• Weekly Message for 3-29-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/29/2020

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

    I have missed seeing our Pilots over the past two weeks. These are certainly uncharted waters we now find ourselves in! I appreciate all of the hard work our teachers are putting in behind the scenes as we prepare to begin virtual teaching of new material next week. Parents, thank you for your patience and understanding as we figure this out together.

    • Schools Closed: until at least May 15, per Governor Cooper.
    • Access to Remote Learing: I have asked each team to make contact with their students/families to determine who does/does not have the ability to participate in remote learning. Specifically, we need to know of any students who do not have a device (laptop, Chromebook, iPad) and/or do not have internet access. If you or another family lacks the ability to access the internet at home, please let your child’s team teachers know so we can try to help get you connected.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS.
    • Emotional Safety for Students: WCPSS has created a webpage with tips for parents to support their students at home: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/16631
    • Digital Learning: WCPSS will soon pivot from students reviewing and supplementing previously taught material to teachers covering new material. Pine Hollow teachers are in the process of coming up-to-speed with this new way of teaching. In the meantime, please continue to use WCPSS Remote Learning Resources (https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/instructional-continuity-wcpss) to support your student at home. PHMS teachers will begin teaching new material on Monday, April 6. Your child’s teachers will communicate with you regarding the various platforms, expectations, etc.
    • Elective Registration: We have added information to our school website to help students register from home for next year’s classes. Please try your best to enter your student’s elective choices for next year by April 24. After the 24th, counselors will reach out to students individually. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor.
    • Field Trip Refunds: We are working with WCPSS central office and our field trip vendors to determine how/when refunds will be issued. It is complicated. Not all vendors are able to refund us the full amount paid, so we are working to determine how to handle those situations too. As soon as I have more information, I will forward it to our PH community.
    • National Junior Honor Society: All 7th grade students may apply for membership in the Pine Hollow Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 and have attended PHMS for one full semester. The due date for application packets will be after we return to school. Do not worry about that right now! Contact Mrs. Price if you have questions: kprice4@wcpss.net. The induction ceremony is currently scheduled for June 2 at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • WCPSS Student Survey: Every spring our district asks students in grades 5-12 to complete a survey. Students need their Power School ID to complete the survey, and it is available in English and Spanish. Students can complete it now through April 1.Please ask your student to click the following link to complete the survey: https://surlogin.wcpss.net/
    • Yearbooks: We currently have 106 yearbooks still available for purchase. The price will increase to $50 on April 1, so order yours today and save five dollars. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember to wash your hands often, cover your mouth/nose when you cough, and maintain social distancing. And at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is still the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 3-15-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/15/2020 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Field Trips: All trips have been cancelled for the remainder of the school year. We are working with WCPSS central office to determine how refunds will be issued. As soon as I have more information, I will forward it to our PH community.
    • Coronavirus Information: Visit wcpss.net/coronavirus for the latest information from WCPSS.
    • National Junior Honor Society: All 7th grade students may apply for membership in the Pine Hollow Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society who have a cumulative GPA of a 3.8 on a scale of 4.0 and have attended PHMS for one full semester. All 7th grade students on tracks 2, 3, and 4 received a packet of information the week of March 10-13. The due date is March 24, 2020 by 3:30 pm. Contact Mrs. Price if you have questions: kprice4@wcpss.net or 919.694.8880 ext. 22676. The induction ceremony will be June 2 at 6PM in the auditorium.
    • Spring Pictures: Have been distributed. Please either submit payment for the pictures or return the packet back to the school.
    • WCPSS Student Survey: Every spring our district asks students in grades 5-12 to complete a survey. Students need their Power School ID to complete the survey, and it is available in English and Spanish. Students can complete it now through April 1.Please ask your student to click the following link to complete the survey: https://surlogin.wcpss.net/
    • Elective Registration: Attention rising 7th and 8th grade parents, your child will be registering for his/her elective classes soon. The process will be completed online during the school day with Mr. Febres, Mr. Martin, and/or Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Click here). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (April 2nd), 6-2 (March 23rd), 6-3 (April 3rd), 6-4 (March 25th), 7-1 (April 1st), 7-2 (March 27th), 7-3 (April 13th), and 7-4 (March 24th).
    • Yearbooks: Yearbooks are still available. The price will increase to $50 on April 1, so order yours today and save five dollars. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page. 
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th
    • Athletics:
      • All activities (practices and games) have been suspended until further notice.
      • To stay up-to-date on Athletics, follow Mr. Adams on Twitter (@PineHollowAD) and use our athletic website. These outlets are updated first.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Important Message re: Field Trips

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/10/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Good evening PHMS community,

    Earlier this afternoon our school system announced that all field trips were canceled, effective immediately. This includes First in Fitness, the 7th grade trip to Virginia, the 8th grade trips to DC and any other field trips previously scheduled. I am sure you have many questions as a result of this announcement which is why I am sending you this message tonight.

    Right now I do not know how long this restriction will be in place, if/when field trips will be rescheduled, how we will handle reimbursements, etc. As soon as I have answers to those questions, I will get you that important information. In the meantime, I encourage you to check the district's website (www.wcpss.net/coronavirus) for the latest information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus).

    Here at Pine Hollow we are continuing to encourage our Pilots to wash their hands frequently and to cover their mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing. While I do not want any student to have to miss school, I respectfully ask that you please keep your child at home if they have a fever or feel sick. I am also asking the same of staff. This will help minimize the spread of any illness. 

    Thank you for your continued support. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. 

    Sincerely,

    Andrew Livengood, Principal

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  • Weekly Message for 3-8-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/8/2020 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Spring Pictures: Were distributed last week to students on Tracks 1, 3 & 4. Track 2 students will get theirs on Tuesday. Please either submit payment for the pictures or return the packet back to the school.
    • Flu and Coronavirus Prevention: Families should have received an email from WCPSS on Thursday, March 5 regarding the district’s response to COVID-19. Pine Hollow students and staff have been reminded to wash their hands frequently during the day, especially prior to lunch, and to cover their nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. We have also reminded everyone to stay home if they have a fever or feel sick.
    • WCPSS Student Survey: Every spring our district asks students in grades 5-12 to complete a survey. Students need their Power School ID to complete the survey, and it is available in English and Spanish. Students can complete it now through April 1.Please ask your student to click the following link to complete the survey: https://surlogin.wcpss.net/
    • Elective Registration: Attention rising 7th and 8th grade parents, your child will be registering for his/her elective classes soon. The process will be completed online during the school day with Mr. Febres, Mr. Martin, and/or Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Click here). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (April 2nd), 6-2 (March 23rd), 6-3 (April 3rd), 6-4 (March 25th), 7-1 (April 1st), 7-2 (March 27th), 7-3 (April 13th), and 7-4 (March 24th).
    • Track Change Requests: If you would like to request a track change for your student for next year, the form is now available on our website. All forms must be submitted by this Friday, March 13, in order to be considered. 
    • Attention 6-1 Parents: At this time it does not appear we will have enough students next year to expand 7-1 from a three-teacher team to a four-teacher team. Therefore, we need to move approximately 10-12 of our current 6th graders on track 1 to either track 2, 3 or 4 next year. If you are interested in moving your student to another track next year, please complete the Track Change Request Form and we will automatically honor your request as long as we still have space on the track you request. 
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page. 
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th
    • Athletics:
      • Soccer will be home on Tuesday vs. Mills Park; Track will be at Mills Park on Wednesday; and Softball will be home vs. East Millbrook on Thursday. Game time is 4PM and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
      • To stay up-to-date on Athletics, follow Mr. Adams on Twitter (@PineHollowAD) and use our athletic website. These outlets are updated first.
    • From the PTSA:
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 3-1-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/1/2020

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

    • WCPSS Student Survey: Every spring our district asks students in grades 5-12 to complete a survey. Students need their Power School ID to complete the survey, and it is available in English and Spanish. Students can complete it now through April 1.Please ask your student to click the following link to complete the survey: https://surlogin.wcpss.net/
    • Community Reads: Our school community has been reading and talking about, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, written by Raleigh author, Kwame Mbalia. We're excited to offer an after-school opportunity for discussion and related activities on Wednesday, March 4th from 3:15-4:15pm in the Pine Hollow Library. We encourage parents to attend with their student to continue to build community around reading. Please contact Kristen Ziller (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (jhutchinson@wcpss.net) with your RSVP. See you on Wednesday! 
    • School Dance: Rescheduled for Friday, March 6 from after school until 5PM. As always, students must have a permission form signed by a parent in order to attend. The cost is $5 and PTSA will be selling concessions. Permission forms are available in the main office or on the website.
    • Elective Registration: Attention rising 7th and 8th grade parents, your child will be registering for his/her elective classes soon. The process will be completed online during the school day with Mr. Febres, Mr. Martin, and/or Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Click here). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (April 2nd), 6-2 (March 23rd), 6-3 (April 3rd), 6-4 (March 25th), 7-1 (April 1st), 7-2 (March 27th), 7-3 (April 13th), and 7-4 (March 24th).
    • Summer Camps/Track-Out Camps: WCPSS’s Lifelong Learning is hosting the “2020 Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More Fair” on Sat., March 7, 10-2 pm, at Enloe Magnet High School. This fair allows parents to meet face-to-face with those businesses that offer summer camps, track-out activities, and more. In addition to the valuable vendor interactions, the fair will host fun activities, such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, photo booth, and food trucks. And the best part, it’s all FREE! Click here for more information.
    • Track Change Requests: If you would like to request a track change for your student for next year, the form is now available on our website. All forms must be submitted by March 13 in order to be considered. 
    • Attention 6-1 Parents: At this time it does not appear we will have enough students next year to expand 7-1 from a three-teacher team to a four-teacher team. Therefore, we need to move approximately 10-12 of our current 6th graders on track 1 to either track 2, 3 or 4 next year. If you are interested in moving your student to another track next year, please complete the Track Change Request Form and we will automatically honor your request as long as we still have space on the track you request. 
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/ Our school code is YB112059.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page. 
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th graders.
    • Athletics:
      • To stay up-to-date on Athletics, follow Mr. Adams on Twitter (@PineHollowAD) and use our athletic website. These outlets are updated first.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Dance: Please see the sign-up genius link below if you can help us with the winter dance: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fafa629a1fb6-winter
      • Vaping/E-Cigarettes 101: This Adults Only program (presented by the Poe Center for Health Education and sponsored by the Pine Hollow PTSA) will be offered at PHMS,  date TBD. Attendees will learn more about adolescent brain development and the effects of e-cigarettes and vaping. There is no charge to attend.
      • Box Tops for Education: The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. We will be collecting through February 17th.  Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • The PTSA website has moved.  Find all you need to know about your PHMS PTSA on the Pine Hollow MS website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21473 and click on the Parents tab. Then click on Pine Hollow PTSA
      • The phmsptsa.net website has been closed. Please email any questions to phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 2-23-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/23/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for February 23. 

    • Elective Registration for 2020-21: Attention rising 7th and 8th grade parents, your child will be registering for his/her elective classes soon. The process will be completed online during the school day with Mr. Febres, Mr. Martin, and/or Ms. Muhs. In preparation for your child making the best choices, please review the elective options/course descriptions as a family (Click here). The registration dates by track: 6-1 (April 2nd), 6-2 (March 23rd), 6-3 (April 3rd), 6-4 (March 25th), 7-1 (April 1st), 7-2 (March 27th), 7-3 (April 13th), and 7-4 (March 24th).
    • Track Change Requests: If you would like to request a track change for your student for next year, the form is now available on our website. All forms must be submitted by March 13 in order to be considered. 
    • Attention 6-1 Parents: At this time it does not appear we will have enough students next year to expand 7-1 from a three-teacher team to a four-teacher team. Therefore, we need to move approximately 10-12 of our current 6th graders on track 1 to either track 2, 3 or 4 next year. If you are interested in moving your student to another track next year, please complete the Track Change Request Form and we will automatically honor your request as long as we still have space on the track you request. 
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th graders. 
    • Summer Camps/Track-Out Camps: WCPSS’s Lifelong Learning is hosting the “2020 Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More Fair” on Sat., March 7, 10-2 pm, at Enloe Magnet High School. This fair allows parents to meet face-to-face with those businesses that offer summer camps, track-out activities, and more. In addition to the valuable vendor interactions, the fair will host fun activities, such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, photo booth, and food trucks. And the best part, it’s all FREE! Click here for more information.
    • Athletics:
      • To stay up-to-date on Athletics, follow Mr. Adams on Twitter (@PineHollowAD) and use our athletic website. These outlets are updated first.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/ Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Vaping/E-Cigarettes 101: This Adults Only program (presented by the Poe Center for Health Education and sponsored by the Pine Hollow PTSA) will be offered at PHMS,  date TBD. Attendees will learn more about adolescent brain development and the effects of e-cigarettes and vaping. There is no charge to attend.
      • Box Tops for Education: The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. We will be collecting through February 17th.  Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • The PTSA website has moved.  Find all you need to know about your PHMS PTSA on the Pine Hollow MS website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21473 and click on the Parents tab. Then click on Pine Hollow PTSA
      • The phmsptsa.net website has been closed. Please email any questions to phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    •  Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 2-16-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/16/2020 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for February 16.

    • Teacher Workday: No school for students tomorrow as it is a Teacher Workday.
    • Track Change Requests: If you would like to request a track change for your student for next year, the form is now available on our website. All forms must be submitted by March 13 in order to be considered.
    • Attention 6-1 Parents: At this time it does not appear we will have enough students next year to expand 7-1 from a three-teacher team to a four-teacher team. Therefore, we need to move approximately 10-12 of our current 6th graders on track 1 to either track 2, 3 or 4 next year. If you are interested in moving your student to another track next year, please complete the Track Change Request Form and we will automatically honor your request as long as we still have space on the track you request.
    • Spring Pictures: On Wednesday for students on Tracks 1&3.
    • Dance: The dance that was originally scheduled for Feb. 7 will be held on Friday. The cost is $5 and students will need a permission form signed by a parent to attend. PTSA will be selling Chick Fil-A, pizza, and various snacks and drinks.
    • Career and Technical Education: Our CTE department is celebrating various careers throughout the month of February until March 6. We are looking for guest speakers in Technology and Engineering fields to come talk with our students about their careers and possibly do some fun activities with them. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please email Mr. Ferrell at rferrell@wcpss.net to get the sign-up form. We appreciate your support for our great school and the Career and Technical Education Department.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Final payments for the DC Field Trip are due. The deadline for Tracks 1, 2, and 4 was February 13; and the deadline for Track 3 is Thursday.  All payments should be made through the Online School Portal. 
    • Flight Around the World: Please see the flyer in the weekly message for information regarding our 2nd Annual Flight Around the World. This event is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and explore various cultures.
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th
    • Summer Camps/Track-Out Camps: WCPSS’s Lifelong Learning is hosting the “2020 Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More Fair” on, March 7, 10-2 pm, at Enloe Magnet High School. This fair allows parents to meet face-to-face with those businesses that offer summer camps, track-out activities, and more. In addition to the valuable vendor interactions, the fair will host fun activities, such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, photo booth, and food trucks. And the best part, it’s all FREE! Click here for more information.
    • Athletics:
      • Track try-outs:
        • Practice from 3:15-4:45 (rides must be picked up in the bus loop by 5:00)
        • February 18 – 1 mile, 100m, & Shot Put
        • February 19 – 800m, 400m & field events
      • Soccer try-outs:
        • February 18, 19 and 20 (if needed)
        • Tryouts will occur each day after school until 5p.m. The team will be selected based upon each athlete's ability in the following areas: athleticism, soccer skills, and character. Each night after tryouts cuts will be made until the squad is narrowed down to 18-22 athletes. 
      • To stay up-to-date on Athletics, follow Mr. Adams on Twitter (@PineHollowAD) and use our athletic website. These outlets are updated first.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Dance volunteers needed: The winter dance is Friday and we need volunteers to make it successful.  Please view the signup genius to see how you can help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fafa629a1fb6-winter
      • Teacher workday food sign-up: Please consider donating food items for our teacher workday via this sign-up genius link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4da4af2aaa8-pine1
      • Vaping/E-Cigarettes 101: This Adults Only program (presented by the Poe Center for Health Education and sponsored by the Pine Hollow PTSA) will be offered at PHMS on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6-7:30PM. Attendees will learn more about adolescent brain development and the effects of e-cigarettes and vaping. There is no charge to attend but you must pre-register. Click here to register and/or learn more about this event.
      • Box Tops for Education: The Box Tops for Educationprogram is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. We will be collecting through February 17th.  Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • The PTSA website has moved. Find all you need to know about your PHMS PTSA on the Pine Hollow MS website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21473 and click on the Parents tab. Then click on Pine Hollow PTSA
      • The phmsptsa.net website has been closed. Please email any questions to phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 2-9-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/9/2020

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for February 9.

    • Career and Technical Education: Our CTE department is celebrating various careers throughout the month of February until March 6. We are looking for guest speakers in Technology and Engineering fields to come talk with our students about their careers and possibly do some fun activities with them. If you or someone you know would like to participate, please email Mr. Ferrell at rferrell@wcpss.net to get the sign-up form. We appreciate your support for our great school and the Career and Technical Education Department.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Final payments for the DC Field Trip are due soon.   The deadline for Tracks 1, 2, and 4 is February 13; and the deadline for Track 3 is February 20.  All payments should be made through the Online School Portal. 
    • Flight Around the World: Please see the flyer in the weekly message for information regarding our 2nd Annual Flight Around the World. This event is an exciting opportunity to celebrate and explore various cultures.
    • Spring Pictures: Students on Tracks 1&3 will have theirs taken on Feb. 19.
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th
    • Summer Camps/Track-Out Camps: WCPSS’s Lifelong Learning is hosting the “2020 Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More Fair” on, March 7, 10-2 pm, at Enloe Magnet High School. This fair allows parents to meet face-to-face with those businesses that offer summer camps, track-out activities, and more. In addition to the valuable vendor interactions, the fair will host fun activities, such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, photo booth, and food trucks. And the best part, it’s all FREE! Click here for more information.
    • Student Council: PHMS Student Council needs your help collecting a few items for Love the Bus week in February. Please use this link to sign up to donate an item or two. Thank you for your support in helping our bus drivers feel appreciated! Student Council members also encourage PHMS students to write a thoughtful note to their bus driver and give it to them February 10-14th as part of the celebration! 
    • Wake Up and Read: The LLC and Student Council have paired up to support the Wake up and Read Book Drive! We're collecting gently used and new books for ages birth-12 years old through February 13th. Please see this flyerfor additional information. Thank you! 
    • Athletics:
      • The Winter Sports Banquet will be Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 in the cafeteria. See the flyer in the weekly email for more info.
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
      • Check the Athletics tab on the school website and follow Mr. Adams on Twitter @PineHollowAD to stay up-to-date with PH Athletics.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Teacher workday food sign-up: Please consider donating food items for our teacher workday via this sign-up genius link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4da4af2aaa8-pine1
      • Box Tops for Education: The Box Tops for Educationprogram is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. We will be collecting through February 17th.  Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • The PTSA website has moved. Find all you need to know about your PHMS PTSA on the Pine Hollow MS website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21473 and click on the Parents tab. Then click on Pine Hollow PTSA
      • The phmsptsa.net website has been closed. Please email any questions to phmsptsa16@gmail.com
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 2-2-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/2/2020 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for February 2.

    • Spring Pictures: Students on Tracks 2&4 will have their picture taken on Feb. 4 and Track 1&3 will have theirs taken on Feb. 19.
    • High School Information: 8th grade parents are encouraged to click here to visit our website for important info for rising 9th
    • Summer Camps/Track-Out Camps: WCPSS’s Lifelong Learning is hosting the “2020 Triangle Camps, Track-Out, and More Fair” on, March 7, 10-2 pm, at Enloe Magnet High School. This fair allows parents to meet face-to-face with those businesses that offer summer camps, track-out activities, and more. In addition to the valuable vendor interactions, the fair will host fun activities, such as an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, photo booth, and food trucks. And the best part, it’s all FREE! Click here for more information.
    • Student Council: PHMS Student Council needs your help collecting a few items for Love the Bus week in February. Please use this link to sign up to donate an item or two. Thank you for your support in helping our bus drivers feel appreciated! Student Council members also encourage PHMS students to write a thoughtful note to their bus driver and give it to them February 10-14th as part of the celebration! 
    • Wake Up and Read: The LLC and Student Council have paired up to support the Wake up and Read Book Drive! We're collecting gently used and new books for ages birth-12 years old through February 13th. Please see this flyer for additional information. Thank you! 
    • Dance: Our next dance will be Friday, February 7 after school until 5PM. The cost is $5 and the dance is for current PH students only. Students must have a signed permission form in order to attend. Forms are available on our website or in the main office.
    • 7th Grade Math Reality Fair: The 7-4 team is still looking for volunteers for the Math Reality Fair on February 4.  Volunteers can be from any track and any grade.  If you can help out please sign up using this link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084fa4af2eaaf58-math. The time is from 8:30-10:50. Thank you to all who are able to help make this math reality fair a success!
    • Benchmark Assessments: To assess our students’ progress in ELA and Math, all students will take a mid-year “benchmark” assessment at some point between now and the middle of February. In order to minimize the impact this has on instruction and our daily schedule, each individual team has been given flexibility in deciding when their students will take these assessments. These assessments will provide teachers with valuable information about where students are in their learning journey at the halfway point of the year. They will then be able to use this information, along with the classwork students have been producing all year long, to determine the areas in which students might benefit from some extra support or enrichment between now and the end of the year. These assessments are formative and will not impact your child’s academic grade in any way. If you have any questions regarding the benchmark assessments, please contact your child’s ELA or Math teacher.
    • Athletics:
      • This is the final week of the winter athletic season. Basketball will be at Wakefield on Monday and at Durant on Thursday. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
      • The Winter Sports Banquet will be Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 in the cafeteria. See the flyer in the weekly email for more info.
      • The deadline for forms to be turned in for Spring Sports is tomorrow!
      • If you have already signed up for Fall and/or Winter Sports but have not signed up for Spring Sports, please email support@nasathletics.com. Give them your child's name, school name and which sport they are trying out for.  Please do not wait until the last minute.
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
      • Check the Athletics tab on the school website and follow Mr. Adams on Twitter @PineHollowAD to stay up-to-date with PH Athletics.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Teacher workday food sign-up: Please consider donating food items for our teacher workday via this sign-up genius link:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4da4af2aaa8-pine1
      • Box Tops for Education: The Box Tops for Educationprogram is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. We will be collecting through February 17th.  Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
      • The PTSA website has moved. Find all you need to know about your PHMS PTSA on the Pine Hollow MS website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21473 and click on the Parents tab. Then click on Pine Hollow PTSA
      • The phmsptsa.net website has been closed. Please email any questions to phmsptsa16@gmail.com
      • Dance volunteers needed: The winter dance is coming up soon and we are in need of volunteers to make it successful.  Please view the signup genius to see how you can help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fafa629a1fb6-winter
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 1-26-20

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/26/2020 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Geo Bee: Congratulations to Halle Gibson, a 6th grader on Track 2, for winning the geography bee last week. She has earned the right to take the qualifying test to try to compete at the state level. Way to go Halle!!
    • Student Council: PHMS Student Council needs your help collecting a few items for Love the Bus week in February. Please use this link to sign up to donate an item or two. Thank you for your support in helping our bus drivers feel appreciated! Student Council members also encourage PHMS students to write a thoughtful note to their bus driver and give it to them February 10-14th as part of the celebration! 
    • Wake Up and Read: The LLC and Student Council have paired up to support the Wake up and Read Book Drive! We're collecting gently used and new books for ages birth-12 years old through February 13th. Please see this flyer for additional information. Thank you! 
    • Dance: Our next dance will be Friday, February 7 after school until 5PM. The cost is $5 and the dance is for current PH students only. Students must have a signed permission form in order to attend. Forms are available on our website or in the main office.
    • 7th Grade Math Reality Fair: The 7-4 team is still looking for volunteers the Math Reality Fair on February 4.  Volunteers can be from any track and any grade.  If you can help out please sign up using this link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084fa4af2eaaf58-math. The time is from 8:30-10:50. Thank you to all who are able to help make this math reality fair a success!
    • Benchmark Assessments: To assess our students’ progress in ELA and Math, all students will take a mid-year “benchmark” assessment at some point between now and the middle of February. In order to minimize the impact this has on instruction and our daily schedule, each individual team has been given flexibility in deciding when their students will take these assessments. These assessments will provide teachers with valuable information about where students are in their learning journey at the halfway point of the year. They will then be able to use this information, along with the classwork students have been producing all year long, to determine the areas in which students might benefit from some extra support or enrichment between now and the end of the year. These assessments are formative and will not impact your child’s academic grade in any way. If you have any questions regarding the benchmark assessments, please contact your child’s ELA or Math teacher.
    • Spring Pictures: Students on Tracks 2&4 will have their picture taken on Feb. 4 and Track 1&3 will have theirs taken on Feb. 19.
    • Athletics:
      • Basketball will be at West Millbrook on Monday and home versus Carroll on Thursday. Thursday’s game will be our final home game of the year, so please come out and support the teams. Admission is $5.
      • There will be a Spring Sports Information Meeting for parents on Jan. 28 at 6:30PM in the auditorium.
      • The deadline for forms to be turned in for Spring Sports is Feb. 3.
      • If you have already signed up for Fall and/or Winter Sports but have not signed up for Spring Sports, please email support@nasathletics.com. Give them your child's name, school name and which sport they are trying out for.  Please do not wait until the last minute.
      • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
      • Check the Athletics tab on the school website and follow Mr. Adams on Twitter @PineHollowAD to stay up-to-date with PH Athletics.
    • School Tours: Student Services is now offering tours for future Pilot families interested in learning more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now—the cost is only $45. It’s one of the best books you’ll purchase this year. All yearbooks are ordered online http://www.strawbridge.net/Our school code is YB112059.
    • From the PTSA:
      • The PTSA website has moved. Find all you need to know about your PHMS PTSA on the Pine Hollow MS website at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/21473 and click on the Parents tab. Then click on Pine Hollow PTSA
      • The netwebsite has been closed.
      • 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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