• Weekly Message for 11-22-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/22/2020

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

    • This Week for Plan B Students: Happy Thanksgiving week! Monday and Tuesday are Remote Learning/Asynchronous days for all students. Wednesday-Friday are student holidays. No students will be on-campus this week. Students in Cohort B/2 will be in the building for face-to-face instruction on Monday, November 30.
    • First Quarter Grades: As you have probably seen in the news, and has been discussed at recent Board of Education meetings, 1st Quarter grades were down across the district and nation. Pine Hollow was no exception. We too saw a significant increase in failing grades for the first grading period this year. I encourage you to keep an eye on your student’s grades in Power School and contact your child’s teacher(s) if there are issues or concerns. We are still encouraging students to turn in late/missing work so that they have a strong foundation going forward. Even if your child has struggled with virtual learning and/or had a low grade for the 1st Quarter, it is not too late! We would like to work with you and your student to create a plan to help your child improve their grade going forward. Please reach out to a counselor or teacher if you have concerns.
    • Student Email: Please encourage your student to check their WCPSS student email frequently as this is another way teachers can communicate with them. For some students, this new for them and we are helping them learn how to manage their email account.
    • Missing 8th Grade ELA Books: Due to the shutdown last March, we are missing many of our 8th grade ELA novels. If you have a 9th grader who was with us last year and they have not yet returned their novels, please return them to us when you get a chance. They can be turned in to the office, returned with a younger sibling, or left in the box outside the main entry under the breezeway.
    • Food Drive: Each year PHMS participates in the Students Against Hunger Food Drive competition to benefit the NC Food Bank. Last year we won 1st place in the middle school division by raising enough for 16,671 meals. Please help us raise the bar and help our neighbors in need by visiting this link to donate to the virtual food drive. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pinehollowms The competition ends December 4!
    • Teacher Competition: Ten PHMS teachers have volunteered to battle it out for the PHMS edition of Spill it or Fill it. The teacher with the most money on their virtual food drive fundraising page will play the game where they either answer a question or have to eat something crazy. Help us pick a teacher by donating to the NC Food Drive. Links to the teacher pages and more information can be found here: https://bit.ly/pilotsfd20. The Students Against Hunger Food Drive competition ends December 4th and we need your help to reach our goal of 20,000 meals! Thank you for your support! 
    • Student Council: Any students interested in being a part of PHMS Student Council (virtually) this school year, need to please email Mrs. West at cwest4@wcpss.net and she'll add you to the Google Classroom. Although it will look different this school year, SC will look for ways to support the school community during this academic year. 
    • Thankful for Books!: Students are encouraged to always have a 'bookmark in a book' and check out library books over holidays and track-outs. Students can access the Destiny Discover library catalog right from their WakeID! They can place books on hold, then pick them up during Fly By Book outside pick-up or if they're schooling in the building, then they can pick up their books when they're on campus. Let's encourage our students to find books that cultivate their imagination and help them learn new things about their world. I'd love to help put great books into their hands! Feel free to reach out to me anytime. -Kristen Ziller, school library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Did you know that you can order *Pine Hollow Spirit Wear*all year long? Order online, and your order will be filled in about a week. You will receive emailed instructions regarding when and how to safely pick up your spirit wear as soon as the order is ready. We have T-shirts, car magnets, stickers, tumblers, brand new water bottles, and more! Go Pilots! Click here to order.
      • **2020-2021 Invest In Your Child Campaign: No Fuss Fundraiser**We are launching our Invest In Your Child Campaign. This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. *100%* of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please contact the PHMS PTA if you need another donation form.
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        1. Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        2. Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        3. Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, click hereto enroll.
        4. Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app.
    • Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 11-15-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/15/2020

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

    • First Week With Students: We had a great week last week as we welcomed students back into the building for the first time in eight months (can you believe it?!) It was a little strange, and definitely different, but our students did a terrific job following the 3 Ws and adjusting to all the changes.
    • This Week for Plan B Students: Students in Cohort 1/A are in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (Don’t forget to bring your WCPSS Chromebook if you were issued one along with headphones or ear buds. Students w/o a WCPSS Chromebook are asked to bring a personal device, if possible, since most of our PH devices have been checked out to students) Students in Cohorts 2/B and 3/C are at home. Wednesday is a Remote Learning/Asynchronous Day for everyone, so students will NOT come to school.
    • Food Drive: Each year PHMS participates in the Students Against Hunger Food Drive competition to benefit the NC Food Bank. Last year we won 1st place in the middle school division by raising enough for 16,671 meals. Please help us raise the bar and help our neighbors in need by visiting this link to donate to the virtual food drive. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pinehollowms The competition ends December 4!
    • Student Council: Any students interested in being a part of PHMS Student Council (virtually) this school year, need to please email Mrs. West at cwest4@wcpss.net and she'll add you to the Google Classroom. Although it will look different this school year, SC will look for ways to support the school community during this academic year. 
    • Cafeteria: All students have the option of eating breakfast and lunch for free this year. The cafeteria will NOT be selling supplemental items (cookies, chips, ice cream, etc) right now.
    • From Your PH Library: The PHMS Virtual Librarycontinues to be a great space for students to view digital book displays, search for physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks to check out, and find research assistance and tools. I've been regularly visiting classes and telling students to have a 'bookmark in a book.' If your student does not have a book that they're reading right now, I encourage them to check out the Virtual Library. They can always reach out to me for assistance and to answer any questions they may have. I'd love to help put great books in their hands! -Kristen Ziller, school library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Plan B Cohort Calendars: In an attempt to help everyone keep up with when their student is in school and when they are at home, we have created separate calendars for all three Plan B cohorts and posted them on our webpage. You will find them under “Pilot News” on the left-hand side of the page directly underneath the red bar. Anyone who does not know what cohort their child is assigned to should contact the main office ASAP.
    • PHMS Return to School Plan: Plan B families are asked to please review the letter and Google Slides presentation with your student regarding our school’s return to school plan. These were emailed to PH families on Friday, Oct. 30. Both the letter and the presentation can also be found on our school’s website under Pilot News.
    • WCPSS Back To School Info: Parents are also asked to review the district’s Return to Campus Checklist with your student prior to them returning to school. That info can be found at this link: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.
    • Student Accountability Form: We provided hard-copies of this form to families during our Q2 material distribution. Copies can also be found online (Click here) Please return the completed form to your child’s first period teacher. Your student can bring it with them when they return for face-to-face instruction, or you can email it to your child’s teacher. More info regarding student accountability and required health protocols can be found here: https://www.wcpss.net/studentaccountability.
    • Bus Attestation Form: Parents of children riding the bus will need to complete an electronic copy of this form attesting that they agree to screen their child daily and abide by the guidelines/rules contained in the document.
    • Q2 Materials: If you have not yet picked up your child’s materials for the second quarter you need to contact the main office to make arrangements.
    • Student Medications: If your student takes medications during the day that need to be administered by staff, please contact the office and schedule an appointment so that we can complete the necessary paperwork prior to your student’s first day in the building.
    • Virtual Calming Room: The PH Student Services Team has created a virtual calming room that can be used by anyone to support their emotional health and well-being. Click here or visit the Student Services webpage (under the Students tab on the PH webpage) to explore this new resource.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Exciting news!It's Pine Hollow Spirit Day at Duck Donuts! Save the date for 11/11/20 to come to the Raleigh location and have a donut (or three) to support the Pilots. Purchases to support the school MUST be made in the store and not online. Please mention you are there to support PHMS so your sale can be counted! 8323 Creedmoor Road from 6am to 7pm.
      • Did you know that you can order *Pine Hollow Spirit Wear*all year long? Order online, and your order will be filled in about a week. You will receive emailed instructions regarding when and how to safely pick up your spirit wear as soon as the order is ready. We have T-shirts, car magnets, stickers, tumblers, brand new water bottles, and more! Go Pilots! Click here to order.
      • **2020-2021 Invest In Your Child Campaign: No Fuss Fundraiser**We are launching our Invest In Your Child Campaign. This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. *100%* of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please contact the PHMS PTA if you need another donation form.
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        1. Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        2. Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        3. Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, click hereto enroll.
        4. Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 11-8-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/8/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 8.

    • This Week for Plan B Students: Students in Cohort 3/C are in school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (Don’t forget to bring your WCPSS Chromebook if you were issued one along with headphones or ear buds. Students w/o a WCPSS Chromebook are asked to bring a personal device, if possible, since most of our PH devices have been checked out to students) Students in Cohorts 1/A and 2/B are at home on Remote Learning. Wednesday is Veterans Day and there will be no school for Virtual Academy or Plan B students.
    • Cafeteria: All students have the option of eating breakfast and lunch for free this year. The cafeteria will NOT be selling supplemental items (cookies, chips, ice cream, etc) right now.
    • From Your PH Library: The PHMS Virtual Librarycontinues to be a great space for students to view digital book displays, search for physical books, ebooks, and audiobooks to check out, and find research assistance and tools. I've been regularly visiting classes and telling students to have a 'bookmark in a book.' If your student does not have a book that they're reading right now, I encourage them to check out the Virtual Library. They can always reach out to me for assistance and to answer any questions they may have. I'd love to help put great books in their hands! -Kristen Ziller, school library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Plan B Cohort Calendars: In an attempt to help everyone keep up with when their student is in school and when they are at home, we have created separate calendars for all three Plan B cohorts and posted them on our webpage. You will find them under “Pilot News” on the left-hand side of the page directly underneath the red bar. Anyone who does not know what cohort their child is assigned to should contact the main office ASAP.
    • PHMS Return to School Plan: Plan B families are asked to please review the letter and Google Slides presentation with your student regarding our school’s return to school plan. These were emailed to PH families on Friday, Oct. 30. Both the letter and the presentation can also be found on our school’s website under Pilot News.
    • WCPSS Back To School Info: Parents are also asked to review the district’s Return to Campus Checklist with your student prior to them returning to school. That info can be found at this link: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.
    • Student Accountability Form: We provided hard-copies of this form to families during our Q2 material distribution. Copies can also be found online (Click here) Please return the completed form to your child’s first period teacher. Your student can bring it with them when they return for face-to-face instruction, or you can email it to your child’s teacher. More info regarding student accountability and required health protocols can be found here: https://www.wcpss.net/studentaccountability.
    • Bus Attestation Form: Parents of children riding the bus will need to complete an electronic copy of this form attesting that they agree to screen their child daily and abide by the guidelines/rules contained in the document.
    • Q2 Materials: If you have not yet picked up your child’s materials for the second quarter you need to contact the main office to make arrangements.
    • Student Medications: If your student takes medications during the day that need to be administered by staff, please contact the office and schedule an appointment so that we can complete the necessary paperwork prior to your student’s first day in the building.
    • Virtual Calming Room: The PH Student Services Team has created a virtual calming room that can be used by anyone to support their emotional health and well-being. Click here or visit the Student Services webpage (under the Students tab on the PH webpage) to explore this new resource.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership. If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Exciting news!It's Pine Hollow Spirit Day at Duck Donuts! Save the date for 11/11/20 to come to the Raleigh location and have a donut (or three) to support the Pilots. Purchases to support the school MUST be made in the store and not online. Please mention you are there to support PHMS so your sale can be counted! 8323 Creedmoor Road from 6am to 7pm.
      • Did you know that you can order *Pine Hollow Spirit Wear*all year long? Order online, and your order will be filled in about a week. You will receive emailed instructions regarding when and how to safely pick up your spirit wear as soon as the order is ready. We have T-shirts, car magnets, stickers, tumblers, brand new water bottles, and more! Go Pilots! Click here to order.
      • **2020-2021 Invest In Your Child Campaign: No Fuss Fundraiser**We are launching our Invest In Your Child Campaign. This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. *100%* of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please contact the PHMS PTA if you need another donation form.
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        1. Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at harristeeter.com
        2. Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        3. Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, click hereto enroll.
        4. Box Tops: Box tops have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app.
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 11-1-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/1/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 1.

    • Q2 Materials: If you have not yet had an opportunity to pick up your child’s materials for the second quarter you have two choices: you can contact the main office and make arrangements to pick them up during the day (8-4) or you can swing by this Wednesday (Nov. 4) from 5-6pm and pick them up in carpool.
    • Bus Attestation Form: Parents of children riding the bus will need to complete an electronic copy of this form attesting that they agree to screen their child daily and abide by the guidelines/rules contained in the document.
    • Magnet School Info: If you are interested in a magnet school for your child for next year, now is the time to research your options. There are several info sessions coming up along with the annual Magnet Fair (virtual this year, of course) on Nov. 7. Click here for more info.
    • WCPSS Back To School Info: Parents should have received an email from the district re: the Return to Campus Checklist. Please review that information and go over it with your child. If you did not receive that email, you can click this link: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.
    • PHMS Return to School Plan: A separate email went out on Friday to families with students in Plan B and those whose students are signed up for Virtual Academy for the fall semester only. (I have heard from some parents whose child is in VA all year that they also received that email. I apologize for any confusion that may have caused.) That email contained detailed information in the form of a letter and a Google Slides presentation regarding our school’s return to school plan. Both the letter and the presentation can be found on our school’s website under Pilot News.
    • Plan B Cohort Calendars: In an attempt to help everyone keep up with when their student is in school and when they are at home, we have created separate calendars for all three Plan B cohorts and posted them on our webpage. You will find them under “Pilot News” on the left-hand side of the page directly underneath the red bar. Anyone who does not know what cohort their child is assigned to should contact the main office ASAP.
    • Student Accountability Form: We provided hard-copies of this form to families during our Q2 material distribution. Copies can also be found online (Click here) Please return the completed form to your child’s first period teacher. Your student can bring it with them when they return for face-to-face instruction, or you can email it to your child’s teacher. More info regarding student accountability and required health protocols can be found here: https://www.wcpss.net/studentaccountability.
    • Virtual Academy 2nd Semester: The window is now open for families to register their child for VA for the second semester if they are currently on Plan B or enrolled in VA for the fall semester only. Click here for more information. The same application is used for families who originally signed their student up for VA for second semester and now want to switch to Plan B. The window will be open through November 4.
    • Student Medications: If your student takes medications during the day that need to be administered by staff, please contact the office and schedule an appointment so that we can complete the necessary paperwork prior to your student’s first day in the building.
    • Virtual Calming Room: The PH Student Services Team has created a virtual calming room that can be used by anyone to support their emotional health and well-being. Click here or visit the Student Services webpage (under the Students tab on the PH webpage) to explore this new resource.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear: Pine Hollow spirit wear is now available! Check out the new T-shirt design and the new water bottle, plus some traditional favorites: car magnets, stickers, tumblers, and more. Place your order online at this link--you will receive an email with directions detailing pick up time when the order has been filled. Thanks for supporting the PHMS PTSA. Go Pilots!
      • 2020-21 Invest In Your Child Campaign—No Fuss Fundraiser: We are launching our InvestIn Your Child This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. 100% of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please see attached letter for more information as well as a donation form/receipt
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 10-25-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/25/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 25.

    • WCPSS Back To School Info: Parents should have received an email from the district last week re: the Return to Campus Checklist. Please review that information and go over it with your child. If you did not receive that email, you can click this link: https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.
    • Plan B Cohort Calendars: In an attempt to help everyone keep up with when their student is in school and when they are at home, we have created separate calendars for all three Plan B cohorts and posted them on our webpage. You will find them under “Pilot News” on the left-hand side of the page directly underneath the red bar. Anyone who does not know what cohort their child is assigned to should contact the main office ASAP.
    • Quarter 2 Material Distribution: We distributed hundreds of bags on Wednesday. Thank you to everyone who came through carpool for your patience and understanding. If you were unable to get your child’s materials, please contact the main office.
    • Student Accountability Form: We provided hard-copies of this form to families last week during our Q2 material distribution. Copies can also be found online (Click here) Please return the completed form to your child’s first period teacher. Your student can bring it with them when they return for face-to-face instruction, or you can email it to your child’s teacher. More info regarding student accountability and required health protocols can be found here: https://www.wcpss.net/studentaccountability.
    • Virtual Academy 2nd Semester: The window is now open for families to register their child for VA for the second semester if they are currently on Plan B or enrolled in VA for the fall semester only. Click here for more information. The same application is used for families who originally signed their student up for VA for second semester and now want to switch to Plan B. The window will be open through November 4.
    • Library Books, E-Books, and Audiobooks: The PHMS library has a wide variety of print books in the library collection, ebooks, and audiobooks available for student check out! Encourage a habit of reading for your student by exploring the Virtual Library and searching the Follett Destiny (print book collection) and MackinVIA (ebooks & audiobooks) library catalogs for a great book to read! Visit the PHMS Virtual Library website for access to the catalogs and for more informationabout the library (ly/phmsvirtuallibrary).--Kristen Ziller, school library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Student Medications: If your student takes medications during the day that need to be administered by staff, please contact the office and schedule an appointment so that we can complete the necessary paperwork prior to your student’s first day in the building.
    • Virtual Calming Room: The PH Student Services Team has created a virtual calming room that can be used by anyone to support their emotional health and well-being. Click here or visit the Student Services webpage (under the Students tab on the PH webpage) to explore this new resource.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: The deadline is almost here. All 7th grade students must submit proof of vaccination by October 30 or they will be excluded from school until such proof is provided. Proof of immunizations can be emailed to our data manager, Yolanda Sanders (yssanders@wcpss.net), or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear: Pine Hollow spirit wear is now available! Check out the new T-shirt design and the new water bottle, plus some traditional favorites: car magnets, stickers, tumblers, and more. Place your order online at this link--you will receive an email with directions detailing pick up time when the order has been filled. Thanks for supporting the PHMS PTSA. Go Pilots!
      • 2020-21 Invest In Your Child Campaign—No Fuss Fundraiser: We are launching our InvestIn Your Child This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. 100% of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please see attached letter for more information as well as a donation form/receipt
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 10-18-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/18/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 18.

    • Quarter 2 Material Distribution: We will distribute all necessary materials for Quarter 2 on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 9-3 in carpool. This is for all students (Plan B and Virtual Academy) Unlike Quarter 1 distribution, we are not assigning specific times—just come when you can. Parents/students will stay in the car and PH staff will bring materials to you. It will be very helpful if you can write your child’s name, grade and math class (i.e. Math 7+ or Math 6 or Math 1, etc.) on a piece of paper to show staff when you come to school. If your child has any materials from Quarter 1 that they no longer need (ex. ELA Novel), they can be dropped off on Wednesday as well.
    • Student Medications: If your student takes medications during the day that need to be administered by staff, please contact the office and schedule an appointment so that we can complete the necessary paperwork prior to your student’s first day.
    • Plan B Cohort Assignments: Families of students on Plan B received an email last Sunday (the 11th) notifying them which cohort their student(s) has been assigned to. Anyone who does not know what cohort their child is assigned to should contact the main office ASAP.
    • Track-Out: All students return from track-out and resume remote learning tomorrow.
    • Library Books Returns: Does your student have Pine Hollow or other WCPSS school library books at home that need to be returned? Parents and students, check your email for an overdue notice (if you didn't receive an email, then your student doesn't have any overdue books). Please bring the overdue library books and return them to PHMS on Wednesday, October 21st during materials distribution day. Books from any WCPSS school can be returned to PHMS. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller, PHMS school librarian (kziller@wcpss.net or 919.694.8880 ext. 22695).
    • Virtual Calming Room: The PH Student Services Team has created a virtual calming room that can be used by anyone to support their emotional health and well-being. Click here or visit the Student Services webpage (under the Students tab on the PH webpage) to explore this new resource.
    • Plan B Students Return in November: Recently the school board approved a plan for our students to return to school in rotations beginning November 9. We are working on our plans and procedures here at Pine Hollow to make sure everything is ready to go for a safe return. More details will be released soon. Virtual Academy students will continue learning remotely. For more information on the district plan, click here. For the calendar showing which cohort is in session each week, click here.
    • District Communication: For all the latest information from WCPSS, please check https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • Technology Assistance: For technical help, digital resources, online safety tips, etc., click here for the WCPSS Guides to Technology.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: The deadline is almost here. All 7th grade students must submit proof of vaccination by October 30 or they will be excluded from school until such proof is provided. Proof of immunizations can be emailed to our data manager, Yolanda Sanders (yssanders@wcpss.net), or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear: Pine Hollow spirit wear is now available! Check out the new T-shirt design and the new water bottle, plus some traditional favorites: car magnets, stickers, tumblers, and more. Place your order online at this link--you will receive an email with directions detailing pick up time when the order has been filled. Thanks for supporting the PHMS PTSA. Go Pilots!
      • 2020-21 Invest In Your Child Campaign—No Fuss Fundraiser: We are launching our InvestIn Your Child This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. 100% of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please see attached letter for more information as well as a donation form/receipt
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 10-11-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/11/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 11.

    • Cohorts: Families with students in Plan B will receive a separate email this weekend notifying them which cohort their student(s) has been assigned to.
    • Track-Out: Students are tracked-out through October 16 and will resume remote learning on Monday, October 19.
    • Virtual Calming Room: The PH Student Services Team has created a virtual calming room that can be used by anyone to support their emotional health and well-being. Click here or visit the Student Services webpage (under the Students tab on the PH webpage) to explore this new resource.
    • Plan B Students Return in November: Recently the school board approved a plan for our students to return to school in rotations beginning November 9. We are working on our plans and procedures here at Pine Hollow to make sure everything is ready to go for a safe return. More details will be released as they become available. Virtual Academy students will continue learning remotely. For more information on the district plan, click here. For the calendar showing which cohort is in session each week, click here.
    • District Communication: For all the latest information from WCPSS, please check https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • Technology Assistance: For technical help, digital resources, online safety tips, etc., click here for the WCPSS Guides to Technology.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th grade students must provide proof of these immunizations within 30 days of the start of school or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Governor Cooper has issued an Executive Order that granted a 30-day grace period for these immunizations. All 7th grade students must now submit proof by October 30 or they will be excluded from school until such proof is provided. Proof of immunizations can be emailed to our data manager, Yolanda Sanders (yssanders@wcpss.net), or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear: Pine Hollow spirit wear is now available! Check out the new T-shirt design and the new water bottle, plus some traditional favorites: car magnets, stickers, tumblers, and more. Place your order online at this link--you will receive an email with directions detailing pick up time when the order has been filled. Thanks for supporting the PHMS PTSA. Go Pilots!
      • 2020-21 Invest In Your Child Campaign—No Fuss Fundraiser: We are launching our InvestIn Your Child This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. 100% of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please see attached letter for more information as well as a donation form/receipt
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 10-4-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/4/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 4.

    • Track-Out: Students are tracked-out through October 16 and will resume remote learning on Monday, October 19.
    • Plan B Students Return in November: Last week the school board approved a plan for our students to return to school in rotations beginning November 9. We are working on our plans and procedures here at Pine Hollow to make sure everything is ready to go for a safe return. More details will be released as they become available. Virtual Academy students will continue learning remotely. For more information on the district plan, click here.
    • District Communication: For all the latest information from WCPSS, please check https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • Technology Assistance: For technical help, digital resources, online safety tips, etc., click here for the WCPSS Guides to Technology.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th grade students must provide proof of these immunizations within 30 days of the start of school or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Governor Cooper has issued an Executive Order that granted a 30-day grace period for these immunizations. All 7th grade students must now submit proof by October 30 or they will be excluded from school until such proof is provided. Proof of immunizations can be emailed to our data manager, Yolanda Sanders (yssanders@wcpss.net), or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear: Pine Hollow spirit wear is now available! Check out the new T-shirt design and the new water bottle, plus some traditional favorites: car magnets, stickers, tumblers, and more. Place your order online at this link--you will receive an email with directions detailing pick up time when the order has been filled. Thanks for supporting the PHMS PTSA. Go Pilots!
      • 2020-21 Invest In Your Child Campaign—No Fuss Fundraiser: We are launching our InvestIn Your Child This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. 100% of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please see attached letter for more information as well as a donation form/receipt
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and a terrific track-out and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-27-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/27/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 27.

    • Zeroes in PowerSchool: Teachers have been asked to make sure grades are updated in PowerSchool so that parents and students know of any missing work. Please check you student’s grades and encourage them to turn in any missing work ASAP since the 1st Quarter ends on Wednesday. If you need help figuring out how to do that, this video will help: https://youtu.be/eIZZKlqpvKU
    • Track-Out and End of 1st Quarter: All multi-track year-round schools are following the Single Track 4 calendar while we are on Plan B. Click here to see the calendar from the WCPSS website. The last day of the first quarter is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Students will track-out from October 1-16 and school will resume on Monday, October 19. The first quarter is shorter than normal given the delayed opening due to COVID19.
    • Student Support Services at PH: The PHMS student support services are offering office hours weekly. These appointment slots are for parents/guardians and/or students and will be conducted virtually through Google Meets. This notice serves as parental consent to meet with your child one-on-one outside of class time. Please note that we cannot provide mental health counseling or discuss very confidential issues over Google Meets (due to FERPA regulations). Once you sign up, we will share a Google Meets code with you. If this is an urgent issue, please send your counselor an email or call the school at 919-694-8880. Click hereto visit our website.
      • Jack Martin: 6th grade counselor and 504 coordinator (Click Here) jwmartin@wcpss.net
      • Pedro Febres: 7th grade counselor and 504 coordinator (Click Here) pfebres@wcpss.net
      • Lisa Muhs: 8th grade counselor and 504 coordinator (Click Here) lmuhs@wcpss.net
      • Elizabeth Sulzbach: School Psychologist (Click Here) esulzbach@wcpss.net
      • Brian Burton: Social Worker (Click Here) bmburton@wcpss.net
    • Library Books For Trackout: Meet Ms. Ziller and view this Library Screencastabout visiting the Virtual Library to check out some fantastic reads for track-out! Fly By Books is Pine Hollow's outside library book pick-up and return service, which allows students to place library books on hold at home, then pick up the books in the front breezeway at PHMS. Our last pick-up date before track-out is Tuesday, September 29th between 11am and 3pm. Students are encouraged to check out books to read over track-out and can select from a wide variety of fiction genres, graphic novels, and informational books. Visit the PHMS Virtual Library website for more information (ly/phmsvirtuallibrary) and contact me if you have any questions! -Kristen Ziller, school library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Technology Assistance: For technical help, digital resources, online safety tips, etc., click here for the WCPSS Guides to Technology.
    • District Communication: For the latest information from WCPSS, please check https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th grade students must provide proof of these immunizations within 30 days of the start of school or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Governor Cooper has issued an Executive Order that granted a 30-day grace period for these immunizations. All 7th grade students must now submit proof by October 30 or they will be excluded from school until such proof is provided. Proof of immunizations can be emailed to our data manager, Yolanda Sanders (yssanders@wcpss.net), or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear: PINE HOLLOW HOODIES, ATHLETIC T-SHIRTS, SHORTS! For a limited time, we are offering new Pine Hollow Pilots premium spirit wear for sale! From now until September 30, order online at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/shop/TUyZhWMobo.This spirit wear can be shipped directly to your home and will be available before the end of October. Our regular spirit wear sales will continue to be ongoing throughout the year.
      • 2020-21 Invest In Your Child Campaign—No Fuss Fundraiser: We are launching our InvestIn Your Child This is a once a year fundraiser to help support our school in the areas of academics, athletics, advocacy, and the arts. 100% of your donation goes directly to the students, staff, and school. Please see attached letter for more information as well as a donation form/receipt
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-20-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/20/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for September 20.

    • District Survey: If you have not already done so, please complete the district survey that was emailed to all families on Friday. WCPSS needs your input as plans are being made to bring students back into the building. The window closes at 5pm today. Click here to access the survey.
    • Track-Out and End of 1st Quarter: All multi-track year-round schools are following the Single Track 4 calendar while we are on Plan B. Click here to see the calendar from the WCPSS website. The last day of the first quarter is Wednesday, Sept. 30. Students will track-out from October 1-16 and school will resume on Monday, October 19. The first quarter is shorter than normal given the delayed opening due to COVID19.
    • Student Support Services at PH: The PHMS student support services are offering office hours weekly. These appointment slots are for parents/guardians and/or students and will be conducted virtually through Google Meets. This notice serves as parental consent to meet with your child one-on-one outside of class time. Please note that we cannot provide mental health counseling or discuss very confidential issues over Google Meets (due to FERPA regulations). Once you sign up, we will share a Google Meets code with you. If this is an urgent issue, please send your counselor an email or call the school at 919-694-8880. Click hereto visit our website.
      • Jack Martin: 6th grade counselor and 504 coordinator (Click Here) jwmartin@wcpss.net
      • Pedro Febres: 7th grade counselor and 504 coordinator (Click Here) pfebres@wcpss.net
      • Lisa Muhs: 8th grade counselor and 504 coordinator (Click Here) lmuhs@wcpss.net
      • Elizabeth Sulzbach: School Psychologist (Click Here) esulzbach@wcpss.net
      • Brian Burton: Social Worker (Click Here) bmburton@wcpss.net
    • Books! A great escape from screentime: Meet Ms. Ziller and view this Library Screencastabout visiting the Virtual Library and checking out some fantastic reads! Now is a great time to check out books through Fly By Books, Pine Hollow's outside library book pick-up and return service. This service allows students to place library books on hold and pick them up in the front breezeway at PHMS on Tuesdays and Fridays between 11am and 3pm. Students are encouraged to check out books to read over track-out and can select from a wide variety of fiction genres, graphic novels, and informational books. Visit the PHMS Virtual Library website for more information (ly/phmsvirtuallibrary). Contact me if your student would like assistance finding great books to read!       -Kristen Ziller, school library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net)
    • Technology Assistance: For technical help, digital resources, online safety tips, etc., click here for the WCPSS Guides to Technology.
    • District Communication: For the latest information from WCPSS, please check https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th grade students must provide proof of these immunizations within 30 days of the start of school or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Governor Cooper has issued an Executive Order that granted a 30-day grace period for these immunizations. All 7th grade students must now submit proof by October 30 or they will be excluded from school until such proof is provided. Proof of immunizations can be emailed to our data manager, Yolanda Sanders (yssanders@wcpss.net), or mailed to the school to her attention.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Please join the PHMS PTSA!!
      • 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership
      • If you have any questions about signing up or other membership questions please contact Kenneth Lesher at mrlesher68@yahoo.com
      • Spirit Wear is on sale via Memberhub-Spirit Wear Link. We have several beginning-of-year deals, including a PTSA membership/T-shirt bundle. Check out some of our newer products, like our new T-shirt design, tumblers, and stickers! You will be able to pick up your spirit wear within a week of placing the order--details will be emailed to you when the order is ready.
      • PTSA Board of Directors met this week to discuss opportunities that the PTSA can do for our school community. Lots of good ideas were discussed and the board is bringing a lot of positive energy to this unusual school year. We will follow up with all PTSA members of our outcomes and actions to come via Memberhub. So join the PTSA to stay in the know.
      • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
        • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card card with school code #3982. You must re-linkyour card every school year. Register your card online at http://www.harristeeter.com. 
        • Amazon: Amazon Smile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow. You must use the Amazon Smile link.
        • Lowes Food: Lowes Foods Cart to Class program donates to PHMS when you purchase Lowes Foods & Full Circle products. Sign up, go tolowesfoods.com/ to enroll.
        • Box Tops: Have gone digital! Help PHMS by scanning your grocery receipts with the Box Tops for Education app. See the attached fliers for more info.
      • Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter @phmsptsa
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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