Titan Talk Newsletter

October 4, 2019

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Send candy directly to the school, by clicking on the AMAZON WISH LIST!

CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS!

Upcoming

The week ahead...
  • 10/5 - FCS Second Annual Employee Wellness Festival and Fun Run/Walk - 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. (registration begins at 7:10 a.m.)
  • 10/5 - Titan Advantage @ Elkins Pointe from 9 am to 12 pm
  • 10/6 - Milton Jr Lady Eagles Basketball Tryouts @ MHS from 4 pm to 5 pm
  • 107 - PTSA Board Meeting @ 8:00 am in Teacher Lunchroom
  • 10/7- Chorus Concert @ 6:30 p.m. in Gym
  • 10/8 - Hampton Film Academy, after-school in the Media Center
  • 10/8 - Gymnastics Team Meeting after school!
  • 10/9 - Drama Club, after-school in Ms. Bickel's classroom
  • 10/9 - RAK Club, after-school in Ms. Dismer's classroom
  • 10/10 - FCA @ 7:45 am in the Media Center
  • 10/10 - PE/AVID TAILGATE DURING CONNECTIONS -ALL DAY - BRING $$$ FOR KONA ICE.
  • 10/10 - Hampton Film Academy, after-school in the Media Center
  • 10/11 - FCS TEACHER WORKDAY - STUDENTS OFF
  • 10/12 - Roswell Youth Day Parade - Meet @ 9:30 am at the First Baptist Church, 710 Mimosa Blvd. The parade departs promptly at 10:00 a.m.
  • 10/14 - COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Important to Note:

TITAN ADVANTAGE

October 5th from 9 AM to 12:00 PM

All Students Welcome

Permission Slips Required *See WINN teacher

Note: This will be the first week of Titan Advantage


JOIN THE TITAN GYMNASTICS TEAM

Calling ALL Tumblers - No Experience Needed!

October 8th from 4:05 PM - 5:30 PM

Intramural letter & Powerpoint here


PE/AVID FALL TAILGATE

October 10th - ALL DAY - During Connections

Bring $$$ for Kona Ice


TEACHER WORKDAY

October 11th

No School for Students


ROSWELL YOUTH DAY PARADE

October 12th @ 9 AM

All students, parents, and teachers are invited to walk with the EPMS parade float.

*Candy, Candy, Candy Donations Requested!


COLUMBUS HOLIDAY - NO SCHOOL

October 14

SCHOOL CLOSED


7th GRADE TITAN FALL FEST 2019 VOLUNTEERS

October 17th @ 4:05 pm to 5:30 pm

Calling ALL Parent Volunteers to Sign Up HERE


KEEPING YOUR KIDS SAFE IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

October 23 @ 6 PM in the Media Center

Special Guest: Gina Young from the FBI

* Stranger Danger, Digital Fingerprint, Copyright, Explicit Content, Social Media


PINK OUT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Friday, October 25th

* Show your support for Breast Cancer Month

Message from the Principal

Greetings Titans!


Elkins Pointe is proud to announce we have a Georgia Reach Scholar. Congratulations to 8th grade AVID student, Belen Montalvo Vedia, for being named a George Reach Scholar winner! On October 2nd, the administration invited her parents to surprise Belen during 8th grade lunch. It was terrific for the entire 8th grade to share in her accomplishment. Suprendendint Dr. Looney will be honoring all Fulton County Reach Scholars at the district later in the month. Georgia Reach Scholars receive a $10,000 scholarship, along with a mentor/coach.


Next week on Friday, October 11th, Elkins Pointe will have an FCS Teacher Work Day. Students will not have school. On Friday, October 12th, Elkins Pointe will be participating in the Roswell Youth Day Parade. All students and families are invited to walk with the Youth Day parade float to support our school. Our Youth Day Committee needs candy donations for the parade. Please, will you drop off bags of individually wrapped candy at the front desk from Monday, October 7th to Thursday, October 11th? If you are unable to walk with the float, it would be appreciated if your family could donate a bag of candy.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Damian Bounds

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

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

https://twitter.com/epmsprincipal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS & FAMILIES

To Elkins Pointe MS Parents:


In an effort to conserve paper and resources, we have decided to send all forms electronically. Please review and keep for your records. These forms are also linked to the Elkins Pointe website.




If you would like a Student Accident Insurance Plan application, please contact Ms. Traci Dease (Counselor) at dease@fultonschools.org or have your child come by the Counseling Office and ask for one.



Thank you,

The Guidance Department

CELEBRATE TITANS

Georgia Reach Scholar!

Congrats to our very own Georgia Reach Scholar, Belen Montalvo Vedia!
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Standing Ovation for Mr. Baugh

Congratulations to Mr. Charles Baugh, Chorus Teacher, on his vocal ensemble called Concordia performances on October 4th & 6th. The music group specializes in Renaissance Polyphony, so each voice part has an independent melody that can stand on its own, but when combined becomes something more significant than the sum of its parts. Please go to the performance, and you can observe our chorus teacher practicing what he teaches and loves!

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Let's Hear it for MHS 8th Grade Band Night!

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TEAM UP WITH THE TITANS

In September, the PTSA approved close to $2,000 in teacher grants thanks to the generous support of all of our donors! We only have to raise 10% more to reach our goal. Click here if you haven't yet donated. It takes a small amount of time to make a BIG difference!

https://epms.memberhub.store/shopping/items/47016

THINGS TO KNOW

Spin With the Eagles - Register by 10/4 for Homecoming 10/18

The Milton High School Band and Color Guard have a program, Spin with the Eagles, during Halftime of the Homecoming game that invites students from K- 8th grade to perform with the Band. This year's homecoming is October 18th.


Registration to participate is due by October 4th.


Questions? Contact Diana Corbin, Guard VP at 404-667-7715 or guardvp@miltonband.org

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Titan Advantage - 10/5

Titan Advantage will be starting on Saturday, October 5th. It will take place from 9 am to 12 pm. Sausage biscuits from Hardees will be offered in the morning. This free program is designed to help Elkins Pointe students of all levels. All students are invited if they need help with advanced/accelerated rigor, on-level, or remediation. Titan Advantage focuses on Math and ELA skills, and in the core subjects.

Donate Candy for the Youth Day Parade - CANDY, CANDY, CANDY!

The YOUTH DAY PARADE is on October 12th and we need candy donations. We are getting ready for the parade and need lots and lots of candy! Please drop off bagged, individually-wrapped candy at the front desk until Thursday, October 10. *For safety reasons: NO lollipops*

Join the Gymnastics Team! 10/8

Gymnastics will begin on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019, after-school from 4:05 pm - 5:30 pm. Students will need physicals, parent permission, and a prearranged ride home from practice.


For more information:


Participation packets are available in my classroom during Winn or before school in G106. Questions? Contact Coach Carol Dunn

PE & AVID Tailgate - 10/10

On Thursday, October 10th, the PE Dept, and AVID will be hosting our annual Fall TAILGATE in the gym/blacktop area. You may be asking what exactly is this???? We want our students to be motivated to have College as part of their futures. So what better aspect of the College Life is there other than a Tailgate? We'll have tailgating games, Kona Truck (frozen drinks) and hopefully lots and lots of sunshine


  • When? October 10th, only during connections.
  • Where? Gym/Outside Blacktop
  • Who? All Connections are Invited for all grade levels
  • How much money should students bring to the tailgate for Kona Ice? Kona prices are $3, $4, and $5

Roswell Youth Day Parade - 10/12

ALL TITANS students, teachers, and families are invited to come walk with the Elkins Pointe Roswell Youth Day Parade Float on Saturday, October 12th. The Youth Day Committee is calling ALL students, clubs, sports, teachers/staff and families to meet at 9:30 am on Mimosa Blvd. and march with Elkins Pointe! The theme is "Be a Hero." Dress as your favorite hero or wear your favorite EPMS spirit-wear or Titan blue!
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7th Grade Dance - 10/17

The 7th Grade Dance Party is right around the corner on Thursday, October 17. We need lots of helpers to make it a success. If you are interested in serving on the planning committee, please contact Meghan Fox at megfox225@gmail.com ASAP.


Download the form:

Picture Retakes - 10/23

Cady Studios will be here on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 12-4 p.m. in the Media Center for Picture Retake Day. This day is really for those students and faculty who missed taking their pictures previously. We will be using WINN Time for students to go to the Media Center and get their pictures taken.

October is Breast Cancer Fundraising Month @ EPMS

Elkins Pointe is raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Research. Parents and teachers can join us in donating by sending a check made payable to Elkins Pointe Middle School for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation or visiting https://www.bcrf.org/.


Elkins Pointe will be hosting a PINK OUT on Friday, October 25th in support of Breast Cancer Research and Awareness.

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Thank you for stopping by the table in the rotunda in the morning to show your support with a donation for Breast Cancer Research. If you would like to volunteer to help raise funds throughout this month, please let Ms. Lindesay know. What does volunteering entail? Just a little bit of your time, smiles, a listening ear for students who need to tell you about their family members, and a meaningful thank you very much. You can help us raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the rotunda. Each item is just $1.

More things for Titans!

Samsung Stem Contest for Students!

The 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow STEM contest is officially open for applications!

This nationwide contest is designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), and challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEM can be applied to help improve their local community.


The even better news? We have increased our prize pool to $3 Million and more schools will win this year. We encourage students to submit your application today to kick off your school year.


This Solve for Tomorrow year is going to be a memorable one, so submit your STEM project idea/solution for your students’ chance to participate in the 2019-2020 competition! All it takes is answering two, short questions – take a few minutes to apply today on Samsung.com/solve.

Register for the FCS Employee Wellness Fun Run/Walk - 10/5

Registration is now open for our Second Annual Employee Wellness Festival and Fun Run/Walk on October 5, 2019! Join fellow employees for the 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. (registration begins at 7:10 a.m.) Following the Run/Walk meet us at the stage for live entertainment featuring FCS employees, and check out the Wellness Festival at 10:00 a.m. where registered employees can experience fitness, self-defense and financial wellness classes, Zumba and Yoga sessions, learn other new dance moves, participate in healthy food demonstrations, get a flu vaccination, visit our community partners and vendors – and so much more!


In our Kiddie Korner, there will be a wonderful obstacle course bounce attraction, face painting, bubble blowing, books and more. And that’s not all! A special attraction is the Atlas Dunk Tank featuring our very own Superintendent Mike Looney and Chief Talent Officer Ronnie Wade who will be sitting on the hot seat ready to take a swim (or dive)! Also, we are excited to welcome Tyisha Fernandes from WSBTV, who will join us to kick off the festivities!


You do not want to miss this event but tickets are first-come, first-served! Click here to sign up for the 5K Fun Run/Walk and the Wellness Festival. One spouse/significant other/adult family can come as your guest and participate in the Fun Run/Walk for a nominal fee of $10.00 but they must be registered (this fee includes a t-shirt and gift bag). Children can also accompany parents on the Fun Run/Walk, and attend the Festival, but must be registered in advance. This year, additional t-shirts are available for purchase (details to follow). Also, it’s challenge time - schools and departments are challenged to form run/walk teams and see who can cross the finish line first!


Registered employees and guests can attend the Wellness Festival at no charge which includes wellness activities, Kiddie Korner, entertainment, food and fun!


Finally, if you would prefer to assist with the event, we welcome volunteers! Sign up using our Volunteer Registration link.


For more information, email us at FultonCARES@fultonschools.org.

We will keep the information coming your way! Don’t delay – space is limited and tickets will go fast. Register today and we will see you on October 5.

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LOTS GOING ON AT THE SCHOOL STORE

SCHOOL STORE

We need volunteers in OCTOBER! We are open from 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. EPMS students can help too! (Parent chaperone required.) Use the link below to sign up. Contact Kelly Evers ckevers523@gmail.com for details and to arrange a brief training before your first day.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4EAAAB22AB9-epms

We have Roswell and Milton bracelets available for purchase! Stop by the store and pre-order yours (sold @ $8 each). Remember that we offer GIFT CERTIFICATES at the school store so that your student doesn't always have to use cash for purchases that they make. Visit us in the morning to buy one.

TURN IN BOX TOPS AT THE SCHOOL STORE

Our first Box Tops collection deadline for this school year is right around the corner. We will collect for the fall submission until October 25, 2019. Place all Box Tops in a baggie and turn them into the school store (located to the right of the Atrium.)

SPIRIT WEAR IS HERE @ THE SCHOOL STORE!

Have you bought your Spirit Wear yet? Spirit Wear can be ordered at the School Store or online year around at: http://elkinspointe.deco-apparel.com/ Pick up all orders at the school store.

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Connect to Feeders and the Community

Milton Basketball

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Jeep Raffle for RHS Marching Band

It's the RHS Band Jeep Wrangler Giveaway! Tickets still available while supplies last. They're only $10 each, or $45 for 5 tickets. Just go to RoswellBand.com to purchase online (actual tickets will be emailed for any online sales)! If you are supporting an RHS band student, don’t forget to enter the band student you're supporting during checkout!
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BUY FOOTBALL TICKETS ONLINE

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Calendar Dates

OCTOBER 2019

  • 10/14 - Columbus Day Holiday (schools closed)
  • 10/16 - Katha Stuart Meeting: RHS @ 6:30 p.m.
  • 10/17 - 7th Grade Dance Party @ after-school
  • 10/21 to 10/25 - Bus Driver Appreciation Week
  • 10/21 to 11/1 - Iowa Testing (ITBS) 8th Grade Window
  • 10/23 - Picture Retakes with Cady Studios
  • 10/23 - Digital Safety Parent University Workshop @ 6 p.m.
  • 10/24 - Orchestra Fall Concert in EPMS Gym @ 7 p.m.
  • 10/28 to 11/1 - Red Ribbon Week
  • 10/29 – 8th Grade Band Cluster Concert @ Milton 6:30 p.m.
  • 10/31 - Parent Resource Open House @ 9:30 a.m.
  • 10/31 - Lost & Found donated at end of the school day



NOVEMBER 2019


  • 11/4 to 11/8 - Book Fair (set-up on 11/1)
  • 11/4 to 11/8 - French National Week
  • 11/4 - 6th & 7th Grade Band Concert @ 6:30 p.m.
  • 11/5 - FCS Professional Day (students off)
  • 11/7 - Student-Led Data Talks @ 6 p.m.
  • 11/11 - Veterans Day: EPMS honors our veterans
  • 11/20 - Katha Stuart Meeting: MPES @ 9:30 a.m.
  • 11/21 - Lost & Found donated at end of the school day
  • 11/22 - EPMS RFF Day (EPMS students off)
  • 11/25 to 11/29 - Thanksgiving Break (schools closed)



DECEMBER 2019


  • 12/3 - Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting @ 6 p.m. (English)
  • 12/5 - Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting @ 6 p.m. (Spanish)
  • 12/10 - Band Holiday Concert @ EPMS 6:30 p.m. ALL grades
  • 12/11 - Katha Stuart Meeting: VMES @ 9:30 a.m.
  • 12/12 - Chorus Holiday Concert @ EPMS 6:30 p.m.
  • 12/12 - Spelling Bee @ 9 a.m.
  • 12/20 - Lost & Found donated at end of the school day
  • 12/20 - Last Day of First Semester
  • 12/23 to 12/31 – Winter Break (schools closed)