Wolfsville Elementary News


Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

On September 5th we welcomed over 150 smiling students back to school to officially begin the 2017-2018 school year! It is our goal this school year to set a strong educational foundation with each and every student through building and fostering relationships. Teachers and other staff have dedicated valuable time getting to know each of our students so we can build on their existing skills and continue our mission that 'all students will experience the pride of achievement through the power of learning'!

To that end, it is important that we share your child's educational experience with you and foster strong home-school communication. You can expect frequent communication from your child's teacher through the modes of e-mails, newsletters, online platforms like Class Dojo and more! The publication of this newsletter will be released on the last Thursday of each month send out online via FOF, Twitter and posted to our school website. This will be the only printed publication of this newsletter. If you should require a print copy, please contact our front office.

I look forward to a great year building relationships and support every student at Wolfsville Elementary to experience success!

Yours in Education,

Megan Stein

October Calendar of Events

October 2- Picture Day; PTA Board Meeting, 6:00 PM

October 6- 2 hour early dismissal

October 16-18- Book Fair

October 18- Book Fair Family Night, 4:00-7:00 PM

October 20- No School for Students

October 27- Pre-K & K Pumpkin Patch Field Trip; PTA Fall Festival, 6:30-8:00

Handbook for Students and Families

A copy of the 2017-2018 WFES Handbook for Students and Families is linked below (if viewing an online version), in addition to being accessible from our school website under the Parents & Students tab. Do not hesitate to call us if you have any specific questions related to the handbook or school operations!

Emergency Drills

At Wolfsville we are committed to this goal in ensuring every student will learn in a safe, caring and engaging environment. Therefore, we plan ahead in order to be prepared to respond immediately during unexpected emergency situations.

Throughout the course of this school year your child will engage in a variety of emergency preparation drills. These include monthly fire, severe weather, evacuation, partial lockdown, reverse evacuation, bus evacuation and shelter in place drills. One change to our drill procedure will be an emergency evacuation from the building in the event of an active intruder (as opposed to a lockdown drill where students remained inside the building). This change was made with guidance from the supervisor of FCPS security management. Upon careful deliberation and examination of our facility the conclusion was made that staying stationary inside of the school building is not the safest place for students in the event an unwanted person is in our school. Instead students will be guided to exit the school quickly through the classroom doors leading to the exterior. We will practice this drill in early October with the students body so they will be prepared and will have a point of reference for a safe meeting place should they ever have to exit our facility quickly.

Thank you for your support and ongoing commitment in our efforts to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for your child(ren)!

2 Hour Early Dismissal Schedule

On October 6th we will have our first 2-hour early dismissal for the school year. On these days school dismissal begins promptly at 1:30 PM. We will also have a slightly altered lunch schedule. Students in grades K-2 will eat from 11:30-12:00 and students in grades 3-5 will eat lunch during the times of 12:05-12:35.

Student Weapons Possession Policy

Please note FCPS Regulation 200-29 related to student weapon possession and school security. "It is unlawful for students to possess or use any weapon on school property. Students who have or use a weapon on school property will be suspended from school, and the police will be notified of the incident. A weapon is any object designed to harm another physically or an object which is used in a way that can physically harm another. This school is committed to providing each of you with a safe environment, and we will do all we can to carry out that responsibility including, if necessary, conducting searches of student lockers."

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

Free and reduced lunch application forms were sent home with students on the first day of school and are still being accepted. These forms need to filled out each year for acceptance. If you would like to apply for Free and reduced meals please return your application to the front office as soon as possible.

4H Club

Ms. Parsley is excited to bring the 4-H after school club back to Wolfsville for the 2017-2018 school year! Keep an eye out in your child's Thursday folder for more information.

PTA Reflections Program

The PTA Reflections Contest is coming up! This year's theme is "Within Reach". The deadline for entries is November 1st. Please look for the details in this week's Thursday folders. The Reflections program is a wonderful opportunity for our students to express themselves through the arts. Encourage them to participate! More information is available at PTA.org/Reflections and any questions can be sent to the PTA Reflections Chair Chelsea Pratt at checheila@yahoo.com.

PTA Book Fair

The PTA is working hard to bring you a wonderful Wild, Wild West themed book fair! Students will preview the fair on Tuesday at school. We encourage you to join us for a family preview night on Wednesday, October 18th from 4-7 for mysteries readers, a photo booth and more! We will also have a school spirit western themed day on Thursday, October 19th where students can purchase books during their 2nd class visit. Finally, Mrs. Stein has agreed to RIDE A HORSE to school if we meet our goal of selling 420 books!

Yee Haw!