WES Weekly Updates

2022-2023

Woodbrook Elementary PTO

This link will take you directly to the PTO Webpage where you can keep up with events happening at our school!

September 23, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Greetings Woodbrook Families,


Thank you to all the parents, caregivers, and family members who attended the Back To School event on Tuesday! It was great to see so many of our families and teachers able to connect in person.


Picture Day was a lot of fun with many smiles. If you still need to order pictures, here is the order information for online ordering: strawbridge.net and the ONLINE CODE: FM399393


Wednesday was the Day of Caring where community members volunteer their time to work on projects all throughout town. We want to thank State Farm and the Patient Services division of UVA Hospital. We had sixty volunteers during the United Day of Caring who worked on projects that included: painting a conference room and the curbs on our car loop, weeding and mulching by the car loop, and creating a new jumping obstacle course for recess!


As a reminder, there is no school for students on Monday September 26. This is a teacher work day where all will participate in professional learning.


Have a safe and joyful weekend!


Important Dates and Reminders


  • September 26th - No school for students - Teacher Professional Learning Day!

  • September 30th - Student registration verification form updates will close. Here is the link to make any necessary changes.

  • October 13, Zoom Cooking Show, more details below.

Keeping our Kids Safe & Healthy in a Digital World


We will be distributing a guide, “Keeping Our Kids Safe & Healthy in a Digital World,” to all of our students’ families next week. These are guides to educate, inform, and create discussions around being safe in the Digital World within our community. The goal is for every family to receive a hard copy. There is also a digital copy and Spanish copy available as well. Please let us know how many copies in English and how many copies in Spanish you would like for your class?

Comcast Internet


We know that many families depend on the Internet, whether at school or at home, so they can do homework, search for jobs, access financial or government services and much more. That is why we are excited to let you know that we’d like to sponsor you for months of free Internet Essentials service, if you are eligible and are approved.


You can check if you qualify by applying at InternetEssentials.com – be sure to use the promo code below when you apply. To receive a PROMO CODE, please call the school at 973-6600.


Families may apply by visiting https://apply.internetessentials.com/ or by calling (844) 963-0178 with their Promo Code (Call the school 973-660 for Promo Code). Comcast says that the phone number is the BEST way to apply.

Upcoming Events

ZOOM COOKING SHOW – We will make Pupusas from El Salvador!

Food: Pupusas

Date: October 13, 2022 - 5:30pm

Where: Zoom, invite to be shared closer to the date

Notes from the WES Front Office

  • The 2022-2023 Student Registration Verification form is now open and available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is important that this information is current as this is how the school will contact you throughout the year. The form will close at the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022. Here is the link to make any necessary changes.


  • Dismissal Changes-The office staff may not be able to accommodate last minute changes to dismissal if requesting after 1:45 pm each day. Please inform us as soon as possible of any changes. Email: Wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call the office 973-6600 for any dismissal changes before 1:45 in order to ensure that we are able to make changes.

Have a great weekend

September 16, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,


We had a full week of learning and we have so much to celebrate. Foremost, National Hispanic Heritage Month started September 15 and will continue through October 15. We are excited to celebrate with activities in classrooms throughout the month. Ms. Hunt and Ms. Soto will be joining classrooms to read folk stories, explore cultural calendars, and make dishes with students. Also, we are going to invite families for a Zoom Cooking Show with families on Oct. 13, with more details below.


Next week, we have Picture Day and Back to School Night, on Tuesday, September 20th. Picture Day will be for individual photoshoots and will take place during the school day.. To order, you can send in checks/cash in the envelope that was provided, or order online. The website is strawbridge.net and use the ONLINE CODE: FM399393


Lastly, we invite you to our Back to School Night, on Tuesday, September 20th. Back to School will occur in two sessions so parents can either choose the time that works best for them or attend multiple classrooms. The first session will begin at 6:00 and the second session will occur at 6:40. Back to School Night occurs in each child’s classroom. During each session, you will hear an address from the principals about the state of the school, and learn more about your child’s classroom. We look forward to welcoming you to the school to learn more about your child’s school and classroom!

Important Dates and Reminders


  • September 20th, Picture Day-Individual Photos, Order Information, strawbridge.net and the ONLINE CODE: FM399393

  • September 20th Back to School Night, At Woodbrook Elementary School, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. More information below.

  • September 26th - No school for students - Teacher Professional Learning Day!

  • September 29th and September 30th Woodbrook Team Building Day-Classes will participate in cooperative games to build a sense of community and collaboration!

  • September 30th - Student registration verification form updates will close. Here is the link to make any necessary changes.

Upcoming Events

Picture Day September 20

Picture Day will occur during the school day on Tuesday, September 20. Picture Day will be for individual photoshoots. To order, you can send in checks/cash in the envelope that was provided, or order online. The website is strawbridge.net and the ONLINE CODE: FM399393

Event: Back to School Night


  • First session begins at 6:00 pm

  • Second session begins at 6:40 pm.

This will be an in person event. Parents can select the session that works best for them. If you have more than one child, you are welcome to attend both sessions. Back to School Night occurs in each child’s classroom. During each session, you will hear an address from the principals about the state of the school, and learn more about your child's/children's classroom.


-ZOOM COOKING SHOW – We will make Pupusas from El Salvador!

Food: Pupusas

Date: October 13, 2022 - 5:30pm

Where: Zoom, invite to be shared closer to the date

Notes from the WES Front Office

  • Student Registration Verification Form-The 2022-2023 Student Registration Verification form is now open and available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is important that this information is current as this is how the school will contact you throughout the year. The form will close at the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022. Here is the link to make any necessary changes
  • Dismissal Changes-The office staff may not be able to accommodate last minute changes to dismissal if requesting after 1:45 pm each day. Please inform us as soon as possible of any changes. Email: Wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call the office 973-6600 for any dismissal changes before 1:45 in order to ensure that we are able to make changes.

September 9, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

On Friday, we celebrated our first school wide morning meeting of the year. A big thank you to our specialists who led our first meeting. During school wide morning meetings, we greet one another, share what we are learning, and celebrate our wonderful learning community at Woodbrook. School wide morning meetings also provide the opportunity to learn more about Woodbrook CARES traits. What are Woodbrook CARES traits? C stands for Cooperation. A stands for Assertiveness. R stands for Respect. E stands for Empathy. S stands for Self-control. At Woodbrook, we talk about how we want to show all those traits in order to learn, make friends, and participate positively in the Woodbrook community.


We strive everyday to create a positive community for our students at Woodbrook. Yesterday, we sent a letter home via email to let you know of upcoming student and parent surveys to get your input on how we are doing. You can find the letter linked here as well. We value your feedback and always are striving to ensure all our students and families will thrive at Woodbrook!

Important Dates and Reminders


  • September 12th-16th, CARES Week: Cooperation! More information below

  • September 13, PTO Meeting. More information below

  • September 20th, Picture Day-More details to come

  • September 20th Back to School Night, At Woodbrook Elementary School, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. More information below.

  • September 26th - No school for students - Teacher Professional Learning Day!

  • September 29th and September 30th Woodbrook Team Building Day-Classes will participate in cooperative games to build a sense of community and collaboration!

  • September 30th - Student registration verification form updates will close. Here is the link to make any necessary changes.

CARES WEEK, September 12th- September 16th


  • Cooperation will be the focus during this week

  • Spirit Days

    • 9/12 Monday- Hat day (from silly to cool, all hats rule)

    • 9/13 Tuesday- Sports Day (wear your favorite jersey, team colors)

    • 9/14 Wednesday- Crazy Hair (5 ponytails, mohawk, sparkly, or blue, the crazier the better)

    • 9/15 Thursday- C is for Cooperation (wear things that have a “C” on them or emphasize the “C” (chickens, cars, care bears, Cleveland, cats, caterpillar, etc)

    • 9/16 Friday- Woodbrook Blue and Gold day (Show your Woodbrook spirit)

Event: Back to School Night


  • First session begins at 6:00 pm

  • Second session begins at 6:40 pm.

This will be an in person event. Parents can select the session that works best for them. If you have more than one child, you are welcome to attend both sessions. Back to School Night occurs in each child’s classroom. During each session, you will hear an address from the principals about the state of the school, and learn more about your child's/children's classroom.

PTO Meeting

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Notes from the WES Front Office


  • Student Registration Verification FormThe 2022-2023 Student Registration Verification form is now open and available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is important that this information is current as this is how the school will contact you throughout the year. The form will close at the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022. Here is the link to make any necessary changes
  • Dismissal Changes-The office staff may not be able to accommodate last minute changes to dismissal if requesting after 1:45 pm each day. Please inform us as soon as possible of any changes. Email: Wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call the office 973-6600 for any dismissal changes before 1:45 in order to ensure that we are able to make changes.

Have a great weekend Woody Bears!

September 2, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Hope you all enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend. We successfully completed the first full week of school! We are excited to share that our local Umansky Subaru dealership sponsored our school through Adopt-A-Classroom. The donation of $3,000 will be used throughout our classrooms at Woodbrook!. A big thank you to Umansky Subaru. We are grateful for their commitment to the”Subaru Love Promise: show love and respect to all people at every interaction with Subaru”!


In this newsletter below, you will find links to your child’s grade level newsletters. Teachers will update these routinely and it is another great way to stay engaged with the happenings at our school!


Kristen Williams, Principal

Christie Isaiah, Assistant Principal

John Wheeler, Assistant Principal

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WES teachers receiving the Subaru donation at yesterday’s staff meeting!

Important Notes and Reminders


  • September 5th, Labor Day Holiday - no school for students or staff

  • September 20th, Picture Day-More details to come

  • September 20th Back to School Night, At Woodbrook Elementary School, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

  • September 26th - No school for students - Teacher Professional Learning Day!

  • September 30th - Student registration verification form updates will close Here is the link to make any necessary changes.

Student Registration Verification Form

The 2022-2023 Student Registration Verification form is now open and available through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. It is important that this information is current as this is how the school will contact you throughout the year. The form will close at the end of the day on Friday, September 30, 2022. Here is the link to make any necessary changes.

Notes from the WES Front Office

Dismissal Changes-The office staff may not be able to accommodate last minute changes to dismissal if requesting after 1:45 pm each day. Please inform us as soon as possible of any changes. Email: Wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call the office 973-6600 for any dismissal changes before 1:45 in order to ensure that we are able to make changes.

Have a great weekend!

August 26, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

We had a successful and joyful start to the 2022-2023 school year! Students learned new routines, settled into their new classrooms, and met new friends. Be on the lookout for a blue folder for items sent from school to home each week on Thursdays. Hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend after the first week of school.


Kristen Williams, Principal

Christie Isaiah, Assistant Principal

John Wheeler, Assistant Principal

Communication Folder: Will go home on Thursdays

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Important Dates and Reminders

  • September 5, Monday: Labor Day Holiday - no school for students or staff

Car Pick-Up Updates

By next Friday, September 2nd, WES car tags will need to be displayed on car dashboards or staff will ask for parent/guardian identification during pickup.


Dismissal Changes

The office staff may not be able to accommodate last minute changes to dismissal if requesting after 1:45 pm each day. Please inform us as soon as possible of any changes. Email: Wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call the office 973-6600 for any dismissal changes before 1:45 in order to ensure that we are able to make changes.

Have a great weekend Woody Bears!

August 19, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

We had so much fun yesterday meeting families in the different neighborhoods! Today, families can login into ParentPortal to access student class placements, bus information as well the ability to setup a lunch account if needed. Here is the link to ParentPortal. You can find the assigned teacher under the demographics tab. If you need assistance, please call the front office between 7:30 AM-3:30 PM and we are happy to support.


Tomorrow, Saturday, August 20th, we will be hosting Popsicles on the Playground from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Join us for a fun, family event! Come enjoy a sweet treat and meet your fellow Woody Bears. We will gather near the big playground next to the bus loop. Hope to see you there!


On Monday, August 22, we look forward to seeing you at Open House! Click here to access the schedule for this event.


Have a wonderful weekend. We can't wait for the first day of school on Wednesday, August 24, 2022.


Kristen Williams, Principal

Christie Isaiah, Assistant Principal

John Wheeler, Assistant Principal

Important Dates and Reminders

  • August 19th, Friday: Classroom assignments posted in Parent Portal, we will open the Parent Portal at 4pm. Here is the link to ParentPortal. If you need assistance, please call the school between 8 AM-3 PM and we are happy to support.


  • August. 20, Saturday: Woodbrook School Community Event, Popsicles on the Playground, 9-10:30 AM. More information below.


  • August 22nd, Monday : Woodbrook Open House 3:30-6:00pm. All families and students are welcome to come to Woodbrook to meet their teachers, see their classroom, meet their new classmates, and to see the school. Click here for details.


  • August 24, Wednesday, First Day of School! 7:40am-2:30pm. Tardy bell rings at 7:55

Upcoming Events

Popsicle on the Playground

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 9-10:30am

100 Woodbrook Drive

Charlottesville, VA

Join us for a fun, family event! We will be hosting a Popsicle on the Playground event for new and old Woodbrook families to have a sweet treat and have fun on our playground before the school year starts!


We will gather near the big playground next to the bus loop.

WES Open House

Monday, Aug. 22nd, 3:30-6pm

100 Woodbrook Drive

Charlottesville, VA

Welcome New Additional Staff to Woodbrook

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Have a great weekend Woody Bears!

August 12, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

As we prepare for the start of the new school year, we welcomed our new teachers this week. New teachers met all week to learn more about ACPS and Woodbrook! The week culminated with a fun social gathering where new teacher assistants, new teachers, and team leaders gathered for a fun picnic and Pickleball games! We had a fantastic week together and are energized to meet our new students in only 12 days!


Below you will find pictures and short bios of some of our new staff. Stay tuned as we will share pictures and short biographies of our entire staff soon!



Sincerely,


Kristen Williams Principal

Christie Isaiah Assistant Principal

John Wheeler Assistant Principal

Important Dates and Reminders

  • August 15th, Monday: Woodbrook Teachers begin their school year


  • August 16th, Tuesday: All ACPS buildings closed until 12pm: **** All ACPS staff will be attending a school division opening convocation at the Ting Pavilion. We will begin answering phones and open the front office for visitors at 12pm.


  • August 18th, Thursday: Stepping Out, , 12:45-3:30, more details below!


  • August 19th, Friday: Classroom assignments posted in Parent Portal, we will open the Parent Portal at 4pm. Please see below for additional information about the Parent Portal.


  • August. 20, Saturday: Woodbrook School Community Event, Popsicles on the Playground, 9-10:30 AM. More information below.


  • August 22nd, Monday : Woodbrook Open House 3:30-6:00pm. All families and students are welcome to come to Woodbrook to meet their teachers, see their classroom, meet their new classmates, and to see the school. Click here for details.


  • August 24, Wednesday, First Day of School! 7:40am-2:30pm. Tardy bell rings at 7:55
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Stepping Out, August 18th

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Have a wonderful Weekend Woody Bears!

August 5, 2022

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Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!

Dear Woodbrook families,


Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and the first edition of our weekly WES Updates.


The WES Weekly Update will be sent to you each Friday afternoon via email. In this weekly newsletter you will find important dates, upcoming events, and other important information about our school.


We wish you all a wonderful weekend and look forward partnering with you this upcoming school year!


Sincerely,


Kristen Williams, Principal

Christie Isaiah, Assistant Principal

John Wheeler, Assistant Principal

Important Dates and Reminders

  • August 15th, Monday: Woodbrook Teachers begin their school year


  • August 16th, Tuesday: All ACPS buildings closed until 12pm: **** All ACPS staff will be attending a school division opening convocation at the Ting Pavilion. We will begin answering phones and open the front office for visitors at 12pm.


  • August 18th, Thursday: Stepping Out, , 8:30-3:30pm, more details to come!


  • August 19th, Friday: Classroom assignments posted in Parent Portal, we will open the Parent Portal at 4pm. Please see below for additional information about the Parent Portal.


  • August. 20, Saturday: Woodbrook School Community Event, Popsicles on the Playground, 9-10:30 AM. More information below.


  • August 22nd, Monday : Woodbrook Open House 3:30-6:00pm. All families and students are welcome to come to Woodbrook to meet their teachers, see their classroom, meet their new classmates, and to see the school. Click here for details.


  • August 24, Wednesday, First Day of School! 7:40am-2:30pm. Tardy bell rings at 7:55

Parent Portal and teacher assignments

  • We will share teacher assignments through the ACPS ParentPortal.

  • We will open the ACPS ParentPortal by Friday, August 19th at 4pm.

Please sign up for ACPS ParentPortal access here: https://www.k12albemarle.org/for-families/parent-portal

Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) calendar

  • For your quick reference, below is a direct link to the approved ACPS calendar.

  • Please note the days that students will not be in school (such as teacher work days and holidays)

You can find the ACPS calendar here: https://www.k12albemarle.org/our-division/calendars

Main office staff and hours

For your reference, below are some details for our main office, including our office hours and school staff email addresses.

  • Our main office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.

    • You can reach our main office by calling 434-973-6600.


  • Our front Office Associates and Family Support staff are :

    • Below are our Office Associates and Family Support staff with their emails.

    • You can also email all three of our Office Associates through this one email address: WESOffice@k12albemarle.org

    • Ali Davison

      • Office Associate/Registrar

    • Cecilia Leiva

      • Office Associate/Receptionist (Speaks Spanish)

    • Susan Reuschling

      • Bookkeeper

    • John Wheeler

      • Assistant Principal

    • Christie Isaiah

      • Assistant Principal

    • Kristen Williams

      • Principal



School supplies


Child Nutrition information

Great news - All students at Woodbrook will receive free breakfast and free lunch again this year. We are one of the schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision of the National School Meal Program for this year, which provides one breakfast and one lunch each day for no cost to every student, regardless of their status in the Free/Reduced lunch program. Please see this letter for additional information.


Important to Note: The following items would need to be purchased:

  • Packers wishing to purchase milk

  • A second entree if desired

  • If a child wants to purchase an a la carte item such as water


Parents can set up a lunch account for any desired purchased items through My School Bucks. If you would like to set up an account to purchase items, click here.



  • You may find additional information about the ACPS Child Nutrition program at this link:

https://www.k12albemarle.org/our-departments/nutrition

Popsicles on the Playground

Saturday, Aug. 20th, 9-10:30am

100 Woodbrook Drive

Charlottesville, VA

Join us for a fun, family event! We will be hosting a Popsicle on the Playground event for new and old Woodbrook families to have a sweet treat and have fun on our playground before the school year starts!


We will gather near the big playground next to the bus loop.

Upcoming Community Events at WES!

Stepping Out: Thursday, August 18th

Woodbrook staff will be coming via school bus into the neighborhoods to meet & greet students and families on August 18th between 8:30am-3:30pm. More details to follow in next week’s newsletter!

Have a great weekend!

June 10, 2022

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Congratulations on completing the 2021-2022 school year! We are so incredibly proud of all of our students. We are so thankful for you sharing your child with us this year and we look forward to welcoming them back in the fall. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful, caring, and supportive school community.


We celebrated our incredible 5th grade students yesterday during the festive car parade. It was so joyous to cheer them their families on as they rise up to 6th Grade.


Thank you to our PTO who brought in Torchy's for our end-of-year staff luncheon! It was absolutely delicious and so appreciated by the entire staff. Thank you for making us all feel special and appreciated!!


Parent Portal opens today at 4:00pm for parents to view the final report card. SOL scores will be sent to families via the mail by the end of next week.


We hope you have a safe and fantastic summer!

Kristen & John


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming the Coming School Year

  • Open House, August 22

  • First Day of School, Wednesday, August 24th


Picking Up Student Medications/Inhalers at School

Families, if your child has medication and/or an inhaler in the nurse’s office here at school, please stop by prior to the end of the school year to pick them up. Any medications/inhalers not picked up, will be discarded over the summer. New medication forms must be filled out at the beginning of each school year.


Lost & Found

Dear families, please feel free to stop by the school any time between 8:00 - 3:00 to look through the Lost & Found for any lost items. It is overloaded with clothes, coats, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. All items left behind will be donated to Goodwill over the summer. Please stop by between 8 AM to 2 PM until July 15th, and at that time we will donate.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


Office Hours Summer

  • Beginning June 14,new summer office hours: 8 AM to 2 PM

June 3, 2022

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Field Day Fun! It was a total blast to see all the smiles and joy!

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

We could not have asked for a better day for Field Day today! The weather was perfect and the students and adults had a blast! It was so wonderful to see all of our students together in one place with pure joy on their faces. As we were putting students in their cars at the end of the day, many were heard saying, “Best day ever!!” :) Shout out to all of our parents who were able to volunteer today. It was wonderful to see you back on school grounds!


We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. We look forward to closing out the school year and celebrating all of our 5th grade students next week as they finish out their elementary school days.


Sincerely,


Kristen & John


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • June 9 - Fifth Grade Rising Up Car Parade, 4:30-6PM

  • June 10 - Last Day of School for Students - Half Day


Picking Up Student Medications/Inhalers at School

Families, if your child has medication and/or an inhaler in the nurse’s office here at school, please stop by prior to the end of the school year to pick them up. Any medications/inhalers not picked up, will be discarded over the summer. New medication forms must be filled out at the beginning of each school year.


Lost & Found

Dear families, please feel free to stop by the school any time between 8:00 - 3:00 to look through the Lost & Found for any lost items. It is overloaded with clothes, coats, lunch boxes, water bottles, etc. All items left behind will be donated to Goodwill over the summer.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


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It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

May 27, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

First and foremost, we acknowledge the heaviness in all of our hearts from the tragic event in Texas earlier this week. We know that this news coupled with the incident that took place at our school this week made it that much harder. We appreciate all of your outreach, support, and feedback you have provided this week. It helps us move forward and makes us a stronger community. Always, the safety of your children and our staff will be the most important work we do every day.


Lastly, we want to reintroduce our school counselors, Cheryl Drew and Sharon Buscher. They are two of the most amazing people, and between them have over 40 years of experience. They are here always to support students and staff, and are also available to parents/guardians who may need support and/or resources when talking with your child during a difficult time.


We hope everyone is able to enjoy a peaceful and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.


Your partners in education,

Kristen Williams and John Wheeler


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • May 30 - (No school for students) Memorial Day

  • June 2-Talent Show, More information here!

  • June 3 - Field Day - See volunteer signup below

  • June 9 - Fifth Grade Rising Up Car Parade, 4:30-6PM

  • June 10 - Last Day of School for Students - Half Day


Kindergarten Registration - April 18 - May 31

If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

May 20, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. A big congratulations to all the students who have finished up their SOL testing this week! We have another great and full week of school next week!


Also, we want to congratulate our many student teachers, staff, and families who are celebrating their Graduations at the surrounding Universities. We are proud of all of them and excited for their weekend!


Stay cool as it is getting hot out here! Reminder to bring water bottles and wear comfortable breathable clothes as the weather has quickly turned to summer like heat!


Best,

Kristen Williams & John Wheeler


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks



PTO Silent Auction has begun! Check out items as they have started to post with more items still be added! Thank you to the PTO and happy bidding! The PTO is hoping to raise funds to support Woodbrook!.



Kindergarten Registration - April 18 - May 31

If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

May 13, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

A huge shout out to the K/1 performers for the Barnyard Moosical! They all did a superb job and thank you to the music teachers, Ms. Koven and Ms. Gary, for putting on the show!


This week we also celebrated our Nurse Digges. Wednesday was Nurse Appreciation Day, and we had students and staff share their appreciation to the nurse. We are so lucky to have her attentive care and positive attitude each day! Thank you Nurse Digges for keeping us healthy and well!


Best,

Kristen Williams & John Wheeler


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • May 10-25 - SOL Testing in Grades 3-5

  • May 15-May 23-Silent Auction, more information below

  • May 30 - (No school for students) Memorial Day

  • June 2-Talent Show, More information here!

  • June 3 - Field Day - See volunteer signup below

  • June 9 - Fifth Grade Rising Up Car Parade, 4:30-6PM

  • June 10 - Last Day of School for Students - Half Day


PTO Silent Auction has begun! Check out items as they have started to post with more items still be added! Thank you to the PTO and happy bidding! The PTO is hoping to raise funds to support Woodbrook!.


April Specialist Newsletter


Kindergarten Registration - April 18 - May 31

If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

May 6, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week! The staff felt all the love sent their way. Thank you again to the PTO, families, and students for supporting our AMAZING staff this week! The genuine thought that was put into each day was so appreciated.


We cannot believe that we are in the month of May with about one more month to go for this school year. As a reminder, the SOL testing period begins next week for students in grades 3-5. To all of our 3-5 families, please be sure to have students arrive on time as testing begins first thing in the morning. A good night’s rest and a yummy breakfast will certainly help as well! :)


We have lots of celebrations for the month of May and June. May is the month we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. To learn more about this celebration, click here for resources.


The Fifth grade Rising Up Parade will take place on Thursday, June 9, 2022. The 5th grade team is planning a drive-through parade and families can arrive any time between 4:30-6:00 as we celebrate our 5th graders moving up to middle school!


Best,

Kristen Williams & John Wheeler

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • May 10-25 - SOL Testing in Grades 3-5

  • May 12- K-1 musical

  • May 30 - (No school for students) Memorial Day

  • June 2-Talent Show, More information here!

  • June 3 - Field Day - See volunteer signup below

  • June 9 - Fifth Grade Rising Up Car Parade, 4:30-6PM

  • June 10 - Last Day of School for Students - Half Day

Kindergarten Registration - April 18 - May 31

If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

April 29, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

We had a great week celebrating the Office Associates- Susan Reuschling, Ali Davison, and Cecilia Leiva. It was great to celebrate them all week for their wonderful contribution to the school.


Last week, fourth grade cleaned the courtyard and this week the 5th grade students partnered with Building Services to help clean up the school grounds! We have incredible student leaders who are contributing to our classroom community #WeareWoodbrook!


This coming week, please join us in celebrating our incredibly talented and dedicated Woodbrook staff as we recognize Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so grateful for their love, passion, and service to this school community!

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Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • May 2-May 6 - Teacher Appreciation Week!
  • May 10-25 - SOL Testing in Grades 3-5, Testing Schedule(calendario de pruebas)

  • May 12- K-1 musical

  • May 30 - (No school for students) Memorial Day

  • June 2-Talent Show

  • June 3 - Field Day - See volunteer signup below

  • June 10 - Last Day of School for Students - Half Day

April Specialist Newsletter


Preschool registration, indicating that we are now accepting applications for our Bright Stars 4 year old program.

Eligibility

Children must be 4 years old by September 30 of the school year for which the family is applying.

Apply to Bright Stars


Kindergarten Registration - April 18 - May 31

If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

April 22, 2022

Dear Woodbrook

This week is National School Volunteer Week and we want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our family and community members who support our school each and every day. Whether you help by sending in snacks and/or school supplies to our classes, weeding and picking up trash on school grounds, feeding and caring for the chickens, or supporting teachers with home projects, we appreciate YOU!


We’d like to extend a special thank you to our PTO Board members who have worked tirelessly over the past couple of years to support our school in new & innovative ways during this time of the pandemic. We could not have made it through without you and are so appreciative of your commitment and partnership with our school.

Many of our PTO Board members are wrapping up their time and are seeking new folks who would like to join the team in serving our school. If interested, please reach out to our current PTO president, Missy Bishop at woodybearpto@gmail.com and/or look below for further details about the various roles.


Reminder… Class pictures and individual makeups will take place this Wednesday, April 27th.


Also this Wednesday, we will recognize our 3 amazing Office Associates - Susan Reuschling, Ali Davison, and Cecilia Leiva. Together, they are the glue that holds us all together. If you have an opportunity - please join us in thanking them for their commitment and dedication to our school. We are so lucky to have them!


Lastly, this past Friday on Earth Day, our 4th grade students had an opportunity to work in collaboration with students from Monticello High School and Catec to clean up our courtyard, plant wildflowers, and build and install (safe) bee houses for pollination! They did an amazing job in serving our community and the earth and we look forward to enjoying the fruits of their labor.



Best,

Kristen Williams and John Wheeler

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Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • April 21-28 - Scentsy Fundraiser (Info went home in backpacks last week!)

  • April 22 - No school for students, Teacher Workday

  • April 27 - Class Photos and Individual Retakes

  • May 10-25 - SOL Testing in Grades 3-5

  • May 12- K-1 musical

  • May 30 - (No school for students) Memorial Day

  • June 2-Talent Show

  • June 3 - Field Day - See volunteer signup below

  • June 10 - Last Day of School for Students - Half Day

PreK Registration

Eligibility

Children must be 4 years old by September 30 of the school year for which the family is applying.

Apply to Bright Stars

Kindergarten Registration - April 18 - May 31


If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.

Specialists Newsletter

Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

April 15, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

It has been wonderful to welcome all the students back to school after spring break!


This week, Mrs. Williams and Mr. Wheeler joined fourth grade classroom Morning Meetings to welcome students back and to introduce “We are Woodbrook!” April is the month we celebrate who we are as a community and have enjoyed these conversations with the fourth grade and we look forward to joining in other grade level teams to talk with students about ways that they all support and create this wonderful community. Fourth graders have talked about creating “green” teams and other volunteer ways to support the school! More, Mr. Wheeler has started reaching out to fourth and fifth graders for book recommendations that reflect and inspire our students as well!


Thank you for your continued donations of water, snacks and other supplies for our classroom. As the warmer weather arrives, we also recommend sending a reusable water bottle with your child each day.


Lastly, we’d like to shout out to our Custodial Team as we recognize them this week for their dedication and hard work in keeping our school safe and clean. Thank you Mr. Man (Gurung), Ms. Desper, Ms. Flores, Ms. Walker, and Mr. Tamang. You are the best!


Thank you everyone and “We are Woodbrook!”

Kristen Williams & John Wheeler


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • April 18-May 31-Kindergarten Registration, online

  • April 20 - Torchy’s Fundraiser

  • April 22 - No school for students, Teacher Workday

  • April 27 - Class Photos and Individual Retakes

  • May 12- K-1 musical

  • June 2-Talent Show


Specialist Newsletter


Kindergarten Registration

If you have a child who will turn 5 by September 30, it’s nearly time to prepare for Kindergarten! Registration is the first step and includes completing an online registration form and providing required documentation to your child's school. Kindergarten Registration beginning Monday, April 18, through Tuesday, May 31.


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

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April 1, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Happy Spring Break! Whether traveling or enjoying some down time at home, we hope everyone enjoys a safe and enjoyable spring break!


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • April 4-8-Spring Break

  • April 20 - Torchy’s Fundraiser Flyer and info below

  • April 22 - No school for students, Teacher Workday

  • April 27 - Class Photos and Individual Retakes


Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

Fundraiser April 20th!

Torchy Fundraiser

Wednesday, April 20th, 10am-10pm

1951 Swanson Drive

Charlottesville, VA

March 25, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Hope you all are enjoying the start of spring! Lots of rain this week, but I’m sure we’ll have lots of greener days to come. As a reminder, we will have a half-day on this upcoming Friday, April 1st and then spring break will be the following week, April 4th thru April 8th. As our Multicultural Month comes to a close, we really enjoyed hearing all the history behind the meaning of student and staff names each morning.

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • March 31 - Al Carbon Fundraiser

  • April 1-Half-day, end of third quarter

  • April 4-8-Spring Break

  • April 20 - Torchy’s Fundraiser

  • April 22 - No school for students, Teacher Workday

  • April 27-Class Pictures and Individual Retakes, stay tuned for more information

Fundraiser March 31st!

Al Carbon Fundraiser

Thursday, March 31st, 11am-9pm

1875 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, VA

Field Day Volunteer Signup

As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


PTO Board

On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com


School Hours and Tardies

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

March 20, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

We apologize for the delayed delivery of this week’s newsletter. We hope that everyone has had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. It looks like spring is actually arriving after all!


As we enter the final semester of this school year, we look forward to warmer weather and continuity in the school schedule. We have begun making plans for this year’s Field Day, which will take place on Friday, June 3rd. Because this is an outside event, it’s actually the first time this year we are able to invite parent volunteers. If you are willing and able to help out with this fun annual event, click here to access the volunteer sign-up sheet.


On another note, we are also looking for parents who may be interested in serving on the Woodbrook PTO Board for the 22-23 school year. We have several positions that will become available in the coming year. The WES staff and PTO Board work closely together to serve our community. It’s a great way to get involved and provide your input and expertise to our school. Please reach out to the current PTO Board members to learn more about these potential opportunities at: woodybearPTO@gmail.com

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • March 31 - Al Carbon Fundraiser

  • April 1-Half-day, end of third quarter

  • April 4-8-Spring Break

  • April 20 - Torchy’s Fundraiser

  • April 22 - No school for students, Teacher Workday

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

March 11, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Big Shout Out to our 2nd and 3rd grade students for their performances! We learned about a variety of musical styles, songs and musical instruments that exist across cultures. Kudos to Ms. Gary and Ms. Koven and our students for their hard work in preparing for last night’s event.


Reminder of Daylight Savings Time March 13! Set your clocks Forward an hour!


Hope you all enjoy your weekend and see you all on Monday!

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • March 18th-No students, teacher workday

  • April 1-Half-day, end of third quarter

  • April 4-8-Spring Break

Family Technology Support Night

The International & ESOL Program and the Department of Technology will host their next Family Technology Support Night for multilingual families on Monday, March 14, from 5 to 6 p.m. In this session, we will learn about a variety of free communication tools to connect families and schools for parent-teacher conferences. Interpretation will be provided in Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Spanish. Interested families can join using the following Zoom link (no RSVP required):

https://k12albemarle.zoom.us/j/94714247305?pwd=cEtMcDZyNFNYU2hJT1BjQjJKazNEdz09

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

Specialists Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter from the Specialists. Classroom and grade level newsletters are sent by teachers.

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites


March 4, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Good afternoon and happy Friday! We hope you all are starting to enjoy the warmer weather. We had another great 4 days of school, and we want to thank the PTO for the thoughtful treats. The staff really appreciated the support!


We are also excited to share the news of our Golden Apple Award winner! We had so many wonderful nominations and we are excited to share that this year’s winner is Senora Soto! She is incredibly worthy of this award, and we are so thankful for her service to our school and communities. Congratulations, Senora Soto!


This month at Woodbrook, we are celebrating the Multicultural March by focusing on the importance of names! We know how much history and identity are encapsulated in a name, and we want to celebrate as many as we can!


Have a great weekend,

Kristen & John

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • March 8th-PTO meeting

  • March 10th - 2nd/3rd grade virtual concert, 6:30pm via Zoom (Link to come later) Theme: "Be the Change" - A Musical Celebration of Black History and Culture

  • March 18th-No students, teacher workday

  • April 1-Half-day, end of third quarter

  • April 4-8-Spring Break

"Be the Change" - A Musical Celebration of Black History and Culture


Our students have been working hard to prepare for their upcoming virtual concert! Please join us for: "Be the Change" ~ A Musical Celebration of Black History and Culture on Thursday, March 10th at 6:30pm via Zoom. 2nd and 3rd grade teachers will share the zoom link for those families. You will hear many different styles including traditional African music, spirituals, freedom songs, blues, jazz, rap, and hip hop.

Specialists Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter from the Specialists. Classroom and grade level newsletters are sent by teachers.

School Hours and Tardies


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies


It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Feb. 25, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Good afternoon and happy Friday!


Today, we hosted our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Ceremony where a student from each grade level was recognized for exhibiting the qualities that we admire most in Dr. King. We are so proud of all of our recipients and grateful for their leadership, kindness, and all that they bring to our school community. Click here to access the slide presentation from today’s ceremony. You will hear from some of our previous recipients about the purpose of this ceremony and why it’s important to our school community. You’ll also be able to see who received the honors this year.


As a reminder… Starting March 1st, masking for students in our school building will be optional. Masking is still required for all students while on a school bus and for all staff and visitors in our school.


Our staff has been informed and trained on this latest change, and we do not anticipate any educational disruptions due to this shift. We will remain vigilant with our other mitigation strategies, including contact tracing, to provide the safest environment possible for our students. If you choose to have your child mask at school, we will continue to have extra masks if needed. We encourage families to research the benefits and drawbacks of masking and make an informed decision for your family. The school does not need to be informed about your decision.


We will not be able to monitor the masking of children. If you would like your child to wear a mask, please have a discussion with them about this at home. Our teachers and counselors will work closely with all children to make sure there are no negative social consequences (teasing or bullying) around this choice. We appreciate you reinforcing this at home: masking is a family choice and we must respect that.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding this change, or any other school related concern. We appreciate your ongoing support.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Kristen Williams & John Wheeler

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • March 4th - No school for students, Teacher Work Day

  • March 10th - 2nd/3rd grade virtual concert, 6:30pm via Zoom (Link to come later) Theme: "Be the Change" - A Musical Celebration of Black History and Culture

School Hours and Tardies

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


Feb. 18, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

We really had a great time at school this week celebrating both Valentine’s Day and the 100th Day of School - two of the best parts about being in an elementary school! :) And, in case you missed it, some of our students were asked to share what they love most about our school counseling team. Click here to check out their interview honoring Ms. Buscher and Ms. Drew during last week’s Counselor Appreciation Week!


As was shared by our Superintendent earlier this week, the Virginia Law regarding the masking of students in our school has changed. Starting March 1st, masking for students in our school building will be optional. Masking is still required for all students while on a school bus and for all staff and visitors in our school.


Our staff have been informed and trained on this latest change, and we do not anticipate any educational disruptions due to this shift. We will remain vigilant with our other mitigation strategies, including contact tracing, to provide the safest environment possible for our students. If you choose to have your child mask at school, we will continue to have extra masks if needed. We encourage families to research the benefits and drawbacks of masking and make an informed decision for your family. The school does not need to be informed about your decision.


We will not be able to monitor the masking of children. If you would like your child to wear a mask, please have a discussion with them about this at home. Our teachers and counselors will work closely with all children to make sure there are no negative social consequences (teasing or bullying) around this choice. We appreciate you reinforcing this at home: masking is a family choice and we must respect that.


Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding this change, or any other school related concern. We appreciate your ongoing support.


Have a wonderful weekend!

Kristen Williams & John Wheeler

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

March 4-No school for students, teacher workday

March 10th - 2nd/3rd grade virtual concert, 6:30pm via Zoom (Link to come later) Theme: "Be the Change" - A Musical Celebration of Black History and Culture

March 18th-No school for students, teacher workday


5TH GRADE YEARBOOK DEDICATION

If you would like to put a dedication in the yearbook for your 5th grader, please email ONE high resolution picture of your student and 1-3 sentences of congratulations and encouragement to Mr. Reinhard by March 4th.


jreinhard@k12albemarle.org


OR attach a photo and write your message below and send it to your school with your student by March 4th. (Give to classroom teacher or front office to put in Mr. Reinhard’s mailbox).


PICTURE:



STUDENT NAME:

MESSAGE:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


February 11, 2022

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Greetings Woodbrook Families,


We had a fantastic week celebrating our two amazing school counselors, Ms. Buscher and Ms. Drew. We are so thankful for their passion and dedication to our school community and we especially love their great sense of humor!


As a reminder, there is no school for students next Friday, February 18th as it is a teacher workday. Due to the number of days missed for snow, students will now attend school on May 20th. We will send reminders as it gets closer. We know that the many changes to the calendar this year has been a lot to keep up with. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Lastly, we’d like to thank all of our families for the generous donations made to our school over the past several years. Due to your generosity, the Woodbrook PTO announced this past week that they will be donating $15,000 to purchase new books for our school. This will give us the opportunity to update the learning resources used to teach reading and to diversify our collection of books so they represent the students of Woodbrook Elementary. As a staff, we are so appreciative of the many ways that our families support the work that we do for our students.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Your Partners in Education -


Kristen Williams & John Wheeler

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • Feb. 16th- Now a full day of school for students

  • Feb. 18th- No School - Teacher Work Day

  • March 10th - 2nd/3rd grade virtual concert, 6:30pm via Zoom (Link to come later) Theme: "Be the Change" - A Musical Celebration of Black History and Culture

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies


It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day ready for school. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


February 4, 2022


Greetings Woodbrook Families,


Please join us in welcoming our new lead custodian, Mr. Man Gurung. Mr. Man, (which is what the students will call him) has worked at Woodbrook for several years as one of the evening custodial staff members. We are happy to now have him join us during the day to support the entire school!


We’d also like to welcome back retired elementary school principal Sharon Wilcox, who served as additional administrative support earlier in the school year. I am happy to share that she will be with us two days per week for the remainder of this school year. Ms. Wilcox has already established strong connections amongst the staff and students at our school so we are thrilled she is able to return!


The Magic Show has been rescheduled for next Friday, February 11th at 7:00pm. This is a PTO fundraising event that will take place on Zoom. Online tickets can be purchased up until show time. If you need scholarship tickets please reach out to your child's teacher and let them know. Click here to order your tickets!


We are grateful for the full week of school this week and hope everyone enjoys a restful weekend!


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • Week of February 7th - National School Counselor’s Week

  • February 8th - PTO Meeting, 6:30pm on Zoom

  • February 11th - Magic Show, 7:00pm on Zoom

  • February 11th - Report Cards viewable in Parent Portal (3:30pm)

  • Feb. 16th- Now a full day of school for students

  • Feb. 18th- No School - Teacher Work Day


School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

January 28, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

While we were all surprised by the shortened day today, we were most thankful that it did not get in the way of our school-wide celebration of Mr. Joe. We were able to bundle up and gather safely on the bus loop to bid him farewell and thank him for his 26 years of service. His family was able to join us as we showered him with gifts and praise for all that he has given to our school. Monday will be his last day and he will be sorely missed!


Due to school’s closing early today, we will need to reschedule the Magic Show. Even though it’s a virtual event, The magician does use one of our schools to actually set up and host the event from. Thank you for understanding and stay tuned for a new date for this event.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend! We hope to see everyone for a FULL week of school next week and don’t forget to submit your “Miles Walked for Martin” by the end of the day on Monday, January 31st.

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • January 31 - Last day to submit your Miles Walked for Martin

  • February 11 - Report Cards viewable in Parent Portal (3:30pm)

  • Feb. 16th- Now a full day of school for students

  • Feb. 18th- No School - Teacher Work Day

Magic Show - Postponed due to weather. Stay tuned for a new date soon.

After-School French Club Info:

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Walk for Martin

Please join us for the 8th annual Woodbrook “Walk for Martin” event taking place virtually throughout the month of January. Participants will have a chance to log “Miles for Martin” and dedicate their effort to fighting an injustice such as poverty, hunger, racism, or bullying. What cause will you walk for? Click here for the “Walk for Martin” event flyer and click here to access the form to submit your cause and number of miles walked!

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow

On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


January 21, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

It is with a heavy, yet joyful heart that we share the news that our lead custodian, Joe Gaines, is retiring at the end of this month. After 26 years of dedication to Woodbrook Elementary, “Mr Joe”, as he’s lovingly called by students and staff, will spend his last day with us on Monday, January 31st.


His presence and kind heart will be sorely missed in the hallways of our school! Staff and students have a few surprises planned for him next week. Unfortunately, with the COVID restrictions, we are unable to invite our families to join us in person for his farewell. That being said, if your family would like to send in a card for Mr. Joe, you can send it via the backpack by next Friday (28th) and we will be sure Mr. Joe receives it!


Please make note that the report card timeline has been changed due to the days missed for weather. The parent portal will now open for parents to view report cards on Friday, February 11th at 3:30pm.


Just a reminder that Monday (1/24) and Tuesday (1/25) there is no school for students as they are slated for teacher workdays. We look forward to seeing the children back on Wednesday, January 26th!

Magic Show

PTO Fundraiser this Friday, January 28th at 7:00 pm on Zoom. Deadline to purchase tickets has been extended to Wednesday, January 26th for cash and check payments. Online tickets can be purchased up until show time. If you need scholarship tickets please reach out to your child's teacher and let them know. Click here to order your tickets!

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • Jan. 24 & 25 - No School for Students - Teacher workdays

  • Month of January - Walk for Martin- Log your miles (details below)

  • January 24 - Golden Apple Award Nominations

  • January 28 - Magic Show, 7:00 pm - PTO Fundraiser via Zoom (details below)

  • February 11 - Report Cards viewable in Parent Portal (3:30pm)

Walk for Martin

Please join us for the 8th annual Woodbrook “Walk for Martin” event taking place virtually throughout the month of January. Participants will have a chance to log “Miles for Martin” and dedicate their effort to fighting an injustice such as poverty, hunger, racism, or bullying. What cause will you walk for? Click here for the “Walk for Martin” event flyer and click here to access the form to submit your cause and number of miles walked!

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow

On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


January 14, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,


It has been wonderful having the students back in school this week and we are so hoping that mother nature will not prevent us from coming back on time next week. As a reminder, all schools are closed this upcoming Monday, January 17th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.


We had hoped to host the annual “Walk for Martin” event in person at Woodbrook this year, but unfortunately, we have decided to keep it virtual due to the inclement weather forecasted for this Sunday evening. We invite all families to participate by choosing a cause and logging miles walked during the month of January, as we honor and recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Further details and important links can be found below.


The deadline to nominate a Woodbrook teacher for this year’s Golden Apple Award is Monday, January 24th. Please take a moment to recognize one of our amazing and incredibly dedicated teachers by completing this brief Golden Apple Nomination Form.

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • Walk for Martin- Month of Jan.

  • Golden Apple Award Nominations close on Jan. 24th

  • 2nd quarter ends Jan. 21

  • Jan. 21-Half-day

  • Jan. 24 and 25th no school--Teacher workdays

Walk for Martin

Please join us for the 8th annual Woodbrook “Walk for Martin” event taking place virtually throughout the month of January. Participants will have a chance to log “Miles for Martin” and dedicate their effort to fighting an injustice such as poverty, hunger, racism, or bullying. What cause will you walk for? Click here for the “Walk for Martin” event flyer and click here to access the form to submit your cause and number of miles walked!

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow


On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

A Message From the School Nurse


Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


January 7, 2022

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Happy New Year! We have certainly had a wintery start to the new calendar year. We know that it has been a challenge for much of our community with the loss of power. We hope everyone has found ways to be safe and warm during this time. For more information about school delays/closures due to inclement weather, here is the link to the county website. We are really looking forward to welcoming the students back on Monday!

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • Jan 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday - Walk for Martin Event at WES

  • Jan 24th - Golden Apple Award Nominations deadline-Nomination Form

  • Jan. 21-Half-day for students - Dismissal at 11:20am

  • Jan 21st - End of 2nd quarter

  • Jan. 24th and 25th no school for students --Teacher Workdays

  • Jan. 28th-PTO Fundraiser Wes Iseli's Magic and Illusion Show 7-10 PM

Walk for Martin

Join us on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 11 AM to 3 PM on Woodbrook’s track as we walk and jog laps to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Participants will have a chance to log “Miles for Martin” and dedicate their effort to fighting an injustice such as poverty, hunger, racism, or bullying. Walking and physical movement played a critical role in the progression of the Civil Rights Era. An underlying theme of the Civil Rights Movement was sacrifice. Miles for Martin embodies the spirit of sacrifice that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and countless others made for our everyday freedoms. What cause will you walk for?


The PTO will be hosting a table with light refreshments at this event. This event will take place entirely outside; please consider wearing a mask and respect social distancing.


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Golden Apple Award Nominations Due Jan. 24!

Please remember to nominate your child’s favorite teacher for a Golden Apple Award! Each winner will receive a $500 grant for the classroom and will be honored during the Golden Apple Award Ceremony later this year.

Nominations can be made through this form, which will close on January 24.

Thank you for taking the time to honor our teachers.


Wes Iseli's Magic and Illusion Show

Friday, Jan. 28th, 7-10pm

Online Event

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins

Tardies

Tardies

It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving after 8 AM.

ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow


On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

A Message From the School Nurse


Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


December 10, 2021

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

We had a wonderful week of school. Reminder winter break will begin on Dec. 20th so this coming Friday will be the last day until winter break. Thank you to all who have donated diapers and/or wet wipes. We have one more week to collect items to send to Loaves and Fishes!


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • December 6-17, Diaper Drive

  • December 14 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8 PM

  • December 20-Jan.3 - Winter Break

  • Jan. 4-Students return to school

  • Jan. 5, Wear Red for ED

PTO Fundraiser Five Below

Don’t forget about our Five Below fundraiser going on now through Sunday, December 12! Shop at Five Below (1790 Rio Hill Center) and 10% of sales will be given to the Woodbrook PTO!
Use the flyer sent home with your student or print a copy of the attached flyer and share with friends. You must have the flyer at the time of purchase! Happy Shopping!!”
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PTO Meeting Dec. 14, Tuesday, 6:30 PM

Topic: December PTO Meeting

Time: Dec. 14, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Attendance


Starting next week if your child is absent and you have not verified the absence with the front office or your child’s teacher, you will receive a text and an automated voice message that states the following: “Hello - This is Woodbrook Elementary School. According to our records, your child is absent today. Please email the front office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call at 434-973-6600 to verify your child’s absence. Thank you!”

Tardies


It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Diaper Drive

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Woodbrook Elementary’s CARES traits teach students ways to show empathy for others through thoughtful actions. To support our community by helping those in need, Woodbrook is teaming up with the Charlottesville Loaves and Fishes outreach program. We are asking for donations of the following items:

  • Unopened packages of diapers

  • Packages of baby wipes

Please use this Amazon Wish List if you’d like to order items online to be delivered to WES. In-person donations can be delivered to the drop-off boxes by the car rider loop. Please do not send large packages with your student on the bus.

Donations will be accepted from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 17. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of helping our local community!





Estimadas familias de Woodbrook,


Los Woodbrook Elementary CARES de rasgos enseñan a los estudiantes formas de mostrar empatía por los demás a través de acciones reflexivas. Para apoyar a nuestra comunidad ayudando a los necesitados, Woodbrook se está asociando con el Charlottesville Loaves and Fishes, programa de alcance de. Estamos solicitando donaciones de los siguientes artículos:

  • Paquetes de pañales sin abrir

  • Paquetes de toallitas húmedas para bebés

Utilice esta Lista de deseos de Amazon si desea solicitar artículos en línea para que se envíen a WES. Las donaciones en persona se pueden entregar en los buzones de entrega por el bucle del conductor del automóvil. Por favor no envíe paquetes grandes con su estudiante en el autobús.

Por favor traiga donaciones desde el lunes 6 de diciembre hasta el viernes 17 de diciembre. ¡Gracias por su consideración de ayudar a nuestra comunidad local!

Golden Apple Nominations


It’s that time of year again! The 2021-22 Golden Apple Nomination Form is now live and will remain open until January 24, 2022. The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. For more information, including nomination criteria, is available on our Golden Apple Awards web page.

New ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow


On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


December 3, 2021

December 3, 2021 Greetings Woodbrook Families,


We hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday last week and had an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. As we approach the winter break, we want to be sure all of our students have their winter coats. The Lost & Found is filling up as students often take their coats on/off at this time of year. If your child is missing a coat, encourage them to check out the Lost & Found, which is located in the cafeteria.


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • December 6-17, Diaper Drive

  • December 7, 4th/5th Virtual Concert, Tuesday, 6:30, Link for Concert

  • December 8 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

  • December 14 - PTO Meeting, 6:30-8 PM

  • December 20-Jan.3 - Winter Break

Attendance


Starting next week if your child is absent and you have not verified the absence with the front office or your child’s teacher, you will receive a text and an automated voice message that states the following: “Hello - This is Woodbrook Elementary School. According to our records, your child is absent today. Please email the front office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call at 434-973-6600 to verify your child’s absence. Thank you!”

Tardies


It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Diaper Drive

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Woodbrook Elementary’s CARES traits teach students ways to show empathy for others through thoughtful actions. To support our community by helping those in need, Woodbrook is teaming up with the Charlottesville Loaves and Fishes outreach program. We are asking for donations of the following items:

  • Unopened packages of diapers

  • Packages of baby wipes

Please use this Amazon Wish List if you’d like to order items online to be delivered to WES. In-person donations can be delivered to the drop-off boxes by the car rider loop. Please do not send large packages with your student on the bus.

Donations will be accepted from Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 17. Thank you for your thoughtful consideration of helping our local community!









Estimadas familias de Woodbrook,


Los Woodbrook Elementary CARES de rasgos enseñan a los estudiantes formas de mostrar empatía por los demás a través de acciones reflexivas. Para apoyar a nuestra comunidad ayudando a los necesitados, Woodbrook se está asociando con el Charlottesville Loaves and Fishes, programa de alcance de. Estamos solicitando donaciones de los siguientes artículos:

  • Paquetes de pañales sin abrir

  • Paquetes de toallitas húmedas para bebés

Utilice esta Lista de deseos de Amazon si desea solicitar artículos en línea para que se envíen a WES. Las donaciones en persona se pueden entregar en los buzones de entrega por el bucle del conductor del automóvil. Por favor no envíe paquetes grandes con su estudiante en el autobús.

Por favor traiga donaciones desde el lunes 6 de diciembre hasta el viernes 17 de diciembre. ¡Gracias por su consideración de ayudar a nuestra comunidad local!

November 19, 2021

Greetings Woodbrook Families,


We had another wonderful week at school! Next week, we will only be in school Monday and Tuesday. We will not send out a WES update next week, so we want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your child every day and thankful for your partnerships as well!


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • November 20- Vaccine Clinic (5-11 year olds), 12-4 PM, Southwood, to make an appointment call 434-272-5910

  • November 21-Vaccine Clinic (5-11 years old), 2-6PM Henley Middle School, click here to make an appointment.

  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

  • December 8 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

Attendance


Starting next week if your child is absent and you have not verified the absence with the front office or your child’s teacher, you will receive a text and an automated voice message that states the following: “Hello - This is Woodbrook Elementary School. According to our records, your child is absent today. Please email the front office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call at 434-973-6600 to verify your child’s absence. Thank you!”

Tardies


It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Golden Apple Nominations


It’s that time of year again! The 2021-22 Golden Apple Nomination Form is now live and will remain open until January 24, 2022. The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. For more information, including nomination criteria, is available on our Golden Apple Awards web page.

New ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow


On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

A Message From the School Nurse


Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


November 12, 2021

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Thank you to all the car riding families for your cooperation by arriving prior to 8 AM and signing in your child if late. It is helping us all start our day on time and we’ve really seen a difference! Thank you to all of our veterans for your service and sacrifices to this country. We appreciate you! For those in need of a COVID vaccine for children 5-11, Woodbrook is hosting a vaccine drive thru clinic at 5-7 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 16th.

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • November 16-Drive Thu COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, 5-7 PM, Woodbrook

  • November 17-Picture Day remake, if you need an order form email Woodbrook office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org

  • November 23- Thanksgiving Lunch

  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

  • December 8 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

Drive Thru COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic


Tuesday, Nov. 16, 5 PM-7PM

Woodbrook Elementary

All vaccines are by appointment only, Click here to signup:

Questions: 434-972-6261


Attendance


Starting next week if your child is absent and you have not verified the absence with the front office or your child’s teacher, you will receive a text and an automated voice message that states the following: “Hello - This is Woodbrook Elementary School. According to our records, your child is absent today. Please email the front office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call at 434-973-6600 to verify your child’s absence. Thank you!”

Tardies


It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way. We are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in. Parents and students sign-in when arriving at 8 AM.

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Digital Citizenship Night - Nov. 16


The Department of Technology is inviting all families to participate in a Q&A forum with ACPS administrators, teachers, students, and experts from Common Sense Media. The session will cover digital citizenship and healthy media habits.

We will be hosting two separate panels via Zoom on Tuesday, November 16: one geared to elementary students from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and one to secondary students from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be available.

Please invite your families! All families will receive a link to participate through email and text on Monday, November 15.

Golden Apple Nominations


It’s that time of year again! The 2021-22 Golden Apple Nomination Form is now live and will remain open until January 24, 2022. The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. For more information, including nomination criteria, is available on our Golden Apple Awards web page.

New ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow


On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

LAST CALL for Toy Lift


Hello Woodbrook families!

The Toy Lift program is accepting applications for the 2021 year! The form is online and accepting responses until November 12th at 8 PM.

English: bit.ly/Toy2021

Spanish: bit.ly/juguete2021

Families should only sign up once and include all children newborn - 8th grade. Families may request bikes, but supply is limited so 2nd choices are VERY helpful. There is a $30 limit in place. The more detail, the better! If you have any questions, please email us or call the school at 434-973-6600.

Thank you!

Cheryl Drew & Sharon Buscher


A Message From the School Nurse


Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


#Morethanaschool

November 5, 2021

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the PTO bake sale during the election. It was a huge and delicious success! With the weather changing, this is a friendly reminder to bring coats and to label them as kids may take them on and off as the day warms up. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather and have a wonderful weekend.


Below are a few important updates and reminders for the coming weeks.


Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • November 9 - PTO Meeting - 6:30pm on Zoom

  • November 10 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

  • November 17-Digital Citizenship Night

  • November 17- Thanksgiving Lunch

  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

  • December 8 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

Attendance


Starting next week if your child is absent and you have not verified the absence with the front office or your child’s teacher, you will receive a text and an automated voice message that states the following: “Hello - This is Woodbrook Elementary School. According to our records, your child is absent today. Please email the front office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org or call at 434-973-6600 to verify your child’s absence. Thank you!”

Tardies


We are noticing a continued trend of late arrivals to school and as mentioned above, want to remind families that the tardy bell rings at 7:55am and the school day begins promptly at 8:00am. It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way.

We are concerned about the safety of our students who are arriving by car after 8:00am as staff members must be back in the building no later than 8:00am to start the school day. For this reason, we are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children to the front office to check them in.

PTO Meeting Nov. 9

Topic: November PTO Meeting

Time: Nov 9, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81086400763?pwd=Um5lTVNVbFY3azJVQUZYNVJWc3NGZz09

Meeting ID: 810 8640 0763

Passcode: NovPTO

Digital Citizenship Night - Nov. 16


The Department of Technology is inviting all families to participate in a Q&A forum with ACPS administrators, teachers, students, and experts from Common Sense Media. The session will cover digital citizenship and healthy media habits.


We will be hosting two separate panels via Zoom on Tuesday, November 16: one geared to elementary students from 6 to 6:45 p.m. and one to secondary students from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Spanish interpretation will be available.


All families will receive a link to participate through email and text on Monday, November 15.

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day.

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins

Golden Apple Nominations

It’s that time of year again! The 2021-22 Golden Apple Nomination Form is now live and will remain open until January 24, 2022. The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. For more information, including nomination criteria, is available on our Golden Apple Awards web page.

Toy Lift

Hello Woodbrook families!


The Toy Lift program is accepting applications for the 2021 year! The form is online and accepting responses until November 12th at 8 PM.



English: bit.ly/Toy2021

Spanish: bit.ly/juguete2021



Families should only sign up once and include all children newborn - 8th grade. Families may request bikes, but supply is limited so 2nd choices are VERY helpful. There is a $30 limit in place. The more detail, the better! If you have any questions, please email us or call the school at 434-973-6600.



Thank you!

Cheryl Drew & Sharon Buscher

A Message from the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:


“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”

October 29, 2021

Greetings Woodbrook Families,

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful day off from school today. We can’t believe we have finished the first nine weeks! We are thankful for your partnership during the parent conferences the last few weeks as we work together to support your child’s academic, social, and emotional well-being. Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween. Reminder that Tuesday is Election Day for Virginia offices, such as Governor and other state positions. We are excited to welcome back your child on Wednesday, Nov. 3.


Below are important dates and reminders for the coming weeks!

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - Tardy Bell Rings

8:00 am - Official School Day Begins - Students arriving after 8:00am will be marked tardy. (For the safety of our students, families arriving after 8:00am will need to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day. Beginning Monday, November 8, cones will be placed in the car loop to assist with this process. )

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Tardies

We are noticing a continued trend of late arrivals to school and as mentioned above, want to remind families that the tardy bell rings at 7:55am and the school day begins promptly at 8:00am. It’s important for all students to start their school day on time so they are able to participate in the class morning meeting and begin their day in a calm and productive way.


We are concerned about the safety of our students who are arriving by car after 8:00am as staff members must be back in the building no later than 8:00am to start the school day. For this reason, we are asking families who are arriving after 8:00am to park and assist their children into the front office to sign them in for the day. Beginning Monday, November 8, cones will be placed in the car loop to assist with this process. )

Golden Apple Nominations

It’s that time of year again! The 2021-22 Golden Apple Nomination Form is now live and will remain open until January 24, 2022. The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. For more information, including nomination criteria, is available on our Golden Apple Awards web page.

New ACPS Parent Communication System: Brightarrow

On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to BrightArrow through an email and text communication:

If you haven’t replied yes to that invitation: Opt in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help!

WES PTO Election Bake Sale

The Woodbrook PTO Election Day Bake Sale has returned! Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd, and the bake sale is held just outside the cafeteria all day, rain or shine. Please consider donating baked goods and/or volunteering a couple hours to sell items. Please see this sign up sheet for more information!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f4ca8a929a1fac61-election


Toy Lift

Hello Woodbrook families!

The Toy Lift program is accepting applications for the 2021 year! The form is online and accepting responses until November 12th at 8 PM.


English: bit.ly/Toy2021

Spanish: bit.ly/juguete2021


Families should only sign up once and include all children newborn - 8th grade. Families may request bikes, but supply is limited so 2nd choices are VERY helpful. There is a $30 limit in place. The more detail, the better! If you have any questions, please email us or call the school at 434-973-6600.


Thank you!

Cheryl Drew & Sharon Buscher

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:


“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”

October 22, 2021

Dear Woodbrook families,

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy and enjoyable week here at Woodbrook. We recognized School Bus Safety week and Bullying Prevention week. We also had our first spirit week of the school year. It was great to see so many of our students participating. We hope you enjoy the beautiful fall weather this weekend.


Below are important dates and reminders for the coming weeks!

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks


  • October 29 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development

  • November 1 - No School for Students - Teacher Work Day

  • November 2 - No School for Students - General Election Day

  • November 10 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

  • November 24-26 - Thanksgiving Break

  • December 8 - ½ Day for students - Dismissal at 11:30 AM

School Hours


7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - 2:20 pm - Official School Day (Students arriving after 8:00 am will need to sign in at the front office and will be marked tardy.)

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


A Message From PE Teachers

We hope you are doing well. It has been amazing to get to teach PE in person again! Your kids are awesome and we love getting to see them every day. We’ve gotten off to a good start, and look forward to having a great school year!


We are asking to make sure that your child is wearing the appropriate shoes on PE days. We have been reminding students to wear shoes to PE that are close-toed, and are fastened (laces or Velcro) to their feet. Unfortunately, we are still seeing a lot of sandals, Crocs, and even flip flops. We are beginning to do more activities with various equipment and we want to allow every student to participate. For safety reasons, if they do not have the appropriate shoes they will have to sit out.


If you have any questions about appropriate shoes, feel free to contact Mrs. Lutz, Mrs. O’Connor, or Mr. Massie. If you need assistance in getting appropriate PE shoes for your child please contact our Guidance Counselors (Mrs. Buscher, and Ms. Drew).


Thank You,

Mr. Massie, Mrs. Lutz, and Mrs. O’Connor

Golden Apple Nominations


It’s that time of year again! The 2021-22 Golden Apple Nomination Form is now live and will remain open until January 24, 2022. The Golden Apple Award is a means of selecting and honoring some of our outstanding teachers. For more information, including nomination criteria, visit the Golden Apple Awards web page.

Bright Arrow

On Friday, October 1, the school division let school families know about our move from Blackboard Connect to Bright Arrow through an email and text communication. This is the primary form of communication between the division, school, and parents.


If you haven’t replied yes to this new program, please Opt-in to text messaging at any time by sending the word “Yes” or “Sí” to the short code 87569. Thank you for your help! This will allow you to receive important messages from Woodbrook and Albemarle County schools.

WES PTO Election Bake Sale

The Woodbrook PTO Election Day Bake Sale has returned! Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd, and the bake sale is held just outside the cafeteria all day, rain or shine.


Please consider donating baked goods and/or volunteering a couple hours to sell items. Please see this sign up sheet for more information!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f4ca8a929a1fac61-election


Virtual CRT & Anti-Racism Classes

Community Education is proud to offer FREE classes in partnership with our ACPS Equity Specialists to inform parents and the community about culturally responsive teaching and anti-racism. Free Virtual CRT & Anti-Racism Classes.


Toy Lift

Hello Woodbrook families!

The Toy Lift program is accepting applications for the 2021 year!

The form is online and accepting responses until November 12th at 8 PM.


English: bit.ly/Toy2021

Spanish: bit.ly/juguete2021


Families should only sign up once and include all children newborn - 8th grade. Families may request bikes, but supply is limited so 2nd choices are VERY helpful. There is a $30 limit in place. The more detail, the better! If you have any questions, please email us or call the school at 434-973-6600.


Thank you!

Cheryl Drew or Sharon Buscher

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


October 15, 2021

Dear Woodbrook families,

Happy Friday! Thank you to all who were able to join us last night for the Pico de Gallo y Totopos event on Zoom. It was fantastic! We loved seeing our families cooking together, dancing together, and learning together! Thank you to Ms. Soto, Ms. Hunt, and our 3 amazing 5th grade students who led the event.


We found a new home for our Woodbrook bike rack! It is located in the back of the school by the cafeteria, right next to the amphitheater seats (See photo below). Shout out to one of our Woodbrook dads who helped make this possible!


Below are important dates and reminders for the coming weeks!

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Important Dates and Reminders

  • October 18-22 - WES Spirit Week & Digital Citizenship Week

  • October 21 - Picture Day!

  • October 29 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development

  • November 1 - No School for Students - Teacher Work Day

  • November 2 - No School for Students - General Election Day

  • Nov. 10-Half-day for students

  • Nov. 24-26-Thanksgiving Break

Picture Day

Thursday, Oct. 21st 2021 at 8am

100 Woodbrook Drive

Charlottesville, VA

Picture Day is Thursday! Information went home via your child's backpack this week. We are asking as much as possible that all families pay online in order to limit money exchanges and office visits at this time.


Go to mylifetouch.com to place your child's order with your school ID or picture day ID: EVT48RBQZ

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - 2:20 pm - Official School Day (Students arriving after 8:00 am will need to sign in at the front office and will be marked tardy.)

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Attendance and Absences

Like you, it is important to us to make sure our children are safe each day. If your child is going to be absent for any reason, please let us know by calling the school at (434) 973-6600, by messaging the teacher, or by emailing the office at wesoffice@k12albemarle.org. This way, we know that you are aware your child is not here, and we can excuse the absence.


We understand how hectic mornings can be, so we thank you for all the times you have already let us know about your child’s absence!

WES Spirit Week - Recognizing Bullying Prevention Month - Oct 18-22

10/18-Wear your favorite Color

10/19-Be a calm peacemaker and wear green

10/20-Unity Day! Wear orange to show support for students who have been or are being bullied.

10/21-Colorful Compliment Day! Wear lots of colors and give lots of compliments.

10/22-Wear Woodbrook colors for our Bullying Prevention Walk!

Digital Citizenship Week

Digital Citizenship Week kicks off this week! We’ll be doing activities that promote students' well-being. Plus, they'll reflect on how they can use technology to be a positive influence in their community. Use these conversation starters to help your kids talk about their digital lives.

K–2: English | Spanish

3–5: English | Spanish

WES PTO Election Bake Sale

The Woodbrook PTO Election Day Bake Sale has returned! Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd, and the bake sale is held just outside the cafeteria all day, rain or shine. Please consider donating baked goods and/or volunteering a couple hours to sell items. Please see this sign up sheet for more information!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c0f4ca8a929a1fac61-election


Toy Lift

Hello Woodbrook families!

The Toy Lift program is accepting applications for the 2021 year! The form is online and accepting responses until November 12th at 8 PM.

English: bit.ly/Toy2021
Spanish: bit.ly/juguete2021

Families should only sign up once and include all children newborn - 8th grade. Families may request bikes, but supply is limited so 2nd choices are VERY helpful. There is a $30 limit in place. The more detail, the better! If you have any questions, please email us or call the school at 434-973-6600.

Thank you!
Cheryl Drew or Sharon Buscher

Virtual CRT & Anti-Racism Classes

Community Education is proud to offer FREE classes in partnership with our ACPS Equity Specialists to inform parents and the community about culturally responsive teaching and anti-racism. Free Virtual CRT & Anti-Racism Classes.


Message from School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”

#Morethanaschool

October 8, 2021

Dear Woodbrook families,

Happy Friday! We had a wonderful week of learning. Thank you to the PTO for co-sponsoring the amazing Author Night yesterday. We have exciting news to share: a new bike rack for our bicyclists! Have a wonderful weekend.


Checkout the important dates and events below.

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Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • October 12 - You are invited to the October PTO meeting on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. Event information provided below.

  • October 13 - Half Day for Students - Dismissal is at 11:20 am

  • October 14 - Pico de Gallo y Totopos Night - 6pm on Zoom.

  • In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, please join Señora Hunt, Señora Soto, and a couple of our Woodbrook students for a schoolwide event. Event information below.

  • October 29 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development


School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - 2:20 pm - Official School Day (Students arriving after 8:00 am will need to sign in at the front office and will be marked tardy.)

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12th 2021 at 6:30pm

This is an online event.

You're invited to the October PTO Meeting. We'll be giving reports on the results of recent fundraisers and discussing the plans for some fun activities over the next few months. Sign in and find out how you can help make Woodbrook even better!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85876279374?pwd=WlV5T21la25uL3RDQkN6YTB4SU9XZz09

Meeting ID: 858 7627 9374

Passcode: OctPTO


Pico de Gallo y Totopos Night

Thursday, Oct. 14th 2021 at 6:30pm

This is an online event.

https://k12albemarle.zoom.us/j/85148005711?pwd=U2hZZXcxU3ZjOFd2b3pwQ2tIamVRdz09

Meeting ID: 851 4800 5711

Passcode: Woodbrook

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, join us to make traditional Mexican Pico de Gallo and Totopos. Hosted by Woodbrook students, Señora Hunt and Señora Soto. Here is the list of ingredients you will need:

2 large ripe tomatoes

1 large onion

1 bunch of cilantro

1 jalapeño pepper (optional)

Juice of 2 limes

A small bag of corn tortillas OR already-made tortilla chips

* If you would like to make your own chips with us, you will need a bag of corn tortillas, a frying pan and one cup of cooking oil.

October 1, 2021

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Happy Friday! We’ve had a great week here at Woodbrook and are thankful for the beautiful weather. Students have been able to eat outside and teachers are taking advantage of outdoor learning spaces as much as possible.


We hope you all have a restful weekend. Following are a few important updates and reminders:

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • October 7 - Virtual Author Night - a schoolwide Zoom event with Greer and Agnor Elementary Schools. Save the date! Details to come…

  • October 13 - Half Day for Students - Dismissal is at 11:20am

  • October 14 - Pico de Gallo y Totopos Night - 6pm on Zoom.

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, please join Señora Hunt, Señora Soto, and a couple of our Woodbrook students for a schoolwide event on Zoom where we will make traditional Mexican Pico de Gallo and Totopos. The list of ingredients needed to participate are shared below - We will be sharing the Zoom link soon.

October 29 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development

September 24

Dear Woodbrook Families,

Happy Friday! It was so great to see many of you at last night’s Back to School Night. We had a great turnout and were thankful for the opportunity to connect with so many of our families.

Reminder... This Monday, September 27th, there is no school for students. Staff members will be participating in professional development throughout the day.

We hope you all have a restful weekend. Following are a few important updates and reminders:

School Hours

7:40 am - Student arrival begins

7:55 am - 2:20 pm - Official School Day (Students arriving after 8:00 am will need to sign in at the front office and will be marked tardy.)

2:20 pm - Student dismissal begins


Student Cell Phones

If your child has a cell phone that they bring to school, please know that they must keep their phone turned OFF and in their book bag for the school day including their time on the bus . If you need to reach your child, please call the main office at (434-973-6600) or send your child’s teacher a message on Remind. Thank you.

Pico de Gallo y Totopos Night - October 14 - 6pm on Zoom

List of ingredients needed if you’d like to participate from home with us…

Pico de gallo

2 large ripe tomatoes

1 large onion

1 bunch of cilantro

1 jalapeño pepper (optional)

Juice of 2 limes

Ready-made chips OR you can join us in making your own fresh chips for which you will need a frying pan and one cup of cooking oil and a small bag of corn tortillas.

PTO Fundraiser- Bulb Sales

Help support the Woodbrook PTO by ordering flower bulbs, herb gardens, and sprout kits! Orders will be accepted through October 15th. The shipping schedule depends on the climate in the area you live in, but central Virginia should be ready to ship around October 1. Bulbs will be ready to plant upon arrival and are not meant to save until the spring! Please help us reach our goal so we can support the students, teachers, and staff of Woodbrook Elementary!

P.S. Don't forget to share with family and friends since this is a nationwide program!

http://WoodbrookPTO.fpfundraising.com

Thank you to all the volunteers who weeded, planted, and mulched. The front of the school looks beautiful!

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A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

  • September 27- No School for Students - Staff Professional Development

  • October 7 - Virtual Author Night - a schoolwide Zoom event with Greer and Agnor Hurt Elementary Schools. Save the date! Details to come…

  • October 13 - Half Day for Students - Dismissal is at 11:20am

  • October 14 - Pico de Gallo y Totopos Night - 6pm on Zoom. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, please join us on Zoom to make traditional Mexican Pico de Gallo and Totopos. Look for the list of ingredients and more details in our next newsletter. Hosted by Woodbrook students and Señora Hunt and Señora Soto.

  • October 29 - No School for Students - Staff Professional Development


PTO Fundraiser - Bulb Sales!

Help support the Woodbrook PTO by ordering flower bulbs, herb gardens, and sprout kits! Orders will be accepted through October 15th. The shipping schedule depends on the climate in the area you live in, but central Virginia should be ready to ship around October 1. Bulbs will be ready to plant upon arrival and are not meant to save until the spring! Please help us reach our goal so we can support the students, teachers, and staff of Woodbrook Elementary!

P.S. Don't forget to share with family and friends since this is a nationwide program!

http://WoodbrookPTO.fpfundraising.com

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


#Morethanaschool

September 17

Dear Woodbrook families,


Happy Friday! This week, as we recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage month, students will be learning about the many customs, traditions, and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success! We embrace, admire, and respect the diversity in our school and love to learn alongside our students all that we can about one another!


This coming Thursday, September 23rd, we hope you all will be able to virtually join us for the WES Back to School Night event. It will begin at 6:30 pm. Families will have an opportunity to hear from their child’s teacher and learn more about their child’s school day. In addition, your administrative team and office staff will be available for questions and introductions. Further details will be coming soon.


We hope you all have a restful weekend. Following are a few important updates and reminders:

Important Dates/Reminders for the Coming Weeks

Back to School

Thursday, Sep. 23rd 2021 at 6:30-7:45pm

This is an online event.

    • Session 1 - 6:30-7:10 pm (To include an introduction from the Administration)

    • Session 2 - 7:15-7:45 pm (A repeat of the classroom presentations for those families who have more than one student at Woodbrook.)

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15 - Celebration of Hispanic Heritage month!

Intruder drill

We had to postpone the Intruder Drill which was to take place this week. We plan to reschedule for one day next week.

September 27-No School for Students

Staff Professional Development

October 7 - Virtual Author Night

A schoolwide Zoom event with Greer and Agnor Hurt Elementary Schools. Save the date! Details to come...

Woodbrook PTO GARDEN PROJECT DAY


We need you to help us make our school look great! We are planning a garden project day to fix up the landscaping at the front entrance to Woodbrook. We will be weeding, mulching, and installing some new plants.
When: Sunday September 26 from 2 - 5p.m.
Where: Meet up at the front entrance of Woodbrook. Please plan to social distance.

What to bring: work gloves, bottled water, hand tools, and any other gardening supplies you think will be helpful! Please label your items.
Please use the sign-up below to tell us how you would like to help! Even if you are not able to physically help on the 26th, we need donations to help us reach our goals for that day.
Signing up for a monetary donation? - Cash/Check: Contact woodybearpto@gmail.com to make arrangements!
- Venmo: Send money to "Woodbrook-PTO" (yellow pawprint profile pic) and note "Garden Project" in the "What's it for" section.
- PayPal: Send money to "woodbrookpto99@gmail.com". Please send money via the Friends and Family option so that we don't get charged a fee.
Signing up for a physical donation?
- Bring it with you on the 26th!
- Not coming on the 26th? Contact woodybearpto@gmail.com to make arrangements!
If you are interested in serving on a landscape committee to help with future projects at Woodbrook please contact Heidi Crockett at Heidi.j.crockett@gmail.com.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4CA8A929A1FAC61-garden

Arrival and Dismissal

Car Riders

Please remember to place the blue placard with your child’s name on your car dashboard for pickup each afternoon so that staff members can safely identify who you are here to pick up. If you are still in need of a placard or need additional cards, please contact the front office at 434-973-6600.

A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.

Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:

“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”

Additional Resources for Families

#morethanaschool

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WES Family Updates


September 10, 2021

Dear Woodbrook Families,


We had a great “short” week back at school. The students and teachers are settling in and it’s wonderful to see the rhythm and routines of school fall into place. Students are happy, making new friends, and developing strong relationships with our staff and each other! We hope you all have a restful weekend. Following are a few important updates and reminders:


Important Dates for the Coming Weeks

  • 1st PTO Meeting - September 14th - 6:30-8:00 pm on Zoom (Details below)

  • Back to School Night - September 23rd - 6:30-7:45 pm on Zoom (Links to come later)

    • Session 1 - 6:30-7:10 pm (To include an introduction from the Administration)

    • Session 2 - 7:15-7:45 pm (A repeat of the classroom presentations for those families who have more than one student at Woodbrook.)


Arrival and Dismissal

Car Riders

Please remember to place the blue placard with your child’s name on your car dashboard for pickup each afternoon so that staff members can safely identify who you are here to pick up. If you are still in need of a placard or need additional cards, please contact the front office at 434-973-6600.


A Message From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:


“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


Other Information to Share

What: French puppetry club

Where: Online

When: Choose either Tuesday or Wednesday club 3:30-4:30. The club will begin Sept 21st.

Registration through our website at frenchcville.org


Additional Resources for Families

ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage

ACPS Mask Policy

Blue Ridge Health Department Free Covid-19 Testing Sites

Blue Ridge Health Department Vaccine Sites

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September 3, 2021

Dear Woodbrook Families,


We had another wonderful week! Teachers and students are really getting into the rhythms and routines of school. Many classroom teachers and grade level teams have started sending out their grade specific newsletters, so be on the lookout for the latest news on your child’s class. As always, thank you for trusting us and for allowing us to serve your beautiful children. Hope you all have a fun, restful, and safe Labor Day. Following are a few important updates and reminders:


Important Dates for the Coming Weeks

  • Labor Day Holiday - Monday, September 6th - There will be no school on this day.

  • Grades 3-5 Growth Assessments - September 8th & 9th - We will be administering growth assessments to our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in reading and math. These brief assessments will provide teachers with a starting point for planning instruction in order to meet the needs of your students.

  • Back to School Night - Evening of September 23rd - Stay tuned for details. This event will take place virtually via Zoom.


Arrival and Dismissal


  • Bus Updates: Today was the first day of the AM bus schedule. We hope this change will improve traffic in the mornings. It seemed to go smoothly this morning, and we are thankful for all your efforts in helping your child arrive at the bus stop on time this morning.

  • Car Updates: Car drop-off and pick-up has really started to move more quickly and a huge thank you to all the parents and staff during car pick-up and drop-off.

  • Walker Updates: We dismissed students from the gym this week. Thank you to parents for your patience as we’ve made these improvements for walker dismissal.


An Update From the School Nurse


Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any Covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc. please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose and review this statement from the ACPS Mask policy that describes the types of mask that are acceptable at school:


“All masks and acceptable face coverings must cover the nose and mouth of the student and may not contain holes, valves, or mesh material. Bandanas, neck gaiters, scarves, and face shields without an underlying mask or acceptable face covering described in this policy are not permitted.”


Other Information to Share


What: French puppetry club

Where: Online

When: Choose either Tuesday or Wednesday club 3:30-4:30. The club will begin Sept 21st.

Registration through our website at frenchcville.org


Additional Resources for Families


ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage


ACPS Mask Policy

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August 29, 2021

Dear Woodbrook Families,


We had a fantastic first week of school! Teachers and students were joyful and excited to be in school! We are so thankful to have most of our students back at Woodbrook this year. We successfully completed our first 5 day school week since 2019! Now that’s something to celebrate! Thank you for trusting us and for allowing us to serve your beautiful children. Following are a few important updates and reminders:


Important Dates for the Coming Weeks


  • Labor Day Holiday - Monday, September 6th - There will be no school on this day.
  • Back to School Night - Evening of September 23rd - Stay tuned for details. This event will take place virtually this year on Zoom.

Arrival and Dismissal


Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to improve the arrival and dismissal times. From Monday to Friday, we saw progress and we hope our changes will continue to decrease the amount of time it takes to drop-off and pick-up your children.

  • Walkers: We have more walkers this year than ever before and we are excited for them to walk home. To ensure safety, we are asking walkers to depart after buses depart approximately at 2:35 PM. For parents who walk their children home, they can leave once they arrive. We’ll have cones and signs to direct them to avoid the bus lot. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try different procedures that will ensure everyone’s safety.

  • We ask that all parents picking their children up by car, remain in their car in the car loop. Because all staff members are involved in the dismissal process, we cannot accommodate parents coming in early to avoid the car pickup. We promise to keep working on the process so that it will run smoothly for all and bring down the wait time.


An Update From the School Nurse

Please continue to screen your children BEFORE sending them to school each day. If they present with any covid-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty of breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, etc please do not send your child to school and contact our school nurse for direction and support. Stay up to date with any Covid related information at the ACPS COVID response website.


Please be sure your child has a well-fitted mask that fits snugly over the nose. Click here to learn more about the ACPS Mask policy.


ACPS COVID-19 Response webpage