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April 22, 2022

 

Dear Turner Creek Families,

 

I look forward to seeing some of you at tonight’s movie night!  It is going to be a beautiful evening to get together and enjoy and outdoor film.  AND, it doesn’t get any better than WALL-E!

 

If you scroll all the way down to the Upcoming Events section of the newsletter you will see a more organized view of important dates for the next few weeks.  I have placed EOG dates below that section for your reference.  

 

Today is the last day to sign 3rd - 5th graders up for the remediation/re-administration program.  That information is included in the “previous announcement” section.  

 

Please remember that if you need anything at all, you can reply to this email or email me directly at ksmall@wcpss.net 

 

On Campus COVID-19 Testing (Linked)

 

Free Pool Testing happens every Friday at Turner Creek.  

 

Register your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-wak-1018-students 

 

2021-2022 Caregiver/Student Handbook (Linked)

 

Please bookmark our handbook for the upcoming school year.  It will be a “first stop” as you have questions about the everyday operations at Turner Creek.  This handbook will always be in “draft” form as we are in a current world where change is the new norm.  I hope it will be a good resource for you and your family.  

 

**New Announcements**

 

Field Day Volunteers Needed

 

50 volunteers are needed for each session of Field Day so the students can enjoy all the stations. ALL volunteers need to be approved volunteers. If you haven't already registered to volunteer, please stop by the school and fill out the form so you will be able to help at Field Day.

 

Field Day for Tracks 1 & 2 will be on Friday, April 29.

 

Field Day for Tracks 3 & 4 will be on Friday, May 13.

 

Pre-K – 2nd grade classes will have Field Day from 9:30 – 11:30 and 3 – 5th grade classes from 1:00 – 3:00.

 

Sign Up to volunteer at one of the stations for Field Day:

 

2022 Field Day Tracks 1 and 2

 

2022 Field Day Tracks 3 and 4

 

 

What to Wear/Bring

 

  • BRING a plastic bag to store wet clothes in

  • BRING a towel to dry  off with

  • Boys should wear a bathing suit or their shorts and must wear a water shirt or T-shirt at all times.

  • Girls may wear a one–piece or two-piece bathing suit underneath their clothes and must wear a water shirt or T-shirt in addition to shorts at all times.

  • WEAR tennis shoes or water shoes ( a change of shoes is recommended)

  • You may wear other types of footwear, but please proceed with CAUTION 

  • BRING a CHANGE of undergarments and clothes

  • Sunscreen should be applied PRIOR to coming to school

 

**Previous Announcements**

 

Family Engagement Survey

 

Please take a few minutes to complete this year's family engagement survey between April 4th and May 6th. The survey will ask parents/guardians questions about the quality of the school environment, how well your child’s school communicates with families, whether your school actively encourages family involvement, and similar topics.

 

The data gathered in this survey will help schools make improvements in all of these areas, so we strongly encourage you to participate. 

 

The link to access the survey is: surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family

 

Planning for the 2022-2023 school year is underway

  • Is your child NOT attending Turner Creek for the 2022-2023 school year?

 

          Please complete this FORM.

 

  • If your child IS returning to Turner Creek for the 2022-2023 school year; we need your classroom environment input. 

 

Please complete this INPUT FORM

 

 

Testing Proctors Needed

 

End of Grade testing season for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will be here before you know it. We need parent volunteers to help with proctoring. You must be a registered volunteer with the county.

 

There are 3 days on May 24, 25, and 26 and 3 days on June 16, 21, and 22. The hours for each day are 9 - 12. If you sign up, you must be able to commit to the entire 3 hours that day. We can't split the time.

 

Please consider helping. Use the link below to sign up. If you have any questions email Morgan Perry at mperry7@wcpss.net or Kelsey Tunstall at ktunstall@wcpss.net. Thank you for your help.

 

To sign up, click here: 

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49ACAD2EA4FBC07-eogproctors

 

 

Remediation and Re-administration

 

This school year, WCPSS is conducting district wide End of Grade (EOG) re-administration for students in grades 3-5.  What was formerly the last two days of school will now be used for remediation and retesting for students that qualify in grades 3-5.  These remediation days will no longer be regular school days for the 21-22 school year.  

 

Therefore, the following dates are the NEW dates for the last day of school for ALL students:

 

~Track 1 Last Day of School for Regular Instruction for PreK-5: Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

 

~Tracks 2, 3, 4 Last Day of School for Regular Instruction for PreK-5: Monday, June 27th, 2022

 

Only students in grades 3-5 who qualify for retesting AND choose to participate will be attending school on June 3rd and 6th for Track 1 and June 28th and 29th for Tracks 2, 3, & 4. You will be contacted by the school directly if you are eligible for retesting AND if you have opted in to test by clicking here. You must complete the form by April 22 if you want your child to be considered for this opportunity.  If you have NOT been contacted about your child being eligible for a retest, your child should not be on campus on the readministration days. If your family has a unique situation on these newly repurposed school days, such that this adjustment creates a situation where you need support, please contact our school counselor(s).

 

LINK TO OPT-IN FORM

 

***Form must be completed by April 22 to be considered for this program.*** 

 

 

Staff Favorite Things (Linked)

Here is an updated slide deck with our staff’s favorite things.  This is just for your information.  

 

Upcoming Events: 

 

21-22 Year Round Calendar

 

Friday April 29: Field Day for Tracks 1 & 2 

Monday May 2: Whole School Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Week of May 3: Staff Appreciation Week (Tracks 1, 2, 4)

Tuesday May 10: Track 2 Track Out Day, PTA Spirit Night at Noodles and Co

Week of May 11: Staff Appreciation Week (Track 3)

Wednesday May 11: Track 3 Track In Day

Friday May 13: Field Day for Tracks 3 & 4

Thursday May 19: Chorus Musical 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday May 25: Rising Kindergarten Orientation 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Monday May 30: Holiday

Thursday June 2 - Last day of regular instruction for Track 1 Students

EOG Dates for Students in Grades 3-5

Please support your child by ensuring that he/she is present for end-of-grade testing. ​​​​​​​

Track 1

May 24 - Math

May 25 - Reading

May 26 - 5th Grade Science EOG, EOG Make Ups

May 27 - EOG Make Ups

May 30 - Holiday

May 31 - EOG Make-Up Day

June 1 - 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Testing

June 2 - Last day of regular instruction, 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Make-Up, 5th Grade Moving Up Celebration

 

June 3 - Math Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students 

June 6 - Reading Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students 

 

Tracks 2, 3, 4

June 16 - 5th grade Science EOG

June 20 - Math

June 21 - Reading

June 22 - 5th Grade Science Make Up Day

June 23 - EOG Make up Day

June 24 EOG Make up Day, 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Testing

June 27 - Last day of regular instruction, 3rd Grade Read to Achieve Make-Up, 5th Grade Moving Up Celebration 

 

June 28 - Math Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students

June 29 - Reading Remediation/Re-administration for select 3-5 Grade Students

 

Kind Regards,

Kristin Small, Principal