Walk to School Day
Join the Webb Bridge community in celebrating International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, March 4th. 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!
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
Parents, if you would like to volunteer to help man a post, please contact Michelle Garner at email@example.com.
7th Grade Parents
As you are aware, we are preparing for our 7th grade students to visit Junior Achievement’s Finance Park in the beginning of March. In order for this trip to be as successful as possible, we are in need of 20 volunteers per day. Below, you will find the information regarding volunteering, as well as the necessary links to sign-up. The on-line sign-up is customized to our trip and the advisement classes attending each day are listed. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Carmen Hurst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. Eventbrite Online Sign Up Link:
Password (required, case-sensitive): JAG
II. JA Finance Park Volunteer Coordinator Resource Site
III. Below is basic information on our Finance Park program
Volunteer Role: As a store volunteer, you will guide middle school students through the JA Finance Park program
IV. Webb Bridge Middle School Volunteer link (this must be done in order to volunteer): http://www.fultoncountyschoolssafetysecurity.org/
We hope that you can join us and help inspire and prepare the next generation to succeed in a global economy! Thank you for investing in Atlanta’s future by supporting JA!
Chattahoochee HS AP Applications
AP applications for our rising 9th are now available online and are found on our website www.chattcougar.com in the Quick Links section – AP Information. The links below will take you to the specific applications. You will need your 1st semester report card and your 8th grade ITBS scores. If you have any questions please email Mr. Corrigan at Chattahoochee at email@example.com. Rising 9th Grade CHS Students - AP applications will close on Friday February 13, 2015. Government and Politics: US and Human Geography
AHS Tour for Rising Freshmen – March 10, 2015
Webb Bridge students attending Alpharetta High School next school year can attend the Rising Freshmen Tour on March 10, 2015. The field trip will include a presentation and tour of the school. Students will need to return an AHS field trip permission form in order to attend.
Parents of Fulton County students can apply for a 2015-16 hardship transfer to another Fulton County school or request renewal of an existing hardship transfer. Please visit www.fultonschools.org to submit an application. Deadline is February 17th. For more information, contact Fulton County Schools Student Assignment Office at 404-763-5550. Information regarding Open Enrollment transfers will be released on May 1, 2015.
If you are interested in serving on the WBMS PTA Board for the 2015-16 school year, please visit www.wbmspta.my-pta.org to contact a PTA Nominating Committee member.
Fulton County Student Media Festival
Students who have created media projects such as videos, animations, podcasts, and web pages are invited to participate in the Fulton County Student Media Festival. Information on the competition and related forms may be found under the Enter tab at http://www.gsmf.us/ Students will not need to be present for judging; projects and paperwork are due on February 19th. See Ms. Brown in the media center for more information.
Webb Bridge-Fighting Cancer in Children
We need your help and support! Student Council is currently involved in the campaign for the fight against cancer with the Lymphoma Society. We would appreciate the support of our parents and students and our business partners to help us reach and exceed our goal of $2500.00 to the LLS society. This campaign will run through February 28th. We need to collect CHANGE so we can make a CHANGE in a child’s life that is fighting cancer. Checks can be made payable to LLS or please feel free to send in CHANGE or money with your child. We raised over $1400.00 last year, so help us exceed this goal this year! WE can all make a CHANGE and find a cure! Go to http://ga.sy.llsevent.org/WebbBridgeMiddleSchool for more information or to make an online donation.
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
New to Fulton Schools webpage.
Immunization Requirements Changing for 7th Grade
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, children entering 7th grade who were born on or after January 1, 2002 and for new students entering into a Georgia school grades 8 through 12 must show proof of receiving the following prior to entering school.
Please review the details concerning the new immunizations requirements.
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 3:45-4:00 p.m. as this allows us to protect the instructional time at the end of the day for all students. 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 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch
Webb Bridge was originally designated as a Lighthouse School to Watch in 2006 and was re-designated for a second time for the 2012 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.