Titan Talk

Feb. 2, 2018

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ELKINS POINTE CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Upcoming Dates:

The Week Ahead...

  • 2/5 - Elkins Pointe SGC candidacy declarations open
  • 2/5 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 2/5 - MHS Cheer Mandatory Mtg w/ Parent @ 6:30 pm (MHS Media Center)
  • 2/5 - Platinum Winter Musical Rehearsal (Gym)
  • 2/6 - MHS SGC Mtg @ 7:10 AM (MHS in Rm 1222)
  • 2/6 - STUDENT-LED PARENT DATA TALKS FOR PARENTS WITH PRINCIPAL SMITH @ 6:00 pm (Cafeteria). ALL PARENTS & STUDENTS INVITED TO THIS IMPORTANT CONFERENCE
  • 2/7 - Platinum Winter Musical Rehearsal (Gym)

  • 2/8 - Platinum Winter Musical Rehearsal (Gym)

  • 2/8 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 2/8 - Milton High School Rising 9th Grade Parent Night @ 6:30 pm at MHS
  • 2/9 - SCHOOL DAY REINSTATED FOR ELKINS POINTE STUDENTS - ALL STUDENTS REPORT TO SCHOOL FOR INSTRUCTION.
  • 2/9 - Interact Mtg @ 7:45 am (D-119)
  • 2/9 - MHS Verification forms are due back from 8th-graders.
  • 2/9 - Progress Report Export
  • 2/9 - Boys & Girls Basketball - vs. TRMS @ 5:30 PM (Gym)
  • 2/9 - Platinum Winter Musical Rehearsal (Gym)
  • 2/10 - Platinum Winter Musical Performance (Gym)

Note: Friday, February 9th is being reinstated as a school day for students at Elkins Pointe Middle School.

Dates to Note:

STUDENT-LED DATA TALKS FOR PARENTS

Feb. 6th @ 6:00 PM in the Cafeteria

ALL PARENTS INVITED TO ENGAGE IN A STUDENT-LED CONFERENCE WITH THEIR CHILD


MILTON HIGH SCHOOL RISING 9TH-GRADE PARENT NIGHT

Feb. 8th @ 6:30 PM @ MHS Auditorium

* Students are should attend too!!


SCHOOL DAYS REINSTATED

* ALL STUDENTS & TEACHERS REPORT TO SCHOOL *

Feb. 9, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018

Mar. 9 - Digital Learning Day (Students Work @ Home/Teacher @ School)

Mar. 12, 2018

Note: ALL Elkins Pointe students will now have school

on the days above to make up for school closings

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Dear Parents,


This week, we celebrated excellence by honoring students with all A's, A's and B's, and superb attendance. The Breakfasts of Excellence celebrations are a tangible way to reward students for their hard work and efforts. Student learning and academic achievement are why we do what we do at Elkins Pointe. This is why we are having Student-Led Data Talks for Parents on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:00 pm.


I want to touch base with you about the details of our Student-Led Data Talks for Parents. This is the first year we will be conducting these conferences school-wide. Student-led conferences have been part of the AVID curriculum for three years. They encourage students to take charge of their learning by having the student present a comprehensive analysis of their academic progress to their parent. I would like to invite all parents and their student to join us on Tuesday night.


So you know what to expect at our Student-Led Data Talks for Parents, here is the basic itinerary. Starting at 6 pm, parents and their child will pick up the student’s data sheet from a few tables stationed in the lobby. Parents and students will proceed to the cafeteria where we will be serving pizza, bottled water, and cookies from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm. I will give a brief overview of the purpose of student-led conferences and how they tie to students taking ownership of their learning. Our Data Specialist, Ms. Snell, has created a document showing a variety of options for students and parents to help make progress in school. Dr. Griffin and Mrs. Tongue will walk our parents and students through the protocols of student-led conferences.


To help parents understand their child's data sheets, our Assistant Principal, Ms. Ida Ward, will provide detailed instructions on how to read and interpret the data. Ms. Ward will show a video explaining student growth. Teachers from each grade level and from each of the core subjects (ELA, Math, etc.) will be in attendance, walking around and available to lend their support. Students and parents will work as a team to identify three academic goals with the help of teachers, staff, and administrators. Lastly, there will be an opportunity for students to share-out with the group and exchange ideas.


Reminder: Next Friday, February 9th has been reinstated as a school day. All students should report to school prepared to have a regular school day.


Sincerely,


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal
Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

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ELKINS POINTE & FCS MAKE UP DAYS

Make Up School Days for Lost Instruction Time Due to Inclement Weather:

  • February 9, 2018 - All Students, Teachers, and Staff Report to School


  • February 16, 2018 - All Students, Teachers, and Staff Report to School


  • March 9, 2018 - Digital Learning Day. Students work from home; students will work independently from home on schoolwork and projects using district-issued mobile devices or home technology. Teachers report to school.


  • March 12, 2018 - All Students, Teachers, and Staff Report to School

SMART, HAPPY & CONNECTED!!!

Jr. Beta Has Heart ❤️

Jr. Beta Club helped bring awareness about Women's Heart Disease on Friday, Feb. 2nd on "Wear Red Day/" The Jr. Beta's passed out heart-shaped lollipops and Conversation Hear candy in the Atrium to students wearing red.
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Our Teachers & Staff Have Heart!

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Interact Club Shows Heart for WEAR RED DAY!

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Student's Voice Their Choices @ Interact Club by Voting on Their NEXT Campaign!

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Student Council

Thank you to Ms. Malikah Williams for all you do with the Elkins Pointe Student Council. Here is the latest picture of our young leaders!
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Sweet Surprise from a Sub!

This week Mrs. Okiyama's classes received the most amazing gift from Ms. Chris Riley, one of dedicated substitute teachers. It just fills our hearts to know Ms. Riley cares about our Titans reading enough to handcraft each student a bookmark. Thank you for the gifts!
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FCS Tech Competition Winners!

The official list of winners from the FCS Tech Competition that was held at Westlake High School on Saturday, January 27, 2018, is finally here!! I was still judging during the first awards ceremony, so I have been patiently (not) waiting for them to release this.


Please congratulate these students from the Titan Tech Team who were able to make the long drive and represent our school well on their day off from school.


  • 2nd Place: Marina Demian and Mariam Demian (Multimedia Applications-Grades 7-8)
  • 2nd Place: Isabella Szabo and Madeleine Szabo (Non-animated Graphic Design-Grades 7-8)
  • 2nd Place: Isabella Rubin and Brenna Davis (Productivity Design-7th Grade)
  • 3rd Place: Sahana Narayanan and Ekam Kataria (Device Modification-6th Grade)
  • Zain Merchant (Digital Game Design-8th Grade)
  • Brandon Soto and Gavin Schwandt (3D Modeling-7th Grade)
  • Rachel Carpenter (3D Modeling-6th Grade)
  • Alexandria McCoy (Productivity Design-6th Grade)


Thank you, Will Jones, for volunteering at the event, as well!


By the way, Divya Nori and Priya Soneji (our former Titans) represented Milton High School and both were awarded 2nd place for their categories (Mobile Apps and Robotics)!


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Something to Roar About...

Congratulations to Eve Heslin for winning the Roswell Lions Club “Peace Poster” contest. The students in Mrs. Suckow’s art classes participated in this annual event. As the Elkins Pointe winner, Eve and her family were honored at a Roswell Lions Club dinner on Monday night were she received a check for $100! Way to go Eve!!

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Under Constuction

Lego Building Day: Mrs. Gallagher's 6th grade Social Studies class built models of Mexico City showing to show the causes of the pollution problem (factories, cars), Our students, tasked with finding solutions, created Lego smog eating buildings and Lego solar powered cars to the air pollution problem.
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WE APPRECIATE YOU!!!

Thanks for Having Our Titans' Backs!

Thank you to our Scoliosis Screening Team for screening the entire 6th and 8th grade on Friday, Feb. 2nd. Approximately 625 students were checked for Scoliosis. Thank you to PTSA Chair, Jennifer Rodman, Admin Asst. Rodney Jones, Cluster Nurse Denise Jobe, and Coach James Tongue for organizing this important event. We could not screen 625 students with out our screeners. Thank you to Anna Gross, Kristen Peebles, Jackie Schwandt, Christy Mitchell, Trimar Gutierrez, Christa Tady, Vicki Amar, Ruthie Ellis, and the clinicians.

Thanks For the Excellent Breakfasts

Thank you, Casey Mellor, Christie Peterson (PTSA honors committee chairs), Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles, Terri Dixon, Dietra Duncan, Lesia Griffin, Norma Toner, Will Jones, Bronwyn Snell, A-team, Emory Johnson, and our parent volunteers who helped out with the Breakfasts of Excellence. The Breakfast of Excellence are very special and we could not have done any of it without all of you!! Thank you to Chick-fil-a on Hwy 9 & Holcomb Bridge Road for donating 1,000 chicken biscuits and to our PTSA for providing hot coffee, juice, fruit and pastries. Thank you and we love our Titan families, teachers, PTSA, and business partners.

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THINGS TO KNOW

Be a Candidate on School Governance Council #sharedgovernance - 2/5 thru 2/23

It's School Governance Council elections season again! SGC elections are a way for parents and teachers who are elected onto the council to have a role in the vision and direction of the school. This year our theme is #sharedgovernance. It all starts with elections!


The candidate declaration phase for the Elkins Pointe SGC will begin on Monday, February 5th and will end Friday, February 23rd at 5 pm. Questions can be emailed to paperno@fultonschools.org.


Please VOTE in the SGC elections on March 19 - 23, 2018:

  • Elections begin: 8:00 am on March 19th @ 5:00 pm thru March 23rd.
  • ​Please check your email to access your ballot starting March 19th!

MHS Cheer Meeting for Future Eagles - 2/5

Milton High Cheer Meeting for Current 8th Graders on Feb. 5th @ MHS Media Center (a.k.a Hub)


If your cheerleader will be in 9th grade next year and are interested in trying out for cheerleading at Milton High School for the 2018-2019 season, please attend a MANDATORY MEETING WITH A PARENT & CHEERLEADER on Monday, February 5th in the Media Center (aka Hub) at Milton High School at 6:30 pm

Student-Led Data Talks for Parents - 2/6 @ 6 pm

All parents are invited with their child to attend a school-wide Data Talks. Data Talks are actually student-led conferences. Each student at Elkins Pointe has data sheet with all kinds of information about their progress. The students were trained during WINN time to analyze their data. Parents, we want you to come with your child and have them "walk" you through the information. We will have lots of teachers on hand to facilitate with the student-led conference. So here are the steps for our first ever school-wide Data talk.


  1. Parent and student will arrive at EPMS at 6 pm
  2. Data sheets will be distributed in the Atrium. Pizza will be served in the Atrium from 6;00 - 6:30 PM
  3. Parent and student will find a seat in the cafeteria.
  4. Presentation will begin around 6:15 pm
  5. Students will interpret the data to their parents. Students and parent will come up with three skills to improve and three academic goals.
  6. Teachers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grade ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science will be on hand for parents and students. Principal Smith, the Admin Team, AVID team, and Parent Liaisons will be in the cafeteria.

If you have any questions, please email, Title I Parent Liaison, Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles.

Milton High School Rising 9th-Grade Night - 2/8 @ 6:30 pm

Attention all Milton Rising 9th Grade Parents & Students: Come out to the Milton High School Rising 9th Grade Night on Thursday, Feb 8th at 6:30pm! It will be a great opportunity to hear about what Milton has to offer the students and to have a peek at their, soon to be, school.

Milton High School Verifications Due- 2/9

Attention 8th Grade Parents Rising to Milton High School: Your child's high school verification form is due back on Friday, Feb. 9th. Milton High School wanted the parents to have the info from their parent night prior to the sheets being due back. It is important to take a picture of your child's verification form. Note to Roswell High School Parents: RHS Verification forms have not yet been delivered...Please be patient, the high school will deliver them to us soon!

Interact with the Interact Club - 2/9

The next formal meeting is February 9, 2018 at 7:45 a.m in D119, Informal, "Campaign Meet Ups" will occur on Feb. 5, 6 & 7 @ 8 am and during 7th grade lunch in room D-119. Stay tuned for the up-and coming: Build Your Own Bag Valentine’s Day Drive Campaign on February 12, 13 & 14th, and the “Random Acts of Kindness” Campaign coming soon. Lastly, for those wishing to become a member of the EPMS Interact Club but they are not able to attend morning meetings, they may vote to have Interact as their club on next week. For current Interactors, you may add the Interact Club as your club option to work on campaigns if you wish; however, it is not required. Formal meetings, lunchtime meet-ups and morning meet-ups will continue as normal.

Jr. Beta Club - 2/12, 2/14 & 2/24

Jr. Beta is celebrating February by celebrating Black History Month and by supporting the American Hear Association. Here are the upcoming Jr. Beta dates:


  • 1/12 - Executive Board Meeting after school to discuss agenda for next meeting in room E-119 from 4:20-5:15 pm.
  • 1/14 - Happy Valentines meeting @ 8:00 am in the Media Center. Wear red, pink, or white and bring a friend. ALL WELCOME!!
  • 1/14 - Heart Awareness Fundraiser. Jr. Beta will ask students to donate a dollar for a heart face painting/tattoo in the Rotunda during lunch!
  • 1/24 - Jr. Beat will clean up a park (location TBD).

Box Tops Due Feb. 15th!

Send Your Box Tops as Valentine to EPMS!

All Box Tops must be turned in by February 15, 2018, for the spring submission. Please carefully trim your box tops and ensure that all submitted box tops have expiration dates on or after March 1, 2018. Box Tops expiring prior to this date cannot be submitted.

Place all Box Tops in a baggie and turn them into the front office collection box by 2/15!


Box Tops can be clipped from participating products. See the full list of products here: http://www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products.

You can also earn Box Tops for Elkins Pointe via a free app that you can download in the App Store. Just download the app and check for offers each time you shop. After checkout, simply redeem the offer in the app and scan your receipt. Points from the offers are added to our online account within hours of your purchase (PLUS you can still clip the Box Tops on these products and submit them for the general submission).


Each Box Top is worth .10 - schools can earn thousands of dollars through this program! Our goal was to raise at least $400 this year through this program, although the fall submission only earned us $180, so we really need your help in meeting our goal. Note that our feeder elementary schools raise $1,000 or more at their schools, so please think of sending some of your Box Tops to Elkins!

Volunteer @ Hembree Springs 😃 Family Dance - 2/23

Middle School Volunteers Wanted - 2/23

On Friday, Feb. 23 from 4 pm - 9 pm, Hembree Springs Elementary School is requesting middle/high school volunteers seeking to earn volunteer hours to help at their family dance. Student volunteers are asked to SIGN UP! The student volunteers who helped last year were amazing!

Special Olympics - Polar Plunges Across America - 2/24

On Saturday, February 24, 2018, EPMS Resource Officer Jones will be one of many brave plungers from across the state taking a dip in the icy waters of Acworth Beach to raise money for Special Olympics. Please help him raise money for over 27,000 Special Olympics Georgia athletes! Donations received helps to support the more than 18 different Olympic-type sports offered year-round, as well as free health care screens to ensure optimal health and performance of Special Olympics Georgia athletes during competition.

The outcome? The opportunity for individuals with intellectual disabilities to experience Joy, Pride and Respect through sports. 100% of your donations are for providing Special Olympic programs to those athletes.


  • Click here to donate to Special Olympics and support Officer Jones!

PTSA THINGS!

PTSA Nominates the Nominating Committee

Thank you to the Elkins Pointe PTSA Nominating Committee for the 2018-2019 Board.

  • Christy Mitchell
  • Mary Sternot
  • Allison Liguria
  • Amy Brown
  • Amy Diech
  • Kelly Ehrhardt
  • Lisa Cowles

If you would like to find out more about making a difference, please contact any of our nominating committee members by emailing getinvolved@elkinspointeptsa.org.

ROSWELL ROOTS FESTIVAL IS OUR SPECIAL FEATURE FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Titans, We Invite You to Join the City of Roswell as they celebrate Roswell's African American history and culture throughout the month of February with a series of unique and fun events for everyone. Roswell's Roots Festival is one of the largest and most comprehensive celebrations in the state of Georgia. Share our diverse history while discovering more about African American heritage, art, food, and contributions. Maybe you will even learn something about Roswell’s roots you never knew before!
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ROSWELL ROOTS Pound Cake Cook-Off - 2/10

Pound Cake Cook-Off Entry Form Entry Deadline Extended: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Southern Sweets 2018: Pound Cake Cook-Off

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018
  • 12:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Bill Johnson Community Activity Building – Large Gym


The City of Roswell will host the fourth annual Pound Cake Cook-Off as part of Roswell Roots: A Festival of Black History and Culture. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Guests are invited to taste pound cake and vote for their favorite entry. Competitor categories include professional, amateur, youth and healthy. The first and second place will be awarded in each category as chosen by a panel of judges. A People’s Choice Award will also be given to the participant with the most votes from guests.

Registration is now open for the 2018 Pound Cake Cook-Off. If you have any questions, please contact Andie Gambrel at 770-594-6199 or agambrel@roswellgov.com.
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THINGS FOR STUDENTS

Be a MIDDLE SCHOOL "Page" at the GA Capitol

The Page Program at the Georgia Legislature is January through the 1st part of March. Applications accepted now through State Representative Betty Price (HD 48) HOUSE PAGE PROGRAM INFORMATION


This program has become an essential part of the services provided to both the legislators and the public. For over 50 years, the experience of a legislative page has sparked many political aspirations and has been a connective link between elected leaders and Georgia’s young students.

  • Pages must be at least 12 years of age up to 18 at the time of application to serve.
  • Your application must be submitted to your Representative Betty Price. Your form will then be processed and sent to the House Page Staff.
  • The House meets for 40 days, but these may not be consecutive days. Please list your preferred dates on your form, but note that these days may change depending on the session schedule. Thank you in advance for your flexibility.



HOW TO APPLY: Contact Tammy Warren in Representative Price’s office at 404-656-0202 or by email at Tammy.Warren@house.ga.gov.

For more information, go to http://www.house.ga.gov/en-US/HousePageProgram.aspx

  • Complete the Page Interest Form and email to Tammy.Warren@house.ga.gov
  • After your interest form has been reviewed and approved by House Page Staff, you will be contacted by Tammy Warren confirming which date has been selected for you to a page.


Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §20-2-692, "children who serve as pages of the General Assembly during the school year, either at regular or special sessions, shall be credited as present by the school in which enrolled in the same manner as an educational field trip, and such participation as a page shall not be counted as an absence, either excused or unexcused."

CONTACT INFORMATION WHEN THE STUDENT IS AT THE CAPITOL

Page Program Staff - State Capitol - Atlanta, GA 30334

For more information, contact: Tammy Warren, Legislative Assistant to Representative Betty Price, M.D., House of Representatives, 18 Capitol Square, 507 CLOB, Atlanta, GA 30334, 404-656-0202

Now Accepting EPMS Film Academy Registrations for 2018

The Hampton Film Academy at Elkins Pointe is looking for students who would like to be part of this real-life filmmaking experience. Not only is this experience at Elkins Pointe it is FREE! Mr. Keith Hampton comes to EPMS to teach students writing, producing, directing, cinematography, set design, editing, audio recording, and more. If you have a student who is interested in this opportunity as part of a Thursday Club, After-School Club or both, please complete an application and turn it into the front desk.


To download the Hampton Film Academy Application, click HERE.

  • Film Academy is FREE!
  • Takes place @ Elkins Pointe during Thursday Clubs and After-School
  • Students learn film production using professional camera equipment.
  • REGISTER for 2018 NOW - New Students WANTED!

Titans Got Talent Expo - 4/13

The PTSA and the Drama Club are proud to present “Titans’ Got Talent!” for a One-Night-Only show on Friday, April 13th! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER because the Elkins Pointe Talent Expo is coming to a Stage near you … this is a Talent "Showcase", NOT a contest, so don't be shy and join in on the FUN!


Talent/Act submission forms will be available soon in Titan Talk and on the PTSA website.

Students wanting to participate will be required to turn-in this "Act Proposal" Form on Feb. 21& 22 at the after-school meetings to go over the details of the act and what will be needed on stage for the performance. In addition, if you have dreams of being the Show’s Emcee, announcing each act with your own flair, you will have the opportunity to audition for that role at the Feb 21& 22 meetings.


So, please start brainstorming what talents you would like to share on stage with your Elkins Pointe community at the Talent Expo, and have your proposal ready for submission by February 21st. Any questions, please direct to Jennifer Rodman, jcrodman@yahoo.com.

TRANSITION INFORMATION

Milton High School Transition Dates - 2018


MILTON High School Transition Dates - 2018

  • Feb. 8th @ 6:30 PM (MHS) ** NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE ** Rising 9th Grade Parent Night (Current 8th graders entering MHS in Fall 2018) at Milton High School
  • March 29th at 9 am: Elkins Pointe students leave to tour Milton High School (for students only) - "Welcome to Milton High"

To sign up for the Milton High School newsletter, click here.

Roswell High School Transition Dates - 2018

  • February 22nd at 6:30 pm (RHS) Gym: Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment Info Night
  • March 29th at 9 am: Elkins Point students leave to tour Roswell High School (for students only) - “Welcome to Roswell High, EPMS" in the RHS Auditorium.

Did you know that both RHS & MHS offer Latin?

Take a closer look at this Latin Brochure from Roswell High School by clicking here.
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6th Grade Transition Dates 2018

Pointe Team & AVID Ambassadors Visit Elementary Schools on Wednesday, February 28, 2018:

  • Mimosa – 9:00 – 9:45
  • Sweet Apple – 10:00 – 10:45
  • Vickery Mill – 11:00 – 11:45
  • Hembree Springs – 1:30 – 2:15


Rising 6th Grade Visits to EPMS

  • Mimosa Elementary - May 10th @ 9:15 – 10:45
  • Vickery Mill Elementary – May 10th @ 9:15 – 10:45
  • Sweet Apple Elementary – May 15th @ 9:15 – 10:45
  • Hembree Springs – May 16th @ 9:15 – 10:45


Rising 6th Grade General Parent Meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in the EPMS Gym @ 5:30 pm (English) AND in Cafeteria @ 6:00 pm (Spanish) All parents are invited from our four feeder school. The presentation will be given by Elkins Pointe Transition Team.


    • 5:30 pm in the Gym - English/ General Info
      • Admin Team Greeting
      • On Pointe Team Greeting
    • 6:00 pm to 6:45 in the Cafeteria - en español (Spanish) General Info/TAG
      • en español - Admin Team Greeting with translation by Koritza Rodriguez
      • en español - Pointe Team Greeting with Translation by Pointe Team
      • en español - TAG Portion presentation by Koritza Rodriguez
      • en español - TAG Team answer questions from 6:30 to 6:45 pm
    • 6:00 to 6:30 pm in the Gym - English TAG presentation
      • Presentation by TAG team


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ASIA-PACIFIC CHILDREN'S CONVENTION - FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

As Georgia’s liaison office for the 30th Annual Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention (APCC), The Japan-America Society of Georgia (JASG) is again able to share a once in a lifetime opportunity with 4 ten/eleven-year-old students (two boys and two girls) and 1 chaperone from the state of Georgia through this fully funded exchange program to Fukuoka, Japan (Atlanta’s Sister City).


Students must have birthdate between Sept. 1, 2006, and Aug. 31, 2007


This year’s APCC program will be held from July 12-24, 2018. The JASG will again act as the official liaison office between the APCC, the City of Fukuoka, and Atlanta's APCC delegation, and will manage all participant selections and pre-departure preparations for this cultural exchange program. Please follow the links below to apply and to find more information about the 2018 APCC.




How can students participate as a Junior Ambassador?

The JASG requests that any student who meets the participation criteria and eligibility requirements submit an essay, no more than two pages (either handwritten or typed), on why they would make a good Junior Ambassador and representative of Georgia. The student should also submit a single drawing on an 8 ½” x 11” piece of white paper that represents the theme of the convention. In addition, the student should provide a CONFIDENTIAL letter of recommendation (meaning that the letter was written and placed in a sealed envelope before being given to the student for submission) from the student’s teacher or another adult who is not the student’s parent and/or guardian. Lastly, the student should complete and submit an application form, which is available on the APCC page of the JASG’s website atwww.JASGeorgia.org/APCC.


The deadline for submission is February 5, 2018. Any applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


ABOUT APCC

The APCC has been held annually since 1989 with the objectives of:

1) generating appreciation for the culture of other nations and regions;

2) promoting mutual understanding and friendship;

3) nurturing international awareness in the region through young people.


The theme of the conference is “We are the BRIDGE: We connect dreams around the world.”


For more information on this year’s conference or if you know of any elementary students who would be interested in applying in future years, please contact the JASG at 404-842-1400 or Admin@JASGeorgia.org. For more information about the APCC itself, please visit www.apcc.gr.jp.

CLINIC CORNER

Prevent the Flu

This time of the year is often referred to as flu season. CDC and public health officials recommend everyone to get a flu vaccine every year. It is not too late to get a vaccination which is the best way to prevent the flu. The flu vaccine cannot cause flu because the vaccine contains an inactivated virus or virus particles.

❤️ VOLUNTEER IN THE SCHOOL ❤️

Volunteer Opportunities




If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please email volunteer@elkinspointeptsa.org.

TAKE THE GADOE PARENT CLIMATE SURVEY

★★★★★ ​​ELKINS POINTE IS PROUD TO BE 5-STAR RATED ★★★★★​​

GADOE SURVEY LINKS FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS/STAFF

The school climate surveys for the 2017-2018 school year officially opened on Monday, October 2, 2017, and will remain open through Friday, March 2, 2018.



The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) requires 100% participation from students, teachers, and parents. 100% participation helps our school score points on GADOE's College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).


SURVEY TAKES ONLY (5) FIVE MINUTES!

If you want to see how we are doing in participation, click here.

For More Info on the GADOE Climate Surveys, click here.

Title I Resources for Family Engagement:



Title I District Information



GADOE (Georgia Dept. of Education)

GADOE Home Page

Federal Programs, Title I

Information for Parents


What is Title I?

Elkins Pointe Middle School participates in the Title I, Part A, Section 1116 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) school-wide program. Title I is a federally funded program designed to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic standards and state academic assessments. Our School-wide Title I program focuses on the academic needs of all students, and the most disadvantaged students.


Elkins Pointe Middle School is a Title I School. As a Title, I School, EPMS has a Parent Resource Center located in the Media Center. We hold monthly Parent University Workshops and have a Title I Parent Liaison. If you would like more information about Title I, our Parent Resource Center, Parent University Workshops or volunteering at the school, please contact our Title I Parent Liaison:

Lisa O'Hanlon Cowles

(470) 254-2892

ohanlon@fultonschools.org

Basketball Schedule

Below are the basketball home games. All games start @ 5:30 pm. Note: Webb Bridge does not have a girl's team, so boys only start time 5:30 pm

CALENDAR DATES IN 2018

Note: Dates are subject to change & some dates may not be included.

To Be Announced:

Exceptional Children’s Week • Top Titan Celebrations • Spring Picture Day • AVID Parent night • EPMS Parent Survey (combined Title I, SGC, PTSA), for 8th-grade students only WEB Leader Applications & Yearbook Class Applications • Junior Achievement


To Be Rescheduled: Elkins Pointe Vs. Webb Bridge (boys only/WBMS does not have a girls team)


February...

  • 2/12 - Summit Counselor Onsite Counselor Onsite
  • 2/14 - RHS SGC Mtg @ 7:15 am (RHS Media Center)
  • 2/14 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 2/14 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 9:30 (Roswell North ES)
  • 2/14 - Chorus Concert @ 6:30 pm (Gym)
  • 2/15 - Due Date for Box Tops

  • 2/15 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)

  • 2/15 - FIRST Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule

  • 2/16 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 2/16 - SCHOOL MAKE-UP DAY: ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS & STAFF REPORT TO SCHOOL for Fulton County Schools Make Up Day
  • 2/19 - HOLIDAY FOR PRESIDENT'S DAY - NO SCHOOL
  • 2/21 - Japanese National Honor Society Induction @ 5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 2/21 & 2/22 - "Titans Got Talent Expo" Act Proposal Forms Due & Auditions @ 4:30 - 5:30 pm (Meet After-school on the stage in the gym). Contact: Jennifer Rodman at jcrodman@yahoo.com
  • 2/22 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 2/22 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 2/22 - EPMS SPirit Night (Location TBD)
  • 2/22 - Roswell HS Honors, AP and Dual Enrollment Info Night @ 6:30 pm (RHS Gym)
  • 2/23 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 2/23 - Interact Mtg @ 7:45 am (D-119)
  • 2/26 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 2/26 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 2/28 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 2/28 - Student Council Mtg @ 8 am (E-109)
  • 2/28 - Pointe Team and AVID Ambassadors Visit Elementary Schools:

    * Mimosa: 9 am - 9:45 pm

    * Sweet Apple: 10 am - 10:45 pm

    * Vickery Mill: 11 am - 11:45 pm

    * Hembree Springs: 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

  • 2/28 - Parent University Workshop w/ Reading Challenge! Learn to Love Lexile Levels by Reading a Book of Voice & Choice (TBA)

March...
  • 3/1 - All-State Band (TBA)
  • 3/1 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 3/1 - Student Council Mtg @ 8 am (E-106)
  • 3/1 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 3/1 - PTSA Board Mtg @ 8:30 am (Teacher Lounge)
  • 3/1 - AVID March Madness Begins: Application process for students who want to be in AVID
  • 3/2 - College Swag Day
  • 3/2 - GADOE Climate Survey Closes
  • 3/5 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 3/5 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 3/6 - Shining Star Breakfast - 6th Grade (Media Center)
  • 3/6 - Band Concert @ 6:30pm (Gym)
  • 3/7 - Shining Star Breakfast - 7th Grade (Media Center)
  • 3/8 - Shining Star Breakfast - 8th Grade (Media Center)
  • 3/8 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center...Location Change)
  • 3/8 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 3/9 - DIGITAL LEARNING DAY: Students work at Home/Teachers report to School
  • 3/12 - SCHOOL MAKE-UP DAY: ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS & STAFF REPORT TO SCHOOL for Fulton County Schools Make Up Day
  • 3/14 - RHS SGC Mtg @ 7:15 am (RHS Media Center)
  • 3/14 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 3/14 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 9:30 am (Sweet Apple ES)
  • 3/15 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 3/15 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 3/15 - Rising 6th Grade Parent Mtg @ 5:30 pm (English in the Gym) & 6:00 pm (Spanish in the Cafeteria)
    • 5:30 pm in the Gym - English/ General Info
      • Admin Team Greeting
      • On Pointe Team Greeting
    • 6:00 pm to 6:45 in the Cafeteria - en español (Spanish) General Info/TAG
      • en español - Admin Team Greeting with translation by Koritza Rodriguez
      • en español - Pointe Team Greeting with Translation by Pointe Team
      • en español - TAG Portion presentation by Koritza Rodriguez
      • en español - TAG Team answer questions from 6:30 to 6:45 pm
    • 6:00 to 6:30 pm in the Gym - English TAG presentation
      • Presentation by TAG team
  • 3/16 - Book Fair Set-up (Media Center)
  • 3/19 to 3/23 - BOOK FAIR (Media Center)
  • 3/19 to 2/23 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
  • 3/19 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 3/19 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 3/20 - Band Large Group Performance Evaluation (TBA)
  • 3/22 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 3/22 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 3/22 - International Night @ 6-8 pm
  • 3/23 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 3/23 - TOTY & PEOTY Breakfast (Media Center)
  • 3/23 - Interact Mtg @ 7:44 am (D-119)
  • 3/26 - Book Fair - Pack Up (Media Center)
  • 3/26 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 3/26 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 3/26 to 4/2 - Autism Awareness Week 2018
  • 3/28 - Student Council Meeting @ 8 am (E-106)
  • 3/28 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 3/29 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 3/29 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 3/29 - Japanese Students Visit EPMS for half day
  • 3/29 - EPMS 8th-grade student tours of MHS & RHS @ 9 am (for students only)
  • 3/30 - Parent University Workshop - CCRPI, State's High Standards & GA Milestones (TBA)


April...
  • 4/2 to 4/6 - SPRING BREAK - SCHOOL CLOSED
  • 4/9 - BACK TO SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS, TEACHERS & STAFF
  • 4/9 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 4/9 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 4/9 & 4/10 PTSA Board (slate proposal & posting by end of day on 4/10)
  • 4/11 - RHS SGC Mtg @ 7:15 am (RHS Media Center)
  • 4/11 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 4/12 to 4/24 - Georgia Milestones Testing Window
  • 4/12 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 4/12 - PTSA Board Mtg @ 8:30 am
  • 4/13 - College Swag Day
  • 4/13 - Titans Got Talent Expo on Gym/Stage (Time is TBA)
  • 4/16 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 4/16 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 4/18 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 9:30 am at Elkins Pointe (Media Center)
  • 4/19 - Hembree Runs Wild Packet Pick-up
  • 4/19 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 4/20 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 4/20 - Interact Mtg @ 8:30 am (D-119)
  • 4/21 - Hembree Runs Wild 5K @ 8 am
  • 4/23 to 5/4 - End of Course (EOC) Testing Window - 9th-grade Accelerated ELA, Math, Physical Science
  • 4/23 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 4/23 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 4/24 - Last Day of Georgia Milestones Testing Window
  • 4/24 - EPMS Spirit Night (Locations/Details TBD)
  • 4/25 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 4/26 to 4/29 - Band Trip to Florida
  • 4/26 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 4/30 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 4/30 - Title I Spring Input Meeting @ 8 AM & 5:30 PM (Media Center)
  • 4/30 - PTSA General Mtg & Officer Election @ 8:30 am (Media Center)
  • 4/30 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 4/30 - Parent University Workshop - Parent Resource Center Open House


May...

  • 5/3 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/3 - Student Council Mtg @ 8 am (E-106)
  • 5/3 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 5/3 - PTSA Board Transition
  • 5/4 - College Swag Day
  • 5/4 - Interact Mtg @ 8 am (D-119)
  • 5/4 - End of Course (EOC) Testing Window - 9th-grade Accelerated ELA, Math, Physical Science
  • 5/6 - Band, Orchestra, Chorus Six Flags Trip
  • 5/7 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 5/7 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 5/8 - Chorus Trip to Renaissance Festival
  • 5/9 - RHS SGC Mtg @ 7:15 am (RHS Media Center)
  • 5/9 - Jr. Beta Mtg @ 8 am (Media Center)
  • 5/9 - Katha Stuart Mtg @ 9:30 (Vickery Mill ES)
  • 5/9 - Chorus Spring Concert @ 6:30 pm (Gym)
  • 5/10 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/10 - Thursday Club Day - Club Schedule
  • 5/10 - Future Titans Visit EPMS (Rising 6th Graders from MES & VMES) @ 9:15a - 10:45a
  • 5/10 - Platinum Spring Recital Rehearsal @ 5 pm - 8:30 pm (Gym/Stage Area)
  • 5/11 - Wear Titan Spiritwear
  • 5/11 - 8th Grade Dance @ 7 pm - 9 pm (Atrium & Cafeteria)
  • 5/10 - Platinum Spring Recital @ 11 am - 5 pm (Gym/Stage Area)
  • 5/14 to 5/16 - 2nd Semester Exams
  • 5/14 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 5/14 to 5/16 2nd Semester Exams
  • 5/14 - 8th Grade College & Career Day - All Day
  • 5/14 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 5/14 - Band Spring Concert @ 6:15 pm (Gym)
  • 5/15 - Future Titans Visit EPMS (Rising 6th Graders from SAES) @ 9:15 am - 10:45 am
  • 5/15 to 5/17 - Device Collection - Volunteers Needed!

Tuesday, 5/15: 6th Grade through science teachers

Wednesday, 5/16: 7th grade through science teachers

Thursday, 5/17: 8th grade through science teachers

  • 5/16 - Future Titans Visit EPMS (Rising 6th Graders from HSES) @ 9:00 am - 10:45 am
  • 5/16 - Orchestra Spring Concert @ 7 pm (Gym)
  • 5/17 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/18 - Interact Mtg @ 7:45 (D-119)
  • 5/21 - BOTT (Battle of the Titans) @ All Day
  • 5/21 - Summit Counselor Onsite
  • 5/21 - Academic Bowl Practice @ 4:05 -5:30 pm (Media Center)
  • 5/22 - BOTT (Rain Day)
  • 5/23 - 6th & 7th Awards & Promotions Ceremonies (Gym)
  • 5/24 - FCA Mtg @ 7:45 am (Media Center)
  • 5/24 - 8th Grade Awards & Promotion Ceremony @ 10 am - 12 pm (Gym)

8th Grade Luncheon @ 12 - 1 pm (Cafeteria) Students & Teachers Only

8th Grade Block Party @ 1 pm - 4 pm & 8th Grade Clap-Out @ 3:45 pm

  • 5/24 - Faculty Assembly @ 4:05 pm - 5 pm (Teachers & Staff Only)
  • 5/24 - Last Day of School
  • 5/25 - SUMMER BREAK - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • 5/25 - Post Planning (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
  • 5/28 - MEMORIAL DAY - FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED



Note: Dates are subject to change & some dates may not be included.

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EFFECTIVE AS OF JANUARY 8, 2018: THERE WILL BE NO PICK-UP OR DROP-OFF IN THE HEMBREE SPRINGS PARKING LOT.

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To make carpool run more efficiently, please...


Green Light - DO:

  • Parents stay in cars
  • Students walk quickly during dismissal to carpool area
  • Stay off cell phones - students and parents


Red Light - DON'T:

  • No backpacks in trunks - do not pop trunk or get out of the car to open the trunk
  • Students do not walk down the hall slowly, looking at cell phones
  • Students should not be in the lane of traffic at any time or for any reason

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