Summer Titan Talk

May 25, 2018

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A Message From the Principal

Happy Summer Titans,


We had another successful year and I am so proud of all we have accomplished together. It gives me great joy to see how our school continues to rise each year. I look forward to the adventures yet to come!


My summer wish is for our Titans to continue to R.I.S.E. Up!


  • R - Read, Read, Read! Read a good book or 10 good books. Bring a novel to the beach, a magazine to the pool, or even listen to an audiobook on a car ride as you travel as a family! Make reading a family summer fun activity. Bring the bookmark back this summer!
  • I - Imagine, Inspire and Inquire: Go places and do things this summer that inspire you. Climb a tree and image what it would be like to live in a foreign land. Find a new hobby, get outside, and do something that makes you think outside the box!
  • S - Spend time with family. Enjoy the sunshine and go swimming or to a spray-ground. Get some rest and relax. All students, parents, teachers, and staff deserve to rest and relax. You worked hard this year, Titans!
  • E - Enjoy, Engage and Energize! Reboot your battery over the summer by engaging in activities that you enjoy. We will be eager to have our Titans back, refreshed and ready to learn when we see you after summer vacation!


As we head off to summer, we say farewell to Titans heading off to new and exciting adventures. Congratulations to Dr. Beverly Brown on her retirement. Thank you for your 32 years of service and for all you have done for the students of Elkins Pointe. Also, congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Okiyama on her FCS promotion. We will miss you and we know you are going to do great things as a Literacy Coach. Some teachers will be heading off to trek around the world, finish a Master Degree, start a family, and move to new positions closer home. We wish you all the very best, and just know that you take a little piece of Titan with you wherever you go!


To our newly promoted high schoolers who will be heading off to Milton and Roswell High Schools, we know that you are ready and you will continue to make us Titan proud! Come back and visit, volunteer, and let us know about your accomplishments...you need not wait until the Grad Walk of 2022!


Sincerely,


Kindra L. Smith, Ed.S

Principal

Elkins Pointe Middle School

Home of the Titans!

Smart, Happy, Connected!!!

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Farewell Dr. Brown!

"Someday Retirement Will Come," serenaded Mrs. Georgia Bickel and Principal Smith to Dr. Brown. Department Chair. Mr. Todd Wilson presented one of "Snow White and Seven Dwarves" themed gifts to Dr. Brown. Dr. Brown loves Disney, Alabama, and Elkins Pointe. Dr. Brown, we wish you a magical retirement. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your 32 years in education and for being our AP! Pictured on the upper right-hand corner of the photo collage below is Dan Brown, a former student of Dr. Brown's (no relation). Dan Brown is an AP Calculus teacher at Roswell High School.

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Helping Hands Video

Our teachers show their love by imparting words of inspiration for our 8th-grade grads!
https://youtu.be/rQRVuVRRLFk

8th Grade Block Party

8th grader enjoying their time making decorations, hanging with friends, and playing Ga-Ga Ball. No matter the activity, our 8th graders had a ball at the Block Party!
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Chorus at the Georgia Renaissance Festival

Did you know that Mr. Baugh is a performer at the Georgia Renaissance Festival? How exciting is it that Mr. Baugh was able to arrange for the Elkins Pointe Chorus to attend and perform at the Renaissance Festival?
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Thank You to Our Volunteers!

As a token of our thanks, we passed out 500 carnations to our volunteers after the promotion ceremonies. If volunteers were flowers, we would have picked each and every one of you! Thank you for making our garden grow!
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Grads in their Caps

Class of 2022, we are Titan Blue Proud of you!!
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Celebrate the Grad Walk - Class of 2018

Over 100 high school grads came back to be celebrated at Elkins Pointe! We were excited to have Eagles and Hornets in the house. This tradition is getting bigger every year! #TitanProud #CollegeAndCareerReady #EaglesAndHornets
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https://youtu.be/x7_CYyhjmOE

BOTT = Battle of the Titans!

BOTT 2018 was another field day for the record books! The weather was picture perfect and the PE Dept. arranged another perfect field day!
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A-Team @ BOTT

The A-Team manufactured their very own BOTT T-shirts to show their BOTT Team Spirit! The color of the shirts was picked to represent "Autism Speaks" and Ms. Liz Cote's purple and blue hair!
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8th Grade Lip-Dub Video

The 8th-grade class makes a video called the Lip-Dub every year.
https://youtu.be/C5q-QQ-BKn0

"Come and Get Your Love" as We Roll Out to Summer!

Every teacher and staff member walks out to wave the busses good-bye on the last day of the school. Beep, Beep...Summer is HERE!


O-O-Oh Child...if you want to be Hooked on a Feeling as the Titans head out to summer, watch the video below!

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https://youtu.be/Lt4n9maQPgw

Take the FCS Family Survey by June 8th

TAKE THE FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS SURVEY

Fulton County Schools District is conducting a survey to understand how they are supporting our staff, families, and students. The survey is open from now until June 8th, and will take participants 10 minutes or less to complete!

TO TAKE THE FCS SURVEY, CLICK BELOW:

Who is i-Ready for Summer?!?!

The best way to improve your child's reading and math skill over the summer is to have your child access i-Ready for math and reading 2-3 days a week for about 20-25 minutes a day.

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Complete Your Medical Forms Over the Summer

NEW FORMS WILL NEED TO BE COMPLETED FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR:

  • Do not wait until school has started to get doctor signatures. It can sometimes take several weeks to get forms filled out.
  • Be sure that medications are in the original container and not expired.
  • Keep in mind the clinic only dispenses medication that a parent has provided. If your child needs medication at school, please plan ahead.


EPMS Link for medication forms:

http://www.fultonschools.org/en/divisions/ops/security/Pages/Parent-and-Student-Resources.aspx


Additional Care Plans are required for Diabetes, Asthma, Allergies, and Seizures.

BACK TO SCHOOL 2018/19 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR 7TH GRADE:

Effective July 1, 2014, all 7th grade students who were born on or after January 1, 2002, and for new entrants grades 8-12 who are entering into a Georgia school for the first time will be required to have:


  • 1 Dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccine


  • 1 Dose of Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine


Please be sure your child has received these additional vaccines before the start of

school August 2018. Thank you. Please contact Ellen Walsh, (470) 254-8365 or walshe@fultonschools.org if you have any questions.

Things to know for the 2018-2018 School Year

Save the Dates...Camp Titan Up, Info Day, etc.

Upcoming 2018-2019 Dates...

  • 7/26 & 7/27 - WEB Leader Training for Camp Titan Up (8th graders)
  • 7/30 - Camp Titan Up (a.k.a. 6th-grade orientation). Rising 6th-graders, save the date for Camp Titan Up on Monday, July 30th @ 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Our 8th-grade WEB Leaders will show you the ropes in middle school by giving tours, showing you how to open a locker, and more!
  • 7/30 - Principal Fireside Chat and "Middle School 101" for 6th grade and New Parent Orientation @ 8:30 am to 9:30 am. ALL PARENTS ARE INVITED! This workshop is everything you wanted to know about middle school but afraid to ask! The introduction will be by Principal Smith and the 6th-grade Assistant Principal. A comprehensive presentation on everything from school supplies, to what kind of shoes to wear to Information Day, and how to check-out your child for an orthodontist appointment will be given by the Parent Liaisons. Parents will be provided with information on Home Access Center (HAC), Volunteer Registrations, Title I School-wide Program (School-Family Compact & Parent and Family Engagement Plan), Parent Resource Center, Parent University information, Title I Annual Parent Meeting, and Curriculum Night. This presentation is 1 hour long. it is not mandatory, but helpful to newbies!
  • 8/1 - Information Day: 6th Grade @ 9:30-11:30 / 7th Grade & 8th Grade @ 1–3 pm
  • 8/3 - Teacher & Staff Welcome Back Lunch by PTSA
  • 8/6 - First Day of School
  • 8/22 - Title I Annual Parent Meeting and Curriculum Night: State of the School followed by the PTSA General Meeting
  • 8/28 - "Get Ready for the 8th grade Year" Parent Meeting (English)
  • 8/31 - Full Release Day - EPMS School Governance Council RFF Day
  • 9/3 - Labor Day - No School
  • 9/4 - "Get Ready for the 8th grade Year" Parent Meeting (Spanish)
  • 9/8 - Band Startup Clinic
  • 9/13 - 6th Grade "Bring Your Parent to School" Morning
  • 9/20 - 6th Grade Tailgate Party
  • 9/24 - PTA Reflections Contest Entries Due
  • 9/25 - "Get Connected Night"


* Please Note: Dates not in bold may be subject to change.

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PTSA is working hard for YOU over the summer!


This will be the last issue until we go back to school in August. Until then, our PTSA will be putting together a fantastic SUMMER NEWSLETTER! Be on the lookout for the PTSA Back-to-School Guide in your mailboxes in mid-July! Have a great summer!


Thank you!

Muchas Gracias

Arigatō ありがとう

Merci Beaucoup