Titan Talk Newsletter

April 12, 2019

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Upcoming Dates

The Week Ahead...


  • 4/15 - 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (ELA SECTION 1 WRITING)
  • 4/15 - Title I Stakeholder Input is due FY20; FACE Survey opens until last day of school
  • 4/16 - 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (ELA SECTION 2)
  • 4/16 - Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p -5:30p
  • 4/16 - Coding Club - Location: Tempske’s classroom @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/16 - KG Superstars Basketball Practice - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p
  • 4/17 - 8th GRADE – GA MILESTONES EOG (ELA SECTION 3)
  • 4/17 - Drama Club @ 4:15 - 5:15 pm - Location: @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/17 - Katha Stuart Community Mtg @ Roswell High School Media Center @ 6 pm
  • 4/18 - 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (MATH SECTION 1)
  • 4/18 - NO FCA due to Milestones Testing
  • 4/18 - Student Council - Location: E‐106 @ 8:00a to 8:30a
  • 4/18 - Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p
  • 4/18 - Multicultural Club - Location: Contreras-Murillo/Jacob @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/18 - Running Club @ 4:15 to 5:15 pm ﴾Ingram﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/18 - KG Superstars Basketball Practice - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p
  • 4/19 - 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (MATH SECTION 2)
  • 4/19 - Running Club ﴾Newman﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium @ 4:15p to 4:45p

Message From the Principal

Happy Weekend Titans,


On Monday, we start the Georgia Milestone testing for the 8th grade. The 9th grade End Of Course Tests (EOCT) will take place next, and then the 6th grade and 7th grade will start their Georgia Milestone testing. We have spent all year preparing, and our students are ready.


We hosted a "Rock the Milestones" pep rally to encourage our students to do their best on the tests by showing what they know. Our core message was students need to continue to give their all while having faith in the preparation they have received this year. Although every student is different, the one thing they have in common is the ability to grow and bring their best self. To encourage students, Graduation Coach Tongue had each grade level compete in balloon relay games, and tug-o-war to show students everybody does things just a bit different, but the goals can be the same. High school students from Roswell High and Milton High came back to give testimonials about what they have experienced and discovered since they walked the halls of Elkins Pointe. Students viewed an improv skit with tips on how to be successful during testing. Our Spirit Squad cheered for Titans to "Be The Voice" and to do their "Best on the Test!"


Parents, please help your children do their best by making sure they are in the right frame of mind. Please ensure your 8th grade child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast either a home or at school, is on time for school, and they have charged their laptop. If you can help with these things, your child will be less stressed, things will go smoothly, and your child will have a successful testing experience.


8th graders, It is time to show how much you have learned and how far you have traveled in your learning!



Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

PARENT & COMMUNITY INPUT REQUESTED APRIL 1-15, 2019

If you missed the Stakeholder Input Meeting on March 26th, we are still seeking input on the Elkins Pointe 2019-2020 School-Wide Plan through April 15, 2019. Please watch the video (above) and then take our survey!


We are seeking input from all parents, families, students, teachers/staff, and community members. Please click on the link or use the box below to take our survey!



FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SURVEY FOR END OF YEAR

TELL US HOW THIS YEAR WENT FOR YOUR FAMILY! HELP US TO IMPROVE THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR!

Georgia Milestones Info

The Georgia Milestones is a comprehensive, end-of-grade (EOG) assessment program given in middle school to grades 6-8. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The Georgia Milestones Assessments provide a measurement of student achievement: what they have learned and can do at the end of their grade level year (as described in the expectations stated in the Georgia Performance Standards). The primary purpose of Georgia Milestones is to improve student achievement by providing information that guides plans for improving teaching and learning.


What types of questions will be on the Georgia Milestones Assessments?

• Open-ended (constructed response) items in English Language Arts and math

• A writing component within the English Language Arts Assessments (in response to passages read by students)

• Nationally norm-referenced items to provide a national comparison, alongside criterion-referenced items

• Multiple choice items


Parents are our partners! Please see the links below for more information about Georgia.


Assessment Guides

EOG: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-End-of-Grade-Assessment-Guides.aspx


Study Resources


EOG: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

SMART. HAPPY, CONNECTED

Lion's Pride of the Titans!

In November, Mrs. Suckow’s art students participated in a peace poster contest sponsored by the Roswell Lions Club. McClain Shapiro’s poster was the school winner. She was recognized and given her prize money at a dinner in January. This week we found out the McClain’s poster came in 2nd place at the Regional peace poster competition. Linda Spudic, from the Roswell Lions Club, came to school and awarded McClain her prize money…again! Way to go McClain!
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Rock the Milestones Pep Rally

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EPMS PTSA is award winning!

CONGRATS to the EPMS PTSA for receiving TWO awards today at the Principal Presidents Luncheon! One for Membership and one of our work with the council and meeting all their deadline, guidelines and requirements (Connecting with the Council). Way to go!
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Best APs in the World!

Elkins Pointe appreciated their APs and AA this week for all they do for our students, teachers, staff, and parents!
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THINGS TO KNOW

Milton Dance Team Try-Outs - 4/16 to 4/19

This message is for the 8th graders attending Milton HS next year:

The MILTON DANCE TEAM try-outs will be April 16 through 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm every day. PLEASE see Profe. Mejia for an application packet.”

BOTT T-shirts - Order by 4/25

This past week in WINN class, forms were distributed for BOTT T-shirts! BOTT shirts will be $10. The t-shirts will be 100% cotton to be cool and stylish! The deadline to order your BOTT shirt is April 25th. Please return your completed forms with your money to the front office or to ANY PE teacher!
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8th Grade PARIS Dance - 5/10

The 8th grade dance is less than one month away. It takes a team of dedicated parents to help make this a magical evening. Please sign up to help by clicking on the links below:




Hembree Runs Wild 5K 4/27 @ 7:30 am

It's time to "Run Wild" Again @ Hembree Runs Wild 5K, 1K Cub Run and Spring Fling Festival!

Join our feeder school for their annual Hembree Runs Wild 5K / 1K Cub Run. Saturday, April 27th. The event is open to the community!


5K REGISTRATION INFO:

  • Advance registration is online now at Active.com
  • You can register as an individual or a group. Register for the Race on Active
  • Use code 11290 when you register to run on TEAM TITAN. All friends and families are invited to join the “EPMS Run Club” and Mrs. Ingram!


PRE-RACE DAY SCHEDULE on Friday, April 26th from 9 AM - 6 PM:

  • Race Packet pickup
  • Basket Raffle Sales
  • Last-minute Registrations


RACE DAY SCHEDULE on Saturday, April 27th

  • 7:00 am - 5 K Race Day Registration
  • 7:45 am - 5K Warm-up (bus lane)
  • 8:00 am - 5K Start (cafeteria entrance)
  • 8:00 am - 11:30am Festival & Concessions
  • 9:15 am - 5K Awards (front of the school)
  • 10:15 am- 1K Start (bus lane)
  • 10:45 am- 1K Awards (bus lane)
  • 11:00 am - Basket Raffle ticket sales close
  • 11:15 am- Basket Raffle Drawing


5K ROUTE

The 5K route is a relatively flat (for Atlanta) course that starts and ends at Hembree Springs. It starts in the bus lane, goes out the light at Elkins, makes a loop in Arbor Creek and turns around, comes back out onto Elkins, goes down Hembree, turns around at Houze, goes back down to Elkins, in the bus lane and finishes in front of the school.


PARKING

  • The main Hembree Springs parking lot off Hembree Road (carpool entrance) will be closed. There will be no parking in front of the school along the Kindergarten / First Grade wing.
  • The bus lane will be closed.
  • The lower Hembree Springs parking lot off Elkins Rd (in front of the cafeteria) will be open (parking spaces only, no curb parking). Because this is close to the 1K route, you will not be able to enter or exit from 10 – 11.
  • The Elkins Point parking lot off Elkins Rd will be open.
  • There may be parking at Hembree Park by the tennis courts and in front of the community center.
  • Please carpool whenever possible and use the new multi-use trails between HSES and Hembree Grove (weather permitting).


WILD SPRING FLING FESTIVAL

In addition to the 5K and 1K Cub Run, there will be a Spring Fling Festival afterward with face painting, hairspray, tattoos, inflatables, and dancing. Vendors will also be set up offering food for purchase, crafts, and other activities. We will also feature the ever popular basket raffle with several fabulous baskets.


BASKET RAFFLE

Our annual basket raffle includes several amazing baskets for 2019!

Pictures are coming soon!

Purchase tickets for the Basket Raffle


RISE UP TO RUN WILD ON RACE DAY TITANS!!

Red Carpet Screening @ the Aurora Theater - 5/21

You are officially invited to the Hampton Film Academy End of Year Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony! Click here to view the invitation and to let us all know you will be in the house at the AURORA CINEPLEX ON MAY 21ST! Please RSVP and tell us how many! We would love to fill up the theater.

Save the 8th Grade Dates

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8th Grade Graduation, Promotion & Awards, Celebration Events:

MAY 10, 2019 - DANCE

  • “A Night In Paris” 8th-grade Dance
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Place: EPMS Café & Atrium
  • Admission Fee: $15 per Student (if purchased May 1st – 7th) and $20 per Student a�er May 7th. Note: Limited scholarships available, please see Mr. Will Jones, Ms. Traci Dease


MAY 23, 2019 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL PROMOTION ACTIVITIES

  • 8th-grade Graduation, Awards & Promotion Ceremony from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in the Gym. ALL PARENTS INVITED TO AWARDS & PROMOTION CEREMONY- ARRIVE EARLY FOR SEATING!
  • 8th-grade Luncheon @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (Cafeteria) - Students & Teachers Only!
  • 8th-grade Block Party @ 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Students & Teachers Only!
  • 8th-grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 pm - 4:00 pm - 8th grade walks the building one last time before departing for summer!
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IN THE COMMUNITY

Milton High School International Night - 4/26

"Milton's International Night" is April 26th. If you were able to attend the fall festival, the atmosphere will be very similar - food trucks, live performances, interactive booths/activities for all ages, as well as a DJ. Below is a link to see detailed notes on each performance and booth to get a taste of what the night will bring:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/17n93wvVgMNHAHCDrlH_P4y-hO5TFEg7Lic6_Gs3Degk/edit?usp=sharing

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Purposity finds those in need near you - Help out a local family!

Would you help if a student in your child's class needed shoes or a family lost their home in a fire? We think so. Get one weekly notification, read their story and decide if you'll help right from your phone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGX3zSwEW0c&feature=youtu.be

Make an Anti-Vaping video PSA

Fulton County Schools is announcing an Anti-Vaping video PSA contest for middle and high school students in the school system. Show your creativity and educate others about the dangers of vaping. For details and to enter visit the link: https://bit.ly/2HXOpiC
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Swarmin' the Green @ Aurora - 4/27

Everyone is invited for a super fun deal! A fun night at Aurora on Sat 4/27… ….golf, pizza,….and admission to the huge film Avengers: End Game (rated PG-13)Tickets available until Mon April 4/22, or while tickets last. $30 each. To order, go to https://bit.ly/2UDlabH


Michael Dal Cerro

Co-President

Roswell High School Band Boosters Association

678-372-5971

RoswellBand.com

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Roswell Volleyball Jr. Hornets ( Grades 5th - 8th )

The Roswell Jr. Hornets program is a volleyball feeder that offers training and competition for Middle School aged players. We offer 4 teams across all skill levels from beginner to top elite club players. All run by a professionally trained coaching staff with a combined 40 years of experience.


Play with the best, trained by the best, FEED THE DYNASTY!


To register for the season or get more information, go to:

https://www.roswellvolleyball.org/jrhornets

X-Country @ RHS - 4/18

Calling all rising 9th graders interested in running Cross Country at RHS! A parent meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18th 6:00 at the RHS auditorium. Learn about the practice schedules, order required uniforms, pay booster fees, meet the coaches and booster club board.


First practices will be held the first two full weeks of May with summer training beginning on May 28th.

  • May practices are as follows:
  • May 6th and 7th Roswell Area Park 4:30 to 5:30
  • May 9th Sweet Apple Park 4:30 to 5:30

  • May 13th and 14th Roswell Area Park4:30 to 5:30
  • May 16th Sweet Apple Park 4:30 to 5:30


If you have any questions, you may email Stephanie Clark at stephanieleeclark@gmail.com or

Karen Brunner at brunnerbunch@gmail.com


We look forward to meeting you!

RHS XC Booster Club Board and Coaching Staff

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ROSWELL RAPIDS SWIM TEAM

Come Swim/Dive/Cross Train with the Roswell Rec & Parks this summer! If your neighborhood doesn't offer a summer team, consider joining the Roswell Rapids. Rapids youth swim, youth dive and adult swim team are offered through the Roswell Rec and Parks department. No previous swim or dive experience is required!

Swimming and diving are also both great cross-training sports that will give you a new aerobic conditioning option while resting your joints/muscles used in your other athletic activities. For more information, visit www.roswellrapids.org

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Upcoming in April...

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - EOG MILESTONES (SCIENCE)
  • PTSA General Meeting - Location: Teacher Lunchroom @ 8:15a to 8:45a
  • Play Rehearsal - Location: Gym & Stage

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (SOCIAL STUDIES)
  • RECESS for 6th during WINN
  • Running Club @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm ﴾Ingram﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium 4:15p to 5:15p
  • Play Rehearsal - Location: Gym & Stage @ Time?
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p -5:30p
  • Coding Club - Location: Tempske’s classroom @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • KG Superstars Basketball Practice - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - MAKEUP TESTING FOR GA MILESTONES EOG TESTS
  • 9th GRADE LIT (SECTION 1) - END OF COURSE TESTS (EOCT)
  • Administrative Professionals' Day 2019
  • Jr. Beta - Location: Media Center @ 8:00am to 8:30am
  • •RECESS for 7th during WINN
  • Drama Club - Location: E‐111 @ 4:15 to 5:15 pm
  • Play Rehearsal - Location: Gym & Stage

THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019

  • 9th GRADE LIT (SECTION 2) - END OF COURSE TESTS (EOCT)
  • Play Rehearsal - Location: Gym & Stage
  • RECESS for 8th during WINN
  • FCA - Location: Media Center @ 7:45a to 8:30a
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p
  • Multicultural Club - Location: Contreras-Murillo/Jacob @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • Running Club @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm ﴾Ingram﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • KG Superstars Basketball Practice - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p

FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

  • 9th GRADE LIT (SECTION 3) - END OF COURSE TESTS (EOCT)
  • Running Club @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm ﴾Newman﴿ @ 4:15p to 4:45p
  • Play Performance - Location: Gym and Stage @ 6:00p to 7:30p

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019

  • Hembree Runs Wild 5K
  • Enjoy your day!

SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 2019

  • Enjoy your day!

MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2019

  • ALGEBRA I (SECTION 1) - END OF COURSE TESTS (EOCT)

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2019

  • ALGEBRA I (SECTION 2) - END OF COURSE TESTS (EOCT)
  • RECESS for 6th during WIIN
  • Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p
  • Coding Club - Location: Tempske’s classroom @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • KG Superstars Basketball Practice - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p



Please click HERE to print out the Georgia Milestone Testing Calendar for Spring 2019.