Wolfsville Elementary News

October 2019

Principal's Message

The month of October will be an exciting one for the Wolfsville community! We will begin our upgraded Hub program offering more options for parents and our early childhood learners. The first All-Pro Family Breakfast will bring us together for feast and reflection. We will also commence our most important parent and teacher conferences. All of these items promote and foster strong home-school partnership and build our collective vision for our school and the community we serve. Studies show when collaborative communication occurs, parents and teachers partner together to engage students in learning and social emotional growth. This partnership improves academic performance in children and provides a greater feeling of inclusion and positivity within the school community.

You can read more about the items I mentioned below in our newsletter. I hope you find this information valuable, and as always I thank you for your teamwork and support for our school.

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

Tuesday, October 8: 2 Hour Early Dismissal: Teacher Work Session

Wednesday, October 9: Schools Closed: Yom Kippur

Friday, October 11: All Pro Family Breakfast, 7:30 AM

Wednesday, October 23: Schools open 4 hours late, Parent Teacher Conferences (1:00 start)

Thursday, October 24: Schools open 4 hours late, Parent Teacher Conferences (1:00 start)

Friday, October 25: 3 1/2 Hour Early Dismissal, Parent Teacher Conferences (12:00 dismissal)

Wednesday, October 30: Make-up Picture Day

Thursday, October 31: Dollar Days

Friday, November 1: Fall Festival, 6:00 PM

Parent Teacher Conferences

Evening conferences will be held October 23, 2019

  • Elementary and Middle students will attend school in the afternoon arriving 4 hours later than usual (Doors open at 12:30 PM)

  • Lunch will not be served

  • Dismissal is at regular time

Evening conferences will be held October 24, 2019

  • Elementary and Middle students will attend school in the afternoon arriving 4 hours later than usual (Doors open at 12:30 PM)

  • Lunch will not be served

  • Dismissal is at regular time

Afternoon conferences will be held October 25, 2019

  • Elementary and Middle students will attend school in the morning

  • Lunch will be available for students

  • Dismissal will be 3 ½ hours earlier than usual (Dismissal will begin at 12:00 PM)

Parent Teacher Conferences Sign-Up

Please see the links below for each teacher to sign up for an available conference time to meet with your child's teacher:

Mrs. Keary's kindergarten https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445ABA72EA0FC1-mrs11

Mrs. Macierowski's first grade https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445ABA72EA0FC1-mrs12

Mrs. Fogle's second grade https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445ABA72EA0FC1-mrs10

Mrs. Butler's third grade https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445ABA72EA0FC1-mrs8

Mrs. Dill's fourth grade https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445ABA72EA0FC1-mrs9

Mr. Oman's fifth grade https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080445ABA72EA0FC1-mromans

Trunk or Treat

The PTA is excited to offer our 1st annual Trunk or Treat fall celebration! Students and families are invited to join us at the school in their school appropriate costumes (no weaponry) to trick or treat at all volunteer's cars from 6:00-6:30 PM and then enjoy light snacks, craft, and photo booth in the cafeteria. For full details of this exciting new event click the link below. RSVP is required to attend and please let us know if you plan to hand out candy at our Trunk or Treat!

Full Details: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L-p4FGaMQeFVkhyS8iRNvu7h-vzjOEBciJjIDj9JalM/edit?usp=sharing

RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4cadaa2aa4f49-wolfsville

Raptor - Visitor Management System

Raptor is the Visitor Management System used in all FCPS schools and offices. The system allows schools to track all school visitors. It provides a safer environment for all students. It also allows school administrators to know who is in the building at any given time.

When you come to our school, you will be asked for your driver's license or another form of government issued ID. If you do not have a formal ID, you will be asked your name and birth date. Your information will be entered into the visitor management system (VMS) every time you visit the school. Out of respect to the privacy of our visitors and guests, the system is not connected to any other database such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, and information is not shared with any outside agencies. Once the ID scan is done and entry is approved, the system will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date, and the purpose of the visit.

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).

Book Fair

The PTA is excited to bring to you the Fall Book fair! This year sales will occur the same week as conferences, so you are welcome to come and preview/buy books while you visit your child(ren)'s teacher!

Monday, October 21st- Student preview during school

Tuesday, October 22nd- Student buy during school

Wednesday, October 23rd- Open buy 5 -7:30 PM (during evening conferences)

Thursday, October 24th- Open buy 5 -7:30 PM (during evening conferences)

Friday, October 25th- Last Call 9 -10 AM

We need volunteers to make this event successful! Please sign up to volunteer using the link below.

Book Fair Volunteers: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044ba5ac22a5fc1-wolfsville

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."

Weekend Food Program

The Weekend Food Program discreetly supplies children with food for the weekends. Bags are filled with nutritious, easy to prepare, child friendly food items. In order to ensure confidentiality, these bags will be ready for pick-up at school by your child(ren) at the end of each school week.

The school would like to connect interested families to this program. This information form will be sent home with the child asking parent permission and household food allergies. This form will serve as a release of liability waiver. Parents and participating families will assume responsibility for the food they receive. Once the form is returned, the child will be enrolled in the program.

Weekend Food Program Flyer

* If interested, please complete and return as soon as possible to the WFES Front Office Attention Chris Tressler or email the form to christopher.tressler@fcps.org

PTA Student Directory Last Call

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. Forms will be accepted until Friday, October 4.