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Members of our 3rd grade team prepare to hand out supplies and new laptops!
Dear Woodburn Families,
We hope you are healthy and well. It was a busy and productive week at Woodburn. We kicked off our celebration of Black History Month, handed out laptops and supplies to many of our 3rd graders, and recognized our counselors during National School Counseling Week! We also received updated information about our return to in-person learning timeline.
Next Tuesday, February 9, we will be hosting a virtual town hall event to share more information about our return to school plans. Meeting details can be found below. We hope you will join us.
Katy and Bridget
February 8 - Enrichment Clubs, K-6
Kindergarten Supply Distribution & Curbside Library
February 9 - Return to School Woodburn Town Hall, 7pm
February 10 - 5th Grade Supply Distribution
FLE Parent Viewing Night, 5pm
February 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday, No School for Students
February 16 - New Bell Schedule Begins
February 18 - Rising 7th Grade Virtual Course Selection Night, 6:30pm
February 19 - March 4 - Scholastic Book Fair
See the complete 2020-21 school year calendar
P2 Trait of the Week
As a family, explore the P2 character strength of the week! Next week we will focus on love. Click this link P2 for families to access to the character card, a quote, video and 3 questions 😊 The password is P2.
Return to School Town Hall Meeting
We will be hosting a town hall meeting for all Woodburn families on February 9 from 7-8 pm to discuss our return to in-person learning plans. During this meeting we will share information about the return to school timeline, safety procedures, our new bell schedule, and more. We will also answer any questions you might have. Spanish translation will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87383950246
Meeting ID: 873 8395 0246
New Bell Schedule Starts Feb. 16
To prepare for the return to in-person learning we will be transitioning to a new bell schedule starting February 16. Our day will begin at 9:45 am and end at 4:15 pm. The in-person schedule can be viewed here. Slight time adjustments might be made for all virtual classrooms. These adjustments will be shared by your child's classroom teacher.
Monday Clubs Are Back!
Need something fun to do on Monday afternoons?
Join Monday Clubs with the ARTS Team!
- Learn Art & Music with Mrs. Ragona and Mr. Kettler
- Fun games and movement with Mr. Shirley
- Play games and sing songs in Spanish
- Fun tech and stuff with Ms. Campbell
- K, 1st, and 2nd Grade clubs start at 12:30 and 1:00
- 3rd and 4th Grade clubs start at 1:00 and 1:30
- 5th and 6th Grade clubs start at 1:30 and 2:00
Clubs vary each week. Students are invited to join a minimum of one 30-minute sessions weekly. Some grade levels may have a second club scheduled. This will be communicated during Morning Meeting.
How to Join
- Click "Join Monday Clubs!"
- Log into Blackboard 24-7 if prompted
- Find your grade level and click "join"
Kindergarten and 5th Grade Supply Distributions
On Monday, February 8th the Kindergarten team will be distributing supplies at Fairmont Gardens and the school at the following times:
- Fairmont Gardens, 1-3 pm, pick up near the pool
- Woodburn, 4-6 pm, at the main entrance
5th Grade Students
On Wednesday, February 10th, 5th grade teachers will be distributing supplies to students from 4:30-6:30pm. Supplies will include a bag of classroom supplies and art pastel colors that will be used in Mr. Kettler's art class. Please enter the kiss and ride loop and pull up to door #1. Don't forget your mask.
Curbside Library Service for February 8, 2021
Weather permitting, we will have Library curbside pick-up service Monday, February 8th between the hours of 5 -7p.m. We hope this time slot will be convenient for you.
If your student put books on hold for February 1st pick-up, they will be checked out and available Monday Feb. 8.
Please check your email on Monday for confirmation that your books are ready.
To request books from Woodburn:
Students may put up to 5 books on hold through the Destiny online library catalog. Students in grades 3-6 can log in to Destiny to place books on hold.
Please submit your hold requests by Friday at 5:00 p.m. for Monday pick up. We will check out your hold requests and email both student and parent/guardian to let you know when your books are ready to pick up.
Students in grades K-2:
To request a mystery bag, please email your librarian, Ms. Lockwood at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your student’s first and last name, grade, and classroom teacher.
You may also submit this Google Form to request books. https://forms.gle/j4PntootG6cKBreGA
Please wear a mask! Put book returns in the same library bag and place in the return bins.
Family Life Education Viewing Night
You are invited to attend an evening opportunity to preview the Family Life Education media and lessons and to talk with administration about the program. The meeting will be held on February 10th at 5:00 p.m. via BbCU. All program materials and media for all grade levels will be available for your review at this time.
Please join via this link: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d8bdd02221884942826e65b1e3a95d14
For more information and opt-out forms please click here
SIS Parent Account
SIS ParentVUE (PVUE) is an important tool for parents/guardians to keep up with their student’s attendance, progress report cards, and more. You can use this option in order to view your child's progress report online.
If you have not yet created an account, you can request an activation code by submitting this form or emailing Jackie Garcia at JEGarcia1@fcps.edu. Details on what can be found in PVUE and how to activate a new PVUE account using your activation code can be found here - Student Information System - SIS Parent Account Overview
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair is back! While the Fair will be exclusively held online this year, we still plan on making it a fun and joyous experience for our kids. Our customized Woodburn Book Fair homepage features:
- A fully Virtual Fair so you and your kids can experience the magic of the school shopping experience. Browse over 200 titles by grade, meet popular authors, and discover the comfort and joy of our Fair
- Direct access to over 6,000 additional titles with family-friendly prices, at the Scholastic online store
- Every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!)
Save these dates and view Woodburn's Book Fair site:
Fair Dates: February 19 – March 4
We can’t wait to “see” you at the Fair!
Mary Lockwood Gokcen, Woodburn’s Book Fair Chair email@example.com
Raise a Reader Virtual Event on March 5
Save the date and plan to join us as we celebrate the joy of reading at our upcoming virtual Raise a Reader event. This was originally scheduled for today, February 5, but has been pushed back. Keep your eyes out for additional information about book distribution and times. If you are interested in reading in your child's (virtual) classroom please contact Linnea Kessler-Gowell at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Consider Donating to the Woodburn PTA Direct Donation Campaign
Due to the circumstances related to COVID-19, the Woodburn PTA decreased our budget this year and decided to forego multiple fundraisers in favor of a Direct Donation Fundraising Campaign. Right now, we’re just under half way to reaching our year-long goal of raising $12,000 in direct donations.
Our fundraisers support teacher classroom grants and appreciation, enrichment programming, and social activities. This campaign is the PTA’s primary fundraiser and requests a one-time monetary donation rather than asking our community to sell items. Direct donations allow 100% of contributions to go directly to the PTA, and are tax-deductible.
Please consider using this link to donate now. We would be so appreciative!
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