Wolfsville Elementary News

September 2019

Principal's Message

Today we welcomed over 145 smiling students back to Wolfsville for the new school year! Our staff has worked hard to prepare the building and plan for a wonderful first day for students. Each of our teachers planned for engaging and relationship building first day activities and I can't wait for your child to share these memories with you!

Thank you for sharing them with us and partnering in their education! It is going to be a GREAT year!

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.

Back to School Calendar of Events

Tuesday, September 3: 1st Day of School for Students

Wednesday, September 4: Day 2 of Kindergarten staggered start

Thursday, September 5: Day 3 of Kindergarten staggered start

Friday, September 6: Second school day for ALL Kindergarten students

Friday, September 13: Grandparent's Day, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Monday, September 16: Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grade Field Trip to the Fair, 9- 1:45

Friday, September 20: Schools Closed: Fair Day

Monday, September 30: Fall Pictures

Back to School Night Celebration

Thank you to all of our families who joined us at our Back to School Night celebration last Thursday! Together we were able to reconnect as a school community, communicate our goals for your children and celebrate the beginning of our exciting journey for the 2019-2020 school year together. Events like that could not be possible without our active community, dedicated parent volunteers and PTA.

Thursday Folder

Wolfsville's Thursday folder will come home with your child on their first day of school. The Thursday folder is used for communication between school and home. Please complete the below information and return to the school by Friday, September 6.

Items need to be returned to the school after reviewing and signing:

- Student information card

- Confidential Health Information card

- Bus Rider Letter (should be returned to your child's bus driver)

- Digital Contract

- Meal Benefit Application

- 40 Book Challenge and Independent Reading Goals

Please keep the following items.

- FCPS Calendar Handbook

- K-12 Student Insurance Enrollment

Arrival/Dismissal Routines

The safety of students is our highest priority! You can help us ensure students arrive and leave our school safely each day through setting a structured arrival/dismissal routine. Your child's teacher should be notified of this typical mode of transportation for their record. We will ensure, unless we hear from you of a specific change, that students will safely enter and leave our school under this direction. If for some reason your child will have a change in their dismissal routine, we ask that you write a note or call the office before 3:00 PM of that day. For more information related to importance of our transportation safety you can refer to pages 9-10 in the Wolfsville Student Handbook (linked below).

Food & Nutrition Services

Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) applications are being sent home with students today. The guidelines to qualify for free or reduced priced meals are determined by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) based on household income and number of household occupants. If children previously qualified for Free or Reduced Meals in 2018-2019, their eligibility will terminate on October 16, 2019 unless a new application for 2019-2020 is submitted and approved.

Meal Prices 2019-2020 will be:

  • BREAKFAST- $1.60
  • LUNCH- $2.65

Milk cost if purchased separately $0.60

PTA needs your help!

Leadership vacancies: Race for Education & Family Events Chairs

We are in search of two enthusiastic organizers to head up these committees. Be assured that the entire team is willing and able to help when and where needed. We just need you to organize us. For more details see the membership form.

"Race for Education has been a great fundraiser for Wolfsville the last 3 years and has raised a lot of money to support students in our building. The fundraiser has averaged $70-80 per student. It requires about 100 volunteer hours. The fundraiser runs for about 12 weeks with each week having a focus. There are materials that guide the coordinator through the steps for completion of the fundraiser. If you are interested in leading this very important committee, please see any member of the executive committee or Mrs. Stein."

PTA Student Directory

Do you want your child to be included in the Wolfsville PTA directory? Families often want to connect with each other for birthdays, play dates and more. The PTA is once again offering a directory for families to help with this communication. Click the link below and fill it out with your contact information if you would like to be included.


Responsible Technology Contract

We are committed to creating a learning environment that is individualized for each of our students. At times, this involves the use of technology and we are fortunate to be a mostly 1:1 technology learning environment. This means, that all of our students in grades 1-5 are assigned their own device to use as an enhancement to their learning at times periodically throughout the school day. With this great privilege comes responsibility. We ask that you and your child take time to carefully read over the acceptable usage contract and discuss the purpose of technology as an educational tool. Our goal is to teach our students to be strong digital citizens while they forge ahead in their learning for the 21st century. These forms should be signed and returned to school ASAP so students can be issued their specific device for the 2019-2020 school year.