Week of December 18th

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From the Counseling Department:

Parents, we​ ​know​ ​that​ ​you​ ​put​ ​your​ ​trust​ ​in​ ​us​ ​every​ ​day​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​students​ ​safe,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​take​ ​that​ ​trust seriously. ​ Student​ ​ suicide​​ is ​a​ ​public health​​ issue​​ that​​ ​has affected​​ ​communities​ ​like​ ​ours,​ ​and it’s ​ crucial​ ​ that​ ​we​ ​continue​ to​ ​take ​action to​ prevent further​ tragedies.​

One​ ​way​ ​that​ ​we’re​ ​working​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​students​ ​safe​ ​is​ ​by​ ​sharing​ ​resources​ ​with​ ​a​ ​proven​ ​track record,​ ​like​ ​Crisis​ ​Text ​​Line. Crisis​ ​Text​Line ​is​​ the​ free,​ ​nationwide,​​ 24​ /7​ text​ ​message ​​service ​for​​ people​​ in​ ​ crisis.​ Anyone​ ​in the​ ​United​ ​States ​can​ text741741​ to ​​reach​ a​ trained​​ Crisis​ Counselor.​​ ​More​ ​information​ on​​ ​how the service​ works​ ​can​ be​ ​​found​ ​on​ ​the​ ​organization’s​ ​website ​​at​ crisistextline.org/how-it-works.​  Click here to read the letter that provides more information.

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be available in ParentVue and StudentVue Thursday, January 5, 2018.  Parents if you still do not have access to ParentVue please come by our guidance department to obtain your access code. Please note that students have this report feature in StudentVue.

Jingle Jam Fun will take place … Wednesday December 20, 2017! Fun will include: Holiday Shows, Holiday Tunes, Crafts, Games, and Snacks (Students may bring their own card and board games and snacks.)  Students are to show Respect, Effort, and Pride, exhibiting desirable behavior to earn participation in this event.

Mark your calendar:

  • Early Release @ 1:30pm – December 19, 2017 & December 20, 2017
  • Winter Break – December 21, 2017 – January 1. 2018
  • Student Holiday – January 2, 2018 & January 3, 2018
  • Students Return to School – January 4, 2018
  • 8th Grade Field Trip to the College Football Hall of Fame – January 10, 2018

At ECMS WE love our PTSA parents and volunteers. Thank you all for the delicious holiday luncheon last week. Thank you for your time and donations in the REP store always; but especially this month.  A lot of our students’ families will have memorable holidays because of your generosity and support.  Students actually used their REP stamps to purchase gifts for themselves, their siblings, and their families.


Week of December 11th

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Students are in the final stretch as Quarter 2 ends next week! Quarter 2 Report Cards will be available in ParentVue and StudentVue Thursday, January 5, 2018.  Parents if you still do not have access to ParentVue please come by our guidance department to obtain your access code. Please note that students have this report feature in StudentVue. Jingle Jam Fun will take place … Wednesday December 20, 2017! Grade level teams and hallways are responsible for the organization of the logistics to carry out the Jingle Jam Fun! Fun will include: Holiday Shows, Holiday Tunes, Crafts, Games, and Snacks (Students may bring their own card and board games and snacks.)  Students are to show Respect, Effort, and Pride, exhibiting desirable behavior to earn participation in this event.  That criteria was shared with students and notification sent home to parents in the progress envelopes as well. Upcoming Concerts at 7PM:

  • 6th Orchestra Winter Concert Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at WHS.
  • 7th and 8th Band Winter Concert Thursday, December 14, 2017 at WHS.
  • Note: All Grades Chorus Winter Concert – Rescheduled! Monday, December 19, 2017 in the ECMS Theater @ 9:30AM. We invite parents to attend.
  • Chamber Orchestra SWAW on Saturday December 16, 2017 @ 11am.

Mark your calendar:

  • Early Release @ 1:30pm – December 19, 2017 & December 20, 2017
  • Winter Break – December 21, 2017 – January 1. 2018
  • Student Holiday – January 2, 2018 & January 3, 2018
  • Students Return to School – January 4, 2018
  • 8th Grade Field Trip will be rescheduled for semester

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. Parents PTSA could use more help with the Staff Holiday Luncheon this Friday December 15, 2017. Please sign up to volunteer, there is a Signup Genius on the PTSA website.  Thanks for all that you do all of the time!


Week of December 4th

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“The ECMS Community Outreach Committee would like everyone to know that our ECMS Angel Tree is here in the Front Office. We have had an overwhelming response of generosity and just about all of the angels are in the hands of givers. There may be a couple remaining, but if you are still in the spirit of giving, gift cards are always a great universal gift and you can make sure to get those to Ms. Reade in the front office and we will pass them on to the Outreach Committee. Remember that all gifts from angels are due back to East Cobb Middle School by Friday, December 8, 2017.”

The Pebblebrook High School information session will be tomorrow morning, December 5, 2017 in the Conference Room at ECMS. Students have been provided passes and should attend accordingly.

Jingle Jam Fun will take place … Wednesday December 20, 2017! Grade level teams and hallways are responsible for the organization of the logistics to carry out the Jingle Jam Fun! Fun will include:  Holiday Shows, Holiday Tunes, Crafts, Games, and Snacks (Students may bring their own card and board games and snacks.)  Students are to show Respect, Effort, and Pride, exhibiting desirable behavior to earn participation in this event.  That criteria was shared with students and notification sent home to parents in the progress envelopes as well.

Upcoming Concerts all at 7PM:

  • All Grades Chorus Winter Concert Monday, December 11, 2017 in the ECMS Theater.
  • 6th Orchestra Winter Concert Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at WHS.
  • 7th and 8th Band Winter Concert Thursday, December 14, 2017 at WHS.

Mark your calendar:

    • Early Release @ 1:30pm – December 19, 2017 & December 20, 2017
    • Winter Break – December 21, 2017 – January 1. 2018
    • Student Holiday – January 2, 2018 & January 3, 2018
    • Students Return to School – January 4, 2018