Titan Talk Newsletter

August 10, 2018

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Upcoming Dates in August...

The Week Ahead...
  • 8/13 - Permission Slips distributed (Dell Lattitude)
  • 8/13 thru 8/17 - PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Sign-Up Geniuses:

* Back-to-School Packets

* Device Roll-Out Volunteers

* Dads Club - Device Volunteers

** REGISTER TO BE A FCS VOLUNTEER HERE **

  • 8/15 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 9:30 am (HSES)
  • 8/15 - 1st Payment Due for 8th Grade GA Trip
  • 8/16 - PERMISSION SLIPS DUE (Dell Lattitude)
  • 8/16 - RETURN SCHOOL-FAMILY COMPACT SIGNATURE PAGE (Title I School-wide)
  • 8/16 - Spirit Night @ Moe’s BBQ
  • 8/17 - Interact Interest Mtg @ 8 am (E-114)
  • 8/17 - DEVICE ROLL OUT! Sign-Up to help! Device Roll-Out Volunteers
  • 8/17 - SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT ‐ WEAR EPMS OR COLLEGE SWAG


Upcoming in August...

  • 8/22 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 8/22 - CURRICULUM PARENT NIGHT @ 5:30 PM IN GYM
    • ANNUAL TITLE I PARENT MEETING - ALL FAMILIES WELCOME! PRINCIPAL'S STATE OF THE SCHOOL
    • TEAM UP WITH THE TITANS - PTSA GENERAL MEETING
    • MEET YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS - WALK YOUR CHILD'S SCHEDULE
  • 8/28 - Get Ready for 8th Grade Parent University Workshop (English) @ 6 pm in the Media Center
  • 8/30 - FCA Club @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 8/30 - Student Council @ 8 am (E-106)
  • 8/31 - 8th Grade Band Night @ RHS ﴾11595 King Rd, Roswell, GA)
  • 8/31 - FULL RELEASE DAY - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

IMPORTANT ITEMS

TITLE I DOCUMENTS DISTRIBUTED FOR 2018-2019

Parents, please review at home with your child and return by August 16th.


CALENDAR CORRECTION & RFF DAYS

The approved Elkins Pointe RFF Days are as follows:

  • August 31, 2018
  • November 16, 2018
  • February 19, 2019


CORRECTION - CORRECTION - CORRECTION

OCTOBER 4th, 2018 is a SCHOOL DAY.


NOTE: October 4th has been misprinted in the Back-to-School Guide and on the Google Calendar on the Elkins Pointe website as a day off for students. October 4th is a Fulton County and Elkins Pointe school day. Please send all students to school on October 4th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Message From the Principal

Happy Friday Titans!


It was a great first week! It was fantastic to have all our students and teachers back in the building. Our 8th-grade WEB leaders helped our 6th-grade students get settled, schedules were corrected, and we smiled as we sailed through the week!


Transportation ran smoothly considering it was the first week. The 8th-grade FASTPASS lane is up and running, and it helps alleviate the traffic on Elkins Road at dismissal. Bus riders, please hang in there with us during the first and second weeks as the elementary schools take extra care to get their babies on the buses. Because the middle school buses are the last in the queue, when the elementary buses run late, it slows their arrival to Elkins Pointe. Bus transportation will improve every day!


On August 13th, two significant forms were sent home with your child: 1) the School-Family Compact, and 2) the Device User Agreement. These forms require the attention of parents; please read over both of these documents with your child. Both papers will require a signature from a parent/guardian and the student. Preparation for device rollout for the 1-to-1 Dell Latitude laptops will begin next week. Devices will be rolled out on Friday, August 17th. Device User Agreement forms will be issued on Monday, August 13th. Please make sure to read the permission slips, sign them, and send them back in with your student. The permission slips and the compacts will travel to and fro in your child's binder. Please have your child place the signed Device User Agreement and the School-Family Compact in their binder. They will be collected on Thursday, August 16th, and then reviewed/signed by the WINN teacher.


Parents, we could use your help next week. The PTSA is helping our guidance counselors prepare back-to-school packets. The Media Center will be getting ready all week for the device deployment on Friday, August 17th. "Many hands make light work," and we would appreciate our Titan parents, especially the Dads Club, to help with the heavy lifting!


Thank you for helping to make our first week a reason to smile! I am looking forward to a great year of learning!


Sincerely,


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

TITLE I TIDBITS

School-Family Compacts

SCHOOL-FAMILY COMPACTS will be coming home with Device User Agreements on Aug.13th. The compact will be coming home in your child's Titan Binder and will be distributed in WINN class. Please return the Signature Page along with your child's singed Device User Agreement.



Compacts will be printed in English/Spanish. They are available on the Elkins Pointe website on the Title I tab. They are also available in the Parent Resource Center, and in New Registration Packets. If you have any questions about the Elkins Pointe Title I School-wide Program, please contact Lisa O'HanlonCowles, Elkins Pointe Parent Liaison.


Welcome Back to Title I

Dear Elkins Pointe Families, Teachers, Students, and Community Stakeholders,


Welcome Back to School for the 2018-2019 year. I am excited to work with all of you this year! As your Parent Liaison, it is my pleasure to engage our families and community in our school to benefit all students. Our School-wide Title I Program at Elkins Pointe has a focus on Literacy and Math. We have lots of resources for our families and will hold Parent University workshops for our parents. Please visit the Parent Resource Center, located in the Media Center, by stopping in or make an appointment if you would like to meet with me!


If you have any special requests or need information about our Title I School-wide Program, please do not hesitate to reach out to me!


Sincerely,

Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles

Title I Parent Liaison

Elkins Pointe Middle School

DEVICE DEPLOYMENT IS AUGUST 17, 2018

Personalized Learning: 1 to 1 Devices - 8/17

Elkins Pointe Middle school employees the use of 1-to-1 devices


  • Device Deployment Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
  • Device User Agreement permission slips will be distributed in WINN class on Monday, August 13th.
  • Please return signed Device User Agreement forms by Thursday, August 16, 2018.
  • Devices will not be issued on Friday, August 17th without a signed form.
Calling Device Deployment Volunteers!

The Media Center is looking for parent volunteers and DADS CLUB volunteers to help with laptop deployment!


Please Sign-Up to Help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a4a822a64-device3



IMPORTANT: REGISTER TO BE A FULTON COUNTY VOLUNTEER HERE!

🐤BEING BACK @ SCHOOL IS SO TWEET! 🐤

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Connections Teachers on Ready to Run!

Pictured below are Coach James Tongue our Adventure Quest connections teacher, Mrs. Kathleen Burkhardt Band teacher/RHS Marchin Band, and Mrs. Meredith Tongue our AVID connections teacher.
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SPIRIT NIGHT

Spirit Night @ MOE's BBQ - 8/16

Enjoy eating at this easygoing chain which serves Alabama-style pulled pork & other meats smoked in-house AND help raise money for Elkins Pointe Middle School!


If you order in or do take out, tell Moes BBQ you are with Elkins Pointe Middle School and we will receive a percentage of your order!

CURRICULUM NIGHT - ALL PARENTS INVITED - 8/22 @ 5:30 PM

CURRICULUM NIGHT - STATE OF THE SCHOOL - ANNUAL TITLE I PARENT MEETING

IMPORTANT DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 2018

ALL PARENTS & FAMILIES ARE INVITED!


• 5:30 - 6:30 PM - STATE OF THE SCHOOL / ANNUAL TITLE I PARENT MEETING
  • Principal Smith's Welcome Address
  • Title I Annual Parent Meeting - Goals, Curriculum & Budget
  • TAG - AVID - PBIS
  • PTSA - Membership, 2018-2019 Campaign & Budget Vote
• 6:30 PM Classrooms Visits/Curriculum Night w/Teachers

  • Class schedules will go home with your child on Aug 22. Please check their backpacks!
  • Your child's first-period class will be posted in the school in the event that you do not have your child's schedule. The first period-teacher will have the schedule. Please try to be on time for the first-period class if you do not have your child's printed schedule.
  • You will follow your child's schedule. Each period will last for 10 minutes, with a 3-minute classroom change. Parents will visit all 8 periods and WINN class.
• 8:30 PM End of Curriculum Night


At the Annual Title I Parent Meeting Principal Smith will welcome our families and present the "State of the School" address. During the Classroom Visits, parents will be able to "walk their child's schedule,' meet the teachers and learn about the Curriculum in the classroom.

ORDER YEARBOOK EARLY...AND SAVE!

The yearbook price is currently $50. The price will go up to $55, then $60.

MORNING CLUBS START SOON!

Interact Club - 8/17

Interact Club will host an Interest Meeting on Aug. 17th @ 8 am in Rm# E-114 on every other Friday. All students are invited to attend!

  • Teacher Chair: Mrs. Streeter
  • Location: E-114


Meeting Exceptions: Clubs will NOT meet during Georgia Milestones when conflicting with another event, NO SCHOOL/SCHOOL CLOSED, or when announced by the chair.

Jr. Beta - 8/22

The first Jr. Beta Club starts Aug. 22 @ 8 am in the Media Center Jr. Beta meetings are second & fourth Wednesdays.
  • Chair: Ms. Micheaux White
  • Location: Media Center, unless there is a conflict in the Media Center in which the meeting will relocate to Ms. White's classroom.


Meeting Exceptions: Clubs will NOT meet during Georgia Milestones when conflicting with another event, NO SCHOOL/SCHOOL CLOSED, or when announced by the chair.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - 8/30 @ 7:45 am

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) will start on Aug. 30th @ 7:45 am and meet on Thursdays.
  • Chair: Mr. Billups
  • Location: Media Center, unless there is a conflict in which the meeting will relocate.


Meeting Exceptions: Clubs will NOT meet during Georgia Milestones when conflicting with another event, NO SCHOOL/SCHOOL CLOSED, or when announced by the chair.

Student Council - 8/30 @ 8 am (Room E-106)

The first Student Council meeting will be on August 30th. All students from ALL GRADES are invited to participate in Student Council. The Student Council is seeking students from 6th-grade, 7th-grade, and 8th-grade to be involved in our school. Student Council is composed of elected and non-elected students. Please come and be part of our school's voice!


Chair: Mrs. Malikah Williams

Location: E-106

Student Council starts on Aug. 30th at 8 am in Rm# E-106 and will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Exceptions: Clubs will NOT meet during Georgia Milestones, or when conflicting with another event, NO SCHOOL/SCHOOL CLOSED, or when announced by the chair.


Get Ready for the 8th Grade Year!

Savannah Trip!

The Elkins Pointe Middle School 8th grade annual Georgia History trip is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2nd through Thursday, October 4th, 2017. We are excited about traveling with Son Tours. This guided tour will reinforce what we have been learning and will learn in 8th Georgia History.


Listed below are the highlights of our trip:

  • 1st African Baptist Church
  • River Street
  • Ghost Tour in Savannah
  • Fort Jackson
  • Tybee Island
  • River Boat Ride
  • Plains, GA
  • Andersonville


The total cost of the trip will be $350. This price includes tours, transportation, lodging, and meals (except for lunch on the way to Savannah). Payments deadlines are as follows: (you may turn in payments before the deadlines):


  • 1st Initial Deposit by 08/15/18 $150
  • 2nd Payment by 08/24/18 $150
  • 3rd Payment 8/31/18 $50


**There will be a limited number of scholarships available. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please contact Ayodele Richardson at RichardsonA1@fultonschools.org for a form. Families receiving a scholarship are asked to pay the initial deposit of $150.

8th Grade Info Night - Parent University - 8/28 (English) & 9/4 (Spanish)

"Get Ready for the 8th grade Year" Parent Meeting will be held on two different nights in two different languages.


  • 8/28 @ 6 pm in the Media Center in English
  • 9/4 @ 6 pm in the Media Center in Spanish



This meeting includes the Savannah trip info and a brief description of how to prepare yourself and your 8th grader as you prepare to get ready for high school.

Volleyball Tryouts - 9/5 & 9/6

Volleyball tryouts are on Sept 5-6

Time: 4:20pm – 5:30pm

Location: Gym

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6th Grade Dance 2018 Volunteers

Calling ALL 6th Grade Elkins Pointe Parent Volunteers! The Elkins PTSA would like to invite you to help us with making the 6th Grade Dance a huge success! The dance will be held on Thursday, September 20th after-school from 4:00 -5:30 p.m. We need help with Ticket Sales, Set-Up, Clean-Up, etc. The more people volunteer, the easier it becomes!

Please read through the following slots for availability and don't hesitate sign up!


Sign-Up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0548a4a822a64-6thgrade5


If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Fox atMegFox225@gmail.com


NOTE: ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE FCS VOLUNTEER TRAINING.

TEAM UP WITH THE TITANS

JOIN, DONATE, and TEAM UP with PTSA!

How to Join & Donate?


1) Donate and join online at the EPMS PTSA website: http://elkinspointe.my-pta.org/


2) Mail a check to:

Elkins Pointe PTSA Treasurer

11290 Elkins Road

Roswell, GA 30076


3) Visit the PTSA tables during Curriculum Night. PTSA accepts cash, checks and credit cards


Did you know?

  • Elkins Pointe PTSA is a 501(c)(3) organization, which means all donations are tax deductible.
  • You do not need to be a PTSA member to donate to the Enrichment Fund.
  • You can donate to the Elkins Pointe PTSA through your company’s annual giving campaign, including recurring payroll deductions.
  • Many companies match contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Grandparents can join too! The National PTA offers a 15% discount to AARP.
  • We can help answer questions. Email us at membership@elkinspointeptsa.org

CHOA HEAT SAFETY - SPORTS SAFETY IN THE HEAT

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