Fall 2015 Newsletter


WHAT THE PTO AT WOODBROOK DOES:

We (and by “we”, we mean all of you!) support Woodbrook Elementary students, staff and parents by hosting fun events for the Woodbrook community, by providing ongoing support and appreciation to Woodbrook’s staff and by raising funds for equipment and activities not covered in the school budget. We also provide information about county-wide issues impacting you, like redistricting, school budget funding, and initiatives like the World Language program.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT BY PARTICIPATING IN THE ALBEMARLE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SURVEY (2016-17 school calendar design and budgetary process input):
Click here:  http://www.k12insight.com/k/SsUTPVsXWPsPsPsP  


HOW IT’S GOING SO FAR THIS YEAR
:

  1. We’ve given $4000 toward the cost of field trips for all grades PreK – 5; $1700 in grants for new teachers to purchase supplies for their classrooms and $1200 for two all-school theater performances.
  2. We raised $570 from the ACAC fundraiser; $1800 from Attractions Books; $700 from the Election Day Bake Sale; $1500 from the Book Fair and approx. $1900 from Innisbrook. However, we’re down from this point last year.
  3. We’ve had over 75 AMAZING family members volunteer their valuable time at events so far! THANK YOU!


WAYS TO GET PTO INFORMATION
:

  1. PTO WEBSITEhttp://woodbrookelementarypto.digitalpto.com. You can also link to us from the Woodbrook School website: https://www2.k12albemarle.org/school/wes
  2. PTO FACEBOOK PAGE: Search for “Woodbrook PTO” and ask to join! (https://www.facebook.com/groups/247300445316794/)
  3. FLYERS (like this one!): we’re trying to move away from so much paper, but we still want to make sure we’re reaching everyone and paper helps us do that.
  4. MEETINGS: We typically meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Library. Our next meeting is Tuesday, December 15that 6:30pm. Free childcare is typically provided! Please join us!


UPCOMING EVENTS/FUNDRAISERS:

  1. 3RD ANNUAL STAFF GIVING TREETuesNov. 24 – Mon, Dec. 14 There is a separate flyer about the Giving Tree coming home with this newsletter! (click here for more info on the Giving Tree)
  2. PTO MOVIE NIGHT: Friday, December 4th at 6:30 in the Gym (movie will start at 6:45pm) – Free family-friendly movie in the gym! Pizza, popcorn and other items will be for sale. 3rd, 4th & 5th graders are choosing this movie!
  3. PTO MEETINGTuesday, December 15th at 6:30pm in the Library


WAYS YOU (AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS) CAN SUPPORT THE PTO ALL YEAR LONG!

  1. GROCERY CARDS: Register your grocery loyalty cards at Kroger and Harris Teeter! (learn more about linking your rewards card here for Kroger and here for Harris Teeter)
  2. BOX TOPS: Clip, save and send in Box Tops! We hope to make $2500 this year from box tops, but we’ve only collected $850 worth so far! (Learn more about what products have box tops here!)
  3. INNISBROOK: Did you miss the Innisbrook wrapping paper fundraiser? You (and family and friends) can still shop online and items will be shipped directly to you: http://innisbrook.com/user/112414
  4. DIRECT DONATIONS: Woodbrook PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so direct donations are tax-deductible. Currently we accept checks (Woodbrook PTO), and we’re working on a Paypal account to allow donations by credit/debit.