Wolftrap Connection - February 14, 2022

In This Issue:

  • Message from the Principal
  • A Message from the PTA
  • Dining for Dollars
  • Virtual Talent Show
  • Teacher Refresh Success
  • Edison Expo
  • Yearbook Update
  • Directories

Upcoming Events

wolftrap calender


Feb 14 - Valentine's Day

Feb 14-18 - Kindness Week

Feb 16 & 17 - Dining for Dollars at Nostos

Feb 18-25 - Edison Expo

Feb 21 - Student Holiday (President's Day)

Feb 25 - Deadline: PAWS for Applause 

Mar 3 - 2-Hour Early Release

Mar 4 - Student Holiday

Mar 6 - 5k Early Bird Registration Closes

Mar 7 -  Deadline: Talent Show Videos

Message from the Principal

Dr Grove

February 14, 2022 

Dear Wolftrap Families,

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this note finds you planning to participate in some kind acts today! We are looking forward to a week filled with kindness at Wolftrap.  Each day, we will have an activity planned. Please check with your child’s teacher or on the Wolftrap website for more details!


We are currently planning to host 2 session on Thursday, March 3:

2-2:35pm for last names A-L

2:40-3:15 for last names M-Z

Please stay tuned for more details. Ms Caroline Kamel, our registrar, can answer any questions. For our other families, STUDENT INTENTION FORMS ARE DUE ON FEBRUARY 25TH! Please return those forms, as they are vital in our planning for staffing and creation of classrooms.

VISION AND MISSION FEEDBACK: As we embark on the important task of crafting an updated mission and vision statement to guide Wolftrap Elementary into the future, we have started talking to students about the kind of school they would like to attend. Community voices will also be an important part of this process. At the March PTA meeting, we will present the work done so far and hear additional feedback from all of you. 

COVID UPDATE: Families are welcome to submit a child’s vaccination status. The office will not ask for that status. However, you are still required to fill out a vaccination survey, if your students is identified as a close contact. This is because you must attest, each time, that in addition to being fully vaccinated, your child is symptom free. This is an additional safeguard in this process. Thank you for your support.

Additionally, when communicating with Ms. Wolf in the clinic, please make sure you have her correct email. It is SWolf@fcps.edu

calm corner

ESSER UPDATE: Understanding ESSER III Funding’s Impact on Student Success

Last fall, FCPS received $188.6 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) funding. These funds have helped us safely reopen our schools and to keep them open. We have also been able to address the impacts of COVID-19 on students. If you are not familiar with ESSER III, here are a few things you should know about how it impacts student success.  ESSER III focus areas include:


  • Prevention and mitigation strategies to help keep schools open and safe for students and staff.
  • Academic intervention services, such as tutoring, after-school programs, and summer learning programs. 
  • Professional development to ensure our schools are welcoming and culturally responsive to all students and families.
  • Multilingual engagement to ensure information is accessible to all families.
  • Additional support for students’ social emotional needs. At Wolftrap, our clinical team has provided professional development to support creation of calming corners in each classroom space. Students are encouraged to visit that area and use the materials provided to have a calming moment.

There will be two opportunities for you to tell us how well FCPS is meeting ESSER III requirements around a safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of learning. Please stay tuned for details! Visit the ESSER III webpage for more information.

ONE LAST ACT OF KINDNESS Please help us by parking in a parking spot when you come to pick up students. If you pull up in the lane, it may make it difficult for others to pull out of parking spots. Thank you!               


Dr. Maggie Grove

Wofltrap PTA

Hello Wolftrap community!

It is such a fun time of year for PTA events. Register to join us for the 5K! Have your child participate in our Popsicle Stick Explosion Contest! Start putting together your child's submission for our Virtual Talent Show! There are so many ways for your child to be active, engaged, and to shine in this Spring's programs. We hope your family joins in the fun.

We are starting to look ahead to next year and are looking for volunteers to step in and lead programs so they can continue at Wolftrap. These include openings in: Directory, Skate Night, and After-School Programs. If you would like to see these programs continue and are able to help next year, please reach out to president@wolftrappta.org.

2021-2022 PTA Board:

Corrine Fields, President (president@wolftrappta.org)
Debbie Rhoda-Choate, President-Elect (presidentelect@wolftrappta.org)
Ashley Uhl, Secretary (secretary@wolftrappta.org)
Laura Roper, Treasurer (treasurer@wolftrappta.org)

Support our School with Dining for Dollars!

Please support NOSTOS Greek Restaurant (near Tysons Corner) who generously offered to host another "Dining for Dollars" event for our school! The promotion will be held on Wednesday 2/16 and Thursday 2/17 and apply to lunch and dinner pick-up and dine-In orders.

Address: 8100 Boone (Aline & Leesburg) Blvd, Vienna, VA 22182

Wednesday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9:30PM
Thursday 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–9:30PM

**Order pick-up online here. Select from their variety of tasty Greek dishes from the dropdown menu.

Please make sure to type "Wolftrap" in the Promo Code section or tell your waiter it's for Wolftrap if you dine-in. Thank you!

Wolftrap Virtual Talent Show 2022

WTE Virtual Talent Show

Talent comes in all shapes and sizes and with a virtual show, our Wolftrap kids can show off skills that wouldn’t be possible on a live stage. As always, we welcome our singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and magicians, but this year we also invite our kids to think “outside the box” and show off their mad skills in whatever they enjoy and want to share.

This year's performance is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 25th & 26th at 7:00 PM and, you guessed it, the performance will be 100% online. This is always a tremendous opportunity to both see our Wolftrap students shine and to give our sixth graders a real showcase of their own.

Acts are DUE by Monday, March 7th - Check out the Talent Show page for full details including information about the 6th grade showcase.

 --- Have a great act? Upload Your Video for the Show
 --- Interested in the 6th grade showcase? Learn More 
 --- Want to join the Audience? Register for the Performance
 --- Learn more about the Show.  Visit the Talent Show Page
 --- Have specific questions? Reach out to our team!

PTA Meeting - March 11, 8:45 am

Q: Why is March the most popular month to use a trampoline?
A: It’s spring-time.

(Groan). We know, we know. But the PTA is ready to SPRING into action with our March 11th meeting, and we hope you are too. We will jump with joy if you attend on March 11th at 8:45 - 9:45 am! Please join us virtually here, or call  617-675-4444 PIN: ‪160 173 921 1387#. 

The meeting agenda will be posted here 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please also review the minutes from the last meeting.

Registration for the 17th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run is Open


Registration for the 17th Annual 5k and 1-Mile Fun Run is open! Register on the PR Running website here and get more details about the race and our generous sponsors here.

Early bird registration prices are in effect through March 6th, so register early to save!


Teacher Refresh Success!


Thanks to the families who financially support our PTA through membership and participation in programs.

Because of your financial support, this month we were able to purchase over $2,000 in supplies to restock our teachers' classrooms with items such as: tissues; Lysol wipes; pencils; Expo markers; crayons; highlighters; sticky notes; pencil sharpeners; and so much more.

On behalf of the teachers and the PTA, thank you for this support! 

Edison Expo: Virtual Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction Challenge

Edison Expo

It’s science, but it’s also fun! Have you seen the video explaining the Popsicle Chain Reaction Challenge? We can’t wait to see your dazzling display!

For the Edison Expo this year, we challenge all students in grades K-6 to create the longest popsicle structure possible, then take a video when you release the chain reaction. Students will report the length in inches and the number of popsicle sticks used. Participants in the classroom with the highest cumulative total win free ICE CREAM! (Hint: Participation helps your score, so encourage your friends to take part.)

Starting Today (Feb 14), stop by the front office to pick up a free starter kits of 50 popsicle sticks. If you plan to purchase additional sticks, the larger “jumbo” ones (6") work best.

Upload submissions between February 18-25. For additional information and submission details, visit the Edison Expo Webpage

Questions? Contact us at edisonexpo@wolftrappta.org.

PAWS for Applause and Yearbook Photos


Calling All 6th Grade Parents - "PAWS for Applause" Yearbook graduation message for your 6th grader are due by February 25th. Help us include personalized messages for each 6th grade student by filling out this Google Form to make your submission.

Calling All Parents - If you have photos of your child at school or from school events, we want them for the Yearbook! Email any photos to yearbook@wolftrappta.org. Such events might include: Wolftrap Under the Stars; first day of school; Bingo Night; photos of your class from teachers; Band and Chorus performances; class parties. 

WES Directories: Distribution Delay

WES Directory 2021-2022

The Wolftrap ES directories will be distributed over the next two weeks to PTA members. They will be sent home with your students, so keep an eye out for them. 

If you would like a directory, both online and physical directory, you can still gain access by joining the PTA here. A PTA membership is only $25 and goes completely to support the PTA efforts running programs and support to our school. 

Join the PTA today

If you have any questions, reach out to Christine Harney at webmaster@wolftrappta.org.