Wolftrap Connection - September 12, 2022

In This Issue:

  • Upcoming Events 
  • Message from the Principal
  • Back to School Night
  • WTUS Recap and Thanks
  • Spirit Wear (One week left!)
  • After School Programs
  • Dine for Dollars: Plaka Grill
  • 6th Grade Stock the Pantry
  • New Family Coffee 
  • Upcoming PTA Meetings
  • Walking Wednesday
  • Community News

Upcoming Events

School Calendar

Sept 12:    PTA Committee Chair Mtg (5:30 pm)

Sept 14:    Walking Wednesday

Sept 15:    Back to School Night 

Sept 19:    Last Day for Spirit Wear Orders  &
                  6th Grade Stock the Pantry Deadline &
                  Registration OPENS: After School Prog.

Sept 20:     Dine for Dollars: Plaka Grill

Sept 21:    Walking Wednesday

Sept 22:    New Parent Coffee (Grades 1-6)

View the Full Calendar Here   

Message from the Principal

Dr. Maggie Grove

Dear Wolftrap Families,

We had an AMAZING time at our Wolftrap Under the Stars celebration! Thank you to our PTA for organizing this event. It is a much beloved tradition here at Wolftrap, and it could not happen without the support of our amazing community. Thank you!!   

Dr.  Maggie Grove, Principal

AAP News

Ms. Samira Newman, our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), has planned some upcoming information sessions. Please use the link to see the Fall Newsletter with important dates and information.

Information Sessions:

Our in-person Parent Information Session will be held on September 27th at 5:30 PM. During this session, we will provide information on the continuum of AAP services for all students at Wolftrap Elementary. (Open to all families, Grades K-6)

Our in-person Screening and Identification Session will be held on October 7th at 8:30 AM. During this session, we will explain what full time services are and the process through which students are screened (Only for families of students in Grades 2-6). See our website for details. 

Forms Reminder

Please remember to fill out the SR&R Acknowledgement, and other beginning of the year forms as needed. Description and links are below.

Students Rights and Responsibilities Parent Acknowledgement  Please log on to your ParentVue account and sign to acknowledge review of this document or sign and return the signature page. THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED BY SEPTEMBER 30,2022. 

Annual Notice of Survey, Records, Curriculum, Privacy, and Related Rights and Opt-Out forms   Complete this form if you want to opt out of sharing your student's information (e.g., student directories, FCPS media).

Family Life Education (FLE) If you would like to opt out of some or all the FLE lessons for your child’s grade, please complete the appropriate form.  

The following forms should only be filled out if you are updating information:

Emergency Care Form  Please have at least one emergency contact on this form. You can also make changes directly on SIS ParentVue.

Health Information  Please submit if you have changes to make to your child's health information.

Identification of Military connected Students form identifies students who have a parent in US uniformed services. 

Homeless Student referral identifies homeless students in FCPS to provide support. 

Back to School Night is Thursday

Back to School Night Flyer

Remember to mark your calendars for our annual parent event, Back-to-School Night, on Thursday, September 15th from 6:00-8:00pm.

  • Doors Open: 5:45 pm
  • Session 1: 6:00 - 6:45 pm
  • Session 2: 7:00 - 7:45 pm

This event is important for parents to attend, as you will receive information from your child’s teachers regarding grade level expectations, classroom routines and family communications. 

Thanks for Joining Us at Wolftrap Under the Stars!

What an amazing night under the (almost!) stars! Thank you ALL for coming out! There is nothing better than getting together as a community to celebrate!

WTUS Fun Activity Photos
Ghaffari Logo


HUGE Thanks to Ghaffari Orthodontics!

BIG shout out to Ghaffari Orthodontics for their sponsorship of WTUS this year. With their help we were able to add extra fun activities and benefits to the event!!  Check them out at ViennaBraces.com

BIG Winners of the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

There was so much excitement around our giving away THREE, $100 gift cards to PTA members at WTUS!! Congratulations to Ms. Webb, Erin Gardner, and Katie Hunter as our BIG winners of the night!

WTUS winners

Our Volunteers are AMAZING!

It took an entire village of volunteers to make WTUS successful! Thank you to everyone who pitched in- each of you made a difference in helping us throw one incredible Wolftrap community party. TONS of gratitude goes our to all of you! We are SO proud to be a part of this pack! 

PTA Membership Drive

WTUS also serves as an opportunity to introduce the Wolftrap Community to all the benefits of the PTA.  As of today 42% of families are members of the PTA as are 85% of WES teachers. We are grateful for your support!

Remember, becoming a member does not mean you are required to volunteer. There is no wrong way to get involved - anything you give, whether its time or money, will support our school. PTA membership expires annually, please join for the 2022-23 school year. For volunteer opportunities click here.

One Week Left to Order Spirit Wear

Fall 2022 Spirit Wear

Get your Spirit Wear Orders In....

There are five great options to choose from, including a pull over hoodie to help keep you warm when the weather gets colder.

Orders are online only, but don’t delay, the Wolftrap spirit wear store closes Monday, September 19th. 

● Looking for more information?
● Ready to Shop? Visit the store!

After-School Programs

Registration will open 8:00 AM on Monday, September 19th. 

Each Fall and Spring, the PTA offers after-school programs for all grades and interests. Links to access registration for After School Programs will go LIVE on the PTA Homepage, the PTA After School Programs page as well as the PTA Facebook Group page. Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to register early.

For more information, please visit the After School Programs webpage to keep up to date on any additional details or changes.

After School Programs Fall 2022 Schedule

"Dine for Dollars" on September 20

Plaka Grill in Vienna

Want to have a delicious meal while raising money for our school?

Our "Dining for Dollars" program is back! Next Tuesday, September 20, order from Plaka Grill, a Greek restaurant in Vienna, from 5 PM until 8 PM. Plaka Grill is located at 110 Lawyers Rd NW.

Mention you are ordering with Wolftrap Elementary and a portion of the proceeds will go to the school! It's that easy!

Sixth Grade Teacher Appreciation: September Pantry Stock

We Love Our Teachers

Hello Sixth Grade Parents! We will be showering our teachers and staff with the love they deserve this year by doing a different teacher and staff appreciation initiative funded by a different grade each month. For September, the Sixth Grade will be sponsoring a pantry stock -- we will purchase various beverages and snacks that the teachers and staff can enjoy.

To fund this initiative, we are asking parents to contribute $5-15 (or whatever you feel comfortable with) by Monday, September 19th. If you have any questions, please reach out to wendy.l.rosner@gmail.com or Michelle Scalise at mzscalise@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

CLICK HERE to Donate

New Family Coffee (Grades 1-6)

Welcome to Wolftrap! Please join Dr. Grove and the PTA as we host a New Family Coffee for families in grades 1-6, at 8:45 am on Thursday, September 22 in the Teachers' Lounge.

Dr. Grove will present an overview of communications, ways to get involved, as well as answer any questions you all have!

Upcoming PTA Meetings

Thank You

Hi Everyone! We have two meetings coming up for interested parents and caregivers!

Committee Chair Meeting

Tonight - All Committee Chairs should have received an invite for tonight's meeting . Please contact Debbie Rhoda if you need additional information. We hope you can join us! 

First PTA Meeting

The first PTA General Assembly Meeting is coming up Wednesday, September 21 at 8:45 am. While we plan to rotate our meetings between morning and evening (as well as virtual and in-person), this first one is in person in the Teacher Workroom at 8:45 am. We hope you can make it! 

Walk/Bike to School on Wednesday!

walking wednesdays

Walking Wednesday continues this week!

We hope to see many students walking or biking to school on Wednesday!

Sponsored by: Caffe Amouri

Free coffee!  Join us for a cup of delicious Caffe Amouri coffee generously donated each week. 

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Liz Finnerty at elizabethflane@gmail.com

Save the Date! Bingo Night


Mark your calendars - BINGO Night is coming up on Friday, October 14th from 5:00 -7:00 pm!

BINGO night is the next BIG Wolftrap community event and is always a fantastic and exciting night of family fun and prizes. Get your picnic blankets ready to go, because this one is not to be missed! More details to come as we get closer.

Community News

Boy Scouts

Vienna’s Troop 1539 Boy Scouts invites you to learn more about leadership, friendship, community, and service at the Wednesday, October 12 open house at 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center.  Visit our website to learn more about Troop 1539.  #BeAScout

Fire Prevention Week 

The Vienna Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association Ⓡ  to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Fire Prevention Week™. This educational event will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 10am-4pm at the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department: 400 Center St S. Vienna, VA 22180. Click here find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Vienna. For more general information about Fire Prevention Week and fire prevention in general, visit https://www.nfpa.org/fpw and www.sparky.org.

fire dept

Thank you for Reading!

Joining the PTA is the most effective and direct way to support the Wolftrap community. Volunteering not required! 

Join the PTA Facebook group to get up-to-date, ongoing information.

Please feel free to reach out to the PTA leadership with any questions or comments! Our information is below. 

pta groveWofltrap PTA

2022-2023 PTA Board:
Debbie Rhoda-Choate, President (president@wolftrappta.org)
Rachel Kraft, President-Elect (presidentelect@wolftrappta.org)
Kerry Lombard, Secretary (secretary@wolftrappta.org)
Laura Roper, Treasurer (treasurer@wolftrappta.org)