The Wolftrap Connection: Week of December 17

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder


December 19 - After School Program Registration Begins / Walking Wednesday / Winter Band Concert 7 pm

December 20 - Teacher Appreciation Holiday Delights

December 21 - Winter Holiday Spirit Day -- wear your holiday sweater, antlers, jingle bells, etc.

December 24 - January 4 - Winter Break

January 7 - Students Return to school

January 9 - Walking Wednesday

January 10 - Watch D.O.G.S. Donuts with Dads

January 11 -  After School Program Registration Ends

January 12 - Talent Show at Madison High School

Principal's Message

Mr. Adjapong


Dear Wolftrap Families:

Retirement: Our building supervisor, Mr. Adjapong, will be retiring on January 2, 2019. Mr. Adjapong has served the students, staff, and families at Wolftrap since 1999! He will be missed but we are thrilled for him to begin the next chapter of his life. We are currently in the process of interviewing for his replacement.  


e-Notify Emergency Messages and New Attendance Email: Fairfax County Public Schools will be moving to a new vendor to provide emergency and essential email, text, and phone notifications beginning December 14, 2018. If you currently receive emergency and essential communications via email, text, or phone, you do not need to do anything as you will continue to receive this information. Emergency and essential information includes: emergency; delayed openings/school closings; attendance; buses running late; low lunch balance; power, telephone, internet outages or facility repairs; important testing dates, etc. If you have recently changed your contact information, please be sure to update the emergency contact information in weCare.

As part of the transition, FCPS will standardize the attendance phone number and e-mail address for all schools across the district. Please take note of Wolftrap’s new attendance

Service-Learning at Holiday Parties: Thank you very much to all of the families who donated items as a part of our service-learning initiative. Wolftrap has continued to partner with our sister school in FCPS to provide necessities for needy families. These items include food, snacks, gloves, hats, scarves, personal hygiene items, etc. They are so appreciative of Wolftrap’s efforts and it is a great thing for Wolftrap students to understand the needs of others in our FCPS community. 

Winter Break: Our school and office will be closed for winter break from December 24-January 4. Students return to school on January 7. 

My wish for the upcoming winter break is to share experiences with my children that will create dearly-held memories for the future. I hope you do the same and enjoy this time! Happy holidays!



Teresa Khuluki


Message from the PTA

National PTA

Happy Holidays from the PTA Board!  In this last edition of The Connection for 2018 we wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for all that you have done for Wolftrap thus far this year.   We also would like to highlight that there are quite a few events this last week of school in 2018 where parents are working hard donating time, energy and resources to make the winter festivities fun and engaging for our kids.  From winter parties (see schedule later in this Connection) to staff appreciation, your time and efforts are noted and notable- our school would not be the same without you and your support! Hang in there- we are almost to winter break!

Also while wrapping up 2018, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the volunteers who made the  many PTA sponsored activities so far this year successful.  Here is a list the activities our volunteers made possible:

  •  Walking Wednesdays
  • Dining for Dollars
  • Afterschool Programs
  • Grace Arts
  • Cultural Arts Assemblies
  • Camp Invention
  • Wolftrap Directory
  • Yearbook
  • Talent Show
  • Green Team
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Teacher Lunches
  • Book Fair
  • Bingo Night
  • Wolftrap Under the Stars
  • Original Works
  • Watchdogs
  • Reflections
  • Spiritwear
  • Family Science Night
  • Education Rebates/Boxtops
  • The Wolftrap Connection

 And that is just for the first few months of school!    Thanks to all involved who gave their time and effort!

We hope everyone has a restful and joyful holiday season.  See you in 2019!  

Winter Party Schedule Reminder

This is the week of many parties! Please contact your room parent team for more information about your grade level party. Enjoy the festivities!

Tuesday December 18th-  First Grade 

Wednesday December 19th-  Third and Fourth Grade 

Friday December 21st-  Second, Fifth and Sixth Grade

Spirit Wear Sale-Limited Time Only!

Kids 50th Anniversary Shirts on Sale: All KIDS 50th anniversary shirts (youth sizing: small, medium and large) are now 1/2 price ($10 each) while supplies last!  If you are interested in purchasing a shirt for your child, please email & they will get you a shirt.  We also have stadium chairs, blankets, water bottles, umbrellas & adult 50th anniversary shirts in stock.  Email us if you need some new Wolftrap gear!

Outstanding Employee Awards

Nominations are now open for the FCPS Outstanding Employee Awards! To submit a nomination for a Wolftrap Outstanding Employee in one of the categories below, please complete the nomination through this Google form link: You may nominate multiple employees as there are several categories. All that is required for a preliminary nomination is a paragraph or two about how this employee demonstrates exceptional work in the criteria for that category. The google form link has more information regarding the criteria for each of these awards and the eligibility requirements are below.

Holiday Delights for Teacher / Staff Appreciation!

The PTA's Teacher Appreciation Committee will host "Holiday Delights" on  Thursday, December 20th or all teachers and staff at Wolftrap Elementary School.  

Our monthly lunches are hosted by each grade level.  For this event, we are inviting anyone who has a favorite holiday cookie recipe to participate.  We will provide the teachers with small boxes so they can each take home a few holiday treats - like a cookie exchange.

Please use this signup to share some holiday cheer with our tireless staff!

Walking Wednesday

The Golden Sneaker

Wolftrap students, and parents, continue to turn out in big numbers on Walking Wednesdays even on these cold mornings.  With that being said, Walking Wednesdays will continue to be held on a weekly basis thru the end of the school year!  Please thank Caffe Amouri for their continued support.  

Congratulations to 1st grade for winning the Golden Sneaker for the month of November.  

Pictured are Kinsley Wintermute and Shelby Smith presenting the Sneaker to first grader Eden Lanfried.

School Rebates

Giant A+ Rewards and Harris Teeter Together in Education
Don't forget to register your grocery cards to support Wolftrap Elementary. For Giant, sign up now at with Wolftap's School ID: 02136. If you do not know your Giant number, please call 1-877-366-2668, option #1. For Harris Teeter, visit and use the code #5578. Don't forget to ask friends, neighbors, and relatives to register their cards too. With 300 families registered, we already have earned almost $1,450 from Giant purchases this year! Contact Amy Britton at with any questions.


Amazon Smile

The holidays are here, which means you probably will be shopping on Amazon! You can earn money for Wolftrap Elementary School every time you shop simply by using the Amazon Smile link. Visit and search for Wolftrap to set up our school as your benefiting charity. Make sure that you bookmark and shop through this link every time you need something from Amazon. Also, share this website with friends, family members, and neighbors. Contact Amy Britton at with any questions.

After School Programs

We are excited to announce the next installment of the Wolftrap After School Programs, please click on the links below to see the flyer and the brochure with the class descriptions.  Registration will open on Wednesday December 19 at 7:00 A.M. and FIRMLY close on Friday January 11, 2019 at 11:59 P.M.


Class Descriptions

Watch D.O.G.S. Donuts with Dads


Our second orientation event is on Thursday, January 10, 2019 from 7:45 am – 8:45 am in the library.  We welcome dads, uncles and grandfathers to join us for donuts and coffee!  Please rsvp here.

Faculty Volleyball Event - Volunteers Needed

The Faculty Volleyball Event Committee is looking for volunteers to help coordinate this fun school spirited event. The event will be Saturday, March 9, 2019. Volunteers will participate in two to three face to face meetings leading up to the event in March to plan music lineups, concessions, half-time shows, school pep rally, anthem singing and local troops for color/guard, and work with our own Wolftrap teacher volunteers to outfit them for the fun event. Please contact Christine Harney ( for more information and future meeting times over January - March. It will be fun!

Wolftrap 5K & Fun Run

Wolftrap 5K & Fun Run

Save the date! This year's annual Wolftrap Elementary 5K & Fun Run will be on Sunday, April 28th! Last year's race had over 650 registered runners and raised over $45,000 for the school -- this is an event you won't want to miss!