WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
One focus of our Strategic Plan is to increase our students’ reading levels. Research shows strong readers have significantly more educational achievement and options, and we want all of our students to thrive academically at WBMS and beyond and later be able to choose any educational pathway that matches their interests and passions. Thus, we started our Monday reading time in Compass, and I am excited to say I see students carrying books around everywhere at WBMS! Students are walking down the halls reading, reading at lunch, and reading on the bus. In addition, we are integrating research-based reading strategies into all content areas throughout the year, but we want to ensure there is protected time set aside to simply enjoy reading for the sake of reading. Statistically reading for pleasure decreases after students leave elementary school, and we must break that cycle. This week I spent my time reading with Dr. Barket’s Compass class and look forward to reading with a different class each Monday. Please partner with us to keep the love of reading alive!
Enjoy your weekend!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
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Webb Bridge Middle School PTA
Welcome Jaguar Families,
Thank you to all those who have already joined the PTA. We appreciate your generous donations. Our PTA is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students, teachers, and families. Donating to the PTA provides funding necessary for student enrichment initiatives, educational resources, and family engagement programs that benefit every student. Your donation is tax deductible.
Platinum Level Donors receive a reserved parking spot at curriculum night! Please join at this level by Sunday, August 19th so we can reserve your parking space during curriculum night. You can save time and donate online, click here wbmspta.org. If paying with check or cash, please print the attached form and place it in the PTA safe in the front office with your donation.
The School Store is sponsored by the PTA and run by volunteers. It is located across from the Gym. Store hours are Monday-Friday, 8:15am–8:50am. Click here, School Store Sign Up, to sign up as a School Store Volunteer. Students will be able to buy locker accessories as well as supplies that teachers have requested for class.
Thank you for all your support and we look forward to a great school year!
Webb Wear on sale at Curriculum Night
Parent University- Viewing of Sceenagers
Join us for a viewing of Screenagers
6:30pmAges 10 and up
Find out more here
Install Updates Regularly - Beginning This Weekend!
Microsoft Windows Updates for the Surface tablet should be checked on a regular basis. As a best practice the Surface tablet:
• Should be connected to a power outlet. (The tablet may install updates via the tablet battery but it is recommended to keep the tablet connected to a power supply.)
• The battery power level must be at least 40% charge. A higher battery charge is recommended.
Here is a video to show you how to install your updates: Surface Video
If you prefer written directions you can get those here.
TAG- Notification of Screening Process
The consideration for gifted services may be reported or automatic as defined by the GaDOE Resource Manual for Gifted Education Services. The Fulton County School System screens all students for eligibility for gifted services twice a year and uses a systematic approach to identify highly capable students who may qualify for gifted services. The gifted teacher routinely reviews available data to refer students for further assessment. Students meeting either the automatic screening OR the classroom screening criteria AND have supporting data gathered from test history, products, and/or advanced content levels are referred for additional testing to determine gifted eligibility. Please click the link above to find out more.
Code of Conduct- Electronic Signature Needed
Here is how you complete these two steps:
1) Please review and save the updated 2018-2019 Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook at http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/acd/supportserv/Pages/StudentDiscipline.aspx
2) Please click the link below to review and submit the required Acknowledgement of Electronic Receipt Form. After review of the Acknowledgement of Electronic Receipt, please complete the electronic form and submit it.
English Handbook: https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct
Spanish Handbook: https://www3.fultonschools.org/codeconduct/home/indexspa
It is important that you review and discuss the content Code of Conduct with your child(ren). Teachers will also review the Code of Conduct with students at the beginning of the school year.
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 19thafter school from 4:15-5:45 p.m. in the cafeteria. 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 Box in the front office. A flyer and permission slip is going home on Curriculum Night as well as linked below. For more information, contact Whitney Cresci at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WBMS Jewish Club
FBLA will hold an informational meeting for all students on August 24 at 7:45 a.m. in the Media Center. Come learn about the club activities including guest speakers from our school community, regional and state competitions, community service projects, leadership opportunities, and meeting activity fun! To join, access the OSP Cash Payment option on the WBMS homepage ($25 dues) or at www.tinyurl.com/FBLA-Payments, and then access www.tinyurl.com/FBLA2018-19Join to enroll in the WBMS FBLA chapter.
Buy tickets to the AHS vs. Milton Game and get your Blackout Game tshirts
Alpharetta's big rival game against Milton is coming up on August 24th.
Tickets and t-shirts will be sold for the Milton game will be sold during lunch periods on Thursday, Aug. 23rd .
Game Tickets $5 each (discounted from at the gate prices)
Blackout Game t-shirts $8
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.
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
Thank you to Tutor Doctor for their generous donation of science books to our students in resource classes!
Thank you to DaVinci Donuts for donating their delicious donuts to celebrate our wonderful teachers this month!
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