WBMS Friday Notes

Aug 27-31

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Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

It’s hard to believe we have completed a month of school already! Our students have adjusted well to new routines and classes and are off to a great beginning. I feel fortunate to visit classes daily and experience our students’ learning firsthand. I do my best to capture some of it on film, so you, too, can see what is happening through our weekly Friday Notes video created by Ms. Pardee. One item that stands out to me this week is the overall participation rate in our classes. It is impressive, and I especially love hearing the questions our students pose. They are an inquisitive bunch! Thank you for supporting our professional learning today. Our staff worked with an educational consultant on effective collaboration strategies and then applied what they learned to their smaller teacher teams that focused on maximizing growth in all students in all courses. It was time well spent! I hope you all can unwind a bit on this long weekend and spend some time together as a family. Enjoy!


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Aug 31- WBMS Release Day- No School

Sept 3- Labor Day- School Closed

Sept 5- Soccer vs Autrey Mill @ 5:30 at WBMS

Sept 6- 6th Grade Dance

Sept 7- Soccer vs. Sandy Springs @ 5:30 at WBMS

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Click Here for Lunch Menu

*Please note, Breakfast increased to $1.25

8th Grade South Georgia Trip

8th Grade South Georgia Trip is November 14th-16th.

The paper permissions form was provided to your child by their Social Studies teacher on Wednesday. All other information, including registration and payment are included in the attached forms.

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Musical Auditions- Aladdin Jr.

There will be an Audition Workshop for all students interested in auditioning for the school musical, Aladdin Jr. , on Wednesday, September 5th from 4-6 PM in the Chorus Room. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about the musical as well as work with the directors and choreographer on the material that will be used for the audition. All audition information including forms, is located on the show website www.amycreamer.com - go to the Aladdin Jr. page.


Students interested in working behind the scenes for the musical are also encouraged to attend this workshop. We will break out into a technical theatre discussion group while the other students are learning music and choreography. Crew participation forms are also available on the show website.


Being part of the musical is a wonderful opportunity for students to get involved in the school

community and meet a new friends. We hope your child will attend!

Parents are invited to stop by the Chorus Room after the workshop and meet the directors.

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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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Help Desk- Device Support

Students who need help with their device may go to the Media Center for support:


  • each morning (8am)
  • lunch
  • Compass during conferencing days (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
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Parent University

Thanks to the many Webb Bridge parents (and students) who participated in the Screenagers event on Wednesday evening, which covered many challenges related to digital media and students. For those of you unable to attend, we’re sharing here an information sheet with links to information on topics covered, including family media agreements, options for monitoring and controlling online activity, and the Tech Talk Tuesday blog of the filmmaker (http://bit.ly/ScreenAug22). Thank you for working to build our home-school relationship to support all students!


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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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

Tryouts

Information packets will be available on Tuesday.

Intramurals

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

Next Week – Indoor Basketball

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 first meeting is Sept 5th 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.

FBLA

Many students continue to register for our FBLA chapter by going to www.tinyurl.com/FBLA2018-19Join. The $25 dues may be paid on our Cashless system by accessing www.tinyurl.com/FBLA-Payments. And to learn more about FBLA’s competitions, Point System, and meeting dates, access our website at http://wbms-fbla.weebly.com/. 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. Returning and new members will meet in room 813 (Mr. Bernhardt’s room) on Friday, September 7th at 7:45 am. We will meet on Mondays and Fridays this year from 7:45 am until 8:35 am. Anyone is welcome to join. To pre-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!

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AJC Decatur Book Festival

Readers, there is a great opportunity for you this weekend! With 430 authors spread across two days and 17 different stages, the Decatur Book Festival offers lots of variety AND authors you know! Our own Ms. Goldstein’s sister, Becky Albertalli, and Mrs. Juliane Fisher, who spoke to our 6th graders last Friday, are among the authors offering their stories, along with Eoin (Owen) Colfer, Claire Legrand, Jason Reynolds, Aisha Saeed, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, and Kat Zhang. There will be authors for younger and older siblings and for parents as well. A street fair, parade, and food trucks make this a full-day event. For details, go to bit.ly/DecaturBook18

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.

Please Support Our Business Partners!!

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Thank You

Dr. Jordan for generously donating science resources to Ms. Hill’s class.

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THANK YOU

A huge thank you to Wendy’s for their very generous donation of coupons to all students and faculty in our school incentive program!

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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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