WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
Last weekend was outstanding! Aladdin Jr. truly wowed crowds, our Robotics team won state, and our Spelling Bee representative made it to the top 15. This week I observed problem-solving, thoughtful discussions, and critical thinking in our classrooms. Watching our students deliberate, analyze, and question ideas, theories, and real-world problems is the best part of my day. Their wheels are always turning. While WBMS students can be super silly, they can also be wonderfully inquisitive!
Thank you to all who came out Thursday night to learn more about the course placement process. Materials from the evening are included in this week’s Friday Notes. Remember course recommendation forms are due back next Tuesday.
Next week WBMS and AHS will embark on our first #OneAlpharetta Kindness Week! Each day both students and staff will celebrate the act of being gracious through daily activities. Please help your student remember to wear red, purple, or pink on Wednesday and bring two cans to donate to North Fulton Charities on Thursday. We want to spread kindness throughout our building and community!
Have a wonderful weekend, Jaguars!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Dates To Remember
Feb 11-14- Kindness Week
Feb 12- 8th Grade AHS Transition Meetings at AHS
Feb 13- Community Balance Night (No homework or test the next day)
Feb 13- Basketball @ Taylor Road at 5:30pm
Feb 15-18- No School
Feb 19- PTA meeting
Feb 20- 8th Grade Field Trip to AHS
Feb 20- Basketball @ River Trail at 5:30pm
Feb 22- Basketball vs Northwestern at 5:30 at WBMS Gym
Webb Way Kindness Week- Feb 11-14th
It is almost School Governance Election time, and WBMS will have one parent and one teacher opening this year. The candidate declaration phase began on Monday, February 4th and will end Friday, February 20th at 5pm. Candidates who wish to run for election should visit our charter system website on February 4th. We will post more information as the declaration phase gets closer.
Transition Night- 2/12 at AHS
Parent University: Navigating Course Placements
If you did attend and didn't get a chance to take the survey, please take a moment to complete that. Thanks!
Webb Bridge MS 7th grade parents and community!
The 7th grade is headed to the JA Discovery Center Finance Park in Gwinnett on February 20, 21 and April 9, 2019.
Junior Achievement Volunteers Needed: We will need 10-15 volunteers on each day (February 20, 21 and April 9, 2019). You can go on a different day than your child if it works better for your schedule. As a volunteer you will be working directly with the students in each ‘store’ at Finance Park. Volunteers are required to report at the JA Discovery Center at the Gwinnett Discovery Center at 8:30 am for training. Volunteers will not ride the bus with us, but we can help you work out carpools with other parent volunteers on that day. You may also ask friends or co-workers. All volunteers must be verified through the Fulton County Volunteer registration process, which takes up to two days to process.
The homerooms are scheduled as follows:
Wednesday, February 20
Thursday, February 21
Tuesday, April 9
Your child has a dream, a vision for what their future can be. The JA Discovery Center provides students with opportunities to make those dreams a reality. There, your child will partake in a best in class simulation experience that will give them the tools to own their own economic success.
In the classroom they will have learned the fundamental skills they’ll need for this day, all that is missing is YOU to bring it all home! We would like to extend the invitation. Come along and support your student and their classmates. As a parent/community volunteer, you will not only share your life experiences to mentor and coach students through their day but you will also help the days learning transcend past the JA Discovery Center visit. We welcome all professions, your life experience and determination to succeed means you can serve as a volunteer. If you have ever had a job or paid a bill…you are the PERFECT volunteer!
Hangin At the Y!
STEAM DAY- 3/29/19- Presenters Needed
ATTENTION ALL WEBB BRIDGE FAMILIES:
Are you in a career or have a degree in one of the following areas? Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math….
If so, WE NEED YOU!!!
We are looking for members of our community to come share their expertise with our students on our first annual WBMS STEAM Day on March 29, 2019.
Examples of confirmed presenters include:
Pilot, city administrator, chemical/electrical engineer, biochemistry, physician, computer science, meteorologist, earth scientist
We are looking to expand our group of presenters to provide a large variety to our student population.
Please consider donating your time and experience with us….
Feel free to forward to friends and family who also might be interested.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Hurst at email@example.com
If you are interested in presenting, please complete the following: bit.ly/steamday19
If you can only commit for a part of the day, that’s great, we have time options available.
Webb Bridge Middle School students are encouraged to submit projects for the 2019 Fulton County Student Media Festival! Audio podcast, video, slideshow, digital photography, animation, and websites are included in project options. This 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://www.gsmf.us/ ; previous state winning entries may be viewed through https://clayton.libguides.com/gsmf/ Please see Ms. Brown in the media center for a project packet and further information if you plan to participate; the deadline to submit entries is March 8, 2019.
Special Thanks to our Scoliosis Volunteers
Thank you to our fabulous scoliosis volunteers –
- Alissa Boland
- Dave James
- Alishia Craven
- Vandana Settri
- Sharon (Liz) Martin
- Lifang Wang
- Marie Webster
It was a great success and we couldn’t do it without you!
TracyLynn Wagner, RN, BSNAlpharetta Cluster Nurse/ Student Health Services / Fulton County Schools
WBMS Track Team
The WBMS Track Team will have tryouts on February 7, 11, and 12. Information packets are available outside of the gym. Any interested 7th or 8th grade students must have all paperwork completed in order to tryout. All forms are also located on the WBMS website. See Coach Sell for questions.
This week was full of excitement as we celebrated “FBLA Spirit Week” with daily activities. Members received their official membership cards as well as a copy of “Tomorrow’s Business Leader” FBLA magazine. We made community service posters and played business Quizlet Live, each morning ending with a small prize drawing! On Friday we held our general meeting with guest speakers from Alpharetta High School’s FBLA organization who spoke on the importance of community service participation. Our daily FBLA trivia question on the Jaguar Morning News rounded out a fun-filled week!
Our next step is to hold our State Leadership Conference online testing next Monday, February 11 at 7:30 a.m. We ask that those participating arrive at the school at 7:20 for an on-time start.
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
Alpharetta North Point 770-751-1240 Suwanee Johns Creek Parkway 770-622-1177
4180 Old Milton Pkwy Ste 1b, Alpharetta, GA 30005 Phone: (678) 319-1020
Thank you to the following WBMS Business Partners for their generous donations to the Teacher of the Year and Professional of the Year gifts.
4190 Old Milton Pkwy #2K, Alpharetta, GA 30005 (678) 389-6669
4190 Old Milton Pkwy #2I, Alpharetta, GA 30005 678-721-8118
5230 Windward Pkwy Ste 102, Milton, GA 30004 · (678) 366-1445
Nails Seasons 3450 Old Milton Parkway 770-772-9990
6500 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30022 (678) 256-1100
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!
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!
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, February 22nd at 7:30 am in the PLR Room. Public comments are welcome at 7:35 am or via the Virtual Comment link below.
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