WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
Next week we will move into our end of the year testing season. This year our 8th graders students will test separately from our 6th and 7th grade students. English and math tests have been spread out and given additional days, but the daily testing time each day has decreased. We will test each day from 8:55 to 11:05. If at all possible, please move any appointments if they fall during a testing day for your student.
Please reassure your students that they have been well prepared throughout the year and Milestones are only a snap shot of the knowledge and growth they have attained. Sometimes students become anxious before standardized testing and believe these tests have the power to make or break their entire futures. All we want is for our students to show their knowledge and shine as brightly as we know they can. Support their success by ensuring solid sleep, protein-filled breakfasts, proper hydration, and positive mental focus, which have all been proven to assist during testing. We are already proud of the academic growth we have witnessed this year!
April 15 – End of Grade 8th grade Reading and Evidence Based Writing
April 16 - 17– End of Grade 8th grade English Language Arts
April 18 - 19 - End of Grade 8th grade Math
April 22 – End of Grade 8th grade Science
April 23 – End of Grade 8th grade Social Studies
April 24 – 25 – 8th grade End of Grade make-up days
April 24 – 25 – High School End of Course English Language Arts
May 1 – High School End of Course Physical Science
May 2 – High School End of Course Algebra
No homework or assessments will be assigned to 8th graders from April 15 – May 3; reassessments may occur on makeup days
6th and 7th Grades:
May 6 – End of Grade 6th and 7th grade Reading and Evidence Based Writing
May 7 – 8 – End of Grade 6th and 7th grade English Language Arts
May 9 – 10 - End of Grade 6th and 7th grade math
May 13 - 14 – 6th and 7th grade End of Grade Make-up Days
No homework or assessments will be assigned to 6th and 7th graders from May 6 – 10; reassessments may occur on makeup days
Enjoy your weekend!
In collaboration -
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Dates To Remember
April 15-23- 8th Grade Milestones Testing
April 24-26- ELA EOC Testing
April 26- Wacky Webb Day
May 5-10- 6th and 7th Grade Milestones Testing
May 20 – 7th Webb Hero Day/Device Collection-6th grade
May 21 – 8th Webb Hero Day/Device Collection- 7th grade
May 22 – 6th Webb Hero Day/Device Collection- 8th grade
May 22- 8th grade Bridging Ceremony
May 23 – Last Day of School.
*Next year’s RFF days - September 3, November 4, February 14, March 16
2019 Testing Schedule
Daily Testing Schedules
2019-2020 Student Agendas- on sale NOW!
Wacky Webb Day- April 26th
Webb Heroes Battle T-Shirts
As you may know, our Webb Hero Battle event is coming up soon! Webb Hero Battle will be our field day event at the end of the year. Please have your student show his/her support for their team by purchasing a Webb Hero Shirt. Students will be placed on either a Marvel or DC team based on their homeroom teachers. Webb Hero Shirts are on sale for all students for only $15.00, please use the link below to purchase your shirt. Marvel shirts will be the Red Team and DC shirts will be the Blue Team. We look forward to seeing the students compete in their own Marvel or DC t-shirts!
Student Link: http://bit.ly/2019webbheroes
Relay for Life
WBMS is doing an incredible job creating cancer awareness and raising funds for the American Cancer Society! Among the many fundraising activities in the school are staff “jeans” days, Quizlet Live sessions, morning Bingo, hat day and pajama bottoms day. Our school’s student council is taking orders for t-shirts ($15 each) until April 18th at the following link: http://bit.ly/19webbcure.
We invite all school and community members to join us and purchase a shirt, with proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. FBLA is partnering with the Alpharetta High School chapter of FBLA to sell luminarias. If you would like to dedicate a bag In Memory of, In Support of, or In Honor of someone who has been touched by cancer, access our team website at: https://tinyurl.com/WebbWayForACure. The cost of the bag is $10 each.
With only four weeks to go before the Relay, many members of our staff and students have become involved in this year’s fundraising event. Please mark your calendar for May 11th from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the North Fulton Relay for Life event here at Webb Bridge Middle School. Come for the afternoon, evening, survivor’s walk, luminaria ceremony, or even just an hour and see why WBMS is proud of their participation in this year’s Relay and their Webb Way for a Cure team!
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month gives everyone the opportunity to think about what role they can play in keeping kids safe and families strong every day of the year. Fulton’s school social workers are prepared to assist our community in shining the spotlight on prevention. Fulton school employees will participate in Wear Blue Day on April 12. All employees are asked to wear blue attire in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month and post and submit pictures using #fultongoesblue to raise awareness. Watch our social media feeds to see photos and activities.
Here are the Facts:
Everyone wants to provide and nurture their child in a positive, healthy environment, but sometimes parents need a little support along the way. In a national survey, 94% of parents said they needed help of some kind; 86% said they would be grateful for services, childcare or other support. However, in a separate study, fewer than 20% of parents said they would actually seek help. (Source: Prevent Child Abuse Georgia)
We encourage families to seek additional resources by calling the 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) Helpline to talk to trained professionals who can connect them with supportive programs in their area. In Fulton, parents can also request assistance from school social workers.
Most people think child abuse and neglect is a serious problem and believe that the problem is preventable: 97% of adults have said they would take action on behalf of children, they just don’t know how. Most people are already involved in prevention by mentoring children or parents (70%), donating (80%), or advocating for children and families (77%). Those involved in these activities can help prevent mistreatment of children. Click this link to Request a Training to learn more about prevention.
Prevent Child Abuse Georgia suggests the following ways we can all become involved to help support parents and create great childhoods for children:
- Volunteer for an after-school mentoring program.
- Give a new mom a break by bringing over dinner or offering to babysit.
- Coach a youth sports team to teach kids the value of teamwork—they’ll learn how to trust teammates and themselves.
- Invite friends, neighbors, or colleagues over for a Civic Dinner to talk about ‘Nurturing Communities’. When you sign-up to host you will receive a guide to lead people into meaningful conversations.
- Encourage families you know to call the 1-800-CHILDREN (1-800-244-5373) Helpline to talk to trained professionals who will connect them with supportive programs in their area.
- Go online to use the 1-800-CHILDREN Resource Map, PCAGeorgiaHelpline.org, which contains over 3,000 local and statewide programs designed to assist and support families.
Autism Speaks Walk
April is ALMOST here, and that means its time to “Light it up Blue” and rally our support for autism awareness here in Fulton County. On 28 April, there will be walk in midtown Atlanta- we’d love for you to consider joining the Webb Bridge Builders team. This year, we will be walking with the AHS Raiders team as we show our support through walking and raising funds for autism education, research and advocacy. We need your help spreading the word about this great event!
We will have a brief informational meeting for anyone interested in joining the WBMS team or finding out how you can help on Monday, 25th March at 8:10 am in Jennifer Ward’s room, 819. Questions? Please stop by or email Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Link to team fundraising page) http://act.autismspeaks.org/goto/WBB
(Link to incentives/prizes) http://act.autismspeaks.org/site/DocServer/Walk_Incentives_Flyer_2019.pdf?docID=1901
Next Art Club meeting is April 25th at 7:45 a.m. in Ms. Miller’s room. T-shirts are in and look awesome! Please pay membership dues at below link and text parent sponsor Julia Williams (404-357-7563) with size Adult S or M.
Please continue to take your selfies in front of Art Club’s fun LoveWall and send to #WBMSLoveWall.
FBLA held their general meeting today in the media center. Information to apply for the Leadership Team next year was distributed. In addition, members worked to decorate luminaria bags in anticipation of our Relay for Life event on May 11th.
Our AHS FBLA is partnering with our middle-level chapter to assist our Relay for Life team “Webb Way for a Cure” through the selling of luminarias. If you are interested in dedicating a luminaria In Honor of, In Memory of, or In Support of a friend or family member who has been touched by cancer, please access our Relay team’s website at https://tinyurl.com/WebbWayForACure or ask an AHS or WBMS FBLA member for a luminaria form. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Our final FBLA general meeting will be held on Friday, May 3rd in the Media Center at 7:50 a.m. Our agenda includes the completion of luminaria bag decorations, awards for active members, announcement of our 2019-2010 Leadership Team, and an end-of-year celebration. We hope all members can join us for this year’s final meeting.
AHS Cross Country
Alpharetta Film Academy
AHS will host the Alpharetta Film Academy this summer. Please go to https://www.alpharettafilmacademy.com/ for more information
The Alpharetta Film Academy teaches young students how to make professional, engaging videos in a relaxed professional video studio.
AHS Players Camp- May 28-31 & July 29-Aug 1
Alpharetta High School Girls Jr. Raider Volleyball Summer Camp
Alpharetta High School Girls Jr. Raider Volleyball Summer Camp
Our Volleyball Jr. Raider summer camp for grades 2nd-6th and 7th-9th will be held June 10-12, 2019. This camp is so much fun for those interested in playing volleyball and is run by our AHS Varsity head coach! For more information and to register, visit:
Ga Tech WIE Tec Camp- June 10-14
Hangin At the Y!
Register now for upcoming Building Character Acting classes. Improv is the main focus this session! Check out more information at www.buildingcharacter.org Classes run from Feb 21st –May 16th 4:15-5:45. Come join the fun!
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
Meetings and Public Comment
Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in @ 7:30 in the PLR room.
Our next SGC meeting is scheduled for Friday, April 12 at 7:30am in the PLR Room. Public comments are welcome at 7:35 am or via the Virtual Comment link below.
If you would like to donate to the PTA and help us reach our goal, Please click here wbmspta.org.
All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support!
2018-2019 Community Balance
We want to create a community filled with more balanced lives. On these nights there will not be any homework assigned, and no assessments will occur the next day.
August – 15th
October – 25th
November – 7th
December – 5th
January – 16th
February – 13th
March – 6th
April – 18th
May – 8th