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 December 8, 2019

Greetings! Happy Sunday! We ROSE after that hard lose last Sunday!!!! This surely makes for another great week ahead! :-) Falcons Gear on Monday!


Thanks so much for your generous donations of canned goods. We delivered 1300 cans to those in need through the 11 Alive News Can-A-Thon event. Our students from P.A.C.K. BETA Club, Student Council and Safety Patrol represented Wolf Creek well! A special thanks to our sponsors, Mr. Broughton, Mr. Walker, Dr. Patmon - P.A.C.K., Ms. Ramsey, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Lewis - BETA Club, Ms. D. Jackson, Ms. Flowers- Student Council, and Ms. Searcy - Safety Patrol. We appreciate their support!


Thanks for your participation in the Fall Book Fair! What a wonderful success! Your purchase of books helps our school and supports our school-wide focus on increasing literacy.


Safety First! Parents, we need your help! Please be reminded that students should be dropped off in the Car Rider Lane in front of the building. Drop off in the bus lane is prohibited. Parents are asked to use the parking lot near the bus lanes to escort students into the building only. Please do not drop students off in this area. It is also imperative that students are not dropped off alone before 7:10 AM. We have had a few students waiting alone prior to 7:10 AM.


It will be a busy few days ahead. Please note your calendars so you will not miss any of the great happenings at WCES. Students will celebrate the holiday with Holiday parties on teh following days in December. Please check with your child's teacher for confirmation of the party date chosen for your child's grade level. Be reminded of food allergies of many students. Store bought wrapped items are required. Some festivities include the current lunch block in the time window.


December 16th 12:00 - 1:30

December 18th 12:00 - 1:30

December 19th 12:00 - 1:30


We hope to see everyone on December 17th at the Holiday Program. See details below.


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. 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.


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.



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

WCES school website: https://www.fultonschools.org/wolfcreekes

Principal Chat - CCRPI 12/11/19

Please join me for our next Principal Chat on December 11th 5:00 PM. We will present a CCRPI Data Dig. We hope to see you there!

Holly Jolly Jukebox Performance

SAVE THE DATE! Our 2019 Holiday Program entitled, "Holly Jolly Jukebox" will be on Tuesday, December 17th!

9:00am for PK-2nd Grade
6:00pm for 3-5th Grade
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Digital Learning Days 2019-2020

REMINDER: 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.

WCES Literacy Corner

Did you know that increasing literacy is one of our BIG rocks at Wolf Creek? Lexile scores are important. Ask you child's teacher how you can help at home with increasing your child's score. Check out this free resource:


Reading Tips for use at home:


For young children, nursery rhymes are especially helpful for language and early literacy development. Play audio books or read aloud at home to increase the amount of language your child hears. Hang different kinds of print around your house. Label objects in your home. This can show the importance of language, reading, and writing. Help your child build background knowledge on a topic. Talk about everyday experiences, show your child pictures, and tell her stories.


For older children, play word games, talk about word meanings, and point out interesting or new words when reading together. Ask questions before, during, and after reading aloud. This can help your child focus attention on the ideas in the story. Before reading, look at the book cover and talk about what might happen in the story. During reading, ask what questions he has about the story. After reading, talk about what happened. Ask your child to sum it up and relate the story to what he already knows or has experienced.


For adolescents, engage in conversations, offer a literacy-rich environment, and be a strong model for reading. Talk about school, magazines, or current events. Ask them what they are reading and discuss the books. Have a lot of age-appropriate and grade-level reading material around your home. Model good literacy behavior by reading regularly yourself.

Technology can help families meet the literacy needs of their children. Serve as a “media mentor.” Talk with your child about using technology in creative ways. These talks can boost language development, build background knowledge, and help your child develop useful skills. Be an educated consumer of information on the internet. Review the abilities of the developers. Check the quality, usefulness, and content of the information being shared.



Reading ROCKS!

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:

  • Boosterthon Fun Run February 13th
  • 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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Leader In Me Habit #4 Think Win Win

Human relationships are often dominated by comparisons and competitions, from the early years of our lives.

We think about succeeding in terms of someone else losing – if I win, you lose, if you win, I lose.

It’s the mentality of fighting for a larger piece of the pie.

But what if both of us could eat some of the pie and be fully satisfied?

This is what the habit 4 think win win is all about – transforming life into a cooperative field instead of a competition.

https://youtu.be/U41N02_9zNU

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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


December 12th Leader of The Month Celebration

December 12th PACK Winter Dance 6:00 PM

December 13th AR Celebration

December 17th Holiday Programs

December 20th Math Extravaganza Volunteers Needed

December 23rd - January 6th Holiday Vacation Schools 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