Wolfsville Elementary News

February 2019

Civility & Kindness Challenge Week

At Wolfsville we work everyday to support our student's academic progress as well as nurture their social-emotional growth and wellness. In fact, our CATS expectations highlight common behavior norms for our students and staff that span well beyond classroom performance.


This week in FCPS we are celebrating Civility & Kindness. Our system has challenged students and schools to highlight and promote a kind and civil environment in our schools, at home and in our community. Please talk with your child at home about the importance of their actions and ways to engage in acts of kindness that make a difference in our homes, school and community!


C- come prepared to learn

A- always show respect

T- take ownership for your actions

S- strive for excellence



Yours in Education,

Megan Stein

February Calendar of Events

Tuesday, February 5: 5th Grade Field Trip, Outdoor School

Wednesday, February 6: Report Cards Distributed

Thursday, February 7: 5th Grade Field Trip, Outdoor School

Friday, February 8: All Pro Family Breakfast, 7:30 AM Cafeteria

Friday, February 8: Special Group Pictures for Yearbook, 1:00 PM

Monday, February 11: Hearing and Vision Screening Re-Screen

Tuesday, February 12: Middletown Valley Dental visits Grades K, 1, & 2

Thursday, February 14: Valentine's Day Parties (Grades K & 1), 2:45 PM

Friday, February 15: Valentine's Day Parties (Grades 2, 3, 4 & 5), 2:30-3:15 PM

Friday, February 15: PTA Community Dinner, General PTA Mtg.

Monday, February 18: Schools Closed, Presidents' Day

Tuesday, February 19: 5th Grade Field Trip, Earth, Space and Science Lab

Wednesday, February 20: Flannel Day - Show your school spirit!

Wednesday, February 20: 6th Grade Orientation Night at Middletown MS, 6:30 PM

Thursday, February 21: PTA Executive Board Mtg.

Tuesday, February 26: Middletown MS Counselor Presentation to grade 5 students (during school)

Tuesday, February 26: Literacy Night, 5:00-7:30 PM Media Center

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Thank you Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Department!

Our sincerest THANK YOU goes out to the Wolfsville Volunteer Fire Department for donating a set of warm winter hats and gloves to each and every one of our students. They were so excited to receive this thoughtful donation and have gotten good use out of them this winter!

Budget

The Superintendent’s Recommended Budget has been released via video on Monday, January 7th. The BOE has until February 15th to submit its requested budget to the County Executive. The Board’s public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th in the Board Room at Central Office.


A calendar and budget materials are available at https://www.fcps.org/about/our-budget. The website will be updated as we progress through the budget season.

Magnet Program Information

The magnet program is designed for academically gifted students in grades 3 – 5 with superior performance in both language arts and mathematics. Nomination booklets, which will be available beginning January 25, 2019, may be obtained from the school office, the FCPS Office of Advanced Academics or online at http://www.fcps.org/advacademics under Elementary Magnet Program. Beginning January 25, 2019, the Office of Advanced Academics will be accepting nominations of present second through fourth grade students for possible placement in the magnet program for the 2019 - 2020 school year.

Students may be nominated for the magnet program by school staff, parents or jointly. Parents and teachers are encouraged to review information, including some characteristics of gifted students, that is posted at http://www.fcps.org/advacademics. Teacher nominations, parent nominations and a completed Parent/Guardian Rating Form are due in the school office by February 28, 2019, so that information required to complete the nomination packet may be gathered by school staff.

Hearing and Vision Re-Screening

Hearing and Vision Re-Screening will take place at Wolfsville Elementary School, on Monday, February 11, 2019. Parents/guardians who have an objection to this screening based on the tenets and/or practice of their church or religion must submit a request for their child to be exempt from screening. All written requests must be submitted to the health room asap. Please make sure if your child wears glasses or contacts that they have them on the screening days. If you have any questions please contact the health room at 240-236-2240.

Wolfsville Literacy Night

Please join us in the Library Media Center for an evening of reading and relaxing on Tuesday, February 26th from 5:00-7:30! This open format time will allow parents and students to join in reading activities together. Our Literacy Specialist, Mrs. Cassidy and Library Media Specialist, Ms. Valentovish will be hosting the event and available for learning opportunities throughout the exploratory evening. Join us for the night or feel free to stop by for a bit of time that works best for your family!

Information From our Health Room

We have recently seen a spike in the spread of contagious viruses throughout our school. As we continue through cold and flu season please adhere to the guidelines below.


When should I keep my child home?


Based on information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), your child should stay home from school if he/she has one or more of the following symptoms:

- Temperature of more than 100

- Vomiting

- Diarrhea

- Undiagnosed rash or skin infection


Please keep your child home from school for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting, fever, and/or diarrhea. Please do not give your child a Tylenol, Advil or any fever reducing medications and send them to school. They may still be contagious. If these symptoms persist for more than 24 hours, you should contact your child’s health care provider.


To help ensure a healthy experience at school and help prevent illness:

- Notify the Health Room Staff if your child is being treated for strep throat, pneumonia, conjunctivitis, etc.

- Make sure your child washes their hands frequently (i.e. before meals, after restroom use, after playing, after sneezing/coughing in their hands, when visibly dirty, etc.) to cut down on the spreading of germs.

Out of District Applications

Dates for applying to attend a school outside the usual attendance area are January 2-March 1.*


FCPS will post the out-of-district application online on January 2 in the section For Families and Students at www.fcps.org. Those needing a paper copy may call 240-236-2493 after January 2.

Schools projected to be over capacity in the coming school year are closed to out-of-district students. FCPS will post the list of restricted schools online in December.


For details, please see the updated Assignment and Transfer of Students Regulation 400-15:
https://apps.fcps.org/legal/doc.php?number=400-15


*In the prior version of the regulation in place last year, the application window was April 1-May 31. In 2019, FCPS will post applications January 2, due by March 1.

Maryland PTA Scholarship

The Maryland PTA Scholarship Committee offers scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to a high school senior who plans to pursue a career in education in Maryland schools. We seek your encouragement for qualified students to apply. There are no restrictions placed on the selection of the college or university. If you are interested please ensure that all scholarship applicants fill out the enclosed application in its entirety and forward all required information, including requested signatures, to Maryland PTA, c/o Scholarship Committee, 5 Central Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 or electronically to info@mdpta.org by 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 15, 2019.

Click Here to download the 2019 Maryland PTA Scholarship

Yearbook Orders

Ordering a yearbook is a great way to capture a year of memories for your child(ren) at Wolfsville! Sales are underway and the dead line to order this year's book of memories is March 22. You can order on line at ybpay.lifetouch.com . The Yearbook ID Code is 6844619. Forms are also available in the school office.

LanSchool Software for Chromebooks

Beginning in February some of our classes will be using a software application called LanSchool on student's Chromebooks. This software will allow teachers to effectively monitor and manage students technology use during school hours to ensure their use meets our educational requirements. You may see the icon on your child's application menu if they log in to an FCPS website from home. However, it is only able to be in use and/or monitored when connected to an FCPS network at school. If you have any questions please call the front office at 240-236-2250.