Woodbrook Playground

The playgrounds at Woodbrook are open for you to use with your children at designated times.The playgrounds are open to the public to use Monday-Thursday after 3pm, and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
***Please remember to follow current safety guidelines, including social distancing, while you are at Woodbrook.**

Face Masks Donations Needed

Woodbrook students are in need of donated children’s masks for the upcoming school year. Children’s sizes are ideal, but all masks will be accepted.  Please place each unused, clean masks in individual separate zip-lock bags and drop off at Woodbrook Elementary during office hours.

If you would like to sew masks, but don’t have the materials you need, Cville Craft Aid can help!  Proceed to the Cville Craft Aid website link below to select the mask supply kits for the recommended “Everything” mask pattern in kids small or medium sizes.  There will be guidance to have your finished masks directed to Woodbrook.  https://www.cvillecraftaid.org/volunteer-to-sew

2020-2021 School Year Community Conversations

From the WES school email: “Over the next several weeks, we will be hosting additional Woodbrook specific Community Conversations on Zoom. We know that you have many questions about how the return to school plan affects your child.  Our goal is to answer your questions with the most updated information in the most timely  manner possible.  Each forum will last approximately 1 hour and Spanish translation will be available for all of these sessions.  The dates, times and links for our first two sessions are:”

August 11 at 12:00 pm – Link to join the Zoom conversation

August 12 at 6:30 pm – Link to join the Zoom conversation

Albemarle County School Calendar Survey

2020-2021 School Calendar Changes:

ACPS would love to hear your voice regarding the potential 2020-2021 School Calendar. Please be sure to review the following information and answer the quick survey from the public schools.
Many instructional staff have offered feedback that extra time for planning and preparation would be beneficial. This has resulted in two additional calendar drafts for the upcoming school year. One moves the start date of the new school year to Wednesday, September 2; the other would have school begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 8. In both cases, the school year would close on Friday, June 18. The options preserve traditional schedule breaks.
Please take a moment to review the options displayed in the links below and provide your feedback in the survey. The survey results will be shared with the School Board on or before June 26th.
September 2nd Start
September 8th Start:
Survey Link:
Please participate in the survery by 11:59pm on Wednesday, June 17.

PTO Email Blast – June 9th, 2020

Student Belongings Pickup

Students Returning and/or Picking Items Up From School –  Thursday, June 11th

Families will be able to come to school and pick up remaining personal items and/or drop off school items such as library books. Simply pull through the bus loop in the back parking lot and staff members will be there to collect any return items for the school and pass out personal items to students that teachers will have bagged up for them. If possible, please follow the designated pick up times below on Thursday, June 11th.

·         9-11am – Students with last names beginning with A-H

·         12-2 pm – Students with last names beginning with I-Z

Returning library books: We will collect library books during curbside pickup on June 11th.  Email Ms. Dion at [email protected]  for questions about books checked out to your child.

Returning computers and iPads:
Families returning to ACPS in the fall may keep technology over the summer to allow access to virtual summer learning opportunities in July for interested families.  If you don’t want to be responsible for technology over the devices, you may drop them off at school during the curbside pickup on June 11th.

5th Grade Students

5th Grade Special Event – Saturday, June 13 (10:00-12:00pm)

We will honor our 5th graders with a special event on Saturday, June 13.  Students and their families are invited to drive through the bus loop behind the school at any time between 10:00am-12:00pm to pick up their Rising Up certificates, yearbooks, report cards, and a couple of other special items!   Staff members will be there to send our 5th graders off in style!  Please note, this is also a time for them to return any items to the school including library books and technology and for those with younger siblings, they can also use this time to drop off and/or pick up any remaining items.

Yearbooks are here!

**Note: Exact Change will be required, no change will be given**
Yearbooks are available to purchase on the following dates at Woodbrook Elementary in the front, in the car drop off loop while supplies last.  Checks and cash accepted (exact change change please, as no change will be given.)

                                     June 11th, 9:00 – 11:00am & 12:00 – 2:00pm
June 13th, 10:00 – 12:00pm

5th Grade Families:

Please note if you are a family with a child in 5th grade,your child’s yearbook will be distributed on Saturday, June 13th during the belongings pick up.  If you would like to purchase an additional year book please see details above.


2020-2021 School Supplies
Ordering Deadline: June 30th

Are hesitant to buy your school supplies because you don’t know what Back To School will look like? 1st Day School Supplies will let you cancel your order until July 1 with no penalty! After that date, there will be a $15 restocking fee if they’ve already picked your box.

We have partnered with 1st Day School Supplies to get the exact supplies needed at competitive prices without the risk or hassle of shopping. All school supply orders will ship directly to the school and be delivered to your child’s classroom when school begins. You can make your purchase right now by clicking this link. https://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=110796    Be sure to order before June 30.  If online purchasing is not right for your family, you will be able to find the school supply lists on the Woodbrook Elementary website soon and are welcome to purchase those items on your own.

Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the above information or any other PTO functions and events.

Amazon Smile
Exciting news!

AmazonSmile customers can now support Woodbrook Elementary School PTO in the Amazon shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones! Simply follow these easy instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations!
1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into ‘Settings’
3. Tap ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.


Year Book Orders 2019-2020!

Yearbooks are available to order! If you’d like to place an order you may do so by clicking the links below.  Please be sure to fill out the Google document AND send your Venmo payment (with details) so we can properly fill your order! Thank you!! *

5th Grade Families:

Please note if you are a family with a child in 5th grade, please see the link for details on how you’re child will receive a free yearbook. Your childs yearbook will be distributed on Saturday, June 13th during the belongings pick up.  If you would like to purchase an additional year book please see below. 
Online Orders:
Final orders are due by June 1st.
Payments must be received by June 5th.
Order delivery will take place between June 6th and June  10th.
In Person Orders:
Yearbooks will be available to purchase on the following dates at Woodbrook Elementary School, in the front in the car drop off loop while supplies last.    Cash (exact change please, as no change will be given) and checks accepted.
June 11th 9:00 to 11:00am & 12:00 to 2:00pm
June 13th 10:00 to 12:00pm.

Current Upcoming School Events & Resources – COVID-19

Current Upcoming School Events & Resources

Due to Governor Northam’s announcement about K-12 school closures to keep Virginians as safe and healthy as possible, and to minimize exposure to COVID-19 all current school events are cancelled.  The school hopes to potentially reschedule the 1/2 Concert and Multicultural Fair.

The school has available work packets for each grade level in the front lobby of the school available from 9-2pm today.  Today is the final day you will be able to pick up these items or any personal items / medication for your child.

Community Resources – Organizations such as Ready Kids have gathered resources where families can reach out to for basic needs when schools are closed.

Albemarle County’s link below includes some useful resources for your time at home: https://sites.google.com/k12albemarle.org/acpsathomelearning/

The following are suggested resources provided through the Albemarle County School District emails: 

Most Current COVID-19 Information.  The guidance of public health experts, can be found on the CDC’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) website.

Additionally, our two local hospitals have web pages and up-to-date information on COVID-19:

Please refer to the school division’s COVID-19 Management Plan web page to access the division’s COVID-19 plan, community messages, news releases, and more.


Student Meal Services

The following is a email letter sent out from the Albemarle County School District regarding student meal services:

Dear ACPS Families,

Beginning tomorrow, March 17, the school division will begin providing meal service to families in need. Students and siblings, ages 18 and under, may come to any of the locations listed below to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Meals will be available free of charge, regardless of income level, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the duration of the emergency school closure. No appointment is necessary.

Meals will be provided in a grab-and-go format in the school parking lots at:

  • Woodbrook Elementary School
    100 Woodbrook Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Walkway in front of school
  • Sutherland Middle School
    2801 Powell Creek Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
    Front-right walkway entrance
  • Walton Middle School
    4217 Red Hill Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    Front entrance walkway
  • Albemarle High School
    2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
    Back covered patio across from stadium
  • Monticello High School
    1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    Front walkway near auditorium
  • Western Albemarle High School
    5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932
    Front walkway near dining area

2019-2020 Silent Online Auction

Due to COVID-19 our PTO has decided to postpone the Online Silent Auction until the fall (date TBD).  We will take this time to make sure the donations we have already received will still be valid in the fall and reach out to businesses if necessary.  If you have any questions about the Silent Auction, please contact Kim McQuown at [email protected].  We will keep our list of donors posted as we truly appreciate their support!

**Donors will be added upon receipt of donated item**

A huge THANK YOU to these businesses who have already contributed:

January 2019 PTO Meeting Minutes

PTO Meeting minutes
January 8, 2019

Woodbrook Library
6:30-8 PM

  • Welcome/Overview –Dana Griffin & Jen Smith (5 min)
  • Treasurer’s Report – Maureen Boisvert (5 min)
    • Balance, deposits, and checks were reviewed
    • Venmo account was a successful payment option
    • Penguin Patch contract will not be renewed for next year
    • PTO approved providing a gift card to the supplier of the donated poinsettias
    • Treasurer’s report was approved
  • Fundraising Report– Kate Scales and Hannah Barnaby (5 min)
    • Silent auction (April 20-28) is on the horizon and help is needed:
      • Printing and stuffing envelopes for mailings for the donations
      • Soliciting donations
      • Collecting donations
        • If interested in helping with the silent auction, contact Hannah Barnaby
    • Spiritwear: Hannah will get more information and share it out after she speaks with the spiritwear company
    • Potentially having a spring plant sell
  • Communications Report – Zarina Burdge (5 min)
    • Let Zarina know if you want anything placed into the website. Please send a blurb with the communication request.
  • Parent Council report – Kim McQuown (5 min)
    • No parent council meeting was held in December
    • The two upcoming parent council meetings (February 20 and April 17) will need a Woodbrook representative
  • Updates/Feedback/Follow up (10 min)
    • Chipotle Restaurant Night
      • Use stickers as reminders
    • Attraction Books
    • Penguin Patch
    • Holiday Market
      • 19 vendors participated. Have additional poinsettias for next year’s market for consumers to purchase and advertise more.
    • Giving Tree
      • Ensure that teachers only fill out their wish lists once
      • Numerous items are requested every year. Perhaps purchase them earlier in the year when they are on sale
      • Typically teachers are asked in August what they would like- it would be better to ask teachers closer to November so that they know what their specific needs are at that time in the year
      • Give the option for monetary donations
  • Upcoming School Events (5 min)
    • MLK Spirit Week (1/14-1/18) including MLK awards ceremony 1/18 at 8:30am
    • WES Spelling Bee (1/17, 1/29)
    • Boys Bookin’ It (1/19 9-11am, Field School)
    • MLK Walk (1/21 at 11am – 3pm)
    • ½ day school 1/18, NO SCHOOL 1/21, 1/22
  • Questions/Comments/Suggestions/Other (5 min)
  • Principal’s Report (10 min)
    • Golden Apple nominations are due February 4th
    • Due to transportation issues clubs are iffy this year
    • Mid year assessments are currently going on
    • Staffing meetings will begin during the second week in February
      • Second phase of redistricting will begin next year (approx. 48 additional students)
    • New buzzing in system is up and running


Next PTO Meeting:  February 5th

6:30 PM in library





January PTO Meeting Tomorrow January 8

Join us for the PTO meeting tomorrow on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm. Come find out what events the PTO has lined up and how you can help support our school! Childcare will be provided for children over 3.

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