September at Woodbrook

Happy Fall!

Dear Woodbrook Families,


It was wonderful meeting with you all at kindergarten orientation and our back to school nights!


The children have already accomplished a great deal! They have done a wonderful job acclimating to their classes, lunch and recess. We are so happy to have a full school of beautiful children everyday!


Our PTO has already jumped into action with our T-shirt sale, snacks for kindergarten orientation, PTO membership drive and the start of PTO clubs! The PTO sponsored Book Fair is now upon us! Scroll down for details.


We are hoping that EVERYONE will join the PTO which supports our school in so many ways - from purchasing books to providing clubs, assemblies and subsidizing field trips to the soon to be upgraded electric sign to help support communication with parents!


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


Students in grades 4 & 5 will have the results of their NJSLA standardized tests mailed home this week. They will also be uploaded into your parent portal shortly. Please look for the document in the mail IF your child took the test here at Woodbrook last year.


PTO Clubs will begin the week of October 3. Please see your exact dates on the website.

Fiddle Club, Coding Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Newspaper, Art Murals & Debate club may have different start dates. Please see the website for your club's specific start date.


As we move into the fall weather, please be sure your child has an umbrella for rainy days if they are walkers/car riders. Teach them how to open and close them & to be aware of people around them while their umbrellas are open.


One reminder...hats and hoods are not to be worn in school. Please remind your child to remove hats and hoods while in the building.


Enjoy the long weekend ahead and wishing everyone a happy and sweet new year as we celebrate Rosh Hashanah!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Cirillo

Book Fair Volunteers Needed!

During School Hours: Monday, October 3-Friday Oct 7

Family Book Fair Night Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 4:30-7:30 pm in the Woodbrook library


Click below to

Volunteer for Fall Book Fair 2022 @ Woodbrook


No need for cash!

Create Ewallets @- Book Fair Homepage (scholastic.com


Teachers will be setting up classroom wish lists - please donate to their classroom libraries!

Pre Order Your Hardcovers Below!


Diary of Wimpy Kid Book Pre Order forms are due by October 19 2022.

CAT kid Book Pre Order forms are due by November 22 2022.

Snacks and Ice Cream for Sale in Cafe starting in October

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

please go to myschoolbucks.com

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

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


See prices on flyers below.


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

Payment is required for these items.

New Woodbrook T-Shirt Exchange Thursday, Sept 29

Some people have reported imperfect/cracked white letters on their new blue Woodbrook T- shirts.


If you have a damaged shirt, please send it to school with your child on Thursday, Sept 29, 2022 in a ziploc bag labeled with your child's name, teacher and t-shirt size.


We will exchange it for a new shirt and hand it directly back to your child in their bag.

Fill out the exchange form below or click HERE if it does not open.

Health/Sex Ed Curriculum Review with Mrs. Cirillo

Please join Mrs. Cirillo on Google Meet to review the Health Topics

Wednesday, September 28

Google Meet joining info

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xpp-yujf-qkr

Or dial: ‪(US) +1 573-723-1013‬ PIN: ‪354 563 759‬#

More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/xpp-yujf-qkr?pin=1407598892726


Grade 1 5 p.m

Grade 2 5:30 p.m.

Grade 3 6 p.m.

Grade 4 6:30 p.m

Grade 5 7 p.m.

PLUS...GRADE 5 CAMP BERNIE PARENT INFO SESSION 7:30 p.m.

Join the PTO...Class Parents Needed

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


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


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

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


Register to join the PTO on the PTO website.

  • The password is woodbrook - all lowercase letters.

Directions to sign up on the website are here.

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

Fifth Grade News

Grade 5 Camp Bernie T Shirts are now on sale on Community Pass. There are no children’s sizes, so please order an adult small if your child would wear a child’s size shirt.


We will hold a Camp Bernie Parent Info Night for grade 5 parents via Google Meet if you were unable to attend the Camp Bernie Info Night at EHS Sept 22.


Wednesday, Sept. 28 7:30 p.m.

Google Meet:

meet.google.com/xpp-yujf-qkr

Woodbrook's Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

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


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


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

CLUBS

PTO Clubs will begin the week of October 3. See your specific dates on the website.

Fiddle Club, Coding Club, Odyssey of the Mind, Newspaper, Art Murals & Debate club may have different start dates. Please see the website for your club's specific start date.

MATH CLUB

Wednesday Night 7 p.m. Parent Run Club - Volunteers Needed


Grades 3, 4 & 5 parents needed to coach math club in person in the cafe each Wednesday night beginning in early October

Please sign up using your Edison School District Community Pass (the same you used last year to pay for trips).

VOLUNTEER to coach and coordinate are sorely needed! If you have not already signed up to coach, please email me directly if you are willing to help! nicole.cirillo@edison.k12.nj.us

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.

Troubleshooting:

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

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

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


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

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School Picture Day

SMILE...

School Picture Days are scheduled for Monday, Oct 10 & Tuesday Oct 11.

Your teacher will let you know which date your child's picture is.


All children will have pictures taken for our database.

All children will join for the class photo.

Order forms will be sent home with children or you may order online (see form below)

Children MUST bring the order form (even if you pay on line) with them to their picture day.


Dress up for picture day!

Click for the District Calendar


  • Mon SEPT. 26 & Tues. SEPT. 27 Rosh Hashanah School Closed
  • Fri Sept 30 PBSIS Beaver Buck Kick Off Assembly
  • Tues Oct 4 Edison Fire Dept Visits with Kindergarten
  • Wed Oct 5 School Closed Yom Kippur
  • Oct 3-7, Book Fair and Week of Respect (Dress up each day for Week of Respect)
  • Thurs Oct 6, 4:30-7:30 Family Night Book Fair
  • Mon Oct 10 Pumpkin Payments Due in Community Pass
  • Mon Oct 10 & Tues Oct 11 School Photos
  • Wed Oct 12 7 PM PTO Meeting in Cafe
  • Wed Oct 12 6:30 HEAD CLASS PARENT PTO Meeting in Cafe
  • Wed Oct 19 First Math Club in Cafe for those who have joined math club (grades 3,4 &5)
  • Mon Oct 24 School Closed Diwali
  • Mon Oct 31 1:30 Halloween Parade & 2 p.m. Halloween Class Parties

WOODBROOK HANDBOOK 2022-2023

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


CLICK HERE FOR:

WOODBROOK HANDBOOK 2022-2023

Send Umbrellas & Wear Boots when Rain is Expected

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

What to Do When Your Child is Absent

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

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

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

No Idling & No U Turns

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


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

ABC/Latchkey


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.

732-248-7310


Online Registration For All ABC Latchkey Community Pass


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

Please do not confuse the two.

Recycle your Batteries at Woodbrook!

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

Batteries should be placed in the battery bin

located in front of our library.

recyclemybattery.org

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

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