Titan Talk Newsletter

March 29, 2019

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!

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Upcoming Dates

The Week Ahead...

4/1 to 4/5 - SPRING BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED


The Week After Break...

* NATIONAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEEK from April 8 to12 *


  • 4/8 - NATIONAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WEEK from April 8 to12 to honor and recognize the contributions of assistant principals to the success of students
  • 4/9 - RECESS for 6th during WINN
  • 4/9 - Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p
  • 4/9 - Coding Club - Location: Tempske’s classroom @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/9 - KG Superstars Basketball Practice - Location: Gym @ 6:30p to 8:00p
  • 4/10 - RECESS for 7th during WINN
  • 4/10 - Beta - Location: Media Center 8:00a to 8:30a
  • 4/10 - Drama Club @ 4:15 to 5:15 pm - Location: E‐111 @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/10 - Talent Show Rehearsal - Location: Gym & Stage @ 4:30p to 6:00p
  • 4/11 - RECESS for 8th during WINN
  • 4/11 - FCA - Location: Media Center @ 7:45a to 8:30a
  • 4/11 - Hampton Film Academy - Location: Media Center @ 4:05p to 5:30p
  • 4/11 - Multicultural Club - Location: Contreras-Murillo/Jacob @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • 4/11 - Running Club @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm ﴾Ingram﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium
  • 4/11 - Talent Show Rehearsal @ 4:30p to 6:00p - Location: Gym & Stage
  • 4/12 - Wear your RED BeTheVoice t-shirts for Pep Rally
  • 4/12 - PEP RALLY - WEAR RED - Location: GYM during Connections
  • 4/12 - Interact Meeting - Location: E‐114 @7:45a to 8:15a
  • 4/12 - SGC Meeting - Location: Teacher's Lunchroom @ 7:45a to 8:15a
  • 4/12 - Running Club @ 4:15 ‐ 5:15 pm ﴾Newman﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium
  • 4/12 - Milton Youth Soccer Night - Girls @ 5:55 PM / Boys @ 8 PM
  • 4/12 - Rehearsal for Talent Show 4:30p to 6:00p - Location: Gym and Stage
  • 4/12 - TITANS GOT TALENT SHOW - Location: Elkins Pointe Stage/Gym @ 6:30 PM. ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL TITANS! Bring $$$ for Chic-fil-A sandwhiches, fruit, chips & drinks will be on sale during the show.

AFTER THE BREAK...TALENT SHOWCASE!

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Message From the Principal

Happy Spring Break!


It was a week to celebrate our fantastic "Shining Star" students and Ms. Cross, our awesome Social Worker! Thank you, Ms. Cross, for the important work you do every day on behalf of our children and families! We are so lucky to have you on our team!


We are also so lucky to have a "Shining Star" PTSA. If you have been in the front office, then you must have noticed the new decor. The front office is simply beautiful, and it speaks to our "people and culture." The PTSA recognizes that Elkins Pointe is a welcoming school, and now all who visit will see this by our first impression.


When we return from Spring Break, we will celebrate our Assistant Principals and our Assistant Administrator during National Assistant Principals' Week! I invite our parents and students to find creative ways to show AP Ida Ward, AP Ayo Richardson, AP Nancy Lahey, and AA Rawlings Johnson that we love and appreciate them.


It is my utmost wish that on Spring Break you enjoy your time off to rest, relax, and recharge with friends and family!


Have a safe and enjoyable break!


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

PARENT & COMMUNITY INPUT REQUESTED APRIL 1-15, 2019

https://youtu.be/0tQBzkNKEKI
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!



STUDENT INPUT REQUESTED APRIL 1 - 15, 2019

https://youtu.be/RY_xRpKCzFk

Student Input Requested

Students should use their school laptops to complete their stakeholder input for the 2019-2020 school year.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS:


Student Input will be collected from April 1st through April 15th. Student input is requested for the School-Family Compact. Thank you to the 7th grade students in Mrs. Meredith Tongue's AVID class for giving your feedback on the Elkins Pointe Title I School-Wide Plan and overall family engagement.

SMART. HAPPY, CONNECTED

Update on the Geo-BEE! Congratulations Krish on Placing


Krish Koschar placed 5th in the state in the National Geographic Geo Bee! Krish did well in the state tournament!! While he did not win 1st place, he placed 5th out of 102 kids!! Thank you to Ms. Toh, Krish's 7th grade Social Studies teacher, and his SS class for giving Krish an encouragement party on Friday! Hooray! #TitanProud #TitanAtGeoBee

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A Titan is Going to the Georgia State Geography Bee!

Congratulations to Krish Kochhar who qualified for the Georgia State GeoBee on March 29! He will be competing for a top prize of $1,000 cash and a trip to Washington, D.C., for the National Championship!

The National Geographic GeoBee Georgia Competition will be held at
Georgia College in Milledgeville.

The state champion will advance to the National Geographic GeoBee Championship May 19-22 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year, the national champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, $1,000 in cash, a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands. Second- and third-place winners receive a $10,000 and $5,000 college scholarship, respectively, and $1,000 cash prize. Good luck to you Krish as EPMS are behind you in your success at the Geo Bee..

A Beautiful First Impression

PTSA make-over of the front office.
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Roswell Hornets @ FCA

Roswell High School athletes joined the Titans on Thursday at FCA!
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Don't Cry for Me Argentina

Maria LasCombes-Svaton, a teacher from Argentina, came to visit the Spanish classes at Elkins Pointe.
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Bluegrass Visitor

Thank you to Orchestra teacher, Seth Gamba, for arranging for special guest Andy Reiner to visit and play. Andy Reiner is a fantastic bluegrass/rock fiddle player who tours nationally. He’s written music for us that all of our kids will be playing at the Spring concert on May 7th. It was very exciting to have him visit for a few days. Check out his video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3g2l23zsOA

Shining Stars

Congratulations to our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Shining Stars. Students were honored by teachers for their exemplary behavior, their leadership, positive attitudes, and for being an inspiration to all! Thank you to the teachers for your hot casseroles, fruit, pastries, muffins, and juice. A very special thanks to Mrs. Denise Lewis, Mrs. Ainara Sorozabol, and Mrs. Walsh for the beautiful decor, table arrangements, and for putting on the coffee in the early hours of the morning.
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8th Grade Visit to Roswell High

The 8th grade students and excited teachers (see below) took a tour of Roswell High School. If you have an 8th grade student going to Roswell, read AP Richardson's Tweet below! She has a message for you!!
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THINGS TO KNOW

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

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Titans; Got Talent! - 4/12



"Titans' Got Talent is coming to a Stage near you! This is a FREE EVENT sponsored by the PTSA & the Drama Club: Friday, April 12th, 6:30 pm on the Titans' Stage! Come be entertained and support your friends while they take to the Stage to sing, dance, juggle, play piano and ukulele. Enjoy dinner while watching the show: Chick Fil A sandwiches, fruit, chips and drinks will be on Sale during the Show! Questions: please contact Jennifer Rodman, jcrodman@yahoo.com."

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.”

2019 Lip Dub for the 8th Grade!

Permission slips were distributed in WINN class to the 8th grade students. Students who wish to participate in this 8th grade tradition will need the following:

  • Signed permission slip returned by the deadline
  • To adhere to the dress code during the filming
  • A sense of fun!

The Lip Dub will be posted on YouTube, so students without signed permission slips will not be permitted to participate. To learn more about the Lip Dub, watch the video 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!!

https://youtu.be/v_61WndfWL4

Be A Superhero!

The Elkins Pointe PTSA Nominating Committee is still looking for parents to serve on the 2019-2020 board! Please email getinvolved@elkinspointeptsa.org to be part of the Board!

Sign Up to Be a Superhero!
▪️Co-President - Will share the duties with the other Co-President, includes monthly meetings with the board, and meetings with the principal
▪️VP Membership - Membership, Student Membership, Directory

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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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IN THE COMMUNITY

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

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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 15, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (ELA SECTION 1 WRITING)
  • Title I Stakeholder Input is due FY20; FACE Survey opens until last day of school

TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (ELA SECTION 2)
  • RECESS for 6th during WINN
  • 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 17, 2019

  • 8th GRADE – GA MILESTONES EOG (ELA SECTION 3)
  • RECESS for 7th during WINN
  • Drama Club @ 4:15 - 5:15 pm - Location: @ 4:15p to 5:15p
  • Katha Stuart Community Meeting - Location: EPMS‐Media Center @ 6:30p to 7:30p

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (MATH SECTION 1)
  • RECESS for 8th during WINN
  • NO FCA due to Milestones Testing
  • Student Council - Location: E‐106 @ 8:00a 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 to 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 19, 2019

  • 8th GRADE - GA MILESTONES EOG (MATH SECTION 2)
  • Running Club @ 4:15 to 5:15 pm ﴾Newman﴿ - Location: meet in Atrium @ 4:15p to 4:45p

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2019

  • Enjoy your day!

SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2019

  • Enjoy your day!

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.