WBMS Friday Notes

March 26-30

https://youtu.be/hjWMEu1SAPc

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

Last week’s Talent Show was a wonderful illustration of not only our students’ extraordinary skills but also their courage. Each one seized his or her moment on stage and owned it making those of us in the audience proud. Yes, the music, dancing, comedy, gymnastics, and magic were great, but the bravery is what I will remember. Sometimes we forget how essential courage is. Each day we ask students to take educated risks as we encourage them to problem-solve and think critically because we know that learning truly is a process of trial and error, but all of that risk-taking can be exhausting. So I sincerely hope our students (and you, if you are able) fully enjoy Spring Break. If you all are traveling, please be safe! I look forward to seeing relaxed and refreshed faces on Monday, April 9th.


In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

April 2-6- Spring Break

April 12-24- Milestones

April 20- Wacky Webb Day (taking place of TOWB)

April 28- 6th Grade Performing Arts Six Flags Trip

May 10-11- Geobots 6th Grade

May 11- 8th Grade Dance

May 12- Relay for Life

May 22- 8th Grade Celebration @ 7:00pm at AHS

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Milestones Testing

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.


Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.


Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.



Our Fulton County Schools Assessment Department has released the official testing dates for the EOG and EOC Milestones Testing for the Spring.

April 12 – EOG Writing- 6,7,8

April 16- EOG ELA 6,7,8

April 18- EOG Math 6,7,8 (all students except students taking an EOC Math course)

April 23- EOG Science 8th grade ONLY (except students taking an EOC Physical Science course)

April 24- EOG Social Studies- 8th grade ONLY


*Makeups for EOG will be rolling

April 25- EOC- 9th grade Lit

April 26- EOC- 9th grade Lit

April 30- EOC Geometry

May 1- EOC Physical Science

May 3- EOC Algebra

For additional information and resources regarding the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (EOG and EOC), please follow this link:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

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Autism Speaks

More info to come soon, but here is the date for your calendars!


What: Autism Speaks Walk

When: 4/29/18

Where: Downtown Atlanta

Time: 9:00


Its that time!! The annual Autism Speaks Walk will be held on 29 April, 2018 in beautiful midtown Atlanta! Our school will have a team, the Webb Bridge Builders- and we need YOUR help to continue the tradition of supporting our autism community in the greater Atlanta area.


Last year, our school raised nearly $2,700 and we hoping to beat that number this year!


Help support our cause! T-shirts are only $12!!

Order by April 13th

Order your shirt online- bit.ly/wbmsautismspeaks18

Pay the money to your JAG HR Teacher

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Dear Fulton County Schools Community:

Fulton County Schools piloted a Digital Learning Day (DLD) on March 9 to gather data to develop a plan for technology-based instruction on inclement weather days.


If you participated in our DLD as a student, teacher, parent, or principal, we would like for you to complete a brief survey by midnight, Monday, April 2.

Take the Digital Learning Day Survey


Thank you in advance for your participation.

Fulton County Schools

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REDUCE TESTING ANXIETY

The brain reacts to all anxiety-causing stimuli the same way. Whether you’re anxious about an oncoming train, or the difficulty in choosing between answer b and answer c, your anxiety—even just a little anxiety—is going to make thinking more difficult.

  • One of the most efficient and effective methods for stimulating mental processes and performance is controlled breathing. Research shows that students can improve their performance if they do breathing exercises prior to tests or assignments; these exercises also reduce test anxiety. Controlled breathing increases oxygen flow to the brain, which in turn boosts memory, concentration and problem-solving abilities.

  • Teach students to count to five when breathing in, and then exhale for a count of five (all through the nose, which adds a natural resistance to the breath).


GMAS Study Guide: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

Online GMAS practice for students: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

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Yearbooks~Limited Amount Remaining!

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2018 Webb Bridge MS Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Valerie Barrett, Webb Bridge MS Volunteer of the Year, honored at Fulton County Schools 2018 Volunteer of the Year Luncheon and Celebration on Thursday, March 29th at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. WBMS orchestra members provided entertainment for this event!
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Clubs and Athletics

Intramurals

For the month of April, Tennis intramurals will be offered after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is the chance to come out and hit with other classmates. Students should be picked up by 5:15pm at the latest.

Jr. Beta Club

Our next meeting will be on May 8th at 8:00am in the cafeteria. Remember meetings are mandatory. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please make sure you contact us via Edmodo or email.


Butter Braids Fundraiser- Late order will be accepted until April 9th. Please contact Ms. Pardee or Mrs. Bernhardt if you have any questions.

FBLA

The next FBLA general meeting will be on Friday, April 13 at 7:45 a.m. in the Media Center. Information regarding applications for leadership positions for 2018-2019 FBLA leadership team will be available. In addition, a spring community service project will be discussed. We hope all FBLA members will be able to join us on April 13!

WBMS Student Tech Squad

Our WBMS Student Tech Squad is available to help students and teachers each morning before school from 8:15 – 8:50 a.m. If your student has a problem using their Surface, please ask them to come to the media center before school for help! (Photo attached)

Webb Bridge Process to Performance After School Acting Classes

Thursdays 4:15-5:45 This session will work on improvisation, scene study, physicality, character development, and audition techniques. Students will also work on one-act plays. This is a phenomenal class to work skills as well as gain stage experience!

For more information: www.buildingcharacter.org

email: info@buildingcharacter.org

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Please Support PTA

Dear Jaguar Families,

Have you wondered how you can get more involved in a fun and rewarding way with WBMS? Join the WBMS PTA Board! We only have a few openings left on our 2018-19 WBMS PTA Board. Please email Paige Philips at paigephillips@mindspring.com to learn what positions are open and what might be the best fit for you.


Remember-It’s never too late to donate! Please click on the link below to make a tax deductible contribution to the PTA and help fund programs in your child’s school.)

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Meetings and Public Comment

Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in room 116; our next meeting is April 13th @ 7:30 in the PLR room. We will be discussing the Strategic Plan for 2018 and beyond. We will be asking for staff, parent, and community input on the strategic plan through a Parent University and a form on Friday Notes (starting after our January meeting).


We hold a Public Comment period starting at 7:30 AM. Please feel free to attend and help us start our planning! If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

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WBMS Strategic Plan- APPROVED

Click HERE to view WBMS Strategic Plan

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Please Support Our Business Partner!!

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2017-2018 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers or click here. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or “goes by” names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.
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Atlanta Gladiators- Hockey

Watch the Atlanta Gladiators play a home game at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Discount tickets $11.

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Spring into the season with Avalon's Easter Bunny! Enjoy an egg-cellent photo opportunity with everyone's favorite furry friend beginning March 19th through March 31st.

Pricing Details:

Package A (One 6x8 photo and 4 wallets): $15

Package B (Email with all photos): $20

Package C (One 6x8 photo and 4 wallets + Email with all photos): $25

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CHILDREN'S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA DOG SHOW-OFF


Calling all dog lovers! Please join us for a Dog Show-Off at Avalon benefitting Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Canines For Kids on Saturday, March 24th from 2PM to 4PM. Register your faithful companion to show around the Plaza! Show off your dog's good looks, obedience and great temperament.

Dogs will be categorized as small, medium, or large and a maximum of twenty dogs per category can be registered. Prizes will be offered to a winner in each category!

Click here to register your polished pup to compete in the show.

Cherry blossom festival - Brookhaven March 24 - 25, 2018

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival has arts and crafts vendors, family activities, live music, a pet parade and costume contest, and a 5K run and a 1K walk at Blackburn Park.

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Lost and Found

All lunch boxes and water bottles need to be put near the cafeteria on the left side entering the café, and will be donated or thrown away the last day every week.

All items in the lost and found next to the clinic will be donated or thrown away on the 15th of every month.


All Items of value: glasses, electronics, jewelry etc. should be given to the front office.

Low Cost Internet

Get assistance with low-cost internet providers for your student’s Surface by clicking this link:

http://www.cheapinternet.com/low-income-internet

This link has a listing of various programs in our area offering low cost internet connectivity for qualifying families.

As always, please exercise caution when reviewing options and choose what will work best for your income and family’s need.

2017-2018 School Year

First Semester
August 1 – 4 ........................................... Preplanning for teachers

August 7......................................................... First Day of School

September 4........................................Labor Day (schools closed)

October 6 ......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

October 9 ......................................Columbus Day (schools closed)

November 20 – 24.............. Thanksgiving Holidays (schools closed)

December 21 ....................................... Last Day of First Semester

December 22 – 29 ...........................Winter Break (schools closed)


Second Semester

January 1 – 3.....................................................................Winter Break (schools closed)

January 4.......................................................................Teacher Workday (students off)

January 5................................................Professional Development Day (students off)

January 8...........................................................................First Day of Second Semester

January 15...........................................Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (schools closed)

February 16*..................................................................................... Snow Makeup Day

February 19 ....................................................President’s Day Holiday (schools closed)

March 9*.........................................................Snow Makeup Day- Digital Learning Day

March 12.............................................................................................Snow Makeup Day

April 2 – 6 ..........................................................................Spring Break (schools closed)

May 24.................................................................................................. Last Day of School

May 25.......................................................................................................... Post Planning

May 28...............................................................Memorial Day Holiday (schools closed)

* Designated as inclement weather make-up days (if needed).



Our School Release Days

These are the dates approved through the RFF process as part of School Governance. WBMS students will NOT attend school on the following dates:


September 1, 2017

October 5, 2017

January 16, 2018

March 8, 2018

2018-2019 school year Release Days

8/31/18

10/9/18

2/4/19

3/12/19

Lunch Menu

Click for the 2017-2018 Lunch Menu