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East Millbrook Is…
East Millbrook Magnet Middle School offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the A+ Creative Arts program. These magnet programs provide students with a comprehensive, inquiry-based education focusing on the Common Core State Standards, with an equal emphasis on the study of the eight academic subjects that are thematically linked with an arts-integration component. The approach combines knowledge and application with critical thinking through the use of integrated arts and thematic units built around the International Baccalaureate Programme’s Five Areas of Interaction (Community Service, Environments, Human Ingenuity, Approaches to Learning, Health/Social Education) students attain a global, realistic education emphasizing learning that extends beyond the textbook covers.
Project Tomorrow SpeakUp – Online Survey
East Millbrook is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school. We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Please take a few moments to click on the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp button, and complete the survey. Students taking the survey will need a password, which is wake2014.
Earning Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)
Starting in 2015, students will be able to earn credit for a course without spending a set number of hours taking the course in a classroom. Want to know more? Click here to read further and see schedules for Parent Information Sessions.
Transportation 2014 – 2015
WCPSS will put new practices into place for the 2014-15 school year with the goal of improving yellow bus service for families. Starting May 30, families new to WCPSS must request transportation service when they enroll in school. Please see below for more information.
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Winter Break Dates
Students will be out for Winter Break from Monday, December 22 through Friday, January 2. Students will return to school on Monday, January 5.
EMMMS Basketball Dec. 15 and Dec. 18
The basketball teams will travel to Wake Forest on Monday, Dec. 15 and they will be home against Rolesville on Thursday, Dec. 18. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys immediately following the conclusion of the girls’ game. Please come out and support the teams.
Orchestra Holiday Concert
Join us for the awesome sounds of the season with our award winning Orchestra! Our Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Orchestras will perform on Tuesday, December 16 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Auditorium. All are invited to attend.
Cookie Dough Pick-Up
Any remaining Arts Booster Cookie Dough orders must be picked up from the cafeteria on Monday or Tuesday, December 15-16 from 2:30-4:00 PM. These dates and times will be the only opportunity to collect orders. Thank you for supporting East Millbrook Arts!
EMMMS & WRAL’s Coats For Children
East Millbrook will join WRAL’s Coats for the Children starting Monday Dec. 8 and ending Dec. 16. We will be accepting new and gently used coats and new unwrapped toys. Students can earn one community service credit for a donation. Donations can be dropped off in Student Services.
WRAL Teacher of the Week – Ms. Penny Smith
Congratulations to Ms. Penny Smith who was recognized by WRAL as being its Teacher of the Week on Wednesday, November 26. We are proud of you, Ms. Smith!! http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/14223563/
Student Council Food Drive – thru Dec. 18
The EMMMS Student Council’s Annual Food Drive lasts through Thursday, December 18. Please donate cans of non-perishable food items to help the less fortunate in this area. Donation bins will be set up in the lobby area between the Main Office and Media Center. We are hoping to break our record of donations this year and would appreciate your support!
Phantom Fundraiser Update & Deadline
The PTSA’s Phantom Fundraiser total is currently at $1838. Our goal is $10,000. We would like to have all 989 students participate, giving their best gift. Tax deductible donations will be accepted for this fundraiser through December 10th. The homerooms that have 100% participation, or raise the most money, will have a party. Please help the PTSA fund important projects for your students. Thank you for supporting the East Millbrook PTSA.
EMMMS 3rd Annual Fabulous Cookie Exchange
Want to help the PTSA spread some holiday cheer? Please send in some tasty treats for EMMMS’s 3rd Annual Fabulous Cookie Exchange, brought to you by your PTSA. We are asking parents to “gift” teachers and staff with home-baked (or store bought) treats. (These could be cookies or other tasty treats) Our goal is to have at least 200 dozen treats for our faculty and staff to collect and take home right before the holiday break! Please send at least a dozen treats (or more!!) to school on the morning of Thursday, December 11. Please label your container with the number of cookies you have sent in so we can quickly calculate how many cookies each teacher may choose. For your convenience, PTSA will have volunteers on-hand at the Car Pool Line and Bus Loading Zone to collect your cookies on Thursday, December 11. Thank you for your generous support! Let’s show our EMMMS staff how much we appreciate them this holiday season!!! We want them to SWAP til they DROP!!! To better gauge the number of cookies we expect to receive, please indicate your participation by logging on to the Sign-Up Genius Page that has been set up. Sign Up for the Cookie Exchange.
Please help us maintain a safe and orderly carpool environment by always being courteous to other drivers and maintaining a safe speed throughout carpool. We have had a few “near misses” recently, so we ask that everyone please review the carpool procedures that are included in the weekly e-blast. Thank you for “Making it Right” in carpool!
Upcoming EMMMS Events and Performances
Nov. 13, 5-7 pm: East Millbrook presents a Night of S.A.L.T – Science, Art and Literature Together
Dec 5, 6-8 pm: A Day with East Millbrook at Barnes & Noble, Triangle Town Center. Performances and art on display inside Barnes & Noble.
Dec 11, 7 pm: Advanced Band and Orchestra Concert, EMMMS Auditorium
Dec 16, 7 pm: Beginning Band and Orchestra Concert, EMMMS Auditorium
Jan 8, 7 pm: Dance Concert, EMMMS Auditorium
Jan 13, 6 pm: Magnet Middle School Evening Information Session – at Brier Creek Elementary School
Jan 15, 9 am and 12 pm: East Millbrook Magnet Open House – Arts performances, classroom visits and more!
Jan 29, 7 pm: Theatre Production, EMMMS Auditorium
A Helping Hand for the Holidays
The holidays are quickly approaching and we are trying to jump start our efforts to help our families that are experiencing financial hardships. If you would like to help us with this campaign effort, please send gift cards to grade level counselors. Great gift card ideas are Walmart, Target, and Food Lion because they are in close proximity to our school. Feel free to start sending gift cards in now. If you need assistance during the holidays, please contact your child’s grade level counselor. Space is limited so it is important that you call as quickly as possible to be placed on our list. Sixth grade families need to call Ms. Southern at 919-850-8766. Seventh grade families need to call Ms. Manneh/ Rye (school social workers) at 919-850-8779. Eighth grade families need to call Ms. Sigmon at 919-501-7990.
Win a Class Party! No Fuss Fundraiser – Dec 10 Deadline
The East Millbrook PTSA’s first annual Phantom ‘No Fuss’ Fundraiser is underway. The goal is to raise $10,000 by December 10th. Envelopes can be returned to homeroom teachers or turned in at the main office. The homeroom that raises the most money will win a class party. Thank you for supporting the EMMMS PTSA!
Project Tomorrow SpeakUp – Online Survey
East Millbrook is partnering with Project Tomorrow SpeakUp, an online survey for teachers, parents, students and community supporters to provide input around learning, and specifically the use of technology in our school. We want to hear from you so we can provide our students with the best instruction possible. Beginning Monday, November 2, please take a few moments to go to our school’s website and click on the Project Tomorrow SpeakUp button, to complete the survey. Or click here: http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/
Students taking the survey will need a password, which is wake2014.
Primero anual Fantasma “sin queja” Recaudación de Fondos
• ¿Le gustaría apoyar EMMMS y tener el 100% de sus dólares alcanzando a la escuela?
• ¿Te gustaría ayudar a la escuela ganar dinero sin tener que vender, comprar o entregar algo?
¡Entonces la Fantasma “sin queja” Recaudación de Fondos es para usted!
Esta es una oportunidad para recaudar fondos o hacer una donación a la escuela sin culpa de no participar en una recaudación de fondos tradicional. Los fondos recaudados se destinan a PTSA apoya programas que beneficien a sus hijos.¡Hemos establecido una meta de $ 10,000! ¡Si la mayoría de nuestros estudiantes podría recaudar / donar al menos $ 20 podríamos alcanzar nuestra meta! ¡Sin embargo, no hay un regalo demasiado pequeño! ¿Sería genial para llegar a nuestra meta? Sería maravilloso si la Fantasma Recaudación de Fondos podría superar el apoyo que damos a nuestros profesores y sostener los programas / proyectos amplios que la PTSA presta.
Por favor complete este formulario y envíelo con su cheque o donación en efectivo. Haga su cheque a EMMMS PTSA y asegúrese de escribir “Fantasma Recaudación de Fondos ” en la parte de memo del cheque. Estamos dispuestos a preparar cartas de impuestos para todas las donaciones a tiempo para la presentación de las deducciones fiscales.
After School Detention
Please be aware that our After-School Detention program is now up and running. ASD is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:25 until 4:30. Students who are assigned ASD and do not attend are automatically assigned to In-School Suspension. Please see the Student Agenda for more information on ASD and student conduct.
School-Wide Grading Plan Info
Please pay special attention to our school-wide grading plan which can be found on page 4 of the student agenda. Students who do not turn in an assignment when it is due will call their parent from the classroom and read from a script informing the parent that the work has not been done and that the student will be expected to stay after-school the next Wednesday unless the work is turned in. This procedure is intended to keep parents informed and prevent students from digging themselves a hole they cannot get out of. Teachers will not be able to speak with the parent as these calls are made because they will be busy teaching the class. Parents who wish to speak with the teacher are encouraged to email the teacher or call the office so that a time can be arranged for that discussion.
Parent Portal Reminder
Do you want to be able to keep up with your child’s grades, attendance and discipline throughout the year instead of having to wait on a report card or contact from a teacher? Then you need a Parent Portal account. Forms are available in the main office or on the website.
East Millbrook is now on Twitter! We are Daring to Grow by exploring how to use this technology to keep our parents and community more informed. You can follow us at EMMMSCougars.