Wolfsville Elementary News

November 2018

Thankful for our Wolfsville Community

As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this month, I have spent time reflecting on things in which I am most thankful for as the principal of Wolfsville. I feel fortunate to serve a school community that plays such an active role in supporting our students; to ensure they have the tools they need to be happy, safe and productive students that learn and grow EVERYDAY! Thank you to our families, community groups and everyone who supports our mission of empowering students to ‘experience the pride of achievement through the power of learning’.

I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your families and friends!

Yours in Education,


November Calendar of Events

Friday, November 2: End of 1st Term

Monday, November 5: Schools Closed, Teacher Work Day

Tuesday, November 6: Schools Closed, Election Day

Wednesday, November 7: Parent Teacher Conferences, schools open 4 hours late

Thursday, November 8: Parent Teacher Conferences, schools open 4 hours late and

Planting Day (dress for outdoor planting)

Friday, November 9: Parent Teacher Conferences, schools close 3.5 hours early and

All Pro Family Breakfast, 7:30 AM Cafeteria

Thursday, November 15: Thanksgiving Family Lunch

Wednesday, November 21: Camo Day, show your school spirit!

2 hour early dismissal

Thursday, November 22 and Friday November 23: Schools Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Parent-Teacher Conference Schedule for Students

We have allocated traditional class time to teachers so they can communicate academic progress to parents during parent-teacher conferences. See the detailed altered scheuled below:

Wednesday, November 7 - Evening conferences will be held

· Students will attend school in the afternoon arriving 4 hours later than normal (arrival 12:30

PM, classes start at 1:00 PM)

· Lunch will not be available

· Dismissal will be at regular time (3:30 PM)

Thursday, November 8 - Evening conferences will be held

· Students will attend school in the afternoon arriving 4 hours later than normal (arrival

12:30PM, classes start at 1:00 PM)

· Lunch will not be available

Dismissal will be at regular time (3:30 PM)

Friday, November 9 - Afternoon conferences will be held

· Elementary students will attend school in the morning (arrival 8:30 AM, classes start at 9:00


· Lunch will be available

· Dismissal will be 3 ½ hours earlier than usual (12:00 Noon)

Thanksgiving Lunch

Parents and families are invited to join us for a traditional turkey lunch on Thursday, 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!

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PE News

All grades have been participating in a fitness workout that includes the 4 fitness components of exercise (Cardio Respiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength, Muscular Endurance and Flexibility). Students Physical Education (PE) homework is performing the workout that we do at school. In addition, students played Color Zone Exercise and action games to start off the school year.

Students in second through fifth grades finished a Lacrosse unit and will begin a Soccer unit and fitness testing. Fitness test scores are not part of a student’s PE grade. However, students will be encouraged to do their best and improve their scores throughout the school year.

Students in kindergarten and first grades have been playing action games and working on their rolling skills and throwing/catching skills. Students will begin to practice their kicking skills and locomotor movements.

Parents, it is important for students to wear or have their sneakers in their backpack on PE days (Monday and Friday).


Dave Seaton

Fall Weather

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.

Music Notes

The first quarter of the 2018-19 school year has been exciting as we settle into routines, play instruments, sing new songs, and play favorite musical games.

Students have been focused on rhythms and steady beat. As we head into quarter 2, we will shift over to melody. For grades 3, 4, and 5, this will involve playing recorders. For grades K, 1, and 2 this will involve experimenting with high & low sounds (on instruments as well as with our voices.) We will also be performing a variety of seasonal songs.

Upcoming Music Dates:

Oct 31- Grades 3, 4, and 5 will begin playing recorders

Dec 10- Grades 3, 4, and 5 Winter Program

Dec 12- Grade 5 Honors Chorus auditions

Feb 15- Grades K, 1, and 2 perform at PTA community dinner

ESSA Information Sessions

This year will bring the release of Maryland’s New Report Card for school's under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). If you would like to learn more about this reporting and accountability system FCPS is offering information sessions in various locations around Frederick County during the month of November.
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