• Principal's Weekly Message for Dec. 17, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 12/17/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for December 17.

    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will travel to East Millbrook on Monday, Dec. 18 and they will be home versus West Millbrook on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Food Drive: The PHMS community helped Student Council donate 471 pounds, which is about 397 meals, to the NC Food Bank! Thank you for your support and generosity to help our neighbors in need this holiday season.
    • Early Release: The next Early Release will be Thursday, Dec. 21. School will dismiss at 12:30. The Pine Hollow staff will be participating in staff community building activities that afternoon and we need some help. We are in need of various items for these activities to be successful. Please sign-up for any items you can donate (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45ada72aa2fc1-early) and bring them to the Pine Hollow Middle School office by Tuesday, December 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stern (jstern@wcpss.net) or Jo Ellen Newhouse (jnewhouse@wcpss.net).
    • Winter Break: Friday, December 22 through Monday, January 1. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 2.
    • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
    • PTSA: Recruitment of board members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year has begun.  At the spring general membership meeting, we will elect the PTSA president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We will be recruiting for chair roles too - though they do not require election. To express interest, please reach out to:
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Dec. 10, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 12/10/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for December 10.

    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will be home versus Carroll on Monday, Dec. 11 and they will travel to Durant on Thursday, Dec. 14. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Ms. Price, will be holding informational sessions with parents to discuss how our district supports students who are identified as Academically or Intellectually Gifted. Parents are invited to attend Dec. 13 from 3:30-4:00 or Dec. 15 from 7:30-8:00AM. Both meetings will be held in room 3707. Ms. Price will hold another set of info sessions once Track 1 returns next month. Please contact Ms. Price with any questions (919.694.8880 ext. 22676 or kprice4@wcpss.net).
    • Early Release: The next Early Release will be Thursday, Dec. 21. School will dismiss at 12:30. The Pine Hollow staff will be participating in staff community building activities and we need some help. We are in need of various items for these activities to be successful. Please sign-up for any items you can donate (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b45ada72aa2fc1-early) and bring them to the Pine Hollow Middle School office by Tuesday, December 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Stern (jstern@wcpss.net) or Jo Ellen Newhouse (jnewhouse@wcpss.net).
    • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
    • PTSA: Recruitment of board members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year has begun.  At the spring general membership meeting, we will elect the PTSA president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We will be recruiting for chair roles too - though they do not require election. To express interest, please reach out to:
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Dec. 3, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 12/3/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for December 3.

    • Winter Sports: The basketball teams will be home versus Daniels on Monday, Dec. 4 and they will travel to Daniels on Thursday, Dec. 7. The girls’ game begins at 4 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Carpool procedures: Please remember that all cars are expected to travel through the carpool line until reaching the curb in front of the school. All students are expected to remain by the curb until their ride pulls up. There has been a recent increase in parents parking in the lot and then walking up to get their child in order to avoid waiting in carpool. This is dangerous and unfair to those who are following the established procedures. Everyone’s time is precious and carpool runs better, and is much safer, when we all follow the established procedures. Thank you for your cooperation!
    • Food Drive: Student Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the NC Food Bank. Please bring in nonperishable foods (canned vegetables, cereal, crackers, etc) to the boxes in the cafeteria or LLC between now and December 8th. Thank you for helping us help our community!
    • Spelling Bee: Congratulations to Scarlett Trainor, 7th grade Track 1 student, who won the 2nd Annual Spelling Bee on Friday. Scarlett will represent our school at the next level of competition to be held later this school year. Congratulations also to 6th grade Track 1 student Drew Hunter. Drew won the spelling bee held on Thursday. Due to procedural errors made by adults during Thursday’s competition, we made the difficult decision to nullify those results and re-do the competition on Friday. All of the students who participated did a terrific job, and we apologize for the errors and confusion that resulted in us having to hold the bee a second time.
    • 8th Grade Parents: Field trip deposits for Tracks 1&3 was due on Dec. 1 and for Tracks 2&4 on Dec. 15.
    • Giving Tree: Now up in the main office. Please see the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • Parent Education Seminar: 30 at Leesville Road High School. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • Bleachers on the field: As you know, we currently have no bleachers on the football/soccer field. PH administration, in conjunction with the PTSA, is researching our options for clearing part of the hill and adding a retaining wall, concrete pad and bleachers. If you or someone you know is in the construction business and would like to be involved in the planning of this endeavor and/or providing us with an estimate for the cost of such a project, please contact Mr. Livengood (alivengood@wcpss.net).
    • From the PTSA:
      1. The next general membership meeting will be Dec. 5 at 6PM in the auditorium,immediately preceding the band concert. This will be a big night at our school - showcasing our cultural arts program.  The art show begins at 6PM; the 6th grade band concert starts at 6:30 and the 7th and 8th grade band concert follows.
      2. Recruitment of board members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year has begun.  At the spring general membership meeting, we will elect the PTSA president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We will be recruiting for chair roles too - though they do not require election. To learn more about opportunities to serve the PTSA next year, the 2017 – 2018 elected officers will be available after the Dec. 5 general meeting to answer any questions you have. To express interest, please reach out to:
    1. Mellissa Reynolds, 2017 – 2018 PTSA President at mellcreynolds@gmail.com
    2. Kelly Monce, 2017 – 2018 PTSA Treasurer at kellymonce@gmail.com
    3. Carrie Bauman, 2017 – 2018 PTSA Secretary at phmsptsa16@gmail.com.
      1. Thank youto our generous Corporate Sponsors for contributing to our school! (see attached flyer).
      2. View the attached Nov/Dec Newsletterto catch up with your PTSA.

     

    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1. Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. 
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Nov. 26, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 11/26/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 26.

    • Food Drive: Student Council is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the NC Food Bank. Please bring in nonperishable foods (canned vegetables, cereal, crackers, etc) to the boxes in the cafeteria or LLC between now and December 8th. Thank you for helping us help our community!
    • Spelling Bee: Thursday, Nov. 30 at 8:15AM in the auditorium.
    • 8th Grade Parents: Field trip deposits for Tracks 1&3 due on Dec. 1 and for Tracks 2&4 on Dec. 15.
    • Giving Tree: Now up in the main office. Please see the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • Parent Education Seminar: 30 at Leesville Road High School. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • Bleachers on the field: As you know, we currently have no bleachers on the football/soccer field. PH administration, in conjunction with the PTSA, is researching our options for clearing part of the hill and adding a retaining wall, concrete pad and bleachers. If you or someone you know is in the construction business and would like to be involved in the planning of this endeavor and/or providing us with an estimate for the cost of such a project, please contact Mr. Livengood (alivengood@wcpss.net).
    • From the PTSA:
      1. The next general membership meeting will be Dec. 5 at 6PM in the auditorium,immediately preceding the band concert. This will be a big night at our school - showcasing our cultural arts program.  The art show begins at 6PM; the 6th grade band concert starts at 6:30 and the 7th and 8th grade band concert follows.
      2. Recruitment of board members for the 2018 – 2019 academic year has begun.  At the spring general membership meeting, we will elect the PTSA president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. We will be recruiting for chair roles too - though they do not require election. To learn more about opportunities to serve the PTSA next year, the 2017 – 2018 elected officers will be available after the Dec. 5 general meeting to answer any questions you have. To express interest, please reach out to:
    1. Mellissa Reynolds, 2017 – 2018 PTSA President at mellcreynolds@gmail.com
    2. Kelly Monce, 2017 – 2018 PTSA Treasurer at kellymonce@gmail.com
    3. Carrie Bauman, 2017 – 2018 PTSA Secretary at phmsptsa16@gmail.com.

     

    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Nov. 19, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 11/19/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 19.

    • Early Release: Tuesday, Nov. 21. School will dismiss at 12:30. We will be out for Thanksgiving break the remainder of the week and students will return to school on Nov. 27.
    • Giving Tree: Now up in the main office. Please see the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • My Child, Your Child and Social Media: If you were unable to attend the recent presentations by our counselors but want more info about social media and things to be mindful of, the presentation and supporting documents are on our website under the “Parents” tab.
    • Bleachers on the field: As you know, we currently have no bleachers on the football/soccer field. PH administration, in conjunction with the PTSA, is researching our options for clearing part of the hill and adding a retaining wall, concrete pad and bleachers. If you or someone you know is in the construction business and would like to be involved in the planning of this endeavor and/or providing us with an estimate for the cost of such a project, please contact Mr. Livengood (alivengood@wcpss.net).
    • From the PTSA: A HUGE Thank Youto all our generous families for contributing to our Invest In Your Child Campaign. We reached a flying altitude of $12,900.  This money supports Pine Hollow Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Advocacy. 
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Nov. 12, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 11/12/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 12.

    • From Student Services: Muhs and Mr. Martin invite PHMS parents to one of two upcoming informational sessions on “My Child, Your Child & Social Media.”  The session will provide parents with a deeper awareness of the power of social media, the Top 10 Hottest Teen Apps, and tips/strategies/tools to assist you and your child to be safer if/when he/she navigates the internet/social media world.  Sessions will be held in the PHMS auditorium on Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30 PM and again on Thursday, November 16 @ 9:30 AM.
    • Athletic Banquet: Thursday, Nov. 16 at 6:30PM in the cafeteria. Contact your child’s coach for details.
    • Talent Show: Friday, Nov. 17 at 7PM in the auditorium. Tickets will be on sale this week during lunch for $5.
    • Early Release: Tuesday, Nov. 21. School will dismiss at 12:30.
    • Giving Tree: If you are interested in helping Pine Hollow families in need during the holidays, please see the flyer in the weekly message.
    • Aviation Art Contest: See the flyer attached to this week’s email for more information.
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Nov. 5, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 11/5/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 5.

    • Athletics: This is the final week of the fall sports season and we take on our rivals from Leesville Road Middle School. The football teams will play under the lights at Leesville Road High School on Wed., Nov. 8 at 6:30. The soccer and volleyball teams will play at Leesville Road Middle on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 4. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Veterans Day: There will be no school on Friday, Nov. 10.
    • From Student Services: Muhs and Mr. Martin invite PHMS parents to one of two upcoming informational sessions on “My Child, Your Child & Social Media.”  The session will provide parents with a deeper awareness of the power of social media, the Top 10 Hottest Teen Apps, and tips/strategies/tools to assist you and your child to be safer if/when he/she navigates the internet/social media world.  Sessions will be held in the PHMS auditorium on Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30 PM and again on Thursday, November 16 @ 9:30 AM.
    • Aviation Art Contest: See the flyer attached to this week’s email for more information.
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Oct. 29, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 10/29/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 29.

    • Thank you: To the PTSA and all the parents who had a part in the fall dance. It was a tremendous success. We had a great student turnout and lots of volunteers to set-up, chaperone and clean-up. Thanks to everyone who helped out.
    • Volunteer Registration: Parents who were approved volunteers last year have until October 31 to reactivate their volunteer status for this year. After October 31 a new application and approval will be required. Reactivations and/or new volunteer applications can be submitted at any WCPSS site, not just here at PH.
    • New Spirit Wear: Can be purchased at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/ using the code Order deadline has been extended until Oct. 31.
    • Halloween: Please help us keep our focus on learning and teaching by not allowing your student to wear a costume to school and by leaving their candy at home.
    • Track 4 Report Cards: Will be distributed on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
    • Aviation Art Contest: See the flyer attached to this week’s email for more information.
    • Athletics: The soccer and volleyball teams will play at Dillard Drive on Wed., Nov. 1. The football team will be home versus Dillard Drive on Thurs., Nov. 2. Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Magnet Info. For 8th grade parents: Your child will be bringing home a flyer that provides information for the upcoming Magnet & Early College Magnet Fair on Saturday, November 4th.  It will be held at Southeast Raleigh High School.  This is a wonderful opportunity for any family that wishes to examine the high school magnet options for rising 9th graders.
    • From Student Services: Muhs and Mr. Martin invite PHMS parents to one of two upcoming informational sessions on “My Child, Your Child & Social Media.”  The session will provide parents with a deeper awareness of the power of social media, the Top 10 Hottest Teen Apps, and tips/strategies/tools to assist you and your child to be safer if/when he/she navigates the internet/social media world.  Sessions will be held in the PHMS auditorium on Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30 PM and again on Thursday, November 16 @ 9:30 AM.
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Oct. 22

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 10/22/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 22.

    • Spirit Week: Oct 23-27
      • Monday, Oct. 23: Twins Day (dress the same as your friends)
      • Tuesday, Oct. 24: Pine Out Day (for breast cancer awareness)
      • Wednesday, Oct. 25: Wacky Tacky Day (wear bright colors, crazy hair, weird clothes)
      • Thursday, Oct. 26: School Spirit Wear (wear PH clothes/colors)
      • Friday, Oct. 27: Favorite Sports Team Day
      • Fall Dance: Friday, Oct. 27 from 3:15-5:00. Admission is $5 and students must have a signed permission form to enter. Forms are available on our website under the Students tab or in the Main Office.
    • New Spirit Wear: Can be purchased at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/ using the code Orders must be placed by Oct. 25.
    • Athletics: All of our games this week are home versus Wakefield. The soccer and volleyball teams play on Wed., Oct. 25 and the football team plays on Thursday, Oct. 26. Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Magnet Info. For 8th grade parents: Your child will be bringing home a flyer that provides information for the upcoming Magnet & Early College Magnet Fair on Saturday, November 4th.  It will be held at Southeast Raleigh High School.  This is a wonderful opportunity for any family that wishes to examine the high school magnet options for rising 9th graders.
    • From Student Services: Muhs and Mr. Martin invite PHMS parents to one of two upcoming informational sessions on “My Child, Your Child & Social Media.”  The session will provide parents with a deeper awareness of the power of social media, the Top 10 Hottest Teen Apps, and tips/strategies/tools to assist you and your child to be safer if/when he/she navigates the internet/social media world.  Sessions will be held in the PHMS auditorium on Tuesday, November 14 @ 6:30 PM and again on Thursday, November 16 @ 9:30 AM.
      • From the PTSA:
      • We have climbed to an altitude of just over $10K. Can we reach $15K? Invest in Your Child today! https://squareup.com/store/pine-hollow-ptsa/
      • Or visit pinehollowptsa.orgfor more details.
      • The Pilot & Co-Pilot Clubs have been extended until Oct. 27!
        Be part of our inaugural PH Family Pilot & Co-Pilot Club!
        PH Family Pilots Club with $250 Family Donation
        PH Family Co-Pilots Club with $100 Family Donation
        Pilots & Co-Pilots Club families will be recognized on a Club banner inside the front entrance of the school for the entire school year.
      • We need volunteers to help with the dance on the 27th. Please sign up today at https://memberhub.com/HSR12988I7721
      • You must be active on the Pine Hollow Memberhub.  To become a member, go to pinehollowptsa.org
    • Volunteer Registration: Parents who were approved volunteers last year have until October 31 to reactivate their volunteer status for this year. After October 31 a new application and approval will be required. Reactivations and/or new volunteer applications can be submitted at any WCPSS site, not just here at PH.
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for Oct. 15, 2017

    Posted by Andrew Livengood at 10/15/2017 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 15.

    • Campus Clean-up: A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped yesterday. We were finished in under 3 hours thanks to volunteers from Southbridge Fellowship and many PH students, parents and staff. Way to go everyone!!
    • From Student Services: Muhs and Mr. Martin invite PHMS parents to one of two upcoming informational sessions on “My Child, Your Child & Social Media.”  The session will provide parents with a deeper awareness of the power of social media, the Top 10 Hottest Teen Apps, and tips/strategies/tools to assist you and your child to be safer if/when he/she navigates the internet/social media world.  Sessions will be held in the PHMS auditorium on Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 6:30 PM and again on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 9:30 AM
    • New Spirit Wear: Can be purchased at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/ using the code Orders must be placed by Oct. 25.
    • Athletics: All of our games this week are home versus West Millbrook. The soccer and volleyball teams play on Wed., Oct. 18 and the football team plays on Thursday, Oct. 19. Game time for all games is 4:00 and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Early Release: Friday, Oct. 20. School will dismiss at 12:30.
    • NC State Fair: The State Fair is again running a special promotion for WCPSS in which schools earn money for tickets sold online. We will earn $2 for each adult ticket and $1 for each child ticket, but you have to purchase the tickets online and you have to enter our school code, 529, in the “membership” box when you place your order. Click here to order your tickets and then click on “Wake County Schools Offer”.
    • Spirit Week: Oct 23-27
      • Monday, Oct. 23: Twins Day (dress the same as your friends)
      • Tuesday, Oct. 24: Pine Out Day (for breast cancer awareness)
      • Wednesday, Oct. 25: Wacky Tacky Day (wear bright colors, crazy hair, weird clothes)
      • Thursday, Oct. 26: School Spirit Wear (wear PH clothes/colors)
      • Friday, Oct. 27: Favorite Sports Team Day
      • Fall Dance on Friday, Oct. 27 from 3:15-5:00. Admission is $5 and students must have a signed permission form to enter. Forms are available on our website under the Students tab or in the Main Office.
    • From the PTSA:
    • We have climbed to an altitude of just over $10K. Can we reach $15K? Invest in Your Child today! https://squareup.com/store/pine-hollow-ptsa/
    • Or visit pinehollowptsa.orgfor more details.
    • The Pilot & Co-Pilot Clubs have been extended until Oct. 27!
      Be part of our inaugural PH Family Pilot & Co-Pilot Club!
      PH Family Pilots Club with $250 Family Donation
      PH Family Co-Pilots Club with $100 Family Donation
      Pilots & Co-Pilots Club families will be recognized on a Club banner inside the front entrance of the school for the entire school year.
    • We need volunteers to help with the dance on the 27th. Please sign up today at https://memberhub.com/HSR12988I7721
    • You must be active on the Pine Hollow Memberhub.  To become a member, go to pinehollowptsa.org
    • Volunteer Registration: Parents who were approved volunteers last year have until October 31 to reactivate their volunteer status for this year. After October 31 a new application and approval will be required. Reactivations and/or new volunteer applications can be submitted at any WCPSS site, not just here at PH.
    • Yearbooks: $36 if purchased before Jan. 1.Go to strawbridge.net to place your order and use the online code 112059. See the attachment in this week’s email for more information.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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