The Wolftrap Connection: Week of February 4

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder

February 4 - No School (Student Holiday)

February 5 - Progress Reports, GRACE Art JAM

February 6 - Walking Wednesday

February 7 - PTA Meeting (7:00 PM)

February 8  - Chinese New Year

February 13  - Walking Wednesday

February 15 - Deadline for Winter Box Top Contest and Spirit Day/Hawaiian Day

February 18  - Holiday

February 20 - Walking Wednesday

February 21 - Dining for Dollars - Silver Diner Tysons

February 23 - Skate Night


Principal's Message

Dear Wolftrap Families,


OUTSTANDING TEACHER AND OUTSTANDING LEADER: I am very pleased to announce that the Wolftrap Elementary nominee for 2018-2019 Outstanding Teacher is Susan Robb. Ms. Robb has been a special education teacher at Wolftrap since 2014 and serves as our special education lead and chairperson of our Local Screening Committee. She has a keen understanding of the individual needs of students, encourages their talents and fosters their self-esteem. We are grateful every day to have such a highly qualified educator working with our students and supporting the growth and development of each adult in our building.


Our nominee for 2018-2019 Outstanding School Leader is Mat Campet! Mr. Campet joined our staff in 2012 and has been a pivotal leader in developing and supporting the Wolftrap vision and mission. Through his work in designing the Candace Leyton Innovation Lab, a first of its kind in FCPS, to the implementation of a regionally recognized STEAM lab, Mr. Campet is one of a kind. He consistently demonstrates commitment and leadership in his role as School Based Technology Specialist, both in our school and throughout the county. His talents, passion, and enthusiasm for instilling a life-long love of learning through risk-taking and hands on exploration is inspiring to us all.


Please join me in congratulating Ms. Robb and Mr. Campet on this huge recognition.


MONTHLY UPDATES: Please take a moment to read the February updates from our grade level teams and specialists:


KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION: We will hold this annual event on Friday, April 5 at 9:00 AM. Please stay tuned for more information regarding a Google form to register to attend the orientation.  


SCHOOL COUNSELOR APPRECIATION WEEK (February 4-8, 2019): Please join me in thanking Mrs. May and Mrs. Johnson for the outstanding service they provide Wolftrap students and their families!


HELPFUL SITE FOR PARENTS: The mission of the FCPS Family and School Partnerships is to connect, strengthen, and support Fairfax County's families, schools, and community by providing programs, resources, and services that promote student success in school and in life. On this website, parents have access to newsletters, resources, information on classes, etc.


Sincerely,Teresa Khuluki


Message from the PTA

National PTA

As your PTA, we want to be sure we meet the needs of our students, address the Wolftrap Elementary School community’s priorities, and that each of our members have a voice in decision making.  We discuss these topics and make decisions at PTA meetings but we understand for many of you it may be difficult to attend these meetings.   That said- WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! We put together a brief survey to ensure you have an opportunity to weigh in on topics like prioritization of spending, methods of communication, timing of our PTA meetings, and other related PTA issues.  Please take 5 minutes to complete the following survey:

Answers are anonymous unless you choose to provide your name.  Thank you in advance for your feedback! Deadline for survey responses is Friday February 15th.    

*Also- don’t forget, the February PTA meeting is this Thursday, 7pm, WES Library.*

*Hope to see you there.*

Wolftrap Elementary Spirit Wear Spirit Day First Friday of Every Month

Come one come all- Wolftrap now has Spirit Wear Spirit Days the first Friday of each month. February 1st would have been our first Spirit Wear Spirit Day. Be sure your kids are dressed in their WES outfits for the next Spirit Day on March 8! And if you need spirit wear for your or your kids email or go visit our website to order here: Spirit Wear. The Spirit Wear team currently has 50th shirts, water bottles, nylon backpack bags and stadium chairs in stock. Online orders are due by 2/25.  

Wolftrap 5K - Registration Open

Wolftrap 5K

Early bird registration is now open for the 14th annual Wolftrap 5K and Fun Run!  This year's race is on Sunday, April 28.  Register by February 28th to take advantage of early bird pricing.  Click here to register today!

Sponsorship Opportunities!  Calling All Wolftrap Family-Owned Businesses: Sponsoring the Wolftrap 5K is a great way to show your support for the school while promoting your business to the Wolftrap community.  Does Your Child or Children Want to be on the Race T-Shirt?  Each year individual Wolftrap Families sponsor the race -- showing their school pride and earning the opportunity for their family name to appear on the official race t-shirt. Sponsorship levels range from $250 up to $1,000, and are tax-deductible to both businesses and individual families. If your family or business is interested in being a race sponsor, please contact

A big thank you to our title sponsor, Garai Orthodontic Specialists

Garai Orthodontic Specialists have been delivering compassionate and affordable orthodontic care for almost 20 years.  Dr. Garai is a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist and has been voted "Top/Best" Orthodontic in Northern Virginia.  Garai Orthodontic Specialists provide a wide range of custom treatment options for both children and adults including metal and clear braces, Invisalign/Invisalign Teen, and two-phase pediatric/orthodontic braces which combines tooth straightening and jaw development.  Garai Orthodontic Specialists also specializes in early prevention with pediatric orthodontics and offers complimentary consultations.  Click here to learn more.

For more information about this year's race, click here.


Cultural Arts Performances

RESCHEDULED! On Thursday, February 7, 2019 the PTA’s Cultural Arts Committee will two performances by Semilla Cultural. The volunteer group focuses on raising cultural awareness by teaching and performing the Puerto Rican musical genres of Bomba and Plena. In this way, the group works to educate communities about the historical events that shaped Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance. Semilla Cultural connects with the community by using the arts as a medium of unity and empowerment and has performed at venues like Wolftrap Theater. To learn more, see:
To join the Cultural Arts Committee or learn more about what we do, please contact: Silvana Niazi:

Walking Wednesday

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.

Thank You!

The entire Wolftrap staff wants to extend a heartfelt thank you to our parent community, for your very generous gifts! Teachers and staff new to Wolftrap were speechless when met by the cheerful “Elf Moms” who scampered through the hallways before winter break, handing out very special envelopes. Thank you for all you do to make us grateful to work in such a wonderful, supportive community. As the fourth grade team put it,  “We are overwhelmed with gratitude and appreciation for your generous gifts this holiday season. Thank you for your continued support!”

Watch D.O.G.S.

Wolftrap Watch dog

Thanks to everyone who attended our second orientation event on January 10th!
We have a few more dates available. Volunteer today!

Skate Night

February 23, 2019 at Skatequest in Reston
Mark your calendars for this fun event! Come on out and skate with fellow Wolftrap students and families! We have the ice rink exclusively for Wolftrap from 6-8pm. Tickets include skate pass, skate rentals, glow stick, pizza and drinks. Registration for this event will be open on the PTA website from Jan 28 through Feb 22 for $15 per person or you can pay at the door the night of the event for $20 (cash and checks). Log in on to register!

Come on out for a fun night! Questions? email

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!

Winter Box Tops Contest

The winter Box Tops Contest has begun! Place all Box Tops in a zip-lock bag and drop them off at the main office or in the box in the front lobby. Don't forget to label the bag with your child's name and teacher's name in order for the Box Tops to be counted in the contest. The homeroom class that sends in the most Box Tops will win either extra recess time or a pajama day. The top individual contributor also will win a prize. Box Tops are due February 15.  For a complete list of participating products, visit Please contact Amy Britton at with any questions.

Box Tops for Education

Chinese New Year

chinese new year

"Year of the Pig" - NEW DATE- Friday, February 8, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Everyone is invited to the Wolftrap Elementary School cafeteria for an evening to celebrate Chinese New Year. Come share in the rich culture, music, dance, Chinese painting, calligraphy, paper-cutting, and learning how to make your own dumplings!! Panda Forest is generously providing food. There will be something for everyone! 

Edison Expo

Hypothesize, Experiment, Analyze and Bring Results! The Edison Expo, Wolftrap’s STEAM Fair, is next month – Wednesday, March 20. The Edison Expo offers all students K-6 an opportunity to showcase a project in Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, or Math. Check out our ‘Getting Started Guide’ here and start thinking about project ideas and partners (if desired). We are recruiting committee members to assist with the event planning and day-of logistics. To lend a hand, please email us at