• Principal's Weekly Message for 2-17-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/17/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of February 17.

    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering another parent information session on Tuesday at 9AM to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Spring Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Thursday to take pictures for students on Tracks 3-4 and for students on 8-1.
    • Spring Dance: Friday from 3:15-5:00. Admission is $5 at the door. Students must have a signed permission form to attend. Forms are available on our website or attached to the weekly message. This dance is for PHMS students only.
    • Cultural Arts: Our PTSA has arranged for several performing arts groups to come to our school over the next few weeks as part of our Black History Month activities. We are pleased to welcome North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Stage2School back on Feb. 26 (for 7th & 8th graders on Tracks 1&3) as they present The Sound of Freedom: A Journey of African American Music History Through Song. On March 8 we welcome The Beast as they present Sankofa: African American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop (all students). Thanks to the PTSA’s Cultural Arts Committee for their hard work and financial support in arranging these performances.
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion with each other. Our second Community Reads selection this school year is Ghostby Jason Reynolds. (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Ghost/Jason-Reynolds/Track/9781481450164) We encourage participants to order their own paperback copy for $5 (visit scholastic.com, 'Parents' section, use the code gkdv8, and order by February 8th [trks 1,2,4] or February 20th [trk 3] deadline). You can also check out a copy from the PHMS library or from a local public library. Two after-school discussion gatherings will be held in the Pine Hollow Library on April 16th and April 25th.If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Track Change Request: Parents who would like to request a track change for next year may do so from now until March 11. Forms are available in the weekly message and on our website. Forms must be received by March 11 in order to be considered.
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $45.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Join the PTSA today and support your pilots.  Click HERE.
      • 2019-2020 PTSA board and committee leaders needed!  Please view the attached flyer to see how you can support your Pilots.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @phmsptsa.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 2-10-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/10/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of February 10.

    • WAKE Up and Read Book Drive: This is the final week of the book drive. Books can be dropped off in the main office. For more information on the book drive, see the flyer in the weekly message. 
    • Athletics: This week is the final week of the winter athletic season. The basketball teams will travel to Durant on Monday to finish their seasons. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering a parent information session on Thursday at 6PM to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. This session will be offered again on Tuesday the 19th at 9AM. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Early Release: Friday, Feb. 15. School will dismiss at 12:30.
    • Spring Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Feb. 20 to take pictures for students on Tracks 3-4 and for students on 8-1.
    • Spring Dance: Friday, Feb. 22 from 3:15-5:00. Admission is $5 at the door. Students must have a signed permission form to attend. Forms are available on our website or attached to the weekly message. This dance is for PHMS students only.
    • Cultural Arts: Our PTSA has arranged for several performing arts groups to come to our school over the next few weeks as part of our Black History Month activities. We are pleased to welcome North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Stage2School back on Feb. 26 (for 7th & 8th graders on Tracks 1&3) as they present The Sound of Freedom: A Journey of African American Music History Through Song. On March 8 we welcome The Beast as they present Sankofa: African American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop (all students). Thanks to the PTSA’s Cultural Arts Committee for their hard work and financial support in arranging these performances.
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion with each other. Our second Community Reads selection this school year is Ghostby Jason Reynolds. (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Ghost/Jason-Reynolds/Track/9781481450164) We encourage participants to order their own paperback copy for $5 (visit scholastic.com, 'Parents' section, use the code gkdv8, and order by February 8th [trks 1,2,4] or February 20th [trk 3] deadline). You can also check out a copy from the PHMS library or from a local public library. Two after-school discussion gatherings will be held in the Pine Hollow Library on April 16th and April 25th.If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Track Change Request: Parents who would like to request a track change for next year may do so from now until March 11. Forms are available in the weekly message and on our website. Forms must be received by March 11 in order to be considered.
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Join the PTSAtoday and support your pilots.  Click HERE.
      • 2019-2020 PTSA board and committee leaders needed!  Please view the attached flyer to see how you can support your Pilots.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @phmsptsa.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 2-3-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 2/3/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of February 3.

    • Spring Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Tuesday to take pictures of students on Tracks 1&2 (8-1 students will have their pictures taken with Tracks 3&4 on Feb. 20)
    • Cultural Arts: Our PTSA has arranged for several performing arts groups to come to our school over the next few weeks as part of our Black History Month activities. We are pleased to welcome North Carolina Theatre Conservatory’s Stage2School on Tuesday (7th & 8th graders on Tracks 2&4 and 6th graders on Track 2) and again on Feb. 26 (7th & 8th graders on Tracks 1&3) as they present The Sound of Freedom: A Journey of African American Music History Through Song. Then on March 8 we welcome The Beast as they present Sankofa: African American Music from Spirituals to Hip Hop (all students). Thanks to the PTSA’s Cultural Arts Committee for their hard work and financial support in arranging these performances.
    • Community Reads: We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors to read the same book and engage in discussion with each other. Our second Community Reads selection this school year is Ghostby Jason Reynolds. (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Ghost/Jason-Reynolds/Track/9781481450164) We encourage participants to order their own paperback copy for $5 (visit scholastic.com, 'Parents' section, use the code gkdv8, and order by February 8th [trks 1,2,4] or February 20th [trk 3] deadline). You can also check out a copy from the PHMS library or from a local public library. Two after-school discussion gatherings will be held in the Pine Hollow Library on April 16th and April 25th.If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Track Change Request: Parents who would like to request a track change for next year may do so from now until March 11. Forms are available in the weekly message and on our website. Forms must be received by March 11 in order to be considered.
    • WAKE Up and Read Book Drive: Attention Pilot community: we need your new and gently used children’s books! From now through February 15, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth to 12 across the WCPSS. The goal is to collect 110,000 books – enough to share at thirteen schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Please drop your books off in our main office. Our school hopes to collect at least 500 books to donate toward this effort. For more information, see the flyer in the weekly message. 
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Athletics: The basketball teams will travel to Carroll on Monday and will be home versus Wakefield on Thursday. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering two parent information sessions in February, here at PH, to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • We are in need of volunteers for the Winter Dance.  Please click on this link to sign up:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA8A72DAB9-pine Any questions should be emailed to Victoria Artis @ vmclemons@me.com
      • We have a new websiteso please be sure to save this link: phmsptsa.net and visit us often. 
      • We are looking for a few good men and women to join the 2019-2020 PTSA board and committees.  Please view the attached flyer to see how you can support your Pilots.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @phmsptsa.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 1-27-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/27/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of January 27.

    • Attention 8th grade parents: Please be aware that 8th graders will not be allowed to use their cell phones during lunch for the next two weeks. We are having ongoing concerns with students using their devices appropriately. If you need to speak with your child, please call the office and we will be glad to deliver a message or get your child to a phone, depending upon the situation. Thank you for your support as we continue to teach our students how to use their devices appropriately.
    • Track Change Request: Parents who would like to request a track change for next year may do so from now until March 11. Forms are available in the weekly message and on our website. Forms must be received by March 11 in order to be considered.
    • Spirit Wear: A new round of PH Spirit Wear, including hoodies, is now available! Visit our website or Click here to place your order. The window closes on January 31 so place your order now.
    • Community Lacrosse Team: The LRMS Boys Lacrosse Clubis seeking 6th grade student-athletes to participate in their spring lacrosse program. Students from our immediate community are welcome to join the program, regardless of which school they attend. The team will compete against other middle school-aged teams in the area. NEED GEAR? No worries. The team received a US Lacrosse grant for 20 sets of gear for first-time players, valued over $300 per player. For more info visit http://leesvillemslacrosse.webflow.io/.
    • WAKE Up and Read Book Drive: Attention Pilot community: we need your new and gently used children’s books! From now through February 15, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth to 12 across the WCPSS. The goal is to collect 110,000 books – enough to share at thirteen schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Please drop your books off in our main office. Our school hopes to collect at least 500 books to donate toward this effort. For more information, see the flyer in the weekly message. 
    • What we can do - a Community Reads After-School Gathering: Wednesday, January 30th from 3:15-4:30pm in the PHMS Library. Gather with your PHMS community to create ways of making the refugee experience visible. This after-school gathering is open to students, parents, staff, and others in our community who have read the book, Refugeeby Alan Gratz, and are eager to share this important topic with others. Activities, supplies, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at ly/Refugeebookgathering . If you have questions about this event, please contact Kristen Ziller, school librarian (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Athletics:
      • The basketball teams will travel to Leesville on Monday and home versus West Millbrook on Wednesday. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
      • There will be a parent meeting for spring sports at 6PM in the auditorium on Jan. 31. There will be a brief general meeting followed by breakout sessions with the coaches. Spring sports include boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ soccer, and girls’ softball.
      • All online registration and physical forms for spring sports must be completed by Feb. 1. Details are on the athletic website (click here)
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering two parent information sessions in February, here at PH, to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • We are in need of volunteers for the Winter Dance.  Please click on this link to sign up:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA8A72DAB9-pine Any questions should be emailed to Victoria Artis @ vmclemons@me.com
      • We have a new websiteso please be sure to save this link: phmsptsa.net and visit us often. 
      • We are looking for a few good men and women to join the 2019-2020 PTSA board and committees.  Please view the attached flyer to see how you can support your Pilots.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @phmsptsa.
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 1-20-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/20/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of January 20.

    • No School tomorrow: School will be closed for students and staff on Monday, Jan. 21 as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
    • Spirit Wear: A new round of PH Spirit Wear, including hoodies, is now available! Visit our website or Click here to place your order. The window closes on January 31 so place your order now.
    • Geo Bee: The National Geographic GeoBee Pine Hollow Finals will be held on Tuesday at 8:15 in the auditorium. The competition will take about an hour and families are welcome and encouraged to attend!
    • WAKE Up and Read Book Drive: Attention Pilot community: we need your new and gently used children’s books! From now through February 15, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth to 12 across the WCPSS. The goal is to collect 110,000 books – enough to share at thirteen schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Please drop your books off in our main office. Our school hopes to collect at least 500 books to donate toward this effort. For more information, see the flyer in the weekly message.
    • What we can do - a Community Reads After-School Gathering: Wednesday, January 30th from 3:15-4:30pm in the PHMS Library. Gather with your PHMS community to create ways of making the refugee experience visible. This after-school gathering is open to students, parents, staff, and others in our community who have read the book, Refugeeby Alan Gratz, and are eager to share this important topic with others. Activities, supplies, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at ly/Refugeebookgathering . If you have questions about this event, please contact Kristen Ziller, school librarian (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).
    • Athletics:
      • The basketball teams will be home versus East Millbrook on Thursday. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
      • There will be a parent meeting for spring sports at 6PM in the auditorium on Jan. 31. There will be a brief general meeting followed by breakout sessions with the coaches. Spring sports include boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ soccer, and girls’ softball.
      • All online registration and physical forms for spring sports must be completed by Feb. 1. Details are on the athletic website (click here)
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering two parent information sessions in February, here at PH, to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy 2019 from your PTSA!  We have a new website so please be sure to save this link: phmsptsa.net and visit us often.
      • We are looking for a few good men and women to join the 2019-2020 PTSA board and committees.  Please view the attached flyer to see how you can support your Pilots.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on FB and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Important Message to all PH parents

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Good evening Pine Hollow parents,

     

    I need to make you aware of some recent developments so that you can take the necessary steps to protect your child. We have dealt with several situations recently involving students taking explicit photos of themselves and sharing them with others via various social media platforms and text messages. Oftentimes the recipient of such inappropriate pictures has then shared them with other students.

     

     If your child has a smart phone, I implore you to look at his/her phone immediately to ensure they are not in possession of any inappropriate images of themselves or others. Often such images are transmitted via applications such as Snapchat and Instagram, and they are often stored on cell phones under icons that appear to be something as harmless as a calculator.  

     

     As adults, we know that once something is “out there” we can never get it back, but our middle school aged students do not always understand the long-term consequences of their actions. Therefore, I am asking all Pine Hollow parents to please have a conversation with your child tonight and look at their phone. This is not just a Pine Hollow problem as schools across our district, our state and our nation are dealing with this same issue regarding students sharing/sending inappropriate images to one another. My hope is that by shining a light on this situation now, we can partner with our parents to prevent it from happening again at our school.

     

     Should you discover inappropriate images on your child’s phone, please delete them immediately. Possession of explicit images of underage children is a crime, even if the images were sent by the person depicted in the photo.

     

     For more information and resources regarding social media and how to help your child stay safe in a digital world, please see “My Child, Your Child and Social Media” under the “Parents” tab on our school webpage or click here. Thank you for helping keep our school and our students safe.

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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 1-13-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/13/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of January 13.

    • WAKE Up and Read Book Drive: Attention Pilot community: we need your new and gently used children’s books! From now through February 15, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth to 12 across the WCPSS. The goal is to collect 110,000 books – enough to share at thirteen schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Please drop your books off in our main office. Our school hopes to collect at least 500 books to donate toward this effort. For more information, see the flyer in the weekly message. 
    • Athletics:
      • The basketball teams will be home Monday versus Durant on Monday. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
      • There will be a parent meeting for spring sports at 6PM in the auditorium on Jan. 31. There will be a brief general meeting followed by breakout sessions with the coaches. Spring sports include boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ soccer, and girls’ softball.
      • All online registration and physical forms for spring sports must be completed by Feb. 1. Details are on the athletic website (click here)
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering two parent information sessions in February, here at PH, to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Calendar Adjustments: Due to the recent inclement weather, there have been some changes to the calendar. Friday, January 18 will no longer be an Early Release day. It will be a regular school day. Students on Tracks 2-4 will not have Saturday School on March 16 as that time will be made up now that January 18 is a regular day.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Happy 2019 from your PTSA!  We have a new websiteso please be sure to save this link: phmsptsa.net and visit us often.
      • We are looking for a few good men and women to join the 2019-2020 PTSA board and committees.  Please view the attached flyer to see how you can support your Pilots.
      • View the PTSA Weekly Newsletter HERE.
      • Follow us on FB and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 1-6-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 1/6/2019 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of January 6.

    • From Student Assignment: Students on Tracks 2-4 were given a very important tri-fold flyer prior to break. Track 1 students received theirs last week. This flyer, printed on yellow paper, lists the school to which your student is assigned for next year along with their transportation. It also includes information regarding assignment options and how to request a transfer. Please make sure you ask your student for this flyer.
    • Athletics:
      • The basketball teams will be home Monday versus Carroll and travel to Wakefield on Thursday. Game time for the girls is 4:00 with the boys’ game immediately after. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
      • There will be a parent meeting for spring sports at 6PM in the auditorium on Jan. 31. There will be a brief general meeting followed by breakout sessions with the coaches. Spring sports include boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ soccer, and girls’ softball.
      • All online registration and physical forms for spring sports must be completed by Feb. 1. Details are on the athletic website (click here)
    • School Tours: If someone you know is interested in our school for next year, please encourage them to sign-up for a tour. The link is available on our website under “PHMS Tours” or they can click here.
    • Community Lacrosse Team: The LRMS Boys Lacrosse Clubis seeking 6th grade student-athletes to participate in their spring lacrosse program. Students from our immediate community are welcome to join the program, regardless of which school they attend. The team will compete against other middle school-aged teams in the area. NEED GEAR? No worries. The team received a US Lacrosse grant for 20 sets of gear for first-time players, valued over $300 per player. For more info visit http://leesvillemslacrosse.webflow.io/.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering two parent information sessions in February, here at PH, to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Calendar Adjustments: Due to the recent inclement weather, there have been some changes to the calendar. Friday, January 18 will no longer be an Early Release day. It will be a regular school day. Students on Tracks 2-4 will not have Saturday School on March 16 as that time will be made up now that January 18 is a regular day.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Support your Pilots when you shop online!  AmazonSmileis the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow, when specifically using the amazon.com link (instead of the normal www.amazon.com). On your first visit to AmazonSmile, type in Pine Hollow Middle School in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box and click “Search”. Then click the Orange “Select” button next to our school name. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. So remember, when you are surfing through Amazon, change to the smile.amazon.com address.
      • Become a PHMS Sponsor!  Learn more about our corporate sponsorship opportunities by clicking HERE.  Fundraising questions can be sent to Melissa Buxengard @ melbuxengard@hotmail.com
      • For more PHMS PTSA information visit us at org
      • Follow us on FB and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 12-30-18

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 12/30/2018 6:00:00 AM

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the message for the week of December 30.

    • Winter Break: I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. Students on Tracks 1-3 return from Winter Break on Wednesday, January 2.
    • From Student Assignment: Students on Tracks 2-4 were given a very important tri-fold flyer prior to break. (Track 1 students will get this information when they return Wednesday.) This flyer, printed on yellow paper, lists the school to which your student is assigned for next year along with their transportation. It also includes information regarding assignment options and how to request a transfer. Please make sure you ask your student for this flyer.
    • Athletics: There are no games this week.
    • Attention 8th grade parents: Our counselors will be offering two parent information sessions in February, here at PH, to help you support your student with the upcoming transition to high school. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information and a listing of high school open houses.
    • Calendar Adjustments: Due to the recent inclement weather, there have been some changes to the calendar. Friday, January 18 will no longer be an Early Release day. It will be a regular school day. Students on Tracks 2-4 will not have Saturday School on March 16 as that time will be made up now that January 18 is a regular day.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Support your Pilots when you shop online!  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow, when specifically using the amazon.com link (instead of the normal www.amazon.com). On your first visit to AmazonSmile, type in Pine Hollow Middle School in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box and click “Search”. Then click the Orange “Select” button next to our school name. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. So remember, when you are surfing through Amazon, change to the smile.amazon.com address.
      • Become a PHMS Sponsor!  Learn more about our corporate sponsorship opportunities by clicking HERE.  Fundraising questions can be sent to Melissa Buxengard @ melbuxengard@hotmail.com
      • For more PHMS PTSA information visit us at org
      • Follow us on FB and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • I wish everyone a Happy New Year!! Have a great week and remember: at Pine Hollow Middle School, the sky is the limit!
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  • Principal's Weekly Message for 12-16-18

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 12/16/2018 6:00:00 AM

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

    • From Student Assignment: Students on Tracks 2-4 were given a very important tri-fold flyer at the end of last week. (Track 1 students will get this information when they return in January.) This flyer, printed on yellow paper, lists the school to which your student is assigned for next year along with their transportation. It also includes information regarding assignment options and how to request a transfer. Please make sure you ask your student for this flyer.
    • NJHS: The National Junior Honor Society is planning a holiday breakfast for the staff of PHMS on Wednesday and would appreciate volunteers to bring in breakfast goodies. Please click here if you are able to help.
    • Art Show: There will be a drop-in art show tomorrow from 4-7 p.m. Students, staff and parents are invited to come and view the hanging artwork of the 1st semester art students. 
    • Early Release: Friday, Dec. 21. School will dismiss at 12:30 and this will be the start of Winter Break. Students return from Winter Break on Wed., Jan. 2.
    • Athletics: The basketball teams will be home versus Leesville on Monday and they will travel to West Millbrook on Thursday. Game time for the girls is 4 with the boys’ game immediately following. Admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams.
    • Community Reads:
      • We look forward to gathering together as a community to discuss our first Community Reads book, Refugeeby Alan Gratz. Tracks 2, 3, and 4 will meet during lunch for three consecutive Thursdays in December, with each date focusing on each of the three characters in the book: Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud. Lunch discussions will be informal and discussion prompts will be provided. Please bring your lunch with you and attend the lunch period that corresponds with your student's grade level.
      • Confirm your attendance by completing this RSVPso we know how many folks will be in attendance. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teachers (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). We look forward to seeing you!
    • Calendar Adjustments: Due to the recent inclement weather, there have been some changes to the calendar. Friday, January 18 will no longer be an Early Release day. It will be a regular school day. Students on Tracks 2-4 will not have Saturday School on March 16 as that time will be made up now that January 18 is a regular day.
    • Yearbooks: Go to http://www.strawbridge.net/order-online/ and enter code 112059 to order your yearbook. The cost is now $40 and will increase as the year goes along, so order yours now and save a few bucks.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Support your Pilots when you shop online this holiday season!  AmazonSmileis the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. The AmazonSmile program donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Pine Hollow, when specifically using the amazon.com link (instead of the normal www.amazon.com). On your first visit to AmazonSmile, type in Pine Hollow Middle School in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box and click “Search”. Then click the Orange “Select” button next to our school name. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. So remember, when you are surfing through Amazon, change to the smile.amazon.com address.
      • Become a PHMS Sponsor!  Learn more about our corporate sponsorship opportunities by clicking HERE.  Fundraising questions can be sent to Melissa Buxengard @ melbuxengard@hotmail.com
      • For more PHMS PTSA information visit us at org
      • Follow us on FB and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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