Wolfsville Elementary News

Back to School Edition

Principal's Message

It is an honor to begin my 3rd year of service to the Wolfsville community as principal. We continue to forge ahead with our distinct mission to personalize learning paths for our students in order to ensure continuous growth for each and every Wolfsville learner. As we near the start of another year sophisticating our personalized system, I wanted to highlight the role of our dedicated, innovative and courageous staff.

Our teachers have dedicated time this summer to collaborate as they thoughtfully examine and plan for the needs of our students to learn and grow as readers, writers and problem solvers. We have proudly built our schedules, student groupings and curricular resources specifically with student's needs in mind. 'The Wolfsville Way' they have created is anchored in a philosophy that learning should be constant for all students regardless of their age, skills and/or ability. This group of talented educators are working to grow systems we initiated last year utilizing multi-age flexible grouping structures based on academic growth, fostering independence and transfer of skills though student agency, creating individualized learning targets for content standards though technological resources that interest and excite our learners!

It is a privileged to work alongside this dedicated and skilled group of educators and I am greatly looking forward to another exciting school year at Wolfsville! Together we will continue our mission of empowering each and every student as they ‘experience the pride of achievement through the power of learning’.

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

Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8: Kindergarten Boot Camp, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15: Kindergarten Boot Camp, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Thursday, August 29: Back to School Night and PTA Picnic, 5 PM (All events are at the school)

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

Friday, September 20: Schools Closed: Fair Day

Monday, September 30: Fall Pictures

Staffing for 2019-2020 School Year

Classroom Teachers:

Kindergarten: Gretchen Keary

First Grade: Sylvia Macierowski

Second Grade: Mary Dawson (ELA), Michele Fogle (Math/SS/Science)

Third Grade: Becky Butler

Fourth Grade: Mary Dawson (ELA), Janet Dill (Math/SS/Science)

Fifth Grade: Ryan Oman

Specialist Positions:

Literacy Specialist: Kathleen Cassidy

Math Specialist: Janet Dill

ELA Intervention: Mary Dawson

Special Education: Mandy Young (1.0), Kerry Heinze (.5) & Hillary Sizemore (.6 SLP)

School Counselor: Chris Tressler

Specials Positions:

Art: Heidi Hench

PE: Mike Jarboe

Music: Melanie Raynor

Back to School Celebration

Mark your calendars for our Back to School Celebration! We will have our annual back to school information night and family picnic combined on Thursday, August 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Wolfsville Elementary School. We will begin the evening with a short PTA general meeting followed by teacher information sessions and a shared celebration complete with a pot luck meal, music and family fun! A complete news release of detailed information will be shared at a later date in August.

Summer Reading

Research indicates up to two months of reading skills and two and a half months of math skills can be lost over the summer months. This loss of academic skills can accumulate over the years and equate to a loss of almost 2 school years of learning lost due to summer slide. It's not too late to begin participating in the Frederick County Public Libraries reading activities or create literacy memories of you own by utilizing our online resources.

The Frederick County Public Library Summer Reading Program is a great opportunitiy or look for book suggestions for Summer Reading including a variety of eBooks for Kids. You will need a Frederick County library card number and internet access to enjoy online reading.

The Wolfsville Elementary Media Center Webpage offers online reading resources. Your child will continue to have access to their RAZ kids account.

Kindergarten Information

The Hub@ Wolfsville is excited to offer a Kindergarten Boot Camp this summer! Each date (Monday - Thursday, August 5th through 15th) will be held at Wolfsville school from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Parents will drop their students off during this time. If you have enrolled your child for our kindergarten program you may click on the link below to sign up for EACH day your child will be attending.


Kindergarten families who have already registered received their welcome letter explaining our staggered opening schedule. This schedule will help ease your child into their first full day learning experience. The staggered opening offers children an opportunity to meet their teacher - Mrs. Gretchen Keary in a more personalized atmosphere with a small number of students. Beginning September 3rd, one-third of the kindergarten class will attend, one-third on Wednesday the 4th, and one-third on Thursday the 5th. On Friday September 6th and every day thereafter, all kindergarten students attend school. You can call the front office at 240-236-2250 if you still have questions.

Wolfsville Office Hours

The Wolfsville office hours during the summer are 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday. We will return to the regular 5-day work schedule starting the week of Monday, August 19. At that time the office will be open 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday - Friday through the remainder of the school year with the exception of holidays.

FCPS Summer Meals Program

FCPS Food & Nutrition Services will be operating the Summer Meals Program 2019, from June 24th – August 21st. Children aged 18 years and younger will be allowed to get a free breakfast and lunch at any of the sites listed below.

  • Hillcrest Elementary, Frederick High, Lincoln Elementary, North Frederick Elementary, Waverley Elementary, Whittier Elementary, Governor Thomas Johnson High, Governor Thomas Johnson Middle, Monocacy Middle
  • C. Burr Artz Library will offer Free Lunches on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Breakfast is served 8:30-9:00; Lunch is served 11:30-12:30.

For additional information or questions please contact the FCPS Food & Nutrition Services Office,