WBMS Friday Notes

August 7th-11th

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Reflections from Ms. Perkins

What an outstanding opening week it has been! We welcomed 1,185 wonderful scholars back to school – including 115 new enrollees and 385 6th grade Jaguars, conducted four safety drills, rolled out over 1,000 Surface devices, taught 3,450 lessons, and prepared for the upcoming solar eclipse (more on that next week)! Meeting the students of WBMS has exceeded my expectations because I have witnessed remarkable acts of kindness, respect, and enthusiasm for learning this week - students helping other students open lockers, find the way to class, or locate the right bus; students positively greeting one another and the staff as they enter and move throughout the building; students actively engaged and participating in learning and goal setting for the year, and oh so much more. This is truly an amazing community and I feel so lucky to be part of it! It IS going to be a great year at Webb Bridge Middle School.


In collaboration -

Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Welcome Back To The Webb

Dates To Remember

Aug 15- 6:00-7:00pm Parent University- 7th and 8th grade- Device Info

Aug 16- 7:30am SGC Meeting in PLR

Aug 16- 5:00pm 6th Grade Instrument Fitting Night

Aug 17- 7th and 8th grade Curriculum Night

Aug 21- Solar Eclipse Event- Delayed Release

Aug 22- 6th grade Curriculum Night

Aug 23- Fall Picture Day

Aug 30- 6:00-7:00pm Parent University- 6th grade- Device Info

Sept 1- Release Day- No school for students

Sept 4- Labor Day Holiday - No school

Help Session Schedule

Mondays- ELA/Reading/ World Language/Connections

Tuesdays- NO Help Sessions

Wednesdays- Social Studies

Thursdays- Math

Friday- Science

Please Support the PTA Today

Welcome back to school from your PTA! We look forward to another exciting year of activities but we need your support in order to do them.


Please Support the PTA Today and Save Time, Donate online at www.wbmspta.org.

This is the Only Fundraiser the entire year. Your Tax-Deductible Contribution supports Student Achievement & Enrichment Programs. You can also print the attached form (see link below) and send in a donation with your student. Please place forms in the PTA safe in the front office. You can also find us in the Rotunda on Curriculum nights.


Thank you to everyone who donated to the PTA during Sneak Peak and online though our PTA Website. We appreciate your support. Also, If you have not registered your name on the PTA website, please do so as soon as possible. We will communicate about all of our fun activities and volunteer opportunities through the website. You will also find this year’s PTA budget on our website and posted in the front office. The budget will be voted on during the curriculum nights.

Thank you from your WBMS PTA!

We Need Solar Eclipse Volunteers!

Calling all Parents! WBMS needs your help on Monday, August 21st during the Solar Eclipse. You will help chaperone the students as they witness the Eclipse. This event cannot not take place if we don't have a ratio of 1 adult per 8 students, so we really need your help. Please sign up as soon as possible as these slots will fill up fast. Please arrive by 1:30 and check in the front office. More detailed information regarding this school-wide event, along with the permission slip, will be provided on Monday.


Please click on the link below for a fun volunteer opportunity to chaperone the students during the Solar Eclipse.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D44A9A82DA7F49-solar


***And if you haven't done so already, all volunteers for our school must register or re-register (even if you did it last year) on the Fulton County volunteer training website. Please do this at least 48 hours in advance of volunteering (more info below about volunteering)

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.

Get your yearbook!


Yearbooks on Sale Now! The 2017-2018 Webb Bridge Middle School yearbooks are already on sale at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Enjoy the Back-to-School special price of $40 and 4 free icons with personalization when you order before August 25th! Pre-orders will be available through April, but this is the lowest price of the year.

Soccer Tryouts

Tryouts for the WBMS Soccer team will be on Aug 28 and 29. Tryouts are for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls. Informational packets and forms will be in the gym. See Coach Sell for questions.

Instrument Fittings- 6th Grade Band Students

Wed 8/16/2017 5:00p - 8:00p

This event is for all beginning 6th Grade Band Students. There will be different stations located in various rooms in the 200 and 400 hallway for students to try out various instruments. There will be a professional musician in each room testing the students on their desired instrument.

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College Colors Day- 8/31

August 31st, we are hosting College Colors Day! Support your favorite college and get ready to kick off football season.

Join FBLA

Webb Bridge students are invited to join a new club, FBLA. Students have the opportunity to join for $25 dues (check made payable to “WBMS”). Meetings will be the second Friday of each month in Room 120 at 7:45 a.m. Questions may be directed to Dr. Oravetz at oravetz@fultonschools.org. This middle level FBLA will mirror the AHS FBLA, where business and competition will be incorporated as well as fun!

School Store Volunteers Needed

The School Store is staffed by volunteers and supported by the PTA! It is an easy way to volunteer for just thirty-five minutes at a time on a day of your choosing. Volunteers are needed to staff the store Monday through Friday from 8:15-8:50 a.m. Please sign up through the following sign-up genius link. Thank you for supporting the PTA.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4faba82fa4fb6-wbms

Parent University

In response to feedback, we are hosting Parent Device Nights to help parents assist students with school technology. On this evening, staff members will teach common Surface troubleshooting techniques, common issues students encounter when using their Surface, how to access and work with Edmodo, and how to access and work with OneNote. We ask that interested parents bring their student’s Surface device and log in, so the evening’s learning is hands on. Please note the date for the 6th grade evening has changed:


Tuesday, August 15th – 7th and 8th grade Parent Device Night 6:00 – 7:00

Wednesday, August 30th – 6th grade Parent Device Night 6:00 -7:00


We will be hosting Parent Nights each month on various topics to continue to build strong bridges between school and home.

Help Needed!

If you would like to raise and lower the flags in front of the school each day, please come to the front office. The only requirement is you must know the proper procedures for handling the flags.

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

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.

"My Surface Won't Charge""

One of our Device Expectations is for your device to be fully charged everyday you come to school. But what happens when it won't charge? Follow the troubleshooting directions below to walk you through solving this issue.


Shut down the tablet completely. Start Menu - Power - Shut Down. Do not press the power button at the top - it will only put the tablet to sleep. Try a different outlet at home when charging - be sure to use the power brick given to you at deployment. Install updates if possible.


The screen should go completely black. Let it charge for 2 hours minimum. Make sure the charger is completely connected to the Surface.


Try all these steps before bringing to the Media Center.

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Chick-fil-a Alpharetta Commons

Shout out to Chick-fil-a at Alpharetta Commons!! They fed our entire staff on the first day back of preplanning. What a wonderful treat for our teachers and staff. Eat more chicken at Chick-fil-A at Alpharetta Commons, 4285 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022- 770.521.2132
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Tzatzki's Mediterranean Cafe

Our Leadership Staff enjoy a delicious catered lunch by our wonderful business partner- Tzatziki's Alpharetta. Taziki's Mediterranean Cafés offer an array of foods such as grilled meats, vegetarian dishes and salads. Taziki's offers gluten-free options, and no deep-fried foods. Fare includes gyros, sandwiches, soups and salads, and we focus upon unique renditions based on common Greek dishes. Go check out their fresh, casual, and delicious menu at 5306-B Windward Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30004- 678.288.5052

Shane's Rib Shack

Huge shout out to Shane's Rib Shack Alpharetta- Old Milton location for supporting our staff. They are the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken and more! Join Shane’s Rib Shack for lunch, dinner or catering at 4180 Old Milton Parkway, Ste 2I/2J, Alpharetta, GA 30005-770.569.1988

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