Week of October 30th

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East Cobb Middle School’s Title I Parent Workshop: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Assessments:
November 9, 2017 – 6pm – Main Conference Room

Help sessions are at 8:15 every morning! If students arrive at school prior to 8:45 they will report to help sessions in the appropriate grade level.

Monday – Language Arts
Tuesday – Science
Wednesday – Study Skills in the Theater
Thursday – Math
Friday – Social Studies

Students with extra-curricular activities/practices that are not scheduled for 4:30PM MUST go home and be brought back to their activity or practice. There is no supervision after 4:30 PM.

The application for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) has opened for 2nd semester for 6th grade students. Get your application complete, there is a limited number of seats available.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, for a $2 donation is Pajama Day! No masks or costumes are permitted. Just pajamas (that comply with appropriate dress code and proper shoes).

November 7, 2017 is a Professional Learning Day. Students are not to report to school.

All parents are encouraged to participate in The Georgia Parent Survey. The data is used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The survey link can be found on our ECMS website as well as the PTSA website. You may take the survey on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. There are computers for your use in our Parent Resource Room at East Cobb if needed. Your participation is appreciated.

Also, the Title 1 Parent Input link for School Improvement is also on the ECMS website.


Week of October 23rd

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CONGRATULATIONS TO 6TH GRADE FOR WINNING!

 

 

Mark your calendar:

  • PTA Reflections Arts contest has commenced! Get creative with this year’s theme, “Within Reach”. Submit your literature, visual art, musical composition, original choreography, or photography entry to the ECMS front office by October 25, 2017. Entry forms can be found on the PTSA webpage at ecmsptsa.com.
  • Join us next week for the 7/8 Orchestra Fall concert on October 25, 2017 at 7PM in the Gym.
  • Wheeler Magnet prospective student Open House is Thursday October 26, 2017 at 6PM @ Wheeler HS.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the largest and oldest drug prevention program in the nation, and it kicked off today for students across the nation.  The schedule for East Cobb Middle School’s Red Ribbon week is as follows:

Monday~Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week Kick Off
Tuesday~Camo~Let’s Fight Against Drugs!
Wednesday~Neon~Your Future is Bright without Drugs!
Thursday~Hawaiian Theme~Lei Off Drugs
Friday~Favorite Sports Team jersey/t-shirt~Team Up Against Drugs!

If you did not attend a conference for your child, report cards were sent home with students on Friday, October 20, 2017

PTSA will be collecting Box Tops all month to raise money for our school. Please put your clipped Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your name and homeroom teacher’s name in the bright blue collection box in the main hallway. The class from each grade who submits the most box tops will win a morning breakfast party!

The application for Project Lead the Way (PLTW) has opened for 2nd semester for 6th grade students. Get your application complete, there is a limited number of seats available. Click on the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO8UnKqPivS1xbauFpCEukOEnQK4y10YjDRrrpT1AdPQ3jjQ/viewform

All parents are encouraged to participate in the The Georgia Parent Survey . The data is used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The survey link can be found on our ECMS website as well as the PTSA website. You may also click here for the link: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents. You may take the survey on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. There are computers for your use in our Parent Resource Room at East Cobb if needed. Your participation is appreciated.

Also, the Title 1 Parent Input link for School Improvement is also on the ECMS website. You may click here for the link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLWe7vniYD65ApBu7yaXmnwNUQUs5RjZLTjBUTVRON0Q0TTlIQUxOTlJISC4u. Your feedback is important and appreciated.

 


Week of October 16th

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Early Release:  Monday, October 16th – Friday, October 20th!  Students will be dismissed at 1:30PM.

Report cards will be distributed during conference week October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017. Report cards and any other documents will be sent home on October 20, 2017 if a conference is not held.. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017), students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

PTSA will be collecting Box Tops all month to raise money for our school. Please put your clipped Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your name and homeroom teacher’s name in the bright blue collection box in the main hallway. The class from each grade who submits the most box tops will win a morning breakfast party!

The Scholastic Book Fair is here and will be open during school hours through Thursday, October 19, 2017. Come by and buy great books and literacy items for yourself and make some teacher wishes come true! Wish lists are posted at the fair by grade level.

This week is also Bus Driver’s appreciation Week! Be sure to thank your bus driver and let him/her know how much they are appreciated.The PTA Reflections Arts contest has begun! Get creative with this year’s theme, “Within Reach”. Submit your literature, visual art, musical composition, original choreography, or photography entry to the ECMS front office by October 25, 2017. Entry forms can be found on the PTSA webpage: ecmsptsa.com.

Join us next week for the 7/8 Orchestra Fall concert on October 25, 2017 at 7PM in the Gym.

The application for Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has opened for 2nd semester for 6th grade students. Get your application complete, there is a limited number of seats available. Click on the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO8UnKqPivS1xbauFpCEukOEnQK4y10YjDRrrpT1AdPQ3jjQ/viewform

All parents are encouraged to participate in the The Georgia Parent Survey . The data is used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The survey link can be found on our ECMS website as well as the PTSA website. You may also click here for the link: http://gshs.gadoe.org/parents. You may take the survey on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. There are computers for your use in our Parent Resource Room at East Cobb if needed. Your participation is appreciated.

Also, the Title 1 Parent Input link for School Improvement is also on the ECMS website. You may click here for the link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLWe7vniYD65ApBu7yaXmnwNUQUs5RjZLTjBUTVRON0Q0TTlIQUxOTlJISC4u. Your feedback is important and appreciated.

Our campus officer, Officer Hicks has asked that parents please drop students off in the lower parking lot prior to 8:15 especially.


Week of October 9th

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8th Grade students will take the PSAT 8/9 assessment on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. It is a one-day administration.

Students will have an early release day on Thursday, October 12, 2017. We will dismiss at 1:30PM.

Quarter 1 ended Friday, October 6, 2017. Report cards will be distributed during conference week October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017. Conference Week letters were sent home prior to Fall Break. If no conference is scheduled, report cards and any other documents will be sent home on October 20, 2017. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017), students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

Also on Thursday, October 12, 2017 please join us for Literacy Night @ 6PM! Some great literacy activities have been planned by our Language Arts and Social Studies teachers. The Book Fair will also be open on Literacy Night and will be available through Thursday, October 19, 2017. Literacy Night would be a great night to shop for great books at our Book Fair. Parent volunteers are needed to help in the media center for just a few hours each day. Please visit PTSA website http://www.ecmsptsa.com to sign up. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

ECMS Clash of Classes Spirit Nights is this week at Chick-Fil-A. Each class will have one designated day: 6th Grade on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7th Grade on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 and 8th Grade on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Families, friends and staff can go to Chick-Fil-A ANY time during those days and ask that their sale be designated for East Cobb Middle and the grade level. Chick-Fil-A will keep track of the totals and the winning grade level will have Chick-Fil-A biscuits delivered to them. This is a fun, friendly competition between grades with the added benefit of raising money to give back to our Foundation for ECMS.

PTSA will be collecting Box Tops all month to raise money for our school. Please put your clipped Box Tops in a Ziploc bag labeled with your name and homeroom teacher’s name in the bright blue collection box in the main hallway. The class from each grade who submits the most box tops will win a morning breakfast party!

We would like to thank all who donated during our food pantry drive for the Wildcat Nation. Happy to announce that it is fully stocked!


Week of October 2nd!

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Welcome Back!

A friendly reminder…  Help sessions are at 8:15 every morning! If students arrive at school prior to 8:45 they will report to help sessions in the appropriate grade level.

Monday – Language Arts
Tuesday – Science
Wednesday – Study Skills in the Theater
Thursday – Math
Friday – Social Studies

Quarter 1 will end this Friday, October 6, 2017. Report cards will be distributed during conference week October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017. Conference Week letters were sent home prior to Fall Break.  The letter allows for selection of the type of conference, date & time, phone, or no conference needed.  If you have not already done so, please return the letter to your child’s homeroom teacher.  If no conference is scheduled, report cards and any other documents will be sent home on October 20, 2017.  Click HERE for the letter. During conference week (October 16, 2017 – October 20, 2017), students will be dismissed at approximately 1:30PM.

Mark your calendar! Students will have an early release day on Thursday, October 12, 2017.  We will dismiss at 1:30PM.

Also on Thursday, October 12, 2017 please join us for Literacy Night! Some great literacy activities have been planned by our Language Arts and Social Studies teachers.  The Book Fair will also be open on Literacy Night and will be available through Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Literacy Night would be a great night to shop for great books at our Book Fair.  We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Check out what’s new in… Special Education News! AND Testing Updates!

Students with extra-curricular activities/practices that are not scheduled for 4:30PM MUST go home and be brought back to their activity or practice. There is no supervision after 4:30 PM.