Tuesday, November 6, 2018

PTA Advocacy

The November 2018 issue of the Advocacy Communicator is available online! Please click here to view it.
 
In this issue:
  • November 16th Forum “Focus on school funding: Follow the Money!” Everyone is welcome to attend.
  • Sacramento Safari Registration is now open!
  • Legislative updates covering social media and human trafficking, safety drills and sex-education changes.  
 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Talent Show Nov 1 & Nov 2

Woodbury's Talent Show is coming up! Join us for a night of fun and entertainment provided by our Woodbury Students! 

Primary Talent Show: Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6pm
Upper Grade Talent Show: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6pm

General Admission is $2 at the door. See flyer for full details.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dad Club needs your help with Haunted Maze!!!

Dads Club needs your help!!
Come out and help (anytime and any day). It takes a total team effort to make this work!
Thur 10/25 - 6pm: Decorating Rooms, FINISH
Fri 10/26 - 12pm-4pm: Final touches, Testing
If you have any random decorations or old stuff (chair, rugs, table, etc) we can use bring it by or contact Alex Lee to arrange drop-off/pick-up.

Red Ribbon Week Pennies & Rubys

There's one more day of Red Ribbon Week!  If you haven't done so already, don't forget bring pennies in tomorrow morning!  Also, you still have today and Friday to dine at Ruby's!

Here’s how your child can support Red Ribbon Week at our school! Dress up is different every day this week.



Friday, September 14, 2018

Have a great Fall Break!


It may be have been 95 degrees out today, but Happy Fall Break Mustangs!!
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I’ll be signing off for break, but be sure to check back in Mid-October with Fall announcements. We don’t mess around the last quarter of the year!


Are you ready for the 2018 Haunted Maze?


Purchase Tickets at www.woodburyevents.com 
Brought to you by the Woodbury PTA, Dad's club and the 6th graders, this year's maze will be more spooktacular than ever! 
We are keeping the details secret this year but as always, it will be a fun family event with lots to see and do! 
EVENT DETAILS:
Un-Haunted Hour (Non-Scary, perfect for younger kids): 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
Haunted (SCARY!): 7:00 PM - 8:45PM 
Tickets:
Child Ticket: $5 Each 
Adult Ticket: $5 Each
Mighty's $15 Pre-Sale Special: 1 Entry Ticket, 1 Limited Edition Glow in the Dark Shirt, 1 Halloween Light Up Necklace (This package Ends October 12th)
Note: Infants in carriers are free. Tickets are required for all other children and adults. No strollers will be allowed inside the actual maze, but you may park them at the entrance and use them outside the maze.
Shirt will be with the new logo below (Colors subject to change)
This year, we've created a very limited amount of super cool GLOW IN THE DARK Haunted Maze T-Shirts. Be the envy of your class as you support your PTA and display your Woodbury pride. Order yours now before they're all sold out! Pre-sale through Oct 12th. There will be very limited quantities at the door. If you pre-order, you will get your shirt when we return from the break so you can wear it the rest of October! 
FOOD:
The 6th Graders will be selling TONS of food and drinks at the event!
Come with CASH to buy Pizza, Candy, Cotton Candy, Chips, Popcorn, Dippin Dots, and drinks!
Eat with friends and family at the tables before or after your journey through the maze. Stay for great Halloween dancing after your maze journey!

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Reflections - Heroes Around Me

REFLECTIONS is happening now!!
CALLING ALL STUDENTS! Does your child like to paint, draw, take photos, make movies, dance, write, or compose music?
We challenge them to participate in the free PTA program called Reflections. Students in kindergarten all the way to 6th grade may participate and turn in your art using the 2018-2019 theme: HEROES AROUND ME.
Take the L.E.A.D. now and submit their artwork to the Front Office. 


Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production: TWO flash drives/DVDs must be submitted. Please place drives with entry form in a 9"x12" manila envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside.
Literature: please place entry form in a clear sheet protector; include 2 copies and entry form.
Visual Arts: please attach entry form to the back of the artwork.
Photography: Please place photograph with entry form in a manilla envelope with student's name, unit & council on outside. Accepted print formats: Mounted on mat or poster board no larger than 11x14 inches. Framed prints are not accepted.
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California State Specific Instructions FOR ALL ENTRIES: Students must follow state specific requirements and instructions. Label back of the entry and/or CD/flash drive:
      ca.artscategory.divsion.lastname.firstname
      Example: ca.literature.primary.fabulous.joe
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Submissions due October 18, 2018.

All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts

Not quite ready to submit? Your child has the entire Fall Break to think of something SUPER creative and turn in artwork when break is over. For more information, please see the flyers around school, or check out this cool video.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Box Tops

Save Your Box Tops
Woodbury is collecting box tops to support our PTA! Each box top that you send in gives our school 10 cents or more. It doesn't sound like a lot, but these box tops can really add up and help with classroom supplies, L.E.A.D. Awards and other things that the PTA provides for our school! This is a year-long project so please send those box tops in whenever you can. The class that brings in the most box tops by the end of the year, will win a class party! Parents can send in collected Box Tops in an envelope or baggie through their teachers or drop them off in the front office (clearly labeled with teacher name). Clipping is made easy by finding Box Tops on these products. Feeling like going beyond just the simple box top and making your Box Top contribution go further? Check out these cool in-store offers from local retailers or download the Box Tops app to find ways to contribute more!


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ice Cream Social on Friday, 8/24!


Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social!

This year we will have water fun at the event! Bring your best super soaker and goggles and get ready to get wet! After the water mingle over an ice cream bar with old friends, new friends, and past and new teachers. Every Woodbury student will receive a free ice cream bar from the PTA Ice Cream Trucks. Additional ice cream will be available for purchase for just $1. The Ice Cream Social is on August 24th and starts at 6:30 PM for water fun and 6:45 for ice cream at the school playground. Hope to see you there!

Keep Up to Date with Woodbury PTA!!

Hello Woodbury PTA Members!
 
There are many ways to keep up to date with what's going on with Woodbury PTA through receiving announcements and messages from us.  Choose one or any combination of social media outlets below to keep you socially "in the know":
 
Facebook
Search for @WoodburyPTA or Woodbury Elementary PTA
 
Instagram
Follow @WoodburyPTA
 
Twitter
Follow @woodburypta
 
Blog
Bookmark Woodbury PTA
 
Remind App
To be added to "Woodbury PTA" on the Remind App, choose one of these three options. 
 
Option 1: Text this message*: @woptaiusd and send it to this number: 81010.
Option 2: Click here, and enter your cell phone number.
Option 3: Email: woptaiusd@mail.remind.com  (the subject and body of the email can be blank)
 
* Message & data rates may apply check with your cell phone carrier.  If you have an unlimited text messaging plan, then you don't have to worry. It's that easy!
 
Also, here are other ADDITIONAL WAYS to be informed, off the social media grid:
  • Mustang Express sent from the Woodbury Elementary front office that arrive in your email every Friday.
  • Weekly emails sent by your child's teacher
  • Important weekly events posted on the school Marquee (located by the flag pole)
  • Message Board located by the front office, side of the school by Revival Street, and near the lunch tables
  • Check out Woodbury's own Journalism class recapping the week via Woodbury Weekly iusd.tv 
We are excited to see how these outlets keep you informed.  If you have any questions, please contact Mernie Empalmado, VP of Communications & Technology at woodburyptainfo@gmail.com
 
Thank you for believing in children and Woodbury PTA while supporting the PTA mission: to positively impact the lives of children and families.
 
~ Woodbury PTA
 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Want to be informed of what's PTA events and programs are happening at school?  Join us for our meeting on Wednesday, August 22nd at 8:15 a.m. in the MPR.  All are welcome.  If you're already a member, you have the ability to participate in voting on general business matters.  We hope to see you there!




Talent Show Auditions


America’s Got Talent but Woodbury has the Talent!! Our Annual Talent Show auditions are on 9/11 & 9/12. We can't wait to see your kids shine bright on the stage!


Tuesday, September 11 at 2:00 pm Lower Grade Auditions
Wednesday, September 12 at 1:30 pm Upper Grade Auditions

See links below for more information and to sign up:

Talent Show Promo Video: http://bit.ly/woodburytalentshowpromo
Primary Audition Sign up:  http://bit.ly/woodburytalentshowprimary
Upper Grade Audition Sign up: http://bit.ly/woodburytalentshowuppergrade

If you are unable to attend the Audition, please contact us at Woodburytalentshow@gmail.com for arrangements.

Click on the link below to see what it's all about:

Preview YouTube video Woodbury Talent Show Promo 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

First General Meeting of the School Year!


Everyone is welcome, even if you've never joined the PTA in the past or attended a meeting. This is a great chance to get to know your PTA board and find out how we make all of the incredible programs we offer happen!

Please see the agenda below for information on what we'll be covering during the meeting.

As always, free childcare will be available!

Be a PTA Superhero! Support the PTA!

PTA News - Be a PTA Superhero!  Support the PTA!   
We all want the same thing - a bright future for our children.  The Woodbury PTA's mission is to encourage that and make every child’s potential a reality by focusing on the whole child - including nutrition, health, and well-being - with funding for programs and events such as:
 * STEAM Lab activities
* Assemblies, Lunchtime Activities, and Lower Grade Art
* 5th Grade Girls Talk & Tea and 6th Grade Guys Stuff Night
* Drug Awareness - Red Ribbon Week and DARE Graduation
* Fall Pictures and Spring Book Fair
* Social activities and events like the Ice Cream Social, Haunted Maze, Family Fun Night, Mustang Olympics, the year-end Carnival, and much more!
Most of these programs and events would not be possible without the PTA.  We need your support to make it happen and provide a well-rounded experience for your child at Woodbury.
How Can I Support the PTA?
#1: Become a PTA member.
The easiest way to support the PTA is to become a PTA member.  It costs $15 and anyone can join!  We like to encourage both parents to be members, plus grandparents, relatives, friends, and neighbors!  When you join the PTA, you not only receive voting rights at our general association meetings, but also access to PTA member discounts at national and local businesses such as Aquarium of the Pacific, California Academy of Sciences, Dave & Buster's and Legoland.  This year everyone who joins or renews their membership before August 1st will receive a customized Superhero inspired pencil.

Sign up today!
#2: Donate to the PTA Pledge Drive
The Woodbury PTA is a non-profit organization and fully funded by tax-deductible donations.  The recommended donation is $100 per student, but any amount is accepted.  Each child that donates at least $100 will receive a Woodbury Superhero Backpack Medallion!  And if we meet our fundraising goal, EVERYONE in the school gets a Medallion.  So every dollar counts!
 Thank you for your gifts and we are excited for all the activities planned for this year.  

Dad’s Club Taco Tuesday Informational Meeting

Learning more about the Woodbury Dad’s Club or getting involved takes only one easy step. Please attend the Dad’s Club Taco Tuesday Informational Meeting this coming Tuesday, July 17, at 6:00 PM at the Woodbury Commons (patio next to the Lagoon Pool). You will meet many other Woodbury Dads and learn about the activities and events planned for this year. For further information, please contact the Woodbury Dad’s Club at dads@woodburyevents.com.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Welcome Coffee


The last days of summer is ahead for our little Mustangs. Parents, we will be there to help calm your nerves with coffee, pastries and fruit (while supplies last) on the first day of school. Join us!!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lunch with Someone Special


Parents, grandparents, and family friends are invited to join their students for lunch on Wednesday May 2, 2018 during your child's usual lunch time.

Pack a lunch, bring chairs, blankets and umbrellas, and enjoy lunch with your students in the middle of their school day.

Popsicles, Dippin' Dots and drinks will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting 6th grade.

We hope to see you there!




It's almost time for the Jogathon!



The rescheduled date for the Jogathon is almost here! Dust off those running shoes and make sure to get all of your pledges in! There's still time to donate. Checks will be accepted in the office, but online donations are preferred. Set up your personal donation page if you haven't already!

Parents are welcome to come cheer on their students. Classes will be running at the following times:

1st Grade, 8:15 AM
4th Grade, 8:35 AM
2nd Grade, 9:00 AM
5th Grade, 9:25 AM
6th Grade, 9:50 AM
K, 10:20 AM
3rd Grade, 10:55 AM
TK, 11:35 AM

We'll see you there!

Get your dancing shoes on! Father Daughter Dance April 20

The Father Daughter dance is just around the corner!

Mark your calendars and get out your dancing shoes. Fathers and Daughters are invited to join us for a night of dancing, karaoke, photos and a dessert bar provided by Simply Orthodontics.

The dance will take place on Friday April 20th, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the Woodbury MPR and Courtyard.

Get your tickets HERE.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Chipotle Dine-Out Night Monday March 5

Support your school by eating delicious burritos at Chipotle! Let someone else do the cooking and the cleaning. Stop by Chipotlein the Woodbury Town center between 4:00pm and 8:00pm on Monday, March 5th. Show them the flier below on your phone (save a tree!) or just tell them that you're there to support Woodbury Elementary. A whopping 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our PTA.

We'll see you there!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Support Woodbury by shopping with Amazon

If you're already using Amazon to do your shopping, sign up with Amazon Smile and designate Woodbury Elementary as your designated charitable organization. Point your browser to smile.amazon.com before you start shopping and .5% of all of your purchases will be donated to Woodbury Elementary PTA!


Do you do your shopping via the Amazon app? No problem! Create an app icon with your Amazon Smile link by following these directions:

1. Open Safari and navigate to smile.amazon.com

2. Click the icon in the center of the bottom of the screen.

 3. Choose "Add to Home Screen."


Name the app and click "Add" in the upper right corner and you're done!

Thanks for supporting Woodbury PTA!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Support Woodbury by Shopping at Ralph's




Please help support Woodbury by registering in Ralphs Community Contribution Program. 
We highly encourage everyone to register. Thank you in advance for supporting our school.

Follow these instructions to register:

  • Register online at www.ralphs.com
  • Be sure to have your Ralphs REWARDS card handy and register your card with your organization.
  • If you don’t have a Ralphs REWARDS card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Ralphs. 
  • After confirming your online account in your email inbox, then return to www.ralphs.com and click on Sign In and enter your email address and password.
  • Scroll down to Community Rewards - Enroll.
  • Type your NPO number (NPO 84562) or name of organization (Woodbury Elementary PTA) and complete your enrollment process
  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for Woodbury until after you register your card(s).
  • You must swipe your registered Ralphs REWARDS card or use the phone number that is linked to the registered Ralphs REWARDS card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Family Fun Night! Join us for food, games and prizes!


Join us for Woodbury’s 8th annual Family Fun Night, Friday Jan 19th from 6pm - 9pm in the MPR.

Family Fun Night has 8 rounds of bingo along with games and more in between!

Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.woodburyevents.com and they will sell out!