Woodburn News - June 11, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

What an incredible year we have had together! It was an amazing week of celebrations across the school.  We promoted our 6th graders, participated in class parties, visited with our virtual students in-person and shared many laughs. A huge thank you is due to the PTA for providing all students with Kona Ice today.  It truly was a wonderful way to bring this year to a close! 

Thank you to all of our families for your ongoing partnership. We could not have navigated this unprecedented year without your support. Your encouragement and belief in us kept us going, even on the hardest of days. 

We hope that you enjoy the summer break and look forward to returning strong in August. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Summer Office Hours and Events Office Hours June 14 - August 20th 

Our office will be open from 9am-12pm Monday-Friday, or by appointment.

Summer Learning Programs, July 12-30

Our summer learning programs begin on July 12.  You have been notified if your child will be participating in one of our summer opportunities. 

Summer Playdates for Rising Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students

We invite our rising kindergarteners and first graders to join us for our summer playdates!  

July 15, 10-11 at Woodburn

August 5, 10-11 at Fairmont Gardens

August 5, 2-3 at Woodburn

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Our 2020-2021 Yearbook!

Our yearbook is complete!  We are so incredibly grateful to Mrs. Campbell, Ms. Gannon, Ms. Feehan and our Student Leadership Council for the time they put into creating this beautiful collection of memories.  It truly was a labor of love.

The yearbook can be found on Blackboard. Please be sure to download and save so you can view it again and again!

Laptop Return

If you were unable to return your students laptop this morning, you may bring it by the school next week between 9:00-12:00. Students participating in the summer school program or ESY do not need to return their computers at this time. Please reach out to Kelley Dauberman at krdauberman@fcps.edu or Kevin Delaine at JKDelaine@fcps.edu if you have any questions!

Final Progress Reports

Final progress reports will be mailed home to all families.  

Student Passwords and Access to Apps over the Summer 

Student passwords will not be reset by the county until they return in the fall. Students should use their FCPS login information to access their gmail or other learning apps over the summer. 

ST Math - Summer Access

Your child may continue to play ST Math throughout the summer on a computer or tablet. Their login information will remain the same. Check out ST math tips, resources, and more at: www.stmath.com/parent-math-resources  Have a mathematical summer!

Imagine Learning - Summer Access

Your child may continue to access Imagine Learning programs throughout the summer. Their login information will remain the same. Have a great summer reading with your child!

Library Books

Please continue to look around your home for Woodburn library books that have not been returned.  Please return any to the school as soon as possible. Thank you!

SOL Score Reports

SOL score reports will be viewable in SIS Parent Vue in late July.  Reports will be mailed home to any families that do not have a Parent Vue account.  

Parent Help Desk Summer Hours

The Parent Technology Help Desk will continue to support parents and students through the summer months.

Beginning on Monday, June 14, we are moving the service to our in-house Service Desk. The phone number for parents will stay the same -  833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) - and the reduced hours for summer are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday in June, July and early August. Outside of those hours, parents can also visit the Parent and Student IT Support Portal to find self-help resources or submit a tech support request ticket. Please note the reduced summer hours when you promote the Parent Tech Help Desk to your communities.

Thank You Community Partners!

 At Woodburn we believe in caring for the whole child and this is made possible because of our community partners.  Their partnership helps us ensure families have access to needed resources.  We would not have made it through this year without this support.  A special thank you to:

  • Holmes Run Acres
  • Two-Twenty Club
  • Northern Virginia Family Services
  • FCPS Foundation 
  • Salvation Army
  • FCPS Family Literacy
  • Emmaus Church

  • Nurturing Families

  • Food for Others

  • Inova

  • Annandale Bible Church 

  • Britepaths
  • Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services

 

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Woodburn News - June 4, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

There continues to be much to celebrate as we wrap up the year.  Our Career Exploration Week was also a huge hit across the school.  Many volunteers shared their time and expertise with our students.  Our youngest wildcats even enjoyed a visit from the sheriff and fire department.  Thank you to Ms. Coury and Ms. Gannon for organizing and leading this event. 

We also enjoyed watching our strings and band students perform in our spring concert.  Our students have learned so much and we are grateful to Mrs. Hoffman and Mr. McClure for leading these two fine arts programs. 

Our Drama Club put on an amazing performance for our families and community.  Thank you to Mrs. Ragona, Ms. Vaught, and our students for the passion and time they gave to preparing for this production.  

There is more to come next week!  We look forward to promoting our 6th graders and to coming together as a school on June 11 to celebrate the end of this special year. 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

June 7 - Virtual Field Day (details below)

June 8 - Virtual Learning for All Students (details below)

              Virtual 6th Grade Promotion 3-4pm

June 11 - Virtual Student Celebration 10:30-1:30pm

                Last Day of School, Early Student Dismissal 2:15pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

End of the Year Spirit Week Summer Office Hours

Our summer office hours will be 9am-12pm, Monday-Friday, or by appointment.  These new hours will begin on June 14. 

Virtual Field Day

Virtual Field Day will take place on Monday, June 7th. A link to our Virtual Field Day is posted in our 24/7 Learning class. You can access this through “Specials” tab and then “PE” tab for your grade level. Mr. Shirley and Mr. Coakley have walked students through how to access this link during PE class.  Here is a link to 24/7 Learning:

https://fcps.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_43883545_1&course_id=_1504226_1

We would love to have some students include pictures on our Padlet about some of the events they enjoyed.  Here is a link to the Padlet:

https://padlet.com/rwshirley/oegc5aob79taissg

Have fun and enjoy!!!

June 8 - Virtual Learning for All Students

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day.  The Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations. Because of this, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for students.

June 11 - End of Year Celebration for All Students & Laptop Return

Mark your calendar, our end of year celebration is coming up! We have accomplished so much as a school community and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. We will be holding an end of year drive-thru celebration for our virtual students on Friday, June 11th from 10:30-1:30. Student will return their laptops, see their teachers, and enjoy a tasty treat courtesy of the PTA. Students participating in our summer school programs do NOT need to return their laptops, however, we hope you will still join us to celebrate the end of the year. 

Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat 

It is that time of year where we wish some of our beloved staff farewell as they prepare to take on new adventures.  Please join us in showing our deepest gratitude and appreciation for their service to Woodburn. 

Below are messages they have prepared for our community. 

Julie Bradfield - It has been a pleasure working at Woodburn this school year, and I will miss you all especially my wonderful students. My family circumstances will require more of my time. Best wishes to all. 

Justine Bryan - I am moving over the summer and will be teaching 3rd grade in Loudoun County next year. I will miss all my students from Woodburn! 

Bethany Buckley - As we welcomed our second daughter this year, my husband and I have made the decision to move to Massachusetts to be closer to family. I will continue to teach up there, but Woodburn will have a special place in my heart after 6 years of working here. I will miss this community!

Paula Cortes - Thank you Woodburn for opening the doors of your school and your hearts to me these past 8 years. You are truly a very special community! It has been a wonderful journey learning alongside the students and teachers. I will take with me all that I have learned to Coates Elementary as their new reading teacher. I will miss my Wildcats tremendously!

Amanda Dyson - It has been an amazing year with our wonderful Kindergarteners. I am returning to my previous school to work in Special Education. I will miss the Woodburn family and all of my students so much. I look forward to checking in as the years go by to see the amazing things our children will do!

Marylou FeehanGoodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” -Rumi  I have always put my heart and soul into teaching. With so many years behind me, I can honestly say, "Teaching was never my job. It has always been my passion." I have been blessed to spend my last years at Woodburn. There is no other school that can compare. All of us know it to be true! But, it's time to begin a new season. My husband has been retired for several years and has been waiting for the season when we can be free to travel. I also had the best time of my life growing up with our children. Now it's our grandchildren calling my heart. I look forward to growing up all over again. The time is now!

Melissa Green - I'm so grateful for the opportunities I've been given at Woodburn.  Recently, I have accepted a position at another school.  I will always cherish my incredible students and all the great moments.  Together, we have accomplished great work with an impact that I hope lasts forever and beyond! 

Jo Rimel - I am so thankful for my time as a Woodburn Wildcat! I hope to continue teaching in Fairfax County for a few more years. Best wishes and love to all of you! Take care! 

Brian Shields - After two years of Instructional Coaching, I have developed the itch to be back in the classroom with students. I will be teaching 4th grade at Cardinal Forest ES in West Springfield. I am grateful for my two years at Woodburn as they will make me a better classroom teacher than ever before!

Crystal Wind - It is with a heavy heart that I share that I will not be returning to Woodburn next school year. I have accepted a position at a school in my neighborhood and will be teaching 2nd grade next school year. Over the past 3 years, your children have made a permanent impact on me and I will miss Woodburn greatly! Please feel free to keep in touch.

Woodburn Library Book Round-Up

It’s the end of the year library book round up!

Please check around for books that are from the Woodburn library. They will be marked with a barcode on the back, and a white sticker on the spine.

To return books:

Drop off books anytime during school hours to the bin located in the front of the building.  

You may also return books on June 11, when you drop off student computers..

Students attending school in person can bring their books and return them in the lobby or to the library.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Thank you for your support as we work to round up our library books for Woodburn students to enjoy. 

Please reach out to Ms. Lockwood Gocken at mllockwoodgo@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Preparing for Laptop Return

Students are required to return their FCPS issued device (laptop, charger, and MIFI if applicable) at the end of the school year.

  • Students attending in person on Friday, June 11th will leave their laptop and charger in the classroom
  • Students who attend virtually will return their laptops through the kiss and ride lane on Friday, June 11th between 10:30-1:30.
  • Students participating in summer school do NOT need to return their laptop at this time. Teachers and staff supporting collection on the 11th will have a list of who this applies to.
Preparing for drop-off
  • If missing a charger, please start looking for it now
  • Remove stickers or other adhesives were placed on the laptop
  • Check the USB port for personal items (ie. Wireless mouse  receiver)
  • Save any items on the computers desktop, downloads, or documents to a personal flash drive. Devices will be reimaged and we will not be able to recover any files after that point.
  • Laptop cases do not need to be returned and can be used by students next year.
Student Passwords and Access to Apps over the Summer 

Student passwords will not be reset by the county until they return in the fall. Students should use their FCPS login information to access their gmail or other learning apps over the summer. ST Math, Imagine Learning, and Pioneer Valley will remain available to students throughout the summer!

Fairfax County Public Library Summer Reading Program

The library has offered a youth summer reading program since … Well, no one is completely sure of the date, just that it has been a standard offering for decades. Ask any child or teen participant about it and they will surely mention reading logs, dynamic programming and coupon booklets. In 2019, FCPL expanded summer reading and began offering a system-wide program for adults as well — because we like reading and getting prizes, too!

Recently, the library purchased a new digital platform called Beanstack and introduced it to staff and patrons with a special Winter Reading Challenge. The platform will now become the host of FCPL summer reading tracking and activities. The Beanstack online program allows patrons to participate in a variety of different reading programs or challenges and earn virtual badges when they complete certain tasks (like reading a book for 20 minutes or doing other activities). 

According to its website, Beanstack is in use by more than 1,000 organizations — including library systems and schools — to inspire and encourage reading. 

Want to go ahead and sign up for Beanstack in preparation for Summer Reading 2021? Click here for instructions. If you have additional questions about Summer Reading or Beanstack, email them to LIBLibraryEvents@fairfaxcounty.gov.   

SOL Score Reports

SOL score reports will be viewable in SIS Parent Vue in late July.  Reports will be mailed home to any families that do not have a Parent Vue account.  

PTA Corner Thank You Isn't Enough!

This year has been especially challenging for everyone! Like each of you, the PTA board began this school year with a lot of questions, along with a mix of excitement and anxiety. Amid all the uncertainty, one of the key goals that the Woodburn PTA board set for the school year was to stay connected and to create community for all of Woodburn’s families and teachers. We weren’t quite sure what that might look like in the midst of a global pandemic, but we knew we wanted to give it our best try. Reflecting back over the past school year, we feel good about what we were able to accomplish together! We couldn’t have done it without every family and staff member, nor without each of our amazing volunteers. In case you missed the last PTA meeting of the year, we shared this video to celebrate all that we accomplished together. Please watch and enjoy!

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Woodburn News - May 28, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We want to celebrate all wildcats that attended and were featured in our Link Up program last night.  Thank you to Mr. Kettler, Ms. Ragona, members of the FSO, and our students for the passion and effort they put into their artwork and music. 

All students experienced the Link Up performances and engaged in a viewing scavenger hunt this afternoon during our virtual schoolwide assembly.  We always love celebrating Woodburn's artists and look forward to our virtual Band & Strings Concert and Drama Performance next week. More information about these events can be found below. 

Happy Memorial Day.  We hope you enjoy the long weekend. Don't forget to sport your spirit wear on June 1st! 

Together We Grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week:  Bravery

June 1 to 4 - Career Exploration Week

June 1 to 11 - Crazy Spirit Weeks

June 2 - Virtual Spring Band & Strings Concert, 7pm

June 3 - Drama Club Performance, 6:30pm

June 7 - Virtual Field Day (Time TBD)

June 8 - Virtual Learning for All Students (details below)

              Virtual 6th Grade Promotion 3-4pm

June 11 - Virtual Student Celebration 10:30-1:30pm

                Last Day of School, Early Student Dismissal 2:15pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Career Week

It’s Career Exploration Week at Woodburn!  June 1st -3rd parents and community members will share their careers with our students.  Be sure and ask your child who has virtually visited their class next week.

End of the Year Spirit Weeks Woodburn Library Book Collection

When schools closed suddenly last year, many students had library books that they were unable to return. As a result, the Woodburn Library is missing hundreds of books from our collection. To help us in the process of restoring our collection, we are asking that you check around your home for any library books that need to be returned. They will have a barcode and spine sticker as pictured below.

Please make sure you return all books checked out during the 2020-21 school year as well. You may have a mystery bag of library books that we gave out to our primary students, and your upper grade students may have books still checked out from our curbside library. 

Students attending school in person can bring in their books. Books can also be dropped off Tuesday - Friday to the library return bin located outside the front entrance or in the front lobby. You may also email to make arrangements to return books. 

Thank you for your support as we work to restore our collection for all Woodburn students to enjoy. 

Please reach out to Ms. Lockwood Gocken at mllockwoodgo@fcps.edu with any questions. 

Drama Club Performance

Come support the Woodburn Drama Club as they present their show Clue Me In! - A Virtual Murder Mystery. This show is based on the game Clue. Our family show is on Thursday, June 3rd at 6pm. Bring your dinner and solve the mystery together.

Join us at the following link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e8c602b11328431c85c08b6bfb860f90.

Student Passwords and Access to Apps over the Summer 

Student passwords will not be reset by the county until they return in the fall. Students should use their FCPS login information to access their gmail or other learning apps over the summer. ST Math, Imagine Learning, and Pioneer Valley will remain available to students throughout the summer!

June 8 - Virtual Learning for All Students

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day.  The Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations. Because of this, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for students.

June 11 - End of Year Celebration for All Students & Laptop Return

Mark your calendar, our end of year celebration is coming up! We have accomplished so much as a school community and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. We will be holding an end of year drive-thru celebration for our virtual students on Friday, June 11th from 10:30-1:30. Student will return their laptops, see some of their teachers, and get a tasty treat along the way. Students participating in our summer school programs do NOT need to return their laptops, however, we hope you will still join us to celebrate the end of the year. 

How To Survive Middle School 2021

Session 1:  July 26 & 27 or Session 2: July 28 & 29

Times: 3:30pm-7:00pm

Location: Luther Jackson MS

Eligibility: Rising 7th graders

Cost: FREE

Are you a rising 7th grader who will attend Luther Jackson in the fall?  This is your chance to get this middle school thing figured out early!  Come and meet students from other elementary schools who will come together here at Jackson as 7th graders, learn your way around the building, get to know some fantastic Jackson teachers, and have a great time!  Registered students will be given access to a wealth of virtual information about LJMS as well as get a chance to explore the building when they come for one of the two different 2-day sessions.  Transportation, dinner, and a new Luther Jackson t-shirt are included at no charge to the student.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Summer Practice Books Coming in June

To help support continued learning throughout summer break, practice books are being mailed to homes of many FCPS students. Families who have opted-out of paper mailings from the division will only receive a digital link. 

Students will receive the following books:

  • Pre-kindergarten students will receive one interdisciplinary summer practice book.
  • Students enrolled in grades K-8 in 2020-21 will receive one Language Arts practice book and one Math practice book by course enrollment. These books will also include information and guidance about digital tools that can be accessed by students and families to support learning throughout the summer.
  • English learners and students receiving Special Education services may receive additional or customized books. 

Please see the Summer Practice Books webpage for more information and details about customized books for English learners and Special Education students.

PTA Corner Introducing our PTA board for the 21-22 school year

At our May 20th PTA meeting we voted to elect our new PTA board members for the upcoming school year. Congratulations to the new board!

  • We’re excited to welcome back Mary Cunningham as PTA president and Rebecca Leach as treasurer. 
  • Katie Sessa will be joining the board this year as our vice president. 
  • Leslie Borkenhagen is moving to a new role as secretary. 

We’re also thrilled to introduce our committee chairs for the upcoming school year: 

  • Bridget Gannon is returning to lead communications and will be joined this year by Matt Levi
  • Tania Nacios is returning to lead enrichment
  • Ashley and Nate Maines are returning to lead teacher appreciation
  • Greg Garmen is stepping up to lead fundraising this year
  • Laura Lawal is stepping up to lead the arts committee

Thank you to all of these volunteers! We look forward to working together next year to support our wonderful school and community.

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Woodburn FSO and Link Up Event - Tomorrow!

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2021 Link Up Program

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 pm, Woodburn will hold a virtual celebration of our 2021 Link Up program!  We will come together as a school community to watch musical and artistic performances by students, teachers, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) musicians.  There will be fun learning games for all!  

Event link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9df7d96f42ab40a89bb48df026a3b1d7

With help from our amazing community partner, the FSO, Woodburn students have been learning a musical program about Jazz and Swing music in their General Music class.  They’ve been exploring the music by responding visually to the music in art class as well!   

Though many schools in our area are participating in this program, Woodburn is taking a leading role and several of our Woodburn students and teachers are featured frequently throughout an engaging and interactive video they have produced.  We are excited to celebrate the arts and hope you’re able to join us for this virtual event!    

Programa Link Up 2021

¡Mañana, jueves 27 de mayo a las 6:30 pm, Woodburn llevará a cabo una celebración virtual de nuestro programa Link Up 2021! Nos reuniremos como comunidad escolar para ver actuaciones musicales y artísticas de estudiantes, maestros y músicos de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Fairfax (FSO). ¡Habrá divertidos juegos de aprendizaje para todos!

Enlace del evento: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/9df7d96f42ab40a89bb48df026a3b1d7

Con la ayuda de nuestro increíble socio comunitario, el FSO, los estudiantes de Woodburn han estado aprendiendo un programa musical sobre música Jazz y Swing en su clase de Música general. ¡También han estado explorando la música respondiendo visualmente a la música en la clase de arte!

Aunque muchas escuelas en nuestra área están participando en este programa, Woodburn está asumiendo un papel de liderazgo y varios de nuestros estudiantes y maestros de Woodburn aparecen con frecuencia en un video atractivo e interactivo que han producido. ¡Estamos emocionados de celebrar las artes y esperamos que pueda unirse a nosotros en este evento virtual!

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Woodburn News - May 21, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

It is hard to believe we only have 3 weeks of school left!  We have wrapped up SOL testing and are so proud of the effort our wildcats demonstrated during each test.  Thank you for the support you have provided at home throughout our testing season. 

We have many exciting end of the year events approaching.  Our calendar below highlights our upcoming events.  Classroom teachers will also be reaching out about end of year celebrations. We are excited to celebrate our wildcats and finish the year strong!

Together we grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: OPM Identifying and Appreciating the Good in Others

May 24 - Drama Club Performance for Students 1:30 pm

May 27 - Virtual FSO Link Up Event, 6:30pm

May 28 - Virtual FSO Link Up Assembly for Students, 3:00 pm

June 1 to 4 - Career Exploration Week

June 1 to 11 - Crazy Spirit Weeks

June 2 - Virtual Spring Band & Strings Concert, 7pm

June 3 - Drama Club Performance, 6:30pm

June 7 - Virtual Field Day (Time TBD)

June 8 - Virtual Learning for All Students (details below)

              Virtual 6th Grade Promotion 3-4pm

June 11 - Virtual Student Celebration 10:30-1:30pm

                Last Day of School, Early Student Dismissal 2:15pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Drama Club Performance

Come support the Woodburn Drama Club as they present their show Clue Me In! - A Virtual Murder Mystery. See your Woodburn Wildcats discover who the murderer might be. Our school show is Monday, May 24th from 1:30-3:30pm. Bring some popcorn and help us crack the case. You can also join our family show on Thursday, June 3rd at 6pm. Bring your dinner and solve the mystery together. Join us at the following link for both shows: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/e8c602b11328431c85c08b6bfb860f90.

Do you know who the murderer is? CLUE ME IN!!!

Bell Schedule for 2021-2022

Our bell schedule for next year has been finalized.  Our school day will start at 9:20 and end at 4:05.  We look forward to returning to this schedule!

2021 FSO Link Up Program

"Swing Dancers" created by 3rd Grade Woodburn Artist, Nora Mertz

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 pm for a virtual celebration of our 2021 Link Up program!  We will come together as a school community to watch musical and artistic performances by students, teachers, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) musicians.  There will be fun learning games for all!

With help from our amazing community partner, the FSO, Woodburn students have been learning a musical program about Jazz and Swing music in their General Music and Visual Art classes.  Many schools in our area are participating in this program and Woodburn has taken a leading role!  Several of our Woodburn students and teachers are featured frequently throughout an engaging and interactive video they have produced.  We are excited to celebrate the arts and our students’ achievements throughout this event and hope you’re able to join us!

June 8 - Virtual Learning for All Students

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day.  The Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations. Because of this, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for students.

June 11 - End of Year Celebration for All Students

On June 11 we will come together to celebrate the end of the year.  Virtual students will be invited to visit the school to return their laptop, see their teacher, enjoy a tasty treat, and more!  This event will take place from 10:30-1:30.  More details will be shared soon. 

Student Passwords and Access to Apps over the Summer 

Student passwords will not be reset by the county until they return in the fall. Students should use their FCPS login information to access their gmail or other learning apps over the summer. ST Math, Imagine Learning, and Pioneer Valley will remain available to students throughout the summer!

ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

Every student has the potential to deeply understand and truly love math. This belief helps ST Math become a powerful tool many students are using in FCPS. Students develop their math knowledge through challenging puzzles, non-routine problem solving, and informative feedback.

Join us for this important webinar to learn how families can use ST Math with their children to help them develop a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Discover how learning occurs in ST Math
  • Support students working in the program from home
  • Uncover how to view student progress
  • Locate additional resources for ST Math use at home

Presented by Jim deBerjeois, and Vivian Doughty, Professional Learning Specialists at MIND Research Unit.

May 24, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m 

June 7, 2021 10-10:45 a.m. and 6:30-7:15 p.m.

Register for ST Math: Help Children Love Math This Summer: A Webinar for K-6 Families

*This webinar will NOT be recorded.

Career Week - Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

End of the Year Spirit Weeks How To Survive Middle School 2021

Session 1:  July 26 & 27 or Session 2: July 28 & 29

Times: 3:30pm-7:00pm

Location: Luther Jackson MS

Eligibility: Rising 7th graders

Cost: FREE

Are you a rising 7th grader who will attend Luther Jackson in the fall?  This is your chance to get this middle school thing figured out early!  Come and meet students from other elementary schools who will come together here at Jackson as 7th graders, learn your way around the building, get to know some fantastic Jackson teachers, and have a great time!  Registered students will be given access to a wealth of virtual information about LJMS as well as get a chance to explore the building when they come for one of the two different 2-day sessions.  Transportation, dinner, and a new Luther Jackson t-shirt are included at no charge to the student.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Parenting Education Programs

Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services, Prevention Services

12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

For more information or to enroll in a class, please contact the designated Parenting Education Programs staff member.

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 PTA Meeting Tonight - 7pm

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Our Final PTA Meeting & Election

May 20, 7 - 8 p.m. 

We hope you’ll plan to join us for the final PTA membership meeting of the school year. We’ll take time to celebrate what we’ve been able to accomplish together this year and will vote to elect next year’s PTA executive board. 

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87407975443

Elección y reunión final de miembros de la PTA de este año

20 de mayo, de 7 a 8 p.m.

Esperamos que planee unirse a nosotros para la última reunión de miembros de la PTA del año escolar.  Nos tomaremos un tiempo para celebrar lo que hemos podido lograr juntos este año y votaremos para elegir a la junta ejecutiva de la PTA del próximo año.

Enlace: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87407975443

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Woodburn News - May 14, 2021

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We hope your child will join us for our last round of Monday Clubs.  We are so grateful to our Arts team for providing this enriching opportunity throughout the year. 

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We continue to learn and grow together at Woodburn.  This week brought writing celebrations in 2nd grade, kindergartners integrating music and poetry, community building kickball games, and so much more.  

Information about end of the year events will be shared in the coming weeks.  This is an exciting time and we look forward to celebrating the end of the year with you and our wildcats. 

Together we grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: Knowing my words and actions affect others

May 14 - Deadline for Yearbook Submissions

May 18 - Math SOLs Begin

May 20 - PTA Meeting, 7pm

May 27 - Woodburn & FSO Link Up Event, 6:30pm

June 1 to 4 - Career Exploration Week

June 2 - Virtual Spring Band & Strings Concert, 7pm

June 3 - Drama Club Performance, 6:30pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

2021 FSO Link Up Program

"Swing Dancers" created by 3rd Grade Woodburn Artist, Nora Mertz

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 pm for a virtual celebration of our 2021 Link Up program!  We will come together as a school community to watch musical and artistic performances by students, teachers, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) musicians.  There will be fun learning games for all!

With help from our amazing community partner, the FSO, Woodburn students have been learning a musical program about Jazz and Swing music in their General Music and Visual Art classes.  Many schools in our area are participating in this program and Woodburn has taken a leading role!  Several of our Woodburn students and teachers are featured frequently throughout an engaging and interactive video they have produced.  We are excited to celebrate the arts and our students’ achievements throughout this event and hope you’re able to join us!

Parent Input for Next School Year

We are already working on our plans for the 2021-2022 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 on the form shared 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 the online form shared below; print, complete and email to Katy Richman (kjrichman@fcps.edu); or submit a hard copy to the office.  All forms are due by May 21, 2021. 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 for 2021-2022 Class Placement Form

Career Week - Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

How To Survive Middle School 2021

Session 1:  July 26 & 27 or Session 2: July 28 & 29

Times: 3:30pm-7:00pm

Location: Luther Jackson MS

Eligibility: Rising 7th graders

Cost: FREE

Are you a rising 7th grader who will attend Luther Jackson in the fall?  This is your chance to get this middle school thing figured out early!  Come and meet students from other elementary schools who will come together here at Jackson as 7th graders, learn your way around the building, get to know some fantastic Jackson teachers, and have a great time!  Registered students will be given access to a wealth of virtual information about LJMS as well as get a chance to explore the building when they come for one of the two different 2-day sessions.  Transportation, dinner, and a new Luther Jackson t-shirt are included at no charge to the student.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Parenting Education Programs

Fairfax County Dept. of Family Services, Prevention Services

12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

For more information or to enroll in a class, please contact the designated Parenting Education Programs staff member.

PTA Corner This Year’s Final PTA Membership Meeting & Election

May 20, 7 - 8 p.m.

We hope you’ll plan to join us for the final PTA membership meeting of the school year. We’ll take time to celebrate what we’ve been able to accomplish together this year and will vote to elect next year’s PTA executive board. 

Join Zoom Meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87407975443

  Befriending Cicadas at Hidden Oaks Monday May 17 from 2-3 p.m.  (younger siblings allowed) but planned for ages 6 and above.

The period cicadas Brood X will soon be throughout our area in impressive numbers. Friends, neighbors and local media are taking notice. Help Hidden Oaks promote how we can all tolerate sharing our neighborhood with cicadas this spring and summer. One way is to gain more of an understanding of and appreciation for these unusual creatures. Program outdoors at the campfire area.  Space is limited.  Sign up 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

PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Lebanese Taverna - Tomorrow!

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We’re excited to be partnering with Lebanese Taverna for our final Clean Kitchen Night of the year on 5/12. Pre-order anytime before noon on 5/12 & pick up at Woodburn after school. Easy peasy! Pre-order using the link below:

https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=c8d1f181

 

Estamos emocionados de asociarnos con Lebanese Taverna para nuestra última Noche de Cocina Limpia del año el 5/12. Haga su pedido por adelantado en cualquier momento antes del mediodía del 5/12 y recójalo en Woodburn después de la escuela. ¡Pan comido! Reserva usando el enlace a continuación:

https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=c8d1f181

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Attendance: Submit online or call 703.641.8282 | WebFacebookTwitter

Woodburn News - May 7, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We have truly felt the love and appreciation this week.  Thank you to our PTA and families for going above and beyond to celebrate our teachers and staff.  You make Woodburn a special place to work!  We speak for all of our staff in sharing that we are grateful to be part of this amazing community. 

We look forward to learning and growing together next week! 

Together we grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: OPM mindset

May 13 - NVFS Parent Session – Building Positive Connections with Your Child, (English) 6-7pm (Spanish) 7-8pm

May 20 - PTA Meeting, 7pm

May 27 - Woodburn & FSO Link Up Event, 6:30pm (details below)

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Monday Clubs 4th Quarter Interims

Families will not receive an interim for their child this quarter.  Our teachers are hard at work collecting end of the year data and all progress will be shared in the end of year report card.  Please reach out to your child's teacher should you want information about growth made so far this quarter.  

Parent Input for Next School Year

We are already working on our plans for the 2021-2022 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 on the form shared 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 the online form shared below; print, complete and email to Katy Richman (kjrichman@fcps.edu); or submit a hard copy to the office.  All forms are due by May 21, 2021. 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 for 2021-2022 Class Placement Form

NVFS Parent Workshop - Making Positive Connections with Our Children - May 13

This workshop will be led by NVFS on May 13 at 6:00 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. Please join us!

As parents, we sometimes struggle to communicate with our kids and want to try a different strategy. We often find ourselves shouting at our kids and then regretting it. Also, we may feel guilty of seeing parenting as a stressful job. Join us for a conversation around strategies to parenting our kids from a place of love and connection. These strategies will help you and your kids regulate your emotions and develop a relationship based on healthy communication and respect. Link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/2c20b595efd543d2ac00e62b06c664bb

Woodburn Yearbook

This year is definitely one for the books – the Woodburn 2020-21 Yearbook that is!

Be a part of this most unique year by sharing a picture or two of your child virtual learning during this school year for our Woodburn Elementary Yearbook!

This will be a ‘virtual’ yearbook to be shared with all students. We’d love to see your kids learning virtually, participating in activities online, or how they took breaks in between.

Family members should get into the pictures too! We couldn’t have done this without your help and support.

Please submit your photos here - https://woodburnes.fcps.edu/node/4844

The deadline for picture submission is May 14th ~ don’t delay!

Thank you!

Woodburn's Student Leadership Council

Career Week - Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

What Should Families Know About ESOL Services?

Listen to the latest Spanish, Arabic, and Korean podcasts on what FCPS families should know about English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) services. Nearly 49%, or 87,571 students, in Fairfax County Public Schools speak a second language. This week's podcasts include a discussion about FCPS English Language Services. Rich Pollio, director of FCPS ESOL Services, talks about why ESOL services are important, how families are notified about ESOL services, how families can help at home, new school to home communication tools, and adult English Language Classes.

Listen and Subscribe:

Required Immunizations for Rising 7th Graders Seventh grade students cannot begin school in August without documentation of the Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines. 

Seventh-grade students need:

  • One dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given at age 7 or older.                                 
  • One dose of Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY, Menactra, or Menveo) given at age 10 or older.                                     
2021 FSO Link Up Program

"Swing Dancers" created by 3rd Grade Woodburn Artist, Nora Mertz

We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 27th at 6:30 pm for a virtual celebration of our 2021 Link Up program!  We will come together as a school community to watch musical and artistic performances by students, teachers, and Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) musicians.  There will be fun learning games for all!

With help from our amazing community partner, the FSO, Woodburn students have been learning a musical program about Jazz and Swing music in their General Music and Visual Art classes.  Many schools in our area are participating in this program and Woodburn has taken a leading role!  Several of our Woodburn students and teachers are featured frequently throughout an engaging and interactive video they have produced.  We are excited to celebrate the arts and our students’ achievements throughout this event and hope you’re able to join us!

PTA Corner Save the Date: Clean Kitchen Night May 12 with Lebanese Taverna

Our final Clean Kitchen Night of the school year will take place on May 12 and we’re excited to be partnering with Lebanese Taverna . Families will need to pre-order meals by 12 p.m. (noon) on May 12 and pick them up at Woodburn between 4 - 5 p.m. You can choose to walk up and obtain your order from the Taverna truck, which will be parked at the Food Service entrance, on the right side of the main entrance of Woodburn. Families who typically use the Kiss n Ride lane for child pick up may receive their orders at pick up. After 4:30, any family may use the Kiss n Ride lane for contactless delivery into your trunk. Please use this link to pre-order now!

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

Thank a Woodburn Teacher!

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Our Teacher Appreciation Week is off to a wonderful start.  A huge thank you to our PTA and families for your amazing outpouring of love and appreciation.  It has been felt by all!  We invite you to continue to recognize our amazing staff through handwritten notes and FCPS Cares submissions.  Details below.

Nuestra Semana de Agradecimiento a los Maestros ha tenido un comienzo maravilloso. Un gran agradecimiento a nuestro PTA y familias por su increíble amor y aprecio. ¡Ha sido sentido por todos! Lo invitamos a seguir reconociendo a nuestro increíble personal a través de notas escritas a mano y presentaciones de FCPS Cares. ¡Detalles abajo!

Send an E-mail or Handwritten Note 

YOU and YOUR CHILD can show your appreciation for each of their teachers and staff with a heartfelt email, a quick video, or a handwritten note. Don't forget about all of our fantastic Woodburn specialists and other support staff too! You can find a list of all your child's teachers, along with their email addresses, on our website or inside your SIS Parent account. A little bit of kindness can go a long way!

Envíe un correo electrónico o una nota manuscrita

USTED y SU HIJO pueden mostrar su agradecimiento por cada uno de sus maestros y personal con un correo electrónico sincero, un video rápido o una nota escrita a mano. ¡No se olvide de todos nuestros fantásticos especialistas de Woodburn y del resto del personal de apoyo también! Puede encontrar una lista de todos los maestros de su hijo, junto con sus direcciones de correo electrónico, en nuestro sitio web o dentro de su cuenta de padres de SIS. ¡Un poco de amabilidad puede ser de gran ayuda!

Celebrate a Teacher through FCPS Cares 

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, held May 3-7, is a great time to acknowledge someone who has worked with your child or family during this unpredictable year. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee for their great work.

 

Celebre a un maestro a través de FCPS Cares

FCPS Cares es una oportunidad para que los padres, el personal y los miembros de la comunidad reconozcan a los empleados de FCPS por hacer todo lo posible para ayudar a los demás y demostrar que se preocupan. La Semana de Agradecimiento a los Maestros y al Personal, que se llevó a cabo del 3 al 7 de mayo, es un buen momento para reconocer a alguien que ha trabajado con su hijo o su familia durante este año impredecible. Descubra cómo puede reconocer a un empleado de FCPS por su excelente trabajo.

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Woodburn News - April 30, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We are excited to celebrate our teachers and staff next week.  We thank our PTA and the Maines family for all they have planned to recognize and celebrate Woodburn staff.  We also want to thank every family that donated gift cards for our raffle.  We are beyond grateful for our community's generosity  and can't wait to shower our teachers with love and appreciation. 

Our Standards of Learning tests begin next week for students in grades 3-6.  We want our students to try their best on these upcoming assessments while limiting the stress and pressure they can bring.  We appreciate your support at home with this. 

Together we grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: Leadership Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 4 - Reading SOLs Begin

May 5 - Bike to School Day

May 13 - NVFS Parent Session – Positive connections with our children 6 pm

May 20 - PTA Meeting, 7pm

May 27 - Woodburn & FSO Link Up Event (details coming soon)

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

SOL Update!

We kick off our SOLs next week! Below is the schedule for SOLs. Please note that virtual students are scheduled to take the assessment the same day as face to face students. We are planning to conduct assessments in one day. There will be several reminders sent prior to the specific assessment for your student. 

  Reading Math Science Grade 3 May 7 May 21 N/A Grade 4 May 6 May 20 N/A Grade 5 May 5 May 19 May 11 Grade 6 May 4 May 18 N/A

 

Parents who will be providing transportation for their student should use the kiss & ride lane to drop students off for testing. Please arrive no later than 9:45. Students who are using FCPS transportation should go to the nearest bus stop. For virtual students, families will be contacted when your student is finished with the assessment. 

Students are encouraged to get a good night’s rest and should eat breakfast the morning of the test. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for students who would like to eat at school. Students may also pack a lunch should their assessment go past noon.

Subscribe to the FCPS Religious and Cultural Observances Calendar 

The Fairfax County School Board approved the 2021-22 school year calendar that is designed to recognize, respect, and honor the plurality of religious and cultural observances in Fairfax County. 

The school year calendar includes 15 religious and cultural observance dates that are recognized by FCPS.

Parents and community members can subscribe to have the dates sync with their Google, Outlook, or other online calendar applications. To do so, go to the Subscribe to Calendars web page and select Religious and Cultural Observances.

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week Is a Great Time to Recognize FCPS Employees Through FCPS CARES

FCPS Cares is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week, held May 3-7, is a great time to acknowledge someone who has worked with your child or family during this unpredictable year. Learn how you can acknowledge an FCPS employee for their great work

Parent Input for Next School Year

We are already working on our plans for the 2021-2022 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 on the form shared 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 the online form shared below; print, complete and email to Katy Richman (kjrichman@fcps.edu); or submit a hard copy to the office.  All forms are due by May 21, 2021. 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 for 2021-2022 Class Placement Form

Woodburn Yearbook

This year is definitely one for the books – the Woodburn 2020-21 Yearbook that is!

Be a part of this most unique year by sharing a picture or two of your child virtual learning during this school year for our Woodburn Elementary Yearbook!

This will be a ‘virtual’ yearbook to be shared with all students. We’d love to see your kids learning virtually, participating in activities online, or how they took breaks in between.

Family members should get into the pictures too! We couldn’t have done this without your help and support.

Please submit your photos here - https://woodburnes.fcps.edu/node/4844

The deadline for picture submission is May 14th ~ don’t delay!

Thank you!

Woodburn's Student Leadership Council

Career Week - Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

Election Day Information June 8, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 is Election Day.  The Fairfax County Electoral Board and City of Fairfax Electoral Board will be using 165 school facilities as polling locations.  Because of this, June 8th will be a virtual synchronous learning day for all students.  

NVFS Parent Workshop - Making Positive Connections with Our Children - May 13

This workshop will be led by NVFS on May 13 at 6:00 p.m. in English and 7:00 p.m. in Spanish. Please join us!

As parents, we sometimes struggle to communicate with our kids and want to try a different strategy. We often find ourselves shouting at our kids and then regretting it. Also, we may feel guilty of seeing parenting as a stressful job. Join us for a conversation around strategies to parenting our kids from a place of love and connection. These strategies will help you and your kids regulate your emotions and develop a relationship based on healthy communication and respect. Link to follow next week!

PTA Corner Sidewalk Chalk Decorators for Teacher Appreciation Week 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3 - 7. The PTA is looking for volunteers on Saturday, May 1st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to help create a sidewalk chalk art display outside, in front of Woodburn in advance of Teacher Appreciation Week.  We'll provide the chalk; we just need people who are willing to help decorate and shout-out every Woodburn teacher.  The more the merrier--parents and kids welcome.  Please email Ashley.e.maines@gmail.com if you are interested in joining in on the fun!

Save the Date: Clean Kitchen Night May 12 with Lebanese Taverna

Our final Clean Kitchen Night of the school year will take place on May 12. We’re excited to be partnering with Lebanese Taverna. The format will be similar to our previous event with Seoul Spice. Families will need to pre-order meals and pick them up at Woodburn, starting at 4pm. More details coming soon on logistics for pickup, but you can start pre-ordering now!

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 23, 2021

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Pictured (left to right):  Jackie Garcia (Student Information Assistant), Deb Nunez (Office Assistant), Haidy Azer (Clinic Aide), Sue Chappell (Administrative Assistant).  Not pictured:  Robyn Fernandez (Parent Liaison) 

Dear Woodburn Families, 

It was so much fun celebrating our office staff this week. Each member of this team has gone above and beyond this year to support Woodburn. They are such an integral part of our school and we are grateful for all that they do to care for our students, staff, and families.  Please join us in recognizing and showing appreciation for this amazing team! 

We hope you enjoy the weekend and look forward to another great week of learning.  

Together we grow,  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: Purpose

April 24 -  PTA Outdoor Classroom - Garden Planting, 10 am

April 26 -  Math Night Material Distribution, 2-4 pm

                 "Munchy Math" Night, 6:30 pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Monday Arts Clubs Munchy Math Night

Please join us for a night of mathematical fun! 

 

Our virtual Wildcats will be given supplies to make math night even more delicious. Don't forget to come and get your supplies for Munchy Math.

Parent Input for Next School Year

We are already working on our plans for the 2021-2022 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 on the form shared 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 the online form shared below; print, complete and email to Katy Richman (kjrichman@fcps.edu); or submit a hard copy to the office.  All forms are due by May 21, 2021. 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 for 2021-2022 Class Placement Form

Woodburn Yearbook

This year is definitely one for the books – the Woodburn 2020-21 Yearbook that is!

Be a part of this most unique year by sharing a picture or two of your child virtual learning during this school year for our Woodburn Elementary Yearbook!

This will be a ‘virtual’ yearbook to be shared with all students. We’d love to see your kids learning virtually, participating in activities online, or how they took breaks in between.

Family members should get into the pictures too! We couldn’t have done this without your help and support.

Please submit your photos here - https://woodburnes.fcps.edu/node/4844

The deadline for picture submission is May 14th ~ don’t delay!

Thank you!

Woodburn's Student Leadership Council

Testing Updates

With us in the last quarter of the school year, we have multiple assessments occurring. See the table below to find out which assessments your student will be taking. If you have any questions related to testing, please contact Bridget Louder at bglouder@fcps.edu

Assessment

Grade

Dates

NNAT3 (Naglieri)

Grade 1

April 7 - 16

iReady Reading & Math

Grades 1-6

April 13 - May 14

iReady Reading only

Kindergarten

May 3 - May 21

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program

Kindergarten

April 12 - April 23

SOLs

Grades 3-6

May 4 - May 28

SOL Schedule

Below is the schedule for SOLs. Please note that virtual students are scheduled to take the assessment the same day as face to face students. We are planning to conduct assessments in one day. Staff will contact families closer to the testing dates with exact times.

  Reading Math Science Grade 3 May 7 May 21 N/A Grade 4 May 6 May 20 N/A Grade 5 May 5 May 19 May 11 Grade 6 May 4 May 18 N/A

 

Career Week - Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

Grades 3-6 Student Devices

With SOL’s quickly approaching it is important that students continue to use school issued devices. We strongly encourage students to bring their school issued device daily. Students will be required to use a school device when accessing the testing application.

Gift Card Donations for Teacher Appreciation Week

We will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at the beginning of May!  We are requesting gift card donations that we can raffle off to staff throughout the week.  Gift cards in $5 and $10 increments are welcome and appreciated.  Donations can be dropped off in the main office.  Please leave your name on any donations so we can be sure to thank you.  Reach out to Katy Richman at kjrichman@fcps.edu with any questions.  Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate our teachers and staff.  

PTA Corner Outdoor Classroom - Garden Planting April 24

Come volunteer at Woodburn on Earth Day weekend! Saturday, April 24th, from 9:30 to 12:00, we will clean up the gardens, paint a four square, create a rock garden, and weed the front of the school. Volunteers will need to wear masks and we plan to limit the number of volunteers, so please email marykcunningham@gmail.com to let us know you would like to volunteer. The event will be rescheduled if there is rain.

Sidewalk Chalk Decorators for Teacher Appreciation Week 

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3 - 7. The PTA is looking for volunteers on Saturday, May 1st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to help create a sidewalk chalk art display outside, in front of Woodburn in advance of Teacher Appreciation Week.  We'll provide the chalk; we just need people who are willing to help decorate and shout-out every Woodburn teacher.  The more the merrier--parents and kids welcome.  Please email Ashley.e.maines@gmail.com if you are interested in joining in on the fun!

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PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Chipotle - Tomorrow!

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PTA Clean Kitchen Night at Chipotle

Our PTA Clean Kitchen Night is tomorrow! On April 21, from 4-8 p.m., you can dine in or take out from the Mosaic Chipotle location, while raising funds for Woodburn. Thank you for supporting our school!

Noche de cocina limpia de la PTA en Chipotle

¡Nuestra Noche de Cocina Limpia de la PTA es mañana! El 21 de abril, de 16 a 20 h. puede cenar o llevar fuera de la ubicación de Mosaic Chipotle, mientras recauda fondos para Woodburn. ¡Gracias por apoyar a nuestra escuela!

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Woodburn News - April 16, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

We have had another great week of learning in-person and online.   Over 250 students will return for 4 days of in-person learning next week.  Our teachers and staff have been hard at work making adjustments to their classrooms and schedules to prepare for this change.  We are so incredibly thankful for their endless focus on students and families.  It will be great to have more students in the building each day.

Picture days are next week!  Virtual families still have time to sign up for a time slot.  More information can be found below.     

Together we grow!  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week:  Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

April 19 - Picture Day for Virtual Students 2-6pm

                2nd Grade Supply Distribution 4-6pm

April 21 & 22 - Picture Day for In-Person Students

                         PTA Clean Kitchen Night - Chipotle

April 24 - PTA Outdoor Classroom - Garden Planting

April 26 -  Math Night Material Distribution, 2-4 pm

                "Munchy Math" Night, 6:30 pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

2nd Grade Supply Distribution - Virtual Students Only

The 2nd grade team will be distributing plant kits and supplies to all virtual students on Monday, April 19.  This will take place from 4-6pm at both Woodburn Elementary and Fairmont Gardens.  Teachers will meet students by the pool at Fairmont Gardens

Band & Strings for In-Person Students

All in-person band and strings students need to bring their instruments to school starting next week.  Thank you for reminding your child about this change!

Picture Day - Next Week!

On April 19, all virtual students will have the opportunity to get their school year photo taken by Lifetouch Studios.  There will be safety measures in place - Picture Day Safety Protocols Video.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY-Please register in advance using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944AFAB2AA4F94-spring

Please drive in using the kiss and ride loop.  Wait in your car until a staff member invites your child inside.  The student will enter the building, proceed to the cafeteria, have their photo taken and exit back out to their car. 

Students who are in person will have their photos taken on Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd.  In-person students do not need to sign up for a slot.

Orders can be made online or using the form located our website.  If you use the form, please make sure your child brings it along with payment on picture day.

Family Life Education (FLE)

Woodburn’s Family Life Education (FLE) continues next week for our fifth and sixth graders. This instruction will cover content focused on Human Growth and Development. Teachers will instruct the lessons on Mondays throughout the month of April. Please see the schedule below. 

Date

Time

Grade

April 19th

9:45-11:00

5th Grade

 

9:45-11:45

6th Grade

April 26th

9:45-11:45

6th Grade

Munchy Math Night

Please join us for a night of mathematical fun! 

 

Our virtual Wildcats will be given supplies to make math night even more delicious. Don't forget to come and get your supplies for Munchy Math.

Testing Updates

With us in the last quarter of the school year, we have multiple assessments occurring. See the table below to find out which assessments your student will be taking. If you have any questions related to testing, please contact Bridget Louder at bglouder@fcps.edu

Assessment

Grade

Dates

NNAT3 (Naglieri)

Grade 1

April 7 - 16

iReady Reading & Math

Grades 1-6

April 13 - May 14

iReady Reading only

Kindergarten

May 3 - May 21

Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program

Kindergarten

April 12 - April 23

SOLs

Grades 3-6

May 4 - May 28

SOL Schedule

Below is the schedule for SOLs. Please note that virtual students are scheduled to take the assessment the same day as face to face students. We are planning to conduct assessments in one day. Staff will contact families closer to the testing dates with exact times.

  Reading Math Science Grade 3 May 7 May 21 N/A Grade 4 May 6 May 20 N/A Grade 5 May 5 May 19 May 11 Grade 6 May 4 May 18 N/A

 

Career Week - Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

Gift Card Donations for Teacher Appreciation Week

We will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at the beginning of May!  We are requesting gift card donations that we can raffle off to staff throughout the week.  Gift cards in $5 and $10 increments are welcome and appreciated.  Donations can be dropped off in the main office.  Please leave your name on any donations so we can be sure to thank you.  Reach out to Katy Richman at kjrichman@fcps.edu with any questions.  Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate our teachers and staff.  

April 20 Community Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines

The FCPS Parent Resource Center will be hosting multilingual community webinars on COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccine process on Tuesday, April 20. Learn more and register for the webinar.

PTA Corner Save the Date: Clean Kitchen Night at Chipotle, April 21

Save the date for this month’s clean kitchen night, hosted by Chipotle. On April 21, from 4-8 p.m. you can dine in or take out from the Mosaic Chipotle location, while raising funds for Woodburn. More info to come!

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Outdoor Classroom - Garden Planting April 24

We invite families to join us at Woodburn’s outdoor classroom for spring planting in the garden on Saturday morning, April 24. If you’re interested or would like more information, please reach out to Mary Cunningham by emailing president@woodburnpta.com 

 

We're Still Collecting Nominations for the 2021-2022 PTA Board

The PTA is seeking nominations for the Woodburn PTA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year! The Executive Board includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

These positions are critical to the PTA's mission of enriching students' education through cultural programs, events for families, teacher support, and curriculum enhancements.

Here are the details of the duties and time commitments for each position. There are also other positions listed if you are volunteering for the PTA in another role. If you have questions or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please reach out directly to individuals on the nominating committee, Eric Sorensen (eric@principlefitness.com) and Jenny Boeder (gouldboeder@aol.com).

Free Food & Diaper Distribution

Grace Ministries is located at 9203 Braddock Road, Burke VA 22015

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Woodburn News - April 9, 2021

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We hope your child will join one of our amazing clubs this coming Monday!

Dear Woodburn Families, 

We hope that you had a wonderful spring break and that you were able to rest and recharge for our last quarter of the school year! It is hard to believe that this school year is almost over. Our wildcats have so much to be proud of and we look forward to continuing to learn and grow together. 

Our teachers and leadership team are hard at work preparing for the return of identified students for 4 days of in-person learning.  We hope to accommodate as many students as possible and will be reaching out to families with more information in the coming days.  

Together we grow!  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: Fairness

April 10 -  Progress Reports Available in ParentVue

April 12 - 1st grade plant distribution for Virtual Students 12:00-2:00pm

                 Kindergarten Virtual Orientation, 2 pm

April 13 - Progress Reports Mailed Home

April 19 - Picture Day for Virtual Students

April 21 & 22 - Picture Day for In-Person Students

                             PTA Clean Kitchen Night - Chipotle

April 24 - PTA Outdoor Classroom - Garden Planting

April 26 -  Math Night Material Distribution, 2-4 pm

                "Munchy Math" Night, 6:30 pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Thank You Holmes Run Community!

We would like to deeply thank our amazing Holmes Run neighbors for shopping for food for our families in need this past year! With the help of Woodburn staff members who deliver bags of food to the families' doorstep weekly, they have been able to add fresh dairy products and even some produce to the grocery bags. What an incredible community effort to make sure our students are well nourished so they are ready to learn!  

1st Grade Plant Kit Pickup - Ms. Castillo and Ms. Freeman's Classes

On Monday, April 12th, first grade students in Mrs. Castillo’s and Ms. Freeman’s classes can pick up a plant kit at Woodburn from 12:00-2:00. 

*Students that are scheduled to take a test at school that morning will be given the kit to take home with them.

Kindergarten Orientation, April 12

We will be holding a virtual orientation for all rising kindergartners and their families on April 12 at 2 pm.  Students will have the chance to meet our kindergarten teachers and learn about Woodburn.  Parents and families will receive tips to help prepare for kindergarten and have the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming school year.  

We look forward to meeting our incoming wildcats! Please reach out to Jackie Garcia at 703-641-8200 with any questions. 

Kindergarten Registration Information

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Family Life Education (FLE)

Woodburn’s Family Life Education (FLE) is beginning next week for our fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. This instruction will cover content focused on Human Growth and Development. Teachers will instruct the lessons on Mondays throughout the month of April. Please see the schedule below. 

Date

Time

Grade

April 12th

9:45-11:15

4th Grade

 

9:45-11:00

5th Grade

 

9:45-11:45

6th Grade

April 19th

9:45-11:00

5th Grade

 

9:45-11:45

6th Grade

April 26th

9:45-11:45

6th Grade

 

Students will be receiving this instruction in gender specific groups, as the lessons target specific development. If you do not want your child accessing these lessons, asynchronous work will be provided for all those who are opted out. For more information please visit here and reach out to your child’s teacher. 

Should you have any further questions, please direct your questions to Bridget Louder (bglouder@fcps.edu) or our front office at 703-641-8200.

Testing Updates

With us in the last quarter of the school year, we have multiple assessments occurring. See the table below to find out which assessments your student will be taking. If you have any questions related to testing, please contact Bridget Louder at bglouder@fcps.edu. 

Assessment Grade Dates NNAT3 (Naglieri) Grade 1 April 7 - 16 iReady Reading & Math Grades 1-6 April 13 - May 14 iReady Reading only Kindergarten May 3 - May 21 Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program Kindergarten April 12 - April 23 SOLs Grades 3-6 May 4 - May 28 Grade 3-6 SOL Intent Form

As we prepare for the SOLs, we need to collect information about your intentions for spring SOL tests. By April 9th, please complete this online Google intent form. Contact Bridget Louder at 703-641-2800  if you need help accessing or completing the form. 

Student Portraits

On April 19, all virtual students will have the opportunity to get their school year photo taken by Lifetouch Studios.  There will be safety measures in place - Picture Day Safety Protocols Video.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY-Please register in advance using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944AFAB2AA4F94-spring

Please drive in using the kiss and ride loop.  Wait in your car until a staff member invites your child inside.  The student will enter the building, proceed to the cafeteria, have their photo taken and exit back out to their car. 

Students who are in person will have their photos taken on Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd.  In-person students do not need to sign up for a slot.

Orders can be made online or using the form located our website.  If you use the form, please make sure your child brings it along with payment on picture day.

Calling All Volunteers!

We want YOU to share your career experience with Woodburn students during our Career Exploration Week, June 1st-4th.

If you or someone you know would be interested in presenting virtually to our students, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch :)

 Career Presenter Form  or  Fromulario para los voluntarios

 

Thank you!

Ms. Gannon & Ms. Coury

School Counselors

Gift Card Donations for Teacher Appreciation Week

We will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at the beginning of May!  We are requesting gift card donations that we can raffle off to staff throughout the week.  Gift cards in $5 and $10 increments are welcome and appreciated.  Donations can be dropped off in the main office.  Please leave your name on any donations so we can be sure to thank you.  Reach out to Katy Richman at kjrichman@fcps.edu with any questions.  Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate our teachers and staff.  

PTA Corner Save the Date: Clean Kitchen Night at Chipotle, April 21

Save the date for this month’s clean kitchen night, hosted by Chipotle. On April 21, from 4-8 p.m. you can dine in or take out from the Mosaic Chipotle location, while raising funds for Woodburn. More info to come!

 

Outdoor Classroom - Garden Planting April 24

We invite families to join us at Woodburn’s outdoor classroom for spring planting in the garden on Saturday morning, April 24. If you’re interested or would like more information, please reach out to Mary Cunningham by emailing president@woodburnpta.com 

 

We're Still Collecting Nominations for the 2021-2022 PTA Board

The PTA is seeking nominations for the Woodburn PTA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year! The Executive Board includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

These positions are critical to the PTA's mission of enriching students' education through cultural programs, events for families, teacher support, and curriculum enhancements.

Here are the details of the duties and time commitments for each position. There are also other positions listed if you are volunteering for the PTA in another role. If you have questions or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please reach out directly to individuals on the nominating committee, Eric Sorensen (eric@principlefitness.com) and Jenny Boeder (gouldboeder@aol.com).

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Woodburn News - March 26, 2021

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Multicultural Night 2021

Dear Woodburn Families, 

The past few weeks have been exciting across FCPS! Our school buildings went from silent to joyful as our students returned to in-person instruction. As of March 19, more than 109,000 students and staff have returned for in-person learning. We love seeing our wildcats at school and look forward to all that is to come after spring break. 

Updated CDC guidance released on March 19 allows schools to adjust social distancing from six feet to three feet with universal masking in classroom settings. FCPS will be reviewing the new guidance with schools, the Fairfax County Health Department, and other stakeholders this coming week, and will be proposing next steps after completing a thorough review. In the meantime, we will continue to follow the CDC’s recommended mitigation strategies to keep students and staff safe in schools.

Thank for the continued support you show us and our staff.  We are honored to partner with you to support your children’s education.  We wish you a restful spring break.  We look forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, April 8. 

Together we grow!  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events P2 Trait of the Week: Identifying and appreciating the good in others!

March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

April 5 - No School for Students

April 8 - Spring Level II & II AAP Screening Parent Session, 7pm

April 12 - Kindergarten Virtual Orientation, 2 pm

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Office Closed Over Spring Break

Our office will be closed March 29 - April 2.  The office will reopen on Monday, April 5 at 9 am. 

Meal Distribution Over Spring Break

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during one early release school day, the week of spring break when schools are closed and one teacher workday when students are not in school. Information about meal delivery can be found here

Spring Break Travel Guidance

Spring break is March 29-April 2, and Monday, April 5 is a teacher workday. We hope you take time for some well-deserved rest and relaxation! If you make plans to travel, please consider the following information:

  • The Virginia Department of Health urges all Virginians to avoid non-essential travel, especially if you are at higher risk of serious COVID-19 or if you will be visiting someone at higher risk of serious COVID-19. This recommendation applies to everyone, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have fully recovered from COVID-19.
  • FCPS does not currently have travel restrictions. Students are not required to quarantine or provide COVID 19 test results for either domestic or international travel. Parents may opt to keep their students at home for 14 days after they return from travel, however, it is not required.

Upon returning, any student, staff member or visitor demonstrating symptoms of illness is asked to stay home to help “Stop the Spread” of COVID-19.

AAP Parent Information Session, April 8

We will be holding a virtual information session on Thursday, April 8 at 7 pm to share details about the levels of services provided at Woodburn through the Advanced Academic Program (AAP) and how you can advocate for your child’s participation. Spanish interpretation will be provided. 

Every spring, Woodburn screens all of our students for eligibility in Levels 2 or 3. Parents of kindergarteners through 5th grade have the opportunity to refer their child for Level 2 or Level 3 services by submitting the referral linked here by April 16th. It’s always important for families to be a part of this process and for your voices heard.

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions about the information session or the AAP, please contact Margie Campbell at mmcampbell@fcps.edu

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Kindergarten Orientation, April 12

We will be holding a virtual orientation for all rising kindergartners and their families on April 12 at 2 pm.  Students will have the chance to meet our kindergarten teachers and learn about Woodburn.  Parents and families will receive tips to help prepare your child for kindergarten and have the opportunity to ask questions about the upcoming school year.  

We look forward to meeting our incoming wildcats! Please reach out to Jackie Garcia at 703-641-8200 with any questions. 

Kindergarten Registration Information

Join Zoom Meeting:

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Kiss & Ride

As more students have phased back in, we wanted to share with you that our Kiss & Ride procedures have changed during dismissal. In the past years, students were called to the cafeteria to sit and be dismissed as the cars arrived. However, due to the notion of co-mingling this year, we are unable to have students congregate in the cafeteria. Therefore, students are walking from their classrooms to the cars. We appreciate your understanding, as it may take students a bit longer to exit the building. 

Student Portraits

On April 19, all virtual students will have the opportunity to get their school year photo taken by Lifetouch Studios.  There will be safety measures in place - Picture Day Safety Protocols Video.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY-Please register in advance using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944AFAB2AA4F94-spring

Please drive in using the kiss and ride loop.  Wait in your car until a staff member invites your child inside.  The student will enter the building, proceed to the cafeteria, have their photo taken and exit back out to their car. 

Students who are in person will have their photos taken on Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd.  In-person students do not need to sign up for a slot.

Orders can be made online or using the form located our website.  If you use the form, please make sure your child brings it along with payment on picture day.

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:

PTA Corner

 

2021-2022 PTA Board Nominating Committee Launching

The PTA is seeking nominations for the Woodburn PTA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year! The Executive Board includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

These positions are critical to the PTA's mission of enriching students' education through cultural programs, events for families, teacher support, and curriculum enhancements.

Here are the details of the duties and time commitments for each position. There are also other positions listed if you are volunteering for the PTA in another role. If you have questions or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please reach out directly to individuals on the nominating committee, Eric Sorensen (eric@principlefitness.com) and Jenny Boeder (gouldboeder@aol.com).

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

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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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PTA Clean Kitchen Night from Seoul Spice - Pre-Order Now!

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PTA Clean Kitchen Night

We invite you to pick up a healthy and delicious meal (or meals to freeze) for your whole family at the end of the school day on March 24 (4-6 PM) from Seoul Spice. In doing so, you’ll help us raise money for our beloved Woodburn Wildcats. The menu is like a Chipotle of Korean flavors: pick your protein then load up on vegetables on a bed of rice, gluten-free noodles or salad of kale and lettuce. Individual and family meals are available. 

In order to participate in this restaurant night, you must pre-order your meal by 11am on March 24 and then pick up the meal from Woodburn Elementary between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, March 24.

View the menu here and go ahead and pre-order your meal This link is just for the Woodburn restaurant night fundraiser and must be used to have your food delivered to Woodburn on the 24th.

Remember to pre-order by 11am on March 24: https://dropoff.seoulspice.com

PTA Noche de cocina limpia

Los invitamos a que recojan una comida sana y deliciosa (o comidas para congelar) para toda la familia al final del día escolar el 24 de marzo (de 4 a 6 p.m.) en SeoulSpice.  Al hacerlo, nos ayudarán a recaudar dinero para nuestros amados Wildcats de Woodburn.  El menú es como en Chipotle, pero con sabor coreano.  Elijan su proteína y luego agreguen verduras en una cama de arroz, fideos sin gluten, o ensalada de col rizada y lechuga.  Se ofrecen comidas individuales y familiares. 

Para participar en esta noche del restaurante, deben de reservar su comida antes de las 11 a.m. del 24 de marzo y luego recoger la comida en Woodburn Elementary entre las 4 p.m. y las 6 p.m. del miércoles 24 de marzo.

Vean el menú aquí y pre-ordenen su comida en cualquier momento antes de las 11 a.m. del 24 de marzo.  Este enlace es solo para la recaudación de fondos de la noche del  restaurante para Woodburn y debe usarse para recibir su comida en Woodburn el 24 de marzo.

Recuerden reservar antes de las 11 a.m. del 24 de marzo: https://dropoff.seoulspice.com 

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Woodburn News - March 19, 2021

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Dear Woodburn Families, 

It is wonderful to have a full house!  We have loved welcoming back many of our Gr. 3-6 students this past week.  Seeing old friends reconnect and the light in our teachers' eyes brings us so much joy.  Our students are doing a wonderful job observing safety measures and our teachers are not missing a beat as they integrate concurrent teaching.  

A huge thank you to our amazing families for your ongoing support. We are grateful for your partnership and look forward to another strong week together. 

Together we grow!  

Katy and Bridget

Upcoming Events

March 22 - Multicultural Spirit Week Begins

March 25 - Multicultural Night Event, 6:30 pm

March 26 - 2 hour Early Student Release, Dismissal at 2:15 pm

March 29 - April 2 - Spring Break

April 5 - Student Holiday

See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar

Congratulations Mrs. Campbell!

Please join us in celebrating Mrs. Campbell!  She recently renewed her National Board Certification. This is a huge accomplishment in the education world.  Congratulations!

P2 Trait of the Week

As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week!  Next week we will focus on humor! 

Monday Arts Clubs Virtual Multicultural Night, March 25

Mark your calendars and join us on Thursday, March 25th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm for Woodburn’s first Virtual Multicultural Night, a school community event that will highlight an appreciation of different cultures and talents. It will be an enjoyable evening with music, prizes, and dancing! 

You’ll find all the information about the week’s events HERE on the Woodburn Website. 

BBCU Event Link

Hope to see you there!

Meal Distribution March 22 - April 7

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals during one early release school day, the week of spring break when schools are closed and one teacher workday when students are not in school. Information about meal delivery can be found here

Who's Behind the Mask?

As we have transitioned back to school we have been playing the guessing game Who’s Behind the Mask among staff. So we turned it into a concurrent bulletin board! If you are in-person you can find it in the hallway by the reading room. If you are online you can view it here. Can you guess who the teachers are? Happy Guessing!

Woodburn Photo Submissions

We would love to see learning in action at home! Submit your photo here to be featured on our School Website or Social Media platforms!

Student Portraits

On April 19, all virtual students will have the opportunity to get their school year photo taken by Lifetouch Studios.  There will be safety measures in place - Picture Day Safety Protocols Video.

VIRTUAL STUDENTS ONLY-Please register in advance using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944AFAB2AA4F94-spring

When you arrive to the building, please drive in using the kiss and ride loop.  Wait in your car until a staff member invites your child out.  The student will enter the building, proceed to the cafeteria, have their photo taken and exit back out to their car. 

Students who are in person will have their photos taken on Wednesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 22nd.  In-person students do not need to sign up for a slot.

Orders can be made online or using the form located our website.  If you use the form, please make sure your child brings it along with payment on picture day.

Using CCT Strategies at Home

How can you use CCT strategies at home with your kids?

Helping our students at Woodburn become better critical and creative thinkers is our goal. By strengthening these two complementary thinking strategies, your children will be better prepared to meet all of the challenges of their lives including academics. One way to accomplish this is to practice these skills at home. I hope that you will watch this video where we had some fun solving the common problem of a ‘messy room’ using CCT strategies.

CCT Strategies Video for Woodburn Families

Thank you for your continued interest in Woodburn Elementary. Our CCT strategies represent just one focus of instruction that is making a difference in our students. If you have any questions about anything that was highlighted here, please contact me and I’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

Margie Campbell, AART

mmcampbell@fcps.edu

Family Engagement Survey

FAMILIES:  The Family Engagement committee at Woodburn has been working to connect you with teachers and staff to support your child's learning this year. Would you take a moment to fill out this 4 question survey and let us know if we are meeting our goals and share any input you may have?  Thank you!   Family Engagement Survey or Encuesta de participación de los padres

PTA Corner March Clean Kitchen Night Wednesday, March 24

We’re looking forward to next week’s “Clean Kitchen Night”. We invite you to pick up a healthy and delicious meal (or meals to freeze) for your whole family at the end of the school day on March 24 (4-6 PM) from SeoulSpice. In doing so, you’ll help us raise money for our beloved Woodburn Wildcats. The menu is like a Chipotle of Korean flavors: pick your protein then load up on vegetables on a bed of rice, gluten-free noodles or salad of kale and lettuce. Individual and family meals are available. 

In order to participate in this restaurant night, you must pre-order your meal by 11am on March 24 and then pick up the meal from Woodburn Elementary between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday, March 24.

View the menu here and go ahead and pre-order your meal anytime between now and 11am on March 24. This link is just for the Woodburn restaurant night fundraiser and must be used to have your food delivered to Woodburn on the 24th.

Remember to pre-order by 11am on March 24: https://dropoff.seoulspice.com 

 

2021-2022 PTA Board Nominating Committee Launching

The PTA is seeking nominations for the Woodburn PTA Executive Board for the 2020-2021 school year! The Executive Board includes President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

These positions are critical to the PTA's mission of enriching students' education through cultural programs, events for families, teacher support, and curriculum enhancements.

Here are the details of the duties and time commitments for each position. There are also other positions listed if you are volunteering for the PTA in another role. If you have questions or are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please reach out directly to individuals on the nominating committee, Eric Sorensen (eric@principlefitness.com) and Jenny Boeder (gouldboeder@aol.com).

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.

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March PTA Membership Meeting

Please join us on March 18 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. for our next PTA membership meeting. Woodburn’s fabulous Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, Margie Campbell, will be our featured speaker and will share information about creative and critical thinking lessons that all Woodburn students receive:

Come see and hear how critical and creative thinking (CCT) lessons are embedded in the daily instruction for all students at Woodburn. CCT strategies increase student’s engagement and thinking as well as increase their fluency to consider new ideas and to think flexibly. Many of the strategies used can easily transfer to problem-solving skills at home. I hope that you’ll join us to learn a little more about these powerful creative thinking strategies. 

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Reunión de Membresía de la PTA de Marzo

Únanse a nosotros el 18 de marzo de 7:00 a 8:00 p.m. para nuestra próxima reunión de miembros de la PTA.  La fabulosa maestra de recursos académicos avanzados de Woodburn, Margie Campbell, será nuestra oradora destacada y compartirá información sobre las lecciones de pensamiento creativo y crítico que reciben todos los estudiantes de Woodburn:

Vengan a ver y escuchar cómo las lecciones de pensamiento crítico y creativo (CCT) están integradas en la instrucción diaria para todos los estudiantes de Woodburn.  Las estrategias CCT aumentan la participación y el pensamiento de los estudiantes, así como su fluidez para considerar nuevas ideas y pensar de manera flexible.  Muchas de las estrategias utilizadas se pueden transferir fácilmente en habilidades de resolución de problemas en el hogar.  Espero que se unan a nosotros para aprender un poco más sobre estas poderosas estrategias de pensamiento creativo.

 

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Come see and hear how critical and creative thinking (CCT) lessons are embedded in the daily instruction for all students at Woodburn. CCT strategies increase student’s engagement and thinking as well as increase their fluency to consider new ideas and to think flexibly. Many of the strategies used can easily transfer to problem-solving skills at home. I hope that you’ll join us to learn a little more about these powerful creative thinking strategies. 

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Vengan a ver y escuchar cómo las lecciones de pensamiento crítico y creativo (CCT) están integradas en la instrucción diaria para todos los estudiantes de Woodburn.  Las estrategias CCT aumentan la participación y el pensamiento de los estudiantes, así como su fluidez para considerar nuevas ideas y pensar de manera flexible.  Muchas de las estrategias utilizadas se pueden transferir fácilmente en habilidades de resolución de problemas en el hogar.  Espero que se unan a nosotros para aprender un poco más sobre estas poderosas estrategias de pensamiento creativo.

 

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