WBMS Friday Notes
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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!!
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 :
- like our page
- share this post, AND
- 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.)
International Night is coming!
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!
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
WBMS Jewish Club
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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
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/.
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
Special Events Coordinator
City of Alpharetta
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
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!
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!
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.
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:
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.
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)?
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