WBMS Friday Notes

January 22-26

https://youtu.be/CjOPRoPLx4w

Reflections from Ms. Perkins

WBMS Parents and Guardians –

We are so happy to have students back in the building, filling the hallways with positive energy and enthusiasm for life and knowledge! After some content review and reminds of locker combinations (so many completely forgot!), we were off and learning again. We have hosted many exciting events since our last Friday Notes - Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Economic Fashion Show, Webster Awards, MathCounts and more! And we are gearing up for many more experiences. Our students are working hard to prepare for this year’s musical, which takes place next weekend at AHS. Please come watch them shine in High School Musical next Friday and Saturday. Our basketball team has many upcoming games both home and away and plans for this year’s Talent Show are underway. There is ALWAYS something good going on at WBMS! In addition, we are already planning for next year. Be on the lookout for more information regarding our information night for rising 7th and 8th graders on February 7th and Transition Night at AHS on February 22nd for our current 8th graders who are moving on to the high school.


In collaboration,


Rebecca Williams Perkins

Principal, Webb Bridge Middle School

Dates To Remember

Jan 29- Perennial Math Contest #1

Jan 30- Parent University- Latte and Learn

Jan 31- Scoliosis Screening

Jan 31- Baseketball vs Ridgeview @ 5:30 WBMS

Feb 2- Basketball at Hopewell @ 5:30

Feb 2- Musical at AHS @ 7pm

Feb 2- Webster Awards

Congrats to Our 2018 Geography Bee Winner

Austin repeats as school winner in 8th grade!
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Congrats to our Spelling Bee Winner- Moving on to Regionals

Super proud of our 7th grade Jaguar, Rishi who made it to the top 7 and will be moving on to Regionals! We are so proud of you!
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Make Up Days

There will be three make-up days:


  • February 16
  • March 9 (Digital Learning Day) and
  • March 12.


The upcoming President’s Day holiday and Spring Break are not affected, and the school year also will still end before Memorial Day.

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Parent University- February

2/7- Navigating the Placement Process

Please join us for a curriculum pathways informational meeting for rising 7th and 8th grade students (current 6th and 7th grade students) on Feb 7th from 6-7pm. Our Northwest Learning Community Program Specialists for STEM and Humanities, Angela Ergle and Hannah Zey, as well as our teachers and administrators will help navigate the placement process and find the most appropriate placement for your child


2/27- Mindfulness

Please join us for our next Parent University with Laurie Grossman from Inner Explorer on February 27th for a parent workshop at 9:30 AM. Laurie will be explaining her work with Mindfulness and help expound upon our new WBMS Mindfulness program.


2/28- Helping Middle School Students Transition to High School

Eighth Grade Parents you’re invited to join us on February 28, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 PM at Webb Bridge Middle School in the cafeteria for information regarding decisions and challenges associated with transitioning from middle school to high school. This meeting will provide an opportunity for parents to learn more about high school course offerings and requirements, how to make the best decisions for classes, and the importance of social support.



2/22

Middle School to High School Transition Night for 8th Grade Parents- Course Registration & Scheduling for 2017-2018, Alpharetta High School Auditorium

Parents of current 8th grade students zoned for Alpharetta High School are invited to attend this informational presentation regarding course registration and scheduling for the 2018- 2019 school year (Bring your student’s Course Request Verification Form!).

6:00 PM – 6:20 PM Curriculum, Graduation Requirements & School Overview

6:20 PM – 6:45 PM Academic Course Option Panel (English, Math, Science and Social Studies; Advanced Placement; TAG)

SESSIONS: (Choose one activity per session)

Session #1, 6:50 PM – 7:10 PM (Choose one)

  • Academic Course Option Panel (English, Math, Science and Social Studies)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)

Session #2, 7:15 PM – 7:35 PM (Choose one)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • Curriculum, Graduation Requirements & School Overview
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)
Session #3, 7:40 PM – 8:00 PM (Choose one)
  • Advanced Placement – AP Government/Politics U.S. & AP Human Geography
  • TAG (Talented & Gifted) Information
  • Special Education/IRR Information
  • World Language
  • Career Technology
  • Fine Arts
  • Activities Fair--Clubs and Sports (Cafeteria)

*Private school students and parents as well as any other prospective students and parents are also invited to Transition Night; enrollment information will be discussed and course registration materials will be distributed.

Let us know you plan on attending- Sign Up Here

It's OK if you need to cancel. We are just getting a headcount.

Did you miss a Parent University?

The 1/11/18 Presentation can be viewed below, as well as the link to the PowerPoint.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS POWERPOINT PRESENTATION SLIDES


*Please note, that while the PowerPoint is full of lots of knowledge, it is not the presentation in its totality and is not meant to be viewed by itself, outside the confines of the Parent University presentation. We stress that this is only to be used by LRJ’s licensed mental health professionals, not to be replicated and or copied.

https://youtu.be/wiF0xUJEtpw
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Talent Show 2018

The talent show is coming soon!!!! So start coming up with an awesome act for the auditions. In the past we have had ballerinas, comedians, violinists, martial artists, Broadway singers, drummers, and even hula dancers among many other talents. So start coming up with a GREAT act!

To audition for the talent show, you must attend one of the informational meetings. The last informational will be held on Tuesday, January 30th at 8am in Ms. Allenson’s room. If you are auditioning with a group, one member only needs to attend the informational meeting.

The sign-up sheet for auditions will be in the front office starting on Friday, January 26th. The last day to sign-up for an audition time slot is Friday, February 2nd. Please sign up as soon as possible.

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The Young Scientist Challenge

Calling all curious minds and problem solvers! The Young Scientist Challenge is now open for entries. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to submit a 1-2 minute video describing a unique solution to an everyday problem for the chance to win $25,000 and an exclusive 3M Mentorship. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills.


Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the competition and winners have gone on to do some amazing things; including speak in front of Congress, work with the nation's top scientists, and pursue academic careers in the sciences.


Students cash in their curiosity to win life-changing prizes

The 2018 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge is calling all young scientists in 5th-8th grades! Now open for entries, all students need to do is submit a 1-2 minute video explaining their innovative solution to a real-world problem.



WHAT THEY COULD WIN


GRAND PRIZE WINNER

  • One Young Scientist will win $25,000,
  • the title of America's Top Young Scientist,
  • and a trip to a taping of a Discovery Network Show



TOP 10 FINALISTS

  • Ten finalists will each win $1,000,
  • an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a technology prize pack,
  • and a trip to 3M's World Headquarters in St.Paul, Minnesota



TEACHERS/MENTORS

  • One teacher or mentor identified by each finalist will receive
  • a Young Scientist Challenge prize pack and special recognition
  • on the YoungScientistLab.com Blog



Need help getting started?

Get a guide to successful submissions and spread the word with these challenge support and communication materials. Challenge closes April 19, 2018.


Follow @DiscoveryEd and @3M on Twitter and join the conversation using #YoungScientist.

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Pennies for Patients!

Join our Pennies for Patients movement!

http://events.lls.org/pages/ga/WebbBridgeMiddleSchool-2018


Jr. Beta Club and Student Council are actively involved in collecting loose CHANGE and Bills are welcome too for the Pennies for Patients. Last year we raised over 3,000.00 and this year our goal is 4,000.00. Please bring in your CHANGE and place it in the containers in the cafeteria.

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Clubs and Athletics

Track Tryouts

Webb Bridge Track Team tryouts for 7th and 8th graders will be Feb. 5-8. Pick up an information packet by the PE white board. Students must have a Dr.’s physical as well as all paperwork filled out in order to tryout. Contact Coach Sell for any further questions.

Jr. Beta Club

Our January meeting will be a virtual meeting and we will post it on Edmodo-be on the look out for the link and form to confirm you've read through the meeting notes. Remember meetings are mandatory.

FBLA

Tuesday, January 30th is the last day for FBLA members to register for the State Leadership Conference competitive events. An email was sent to parents regarding event options. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Oravetz.

On Monday evening, February 5th, FBLA members who participated in the Regional Leadership Conference events are invited to the awards ceremony at Alpharetta High School. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and awards will begin at 7:30 p.m. All parents are invited to the awards portion of the evening.

Chess Club

Back by popular demand!! Dr. Pennington and Mrs. Mathewson are teaming up to bring Chess Club back to WBMS!! The club will meet bi-monthly before school. If you are interested in the details, information is available on the book shelf in the Cafeteria Rotunda. The club is in need of new or gently used chess sets. If you would like to make a donation, please label it Chess Club and take it to the front office.

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

Lost and Found

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.

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Please Support PTA

Dear Jaguar Families,

It’s never too late to donate! Please click on the link below to make a tax deductible contribution to the PTA and help fund programs in your child’s school.)

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Meetings and Public Comment

Webb Bridge’s School Governance Council meets in the morning one Friday each month in room 116; our next meeting is February 9th @ 7:30 in the PLR room. We will be discussing the Strategic Plan for 2018 and beyond. We will be asking for staff, parent, and community input on the strategic plan through a Parent University and a form on Friday Notes (starting after our January meeting).


We hold a Public Comment period starting at 7:30 AM. Please feel free to attend and help us start our planning! If you cannot come to issue public comments, please fill out the form below.

Please Support Our Business Partner!!

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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.

Low Cost Internet

Get assistance with low-cost internet providers for your student’s Surface by clicking this link:

http://www.cheapinternet.com/low-income-internet

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.

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*..................................................................................... Snow Makeup Day

February 19 ....................................................President’s Day Holiday (schools closed)

March 9*.........................................................Snow Makeup Day- Digital Learning Day

March 12.............................................................................................Snow Makeup Day

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