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 November 3, 2019

Greetings! Happy Sunday!



Thanks so much for a GREAT week! Remember that time went back one hour this weekend. Don't forget to set your clocks.


***Be reminded that students will not report to school on , Tuesday, November 5th. This is a state election day.


Please note that the FC BOE has recently approved several Digital Learning Days this year. Please mark your calendars. See the news release here:


At its work session last night, the Fulton County School Board approved making April 21, 2020, and May 19, 2020, "Digital Learning Days" for students while maintaining them as regular work days for employees. A Digital Learning Day is an opportunity for students to engage in off-site learning instead of attending school.

Since April 21 and May 19 are state-wide election days, there is high-volume participation of the public at polling stations located in our schools, and this increases the potential for security concerns. By utilizing digital learning activities, students will be able to maintain their focus on instruction even though they are not on campus. This also allows staff the opportunity to participate in high-quality professional development to deepen their knowledge and skills.

Here is a summary of the recent calendar adjustments:

  • March 13, 2020 remains a teacher workday.
  • March 24, 2020 (GA Presidential primary election) will be a teacher workday.
  • April 21, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.
  • May 19, 2020 (state-wide election) will be a student Digital Learning Day and a teacher professional development day.


Thank you for your continued support and flexibility.


Join us in celebrating Mr. Casey Hall, WCES Music Teacher and the overall South Learning Community Teacher of The Year and Ms. Brittany Lyles, School Data Clerk as our WCES Professional of The Year. We celebrated them on November 1st at the Fulton County Legacy Awards event at the Georgia World Congress Center. Our 4th and 5th Chorus PACK students did an amazing job! Just WOW!




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.


Our canned food drive starts tomorrow. We will collect through December 5th. Students will participate in the 11 ALIVE 37th Annual Can-A-Thon on December 6th.


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.


Check us out! https://www.youtube.com/c/WolfCreekESNewsandAnnouncements


We are looking forward to a great week!


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


In Partnership,


Principal Glass

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Fall Book Is Here!

Our Fall Book Fair is here! We will host the Fall Book Fair November 13th - 22nd. We are looking forward to an awesome experience celebrating reading!
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Common Sense School Distinction 2019-20

At Wolf Creek our students have access to Microsoft 365 and can install the full Office suite on any computer at home or devices. They are using learning.com to keyboard. They are becoming digital citizens so they can be safe online. These are our goals for all students. This year we have reached this goal! Congratulations!! Thanks Dr. Huff and Mrs. Johnson!

WCES Literacy Corner

Are you familiar with your child's reading level? Be sure you know your child's Lexile and BAS scores. The Accelerated Reading program is up and running. Students should check out at least one book for their AR test.


Reading at Home


Who?

You! No matter how young or old you are!


What?

    • Your favorite book series
    • Newspaper
    • Magazine
    • Dictionary
    • Online books like Starfall.com
    • eBook
    • Biography
    • Cook book
    • Events on a calendar
    • Comic book
    • Direction pamphlets
    • Travel brochures
    • Library books


When?

  • When you wake up
  • At a meal
  • On the weekends
  • Right before bed
  • When you’re in the bathroom
  • After dinner
  • During any free time, even just a few minutes!


Where?

  • On your bed
  • On a comfy couch or chair
  • Make a reading fort out of blankets, pillows, and couch cushions!
  • At the table
  • At a desk
  • On the porch on a nice day
  • In the bathroom
  • In a special reading corner
  • By a window


Why?

  • To be a better reader!
  • To do better in all subjects
  • To learn about new places, people, and things
  • To go on adventures without leaving your home!


How?

  • Read to yourself
  • Read to a parent or adult
  • Read to a sibling
  • Read to someone over the phone or video chat
  • Have a parent or adult read to you
  • Read to a pet
  • Follow along with an audio book

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.


Volunteers needed for all upcoming events! Please contact PTA!


Coming soon:

  • 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!

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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


11/4 Canned Food Drive Begins

11/5 Election Day No School for Students

11/12 Parent University at 6:00 PM

11/13- 11/22 Fall Bookfair

11/19 - 11/21 Holiday Luncheons (4th/5th 11/19/20, 2nd/3rd 11/20/19, PK - 2nd 11/21/19)

11/25 - 11/29 Thanksgiving Holiday School Closed


***Check with your child's teacher for more information regarding field trips. Volunteers and parents attending field trips should complete the Volunteer online process for Fulton County prior to the field trips.



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

Title 1 News - Compact Approved!

Our Parent and Family Engagement Plan Plan and School Home Compact have been 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!


We have great resources for parents to be used at home. Don't forget to visit the Parent Resource Room. See Ms. Sims for more information.


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


Thanks for your support.

Safety First!

Thanks for your support! 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!

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