WBMS Friday Notes
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
International Night is coming!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is also available on AHS’s IB webpage: https://sites.google.com/fultonschools.org/ahsib
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!
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.
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.
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"Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend" ~ Dr Kristin Neff
WBMS Jewish Club
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 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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!!
Thank you Wendy's
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
- Talent Show
- International Night
- 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!
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.
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:
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.
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)?
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