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!
Second Discussion on Race and Equity in the Whitman Cluster - Tuesday, March 28th
Please join us in the media center on Tuesday March 28 at 7:00 PM for the second in a series of discussions about race and equity in the Whitman cluster. Mr. Charles Alexander from the MCPS Equity Team will again join us to work through a discussion of what our vision and goals should be as a community, with regard to race and equity. Then we’ll spend the rest of the time talking through scenarios to help us parents figure out how to talk with our children about issues of race. We’ll arrange to have Bar-T childcare for elementary-aged kids. Contact Jeff Leitner or Kim Bishop with questions. If you plan to attend please email Jeff Leitner to RSVP; let us know how many adults will attend and also how many (if any) kids will be there with Bar-T.
Celebrate our school’s richness and cultural diversity.
MARCH 31st 6:30-9:00PM @ WAES- Enjoy music and dance performances
- Taste delicious food and drinks
- Enjoy games, fun facts & information and lots of fun!
PLANETARIUM OPEN HOUSE for Parent Volunteers
The Planetarium committee will hold Open Houses twice every month until May to help parent volunteers with prepping for their lessons and exploring the dome. Please visit the Planetarium Training page or check the Planetarium Calendar for dates and times.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.