WBMS Friday Notes

August 14th-18th

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Week 2 Recap

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

It was another great week at Webb Bridge Middle School! This week we rolled out “The Webb Way” Positive Behavior Intervention System (P.B.I.S.) with our students. It is our way to focus and reward good behavior. The video we used to introduce the topic is included in this week’s Friday Notes. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did while creating it. Next week we will begin pulling names and rewarding our Webb Way Wednesday Winners (say that fast twenty times!) Thank you to those 7th and 8th grade parents who participated in our Parent University and/or our Curriculum Night this week. We look forward to hosting these events again soon for our 6th grade parents. We are also looking forward to The Great American Solar Eclipse next week. Enjoy your weekend!


In collaboration -

Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Webb Bridge Middle School - The Webb Way - Exemplifying Excellence Every Day
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Dates To Remember

Aug 21- Solar Eclipse Event- Delayed Release

Aug 22- 6th grade Curriculum Night

Aug 23- Fall Picture Day

Aug 25- #Unite

Aug 30- Parent University- 6th grade- Device Info @ 6:00-7:00pm

Sept 1- Release Day- No school for students

Sept 4- Labor Day Holiday - No school

Sept 5- South Georgia Trip Information Meeting @ 6:00pm (8th Grade Parents)

Sept 6- Soccer at Elkins Pointe @ 5:30

Sept 7- Last day of 4.5 weeks

Sept 7- 6th Grade Dance

Sept 8- 6th Grade Chorus Camp

Help Session Schedule

Mondays- ELA/Reading/ World Language/Connections

Tuesdays- NO Help Sessions

Wednesdays- Social Studies

Thursdays- Math

Friday- Science

Solar Eclipse Information

On August 21, 2017, Webb Bridge Middle School will be in the path of a partial solar eclipse. This event is being called “The Great American Solar Eclipse” because it is the first time since 1918 a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States. Webb Bridge Middle School is planning a viewing opportunity to allow students to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. Below you will find a letter describing our participation in the event, safety guidelines, and the county permission form:


WBMS Eclipse Communication.docx

ScienceFoundation_eclipse_info.pdf

Science Foundation eclipse info SPANISH.PDF

Solar Eclipse Student Waiver and Release Form.pdf

Solar Eclipse Student Waiver and Release Form SPANISH.PDF

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Fall Picture Day- August 23rd

School picture day is on Wednesday August 23! Order forms went home with your student on Friday, August 18th OR you can pre-order online at CADYKIDS.COM and save $10 on any package when you pre-order on or before picture day!

Get your yearbook!


Yearbooks on Sale Now! The 2017-2018 Webb Bridge Middle School yearbooks are already on sale at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Enjoy the Back-to-School special price of $40 and 4 free icons with personalization when you order before August 25th! Pre-orders will be available through April, but this is the lowest price of the year.

Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the WBMS Soccer team will be on Aug 28 and 29. Tryouts are for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Informational packets and forms will be in the gym. See Coach Sell for questions.

Join FBLA

Webb Bridge students are invited to join a new club, FBLA. Students have the opportunity to join for $25 dues (check made payable to “WBMS”). Meetings will be the second Friday of each month in Room 120 at 7:45 a.m. Questions may be directed to Dr. Oravetz at oravetz@fultonschools.org. This middle level FBLA will mirror the AHS FBLA, where business and competition will be incorporated as well as fun!
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Join the WBMS Tech Squad

The WBMS Tech Squad is open to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. You will help assist students with surface issues at the Help Desk in the Media Center. If you are in Jr. Beta, you will also receive Service Hours for this.



APPLY HERE: bit.ly/wbmstechsquad17

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College Colors Day- 8/31

August 31st, we are hosting College Colors Day! Support your favorite college and get ready to kick off football season.

Jr. Raider Baseball- 13u

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Are you interested in being a Jr. Raider Football Trainer?

ATTENTION 6th, 7th or 8th grade girls who would like to be an important part of the football team and is not cheering. You will get to help out at all football games by providing the players with water and helping coaches with anything they need. It is a great opportunity to get involved with your Jr. Raider Team! We especially need 6th Grade Girls!!


Sign up now: https://goo.gl/forms/pwYB7vXei7Hq77xX2


Questions: contact

Caroline Kelly carolinemoorekelly@gmail.com or

Lora Bunarek lbunarek@gmail.com

Parent University- 6th grade Parents

In response to feedback, we are hosting Parent Device Nights to help parents assist students with school technology. On this evening, staff members will teach common Surface troubleshooting techniques, common issues students encounter when using their Surface, how to access and work with Edmodo, and how to access and work with OneNote. We ask that interested parents bring their student’s charged Surface device and log in, so the evening’s learning is hands on. Please note the date for the 6th grade evening has changed:


Wednesday, August 30th – 6th grade Parent Device Night 6:00 -7:00


Please let us know if you are planning on attending this event using this link


We will be hosting Parent Nights each month on various topics to continue to build strong bridges between school and home.

WBMS's International Night

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Festival - Webb Bridge Welcomes the World - on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. We will gather together to experience the diverse cultures that make up our Webb Bridge family!

We look forward to having colorful displays which teach us about your cultural heritage. Displays could include ethnic foods, dress, artifacts, pictures, music, games, activities, etc. In addition to the displays, we welcome performances which represent various countries.

Please fill out the form below to indicate your interest in volunteering for the Festival. We will collect the forms, coordinate and schedule the activities. We will provide tables for the displays, as well as TVs, DVD players and other AV equipment as needed. For any individual questions, please contact:

James Barket (Barket@fultonschools.org),

Benna Shah (shahb@fultonschools.org), or

Michelle Garner (garnerm@fultonschools.org)


We look forward to this exciting and educational event and hope to see many of you here!

Please Support the PTA Today

Please Support PTA Today! Save Time, Donate Online at www.wbmspta.org
Purchase a Platinum Level membership by August 20th for a chance to win a Reserved Parking spot during 6th Grade Curriculum Night.


We will also be collecting donations during Curriculum Night. If you donated online, stop by our table and pick up your membership gifts.
Thank you for supporting the PTA!

School Store Volunteers Needed

The School Store is staffed by volunteers and supported by the PTA! It is an easy way to volunteer for just thirty-five minutes at a time on a day of your choosing. Volunteers are needed to staff the store Monday through Friday from 8:15-8:50 a.m. Please sign up through the following sign-up genius link. Thank you for supporting the PTA.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4faba82fa4fb6-wbms

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

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.

**We are keeping this week's Tech Tips the same because these
are some of the most common solutions to many problems. **

Install Updates Regularly - Beginning This Weekend!

Microsoft Windows Updates for the Surface tablet should be checked on a regular basis. As a best practice the Surface tablet: • Should be connected to a power outlet. (The tablet may install updates via the tablet battery but it is recommended to keep the tablet connected to a power supply.) • The battery power level must be at least 40% charge. A higher battery charge is recommended.


Here is a video to show you how to install your updates: Surface Video

If you prefer written directions you can get those here.

"My Surface Won't Charge""

One of our Device Expectations is for your device to be fully charged everyday you come to school. But what happens when it won't charge? Follow the troubleshooting directions below to walk you through solving this issue.


Shut down the tablet completely. Start Menu - Power - Shut Down. Do not press the power button at the top - it will only put the tablet to sleep. Try a different outlet at home when charging - be sure to use the power brick given to you at deployment. Install updates if possible.


The screen should go completely black. Let it charge for 2 hours minimum. Make sure the charger is completely connected to the Surface.


Try all these steps before bringing to the Media Center.

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

A big thank you to Nothing Bundt Cakes for their delicious donation of cakes to our staff! Don’t forget to order a freshly baked bundt cake for your next special occasion. Choose from ten luscious Bundt flavors and forty unique cake designs while you browse a treasure trove of unique gifts, charming cards and inspired decorator items.


5230 Windward Parkway, Suite 102, Milton, GA 30004 , 678-366-1445, alpharetta@nothingbundtcakes.com

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Bruster's Ice Cream

Thank you Bruster's for your support and ice cream for our New Family Night.


Visit them at 3855 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta · (678) 762-7790

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Valic

Valic kindly provided lunch for our new teachers (our Marigold Club).


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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*................... Student/Teacher Holiday (schools closed)

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

March 9*.......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

March 12....................Professional Development Day (students off)

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

Lunch Menu

Click for the 2017-2018 Lunch Menu