October at Woodbrook

Dear Woodbrook Families,

We are in full swing here at Woodbrook! Clubs have begun, initial testing is behind us and the children are fully embracing all the wonderful opportunities Woodbrook has to offer!

Thanks to our PTO for the wonderful book fair! We so appreciate all of your help! We hope the children enjoyed shopping for books!

Our PBSIS kick off celebration was super fun! The children cheered for one another as Beaver Bucks were pulled from their bins. Remember that all Beaver Bucks can be saved and redeemed for prizes on line on our Positive Behavior Support in Schools Beaver Bucks website. See details below!

Thank you to all parents who have volunteered to become Class Parents or Head Class Parents! You are the reason we are able to have parties here at Woodbrook!

Of course, Halloween is one of our biggest celebrations here at Woodbrook! Children should come to school DRESSED in their COSTUMES. (Nothing bloody or too scary [no Scream masks] and no weapons as props). Weather permitting, we will hold our parade beginning at 1:30 on Monday, October 31. All parents may watch the children walk around the school. Park in a legal spot, car pool or WALK. Please refer to the diagram below to see where you should stand to watch your child. No standing on the sidewalk in front of the school. Class parties will take place immediately after the parade (2 p.m.). Only class parents who are running those class parties will be permitted into the building.

The talent show is coming!! Please go to the PTO website (code woodbrook) to sign your child up for an online audition. You will be contacted with a link to perform a 1-2 minute audition online on either Tuesday, Nov 15 from 2-3:30 pm or on Thursday, December 1 from 2-3:30. Our talent show for those selected will take place Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:15 p.m. in the Woodbrook gym.

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


Mrs. Cirillo

Halloween at Woodbrook

Our annual Halloween Parade is scheduled for October 31 at 1:30 pm for all grades. Lunches will begin early in order to allow time for the parade & party.

Children should come to school in costume. As we are an elementary school, please ensure that all costumes are child friendly. Children may not wear very frightening costumes/masks or gory bloody makeup. Props which can be used as weapons are also not permitted. I am always proud to say that most of our children dress in positive, happy costumes as opposed to morbid, mature or frightening costumes. Please keep with this tradition. Masks may ONLY be worn during the parade OUTSIDE.

Parade Route:

Students will leave the school through the main doors beginning at 1:30 and walk around the flagpole circle, through the faculty parking lot, and then walk close to the tree line behind the school, walk down the path along the gym/playground, and re-enter through the entrance by the playground.

Students will NOT reenter the school through the same door they exited.

I have attached a picture of the route below and I have also included where parents should stand in order to spread out.

All children will walk the entire route, so no matter where you stand, you will definitely see all of the children.

We may only walk around one time as opposed to twice depending on the timing. We will begin with the 5th grade, then 4th grade, then 3rd, 2nd, 1st and end the parade with kindergarten. Give yourselves enough space to enjoy seeing all of the children.


Parents assigned to help with classroom parties that have supplies (no food) to deliver must report to the foyer first to sign in. You may park in the stop and drop lot, but please do not arrive before 1:15 PM. Students of parent volunteers may be released at 3:15PM. Lunch will be served early on this day in order to allow enough time for the parade and the party. Parents who can walk to the parade should walk and those who can carpool with neighbors should carpool.

Fire Laws: NO parents are permitted to park in the back lot, directly in front of the school or by fire hydrants. These areas are fire zones.


If your child will not be partaking in Halloween festivities, please inform your child’s teacher so we can arrange for your child to enjoy an alternate activity here at school.

Naturally, the parade is dependent upon the weather. If it is raining, the parade will be canceled and classroom parents may begin the party at 1:30pm (class parents may set up at 1:15 p.m.). Thank you for your cooperation. With your help, we’ll make this a safe, happy, fun time for the children.

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Congratulations to our New Student Council!

All of the candidates did a wonderful job campaigning and speaking before the election!

President Rida Manha

Vice President Srivatsa Vadlamani

Secretary Shriya pande

Treasurer Avani Parashar

Historian Mihir Sane

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Thank you Devine's Pharmacy!

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We would like to recognize and thank Devine's Pharmacy for their generous donation to refurbish our beautiful Woodbrook Sign which has been a favorite photo spot for over 10 years!

We will have a special ceremony to properly thank and recognize the owner of Devine's Pharmacy, Mr. Robert B. Riedinger for his absolute love of and dedication to the Woodbrook Elementary School community!

This is truly a model of residents and businesses who give back to the community!

Devine's Pharmacy

1949 Oak Tree Rd in Edison

732 549 7117

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Woodbrook's Got Talent Auditions!

The talent show is coming!!

Please go to the PTO website (code woodbrook)

to sign your child up for an online audition.

You will be contacted with a link to perform a

1-2 minute audition on line on either

Tuesday, Nov 15 from 2-3:30 pm

or on

Thursday, December 1 from 2-3:30.

Our talent show for those selected will take place

Friday, February 10, 2023 at 6:15 p.m. in the Woodbrook gym.


Beauty & the Beast Date

Changed from Friday, March 31 to Friday, March 24

Book Pre Orders Due Oct 13, 2022

Pre Order Your Hardcovers Below!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid ($10.65) & Cat Kid ($13.85)

Pre Order forms are due by October 13 2022

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.

Snacks and Ice Cream for Sale in Cafe starting in October

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.

Join the PTO...Class Parents Needed

Everyone is asked to join the PTO which supports our school in so many ways - from purchasing books to providing clubs, assemblies and subsidizing field trips to the soon to be repaired electric sign to help support communication with parents!

Please join the PTO by paying the dues for your family and please sign up to volunteer. You can volunteer for something small or you can volunteer as much as you would like. There is always something to do!

Volunteer to be a class parent - read about it here.

On Wednesday, October 12th at 6:30pm there will be a Head Class Parents Meeting in the Woodbrook Cafeteria. Head Class Parents only.

Register to join the PTO on the PTO website.

  • The password is woodbrook - all lowercase letters.

Directions to sign up on the website are here.

Volunteer to be a class parent - read about it here.

Woodbrook's Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest... Still Available!

We are very excited to host our annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest again here at Woodbrook. Please go to your Community Pass account

See below if you do not have your Community Pass information.

The $5 will be used to purchase a pumpkin and the paint. Pumpkins will be decorated in school before the contest on Halloween.


First Meeting is October 19, 2022,

Wednesday Night 7 p.m. in the cafe

for those who have registered in grades 3, 4 & 5.

Children should bring a pencil and a notebook.

Coaches and coordinators enter the cafe.

All parents dropping off their children should

park in the stop & drop lot by the playground and

walk their children to the cafe doors.

All parents must pick up their children


at 8 p.m.


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 for the District Calendar

  • Wed Oct 12 7 PM PTO Meeting in Cafe
  • Wed Oct 12 6:30 HEAD CLASS PARENT PTO Meeting in Cafe
  • Wed Oct 19 1:30 Dismissal from School
  • Wed Oct 19 First Math Club in Cafe for those who have joined math club (grades 3,4 &5)
  • Mon Oct 24 School Closed Diwali
  • Mon Oct 31 1:30 Halloween Parade & 2 p.m. Halloween Class Parties
  • Mon Nov 7 Camp Bernie Day Trip for 5th Grade Arrive regular time, Pick up in cafe 8 p.m.
  • Tues Nov 8 School Closed PD Day
  • Thurs/Fri Nov 10 & 11 School Closed NJ Teachers' Convention
  • Mon Nov 18 American Education Week Grades K & 4
  • Tues Nov 15 1:30 Dismissal PT Conferences 5-6:30 pm
  • Tues Nov 15 Talent Show Auditions (on line)
  • Thur Nov 17 American Education Week Grades 1 & 5
  • Fri Nov 18 American Education Week Grades 2 & 3
  • Wed Nov 23 1:30 Dismissal for Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Thurs/Fri Nov 24 & 25 School Closed Thanksgiving Break
  • Tues Nov 19 1:30 Dismissal PT Conferences 2-3:30
  • Thur Dec 1 1:30 Dismissal PT Conferences 5-6:30 pm
  • Tues Nov 15 Talent Show Auditions (on line)


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!