Timberwolf Times

Vol. 1 Issue 10, September 26, 2018

A Message from Dr. Stone

Hello Timberwolf Nation!


It was another great week at WoodCreek! This past Monday, our PTA President, Beth Hays, was recognized at the Board Meeting for her work with our parents, staff and students. Also, our Adaptive PE teacher, Abbie Wylie, was recognized on Monday as well for receiving a Katy ISD Educational Foundation Grant for our Collaborative PE class. WCJH is honored to have such amazing parents and teachers representing our school!



Regards,

Dr. Melinda Stone

Principal

WoodCreek Junior High

Coffee with the Principal

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 9-10am

WCJH LGI

Join Dr. Stone in the LGI for some Panera coffee, connections and conversations.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Fun Food Friday, October 12th

Remember to have your student bring cash to enjoy lots of CANDY, DRINKS, RAISING CANE'S CHICKEN STRIPS and DOUBLE DAVE'S PIZZA ROLLS! Fun Food Friday will take place during regular scheduled lunch periods.


PRE-ORDERS for Raising Canes and Double Dave’s were such a success that we are doing them again this year! Please click here to order your students meal.


PLEASE PRE-ORDER HOT MEALS by Tuesday, 10/9


  • Raising Cane’s meals will only be available as a PRE-ORDER.
  • We will have a few extra Pizza Rolls for sale the day of the event (limited quantity), but recommend pre-ordering to guarantee you child can purchase them.
  • Raising Cane’s chicken strip meals with chips are $5 and Pizza Rolls are $4 for 2 rolls.
  • To streamline pre-orders and make the lines run smoother we will be handing out wrist bands during lunch the week of Fun Food Friday to all of the students who pre-ordered. Please remind your student to keep track of these, as all students should wear their wristband on Fun Food Friday to pick up their pre-orders.

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All Candy and Drinks are $1.00. No need to pre-order Candy and Drinks, we will have plenty for sale!


Also, NEW THIS YEAR, we will extend Fun Food Friday to breakfast! Your students can come to the cafeteria before school starts and enjoy donuts and other breakfast treats. More details to come!

"Leaving a Legacy" Courtyard Renovation Project

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Safety Concern

In the last week or so, there has been an increase in cars parking in the front lot and students being asked to walk across to get into cars to go home. For the safety of the students and staff, and in order to facilitate moving the car rider line in an efficient manner, we are asking that you please wait in line to pick up your student unless your child has an injury requiring assistance or a large band instrument. We appreciate your cooperation.

We Need Your Back to School Pictures!

Please send our WCJH Yearbook staff your first day pictures. Be sure to include name and grade. Please do not send photos with friends. Email photos in original format and size.


Email them to melissamolina-annis@katyisd.org. Thank you!

WCJH Parents of Gifted & Talented Students

There is a GT parents' workshop on Thursday, September 27th. Please click the flyer below for details.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

As many of you may already know, one of our own WCJH students, Connor Warfield, is currently battling Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL).


In an attempt to help bring awareness and raise donations to help with the family’s medical expenses, we have set up a fundraiser named "Connor’s Crusaders".


Please consider purchasing a t-shirt or making a donation to help bring awareness to childhood cancer and support a very special T-Wolf family.


(https://www.customink.com/fundraising/connors-crusaders?ref=email_messaging_desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_campaign=desktop-campaign-page-share-top-v3&utm_content=connors-crusaders&utm_medium=messaging&utm_source=email).


Thank you for supporting us in our effort to raise awareness and to honor Connor. Please feel free to share the link!!

Close Up Summer Trip for 7th Graders

PARENT MEETING 6:30PM ON OCTOBER 9TH


Close Up Founding of a Nation trip is for 7ht grade KISD students. We will travel to historic sites in our nation, including Gettysburg and Philadelphia. There is a parent information meeting at the Educational Support Complex (ESC) 6301 South Stadium LaneKaty, TX. For more information click the link below or email Leonora Hill.


For more information click https://www.smore.com/2vu71 or email Leonorabhill@katyisd.org

Support WCJH CHOIR @ Pepperoni's Firethorne

Join the Choir on October 2nd for a Spirit Day and give your kitchen a break! Pick up, dine in, or delivery, please mention the WCJH Choir when you order!

A certain percentage of your total receipt will be given to the WCJH CHOIR!

Mental Health Minute

Starting this month, the Katy ISD Office of Psychological Services will provide a tip sheet on a Mental Health Topic. The purpose of these Mental Health Minutes is to shed light on relevant topics that may enhance the overall mental wellness of students, families, and staff in the district. Click on the document below to read the 1st Mental Health Minute!

Counselor's Corner

This September 24-28, your child will be taking part in Start With Hello Week here at WoodCreek Junior High. Start With Hello teaches students the skills they need to reach out to and include those who may be dealing with social isolation and create a culture of inclusion and connectedness within their classroom and school. Social isolation is the overwhelming feeling of being left out, lonely, or treated like you are invisible. It is a growing epidemic in the United States and within our schools. Excessive feelings of isolation can be associated with violent and suicidal behavior. On Tuesday, September 25, your child will learn how to identify social isolation, how to reach out and start conversations, and start with a hello. We encourage you to talk to your child about the Start with Hello program and ask them to share what they have learned. Not only will that help you learn how to support your child to identify isolation, reach out and connect and Start With Hello, it also demonstrates to your child that you take this subject seriously and can support them in their actions to create a more connected and inclusive home, classroom, school and community. For more information on Start With Hello and to sign up to receive the Start With Hello Parent Brochure, please visit: http://www.sandyhookpromise.org/bringstartwithhello. If you have any questions, you may contact your child’s grade level counselor.

Heavenly Hats

Student Council will be hosting the annual Heavenly Hats Parade on Friday, October 5, 2018 to support the Heavenly Hats Foundation. This foundation provides brand new hats to cancer patients in need.


Wristbands will be sold for $1 before school in the rotunda during the week of October 1-5. For this event, students will be allowed to wear a hat of their choice to school on Friday, October 5th as long as they are wearing their wristband. YOU MUST WEAR A WRISTBAND THAT DAY IN ORDER TO WEAR YOUR HAT.


Please see Mrs. Ganther in room #1195 or via email at brittanymganther@katyisd.org for any questions.

Junior Achievement at WCJH

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 8:45am-4pm

1801 Woodcreek Bend Lane

Katy, TX

We are looking for volunteers to come and teach Junior Achievement to our 6th grade students.


  • WCJH will provide breakfast and lunch for our volunteers.
  • Training is required but if you’ve already been trained, it’s not necessary to be trained again.
  • Training is a webinar on: Tuesday, November 6th from 12-1 p.m., Monday, November 12th from 9-10 a.m. OR Tuesday, November 20th from 12-1 p.m.


Contact Chesse’ McDaris at chessedmcdaris@katyisd.org if you’d like to help. Thanks!

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 27th

9am-10am Coffee with Principal (LGI) please rsvp.


September 28th

Report Cards are mailed home


October 2nd

Choir Spirit Day @ Pepperoni's Firethorne


October 10th

6:30pm-Close up Parent Meeting


October 12th

Fun Food Friday-online ordering available

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