WBMS Friday Notes

Sept 17-21

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Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

There are so many reasons I love visiting our classrooms each day, but the two that stand out this week are our students’ enthusiasm and collaborative skills. They are genuinely excited about learning and discovery. Our students crave problem-solving! Whether it is a challenging math problem, science dilemma, or text analysis, they are eager to dive in and figure it out or at least have fun while they test out plausible solutions. When I inquire about their thinking, they readily explain it in detail and show me their progress. They are proud of their work, even if they are struggling. I observe a mixture of independent, partner, and group work, but the effective collaboration that occurs in our classrooms is something special. They truly cooperate by listening, questioning, and assisting, which enhances their outcome. I know they wonder why I smile so much when I am in rooms watching them work; it is because I am so proud of them and because I know these are skills they will leverage no matter what path they choose in life. Problem solvers who work well with others will succeed - personally and professionally - and that is what I desire for each one of our students.

Enjoy your weekend!


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Sept 21- Soccer vs Crabapple @ 5:30 at WBMS

Sept 24- Parent meeting for Jr. Beta Convention Trip @ 6:00pm in the WBMS Media Center

Sept 25- AHS Fall Concernt- AHS

Sept 26- Webster Awards

Sept 26- PTA Bingo Night

Sept 26- Soccer at Taylor Road @ 5:30pm

Sept 27- Citizenship Awards

Sept 27- International Night Auditions room 201

Sept 27- Parent University- Online Safety with GBI speaker

Sept 28- Fall Picture Retakes

Sept 28- 8th Grade Band Night at AHS

Sept 28- Soccer vs. River Trail @ WBMS @ 5:30pm.

Click Here for Lunch Menu

*Please note, Breakfast increased to $1.25

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B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O!

B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O! B-I-N-G-O!

Mark your calendars for this “prize packed” event being held on Wednesday, September 26th after school from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. You won’t want to miss this FUN event. The cost to participate is only $5 which includes 1 slice of pizza, 1 drink and 2 BINGO cards. Additional pizza, drinks and candy will be available for purchase. Parents, if you would like to donate any prizes valued between $5-$10, (gift cards are very popular) we would greatly appreciate it. You or your child can leave donated items in the Bingo Donation Boxin the front office. A flyer and permission slip is linked below. Permission slips and money are due Monday, September 24th. For more information, contact Whitney Cresci at wlcresci@yahoo.com.

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VOTE FOR MS. SHEFTEL! She is in 4th Place now- Let's get her to TOP 3!

Please follow the link below to VOTE for our favorite teacher in the contest- Ms. Debbie Sheftel, to win for our students! A valid vote is a “like” or “love” on her individual picture


https://www.facebook.com/pg/odysseypfa/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2401000966581178&__tn__=-UC-R



The first place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $500; and third place will receive $250 to use in their classroom!


You must click on Ms. Sheftel's photo and like or love it! Please share with your family and friends. We really want Ms. Sheftel to win for our students and our school!!

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Parent University

Our next Parent University digital citizenship session, to be held on September 27th at 6:30 p.m. in the WBMS media center, will feature Detective Laurie Nicholson from the Alpharetta Police Department discussing approaches to dealing with online risks for children and teens.

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Picture makeups

School Picture Makeup Day-September 28
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STOCK THE FRIDGE CONTEST! Please VOTE for Webb Bridge Middle School!

Tutor Doctor of Alpharetta would like to stock the fridge at your school with snacks and drinks.


All you need to do is :

  1. like our page
  2. share this post, AND
  3. comment on this post with the school you would like to win.



3 schools will get their fridge stocked - the top 2 schools with the most votes and 1 school chosen by Tutor Doctor.


Contest ends Sunday, September 23rd. Anyone can vote, but you can only vote once. Help us appreciate teachers and staff! (Schools in the following zip codes are eligible - 30005 and 30022.)


https://www.facebook.com/Tutor-Doctor-Atlanta-285756638616834/

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International Night is coming!

Please click the form below to volunteer to be a part of International Night.
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Webb Bridge Middle School Chorus Sings at the Atlanta Gladiators Game!

Come join Webb Bridge Middle School, Lake Windward Elementary School, and New Prospect Elementary School as the schools' choruses sings at the Gwinnett Gladiators game on October 19th. The game is at 7:35 pm at the Infinite Energy Arena. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/WBMSHockey2018. Thank you to the Gladiators who are donating portion of the ticket proceeds back to our choral program!

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Yearbooks On Sale NOW

Get your yearbook today for only $45!

Order your yearbook online using this link: WBMS Yearbook

Attention 8th Grade Parent

This is the first time at Webb Bridge to have an ad in the yearbook celebrating your students’ accomplishments. Click the link in order to yours today: Order your yearbook Ad here

Parents- Get your pictures in the yearbook using the ReplayIt app!


Parents you can participate in adding photos to this year’s Webb Bridge Middle School yearbook! Just by uploading them to ReplayIt! You can go to the website and submit photos or even download the app.

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Tech Crew

Info can be found on www.msmoranwbms.weebly.com and that applications are due to room 716 by September 26th
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All audition information including forms, is located on the show website www.amycreamer.com - go to the Aladdin Jr. page.
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Tryouts

Information packets located in the Front Office.


Volleyball

Girls – Oct 1,2

Boys – Oct 3


Tennis

Girls – Oct 10

Boys – Oct 11

Intramurals

Intramurals will start on Sept 3. Meet at 7:45 in the gym. Students must have intramural form turned in to Coach Sell.


9/22 – 9/26 – Indoor Soccer


Info Packets are available by the PE white board as well

Boys Basketball – Oct 17, 18, 19

Girls Basketball – Dec 11

WBMS Jewish Club

WBMS's Jewish Club will meet starting next month. Meeting information will be shared on the Morning Announcements and on posters around the school. Our first meeting will gather ideas from students about topics they would like to discuss and learn more about this year. We will have visiting rabbis and guests speakers throughout the school year. All are welcome to join! Join our Edmodo group using the code: rubxey

Jr. Beta

Our next meeting is Oct 2nd at 7:45am in the Cafeteria. Invitations to join for the 2018-2019 school year will be sent next week through JAG Homeroom. A link to the online application and online payment will be in the invitation. New this year- dues need to be paid online.


Check Edmodo for service opportunities.


Parent Meeting- Sept 24th @ 6:00pm in the WBMS Media Center for students interested in attending Convention.

Each year Junior Beta members have an opportunity to attend the Georgia Junior Beta Convention in Savannah, Georgia. This is a two-day convention that gives our members a chance to meet hundreds of other Junior Beta members from schools throughout Georgia and participate in activities ranging from academic contests to quiz bowls to talent competitions. The State Convention provides the opportunity for members to interact, share project ideas, and showcase their academic and leadership abilities. The State Convention is a fun-filled two days that our members look forward to each year.

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FBLA

FBLA held a fantastic general meeting on Friday with our guest speakers from the Alpharetta High School FBLA chapter. These students, demonstrating great leadership and communication skills, answered our student questions pertaining to involvement in the FBLA chapter at the high school as well as regional competitions and leadership opportunities our students may participate in at middle school . Registration for our chapter will remain open until Friday, September 28 at which time the t-shirt order will be placed. To join our FBLA chapter go to www.tinyurl.com/FBLA2018-19Join. The $25 dues need to be paid on our Cashless system by accessing www.tinyurl.com/FBLA-Payments. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cathy Oravetz in Room 120 or at oravetz@fultonschools.org.

Academic Team

Academic Team is back! Academic team is a club that practices Jeopardy style trivia questions. Students get to compete with one another to see who can buzz in first with the correct answer. We will meet on Mondays and Fridays this year in room 813 (Mr. Bernhardt’s room) from 7:45 am until 8:35 am. Anyone is welcome to join. To register for the club or to ask questions, please go to http://bit.ly/WBMSAcademicTeam. Dues are $20 for new and returning members and must be paid online this year. To pay club dues, go to http://bit.ly/2Mmwwxq and look for Academic Team. Mr. Bernhardt and Mrs. Wood look forward to seeing everyone!

WBMS Library STREAM Council

All students interested in providing input to and support for the media center are invited to apply to join the WBMS Library STREAM Council. You may participate in supporting reading programs, selecting books and other materials, and helping to create and lead STREAM activities. The council will meet monthly during each grade level’s lunch period as well as before or after school depending on small group interests and activities. Application is available at http://bit.ly/WBLSCouncil1819 or see Mrs. Brown for more information.

Bridge Club

Contract bridge combines many aspects of other popular card games into one amazing game, played by millions all around the world, including billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffet! For our third year, Alpharetta High School students will teach both beginners and experienced WBMS students the game of contract bridge. Come learn what makes Bridge such a popular yet intellectually challenging game at our first meeting after school in the media center on Tuesday, September 11th.

Math Club

If you enjoy math, and are interested in learning about competition math, join us in the media center each Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. Dues are $10, payable through OSP, and cover participation in Math Olympiad and Perennial Math (9 contests).

Competitions will begin in October, so competition registration will begin soon! See Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Kelly, or Mrs. Wood for more information.

Spanish Club

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!

Building Character Acting Classes

Webb Bridge Process to Performance After School Acting Classes - Thursdays 4:15-5:45. Class starts Aug 27th and runs through December.

This exciting session will work on improvisation, scene study, physicality, character development, and audition techniques. Students will also rehearse for the one-act play performances. This is a phenomenal class to work skills as well as gain stage experience! For more information and registration: www.buildingcharacter.org
email: info@buildingcharacter.org

Jr Raider Basketball Tryouts

Come tryout for the Jr Raider competitive basketball teams! Tryouts will be held on Sept. Sept. 9, 16 & 23rd. Visit our websites to learn more and register online prior to the first tryout. Players must live in the Alpharetta High School attendance zone.

Boys (5th - 8th grade teams): www.jrraiderbasketball.com

Girls (6th - 8th grade teams): www.ahsjrladyraiders.org

Jr. Raiders offers competitive boys basketball teams for the 5th*, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Come tryout and be a part of our winning tradition. All players must live in the Alpharetta High School attendance zone.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR TRYOUTS: www.JrRaiderBasketball.com


WHERE: ALPHARETTA HIGH SCHOOL GYM


WHO: 5th & 6th GRADE BOYS 4:00-5:30 PM

7th* & 8th GRADE BOYS 5:30-7:00 PM


WHAT: TRYOUTS FOR JR RAIDER BASKETBALL


TRYOUTS – Sundays, Sept 9 , 16**, and 23**

WHERE: ALPHARETTA HIGH SCHOOL GYM


WHO: 5th & 6th GRADE BOYS 4:00-5:30 PM

7th* & 8th GRADE BOYS 5:30-7:00 PM


WHAT: DRILLS AND SCRIMMAGES TO SELECT SQUADS


* Talented 4th graders are welcome to tryout for the 5th grade team.

** Only selected players will be required to attend the second and final tryouts.

Fun Halloween Event for Kids of All Ages

Join your friends, neighbors, and the community on Saturday, October 20, for the second annual Emily's Trick or Treat for a Cure, a family-friendly Halloween party at Pernoshal Park in Dunwoody! Come dressed in costume and enjoy a massive trick-or-treating area, food, raffles, silent auction, games, sports, balloon animals, arts & crafts, music and much more! Tickets are $10/child or $25/family, and proceeds will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. For more information and pre-event tickets, please visit http://emilyshalloweenparty.com/.

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Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival

The Special Events department would like to request the help of any available, music-loving volunteers to assist with event set up, program distribution, and event breakdown at our annual Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival coming up this Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13.

This year, the event is FREE to the public! However, if you choose to volunteer with us, you will receive a Wire & Wood logo shirt. If interested, you may register for a quick 2 hour time shift here: http://signup.com/go/xVSdhkF

Our headliners include Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Justin Townes Earl, Dan Wilson of Semisonic, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Sundogs, and Alex Guthrie. For more information about the event, visit www.wireandwoodalpharetta.com.

If you know of any other friends, neighbors or other volunteer groups that would be interested, please feel free to share this opportunity with them. We just request that volunteers are at least 21 years of age due to the presence of alcohol at this event.

We look forward to working with you! J

Thank you,

Hilary Lew

Special Events Coordinator

City of Alpharetta

Please Support Our Business Partners!!

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Thank You!

For Tutor Doctor is having a Vote For Your School Facebook Contest. School with the most votes win a stocked fridge and pantry with goodies for their teachers.

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(470)-410-3547

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Webb Bridge Middle School PTA

WBMS PTA is dedicated to our students and families. The PTA sponsors wonderful programs that enrich our students’ school experience. All of this is provided with the memberships we collect during our Fall Donation Drive. Please consider joining today and helping us reach our goal this year.

Your donation is tax deductible. Save time and donate online, click here wbmspta.org.

Thank you for your support!

WBMS PTA

School Store Sign-up to volunteer

Calling all volunteers! The school store schedule is here for October, November, and December. Please click here, School Store Sign-up to volunteer. Store hours are 8:15am-8:50am. Your student can volunteer with you to earn Jr. Beta hours.

Thank you for all your support!

WBMS PTA

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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 September 14th. If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

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Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found for missing items. You may not even know you are missing a jacket or hoodie!

All unclaimed items will be donated to charity at the end of the month.


All lunch boxes and water bottles need to be put near the cafeteria on the left side entering the café, and will be donated or thrown away the last day every week.

All items in the lost and found next to the clinic will be donated or thrown away on the 15th of every month.


All Items of value: glasses, electronics, jewelry etc. should be given to the front office.

Low Cost Internet

Get assistance with low-cost internet providers for your student’s Surface by clicking this link:

http://www.cheapinternet.com/low-income-internet

This link has a listing of various programs in our area offering low cost internet connectivity for qualifying families.

As always, please exercise caution when reviewing options and choose what will work best for your income and family’s need.

Volunteer Registration​​

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2018-2019 school year, we will require that all persons interested in volunteering in the Fulton County School District to re-register/register (even if a person has completed an application in the past) by completing the new online volunteer registration/application process. All volunteers must be registered online with FCS in order to volunteer. New Fulton County requirement: You will not be able to volunteer until you complete the online training and application. It could take as long as 48 hours for your application to be processed before you will be eligible to volunteer. Click the link: Fulton County Schools Volunteer Webpage. Become a volunteer in 5 easy steps.

  • Complete the mandatory online training.
  • Complete the volunteer application.
  • Wait 24 – 48 hours for your application to be processed
  • Visit the school and begin volunteering (please bring your ID)?
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2018-2019 school year Release Days

8/31/18

10/9/18

2/4/19

3/12/19

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

September- 19th

October – 25th

November – 7th

December – 5th

January – 16th

February – 13th

March – 6th

April – 18th

May – 8th

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