WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
There was a lot of focus on health today at WBMS! Evidence shows strong correlations between good health and academic achievement as well as social and emotional wellbeing; therefore, we emphasize wellness whenever we can. Although we had some drizzle this morning, many of our students and staff participated in our Walk to School Day and started their day with some exercise. On the nutrition front, some of our 6th graders were part of the county cafeteria taste test today where they learned about food and offered feedback on new recipes. Additionally, this year our health classes added two programs focused on relevant health issues our students face. Every child at WBMS engages in “CATCH My Breath,” an anti-vaping curriculum that serves to educate them about the immediate and long-term dangers of electronic cigarettes. Also, we have partnered with LRJ Foundation, whose motto is “Better Than Yesterday.” This organization comes to WBMS once every 9 weeks and speaks to our students about the significance of healthy relationships and how their relationships with others have a bearing on their wellness. They were on campus today, and we celebrated this meaningful partnership by wearing yellow. We are committed to doing what we can to support the whole child. Enjoy your family time this weekend!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Dates To Remember
Mar 11-18- SGC Elections
Mar 18-5th Grade Parent Orientation
Mar 20- Relay for Life Quizlet
Mar 21- Relay for Life Bingo
Mar 21- Progress Reports
Mar 22- Relay for Life Hat Day
Mar 22- Talent Show
Mar 27- 8th Grade Band at the Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Festival
Mar 27- Relay for Life Quizlet
Mar 28- Relay for Life Bingo
Mar 28- Webster Awards
Apr 1-5- Spring Break
SGC Elections- VOTE NOW
So far, our school has had 130 parents vote (7%)
WBMS Daffodil Garden Dedication- March 18th
Talent Show- March 22nd
On Friday, March 22nd the annual talent show is happening here at WBMS. It starts at 7:00 in Gymnasium; doors open at 6:30. This year’s show includes amazing musicians and instrumentalists, dancers, close-up magic, Chinese Yo-Yo, and two charismatic hosts who are very excited to display their talents for our community. There will even be a couple of teacher acts this year!! Tickets will be on sale during lunch on Tuesday and Thursday next week as well at the door on the night of the show. All tickets are $5 and will be sold for CASH ONLY! This year, the Talent Show committee is partnering with Relay for Life. Luminarias will be available for a $10 donation on the night of the show. Make plans to come out for a night of incredible talent!
Attention 7th Graders- Apply Now!
Applications are now available for students interested in the following 8th grade opportunities:
- WEB Leaders
- Broadcast Crew or
Information and applications for WEB Leaders, Broadcast and Yearbook are posted on the Smore (linked below). Please make sure to read each application guidelines carefully before you submit. If you have questions, please contact the teacher sponsor of the organization.
You can apply to one or all of these leadership opportunities.
Webb Bridge attends TomeCon
The Reading Club, this year joined Jr. Tome Society - grades 6-8. As part of the Jr. Tome Society we participated in 3 online competitions during this year that covered the current IT list books. These books provide students with a list of recently published, well-written, engaging novels they and the adults in their lives can trust to be awesome reads without worrying about excessive profanity and blush-worthy scenes. Each year in the spring The Tome Society hosts TomeCon which is an exciting day of concurrent sessions based on all facets of literacy for students in grades 3-12.
This year we had 3 members attend the event. Session topics include reading, writing, technology, engineering, art, music, and more! Authors from across the country visit with and teach students at the conference.
Congrats to the Alpharetta Cadets
Winter guard is a competitive form of indoor color guard. Alpharetta High School has a nationally ranked winter guard team. The Alpharetta feeder winter guard is called the Alpharetta Cadets which is made up of students from Webb Bridge Middle School and Hopewell Middle School. The Alpharetta Cadet winter guard performed in their third competition of the season at Kell High School this past Saturday. The team competed against students from middle schools throughout the metro Atlanta area. Our team had an amazing performance and placed 1st in their class!! The group has two more competitions, one at Mill Creek High School and their final one at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga which is the season championships. All of the Alpharetta winter guard teams will do a free performance at AHS for family and friends on Wednesday, March 27 at 5:30pm.
Congratulations to Cathleen Cotton who won in the area of dance for her entry in the PTA Reflections 2019 Georgia PTA Results "Heroes Around Me".
Cathleen will move on to the State Competition. Thank you to all the students who participated in this year's Reflections competition, to the parents who support this program, and to all the Reflections chairs who make this program possible.
Volunteers Needed ! 7th Grade JA Trip
We need lots of volunteers that day. Thank you.
What is Relay?
What is Relay for Life?” It is a team fundraising cancer walk event that supports the American Cancer Society. It started in 1985 by Dr. Gordy Klatt who walked and ran around a track for 24 hours to raise money to help the organization. Today it is a day filled reflecting on those whose lives have been touched by cancer, as well as a day of hope. It unites family and friends and lends support to many others. And yes, it is a day of fun!
According to the American Cancer Society’s website, more than $4.8 billion have been invested in cancer research since 1946, all to find more and better treatments, uncover factors that may cause cancer, and improve cancer patients' quality of life.
This year the North Fulton Relay for Life will be held at the WBMS track on Saturday, May 11th. To help us make an impact, you can join our team, “Webb Way for a Cure 2019,” make a donation, or dedicate a luminaria for $10 in Support of, in Honor of, or in Memory of a friend or family member touched by cancer. Please also post our link
https://tinyurl.com/WebbWayForACure2019 on social media to help us raise awareness and funds. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Join the WBMS Relay for Life Team
It is our hope that WBMS can provide cancer awareness activities as well as raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Again, you can help by doing any of the following:
- Join our team “Webb Way for a Cure 2019”, and donate $100 by March 31 to receive the official 2019 Relay shirt.
- Dedicate a luminaria for $10 In support of, in Honor of, or In Memory of a friend or family member touched by cancer (complete online)
- Use social media to post or tweet our fundraising link, and ask others to donate and repost!
- Plan to join us on Relay day … for the afternoon, for the evening, for the luminaria walk at dusk, for the survivor’s walk and dinner, or for just an hour to see firsthand the meaning behind Relay for Life.
Here is the link to our website to join the team, donate, or dedicate a luminaria: https://tinyurl.com/WebbWayForACure2019
Thank you for your assistance in making this year’s Web b Bridge Middle School’s Relay for Life a success!
Attention all PARENTS! Don’t forget to order your student’s 2018-2019 yearbook! You can buy it at https://tinyurl.com/y3mjdbgd
From the street-art of NYC to the mural of WBMS- please continue to take your selfies in front of Art Club’s fun, new Lovewall honoring UK artist, J. Goldcrown and send to #WBMSLoveWall.
Next Art Club meeting is March 21st at 7:45 a.m. in Ms. Miller’s room. If you have not already done so, please pay membership dues at below link and text parent sponsor Julia Williams (404-357-7563) with size Adult S, M or L size club T-shirt.
FBLA held its general meeting on Friday, March 8. As part of the agenda students who participated in the State Leadership Conference were recognized as well as those students placing in the top five of their respective online testing categories. In addition, Kaushal Gokare of the Alpharetta High School FBLA chapter joined our students in discussion of ways to promote our spring community service drive, Relay for Life Luminaria dedications. For $10, a luminaria may be dedicated In Honor, In Memory, or In Support of a friend or loved one affected by cancer. During the meeting several members chose to speak of loved ones who lost their battle with cancer as the membership prepared signs for the luminaria sale. Webb Bridge Middle School will again be hosting this year’s North Fulton Relay for Life event on Saturday, May 11, and our FBLA members, in partnership with the AHS FBLA membership, will seek to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. We ask the Webb Bridge community to please support our efforts by dedicating a luminaria or donating to our school’s Relay team “Webb Way for a Cure” at https://tinyurl.com/WebbWayForACure2019.
Jr. Raider Cheer Tryouts- March 26-28th
AHS Players Camp- May 28-31 & July 29-Aug 1
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!
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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 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