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Wilson Creek ES Family Newsletter

September 15, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat families,

If you've ever had a conversation with me about school, you have likely heard me talk about the importance of the home and school connection. I believe strongly in the value of parents and teachers partnering together to help grow our kids into the best possible people they can be. This encompasses academics as well as students' social and emotional health.

I recently ran across the article below. It talks about 7 skills that distinguish successful students from those who struggle. At school, we regularly teach these skills to all our students by noticing and commenting on the things they do well, by teaching our Student Success Skills lessons to help students identify emotions and find appropriate ways to express them, and by encouraging students that with practice, they can get better at so many things.

Take a look here to find out how you can reinforce these lessons at home. We are truly better together!

All the best,

Stephanie Haga

Images from our National Anthem Ceremony this Morning

Upcoming Events:

September 16th-Fall Picture Day

September 16th- 4.5 Week Progress Reports post in Infinite Campus

September 21st-Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A

September 29th-Curriculum Night 5:30-8:00pm (more information to come)

September 30th-Spirit Wear Day

September 30th-All Pro Dad Meeting 7-7:40am

October 14th-Family Movie Night 6pm

the 4.5 week progress report

At 8:00 AM on Friday, September 16th, your child's progress report will be visible in Campus Portal. Please remember this is not a report card and is simply a snap shot of your child's performance in the first 4.5 weeks of school. Also, a reminder that grades accumulate over the course of the semester.
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Science Olympiad Information

The Science Olympiad team will compete in various events at the county competition in March of 2023. This team is made up of 30 students from grades 3-5. Our team will consist of dedicated students who will practice afterschool and at home to prepare for the competition in March. Applications for Science Olympiad are due on September 30th. Try outs will take place afterschool on October 5th from 2:45-3:45 PM. Students can pick up applications in the Media Center or by printing the attached PDF.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Ms. Pence, pence@fultonschools.org.

Wilson Creek PTO Movie Night is Coming!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th, 2022

It’s time to treat your children to a fun night at the movies with

their friends at WCE! Here are some important notes:

• Students voted “THE BAD GUYS” for this year’s movie –Rated PG


• Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with a Pre-Show (Live DJ). The

movie starts at approximately 7:00 p.m.

• Admission is $5.00/person and includes a popcorn.

• Movie will be held OUTSIDE so please bring comfortable

seating such as blankets/sleeping bags or beach chairs and insect repellant.

• This is a family event, therefore NO DROPPING OFF OF CHILDREN. If you are not attending

with your child, please make sure your child is with a responsible adult.

• Parents, please make sure your child/children remain outdoors unless they are using the


We need 10 parents to volunteer to make movie night enjoyable and successful for our students and families! Please sign up here!

Click here order tickets and pizza!

Wake Up Wildcats Morning Exercise Clubs are back September 19. Parents welcome!

Wake Up Wildcats morning exercise clubs are starting the week of Sept. 19

From 7:15 – 7:35 AM

4 & 5 grades on Tuesday

2 & 3 grades on Wednesday

K & 1 grades on Thursday

YOGA on Friday (grades 3, 4, 5 only) Yoga mats are provided

Parents are encouraged to attend. More information will be coming from PE.

Curriculum Night September 29

Our Curriculum Night will be held in person on September 29.

Each homeroom teacher will host two sessions that evening 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

5:30-6:15 pm Session 1

6:25-7:10 pm Session 2

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 teacher. This is also a great time to sign up for a conference with your child's teacher.

Some of our academic business partners will also be available in the cafeteria beginning at 5pm if you want to stop by before your homeroom session.

We hope you will plan to join us!

Curriculum Night in the homerooms is for parents only. See the opportunity below from our PTO if you need childcare during this event.

Childcare during Curriculum Night

The PTO is offering childcare from the Northview High School Beta Club for Curriculum Night. The cost is $10 per child - accepting cash or charge upon arrival. Please RSVP if you plan to bring your child so we have enough volunteers. Space is limited and parents must remain on campus. This offering is so parents can attend Curriculum Night child free.

Sign up here:https://forms.gle/qZ14penWo9y19efS6

September Creating Character Trait: Responsibility

This month our character trait is responsibility. At school, we are teaching kids about doing the right thing even when no one is watching and accepting consequences for our actions. Not only is this trait taught at school, but the home is a great place to practice our character trait of the month too! Below are different ways to teach and practice responsibility.
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Pictures from our First Creating Character Celebration

MAP Growth Assessment

Beginning in October, our 2nd and 4th graders will take the MAP Growth Assessment. Click the button below to learn more about this assessment and how it is utilized by our school and district.

New STEM Afterschool Classes

Challenge Island is now offering STEM afterschool classes at Wilson Creek on Fridays from 2:30-3:35pm. STEM concepts are reinforced via hands-on team projects in a fun, cross-curricular way incorporating music, art & social studies . Click here for more information. WilsonCreekChallenge-Island

Student Competitions

Annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest

GAPT and GaDOE Announce the Annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest for the School Year 2022-23 in Conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week

Posters can be drawn anytime between September 1st through October 13th. The posters must be submitted to local consultants by the end of November. Click here for more details.

Fulton County Schools Technology Competition

The 20th Annual Fulton County Technology Competition will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Riverwood High School. Students in grades 3-5 are welcome to participate in various technology based projects. Please visit the FCSTC website at https://www.fultonschools.org/Page/9518 for more information. Information on the technology competition events can be found under the Competition Categories & Rubrics tab. Interested students should sign up using the following link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090F4FADA82DA6FB6-2022. If more than one student is interested in an event we will draw names. The sign-up deadline is Friday October 28th. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Pence, at pence@fultonschools.org.

Fulton County Schools Technology Competition- 15 Minute Logo Challenge

The challenge is to create a unique logo for the 20th anniversary of the Fulton County Schools Student Technology Competition! Create a logo for a chance for your design to be chosen as the final logo for this year's competition! The top 10 designers will be chosen by the FCS Student Technology Competition Committee and will have an opportunity to meet design experts from the Adobe team to receive feedback on their designs! Click HERE for more information on how to enter. If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Pence, at pence@fultonschools.org.

Business Partner Spotlight

We are so happy to have Inspiration Martial Arts as one of our Wildcat Pack members this year. Click on the images below to learn more about this growing company.
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PTO - Join, Donate, Volunteer

If you haven’t already done so, please consider joining our amazing PTO. They do a lot to help students, staff, and families. Their support makes our school community stronger.

You can sign up on the PTO website: Membership (wilsoncreekpto.org)

SGC Public Comment

Each month our School Governance Council meets to discuss the state of the school and to consider how we can make Wilson Creek an even better place for students and families. If you have comments or ideas you would like to share with our SGC, please use the link below to do so. You can submit with your name (please do this if you would like a response) or anonymously. The comments are shared at each meeting.

Important Reminder regarding COVID

Parents should report only positive cases to the Parent portal. Do not submit a report if you are waiting on a pending test result or for an exposure/direct contact. Fulton County Board of Health Case Investigators will response to student cases. You will receive a call from the department of health and they will give you a return date to school.

FCS Student COVID-19 Report Form

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Previous Editions of the WCES Newsletter

September 1- Lunch Visitors, National Anthem Project, Wake Up Wildcats, Creating Character, Strong 4 Life, Curriculum Night, Chris 180

August 18- Class Changes, COVID Reminders, Residency Verifications for 2nd graders, Creating Character Program

August 12- New Check In/Out System, School Counseling Referrals, School Performance on Milestones, Student Success Skills, Media Center Programs

August 5- How to make transportation changes, Carpool Reminders, Parent Portal Setup, Gifted Screening

August 2- Beginning of the School Year Information, Family Handbook, Bus Information, Code of Conduct, Joining PTO

July 29- Campus Portal Info, New Staff, Updates to the Code of Conduct

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