WBMS Friday Notes

February 20-23

https://youtu.be/FhOcnb3AAE8

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

Even with a shortened week, there was lots happening at WBMS. We celebrated our Webster Award winners, worked on coding with a community parent and partner, and wrapped up our celebration of Black History Month with themed dress-up days and a Jazz assembly featuring our own jazz band and two Kennesaw State University music instructors. It has been a wonderful month of learning and celebration! I hope you are all able to get outside this weekend to enjoy the warm weather and time together as a family.


In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Feb 27- 7th & 8th Grade Bands Pre-LGPE Concert

Feb 28- 8th Grade Transition to High School Parent Meeting in the WBMS cafeteria 6-7pm

Mar 1-3 GMEA All State Band/Orchestra

Mar 1- 8th Grade High School Transition Field Trip

Mar 1- 7th Grade Dance

Mar 2- Read for America/PJ Day

Mar 7- Hat Day for Pennies for Patients

Mar 7- Georgia Walk to School 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

Parents and guardians, are you looking for an opportunity to shape the strategic direction of your school? If so, you should consider running for an open seat on our School Governance Council. We have 2 Parent/Guardian openings for the upcoming 2018-2020 term and we need your input and help. Interested parents and guardians must submit their Candidate Declaration Forms by TODAY - February 23rd - by 5:00 PM!

Elections for the parent/guardian and teacher positions on the School Governance Council will be held March 19th-March 23rd.

Candidate forms may be submitted electronically or by mail.

If you have any questions, please email Whitney Cresci at cresciw@fultonschools.org.

CANDIDATE FORMS

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/about/charter/Pages/electionresources.aspx


SGC Elections Video:
https://vimeo.com/201044382


SGC Parent Candidate Declaration Form:
https://form.jotform.com/80254195664158


SGC Teacher Candidate Declaration Form:
2018 School Governance Council Teacher Candidate Declaration Form

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Parent University- February

2/27- Mindfulness

Please join us for our next Parent University with Laurie Grossman from Inner Explorer on February 27th for a parent workshop at 9:30 AM. Laurie will be explaining her work with Mindfulness and help expound upon our new WBMS Mindfulness program.


2/28- Helping Middle School Students Transition to High School

Eighth Grade Parents you’re invited to join us on February 28, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Webb Bridge Middle School in the cafeteria for information regarding decisions and challenges associated with transitioning from middle school to high school. This meeting will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about high school course offerings and requirements, how to make the best decisions for classes, and the importance of social support.

Let us know you plan on attending- Sign Up Here

It's OK if you need to cancel. We are just getting a headcount.

Did you miss our last Parent U?

Click here for the night's information and presentations for "Navigating Course Placements"- http://bit.ly/ncp2018
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Make Up Days

There will be three make-up days:



  • February 16
  • March 9 (Digital Learning Day- Students will stay home, but still have schoolwork to complete. More info to come)
  • March 12


Spring Break is not affectedand the school year also will still end before Memorial Day.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! March 14, 15, 16

7th Grade JA Field Trip—March 14, 15, 16


Parent Volunteers are needed to help at JA Finance Park at the Georgia World Congress Center! Parents will help run a store and guide students through a simulation. They need to report to the World Congress Center at 8am for training on their assigned day to help. The day ends around 2:30. Parents must drive themselves to the World Congress Center and will not travel with the students on busses. Parents may sign up for any day or multiple days. The schedule of homeroom classes is below:


· Wednesday, March 14: Desrosiers, S. Anderson, Davies, Moran, Battalgia, Muvdi

· Thursday, March 15: Webber, McFarland, K. Wood, Pariseau, Paradis/Miller, Pennington, Winfield/Flanagan

· Friday, March 16: Swartz, Allenson, Kaiser, Liming, Kanzler, Boltz, F. Anderson, He


Please sign up using the link at the end of this email. Remember that all volunteers must also be certified as WBMS/Fulton County Volunteers. That information can be found on the Webb Bridge website.


Our students have worked incredibly hard preparing for this experience and the Atlanta community came together to build a state- of-the-art simulation to create a truly authentic experience. Now,we need you, our parents, to join us and help guide our teams of students as they work throughthe highs and lows that go along with being a professional for a day.

We hope to see you there!

For additional information or to sign up visit: http://vhub.at/WebbBridge

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March 2nd

https://youtu.be/WlXagKG607U

Read Across America Day

On Friday, March 2, we will be celebrating Read Across America Day. Students will bring a favorite book to read the first several minutes of each class. And, if they bring a gently used book to donate to charity, they may wear pajama bottoms. Let’s all support reading at WBMS by joining in on the fun. Wouldn’t it be great to continue reading at home, too?
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March 7th

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Donate $1= Wear a Hat

Jr. Beta is encouraging ALL students to participate in our school wide Hat Day for charity. To participate, donate $1 to wear your favorite hat. All proceeds will be donated to Pennies for Patients.
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Pennies for Patients!

Join our Pennies for Patients movement!

http://events.lls.org/pages/ga/WebbBridgeMiddleSchool-2018


Jr. Beta Club and Student Council are actively involved in collecting loose CHANGE and Bills are welcome too for the Pennies for Patients. Last year we raised over 3,000.00 and this year our goal is 4,000.00. Please bring in your CHANGE and place it in the containers in the cafeteria.

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Barnes and Noble-My Favorite Teacher Contest

The winner of the "Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year" award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher's school will receive $5,000 as well.


Find out more here- https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/my-favorite-teacher


Here's How It Works: Students write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter (500 words or less, in English on 8.5" x 11" white paper) sharing how a teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire them. Each entry should be submitted with the entry form and a parent or legal guardian must sign the entry form acknowledging that they have read the Official Contest Rules.


Each year, participating schools will collect the essays starting in early January and provide them to their local Barnes & Noble store representative by March 2.


What Students Get:The students who author the winning essays, poems, or thank-you letters will receive a certificate of recognition and be honored at their local store during a ceremony for the winning teachers from their schools.

In addition, the Student who authors the winning essay, poem, or thank-you letter for the teacher that wins the “Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year” will also receive a $500 Barnes & Noble gift certificate and NOOK device.


What Teachers Get:The winning teachers will be recognized at a special event at their local Barnes & Noble store and will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement as well as additional recognition and praise from their community. The five regional winning teachers will each receive a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. The winner of the "Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year" award will receive $5,000 and will be recognized at a special event at a Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher's school will receive $5,000 as well.

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Fulton County Student Media Festival

Students are reminded that projects and support materials for the Fulton County Student Media Festival are due on February 28, 2018. Audio podcast, video, slideshow, digital photography, animations, and websites are included in project options. The festival advances students based on project scoring rather than rankings and review of the project submitted does not require a personal interview. Further information (including forms and rubrics) is available at http://bit.ly/GSMF2018 or see Ms. Brown in the media center.
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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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Clubs and Athletics

Jr. Beta Club

Our next meeting will be on March 13th 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. Don't forget National Beta Week (see info below).

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National Beta Club Week - March 5th-9th

Join us as we celebrate National Beta Club Week. We will be sponsoring different events throughout the week to bring awareness to our awesome club.


Monday, 3/5

We will empty recycle bins, clorox surfaces in classrooms and around the school, and help teachers pick up around the school. Join us at 8 to help!


Tuesday, 3/6

Wear your Beta T-shirts or Beta colors (black and gold) to support Beta; meet us at 8:30 on the 100 hall to welcome your fellow students to school!


Wednesday, 3/7

Wear your hat to show your Beta Spirit! We'll sponsor a $1 Hat Day for the whole school. We donate all proceeds to a charity we vote on.


Thursday, 3/8 (No School for students)

Share how you lead through serving others by submitting your photo to bit.ly/betapics. (Kindness Bingo)


Friday, 3/9 (Digital Learning Day- Students have school from home)

Do an act of service for someone in our community. Share a photo to bit.ly/betapics.

FBLA

This week 15 students took part in the FBLA State Leadership Conference through online testing events. Results will be revealed at the conference in Perry, GA on February 27.

Any student who would like to join FBLA for our Spring 2018 months, please see Dr. Oravetz in Room 120. The organization meets monthly. Our next chapter meeting will be Friday, March 16 at 7:45 a.m. in the Media Center.

Chess Club

Back by popular demand!! Dr. Pennington and Mrs. Mathewson are teaming up to bring Chess Club back to WBMS!! The club will meet bi-monthly before school. If you are interested in the details, information is available on the book shelf in the Cafeteria Rotunda. The club is in need of new or gently used chess sets. If you would like to make a donation, please label it Chess Club and take it to the front office.

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,

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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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 March 16th @ 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- Draft

Please use the Public Comments form below to provide feedback on the draft of our Webb Bridge Strategic Plan.
Click HERE to view WBMS Strategic Plan

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Please Support Our Business Partner!!

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11705 Jones Bridge Road b201, Johns Creek, GA 30005

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4915 windward parkway, alpharetta, ga 30004 (678) 209-2229

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Taco Fiesta 3055 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 678-867-9001

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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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

Lunch Menu

Click for the 2017-2018 Lunch Menu

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