Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 36, May 1, 2019

Hello Timberwolf Nation!

Good afternoon,


We had a great morning with our incoming 6th Grade Parents at Coffee with the Principal. We are looking forward to welcoming our new Timberwolves next year!


If you are an 8th Grade Parent and you haven't bought a Clap Out T-Shirt for your child the info is below. I can't wait to celebrate these kiddos as they move on to High School!


Regards,


Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

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Fun Food Friday

Our last Fun Food Friday of the year is fast approaching on May 3rd!

We can’t do this event without you, so please consider donating your time or helping with candy and drink donations.

The sign-up to volunteer and donate is included below. We have added links to Sam’s and Amazon for candy and drink donations to make it easier to order.

I have also included the link to pre-order your students hot food from Cane’s and/or Double Dave's.

The last day to order will be Wednesday, May 1st. We will be handing out wristbands during lunch periods next week, please remind your student to put them in a safe place.


PRE-ORDER LUNCH


VOLUNTEER AND DONATE


We hope to make our last Fun Food Friday the most successful one yet!

It has been our pleasure serving as your FFF Co-Chairs for the past two years.

We hope that your students have enjoyed it and we can’t wait to see what the new Co-Chairs have planned for next year!

Thank you!

Amanda Christmann and Jackie Hroch

Fun Food Friday Co-Chairs

Campus Volunteers Breakfast

Have you volunteered, even once, at WCJH this year? Then we want to celebrate you. Please join us May, 2 at 8AM for a breakfast that celebrates our volunteers and honors our Volunteer of the Year Nominees. Please click to RSVP

Have you moved?

Are you planning to move over the summer?


Please update your address information with Mrs. Caffey if you have moved or are planning to move.


LeahCCaffey@katyisd.org

District VIPS (volunteers) Celebration

Calling all volunteers! If you have supported WCJH by volunteering on our campus this year, we want to celebrate you. Join us at the district VIPS Celebration, May 10, 8:45 - 10:30 AM, at the Merrell Center. Please use the below link to RSVP>


https://bit.ly/2DakyjF

NJHS Information for the 2019-2020 School Year

NJHS Officers for the 2019-2020 School Year

Current 7th graders who are eligible for NJHS and want to run for officer need to pick up an officer packet from Mrs. M. Lewis in room 1187. Completed packets and teacher recommendations are due to Mrs. M. Lewis in room 1187 by Friday, May 3rd at 3:55 pm. **Note- only students who will attend WCJH for the 2019-2020 school year may run for officer!


NJHS Induction for the 2019-2020 School Year

Current 7th graders who are eligible for NJHS and want to participate must attend both the mandatory induction practice and induction ceremony.


The practice will be on Thursday, May 2nd at 3:35-4:15 pm in the competition gym. Students need to be picked up in the back parking lot.


The induction ceremony will be on Monday, May 6th from 6:00-8:00 pm in the competition gym. *Students must arrive at 5:30 pm.* Dress code is enforced. Girls- dress, skirt, or nice slacks. Boys- slacks and a nice shirt. No flip flops or tennis shoes. Attire must be school appropriate.


1st NJHS Meeting and Officer Elections - Current 7th graders who are participating in NJHS and will attend WCJH for the 2019-2020 school year need to attend the 1st NJHS meeting and officer elections. The meeting will be on Wednesday, May 8th at 3:35-4:30 pm in the commons. Students need to be picked up in the back parking lot.

WCJH 8th Grade Clap Out!

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It's that time of year again where we celebrate our graduating 8th graders! Please come enjoy a "Clap Out" in their honor. All 8th graders will walk the halls of WoodCreek Junior High while being cheered on by students, faculty, parents, and community members. The Clap Out will start promptly at 9:45am on Monday, May 20, 2019.


If you are a parent or community member that will be joining us, please click on the link below and complete the google form below by 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 to speed up the check-in process. This will allow our front office staff to raptor you in early, and have your name tag pre-printed. All parents who complete this form should park in the back of the school where you will be greeted with your pre-printed name tag. If you are unable to complete the google form by the deadline, please park in the front of WCJH so you can be raptored in upon arrival.

8th Grade Parents - Early Raptor for Clap Out

***PARENTS: Please fill out the google doc below to have your raptor sticker already printed for you upon your arrival. Please park in the BACK of the school. We will have your badge ready at a table for you to enter.

Parents What You Need To Know

We are excited to continue WCJH's new tradition for our graduating 8th graders. On Monday, May 20th, 2019 the 8th grade students will walk the school dressed in pride, wearing either a t-shirt or school colors representing the high school they'll be attending next year. Under-classmates, teachers, staff, and family members will congratulate them and say farewell as they walk through the school. The Clap Out will start promptly at 9:45am on the 20th.

As part of the celebration, the 8th Grade End-of-Year-Committee is selling Katy and Tompkins high school shirts for 8th graders. Please note that those students who purchased a ticket to the dance will automatically receive one.


· You can purchase one online for $10 ($12 for 2XL) (click here for online purchase).

· Or print the order form (found here) and send it to the front office with cash or check in an envelope addressed to the PTA.


If you are a parent or community member that will be joining us, please click here and complete the Google form by 4:00pm on Friday, May 17, 2019 to speed up the check-in process. This will allow our front office staff to raptor you in early and have your name tag pre-printed.


· All parents who complete the online form should park in the back of the school where you will be greeted with your pre-printed name tag.

· If you are unable to complete the google form by the deadline, please park and enter in the front doors of WCJH so you can be raptored in upon arrival.


https://wcjhpta.com/13-home/179-clap-out

Locker Cleanout

Students who have been issued a locker will have locker cleanout during advisory at the following times:

8th Grade - Wednesday, May 8th

7th Grade - Thursday, May 9th

6th Grade - Friday May 10th


Students will be asked to remove everything from the locker at the designated time. Thank you for your help.

Library Books Due

All library books are due on Friday, May, 3rd. Book carts will be located in the cafeteria and outside the library for easy return. Student may also pop into the library and drop them in the book drop.

IMPORTANT: 2019-2020 7th Graders

The State of Texas requires specific immunizations for all 7th graders. The vaccines required, are the TDaP Booster, Meningococcal (1 dose AFTER age 10) and Varicella (2 doses). You will receive a notification, in the mail, if your student needs any vaccinations. Students must have these vaccinations (or Reasons of Conscience) before the start of 7th grade.

Grade 8 SSI STAAR Results

Student test results for STAAR SSI grade 8 Math and Reading administrations just arrived in District. The Texas Education Agency stated that districts will receive STAAR Report Cards Online ONLY! Test results will be loaded into the state Student Portal and ready to be accessed by parents on May 1, 2019. Please use the directions attached to find your students Unique Access Code in the Home Access Center (HAC). Use the provided link to to the State Student Portal to access results.


State Student Portal Link- https://www.texasassessment.com/

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Lost and Found

Click the red link below for clothing lost and found items, these items only are in the front office by the PTA desk. All lunch boxes, water bottles, shoes, school supplies, and other clothing items will be stored in the cafeteria. Students can check upfront with Ms. Jen for lost and found electronics.

Clothing items will be photographed and displayed on the lost and found link on a 2 week cycle. Clothing items can be claimed in the front office by the PTA desk.


All ITEMS are DONATED EVERY 2 weeks.


Don't forget to put your name on items that you bring to school!

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WCJH Math Camp Registration and Information Details

The WoodCreek Junior High math department is pleased to present a math camp for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math students on July 31st. The sessions offered will be taught by WCJH math teachers in math classrooms.

Details- Your child can attend either a morning or afternoon session. The morning session will be from 8:30-11:30am and the afternoon session will be from 12:30-3:30pm.

Cost- Each session will cost $20 total. This year we are doing an online registration.

Registration- The online registration will open at 8:00am on May 9th. The form closes at midnight on May 9th, all registrations must be completed that day. Payment and other important information will be provided in the registration form. Set your reminders! Put the May 9th registration date on your calendar, and use the link below to register your student for the July 31st WCJH Math CAMP!


WCJH Math Camp Registration

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Summer Reading

The library will be selling Pre-AP/GT required summer reading books. Please go online to https://tinyurl.com/wcjhsummerreading or stop by the library to pick up an order form. All orders are due on Thursday, May 9th.

Upcoming

May 1st -

NO HW night

Girls Soccer, SLHS 5:30pm


May 2nd -

Boys Soccer, SLHS 5:30pm


May 3rd -

Theatre Talent Show, Commons 6:00pm

Fun Food Friday


May 13th-16th -

STAAR TESTING (closed campus)


May 17th -

Student's bring home yearbooks


May 20th -

8th Grade Clap Out


May 20th -

Spring Semester Exams (6th period)


May 21 -

Spring Semester Exams (1st and 8th periods)


May 22 -

Spring Semester Exam ( 2nd and 3rd periods)


May 23 -

Spring Semester Exam ( 4th and 5th periods)

Early Dismissal Day

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