Spring at Woodbrook


Dear Woodbrook Families,

Spring has sprung! We welcome the warm weather and wonder where the April showers have been?

We will be celebrating our wonderful staff at Woodbrook the week of May 1-5. This is an opportunity to send in a heartfelt note of thanks from you and your child for the hard work and dedication the Woodbrook staff puts forth everyday.

Thank you and hats off to every single member of our staff. Each and every one of the Woodbrook teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, nurse, counselor, library aide, custodians, security guards, lunch aides, technology staff, cafeteria staff and bus drivers contributes to all that makes Woodbrook the wonderful school that it is. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

We have enjoyed a few upgrades at Woodbrook recently.

  • We have posted a good deal of timely information for you on our newly upgraded electronic sign. Please look for it by the flagpole as you drive up Robin Road towards Woodbrook.
  • The fifth grade has been enjoying the privilege of eating lunch in the courtyard at our new picnic tables during the lovely weather. Luckily, our cafe is air-conditioned for the very warm days, so we have the best of both worlds!
  • A great thank you to Eagle Scout candidate and former Woodbrook student, Teerth Shah for the installation of a very beautiful new Woodbrook sign under the tree by the stop & drop lot. It is a show stopper! Thanks Teerth for remembering Woodbrook!
  • We have brand new sidewalks to our 3/4/5 dismissal & recess blacktop on the side of the building. We are grateful for the extra space!

We look forward to our spring concert at Woodrow Wilson Middle School Thursday, April 27. Students should arrive between 5:15 and 5:30. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Parents/guests should walk to the gym and sit in the bleachers. There are three sections. The choir will sing in the middle of the gym. We will have signs directing you to the band or the orchestra sides of the bleachers. Absolutely no standing will be permitted during the concert for any reason.

Standardized testing is around the corner. See the dates below. Third, fourth and fifth grade students must come to school on time, well rested and with their own headphones/earbuds. Do not send your child to school if he/she is not feeling well. Children do not perform as well as they can when they are ill. HEADPHONES/EARBUDS MUST HAVE WIRES...3.5 MM JACK OR USB CONNECTIONS.

As we plan for next year, please be reminded that we do not accept requests for specific teachers for next year, however, we DO accept requests to NOT have particular teachers. If there is a specific teacher you would rather not have due to a personal experience with an older sibling, you may email me directly with that request. Please note that teachers change grades, a first grade teacher may become a fifth grade teacher and vice versa. If there is ONE specific friend that you feel your child should travel with next year (please do not request more than one specific friend), please email that to your teacher. This is not a guarantee, but we will try. We plan to have anywhere from 6-8 classes on each grade level, so your child will enjoy meeting new friends next year as opposed to traveling with large groups from their current class.

A great big thanks to the many students, staff and families who attended Woodbrook's Drama Club's production of Beauty and the Beast! No one was disappointed. The show was OUTSTANDING, the cast was truly incredible. We loved the acting, the singing, the dancing and the amazing energy and we could not be prouder! Thank you to Mrs. Gram, Ms. Foley and Ms. Vallancourt for making this production possible. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

If you are taking your child to work for Take your Child to Work day on Thursday, April 27, the guidelines are as follows:

1. Email your teacher if you plan on taking your child to work on Thursday, April 27.

2. Send proof of your child's attendance on company letterhead for an excused absence to the main office on Friday, April 28.


The results of the PTO chocolate bar fundraiser are in! Congratulations to Osten Anoche, our top salesperson, and to Michael and Kaylee Wojciechowski for earning second place as top salespeople fundraiser! Thank you to all who participated.

Spring clubs have begun. Please be sure you check the times and dates. There are dates that are purposely skipped or some dates which have extended hours.

Trips are now open on Community Pass for payment. Please see instructions for Community Pass by scrolling below. Chaperones must be PTO members. Your teacher will let you know if you were chosen to chaperone the trip, please wait for confirmation.

Please scroll down through the rest of the newsletter for details and even more information!

Please like us on https://www.facebook.com/woodbrookelementarypto.


Mrs. Cirillo

NJSLA Testing Dates for Grades 3, 4 & 5

Students must bring their own headphones.


The testing app does not recognize wireless headphones.

All students must arrive on time.

Do not send sick students to school, they can take a make up.

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Woodbrook Staff Appreciation Week Celebrated May 1-5

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Fifth Grade Corner

  • April 25 Wear Woodbrook Shirt for Grade 5 Photos
  • May 24 Students go to middle school orientation with their homerooms 9 am
  • May 24 TJMS PARENT ONLY orientation 7 pm
  • May 25 WWMS PARENT ONLY orientation 6:30 pm
  • May 31 Fifth Grade Trip to the Franklin Institute Museum 5th Grade Trip Forms

  • June 7 Fifth Grade Party/Celebration

  • Tuesday, June 13 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10 am in gym

Thank You to Eagle Scout Candidate Teerth Shah for our new Woodbrook Sign!

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Take Your Child To Work Day

1. Email your teacher if you plan on taking your child to work on Thursday, April 27.

2. Send proof of your child's attendance on company letterhead for an excused absence to the main office on Friday, April 28.


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Buy One, Get One Free NIGHT Book Fair June 5 & 6 4:30-7 p.m.

Please be on the lookout for the flyers as well as the

volunteer sign up genius link. We need your help!

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Thank you for participating in the Woodbrook PTO fundraiser!!

First Prize Osten Patrick Anoche, 17 Boxes, from Ms. Tunnell's Class

WOW!!! 17 Boxes!!!!

Second Prize A TIE!!!

Michael Wojciechowski, 6 boxes, from Ms. Pantina's Class


Kaylee Wojciechowski, 6 Boxes, from Ms. Delissio's Class

In total we sold 263 boxes!

Science Fair

Beauty and The Beast

Top Candy Sellers!

Al Fresco Dining

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Blowing Bubbles for Autism

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PBSIS Beaver Bucks Redemption

Get More Bang for your Beaver Bucks!

Save your Beaver Bucks from this year and

redeem them on line for prizes of your choice!

Then, send them in for your prize and we will

add those same Beaver Bucks to the weekly and end of year raffles!

Click below to redeem your Beaver Bucks for Prizes!


Beaver Buck Prize Order Form

Send the Beaver Bucks you are redeeming to the office in an envelope labeled with your name, your teacher's and BEAVER BUCKS on the envelope.
Please choose your prize by completing the form below.
Be sure to hit SUBMIT!

See your choices of prizes HERE.

Dual Language Program Begins for Incoming Kindergarten Students

If you have a kindergarten student starting in September 2023, you may apply for the Dual Language Program to be held at Washington Elementary School.

Your child will learn both English and Spanish in all subjects daily.

There is a lottery for this program. If selected, transportation will be provided.

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Click for the District Calendar

  • April 3-7, 2023 Spring Break School Closed

  • April 11, 2023 4th grade band students must bring their instruments

  • April 12, 2023 1:30 Dismissal

  • April 21, 2023 School Closed Eid

  • April 25, 2023 Spring Photos & 5th Grade Club & Grade Pictures

  • April 26, 2023 Kindergarten Trip to Imagine That Children's Museum

  • April 27, 2023 Students arrive 5:15 p.m., concert begins 6 p.m. Spring Concert @ WWMS

  • April 28, 2023 Turtle Back Zoo 1st Grade Trip

  • May 2 & 3, 2023 Kindergarten Registration for Woodbrook online

  • May 8-16, 2023 NJSLA testing grades 3,4 & 5

  • May 11, 2023 Grade 2 Trip Adventure Aquarium

  • May 18, 2023 Third Grade Trip to Liberty Science Center PICK UP 4 PM (no bus)

  • May 18, 2023 Student Council & Safety Patrol Trip to Top Golf

  • May 19, 2023 Field Day

  • May 24, 2023 6th Grade Orientation for Grade 5 Students During the School Day

  • May 24, 2023 6th Grade Parent Orientation @TJMS 7 p.m.

  • May 25, 2023 6th Grade Parent Orientation @WWMS 6:30 p.m.

  • May 26, 29 & 30 School Closed

  • May 31, 2023 Fifth Grade Trip to the Franklin Institute Museum PICK UP 4 PM (no bus)

  • June 2, 2023 Family Picnic During Lunch Bring your own food and blankets.

  • June 5, 2023 4th Grade Trip to Philadelphia Zoo PICK UP 4 PM (no bus)

  • June 5 & 6, 2023 Book Fair Family Nights 4:30 – 7:00pm

  • June 13, 2023 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (two tickets per family)

  • June 15, 2023 End of Year Class Parties K-4 2:00 – 3:15pm

  • June 16, 2023 1:30 dismissal

  • June 19, 2023 School Closed Juneteenth

  • June 20, 20231:30 dismissal Last Day of School

Community Pass Instructions

If you are NEW to the EDISON SCHOOL DISTRICT Community Pass (not the Township Pass)

Payments for Math Club, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Student Trips and Camp Bernie Shirts must be made on the Edison School District Community Pass.

Once you login/create an account, you must hit the Orange REGISTER button on your Community Pass home screen.

Click on the District Fees Link to locate Woodbrook catalog and find your grade.


1. Parents are using the Edison Rec Township/Latchkey Community Pass - please do not, just use the school Community Pass. Click to go to the correct Community Pass.

2. Only use the login credentials sent to you from me, Christine Burke, or the official SCHOOL DISTRICT Community Pass.

3. Check all parent email addresses for that letter - many people are not checking their email.

If you did NOT receive your Community Pass information, complete the form HERE

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Click HERE to access trip forms and details

  • Mrs. Donnelly & Mrs. Tortorello March 22 Jumping Jungle
  • Kindergarten April 26 Imagine That
  • 1st Grade April 28 Turtle Back Zoo
  • 2nd Grade May 11 Adventure Aquarium
  • 3rd Grade May 18 Liberty Science Center
  • 4th Grade June 8 Philadelphia Zoo
  • 5th Grade May 31 Franklin Institute
  • Student Council/Safety Patrol May 18 Top Golf


Please read and refer to this handbook for Woodbrook's Policies and Procedures.



Send Umbrellas & Wear Boots when Rain is Expected

On rainy days students are still expected to walk down the sidewalk into the building. Please do not try to change the procedure and drop children off closest to the building because it is raining. Instead, pull up in the stop & drop lot and ensure your child is wearing rain boots and using a child size umbrella.

What to Do When Your Child is Absent

Please always ensure that you follow the TWO STEP procedure when your child is absent.

1. Call the school to report your child's absence.

2. Send a note with the REASON/doctor's note for your child's absence when your child RETURNS.

No Idling & No U Turns

Please be reminded that there is no idling when you are parked in the stop & drop lot to pick up students at 3:30 p.m. The neighbors have been complaining and have called the police to enforce the law.

In addition, be sure you are not making a U-turn by the stop & drop lot or by the flagpole. It is dangerous and it is not permitted.


The Edison Township Recreation Department office located at

100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ 08817, 2nd Floor

Open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Online Registration For All ABC Latchkey Community Pass

NOTE: This is NOT the same Community Pass as the Edison Schools.

Please do not confuse the two.

Recycle your Batteries at Woodbrook!

Please recycle your batteries by sending them to school with your child.

Batteries should be placed in the battery bin

located in front of our library.


This organization was founded by former student Nihal Tammana here at Woodbrook

and our current students are working hard to keep it going!

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Snacks and Ice Cream for Sale in Cafe

If you would like your child to purchase snacks, ice cream or extra lunch,

please go to myschoolbucks.com

open up an account (you need your child's id number)

and let your child know that we will only sell them one snack/treat per day.

See prices on flyers below.

Snacks/extra lunch (ex. 2nd slice of pizza) are not included in free/reduced lunch.

Payment is required for these items.