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New Woodbury: Welcome to Woodbury

Welcome to Woodbury

Welcome to Woodbury

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Woodbury community. The elementary to middle school transition is very exciting and our goal is to provide our families with as much information about Woodbury to help make the grade 5 to 6 a smooth transition. This page contains information about Woodbury's scheduling process, extra-curricular opportunities for your student, and a timeline of events that will help with this transition.

I am beyond excited to welcome you and your student to the Woodbury community. I look forward to working with you over the next three years and want you to know that I am here to support your child in any way I can.

Matthew K. Barry, Principal

5th Grade Transition


April 15-19

I will visit each 5th-grade classroom to introduce myself and answer any initial questions students may have. To help me prepare for this visit, I have created a survey that I would like the students to complete: 2024 Welcome to Woodbury School.  This survey will be completed with their current 5th-grade teacher.  

April 17th: 5th Grade Parent Night (6:00-8:00)

Parents will be invited to attend an informational night at Woodbury School. More information will follow as we get closer to the date. 


May 8th: Elementary Dodgeball Tournament 

This annual event will be the first event the future Class of 2031 will all be together. Which elementary school will win this year? 

Woodbury Counselor Visits

Toward the end of May, Mr. Cucolo and a Woodbury student ambassador will visit 5th-grade classrooms to discuss what a typical day looks like at Woodbury.

Team Placements

Students will receive their 6th-grade team placement by the end of May. Final schedules will be distributed in August. 


June 4th: Move-Up Day

All 5th-grade students will travel to Woodbury in the morning and meet their team of teachers and other staff members. More information will follow as we get closer to the date. 


Students will receive their schedules for the 2024-2025 school year.

Before school starts, we will conduct our annual Woodbury Welcome Week for students to meet classmates and staff members in a fun team-building environment. As details are finalized, parents will be notified. 

August 27th: 6th Grade Orientation

We will begin the year with a 6th-grade student orientation. More information will follow as we get closer to the date


Your child will be carefully placed on one of three teams: Bears, Owls, or Hawks. The team placement process is extensive and has already begun. Next year’s 6th-grade school counselor, Jason Cucolo, will collaborate with each elementary school counselor to receive information on your student’s likes, dislikes, learning styles, friendships, etc. Based on these conversations and academic data, students are assigned to their 6th-grade teams. In April, students will receive information about music and performing arts opportunities at Woodbury that will help round out their schedule.


We encourage all our students to get involved and participate in activities outside the classroom.  At Woodbury, we have several opportunities for students. We offer athletic teams for the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Woodbury also offers the P.O.W.E.R ( Positive Ongoing Woodbury Enrichment and Recreation) Club after school, which allows students to join a club that interests them.  Please click the following links for more details: Woodbury Athletics and P.O.W.E.R Club.  Next year's fall sports and POWER Club registration process will be sent out this summer.