Wolfsville Elementary News

November 2019

Principal's Message

As we begin the month of November and reflection for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am most thankful to serve such a supportive and collaborative school community. Together we have already celebrated many accomplishments for our students and community members in the first few months of the school year. It is our collective efforts providing our students the tools and experiences they need to be happy, safe and productive learners that supports growth each and EVERY day!

This holiday season please accept my sincere gratitude to our families, community groups and everyone who supports the Wolfsville mission of empowering students to ‘experience the pride of achievement through the power of learning’.

Yours in Education,

Megan Stein, Principal

***Follow along our journey this year and #thewolfsvilleway on Twitter @FCPS_WFES or linked on our school web page.

Thanksgiving Lunch

Parents and families are invited to join us for a traditional turkey lunch on Friday, November 15 as we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and American Education Week. Lunch costs are $4.25 per adult meal and $2.65 for your child. We will not be accepting money until the day of the lunch. We hope you consider joining your child for lunch and celebrating the gift of public education!

Calendar of Events

Friday, November 1: Trunk or Treat Fall Festival 6 PM

Thursday, November 7: End of Term 1

Friday, November 8: Schools Closed, Teacher Work Day

Monday, November 11: Term 2 Begins

Thursday, November 14: Grades 3, 4, & 5 Kennedy Center Field Trip, 9:10 AM - 3 PM

Friday, November 15: All Pro Family Breakfast, 7:30 AM

Friday, November 15: Thanksgiving Lunch

Thursday, November 21: PTA Board of Director's Meeting, 6 PM

Wednesday, November 27 through November 29: Schools and Offices Closed, Thanksgiving Break

Student Attendance

We know our families want what is best for their children, but often times do not understand how absenteeism can affect students academic performance. Chronic Absenteeism is defined as missing 10% or more of the school year. For the first grading term of the year this would mean missing 5 or more days of school. Absenteeism rates also are counted as part of the new federal school accountability and rating system, ESSA, and our entire school is rewarded or penalized based on overall attendance rates. With the holidays upon us, some children miss school when it is not necessary, which can result in unnecessary hours of lost academic instruction. Give your child the gift of continuous learning this holiday season!

PTA Student Directory

The PTA student directory went home in Thursday folders in October. If you should have any questions about this item please contact Aimee Summers directly at ajrobert@comcast.net.

Winter Weather Clothing

Cooler temperatures are finally upon us! Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the fluctuating temperatures. Unless there is inclement weather, students go outside for a 20 minute recess each day. They often need extra coats or layers for this time! We encourage you to write your child's name on the inside tag of their coats or sweatshirts.