Wildcat News

Wilson Creek ES Family Newsletter

August 31, 2021

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Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat families,


As many of you are aware, we have had a few students who have tested positive for COVID-19 since the school year began. As of the writing of this message, I am unaware of any students who caught COVID-19 here at school as a result of another positive individual, though it's hard to identify where someone contracted the virus when it happens. I believe a big part of our success with this is families keeping children home when they are sick, or if a family member has symptoms of COVID-19. Please continue to do this for the good of the school community.


Another way we keep everyone safe, is by removing students from the classroom immediately if they become ill. Our clinic assistants have shared with me that are having a difficult time reaching parents when children become sick at school (not necessarily just COVID). This can mean long delays in children going home when they need to, and it puts a strain on our clinic workers. Please read the repeat information below in the "From Our Clinic" section and be sure to follow the directions. This will help us a lot!


Thank you,


Stephanie Haga

Upcoming Events:

September 6: No School Labor Day Holiday

September 9: Virtual Curriculum Night

September 20: Late Start Day (See below)

October 1: Outdoor Movie Night

Virtual Curriculum Night September 9

Curriculum Night will be held virtually on Thursday, September 9. Each homeroom teacher will host two sessions that night via MS Teams, so families with more than one child can meet with at least two of their children's teachers. If you only have one child here at Wilson Creek, you can choose which session best suits your schedule. The second session will be a repeat of session


5:30-6:15pm Session 1

6:30-7:15pm Session 2


Your child's homeroom teacher will send a meeting link by next Wednesday, September 8.


During the sessions, you will hear from the principal, the PTO president and the SGC chair as well as your class room parent and of course, your child's teachers.


We hope you will plan to join us!

Late Start Days

You may notice that on the FCS calendar there are six "Late Start Days" listed. The superintendent added these days to give teachers some additional time to review student data and to make instructional decisions in collaboration with colleagues. At Wilson Creek ES, these days will not impact students' arrival times. Our buses, carpool, and breakfast schedule will remain the same as always on these "Late Start Days". Teachers will be in meetings on a rotational basis and we will provide coverage for the teachers while in meetings. Therefore, we'd like all students to arrive by 7:40 am, as usual, on these dates. Schools have some autonomy with how this will work. Therefore, if you have children at other schools, their schools may give you other instructions for these days.

Outdoor Movie Night-October 1st Save the Date

We are excited to host another Outdoor Movie Night event this year. More information will be coming soon, but save the evening of October 1st for an evening of fun, family and food (for purchase)...oh, and of course a movie! This event is being hosted by our wonderful PTO.

Start with Hello!

Last week was a fun-filled week as we kicked of our "Start with Hello" campaign. This campaign is designed to help students connect with each other and with staff in the building as well. We want our students to feel safe, connected and valued here at Wilson Creek. This is work we will continue throughout the year!

Volunteer Opportunities

To prevent the risk of COVID spread at school, we are not having parents to volunteer for positions that have direct contact with students during the school day. We do however have opportunities available for families to support. We love help with copying and re-shelving books in the Media Center as well as help prepping teaching materials. I encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher or your PTO room parent to find out ways you can be involved!

Steps to Become a Volunteer

Fulton County Schools values and promotes active engagement of the community in all of our schools. Thousands of individuals serve as volunteers in our schools each year. Volunteer opportunities may include:


* Serving as tutors, mentors, or guest speakers
* Providing assistance in classrooms, cafeteria, library, or main office
* Organizing student enrichment and recognition activities
* Supporting special events, athletics, and school planning councils

How do I become a volunteer?
1. Register at the Fulton County Schools Volunteer Page.

2. Complete the mandatory online training.
3. Complete the volunteer application.

Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed before you visit the school to volunteer. Volunteers must complete this process EVERY year.

When you arrive at the school for your first volunteer assignment, please present your government identification (i.e. driver's license, state issued ID cards, Mexican consular cards, green cards, military ID) to verify your identity.

Digital Citizenship

We know that with all the advantages the Internet can bring to your family’s life, there can also be pitfalls. To help you talk with your children about Internet Safety and how to be a good Digital Citizen, Parent Resources are accessible through our Digital Citizenship Webpage on the Wilson Creek website: https://www.fultonschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=22322


If you have any questions about Digital Citizenship or additional resources, please reach out to Mrs. Pence at pence@fultonschools.org.

From our Clinic-Repeat, but please read!!!

Please add the Clinic phone number to your contacts so you don’t’ miss an important call if we need to reach you. 470-254-0860. Please review Infinite Campus to make sure that phone numbers are correct, and any medical conditions are listed.

Students are not permitted to carry any kind of medication in their backpacks. If you have a student who requires medication to be administered during the day, please contact the Clinic for the appropriate forms, and care plans.

Please send in your student with a mask every day, and a few spare ones in their backpacks. They often are dropped, wet, or soiled during the day and a spare one is needed. This avoids unnecessary trips to the Clinic during the day. If you would like to provide your teacher with a box of masks, it would be greatly appreciated by all!

Thank you!


We continue to be giving out lots of masks everyday and our stock is starting to run low.

-Dana Light and Pam Trigg

All Pro Dads

FATHERS!

“ALL PRO DAD” is continuing in spirit this month even though we are not able to meet in person. Please follow the link below to a video that you will

be able to watch and interact with your children from the comfort of your own home and on your own timetable. The meeting only takes about 10 minutes

and it REALLY makes a difference in our children’s lives!

I look forward to the time when we can safely gather again in person to have the full experience of an “ALL PRO DAD” meeting.

Thank you!

-Jacob D. Marmer and Dinesh Raju

Wilson Creek Elementary School “ALL PRO DAD” Team Captains

If you have any questions about “ALL PRO DAD”, please feel free to email Jacob at:

Thesolutionist@mac.com

VIDEO LINK:

APDC At-Home Chapter Experience

COVID Reporting

If your student has had interaction with a person who is positive for COVID, if they have tested positive, or if your child has been given a COVID test, please report that to the portal .


All of the information needed to make a report is HERE or on the front page of the District website at www.fultonschools.org

PTO: Join, Volunteer, Support

  • If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining our amazing PTO. Your support makes our school community stronger.
  • You can sign up and purchase Spirit Wear on the PTO website: Membership (wilsoncreekpto.org) Membership - Wilson Creek PTO
  • Supporting the PTO will allow us to continue supporting programs such as:

    • Science Force
    • Field Trip Transportation
    • School Agendas
    • Artist Day
    • Family Events
    • Teacher Classroom Grants and Teacher Appreciation Activities
    • 5th Grade Finale
    • Beautifying the school

    Typically, we spend $130+per child/per year

    100% of your support stays at WCES!

Public Comment

If you have questions, thoughts or ideas about how we can improve our school, we invite you to share them! Clicking on the "Public Comment" button below will take you to a survey where you can share your thoughts. These comments will be reviewed monthly at School Governance Council meetings. You can submit anonymously, but keep in mind that you will not get a response unless we know who you are. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
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Check out the Science 4 Kids opportunity below. This is being offered free, by a Northview HS student!

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