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!
DECEMBER PTA MEETING - Tuesday, December 6 at 7 PM
- Want to understand more about how Google Classroom is used in your child's class?
- Would you like some help navigating your child's Google Drive and knowing where to look for the things they are working on?
- Did you know that Grades 3, 4 and 5 are learning computer programming and there are things you can do to further build those skills at home ?
For this and more, please attend the December PTA Meeting! Steven Parker, WAES Media Specialist, will dispel the mysteries behind what your kids are doing on their Chromebooks at school!
Childcare will be provided by Bar-T. Please include in your RSVP how many children will be coming to Heather McCann. Hope to see you there!
Planetarium Training - December 7th, 13th and 14th
Training for planetarium volunteers is starting this week with more dates to follow. Planetarium volunteers are invited to attend one of the following sessions:
- Wednesday - 12/7/2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Tuesday - 12/13/2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
- Wednesday - 12/14/2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM OR 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Each session will begin with a 45-minute overview of the planetarium program with tips for delivering a class, accessing resources, and using the Promethean board. If you've never taught planetarium before, this is for you! If you're a returning volunteer, you can attend the last 1:15 of the class to learn how to use our new dome projector to deliver an exciting and immersive planetarium experience. All volunteers must attend a dome training prior to teaching the dome part of their class.
Watch for the Sign-up Genius invitation in your email or RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a Story Teller at home?
Does your 2nd - 5th grader love to write? This is their chance to get recognized! Submit their poem or short story to submit to the Young Authors Contest sponsored by the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council. More information is located on the YOUNG AUTHORS CONTEST page. Don't delay! Contest deadline is December 14.
Ice Skating Night - Saturday, January 7
All WAES families -- don't miss out on the fun at our annual Ice Skating Night on Saturday, January 7th from 6:30-8:00pm at Cabin John Ice Rink! Bring extra cash for pizza and other refreshments at the rink's concession stand. Admission requires an advanced-purchased ticket, which can be purchased at the following link: Ice Skating Night 2017. For more information, please visit the Ice Skating Night page on the PTA website.
Seeking Stem Room Volunteers
The Wood acres PTA is looking for parent volunteers for an exciting new enrichment opportunity at the school - the STEM Room! Ms. Melanie Bachrach has put together a classroom of STEM toys that will excite, inspire and educate our kids on those days when recess can be no fun. This will be learning through play. Starting November 15th, the STEM room will be open twice a week, Tuesdays and Fridays, during recess to Grades 1-5. We need two parent volunteers per grade who can help Ms. Bachrach with crowd control, show kids how to use the toys and if interested, do the occasional demo of a science experiment for the kids to watch. We cannot get this off the ground without your help. Interested parents, please visit the STEM/STEAM Room Volunteer page or the Enrichment Classes STEM/STEAM Room page on the PTA website.