Who We Are

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Our PTA is busy everyday! We sponsor special school programs, act as a resource for families and teachers, purchase equipment for classroom support, engage in community outreach and more.

We Welcome All Families to Join and Volunteer!

We could not do it without you.

The PTA is funded through membership fees and the generous donations to the annual Wood Acres Pride Fund campaign. The Pride Fund not only supports PTA-sponsored events and activities at school, but also supports both academic and facilities expenses that are not covered by the MCPS budget. 

We do A LOT to support our school. This support is made possible each year with the generous time and financial contributions of our Wood Acres parents and families. The Wood Acres PTA welcomes and is thankful for the dedicated parents, children and staff who work hard to make our community so wonderful for our families.

New to Wood acres?

We look forward to getting to know you! Be sure to sign up for Woodnet to keep up with all the latest from the PTA. You don't want to miss any activities — like Wildcat Playdate in the Park, a great way to meet new families before the school year.

If your child is not yet enrolled at the school, please remember to do so with the Wood Acres Elementary School office!

Also, check out our Newcomers Reference Guide for helpful information about local sports organizations, music and art, theater and dance, family leisure, shopping, and other non-PTA sponsored resources.


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As a busy PTA, it is important to keep our school community informed of all the opportunities we provide. In addition to this great website, which is updated regularly, our PTA has a listserv we call Woodnet. Subscribing to Woodnet means you’ll receive news about PTA happenings directly to your email account.

More About Woodnet

Woodnet is an electronic mail network sponsored by the WAES PTA. Only parents with a child currently attending WAES or faculty/staff members may subscribe to Woodnet. Students may not subscribe to the network.

Once you join Woodnet, you will start receiving emails with [woodnet] at the beginning of the subject line. You’ll receive regular emails, such as the Wildcat Week Ahead, a weekly PTA newsletter with a summary of what is happening in the coming weeks. You’ll also receive our weekly Community Announcements email, with listings about community events, openings on sports teams, items for sale and so much more. You’ll also receive occasional emails from PTA representatives with more detailed information about upcoming events. It is important to us that your email inbox is not flooded with our listserv emails. That’s why you will only receive emails from the listserv that contain information that is pertinent to the entire school community. Woodnet is not a general discussion or communication forum.

To subscribe to Woodnet, please click the button above to send us an email. Please include your name along with the grades of your students at Wood Acres. By signing up for Woodnet, you agree to the use requirements and restrictions noted on this page and in the Woodnet Use Policy. Violation of these standards will result in permanent removal from the listserv on the second offense.

To unsubscribe from Woodnet, send a blank email message to woodnet-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com.


Wildcat Week Ahead

The Wildcat Week Ahead is the Wood Acres Elementary School PTA's Weekly News Brief.  It contains information relating to the PTA and school-related activities, such as family fun events, fundraising events, charity efforts, volunteering opportunities, important dates and other announcements.

The Wildcat Week Ahead is distributed via Woodnet at the start of each week (typically on Mondays). The current and last week’s issues are also posted on the left side of the PTA website's homepage, along with any relevant flyers.

Community Announcements

As a service to our school community, we compile a weekly classified ad newsletter that is sent to our Woodnet subscribers. This is a great forum to request referrals for service providers, look for sports teams with openings for your child, sell items or advertise your business or non-PTA event.

Posting your ad is simple. Write a brief description, including your contact info, and send it to communityannouncementswaes@gmail.com. Your ad will appear in the next weekly classified listing.