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6th Grade Band Trip to Six Flags-Saturday, May 3, 2014-Needs Chaperones

 

Dr. Chang desperately needs more chaperones for this trip to be able to happen. If you are a parent of a 6th grade band member who is going on the trip, would you please look at your schedule to see if you can chaperone? She is in need of at least 3-more chaperones for the trip to happen. Please email Dr. Chang at chang@fultonschools.org if you are able to help.

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 Current Events

  • This morning at the "Big Reveal", we announced our Haynes Bridge Middle School Teacher of the Year. Our three finalists were Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Farooqi and Dr. Chang.
  • This morning after a faculty meeting the Professional of the Year was announced and it Mrs. Jessica Karp our fabulous Media Specialist.
  • Students decorating a cookie cake to learn the geography of Australia.
  • Teachers awarded an EAGLE Award because they demonstrate our Eagle traits: Engaged, Accountable, Goal-oriented, Leader or Enthusiastic!
  • Ms. Seidman takes time out of her busy schedule to interact with some Life Science students as they work to solve a mystery lesson.
  • Nathan Jacob and Alexander Davis placed 3rd in the category of Energy and Transportation with their project “Harvesting Renewable Energy Through Magnets” in the 3 day Georgia state science fair in Athens, GA.
  • The HBMS 4 x 200 relaty team placed first in their heat and third overall at a recent Track Championship.

 

HBMS Family Member in Need

Throughout this school year, one of our family members has been managing one of the most difficult times of her life. Last summer, Special Education teacher, Tonya Henderson, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Shortly after Ms. Henderson's diagnosis, her mother suddenly passed away. Ms. Henderson was faced with the reality of the sudden loss of her mother, caring for her sons, and battling cancer, all at the same time.

The road to recovery is a long one. However, our strong, courageous Ms. Henderson has been a warrior throughout this experience. She has undergone chemotherapy for many months and still found a way to be here at school with her students. Right before Spring Break, Ms. Henderson underwent surgery and is currently at home recovering.

As you can imagine, the struggle extends beyond health and bleeds into finances. If you are interested in reading more about Ms. Henderson and providing assistance, please visit http://www.gofundme.com/7Ojnss to make a donation.  On behalf of the Haynes Bridge family, we appreciate any support that anyone is able to provide.

Please keep Ms. Henderson and her family in your thoughts during this difficult time.  Thank you.

Math CRCT Boot Camp – April 19, 2014, 9:00-12:00

We are excited to be able to offer a Math CRCT Boot Camp on Saturday, April 19th, 9:00-12:00.  The Math CRCT Boot Camp is open to all students and will provide some extra practice and support of the skills they will need to be successful on the CRCT.  The schedule of the activities for that day for each grade is listed below.  In order for us to appropriately plan for participation that day, a permission slip will need to be completed and turned in no later than April 4th.  A copy of the permission slip was attached to your child's report card that went home on Friday, March 21st.  Additional copies can be found on our website.  Any questions, please contact Ms. Armstrong at armstrongr@fultonschools.org or call the Front Office at 770-740-7030. 

No form?  Give permission online!

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Games Day T-shirt 2014

The order form can be printed and turned in with money to the student's 1st Period Teacher.  Shirt order is due on April 25.

Attention Rising 6th Grade and 7th Grade Parents

Georgia's immunization requirements have changed for children entering 7th grade (who were born on or after January 1, 2002) and for students who are considered "new entrants" in grades 8-12.  Also, 6th grade requirements are different than 5th grade requirements.  Detailed information is available here.

CRCT and EOCT Test Preparation Sessions

We will be offering CRCT and EOCT test preparation sessions March 3-April 18 (no classes will be held during Spring Break, April 7-12,).  We are extremely excited about the opportunity to support our kids as they prepare for state and district assessments. The test preparation sessions are open to all students. An outline of the concepts that will be offered will be available at the start of each week and will be shared through the school's website. (Student Menu - CRCT Prep link)  The test preparation schedule was sent home Friday, February 28th, in a letter with an attached permission slip. Please sign the permission slip and return it to the front office if you are interested in having your child participate in the test preparation sessions.  No child will be able to participate without a signed permission slip.  Any questions please contact the school at 770-740-7030.

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Early Dismissal Policy/Procedure

Parents, just a gentle reminder that all doctor/dentist and other appointments should be scheduled for before of after school hours. We understand that at times there is a need for appointments to be made during instruction time. During these emergencies the following procedures are important for both the safety of our students and staff and for minimal disruption of instruction time:

-Please write a note to the attendance office requesting your child to be dismissed at a particular time. The note should include the date, time and reason for early dismissal.

-Have your child bring the note to the office prior to the beginning of school so that we may take the steps necessary to have your child at the office and ready for you to pick up.
Thank you for your assistance in this matter. These easy steps will help to make early dismissal run smoothly for both you and the school. Remember no students should be checked out after 3:45pm. Any questions, please contact the Front Office.   

HAC

HAC ID's are available in the front office . You will need your driver's license to pick up your ID.
Please be advised that HAC end-users are now able to send an email concerning HAC concerns to the following email adress:  HACSuggestions@fultonschools.org
 

ALERT on HAC ALERTS -  

Alerts in Home Access Center are not 100% compatible with the Middle School Grading model. Please log into Home Access Center to obtain the most reliable and current information.  You should get accurate Alerts during Quarter 2 and Quarter 4 only. 

Home Access Center is a way for parents to see their student's grades and attendance
information. We encourage you to take advantage of it! Access codes are available for pick up in
the Haynes Bridge front office. You will need a picture id to pick up your code. Only parent/guardians are permitted to have access to their student’s information.

Two common issues with HAC are addressed under Quick Links to the right.

If at any time you have a problem with Home Access Center, please access our website - click on About, scroll down to Contact Us and send us a message. Be sure to include in your message - your name, your student's name and the logon information (user ID and password) you are using to access HAC. Home Access problems are addressed electronically. You will be contacted within 24 hours by return email (excluding weekends). This system does not have automated responses so it must wait for staff to return on Monday to respond.

Edmodo

If you or your student has any questions about Edmodo – please see the links below.  This is general information.  Please speak to specific teachers if you have questions pertaining to your classroom teacher's usage of Edmodo.  Thank you to the parents who requested further clarification - we appreciate your bringing questions to our attention!


What is Edmodo?
Student Instructions
Parent Instructions

 

School Hours
Instructional Hours: 8:50 am - 4:00 pm
Earliest arrival for students is 7:50 am
Breakfast Served: 8:20 am - 8:50 am

Phone & Fax
Front Office: 770-740-7030
Cafeteria 770-740-7037
Fax: 770-667-2842

Address
10665 Haynes Bridge Road,
Alpharetta, GA 30022

School News
Eagle Edition, March 24, 2014
Eagle Edition, April 1, 2014

4/19/2014 9:00 AM Math CRCT Boot Camp 
4/22/2014 12:00 AM CRCT Testing - Reading 
4/23/2014 12:00 AM CRCT Testing - ELA 
4/23/2014 4:00 PM PTA Night at Skyzone 
4/24/2014 12:00 AM CRCT Testing - Math 
4/25/2014 12:00 AM CRCT Testing - Science 
4/28/2014 12:00 AM CRCT Testing - Social Studies 
4/29/2014 12:00 AM IPR Reports Go Home 
5/2/2014 9:00 AM Six Flags Field Trip - 8th Grade Math and Science Day at Six Flags 
5/3/2014 12:00 AM 6th grade band to Six Flags 
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