WBMS Friday Notes

Sept 10-14

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Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

This week I saw so many interesting lessons like the one on decimals using a Moe’s menu complete with chips and salsa or another one on text structures using a crime scene (Who knew there were so many ways to organize an essay about a crime?). It makes me happy to know our teachers are working hard to find creative ways to engage our students in the learning process.


Additionally, this week our counselors hosted a new student breakfast where we welcomed close to 200 new to WBMS students. They have moved here from all over the world, many states, and different locations in Georgia. We are thrilled they are now part of our community!

Remember that on September 26th, we have Bingo on Wednesday right after school, which is always a TON of fun and a home soccer game on Friday evening. Our soccer team has been undefeated for years and is truly exciting to watch. I hope your student is able to attend one or both of these events.


As always, enjoy the weekend and please stay dry!


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Sept 18-19- Yom Kippur- no homework, tests or quizzes

Sept 19- Community Balance Night

Sept 21- Soccer vs Crabapple @ 5:30 at WBMS

Sept 24- Parent meeting for Jr. Beta Convention Trip @ 6:00pm in the WBMS Media Center

Sept 25- AHS Fall Concernt- AHS

Sept 26- Webster Awards

Sept 26- PTA Bingo Night

Sept 26- Soccer at Taylor Road @ 5:30pm

Sept 27- Citizenship Awards

Sept 27- International Night Auditions room 201

Sept 27- Parent University- Online Safety with GBI speaker

Sept 28- Fall Picture Retakes

Sept 28- 8th Grade Band Night at AHS

Sept 28- Soccer vs. River Trail @ WBMS @ 5:30pm.

Parent University

Our next Parent University digital citizenship session, to be held on September 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the WBMS media center, will feature Detective Laurie Nicholson from the Alpharetta Police Department discussing approaches to dealing with online risks for children and teens.

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Here Comes The Bus App

Beginning September 17, Fulton County Schools will offer a free app called “Here Comes The Bus” that allows parents to track their student’s school bus. The app uses GPS technology to locate and track a school bus. Similar to ride-sharing apps, buses will show up as an icon on a map, and parents can follow its progress at the bus moves toward their child’s stop.

To sign up, parents need their child’s student ID number and the Fulton County Schools’ code – 87428. After completing a brief user profile, the app is ready to use. Multiple students in the same household can be put on the same account, and using their Launchpad login, students can download the app to their cell phones or other personal devices to view their bus status.

The app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or parents can visit www.herecomesthebus.com to sign up. More information, including FAQs and troubleshooting information, also is posted here: https://tinyurl.com/HCTBapp.

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Breakfast for Lunch!

· Ever wonder what your school serves for breakfast? On Thursday, September 20th, your school café will feature breakfast for lunch! Be sure to come by the café and enjoy hearty breakfast items at lunch!

· Next week your school café has a special treat for you! Your café will feature breakfast for lunch along with your regular lunch entrees. Be sure to come by the café and enjoy a delicious breakfast meal at lunch!

· For one day only, your café will be serving up breakfast for lunch! On Thursday, September 20th, your FCS café will feature a breakfast entrée for lunch! So come by the café and enjoy!

· Never had school breakfast before? Come by your school café during lunch on Thursday, September 20th, and see what everyone is talking about! During lunch, your café will feature breakfast for lunch. Stop by and enjoy!

· What’s your favorite meal of the day? Is it breakfast? Well if so, it is your lucky day! Today your café will feature breakfast for lunch along with your regular lunch entrees. Drop by and enjoy this delicious meal!

Menu for lunch on Thursday 09/20 will be Cheese eggs, French toast, Sub of the day and Salad of the.

Click Here for Lunch Menu

*Please note, Breakfast increased to $1.25

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Flag Bearers Needed

Attention all students - we are looking for a few people to raise and lower the flag in front of the school each day. The only requirement is you must know proper flag etiquette. It you are interested, please come by the front office.

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Picture makeups

School Picture Makeup Day-September 28
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B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O!

B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O!

Mark your calendars for this “prize packed” event being held on Wednesday, September 26th after school from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. You won’t want to miss this FUN event. The cost to participate is only $5 which includes 1 slice of pizza, 1 drink and 2 BINGO cards. Additional pizza, drinks and candy will be available for purchase. Parents, if you would like to donate any prizes valued between $5-$10, (gift cards are very popular) we would greatly appreciate it. You or your child can leave donated items in the Bingo Donation Boxin the front office. A flyer and permission slip is linked below. Permission slips and money are due Monday, September 24th. For more information, contact Whitney Cresci at wlcresci@yahoo.com.

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International Night is coming!

Please click the form below to volunteer to be a part of International Night.
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International Baccalaureate Fall Informational Meeting

Join us on the evening of September 27, 2018 from 6:30-7:30pm in the Alpharetta High School Media Center for an informational meeting regarding the Diploma Programme at Alpharetta High School. This meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for parents of students in grades 8, 9, and 10 to learn more about the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the upcoming dates and deadlines for future Diploma Programme cohorts. Parents and students are invited to join us for this information session.

If you have any questions, feel free to email AHS’s Diploma Programme Coordinator, Frank Fortunato: fortunatof@fultonschools.org. More information is also available on AHS’s IB webpage: https://sites.google.com/fultonschools.org/ahsib

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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!

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Yearbooks On Sale NOW

Get your yearbook today for only $45!

Order your yearbook online using this link: WBMS Yearbook

NEW this year- Ads! Order your yearbook Ad here


Parents- Get your pictures in the yearbook using the ReplayIt app!

Parents you can participate in adding photos to this year’s Webb Bridge Middle School yearbook! Just by uploading them to ReplayIt! You can go to the website and submit photos or even download the app.

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All audition information including forms, is located on the show website www.amycreamer.com - go to the Aladdin Jr. page.
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The Medical Minute: Hazards of juuling or vaping

HERSHEY, Pa. — Mango, mint, fruit medley — these flavors are delicious in a smoothie but dangerous when they introduce youth and young adults to nicotine. A 2009 federal law outlawed the use of flavorings other than menthol in cigarettes, but electronic cigarettes — or e-cigarettes — are unregulated and exploit the flavors to attract young consumers.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale or “vape” into their lungs aerosolized liquid that contains nicotine, and many vaping devices also can be used to vaporize marijuana. These devices often look like pens, USB flash drives and other everyday items..


The term "juuling" comes from Juul, a company that markets e-cigarettes that look like USB devices and plug into a computer to charge. The e-liquid in vaping cartridges contains nicotine mixed with a base (usually propylene glycol) and may also include flavorings, colorings and other chemicals.


Dr. Shwetha Gurram, a family medicine physician with Penn State Health in State College, said teens are particularly attracted to “juuling” because of the device’s sleek design and fruity or perfume-like odor.


“This makes it easy to hide from adults because of the added flavors such as cool cucumber or crème brulee,” she said.


Read the rest of the article-

The Medical Minute: Hazards of juuling or vaping

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"Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend" ~ Dr Kristin Neff

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Tryouts

Information packets located in the Front Office.


Volleyball

Girls – Oct 1,2

Boys – Oct 3


Tennis

Girls – Oct 10

Boys – Oct 11

Intramurals

Intramurals will start on Sept 3. Meet at 7:45 in the gym. Students must have intramural form turned in to Coach Sell.


9/15 – 9/19 – Indoor Soccer

9/22 – 9/26 – Indoor Soccer

WBMS Jewish Club

WBMS's Jewish Club will meet starting next month. Meeting information will be shared on the Morning Announcements and on posters around the school. Our first meeting will gather ideas from students about topics they would like to discuss and learn more about this year. We will have visiting rabbis and guests speakers throughout the school year. All are welcome to join! Our first meeting date is Tuesday September 4th 8:00-8:30am in Mr. Kaiser's room (601) . Join our Edmodo group using the code: rubxey

Jr. Beta

Our next meeting is Oct 2nd at 7:45am in the Cafeteria. Invitations to join for the 2018-2019 school year will be sent next week through JAG Homeroom. A link to the online application and online payment will be in the invitation. New this year- dues need to be paid online.


Check Edmodo for service opportunities.


Parent Meeting- Sept 24th @ 6:00pm in the WBMS Media Center for students interested in attending Convention.

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.

FBLA

FBLA held a fantastic general meeting on Friday with our guest speakers from the Alpharetta High School FBLA chapter. These students, demonstrating great leadership and communication skills, answered our student questions pertaining to involvement in the FBLA chapter at the high school as well as regional competitions and leadership opportunities our students may participate in at middle school . Registration for our chapter will remain open until Friday, September 28 at which time the t-shirt order will be placed. To join our FBLA chapter go to www.tinyurl.com/FBLA2018-19Join. The $25 dues need to be paid on our Cashless system by accessing www.tinyurl.com/FBLA-Payments. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cathy Oravetz in Room 120 or at oravetz@fultonschools.org.

Academic Team

Academic Team is back! Academic team is a club that practices Jeopardy style trivia questions. Students get to compete with one another to see who can buzz in first with the correct answer. We will meet on Mondays and Fridays this year in room 813 (Mr. Bernhardt’s room) from 7:45 am until 8:35 am. Anyone is welcome to join. To register for the club or to ask questions, please go to http://bit.ly/WBMSAcademicTeam. Dues are $20 for new and returning members and must be paid online this year. To pay club dues, go to http://bit.ly/2Mmwwxq and look for Academic Team. Mr. Bernhardt and Mrs. Wood look forward to seeing everyone!

WBMS Library STREAM Council

All students interested in providing input to and support for the media center are invited to apply to join the WBMS Library STREAM Council. You may participate in supporting reading programs, selecting books and other materials, and helping to create and lead STREAM activities. The council will meet monthly during each grade level’s lunch period as well as before or after school depending on small group interests and activities. Application is available at http://bit.ly/WBLSCouncil1819 or see Mrs. Brown for more information.

Bridge Club

Contract bridge combines many aspects of other popular card games into one amazing game, played by millions all around the world, including billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffet! For our third year, Alpharetta High School students will teach both beginners and experienced WBMS students the game of contract bridge. Come learn what makes Bridge such a popular yet intellectually challenging game at our first meeting after school in the media center on Tuesday, September 11th.

Math Club

If you enjoy math, and are interested in learning about competition math, join us in the media center each Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. Dues are $10, payable through OSP, and cover participation in Math Olympiad and Perennial Math (9 contests).

Competitions will begin in October, so competition registration will begin soon! See Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Kelly, or Mrs. Wood for more information.

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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
email: info@buildingcharacter.org

Jr Raider Basketball Tryouts

Come tryout for the Jr Raider competitive basketball teams! Tryouts will be held on Sept. Sept. 9, 16 & 23rd. Visit our websites to learn more and register online prior to the first tryout. Players must live in the Alpharetta High School attendance zone.

Boys (5th - 8th grade teams): www.jrraiderbasketball.com

Girls (6th - 8th grade teams): www.ahsjrladyraiders.org

Jr. Raiders offers competitive boys basketball teams for the 5th*, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Come tryout and be a part of our winning tradition. All players must live in the Alpharetta High School attendance zone.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR TRYOUTS: www.JrRaiderBasketball.com


WHERE: ALPHARETTA HIGH SCHOOL GYM


WHO: 5th & 6th GRADE BOYS 4:00-5:30 PM

7th* & 8th GRADE BOYS 5:30-7:00 PM


WHAT: TRYOUTS FOR JR RAIDER BASKETBALL


TRYOUTS – Sundays, Sept 9 , 16**, and 23**

WHERE: ALPHARETTA HIGH SCHOOL GYM


WHO: 5th & 6th GRADE BOYS 4:00-5:30 PM

7th* & 8th GRADE BOYS 5:30-7:00 PM


WHAT: DRILLS AND SCRIMMAGES TO SELECT SQUADS


* Talented 4th graders are welcome to tryout for the 5th grade team.

** Only selected players will be required to attend the second and final tryouts.

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/.

Please Support Our Business Partners!!

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Thank you Wendy's

For provided a treat for our New Student Breakfast
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Webb Bridge Middle School PTA

Welcome Jaguar Families,

Help Us Reach Our Goal! The PTA supports student enrichment initiatives, educational resources, and family engagement programs such as:

  • Bingo Night
  • Popcorn Days
  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Exceptional Children’s Week
  • Reflections
  • Talent Show
  • International Night
  • Geobots
  • Desk Top Stores
  • Teacher Appreciation Week and Teacher Treats
  • Mini Grants for Educational Resources
  • Wacky Webb Day
  • School Store
  • Campus Beautification

Your donation is tax deductible. Save time and donate online, click here wbmspta.org. If paying with check or cash, please print the attached form and place it in the PTA safe in the front office with your donation.

Volunteers are needed to staff the school store Monday through Friday from 8:15-8:50 a.m. Your student can volunteer with you to earn Jr. Beta hours.

Click here, School Store Sign Up, to choose a day that works for you.

We appreciate your support! Thank you!

WBMS PTA

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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 meeting is September 14th. If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

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Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found for missing items. You may not even know you are missing a jacket or hoodie!

All unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the month.


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.

Volunteer Registration​​

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)?
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2018-2019 school year Release Days

8/31/18

10/9/18

2/4/19

3/12/19

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

September- 19th

October – 25th

November – 7th

December – 5th

January – 16th

February – 13th

March – 6th

April – 18th

May – 8th

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