WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
There have been so many wonderful events taking place at WBMS lately – field trips; musical concerts; academic, altruistic, and athletic competitions and awards; interactive lessons; philanthropic efforts; and so much more! It’s hard to select just a couple to highlight because they are all meaningful.
Last week many of our students participated in The Daffodil Project, an international effort to plant 1.5 million daffodils to honor the 1.5 million children who lost their lives in the Holocaust. I am proud to say our community planted 500 daffodils in the front of our school and has pledged to plant more each year. It was cold but our students were out there digging, planting, and spreading love. Thank you to the staff and parents who joined them. There will be an official dedication ceremony in the spring when the flowers bloom.
Today our whole school participated in the annual Desktop Stores excitement! Thank you to the parents who decorated our building, supported our 7th graders at home as they prepared for the BIG event, and visited our school today to shop. It was fabulous to witness the delight of the sellers and shoppers! I was impressed with our students’ creativity and craftsmanship and grateful to our staff and parents for supporting this huge cross-curricular project.
As we look forward and prepare for the winter season, please take a moment to review the names on your emergency contact list. In the event we need to dismiss early, we can only release a student to someone on his or her emergency contact list. We have reviewed our school’s early dismissal plans and improved them from last year. (Of course, we hope we will not need them!)
Enjoy the weekend and stay warm, Jaguars!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Congratulations to our Fulton County Honor Band
Congratulations to the following students for making it into the Fulton County Honor Band. This is quite an accomplishment as each of these students had to perform a series of memorized scales, prepared etude and sight read a piece of music in front of a panel of judges.
In addition, WBMS will have 6 students represent the school at the 2nd round State Level Audition in Perry, GA. These students are indicated by an asterisk.
I am very proud of these students and this accomplishment.
Band Director, Webb Bridge Middle School
WBMS Tech Fair Competition
Students interested in submitting a technology project for consideration for advancement to the Fulton County student technology fair must submit their project application at http://bit.ly/WBTF1819 by Sunday, December 9th, to qualify to compete in the school fair on Thursday, December 13th. Student may work individually or in pairs. Information on current applications (to help balance choices for students and hopefully avoid having many projects in a few categories and no projects in others) will be updated periodically at http://bit.ly/WBTFApps18 We may advance only one student in 6th grade and one student from either 7th or 8th grade in each category to the district competition.
Categories for the fair include
- 3D modeling
- audio production
- device modification
- digital game design
- digital photo production
- graphic design
- Internet applications
- mobile apps
- multimedia applications
- productivity design
- project programming
- robotics, and
- video production
- Programming challenge will be offered for one 7th or 8th grade student as well.
Information on the categories (and judging rubrics) may be found at http://bit.ly/FCTF1819
One Act Play- December 7th @ 7:00pm at WBMS
Service Opportunities are posted on Edmodo.
- Beta Clean December (recycling and Clorox wipes)- Dec 6th
- Grandparents Coffee- Dec 20th
- Help organize the Jr. Beta Closet- Dec 13th
- School Activities- Attend a school event (that you are not participating in)- Volleyball game, chorus/band/orchestra concert, etc. (remember 5 points for participating)
- Do Good December- if you do at least 5 activities during "Do Good December"- you get 5 points.* Must do at least 5 in order to get points. Post to https://padlet.com/bernhardtj/betaweekpics
This week our FBLA chapter had 27 students participate in the Regional Leadership Conference online testing events. Results of their hard work will be announced in January at an evening event held at Alpharetta High School. Also, two quick reminders: we will be having our next general meeting on Friday, December 14 starting at 7:45 a.m. in the Media Center, and members are encouraged to bring in a $10 gift card from either Kroger, Publix, Target or Walmart as part of our community service project for families in need in the Webb Bridge area. Gift cards should be given to Dr. Oravetz in Room 120 by 12/14.
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
AVALON ON ICE- Nov 18th- Jan 21st
Tis’ the season to lace up your skates and glide into the holiday spirit at Avalon on Ice. Our monumental Rockefeller-inspired ice skating rink is back starting November 18th, 2018 through January 21st, 2019. Below please find details on hours of operation, pricing, specialty skating, special events and more!
Holidays at the aquarium November 17 - Dec. 31, 2018
Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, live entertainment on weekends, and Santa & Scuba Claus (see schedule), and at Georgia Aquarium.
Garden Lights, Holiday Night - Botanical Garden November 17, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
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 December SGC meeting is scheduled for Friday, December 14 at 7:30 am in the PLR Room. Public comments are welcome at 7:35 am or via the Virtual Comment link below. We will be discussing our Request for Flexibility on Seat Time for Compass. The RFF can be found here:
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