Upcoming Common Ground Event

Laura Markham, PhD: Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids

(Woodside In-house Parent Ed hosting Round Table Discussion follow up - see below)

Based on the latest research on brain development and clinical experience, Dr. Laura Markham will share how fostering an emotional connection with your child creates real and lasting change. When you have that vital connection, you can cultivate a parenting style that doesn’t resort to threats, bribes, nagging or punishment. Parents know there is no one-size-fits-all approach to raising children as they move through the various developmental stages. Each stage comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Dr. Markham will explain the crucial necessity to always stay calm, parent with healthy limits, and provide empathy and clear communication to raise a self-disciplined child. Parents will learn to grow and evolve alongside their children’s own growth and development. For more information on this event, click HERE
  • Tuesday, January 30, 9:30am; The Nueva School, Bay Meadows Campus (San Mateo)
  • Tuesday, January 30, 7pm; Saint Andrew's Espiscopal School (Saratoga)
  •  Wednesday, January 31, 9:30am; Trinity School (Menlo Park)

Woodside School PTA In-house Parent Event

  • Round Table Discussion on Thursday, February 1 at 9:30 am in Wildcats
Join Dr Polito and Preschool Director Tom Limbert at the next Woodside Parent Ed round-table discussion. We will debrief on Common Ground's "Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids" event and share our own strategies for mindful parenting. For a sneak peek, check out http://www.ahaparenting.com

School Pictures - *TEXT MY IMAGE* 

There's still time to support the PTA teacher grant program by ordering your child's student photo.  If you choose the "Text My Image" add-on, you will receive the photo immediately in high resolution with a copyright to share on Social Media or make your own gift for the holidays! Class photo is included with each order! 

To order: 

  1. Go to http://bnlschoolpictures.com/order-portraits/
  2. Use the password provided on your flyer to access the secure portrait ordering system.
PTA General Meetings Wednesdays @ 8:45 am in Wildcats
  • September 6, 2017 New School Year PTA Kick-off
  • December 6, 2017 Holiday Season of Giving
  • April 4, 2018 PTA Board Elections meeting
  • June 6, 2018 End of Year Line Up and Appreciation Awards

CA State PTA Mission

The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication.  Our Woodside School community is one-of-a-kind.  We were drawn here by its character, traditions, and neighborly charm.  Our PTA plays a huge role in preserving this cherished spirit and making it even better.  PTA meetings are always open to everyone and we would love for you to join us!

Holiday Card Family Photo Shoot Fundraiser
Holiday Card Family Photo Shoot Fundraiser

PTA Board

2017-18 PTA Board Members

President: Kari Daheb
Executive Vice President: Devon Kohler
Membership & Marketing: Christina Hengehold
Fundraising Programs and Events: Devon Kohler (interim)
Online Fundraising Programs Chair: Sheri Brooks
Green Committee: Jen Upson
Community Events & Hospitality: Jenn Zweig
Parent Education: Carmen DiCinque
Room Parents: Julie Mandia
Student Programs: Melissa Land
Auditor: Dee Simonelli
Financial Secretary: Todd Zwaanstra
Historian: Shenny Covotta
Secretary: Lisa Frieden
Treasurer: Amberlee Butler
Webmaster: Dee Simonelli


PTA Membership for Woodside School Families

With each paid membership to the Woodside School PTA you will receive a copy of the Woodside School Directory which is invaluable when it comes to contacting WES families, setting up play dates and finding out which role each staff member plays. In addition, the membership dues are a significant portion of our PTA’s annual fundraising effort.

Print and complete the form listed below and drop in the PTA mailbox in the school office with your check made payable to Woodside School PTA.

Thank you in advance for your support!

PTA Membership form for WES Staff

We appreciate your support!

PTA Forms

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

PTA Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Reports

 PTA General Meeting Agendas:

    • September 6, 2017 - New School Year Kick-off
    • December 6, 2017 - Holiday Season of Giving
    • April 5, 2018 - PTA Board Elections meeting
    • June 6, 2018 - End of Year Line Up & Appreciation Awards

PTA General Meeting Minutes:

    • September 6, 2017 - New School Year Kick-off
    • December 6, 2017 - Holiday Season of Giving
    • April 5, 2018 - PTA Board Elections meeting
    • June 6, 2018 - End of Year Line Up & Appreciation Awards

 PTA Historian Reports:

    • Click to view 2015-16 Report
    • Click to view 2016-17 Report