Wolf Creek Weekly

Building Pathways To Success

From The Principal's Desk February 25, 2019

Greetings!


We are looking forward to an exciting week!


Check out the school calendar. Students are out of school Monday, March 11th and Thursday March 13th.Students will report to school on Tuesday, March 12th.


The number of completed surveys is coming up! We need your help! Our Georgia Parent survey is open now. We need your support. We have only 147 surveys completed to date. Our goal is 300 up from 200 last year. Please see below for more information.


Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents


Thanks so much for an awesome Boosterthon Fundraiser. What a great way to celebrate healthy living, character education while fundraising!


Total Collected: $24,768.45

Total Pledged: $31,366.45

Current School Profit: $12,861.07

Collection Percentage: 78%


Way to go!!!! Let's do it! Thanks again for your support!


Please check the school website often. We update the site regularly. The school calendar, handbooks, PTA and SGC information can be found there.


Thanks for all you do! Let's Go Wolves!




In Partnership,


Principal Glass

School Governance Council Elections - Happening NOW!

It’s that time of year! SGC Elections. Our current team has done an outstanding job with getting our first SGC up and fully functional over the past 2 ½ years. A huge thanks to them for their dedication and commitment! They rock!


Our current SGC is listed here. Highlighted names and positions are up for re-election as outlined. We will be electing 1 teacher and 2 parent positions during this election window. Please see the noted criteria below as well.


What is a School Governance Council?

The purpose of a School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role through monitoring and implementation of the strategic plan.


What is the commitment?

All School Governance Council members serve two-year terms. Time commitment

varies from school-to-school but expect 4-5 hours per month which includes meetings, trainings, and school and community events.


When are elections?

Candidate Declaration: 2/4-2/27

Elections will be held from 3/11-3/18


Where to declare candidacy?

Visit the SGC website and click on Elections for a candidate guide and/or declaration.

www.fultonschools.org/sgc


As we kick off 2019, I’m excited to support your SGC in our upcoming elections process. Our first step in building excitement around shared governance will be to ensure that you have candidates excited and ready to serve on your council. Let's focus on having competitive elections for your parent and teacher openings this year!



The candidate declaration phase will begin on Monday, February 4th and will end Friday, February 27th at 5pm. Candidates who wish to run for re-election should visit our charter system website on February 4th.


Below is a list of your current council members.





Rachel Maye
Teacher
End of Term 6/30/2019


Luvenia Ramsey
Teacher
End of Term 6/30/2020


Brooklyn Sherman
School Employee
End of Term 6/30/2019


Novella Bridges
School Employee
End of Term 6/30/2020


William Breazeale
Parent
End of Term 6/30/2020


Ericka Thompson
Parent
6/30/2019


Vacant
Parent Position
6/30/2019


Angie Dutch
Community Member
End of Term 6/30/2019


Janay Pulliam
Community Member
End of Term 6/30/2020



Eligibility Requirements for All Council Members

· May only serve on 1 School Governance Council at a time

· May NOT be an elected official of a government entity

· Must be the ONLY member of their family serving on the Council

· Must be 18 years of age or older (with the exception of high school student members)



Parents

· Must have a child enrolled at the school for the duration of the term they declare candidacy for

· May NOT be an employee of the school

Teachers

· May NOT be the parent of a child enrolled at the school

· Must be a school-based employee with a “home school”

· Must be paid from teacher salary schedule

School Employees

· MAY be the parent of a child enrolled at the school

· Must be a school-based employee with a “home school”

Community Members

· MAY be the parent of a child enrolled at the school

· May NOT be an employee of the school



Elections now open for 2 parent positions:


Parent Position
End of Term 6/30/2019



Parent Position
End of Term 6/30/2019


We would love for you to join us!

5 STARS! Let's get it!


Parents, the 2018-19 Georgia Parent Survey is open for this school year. The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone or tablet. For parents that do not have access to the Internet, you may use computers at the school. Please visit our Parent Resource Center.


Last year we reached our goal of approximately 200 completed surveys! This was an increase from 2017-18. Let's reach 300+ this year. So far we only have 147 surveys completed. I know we can do it! Thanks in advance for your completion.


Be reminded, that this rating is open to the public and establishes the overall climate rating for our school and our local community. These survey results often "paint the picture" of our residential areas and impact the story for prospective home owners. We want to ensure that we are supporting our school in the most positive way. As shared in our results from last year, we had an awesome 2017-18 school year and want to do even better this year! You helped make us 4 STARS, now lets hit 5 STARS!. If there are specific school concerns, we ask that you contact the school directly and allow the school to address those concerns locally. Copies of the 2017-18 results are available in our Parent Resource Center.


All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey. The data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. Results from the Georgia Parent Survey will not be available to the public and will not be posted online. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.


Georgia Parent Survey:

http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents



Thanks for your support.

Increasing Literacy at WCES

Go to your child's Fulton County Launchpad account:


https://launchpad.classlink.com/fcs?loggedout=1



Reading in the Real World

​With the changing demands of literacy in our world, reading has quickly become an essential component of every person’s life. Reading in the real world entails focusing on meaning and techniques to share and transform texts. Reading all text forms with confidence is key. Strategies to use before, during, and after reading help students discover how meaning and technique work together in real-world texts. The real world is often overwhelmingly complicated. Literature can help. In her book Every Child a Super Reader by Pam Allyn, the idea that you can bring serious joy into the world of reading is explored. Literacy is the one thing that will remain with us forever. She talks about social-emotional learning and how it must be modeled and learned. Her 7 Strengths provide a framework for social-emotional learning and literacy. These strengths include belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope.

Routines to Develop Your Child’s Sense of Confidence

  • Give your child time to formulate opinions.
  • Ask your child to share favorite books or stories during family gatherings.
  • Encourage your child to speak up with participating in family conversations.


Using Technology to Support Literacy

Storytelling is one of the most ancient forms of communication. Before there were cameras, computers, or even books, stories held the knowledge of all civilization. Even today, students love to read and listen to stories as a way to learn about the world and how it works. What's more, encouraging students to tell stories either orally or in print is a great way to help them practice grammar, expand their vocabulary, and share their ideas with others. In this age of multimedia, a new kind of storytelling has emerged. Digital storytelling takes the art of storytelling and adds elements of sound, video, and photo images to create a multi-dimensional tale that draws the reader into the story. It's an excellent tool to encourage students to take their reading and writing to a new level.


Reading is FUN!


Six Flags Reading Challenge is happening now. Encourage your child to read each night. Help them to record their minutes on the reading log. Students have to earn 360 minutes to earn a FREE Six Flags ticket for Summer 2019. All forms should be completed and submitted to your child's teacher by March 1, 2018.

Synergize Habit #6


I get along well with others, even people that are different from me. I work well in groups.I seek out other ideas to solve problems.I know that "two heads are better than one." I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work.

Reminders...

Please note your calendars:



College and Career Readiness! College SPIRIT Days! – One Tuesday a month, teachers and students will be able to sport their college gear to get the students PUMPED UP about going to college. Let's celebrate these days as an opportunity to educate our students about the college or university experiences.

Dates:

November 13th

December 12th

January 22nd

February 19th

March 19th

April 23rd

May 14th


A revision to this year’s school calendar was made. Here is a link to the Board item.

  • Change Friday, March 8, 2019 to a regular school day. This is currently a Teacher Work Day. This will be a regular school day for students. This revision will not change the total number of instruction days for students.


Staff members will be involved in Professional Development throughout the South Learning Community throughout the school year. Be sure to mark your calendars for future days when students are out of school. We have a few this year.


Wolf Creek ES will be closed on the following days.


March 11, 2018
March 13, 2018

Tilte 1 News

Please don't forget to visit our Parent Resource Room. Open Daily!


Our Parent Involvement Plan and School Home Compact has been sent home. Please read, sign and send the compacts back to school. Our goal is 100% compacts signed.


Let's do it again! Last year we had 100% of parent compacts turned in! You rock!




***Sign up for Three For Me Volunteer program with our Parent Liaison, Ms. Sims!


Thanks for your support.

South Learning Community Meeting Schedule for Board Member/President Linda Bryant

Parents, please join us for our Community Meetings with our Board Member, President Linda Bryant.


August No Meeting

September - Monday, September 17 6:30 pm Camp Creek MS

October - Monday, October 15 6:00 pm Oakley ES

November - Monday, November 12 6:00 pm A Philip Randolph ES

December No Meeting

January - Tuesday, January 15 Joint w/ Kim Dove 6:00 pm Sandtown MS

February - Tuesday, February 19 6:00 pm Sandtown MS

March - Monday, March 18 6:00 pm Bear Creek MS

April - Monday, April 15 Joint w/Kim Dove 6:00pm Creekside HS

May - Monday, May 13 6:00 pm Westlake HS June No Meeting


June No Meeting

Wolf Creek Elementary PTA News



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Wolf Creek Elementary PTA
4440 Derrick Road
Atlanta, GA 30349

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Safety First!

Thanks for working with us to ensure safety for the students.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

While we understand the importance of birthdays, we cannot have individual birthday parties during the instructional day in the classroom. All student birthdays are recognized by the school through our morning announcements, birthday ribbons and/or tokens. In order to maximize instructional time and to minimize interruptions, your child can be recognized for his/her birthday during his/her lunch period only. One small treat such as pre-wrapped, store bought cupcakes or ice cream cups is acceptable. Please refrain from bringing food, party favors, balloons, large cakes, etc. Parents may contact your child's teacher to make arrangements for a small lunch treat.


CAFETERIA

The school cafeteria offers several choices of nutritional, well-balanced meals each day. In addition to the regular hot food lines, salads are available. Breakfast is served from 7:10 a.m. until 7:35 a.m. each school day.

Student cost for breakfast is: $1.05

Student cost for lunch is: $2.45

Adult cost for breakfast is: $1.55

Adult cost for lunch is: $3.45


Weekly purchases may be prepaid on Monday mornings or purchased on a daily basis. Students are encouraged to pre-pay for the week rather than on a daily basis. Students are not permitted to charge lunches more than three times. A student may charge again when the three charges are paid in full. ALL students must complete a new application within the first 30 days of school. Failure to so will result in irreversible charges to the student account.

Parents may sign up for online lunch payments at Visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com

More information regarding Fulton County Schools’ Nutrition program can be found at: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/Nutrition/Pages/default.aspx

You are welcome to join your child for lunch in the cafeteria at his/her scheduled lunch time. A visitor’s pass from the main office is required. If you would like to purchase a school lunch, the cost is $3.45 for adults. You may bring your child a lunch of your choosing. Outside restaurant packaging is not allowed in the cafeteria but you may choose to place items in a different container or have lunch in another designated area with your child. Due to the safety of all students and to avoid any allergic reactions, parents/guests may not bring or share any snacks or food items of any kind with other students.


Thanks for your support!

Our School Day Start/End Times

Thanks in advance for your support in ensuring that our students get to school each day on time and ready for instruction. Breakfast begins at 7:10 a.m. and ends at 7:35 a.m. daily so that we can ensure that students are in class on time to begin their instructional day. School instructional hours are from 7:40 a.m. —2:20 p.m. each day. Parents are asked to escort their children inside and sign them in if they are tardy. Help us protect the instructional day. Please limit early dismissal/check-outs. If needed, please do so before 2:00 PM. Remember keep your child’s pick up and emergency contacts updated and to sign in during each visit. ID is required for anyone visiting or checking your child our of school.

Wolf Creek Elementary School

Check out our school website for our school calendar and school updates.


Dionne C, Glass, Principal

glassdc@fultonschools.org


A. Nicole Canty, Assistant Principal

CantyA@fultonschools.org