Scholastic Book Fair
The Book Fair will be at Walnut Creek from March 3-6. We will be open late this Thursday, March 5 until 7:00pm. If you are out of town or can't make it to our Book Fair, you can also help support our school by shopping online.
Family Engineering Night
Mark your calendars for our annual Family Engineering Night from 6:00-7:30pm on Thursday, March 5. NCSU students will be at school showing families how to build, create and have fun with engineering activities! It's for the WHOLE family.
Our 2014-2015 Yearbook is for sale! If you haven’t ordered your yearbook yet, time is running out. Don’t miss out on the memories and the fun of yearbook distribution. Order a yearbook today by entering our Yearbook Id Code - 11344315 at YB Pay.
There is also time to recognize your child with a Shout-Out Ad or a business ad. Yearbook ads range in price from $25 to $100. Contact the PTA president for more information about personal and business ads.
Wake Up and Read
This year, WAKE Up and Read hopes to collect 100,000 books in February – enough to share with children at nine schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. We need your help so we can build stronger students and a stronger community. Please donate your gently used books to Walnut Creek by March 16. The book collection bin is located in our Media Center.
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
Curriculum Corner/Esquina de Plan de Estudios
Come see what your students are learning this month in class! February -English
¡Venga a ver lo que sus estudiantes aprenden este mes en la clase! Febrero - Español
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 (includs 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