Titan Talk Newsletter

December 13, 2019

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Upcoming

The week ahead...


8th-grade Exam Window 12/16-2/20


  • 12/14 - FCS Technology Competition from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. *Registered students will come at their scheduled times to Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Road, Roswell, GA. 30076
  • 12/16 - PTSA Holiday Breakfast for Teachers & Staff at 8:00 am.
  • 12/16 - Girls Basketball from 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM in the Gym
  • 12/17 - Boys Basketball Practice from 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM in the Gym
  • 12/17 - Hampton Film Academy Red Carpet Film Screening from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM in the Media Center
  • 12/18 - Boys Basketball Practice from 4:15 PM - 4:45 PM in the Gym
  • 12/19 - NO FCA - FCA CANCELED SO STUDENTS CAN ATTEND MORNING STUDY SESSIONS.
  • 12/19 - Student Council @ 8:00 a.m. in room E-106 - All students from all grades welcome!
  • 12/20 - SGC Meeting from 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • 12/20 - Interact Club @ 8:00 AM in room E-114 - All Welcome!
  • 12/20 - Lost & Found donated at the end of the school day
  • 12/20 - Last Day of First Semester
  • 12/21 - STAR WARS "The Rise of Skywalker" PRIVATE SHOWING at Aurora Cineplex at 12:30 pm. Buy Tickets for $20 - includes pizza and a drink (https://www.roswellband.com/store/movie-form/) Doors open at 11:15 to check-in and get food. *Supports RHS Band
  • 12/23/2019 to 1/3/2020 – Winter Break (schools closed)

IMPORTANT DATES:

OPERATION WINTER WRAP BY INTERACT CLUB

Now to December 17th

*Donate snacks for hungry children*

Bring a 6-pack of snack to Atrium in the morning,

pick out your wrapping paper, and Interact Club will wrap your locker!


TOY DRIVE SPONSORED BY JR. BETA

Now to December 18th

Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots to school!


HAMPTON FILM ACADEMY RED CARPET SCREENING

December 17 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

in the Media Center


LAST DAY OF FIRST SEMESTER

December 20th


STAR WARS "THE RISE OF SKYWALKER" PRIVATE SHOWING

December 21 at 12:30 PM at Aurora Cineplex

Tickets are $20.00, includes pizza and a drink.

https://www.roswellband.com/store/movie-form/

Doors open at 11:15 to check-in and get your food.

* Proceeds support RHS Band


WINTER BREAK

December 23 to January 3

Message from the Principal

Greetings Titans,


Today at our faculty meeting, we celebrated the incredible accomplishment of being named a Distinguished School. Each employee was presented with a certificate, lucite plaque, and a Titan hoodie as a "Thank You" from the Admin Team. As a special surprise, Mrs. Kindra Smith, Principal of Riverwood HS, was invited back to celebrate this achievement. It was an excellent way to end the week!


Next week, we kick-off the countdown to the holiday break. With only five more school days, I ask that students come each day on time, study for their final assessments, and bring their very best-self to school! Our students have worked all semester diligently, and they are very near the finish line. It is time to finish strong!


In the spirit of the approaching Winter Break, the staff will be celebrating a "Holiday Spirit Week." PTSA will treat the teachers and staff to a grab-n-go breakfast on Monday. The teachers and staff will be "Decking the Halls" with an ugly sweater contest, wearing wacky socks, and keeping toasty warm in their scarves and mittens. This will be a fun way to keep spirits high!


Thank you for all that you do!


Damian Bounds

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

"Every Day, Every Student, College & Career Bound: Go Titans!"

https://twitter.com/epmsprincipal

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School Climate Survey Links:

The Georgia Parent Survey contains 24 questions. We need 200 parents to take the survey to show that we are an engaged school.



If you would like to keep track of our school's participation, click this link: https://portal.doe.k12.ga.us/GSHSReports/. To view the student survey questions, and parent opt-out form, https://www.gadoe.org/schoolsafetyclimate/GSHS-II/Pages/Georgia-Student-Health-Survey-II.aspx.

CELEBRATE TITANS

Celebrate Being DIstinguished!

Principal Bounds invited a surprise guest to the Faculty meeting to celebrate EPMS being named a Distinguished School in the State of Georgia!
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Bon Voyage Ms. Powell

Ms. Laura Powell, Art Teacher, will be setting sail to retirement on December 20th. We wish you the very best in the future and a Bon Voyage!
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LET’S HEAR IT FOR BAND, CHORUS, ORCHESTRA!!

December was a festive month for the music program at EPMS! Kudos to Band Director Mr. Todd Wilson, Choral Director Mr. Charles Baugh, and Orchestra Director Mr. Seth Gamba on making merry in the month of December!

  • ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VISITS: Band Chorus and Orchestra 8th grade students visited the four feeder schools to perform for the rising 6th-grade students.

  • HOLIDAY CONCERTS: The 8th-grade Orchestra joined Roswell High School Orchestra on stage at their concert on December 2nd. All grade levels of the EPMS Band gave a holiday concert on Dec. 10th. Roswell High School's saxophones and brass section gave a special performance to parents and students at EPMS at the Band Holiday Concert. EPMS 8th grade Chorus joined with CMS 8th grade chorus with Roswell High School choruses to sing “Sleigh Ride!” All grades of the EPMS Chorus performed holiday music with poetry readings on Dec. 12th.

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INVENTION CONVENTION & STEM NIGHT

Ms. Adamczyk and Ms. Holley, 6th grade Science teachers, partnered with the PTSA to bring the Invention Convention and STEM Night to EPMS. 6th grade Science students presented their inventions to judges. The top awards are presented during the event. Families were invited to view the inventions and to experiment at the STEM stations. Thank you to the Milton High School National Honor Society for volunteering for this event.
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THINGS TO KNOW

‘Tis the Season to DONATE!

The EPMS PTSA's only annual fundraiser is just 10% short from our goal of $30,000. We need your help to make sure we can support the 35+ enrichment programs for your students and their teachers. All gifts are tax-deductible as EPMS is a 501(c)(3) organization.


Please keep Elkins Pointe Middle School in mind for your year-end charitable giving. Be sure to tell the Grandparents to TEAM UP WITH THE TITANS TOO! Click here to you’re your support: https://epms.memberhub.store/

Tech Competition @ Centennial High School - 12/14

Our Titan Tech Team will be competing in this Saturday's Fulton County Schools Technology Competition.


The following students are registered for the event:

  • Averie Sammut. (6th Grade) in Graphic Design
  • Mahi Tibrewala (7th Grade) in Productivity Design
  • Alexandra Cortes (7th Grade) in Graphic Design
  • Sarah Patterson & Amelia Greenfield (7th Grade) in 3D Modeling
  • Luis Alonzo-Ortiz & Gerardo Prieto-Gonzalez (7th Grade) in Audio Production
  • Mark William Brunner (7th Grade) in Robotics
  • Josiah Ware (8th Grade) in Animation


FCS Technology Competition Information:

Date: December 14th, 2019

Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm (Students will come at their scheduled times)

Place: Centennial High School, 9310 Scott Road, Roswell, Ga. 30076


Volunteers Still Needed:

If you would like to volunteer to judge at this event, please read below.

  • The Tech COmpetition still needs volunteers, especially a few more judges. If you are interested in helping out, please click on the link below to assist.
  • Remember parents cannot judge categories their children are participating in.
  • Volunteer at the 2019 Fulton County Technology Competition: https://tinyurl.com/FCS2019Tech
  • If you know someone that wants to help and they work outside FCS, have them complete the volunteer orientation.

Shop at Amazon and Earn Money for Elkins Pointe!

Remember to use AmazonSmile this holiday season when you are placing orders online for gifts! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. It adds up quickly and can make a big difference for our school!


To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. · Go to https://www.amazon.com/


  • Log in
  • Choose “Accounts & Lists”
  • Choose “AmazonSmile Charity Lists”
  • Choose “Supporting” and if there is not one chosen then select “Elkins Pointe Ms PTSA”


Note: If you already have an organization designated, you can then just choose “Change” and type in “Elkins Pointe Ms PTSA”

· Click “Select.” You are done!


The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. That adds up quick for our school! The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.


Please see complete AmazonSmile program details for more information.

Toys for Toys!

Jr. Beta is collecting unwrapped toys for "Toys for Tots." Please bring your donation to the front office or the media center by December 18th.
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Operation Winter Wrap - 12/ 9 to 12/17

The Interact club is running a campaign called “Operation Winter Wrap” with a goal to serve our school community that may be in need of healthy snacks during the Christmas break. Our goal is to reach at least 1/3 of the school population that are in need over the break. Students may have their lockers wrapped by donating a 6-pack of snacks to the Atrium in the mornings. Selections of holiday paper choices will be located in the front of the school. Students can drop off their snacks, pick out their choice of paper and list their locker. Teachers can also have their door wrapped for the price of 2 x 6-pack healthy snacks. Your child can bring in snacks and have their teacher's door wrapped as a surprise!

RHS BAND BENEFIT - PRIVATE SHOWING OF STAR WARS! 12/21

Join us for a private screening of the newest Star Wars movie, "The Rise of Skywalker!" It will take place at The Aurora Cineplex on December 21st. Tickets are $20.00 which includes pizza and a drink. The movie begins at 12:30 p.m.; doors open at 11:15 to check-in and get your food. Tickets (wristbands) can be purchased below. You will receive your wristband at the event. https://www.roswellband.com/store/movie-form/

Proceeds will benefit the RHS Natalie Henderson Color Guard Scholarship Fund. To honor the memory of RHS Color Guard student Natalie Henderson, this memorial scholarship was developed to support RHS color guard students with their financial obligations so that they may participate in RHS marching band color guard and/or winter guard.

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Buy a Yearbook for $55 before 12/20!

Buy your Yearbook for $55 each now! The price will go up to $60 after December 20th.


The Yearbook class is looking for vacation pictures of students. Please Send your vacation pictures to Lindesay@fultonschools.org. If you have been on any recent trips or are going on any trips, make sure to take lots of pictures!

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PTSA Student Breakfast - 1/15/2019

Save the date in 2020! The PTSA will kick-off the new year with a STUDENT Member Breakfast on January 15 at 8:00 a.m. in the Media Center.


Students will be treated to donuts! There will be more details to follow after the Winter Break. PTSA wishes ALL students and their families a wonderful holiday! We look forward to meeting with our students in the new year!

Cotillion - Registration Now Open!

The Bridges/North Atlanta Cotillion is coming January 2020! Registration opened on November 1st. We are excited to start our classes on Sunday, January 5, at The Country Club of Roswell. This is not your Grandmother's cotillion...Have fun with us while learning dance and etiquette!


Seventh Graders will learn basic ballroom dancing and popular dance (Shag, Swing, Free-Style, Line, and Slow), as well as many relevant social and professional skills the students will need to know now and throughout their lives. The Seventh Grade class will culminate in a Parents Showcase displaying the Program as parents observe all their child has learned. Students will also enjoy a 50's Party filled with games, contests, dancing, and pizza!


For Eighth Graders, the classes will review the basics taught in year one, and the students will learn many new dances, including Latin, Swing, and Hustle. An extensive Table Manners segment will further develop your child’s social graces. Dating, interviews and making conversation will also be covered. The Eighth Grade Program will culminate in a Dinner Dance that brings all of the students’ new skills into practice. New students are always welcome in 8th grade.


You can expect your child to gain confidence in our classes, and learn how to greet, shake hands and converse with adults - an all-important skill as the dating years approach. They will also discuss social media etiquette! But most of all, your teen will have fun!


For more information, please contact:

Valerie Macdonald

Director of The Cotillion Group
770-781-5580
Valerie.cotillion@yahoo.com
www.thecotilliongroup.com

Thank You for Turning in Box Tops

EPMS will receive a check for nearly $85 thanks to everyone who submitted Box Tops. Keep sending them in! And, remember to download the Box Tops app and scan your receipts to earn money that way.



Eventually, the Box Tops program will become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Top label.

If you see this label, use the new Box Tops app to scan your receipt. Box Tops are still worth 10¢ each for the school.


The app will find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to our earnings online. It adds up fast!


TRANSITION INFORMATION

Rising 9th-grade Transition Dates 2020

NOTE: DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE FOR PARENT & STUDENT EVENTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL

ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL RISING 9TH GRADE INFORMATION NIGHT

Students & Parents Welcome!!

Date: January 9, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Roswell High School Auditorium

Who: Parents & Rising 9th Grade Students

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ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL

HONORS, AP, & DUAL ENROLLMENT NIGHT

AND ELECTIVE FAIR

Students & Parents Welcome!!

Date: February 6, 2020

TAG Meeting Time: 5:30 PM in Auditorium

Elective Fair Time: 6:30 PM in the Main Gym of Roswell High School

Who: Parents & Rising 9th Grade Students


NOTE:

The Organizer is Roswell High School.

Please check the Roswell High School website

to make sure there are no changes.

*Subject to inclement weather changes*


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MILTON HIGH SCHOOL

DUAL ENROLLMENT NIGHT

Students & Parents Welcome!!

Date: January 13, 2020

Time: 6:30 PM

Place: Milton High School Auditorium

Who: Parents & Rising 9th Grade Students

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MILTON HIGH SCHOOL

RISING 9th GRADE PARENT NIGHT

Students & Parents Welcome!!

Date: February 11, 2020

Time for Parent Meeting: 6:30 PM

Location: Milton High School Auditorium/Cafeteria

Who: Parents & Rising 9th Grade Students


The MHS Counseling Department Announces Parent Night Dates for the 2019-2020 School Year. All meetings will begin at 6:30 PM and will be held in the MHS Auditorium.

*Mrs. Echeverria, MHS' Bilingual Community Liaison, will host a Spanish version of our Parent Nights (on the same date) beginning at 6:00 PM in the Media Hub.


NOTE:

The Organizer is Milton High School.

Please check the Milton High School website

to make sure there are no changes.

*Subject to inclement weather changes*

Rising 6th-grade Transition Dates 2020

Pointe Team Members Visit Elementary Schools

Thursday, March 5, 2020

  • Mimosa – 9:00 – 9:45
  • Sweet Apple – 10:00 – 10:45
  • Vickery Mill – 11:00 – 11:45
  • Hembree Springs – 1:30 – 2:15


Rising 6th Grade Parent Meetings

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

  • Rising 6th Grade General Parent Meeting (EPMS) @ 6:00p.m. (English)

Thursday, March 12, 2020

  • Rising 6th Grade General Parent Meeting (EPMS) @ 6:00p.m. (Spanish)


Rising 6th Grade Visits to EPMS

  • Mimosa Elementary – May 12, 2020 (9:15a.m. – 10:45a.m.)
  • Vickery Mill Elementary – May 12, 2020 (9:15a.m. – 10:45a.m.)
  • Sweet Apple Elementary – May 13, 2020 (9:15a.m. – 10:45a.m.)
  • Hembree Springs – May 15, 2020 (9:15a.m. – 10:45a.m.)