• Weekly Message for 5-9-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/9/2021

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

    • Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers and grandmothers!!!
    • This Week: This week is a five-day for all students.
    • Track Assignments: Parents of rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders received an email Friday afternoon from WCPSS notifying you that our school will return to having multiple tracks for the 2021-22 school year. We can now begin the process of assigning students to tracks. As a result of our desire to balance track sizes as much as possible across each grade level, we will be collapsing track 2 for the 2021-22 school year. Students previously on track 2 will be moved to one of the other three tracks. We are currently working with our feeder elementary schools to ensure our students are on the same track as any younger siblings. Having three tracks instead of four will help us use our limited resources more efficiently which will, in turn, benefit students. Just as soon as track assignments are available, I will notify you via email, the school website and text message. I understand the urgency of families knowing their assigned track, and we will get that information to you just as quickly as we possibly can. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support.
    • Virtual Talent Show: Our talented students and staff didn’t let the pandemic keep them from showing off their gifts. Click here to see the show!!    
    • EOG/EOC Test Calendar:
      • VA Testing:
        • Tuesday, June 8:VA ONLY -- 6th, 7th, 8th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Wednesday, June 9thVA ONLY-- 6th, 7th, 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Thursday, June 10thVA and Plan A--7th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Tuesday, June 15thVA and Plan A-- 8th grade Science EOG
      • Plan A Testing:
        • Thursday, June 10th: 8th grade Math EOG; 7th grade and 8th grade Math 1 EOC
        • Monday, June 14th: 6th grade Math EOG; 7th and 8th grade ELA EOG
        • Tuesday, June 15th: 6th grade ELA EOG; 7th grade Math EOG; 8th grade Science EOG
    • Signing Students Out: If you need to sign your student out in the afternoon, please make sure you do so before 2:30.
    • Dress Code: Now that the weather has warmed up, we are starting to notice some issues with dress code. Please take a look at the WCPSS dress code (https://www.wcpss.net/domain/50) and help us by ensuring your student’s attire is in line with this policy.
    • New Teacher Recognition Program: Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our new Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • The last day to purchase a yearbook is 5/29.
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 5-2-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/2/2021

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

    • This Week: Wednesday is an asynchronous day for all students.
    • Virtual Academy for 2021-22: The registration window to apply for your child to be in VA next year closes today at 5pm. For more information and/or to enroll visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48305
    • New Teacher Recognition Program: Is there a teacher or staff member you would like to celebrate for doing a terrific job? Has someone been consistently outstanding or maybe gone above-and-beyond recently for your student/family? If so, I encourage you to nominate that person for our new Top Gun Staff Member of the Month award. There aren’t any firm rules or requirements to nominate someone for recognition. The point of this is to recognize a teacher or two each month who was nominated by a student or parent. The teacher(s) would be recognized in front of their peers at the next staff meeting. In order to nominate someone, just fill out this form and make sure to clearly explain why you think they are deserving of this recognition.
    • Athletics: Winter Workouts begin tomorrow. Parents of registered students received an email last week. Please make sure your student has the pre questionnaire paperwork with them tomorrow.
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • The last day to purchase a yearbook is 5/29 and the last day to buy an ad is tomorrow!!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 4-25-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/25/2021

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

    • This Week: Is a five-day week for all students.
    • Spotlight on Students: Each year the PH staff has the tall task of selecting our Spotlight on Student winner who is recognized during a special meeting of the WCPSS Board of Education. Unfortunately, that did not happen this year due to the pandemic but we decided to follow our normal process of asking teachers to nominate deserving students. The qualities we look for when selecting a Spotlight winner include, but are not limited to, having strong character, possessing leadership, being a good citizen, excelling in academics, and self-advocating for a healthy lifestyle. Each grade level and our PE/elective teachers selected two students to nominate. Each of these eight students received a certificate and a gift card to Goodberry’s compliments of the PTSA. The eight nominees were: Diego Alfaro and Logan Festog (6th grade), Olivia Forrester and Emily Crawford (7th grade), Roman Menendez and Makayla Moore (8th grade), and Halle Gibson and Kevin Dang (from PE/Electives). Congratulations to these terrific Pilots!!
    • Virtual Academy for 2021-22: Parents can now sign-up for their students to be in the VA for the upcoming school year. The registration window opened last Thursday and closes Sunday, May 2 at 5 pm. For more information and/or to enroll visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/48305
    • Virtual Academy EOG/EOC Survey: We need to identify which/how many VA students will be coming to school to take their End-of-Grade/End-of-Course tests. All students are encouraged to take the year-end tests, but I recognize not all families are comfortable having their student in the building right now. Nothing punitive will happen to students who do not take the EOG/EOC tests. A schedule of exactly which test will be given on which day will be published next month once it has been finalized. If your student is in the VA and you have not already taken the survey, please do so by April 30. This is only for parents of VA students. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/Tj5EsapSAAKCAJU5A.
    • Lunch: We were not able to begin selling extra items last week due to complications beyond our control. We are hoping to be able to start this week.
    • Athletics: Parents that registered for Winter Workouts (boys’ and girls’ basketball and cheerleading) will be receiving an email from Mr. Adams soon.
    • ELA Novels: Students need to return the ELA novels listed below back to school as soon as possible. The students will no longer need these novels and we need to have an accurate count to prepare for the upcoming school year. If your student is attending school as Plan A, please have them return the novels to their ELA teacher. If your student is a VA student, please drop them off at the front office between 7:35am-4:00pm. If your student is unsure if they have already returned a novel or if they have lost/misplaced one of their novels, please have them contact Julie Stern (jstern@wcpss.net).
      • 6th Grade:
        • Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief
        • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
        • 7th Grade:
          • Long Walk to Water
          • Lyddie
          • 8th Grade:
        • Inside Out and Back Again
        • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • The last day to purchase a yearbook is 5/29 and the last day to buy an ad is tomorrow!!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Change to Lunch Procedures:

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/21/2021

    Good afternoon Pine Hollow Middle School Community, This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with a special message for our Plan A families.

     

    Earlier today we had our six-month fire inspection and learned we cannot have cafeteria tables in the hallway. Previously we had students sitting every other seat and we needed tables in the hallway in order to do that. Now that we can no longer have tables in the hallway and everyone will be eating in the cafeteria, students will be sitting closer together than they were previously.

     

    Please have a conversation with your student tonight regarding the importance of always wearing a mask when talking. We do not have a "silent lunch" but we do expect students to not talk if their mask is off. We are most likely to spread the virus when talking without our mask, and now that students are going to be eating in closer proximity to one another, it is even more important that they wear a mask when talking.

     

    I will address this during the morning announcements tomorrow and again with each lunch period, but your help in driving this message home is very important. Thank you for your help in keeping all our students safe. 

     

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  • Weekly Message for 4-18-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/18/2021

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

    • Reflections on Last Week: Words cannot express how awesome it was to finally see so many students back in the building! The building was full of positive energy and teachers and students were excited to once again be together! Some teachers even had first day jitters as it had been over a year since they taught students face-to-face! Approximately 60% of our students are enrolled in Plan A so it was the first time in a long time we had more than a handful of kids per class. Although we are not yet “back to normal”, since we are still wearing masks and social distancing to the extent possible, it was a huge step in that direction.
    • This Week: Wednesday is a Remote Learning/Asynchronous Day for all students.
    • ELA Novels: Students need to return the ELA novels listed below back to school as soon as possible. The students will no longer need these novels and we need to have an accurate count to prepare for the upcoming school year. If your student is attending school as Plan A, please have them return the novels to their ELA teacher. If your student is a VA student, please drop them off at the front office between 7:35am-4:00pm. If your student is unsure if they have already returned a novel or if they have lost/misplaced one of their novels, please have them contact Julie Stern (jstern@wcpss.net).
      • 6th Grade:
        • Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief
        • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
      • 7th Grade:
        • Long Walk to Water
        • Lyddie
      • 8th Grade:
        • Inside Out and Back Again
        • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    • Lunch: Beginning this week in addition to a free breakfast and/or lunch each day, students will be able to purchase chips, cookies and bottled water. Students will also be able to purchase an additional entrée or milk if they like. Cafeteria staff will be able to take cash, but we prefer you add money to your student’s account via MySchoolBucks.com  whenever possible. Please see our website (https://www.wcpss.net/domain/9322) for menus and more information.
    • Virtual Academy EOG/EOC Survey: Last week a survey was deployed to identify which/how many VA students will be coming to school to take their End-of-Grade/End-of-Course tests. All students are encouraged to take the year-end tests, but I recognize not all families are comfortable having their student in the building right now. Nothing punitive will happen to students who do not take the EOG/EOC tests. A schedule of exactly which test will be given on which day will be published next month once it has been finalized. If your student is in the VA and you have not already taken the survey, please do so by April 30. This is only for parents of VA students. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/Tj5EsapSAAKCAJU5A.
    • Athletics: We look forward to welcoming back those that registered for Spring Season Workouts on Monday. Please refer back to the email sent last week for self-screening procedures as well as drop-off and pick-up rules. Parents that registered for Winter Workouts will be receiving an email in about a week or so.
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • The last day to purchase a yearbook is 5/29 and the last day to buy an ad is 4/26.
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 4-11-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/11/2021

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

    • This Week: All students are tracked-out tomorrow and Tuesday. Instruction resumes for all students on Wednesday, April 14.
    • Transition to Plan A: Plan A students will be given a new copy of their schedule when they return to school on Wednesday. Students must wear a mask at all times except when they are eating or drinking. This includes riding the bus. Students are not allowed to talk when not wearing their mask in order to minimize transmission of the virus. Students are required to have assigned seats in the cafeteria in case contact tracing were to be necessary. Any students who were issued a WCPSS Chromebook should bring that with them each day. Although social distancing is not required on Plan A, we will still encourage students to social distance as much as possible and wash their hands frequently.
    • Daily Self-Screening: Daily temperature checks and heath screenings are no longer required. Instead, all students are required to conduct a self-screening before entering the building. Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms: 100.4 degree fever or higher; Sore throat; New cough; New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; New loss of taste or smell; Diarrhea or vomiting; New severe headache. Thank you for helping us keep all Pilots safe!
    • Lunch Procedures: All students will still be able to eat breakfast and lunch for free for the remainder of the school year. Students will have to wear a mask when talking, but they will not have to wait for the signal to begin eating. Students will now sit four to a table instead of two as under Plan B. Students will be assigned seats in the cafeteria to help with contact tracing if necessary.
    • Afternoon Dismissal: We will go back to our “normal” afternoon dismissal procedures in which we dismiss all walkers, all carpoolers, and students whose bus is called at 3:05. Please be patient in carpool as we will have a significant increase in the number of cars when we dismiss.
    • Transportation: Families switching to Plan A, please remember to make sure you have your bus transportation set up for this school year. If you have not yet registered for buses this year, please follow this link to register (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/39302). In addition, please make sure to also complete the required online attestation form for buses here https://www.wcpss.net/Page/44657 . Please try and do this as soon as possible, as it takes about a week for the update to reflect.  
    • Athletics: Parents of students already registered for workouts will be receiving an email from Mr. Adams with new details for workouts as the guidelines have changed.
    • Current 6th/7th Graders Elective Registration: The electives registration window is open to 4/16/21. For more information on the process, please visit the PHMS Student Services webpage: PHMS Student Services - Electives Registration
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • The last day to purchase a yearbook is 5/29 and the last day to buy an ad is 4/26.
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 4-4-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/4/2021

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

    • This Week: All students are tracked-out this week and return to instruction on Wednesday, April 14.
    • Transition to Plan A: We will be working hard this week to make the necessary schedule changes as we transition from Plan B to Plan A. All Plan A students will be given a new copy of their schedule when they return to school on Wed., April 14. More details re: Plan A will be included in the next weekly message.
    • Transportation: Families switching to Plan A, please remember to make sure you have your bus transportation set up for this school year. If you have not yet registered for buses this year, please follow this link to register (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/39302). In addition, please make sure to also complete the required online attestation form for buses here https://www.wcpss.net/Page/44657 . Please try and do this as soon as possible, as it takes about a week for the update to reflect.  
    • Virtual Academy: Students in the VA will resume their instruction on Wed., April 14.
    • Athletics: There are no workouts during track-out.
    • Current 6th/7th Graders Elective Registration: The electives registration window is open to 4/16/21. For more information on the process, please visit the PHMS Student Services webpage: PHMS Student Services - Electives Registration
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • The last day to purchase a yearbook is 5/29 and the last day to buy an ad is 4/26.
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • Have a great week and enjoy this beautiful spring weather! And remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 3-28-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/28/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for March 28.

    • This Week: This week is a two-day week for all students. All students are in Remote Learning Monday and Tuesday. Students are tracked-out starting on Wednesday and return to instruction on Wednesday, April 14.
    • 4th Quarter Survey: All parents should have received a survey last week regarding whether you want your student in the Virtual Academy 4th Quarter or whether you want them to come to school every day under Plan A. We have over 600 responses so far. If you have not yet completed the survey, please do so ASAP (https://forms.gle/PAWdvYv8xnvtv5DE8) We need this information to make the necessary adjustments to student schedules and teaching schedules. Please be aware that students in Plan A will be expected to come to school daily unless they are sick, have a dentist/doctor’s appointment, etc. (just like the good old days if we can remember life before COVID!!) The survey will close at 11:59pm on April 1. For families that do not respond, we will leave your student where they are (i.e. Virtual Academy or face-to-face instruction).
    • Athletics: There are no workouts this week or during track-out.
    • Current 6th/7th Graders Elective Registration: The electives registration window is open to 4/16/21. For more information on the process, please visit the PHMS Student Services webpage: PHMS Student Services - Electives Registration
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • From the PTSA:

    New Business:

    • The PHMS PTSA needs YOU!:
      • Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. 
      • Our Executive Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will also be vacant for the 2021/2022 school year. 
      • Please Click here. to let us know how you could support our PTSA now and in the future.

    Reminders:

    • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership.
    • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. 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.
    • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
    • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at 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: 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 3-21-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/21/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for March 21.

    • This Week: Students in Cohort 1/A are in the building for face-to-face instruction this week. This week is a five-day week for all students.
    • Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here tomorrow to take Cohort 1 pictures. If your student is in the Virtual Academy and did not have their picture taken in December, you can sign-up using the following link to have their picture taken tomorrow from 11:00-1:30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ADAE2FA3FD0-virtual For VA students who had their picture taken in December, we have picture packets/proofs here at school. They are outside the main office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-3pm in bins sorted alpha by grade level. Please pick yours up at your convenience.
    • Attention Parents of Students with an IEP or 504: Recent legislation was passed by the General Assembly which gives parents of students with an IEP or 504 the option to have their student attend school daily. You should have already received an email from your student’s counselor or case manager with a link to a survey so you can let us know your plans for your student. If you have not already completed that survey, please do so ASAP so that we can plan accordingly. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/NJZw2FLc7E1iiuQa7
    • Speakers Needed for AIG Student Conference: West is recruiting speakers for a virtual AIG Student Conference on May 5th. Do you have a career or topic of interest that you are willing to share more about with students? Our goal is to dig deeper into academic topics and broaden our students’ perspectives while connecting them with experts in a range of fields. Current sessions include: Becoming an engineering detective, folk art of India, Cardiac care in dogs, and more!Talks would be held virtually through Google Meet. Three sessions will be offered to students from 8:30-9:30am, 10-11am, and 1-2pm.  Speakers can offer their session up to three times.  Please visit this Google Form for more information and to sign up!  Please email Cassie West at cwest4@wcpss.net with any questions. 
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Parents:  We have concluded our Fall Workout sessions.  Monday we will begin our Spring Workout Sessions.  The Sports included are Boys' Soccer, Boys' and Girls' Track and Softball. We will welcomeCohort 1 on Monday.  Please note that emails are only going out to those who registered for the workouts back in February, not school wide.  Cohort 1 Spring Season Workout email reminder was sent on Friday. If you are interested in the NCHOF Student Athlete Program, email me at pjadams@wcpss.net.  It will be all virtual this year and you can find out what information I have on the Athletic Website. https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/news_article/show/1152683
    • Current 6th/7th Graders Elective Registration: The electives registration window will be 3/15/21 to 4/16/21. For more information on how this process will work you can visit the PHMS Student Services webpage: PHMS Student Services - Electives Registration
    • Attention Rising 9th Grade Parents: High school registration is soon ending. The last day to submit choices is March 26th. Please go to our websitefor more information and registration instructions. Once your child is registered and you have approved the choices (click here for instructions) please fill out this survey to verify that you approve of their selections. If you have finished registration, congratulations! You will receive your schedule sometime in late summer. Please keep up-to-date with your high school by visiting the website. Most high schools offer a freshman camp before school starts so you don't want to miss that opportunity. If you have any questions, please reach out to a counselor. 
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • From the PTSA:

    New Business:

    • The PHMS PTSA needs YOU!:
      • Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. 
      • Our Executive Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will also be vacant for the 2021/2022 school year. 
      • Please Click here. to let us know how you could support our PTSA now and in the future.

    Reminders:

    • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership.
    • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. 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.
    • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
    • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at 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: 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 3-14-21

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/14/2021

    Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for March 14.

    • This Week: Students in Cohort 3/C are in the building for face-to-face instruction this week. This week is a four-day week for all students (Wednesday is a Remote Learning/Asynchronous day). You can visit our website for easy-to-read calendars for each cohort underneath the Pilot News heading.
    • Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here tomorrow to take Cohort 3 pictures. Cohort 1 will have their pictures taken on Monday, March 22. If your student is in the Virtual Academy and did not have their picture taken in December, you can sign-up using the following link to have their picture taken on March 22 from 11:00-1:30: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ADAE2FA3FD0-virtual For VA students who had their picture taken in December, we have picture packets/proofs here at school. They are outside the main office on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-3pm in bins sorted alpha by grade level. Please pick yours up at your convenience.
    • From our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
      • Parents, I want to thank you for the awesome job you are doing with our workouts.  Everything has been incredibly smooth.  This week is our final week for "Fall Season" Workouts, so we will welcome back Cohort 3 and VA kids assigned to 3.
      • "Spring Season" Workout emails were sent out this past Thursday.  If you feel that you were overlooked, you can reach out to me pjadams@wcpss.net
      • For more info: https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5724162-this-week-in-pine-hollow-sports
      • Parents, One of the Associate Executive Directors for the North Carolina Hall of Fame has reached out to me to about their Student Athlete Program. I am looking for at least 10 students, not limited to 10, to participate.  As of now most of it will be virtual.  The dates of participation are March 24, April 21, and May 12
      • The Student-Athlete Program's goal is to engage, inspire and support youth and their development through sports history education. This panel is a selection of Hall of Fame inductees and professional and up-and-coming athletes. Through this live discussion, participants will have the opportunity to interact with some of the state's best athletes. Our hope is that we can encourage young student-athletes to keep dreaming, work hard, and become leaders in their communities. Student-athletes from all over the state will be invited to listen and ask questions. This is an opportunity to inspire North Carolina's future legends.
      • Some of the Activities to be a part of:
        • Virtual NC Sports Hall of Fame Museum Tour and History of the NC Sports Hall of Fame
        • 50th Anniversary highlights of the Hall of Fame
        • Radio Interviews with Class of 2021 Inductees
        • February Hall Pass Newsletter
        • March 2021 Phil Ford Interview - Ford is a 1991 Hall of Fame Inductee and proud supporter of the Student-Athlete Program.
        • Special Highlights from past NC Sports Hall of Fame events, including Naismith Awards honoring Kay Yow, Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski.
        • March Hall Pass Newsletter
      • If you are interested please contact me directly at pjadams@wcpss.net
    • Current 6th/7th Graders Elective Registration: The electives registration window will be 3/15/21 to 4/16/21. For more information on how this process will work you can visit the PHMS Student Services webpage: PHMS Student Services - Electives Registration
    • High School Registration Reminder: Students have until March 26th to register for high school courses. Parents, once your child is registered, please fill out this surveyto verify that you agree with your child's high school course selections. Click here for instructions. Please access our website for more information http://bit.ly/hsregistration21 or sign up to meet with a counselor on 3-17 for individual assistance (http://bit.ly/registrationhelp21).
    • Yearbooks:
      • Do you have a picture of your child’s virtual workspace or from the first day of school? We have come up with over 20 ideas for photos that you can submit from home to be included in the yearbook such as crazy quarantine hair, quarantine cuisine, pets taking over your workspace, or even your child’s personal bitmoji! The photos you submit would be in addition to the portrait picture your child will have taken at school. Please submit photos using this form
      • Go to yearbookordercenter.com to reserve your yearbook for only $40. Personalized name stamps can be added to your Yearbook for only $5. Also, 8th grades ads available starting at $25!
      • Questions? Email Ms. Anderson (kanderson1@wcpss.net) or Mr. Tingley (jtingley@wcpss.net).
    • From the PTSA:

    New Business:

    • The PHMS PTSA needs YOU!:
      • Your Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA has several committees that are led by dedicated and hard working individuals. But they cannot do everything on their own. 
      • Our Executive Board positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer will also be vacant for the 2021/2022 school year. 
      • Please Click here. to let us know how you could support our PTSA now and in the future.

    Reminders:

    • Please join the PHMS PTSA. 2020-2021 PHMS PTSA Membership is open virtually. Please visit this link: PHMS PTSA Membership.
    • Spirit Wear is on sale via MemberHub - Spirit Wear Link. 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.
    • PHMS PTSA Passive Fundraising:
    • Harris Teeter: Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education(TIE) program. Register your VIC card with school code #3982. You must re-link your card every school year. Register your card online at 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: 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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