Week of December 3rd

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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.

From the Cobb County DOT. DOT has installed “No Student Drop-off/Pick-up” signs at Amberly Park. This neighborhood is just south of, and adjacent to our school. We were asked to alert our community making them aware of this new signage. Parents, are not to use Amberly Park for student drop-offs/pick-ups. Students will need to ride the bus or be driven to school and dropped-off/picked-up at the appropriate locations.

Be an angel and support an Angel! The Angel Tree is now up in the front office at East Cobb Middle School, so please come by to select your Angel. We have 16 families we are sharing love with this year, please show your support! Specific instructions are posted in the front office next to the tree. Details will be posted on the ECMS Facebook page and our website.

Quarter 2 Progress reports will be made available in StudentVue and ParentVue on November 16, 2018. Parents, remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. 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.

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 survey link can be found on our ECMS 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.



Week of November 12th

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School will be closed next week for the Thanksgiving Holiday Break!

Zaxby’s at Lower Roswell will host ECMS Spirit Night, Thursday November 29, 2018 from 5-8PM! Every Bite Helps!

The ECMS Talent Show is next Thursday, November 15, 2018. Evening at 6PM. Tickets go on sale during the school day November 8th, 9th, 14th and 15th for $1. Get tickets for your whole family, because students will not be admitted without parents. Tickets will not be sold at the door. No ticket sales the night of the show.

Quarter 2 Progress reports will be made available in StudentVue and ParentVue on November 16, 2018. Parents, remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. 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.

  • 7th grade students your permission slips and payments for the play “The Christmas Carol” are due Wednesday, November 7, 2018. We are still waiting for more forms to be returned. If parents need another permission slip, they can ask their child’s homeroom teacher. There is also an option for parents to pay online through MyPaymentsPlus. The link is on our school’s website.
  • 6th grade students, don’t forget that if you turned in a permission slip, that means you are attending Space Camp. Payment is due, Friday, December 21, 2018. Credit card payments are now available through MyPaymentsPlus.com. Email Mrs. Shannon Ventresca if you any questions.

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 survey link can be found on our ECMS 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.


Week of November 5th

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Students in the Cobb County School District will not report to school tomorrow, November 6, 2018. Schools are closed for students tomorrow.

Quarter 2 Progress reports will be made available in StudentVue and ParentVue on November 16, 2018. Parents, remember throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress reports and report cards online via ParentVue. 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.

The ECMS Talent Show is next Thursday, November 15, 2018. Evening at 6PM. Tickets go on sale during the school day November 8th, 9th, 14th and 15th for $1. Get tickets for your whole family, because students will not be admitted without parents. Tickets will not be sold at the door. No ticket sales the night of the show.

 

  • 7th grade students your permission slips and payments for the play “The Christmas Carol” are due Wednesday, November 7, 2018. We are still waiting for more forms to be returned. If parents need another permission slip, they can ask their child’s homeroom teacher. There is also an option for parents to pay online through MyPaymentsPlus. The link is on our school’s website.
  • 6th grade students, don’t forget that if you turned in a permission slip, that means you are attending Space Camp. Payment is due, Friday, December 21, 2018. Credit card payments are now available through MyPaymentsPlus.com. Email Mrs. Shannon Ventresca if you any questions.

The Orchestra Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9am -12pm. This delicious breakfast is only $5 per person. What a great deal! Come and support our Orchestra next Saturday!

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

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 survey link can be found on our ECMS 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.


Week of October 29th

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ECMS Admin would like to welcome Mr. Andri Cooke, 7th grade Assistant Principal to the team!

6th grade students, don’t forget that if you turned in a permission slip, that means you are attending Space Camp. Payment is due, Friday, December 21, 2018. Credit card payments are now available through MyPaymentsPlus.com. Email Mrs. Shannon Ventresca if you any questions

The 8th grade boys have advanced to the 2nd round of the playoffs and will be protecting our house on the Wheeler High School Field against the Alpharetta Junior Raiders at 5pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Come on out in your spirit wear and support our Jr. Wildcats.

The Orchestra Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9am -12pm. This delicious breakfast is only $5 per person. What a great deal! Come and support our Orchestra next Saturday!

Wednesday, October 31st is Halloween. Students can wear pajamas or a costume with a $2 donation to participate. Students must follow dress code rules below:

  • NO masks or full-face face paint allowed.
  • NO weapons of any kind will be permitted including fake ones!
  • Costumes should follow the regular dress code as appropriate.

Students who do not comply with the dress code restrictions will be required to change clothes. We are looking forward to a fun and festive day of learning!

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 survey link can be found on our ECMS 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.

Remember parents that throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress and report cards online via Parentvue. If you have not registered for your 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 access code


Week of October 22nd

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Parent Assessment Night – Tuesday, October 23rd @ 6PM in the Main Conference/Professional Development Room @ East Cobb Middle School

Conference Week was last week. Parents if you had a phone conference or you did not have a face-to-face conference you should have received your child’s Q1 report card along with pertinent items by today. Please sign the envelope on the appropriate line for Q1 report card indicating that you have received and viewed all items and have your child return the envelope to their homeroom teacher tomorrow or ASAP! Thank you.

Remember parents that throughout the remainder of the year you will have to access your child’s progress and report cards online via Parentvue. If you have not registered for your 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 access code.

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 survey link can be found on our ECMS 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.

RED RIBBON WEEK October 22nd – 26th
Monday – Red Out ~ Wear Red
Tuesday – Sock It to Drugs ~ Crazy Socks
Wednesday – Drugs and I Don’t Mix! ~Crazy Mismatched Clothes (head to toe)
Thursday – Drug Free Team Day ~ Favorite Team Gear
Friday – Buddy Up Against Drugs ~ Twins Day


Week of October 15th

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Box Tops for Education are due October 18th! Please submit all Box Tops in a ziplock-bag with students’ name & homeroom teacher to the tall blue box in the main hallway across from the main office. The class from each grade who submits the most Box Tops will win a morning breakfast party.

The book fair is open this week during school hours (8:30 – 1:30) through this Wednesday October 17, 2018.  Come check out some great items for your students; also, there are some wish lists! Come make a teacher’s wish come true.

Conference Week is October 15th – October 19th. School will be dismissed for Conference Week/Report Card Distribution/Early Release daily at 1:30PM. Your child’s homeroom/conferencing teacher should be reaching out to you this week, if they have not done so already to schedule your parent/teacher conference. There are three different opportunities during conference week. You may select a face to face, a phone conference or no conference at all (in which you would just like to receive your child’s Quarter 1 report card and accompanying documents sent to you).

Performing Arts envelopes came home a couple weeks ago. Students must have signed permission to participate and attend any of the Performance Arts events that are brought to East Cobb Middle School, regardless of a donation. The requested donation is $14, however a donation in any amount would be appreciated. Students must have signed permission to attend the performances with or without a donation.


Week of October 8th

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Please join us for Literacy Night on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 6PM hosted by our Language Arts and Social Studies Departments. The whole family can enjoy games and activities related to Literacy (Reading, Writing and Speaking) including cakewalks, jeopardy, Escape rooms, spoken word, and sipping. WE have huge Literacy baskets up for grabs and fun for the whole family! Participants can enter to win one of three cool baskets (a game themed basket, a movie themed basket, and a puzzle themed basket).

The Book Fair begins the evening of October 10th as well. Come and get great deals on books and literacy items on opening night! The book fair will be held in the Learning Commons. We can’t wait to see everyone!

8th Grade students will take PSAT!  PSAT test administration will be Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  It is a one day administration and there will be no make-ups.  The notification of the test was sent home to parents on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Conference Week is approaching… Be on the lookout for more information. Conference week will be held on October 15th – October 19th. School will be dismissed for Conference Week/Report Card Distribution/Early Release daily at 1:30PM. Your child’s homeroom/conferencing teacher should be reaching out to you this week, if they have not done so already to schedule your parent/teacher conference. There are three different opportunities during conference week. You may select a face to face, a phone conference or no conference at all (in which you would just like to receive your child’s Quarter 1 report card and accompanying documents sent to you).

Performing Arts envelopes came home a couple weeks ago. Students must have signed permission to participate and attend any of the Performance Arts events that are brought to East Cobb Middle School, regardless of a donation. The requested donation is $14, however a donation in any amount would be appreciated. Students must have signed permission to attend the performances with or without a donation.

Parents please send in any UPDATED information to Student Services to keep your contact information current such as email address, phone numbers


Week of October 1st

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Conference Week is approaching… Be on the lookout for more information. Conference week will be held on October 15th – October 19th. School will be dismissed for Conference Week/Report Card Distribution/Early Release daily at 1:30PM.

8th Grade students will be taking PSAT!  UPDATE:  PSAT test administration will be Tuesday, October 10, 2018.  It is a one day administration and there will be no make-ups.  The notification of the test was sent home to parents on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.

Stock the ECMS Food Pantry – Please help us restock the ECMS Pantry with non-expired food and toiletries. Our pantry serves the local East Cobb community when families are in need.

Please drop-off donated items between 9am and 3pm in the ECMS front office by Thursday, September 20, 2018. Look for a “Stock the ECMS Food Pantry” sign-up genius link in the weekly email and on our social media pages. Thank you in advance for your support!

Performing Arts envelopes came home a couple weeks ago. Students must have signed permission to participate and attend any of the Performance Arts events that are brought to East Cobb Middle School, regardless of a donation. The requested donation is $14, however a donation in any amount would be appreciated. Students must have signed permission to attend the performances with or without a donation.

Parents, Nurse Braswell has some clinic needs throughout the year… If you are willing and able, she needs tissue (Kleenex), snack size Ziploc bags, paper towels, single wrap saltine crackers, cases of water (full size), feminine products, and OdoBan (deodorizer).

If you have not obtained your ParentVue code to view grades, progress reports, and report cards check with Student Services.

Performing Arts envelopes came home a couple weeks ago. Students must have signed permission to participate and attend any of the Performance Arts events that are brought to East Cobb Middle School, regardless of a donation. The requested donation is $14, however a donation in any amount would be appreciated. Students must have signed permission to attend the performances with or without a donation.

An important letter was distributed on Friday September 14, 2018 for parents and students regarding an addendum to the Student Code of Conduct at East Cobb Middle School in reference to Physical Altercations/Fighting.

East Cobb Middle School is dedicated to sound discipline practices in the continuing effort to provide students and staff an effective and safe learning environment, to promote learning, and to encourage maturity during the school day as well as during all school-related activities.

How will it be addressed? Students who engage in a physical altercations/fighting will receive school consequences resulting in out of school suspension and may also have a POLICE REPORT and COMPLAINT FORM filed with Juvenile Court. It is our desire to focus time and attention on improving student achievement; however, we need our students’ help in practicing self-discipline to prevent such action. Please review this letter and sign it with your student. To read this letter in its entirety, please click HERE.