WBMS Friday Notes
Reflections from Ms. Perkins
WBMS Parents and Guardians –
It’s been a busy week at The Webb! Beyond the learning and teaching each day, we had an evening event every night this week! Monday night members of our School Governance Council attended a Cross Council Meeting where we engaged with other councils in the Alpharetta feeder cluster to share and align our work. It was exciting to reveal the good work going on at WBMS this year and to hear about the initiatives in our surrounding schools. It feels great to know all schools in our community are dedicated to achieving similar goals – increasing literacy, growing students in all academic areas, boosting culture and community for students, families, and staff, and leveraging our strategic partnerships within our communities. Tuesday night our orchestra students joined their AHS counterparts for a cluster fall concert; and as always, the talent was outstanding! Wednesday night our PTA hosted what I’ve been told was the largest BINGO event we have ever had. As promised, I dressed up for the occasion; and from the laughter and hooting and hollering, I’d say we all had a blast! Thursday night we held an informative joint Parent University for HMS, AHS, and WBMS parents on online safety. And the excitement continues as we head into the weekend! Tonight our undefeated soccer team will battle River Trail at home and then our 8th graders in band, color guard, football, and cheer will take part in 8th grade night at the home AHS game against CHS. Go, Raiders! One thing is clear - We are achieving unity within our cluster and the OneAlpharetta I wrote about just a year ago is truly becoming a reality. After a week like this one, I hope you all will enjoy a restful weekend!
Rebecca Williams Perkins
Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School
Dates To Remember
Sept 28- 8th Grade Band Night at AHS
Sept 28- Soccer vs. River Trail @ WBMS @ 5:30pm.
Oct 1- Extended Learning Starts
Oct 2- Jr. Beta Meeting
Oct 2- Fall Chorus Concert
Oct 3- Walk or Roll to School Day
Oct 3- Math Club
Oct 4- Pathways
Oct 5- Teacher Work Day- NO SCHOOL
Oct 8- Columbus Day- NO SCHOOL
Oct 9- WBMS Release Day- NO SCHOOL
Oct 10-11- Aladdin Auditions
Oct 10- Volleyball Vs. Autrey Mill @ 5:30 in the WBMS gym
Oct 11- Jewish Club
Oct 11- 2nd SGT payment due
Oct 11- 7th Grade Band and 7th and 8th Grade Orchestra Concert
Oct 12- FBLA Meeting
Oct 12- Volleyball vs. Sandy Springs @ 5:30 in the WBMS gym
Walk to School Day- October 3rd
VOTE FOR MS. SHEFTEL! She is in 4th Place now- Let's get her to TOP 3!
Please follow the link below to VOTE for our favorite teacher in the contest- Ms. Debbie Sheftel, to win for our students! A valid vote is a “like” or “love” on her individual picture
The first place winner will receive $1,500; second place will receive $500; and third place will receive $250 to use in their classroom!
You must click on Ms. Sheftel's photo and like or love it! Please share with your family and friends. We really want Ms. Sheftel to win for our students and our school!!
Our next Parent University is on October 16th at 6:00 p.m ., and will focus on our device, the Surface and the common tools teachers use in the classroom. In order to help us gauge interest on the topics, please let us know which 2 topics you would like to learn more about on that night.
Citizenship Award Recipients
Ana De la Torre
Ana De la Torre
International Night Performances
It’s not too late! Auditions for International Night performances were held on Thursday, September 27. However, if your child missed the audition but would still like to participate, please have your child contact Dr. Barket (Barket @fultonschools.org) in room 201 to arrange an audition time. Thank you!
International Night is coming!
What a turnout we had for BINGO! We had over 155 students participating in our fun filled event. We had lots of prize winners for the different rounds of BINGO - who knew there were so many different ways to get a BINGO. A huge THANK YOU to all the staff that helped call the numbers, check and verify the winners, help students and of course spin the tunes! Another huge THANK YOU to all the parents who donated gift cards and prizes for our students - they loved the variety of prizes! And of course, a huge THANK YOU to all the parent volunteers who checked in students, served up concessions, monitored our prize table and helped clean up! We couldn't have pulled off this amazing event without you.
Our incredible Staff participants included: Ms. Perkins (who donned an amazing Bingo game card and festive hat), Mr. Milak, Ms. Tolliver, Ms. Ramsey, Ms. Brown, Ms. G. Jones, Ms. Okenica, Ms. Shah, Ms. Pardee, Ms. Levesque, Mr. Bodie and Ms. A. Jones.
Gift Cards were generously donated by the following families: Vance, Squires, Barrow, Dedeoglu, Mata, Brennan, McMinn, Clarke, Pirkle, Mckenzie, Wolf, Miller, Yim, Mackey, Jeffrey, Grozav, Ko, Suhanthan, Rambhatla, Boland, Laserna, Rajagopalan, Sripathi, Russell-White, Moskowitz, Singleton, Kahoiwai-Johnston and a few other anonymous donors. Thank you also to Tutor Doctor for providing our Raffle prize of $100 in tutoring services (lucky winner was Zach Lewchanin).
Parent Volunteers included: Ms. Peshwa, Ms. White, Ms. Vance, Ms. Brennan, Ms. Williams, Ms. Craven, Ms. Wolf, Ms. Canino, Ms. Webster and Mr. & Mrs. Barrow.
Many thanks to all who participated in the fun!
Webb Bridge Middle School Chorus Sings at the Atlanta Gladiators Game!
Come join Webb Bridge Middle School, Lake Windward Elementary School, and New Prospect Elementary School as the schools' choruses sings at the Gwinnett Gladiators game on October 19th. The game is at 7:35 pm at the Infinite Energy Arena. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/WBMSHockey2018. Thank you to the Gladiators who are donating portion of the ticket proceeds back to our choral program!
Fun Family Event!
Attention 8th Grade Parent
This is the first time at Webb Bridge to have an ad in the yearbook celebrating your students’ accomplishments. Click the link in order to yours today: Order your yearbook Ad here
WBMS Jewish Club
Register for Convention! Nov 28-30th in Savannah, Georgia.
All info and links can be found here: bit.ly/betatrip18
Each year Junior Beta members have an opportunity to attend the Georgia Junior Beta Convention in Savannah, Georgia. This is a two-day convention that gives our members a chance to meet hundreds of other Junior Beta members from schools throughout Georgia and participate in activities ranging from academic contests to quiz bowls to talent competitions. The State Convention provides the opportunity for members to interact, share project ideas, and showcase their academic and leadership abilities. The State Convention is a fun-filled two days that our members look forward to each year.
FBLA held a fantastic general meeting on Friday with our guest speakers from the Alpharetta High School FBLA chapter. These students, demonstrating great leadership and communication skills, answered our student questions pertaining to involvement in the FBLA chapter at the high school as well as regional competitions and leadership opportunities our students may participate in at middle school . Registration for our chapter will remain open until Friday, September 28 at which time the t-shirt order will be placed. To join our FBLA chapter go to www.tinyurl.com/FBLA2018-19Join. The $25 dues need to be paid on our Cashless system by accessing www.tinyurl.com/FBLA-Payments. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Cathy Oravetz in Room 120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is still time to join the WBMS 2018-2019 Spanish club!!
The next meeting will be Friday Oct 26 at 8am in room 104.
Learn about Hispanic culture through music, food, dancing,
and arts and crafts throughout the year.
Dues are: $25 (includes membership fee, Club T-shirt, and snacks)
Pick up a membership form in room 104 , a Spanish teacher, or the front office.
Meetings are held the last Friday of every month.
Hasta pronto! See you soon!
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
Fun Halloween Event for Kids of All Ages
Join your friends, neighbors, and the community on Saturday, October 20, for the second annual Emily's Trick or Treat for a Cure, a family-friendly Halloween party at Pernoshal Park in Dunwoody! Come dressed in costume and enjoy a massive trick-or-treating area, food, raffles, silent auction, games, sports, balloon animals, arts & crafts, music and much more! Tickets are $10/child or $25/family, and proceeds will benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. For more information and pre-event tickets, please visit http://emilyshalloweenparty.com/.
Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival
The Special Events department would like to request the help of any available, music-loving volunteers to assist with event set up, program distribution, and event breakdown at our annual Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival coming up this Friday & Saturday, October 12 & 13.
This year, the event is FREE to the public! However, if you choose to volunteer with us, you will receive a Wire & Wood logo shirt. If interested, you may register for a quick 2 hour time shift here: http://signup.com/go/xVSdhkF
Our headliners include Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Justin Townes Earl, Dan Wilson of Semisonic, Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Sundogs, and Alex Guthrie. For more information about the event, visit www.wireandwoodalpharetta.com.
If you know of any other friends, neighbors or other volunteer groups that would be interested, please feel free to share this opportunity with them. We just request that volunteers are at least 21 years of age due to the presence of alcohol at this event.
We look forward to working with you! J
Special Events Coordinator
City of Alpharetta
Please Support Our Business Partners!!
Webb Bridge Middle School PTA
Thank you to all the families who have supported the PTA with your generous donations. We cannot provide all the wonderful support to our students without it.
For those families who have not joined yet, join by October 15th at the Gold or Platinum level for your student to be entered into a drawing for “Principal For A Day”.
You can also upgrade your level with an additional donation to reach the Gold or Platinum Level.
Every donation makes a difference.
Your donation is tax deductible. Save time and donate online, click here wbmspta.org
Thank you, WBMS PTA
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.
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