Wolfsville Elementary News

March 2018

Perceptual Survey Feedback

This past winter we had 41families complete our annual FCPS Perceptual Survey. This survey is a valuable tool for us to measure our educational program's effectiveness toward school and system strategic goals. As a result of the responses, our school community can glean information of things we are doing well and create action plans for areas in need of improvement. Our system and school goal is to maintain a favorability score from stakeholders on the survey of 80% or greater. I am pleased to report that our school results were above this mark in all areas evaluated! The highest area rated was 100% of families participating in the survey felt their child's school culture was positive and motivating!

Survey Positive Ratings:

Climate: 91%

Curriculum and Instruction: 89%

Engagement and communication: 91%

Safety, Health & Wellness: 94%

While we utilize this data to support our continued decision making, please know you are always welcome to reach out to your child's teacher or myself at any time to share your feedback.

Thank you for your continued partnership in your child's education!

Megan Stein, Principal

March Calendar of Events

Monday, March 5: PTA Board of Directors Meeting, 6:00 PM

Thursday, March 15: 10:00 AM Cub Time, Carson Reading Room

Friday, March 16: 1st grade ESSL Field Trip

PTA Community Dinner & Dance; 5:30 PM

Wednesday, March 21: Wacky Dress themed day

Jump Rope for Heart in PE classes

Friday, March 23: Race for Education

Wednesday, March 28: Spring Class Pictures

PTA Community Dinner and Dance Party

The Wolfsville Elementary School PTA invites you and your family to our annual Spring Dance Party and Community Dinner on Friday, March 16, 2018. The PTA will provide a spaghetti dinner, dessert and drinks in the school cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30. Come shake off the winter blues and dance the night away at our carnival themed event from 6:00 to 8:00! We ask that you please RSVP by Monday, March 12th by returning the bottom portion of the attached flyer (download below) to school or contacting Anita Coffman at coffmanfamily3@comcast.net or 301-693-9462.

Jump Rope for Heart

We are happy to announce the start of our Jump Rope for Heart Event! For the next three weeks students will be participating in jump rope activities in PE, while outside of school they may choose to fundraise for the American Heart Association.

The culminating Jump Rope for Heart event will take place Wednesday, March 21st. Students will enjoy jump rope festivities during their PE class. This is a change from previous years to be inclusive so all students may participate in this event. We encourage parents to come in and enjoy the event with students throughout the school day!

PE times are:

9:05-9:45 2nd Grade

10:30-11:10 4th Grade

11:10-11:55 5th Grade

1:15-1:55 Kindergarten

2:00-2:40 1st Grade

2:40-3:20 3rd Grade

If you have any questions regarding the event or the fundraising, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Jarboe at Michael.jarboe@fcps.org .

Important PTA Update

Please consider joining our PTA to make the 2018 – 2019 school year another successful one here at Wolfsville Elementary School! There are so many opportunities to help throughout the year and it all begins with our PTA Board Member positions. We are currently accepting nominations for the open positions listed below for next year. If you or someone that you know would be interested in volunteering or you just have questions and would like further information, please contact Anita Coffman at 301-693-9462 or coffmanfamily3@comcast.net. Thank you again for your continued support!

President: Responsible for communication between PTA and School Admin * Produces and coordinates PTSA calendar for school year * Assists Committee Chairs in facilitating programs * Communicates with County and MD state PTAs and disseminates information from these sources * Works with Treasurer to oversee the progression of the PTA budget * Oversees monthly PTA meetings (Approx 15 hours per month, including monthly meeting)

Vice-President: * Support the President’s objectives * Help with the day-to-day operations of the PTA * Participate in executive board discussions and decision making (Approx 2-4 hours a month including monthly meeting)

Committee Chairs: Stay tuned for further announcements about our committee chair and committee member volunteer opportunities!