Woodbrook World 11-09-11
November 9, 2011
PTO Newsletter Vol. 8
4311 E. 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032
FAX (317) 571-4037
Kelly Davis, Principal
Matthew Hunter, Assistant Principal
Raelynn Smith, Secretary
Pat Pimentel, Secretary
Lee Ann Wischmeyer, Counselor
Barbara Neukam, Nurse
Information in this issue:
Veteran’s Day Program—Fifth Grade
Colonial Day Informa- 11/11
Scholastic Book Fair
Professional’s Appreciation Day
PTO General Meeting 11/17
Winter Break Begins
Teacher Appreciation Luncheon/
Book Rental/Movie Night (5)
Pizza—Yogurt Night (2)
Scholastic Book Fair— Reading is Out
of This World (3)
America Recycles Day/Fifth Grade
Colonial Volunteer Meeting/Picture
Fall Party/Veteran’s Day
Program/Spell Bowl (6)
Camp Tecumseh Thank You (7)
Parent’s Night Out Thank You (8)
COME JOIN US!
Our next general PTO meeting is Thursday,
November 17 at 9:00 am in the school cafeteria.
Come and see what the PTO is doing and how you
can get involved! We cannot reach our goals and
be successful without your support.
Greetings Earthlings! The Scholastic Book
Fair is Headed to Your Galaxy!
Take me to your Readers!
The Scholastic Book Fair will be landing at Woodbrook Elementary from November 14th to
the 18th. Everyone is invited to attend the Book Fair featuring the theme “To The Book Fair
and Beyond…...Reading Is Out of This World”! Your intergalactic earthling will be able to
visit the Book Fair with his/her class to view and purchase exciting books, posters and creative crafts! The Book Fair will offer specially priced books and educational products, including new releases and award-winning titles, children’s classics, interactive software, and
current best-sellers from more than 150 publishers….and for all ages! In addition, you will
also have the opportunity to purchase books for your intergalactic earthling’s teacher in
order to build their classroom library. Check out the “Classroom Wish List”
to know which books their teachers would love to add to their library.
Hours: Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November, 15
Wednesday, November 16
Thursday, November 17
Friday, November 18
2:30pm & Family Night 6pm to 8pm
Support the Woodbrook Elementary School Book Fair and enjoy what it has to offer. With
the holidays around the corner, books make great gifts that last a lifetime. ...both for your
earthling's and his/her teacher. Whether in this galaxy or the next, we all agree “Reading
is Out of This World”!
America Recycles Day is November, 15th
and the CCS Green Team is encouraging
everyone to find a way to celebrate.
The CCS Green Team is a district wide PTO based organization that works with school administrators and staff to help promote green practices in our schools such as using eco-friendly products, reducing tailpipe pollution,
implementing energy-saving initiatives and recycling. We encourage and promote
green clubs in the schools by providing network and educational opportunities and
give students and families environmental clean up and recycling opportunities in
the community. To find out more visit www.ccsgreenteam.org or contact Marcia
Roberts at [email protected]
Hear ye! Hear ye!
An Informational Meeting will be held on Friday,
November 11 in the cafeteria from 9—10am. We need
parent volunteers to attend and discuss the planning
and activities for the Colonial Days program scheduled to be held on February 3, 2012. We need
many volunteers to ensure a successful event. Questions: Please contact Carolyn Crane 848-2428 or via
e-mail at [email protected] or 848-2428 and/
or Karen Watson at 580-9558.
Please make childcare arrangements for younger siblings
as they will not be allowed to attend the meeting.
The WBE staff is strictly enforcing this policy this year.
Picture Retakes are
Please send the
original pictures to
the main office. If
your student missed
picture day, please
send the order form
along with payment
on or prior to
Calling All Cooks…..Dynamite
Dishes, Scrumptious Salads and
Delicious Desserts Needed!
Just around the corner is the ‘Teacher Appreciation Holiday Luncheon’ for the staff
on Monday, December 12th. Our committee will be providing
ham, but we would love to have some of your excellent dishes,
salads and desserts for a family style meal for our teachers. Feel
free to e-mail JoLeigh Rigsbee at [email protected] or call 5131133 if you are able to prepare anything on that day. The teachers
really appreciate your efforts!!! Also, we are hoping you could
make a little card with your name so the teachers know what parent made the special item. Thanks so much!
~Leah Crowley, Beth Kin and Joleigh Rigsbee, Staff Appreciation
that Book Rental
fees were due
If you haven’t
sent in your
money yet, please
do so as soon as
Date: Friday, November 18
DOORS OPEN at 6:30pm
Movie Starts at 6:45pm
PICK-UP at 8:30pm (prompt)
Come in your pajamas and enjoy a fun night just for our Woodbrook students!
All children must be signed in by an adult—NO drop offs. Parents must come
into the Gym at pick-up time.
Volunteers are always needed to help make this a smooth and successful
event. Please consider donating your time.
SPONSORED BY WOODBROOK PTO
Fall Parties, which will be held in the classrooms on Wednesday, November 23rd from 1:30-2:30pm. We will enjoy crafts, games and a
special snack during this time. The snack will be Mott’s Apple Juice
and a “Turkey Cookie” that is assembled and decorated by your student using Oreos, Whopper Malt Balls, Brach’s Candy Corn and Decorator Icing. Please feel free to contact Nurse Barb if you have a concern with the snack that is being offered, as there will be a glutenfree alternative or you can send another snack from home. The snack
ingredients will also be listed on the PTO website this Friday.
There are over 60 Room Parents this year, and they will be responsible
for coordinating both the Fall and Winter Parties as well as recruiting
volunteers for the Mane Event Carnival in March. Many thanks to these
parents for volunteering their time to make these events successful!
Bowl is Thursday,
Join us this Friday, November 11th at 9:00am
for a Veteran’s Day Program hosted by our own
Woodbrook Fifth Graders.
Thank you to all of our
to our Woodbrook Team!
Even thought the weather was not as cooperative as it could have been, the 5th graders completed the
Foundations of Success program at Camp Tecumseh from Oct 26-28. This would not have been possible
without all of our wonderful and dedicated parent volunteers. No matter if you volunteered behind the
scenes preparing for the experience, gave up precious time to chaperone, or braved the weather to teach a
trail group, every one who contributed was greatly appreciated. Our kids came back with many stories,
new insights and accomplished goals that cannot be taught in the regular class room.
We would like to recognize the following parents for all of the time they volunteered to make this year's
camp experience so valuable to all of our 5th graders:
♦ Behind the scenes: Donel Hakes (shopper extraordinaire), Kristin Kepler, Karen Watson, Carolyn Crane, Beth LaPlante, Maureen Sheehan, Christy Hawkins and Chris Moss.
♦ Chaperones: Diane Abdellah, Bonnie Adams, Ken Barthuly, Michelle Carmichael, Scott Cunningham, Paula DennettRoss, John Harcourt, Janis Hartman, Christy Hawkins, Dave Hurdle, Jeff Keen, Kristin Kepler, Shannon Leishman, Jennifer Mann, Chrissy Moore, Angie Patterson, Scott Prill, Kate Roberts, Shelley Roettger, Claire Ty, Suzi Vertesch,
Tonya Weindorf, Mary Jane Coffing, Stacey Harrington, Jill Pitz, John Pitz
♦ Instructors: Jeslin Alexander-Chacko, Mary Bopp, Anne Marie Cottrell, Sharon Deam, Bob Firenze, Kari Gans, Brad
Gumbert, Jackie Krueger, Michael Lundy, Greg Pergal, Dan Rodgers, Sarah Palmer, Julie Saam, Scott Sheehan, Lisa
Stevens, Steve Tofaute, Ed Turi, Brian Watson
♦ Nurse: Stacy Eaton
Not only were we lucky to work with committed parents but we also we able to work with the exceptional
fifth grade team of teachers. Thank you Mrs. Jackson, Mr. Carter, Mrs. Stemnock, Miss Hume and Mr.
Vahle. Their student teachers, Miss Gray and Miss Mellinger were also very appreciated, as they jumped
right in and taught and chaperoned. We are also very grateful that Mrs. Wampler joined us on the trip.
A special thanks also to Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Pimentel, and Nurse Barb for administrative and medical support
during the weeks of preparation for camp.
Thank you, Mrs. Davis, for keeping the program alive for Woodbrook students!
Lori Baldwin and Jackie Krueger
GAME OF GA GA
ANNA GANS ON THE
PARENTS NIGHT OUT—HUGE SUCCESS!
Thank you to our families and staff that made our 4th Annual Parents Night Out
a great success. Special thanks to The Moon Dog Tavern, the band Circuit
Thursday and to everyone that donated their time, talents and products to the
Many thanks to the Parents Night Out committee – Lisa Baier, Leah Crowley,
Sara Cox, Sharon Deam, Mona Euler, Kari Gans, Joellen Gatte, Donna Gollmer,
Vicki Halbleib, Christy Hawkins, Kristin Katsis, Beth King, Angie Patterson,
Mary Kay Rust, Melanie Smiler, and Teresa VanZetta. All your hard work and
talent shined Saturday Night!
Please show the following donors our gratitude for their generous
donations by shopping their stores or using their services
Celebrity Cruise Lines
Shane Outdoor living & Landscapes
Details of Indianapolis
AH Collection in Clay Terrace
Carmel Custom framing in Carmel
Yogurtz in Carmel
Zimmer Family Chiropractic
Frame Designs in Carmel
Severson Photography of Westfield
Snapperz Fun & Sports
Eddie Met Salad of Carmel
Crooked Stick Golf course
Jazzercise of Carmel
Carmel Police Department
Holy Cow cupcakes
Ted’s Montana Grill
Be Charmed Jewelry
Sur La Table
Ultimate Game Guru
Old Country Buffet
Woodbrook Elementary PTO
Teresa VanZetta President
Melanie Smiler Vice President
Susan Woodhouse Treasurer
Patti Hurdle Asst. Treasurer
Krista Spencer Secretary
Sara Cox Ways and Means
Michelle Carlton Past President
President Tricia Hackett
Vice President Layla Spanenberg
Secretary Pamela Knowles
Board Member Andrew Klein
Board Member Greg Phillips
Phone: 317-571-4082 x. 1808
E-mail: [email protected]
For a complete list of directors,
please see our PTO website:
For more information, please see the district website: http://
The next District Board Meeting is on Monday November 28 at 7pm at the
Carmel Clay Educational Services Center
5201 E. Main Street
Cold Weather Is
As the temperature drops below 60 degrees, please keep in mind that
students should have jackets to go
outside for recess.
Once the snow flies, students must have
boots, snow pants, and mittens to play in
Pictures are often taken at
school and social events of our
Woodbrook children. If you
do not wish to have your child’s
picture in the newsletter or any
other publication, please notify
Mrs. Smith at
[email protected] or
846-4225 x1800. The
protection and safety of our
students is foremost in our
Submit information and/or pictures for the biweekly Woodbrook World to Sandy Arbuckle
at [email protected] by Friday afternoon before the next issue.
The next issue will be sent on Wednesday, November 23 (Deadline 11/18)