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Taste Of Holcomb Bridge – February 28, 6:00pm

Grab your passport and join us for a

Taste of Holcomb Bridge!

PassportImageWhen: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where: Holcomb Bridge Middle School,
2700 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

Why: To learn about AND experience other cultures

Cost: $5.00 per person/$20.00 for a family of five. Or contribute a dish (16 servings) that celebrates your origin and culture and get a family of four in free. (Please bring serving utensils)

Beverages and baked goods will also be available for purchase.

Read the flyer here.

Free CRCT evaluation at Omega Learning

Omega Johns Creek Learning CenterOmega Johns Creek Tutoring & Learning Center is offering a free CRCT evaluation under no obligation to anyone that is interested. A certified teacher evaluates the results and builds a custom CRCT PREP program.

Space is Limited. For more information call 770-751-0181 or read their flyer here.

Race to Nowhere – Free Movie Event

The Centennial High School PTSA invites all local school parents and educators to view this award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and educational system and the impact it has on our kids. After the film, we will briefly discuss how we can help our children maintain healthy balance, priorities, and perspective as they live in the present and prepare for their future.

Race_to_Nowhere_FilmPosterDate: Thurs, Feb 7, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
Place: The Underground at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2850 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek GA 30022
Sponsored by the Centennial High School PTSA

For more information contact Rebekah Lignugaris (Centennial High School PTSA) at or visit

Time Capsule Project: We need a safe

MC900389364The HBMS Time Capsule Project is being planned and a safe is needed and will be used as the capsule.

To keep costs down, we need a safe to be donated to the project. If any parents know of a safe company that might donate a time capsule safe, please contact Deb Dreesman or Connie Martin.

We need you to volunteer


MC900297541Looking for an opportunity to get involved in Holcomb Bridge Middle School? Join fun, caring volunteers trying to make our school the best it can be!
We are currently looking for PTA board positions and committee members. We value our volunteers. No matter how much or how little time you can give we would appreciate you being part of our team!

Coordinators are needed for the following positions:

Co-President: helps run the meetings and is a direct liaison with the school’s administration.
Secretary: takes the minutes at board meetings.
VP Academic Enrichment: oversees committees that are connected to the curriculum.
VP Community Outreach: oversees committees that publish information.
VP Student and Teacher Involvement: oversees committees that assist teachers and hospitality.
VP Ways and Means: oversees committees that raise money.
Red Ribbon Week: Work with a team to select a theme for the week and activities for each day of RRW, decorate school, coordinate with school to publicize. (Fall)
Reflections: Organize artistic submissions. (early Fall)
Student Directory: Coordinate and assemble the school directory. (early Fall)
Health and Clinic: Assist in one-day Scoliosis screening and coordinate volunteers.
Eighth Grade Dance: Organize dance set-up/clean-up. (April)
Recycling: Organize cartridges the school uses and mail them for school funds.
Back to School Packet Coordinator: Help organize and stuff back to school packets. (August)

MC900297565The Executive Board meets monthly on Tuesday mornings from 8:30am until about 10am. All board positions (except the Secretary) have committee chairs that work with you. Your role as a Vice President of that board position would be to support the committee so the work is completed and report accomplishments at meetings.
We value our volunteers. No matter how much or how little time you can give we would appreciate you being part of our team!

Please contact Petie Armbruster at or at 770-993-5868 to find out which opportunities are available and let us know what position interests you.

Click here to print the list of the needed positions.

Project LIFT to host Silent Auction

Project LIFT to host its 2nd Annual Silent Auction fundraising event
Saturday, February 9th, 2013
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Centennial High School
9310 Scott Rd, Roswell

Project Lift Roswell GAThe LIFT Carnival & Silent Auction promises to be a great night of food and entertainment! Along with our annual silent auction, this year’s event will also feature your favorite carnival foods, games, and novelties. Sample some of North Fulton restaurants’ food and desserts, learn more about the Project LIFT program, meet our students, and bid on fantastic silent auction prizes. Guests will be treated to the premiere of our first video, featuring our students talking about their experiences with Project LIFT.

Tickets are $15 for students, $25 for individuals or $40/couple. Join together with friends, neighbors and your local community to help support Project LIFT.

Auction Items: Vacation Rental, Dining & Hotel Gift Certificates, Autographed Sports Items, Cultural & Sporting Event Tickets, Local Artist Jewelry & Fine Art and so much more!

Purchase your tickets online at or go to (search: Project Lift).

About Project LIFT
Project LIFT is a performance-based mentoring program helping students set and achieve goals to improve academic performance and overcome the daily challenges of being a teenager. Project LIFT serves middle and high schools students in North Fulton County with an emphasis on students from the Centennial High School cluster. For more information on Project LIFT, its program and/or volunteer opportunities, please visit our website at

Scoliosis Screening at HBMS – Volunteers Needed

The HBMS PTA needs volunteers to help with the screening and with administrative support.

Volunteers will be required to attend training/certification class on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 9AM-10:30AM at Old Milton High School/Independence HS in downtown Alpharetta.

The screening will take place at HBMS on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 8:00AM-11:00AM.

If you would like to volunteer or have any questions or concerns, please contact Joe Amaru at or at (678) 836-8927.

Holcomb Bridge Joins Crabapple as ‘Lighthouse’ Middle School

From the Roswell Patch:

“Holcomb Bridge Middle School is now one of three schools in Georgia named in the state “Lighthouse Schools to Watch” program, joining Roswell’s Crabapple Middle School and Webb Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta.”

Georgia Lighthouse School To Watch“This is a tremendous honor for the Holcomb Bridge Middle students and staff as well as our parents and community,” said Joy Schroerlucke, school principal. “Cultivating excellence and having a ‘pulse’ on every student is what we do! Our daily focus is instruction, collaboration, communication, data, and individual student growth.”

Read the full article at Holcomb Bridge Joins Crabapple as ‘Lighthouse’ Middle School.

Hands On Atlanta- MLK Jr. Day of Service

Hands On Atlanta Logo

It’s a NEW YEAR and a great time to consider satisfying your service hour requirements or to volunteer your time to a great cause.

Please join the Landscaping Committee and Hands on Atlanta at HBMS from 9:00am to 1:00pm on January 21, 2013 for the MLK Jr. Day of Service. We’ll give our school a great new look with fresh mulch (donated by Hands On Atlanta) and a light weeding.

Please contact Marni David at or 770-851-4741 to volunteer.

Important Information for Rising CHS Freshmen

For the HBMS 8th graders and their families, there are 2 upcoming events that you’ll want to attend!

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*Rising Freshman Parent Meeting: Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30pm
This meeting will be held at Centennial High School.

*8th Grade Field Trip to Centennial HS- Thursday, February 14th
Students and parents- look for future information regarding school course selection.