What's Happening at Willow Creek?

Dr. Lacei Koffi, Principal - lkoffi@ems-isd.net

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Enhancing Readings Skills through Comics and Graphic Novels

Using comics and graphic novels helps provide an engaging approach to learning literacy skills. Comics and graphic novels can be a great way to demonstrate the elements of fiction such as characters, setting, plot, and point of view, Students can compare and analyze the elements of different comic book stories. In the same ways that students use pictures as support for comprehension with picture books, graphic novels offer reluctant readers an opportunity to make connections between images and words. Providing a variety of types of text for students to explore, encourages students to develop an appreciation for different styles of authors and illustrators.

Break out the Sunday comics and begin to explore!

Dr. Koffi's Book of the Week - 9/28/15

Thank you to our amazing PTA for the fabulous football luncheon! Thank you to everyone who contributed! It was such a nice treat!

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Read to Succeed Specialty License Plates

Did you know that our school library benefits from the Read to Succeed License Plate program? Funds generated through the sale of specialty plates are designed to help generate money for public school libraries and strengthen the campus reading program. When a member of our community chooses to purchase the Read to Succeed license plates, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) deposits funds into the district account and they are then distributed to the specific campuses for the purpose of providing educational material for the school library.

Please remember to join PTA! Only $7 per membership!

Students can join PTA!

Grandparents can join PTA!

PTA would like to remind staff & students about their opportunity to:

*Win one of the Minion baskets or Minion plush....deadline is Oct.15th
*Earn more money towards their Winter class party if their class reaches 100% participation!

Check out Willow Creek PTA on Facebook!


Dates to Remember

October 2 - 11:40am Dismissal

October 7 - National Walk to School Day

October 12 - Student Holiday/Staff Development

October 13 - Student Holiday/Staff Development

October 15 - PTA Fundraiser Pick-up 2:00pm-5:30pm

October 21 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Mainstay Farms

October 22 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Sea Life Aquarium Grapevine

October 24 - PTA Fall Carnival EEK@Willow Creek 5:00pm-8:00pm

October 26-30 - Red Ribbon Week (Stay tuned for more details)