WBMS Friday Notes

October 1-5

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Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

While there are many important aspects of education, one I have found myself contemplating more often this year is the other side of the report card, the one that deals with self-worth and character. According to Aristotle, “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” I could not agree more. Schools are a people business and our relationships with one another inside and outside of our classrooms and buildings are the foundation of all we do; thus, we must be intentional about how we build and nurture our community. As a matter of fact, along with other members of our staff, I am currently attending The National Forum on Character. It is inspirational and we have already taken away so many ideas to strengthen and integrate some of our current programs like our Wellness Committee, our Positive Behavioral Intervention System (“The Webb Way”), and our Advisory/Compass lessons to focus on bolstering our most precious resources – the people of WBMS – our students, staff, parents, and community members. Positive relationships are at the core of everything we do at WBMS, and I am excited to continue our work towards building a truly collaborative culture where we all realize that kindness really does matter and together we are better.


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Oct 5- Teacher Work Day- NO SCHOOL

Oct 8- Columbus Day- NO SCHOOL

Oct 9- WBMS Release Day- NO SCHOOL

Oct 10-11- Aladdin Auditions

Oct 10- Volleyball Vs. Autrey Mill @ 5:30 in the WBMS gym

Oct 11- Jewish Club

Oct 11- 2nd SGT payment due

Oct 11- 7th Grade Band and 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Concert

Oct 12- FBLA Meeting

Oct 12- Volleyball vs. Sandy Springs @ 5:30 in the WBMS gym

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WBMS October Book Drive-Literacy Focus

If you would like to help by purchasing a book or book gift card, please click on the Sign Up Genius link and bring any books or gift cards to the front office by November 16th .

Sign Up Genius Link
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044aa4ac2fa1f94-wbms4

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8th Grade Trip 2nd Payment Due

The final payment for the 8th grade South Georgia Trip is due on Thursday 10/11.

Link for 2nd payment: http://bit.ly/2NQyBl6


*Registration for the trip has closed.


Contact: consola@fultonschools.org if you have questions.

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Parent University

Our next Parent University is on October 16th at 6:00 p.m ., and will focus on our device, the Surface and the common tools teachers use in the classroom. In order to help us gauge interest on the topics, please let us know which 2 topics you would like to learn more about on that night.

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Webb Bridge Middle School Chorus Sings at the Atlanta Gladiators Game!

Come join Webb Bridge Middle School, Lake Windward Elementary School, and New Prospect Elementary School as the schools' choruses sings at the Gwinnett Gladiators game on October 19th. The game is at 7:35 pm at the Infinite Energy Arena. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/WBMSHockey2018. Thank you to the Gladiators who are donating portion of the ticket proceeds back to our choral program!

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TAG Probation Guidelines

For a student to continue in the gifted program after initial placement, he/she must meet the program’s continuation criteria. These are satisfactory performance in the gifted program as noted by evaluation of student work, data from teacher reports, standardized test data, grades, and turning in work in a timely manner.


When the student’s performance does not meet the Fulton County district criteria for continued participation, a student may be placed on probation. Probation allows for students to receive interventions when their performance in any gifted service class falls below the continuation criteria. Continuation of services is determined separately for each advanced course in which a student is served. Discontinuation of service in the TAG program occurs when a student no longer receives any gifted services.


TAG students are placed on probation when the student’s 9-week average is less than 80%. TAG students may also be placed on probation if the student does not score minimally at the Proficient level on the state required competency test (Georgia Milestones End of Grade) in the content area.


The probation period is in effect for the remainder of the school year. While on probation students must maintain an 80% average or higher for each subsequent 9 week grading period of the academic year or will be dismissed from the TAG class. Parents are notified prior to dismissal.


For questions, please contact Caroline Kelly, TAG Coordinator,kellyc3@fultonschools.org or Michelle Garner, TAG Assistant Principal,garnerm@fultonschools.org

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Yearbooks On Sale NOW

Get your yearbook today for only $45!

Order your yearbook online using this link: WBMS Yearbook

Attention 8th Grade Parent

This is the first time at Webb Bridge to have an ad in the yearbook celebrating your students’ accomplishments. Click the link in order to yours today: Order your yearbook Ad here

Parents- Get your pictures in the yearbook using the ReplayIt app!


Parents you can participate in adding photos to this year’s Webb Bridge Middle School yearbook! Just by uploading them to ReplayIt! You can go to the website and submit photos or even download the app.

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All audition information including forms, is located on the show website www.amycreamer.com - go to the Aladdin Jr. page.
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Tryouts

Information packets located in the Front Office.


Tennis

Girls – Oct 10

Boys – Oct 11

Intramurals

Intramurals will start on Sept 3. Meet at 7:45 in the gym. Students must have intramural form turned in to Coach Sell.


Info Packets are available by the PE white board as well

Boys Basketball – Oct 17, 18, 19

Girls Basketball – Dec 11

WBMS Jewish Club

WBMS's Jewish Club will meet starting next month. Meeting information will be shared on the Morning Announcements and on posters around the school. Our first meeting will gather ideas from students about topics they would like to discuss and learn more about this year. We will have visiting rabbis and guests speakers throughout the school year. All are welcome to join! Join our Edmodo group using the code: rubxey

Jr. Beta

Our next meeting is November 3rd at 7:45am in the Cafeteria. Check Edmodo for details and service opportunities.


Register for Convention! Nov 28-30th in Savannah, Georgia.

All info and links can be found here: bit.ly/betatrip18

Each year Junior Beta members have an opportunity to attend the Georgia Junior Beta Convention in Savannah, Georgia. This is a two-day convention that gives our members a chance to meet hundreds of other Junior Beta members from schools throughout Georgia and participate in activities ranging from academic contests to quiz bowls to talent competitions. The State Convention provides the opportunity for members to interact, share project ideas, and showcase their academic and leadership abilities. The State Convention is a fun-filled two days that our members look forward to each year.

FBLA

Our next FBLA general meeting will be held on Friday, October 12 from 7:45 – 8:30 a.m. in the Media Center. The agenda for the meeting includes the induction of new members, review of the upcoming Regional Leadership competitions, and demonstration on how to find LEAD information on Class Notebook. We hope all members will be able to attend!

Spanish Club

There is still time to join the WBMS 2018-2019 Spanish club!!
The next meeting will be Friday Oct 26 at 8am in room 104.

Learn about Hispanic culture through music, food, dancing,

and arts and crafts throughout the year.

Dues are: $25 (includes membership fee, Club T-shirt, and snacks)

Pick up a membership form in room 104 , a Spanish teacher, or the front office.

Meetings are held the last Friday of every month.

Hasta pronto! See you soon!

Please Support Our Business Partners!!

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Webb Bridge Reads – and may meet local authors!

Even if you’re out of town for the break… Local author Becky Albertalli (author of the book on which the movie Love, Simon was based AND sister of WBMS chorus teacher Ms. Goldstein!) will be signing the new young adult book she has co-authored with Adam Silvera, What If It’s Us?, at the Milton public library on Tuesday, October 9th, at 6 p.m.

Atlanta author Nic Stone, author of Dear Martin, will be celebrating the Dear Martin anniversary AND signing her new young adult book, Odd One Out, on Oct. 17th at 6pm at Johns Creek Books and Gifts www.Johnscreekbooks.com

Building Character Acting Classes

Webb Bridge Process to Performance After School Acting Classes - Thursdays 4:15-5:45. Class starts Aug 27th and runs through December.

This exciting session will work on improvisation, scene study, physicality, character development, and audition techniques. Students will also rehearse for the one-act play performances. This is a phenomenal class to work skills as well as gain stage experience! For more information and registration: www.buildingcharacter.org
email: info@buildingcharacter.org

Fun Halloween Event for Kids of All Ages

Join your friends, neighbors, and the community on Saturday, October 20, for the second annual Emily's Trick or Treat for a Cure, a family-friendly Halloween party at Pernoshal Park in Dunwoody! Come dressed in costume and enjoy a massive trick-or-treating area, food, raffles, silent auction, games, sports, balloon animals, arts & crafts, music and much more! Tickets are $10/child or $25/family, and proceeds will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. For more information and pre-event tickets, please visit http://emilyshalloweenparty.com/.

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Northeast Atlanta Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc.

The Northeast Atlanta Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is currently conducting its annual membership drive for the 2019 school year. NCL’s mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members include mothers and daughters in grades 7 through 12 (a 6 year experience). Our chapter will be accepting new members in the rising 7th and rising 9th grade for 2019- 2020.


Please visit the NCL website:https://northeastatlanta.nationalcharityleague.org/community-service/ for additional information or contact our local chapter Northeast Atlanta VP of Membership, Michele Colturi at michelecolturi@comcast.net. Thank you for your interest.

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Webb Bridge Middle School PTA

Thank you to all the families who have supported the PTA with your generous donations. We cannot provide all the wonderful support to our students without it.


For those families who have not joined yet, join by October 15th at the Gold or Platinum level for your student to be entered into a drawing for “Principal For A Day”.


You can also upgrade your level with an additional donation to reach the Gold or Platinum Level.

Every donation makes a difference.


Your donation is tax deductible. Save time and donate online, click here wbmspta.org

Thank you, WBMS PTA

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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 meeting is September 14th. If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

Volunteer Registration​​

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2018-2019 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. All volunteers must be registered online with FCS in order to volunteer. New Fulton County requirement: You will not be able to volunteer until you complete the online training and application. It could take as long as 48 hours for your application to be processed before you will be eligible to volunteer. Click the link: Fulton County Schools Volunteer Webpage. Become a volunteer in 5 easy steps.

  • Complete the mandatory online training.
  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • Wait 24 – 48 hours for your application to be processed
  • Visit the school and begin volunteering (please bring your ID)?
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2018-2019 school year Release Days

8/31/18

10/9/18

2/4/19

3/12/19

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

September- 19th

October – 25th

November – 7th

December – 5th

January – 16th

February – 13th

March – 6th

April – 18th

May – 8th

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