Woodburn PAWS

WHO WE ARE

The Parents Association of Woodburn Students (PAWS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). We are an inclusive, volunteer organization with an elected board of directors.  All parents and legal guardians of children currently enrolled at Woodburn Elementary School are regular, full voting members of the Parents Association of Woodburn Students and may vote at any General Membership Meeting.  There are no membership dues.

 

 

 

(See our Equity and Inclusion Statement and a list of helpful resources here.)

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of PAWS is to improve the educational experience at Woodburn Elementary School by supporting select school programs, while also fostering positive relationships and a spirit of community between school staff and Woodburn families.

 

We also enrich Woodburn education through legacy purchases. These legacy investments are intended to have a lasting impact on current and future students. Examples include our playground buddy bench, a new PA system for the PE instructor, Lego robotics kits, and outdoor learning & natural play areas.

 

 *2022-2023 Photo coming soon!

 

2022-2023 PAWS BOARD

President:

Bridgette Smith

president@woodburnpaws.org

Vice President:

Amber Walsh

vicepresident@woodburnpaws.org

Secretary:

Coty Yodoff

secretary@woodburnpaws.org

Communications:

Sharon McCartney

communications@woodburnpaws.org

Co-Events:

Jennifer Keen

events@woodburnpaws.org

Co-Events:

Mary Weeks

events@woodburnpaws.org 

Volunteer Coordinator:

Shelby Thomas

volunteer@woodburnpaws.org
Co-Treasurer:

Sharon Schara

treasurer@woodburnpaws.org

Co-Treasurer:

Jessica Shanmac

treasurer@woodburnpaws.org

Fundraising Chair:

Taylor Cox

fundraising@woodburnpaws.org

 

2022-2023 EVENT & FUNDRAISING LEADS

Back to School Night (August): [Open Position]
Bingo Night (typically winter): [Open Position]
Birthday Table (once a month): Heidi Buhman-McNeley & Ann Gilson
Book Fair (fall and spring): Penny Vital & Erin Webster
Carnival (May): [Open Position]
Carnival Silent Auction: [Open Position]
Dine Arounds (multiple times a year): Fundraising Chair
Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony (June): [Open Position]
Giving Tree (November/December/January): Kate Reng
Harvest Festival (November):

[Open Position]

Health Room Amy Kort
Kindergarten Round-up (May): [Open Position]
Lost & Found (at the end of each school quarter): [Open Position]
Movie Night (typically fall and winter): [Open Position]
Payback Books (August/September): Fundraising Chair
Read-a-thon (February/March): [Open Position]
School Dance (typically March): [Open Position]
Spirit Wear (typically fall, winter, and spring): Amber Walsh
Staff Appreciation (typically December, February, and May): [Open Position]
Woodburn Hike (early fall): Bridgette Smith & [Open Position]
Yearbook (year round): Bridgette Smith

 

 *Event such as Bingo Night and Movie Nights are subject to in person event being allowed.

PAWS ART PROGRAM 2022-2023 CHAIRS & LEADS

Art Curriculum Co-Coordinators: Penny Vital & Kate Laubernds
Art Volunteer Coordinator: Megan Summers
Art Communication Coordinator: [Open Position]
Art Fundraising Chair: [Open Position]
   
Square 1 Art Fundraiser Lead (typically fall): [Open Position]
Classroom Art Leads (multiple times a year; one needed per classroom): To volunteer or for more information, contact: artprogram@woodburnpaws.org