen night" features naturally fast food - think yummy chicken sandwiches and baked fries. Join us Tuesday, November 17 at LEON in the Mosaic District (formerly the Taylor Gourmet location)! LEON will donate 15% of the proceeds ALL DAY to our wonderful school. 

  Join the PTA!

Support Woodburn by joining the PTA. To become a member click here

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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