Wolf Creek Weekly

Building Pathways To Success

From The Principal's Desk March 11, 2019

Greetings!


We are looking forward to an exciting week! Thanks for your support.


Students will not have school on Wednesday, March 13th. This is a South Learning Community Release Day. Log onto your Child’s Launchpad account for practice with iRead and iReady


Please check the school website often. We update the site regularly. The school calendar, handbooks, PTA and SGC information can be found there.


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




In Partnership,


Principal Glass

GMAS - Georgia Milestones Grades 3rd - 5th

Georgia Milestones is coming soon! We look forward to seeing you at our 2nd GMAS Parent Workshop tomorrow at 6:00 PM.


Our March Madness window has begun, Teachers in grades 3rd - 5th will embed a testing preparation and study session into their day each day. Their may be minor schedule changes to ensure all students get the necessary extra support and practice. Check with your child's teacher for more information.


Assessment Guides

EOG: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx

Elementary Schools – Grade 3 : Grade 4 : Grade 5

Middle Schools – Grade 6 : Grade 7 : Grade 8


Study Resources

EOG: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

Elementary Schools – Grade 3 : Grade 4 : Grade 5

Middle Schools – Grade 6 : Grade 7 : Grade 8


School Governance Council Elections - Happening NOW! Check your emails for the voting link.

It’s that time of year! SGC Elections. Thanks to all of our candidates for SGC! We appreciate your commitment. We are looking forward to a great election window.


Your VOTE, Your VOICE!

#jointhejourney


TIME TO ELECT YOUR NEXT SGC MEMBERS


What is a School Governance Council?

The purpose of a School Governance Council (SGC) is to provide parents, school staff, and community members with a leadership role through monitoring and implementation of the strategic plan.


When are elections?

Elections will be held from 3/11-3/18



Where can I view candidates?

Visit your school’s SGC web page located on your school website



Where do I vote?

You will receive a personalized link for your school elections via email. The communication to parents will be based on their email filed with the school for the parent portal. Teachers will get the voting link sent to their Fulton County email.



Want to know more about School Governance Council (SGC)?

Visit our website for more details via the link or QR Code.


www.fultonschools.org/sgc


Let Your Community Know You Voted:

@fultonschoolgov #sharedgovernance #jointhejourney


Wolf Creek Elementary School Candidate Statements (Spring 2019)


Parents


1. Josie Brown:


I wish to serve on Wolf Creek’s School Governance Council, because ensuring our students have a safe and welcoming learning environment means the most to me. I am no stranger to service, and can be seen frequently throughout the school volunteering in some form. Please consider me for your next parent SGC candidate.


2. Erica Taylor:



My name is Erica Taylor and I am a mother of 3. My oldest is 5 years old and I want to give my child, along with every other child, in our school the best educational experience possible. I’m not sure how to do this but I feel like being present and taking part in things such as SGC is a step in the right direction. Before my son started school I was completely unaware how in depth and how involved parents must be to ensure our children are receiving a quality education. Well I want to ensure that all of our children receive a quality educational foundation.


3 Cheri-Ann Taylor:


Parental involvement is essential to a child’s development. I have practiced this since early in my son’s and have served as the Vice-President of the Sheltering Arms PTO. I came right into Wolf Creek with the same volunteer spirit. I believe we should lend or talents to our community and I love the field of education. I wish to take my 13 years of experience as a School Psychologist with integrating student achievement data into individual learning plans and bring that to the Wolf Creek Elementary School Governance Council. The SGC serves in the capacity of monitoring the direction of goals set by the school. Currently, I serve in a District Leadership role that affords me the opportunity to set SMART goals and measure student and program progress at individual schools. I love what Wolf Creek has done for my child and would love to be a part of continuous growth.


Teachers


1. Chabrina Derrico:

I have been teaching for 5 years and have served in first, second and third grades in Fulton County. I am dedicated to serving students and all stakeholders at Wolf Creek Elementary. I have a passion to make a difference by positively impacting all students’ lives.

Increasing Literacy at WCES

Go to your child's Fulton County Launchpad account:


https://launchpad.classlink.com/fcs?loggedout=1


Nurturing Literacy: The Importance of Creating Lifelong Readers

Inferencing! Synthesizing! Phonological Awareness! The list of important literacy terms floating around can seem endless. As a parent, it may be hard to keep track of everything your child needs to know and understand to be a successful reader. The good news is that research shows that the amount of independent reading done by students both at school and at home is one of the most important predictors of school success. Independent reading refers to the reading students choose to do on their own. This reading is done for pleasure or to learn more information on a self-selected topic. At Wolf Creek, a love for independent reading is fostered by providing students with opportunities to select a wide variety of texts at their current reading level. This approach naturally creates an environment where self-selected independent reading is a daily routine and, if you do the same, can help you foster a love for reading with your child at home. A love for reading always leads to increased reading!

Online Resources

There are many online resources available to help your child access books on a computer, tablet, or phone. Explore the links below to determine which resources would be most appropriate for your child:

· PK-3: Storyline Online, The SAG-AFTRA Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children anywhere can be read to with just the click of a button. FREE http://www.storylineonline.net/

· PK-3: International Children’s Library, Discover books from around the world available in many different languages. FREE http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

· PK-6: Epic!, app. Epic’s e-book library includes many of the best kids’ books and popular books such as Fancy Nancy, Big Nate, Warriors, Ramona, and National Geographic. $4.99 per month for UNLIMITED ACCESS, FIRST MONTH FREE. https://www.getepic.com/

Sharpen The Saw Habit #7

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®


I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).

I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school (brain).

I spend time with family and friends (heart).

I take time to fi nd meaningful ways to help people (soul).

I balance all four parts of myself.


Parent 7 Habit Contest

Name the 4th and 5th Habit of Highly Effective People

How do you apply these habits to your daily life and use it with your child?

Please include your name, your child's name and teacher's name.

Post on our Class Dojo message board under this newsletter's posting.


The first 7 winners will receive a Leader In Me Book and school lanyard!

Reminders...

Please note your calendars:



College and Career Readiness! College SPIRIT Days! – One Tuesday a month, teachers and students will be able to sport their college gear to get the students PUMPED UP about going to college. Let's celebrate these days as an opportunity to educate our students about the college or university experiences.

Dates:


March 19th

April 23rd

May 14th


Wolf Creek ES will be closed on the following days.

March 11, 2018
March 13, 2018


Lucky Green Dance

March 14th


Leader of The Month

March 14th


Spring Picture day!

March 15th


Report Cards Go home

March 20th


PK Registration

March 20th


PK Lottery Drawing 3:00 PM

March 21st


Talent Show

March 22nd


College and Career Week

March 25th - 29th


Spring Kindergarten Registration

March 27th - 28th


Spring Break

April 1st - April 5th

Title 1 News - WOW! Just a few more compacts to go...

Please don't forget to visit our Parent Resource Room. Open Daily!


Our Parent Involvement Plan and School Home Compact has been sent home. Please read, sign and send the compacts back to school. Our goal is 100% compacts signed.


We are almost at 100%! Way to go parents. We know we can do it!


Let's do it again! Last year we had 100% of parent compacts turned in! You rock!




***Sign up for Three For Me Volunteer program with our Parent Liaison, Ms. Sims!


Thanks for your support.

South Learning Community Meeting Schedule for Board Member/President Linda Bryant

Parents, please join us for our Community Meetings with our Board Member, President Linda Bryant.


August No Meeting

September - Monday, September 17 6:30 pm Camp Creek MS

October - Monday, October 15 6:00 pm Oakley ES

November - Monday, November 12 6:00 pm A Philip Randolph ES

December No Meeting

January - Tuesday, January 15 Joint w/ Kim Dove 6:00 pm Sandtown MS

February - Tuesday, February 19 6:00 pm Sandtown MS

March - Monday, March 18 6:00 pm Bear Creek MS

April - Monday, April 15 Joint w/Kim Dove 6:00pm Creekside HS

May - Monday, May 13 6:00 pm Westlake HS June No Meeting


June No Meeting

Wolf Creek Elementary PTA News



Good Morning,

Here are your weekly PTA announcements:


If you haven't submitted your Boosterthon pledges. Please do as soon as possible. Thansk for a great fundraiser.



Thanks and have a great week.


Our mailing address is:
Wolf Creek Elementary PTA
4440 Derrick Road
Atlanta, GA 30349

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Safety First!

Thanks for working with us to ensure safety for the students.


BIRTHDAY PARTIES

While we understand the importance of birthdays, we cannot have individual birthday parties during the instructional day in the classroom. All student birthdays are recognized by the school through our morning announcements, birthday ribbons and/or tokens. In order to maximize instructional time and to minimize interruptions, your child can be recognized for his/her birthday during his/her lunch period only. One small treat such as pre-wrapped, store bought cupcakes or ice cream cups is acceptable. Please refrain from bringing food, party favors, balloons, large cakes, etc. Parents may contact your child's teacher to make arrangements for a small lunch treat.


CAFETERIA

The school cafeteria offers several choices of nutritional, well-balanced meals each day. In addition to the regular hot food lines, salads are available. Breakfast is served from 7:10 a.m. until 7:35 a.m. each school day.

Student cost for breakfast is: $1.05

Student cost for lunch is: $2.45

Adult cost for breakfast is: $1.55

Adult cost for lunch is: $3.45


Weekly purchases may be prepaid on Monday mornings or purchased on a daily basis. Students are encouraged to pre-pay for the week rather than on a daily basis. Students are not permitted to charge lunches more than three times. A student may charge again when the three charges are paid in full. ALL students must complete a new application within the first 30 days of school. Failure to so will result in irreversible charges to the student account.

Parents may sign up for online lunch payments at Visit www.MyPaymentsPlus.com

More information regarding Fulton County Schools’ Nutrition program can be found at: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/Nutrition/Pages/default.aspx

You are welcome to join your child for lunch in the cafeteria at his/her scheduled lunch time. A visitor’s pass from the main office is required. If you would like to purchase a school lunch, the cost is $3.45 for adults. You may bring your child a lunch of your choosing. Outside restaurant packaging is not allowed in the cafeteria but you may choose to place items in a different container or have lunch in another designated area with your child. Due to the safety of all students and to avoid any allergic reactions, parents/guests may not bring or share any snacks or food items of any kind with other 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