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 register with AtoZ Connect  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 list serve through our school directory database, AtoZ Connect. All registered school families in the database receive news about PTA happenings directly to your email account.

More About AtoZ Connect

AtoZ Connect is an electronic database of current Wood Acres Elementary families, faculty and staff.  New families are added regularly, but you can open an account directly by clicking the link below.  Once you are in the database, your family will remain there until you leave the school

Once your family is included in the AtoZ database, you will start receiving emails from PTA representatives. 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 list serve emails. That’s why you will only receive emails from the list serve that contain information that is pertinent to the entire school community. AtoZ Connect is a moderated list serve and is not used as a general discussion or communication forum.


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 AtoZ Connect 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 AtoZ Connect 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.