The Wolftrap Connection: Week of January 7

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder

January 8 - GRACE Art Jam Session

January 9 - Walking Wednesday

January 10 - Watch D.O.G.S. Donuts with Dads,  AAP Level IV Referral Deadline

January 11 - Last Day to Register for After School Programs

January 12 - Talent Show at Madison High School

January 18 - Spirit Day Pajama Day, Three Hour Early Release

January 21 - No School (Federal Holiday) 

January 23 - Walking Wednesday

January 24 - End of Quarter

January 25 - No School (Student Holiday)

Principal's Message


Dear Wolftrap Families:

Welcome to 2019! I hope that you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with your families. We are excited to welcome your children back to school today!


MONTHLY UPDATES: Please take a few moments to read the January updates from our grade level teams and each of our specialists:


Building Supervisor: We wish Mr. Adjapong much happiness in his retirement and I am very pleased to announce our new Building Supervisor is Ms. Elizabeth Kukurelo. With over 12 years of custodial experience in FCPS, Ms. Kukurelo is excited to continue her leadership journey at Wolftrap! She looks forward to meeting the students and families at our many evening events and her first day will be January 7.


Advanced Academics Resource Teacher Substitute: Please join me in congratulating Mrs. Newman on the arrival of her baby girl in December. I am very pleased to introduce Elizabeth Gibson as her long-term substitute. Ms. Gibson recently retired as an AART from FCPS with many years of experience in this role so we are very fortunate to have her expertise to assist parents through the screening process for AAP. If you have any questions, you may reach Ms. Gibson at


Attention Parents of Students Identified by FCPS for the Level IV Advanced Academics Program in Grades 3-5: If you would like for your child to attend the AAP Center at Louise Archer ES, rather than attend the Local Level IV Program at Wolftrap for the 2019-20 school year, you must submit this form to the Advanced Academic Programs office by May 15, 2019. Submission of this form represents a one-year commitment and cannot be changed until the following school year. This form may also be used to reactivate Level IV services if you selected to defer placement this year.



Teresa Khuluki


Message from the PTA

National PTA

Welcome to 2019! We hope you all had a wonderful winter break- and are ready to jump back into school and exciting school activities. From a PTA perspective there are a number of events coming up as well as some schoolwide issues we would like to bring to your attention.

First- The talent show is this Saturday! Please join us to support all of the creative acts and talented students we have at Wolftrap.

Second- The first spirit day of the year (pajama day!) and the first 3 hour early release are both Friday January 18th. Get your kids dressed in their PJs and remember school ends at 12:15pm. SACC will be open until 6:15pm.

Third - Reminderthere is no PTA meeting this month. Our next PTA meeting will be Thursday February 7th at 7:00pm in the school library.

Fourth- A safety issue. Numerous incidents of unsafe behavior have been reported at the kiss and ride morning drop off. In addition to impatient honking and disregard for crossing guard directions, parents continue to turn left out of the kiss and ride exit onto Beulah road despite a no left turn sign. This slows down the process for everyone involved and leads to further frustration and unsafe behavior putting our children’s safety at risk. That said- please ensure that you:

  • drive slowly and cautiously
  • abide by all crossing guard directions
  • follow posted sign directions-including the no left turn out of the exit onto Beulah

Kiss and ride opens at 8:10am and runs through 8:30am- this is a large window of time. We understand the mornings can be rushed and stressful however we all need to keep our children’s safety at the forefront of our minds. If you need to get in and out of kiss and ride on the early side, please arrive as close to 8:10am as possible. This will ensure a faster, more efficient, and safe experience for all of us.

Announcement for After School Programs:

The next session of the Wolftrap After School Programs is now open for registration, please click on the links below to see the flyer and the brochure with the full class descriptions. Registration FIRMLY closes on Friday January 11, 2019 at 11:59 P.M.

Some new classes include:
WeDo Robotics - 3:25-4:40 p.m. Monday Grades K-3; Fairfax Collegiate WeDo Robotics introduces young students to simple robotics systems in a fun and engaging way.

Electricity and Electronics - 3:25-4:25 p.m. Tuesday Grades 1-6; StemTree The Electricity & Electronics (EE) Children are fascinated by lights and sounds but little do they know about circuits and electronics behind them.

Web Design - 3:25-4:25 p.m. Friday Grades 1-6; STEM ExCEL Web Design is a course that teaches the art and design side of web development.

Bash’Em Bots - 3:25-4:40 p.m. Monday Grades 3-6; Play Well TEKnologies, instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-engineer standard vehicles into mechanized machines that can traverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots.

Star Wars Jedi Engineering - 3:25-4:25 p.m. Friday Grades K-2; Play Well TEKnologies. Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials such as X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away.

Digital Art - 3:25-4:25 p.m. Thursday Grades 3-6; STEM exCEL Digital art teaches students how to create original artwork and manipulate images using technology.

Yoga - 3:25-4:25 p.m. Friday Grades K-6; Kids in Motion Yoga for kids in grades K-6 develops focus, flexibility, strength, and coordination through a variety of yoga poses, stories, music, sing a longs, drawings and games.

Kaizen Karate - 3:25-4:25 p.m. Wednesday Grades K-6; Kaizen This Karate program offers safe, structured training that teaches students the proper form, style and technique.

PowerU - 3:25-4:40 p.m. Tuesday Grades 2-6; PowerU PowerU - An integrated afterschool enrichment program, for boys and girls aged 7-12, that incorporates academics, athletics, and leadership development. We use a specific mix of physical activity, free play and featured instruction designed to increase your child’s athleticism and practice leadership skills.

Mrs. B Manners- 3:25-4:25 p.m. Thursday Grades K-4; We will develop and practice a variety of everyday manners in communication, introductions, table manners and social interactions.

And don't forget our own teachers' classes: Calm Art by Ms. Mallino, Wolfettes with Ms. Stulb, Study Skills with Ms. Kassing, and American Sign Language with Ms. Robb and Ms. Stubbs

Talent Show

Make sure you come out and see over 150 Wolftrap Students "Discover their Spotlight" this Saturday, January 12th at the 2019 Wolftrap Talent Show. The show starts at 6:00pm (and the doors open for seating at 5:30pm) over at Madison High School Auditorium.

Trust us you don't want to miss this fun filled night full of all kinds of entertainment.


The first GRACE Arts Jam of 2019 will be on Tuesday, January 8th at 8:40am in the Wolftrap cafeteria. This month we will be teaching Artist Alma Thomas, so you don't want to miss out on the fun.

Walking Wednesday

Golden Sneaker, December 2018, 3rd Grade Winners

Congratulations to the 3rd grade for winning the Golden Sneaker for the month of December. Pictured below are Leah Nguyen and Kinsley Wintermute presenting the award to 3rd grader, Sophia Lord.

Thanks to all the students (and parents) who continue to make Walking Wednesdays such a success, Walking Wednesdays will continue on a weekly basis for the remainder of the school year! Please extend your appreciation to Caffe Amouri who kindly supplies coffee to us each week.

Safety Note- No Parking on Talisman Drive

Important Safety Note: 
Please do NOT drop off/pick up students along the school side of Talisman between Beulah and St. Roman.

For the safety of our Wolftrap students, please use the designated kiss and ride or park in permissible areas.

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!