Wolf Creek Weekly

Building Pathways To Success

From The Principal's Desk April 7, 2019

Greetings!


I hope that everyone had an AWESOME Spring Break! I hope you took time to Sharpen The Saw! Let us know how you spent your time Sharpening The Saw, our 7th Habit of Highly Effective People! I relaxed with my family at an amazing Water Park! I took some time to color, listen to great music and REST!


Well, we're off to business now! With 34 days of school left in the 2018-2019 school year, it will be busy. We will spend time assessing our student's progress this year with the April and May Georgia Milestones sessions coming up for 3rd -5th grades/EOY Benchmarks for K- 5 and celebrating them for their accomplishments with our various End of The Year Award's Day programs and celebrations. We will get to see our 5th graders, our SENIORS, accept the challenge and get ready for middle school.


It only gets busier as we end the school year, so check out our school webpage and weekly newsletters for more information on the great things happening at Wolf Creek ES.


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!


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

Study at Home - Online Resources

Parents,




Please find the resources below that are available for students to utilize at home.


School Resources- www.gaonlineexperience.com (Online practice for the Georgia Milestones Assessment-GMAS) 3rd-5th www.launchpad@fultonschools.org


(Coach Online- Program to build academic proficiency) 3-5th www.launchpad@fultonschools.org (Study Island- Program to build academic proficiency)


K-5th www.launchpad@fultonschools.org

(iRead and iReady-Adaptive program for targeted skills)

K-2 & K-5th

http://bit.ly/2GktO7r (Link to WCES academic resources to assist parents and students.)


K-5th

Grade Level Resources-

5th Grade- Study Island and Coach online- posted on Dojo

4th Grade- Study Island and Coach Digital

3rd Grade-Study Island (math)- Coach Digital (Reading)

2nd Grade- iRead, iReady, and Moon Observation Log-posted on Dojo

1st Grade- iRead, and iReady, and Math Review-posted on Dojo

Kindergarten- iRead and iReady



How do I access each platform?

Study Island- Student should log in through Launchpad. Launchpad can be access from the Fulton County home page under “Parents and Students” should access through launchpad.


To log in, go to the following website: https://launchpad.classlink.com/fcs and sign in using this information: Username: School Student ID Password: Student Birthdate


-When you arrive to the app page after signing in, click on the study island icon.


-When you are on Study island, click the “My classes” tab in the upper left hand corner and then click your class name in order to view and complete all assignments. Coach


Online- To log in, go to the following website:

https://www .coachdigital.com/org/12168573 and sign in using this information:


Username: School Student ID Password: 123456

Giving Back to Those in Need

Join us in by showing your support by downloading the @Purposity app and select Fulton County. With this app we will be able to seek non-traditional support of all of our students in need.


Purposity finds those in need near you.


Would you help if a student in your child's class needed shoes or a family lost their home in a fire? We think so. Get one weekly notification, read their story and decide if you'll help right from your phone.

School Governance Council Elections Results

Congratulations to our newly elected members that will join the Wolf Creek School Governance Council!


Parent/Guardian Representatives

Cheri Ann Taylor

Erica Taylor


Teacher Representative

Chabrina Derrico


We are looking forward to an exciting year with our Council! Thanks so much for your willingness to serve.


Parents and teachers, thanks so much for your participation in the voting process! Your voice counts!

Increasing Literacy at WCES

Go to your child's Fulton County Launchpad account:


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


Students still have a few weeks to check out books from our Media Center. The Media Center will close the last 2 weeks of school for inventory and summer close out.


Ask your child to check out books aligned to their Lexile Levels and complete Accelerated Reader quizzes at school.


Increasing Reading Stamina:


Having stamina for something means being able to stick with something for periods of time. This stamina, or endurance, builds strength. Stamina can apply to lots of different areas, such as exercise or painting. It can also apply to reading.

Teachers often think about a student's reading stamina. Reading stamina is a child's ability to focus and read independently for long-ish periods of time without being distracted or without distracting others. Reading stamina is something that parents can help students develop. Here's how:

  1. Vary the way the reading is done. Parents can think about this in terms of having their child "read to himself, read to someone, and listen to reading." Some combination of the three should make up the reading time, especially for new or struggling readers.
  2. Choose "just right" books. If your child is at a stage of being able to read alone, help him choose books that he is able to read independently. This means he should be able to decode almost every word in the book correctly. In this situation, avoid using books that are too difficult to read alone. If your child will be reading with you, choose books that are lively and engaging.
  3. Set reasonable goals. Most toddlers and preschoolers find it difficult to sit for long periods of time, even with the most engaging book! When starting out, limit book time to just a few minutes and work up from there. For elementary aged readers, consider starting with 10-15 minutes of reading time, and work up from there. Add a few minutes to your reading time every week or so.
  4. Celebrate progress. Without getting too caught up on the number of minutes spent reading, celebrate the time that is spent reading. Share your favorite parts of books read, plan the next visit to the library, and share progress with other family members.

Spending longer periods of time reading means fewer interruptions and more time reading what you love. As your child moves into higher grades, having reading stamina will help your child navigate the longer texts and assignments. Using these tips can help develop more stamina in your reader.

Sharpen The Saw Habit #7

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®


Parents, our 7th habit is about taking time to take care of ourselves. Our mind, body and spirit! Rebooting and rejuvenating! Please share stories of how do this over the Spring Break holiday once we return on April 8th. Will be looking for your post in our School Class Dojo school story section.


Parent 7 Habit Contest - No winners yet!

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:


April 23rd

May 14th



April 11th Kindergarten Round Up


April 15th - 25th GMAS Administration Grades 3rd - 5th


April 26th Student Papers Go Home


April 29th PK - 1st Field Day


April 30th 4th - 5th Field Day


April 30th Title 1 Parent Input Meeting


May 1st 2nd - 3rd Field Day


May 3rd Reading Carnival


May 6th 10th Teacher Appreciation Week


May 7th Title 1 Parent Workshop Avoiding The Summer Slump


May 6th 10th GMAS Administration 4th Grade


May 14th Spring Chorus Concert and Magic Show


May 14th PK - 2nd Awards Day


May 15th 3rd - 4th Awards Day


May 16th 5th Grade Awards Day

(Please see the 5th itinerary, sent by 5th grade teachers, for all of the planned

EOY celebrations.)


May 23rd Last Day of School

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.

Wolf Creek Elementary PTA News



A special thanks to our PTA for awarding our 2nd round of teachers and staff with classroom grants! We really appreciate it! Congratulations to all of our staff members that applied and were awarded a grant!


On behalf of the Wolf Creek ES PTA, I am excited to announce that the following 15 staff members have been awarded Classroom Grants! Congratulations!


  • Kendra Owens - "Math/Science Projects"
  • Melody Huff - "METI Support"
  • Psylane Brown - "Pre-K/K Field Trip Support"
  • Michelle Ross - "Pre-K Field Trip Support"
  • Carrie Baker - "Creative Minds at Work"
  • Olivia Wheat - "Manipulative Mania"
  • Shan'tell Boyce - "Group/Teacher Assistance"
  • Jamal Broughton - "ICBW Field Trip"
  • Tamara Lester - "Sight Words are a Must"
  • Brook Everett - "Reading Centers"
  • Jennifer Jankins - "History Reimagined"
  • Laura Jones - "Classroom Needs"
  • Chabrina Derrico - "Strengthening Students' Reading Skills"
  • Shaunte Braggs - "PBIS and LIM Teacher of the Month Initiative"
  • Bernice Johnson - "Beta Club Community Service"


It is our pleasure to support your classrooms and programs this year and we are looking forward to the positive impact that these funds will have on your students. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.


Mrs. Patti Davis-Smith

PTA President and Board


Thanks and have a great week.


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

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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

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