WBMS Friday Notes
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
WBMS Jewish Club
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.
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!
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!!
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
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/.
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 email@example.com. Thank you for your interest.
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
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.
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)?
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