Dear H-B Woodlawn Parent, May 2013
The HBW PAC doesn't ask you to buy wrapping paper, magazine subscriptions, candy bars, or host school fairs or car washes. Instead, once a year we ask you to write a check to H-B Woodlawn. That's it!
Why does HBW need to raise additional funds? The School Board's budget doesn't cover all the needs and wants of the faculty and staff of H-B Woodlawn. Check out some of the items that the No-Sweat Fundraiser helped to finance with the $40,000 that you donated:
Our goal is to have some contribution from every family. We recommend every family consider a $60 donation. If you can give more than that, thank you very much! Larger donations are gratefully accepted and appreciated. All donations received will be put to good use! In the Fall of 2013, all available donations will be allocated among the many worthy requests we receive from staff, faculty and students.
Unlike traditional fundraisers, there is no overhead and no expenses so 100% of your donation is used. And, every penny of your contribution is tax deductible, so save the bottom half of the form for your records. Consistent with National PTA Guidelines, the PAC endeavors to spend donations in the school year for which the funds are contributed and to maintain minimal carry-over from year to year.
You should have received an envelope with this letter in the mail. Is so, please use the return envelope to send your contribution. If you do not have the envelope, please send your check to:
H-B Woodlawn Program
4100 Vacation Lane
Arlington, VA 22207
Attn: Kathy Funes, Treasurer
Please make your check payable to H-B Woodlawn, and write "No-Sweat" on the memo line.
|Frank Haltiwanger, Principal|
Our class was lucky enough to receive "No Sweat" funds this year to help fund our Community Based Instruction (CBI) trips. These trips help the student's in HB Woodlawn's Asperger's program take the social skills they have learned in the classroom and utilize/practice them in real life settings. I am so grateful to have this enrichment opportunity for such a deserving group of students. – Nancy Caruso, teacher Asperger program, 2013
How many sequences of zeros and ones of length 20 have all the zeros consecutive, or all the
ones consecutive, or both?
a) 190 b) 192 c) 211 d) 380 e) 382
HBW’s AMC math team tackled this and other mind-bending questions as part of this year's American Mathematics Competition. This 25 question, 75 minute exam, is a national competition offered annually and is on the first step toward forming the USA Mathematical Olympiad Team. This year, twelve high school students from H-B competed, and they regularly attended lunch sessions to prepare for the exam. They performed very well on this difficult exam, and we are proud of them. In fact, one H-B student did so well that he actually reached the next level. His reward: getting to take the three-hour American Invitational Math Exam!
H-B’s math team also participates in the Virginia Math League which consists of six monthly contests. These contests provide a great opportunity for students to stretch their problem-solving abilities by working on non-traditional problems. Over the past five years, H-B Woodlawn has been Arlington’s cumulative top-scoring school three times, and has come in second twice.
Thank you, parents, for your generous support. Your donations help us to pay our Virginia Math League dues and to purchase exam packets for all our contests & competitions. (The answer is E!) Mark Dickson and Kris Kappmeyer, 2013
What a difference No Sweat Funds made in the art room this year! Thank you, No Sweat for making it possible for everyone in my classes to have a drawing board to tape their paper to and a palette for mixing paints.The extra easels in the art room allow a number of students to work standing up.We use the easels for critiques – each student has the opportunity to showcase their art work in an upright position and solicit feedback from their classmates. The funding is very much appreciated by all the art students! Faylinda Kodis, Visual Arts Teacher 2013
I received funding for Vernier Lab Quests and probes to use in science lab. Students in my classes have used them frequently to graphically see temperature changes in real time, compare pH and conductivity of acids, to determine the concentration of substances based on their color and measure reaction rates based on color fading, to measure pressure changes with volume and with temperature as well as use them to measure specific physical quantities. They are an excellent addition to the science lab because of the ease with which students can see changes, the fun of using technology and the ability to get many students involved in the data collection and analysis. – Maggie Wiseman, Chemistry Teacher, 2013
The HBW library has been reborn, thanks to generous donations from PAC No-Sweat over the last two years, allowing us to put in new tables, chairs, carrels and circulation desk. The coordinated furniture in jewel tones and light oak has brightened up the whole space, making it look fresh, open and welcoming. The tables no longer rock back and forth, there are enough chairs for large crowds, and all furniture elements are now ADA accessible. I cannot thank you enough for putting the crowning touch on a decade-long effort to regrow this library for the 21st Century. Thanks so much. – Theresa Flynn, Librarian 2013
Thanks! Check out these photos of our old and new furniture.