The Wolftrap Connection: Week of February 18

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder

February 18 - Holiday

February 20 - Walking Wednesday

February 21 - Dining for Dollars - Silver Diner Tysons

February 23 - Skate Night

February 25 - Spirit Wear order deadline

February 27 - Walking Wednesday

March 06 - Walking Wednesday

March 08 - PTA Meeting

March 09 - Faculty Volleyball

Principal's Message

Dear Wolftrap Families,

MADISON PYRAMID OUTSTANDING LEADER: I recently informed you that we nominated Mat Campet, School Based Technology Specialist, for the FCPS Outstanding School Leader award.  I am very proud to announce that Mr. Campet has been named the Madison Pyramid Schools Outstanding Leader for 2019! His nomination packet will now be forwarded to the next round.

KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION: We will hold this annual event on Friday, April 5, at 9:00 AM. A letter was distributed to all families informing them of the process to sign-up to attend Kindergarten Orientation. We are hopeful to have as many rising-kindergartners as possible attend and would appreciate you passing along that letter or directing new families to our website.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY: Fairfax County Public Schools will be conducting a survey to gather information about family engagement in our schools. Relationships are important to us, and your opinion is critical to help us support your engagement in your child’s education. Survey translations will be made available, and the survey can be taken on electronic devices, including smartphones. Survey administration is scheduled for March 24-April 12, 2019, and you will receive more information about how to take the survey in the near future.



Teresa Khuluki


Message from the PTA

National PTA

Hello from the PTA! We are well into the winter months and it has already been a busy 2019. A few items to cover this edition:

Chinese NY Pic


To start- Thank you to all those who attended and supported Chinese New Year. It is always so wonderful to see many families come out and enjoy this celebration, especially since it was rescheduled from its planned date.




Also- Thank you to everyone who completed our PTA survey. It is now closed and we are reviewing the data. We plan on sharing the results at our next PTA meeting Friday March 8th, 8:45am in the teachers’ lounge. Hope to see you there!

Finally- a few quick notes about upcoming deadlines and volunteer opportunities for next year (can you believe we are already thinking about next year???).


Spirit Wear: Deadline February 25th. The spring spirit wear sale is ongoing. 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. To place an order visit our website: Spirit Wear. or email .

Yearbooks: Deadline March 22nd. Don’t forget to get your yearbook order (s) in prior to the deadline March 22nd! You should have received a flier with details about order placement. If you missed it reach out to the front office for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed: We are already planning for next year and have many volunteer opportunities available within the PTA committees – if you are interested in getting more involved in one of our committees please reach out to the PTA board ( and we can help match you to a committee in need! Right now we are looking for folks to chair a diversity of committees including the Book Fair, Dining for Dollars and Odyssey of the Mind. For details on the various committees and volunteer opportunities visit our website.

Skate Night - This Saturday

Register on the PTA website before Saturday for the $15 price It will be $20 on the day of the event!!


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

Spirit Wear Sale Ongoing: Stock up for Spring Sports


Are you ready for Spring Sports?

The Wolftrap SpiritWear team has just what you need for your upcoming spring sports! 
In stock NOW are Wolftrap Stadium Seats ($35 each) & Wolftrap Picnic Blankets ($30 each).  Perfect for watching baseball on the bleachers & spreading out at a soccer game.  Email to purchase.

Wolftrap 5K - Registration Open

Wolftrap 5K
Time is Running Out!
Time is running out for early bird registration for the 14th annual Wolftrap 5K and Fun Run!  This year's race is on Sunday, April 28.  Register by February 28th to take save $5 on each 5K registration.  This year's race will feature DJ Darin of Belt it Out Productions, prizes, a cakewalk, basket raffles, face painting, glitter tattoos, great food, an exciting new silent auction and, back by popular demand, the pie-in-the-face raffle -- you won't want to miss it.  Click here to register today!

Friends of Wolftrap -- A huge thank you to two of our Platinum Sponsors:

Oral Surgeon Dr. Christopher E. Bonacci, DDS, MD, PC -- Voted by Washingtonian Magazine as Top Dentist 2017, Dr. Bonacci provides his patients with the ultimate compassionate and affordable Oral Surgery care in our Vienna community. This includes delivering the highest quality of technical care and treating his patients with respect, courtesy, and compassion. A locally trusted doctor specializing in dental implants with expertise in all services offered, Dr. Bonacci is also a fellow Wolftrap ES alum who would like to share a special message with his fellow Wolfies: “All health care and education are local issues. It’s neighbors taking care of neighbors. It’s my pleasure to give back to Wolftrap Elementary where my two children Stephen and Kaitlin attended and my wife, Kristin, presided over the PTA. Run hard but study harder!”

NOVA Eye MD -- Dr. Nisha Patel is not only a proud Wolftrap parent with three kids at Wolftrap Elementary, but also a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Patel is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgetown University and is on staff at Fairfax Hospital and Reston Hospital. She has offices conveniently located minutes from Wolftrap Elementary (and in Centerville) and is currently seeing patients with cataracts, general ophthalmic conditions, corneal disease, cosmetic needs, dry eye, as well as laser vision correction candidates. She is also the author of Princess Avni Gets Her Beauty Sleep, a children's book about a little Indian Princess (available at her Vienna office if you want a signed copy or at Barnes and Nobles and on Amazon).

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.

Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch Dogs


We have a few more dates available. Volunteer today!

Dining for Dollars - Thursday Night

Join us for dinner Thursday night (February 21st) at Silver Diner Tysons from 5-8pm and help raise money for Wolftrap Elementary PTA! We receive 20% of the profit from every dine-in meal between 5-8pm. Tell your neighbors, invite friends, and bring the whole family! Hope to see you there.

Edison Expo

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.” Thomas Edison

Calling all Student Scientists!
Wolftrap’s Edison Expo will be held Wednesday, March 20. The Edison Expo offers all students an opportunity to showcase a STEAM experiment, invention, or informational display. Students can work independently or as a group.

NEW THIS YEAR, for 5th and 6th graders, we will have an Edison Egg Drop competition. The objective: Design a system to protect an egg from cracking or breaking from a high fall. We’ll drop them at the Expo! Stay tuned for additional details.

We are recruiting committee members to assist with the event planning and day-of logistics. To get involved, please email us at

Your Child's Lost & Found Items are Calling

lost and found

The lost and found items have been organized for easy pick up in the cafeteria or coats hanging up in the PTA closet. See pictures.  Please have your child collect their lost items by Friday March 1st. Anything left after that point will be donated to charity.

PTA Funds = STEM Enrichment in Kindergarten


Every year each grade level at Wolftrap gets funds from the PTA to spend on items the teachers choose to benefit the entire grade level.  The kindergarten team used some of their funds to buy STEM materials for the three Kindergarten classes to share. As you can see from the picture, the kids enjoyed trying them out last week at indoor recess. These materials will also be used during Wolfie Time and Math stations. A great use of PTA funds.

Community News

For more about events going on in our Wolftrap community visit our PTA website homepage and check the Community News section.