Timberwolf Times

Vol. 2 Issue 9, September 25, 2019

A Message from Dr. Stone

Good evening!


Just a reminder that all students must have something to do during advisory. They must have a book to read or homework to do if they are not making something up, in interventions or rehearsing. Often times it is a great way for students to catch up!


Also, please remember to be courteous in the drop-off/pick up line and take turns using the zipper method. You can use both lanes to drop off and pick up - just take turns from each lane.


Thanks and I hope everyone is having a great week!



Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Next Week! Coffee With the Principal

**Please note that the date has changed from what was originally published**


Please join Dr. Stone for coffee on October 1st from 9:00-10:00AM in the LGI. She will give a brief talk and will answer questions.


Please click here to RSVP.

Click here for more information about Fun Food Friday

This link takes you to pre-order and to the link to donate and volunteer for Fun Food Friday.

Attendance Callout

For safety measures, starting on Monday, September 30th, parents and/or guardians of students who are absent (regardless of whether you have already let us know of the absence or whether it is excused or unexcused) will receive a callout saying the following:


Good morning,


This is a courtesy notification from WoodCreek Junior High to inform you that your child ____ was not present during 1st or 2nd period today. The message is for information only and is not a verification of absence. However, if your child is absent today, you are encouraged to send documentation to school with your child upon return. If you have already confirmed your child's absence from school today, please disregard this message. Katy ISD welcomes the opportunity to partner with our parents to ensure our students' safety and academic success.

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NEW!! WCJH Counselor Website

Would you like to learn more about the WoodCreek Junior High counseling team? Are you interested in hearing more about the services our counseling department has to offer? Would you like to discover some helpful parenting resources?


If you answered yes to any of these questions you should visit the new WCJH Counselor Website by clicking this link: https://woodcreekcounselor.weebly.com/.

PARENT BOOK STUDY WITH WCJH COUNSELORS

The WCJH Counseling department will be hosting a Parent Book Study.


Teens today are forty percent less empathetic than they were thirty years ago, often with devastating consequences. In 'Unselfie', best selling author and parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba pinpoints the forces causing the empathy crisis and offers a revolutionary 9-step plan to help parents and educators cultivate empathy in children, from birth to young adulthood.


With age appropriate exercises and examples from years of research, Dr. Borba offers a framework that yields the results we all want: successful, happy kids who grow up to be kind, moral, courageous, and resilient adults.


Please join us as we explore ways to shift our children's focus from I, ME, and MINE to US, WE, and OURS.


WHEN:

9:30-10:30

Wednesday October 23, 2019

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Tuesday November 5, 2019

Tuesday November 12, 2019


WHERE: WCJH LGI


HOW to register: Parents who would like to participate in this book study can click on the link provided to register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4BVd2cfMJl8ybwptAtFUJumr90e1G5SliWf7-BoUfxFgTxA/viewform


You must be registered in order to participate. If you register for the book study, you must purchase the book prior to the first meeting. More information will be sent to registrants prior to the first meeting.

October is Bullying Prevention Month!

WCJH Bully Prevention Activities and Programs:


Social Emotional Lessons:

Oct 7: Bullying and its consequences

Oct 14: Tolerance and Acceptance

Oct 21: Bias – understanding why it is okay to disagree with, but not to disrespect others

Oct 28: S.A.V.E – Learn about a non-profit organization (Suicide Awareness Voices for Education) and the warning signs and how to help friends in need.

Oct 21-25: Red Ribbon Week

Oct 23: Unity Day

Activities:

Oct 9: Positive Post-it wall: Encouraging positivity and displaying for all to see during lunches.

Oct 16: Know your Classmates – a positive prevention initiative to encourage inclusion and school community.

Ongoing:

Door Greeters at the entrances in the mornings to brighten your day, and say hello.

Morning Music in the rotunda.

WCJH Wolfpack – student ambassador group to assist in reaching out to those who may feel alone or new to school.

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PTA Spirit Wear Online Store Is Open!

Starting this week, you can order WCJH Spirit Wear from the PTA website!


Lots of new tees & sweatshirts available and all orders will be delivered to your student during their lunch period. We have VERY LIMITED stock of the new SWEATSHIRTS so get ahead of the game and purchase yours now for those chilly days ahead!



Visit https://www.wcjhpta.com/spirit-store to view the styles and place your order today.

Choir Birthdaygrams

As a thank you for your $5 donation, the Varsity Choir will sing Happy Birthday in your student's advisory class and gift them with a candy bar of your choice.


Click here for the order form.


All recipients must be students currently enrolled at WCJH.

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WCJH Courtyard Legacy Bricks

Click Here to visit our web page and see how you can leave a lasting legacy at WoodCreek Junior High!
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Parent and Student Technology Support Center

Have technical questions? Please use this form for Technology related issues; such as PowerSchool Enrollment, SnapCodes, Password/ Claim Code, Katy OnTheGo, Canvas, MyKatyCloud, and Digital Textbooks. We will respond back to your request via email or phone, within 24 - 48 business hours.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 27, 2019

Fun Food Friday

October 1, 2019

Coffee With the Principal

October 3, 2019

Step It Up - PTA Fundraiser Kickoff

October 3, 2019

Fall Choir Concert