PTO Meeting!

After walking/running a mile for a cause within the Woodbrook neighborhood on Monday, find a way to keep moving forward to the PTO meeting on Tuesday, January 16th.  The meeting will be in the library starting at 6:30pm.  Childcare will be available for those over 3.  Among other topics, we will be discussing upcoming events like the Chipotle Restaurant Night and Game Night and hearing an update on the construction process and instructional planning for next year.

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Redistricting Update!

The School Board adopted the Superintendent’s redistricting recommendation by a 4-3 vote.  Click here to review the plan.  Under this plan, Woodbrook will be welcoming approximately 113 students from Greer Elementary and 72 students from Agnor Hurt.  The School Board approved grandfathering for rising 5th graders and their siblings so the final #s may be slightly different than those included in the projections.  Woodbrook will be moving forward quickly to introduce and welcome these students and their families to the Woodbrook Community.  Keep in mind it will likely be difficult for many of these students and families to say goodbye to their current schools as one consistent sentiment throughout the redistricting process has been how much we all love our respective schools.  We want to be sensitive to these feelings while ensuring they know how excited we are to have them join the Woodbrook community.  If you are interested in coordinating “get to know you” and outreach events, please email Jen Smith at jks4p@hotmail.com.

 

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Parent Council Update!

If you are not already planning on attending the School Board meeting tomorrow evening (where a final redistricting decision is anticipated), the Parent Council would like to invite families to a special screening  of Beyond Measure, a documentary challenging the assumptions of the current education story and test-driven curriculum, and panel discussion.  The St. Anne’s-Belfield School community is sponsoring the event.

Date & Time: Thursday, Jan. 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: Grisham Hall, 2132 Ivy Road
RSVP: Click here to RSVP
Attendees are also encouraged to read the New York Times best-selling book. Please contact Nina Bowen with questions.

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Celebrate MLK weekend with the Woodbrook School Community!

Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with the Woodbrook School Community.

The MLK Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, January 12th at 8:30 in the gym.  A reception for award recipients and their families will follow in the maker room.

The MLK Walk will be held on Monday, January 15th from 12-5pm around the Woodbrook neighborhood.  All participants should come into the front lobby to check-in and receive directions before joining the walk.  Everyone is invited into the cafeteria after they walk to warm themselves with refreshments, hot cocoa, and activities.

The PTO has been asked to help out with donation of food items for the reception and walk refreshments.  Below is a sign-up genius to facilitate our participation.

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School News!

  1. The first word of 2018 is ASPIRE! Let’s all work together to accomplish great and meaningful things this semester!

2. Chance to Dance and Maker Club start back up on Tuesday, January 9th and Wednesday, January 10th.  ESOL tutoring resumes the week of January 29th.

3.  As the cold weather descends upon us and you’ve pulled out all your coats, hats and gloves, find any that no longer fit?  Bring them in for Woodbrook’s coat drive!  Please bring in coats of all sizes, hats and gloves and place them in the bin in the Woodbrook lobby.  Items will be distributed to local schools and charities.

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Redistricting Update!

Mark your calendars!  Next Thursday (January 11th) the School Board will be holding a public hearing on the Superintendent’s redistricting recommendation.  The Board will then vote and finalize the decision.  The meeting will be held in the County Office Building in Lane Auditorium (401 McIntire Road) and starts at 6:30pm.  Please consider attending and sharing your views.  There is a sign up sheet available with the clerk approximately 30 minutes before the start of the meeting.  You may still speak even if you do not sign up ahead of time. For more guidance on public comments at school board meetings, click here.  If you are unable to make it (or in addition to going), you can also send the Board an email at schoolboard@k12albemarle.org.

The Superintendent has put forth the redistricting plan supported by the citizen advisory committee.  That plan calls for 185 new students to attend Woodbrook next year (113 from Greer and 72 from Agnor Hurt). It leaves capacity at each of the urban ring schools for future growth and balances (better than other alternatives) the demographic changes occurring at each of these schools.  All Woodbrook students would continue to go to Jack Jouett for Middle School.  For additional details, please click here.  If you support this plan or some other version, this is your last chance to have your voice considered.  Be involved – come to the meeting and/or call/email your views ahead of time.

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Teaching Giving Tree Extension and Distribution

It’s not too late to make Woodbrook’s teachers holiday wishes come true!  We are extending the deadline to receive gifts until Monday morning on December 18th.  We will then distribute the gifts to teachers that afternoon.  Come join us at 1pm to spread the holiday cheer throughout the school.

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End of year giving

We realize this is the time of year when you are bombarded with gift requests from your children as well as non-profits.  Add the Woodbrook PTO to that list!   As you consider your end of year giving, please consider a donation to the Woodbrook PTO. Notice that we have not requested you to participate in any catalog sales this year?  The trade off is that we ask you to donate directly to the PTO.  Help us reach our goal of $5000 to help pay for the field trips and other experiential learning opportunities.  Donations in any amount are welcome and are tax deductible. Checks/money orders should be made out to “Woodbrook PTO”.   You can send your donation to the school through your child,  in person at the office or via mail to 100 Woodbrook Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.  You may also contribute via the pay pal link below.

 




On a related note, we hope you can join us at the school-wide morning meeting on Tuesday, December 19th.  Among other fun activities planned, the PTO will be announcing the winners of the Feed the Bear/Be the Change Poster contest!

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Holiday Box Top Rewards!

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School News!

  1. The 4/5 Winter Concert is on Wednesday, December 13th.  There will be a performance during school at 1pm and then again that evening at 6:30pm.  All performers should arrive by 6pm and report to their homerooms.
  2. Many classes are engaging in a kindness challenge leading up to the winter break.  Ask your child(ren) about it and whether they/their class is participating and if so, how it’s going!
  3. You should have received a letter (on blue paper) in the Tuesday folders as a follow up to the November 20th parent panel.  If you have any questions, ideas or input into strengthening the family-school partnership please let someone at the school know.

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Penguin Patch (12/11-12/15)

Jenny’s Penguin Patch Kid’s Holiday Shop will be open in the Maker Space from 9am-2pm this coming week (December 11th-15th).  This shop is NOT a fund-raiser.  It is designed to offer our students the chance to experience the joy of giving.  Some tips from the holiday shop to create a memorable experience for your child (and you):

  1. Plan and budget with your child using the money envelope sent home in the Tuesday folders.
  2. Every gift is inexpensive with kid-friendly pricing from 25 cents to $12.
  3. Join the fun and excitement – contact Beth Daane to volunteer at the shop.
  4. Ask your child WHY they chose a particular gift. . . the smile will be the real gift!

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PTO Reminders!

  1. The Feed the Bear Poster Contest will wrap up at Family Maker Night on Friday, December 8th.  Poster board is available in the office and art room for final submissions.  We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful, creative ideas put on canvas by our Woodbrook students.
  2. Please bring a snack to share if you attend Family Maker Night on Friday, December 8th.  If you can help to supervise a room with a teacher for an hour, check out this link.
  3. The Giving Tree is up in the lobby and waiting for its leaves to be plucked off.  Gifts can be dropped off in the office with leaf attached anytime up until Friday, December 15th.  The presents will be delivered to classrooms on Monday, December 18th.

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Redistricting Update!

The Redistricting Committee’s final meeting was on November 27th.  They are proposing bringing approximately 185 new students from both Greer and Agnor Hurt to Woodbrook starting in 2018-2019.  For the details of their recommendation, check out this link.  The Superintendent will be making her presentation to the School Board on December 14th.  The School Board will then hold a public hearing sometime in January before making their final determination.  Please stay informed, involved and engaged!

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School News!

  1. On Friday, December 8th the 1/2 class will be taking a field trip to the Frontier Museum.
  2. Also, on Friday December 8th from 6:30-8:30pm the school will be sponsoring Family Maker Night.  Several classrooms will be running a multitude of “maker” activities such as keva planks, legos, minecraft, circuits, DIY ornaments & fidget spinners.  Students will also have the opportunity to finish their “Feed the Bear” posters.  Please bring a snack to share.

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Multi-age & Open Spaces Conversation

Come join us in the library for some cookies and conversation with parents from Agnor-Hurt regarding Mult-age and open spaces on Tuesday, December 5th.  We will be meeting from 6:30-8pm.  Childcare is available for those over 3.

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PTO News!

  1. The last redistricting committee meeting is on Monday, November 27th from 6-8pm in Agnor-Hurt’s media center.  The committee will be reviewing survey results and making final recommendations to the Superintendent.  The public is welcome to attend to listen but will not have the opportunity to comment.
  2. Poinsettia pick up will be after school in Woodbrook’s gym on Tuesday, November 28th or Wednesday, November 29th
  3. The National Day of Giving is Tuesday, November 28th.  Consider celebrating this day by contributing to Woodbrook’s Feed the Bear campaign.  So far, our Honey pot alone has raised $357.30!  The Feed the Bear/Bee the Change poster contest is also in full swing.  Poster board can be picked up in the art room or in the office.  Final submissions are due by the end of family maker night on Friday, December 8th.  Winners will be announced at the December school-wide morning meeting.
  4. Interested parents will have the opportunity to meet with parents with children in Agnor-Hurt’s multi-age program on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30pm.
  5. Check out our annual Giving Tree in the school foyer.  There are plenty of leaves left on the tree waiting to be picked and wishes fulfilled.  Gifts with leaf tags can be returned to the office any time prior to Friday, December 15th.

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PTO Reminders!

  1.  The Feed the Bear “Latte” challenge runs through Wednesday, November 22nd.  Considering skipping the latte, diet coke, late afternoon treat and donate the cost to Woodbrook instead.
  2. The last redistricting committee meeting is Monday, November 27th from 6-8pm at Agnor Hurt’s media center.  Although the parental survey is now closed, you can still have your voice heard through an email to rac@k12albemarle.org.  You can also contact the school board via email and/or attend their meetings and speak during the public comment time.
  3. Thanks to those parents who have agreed to serve on the panel on Monday, November 20th to share with Woodbrook faculty and staff our perspectives on various facets of the school-family relationship.

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Poinsettia Pick Up!

Poinsettias will be arriving the week after Thanksgiving!  If you have placed an order, anticipate picking up in the gym after school on either Tuesday, November 28th or Wednesday, November 29th. Email Maureen Boisvert with any questions.

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Giving Tree Season!

Check out our annual Giving Tree located in the school lobby!  Just in time for Black Friday savings, take a leaf (or 2 or 3) and fulfill the wishes of our most dedicated staff.  Attach the leaf to your purchase and drop off in the office anytime before the end of the school day on Friday, December 15th.  Questions?  Email Jackie Harris .

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Multi-Age/Open Spaces Parent Forum

Join us in Woodbrook’s Library on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:30pm for a discussion with Agnor-Hurt parents regarding multi-age/open space programming.  Child care will be available for those over 3.  Anticipate good conversation and yummy treats!

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