March at Woodbrook
Dear Woodbrook Families,
The shortest month of the year came and went and in a few short weeks we will welcome spring!
We hope that your children enjoyed giving and receiving their homemade Valentine's Day Cards. Some children created friendly messages on heart shaped cards, others drew or painted beautiful pictures and others wrote personal messages on large cards individualized for each student. Thank you to all families for supporting this act of kindness.
The Woodbrook's Got Talent Show was wonderful and filled with the high energy of our very talented children! It is truly amazing to watch the incredible talents which are so clearly nurtured.
Our annual food drive was a tremendous success. We should all feel proud of the support we are giving to families in need. We are very proud of our recycling efforts here at Woodbrook. Thanks for sending in your batteries and your used crayons. We are all working to make a difference.
We are awaiting the final results of our PTO chocolate bar fundraiser! Thank you to everyone for doing their part!
Spring Clubs will be offered soon - be on the lookout for this 8 week schedule.
Our science/invention fair is scheduled for next week for all those who registered. Registration was left open until March 6. The public presentations at night are OPTIONAL. Classroom presentations are mandatory for anyone who chooses to participate.
Link for Directions
Students will have the OPTION to present their projects to the public in the school cafe/gym at night (see dates below), BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED.
Science Fair OPTIONAL Evening Presentations (Families and Guests are Welcome)
Grades K, 3 & 4 Monday, March 13⋅6:00 – 7:00pm
Grades 1,2 & 5 Tuesday, March 14⋅6:00 – 7:00pm
All participating students will present their projects to their class (one parent may attend) on the following dates (unless otherwise indicated by your teacher). Your teacher will send you an invitation with a specific date and time for their classroom presentation.
One parent per student only is welcome to attend as per their invitation.
Grades K, 3 & 4 Tuesday, March 14
Grades 1, 2 & 5 Wednesday, March 15
There is a 2 minute limit for each presentation.
Parents must take the projects home after the presentation.
Our spring Book Fair is scheduled for March 20-24. Please be on the lookout for the flyers as well as the volunteer sign up genius link. We need your help!
We are super excited to see Beauty and the Beast performed by our own drama club here at Woodbrook on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Please join us and cheer on your relatives and neighbors in this wonderful performance. ($5 per person, under 3 free).
Parent Teacher Conferences are set for March 23, 28 & 30. Woodbrook T-shirts will be on sale in the lobby on March 23 & 30 for $10 cash only please. Children (and chaperones) should wear their Woodbrook T-Shirts for their trips.
1:30 Dismissal for Conferences
Thursday, March 23
Tuesday, March 28
Thursday, March 30
Trips are now open on Community Pass for payment in grades K-2. Grades 3-5 will open shortly. Please see instructions for Community Pass by scrolling below. Chaperones must be PTO members. Your teacher will let you know if you were chosen to chaperone the trip, please wait for confirmation.
A poster contest has begun to encourage inclusion. Please see the link HERE for that All In Poster Contest information which was emailed to all families. Due May 5, 2023.
A reminder for all parents dropping off for 8 a.m. morning activities.
PARK in the lines of the stop & drop lot and
watch your child walk down the sidewalk to the main entrance.
Do not use it as a stop & drop lot at 8 a.m. and
do not drive around the circle.
Please scroll down through the rest of the newsletter for details and even more information!
Please like us on https://www.facebook.com/woodbrookelementarypto.
NJSLA Testing Dates for Grades 3, 4 & 5
Students must bring their own headphones.
All students must arrive on time.
Do not send sick students to school, they can take a make up.
Fifth Grade Corner
- March 7-14 Choose electives & world language on Parent Portal
- April 25 Wear Woodbrook Shirt for Grade 5 Photos
- May 24 Students go to middle school orientation with their homerooms 9 am
- May 24 TJMS PARENT ONLY orientation 7 pm
- May 25 WWMS PARENT ONLY orientation 6:30 pm
May 31 Fifth Grade Trip to the Franklin Institute Museum
June 7 Fifth Grade Party/Celebration
Tuesday, June 13 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony 10 am in gym
This jeopardy night will include questions on immunizations, easy vaccine knowledge, healthy eating and general pharmacy knowledge.
Click on the form below to join.
Presented by the Rutgers Student National Pharmaceutical Association
Click HERE to register if the form below does not open.
Congratulations Gyanvi Beohar & Gatik Beohar
Gyanvi Beohar and Gatik Beohar were shining bright at the interstate poem competition organized by the Hindi USA on February 26. HindiUSA is a non-profit volunteer organization and provides a medium for students to be connected with the Hindi language.
Gyanvi Beohar earned 1st place and Gatik Beohar earned 5th place
in the NJ, CT and MA semifinals.
Well done Gyanvi & Gatik!
Congratulations Aarohi Gandhi!
Congratulations Aarohi Gandhi for earning 5th place at the Hindi USA B1 level
across Hindi schools on the East coast
Congratulations Dheetya Raghuram
Dheetya Raghuram participated in the American Protege international competition and was awarded an Honorable Mention and will be playing at Carnegie Hall December 17th, 2023.
Book Fair March 20-24
Please be on the lookout for the flyers as well as the
volunteer sign up genius link. We need your help!
PTO Chocolate Bar Fundraiser
Thank you for participating in the Woodbrook PTO fundraiser!!
First Prize Osten Patrick Anoche, 17 Boxes, from Ms. Tunnell's Class
WOW!!! 17 Boxes!!!!
Second Prize A TIE!!!
Michael Wojciechowski, 6 boxes, from Ms. Pantina's Class
Kaylee Wojciechowski, 6 Boxes, from Ms. Delissio's Class
In total we sold 263 boxes!
Talent Show Pictures
Read Across America Pictures
PBSIS Beaver Bucks Redemption
Get More Bang for your Beaver Bucks!
Save your Beaver Bucks from this year and
redeem them on line for prizes of your choice!
Then, send them in for your prize and we will
add those same Beaver Bucks to the weekly and end of year raffles!
Click below to redeem your Beaver Bucks for Prizes!
Send the Beaver Bucks you are redeeming to the office in an envelope labeled with your name, your teacher's and BEAVER BUCKS on the envelope.
Please choose your prize by completing the form below.
Be sure to hit SUBMIT!
See your choices of prizes HERE.
Dual Language Program Begins for Incoming Kindergarten Students
If you have a kindergarten student starting in September 2023, you may apply for the Dual Language Program to be held at Washington Elementary School.
Your child will learn both English and Spanish in all subjects daily.
There is a lottery for this program. If selected, transportation will be provided.
Click for the District Calendar
March 1, 2023 1:30 Dismissal
March 13⋅6:00 – 7:00pm Science Fair K, 3 & 4 in gym optional public presentation
March 14⋅6:00 – 7:00pm Science Fair 1, 2 & 5 in gym optional public presentation
March 23, 2023 1:30 Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences
March 24 7:00pm Drama Club Show Beauty & the Beast in gym
March 28, 2023 1:30 Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences
March 30, 2023 1:30 Dismissal Parent Teacher Conferences
April 3-7, 2023 Spring Break School Closed
April 11, 2023 4th grade band students must bring their instruments
April 12, 2023 1:30 Dismissal
April 21, 2023 School Closed Eid
April 25, 2023 Spring Photos & 5th Grade Club & Grade Pictures
April 26, 2023 Kindergarten Trip to Imagine That Children's Museum
April 27, 2023 Students arrive 5:15 p.m., concert begins 6 p.m. Spring Concert @ WWMS
April 28, 2023 Family Picnic During Lunch Times (bring your own food & blankets)
April 28, 2023 Turtle Back Zoo 1st Grade Trip
May 8-16, 2023 NJSLA testing grades 3,4 & 5
Community Pass Instructions
If you are NEW to the EDISON SCHOOL DISTRICT Community Pass (not the Township Pass)
Payments for Math Club, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, Student Trips and Camp Bernie Shirts must be made on the Edison School District Community Pass.
Once you login/create an account, you must hit the Orange REGISTER button on your Community Pass home screen.
Click on the District Fees Link to locate Woodbrook catalog and find your grade.
1. Parents are using the Edison Rec Township/Latchkey Community Pass - please do not, just use the school Community Pass. Click to go to the correct Community Pass.
2. Only use the login credentials sent to you from me, Christine Burke, or the official SCHOOL DISTRICT Community Pass.
3. Check all parent email addresses for that letter - many people are not checking their email.
If you did NOT receive your Community Pass information, complete the form HERE
Click HERE to access trip forms and details
- Mrs. Donnelly & Mrs. Tortorello March 22 Jumping Jungle
- Kindergarten April 26 Imagine That
- 1st Grade April 28 Turtle Back Zoo
- 2nd Grade May 11 Adventure Aquarium
- 3rd Grade May 18 Liberty Science Center
- 4th Grade June 8 Philadelphia Zoo
- 5th Grade May 31 Franklin Institute
- Student Council/Safety Patrol May 18 Top Golf
WOODBROOK HANDBOOK 2022-2023
Send Umbrellas & Wear Boots when Rain is Expected
What to Do When Your Child is Absent
Please always ensure that you follow the TWO STEP procedure when your child is absent.
1. Call the school to report your child's absence.
2. Send a note with the REASON/doctor's note for your child's absence when your child RETURNS.
No Idling & No U Turns
In addition, be sure you are not making a U-turn by the stop & drop lot or by the flagpole. It is dangerous and it is not permitted.
The Edison Township Recreation Department office located at
100 Municipal Blvd., Edison, NJ 08817, 2nd Floor
Open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
NOTE: This is NOT the same Community Pass as the Edison Schools.
Please do not confuse the two.
Recycle your Batteries at Woodbrook!
Please recycle your batteries by sending them to school with your child.
Batteries should be placed in the battery bin
located in front of our library.
This organization was founded by former student Nihal Tammana here at Woodbrook
and our current students are working hard to keep it going!
Snacks and Ice Cream for Sale in Cafe
If you would like your child to purchase snacks, ice cream or extra lunch,
please go to myschoolbucks.com
open up an account (you need your child's id number)
and let your child know that we will only sell them one snack/treat per day.
See prices on flyers below.
Snacks/extra lunch (ex. 2nd slice of pizza) are not included in free/reduced lunch.
Payment is required for these items.