• Principal's Weekly Message for 6-23-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/23/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of June 23.

    • 8th grade End-of-Year Celebrations:
    • Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium
    • Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library
    • Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

    Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below: 

    • Track 2: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080B48ABAF2DA31-track
    • Track 3: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0948A4AD229-track
    • Track 4: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0948A4AD292-track
      • PHMS Community Reads: Our final Community Reads discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 25th during lunch periods in the PHMS Library. Students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to join us in a discussion of dystopian science fiction novels. Please RSVPthat you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).  
      • Library Books: Are now due! Please remind your child(ren) to bring in all library books they have checked out and return them to the Library. If a book is lost, students are encouraged to come to the Library to check on the replacement cost. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller, library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
      • Spirit Wear Give Back: Is your student going to high school next year and likely to no longer wear PH attire? Has s/he grown so fast that their PH swag no longer fits? Student Council and PTSA are encouraging students to consider donating their gently used Pine Hollow spirit wear rather than throwing it away or stuffing it in a drawer. That way we it can be re-distributed to students who may not be able to purchase their own spirit wear. Gently used items can be dropped-off in the red box in the main office.
      • Buses: Now that traditional calendar schools have ended, bus routes will likely be affected as buses will not have to make as many runs.  As a result some buses may arrive at their stops earlier in the morning and/or in the afternoon.  Please continue to use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to help estimate arrival times.  

    Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

    • First Day of School:
      • Tuesday, July 9 for Tracks 1, 2 & 3
      • Monday, July 29 for Track 4
    • Fly-By/Schedule Pick-Up: Students on Tracks 1-3 can pick up schedules on July 2 from 9-11AM or 5-6:30PM. Students on Track 4 can pick up schedules on July 25 from 4-5:30PM. This is completely optional as every student will be given a new schedule on the first day of school. We will also be hosting an Open House/Meet the Teacher Night after the new school year begins.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 6-16-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/16/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of June 16.

    • End-of-Grade tests: EOGs begin tomorrow! Please make sure your student gets a good night’s sleep and eats a good breakfast so he/she is ready to do their best. Any student who would like to eat breakfast at school may do so, for free, on the day they are taking an EOG or EOC. Students who wish to take advantage of this just need to report to the cafeteria as soon as they arrive on campus.
    • Spirit Wear Give Back: Is your student going to high school next year and likely to no longer wear PH attire? Has s/he grown so fast that their PH swag no longer fits? Student Council and PTSA are encouraging students to consider donating their gently used Pine Hollow spirit wear rather than throwing it away or stuffing it in a drawer. That way we it can be re-distributed to students who may not be able to purchase their own spirit wear. Gently used items can be dropped-off in the red box in the main office.
    • Buses: Now that traditional calendar schools have ended, bus routes will likely be affected as buses will not have to make as many runs.  As a result some buses may arrive at their stops earlier in the morning and/or in the afternoon.  Please continue to use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to help estimate arrival times.  
    • Attention 8th grade Parents: It's hard to believe but it is almost time for our end-of-year 8th Grade Celebrations! Here is the schedule: 
    • Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium
    • Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library
    • Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

    Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below: 

    Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

    • 6th and 7th Grade Parents’ Help Requested: We are starting a new tradition this year and asking for 6th and 7th grade parents to help us set-up and clean-up for the 8th grade celebrations. All materials (paper products, decorations and food) will be ready for you to set up. Parents may volunteer to help with any 8th grade track regardless of your 6th or 7th grade child’s track. Please click here to volunteer: https://forms.gle/h38qv7FRQSqhofgb9. Thank you in advance for helping so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their children at these celebrations.
    • PHMS Community Reads: Our final Community Reads selection this school year is reader's choice! PHMS students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to select a dystopian science fiction novel of their choice to read (think Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, and similar titles). Then on Tuesday, June 25th participants will gather during lunch periods in the PHMS Library to share their selections with each other through dystopian-related discussion prompts. Please RSVPthat you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). 
    • Fly-By/Schedule Pick-Up: Students on Tracks 1-3 can pick up schedules on July 2 from 9-11AM or 5-6:30PM. Students on Tracks 4 can pick up schedules on July 25 from 4-5:30PM. This is completely optional as every student will be given a new schedule on the first day of school.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 6-9-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/9/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of June 9.

    • Spirit Wear Give Back: Is your student going to high school next year and likely to no longer wear PH attire? Has s/he grown so fast that their PH swag no longer fits? Student Council and PTSA are encouraging students to consider donating their gently used Pine Hollow spirit wear rather than throwing it away or stuffing it in a drawer. That way we it can be re-distributed to students who may not be able to purchase their own spirit wear. Gently used items can be dropped-off in the red box in the main office.
    • Buses: With traditional calendar schools ending this week, bus routes will likely be affected as buses will not have to make as many runs.  As a result some buses may arrive at their stops earlier in the morning and/or in the afternoon.  Please continue to use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to help estimate arrival times.  
    • Attention 8th grade Parents: It's hard to believe but it is almost time for our end-of-year 8th Grade Celebrations! Here is the schedule: 
    • Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium
    • Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library
    • Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

    Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below: 

    Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

    • 6th and 7th Grade Parents’ Help Requested: We are starting a new tradition this year and asking for 6th and 7th grade parents to help us set-up and clean-up for the 8th grade celebrations. All materials (paper products, decorations and food) will be ready for you to set up. Parents may volunteer to help with any 8th grade track regardless of your 6th or 7th grade child’s track. Please click here to volunteer: https://forms.gle/h38qv7FRQSqhofgb9. Thank you in advance for helping so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their children at these celebrations.
    • Proctors Still Needed: We are in desperate need of AT LEAST 15 proctors (roving and 1:1 situations) and bathroom monitors for Track 2,3,4 EOG testing on Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th. We cannot have testing run smoothly without your help! Please look at this sign-up https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito see if you or anyone you know can assist. Please contact the testing coordinator, Julie Stern, with any questions (jstern@wcpss.net).  Thank you!  
    • PHMS Community Reads: Our final Community Reads selection this school year is reader's choice! PHMS students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to select a dystopian science fiction novel of their choice to read (think Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, and similar titles). Then on Tuesday, June 25th participants will gather during lunch periods in the PHMS Library to share their selections with each other through dystopian-related discussion prompts. Please RSVPthat you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). 
    • Fly-By/Schedule Pick-Up: Students on Tracks 1-3 can pick up schedules on July 2 from 9-11AM or 5-6:30PM. Students on Tracks 4 can pick up schedules on July 25 from 4-5:30PM. This is completely optional as every student will be given a new schedule on the first day of school.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 6-2-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 6/2/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of June 2.

    • Attention 8th grade Parents: It's hard to believe but it is almost time for our end-of-year 8th Grade Celebrations! Here is the schedule:
      • Track 1: June 4th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium
      • Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium
      • Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library
      • Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

      Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below:

               Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

    • 6th and 7th Grade Parents’ Help Requested: We are starting a new tradition this year and asking for 6th and 7th grade parents to help us set-up and clean-up for the 8th grade celebrations. All materials (paper products, decorations and food) will be ready for you to set up. Parents may volunteer to help with any 8th grade track regardless of your 6th or 7th grade child’s track. Please click here to volunteer: https://forms.gle/h38qv7FRQSqhofgb9. Thank you in advance for helping so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their children at these celebrations.
    • Proctors Still Needed: We are in desperate need of AT LEAST 15 proctors (roving and 1:1 situations) and bathroom monitors for Track 2,3,4 EOG testing on Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th. We cannot have testing run smoothly without your help! Please look at this sign-up https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito see if you or anyone you know can assist. Please contact the testing coordinator, Julie Stern, with any questions (jstern@wcpss.net).  Thank you!  
    • PHMS Community Reads: Our final Community Reads selection this school year is reader's choice! PHMS students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to select a dystopian science fiction novel of their choice to read (think Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, and similar titles). Then on Tuesday, June 25th participants will gather during lunch periods in the PHMS Library to share their selections with each other through dystopian-related discussion prompts. Please RSVPthat you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). 
    • From the PTSA:
    • Family Night at Moe's (Brier Creek) is Monday, June 3 from 5 - 9 pm. Come out and support your Pilots! See the attached flyer for details.
    • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
    • Visit the PTSA Websiteto learn how you can support your PTSA.
    • Follow us on Facebook & Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 5-26-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/26/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of May 26.

    • Memorial Day: School will be closed tomorrow for students and staff.
    • NJHS Inductions: Wednesday at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • 8th grade Dance: Friday from 6-9PM in the cafeteria. If your child did not purchase a ticket last week and wants to now, contact the main office. No tickets will be sold at the door. This dance is for PH 8th graders only.
    • Attention 8th grade Parents: Eighth grade students should have a 'zero balance' on their library account before moving on to high school. Through the month of May eighth grade students will regularly receive overdue notices detailing any overdue book title(s) and the cost for replacement if a book is lost. These overdue materials should be returned or paid for (if lost) as soon as possible. If you have any questions about overdue library materials your student has checked out, please email Kristen Ziller, library media specialist, at “kziller@wcpss.net”.
    • 6th and 7th Grade Parents’ Help Requested: We are starting a new tradition this year and asking for 6th and 7th grade parents to help us set-up and clean-up for the 8th grade celebrations. All materials (paper products, decorations and food) will be ready for you to set up. Parents may volunteer to help with any 8th grade track regardless of your 6th or 7th grade child’s track. Please click here to volunteer: https://forms.gle/h38qv7FRQSqhofgb9. Thank you in advance for helping so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their children at these celebrations.
    • Proctors Needed: Testing season is here and we need your help.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with proctoring and monitoring outside the bathrooms for the EOG's in June.  Please go to this website https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito find out more information and sign up today!!  If you have any questions please email our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net.  Thank you!  
    • PHMS Community Reads: Our final Community Reads selection this school year is reader's choice! PHMS students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to select a dystopian science fiction novel of their choice to read (think Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, and similar titles). Then, on Thursday, May 30th and Tuesday, June 25th, participants will gather during lunch periods in the PHMS Library to share their selections with each other through dystopian-related discussion prompts. Please RSVPthat you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). 
    • Yearbooks: Only 10 left! The cost is $45. Books can be purchased in the main office.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Enjoy the Memorial Day Holiday and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 5-19-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/19/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of May 19.

    • Track 1 EOG’s: Begin on Tuesday. All students will be able to eat a free breakfast on the day they take an EOG. Students should report to the cafeteria as soon as they arrive on campus if they wish to eat breakfast. Students on Tracks 2-4 will follow their regular schedule while the Track 1 students test.
    • Spring Band Concert: Tuesday at 6:30 in the auditorium.
    • PTSA Meeting: 6PM on Tuesday in the auditorium. This will be the final general meeting of the year and the time when new officers are elected.
    • 8th grade Dance: Friday, May 31 from 6-9PM in the cafeteria. Tickets are $10 each and will be on sale Monday-Wednesday in the cafeteria from 7:45-8:15. Students must have a signed permission slip and no OVERDUE library books or fees in order to purchase a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. This dance is for PH 8th graders only.
      • Any Track 2 8th graders who cannot come to school at the above times to purchase a ticket can call the office to make alternate arrangements.
    • Attention 8th grade Parents: Eighth grade students are expected to return OVERDUE Pine Hollow library books before purchasing their 8th grade dance ticket. They should have a 'zero balance' on their library account before moving on to high school. Through the month of May eighth grade students will regularly receive overdue notices detailing any overdue book title(s) and the cost for replacement if a book is lost. These overdue materials should be returned or paid for (if lost) as soon as possible. If you have any questions about overdue library materials your student has checked out, please email Kristen Ziller, library media specialist, at “kziller@wcpss.net”.
    • 6th and 7th Grade Parents’ Help Requested: We are starting a new tradition this year and asking for 6th and 7th grade parents to help us set-up and clean-up for the 8th grade celebrations. All materials (paper products, decorations and food) will be ready for you to set up. Parents may volunteer to help with any 8th grade track regardless of your 6th or 7th grade child’s track. Please click here to volunteer: https://forms.gle/h38qv7FRQSqhofgb9. Thank you in advance for helping so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their children at these celebrations.
    • Proctors Needed: Testing season is here and we need your help.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with proctoring and monitoring outside the bathrooms for the EOG's in May and June.  Please go to this website https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito find out more information and sign up today!!  If you have any questions please email our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net.  Thank you!  
    • PHMS Community Reads: Our final Community Reads selection this school year is reader's choice! PHMS students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to select a dystopian science fiction novel of their choice to read (think Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, and similar titles). Then, on Thursday, May 30th and Tuesday, June 25th, participants will gather during lunch periods in the PHMS Library to share their selections with each other through dystopian-related discussion prompts. Please RSVPthat you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). 
    • Memorial Day: School will be closed for students and staff on Monday, May 27.
    • Yearbooks: Only a few left! The cost is $45. Books can be purchased in the main office on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are all sold.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 5-12-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/12/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of May 12.

    • Spring Athletic Banquet: Tuesday at 6:30PM in the cafeteria. See your child’s coach for more info.
    • 8th grade Dance: Friday, May 31 from 6-9PM in the cafeteria. Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased at school the week of May 20 (more info coming soon). Students must have a signed permission slip and no OVERDUE library books or fees in order to purchase a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    • Attention 8th grade Parents: Eighth grade students are expected to return OVERDUE Pine Hollow library books before purchasing their 8th grade dance ticket. They should have a 'zero balance' on their library account before moving on to high school. Through the month of May eighth grade students will regularly receive overdue notices detailing any overdue book title(s) and the cost for replacement if a book is lost. These overdue materials should be returned or paid for (if lost) as soon as possible. If you have any questions about overdue library materials your student has checked out, please email Kristen Ziller, library media specialist, at “kziller@wcpss.net”.
    • 8th Grade End-Of-Year Celebrations: We are starting a new tradition this year and asking for 6th and 7th grade parents to help us set-up and clean-up for the 8th grade celebrations. All materials (paper products, decorations and food) will be ready for you to set up. Parents may volunteer to help with any 8th grade track regardless of your 6th or 7th grade child’s track. Please click here to volunteer: https://forms.gle/h38qv7FRQSqhofgb9. Thank you in advance for helping so that 8th grade parents can spend time with their children at these celebrations.
    • Resilience: As an ongoing focus by WCPSS on Social-Emotional Learning and Equity, on Monday, 5/13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Leesville Road High School Auditorium, LRHS will be hosting a viewing of the film, Resilence: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. All adult-aged community members are invited to attend this viewing.  This film is sensitive in nature, regarding childhood traumatic experiences.  Below is a link to the trailer and flyer.  Refreshments will be available, as well as daycare for school-aged children.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kate Fehling, Assistant Principal at LRHS, at kfehling@wcpss.net
    • Proctors Needed: Testing season is here and we need your help.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with proctoring and monitoring outside the bathrooms for the EOG's in May and June.  Please go to this website https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito find out more information and sign up today!!  If you have any questions please email our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net.  Thank you!  
    • Spring Band Concert: Tuesday, May 21 at 6:30 in the auditorium.
    • Yearbooks: Only a few left! The cost is $45. Books can be purchased in the main office on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are all sold.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 5-5-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/5/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of May 5.

    • Grease: Our spring musical is this week! Performances are Wednesday and Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 2PM. Students can purchase tickets ($5) during morning arrival starting Monday. No tickets will be sold at the door.
    • Track 4 Report Cards: Went home Friday.
    • Spring Athletics: This is the final week of the spring season. Softball is home on Monday versus Wakefield. Soccer is at Wakefield on Tuesday and the winner of this game will finish in first place in the conference. Admission is $5 and games start at 4. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Attention 8th grade Parents: Eighth grade students are expected to return OVERDUE Pine Hollow library books before purchasing their 8th grade dance ticket. They should have a 'zero balance' on their library account before moving on to high school. Through the month of May, eighth grade students will regularly receive overdue notices detailing any overdue book title(s) and the cost for replacement if a book is lost. These overdue materials should be returned or paid for (if lost) as soon as possible. If you have any questions about overdue library materials your student has checked out, please email Kristen Ziller, library media specialist, at “kziller@wcpss.net”.
    • Resilience: As an ongoing focus by WCPSS on Social-Emotional Learning and Equity, on Monday, 5/13, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. in the Leesville Road High School Auditorium, LRHS will be hosting a viewing of the film, Resilence: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. All adult-aged community members are invited to attend this viewing.  This film is sensitive in nature, regarding childhood traumatic experiences.  Below is a link to the trailer and flyer.  Refreshments will be available, as well as daycare for school-aged children.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Kate Fehling, Assistant Principal at LRHS, at kfehling@wcpss.net
    • Proctors Needed: Testing season is here and we need your help.  We are looking for volunteers to help us with proctoring and monitoring outside the bathrooms for the EOG's in May and June.  Please go to this website https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito find out more information and sign up today!!  If you have any questions please email our Testing Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net.  Thank you!  
    • Rising 9th graders at Sanderson: Sanderson Athletic Club will be having a Sports Meet & Greet on May 7th. If your student is going to SHS next year and interested in playing sports, click the link below for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rBf44XSeta4Bhu8jbl6ydJcOsE9hDbvP5GuLCE4ll1U/edit?usp=sharing
    • Yearbooks: Only a few left! The cost is $45. Books can be purchased in the main office on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are all sold.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 4-28-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/28/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of April 28.

    • No School on May 1: Due to the planned teacher rally in Raleigh.
    • Track Assignment Letters: Have been mailed to all rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade Pilot families.
      • Spring Athletics: The softball team is home versus West Millbrook on Monday. The soccer team is home versus Durant on Tuesday. Softball will be at Carroll on Thursday. Admission is $5 and games start at 4. Please come out and support the teams.
      • Track 4 Report Cards: Will go home Friday.
    • Panorama Survey: The 2019 WCPSS Family Survey has been deployed. Please be on the lookout for this email (from the Panorama Education Team—you might need to check your junk email folder if you haven’t seen it) and take a few minutes to give us this important feedback. Last year we received 356 responses and as of last Friday we had 272. The survey only takes 10-15 minutes to complete and the results will be used by our Leadership Team and School Improvement Team to identify areas in which we can improve. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up May 6 - 10.  It’s going to be a stellar week celebrating our fabulous teachers and staff at PHMS!  We want to show how much we appreciate all they do for our kids.  We are asking for donations to make the week a success.  Please check the links and see where you can help!
      • Food donations: https://bit.ly/2W4D3NP
      • Gift card donations: https://bit.ly/2XLlcfE
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)
  • Principal's Weekly Message for 4-21-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/21/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of April 21.

    • Track Assignment Letters: Will be mailed out this week to all rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade Pilot families.
    • Community Reads: A Community Reads event featuring the novel, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, will be held after school in the PHMS Library on Thursday, from 3:15pm-4:30pm. We encourage parents and students to read the book and join with others in discussion, related activities, refreshments, and prizes.  Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristen Ziller, library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).  Thank you for participating in the cultivation of our reading culture here at Pine Hollow!
    • Needed Art Supplies: The art classroom needs some small containers with lids, (ex. yogurt or sour cream) to store paint. If you have any, please send them with your student or drop off in the main office.
    • Spring Athletics: The boys and girls Track teams both finished the season undefeated and both won the conference championship! Soccer will be at Wakefield on Wednesday. Softball has a double-header at Leesville on Thursday. Admission is $5 and games start at 4. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Panorama Survey: The 2019 WCPSS Family Survey has been deployed. Please be on the lookout for this email (from the Panorama Education Team—you might need to check your junk email folder if you haven’t seen it) and take a few minutes to give us this important feedback. Last year we received 356 responses and we would love to have at least 500 this year. (as of last Thursday we had 240 responses) The survey takes 10-15 minutes to complete and the results will be used by our Leadership Team and School Improvement Team to identify areas in which we can improve as well as celebrating areas in which we are serving our community well. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
    • No School on May 1: Due to the planned teacher rally in Raleigh.
    • Social Media Update: We have noticed a rise in students using the popular app, Monkey. Monkey is a video-chat app for iPhone and iPad that connects users around the world with like-minded individuals for 10-second video chats using their Snapchat usernames. Students are connecting to strangers to video-chat and "make new friends". This application poses a lot of issues for young minds: talking to older people, sharing information with strangers, inappropriate images, etc. https://protectyoungeyes.com/content/monkey-app-review-safe/
    • Rising 9th graders at Sanderson: Sanderson Athletic Club will be having a Sports Meet & Greet on May 7th. If your student is going to SHS next year and interested in playing sports, click the link below for more info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rBf44XSeta4Bhu8jbl6ydJcOsE9hDbvP5GuLCE4ll1U/edit?usp=sharing
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $45.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Join the PTSAtoday and support your pilots.  Click HERE.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @phmsptsa.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
    Comments (-1)