School News!

  1.  If you are interested in volunteering at Woodbrook this year, you need to participate in an orientation session.  The school has scheduled their evening session for Tuesday, September 12th, 6-6:45pm in the library. If you are unable to attend this training, please contact the office to schedule a school day session.
  2. If you have not done so yet, please complete the student verification process through Parent portal.  If you do not have access to parental portal, please submit the paper version that has been sent home to you.
  3. Back to School Night is coming up quickly.  Mark your calendars: Tuesday, September 19th, 6-8pm.
  4. CARES word of the week = Assertion.  Assertion means making positive contributions; standing up for what is right and doing the right thing; protecting and caring about those around you while demonstrating your desire to be successful in learning and life.  Ask your children for examples of ASSERTION that they have seen on display  this week and times when they have been assertive.  Share examples of ASSERTION you have witnessed or experienced as well.

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Construction Update!

Below is our first construction update of the year:

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School News!

We thought we would take this opportunity to share with you some of wonderful doorways and display boards greeting our children at the start of the school year!

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Calling all attractions books!

By now you should have received an attractions book courtesy of the Woodbrook PTO.  If you have not, please contact Meg Holub at your earliest convenience.  We encourage all families to purchase this book which contains incredible savings for only $25.  This year we are trying to minimize fundraising that requires selling things door to door while still raising money to support our school’s community activities and enrichment programs.  If at least 100 families purchase one book for their household, we will raise over $3000. If we meet that goal, there will be an ice cream party for all participating Woodbrook students!   If you WANT to sell additional books that would be AMAZING!  Sell 5 and receive a 6th for FREE!  If you are not interested in or unable to participate in this event, please return your book through your child ASAP.  Checks should be made out to Woodbrook PTO or pay online through EZPay ( (EZpay Code: woodbrook).  This fundraiser ends Wednesday, September 6th so get your orders in soon!

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Movie Night Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for our first family movie night!  Come in PJs, bring a sleeping bag, pull up a chair and enjoy a FREE showing of Lego Batman  in Woodbrook’s gym on Friday, September 15th from 6:30-8:30pm.  Concessions will be available for sale.

If you are able to help out with concessions please see the sign up genius below:

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Word of the Week: Cooperation

As we start the school year, need a refresher on Woodbrook’s C.A.R.E.S. Traits?  Below is an explanation offered on Woodbrook’s Fact Sheet on the school’s website:

“Our growing school serves a close-knit community that is interested and involved in the intellectual and social growth of all children. Our dedication and commitment to Responsive Classroom unites our students and staff in creating learning environments where we place an equal amount of attention on the planning of academics and the social and emotional development of our students. We work together to create learning environments that are rooted in the CARES traits: In order to succeed as members of a global community, citizens must be able to Cooperate; Assert themselves; be both Respectful and Responsible; possess Empathy for others to help them develop a healthy perspective for problem solving; and demonstrate a level of Self-control in order to achieve their goals.”

In service of promoting these traits, the school focuses on a word of the week.  Perhaps you have noticed this posted in your child’s teacher’s newsletters?  The PTO will be posting the word of the week this year (and sometimes additional resources) in recognition of the family’s role in nurturing the close-knit community referenced above.

Without further ado, this week’s word of the week is COOPERATION.  Cooperation (ko-op-er-ay-shun) is when two or more people work together so that they are better off.  For cooperation to work, everyone has to be an active member of the team and do what they agree to do.

If you have the chance, be on the look out this week for opportunities to to ask your child how they display this trait, recognize when you see this trait expressed and encourage others to celebrate when they witness cooperation in action!

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Attractions Books Are Here!

Woodbrook Elementary is fundraising with the Attractions Dining and Value Guide!

For Savings You Just Gotta Have, You Gotta Have Attractions!

  The main goal of this sale is to raise funds to support community activities and enrichment programs.

Coupons are valid NOW through December 31, 2018.

Attractions books make a great holiday and birthday gift!


  1. Collect orders and return payment using the provided envelope OR use EZPay for easy and secure online payment! If you order through EZPay, please turn in your envelope and note that you already paid. 
    EZPay Code: Woodbrook
    Share your EZPay link and code with your friends on facebook & twitter! They can pay online and you get the credit for the sale
  2. The cost of each book is $25.00.
  3. Make checks payable to Woodbrook PTO or use EZPay.
  4. Wednesday, September, 6th is the last day to turn in orders.
  5. Each individual that sells 5 books will get the 6th FREE! No limit!  Only available through EZPay.
  6. If you are unable to participate, please return the book in its original condition immediately.

Contact Meg Holub with any questions.


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School News!

Check out the newly renovated maker space!!!  We anticipate posting on the PTO website construction updates throughout the year to keep you up to date on all the changes Woodbrook is undergoing.  Come see for yourself the work that has been completed at Woodbrook’s Open House on Monday, August 21st.  Kindergarten and Pre-K families should come from 4:30-5:30pm and Grades 1-5 should come between 5:30-6:30pm.  After seeing the sights, dropping off supplies and visiting with teachers, stop by the cafeteria for some ice cream, visit with families and ask questions of the PTO.

Below is a welcome message from our Principal (Lisa Molinaro) and our new Assistant Principal Intern (Michael Thornton):

The Woodbrook staff is really excited to welcome back our students on Wednesday, August 23.  We have been hard at work preparing our school for your arrival.  Construction is still on-going and it will continue throughout the school year.  Even so, the outstanding learning that happens within Woodbrook’s walls will carrry on as normal.

Please be sure to look over the Welcome Back Letter that was mailed to you to ensure your child knows the name of their teacher and where to go on Wednesday.  In addition, don’t forget to come to Open House on Monday, August 21 to meet your child’s teacher and walk the school. We are excited to share our new learning spaces with everyone!  Lastly, the Woodbrook bus drivers have practiced their routes and are ready to pick-up your child on Wednesday.  With limited parking due to all of the construction, we are encouraging all students to ride the bus. It’s going to be a great year.  See you soon!

Lisa & Michael

The office staff would also note that while they recognize you will be bombarded with paperwork next week, please try to submit the requested information ASAP.  While end of year flyers may be good fodder for campfires, START of year packets should be treated as boomerangs to be completed and returned quickly.  Remember too that they can be reached by email at

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Welcome Back!

Hard to believe that school starts next week!  In anticipation, the PTO needs your help to kick off the school year right.

On Monday, August 21st, after you have viewed the solar eclipse, come out to Woodbrook’s open house, deliver your class supplies, visit the teachers, come meet your fellow PTO members and enjoy some ice cream to boot.

Ever wonder where all the paper comes from that makes up the first day school packet?  Come to the gym Tuesday morning (August 22nd) and find out!  Bring some brownies to share with the Teachers and/or hang out to help set up for their luncheon or clean up afterwards.

For the first few days of school, we will also be helping to tag students’ backpacks to help make sure everyone gets on the correct bus.  We can use volunteers both in the morning and the afternoon for this task.

Below is a link to a sign up genius for these various activities.


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Northside Cal Ripken Baseball Registration


In years past, the Northside Cal Ripken Baseball League have had their informational flyers approved by Albemarle County and then had their paper copies distributed to schools which then had to be given to teachers who then had to get them into students’ folders.  A very long and labor-intensive process (and not really something we want our teachers spending their time on).  So, we agreed to post their registration form here.  Kindergarten students last year were able to participate in a series of T-ball clinics run by this league.  If you are interested in signing up for fall ball, please see the attached registration form.

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