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Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Lee Ann Wischmeyer who was named the Teacher of the Year Semi-finalist from Woodbrook! Congratulations, Mrs. Wischmeyer!

WOODBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 4311 East 116th Street Carmel, IN 46033 (317) 846-4225 Fax (317) 571-4035 www.ccs.k12.in.us/wbe

PRINCIPAL Kelly Davis

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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL Matt Hunter ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS Raelynn Smith, Pat Pimentel, and Jamie Bellin COUNSELOR Lee Ann Wischmeyer NURSE Barbara Neukam

Woodbrook World is published by the PTO. For the latest information about what is happening at Woodbrook, please visit the WBE PTO Website www1.ccs.k12.in.us/wbe/pto

@WoodbrookPTO1

@woodbrookpto

TALENT SHOW TRY-OUTS

MUSIC ROOM ON MAY 7 (4-6:30) & MAY 9 (4-7).  Calling all Woodbrook Lions! It's that time of the year again to let your talent SHINE! SIGN UP HERE!

STUDENT PHOTOS IN PUBLICATIONS Pictures are often taken at school and social events of Woodbrook students. If you do not wish to have your child's picture in the newsletter or any other publication, please notify Mrs. Raelynn Smith in the school office at rsmith@ccs.k12.in.us or 317.846.4225 ext. 1800.

QUESTIONS? If you have a question about Woodbrook World or if you would like to submit something for the newsletter, please send it to Tara Hammond at tarahammond222@gmail.com.

Please be sure to read all rules & expectations below. • Try-outs are for 1st-5th grade only • Acts not exceed 2 minutes • adult supervision required at try-outs • NO "lights-out" performances • Students may try out for only ONE group and ONE solo act Start practicing now & get creative!!! We can't wait to see your awesome talent!!! Please feel free to contact Sheryl Sell with any questions. 317-507-6236. sherylado@yahoo.com

THE TALENT S HOW WILL BE ON THE LAS T DAY OF S CH O O L, MAY 31 AT 8:30 A.M..


UPCOMING EVENTS

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18 FAMILY FOOD NIGHT

Head over to Max and Erma's in Carmel to get a percentage of your meal donated back to the Woodbrook PTO. It's a winwin!

22 WBE FUN RUN ADMINISTRATIVE 25PROFESSIONALS’DAY GENERAL PTO MEETING & 26 VOLUNTEER BRUNCH We will be honoring and thanking all volunteers with breakfast, coffee and a few songs from our choir. During the Volunteer brunch we will run the general PTO meeting where we will vote on the 2018-2019 budget, board members, and directors.

NEWS FROM MRS. VAHLE HANDY I N F O R M A T I O N IC NE NTTHEER M E D I A W HAT' S FOR LU N CH?

www1.ccs.k12.in.us/district/food-services/menus

P ER FOR M IN G A RTS/ M U SIC IN FO

www.webperformingarts.shutterfly.com

PTO WEBSITE

www1.ccs.k12.in.us/wbe/pto

D IS M IS S A L CHA N GES schooldismissalmanager.com

LU N CH M ON EY ezschoolpay.com

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1 TUESDAY TREATS

Tuesday Treats for Teachers is a great way to "treat" our teachers for giving their time and dedication to your child each day. Please send your treat to the school off (drop-off or send with your student) by 9 a.m. for 15 people and make sure your container/plate is completely disposable. Sign up here: signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49aaae29a64woodbrook3/14772665

TEACHER APPRECIATION 7-11 WEEK Thank our teachers with some of their favorite things! Coming soon we will have a fun schedule to celebrate them each day of the week.

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NATIONAL SCHOOL NURSE APPRECIATION DAY

FAMILY FUN RUN S U N DAY A PR IL 22 12 N OON

Includes stations of Minute to Win It activities like Cups Stacking, Push Ups, Balloons Up, and Frisbee Toss.

TALENT SHOW /LAST DAY OF 31SCHOOL APRIL 2018

WOODBROOK WORLD

We are always looking for volunteers to help out in the media center. We have over 500 students and staff that visit us each week for book exchange, research, and class lessons. We can always use more smiling faces and helping hands! Our parent volunteers do a variety of tasks. They supervise material check-in and check-out, shelve books, assist students as they search for books and work on projects/research, or create displays. Interested? Sign up here!

FA M ILIES OF FU TURE CLAY M ID D LE SCHOOL ST UDE NT S

We would love to have you join us in the media center as volunteers! We will have 10-12 openings next year due to “graduations” and we will need your help! Volunteers serve on a bi weekly rotation but we also have a sub list that you can join. Volunteer duties are numerous; a few examples include student book check in/check out, book covering, media center displays and projects and shelving books. A current background check through Carmel Clay Schools is required of all volunteers. If you are interested in joining our media center team please contact Dianna Balanoff at claymediavolunteer@gmail.com

NEWS FROM THE MAIN OFFICE Textbook Rental fees are now past due and late notices have been mailed. If you believe you received a notice in error please notify Mrs. Raelynn Smith in the school office at rsmith@ ccs.k12.in.us or 317.846.4225 ext. 1800. To pay online visit Student Quick Pay.

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The following are a few summer offerings for students to continue their artistic endeavors this summer. CARMEL THE ART LAB Offers semi-private group classes to children and adults www.artlabindy.com

THE ART STUDIO OF CARMEL

Owned and run by former Orchard Park Art teacher.Art classes for all ages including watercolor, mixed media and acrylics. www.theartstudioofcarmel.com

MAGDALENA SEGOVIA AND MARY JOHNSTON OF MAGDALENA GALLERY OF ART www.magdalenagallery.com

INDIANAPOLIS AREA PAINT IT KIDS (Zionsville) Owned by Kate Jones who was our Artist in Residence in January www.paintitkids.com/

INDIANAPOLIS ART CENTER

indplsartcenter.org/artclasses/

NEWFIELDS

discovernewfields.org/education/summercamps

THANK YOU to all of the volunteers that

helped out with the last movie night! Priscilla Shea, Emily Winters, and Emily Moeller, along with Co-Chairs Danielle Kennedy and Mindy Fleming

VOLU N TEER BRU N CH A PR IL 26 | 8 : 45 A.M. LOOK! We found your kids coats! Please check to see if you are missing any coats, sweatshirts, shoes and lunchboxes. If you are, we might have them in the lost and found.

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Thank you for your helping hands and the generous gift of your time and energy. Join us in the cafeteria before the general PTO meeting which features a performance by the WBE Choir and raffles!

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LOOKING BACK 3RD GRA D E MU S I C AL " G O F I S H"

3 things: 1. MRS. RATNER: Thank you for yet another amazing performance! How do you do it??? 2. PARENTS: You all deserve an Oscar in costume design...srsly. 3. VOLUNTEERS: We appreciate all of your hard work!

SPRING PA RTI E S

The day before spring break began students got to spend a couple of hours painting kindness rocks, eating snacks and playing games. Best part: many of those rocks have ending up spreading joy all over the country! My daughter left hers at 5th and Chestnut in Philadelphia :-) Where did your kids leave theirs?

MU F F I NS W I TH M O M

What a way to start the day! Muffins, danishes, strawberries, bananas, and assorted beverages were enjoyed by moms, special friends and students on Friday, April 13 before the school day began. The best part of the morning: completing the "All About My Mom" page, which is always an eye-opener!

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WE NEED YOU

The Woodbrook PTO is still looking for a few people to fill Executive Board and Director Positions for next year! If you have any questions, please contact lib3ml@aol.com and tchang@siumed.edu.

VICE P R E S I DE NT - E X E C UT I V E B OARD

The VP shadows the President the first year, attends monthly board meetings and assists with events, as needed. The second year is served as the President of the PTO. The third year, you will continue to sit on the exec board, to help and guide as needed. This position is perfect for someone who has been involved in the PTO already, and would like to take on a larger role.

CA RN I VA L C O -S HAD OW

We are looking for someone to co-shadow for the carnival, which is typically held in the fall. The co-shadows will work beside the Carnival Director and assist in the planning and carrying out of the carnival during this first year. The following year, you will become the Co-Directors as the heads of the event.

MA ST E R GA R D E N E R

Interested?

Go here and check the position you are interested in.

This Director will assist Mrs. Jackson in the fall and spring with the Garden Club for the 4th and 5th graders. The responsibility also includes being the representative at General PTO Meetings to share information on Mrs. Jackson's behalf and/or present any new budget requests.

PLAY GRO U ND/ RE C E S S E QUI P M E N T

This Director is responsible for evaluating, replacing and maintaining the equipment and games used for indoor and outdoor recesses. This is typically done 3-4 times a month. As a Director, you may also recruit volunteers to help you with these tasks.

WAYS YOU CAN HELP

CLIP BOX TOPS and turn them in either on one of these forms or in a baggie. WBE receives .10 per box top. Last year we received more than $1,400 by collecting box tops! SHOP ON AMAZON

All you have to do is when you shop on Amazon, log in via smile.amazon.com and select Woodbrook as your school. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. Just choose "Woodbrook Elementary Parent Teacher Organization Inc." Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy ... all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus SHOP AT KROGER Card! Link your card here kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow Use the Organization Name: WOODBROOK -

PTO | Organization Number: 10350 Your friends and family can support Woodbrook this way too, even if they live out of town or even out of state. APRIL 2018

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