Wolftrap Connection - November 06, 2019

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder

Nov. 7 - PTA Meeting

Nov. 10 - 5k Interest Meeting

Nov 11 - Veterans Day Assembly

Nov. 14 - Dining for Dollars

Nov. 18 - Original works order due

Nov 20 - 22 - Book Fair

Nov 21 and 22 - Open House


Message from the Principal

Dear Wolftrap Families,

I would like to highlight several upcoming event here at Wolftrap.


VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY: Approximately thirty of our sixth grade students have been hard at work preparing for our Veterans Day assembly on Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:00 PM. If you are a veteran, please mark your calendar and attend this special event so that Wolftrap may honor you! Students in grades K through 6 will be in attendance and the entire assembly will be run by sixth grade volunteers.


OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK FAIR: Please mark your calendars for the week of November 20-22 for the annual Wolftrap Book Fair. The PTA earns 25% of all sales so this is a huge fundraiser and great opportunity for holiday gifts! The overall Book Fair hours are as follows:

Wednesday: 2-8 pm

Thursday: 9 am-6 pm

Friday: 9 am-1 pm

The annual Open House will take place on Thursday, November 21 for Grades 3, 4, and 5, and Friday, November 22 for Grades K, 1, 2, and 6. Each class has been allotted a thirty-minute Open House in the classroom followed immediately by a twenty-minute time slot to attend the Book Fair. Please see this link for the detailed schedule. We hope to see you there!


IMPACT AID: Please return Impact Aid forms to the office as soon as possible. It is important that we receive a completed form for each student. If you need a new form, please call the office.





The holidays are an excellent time to reflect and be thankful for what we have. For the past several years, Wolftrap has coordinated a Thanksgiving food drive for families in the Vienna area. Additionally, we coordinate a separate collection before winter break as a part of the service projects completed by each grade. These items are delivered to a sister school within FCPS. I wanted to provide you with the desired items for your children’s grades for both collections in case it is easier to purchase everything at the same time. We certainly understand that not all families may choose to participate, but we are extremely grateful for your support if you are able to contribute!


THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: We will be filling grocery bags with one of each item and our goal is to fill 120 bags! Donations can be brought into school through November 22nd and placed in a box in each classroom. We will also accept leftover Halloween candy to make up goodie bags to add to each bag of donations. If you are interested in also contributing a $10 gift card to Giant or Target, those can be submitted to the main office. Each grade level has an item to collect:

  • Kindergarten - packets of gravy mix and cans of chicken or vegetable broth
  • First Grade - boxed Bisquick
  • Second Grade - boxed mac and cheese
  • Third Grade - instant mashed potatoes
  • Fourth Grade – boxed stuffing
  • Fifth Grade - canned green beans
  • Sixth Grade - large plastic containers of applesauce


WINTER HOLIDAY COLLECTION: Classroom teachers will provide specific due dates and more detailed information in December.

  • Kindergarten - books for students in grades K-2
  • First Grade – children’s socks
  • Second Grade - children’s hats and gloves
  • Third Grade - books for students in grades 3-6
  • Fourth Grade – non-perishable canned and boxed food for the winter break
  • Fifth Grade - shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant
  • Sixth Grade - single serving goldfish, pretzels, applesauce, granola bars, teddy grahams, etc.   

Thank you in advance for your contributions!


Teresa Khuluki

Wolftrap PTA

Message from the PTA

Hello Wolftrap Families,

Welcome back from the long weekend and to the start of second quarter! First off, a big thank you to the Pizza Bingo committee and the families and staff who made October’s event such a fun night.


This month we look forward to many exciting PTA events, including:

  • Evening PTA meeting, this Thursday Nov. 7 in the school library. Join us! We hope this later time allows another opportunity for parents to hear all the happenings at the school.
  • AIM Docent Jam today Nov. 6  We are so lucky to have this team of amazing parents who bring art across all grades. Find details here.
  • 5k Interest Meeting Sunday Nov. 10. What is this Wolftrap 5k you’ve heard of? Find out more at this exploratory meeting for our largest and most fun fundraiser. Details below, reach out to Chris Harney @ presidentelect@wolftrappta.org with questions.
  • Dining for Dollars at Crust Pizza Nov. 14. Thanks to the families who make this their night to eat out and to Ashley Binkowski for organizing, October’s event at Foster’s and Ben & Jerry’s raised $300!
  • Book Fair and Open Houses, Wednesday Nov, 20-22. Get those wish lists ready-- the much anticipated Book Fair is coming. Details below, find the Open House Schedule available here.
  • Author visit, Wednesday Nov. 20. Author Kate Hannigan will visit and work with students in writing workshops. Her books will also be available for sale at Book Fair. We’re grateful to Sally McConville, Ms. Stubbs and the Book Fair and Cultural Arts committees for making her visit possible!

In November, the PTA will send out a Parent Survey. Your feedback on our PTA programs and events is important to make decisions on where money and efforts go. Please submit any topics you’d like considered to ptaboard@wolftrappta.org.

Last, the PTA would like to wish a heartfelt goodbye to Samantha Williams in the office, who is moving and her last day is Nov. 7. We are going to miss her- and her creativity and laugh!- so much and wish her all the best in this next chapter.

Your PTA Board,

Jessica Jue, President  (president@wolftrappta.org)

Christine Harney, President-Elect (president-elect@wolftrappta.org)

Sarah Helou, Secretary (secretary@wolftrappta.org)

Katie Hunter, Treasurer (treasurer@wolftrappta.org

Thank You for Supporting Pizza Bingo Event

Thank you to all the teachers, faculty, student and parent volunteers plus our amazing emcee, Mrs. Burdett, for helping to produce such a fun and successful Pizza Bingo event! Watching smiling happy students, hoping to call B-I-N-G-O and win a prize, with their families and friends shows how amazing and supportive our Wolftrap community is. The four exciting raffle prizes this year raised LOTS of money for the PTA plus the delicious pizza & Scoops2U ice cream. Thanks to all who participated!

AIM Docent Jam

Come Join us November 6th for the next AIM Jam where we will be discussing the November project for Edgar Degas. Meet us in the Cafeteria at 8:45 to see all the fun we will be getting up to, get a first chance to play with the art materials and see a presentation of the slides.

Safety Routes Updates

Safe Routes Grant Used for Safety Improvements


The $1000 Safe Routes grant that Wolftrap was awarded has been put to good use. The funds are to be used to improve the safety of students and to encourage more students to walk and bike to school. We purchased a new sign for the entrance to kiss-n-ride, traffic cones, safety vests, umbrellas for safety patrols, and other items to help keep our kids safe. Miss Edie was also provided an LED stop sign to help improve safety at our crosswalk.

Congratulations 4th Grade

4th grade

Congratulations to the 4th grade for winning the Golden Sneaker for October. Pictured are Kaitlin Arnold and Mary Grace Margiotta presenting the award to Ashley Sinclair and Miriam Willis. Thanks to Mr. Campet for making the new, 3D printed, Golden Sneaker.

Original Works...Look What's Coming!


We have teamed up with Original Works again this year. Our children have created their artwork for this project. Be on the lookout soon, to order online a variety of useful items. These are great for holiday gifts and are all professionally made, featuring your child's masterpiece! Personalized order forms will be send home this week, including a picture of your child's artwork and your personal access code to the online gallery. You can also browse the online gallery and view what your child's artwork looks like on all the items available. Orders will be due Monday, November 18th.

Wolftrap's Book Fair is Coming!

Bookworm for Bookfairs

Hours: Wed 2-8pm, Thurs 9am-6pm, Fri 9am-1pm.
With a huge selection and wishlists at hand, there's no better way to kick off your holiday shopping than with books, books, books! Shop with your child's class immediately after Open House (schedule here) or anytime during Book Fair hours.

Volunteer Shifts Available
Get a sneak peak of offerings and provide valuable support for the Book Fair. The work is simple and shifts are short, we will need volunteers from Monday Nov 18- Friday Nov 22. Please sign up for what you can so we have a successful event for our kids!

Family Science Night

The Children’s Science Center is bringing their Family Science Night Program back to Wolftrap Elementary, Tuesday December 10, 2019 in the Gym from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Family Science Night offers a variety of engaging, many hands-on science activities. Check out the PTA website for last years fun activities.

Young children are natural scientists, rationally making observations, testing hypotheses, analyzing data and reaching conclusions. Unfortunately, many of students lose interest in science as they grow up. Join us to help keep our students engaged and excited about STEM subjects.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO ENSURE THE EVENT CAN HAPPEN! If you enjoy science, this the event for you. The Children Science Museum requires a minimum of eighteen adult volunteers from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. to set up, assist students with activities, and clean up. Sign up to be a dedicated event volunteer by Tuesday November 22 using our signup genius. Thanks for your support!

Save the Date - 15th Annual 5K


SAVE THE DATE! The 15th Annual Wolftrap Elementary 5K & Fun Run will be on Sunday, April 19th! Last year's race had over 750 registered runners and raised over $53,000 for the school -- this is an event you won't want to miss!

Interested in joining the 5K Crew? The 5K is not possible without a lot of help! Please join us at Zenola on November 10th from 6pm-7pm to learn more! We have lots of different volunteer roles available to accommodate people's different schedules. At the very least, come check out an exciting new local Mediterranean restaurant located close to Wolftrap -- right next to Norm's!

Sponsors and Donors - Is your business or family interested in becoming a 5k Race Sponsor or making a donation to the 5k Silent Auction? Do you have season tickets, special access, or other items that you are willing to donate to our Silent Auction? Contact wolftrap5k@gmail.com for further information on how your sponsorship or donation can help make our event a success for our school.


Watch D.O.G.S. - Dads of Great Students

Watch DOGS kid shirts available, $10!

First, submit payment, either: 1) PayPal Treasurer@wolftrappta.org or 2) send a check in via your child’s backpack payable to “Wolftrap PTA”.

Second, send an email to watchdogs@wolftrappta.org with your child(ren), name(s), size(s), and a homeroom teacher!

Thanks for your support of the program!

Holiday Bike Drive


Make Christmas a little better this year
for a less fortunate child in our community. If
you have a gently-used bike in good riding condition that you no longer need, let
CHO direct it to someone who will really appreciate it. You’ll feel good, you’ll get a tax receipt, and —best of all — some child who doesn’t have much to look forward to will get a special surprise this Christmas!

Two Locations
Vienna Presbyterian ChurchParking lot — Mill Street entrance

Antioch Christian Church
1860 Beulah Rd

(Questions? 202 - 681 - 5279)

Community News

For more information on community new and events such as scouting, programs for special needs students, Stemtree opportunities and more, go to: https://wolftrappta.membershiptoolkit.com/