Wolftrap Connection - December 16, 2019

Upcoming Events

Calendar Reminder

Dec. 16 - 6th Grade Talent Show Practice

Dec. 18 -  After School Program Registration Open

Dec. 18 -  Winter Band Concert

Dec. 18 -  6th Grade Talent Show Practice

Dec. 20 - Spirit Day, Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 23 - Jan. 3 - Winter Break

Important January Dates:

Jan. 6 -  6th Grade Talent Show Practice 

Jan. 8 - All Acts Talent Show Review at Wolftrap

Jan. 9 - AAP Level IV Referrals Due

Jan. 10 - 6th Grade Talent Show Practice

Message from the Principal

Dear Wolftrap Families,


WHAT?: Starting next month, students will have more choice at recess. Students who prefer quiet play may use materials in the new Quiet Activity Box. Items include puzzle cubes, crosswords, mindfulness-themed coloring books, pickup sticks, dominos, reference books, playing cards, etc.

WHERE?: The paved area just outside the playground door #6 will be designated as the Quiet Play area. It is right next to a third-grade classroom so inside voices must be used at all times in this area.

HOW?: These activities are intended to be used individually, with a partner, or small group. The Quiet Activity Box will be placed next to the other recess bin just inside door #6. Students are responsible for ensuring all materials stay only in the designated Quiet Play area. All materials must be placed back in the box at the end of recess.

WHY?: The need for recess is universal to all children. For some, running around and being physically active at recess benefits them, while other children need down time to re-charge. Wolftrap recognizes and respects that students have different needs, styles, and preferences for play.

TESTING RESULTS UPDATE: Wolftrap has received word from central office that CogAT and NNAT results may arrive in the Wolftrap office before the break. If they do arrive, we will send those to families via US mail. It is possible that the score reports may arrive before we receive notification of students who are in the Advanced Academic pool. Please note that we will keep you informed of any pending notification from the Advanced Academic office. If you have any questions about testing, please contact Dr. Grove, who is the testing coordinator for Wolftrap.

AAP LEVEL IV REFERRAL: Parents of student in grades 2-7 may refer for full-time Level IV placement for the fall of 2020. As a reminder, the due date to refer your child is January 9 at 3:45PM. The completed packet must be submitted to the Wolftrap main office on or before this date.

PYRAMID-WIDE WINTER BREAK MESSAGE: As always in the Madison Pyramid, no homework or projects should be assigned to students over the holiday break to allow all of our students an opportunity to enjoy time with family.  We have also encouraged our teachers and staff to leave their laptops off during this time as well so they may enjoy the holiday season with their families.  

WINTER BREAK: Our school office will be closed for winter break from December 23-January 3.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful winter break and holiday season. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school on Monday, January 6, 2020!


Teresa Khuluki

Holiday Wolftrap PTA Logo

Happy Holidays from the PTA Board! In this last edition of The Connection for 2019, we want to take a moment to thank you for all you’ve done making the first half of the year a huge success.

From parents in new roles to those in roles long standing, your efforts make Wolftrap the rich and varied place it is. Right up to break, parents are working hard for teacher appreciation and non-stop winter fun for our kids. The energy and time you give is noted and notable-- our school would not be the same without you!

As a reminder, there is no January PTA meeting, but as always feel free to reach out with questions or suggestions. Stay tuned in January for the results of the Parent Survey.

On behalf of your PTA, we wish you a joyful and relaxing holiday. They’ll be time over break for Talent Show practices, Edison Expo projects, but most of all just being with family and friends. See you in 2019!


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

Starting the Holidays Right!

Wolftrap Teachers Holiday Party

A big thank you to all of the families who donated sweets for our teachers to enjoy.  Also a special thanks to Caty Keeler and her team for organizing the event and making it extra special!

Winter Party Schedule Reminder

Snowflakes - Winter Parties

This is the week of many parties! Please contact your room parent Grade Leads for more information. Enjoy the festivities!

  • Tuesday, December 17:First Grade
  • Wednesday, December 18: Third, Fourth and Fifth Grades
  • Friday, December 20: Second and Sixth Grades

Volunteers Needed

Looking for 2-3 volunteers to come in once a month to rotate out hallway art for Ms. Mallino. Done the third Friday of the month, anytime before 1 pm.

Signup here

Reminder for 3rd Grade Parents

Holiday Book Drive 3rd Grade

Third grade still needs books for their service project!  Please bring in new/gently used books before this Wednesday for donation to our sister school.

Talent Show

talent show

Thanks to all the wonderful acts who signed up for the 2020 Wolftrap Elementary School Talent Show scheduled for January 11th at 6:00 PM at the Madison High School Auditorium. Stay tuned --the full show line up will be sent out this week. A few reminders for performers:

Sixth Grade Rehearsals
All sixth graders interested in being a part of the opening or closing acts of the 2020 Talent Show should attend the following rehearsals in the Wolftrap cafeteria.

  • Monday, December 16 at 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, December 18 at 3:30 pm
  • Monday, January 6 at 3:30 pm
  • Friday, January 10 at 3:30 pm

All Acts -- Talent Show Rehearsal
Talent Show Rehearsal, held at Wolftrap, is NEW this year. Every act is required to represent their portion of the show. This will help with over-all flow of the performance.

  • Wednesday, January 8 from 3:30 to 6:00 pm

If you have any questions please reach out to talentshow@Wolftrap.org.

After School 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! . 

Here’s a sneak preview of our amazing classes!!  View the full brochure for class details. or click here for a list all classes offered in our flyer.

  • Digital Animation 
  • Keyboarding
  • Basketball
  • Sew What?
  • Filmmaking Club
  • Glee Club
  • Tea with Mrs. B
  • Fencing with
    Young Jedi
  • Art Journaling
  • Puzzle Club
  • Drawsters 


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

Are you new to Wolftrap or possibly a first-time volunteer to Watch DOGS?

Please join us for Donuts for Dads on Wednesday, January 15th from 7:45 to 8:45. We will enjoy donuts along with a presentation on Watch DOGS!
You are welcome to bring your kids along until they need to be dismissed for the start of their school day.

Kindly let us know if you can attend by emailing us:

Hope to see you on the 15th!

Save the Date: Edison Expo

Save the Date for the Edison Expo on Wednesday, February 19, 2020!

The Edison Expo, Wolftrap’s STEAM fair, offers all students K-6 an opportunity to showcase a project in Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture, or Math. Winter break is a great time to think about ideas, find partners (if desired) and get started! Back by popular demand – for 5th and 6th graders – the Second Annual Edison Expo Egg Drop! For more information on the Edison Expo and Egg Drop -- and our Getting Started Guide: click here: https://wolftrappta.membershiptoolkit.com/Edison_expo. To lend a hand, please email us at edisonexpo@wolftrappta.org.  

Reflections News!

Reflections 2019-2029

CONGRATULATIONS to the following Reflections Contest winners that will be advancing to the Northern Virginia District PTA for judging:

  • Naomi Rosner - Literature
  • Gemma Viscomi - Photography
  • Emily Bogle - Photography
  • Jacob Woolcock - Music Composition

We are overwhelmed by the turnout and quality of participation in this year’s contest, and we thank all students who participated!

Save the Date - 15th Annual 5K

Wolftrap 5K & Fun Run


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!

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.

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/