AMMS Lion's Roar

"Recognize the Roar"

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Mr. Trey Martin, Principal

Ms. Anita Erickson, 8th Grade Assistant Principal

Dr. Mimi Gamel, 7th Grade Assistant Principal

Ms. Laurie Chans, 6th Grade Assistant Principal

Calendar of Events

September 7th - Rosh Hashanah


September 10th - AMMS Soccer vs FAST (home) 5pm - In Recognition of Patriot Day (9/11) wear Red, White and Blue.


September 11th - Patriot Day


September 15th - AMMS Soccer vs Webb Bridge (Away)


September 16th - Yom Kippur


September 17th - AMMS Soccer vs Taylor Road (Away)


September 20th First Late Start Day

Late Start Day:

First Late Start Day is September 20th.

On these days, classes start one hour later than usual for students so that faculty and staff can participate in Professional Learning opportunities and work together to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students. Buses continue to operate on the regular schedule during late start dates; however, parents also can choose to transport their child to school by the scheduled later start time

(exactly one hour later than normal). Students who arrive early will participate in supervised activities until the school day begins.

SEPTEMBER 11th PATRIOT DAY

Patriot Day is observed as the National Day of Service and Remembrance for the 2,977 people killed in the 2001 September 11th attacks. This year is the 20th anniversary of that day!


NOTE: On September 10th in observance of Patriot Day wear RED, WHITE and BLUE.

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Let's begin our day on time......

Students should be in their classrooms by 8:50 a.m. ready to begin our school day at 8:55 a.m. The earliest time that we have supervision in place for students is 8:00 a.m. Please do not drop off your student prior to that time. Doors are locked until 8:00 a.m.

PTA Fundraiser

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Picture Day September 22nd!

SAVE THE DATE……Wednesday, September 22, 2021, IS PICTURE DAY AT AMMS.


Students will have their pictures taken during their world language/reading class.


Safety and social distancing measures will be put in place:


  • Students will take their masks off for the picture and then put them back on.
  • There will be no camera cards for students to use; they will provide their student (lunch) number or name to the photographer.
  • All photographers will wear masks.
  • No props will be used.


You should receive an email from Lifetouch about the online procedures for ordering the pictures. If you have any questions, please contact me at ericksona@fultonschools.org.

A Letter from the PTA

Hello AMMS Families,


Thank you all for your support and willingness to help out the PTA!


The Board has been working hard all summer to make sure we were prepared this year to support the students, school and our community.


- We have had an amazing response from parents that are interested in volunteering! Here are a few current opportunities:


- We still have an open VP position of Finance. Under VP Finance are the following Chair positions: Membership, Spiritwear, School Store and Business Sponsorship.


- Our School Store is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Currently all volunteer slots are filled for this semester, but please reach out to us if you are interested in helping, we can always use the extra help!


-We are also looking for someone who loves taking pictures to help our VP Communication to post pictures on our social media during school events and socials.

-There will be future volunteer opportunities and other committees that we will let you all know about.


-Membership and Spiritwear will be available through August and will close after Curriculum Nights. Please login to Membership Toolkit if you haven’t and update your student and family information.


-We will be launching our new website very soon! Please be on the lookout for it, it will have all the information you will need for the PTA!


-We are looking for business sponsors. If you own a business and are interested, please let us know. We want to support our community!


Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns at autreymillpta@gmail.com


With Warmest Regards,

Jennifer & Wendy

Co-Presidents

AMMS PTA

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Spirit wear QR code:

A Message From Our Social Worker:

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Yearbook Information

Please click the links for purchasing a yearbook.

Buy a yearbook here!

Buy a commemorative 8th Grade Yearbook Ad here!

SPORTS INFORMATION

Extramurals 7th and 8th Graders ONLY

Tennis

7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may try out for the AMMS tennis team.


ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1st. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will be ineligible to try out. Extramural Required Paperwork



Tryouts will be before school October 5th - October 18th, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. on the school tennis courts. Students must bring a racket and a can of tennis balls. We have practices in the mornings based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and in the tournament at South Fulton Tennis Center on Saturday, October 23rd. Each school can enter 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for boys and 2 singles and 2 doubles teams for girls. Matches will follow the 6-game pro set format until the semi-finals, where an 8-game pro set will be played and the finals will play a 10-game pro set. Scoring will be no add, using 15, 30, 40 and game. At 40-all (deuce) the receiver gets to choose the side to receive serve. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts.


Email Coach Larson with any question – larsonj@fultonschools.org

Volleyball

7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may try out for the AMMS volleyball team.


ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOTBER 1st. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will be ineligible to try out.

Extramural Required Paperwork


Tryouts will be after school Oct. 5th – Oct. 8th, 4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. in the gym. Depending on how many students tryout will determine the days of tryouts. We will have practices in the afternoons based on the schedules of the students who make the team. Your student must be able to participate in practices and games. The team will be based solely on student performance during tryouts and behavior while at school.


*Please be here to pick up your athlete promptly at 5:05 p.m. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up the students from after school activities and events. Autrey Mill Middle School is not responsible for supervision fifteen minutes after that time. If students are not picked up on time, the student could lose the privilege of participating in the program.


Email Coach Larson with any question – larsonj@fultonschools.org


Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays

Games are Wednesdays and Fridays

Tumbling

7th and 8th graders ONLY, who have not failed more than one class the previous semester, including connections, may participate on the AMMS tumbling team.


ALL forms must be completed correctly and personally handed in to Coach Larson ONLY at school by 4:05 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMPBER 10th. Do not wait until the last minute to turn in ALL forms – if a signature(s) and forms are missing the student will not be allowed to participate. Extramural Required Paperwork


Practices: mornings TBA


Culminating Event: MUST attend Tumbling Exhibition (Ridgeview Charter Middle School) Friday morning 12/3/2021.


Email Coach Larson with any question – larsonj@fultonschools.org

Intramural Sports Information:

Intramurals begin: Tuesday, Sept 7

Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade Boys & Girls

Time: 8:00-8:30am Mon-Thurs

See Coach Kearney or Coach Mertes for Intramural Registration Forms

Reflections 2021-2022 "I Will Change the World By"

National PTA Reflections "I Will Change the World By"


The Reflections Program provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.


This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By” and young artists may submit an entry in any of these six areas: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film Production. All entries are due by 9 a.m. on October 8th and should be turned into the Front Desk or outside of the Media Center. Students may enter more than one category, but each entry should have its own entry form attached.

You can find the ENTRY FORM and OFFICIAL RULES attached.


For more information go to the GA PTA WEBSITE (https://www.georgiapta.org/reflections/reflections-submission-info) or if you have any questions, please contact Zan Ouyang at zx.hillside@gmail.com.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month


While suicide is one of the leading causes of death it is Preventable. In the United States we lose approximately 130 young people in this age group to suicide each week. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 10-24 in the state of Georgia. FOUR out of FIVE teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs. That means that in 80% of these cases, we have an opportunity to intervene and possibly save a young person who is at-risk.


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. During this month, our school will be drawing attention to the problem of suicide and advocating the prevention of this tragedy. We encourage our students and families to participate in Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.


We will be sharing resources and activities throughout September to bring awareness to suicide prevention. The awareness generated this month has the potential to have an enormous impact in our school community, even the chance to save a life.


Thank you for supporting this initiative and continuing the conversation at home with your students TEXT 4 HELP | 24/7 | Safe, Free & Confidential | 1-844-201-9946 NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE 1-800-273-TALK www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org SAMHSA NATIONAL HELPLINE 1-800-662-HELP (4357) Please use the following link for more resources- Office of Student Supports / Suicide Prevention and Awareness (fultonschools.org)

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Dismissal Reminders:

Dismissal Reminders:


The bus is the best way for students to travel to and from school.

  • If you must pick your child up, please be patient in the long line or arrive at 4:25 p.m. to have a shorter line.


  • Another option is to park in the parking lot closest to the entrance of The Falls of Autry Mill. We will have a staff member crossing students to that parking lot.


  • Please do not use the parking lot where buses load. You will not be able to leave until after 4:30 p.m. when all buses have left.


  • Students are not allowed to walk to the parking lot near the car pool area. Parents must use the crosswalk and walk across to our loading curb and return with any students.


  • Remember: The bus is BEST!


  • We will have plenty of staff on hand to help. Thanks in advance for your patience during the first two weeks of school.


Sincerely,

J.E. Trey Martin, Principal

Autrey Mill MS

470-254-7622

Map of Dismissal:

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Student Checkout Procedures

To ensure a more efficient way to check your child out of school during the day, please adhere to the following:


In an effort to avoid interrupting instructional time with the intercom, students need to bring a note designating the time that they should meet you in the front office. Notes should be brought to the front office in the morning for authorization. The signed note will allow your child to leave class at the designated time and meet you in the front office. If students do not have a note we will not call them to the office until parents are at the school to sign them out (for example, we cannot call them out of class when you call from your car). For this reason, you may experience delays if your child does not have a note giving prior notification of early dismissal.


Your cooperation with our check in/out procedure will help keep classroom interruptions to a minimum and will get you on your way in a timely manner.

School Safety

For the safety of our students, faculty, and staff the front office is asking that you be prepared at all times to show ID when signing out your student, coming in for a meeting or dropping off items in the office.


All visitors must be checked in and given a badge to be in the building. We ask that visitors go directly to and from their designated location regarding the purpose of their visit to AMMS.


Thank you!

It's the beginning of the school year and there is a lot to be done to get your student settled. Ensuring your student is taken care of in the clinic, in terms of food allergies, asthma, diabetes and other health conditions is very important to Autrey Mill. If you need help in getting paperwork done or have questions about medications for your student, please feel free to contact the clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.


Thanks and we look forward to a healthy and safe year! If you have questions or concerns, please call the clinic directly at 470-254-8258.

Masks, Masks, Masks....

Students and Staff must wear a mask at all times while in the building.


NOTE: Please don't forget to send your student with extra masks.

FCS COVID 19 Reporting Procedures

FCS COVID 19 Reporting

Due to the ever-changing nature of this pandemic, the district will continue to monitor COVID data and recommendations, consult with public health officials, and make additional adjustments as necessary. If your child is sick, please keep them home. Families are still required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and a direct contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive. FCS student/parents must use the Parent Reporting Portal to make the COVID-19 report.

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Ivey Bridge Academy

Ivy Bridge Academy's After-School Public Speaking & Debate program offers a chance for students to learn and engage with current events through the activity of Debate. Students enhance their research skills, critical thinking, organizational skills, persuasion tactics, and information processing by learning about both sides of an issue and being able to persuasively argue for either side.


Students who participate in our program will leave with a sense of accomplishment, newfound confidence, and a skill set that will help them through the rest of their schooling and even into adulthood. A main focus will be on creating and delivering persuasive speeches in front of their peers.


https://ivydebate.com/academic-camps/school-debate-program-autrey-mill-middle-school/

Thanks!


Christy Noll
Ivy Bridge Academy After-School Program Director
www.ivydebate.com
404-414-0356

Community News

Jr. Gladiator Basketball

Any student interested in trying out for the boys Jr. Gladiator middle school basketball team, tryouts will be held on September 11th and 12th at Johns Creek High School in the main gym.


6th grade tryouts will be from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., 7th grade from 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. and 8th grade from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on both days. Players should plan on attending both days if possible.


For any questions or more information, contact Coach Burnett via email at burnettm@fultonschools.org.

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7th Grade Girl Scout Troop

A 7th Grade Girl Scout troop is forming. (Meeting locations: TBD) Middle school-aged Girl Scouts, called Cadettes, develop leadership skills, explore ideas that interest them and can help create change in their communities and world.Cadettes also have increased opportunities for travel and exploration.


If you have a daughter interested in becoming a Girl Scout, please contact Elisabeth Kelly. liskelly8@gmail.com