WBMS Friday Notes

Sept 18th-22nd


Reflections from Ms. Perkins

Happy Friday, Webb Bridge Parents and Guardians –

Last Friday’s Junior Raider Night at AHS was filled with exuberance! Our band and color guard members performed beautifully; our cheerleaders knew all the moves and rooted on the home team; our football players marched in with pride and welcomed the Raiders as they took the field, and our students filled Raider Stadium with Webb Bridge spirit! It was truly a community event.

This week our 8th graders showed their knowledge on the first half of the IOWAs and will finish them up next Monday and Tuesday. Also, students showed the Webb Way through citizenship by donating school supplies. Thank you to all who have sent in contributions for those impacted by the recent hurricanes. The carts in the front office are getting full!

Next week we look forward to a Fine Arts Sampler on Monday Night and BINGO after school and a home soccer game on Wednesday. I hope you all have a restful weekend!

In collaboration,

Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Sept 18,19,25,26,27- IOWA Testing 8th Grade

Sept 25-28- Book Fair

Sept 28- Webster Awards

Sept 29- Fall Picture Retake

Sept 27,29 and October 4- SOS- Signs of Suicide Prevention

Sept 29- Soccer at Crabapple @ 5:30

Oct 2-5- Fall TAG testing

Oct 2- Online Safety - Digital Citizenship for Families @ AHS Media Center 6:30pm-8:00pm

Oct 3- Fall Chorus Concert @ 5:30 at AHS Auditorium

Oct 4- International Walk to School Day

Oct 5- WBMS Release Day (No School for students)

Oct 6- Teacher Workday (No School for students)

Oct 9- Holiday- Schools Closed

BOOK FAIR- Sept 25th -28th

Our WBMS Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday through Thursday, September 25th – 28th, in the media center. Our family night event will be held in conjunction with Bingo Night on Wednesday, September 27th in the cafeteria rotunda. Parents unable to attend may participate through the online book fair beginning Saturday, September 16th. The book fair flyer, which will be sent home with students with progress reports, is also available online at this link.

PINK Out T-Shirts On Sale at Lunch

All Pink Out T-shirts are $10 and proceeds go to Turning Point Breast Cancer Rehabilitation. T-shirts will be sold on 9/22, 9/29 and 10/13 during lunch. Show your spirit by wearing the shirt to school and of course to the pink out game on 10/13.

Bingo- September 27, 2017

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Hurricane Relief Request- Now through September 29th

As part of the citizenship Webb Way component, we will be partnering with Alpharetta High School to collect supplies for schools impacted by the recent hurricanes. We will begin our collection next Wednesday, and both AHS and WBMS will share more information early next week.


International Walk to School Day- Oct 4

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Digital Citizenship for Families

Webb Bridge parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in our program series on Digital Citizenship for Families, presented over 3 dates in October:

· Monday, October 2, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Alpharetta High School, Detective Laurie Nicholson of the Alpharetta Police Department will address online safety. (Caution on content for younger students, so parents and guardians may want to arrange plans to attend without them.)

· Wednesday, October 11th, from 8 to 9 a.m. in WBMS media center – Brooke Maurer, Fulton County Schools school psychologist, will present What Parents Should Know About Social Media.

· Wednesday, October 18th, from 11:30 am to 1 pm in WBMS media center. Karen Kennedy , Youth Services Manager from the Ocee Public Library, will present a program on Accessing Reliable Sources with Your Public Library Card.

All students at Webb Bridge receive instruction in digital citizenship to help them make responsible, smart, and ethical online decisions. Our hope is that parents and guardians will join us in this effort. In addition to these in-person programs, Common Sense Media (primary digital citizenship resource for Fulton County Schools) offers an online Connecting Families program which includes a toolkit with videos, discussion guidelines, and template family agreements at http://bit.ly/CSMDigCitFamily

Please contact Nan Brown if you have questions regarding these programs.

Reflections- Deadline October 11th

Do you love expressing yourself through the arts?

Then the REFLECTIONS CONTEST is for you!


Please see the attached flyer for more details!

Competition is open for all students in the following categories:

  • dance choreography
  • music composition
  • literature
  • visual arts
  • photography
  • Special Artist (criteria on-line)
  • film production
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SOS- Signs of Suicide Prevention

We will be presenting the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program again this year to all 6th grade students and 7th and 8th grade students new to WBMS. A parent information/opt-out letter will go home with the 4 1/2 week Interim Progress Report.

If you do not want your child to participate, please complete the opt out letter and turn it in to a teacher.

Tina Mathewson, 6th Grade Counselor

Leslie Nuckolls, 7th Grade Counselor

Anne Ramsey, 8th Grade Counselor

Moving Day Atlanta- Monica Goodman

On October 21st, The Moving Day Atlanta will be held at Piedmont Park in the Promenade. The walk will help raise money for research and raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease.

Please consider being part of Ms. Goodman’s team, Mo’s supporters or sponsoring the team. She looks forward seeing some of you at the walk.


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SAVE THE DATE: One Act Play Night

One Act Play Night is Friday Nov 3rd at 7pm @ WBMS

Come out and see two hilarious one act plays performed: “Paper or Plastic” and “The Express Line”

Stay tuned for more information!

WBMS's International Night

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Festival - Webb Bridge Welcomes the World - on Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. We will gather together to experience the diverse cultures that make up our Webb Bridge family!

We look forward to having colorful displays which teach us about your cultural heritage. Displays could include ethnic foods, dress, artifacts, pictures, music, games, activities, etc. In addition to the displays, we welcome performances which represent various countries.

Please fill out the form below to indicate your interest in volunteering for the Festival. We will collect the forms, coordinate and schedule the activities. We will provide tables for the displays, as well as TVs, DVD players and other AV equipment as needed. For any individual questions, please contact:

James Barket (Barket@fultonschools.org),

Beena Shah (shahb@fultonschools.org), or

Michelle Garner (garnerm@fultonschools.org)

We look forward to this exciting and educational event and hope to see many of you here!

Advisory Connect Groups Need Your Help!

The WBMS Advisory team is proud to announce the kick-off of our 2017-2018 CONNECT Communities and we NEED YOUR HELP!

Why CONNECT Communities? Student, parent, and staff feedback indicates that our advisory program is meeting the academic needs of our students and building lasting socio-emotional awareness but perhaps not giving students an opportunity to share their interests with one another. So this year, we wanted to give students an opportunity to CONNECT with other students and advisors that share similar interests!

What are CONNECT Communities? Our advisors have created over 60 communities for 7th and 8th grade students, including Wall Climbing, Aviation Club, Kickball, College Football Nation, and Eat Around the World!, just to name a few. Students have selected 4 communities that peaked their interest and will be rotating through those CONNECT communities every few weeks.

How can you help? In order to operate a full years worth of events we are asking for new or gently used items to be donated by the families in our school. The items requested are listed below:

• 7th grade parents: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aa9ab22a6fa7-7thgrade

• 8th grade parents: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4aa9ab22a6fa7-8thgrade

We greatly appreciate your support of this program and look forward to adding this new dynamic to our advisory program!

Jr. Raider Baseball- 13u

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Jr. Beta Club

1. Our next meeting is October 4th @ 7:45 in the cafeteria. Remember meetings are mandatory. If for some reason you are unable to attend, please make sure you contact us via Edmodo or email.

2. Convention- Make sure you are thinking about which category you want to participate in. Convention is Nov 29-Dec 2.

Let us know which competition you are interested in (must be logged in through your Office 365 account to access form)- WBMS Convention Interest Survey

Find out more about convention here: https://www.smore.com/zym5f

3. Fall Fundraiser 10/5-10/19- Cherrydale Farms "Home Essentials" and "Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough." This fundraiser is online and in person and will help cover some of the cost of Convention. Our Cherrydale Farms representative will be out to speak with us at our Oct Meeting, but we wanted to give you the links so you can look through these now and email them to family members. Items will be here in time for Thanksgiving.

Preview the items using the links below (you will receive a hard copy catalog at our Oct Meeting)

Home Brochure

Cookie Dough Brochure

4. T-Shirts- Order your t-shirts using this LINK (this is included in your dues- if you paid your dues, you receive a t-shirt)


If you were not able to attend our first meeting, please check Edmodo for details on what you missed. Students will need to bring their dues to the Front Office and should have completed the online application form (if you are using a check- please make it out to WBMS). A link to this can be found on the official invitation letter and on Edmodo (group code also found on the invitation letter). If you have any questions see Ms. Pardee or Ms. Bernhardt.

Debate Club

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Webb Bridge Process to Performance After School Acting Classes

Thursdays 4:15-5:45 This session will work on improvisation, scene study, physicality, character development, and audition techniques. Students will also work on one-act plays. This is a phenomenal class to work skills as well as gain stage experience!

For more information: www.buildingcharacter.org

email: info@buildingcharacter.org

Lost and Found

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.

Helping Children/Youth After A Loss

If you have a child who has experienced the loss of a parent, sibling, or other close loved one, there is a FREE weekend retreat for kids 7 years old to a high school senior. Camp MAGIK—Mainly About Grief In Kids (www.campmagik.org) --is a having their weekend retreat October 13-15, 2017 (deadline is October 4th). There is also a retreat available for adults who want to process their own grief with other adults who are grieving. It is held on the same campus and led by professional bereavement counselors. Transportation to/from the camp is available. Please contact Rene Searles McClatchey, PhD, at rsm@saf.com, 404.790.0140, for more information.

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.

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Please Support PTA

Please Support Your PTA!

It’s not too late to support your PTA!! Without your help, the WBMS PTA will not be able to fund the many worthwhile school-wide programs and events that are planned for this year. In previous years, your donations have enabled the PTA to fulfill many direct teacher and classroom needs, but we need your help to reach this goal. We can't do it without you!

Donating online is easy at www.WBMSPTA.org. If you prefer a paper form, those are available in the front office.

Thank You for supporting YOUR WBMS PTA!

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What is SGC?

The Webb Bridge School Governance Council is already hard at work this year. When Fulton County became a Charter System, School Governance Councils were created to reflect the stakeholders for each school – faculty, parents, and community members. The School Governance Council concentrates on the culture, identity, and mission of Webb Bridge and are tasked with creating the Strategic Plan for our school. As the district Strategic Plan was updated this summer, this fall the School Governance Council will be working on creating our new, updated Strategic Plan for Webb Bridge.

Strategic Plan

Our updated plan will be built “bucket by bucket” to align with the districts new Strategic Plan. We are incorporating results of our Needs Assessment Data and using your feedback to update our Strategic Plan.

The Fulton County Strategic Plan: http://www.fultonschools.org/en/Pages/StrategicPlan2022.aspx

The first “bucket” we will work on for our Strategic Plan will be Student Achievement – how we can better prepare students academically to have the foundations and skills needed to navigate life beyond graduation.

Meetings and Public Comment

Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in room 116; our next meeting is October 20th @ 7:30 in the PLR room. We hold a Public Comment period starting at 8:10 AM. Please feel free to attend and help us start our planning! If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

My Sound Isn't Working

  • Restart the tablet - Start Menu - PowerRestart. Do not press the power button on the top - it will put the tablet to sleep
  • If this doesn't work, stop by the Media Center for Mr. Sharp

Please Support Our Business Partners!!

The Farmhouse Coffee and Crepe Cafe

11705 Jones Bridge Rd B201, Johns Creek, GA 30005

Huge thanks to Farmhouse Coffee and Crepe Cafe for providing our PLC's of the month with a free meal! We appreciate you helping acknowledge the hard work of our teachers.

Congrats to our 7th Grade Math Teachers- PLC of the Month!

Thank you for taking good care of our teachers!

3180 North Point Pkwy Bldg 500 Suite 521, Alpharetta, GA 30005
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Nail Seasons 3400 Old Milton Pkwy #100 Alpharetta, GA 30005 770-772-9990

To keep in compliance with State Law and best practices, for the 2017-2018 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. The registration process can be found on the FCS District Website under Community/Partners & Volunteers or click here. Applicants should be prepared to spend about 10-15 minutes for the training and application process. In accordance with State Law, all volunteers must be current with the Child Abuse Reporting Protocol Training before being allowed to volunteer in our schools. It is very important that volunteers enter their full legal name as it appears on their government issued ID (please do not use nicknames or “goes by” names on the application). All applicants must wait 24 hours after applying for application processing and approval.

2017-2018 School Year

First Semester
August 1 – 4 ........................................... Preplanning for teachers

August 7......................................................... First Day of School

September 4........................................Labor Day (schools closed)

October 6 ......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

October 9 ......................................Columbus Day (schools closed)

November 20 – 24.............. Thanksgiving Holidays (schools closed)

December 21 ....................................... Last Day of First Semester

December 22 – 29 ...........................Winter Break (schools closed)

Second Semester

January 1 – 3...................................Winter Break (schools closed)

January 4.......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

January 5....................Professional Development Day (students off)

January 8.........................................First Day of Second Semester

January 15..............Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (schools closed)

February 16*................... Student/Teacher Holiday (schools closed)

February 19 ......................President’s Day Holiday (schools closed)

March 9*.......................................Teacher Workday (students off)

March 12....................Professional Development Day (students off)

April 2 – 6 .......................................Spring Break (schools closed)

May 24........................................................... Last Day of School

May 25.................................................................. Post Planning

May 28...............................Memorial Day Holiday (schools closed)

* Designated as inclement weather make-up days (if needed).

Our School Release Days

These are the dates approved through the RFF process as part of School Governance. WBMS students will NOT attend school on the following dates:

September 1, 2017

October 5, 2017

January 16, 2018

March 8, 2018

Lunch Menu

Click for the 2017-2018 Lunch Menu

Menu Change- Wednesday Sept. 27

Breakfast for Lunch

Chicken Biscuit with Strawberry Banana yogurt,

Mini Waffle with strawberry & Blueberry Parfait

Mini Cheese calzone

Sub of the day

Salad of the day