Wolfsville Elementary News

March 2020

Principal's Message

In our quest to support students overall growth and development our teachers and community leaders sometimes look beyond the curriculum to teach valuable life lessons. This year our school participated in the Kids Heart Challenge & Daffodil Days fundraisers. Both of these programs benefit the goal of continued science developments and support Frederick County residents who's lives are impacted by cancer or heart related illnesses.


The Kids Heart Challenge is a fun event where students learn about their heart in PE, while also being encouraged to help others by raising money for the American Heart Association. First grade student, Owen Smith and family set out to raise money in support of this noble cause. Through the use of modern technology and a sweet home video he was able to raise over $1,612.10. This is the most any single Wolfsville student has raised for this cause! Way to go Owen!


For our Daffodil Days fundraiser, we selected a lofty goal of $1,000. Amazingly, our school community raised a total of $2,045 for the American Cancer Society which supports Frederick County residents in this courageous fight. As promised, Mr. Tressler will be shaving his head in honor of those who battle cancer on Wednesday, March 4th at 9:15 AM. You are invited to join us for this event!


These are just two examples of ways our students and community work to support important causes and organizations beyond our school. Our small, but mighty, population is making a difference and students are learning valuable lessons through these opportunities. They make us proud!


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.

Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 4: 2 Hour Early Dismissal, Mid Term 3

Wednesday, March 11: Term 3 Interims Issued

Wednesday, March11: Middletown Valley Dentistry visits K, 1, & 2

Monday, March 16: Kindergarten Registration begins today

Wednesday, March 18: Superhero and/or Disney School Spirit Day

Thursday, March 19: PTA Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, March 20: 5th Grade Outdoor School Field Trip

Monday, March 23, 25, 27, & 30: MISA State Science Testing, Grade 5

Tuesday, March 24: 5th Grade Outdoor School Field Trip

Wednesday, March 25: Spring Pictures

Thursday, March 26: History Bee

Thursday, March 26: 1st Grade Earth, Space and Science Lab Field Trip, 12-3

Friday, March 27: PTA Play 6:00 PM, Cafeteria

Yearbooks are on Sale!

Don't miss out on this school year's memories! Yearbooks are on sale starting at $19! Order your child's yearbook online today by using the following link: ybpay.lifetouch.com with the yearbook ID Code: 6844620. Online ordering will remain open until April 12th. The deadline for ordering by check is March 20th. Checks must be made payable to Lifetouch and in the envelope that came home in Thursday folders. Envelopes can be picked up in the office.

Kindergarten Registration SY 2020-2021

Kindergarten registration for next school year begins on March 16, 2020. Packets can be picked up/dropped off between the hours of 9:30 AM and 2:30 PM.


Kindergarten is full day and is for all children who will be 5 on or before September 1, 2020.


To register a kindergartner, bring the child's:

*immunization record

*proof of birth date

*proof of residency (electric statement, property tax statement, or lease)


See the full news release:

https://www.fcps.org/about/news/1674495/kindergarten-and-pre-k-registration-open-monday-march-16

Race For Education

On Friday, April 3, 2020 Wolfsville Elementary School will be participating in our Race for Education Celebration. We invite family and friends to join us in helping to raise funds that will support our PTA events and maintain 21st Century Technological Tools at Wolfsville.


Students will jog and/or walk around the 1/4 mile area behind our school as many times as they are able in one hour’s time. Students and classes will also have an opportunity to receive a number of prizes based on their participation in our Race for Education.


If you missed sending in labels, but would like to make a donation please send in check or cash to the front office in an envelope labeled 'Race for Education'.

Headphone Usage

Wolfsville students benefit from the use of technology to enhance and individualize portions of their education. They often will access programs which require the use of headphones. At the beginning of the year parents can choose to provide them for their children or use school issued headphones/earbuds. The sets which Wolfsville loans to students will be collected at the end of the school year. Should your child lose or damage these headphones you will be asked to provide $5 to help defray replacement costs.

Elementary Science and Social Studies Fair

Elementary Science and Social Studies Fair (chris.horne@

fcps.org and kim.day@fcps.org)

The fair is being held at Tuscarora High School on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

Registration is online. You may register through this link:


FCPS Message about Coronaviris COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a statement regarding the potential for the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. The CDC indicated the risk for students and the U.S. public is considered low at this time. However, the CDC is asking school officials, as well as childcare centers and businesses, to prepare for possible cases of COVID-19 in communities. While there are no confirmed cases in Maryland or our neighboring states, Governor Hogan announced today that there are two individuals in Maryland who are being tested for the virus.

FCPS is working closely with the Frederick County Health Department and following the guidance provided by the CDC and Maryland Department of Health to monitor the situation and implement appropriate measures to protect our school community. Additionally, we are collaborating with the Maryland State Department of Education regarding specific strategies for the school environment.

According to the CDC, most people get infected with viruses in the coronavirus family at some point in their lives. The COVID-19 strain, initially concentrated in China, can have a more severe impact in terms of respiratory illness with fever, cough and difficulty breathing. The CDC is still studying how the 2019 novel (new) strain spreads, although it is thought to be spread much like the flu.

The cleaning products FCPS regularly uses are effective for addressing COVID-19 on surfaces. The school system ensures that our custodial staff regularly clean classrooms and common areas to safeguard student and staff health.

FCPS is reviewing our existing pandemic response plan and making any necessary revisions to respond to COVID-19. The plan is dynamic, with updates expected as new information becomes available.

Please take the following steps to help prevent the spread of germs:

*Wash hands often with soap and water at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
*Avoid touching eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands.
*Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then immediately discard the tissue in the trash and wash hands. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
*Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
*Stay home when you are sick (at least 24 hours after there are no signs of fever without the use of fever-reducing medication).

Below are links to resources with additional information:

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov

www.health.maryland.gov/coronavirus

health.frederickcountymd.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=271