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Wilson Creek ES Family Newsletter

September 1, 2022

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Principal's Message

Hello Wildcat families,

I'm sorry the newsletter is late today. I got a call from my son's school that he may have broken his leg. It turns out he is ok, just a bad sprain, but it's never fun to get those calls. Speaking of which, please make sure you have at least one emergency contact (in addition to parents if possible) listed in Infinite Campus. The school wasn't able to get me on my cell phone today because I was in a Pep Rally, but they called my mother-in-law and she was able to help.

On another note, our grade levels held their Words for Winners celebrations today. Each month, every homeroom teacher recognizes one student who has consistently been Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn. I had the privilege of being with 2nd grade today for their ceremony and it was touching to see the students celebrate their peers. We will have plenty more opportunities this year for our students to be acknowledged for their hard work and the positive ways they interact with others.

All the best,

Stephanie Haga

Upcoming Events:

September 5th-No School/Labor Day Holiday

September 6th-No School/Remote Learning Day

September 9th- Creating Character Celebration "Cooperation"

September 16th-Fall Picture Day

September 15th-National Anthem Project

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

Remember-No School Monday or Tuesday next week!

Don't forget that students are out of school on Monday for Labor Day and Tuesday for a staff development day. Tuesday is technically a remote learning day and your child will have some work in each of their classes. This work will be communicated to families by the homeroom teacher and copies will be sent home tomorrow.

We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

New! Wilson Creek Calendar Linked Below

Lunch Visitors

Parents can now begin having lunch with their children. Please plan to arrive at least 5 min. before your child's lunch period so you can get signed in and catch your child before they enter the cafeteria.

Below are the procedures for lunch visitors:

•Eat at the designated tables in the rotunda.

•Please arrive at least 5 min. before your child’s lunch time.

•You may only eat with your child (students cannot bring a friend)

•Identification (ex. Driver’s License, Passport) will be required

•No Special Recognition Items (balloons, hats...) or restaurant food

Lunch Visitors will be restricted during state testing and the last week of school.

The National Anthem Project

Parents, you are invited to come SING our National Anthem, The Star-Spangled Banner, with our entire school community on September 15th at 7:55 am. This is a part of a multi-year project where our Music teacher, Ms. Morgan, teaches students to sing our National Anthem (which many You Tube videos can attest, is not an easy thing to do).

We will meet around the flag pole at the front of the school. The event will be short and sweet, but it is wonderful to have everyone together for a few minutes raising our voices in song. We hope to see you there!

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.

Creating Character Celebration: September 9th

Our Creating Character Celebration for Cooperation will be held in person on September 9th. This event is for students who earned our Creating Character Award. Students earn the award by demonstrating the character word of the month around the school and one student is chosen from each class! The students were celebrated on our announcements and they will be receiving their certificates next Friday, September 9th. Emails were sent to parents today for the students who earned the award. This program is going on all year long, so if your student did not earn it this month, there are many other opportunities to celebrate our students! We can't wait to see you there.

Strong 4 Life

Wilson Creek ES was selected this year for the Strong 4 Life Challenge in partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Students participated in a Pep Rally today designed to inspire them to live a healthy lifestyle. Read the parent letter linked below to learn more.

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.

We hope you will plan to join us!

CHRIS 180: School-Based Mental Health Services

CHRIS 180 can provide school-based counseling services to our students at Wilson Creek. Counseling takes place to provide accessible mental health care.

What type of support does CHRIS 180 provide?

  • When student is unable to focus or concentrate
  • Student has difficulty overcoming a death or loss
  • Student has experienced a traumatic event
  • Student is surrounded by sadness
  • Student has an overwhelming family life
  • Student has difficulty managing feelings of anger
  • Student has frequent peer conflict

For more information, click the links below

If you are interested in referring your child, complete the referral form, parent consent and email it to bria.harris@chris180.org

Referral Form

You can email the completed form to bria.harris@chris180.org

Parent Consent

You can email the completed form to bria.harris@chris180.org

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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

Residency Mid-Point Verification for 2nd graders

2nd grade parents: We are required to verify residency for all 2nd grade students per FCS Board Policy JBC. Please submit BOTH requirements (one residence and one utility) to wcesresidency@fultonschools.org before September 15th.

One Residence Proof
(Must Be Current)

  • Copy of Home Mortgage Bill
  • Valid Driver's License or State-issued ID
  • Copy of Home Sale Contract
  • Section Eight/HUD Housing Document
  • Homeowners/Renter's Insurance Registration Card
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Current Paycheck
  • Current HOA Bill
  • Current Apartment/House Lease

One Utility Proof
(Must Be Current)

  • Water Bill
  • Electric Bill

NOTE: Gas bills are no longer accepted.

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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)

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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.
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Previous Editions of the WCES Newsletter

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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