Free Summer Programs
FREE Summer Lunches - Food that’s IN when school is out.
In partnership with Wake County Public School System’s Summer Food Service Program, the Poe Center provides free lunches during the summer months. Weekly themes with fun activities will include yoga, gardening, exercise, local mascot appearances, water games and more.
Who: Youth ages 18 and under. Groups of 8+ must RSVP 24 hours in advance to Lauren McCallum firstname.lastname@example.org 919.231.4006
When: Wednesdays, June 17 – August 5, 11 a.m. – Noon
Where: Poe Center for Health Education, 224 Sunnybrook Rd. Raleigh, NC
Summer Reading Program
Our school's library will be open this summer from June 23-July 30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00-1:00. See the Flyer for more information.
Goals for the Program:
- Advance literacy and academic performance by engaging students in reading and reading related activities during the summer
- Foster a love of reading
- Involve parents in the Summer Reading experience
2015-2016 Kindergarten Information
Kindergarten Staggered Entry
The first five (5) days of the school year will be dedicated to Staggered Entry in Kindergarten. The dates for 2015-16 are
August 24 - August 28 with the first full day of kindergarten for all students on August 31.
- As a reminder, a student must be five (5) years of age on or before August 31, 2015 to register for kindergarten.
- Students who attended a private kindergarten in North Carolina must still enter kindergarten per WCPSS Board Policy 6011 and NC Policy § 115C 364, which states the initial point of entry into public school is kindergarten.
- Students must enter during their Kindergarten Staggered Entry day when assessments are done to assist teachers in planning differentiated instruction for all students.
- If at some point during the Kindergarten Staggered Entry period or soon thereafter, observations indicate that a student may be better served in first grade, the Principal can place the student in first grade per WCPSS Board Policy 6011.
Kindergarten Early Entry
Kick-Off To Kindergarten
- Marbles Kids Museum is hosting Kick-Off to Kindergarten. There are two dates to accommodate both the year-round and traditional schedules. Please share this information with your kindergarten parents. For more information go to www.MarblesKidsMuseum.org
- Thursday, June 25, 2015 – 5:00 – 8:00 pm (for rising year-round kindergartners)
- Saturday, August 22, 2015 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (for rising traditional kindergartners)
End of Year Survey
All Title 1 schools have a survey for parents to complete. Please click on the link to complete this short survey.
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)
Wake County is conducting parent information sessions on Single Subject Acceleration. Please see this flyer for more information.
NC School Report Cards
NC School Report Cards offer a snapshot of some of the important information about individual schools in North Carolina. The School and District Report Cards are divided into five areas: the School/District Profile; Student Performance; School Indicators; School Environment; and Personnel. More information and an overview of the NC School Report Cards can be found at the Department of Public Instruction's website.
Walnut Creek's Report Card - English or Spanish
Kindergarten Registration Jumpstart Day for the 2015-2016 School Year is January 15, 2015. We will also be hosting Kindergarten Open House here at Walnut Creek on January 27, 2015 from 6:00-7:30
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, 2013 (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, 2015 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, 2013. If you established residency at your current address after April 9, 2013, 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, 2013 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.
Registration Hours: 9:45-2:00pm
Wake County has a kindergarten website featuring up-to-date information on kindergarten registration and early entry. An enrollment information website is also available to assist you.
Calling all volunteers! We would love for you to volunteer here at Walnut Creek. We have opportunities in the classrooms, media center and on field trips. If you would be willing to volunteer, please come to the school's media center and complete the registration process by October 31. All volunteers, both former and new, must undergo a criminal background check.
With the new school year, bus locations may change based on the students on the route. Bus stop locations will be posted online Monday, August 18 at http://www.wcpss.net/transportation Click the bus routes link. Look for your school on this page and click the link to find the school’s bus routes. Find the intersection nearest your residence. Be at the stop 10 minutes prior to pick up.
We encourage parents to review bus safety and their family bus plan with their children to get the new school year off to a great start. Bus routes may have changed this year - please check your child's route.
Wake County has new transportation practices for the 2014-15 school year. These changes will have the biggest impact on those families who will be new to our school system. There is a parent letter (English or Spanish) to explain the changes and a FAQ sheet.. Click here for more transportation information.
Student Accident Insurance
Student Accident Insurance options available for the 2014-2015 school year include:
- School Time Only (includes all sports except football)
- 24 hour Only (includes all sports except football)
Click here for more information.
2014-2015 Single Subject Acceleration (SSA)
Single Subject Acceleration (SSA) allows students to accelerate beyond their assigned grade level in English/Language Arts OR Mathematics. Parents may nominate students for this accelerative practice ONLY within specified nomination windows. Testing will ONLY occur during specified testing windows in the spring of 2014.
Accelerative services will begin at the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information, please refer to the www.wakeacceleration.weebly.com
You will find the SSA staff contact information for your child’s school on the site listed above.
For your convenience we have included a direct link here: http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/8/7/26878967/ssa_contact_list_2014-15.pdf
Parents are also encouraged to attend the district information sessions as well. The direct link is as follows: http://wakeacceleration.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/8/7/26878967/ssa_-_parent_session_handout.pdf
Students who do not meet the criteria, transfer to WCPSS after the testing window, or are nominated after the spring 2014 window, will not be accelerated during the 2014-2015 school year.
NC Report Card
The NC Report Card is a resource for information about student achievement, class size, school safety, school technology, and teacher quality at the school, district and state levels. For more information, see DPI's website.
Walnut Creek 2012-2013 Report Card
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
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.
Parent-Student Handbook 2014-2015