Wood Acres Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association
Welcome to Wood Acres! The site provides information about volunteer opportunities, PTA-sponsored activities and events, information for new families, links to MCPS and much more!
What's Up in the Wood Acres Planetarium?
Have you had an opportunity to see the new digital projector in the Wood Acres Planetarium in action? The new projector allows every student at Wood Acres School an opportunity to experience the night sky, phases of the moon, planets, deep space objects, and even short space films!
Please join us at the next PTA meeting and sit in the seat of our students as you experience a lesson under our own Wood Acres dome!
Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00pm in the WAES Planetarium.
Please note: This meeting is designed specifically for parents who are NOT Planetarium volunteers on a regular basis but would still like to understand what their children experience during Planetarium lessons. This is NOT a training session for Planetarium volunteers.
Free babysitting will be provided by Bar-T for all school-aged children. Please RSVP to Heather McCann to attend the meeting and include the number of children for Bar-T. Thank you!
Wizard of Oz Tickets Now ON SALE
Follow the yellow brick road here, https://form.jotform.com/woodacrespta/woztix2017, for one of the performances of the 12th annual 4th grade Wood Acres Elementary School production of the Wizard of Oz. Performances take place at Adventure Theater at Glen Echo.
Tickets are $10.50 each with a $2 service fee (regardless of the number of tickets you purchase). Show dates and times are as follows:
March 16 @ 8pm
March 17 @ 7pm
March 18 @ 7pm
PTA Nominating Committee
The WAES PTA Board has appointed a Nominating Committee to field a slate of candidates for next year’s Board of Directors. The members of this year’s nominating committee are:
- HeeChong Choi
- Courtney Dorning
- Tricia Fredley
- Claire Hearle
- Julie Lane
- Alyson Robinson
- George Spicer
There are several open positions for Board members who are not returning next school year. If you would like to offer the names of potential nominees or submit inquiries to the committee, please email email@example.com. Note that the nominating process is a confidential process. The committee will release the slate of nominees via Woodnet by April 22 (and subsequently in the Wildcat Week Ahead). The election of next year’s Board will take place at the PTA’s general membership meeting on May 2.
Incoming Kindergarten Families
Information will be sent home next week requesting information on prospective students and providing the opportunity to register for one of our two Kindergarten Coffees, scheduled for February 23rd and March 9th both at 9:15 AM. These informational coffees are designed to give parents some insight into a day in the life of a kindergarten student, and the chance to have questions answered. Please share this information with your neighbors who have a child that will be 5 years of age by Sept. 1st. Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for April 27 and 28. At orientation you will bring your paperwork to register your child and bring your child so that the teaching staff can meet them and work with them for short time. Please call the WAES front office to register or with any questions.
Writing Curriculum Meeting - Presentation and Handouts
A big thank you to Mrs. Bachrach and Mrs. Sienkiewicz for an informative meeting about our writing curriculum!
See these links to learn more:
Writing in C2.0 - February 7, 2017 Presentation