WBMS Friday Notes

January 29- Feb2

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Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

As always we have been busy at WBMS with lots of learning! Sixth grade engaged in ocean floor models, European country hat fashion shows, poetry analysis, and dependent and independent variables; seventh grade focused on phenotypes, African history, government, and economics, literary devices in poetry, exponent rules for division, and ratios; and eight grade examined rational and irrational numbers, exponent rules, the Reconstruction Era, force and motion and Newton’s law, and symbolism and characterization. On top of all that we had a basketball game, Webster Awards, and many club activities. Beginning tonight about 90 students will showcase their talents in our musical. They have worked hard since the fall to create an entertaining event for our community, and I am looking forward to all the singing, dancing, and acting! I hope many of you will support them as well. Whatever you do this weekend, I wish you rejuvenation and joy!

In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Feb 2 &3- WBMS Musical- High School Musical

Feb 6- Blood Drive

Feb 6- Basketball vs Elkins Pointe @5:30

Feb 6- Talent Show Auditions @ 4:15-5:40pm

Feb 7- American Math Competition

Feb 7- Talent Show Auditions

Feb 7- Basketball at Haynes Bridge @ 5:30

Feb 8-10- 8th Grade Performing Arts Orlando Trip

Feb 8- Talent Show Auditions

Feb 9- SGC meeting at 7:30am

Feb 9- Basketball at Crabapple @ 5:30

Feb 12-16- Teacher Appreciation Week

Feb 12- Perennial Math Contest

Feb 13- 7th Grade Dance

Feb 14- Basketball vs Amana @ 5:30

Feb 15- GMEA- All State Chorus

Feb 16- MathCounts Chapter Competition

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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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Parent University- February

2/7- Navigating the Placement Process

Please join us for a curriculum pathways informational meeting for rising 7th and 8th grade students (current 6th and 7th grade students) on Feb 7th from 6-7pm. Our Northwest Learning Community Program Specialists for STEM and Humanities, Angela Ergle and Hannah Zey, as well as our teachers and administrators will help navigate the placement process and find the most appropriate placement for your child


Please submit questions ahead of time using this link- http://bit.ly/wbmsplacement





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.



2/22

Middle School to High School Transition Night for 8th Grade Parents- Course Registration & Scheduling for 2017-2018, Alpharetta High School Auditorium

Parents of current 8th grade students zoned for Alpharetta High School are invited to attend this informational presentation regarding course registration and scheduling for the 2018- 2019 school year (Bring your student’s Course Request Verification Form!).


6:00 PM – 6:20 PM Curriculum, Graduation Requirements & School Overview

6:20 PM – 6:45 PM Academic Course Option Panel (English, Math, Science and Social Studies; Advanced Placement; TAG)


SESSIONS: (Choose one activity per session)

Session #1, 6:50 PM – 7:10 PM (Choose one)

  • Academic Course Option Panel (English, Math, Science and Social Studies)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)

Session #2, 7:15 PM – 7:35 PM (Choose one)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • Curriculum, Graduation Requirements & School Overview
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)
Session #3, 7:40 PM – 8:00 PM (Choose one)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)

*Private school students and parents as well as any other prospective students and parents are also invited to Transition Night; enrollment information will be discussed and course registration materials will be distributed.

Let us know you plan on attending- Sign Up Here

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

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Lost and Found

All unclaimed Lost and found will be donated at the end of the day Mon Feb. 5


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.

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Make Up Days

There will be three make-up days:


  • February 16
  • March 9 (Digital Learning Day) and
  • March 12.


The upcoming President’s Day holiday and Spring Break are not affected, and the school year also will still end before Memorial Day.

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Thank You Volunteers

Thank You to our fabulous scoliosis volunteers:


Belen Stengel

Lily Li

Rangarajan Sakthikumar

Marie Webster

Karen Dunmire

Kara Johnson

Nellu Kshirsagar

Erin Barrett


It was a great success and we couldn’t do it without them!

Thanks again!


TracyLynn Wagner, RN, BSN

Alpharetta Cluster Nurse/ Student Health Services / Fulton County Schools

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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.


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

Track Tryouts

Webb Bridge Track Team tryouts for 7th and 8th graders will be Feb. 5-8. Pick up an information packet by the PE white board. Students must have a Dr.’s physical as well as all paperwork filled out in order to tryout. Contact Coach Sell for any further questions.

Jr. Beta Club

Our next meeting will be on February 14th 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. Invitations for new 6th grade members will be going out on Monday, Feb 5th.

FBLA

Tuesday, January 30th is the last day for FBLA members to register for the State Leadership Conference competitive events. An email was sent to parents regarding event options. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Oravetz.

On Monday evening, February 5th, FBLA members who participated in the Regional Leadership Conference events are invited to the awards ceremony at Alpharetta High School. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. All parents are invited to the awards portion of the evening.

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 February 9th @ 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.

Please Support Our Business Partner!!

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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.

Rising 9th Grade Parent/Player Meeting (Class of 2022)

Dear Parents of Future 9th Grade Raiders,


Please join us for an Informational Meeting about the upcoming 2018 Raider Football season: Thurs, 2/8/18 at 7:00pm in the AHS Auxiliary Gym (enter through the main gym, and go downstairs; the Aux Gym is through the tunnel connected to the main gym).



In addition to introducing our outstanding Coaching Staff, we will discuss:

· The Raider Football Program (Tradition, Mission and Objectives)

· The 2018 Spring & Summer Practice Schedule

· 2018 Registration

· Opportunities to get involved in our Raider Family


We look forward to seeing you all there—parents and players are encouraged to attend. Please share this email with other families who might be interested in Raider Football.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact

Head Coach Nichols (nicholsj@fultonschools.org),

Brian Leonard, Touchdown Club President (BRIAN.LEONARD@ericsson.com),

Lisa Kaplan, Touchdown Club Secretary (mlkaplan4@me.com).


Go RAIDERS!

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