Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 9, September 19, 2018

A Message from Dr. Stone

Hello Timberwolf Nation!


It was another great week at WoodCreek! Can you believe we are already at the end of the 1st six weeks already? Time is flying by. I hope that everyone has an amazing rest of the week!



Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 9-10am

WCJH LGI

Join Dr. Stone in the LGI for some coffee, connections and conversations.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

1st Six Weeks Report Cards

Parents please note that the 1st six weeks report card will be MAILED home by Katy ISD on 9/28/2018.

No Tech Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 25 students at WCJH will be participating in “No Tech Tuesday” during their lunch. This is an opportunity for all students to unplug from their devices during lunch and have genuine social interaction with each other. Please encourage your student to accept the “No Tech Tuesday” challenge and be open minded about this experience. Board and card games will be available for students to play. "Powering down" for a period of time provides opportunity to reset and refocus appreciation and gratitude for the lives we have been given.

WCJH Parents of Gifted & Talented Students

There is a GT parents' workshop on Thursday, September 27th. Please click the flyer below for details.

Close Up Summer Trip for 7th Graders

PARENT MEETING 6:30PM ON OCTOBER 9TH


Close Up Founding of a Nation trip is for 7ht grade KISD students. We will travel to historic sites in our nation, including Gettysburg and Philadelphia. There is a parent information meeting at the Educational Support Complex (ESC) 6301 South Stadium LaneKaty, TX. For more information click the link below or email Leonora Hill.


For more information click https://www.smore.com/2vu71 or email Leonorabhill@katyisd.org

Support WCJH CHOIR @ Pepperoni's Firethorne

Join the Choir on October 2nd for a Spirit Day and give your kitchen a break! Pick up, dine in, or delivery, please mention the WCJH Choir when you order!

A certain percentage of your total receipt will be given to the WCJH CHOIR!

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Heavenly Hats

Student Council will be hosting the annual Heavenly Hats Parade on Friday, October 5, 2018 to support the Heavenly Hats Foundation. This foundation provides brand new hats to cancer patients in need. Wristbands will be sold for $1 before school in the rotunda during the week of October 1-5. For this event, students will be allowed to wear a hat of their choice to school on Friday, October 5th as long as they are wearing their wristband. YOU MUST WEAR A WRISTBAND THAT DAY IN ORDER TO WEAR YOUR HAT. Please see Mrs. Ganther in room #1195 or via email at brittanymganther@katyisd.org for any questions.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you may already know, one of our own WCJH students, Connor Warfield, is currently battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).


In an attempt to help bring awareness and raise donations to help with the family’s medical expenses, we have set up a fundraiser named "Connor’s Crusaders".


Please consider purchasing a t-shirt or making a donation to help bring awareness to childhood cancer and support a very special T-Wolf family.


(https://www.customink.com/fundraising/connors-crusaders?ref=email_messaging_desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_campaign=desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_content=connors-crusaders&utm_medium=messaging&utm_source=email).


Thank you for supporting us in our effort to raise awareness and to honor Connor. Please feel free to share the link!!

Order Your Yearbook!

The last day to order your yearbook at the low price of $50 is Friday, September 21st! Don't miss out on this great offer!


www.jostensyearbooks.com

Junior Achievement at WCJH

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 8:45am-4pm

1801 Woodcreek Bend Lane

Katy, TX

We are looking for volunteers to come and teach Junior Achievement to our 6th grade students.


  • WCJH will provide breakfast and lunch for our volunteers.
  • Training is required but if you’ve already been trained, it’s not necessary to be trained again.
  • Training is a webinar on: Tuesday, November 6th from 12-1 p.m., Monday, November 12th from 9-10 a.m. OR Tuesday, November 20th from 12-1 p.m.


Contact Chesse’ McDaris at chessedmcdaris@katyisd.org if you’d like to help. Thanks!

6th Grade Teachers Participate in Texas Lesson Study

The 6th Grade ELA team was selected as one of four teams in the district to participate in the Texas Lesson Study (TXLS) program as part of the TEA Strategic Plan 2017–2021 set forth by Commissioner Mike Morath.


TXLS is inquiry-based, job-embedded professional development where teachers work collaboratively to develop, teach, and assess research-based lessons. At the end of the program, these teachers will be published authors! Their teacher-created lessons, videos of the lessons, and more information about the TXLS program will be available on the Texas Gateway website.


In order for our teachers to complete the program we need a signed permission slip from all 6th grade parents to allow students to be recorded and to collect data (such as student work samples and assessment scores.) Student names and data will remain anonymous and access to any recorded videos will be password protected.


Yellow permission slips will be sent home on Monday, September 24th. Please return them ASAP. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the ELA Instructional Coach, Amanda Sager, at 281-234-0872.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 20th

4pm-4:45pm Campus Advisory Team Meeting-Library

Yearbook Early BIRD Pricing ends today


September 27th

9am-10am Coffee with Principal (LGI)


September 28th

Report Cards are mailed home


October 2nd

Choir Spirit Day @ Pepperoni's Firethorne


October 10th

6:30pm-Close up Parent Meeting


October 12th

Fun Food Friday

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