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 September 29, 2019

Greetings!


Happy Sunday! We are still Rising Up at WCES! Our Dirty Birds however... :-(


Thanks for another great week! A huge thanks to all of our WCES family for coming out to the Westlake Cluster Night!


We hope to see you at our first Parent University Workshop on Tuesday, 10/1/19! Volunteer Boot Camp 6:00 - 7:00 PM in the Media Center.


In case you missed pictures last week, make up Fall picture Day is October 9th !


THANKSTHANKSTHANKS!! So many of you have been in to conference with your child's teacher! Hats off to you! If you haven't had the opportunity to do so, contact your child's teacher to schedule a conference. Let's partner together to meet the needs of our WOLVES!


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.


Reminder: New Date - Students will not report to school on

March 24th.


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


We are looking forward to a great year!


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


In Partnership,


Principal Glass

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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!

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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


9/30 1st Grade Field - Trip Fern Bank

10/1 3rd Grade Field - Trip zoo Atlanta

10/2 5th grade Field - Trip Georgia Aquarium

10/2 TAG parent meeting 4:30 -5:30 (Find out more information about the Fulton County TAG program)


***Check with your child's teacher for more information regarding field trips. Volunteers and parens 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.

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.


Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines literacy as, “the ability to read and write”. The definition may be simple, but the effects of being literate are huge! To a great extent, a person’s literacy determines how successful they will be as well as how easily they are able to navigate the details of everyday life. As parents we want our children to experience this type of success. How can we promote literacy in our homes? Red Apple Reading has ten tips for how you can help nurture the growth of literacy in your little one!

  1. Read to Them – It’s never too early to read aloud to your child. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends reading to children in infancy! This special time actually promotes healthy brain development and serves to bond parent and child closer together.
  2. Read in Front of Them – If parents “practice what they preach” about the importance of reading, it sends a loud and clear message to their kids that reading is, in fact, valuable.
  3. Make Space for Reading and Writing – One way parents can make literacy appealing to children is by providing an inviting place to read and write. A desk with pens, pencils, markers and paper nearby will encourage your little one to hone his writing skills. A small bookshelf filled with books, with a comfy beanbag close by, will promote reading.
  4. Take Advantage of Windows of Opportunity – Parents should look for natural opportunities throughout the day to support literacy development. Have your kiddo write the shopping list for you, read the traffic signs as you drive, and name all the things in the kitchen that start with the letter P.
  5. Be Involved with Homework – If your little one is school-age, then be available to help with homework. Children often feel overwhelmed and unsure about their assignments. Your presence can help to alleviate their anxiety as well as remind them that you place a high value on their education.
  6. Visit the Library – Frequent visits to your public library go a long way in nurturing literacy growth in your child. Take advantage of story hours, book borrowing, and other activities offered by your local library branch.
  7. Celebrate Successes – Everyone likes a pat on the back every now and then. Be sure to celebrate when your kiddo spells a hard word correctly, finishes her book, or writes her name for the first time!
  8. Turn off the Television – Kids often need a little extra encouragement to pick up a book or pencil and paper. Parents can help this process by turning off the television at certain hours of the day. You may be surprised at what your kid finds to do once the TV is off!
  9. Play Around with Words – Young children learn best while playing. Make sure you provide toys that encourage literacy development. Remember, these don’t need to be the latest tech toys with all the bells and whistles. Simple toys such as ABC blocks and Magna Doodles will offer plenty of learning stimulation!

Title 1 News - Compact Approved!

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!


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.

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:

  • 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:


wolfcreekelementarypta@gmail.com

Follow us: Instagram @wolfcreekpta and Facebook @wolfcreekelementarypta

and let the team know.

Thanks PTA!

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