WBMS Friday Notes

January 8-12th

https://youtu.be/MkUUG3Lzxe8

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

Happy New Year, WBMS Parents and Guardians –

I truly hope you were able to relax, recharge, and enjoy the Winter Break. Although the time away was pleasurable, I was ready to see the smiling faces of our students this week. Our hallways are just not the same without their energy and enthusiasm.


As you know we are spending some time on wellness through our new mindfulness program. Currently we are learning different breathing techniques and how they impact our brains and emotions; and while we have only just started, many students and staff members are already reporting positive results. Our grant is for our entire community, so we will soon be sending information to you about how you can access the full program to experience it yourselves and/or use it with your younger or older students if you desire. I truly hope learning these coping skills will support our students here at WBMS and throughout their lives.


Remember students do not have classes on Monday or Tuesday next week. Enjoy your weekend!



In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Jan 15- MLK Jr. Holiday- No School

Jan 16- WBMS Release Day- No School for students

Jan 17- Geography Bee

Jan 17- Jr. Beta Club Meeting

Jan 17- Basketball @ 5:30 at Elkins Pointe

Jan 18- GMEA All State Chorus 2nd Round Auditions

Jan 19- SGC Meeting

Jan 19- Honor Roll Breakfast

Congrats to our WBMS Spelling Bee Winners

After an incredibly fierce competition outlasting over 70 spelling champions only two stood! Anish Nayak and Rishi Kumar the two dueled until only one remained! Congratulations to Rishi Kumar Our 2017-18 Webb Bridge Middle School Champion!
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Congratulations WBMS Technology Competition Winners

Congratulations to these fifteen students who will represent Webb Bridge at the Fulton County Technology Competition on Saturday, January 27th, at Westlake High School. Students presented the projects they created to teacher judges at the Webb Bridge competition on Wednesday to qualify to advance to the county competition. Congratulations and best wishes for the district competition!

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Parent University- February

2/7

Please join us for a curriculum pathways informational meeting for rising 7th and 8th grade students (current 6th and 7th grade students) on Feb 7th from 6-7pm. Our Northwest Learning Community Program Specialists for STEM and Humanities, Angela Ergle and Hannah Zey, as well as our teachers and administrators will help navigate the placement process and find the most appropriate placement for your child


2/27

Please join us for our next Parent University with Laurie Grossman from Inner Explorer on February 27th for a parent workshop at 9:30 AM. Laurie will be explaining her work with Mindfulness and help expound upon our new WBMS Mindfulness program.

Let us know you plan on attending- Sign Up Here

It's OK if you need to cancel. We are just getting a headcount.

Did you miss a Parent University?

The 1/11/18 Presentation can be viewed below, as well as the link to the PowerPoint.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION SLIDES


*Please note, that while the PowerPoint is full of lots of knowledge, it is not the presentation in its totality and is not meant to be viewed by itself, outside the confines of the Parent University presentation. We stress that this is only to be used by LRJ’s licensed mental health professionals, not to be replicated and or copied.

https://youtu.be/wiF0xUJEtpw
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The Young Scientist Challenge

Calling all curious minds and problem solvers! The Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to submit a 1-2 minute video describing a unique solution to an everyday problem for the chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills.


Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the competition and winners have gone on to do some amazing things; including speak in front of Congress, work with the nation's top scientists, and pursue academic careers in the sciences.


Students cash in their curiosity to win life-changing prizes

The 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all young scientists in 5th-8th grades! Now open for entries, all students need to do is submit a 1-2 minute video explaining their innovative solution to a real-world problem.



WHAT THEY COULD WIN


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

  • One Young Scientist will win $25,000,
  • the title of America's Top Young Scientist,
  • and a trip to a taping of a Discovery Network Show



TOP 10 FINALISTS

  • Ten finalists will each win $1,000,
  • an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a technology prize pack,
  • and a trip to 3M's World Headquarters in St.Paul, Minnesota



TEACHERS/MENTORS

  • One teacher or mentor identified by each finalist will receive
  • a Young Scientist Challenge prize pack and special recognition
  • on the YoungScientistLab.com Blog



Need help getting started?

Get a guide to successful submissions and spread the word with these challenge support and communication materials. Challenge closes April 19, 2018.


Follow @DiscoveryEd and @3M on Twitter and join the conversation using #YoungScientist.

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Pennies for Patients!

Join our Pennies for Patients movement!

http://events.lls.org/pages/ga/WebbBridgeMiddleSchool-2018

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Clubs and Athletics

Jr. Beta Club

Our next meeting is January 17th @ 8:00am 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.

FBLA

FBLA was pleased to have as their guest speaker on Friday Ms. Schorr from Chick-fil-A. As a Restaurant Marketing Director, Ms. Schorr provided great insight not only in her field of marketing, but in ways our students can take steps now to become successful in both high school and in their chosen careers. FBLA thanks Ms. Schorr for taking the time to meet with our students.
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Chess Club

Back by popular demand!! Dr. Pennington and Mrs. Mathewson are teaming up to bring Chess Club back to WBMS!! The club will meet bi-monthly before school. If you are interested in the details, information is available on the book shelf in the Cafeteria Rotunda. The club is in need of new or gently used chess sets. If you would like to make a donation, please label it Chess Club and take it to the front office.

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.

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Please Support PTA

Dear Jaguar Families,

It’s never too late to donate! Please click on the link below to make a tax deductible contribution to the PTA and help fund programs in your child’s school.)

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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 January 19th @ 7:30 in the PLR room. We will be discussing the Strategic Plan for 2018 and beyond. We will be asking for staff, parent, and community input on the strategic plan through a Parent University and a form on Friday Notes (starting after our January meeting).


We hold a Public Comment period starting at 7:30 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.

Please Support Our Business Partner!!

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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.
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Registration is open now through January 19th!

http://www.ahsjrraiderslax.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1285547

Alpharetta Jr. Raiders Girls Lacrosse, Inc. is a non-profit organization created to grow girls lacrosse in the Alpharetta community. Additionally, the program is the official girls lacrosse feeder program for Alpharetta High School. It is a volunteer organization comprised of parents and community members who govern and organize the program. The program is dedicated to fielding competitive teams and preparing its players to excel at the high school level. The program has both a Fall and a Spring season and is comprised of four teams – 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, 6th/7th (Junior) and 7th/8th (Senior). We welcome all players regardless of skill level. Players are placed on teams based on both their age and their skill level.

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The Northeast Atlanta Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL)

The Northeast Atlanta Chapter of the National Charity League, Inc. (NCL) is currently conducting its annual membership drive for the 2018 school year. NCL’s mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. Members include mothers and daughters in grades 7 through 12 (a 6 year experience). Our chapter will be accepting new members in the rising 7th and rising 8th grade for 2018-2019. Please visit the NCL website:https://northeastatlanta.nationalcharityleague.org/community-service/ for additional information or contact our local chapter Northeast Atlanta VP of Membership, Michele Colturi at michelecolturi@comcast.net. Thank you for your interest.

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.

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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