Wolf Creek Weekly
Building Pathways To Success
From The Principal's Desk September 15, 2019
Happy Sunday! RISE UP!!! Let's go Falcons.
Thanks for another great week!
Thanks so much for your participation in Saturday's Community Day event! It was awesome! Our vendors, staff members and volunteers were awesome. A huge shout out to APEC for the food donation! They fed every visitor hamburgers, hotdogs and chips! Thanks to the staff and parents for your volunteerism and generous donations of drinks and water. We even have a parent DJ on deck! Thanks DJ Rico! The music was just awesome. Check us out on the school's Dojo page.
Annual Title 1 Meeting and Curriculum Night 5:30 PM September 17th
Some of our grade levels will be selling items from this weekend's event as well.
School Safety Assessment September 17th. Please see below for more details.
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
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.
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!
Thanks for your support! We will receive a Safety Assessment this week. A district team will visit the school to assess our safety procedures on campus. It is important that everyone adhere to sign in and out procedures, volunteer procedures and procedures for receiving a visitor badge daily. When buzzing into the school, be prepared for additional safety questions regrading your visit before entering the building.
***Please note: entry through the cafeteria during dismissal still requires parents to report to the front desk for sign in.
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.
Dismissal procedures - All parents entering the building for pick up should check out their child through the front desk. Be sure to stop at the front desk and allow the front desk personnel to manage the check out process. Students should be called to the front desk to meet their parents for check out. Students that require extra support will be escorted to the office by school personnel.
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!
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, Community Meeting
Dionne Glass, Principal
Our meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00. Our next meeting will be held on October 10th. 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Novella Bridges - email@example.com
For more information about Wolf Creek's SGC, please see:
Mark Your Calendars!
Please see the school calendar on our school website here:
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!
Title 1 News - Annual Title 1 Meeting September 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.
- Fall Fundraiser – Otis Spunkmeyer Sale ends September 17, 2019
- 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:
Follow us: Instagram @wolfcreekpta and Facebook @wolfcreekelementarypta
and let the team know.
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
A. Nicole Canty, Assistant Principal