WBMS Friday Notes

March 12-16

https://youtu.be/76tRntP541M

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

Life at WBMS is always full, but this week was “extra” as our students say. We honored our Citizenship Award recipients who have continually exemplified excellence throughout the 3rd quarter, and we celebrated as each chorus group earned a superior at the Large Group Performance Evaluation. Our seventh graders experienced a day at Junior Achievement facing what it is like to make financial decisions: each student was given a job with a salary and a family with responsibilities, and then asked to create a budget. They came back sharing how they prioritized and made these hard decisions. Our 6th grade orchestra and band and our symphony orchestra wowed an evening crowd, and our track and field team practiced hard and will compete this weekend. Both sixth grade science students and our visual arts students enjoyed guest speakers who shared knowledge and took questions regarding emergency weather conditions and cartooning and animation respectively. On Wednesday our students expressed their thoughts and compassion by selecting one of nine ways to share their voice. The kindness posters, letters to Parkland, and messages of hope our students created made me proud of their empathy. Lastly, our rising 6th graders visited us on Wednesday and today, and the most impressive part was that our current 6thgraders took the lead. They shared with our guests information about our school, the Webb Way, connections classes, and more. Our chorus, band, and orchestra showed their skills, and then current 6th grade tour guides took our visitors on a journey around WBMS. It was truly a packed week!


Please mark your calendars to join us next Friday at 7 PM in our gym for our annual Talent Show. I have heard rumors that it might be the best one yet. We have twenty amazing student acts that are sure to entertain us all.

Be sure to take time this weekend to relish your family and friends and to relax and revitalize.


In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Mar 21- Spring Picture Day

Mar 21-Community Balance Day

Mar 23- Talent Show

April 2-6- Spring Break

April 12-24- Milestones

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

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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SGC Elections- March 19 - March 23


Student Governance Council Elections


We are now in the next phase of the elections process! Voting will occur March 19 - March 23. Parent and Teacher candidate statements are located on the SGC page- Click here​ to view them.


Parents and teachers will receive an e-mail with a voting link. Parents no longer need Home Access codes to vote!

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Spring Picture Day is Wednesday March 21!


Please look for an order form to come home with your student on Monday

OR

Preorder online today at spring.cadystudios.com and save up to $6.00!

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March 23rd!

Mark your calendars for the annual Talent Show on March 23rd! There will be a variety of acts such as: Bollywood dancing, Comedy, Gymnastics, singing, and so much more. Come see the amazing talent at Webb Bridge Middle School!



The tickets will be on sale at lunch for the following: 2 tickets for $5 on Tuesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 22nd . You can also buy tickets at the door on Friday, March 23rd, which will cost $5 per ticket.

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Congrats to our Citizenship Award Recipients

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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 (all students except students taking the 9th grade Literature Honors EOC course)

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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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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Clubs and Athletics

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- March 13th- March 28th

Butter Braids Fundraiser! March 13th-March 28th

https://youtu.be/hG0oypWgE6A

FBLA

Our March FBLA general meeting had the pleasure of hearing our guest speaker, Ms. Patkar from Kimberly-Clark, share her business career experiences. Noting the importance of communication in business, and accepting leadership opportunities, Ms. Patkar provided interesting and meaningful information to the students. This timely message was well received as our chapter is preparing to accept applications for the 2018-2019 FBLA leadership team! More information on the application process will be forthcoming on the Jaguar Morning News.

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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SGC Elections

We are now in the next phase of the elections process! Voting will occur March 19 - March 23. Parent and Teacher candidate statements are located on the SGC page- Click here​ to view them.


Parents and teachers will receive an e-mail with a voting link. Parents no longer need Home Access codes to vote!

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!!

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Special Thanks to Chick-Fil-A and Kim Schorr

Thank you Chick-fil-a and @kim_schorr for spoiling our Teacher and Professional of the Year! #WeLoveChick-fil-A
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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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Jewish Music Festival March 8 - 25, 2018

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival includes jazz, sacred, folk, orchestral, kids’, and rock ’n’ roll music.

Science festival March 9 - 24, 2018

Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations, and facility tours in dozens of locations to celebrate local science and technology. See the events list or booklet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLtBF8gneTA

Luck of Avalon- March 16th 6pm

Calling all Lads and Lassies! Join us on Friday, March 16th from 6PM to 10PM as we celebrate St. Patrick's Day at our fourth annual Luck of Avalon. Enjoy an evening full of live music, dancing, and all things Irish flair.
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Schedule of Events:

At 6PM, Luck of Avalon kicks off as the Irish do with a bagpipe and drum performance from North Georgia Pipes and Drums on the Plaza stage! After an Irish introduction, the party begins as crowd-favorite Az-Izz continues the tradition of transforming the Plaza into a dance floor for a special Motown performance. And if you missed the introduction from North Georgia Pipes and Drums, you’re in luck! They will be performing throughout the streets Avalon to spread festive Irish cheer until 7PM!

Don't forget to share your pictures on social media with us using #LuckOfAvalon! And, stop by the Smilebooth GIF booth to create a custom GIF in your festive green attire. Bringing the little leprechauns? Family fun face painting will be available until 9PM as well!

Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race March 17, 2018

Shamrock race March 17, 2018

Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is a walk or run (kids fun run, 5K, and 10K) with Irish entertainment that begins at Atlantic Station.

St. Patrick’s Day parade March 17, 2018 (noon)

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade has 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands in Midtown that go south on Peachtree St. from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE.

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Be Healthy Georgia Festival- Family event March 17, 2018 (9:30 a.m.)


Register online for Be Healthy Georgia Festival, which includes two kids’ races (ages 1-6 and 7-14), games, sports activities, team mascots, and a fitness expo at Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW. Free.
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Auto show March 21 - 25, 2018

Atlanta International Auto Show includes hundreds of new cars, light trucks, vans, and sport utility vehicles at Georgia World Congress Center.

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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

3/7/19

Lunch Menu

Click for the 2017-2018 Lunch Menu