Wolfsville Elementary News

December 2019/January 2020

Principal's Message

As a school community we have celebrated many accomplishments in 2019! The power of our work is in our collective dedication to honor the learning journey of each and every student. To do that successfully we have built and fostered a school community that is supportive and collaborative both at school among our staff and at home with our families. TOGETHER we experience SUCCESS for our students!

Another way our success is measured is through our state issued report card by Maryland State Department of Education, under the The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This report card measures our work annually as a result of a variety of accountability measures. You will notice on the report card it is noted a rating system on a scale of 1 star (lowest performing percentile) to 5 stars (highest performing percentile). As we close out 2019, I am so proud to share with you Wolfsville once again has been named as a top preforming school in FCPS and the state! I could not be more proud of our collective work to retain our 5 star rating and the ongoing commitment we uphold for growth in all our Wildcat learners!

See our complete report card here: https://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/Graphs/#/ReportCards/ReportCardSchool/1/E/1/10/0603

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

Monday, December 9: Grades 3, 4, & 5 Winter Music Program, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, December 11 through Thursday, December 12: Holiday Craft Fair

Friday, December 13: All Pro Family Breakfast, 7:30 AM

Friday, December 13: Trout Egg Delivery

Monday, December 16: Winter Band Concert at Middletown High School, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, December 18: Elf Day, School Spirit Day

Wednesday, December 18: Snow Date for Winter Band Concert

Thursday, December 19: PTA Executive Committee Meeting, 6 PM

Friday, December 20: 2 Hour Early Dismissal, Teacher Work Session

Monday, December 23 through Wednesday, January 1: Schools Closed, Winter Break

Thursday, January 2: Schools Reopen

Tuesday, January 7: Grade 5 ESSL Field Trip, 11:45 AM -3:00 PM

Thursday, January 9: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, 7:00 PM (Gov. Thomas Johnson High School)

Friday, January 10: All Pro Family Breakfast, 7:30 AM

Thursday, January 16: PTA Board of Directors Mtg., 6:00 PM

Monday, January 20: Schools Closed: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 28: End of Term 2

Wednesday, January 29: Schools Closed, Teacher Work Day

Thursday, January 30: Second Semester and Term 3 Begins

Thursday, January 30: Dollar Days

Join the PTA

Our Wolfsville PTA provides many opportunities for our students during their school day as well as family activities out of school. They coordinate our fall festival, book fairs, cultural arts programs, Holiday Craft Fair, and much more! Fundraisers help support the school's acquisition of technology and other resources your child has the privilege to enjoy and enhance their instruction!

Some of the funds to help cover these events and school donations come from membership fees. This year membership participation is down. Joining the PTA offers your support of our programs, but does not necessarily mean you need to volunteer or run any specific event. Please consider joining us, if you have not already, to show your support for Wolfsville and our continued work.

Click here to join: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesimUOubM50_4QsGPzx-OaIoTN4-glYlPMM00FyNdKkJn1Rw/viewform

Winter Weather Reporting

As more winter weather approaches, below is an important reminder about FCPS emergency communication:

See the Weather Delays and Closings video: http://www.fcps.org/weather.

See How FCPS Decides Whether to Close or Delay Schools:

See ways school status is communicated:

1. www.fcps.org We post alerts to appear at the very top of each webpage, with details in the home page News and Info section. You can access the FCPS website from many devices.

2. Comcast cable channel 18 on TV or online http://www.fcps.org/centraloffice/fcps-television

3. FCPS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FCPSMaryland

4. FCPS Twitter https://twitter.com/fcpsmaryland

5. FCPS FindOutFirst (FOF) www.fcps.org/fof or

Afterschool and Weekend Activities: Generally, when schools are closed due to inclement weather, school-sponsored afterschool and evening activities are canceled or postponed.

Emergency closing notices are sent from the FCPS Central Office only, not from schools.

Winter Weather Clothing

Cooler temperatures are here!! 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.