Winter Break!

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No school!  Winter Break – The Cobb County School District will be closed for Winter Break – February 18, 2019 – February 22, 2019.  Students will report back to school on February 25, 2019!


Week of February 11th

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National Assessment of Educational Progress -NAEP will be assessing a random sampling of 8th grade students at East Cobb Middle School for Reading and Mathematics on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. There will be an AM and PM group. Letters for selected students were distributed on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Parents of 8th graders the Rising 9th Grade Parent Night at Wheeler High School is Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6PM in the WHS Auditorium. Come learn what WHS has to offer. Showcase begins at 6:30.

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be made available on February 12, 2019 in StudentVue and ParentVue. Important information will be sent home in the envelope. Please sign on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s progress report online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible

“Bring your parent to school day (A half-day opportunity to shadow your student)”. On February 14, 2019 for 6th grade and February 15, 2019 for 7th and 8th grades. Sign-ups will be available through our website via BlackBoard Connect this week. There are a limited number of parents that can participate; first come, first serve. Parents please adhere to the student dress code and the code of conduct for cell phone use (no cell phone use during your visit unless for instruction at teacher direction).

Effective Monday, February 11, 2019 the WildCat Café  will no longer provide change to students.  Students will need to bring exact change for purchases; otherwise change will be placed on their lunch account.

If you were affected by the Federal government shut down and you are in need of food, please reach out to our school social worker, Mrs. Bright. You can reach her at monica.bright@cobbk12.org . We have a food panty at school and will be glad to help you during this difficult time. If you are in need of other resources, please contact the United Way by simply dialing 211 on your phone.

The CCSD will be closed for Winter Break – February 18, 2019 – February 22, 2019.

Read Across America Week is February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019

Monday, February 25th Pajama Day – Read in your pajamas for silent reading. Tuesday, February 26th Crazy About Reading Day – Wear your crazy hair and/or crazy socks. Wednesday, February 27th Favorite Literary Character or Author Day – Dress as your favorite literary character or favorite author. Thursday, February 28th Oh, the Places You Will Go Day! – Dress in the clothing of the profession you be when you grow up! Friday, March 1st Dr. Seuss Day – Wear your best Dr. Seuss gear.


Week of February 4th

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Spread the word that Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is February 7, 2019 at 6PM in the East Cobb Middle School Theater. After an information session, there will be a tour of the building. In addition to the Rising 6th Grade Family Tour that evening, there will also be a 30-minute tour for the community that will begin at 7PM.

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! Although permission slips were due Tuesday, January 29, 2019; we have extended the window. Please turn permission slips in as soon as possible. The field trip is Friday, February 8, 2019. We don’t want any of our 8th graders to miss out.

Quarter 3 Progress Reports will be made available on February 12, 2019 in StudentVue and ParentVue. Important information will be sent home in the envelope. Please sign on the appropriate line indicating that you have viewed your child’s progress report online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible

“Bring your parent to school day (A half-day opportunity to shadow your student)”. On February 14, 2019 for 6th grade and February 15, 2019 for 7th and 8th grades. Sign-ups will be available through our website via BlackBoard Connect this week. There are a limited number of parents that can participate; first come, first serve. Parents please adhere to the student dress code and the code of conduct for cell phone use (no cell phone use during your visit unless for instruction at teacher direction).

Effective Monday, February 11, 2019 the WildCat Café  will no longer provide change to students.  Students will need to bring exact change for purchases; otherwise change will be placed on their lunch account.

If you were affected by the Federal government shut down and you are in need of food, please reach out to our school social worker, Mrs. Bright. You can reach her at monica.bright@cobbk12.org . We have a food panty at school and will be glad to help you during this difficult time.
If you are in need of other resources, please contact the United Way by simply dialing 211 on your phone.

The CCSD will be closed for Winter Break – February 18, 2019 – February 22, 2019.

Read Across America Week is February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019

Monday, February 25th
Pajama Day – Read in your pajamas for silent reading.
Tuesday, February 26th
Crazy About Reading Day – Wear your crazy hair and/or crazy socks.
Wednesday, February 27th
Favorite Literary Character or Author Day – Dress as your favorite literary character or favorite author.
Thursday, February 28th
Oh, the Places You Will Go Day! – Dress in the clothing of the profession you be when you grow up!
Friday, March 1st
Dr. Seuss Day – Wear your best Dr. Seuss gear.


Week of January 28th

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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 29, 2019. The field trip is next Friday Feb. 8, 2019. –We don’t want any of our 8th graders to miss out.

Spread the word that Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is February 7, 2019 at 6PM in the East Cobb Middle School Theater. After an information session, there will be a tour of the building.  In addition to the Rising 6th Grade Family Tour that evening, there will also be a 30-minute tour for the community that will begin at 7PM.

For the safety of our students; parents for afternoon pick-up, please wait in the car line to pick-up your student rather than asking students to walk across the parking lot to gain access to your vehicle

Tutoring/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

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.


Week of January 21st

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Spread the word that Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is February 7, 2019 at 6PM in the East Cobb Middle School Theater. After an information session, there will be a tour of the building.  In addition to the Rising 6th Grade Family Tour that evening, there will also be a 30-minute tour for the community that will begin at 7PM.

Quarter 2 Report Cards were made available in StudentVue and ParentVue on January 11, 2019. Parents, remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. Please sign on the appropriate line for Q2 Report Card indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you have not registered for ParentVue code, please do so. Come visit student services or use the ParentVue barcode on our webpage and follow directions on how to get your code.

For the safety of our students; parents for afternoon pick-up, please wait in the car line to pick-up your student rather than asking students to walk across the parking lot to gain access to your vehicle

 

Tutoring/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

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.



Week of January 14th

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Quarter 2 Report Cards were made available in StudentVue and ParentVue on January 11, 2019. Parents, remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. Please sign on the appropriate line for Q2 Report Card indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you have not registered for ParentVue code, please do so. Come visit student services or use the ParentVue barcode on our webpage and follow directions on how to get your code.

Last week we announced 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. During these “Talks”, topics of discussion included but were not limited to: academics, retention, attendance, behavior, and goals. Please see the previous blog post (January 11th) to click on the link to obtain a copy of the detailed letter that your child was given on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Please join us for the PTSA general meeting Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 6:00pm in the East Cobb Middle School Learning Commons. We will have light refreshments as we celebrate our volunteers and announce the volunteer of the year!

For the safety of our students; parents for afternoon pick-up, please wait in the car line to pick-up your student rather than asking students to walk across the parking lot to gain access to your vehicle.

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Cobb County School District will be closed January 21, 2019. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

Hidden Dangers: It’s not if, it’s when! The hidden dangers that our children face today are very real and much closer than many of us think. According to the US Department of Justice, 76% of predators most common first encounter is online.

Please come, hear more, and learn more on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 6:30pm at East Cobb Middle School. This event is open to the community. Susan Norris from Rescuing Hope and Jeff Shaw from Out of Darkness will speak to us about protecting our children in this online world.   There will be separate forums for parents and students. You are asked to please RSVP students and parents before the event. Students must attend with parents. For more information and to RSVP, please visit our PTSA website: http://www.ecmsptsa.com/ ECMS students who attend with their parents will receive 5 REP Stamps!

Tutoring/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

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.


Spring Expectations Letter

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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.  During these “Talks”, topics of discussion included but were not limited to: academics, retention, attendance, behavior, and goals. Please click on the link below to obtain a copy of the detailed letter that your child was given on Friday, January 11, 2019.

6th Grade Expectations for Spring 2019

7th Grade Spring Behavior Expectations 2019

8th Grade Expectations 2019


Week of January 7th

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Welcome back…  We are in the half way through the school year!

Quarter 2 Report Cards will be made available in StudentVue and ParentVue on January 11, 2019. Parents, remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. Please sign on the appropriate line for Q2 Report Card indicating that you have viewed your child’s report card online and reviewed the contents in the envelope. Students should return the signed envelope to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. If you have not registered for ParentVue code, please do so. Come visit student services or use the ParentVue barcode on our webpage and follow directions on how to get your code.

Parents, you are invited to a workshop: Youth Culture, Social Media, Your Child and Bullying. This workshop is being presented by the Cobb County School District Prevention Intervention department. The workshop will be here at East Cobb Middle School: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 5:45 pm.

Hidden Dangers: It’s not if, it’s when!  The hidden dangers that our children face today are very real and much closer than many of us think. According to the US Department of Justice, 76% of predators most common first encounter is online.
Please come, hear more, and learn more on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 6:30pm at East Cobb Middle School. This event is open to the community. Susan Norris from Rescuing Hope and Jeff Shaw from Out of Darkness will speak to us about protecting our children in this online world.   There will be separate forums for parents and students. You are asked to please RSVP students and parents before the event. Students must attend with parents. For more information and to RSVP, please visit our PTSA website: http://www.ecmsptsa.com/ ECMS students who attend with their parents will receive 5 REP Stamps!

Tutoring/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

Parents for morning drop-off, please remember that the curb (red) in front of the school is a fire lane and is for drop-offs only. Please do not park. Some parents have been parking and waiting; which hinders other students from being dropped off. If you are here early and wait to let your student out of the car, please park in the parking lot and then drive to the drop off lane to let your student out in front of the school.