WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
We had another big week! Our 8th graders illustrated their knowledge on The IOWA test, our 7th graders geared up for desktop stores with their prototypes, our 6th graders focused on WWII, weathering, book clubs, percents, decimals, and fractions. We honored our School Resource Officer and Bus Drivers as this was their appreciation week, and we showed our support for the fight against breast cancer with a Friday Pink Out. In addition, we kicked off our Book Fair! Our biggest event this week was our annual International Night. Twenty countries were represented by our staff and families in our cafeteria. Tables were piled high with delicious food and cultural presentations. There were traditional games, arts and crafts, and music. Our school was packed with families and community members, and adults and children were dressed in the clothing representing many countries. It was truly a sight to see! Then bagpipes announced the start of a parade; our students carried flags from around the world and marched into the gym followed by the crowd. Our student MCs introduced 15 student groups who showcased cultural performances, and impressed us all with everything from martial arts to dancing to music to Yoyoing! They demonstrated more than talent; they displayed part of their identities, and it was beautiful! So many of our families and staff say this is their favorite night of the year, and I could not agree more! Watching our diverse community unite to celebrate together fills our building with joy.
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Dates To Remember
Oct 26- Volleyball vs Crabapple @ 5:30pm
Oct 26-Nov 2- WBMS Book Fair
Nov 1- Band Cluster Concert @ AHS 6th and 8th grade Bands
Nov 1- National French Week
Nov 1- Fulton County Youth Orchestra
Nov 2- Volleyball vs. River Trail at WBMS @ 5:30pm
Nov 5,7,12- 6th Grade JA Trip
Nov 6- Teacher Workday-NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
Nov 7- Community Balance Night
Attention 6th Grade Parents- JA Biztown Field Trip Permission Form
Please find the link below with the information and online permission slip for our 6th Grade field trip to JA BizTown. We are so excited about this opportunity and hope that your child can join us! We must receive this completed online permission slip in order for your child to attend no later than October 26, 2018.
Parents wishing to volunteer as a facilitator on your child's visit, must complete the Fulton County parent volunteer process located at the link below:
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child's homeroom teacher. We are looking forward to a fantastic learning adventure!
Order your South Georgia Shirt!
Deadline extended to 10/29
This year we will be offering students a South Georgia trip t-shirt. It will be a super soft Bella Canvas t-shirt. We are suggesting that students wear them on the first day of the trip to show our spirit and make our group recognizable as we navigate South Georgia.
Shirts will be $15 and can be ordered via this link: bit.ly/sgtshirt18. Once you complete the information form/order you will be automatically directed to the payment site. A picture of shirt is on the order form.
This will be pre-order only.
Deadline is extended to 10/29.
Contact: email@example.com with any questions.
*Picture looks like a coral color, but it's really "heather red"
Attention 7th Grade Parents and Students:
We are going on a field trip to see the Alliance Theater’s production of “A Christmas Carol” on December 12th. Please see the letter for additional details, including the link to register and pay electronically.
8th Grade Trip - Medication Notice
We are getting so excited for our annual 8th grade trip!
If your child needs medication, please complete the appropriate Medication Authorization Form. The SHS1 form is to be used if you would like school personnel to carry/store and administer medication to your child- this form can be used for any medication- including rescue, over the counter and prescription medication - any controlled medications – example ADD, psychogenic medications must use this form (students are not allow to carry this type of medication). The SHS2 form is to be used for students who wish to carry either rescue medications (inhaler and/or Epi Pen) or Acetaminophen, Antacids, Aspirin, Cough or throat lozenges, ibuprofen, Midol or Oral Antihistamine. ALL medication must be in the original container with label and not expired accompanied by proper Medication Authorization Form (either SHS1 or SHS2) – signed by physician if prescription -prescription label on the box/bottle MUST match the Medication Authorization Form EXACTLY or we will not be able to accept it.
If your child is prone to motion sickness, please have your child take mediation to counteract this condition prior to departure and tell the chaperone. If they will need this medication for the return trip, you will need to complete a SHS1 Medication Authorization form as stated above.
Please put all medication (in their original container) in a Ziploc bag, along with the proper Medication Authorization Form and turn into Ms. Buxbaum, our clinic assistant by Wednesday October 31st.
If you have any questions, please call Ms. Buxbaum at 470-254-8752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Ribbon Week- 10/26- 11/2
The PTA invites you to raise student awareness about drugs & alcohol.
Decorate, encourage students to sign the Pledge Banner or take pictures at the Photo Booth!
• Volunteer 10/26 - 11/2 - SignUpGenius: https://bit.ly/2yk2AsK
Scholastic Book Fair is here!
“It’s Scholastic Book Fair Week (October 26 – November 1st)!! All students will visit our book fair with ELA and reading classes and may also shop before school and during lunch periods. Parents (grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) are encouraged to visit the online fair to look for gift books and access teacher wish lists. NEW THIS YEAR is the eWallet digital payment option; see how it works with this video. Visit the book fair home page for more information at http://bit.ly/WBBF2018 “
WBMS October Book Drive-Literacy Focus
If you would like to help by purchasing a book or book gift card, please click on the Sign Up Genius link and bring any books or gift cards to the front office by November 16th .
Sign Up Genius Link
WBMS Musical- Aladdin Jr. is in need of some items
We are looking for several items that will help us create props for Aladdin Jr. If you have any of these items at home, please respond to this email letting me know what you have and whether or not you will need it back after the production.
- Newspaper (to paper mache next week)
- Paint/ spraypaint (gold, dark brown, tan, black, and white)
- Fake jewelry (we will happily accept the broken pieces found at the bottom of a toy chest)
- Fake gold coins
- Colorful cotton tablecloths
- Card table
- Old fashioned looking household goods like brooms, lanterns, buckets, pots, etc.
- Parasols that could be painted
- A chair that could be made into a throne
- A large, thick book that could be painted
- Middle eastern, Moroccan, or Asian decor for Aladdin's hovel
- Plastic crystal ball
- Fake apples or bread
Thank you so much for your support of the show!
7th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Carpool Safety at WBMS:
For the safety of our students, please follow our carpool safety guidelines:
- Our one and only carpool entrance is in the front of the building.
- Please drop and retrieve students in the front of the school. There is no drop off or retrieval in the bus area or by the music hall.
- Our carpool drop off and retrieval car line follows a signal (not double) lane. If the line is backed up in the circle, cars should wind around the parking lot.
- When approaching the front of the carpool line, please pull up to the yellow line (past the front entrance to the school).
- There is no parking in the carpool line or pick-up/drop-off circle for any reason.
- With one carpool entrance, we must be courteous of other drivers.
- Please remind your child to wait on the sidewalk close to the pick-up/drop-off area, watch for your vehicle, and not to cross in front of cars in the carpool lane.
Thank you for your cooperation.
International Festival: Special Thanks
Thank you all for coming and supporting International Festival. We would like to thank all the families who participated in our cultural event:
The Kulkarni family
The Swamy family
The Goray family
The Gokhale family
The Mahindrakar family
The Jonnala family
The Naik family
The Sribhasyam family
The Verma family
The Ananthula family
The Rajesh family
The Vutukuru family
The J. Gupta family
The Tarte family
The Sripathi family
The K. Gupta family
The Chaddha family
The Sokhi family
The S Gupta family
The Gulati family
The Agaraval family
The Srivastava family
The Tangirala family
The Mehta family
The Levy family
The Angel family
The Muvdi family
The Fuelling family
The Kelleher family
The Mata family
The Galvan family
The Rincon family
The Sabzevari family
The Huryn family
The McKenzie family
The Eisenstadt family
The Tsfany family
The Michaeli family
The Yim family
The Zhang family
The Battaglia family
The Schwob family
The Levesque family
The Aziz family
The Ghazanfar family
The Galloway family
The Abarca family
The Narasimhan family
The White family
The Williams family
The Jorissen family
The Yoo family
The Zhu family
The Khlysta family
Webb Bridge Middle School
There is still time to join the WBMS 2018-2019 Spanish club!!
The next meeting will be Friday Oct 26 at 8am in room 104.
Learn about Hispanic culture through music, food, dancing,
and arts and crafts throughout the year.
Dues are: $25 (includes membership fee, Club T-shirt, and snacks)
Pick up a membership form in room 104 , a Spanish teacher, or the front office.
Meetings are held the last Friday of every month.
Hasta pronto! See you soon!
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
Dynasty Track Club
- Dynasty Track Club is a year-round track & field program (indoor, spring, & summer season) that serves as Alpharetta High School's Jr. Raider Feeder Team.
- Currently, we are in our off-season/fall training period to prep for the indoor track season which starts in mid-December and ends in mid-February.
- We have spots available on our team and are looking for more kids to be a part of Dynasty Track Club's indoor season!
- We practice on Mon/Tues/Thurs from 4:45 - 6:30 pm & Saturdays @ 8:30 or 9:30 am (2 sessions; whichever works best for athlete's schedule).
- If interested, please contact Dynasty's Head Coach, Carin Brazzel, via email or phone to find out more about the cost of the season, indoor track meet details, practice & more! Coach Brazzel is also the hurdles & jumps coach at Alpharetta High School and has been a part of the coaching staff for five years.
CEO / HEAD COACH
DYNASTY TRACK CLUB
Almost There! WBMS PTA Goal = 425 Members
Webb Bridge Middle School PTA
Thank you to everyone who has supported the PTA. We are 30 members away from our goal this year. Your donation is tax deductible and goes toward supporting our students, staff, and school. Please donate online, click here wbmspta.org
Congratulations to our “Principal for a Day” winners, Emily Mauck (6), Sydnee Vargas (7), and Leah Kearney (8). Ms. Perkins will keep you busy!
Next month, we will be handing out membership level swag bags for those who donated online. We will send out information with dates & times in the next few weeks.
Thank you for Supporting the PTA!
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 November 9th. If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.
Strategic Plan is linked below so you can see the plan and what the Council is working on. Please submit any questions through the form below (Virtual Public Comment-SGC).
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
October – 25th
November – 7th
December – 5th
January – 16th
February – 13th
March – 6th
April – 18th
May – 8th