Wolftrap Connection - November 18, 2019

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder

Nov. 20 - Original Works order due

Nov 20 - 22 - Book Fair

Nov 21 and 22 - Open House

Nov 27- 29 - Thanksgiving break


Message from the Principal

Dear Wolftrap Families,

LEXIA: Thanks to the support of our Wolftrap PTA, your child will be using Lexia Core5 Reading during the Language Arts block in grades K-5. The activities in Core5 support and build on your child’s classroom curriculum and focus on developing reading skills in six areas: phonological awareness, phonics, structural analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. During September and October, your child began Core5 at a starting point that fit his or her needs based on a pre-assessment. Online activities include direct instruction and immediate feedback as your child learns new skills. It is important that your child works without any help while using Core5 at home. All of the work your child does at home is recorded and reported to school. This way, teachers can see when help is needed and provide additional instruction at school. If you have a question about your child’s username or password, please contact your child’s teacher.


ECO-SCHOOLS: The 36 students participating in our inaugural program have been very busy developing an understanding of the Eco-Schools program, as developed by the National Wildlife Federation. Over the course of the past two months, they have completed audits of our current transportation, energy, and consumption & waste usage. They have started to learn how these areas impact our school community and the need to develop action plans in order to reach our desired goals. In December, these action plans will be developed in detail with the implementation of student strategies in the New Year. I look forward to updating you on these specific strategies so that you may continue the conversations at home.


OPEN HOUSE AND BOOK FAIR: We look forward to seeing you at our annual Open House and Book Fair! Please see this link for the detailed schedule.


THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE: As a reminder, 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 at each classroom.

  • 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

Thank you in advance for your contributions! I wish you all a happy and restful Thanksgiving holiday. 


Teresa Khuluki

Wolftrap PTA

Message from the PTA

Hello Wolftrap families,

Moving right along into a busy November! Thanks for those who attended the evening PTA meeting and last week’s Dining for Dollars at Crust. We had a great turnout of military families for the Veteran’s Day Assembly, attended by all grades this year. Many thanks to the 6th graders and Mrs. Khuluki for the program and to Andrea Dahl, Tara Holtaway, Keith Robinson, Jo Neuber and the scouting troops who helped make it a successful event.

Book Fair starts this week and we can’t wait! Hundreds of wonderful titles are available, a perfect time to add new books into your home library or for holiday gifts. Details, including Open House schedules, below.

Other events of note: Original Works deadline has been extended to Wed. November 20, you can order here. Coming up in early December: the Talent Show Preview on Dec. 9 and Family Science Night on Dec. 10 is still in real need of volunteers, age 18 years and older. We are lucky that the Children’s Science Center has offered this event two years in a row, but we can’t hold it if we don’t have the minimum number of volunteers! Please sign up if you or someone you know (high school, college or grandparents too!) are willing to take a spot so we can host this fun night.

Did you know that there’s a Special Education PTA for Fairfax County? What about a Parent Resource Library and classes like Raising Screen Smart Kids and Specialized Math in Action? Well, there is!  Check out our new page with information on both, including upcoming classes and parent groups. Thanks to July Garrett on the Webteam for putting this great resource together.

The PTA Parent Survey is now open through Dec. 13. Please take a brief moment between turkey and football to share your thoughts. Hope everyone has a relaxing week and Thanksgiving break!


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

Afterschool Programs

Registration for Winter/Spring programs will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday December 18 and close on Friday January 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Some classes fill up quickly! Be on the look out for our flyer coming soon. 
Here’s a sneak preview of our amazing classes!! 
  • Digital Animation 
  • Keyboarding
  • Basketball
  • Sew What?
  • Filmmaking Club
  • Tea with Mrs. B
  • Fencing with Young Jedi
  • Art Journaling
  • Puzzle Club
  • Drawsters 
  • Glee Club


Talent Show

talent show


Get Ready for the Wolftrap Talent Show

Polish up your dance shoes, dust off your sheet music and encourage your students to get their friends together for this years Talent Show.  Sign ups are now live on the PTA website. https://wolftrappta.membershiptoolkit.com/Talent_Show

Important Dates:  

  • Previews are Monday, December 9th from 3:30-6:00 pm. Each act is only required to be there for a 30 minute window. 
  • Talent Show Rehearsal, held at Wolftrap, is Wednesday, January 8 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm.  This is new this year and every act is required to represent their portion of the show.  This will help with over-all flow of the performance. 
  • Talent Show Performance is Saturday, January 11th at 6:00 pm at Madison High School Auditorium. 

We can’t wait to see all your talent!!!! If you have any questions please reach out to talentshow@Wolftrap.org.

Safe Routes Updates

Sign up to pick up the Caffe Amouri donated coffee

Caffee Amouri

As the Walking Wednesday mornings get colder and colder, we are sure you all enjoy the Caffe Amouri coffee once you arrive at school.  We need help to keep that going so please volunteer to help with coffee pickup.


Remember no dropoff/pickup on Talisman road.

Original Works - Ready to order your holiday gifts?

original works

Your child should have already brought home a personalized order form with their artwork. To place your online orders, please go to the website www.originalworks.com and follow the instructions on your flyer. All orders will be delivered directly to the school and sent home with your child prior to Winter Break. Online orders due this Wednesday, November 20th.

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!

AtoZ Guide to Winter Activities


This week coming home in folders, you'll find the AtoZ Guide of area winter activities. This guide is provided from AtoZ and the Wolftrap PTA for receiving free paper directories and use of the AtoZ app.


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

Thanks to so many that have already volunteered -be sure to complete the survey at the end of the day!  We value your feedback!

Did you miss your chance to sign up?  Or do you need to reschedule a date?  Click on the link below or check back as dates become available from time to time.  We currently need Watch D.O.G.S. for the 2-day week of Thanksgiving. 


And, please note, information about the program and our sign up is always available on the Wolftrap PTA website



The Watch D.O.G.S. 2019-2010 program sponsor is Tim Pierson Home Sales Team, allowing volunteers to receive their t-shirt at no cost! About 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/