Wolf Creek Weekly

Building Pathways To Success

Wolf Creek Elementary is transforming students into globally minded, accountable, lifelong learners and champions who display strong positive leadership skills.

From The Principal's Desk

Greetings!


Happy Sunday! Thanks for another great week!


Students are wrapping up the various diagnostic assessments to start the school year. As the various assessment windows end, teachers will include the students results on the next Progress Reports. These results along with end of last year's data will help teachers determine reading and math instructional levels, small group instruction and designated EIP support.


We are excited about our September 14th Community Day Event! The event will be held from 10:00 - 2:00 PM. We hope to see you there!


Coming Soon: Annual Title 1 Meeting and Curriculum Night 5:30 PM August 17th


Reminder: During their August 22 School Board meeting, the Board of Education approved a change to the 2019-2020 school calendar. March 24, originally scheduled as a regular school day, is now a Student Holiday and Teacher Workday due to the presidential primary (Super Tuesday) which will be held on the same day.Students will not report to school on

March 24th.


We are a uniform school. Students looked great in their uniforms last week. Let's keep it up! We are encouraging our 4th and 5th graders to LEAD the way. Our 5th graders are the "seniors" in the building and we want them to be positive role models for the student body.


A few reminders:


  • Breakfast ends at 7:35, cafeteria doors are closed at that time
  • Tardies begin at 7:41 AM, all students need a tardy pass to enter into class
  • All visitors are required to sign in at the front desk when visiting the building
  • Instruction begins at 7:41 AM, parents are asked to exit the building at this time
  • All families are encouraged to complete the lunch application, lunch status rolls over from the previous school year for the first 30 days, on the 31st day of school charges will apply to all students
  • Sign agendas and other paperwork nightly
  • Sign up for Class Dojo



We are a Leader In Me school! Staff, students and stakeholders will be engaging in the principles of the 7 Habits of successful people this year. The first habit is Be Proactive! See the 7 Habits Tree picture below. For more information see: http://www.theleaderinme.org/ . We are excited about teaching 21st century leadership and life skills to students, staff and stakeholders and creating a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Stay tuned!


As you know, we also support our PBIS initiative with our PACK principles! They tie in seamlessly with the 7 Habits. Every day students will recite the Wolf PACK Creed. See the parent and student handbook online and in the front of your child's agenda. Help us by supporting them in learning the Wolf Pack Creed by hard! We are looking for the 1st class at each grade that learns the creed and can recite by hard.


Check out our new school website! https://www.fultonschools.org/wolfcreekes


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


We are looking forward to a great year!


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


In Partnership,


Principal Glass

School Governance Council

The purpose of the School Governance Council is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role in the management of the school. The School Governance Council is a governing body that is representative of the community and the school, but operates under the control and management of the Board of Education. The Council is responsible for making decisions regarding the strategic direction of the school.


A huge thanks to our SGC for their support and dedication. Our 2019 School Council members are:

Novella Bridges, Chair

Erica Taylor, Co-Chair

Brooklyn Sherman, Recorder

Luvenia Ramsey, Parlimentarian

Angie Dutch, Community Member

William Breazeale, Parent

Cheri-Ann Taylor, Parent

Chabrina Derrico, Employee

Jany Puuliam, Employee

Dionne Glass, Principal


Our meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00. Our next meeting will e held on September 12th. Meetings are open to the public, however, public comments are reserved per the agenda.


The SGC has a few standing committees that require minimal meetings per year based the need.

The Council will have the following standing committees:

• Budget & Finance Committee

• Outreach & Communications Committee

• New Principal Selection Committee


Committee membership for all standing committees, must be approved by a majority vote of the council at the first council meeting of each fiscal year. Committee members serve 1-year terms.


If you are interested, please contact the school principal or SGC Chair at:

Dionne Glass - glassdc@fultonschools.org

Novella Bridges - brisgesn@fultonschools.org


For more information about Wolf Creek's SGC, please see:

https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/10959

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Mark Your Calendars!

Please see the school calendar on our school website here:

https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://www.fultonschools.org//cms/lib/GA50000114/Centricity/Domain/116/WCES+2019-2020+Calendar+.pdf


Important Dates:

September 14th - Community Day - Back To School Bash 10:00 - 2:00 PM

Book Drive - Please consider donating a barely used or new book to the school.

Vendors welcome! Please contact School Counselor, Sadie Searcy.


September 17th - Annual Title 1 Meeting/ State of The School Address/Curriculum Night

Come our and hear all about Wolf Creek's progress and plans for this school year!

School Communication Tools

  • Agendas - Each child has a school issued agenda book. We use this as a home-school communication tool. Teachers should be communicating regarding school updates, behavior and homework. Please sign the agenda each night. Agendas are treated as textbooks. Replacement cost is $5.00 if lost.

  • Class Dojo - Each teacher will be communicating through Class Dojo this year. If you haven't signed up for your child's teacher account, please inquire with your child's teacher. Class Dojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. They use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes.

  • Newsletters, websites, and other technology tools - Each grade level will send home, at minimum, monthly newsletters to inform parents of classroom assignments, projects, and class/school events. Some teachers will also use other creative technology tools to stay in touch with parents.

  • Infinite campus is our new student information system. Parents are able to access information regarding grades, attendance , discipline, etc. Teachers are required to enter final grades in the system as they are assigned. All parents with an active email address should have received an email from Fulton County Schools. with your access code. Please check your spam folder if you did not receive your email. Our school Data Clerk and classroom teachers can assist parents with the access codes for their children. See here for additional information. https://www.fultonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=7115&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=23918&PageID=1


For trouble logging on to Infinite Campus, please contact the parent call center: campusparent@fultonschools.org.

Safety First!



Thanks for your support during the first few weeks of school! Thanks for working with us to ensure safety for the students. Remember to bring in your state ID or license when visiting the building. All visitors will be asked to sign at the front desk. Instruction begins at 7:40 each day. Parents are asked to say their goodbyes and exit timely so that we may begin the instructional day.


We still need your patience and support as we execute the morning drop off process. The cafeteria doors close at 7:35 AM each morning. Breakfast ends at that time. Students are tardy at 7:41 AM. Parents are asked to sign their children in and get a tardy pass prior to reporting to class. Parents who wish to walk their child to class must also sign in at the front desk.


Please help us by using the car rider loop in the front of the building for all student drop-offs in the mornings. The car rider loop moves fast but it does require some wait time and patience. This is the safest area for student drop offs. We have assigned staff to support students as they get out of cars. The bus ramp in the back is reserved for buses only. If parents are using the parking lot near the bus ramp area for parking, they are asked to park their vehicles and escort their child into the building. Students should not be dropped off and allowed to run across the bus ramp to enter the building. We want students to be safe. We had a few cars moving fairly fast in this area. This is a safety concern. Remember, the doors open at 7:10 AM for student arrival. Thanks in advance for your support. If we have parents that can volunteer in the bus ramp area, please let us know. We could use the extra hands and eyes to ensure safety for the students.


Thanks for your support!

Title 1 News - Annual Title 1 Meeting August 17th at 5:30 PM

Wolf Creek is a Schoolwide Title 1 school. Our Annual Title 1 Meeting will be held on august 17th at 5:30 PM. We will meet in the cafeteria. We are looking forward to a great turn out.


See more information regarding Title 1 at : http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/acd/supportserv/TitleI/Pages/default.aspx


What is Title I?


Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments.

The Title I mission is to ensure that each child successfully meets or exceeds Georgia's proficient and advanced levels of student performance and meets or exceeds expectations on local, state, and national assessments.

Our Title 1 funds have afforded us the opportunities to:

  • Host Extended Learning Program for at risk students

  • Purchase technology for students - iPad Carts, Virtual Learning tools

  • Add teachers and a Parent Liaison to the staff

  • Purchase classroom resources to enhance learning for all students

  • Purchase Math and Literacy Coach

Our Parent Involvement Plan and School Home Compact will be sent home soon. Please read, sign and send the compacts back to school Our goal is 100% compacts signed. We have been 100% each year. Let's do it again!


Our Title 1 Schoolwide plan and budget has been approved by the State Department! We are looking forward to providing more resources to enhance our school instructional program this year.


Thanks for your support.

Wolf Creek Elementary PTA News


Please see more PTA information at their Facebook page and on our school website under the PTA tab. Let's make this year another great year with increased membership and support. Join us with just a minimum commitment of PTA dues of $20.00. There are also options for making monetary pledges on the PTA membership form. Dues are $20/person, or $50 at the Pack Pride level which includes 2 memberships, a donation, and a thank you gift.


Happening Now:

  • Fall Fundraiser – Otis Spunkmeyer Sale - August 28 – September 17, 2019


Coming soon:

  • Virtual September General Body Meeting – TBD
  • Otis Spunkmeyer Delivery - Thursday, October 17, 2019, 3PM-7PM
  • Screen on the Green - Friday, October 18, 2019, 7PM
  • October General Body Meeting - October 22, 2019, 6PM
  • November General Body Meeting (Saturday meeting) - Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10AM
  • February General Body Meeting - February 11, 2020, 6PM
  • 3rd Annual Wolf Pack Fun Run - February 13, 2020
  • March General Body Meeting - March 24, 2020, 6PM
  • Virtual April General Body Meeting – via Facebook Live - April 21, 2020, 7PM
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4-8, 2020
  • May General Body Meeting + Elections - May 12, 2020, 6PM



We are looking for volunteers to serve in leadership positions on the Board and on Committees. If you are interested in being apart of the PTA, please contact PTA at:


wolfcreekelementarypta@gmail.com

Follow us: Instagram @wolfcreekpta and Facebook @wolfcreekelementarypta

and let the team know.

Thanks PTA!

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