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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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Fall Athletic Banquet – Thursday, Nov 20
ATTENTION ALL FOOTBALL, VOLLEYBALL, GIRLS SOCCER, AND CHEERLEADERS:THE FALL ATHLETIC BANQUET WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, NOV. 20 6PM IN THE GYM. DINNER WILL BE SERVED THE COST FOR DINNER IS $5 PER PERSON PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR. ALL ATHLETES ARE TO DRESS IN SEMI FORMAL ATTIRE. PLEASE SEE COACH PETTIFORD IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS.
Phantom Fundraiser Update
The PTSA Phantom Fundraiser total is currently at approximately $1500. Our goal is $10,000. The deadline to make a donation is December 10th. Your tax deductable donation can be turned in to the main office or your child’s homeroom teacher. A party will be held for the homeroom that raises the most money or has 100% participation. Thank you for supporting the EMMMS PTSA!
DC Trip Partial Payment Deadline: Nov 21
Reminder 8th grade parents: The next DC payment of $100.00 is due by Friday, November 21st. Checks should be made payable to East Millbrook and turned in to Mrs. Franklin.
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.
Scholastic Book Fair: Parents, we need your help!!
The Scholastic Book Fair is Almost Here! We need parents to sign up for shifts to help so the students can buy books. This is a time of year where the students get really excited about what’s at the book fair. There is something for everyone: Books for regular readers, books for readers who struggle, books to get kids who don’t like to read, books for kids who are EXCITED about reading, and all the fun stuff (trinkets, toys, etc..). This is also a wonderful fundraiser for our school. The more we raise, the more we can offer our kids. You don’t have to have any experience to help. Please sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49ada82e5-book.
Questions?Email *protected email*.
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.