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Hello, my name is Mr. Calvin. This year, I will be taking your student down the road of enlightenment, through Life Science.

This blog is developed to help your student achieve success in my class and beyond and as a communications tool as well.  If for whatever the reason your student were absent, he/she can use this blog to research what was covered in class and not fall behind. It is the responsibility of the student to check the blog regularly for any materials they may need. Part of the preparation for higher learning is to gradually achieve greater independence through practice. What greater place than to start here.

The pages on this blog are up dated as soon as an assignment or extra resource is added that can help the student with achieving the goal of independence. This blog is also a way of communicating with the parent or guardian any communications that our district may deliver occasionally. Parents/Guardians you are highly encouraged to view this blog along with your student to monitor their progress. Handouts that were provided in class will always be available in class or upon request.

Please feel free to offer any suggestions about how I can make this blog most effective and helpful to you and your student.

If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me through email ([email protected]).

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This page will be used to post announcements from our school or from the district. To access Life Science please go to the top of the page and select the tab Life Science.

April 20, 2018

Zoo Atlanta Information Letter

MARK YOUR CALENDAR, 7th GRADE IS HEADED TO THE ZOO!!

When: Wednesday, April 25th 9:30 – 2:00

Do:

  • Remember to bring your sack lunch if you did not order a school lunch. All items will be trashed after lunch.
  • Please wear an orange shirt or blue shirt if you have them. Preferably orange.
  • Wear comfortable shoes – be prepared to do a lot of walking.
  • Bring a string bag to hold items.
  • Prepare to eat lunch in park – may need a small towel to sit on.
  • Take allergy medicine and apply sunscreen at home. Bring additional sunscreen if needed.
  • Bring a snack to eat after you return to school. – Lunch will be early!
  • We will stop at the gift shop if time permits you may bring money for souvenirs.
  • YOU MAY BRING CAMERAS/PHONES AT YOUR OWN RISK – WE WILL NOT LOOK FOR ANY LOST ITEMS AND WILL RETURN WITHOUT THEM.

 

Don’t:

  • Bring money to purchase a lunch – WE WILL NOT BE GOING TO THE FOOD COURT.
  • Bring a lot of money for gift shop – WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST MONEY.
  • Walk away from your chaperone.
  • Leave your partner.

 

February 9, 2018

BARBER WEEKLY UPDATE
February 8, 2018

Upcoming Events:

February 8 Valentine Bingo 6:00 PM

February 9 Band / Braves Rave 4:30-9:00 PM

February 14 Family Valentine Breakfast 8:15-9:00 AM

February 23 Sparkles Spirit Night 6:00-10:00 PM

February 26 Rising 9th Grade Students Visit NCHS 9:00-11:15 AM

February 28 Black History Celebration 6:00-7:30 PM

March 13 Family Book Group at Acworth Police Station 6:00-7:30 PM

March 20 Family Learning Night 6:00-7:30 PM

March 29 Rising 9th Grade Meeting at NCHS 6:00 PM

College Planning Event – Will be rescheduled

PTSA Updates
Join us TONIGHT for Valentine Bingo, in the Cafeteria at 6PM! Bring the entire family!

Send your student a Valentine Gram for only $2! Messages and money are due by tomorrow, February 9th!

Family Valentine Breakfast
You are invited to spend Valentine’s morning having breakfast with your student! Join us in the cafeteria for a special breakfast on Wednesday, February 14. Cost is $2.00, payable by cash or check. Please RSVP by contacting Ms. Boik at [email protected] or 770-975-6771. Hope to see you there!

Family Book Group
Are you interested in participating in our Family Book Group? You will receive a copy of IGNORANCE IS NO DEFENSE: A TEENAGER’S GUIDE TO GEORGIA LAW to read as a family. Then we will meet on March 13 for a presentation of Delinquency and Unruliness, incorporating information from the book. This lesson helps students understand the differences between delinquent and unruly behavior, as well as those behaviors which can subject them to the adult criminal justice system. Contact Ms. Andrea at 770-975-6764 ext 278 to reserve your copy now or pick one up the next time you visit Barber.

Family Learning Night
Family Learning Night will be held on Tuesday, March 20 from 6:00-7:30 PM. The content areas addressed wil be Math, Science and PE/Health. We hope to see you there with the entire family!

Field Days
Field Day t-shirts are $10 and orders are due by Wednesday, February 28. Order forms with payment envelopes were distributed in homeroom this week. Contact Coach Parker if you’d like to volunteer for Field Day at [email protected]. 6th Grade Field Day – May 9, 7th Grade Field Day – May 10, 8th Grade Field Day – May 11. The rain dates are May 14 and 15.

NCHS Visit
On February 26, rising 9th grade students will visit North Cobb High School to tour their facilities, as well as talk to staff, faculty, and current students. Permission slips must be returned by Friday, February 16.

PROGRESS REPORT DISTRIBUTION
Progress reports will be distributed tomorrow.  Eighth grade students will also receive PSAT scores.

BMS Clinic
Our Clinic is in need of some items: sanitary napkins, paper towels, small drinking cups, ginger ale, saltine crackers and Clorox wipes. If you are able to provide, please send in to the Front Office and label the bag for the Clinic.

FLU INFORMATION
If you child has been diagnosed with the flu by a physician, please contact the school and make them aware. Also provide documentation from the doctor’s office at your earliest convenience.

Due to the flu season, as a precaution, we are requesting that students bring in disinfectant wipes and wipe down their desks prior to sitting down in every class. Please allow them to bring in hand sanitizer also. This is not to replace washing their hands with soap and water, but it is to be used until they can wash their hands properly with soap and water.

Please encourage your kids, prior to leaving for school, to make you aware if they are not feeling well. This will help us prevent sick students from making others ill.

Please remember, if your child has a fever, he/she may not come to school until he/she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medication. If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, he/she may not come to school until he/she has been free of an episode for 24 hours.

Our goal is to keep our staff and students healthy. Together we can achieve this.

Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze, or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby. Less often, a person might get the flu by touching something that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.

What are the symptoms of the flu? Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children than adults). Some people with the flu will not have a fever.

How long can a sick person spread the flu to others? People with the flu may be able to infect others from 1 day before getting sick to 5 to 7 days after. However, children and people with weakened immune systems can infect others for longer periods of time, especially if they still have symptoms.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Ms. Cilento at 770-975-6764 ext 228.

Transportation Information
Students who are not in RSP cannot enter the school before 8:00 AM. Please do not send your student into the building before 8:00 AM unless they are attending RSP or another scheduled meeting or event. There is no supervision available prior to this time. Any student arriving between 8:00 AM and 8:50 AM will report to the Cafeteria.

All car riders should be off campus by 4:30 PM.

If your student will be checked out early or if there is a transportation change, send a note in to Mrs. Price in Attendance.

Early check-outs are accepted until 3:45 PM. If you arrive after 3:45 PM, your student will be dismissed at 4:15 PM.

Any last minute transportation changes should be submitted by 3:45 PM to ensure we have adequate time to communicate changes to your student. For safety reasons, no transportation changes will be announced at the end of the day.

Car Rider Line Safety

Morning

Student safety is extremely important. Because there have been instances in which children and adults have almost been hit in car rider line, we ask that you adhere to the following:

There should be one line only in the mornings to improve car rider line safety.

We ask all parents to pull forward and allow students to promptly exit the vehicle to avoid a long car line.

We ask parents to avoid going around other cars or speeding in the car rider lane.

If your student is exiting the vehicle from the parking lot, you will need to escort your student to the flag pole.

Afternoon

There should be two lines in the afternoon.

All cars should pull forward (to the end of the road in front of the building).

Follow the directions of the staff on duty in the car rider line.

Allow students to fully enter their cars and close the car door before moving.

No students will be allowed to walk over to the parking lot.

We ask parents to refrain from using cell phones after students have been dismissed to maintain student safety.

Yogurt & Chicken Biscuits
On Wednesdays, Zoyo frozen yogurt is on sale ($2) in the hallway across from the Cafeteria from 8:50-9:20 AM. On Thursdays, Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits are for sale ($3) in the car line beginning at 8:00 AM until sold out.

Please check the Barber website frequently for ever-changing information.

 

January 25, 2018

You are cordially invited to attend a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast for you and your student!

Day: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 8:15 – 9:00 AM

Cost: $2 per guest breakfast*

* Coffee will be included with all adult breakfasts.

Please RSVP by February 5th

(770) 975-6771

 

BARBER WEEKLY UPDATE
September 21, 2017

Upcoming Events:

September 25-29 No School

September 29th 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Sparkles Spirit Night

October 1st Magnet School Applications Available

October 2-6 Public Safety Appreciation Week

October 3rd School Picture Retakes

October 6th Hat Day Student Council ($1)

October 7th 9:00 AM School Beautification Day

October 9-13 Spirit Week: Monday- Crazy Hair/Crazy Sock Day; Tuesday- Sports Team Day; Wednesday- Tacky Day; Thursday- Character Day; Friday- Pajama Day ($1)

October 10th School Council 8:00 AM

October 11th 8:00 – 9:00 AM Fall School Improvement Forum

November 9th 6:00 – 6:30 PM Principal Coffee & Conversation

November 9th 6:30 – 7:30 PM Family Learning Night

 

S.T.A.R.S. and M.O.D.
Congratulations to S.T.A.R.S. and M.O.D. membersfor raising $606 at their car wash fundraiser last Saturday. Great teamwork! Thank you, parents, for supporting our cause and a special shout out to Mechelle Fitzgerald for greatly contributing to our fundraiser success. No new members will be accepted after this week so if your student is interested in joining they need to see Ms. Spencer or Mr. Lloyd tomorrow. Membership dues of $25 are due by Monday, October 2nd. Parents, please contact Ms. Spencer or Mr. Lloyd by tomorrow if you require financial assistance.

Barber Band
Congratulations to Mr. Grogan, Mr. Rikard, and members of the Barber Band. They performed at Acworth Police Department’s 10th Annual Covering the Bases. Great job directors and students!

Barber Physical Education Department
Congratulations to our Physical Education Department! We received a Good Sports donation from the Falcons.

Magnet News
All Magnet school applications are available online October 1, 2017. The deadline for submitting all applications is December 1, 2017. Campbell High School Baccalaureate Program will host an open house on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM, located at Campbell High School Livingston Auditorium. Pebblebrook High School Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts will host an open house on Friday, October 6 at 7:30 PM, located at the Jennie T. Anderson Theater, Cobb Civic Center.

PTSA Update
Reflections: The theme for Reflections this year is “Within Reach.” Interest forms were given to your students this week. Once interest forms are returned, your student will receive a paper copy of the official rules. You may also download and print the Student Entry Form, the category rules and official rules at barber.typepad.com/barberptsa (last year’s rules are the same for this year). Projects are due no later than October 13th. All entries must have the Student Entry Form filled out completely with student’s name and be attached to the project to qualify for the contest. Please contact the PTSA at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Evaluations
If you attended our State of the School Meeting and/or our Magnet Information Meeting and did not complete an Evaluation Form please complete it here:
State of the School: http://bit.ly/stateofschool      Magnet: http://bit.ly/BMSmagnet

Sign Up To Attend Events on ParentVUE
This year you will need to register to attend school events on ParentVUE. Please log into ParentVUE and access the School Events tab on the lower-left side to sign up for an event you plan to attend. You can sign up in advance by viewing the list. Every parent should be signed up for ParentVUE!

NCHS Football Tickets
NCHS football tickets will be sold Friday morning outside our Cafeteria. The advance student price is $6. Tickets at the gate are $8. Students can also purchase parent tickets at Barber for $8 to save time at the gate!

Yearbooks
Yearbooks are on sale for $35. Don’t miss out on the chance to get your book! Orders can be placed by clicking on “Yearbooks” on the Barber homepage.

Yogurt & Chicken Biscuits
On Wednesdays, Zoyo frozen yogurt is on sale ($2) in the hallway across from the Cafeteria from 8:50-9:20 AM. On Thursdays, Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits are for sale ($3) in the car line beginning at 8:00 AM until sold out.

Please check the Barber website frequently for ever-changing information.

 

 

September 1, 2017

Dear Barber Families,

We’re having a wonderful week at Barber Middle School!

Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this information.

BARBER WEEKLY UPDATE
 August 31, 2017
Upcoming Events:

September 7th at 8:00 AM - Principal Coffee & Conversation 

September 14th at 6:00 PM - Annual State of the School Meeting

September 14th at 6:30 PM - Parent Magnet Information Meeting

September 20th at 11:30 AM - Munch & Math

October 7th at 9:00 AM - School Beautification Day

College Colors Day
 Friday, September 1st
 Students and staff will show support for a favorite college or college team by wearing college shirts. A college shirt can spur great discussion to get students thinking about post secondary plans. Also, save the date now for our College Planning Event on March 29th!

Remembrance Celebration
 Please send in pictures of family members who have served in any branch of the military, police and fire. Include their name and relationship to student. We will have a Remembrance Celebration at 9:30 AM on September 11th, preceded by a Reception from 8:30-9:15. We will accept photos until September 6th.

Sign Up To Attend Events on ParentVUE
 This year you will need to register to attend school events on ParentVUE. Please log into ParentVUE and access the School Events tab on the lower-left side to sign up for an event you plan to attend. You can sign up in advance by viewing the list. Every parent should be signed up for ParentVUE!

NCHS Football Tickets
 NCHS football tickets will be sold Friday morning outside our Cafeteria. The advance student price is $6. Tickets at the gate are $8. Students can also purchase parent tickets at Barber for $8 to save time at the gate!

7th Grade Immunizations
 If your child's immunizations have expired you will receive a notice and need to submit an updated Certificate (Form 3231) from your health professional. Your student may be excluded from school if this information is not received.

PTSA Fundraiser Update
 Fundraiser orders and money are due next Wednesday, September 6th. You still have time to increase your sales! Remember that the top three sellers and the top Internet seller gets a chance to grab money in the money machine. To register online go to www.cherrydale.com/bamag then click on the Student Registration button. If you have any questions, contact the PTSA at [email protected].

PTSA Membership Dance
 The 2017 PTSA Membership "GLOW" Dance permission form will be sent home with your student this week. The dance will be held on Thursday, September 14th from 4:30-6:00 PM. Your child will need a Barber PTSA membership and a signed permission form to be admitted to the dance. PTSA membership costs $7. Please return permission slips and PTSA membership payments on or before September 12th. Go to the Barber PTSA blog at barber.typepad.com/barberptsa to download the permission and membership forms.

Running Club
 Running Club will meet after school every Monday and Wednesday this year. Please email [email protected] with questions.

Please Vote
 Thanks to Mrs. Santamaria, our school is a top 50 finalist in the Duolindo iPad Language Contest. Please use Facebook to vote on this link http://contests.duolingo.com/entry/c5100470 by midnight this Sunday so we can win iPads for our school.
Yogurt & Chicken Biscuits
 On Wednesdays, Zoyo frozen yogurt is on sale ($2) in the hallway across from the Cafeteria from 8:50-9:20 AM. On Thursdays, Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits are for sale ($3) in the car line beginning at 8:00 AM until sold out.

Please check the Barber website frequently for ever-changing information.

 

August 18, 2017

A message from BARBER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Good evening parents,

Monday, August 21, will be an extended school day.  Middle school students will not be released until 5 PM.  We sent home permission slips for Eclipse Day.  If you would like your child to participate in Eclipse Day, please send the form in by tomorrow afternoon.  The form should be returned to your child’s 5th period teacher.  If we do not receive a permission slip, your child will not be allowed to go outside to watch the eclipse on Monday.  For the safety of your child, we are asking you to refrain from checking out your child between 2:00 and 3:00 PM. Students will be counted present as long as they remain in school until 12:45 PM.  You may check your student out before 2:00 PM or after 3:00 PM. Please plan ahead by sending a note no later than Monday morning.  We anticipate a high volume of early dismissals.

Students who do not return permission slips will be in the auditorium watching the NASA presentation on IPTV during 5th period.  Snacks (drink and chips) will be provided to each student during 5th period.  Certified Eclipse Day glasses will be provided during 5th period only.  Our schedule for August 21, 2017, is as follows:

 

1st Period  9:15-10:05

2nd Period 10:08-10:58

3rd Period  11:01-12:43

4th Period  12:46-1:36

5th Period  1:39-3:14 (additional 45 minutes)

6th Period  3:17-4:07

7th Period  4:10-5:00

 

(Note: If you do not plan to allow your student to attend school Monday, 8/21, please be sure to send in a note.)

Thanks,

Barber Middle School

August 9, 2017

This page will stand as a reference page for school wide notifications. The progress for the class assignments and documents will be kept in the student’s One note notebook. I will forward the access to these notebooks at a later date. This is a new method of communicating with the student and guardians. I look to make this a wonderful year.

Please email me directly with any concerns.

[email protected]

August 11, 2017

Dear Barber Families,

We’re having a wonderful week at Barber Middle School!

Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this information.

BARBER WEEKLY UPDATE
August 10, 2017
ParentVUE
Every parent should be signed up for ParentVUE! If you have never signed up please come into the attendance office between the hours of 8:45 AM and 4:45 PM to present your identification and sign a User Agreement to receive your activation key code. If you are having issues logging into ParentVUE, please call Mrs. Price at 770-975-6764; x-231 to determine the problem and get it resolved.Extended School Day
The school day will be extended 45 minutes on Monday, August 21st, due to the solar eclipse. Dismissal will be delayed to ensure that neither students nor employees are on the roadways during the time of the eclipse. Safety is our first priority!Reach for the Stars
The Reach for the Stars after-school program (RSP) will begin Tuesday, August 22nd. Morning drop-off is after 7:00 AM and afternoon pick-up is no later than 6:15 PM. Applications must be on file for students to begin the program. For more information contact Karen Scarborough at [email protected].Picture Day
Tuesday, August 22nd 

Acworth Police Department’s Youth Citizens’ Police Academy
Saturday, August 26th, 9 AM to 12 PM
Learn about forensics, see a K9 demo, tour the jail, learn about traffic laws, and more. Register online at www.acworthpolice.org or email Corporal Leverette at [email protected].

 

Early Release
Wednesday, August 30th
Students will be dismissed at 1:30 PM.

 

Please check the Barber website frequently for ever-changing information.

 

 

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