STEM Program Given $875!
A group of Duke students who participated in this year’s Winter Forum donated their $875 prize money to the STEM program at Walnut Creek Elementary School! Team 11 won first prize for their idea of connecting students in India with those in the U.S. in a program called “StemPals.” Please see the news article for more information.
STEM Monthly Challenge - Blowing Bubbles
Using a homemade solution, can your class blow the bubbles that are the largest size in diameter? This challenge is due March 24.
Pre-Order Your Yearbook and Buy Ads or
You can pre-order a 2013-2014 yearbook online. The basic yearbook only cost $21!
The school code of 11344314 is needed to place your order online.
You can purchase an ad for your business or a shout-out for your child in the yearbook. Please complete the forms and return to your child's teacher by March 14.
Raleigh Rockets Track Club
Raleigh Parks & Recreation is offering a track club for the Southeast Raleigh area. For more information about the Raleigh Rockets Track Club, click on the flyer and registration form.
Kindergarten registration will begin on Monday, January 13, 2014. Registration hours are from 8:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 4:30 PM. You will need the following items to enroll your child:
Completed enrollment forms (We have these available for you at school or you can download them here)
- A certified copy of your child's birth certificate
- Two proofs of your Wake County address (One prior to April 9, 2012 (see below) and a current water, gas, or electric bill in parent's name, or a signed lease)
- Any custody documents
- A photo ID of the parent or guardian
- Your child's immunization record
- A Kindergarten Health Assessment will be required we are asking that these be completed and returned to the school by July 1, 2014 if possible.
Please note that we are a capped school, so for your child to attend Walnut Creek Elementary you must have established residency at your current address on or before April 9, 2012. If you established residency at your current address after April 9, 2012, you still must come here to register but your child will be capped out and sent to our overflow school. Please bring with you TWO proofs of residency one with the date on or before April 9, 2012 and one with a current date. If you have any questions concerning enrollment, please contact our Student Information Data Manager Ms. Traub at 919-857-9505.
Wake County has a kindergarten website featuring up-to-date information on kindergarten registration and early entry.
Enrollment information or student assignment information websites are also available to assist you.
Elementary Report Cards
WCPSS uses standards-based grading for report cards. The purpose of the report card is to inform students and parents about a student’s performance on the grade level standards. All elementary students receive a report at the end of each nine-week reporting period.
For further information on report cards:
- WCPSS has created a website
- Understanding Your Student's Report Card document.
Twitter at Walnut Creek
Please join us on Twitter @WalnutCreekEs. We will be tweeting about all of the events at the school and the times our buses leave daily!
Notice of Teacher Status
It is the intent and goal of every school in the district to employ highly qualified teachers and staff to provide the best education possible for your child. A highly qualified teacher is an employee that has completed required training and certification and demonstrates the skills necessary to help every child attain high academic and behavioral standards. Parents have the right to request credentials of teachers and staff at Title 1schools. Please fill out the form below and return it to the main office.
Notice of Teacher Status Form- English
Notice of Teacher Status Form - Spanish
Our transportation page has been updated. Click here for the latest information about bus information.
Now Available - Online School Payments!
Online payment for school activities is now available. Credit and debit cards are accepted as payment from the convenience of your home. Click here to learn how to setup your online school payment account.
Walnut Creek Online School Payment Website
Wake County Public School System News
Wildcats Have P.R.I.D.E
P - Positive Words & Actions
R - Respect of Self and Others
I - Integrity and Honor
D - Discipline and Self-Control
E - Excellence in Everything You Do
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support is a nationally recognized research based best practice that is designated by the Office of Special Education Programs as one of the “Ideas that Work. “ PBIS is a school-wide program designed to provide universal strategies and additional layers of interventions for students in need of support. Schools that sustain administrative and staff commitment and implement PBIS with fidelity over time demonstrate the following outcomes:
- Improved school climate
- Reductions in Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs) and in school and out of school suspensions
- Increased parent and community satisfaction
- Improved systems for responding to students in need of additional support with social behavior
Walnut Creek is participating in the PBIS initiative & is currently developing specific desired outcomes, identifying data sources that will be used to measure progress and creating an action plan to support the accomplishment of outcomes.