Redistricting Meetings Set
Three community meetings are set for November 5 and December 10 to address the redistricting process for two new schools in Roswell as well as classroom additions at three North Fulton middle schools. Please read the
Redistricting flyer from the district for more information.
The WBMS Scholastic Book Sale will be held October 27–31, 2014, in the media center. Students will visit the book fair with their language arts classes, and may also shop before school. Our family night will be held on Tuesday, October 28th, in conjunction with the WBMS Chorus Concert. The online fair is available at http://goo.gl/r1csvY and will be active beginning October 19th. You may order books for students through the online fair, and some teachers may have wish lists through the online fair as well.
Clean Out Your Winter Closets Now!
North Fulton Community Charities is sponsoring a coat drive for families in need. As part of our community service program this year, WBMS will be collecting gently used coats, hats, mittens , gloves and scarves for all sizes to assist in this effort. Donations may be sent in with your student or dropped off in the boxes by the office front doors. We will be accepting donations until October 27th. Help keep families warm this winter! For additional information, contact Paula Burzotta at firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Amato at email@example.com.
Please join us for some Java, Jazz, and a Jolly good time. The WBMS Grandparents' Coffee will be held Friday, December 19, 2014 in the school cafeteria from 8:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in giving a "calendar gift" to your grandparents, please email a special student photo to LaJuan McGill at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Please have your student return the invitation form to their advisement teacher by December 3, 2014.
Author Tony Abbot visits Webb Bridge Middle School
On Wednesday, October 15th, sixth graders at Webb Bridge will have the opportunity to learn from best-selling author Tony Abbott about the writing process, with special focus on the confrontation of ordinary people with extraordinary events. Pre-orders will be taken for the two books in his latest series, The Copernicus Legacy, with a 10% discount for students and 10% going to the school. If you would like to pre-order, the form is available here. Books will also be available after the visit.
WBMS Parent, you should have received an email from "WBMS PTA" with the subject "WBMS PTA Account Invitation". The email contains login information for SchoolCollabo, a communications system that will provide online access to our school directory. We will no longer generate a printed directory. For more information click here.
WBMS 8th graders will be taking the ITBS test the week of October 20th. Here are some testing tips:
- Give your child encouragement. Praise him/her for the things done well throughout the year. A child who is afraid of failing is more likely to make a mistake.
- Ensure that your child has a well-rounded diet. A healthy body leads to a healthy, active mind. Make sure your child has a good breakfast on testing days and every day.
- Keep the lines of communication open between home and school. Parents and teachers should work together to benefit the child.
- Make sure your child is well rested on school days. Tired children are less likely to pay attention in class or to handle the demands of classwork and tests.
- Try not to be overly anxious about test scores. Too much emphasis on test scores can be upsetting to children.
- Don’t judge a child on the basis of a single test score. Test scores are not perfect measures of what a child can do. There are many other things that might influence a test score. For example, a child can be affected by the way he/she feels that day, physically and/or mentally.
- Follow normal routines. Interruptions of normal routines may affect your child’s performance.
- Don’t forget eyeglasses or hearing aids. If your child wears an assistive device, such as glasses or hearing aids, be sure he/she remembers to bring it and wear it during all testing sessions.
- Plan ahead for medical appointments. Avoid scheduling doctor’s or dentist’s appointments during testing times.
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.