Walk to School Day
Join the Webb Bridge community in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 7th. Take some time to promote health, safety, and the environment by walking with your child to school or just simply taking a walk. For more information, please contact Michelle Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.walktoschool.org. If you live too far from your child’s school to walk, here’s what you can do: Drive part of the distance, then park and walk the rest!
South Georgia Trip 2015
As you know, the 8th grade South Georgia trip will take place from November 18-20, 2015. Information was provided to parents on open house night, in Friday Notes, and at the trip meeting on September 11, 2015.
This year, payments will be accepted through your child’s social studies class on two specific dates. Here is the payment information:
- Payment will be collected on September 30, 2015 during your student’s Social Studies class period. Full payment on this date is requested. However, a minimum payment of $155 will be required on this date.
- A second and final payment date of October 28, 2015 is scheduled to accept payments from students. Those who were absent on September 30th will pay the full balance at this time in addition to students who elected to split the payment into two. The full balance of $310 must be paid by October 28, 2015 to secure a spot on the trip.
- All checks should be made out to Jim Mulvihill Tours. Please note that this is a change from prior years.
You will find a copy of the trip documents—Itinerary (Group 1 and 2), Medical Authorization form and Parent Information Letter with trip guidelines and movie permission form. The medical form and permission forms should be returned to your child’s HOMEROOM TEACHER. Please note that the medical information sheet MUST include your insurance carrier’s name and policy number. Additional copies of the forms will be available on September 30, the date of the first payment. These forms must be signed and returned to school in order for your child to attend the trip.
The itinerary is included for your information only. The assignment of your child’s trip group will not be determined until the week before the trip. All students will be given the exact same trip experience regardless of the leg of the trip to which they are assigned.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 470-254-2940.
"Let Your Imagination Fly" is the theme of this year's PTA Reflections Art Contest. Unleash your artistic talent and interpret this theme through art in one or all of the following categories: Visual Arts, Musical Composition, Literature, Photography, Film Production, & Dance Choreography. Entry forms and rules are available in the Media Center and online at www.wbmspta.org. Entries are due in the Media Center Collection Bin by end of day October 9, 2015. If you need additional information please contact email@example.com.
WBMS International Festival
It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in our annual International Festival – Webb Bridge Welcomes the World – on Thursday, October 15th from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. We will gather together to experience the diverse cultures that make up our Webb Bridge family! We invite Webb Bridge families representing many different countries of the world to come to our school and set up colorful displays which teach us about their cultural heritage. Displays could include ethnic food, dress, artifacts, pictures, music, games or activities, fun facts, and much more. Be creative! In addition to having numerous cultural displays, we welcome student performers who represent their cultural heritage through song, dance, music, …) Auditions for the performances will be held in Room 201. Please see Dr. Barket for dates and details. For an application to provide a display or for further information, please contact Michelle Garner (GarnerM@fultonschools.org) or James Barket (Barket@fultonschools.org). You may download the application and the application is available in the front office.
Students new to Webb Bridge:
Students new to Webb Bridge must have the appropriate forms and documentation filled out in order to be enrolled as a student. Information and necessary documents to enroll can be found on the Webb Bridge Registration and Forms page. Additional information may be obtained on the
New to Fulton Schools webpage.
How do I volunteer at WBMS?
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.
Register with FCS at Webbbridge.com (right hand side – click - FCS Volunteer Information)
- 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)?
Bilingual Community Liaison/ Enlace Bilingüe con los Padres
Our Bilingual Community Liaison assists parents that speak Spanish in parent-teacher conferences, emails, and phone calls through interpretation or translation. The most important goal is to support parents from other cultures or languages to understand our school system and help them to be involved in their child’s education. If you need assistance in this regard, please send an email to our Parent Liaison, Rosanna Santiago, at
Nuestro Enlace Bilingüe asiste a los padres que hablan Español en las conferencia de padres-maestros, correos electrónicos y llamadas telefónicas a través de interpretaciones o traducciones. El objetivo más importante es apoyar a los padres que provienen de otras culturas o idiomas para que entiendan nuestro sistema educativo y ayudarlos a involucrarse en la educación de su hijo(a). Si necesita ayuda en este sentido, por favor envíe un correo electrónico a nuestro Enlace con los Padres, Rosanna Santiago
Talented and Gifted Screening and Referral Process
The Talented and Gifted program in Fulton County School System provides enriching experiences for the intellectually advanced and exceptionally creative student. Gifted services are available in all Fulton County Schools for students in kindergarten through grade 12. All procedures for identification and service of gifted students meet guidelines of Georgia Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38. You may download the
Questions & Answers Referral process or visit the Fulton County School's
Advanced Studies and Talent Development website.
Edmodo For Parents
Teachers at Webb Bridge Middle School are utilizing the website Edmodo to post classroom information. Parents can create one account and link to all of their student’s account. This is great if you have more than one student using Edmodo. Follow these simple steps:
- Obtain the unique 6-digit Parent Code from your child’s account (this is not the same as your child’s Group Codes). The Parent Code is located on your child’s Edmodo Homepage on the bottom left side panel.
- After you have the parent code, go to
www.edmodo.com. Currently, you can not create your Account on the mobile or iPad Edmodo app).
- Click “I’m a Parent” and fill in the necessary information and Parent Code. Note: Each child has a different Parent Code. You do not need to share a Parent Account with another parent, relative, or guardian. Multiple Parent Accounts can setup for one student. Each Parent Account must have a different email address.)
If a student needs to leave school before normal dismissal time, a note from the parent or guardian requesting early dismissal must be sent to the office on the morning of the requested early dismissal. Please refrain from checking out students between 3:45-4:05 p.m. as this allows us to protect the instructional time at the end of the day for all students. The student will be dismissed from class to come to the office at the time indicated on the note; however, parents or guardians must come in to the office to sign out their children. Your cooperation with this procedure is requested at it minimizes interruptions to instruction. Of course, in an emergency, a parent may come directly to the office to request that a student be dismissed early. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when checking out a student.
For the safety of our students, please follow our carpool safety guidelines:
• Our one and only carpool entrance is in the front of the building.
• Please drop your child off in the front of the school where staff is on duty. There is no drop off in the bus area or by the music hall.
• Our carpool is single lane; please avoid using the left lane to bypass the carpool lane.
When approaching the front of the carpool line, please pull up to the yellow line (past the front entrance to the school).
• Remember that with one carpool entrance we must be courteous of other drivers.
Please remind your child to wait on the sidewalk and not to cross in front of cars in the carpool lane. Thank you for your cooperation.
Webb Bridge Middle School Educational Foundation
The goal of the foundation will be to purchase technologies and educational programs for the students of our school that would not otherwise be available through traditional funding by the Fulton County School System or our PTA. While the foundation will be separate from the PTA, both will serve important functions for our school. The PTA provides numerous programs and events, volunteers, and support for our teachers. The foundation will be designed to complement the PTA and its efforts by providing funding for additional technology and resources that are unable to be funded by the PTA due to pre-designated restrictions and/or guidelines.
So as not to compete with the PTA for donations, the foundation will seek to raise money from large corporations in the Alpharetta and North Fulton area, which is home to many computer companies, technology businesses and national call centers along with private donations. Our goal will be to tap into these resources to support student learning. If you are interested in serving on the exploratory committee, please contact Marc Gelber at
Marc@Gelbers.com or 770-856-9508. While we have an attorney that has offered to provide the legal service to set up the Foundation, we are in need of a CPA to file the 501(c)(3) application as well as volunteers for various other roles. While the time commitment will be minimal, your impact on Webb Bridge will be great.
National Blue Ribbon Schools 2010
The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. To read more about the National Blue Ribbon program and view a list of 2010 winners, please go the Department of Education website at
Webb Bridge Middle School is a 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch
Webb Bridge was originally designated as a Lighthouse School to Watch in 2006 and was re-designated for a third time for the 2015 school year. A Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch is a school that is conscientiously moving to meet fully the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools, one that has made marked progress in meeting all of these criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students. To find out more information about the Georgia Lighthouse Schools to Watch program, visit the Georgia Middle School Association website at http://www.gmsa.net and the National Forum website at http://www.middlegradesforum.org.