Titan Talk Newsletter

November 30, 2018

Upcoming Dates

The Week Ahead...


  • 12/1 - Titan Advantage from 8:45 am to 12 noon

  • 12/1 - District Honor Band

  • 12/3 - Start of Operation Winter Wrap (Interact Club) - Ends Dec 20th

  • 12/3 - 8th Grade Orchestra Only to RHS Rehearsal Field Trip
  • 12/4 - Runoff Election
  • 12/4 - Ms. Lindesay will be staying after school in Room A152 on Tuesday, Dec. 4th, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 11th, for students who want that extra time to work together. E-mail her at Lindesay@fultonschools.org, if your child will be attending.
  • 12/4 - Hampton Film Academy @ 4:05 - ­5:30 in the media center
  • 12/4 - Orchestra 8th Grade Winter Concert @ RHS from 7 pm to 9 pm Location: Roswell High School Auditorium ﴾11595 King Rd, Roswell, GA, United States﴿
  • 12/5 - Start of the Toy Drive (Jr. Beta) - ends Dec 20th
  • 12/5 - Girls' Basketball Tryouts from 4:05 pm - 5:30 pm in the Gym
  • 12/5 - Drama Club @ 4:15 – 5:15 pm (E‐111)
  • 12/6 - FCA Meeting @ 7:45 am in the Media Center Teacher Chair: Mr. Billups
  • 12/6 - Student Council 2 8 am in E‐106
  • 12/6 - PTSA Board Meeting
  • 12/6 - Hampton Film Academy @ 4:05 – 5:30 in the media center
  • 12/6 - Chorus Holiday Concert @ 6:30 pm Location: Gym
  • 12/7 - Student Council Candy Cane Sale Begins
  • 12/7 - Gymnastics Exhibition Location: Ridgeview Charter MS
  • 12/7 - Wear College Swag

Message From the Principal

Happy Friday Titans!


Today our school wore red and blue to cheer on our feeder, Milton High School, on to victory in the semi-finals for the state championship. Thank you to Milton High School Principal Brian Jones for giving me an awesome championship shirt! Routing for our feeder is part of making our Titans Smart, Happy and Connected.


Thank you to our PTSA for fully funding a trip for our 8th graders to see the Nutcracker! The performance was amazing. It was exciting to see some of our Elkins Pointe students who dance with the ballet company perform on stage. Having every 8th grade student be able to attend a performance of this caliber is truly a gift. We could not ask for a more supportive PTSA!


Also, our school could not ask for a better faith-based partner. Thank you to North Point Church for your generous donation to our school. This is the second year that the congregation of North Point has delivered Christmas boxes for our families in need. The love and care that is given to our Titans truly matters!


Titans, as we enter December it is only just a few short weeks until the end of the semester. In the next few weeks, we have a lot do. So stick with us by staying the course. Continue to work hard, come to school on time, and do your very best. We invite our Titans to come to a Titan Advantage to help prepare for the semester finals. Just as I am cheering for the Milton High School football team to win big, I am cheering for our Titans to finish first in their academics!



Sincerely,


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

TAKE the GADOE PARENT Survey for 2018-2019

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PARENTS, PLEASE TAKE THE GADOE SURVEY!

LINK FOR THE PARENT SURVEY: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents


The state of Georgia has tasked each school with trying to acquire 200+ parent surveys. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey. Thank you for your time!


If you’d like to keep track of our school’s data, click on the link below.

http://gshs.gadoe.org/Reports

CELEBRATE SMART, HAPPY, CONNECTED @ EPMS!

Arigatoo gozaimasu, Patterson san!

6th grader Matt Patterson's father, Mr. Chris Patterson visited one of the 6th grade Japanese classes and shared his experience about working in Japan. Mr. Patterson is an engineer who travels to Japan on business on many occasions. He talked about his college, career, and cultural experience in Japan. Students were treated with the traditional sweets from Hiroshima, and some got the Japanese baseball team balloons!
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Nutcracker

Thank you to our PTSA for fully funding a trip for our 8th graders to see the Nutcracker! Thank you to our chaperones and kudos to our Titan and future Titan dancers!
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Tiny Dancer!

Lauren Rasco, Elkins Pointe student, was Alice in Atlanta Dance Central's production of "Once Upon a Holiday!
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North Point Church

Thank you to North Point Community Church for so generously giving Elkins Pointe families holiday delight & surprise.
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Makers Space @ EPMS

Elkins Pointe now has a makers' space in the Media Center. Students can learn to code and create while engaging students in the curriculum! Thank you to Trent Stapleton (pictured below), KSU Technology Specialist, and Jennifer Newman, Media Specialist, for making the Media Center a space for kids!
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Celebrating Former Titans!

Paul Tchio and Joseph Charleston are two former Elkins Pointe Middle School students who just committed to Clemson University on a football scholarship. We are Titan proud of these Milton High School seniors!


We are cheering for Joseph and Paul to take the Milton Eagles to a victory at the state level, and next year we will be cheering for you as Clemson Tigers! #BraggingAboutOurTitans

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...and the Principal goes out for the pass!

If you have a twitter account, click on the box below to see if Principal Smith completes the pass!

THINGS TO KNOW

Transition Meeting Presentation

The 8th grade parents meetings were held this week to discuss the verification process. High school verifications will be issued in January/February of 2019. Click HERE for the presentation or click on the box below.

Titan Advantage - 12/1 & 12/15

The Titan Advantage program will serve as an academic workshop open to all students regardless of level. Teachers have issued permission slips to students directly through their WINN classes. If you would like for your child to participate, please contact your child's WINN teacher or bring them to the workshop and complete a permission slip.

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FCS Tech Competition

It's almost time to register for the FCS Tech Competition! If you plan to represent our school in a technology category, please see Ms. Lindesay with your project (whether it is completed or not) no later than Tuesday, December 11th. She will be making the final list of participants on that date and registering students on December 12-14, 2018. This year's competition will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Centennial High School which is close to our area.


Ms. Lindesay will be staying after school in Room A152 on Tuesday, Dec. 4th, as well as Tuesday, Dec. 11th, for students who want that extra time to work together. E-mail her at Lindesay@fultonschools.org, if your child will be attending.


Follow this link for more information about the categories, rubrics, and frequently asked questions:

https://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/acd/learnteach/Pages/Technology-Competition.aspx

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Operation Winter Wrap - Interact Snack Drive! 12/3 - 12/20

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 1 pack of snacks. Selections of holiday paper choices will be located on the door of E-114. 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 healthy snacks. Your child can bring in 2 boxes of snacks and have their teacher's door wrapped as a surprise! Snacks will be distributed during the last week of break.

Toys for Tots Collection - Jr. Beta 12/5 -12/20

Jr. Beta will be running a toy drive from Dec. 5th - Dec. 20the for "Toys for Tots." Donation boxes will be set up in the rotunda and the media center. Please try to help a family indeed by dropping off new/gently used toy. The toys must be unwrapped.

Be a Hero and Help Support Special Olympics

On March 14, 2019, the 2019 Abu Dhabi Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team consisting of over 100 law enforcement officers from 24 countries, are participating in a very chilling event, the Abu Dhabi Dip to benefit Special Olympics. Law enforcement officers around the world volunteer their time year-round with the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics and participate in some pretty crazy fun(d) raising events. This event, tops them all, a Solar Polar plunge in the desert in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. In the heat of the desert, it a pretty “cool” event! While it may be hot outside, we will cool down with a very frigid dip in ice-filled pools….all to raise money in support of the athletes of Special Olympics.

Please show your support for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics by donating to my fundraising page. With your donation, you can be a part of enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and healthy living. Your donation ensures athletes can be on the field 365 days a year, spreading joy and making memories.


YOU can help the amazing athletes of Special Olympics WIN BIG! Your $10 donation or more will make an incredible difference!

Where: Online at https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/SOLAR/AllenJones



Thank you for your support,

Allen R. Jones, Officer

Fulton County Schools Police Department

THINGS ON OUR WISH LIST

Teacher Restroom Furniture and Art Donations Needed!!!

Donations needed for Teacher Restrooms. New, Gentle Used and Thrift Items all welcomed. Unused pieces will be donated to charity. Click link to sign up and donate!

THINGS ABOUT FEEDER SCHOOLS...

Roswell High School Band Holiday Fundraiser - 12/1

Are you buying a Christmas tree this year? Possibly a Poinsettia or maybe you would rather have a wreath? The RHS Band is selling greenery at GREAT PRICES. These are GORGEOUS Fraser Fir trees from Cashiers, North Carolina, and the Poinsettias are truly Floral quality.


The Roswell High School Band Boosters Association (RHSBBA) is excited to partner with Roswell United Methodist Church (RUMC) for a Holiday Greenery Sale and a Holiday Gift & Craft Show. RHSSBBA is accepting orders for Christmas trees, wreaths, and Poinsettias. 100% of proceeds from the Greenery Sale benefit the Roswell High School Band.


There are three flexible options to order:


1. Fill out and return the Pre-Order Form below along with a payment (cash or check) to Ms. Kathleen Burkhart


2. Scan QR Code shown here to the right if you wish to order securely online.


3. Go to RoswellBand.com and click on "The Greenery Sale" or go directly to https://event-14787-9513.pushpayevents.com/


Customers can pick up their order on Sat, Dec 1st from 10am – 2pm at the RUMC Gift & Craft Show at 814 Mimosa Blvd, GA 30075 or delivery to your front door is available for $30. RHS Marching Band will be taking pre-orders until 11/16.

REGISTER FOR MHS FEEDER LAX NOW!

Click on www.miltonlax.com to register for Lacrosse in the Spring.
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#GetConnected to TITLE I TIDBITS

2018-2019 Parent University Events

JULY

  • Fireside Chat and Middle School 101 – Orientation & Transition into MS

AUGUST

  • 8th Get Ready for the 8th Grade Year (English)

SEPTEMBER

  • 8th Get Ready for the 8th Grade Year (Spanish)
  • "Don't Stop Achieving" Student Success Family Night - 9/17/2018
  • Get Connected Night with STEM Activity
  • Rosetta Stone

OCTOBER

  • Parent Resource Center Open House...Come have a cup of coffee and chat with your Parent Liaison
  • Reading, Writing, and ELA
  • Digital Citizenship: Copyright & Piracy Office365, Launchpad Resources
NOVEMBER
  • Parent Resource Center Open House...Come have a cup of coffee and chat with your Parent Liaison
  • Student-Led Data Talks - How to interpret State testing (GA Milestones, FastBridge), grades, student growth, SAC/HAC
  • 8th Grade Transition to High School
DECEMBER
  • Parent Resource Center Open House...Come have a cup of coffee and chat with your Parent Liaison
  • Math Matters
  • Reading Challenge (i-Ready) over the Winter Break

JANUARY

  • Parent Resource Center Open House...Come have a cup of coffee and chat with your Parent Liaison
  • Get Future Titans Ready for Transition into Middle School - Visits to feeder schools
  • Everybody Reads - Reading Comprehension and Lexile Levels
FEBRUARY
  • Parent Resource Center Open House...Come have a cup of coffee and chat with your Parent Liaison
  • Math Metrics for the Milestones

MARCH

  • Parent Resource Center Open House...Come have a cup of coffee and chat with your Parent Liaison
  • 5th grade to 6th-grade Transition Meeting
  • Spring Input Meeting for All Stakeholders

APRIL

  • No Stress Success on Georgia Milestones

MAY

  • Summer Reading Logs & Math Resources


Note: Parent University Workshops may be subject to change. Workshops also may be added when requested by parents, teachers, the community, and students.

UPCOMING DATES 2018

Upcoming in December...


  • 12/11 - Mrs. Lindesay Registration of Tech Competition Students after-school in Room A152
  • 12/11- Band Winter/Holiday Concert Location: GYM @ 6 pm
  • 12/12 - Music Program ‐ ES Recruiting Tour Preferred Date ‐ TENTATIVE Location: Feeder Elementary Schools ﴾HSE, MES, SAE, MES﴿
  • 12/12 - Drama Club @ 4:15 – 5:15 pm ﴾E‐111﴿
  • 12/13 - FCA Meeting @ 7:45 in Media Center
  • 12/14 - ROTARY TEACHER AND STUDENT OF THE MONTH
  • 12/14 - Interact Meeting @ 7:45 in E‐114
  • 12/15 - Titan Advantage from 8 am to 12 noon
  • 12/17/2018 to 12/20/2018 - FIRST SEMESTER EXAM Period
  • 12/18 - Hampton Film Academy from 4:05 pm to 5:30 pm in Media Center
  • 12/19 - Drama Club @ 4:15 – 5:15 pm ﴾E‐111﴿
  • 12/20 - FCA Meeting @ 7:45 am in the Media Center
  • 12/20 - Student Council @ 8 am in E‐106
  • 12/21/2018 to 1/2/2019 WINTER HOLIDAYS: NO SCHOOL FOR STAFF/STUDENTS - SCHOOL CLOSED