Week of January 27th

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8th Grade Students: Remember to bring in the permission slip to attend the Wheeler High School Field Trip. Students do not want to miss it. It’s a great opportunity to see what’s on the horizon as students will soon be 9th graders! Permission slips are due Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  Please turn permission slips in as soon as possible. The field trip is Friday, February 7, 2020. We don’t want any of our 8th graders to miss out.

Spread the word that Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6PM in the East Cobb Middle School Theater. After an information session, there will be a tour of 6th grade!

Parents, you are welcome to take advantage of shout outs/special messages displayed on our digital marquee in the front of the school. See the PTSA’s website to sign-up for a special shout-out/message on the ECMS marquee.

We are collecting 8th grade baby photos for the yearbook.  Information is on the ECMS website, Facebook, and scrolling announcements, we don’t want anyone to miss out!

Dr. Terrance Roberts is one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a living legend and an integral part of the Civil Rights movement!  He will be here to speak to our 8th grader students on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

From Nurse Jacobson: We continue to see an increase in sore throats, coughs, vomiting, flu-like symptoms and fevers. Parents please keep your children home from school when there has been vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever. Students need to remain at home until there has been no vomiting, diarrhea, or fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducers or medications to alleviate symptoms. These medications do not cure children, they improve symptoms while students continue to expose other students and staff to their illnesses.

 

 

 


Week of January 20th

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Parent Workshop – Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 5:45! Parents are invited to learn about current youth culture, social media, and bullying presented by Cobb County School’s Prevention Intervention department. Have you registered in ParentVue? Please do so. Walk-ins are welcome. Don’t miss out!

Q2 Report Cards were made available online in StudentVue and ParentVue Friday, January 10, 2020. Please sign the envelope on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card and the information inside of the envelope. Students are to return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher by the close of next week. If you have not obtained your ParentVue code to view your child’s grades, progress reports, and report cards check with Student Services to get signed up.

We are excited to announce upcoming events that your child will be invited to attend this spring at East Cobb Middle School. To provide a safe and orderly environment at these events, we will be implementing a behavior expectations plan. All students recently participated in Team Talks January 13th and January 14th. During these “Talks”, topics of discussion included but were not limited to: academics, retention, attendance, behavior, and goals.


Week of January 13th

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Q2 Report Cards were made available online in StudentVue and ParentVue Friday, January 10, 2020. Please sign the envelope on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card and the information inside of the envelope. Students are to return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher by the close of next week. If you have not obtained your ParentVue code to view your child’s grades, progress reports, and report cards check with Student Services to get signed up.

We are excited to announce upcoming events that your child will be invited to attend this spring at East Cobb Middle School. To provide a safe and orderly environment at these events, we will be implementing a behavior expectations plan. All students recently participated in Team Talks January 13th and January 14th.  During these “Talks”, topics of discussion included but were not limited to: academics, retention, attendance, behavior, and goals.

From Nurse Jacobson: We have had an increase in sore throats, coughs, vomiting and fevers this past week. We have had students come to school with fevers as high as 103.1 degrees. This is concerning as sick students have been exposing these symptoms to their classmates and ECMS staff. Parents please keep your children home from school when there has been vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever. Students need to remain at home until there has been no vomiting, diarrhea, or fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducers or medications to alleviate symptoms. These medications do not cure children, they improve symptoms while students continue to expose other students and staff to their illnesses.

8th grade students will have a Human Growth and Development of a guest speaker this week.  All 8th grade students have been given the form to be completed by parents.  Health and PE Human Growth forms need to be signed and returned by Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

It’s that time of year when spring track begins.  Registration for East Cobb Cheetahs Track Club is now open.  Simply go to www.eastcobbcheetahs.org and join this outstanding youth program.  Sign up today!

Please help us meet our Invest with Positivity goal at ECMS this year by contributing to the campaign. We have raised more than half the mark but need your help to reach our $35,000 target.  Money continues to support PTA programs and events, Curriculum & Field Trip Grants, school clubs and enrichment. The goal also includes funding an outdoor classroom and a set of bleachers. Please help us meet our goal this year by contributing to the campaign!  You can find information on the PTA/Foundation website and social media outlets.

Parents, you are welcome to take advantage of shout outs/special messages displayed on our digital marquee in the front of the school. See the PTSA’s website to sign-up for a special shout-out/message on the ECMS marquee.

CCSD will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 for the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

ECMS has magnets with our school’s logo and a school year at a glance calendar. The magnets are available in the front office for only $1 each since we are already nearing the end of first semester. Next year’s magnets will be $5 at the start of school. We are excited to provide a quick simple reference for you with these magnets. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE ONLY $1! Come to the front office or send your child with $1 to pick one up for you.


Week of January 6th

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Q2 Report Cards will be made available online in Student and ParentVue this Friday, January 10, 2020. Please sign the envelope on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card and the information inside of the envelope. Students are to return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher by the close of next week. If you have not obtained your ParentVue code to view your child’s grades, progress reports, and report cards check with Student Services to get signed up.

From Nurse Jacobson: We have had an increase in sore throats, coughs, vomiting and fevers this past week. We have had students with fevers as high as 103.1 degrees. Parents please keep your children home from school when there has been vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever. Students need to remain at home until there has been no vomiting, diarrhea, or fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducers or medications to alleviate symptoms. These medications do not cure children, they improve symptoms while students continue to expose other students and staff to their illnesses.

The ECMS Invest with Positivity Campaign has officially launched with a goal of $35,000! Money continues to support PTA programs and events, Curriculum & Field Trip Grants, school clubs and enrichment. The goal also includes funding an outdoor classroom and a set of bleachers. Please help us meet our goal this year by contributing to the campaign. You can find information on the PTA/Foundation website and social media outlets. We have raised more than half the mark but need your help to reach our $35,000 target.

Parents, you are welcome to take advantage of shout outs/special messages displayed on our digital marquee in the front of the school. See the PTSA’s website to sign-up for a special shout-out/message on the ECMS marquee.

CCSD will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020 for the observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Parents please refrain from allowing students to bring valuable items and electronic devices to school. When they do, it is at their own risk. We will not expend resources to police lost or stolen items. Please reiterate this message at home. It is in the best interest to leave expensive and valuable items at home.

Cell Phones: If a student is in possession of a cellphone/device upon entering a classroom… Cellphones/Devices must be docked in the pocket docking station upon entering class. (STUDENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO RETURN THE DEVICE TO THEIR LOCKER, IF THEY ARE IN POSSESSION OF IT UPON ENTERING CLASS, IT MUST BE DOCKED IN THE ASSIGNED DOCKING POCKET IN THE CLASSROOM). Cellphone/Devices should not be seen or heard in the classroom, cafe, hallway or at school unless it has been deemed appropriate for instructional use ONLY by the teacher, enacting BYOD; which will be communicated prior to or at the beginning of class. If a student’s phone is not docked in a pocket, which would indicate that the student is not in possession of a phone in the classroom. Students who violate the cell phone policy will receive consequences related to insubordination.

ECMS has magnets with our school’s logo and a school year at a glance calendar. The magnets are available in the front office for only $1 each since we are already nearing the end of first semester. Next year’s magnets will be $5 at the start of school. We are excited to provide a quick simple reference for you with these magnets. RIGHT NOW, THEY ARE ONLY $1! Come to the front office or send your child with $1 to pick one up for you.