Principal's Weekly Message

  • Message from the Principal - August 17, 2017

    Posted by Melissa Cumber at 8/17/2017

    August 17, 2017

    Good afternoon, this is Eric Fitts, the proud principal of the new East Millbrook Academy of the Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Middle School. 

    I hope that your summer is going well and that you are ready to send your scholars back to school. 

     

    I want to remind families that we will have Boot Camp for 6th grade students on Wednesday, August 23.  The time will be from 8:30 – 1:00 PM.  We look forward to having you here to meet the teachers, tour the campus and learn about supporting your child and the school for the school year. 

     

    Parents of 7th and 8th grade students will be able to pick-up schedules on Wednesday, August 23 from 1:30 – 3:30.  This will be a great opportunity to see the campus and visit the classrooms. 

     

    I am requesting that you all consider staying connected to the school by opting to receive text messages from School Messenger.  The text messages will only be sent to people who opt in.  You can opt in by texting YES to the shortcode 67587. 

     

    I want to thank you for partnering with us to ensure that your scholar has the best educational experience at East Millbrook.  Have a great afternoon and a wonderful week. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message - July 7

    Posted by Melissa Cumber at 7/7/2017
    East Millbrook Magnet Middle School is having a Cougar football camp Tuesday, July 11th and Thursday, July 13th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am for rising 7th and 8th grade students that are interested in playing football. Please come dressed with the appropriate attire, such as shorts, tee shirt and cleats.  Parents may drop their child off by the gym between 7:30 am and 8:00 am.  The second session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25th and Thursday, July 27th from 8:00 am to 10:00 am.  Parents, this is a free skills camp and a wonderful opportunity for students to meet the coaches before tryouts in August.  Please contact Coach Lindsey via email mlindsey2@wcpss.net or through remind at rmd.at/kh44k4b if you have any questions.  

     

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  • Principal's Weekly Message- June 9 2017- End of Year

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 6/12/2017

    Good afternoon Families.  On behalf of the staff and teachers of East Millbrook, I would like to thank you for a great school year.  We look forward to new students joining us in 6th grade and we wish the very best for our students going to high school. Have a marvelous summer vacation with family and friends. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message - June 5, 2017

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 6/5/2017

    Good afternoon East Millbrook Academy families.  This is your principal, Eric Fitts, with some news and updates for our Cougar community for the week of June 5, 2017. 

     

    • Do we have your most current address? If you have moved, but not updated your address with us, you may not receive a report card when it is mailed out later this month.  To update your information, please bring a current electric bill, water bill, gas bill or a new lease or settlement statement to the school. 

     

    • We will have our Awards Assemblies this week. Students who will be recognized were given a notice to take home to share with their families.

     

    Wednesday, June 7 – 6th Grade at 11:00 AM

    Thursday, June 8 – 7th Grade at 11:45 AM

    Friday, June 9 – 8th Grade at 8:30 AM

               

    All assemblies will take place in the auditorium. 

     

    • Please be advised that WCPSS dress code policy is still in effect and being enforced until the last day of school. Pajamas are not permitted during the school day and leggings must be worn with long shirt/jacket.  Additionally, if students wear torn/ripped jeans, they must have leggings or shorts under the jeans.  Thank you for your support and together we can make the rest of this year, the best of the year!

     

    • The last day of school for students is Friday, June 9.

     

    Thanks for your continued support of East Millbrook Academy. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message - May 29, 2017

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 5/26/2017

    Good afternoon East Millbrook Academy families.  This is Eric Fitts, your Principal, with some news and updates for our Cougar community for the week of May 29, 2017. 

    • Please enjoy the Memorial Day holiday and we will see all kids returning on Tuesday, May 30 for their continued EOG testing.
    • Please know that the cafeteria will be providing free breakfast for all students on Tuesday, May 30. Students will only need to come to the cafeteria to receive this free meal. 
    • Attention all 6th and 7th grade parents.  Course Recommendations and elective choices for next year were sent home with students last Friday.  The last day for students to return the form is Tuesday.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Winters or Ms. Risalvato.
    • If your child has signed up for Band or Orchestra, we are so happy to have you join our wonderful Performing Arts program! Band and Orchestra will have the "Try out the instrument night" in August.  Dates will be announced over the summer."
    • Please be advised that WCPSS dress code policy is still in effect and being enforced until the last day of school. Pajamas are not permitted during the school day and leggings must be worn with long shirt/jacket.  Additionally, if students wear torn/ripped jeans, they must have leggings or shorts under the jeans.  Thank you for your support and together we can make the rest of this year, the best of the year!
    • The last day, backpacks (of any kind) will be allowed on campus is Tuesday, May 31. After that date, backpacks will no longer be allowed on campus.  Please have your child keep their backpacks at home for the remainder of this year. 
    • Attention 8th Grade Parents: Students who are meeting promotion standards have been given permission forms for the 8th grade semi-formal dance.  Tickets will be sold on Tuesday, May 30th through Thursday, June 1st. Individual tickets are $15 or two for $25. The dance will take place on Friday, June 2nd from 6-9 PM. The dress code has been printed on the permission form. Students must attend school on the day of the dance in order to be eligible to attend.

     

     

    I hope that you have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend and thanks for your continued support of East Millbrook Academy. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message - May 22, 2017

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 5/22/2017

    Good afternoon East Millbrook Academy families.  This is Eric Fitts, your Principal, with some news and updates for our Cougar community for the week of May 22, 2017. 

     

    • Parents of current 6th and 7th graders.  Teachers and counselors are updating recommendations for class placement next school year.  Your students will bring home 2017-18 course registration information on Friday, May 19. Please send a signed copy of the form back to school with any questions or change requests that you have on Monday. Also, you can speak with Ms. Risalvato (7th grade counselor) or Ms. Winters (6th grade counselor). 

     

    • The next PTSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23 in the media center at 6:00 PM. If you are interested in joining the PTSA Board, please send their names to

    Mrs. Santiago (Treasurer/heathersantiago3@gmail.com), Mr. Hostler (President/hostlerb@gmail.com) or call the school at (919) 850-8755 and leave your contact information with Ms. Roberson. 

     

    • The Orchestra Concert will take place on Thursday, May 25 at 7:00 in the auditorium. Prepare to be entertained by this award winning group, led by our Strings Director Mrs. Holloman. 

     

    • Parents/Guardians we need proctors on May 30 and May 31 to help with EOG testing.  If you would like to sign up there is an online link on the school website or you may contact your student's guidance counselor.

     

     

    • We are asking that you support the school policy with students and bookbags.  Our students are not permitted to carry bookbags throughout the school day, but yet, some students are violating this expectation.  When students arrive on campus, they should place their bookbags in their assigned lockers and carry their needed school materials to class.  Students are then permitted to get their bookbags out of their lockers between 8th and 9th period.  Please encourage your child to follow this school policy and daily expectation.  

     

    I hope that you have a fantastic Day and thanks for your continued support of East Millbrook Academy. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message - May 15, 2017

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 5/15/2017

    Good afternoon East Millbrook Academy families.  This is Eric Fitts, your Principal, with some news and updates for our Cougar community for the week of May 15, 2017. 

     

    • Parents of current 6th and 7th graders.  Teachers and counselors are updating recommendations for class placement next year.  Your students will bring home 2017-18 course registration information by Friday, May 19th. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, you can e-mail Ms. Winters or Ms. Risalvato.
    • The Band Concert will take place on Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 in the auditorium. Prepare to be entertained by this award winning group, led by our Band Director Mrs. Murphy. 
    • The next PTSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 23 in the media center at 6:00 PM. If you are interested in joining the PTSA Board, please send their names to

    Mrs. Santiago (Treasurer/heathersantiago3@gmail.com), Mr. Hostler (President/hostlerb@gmail.com) or call the school at 919/850-8755 and leave your contact information with Ms. Roberson. 

     

    • Parents/Guardians we need proctors on May 30 and May 31, 2017 to help with EOG testing.  If you would like to sign up there is an online link on the school website or you may contact your student's guidance counselor.
    • All students will be permitted to eat breakfast, at no charge, on Tuesday, May 30. The Child Nutrition Department is sponsoring this opportunity for the students at East Millbrook.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of this support on this day of EOG testing. 
    • We are asking that you support the school policy with students and bookbags.  Our students are not permitted to carry bookbags throughout the school day, but yet, some students are violating this expectation.  When students arrive on campus, they should place their bookbags in their assigned lockers and carry their needed school materials to class.  Students are then permitted to get their bookbags out of their lockers between 8th and 9th period.  Please encourage your child to follow this school policy and daily expectation.   

     

    I hope that you have a fantastic Mother’s Day and thanks for your continued support of East Millbrook Academy. 

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  • Principals Weekly Message - May 8, 2017

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 5/8/2017

    Good Evening East Millbrook Academy families.  This is Eric Fitts your principal with important news and updates for our Academy community. 

     

    Parents of current 6th and 7th graders.  Your students will bring home 2017-18 course registration information by May 12th.  Teachers and counselors are finalizing recommendations for class placement and working with students on elective preferences.   If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, you can e-mail Mrs. Winters or Mrs. Risalvato.

     

    Parents/Guardians we need proctors on May 30 and May 31, 2017 to help with EOG testing.  If you would like to sign up there is an online link on the school website or you may contact your student's guidance counselor.

     

    We are asking that you support the school policy with students and bookbags.  Our students are not permitted to carry bookbags throughout the school day, but yet, some students are violating this expectation.  When students arrive on campus, they should place their bookbags in their assigned lockers and carry their needed school materials to class.  Students are then permitted to get their bookbags out of their lockers between 8th and 9th period.  Please encourage your child to follow this school policy and daily expectation.   

     

    This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers work hard on a daily basis to provide a quality educational experience for our students! We would like to engage your support as we honor our teachers this week here at East Millbrook and across the world!

     

    Monday is Momentous Monday:  Using construction paper or their own choice of paper, we want students to create a card celebrating their teachers and their hard work and submit it to their teacher before leaving class. 

     

    Tuesday is Teacher Tools Tuesday:  Teachers loves pens, markers, paper clips, etc.  Find out what your teacher needs and try to help supply it! No gift is too small.

     

    Wednesday is Woo-Me Wednesday:  Teachers love chocolate!!! Let’s shower them with chocolate Wednesday!

     

    Thursday is Thoughtful Thursday:  Students should use Monday through Wednesday to find out some of their teachers’ favorite things and give a thoughtful gift to them on Thursday or write your teacher a thank you note or post it note and submit it to them!

     

    Friday is High Five Friday:  All day long we want students to give our teachers high fives letting them know how awesome they are!

     

    Have a wonderful day and we’ll see you tomorrow.

     

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  • Principals Weekly Message - May 1, 2017

    Posted by Melissa Cumber at 5/1/2017

    Good Evening East Millbrook Academy families.  This is Eric Fitts, your Principal, with important news and updates for our Cougar community. 

    Parents of current 6th and 7th graders.  Your students will bring home 2017-2018 course registration information by May 12th.  Teachers and counselors are finalizing recommendations for class placement and working with students on elective preferences.   If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, you can e-mail their counselor Ms. Winters or Ms. Risalvato.

    "Attention 8th Grade Families!!    8th Grade Students should be in the final parts of their Community Project. All 8th graders were to have completed at least 5 hours by the last deadline on April 4th.  Their next deadline is May 2nd when they will turn in their process journal to their adviser again, showing that they have devoted at least 15 hours to their project.  They should also turn in a Service Verification Form signed by an adult.  The project will culminate with students presenting their projects on May 16th. All documents and information regarding the community project are on the school website under the “Students” tab."

    Parents/Guardians we need proctors on May 30 and May 31, 2017 to help with EOG testing.  If you would like to sign up there is an online link on the school website or you may contact your student's guidance counselor.

    We are asking that you support the school policy with students and bookbags.  Our students are not permitted to carry bookbags throughout the school day, but yet, some students are violating this expectation.  When students arrive on campus, they should place their bookbags in their assigned lockers and carry their needed school materials to class.  Students are then permitted to get their bookbags out of their lockers between 8th and 9th period.  Please encourage your child to follow this school policy and daily expectation.   

    Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Our teachers work hard on a daily basis to provide a quality educational experience for our students! We would like to engage your support as we honor our teachers this week here at East Millbrook and across the world!

    Thanks for your continued support of East Millbrook and have a wonderful week. 

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  • Principal's Weekly Message - April 24th, 2017

    Posted by Dylan Eyre at 4/24/2017

    Good Evening East Millbrook Academy families.  This is Terrence Canady, your administrative intern with important news and updates. 

     

    This is an important message regarding registration for rising 7th and 8th graders at East Millbrook next year.  These students are beginning course selections for next school year with counselors.  Next week, your student should bring home a verification sheet to go over with you and return signed.  Any change requests should be returned at that time.  Once you go over this information with your student, should you have questions, contact Ms. Winters for rising 7th grade or Ms. Risalvato for rising 8th grade.

     

    Thursday, April 27th is East Millbrook’s Open House for all families joining the Academy family for the 2017-2018 school year from 6-7 in the school courtyard. 

     

    "Attention 8th Grade Families!!    8th Grade Students should be in the final parts of their Community Project. All 8th graders were to have completed at least 5 hours by the last deadline on April 4th.  Their next deadline is May 2nd when they will turn in their process journal to their adviser again, showing that they have devoted at least 15 hours to their project.  They should also turn in a Service Verification Form signed by an adult.  The project will culminate with students presenting their projects on May 16th. All documents and information regarding the community project are on the school website under the “Students” tab."

     

    Theatre at East Millbrook presents Just Like Us by Craig Sodaro on April 27 at 7:00 PM and April 28 at 10:00 AM in the auditorium.  Admission at the door $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Students with concessions available in the lobby.  Join us in a celebration of a little peace, love, and understanding as we ask, "Are we really all that different?"  Let the journey begin...  

     

    Parents/Guardians we need proctors on May 30 and May 31, 2017 to help with EOG testing.  If you would like to sign up there is an online link on the school website or you may contact your student's guidance counselor.

     

    This week in sports:  Tuesday, April 25th is an away track meet at West Millbrook at 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, April 26th is a home boys soccer game against West Millbrook at 4:00 p.m.; Thursday, April 27th is a home softball game against Pine Hollow at 4:00 p.m.  Let’s go out and support our Cougars!

     

    Please join us for the WCPSS Board Advisory Committee meeting on April 24th at 5:30PM, hosted by Durant Road Middle School.  We will get an overview of the 2017-2018 WCPSS budget.  

     

     

     

     

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