• Weekly Message for 9-15-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/15/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Signs of Suicide Prevention Program: Over the next three months, Pine Hollow is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training to all 7thgrade students as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. This topic is part of the Healthful Living Standard Course of Study and will be delivered by the counseling team during Healthful Living classes. The goal is to educate your child and to give them guidance on how to get help for themselves or a friend.  Please review the detailed letter sent home with your child, which also includes dates for the program. If you have any questions, concerns, or if your child is sensitive to this topic, please contact your child's counselor.
    • Athletic Passes: Now available for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45. Lunch is NOT served on Saturdays.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! 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.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit bit.ly/phfunrun2019 for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • From the PTSA:
      • Click HEREto view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions. 
      • We are super excited to get our fall sports kicked off on September 25th with soccer and volleyball games! Followed by a football game on September 26th.  We are in need of concessions helpers.  If anyone is interested please take a moment to go to this signup genius link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0e48aea72ba75-pine
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation. 
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year!You can also link your card online at harristeeter.com. Link before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteeropportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-8-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/8/2019

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

    • Saturday Make-up Days: November 16 and December 7 from 8:15 until 11:45.
    • Pictures: Fall pictures for students on Track 3 and make-up pictures for Track 4 will be this Thursday. Also, Ident-a-Kid will be here on Thursday for students on Tracks 3&4 who wish to have an ID made.
    • Yearbooks: A Pine Hollow yearbook is a keepsake, a jewel, the treasure trove of youth. Reserve your yearbook now while they are discounted for $40 from September 1- November 30! 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.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating daysor until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • From the PTSA:
      • Click HEREto view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions.
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation.
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year!You can also link your card online at harristeeter.com. Link before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteeropportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 9-1-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/1/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Labor Day: School will be closed for students and staff tomorrow as we celebrate the holiday.
    • Student Council Fun Run: Mark your calendars for November 2 at 10:00am! PHMS Student Council is in the process of planning the first ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it—all are welcome! This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety! All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now. Cost is $15 and all proceeds go to the NC Food Bank to help fight hunger!  Visit ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
    • Talent Show: Sunday Sept. 1 is the last day for students to register to audition for this year’s talent show. Students interested in trying out must register at ly/2019PHMSTalent Information packets are also available in the office.
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating days or until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • From the PTSA:
      • Click HERE to view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions.
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation. 
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year! You can also link your card online at harristeeter.com. Link before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteer opportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-25-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/25/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Athletics: Football, Girls' Soccer and Volleyball Tryouts begin on Tuesday! Full details are located on the Athletic Website under Tryout Information. (Cheer Tryouts will begin Sept 3.) Tracked out students should be dropped off in the carpool line. DO NOT drop off in the bus loop. Students must be on the approved list in order to tryout. The list has been posted in the cafeteria for the past month. Parents can pick up athletes after practice in the bus loop--please do not double park. The after school activity bus will NOT BE RUNNING until Sept 9. The gym will be closed to spectators for volleyball tryouts, and we ask that parents do not enter the track area during football and soccer tryouts.
    • Talent Show: Sunday Sept. 1 is the last day for students to register to audition for this year’s talent show. Students interested in trying out must register at bit.ly/2019PHMSTalent Information packets are also available in the office.
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th graders must provide proof of these immunizations by the dates listed below or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Deadlines for this year are:
      • Tracks 1-3: August 9
      • Track 4: August 30
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating daysor until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Labor Day: School will be closed for students and staff on Monday, Sept. 2.
    • From the PTSA:
      • Looking for an easy way to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots!  Click Become a PTSA Member Your donation will provide our students, teachers and school with some amazing resources, such as: Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic & Arts support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches and recognitions.
      • Invest In Your Child Fundraiser! This is our one big fundraiser for the year and we need your help!  Please consider making a donation to support our students, staff and school.  100%of your donation goes directly to the school.  You can donate online with a credit card HERE. You can send your donation in cash or check using this Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office. Donations will be accepted till October 11th. Please check with your company to see if they will match your donation. 
      • Amazon, You & Pine Hollow! Help support Pine Hollow MS! Go to http://smile.amazon.com. Choose Pine Hollow Middle School Raleigh, NC in the “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” box. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at amazon.com
      • Harris Teeter:  Together In Education- Link Your VIC account to PHMS. Pine Hollow is enrolled in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Simply give the cashier at Harris Teeter our school code #3982 and your VIC card the next time you check out and your card will be automatically linked to our school for the entire school year. You must re-link your card every school year!You can also link your card online at harristeeter.comLink before Oct. 16th and our school can earn $100. 
      • Stay connected with your PTSA and join our MemberHub
      • PTSA Volunteeropportunities are located on our MemberHub site. 
      • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
    • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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  • Weekly Message for 8-18-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/18/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Math Night: The math department is planning an info session for parents on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30-7. The goal is to share information and resources with parents so that attendees leave with a better understanding of student/teacher roles, teacher expectations of students, and how to support your student if he/she needs additional help in math this year. Parents are asked to please RSVP at this link: https://forms.gle/Fnw7iH7KihkEQyPc9
    • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in the auditorium. See the flyer in the weekly message for more information.
    • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th graders must provide proof of these immunizations by the dates listed below or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Deadlines for this year are:
      • Tracks 1-3: August 9
      • Track 4: August 30
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating days or until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Athletics: Try-outs are less than two weeks away! We have 157 students that have indicated they are trying out for a fall sport, but 49 of them have not completed the requirements in order to try-out. All students must be registered with sportsengine and submit their physical form to Mr. Adams before they can try-out. Click here to find out more info regarding these requirements. Lists are posted daily in the cafeteria and inside the gym so students should check these lists to make sure they have been cleared to try-out.
    • From the PTSA: See the flyers in this week’s message for information regarding passive fundraising, Box Tops, and the No Fuss Fundraiser.
    • 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 8-11-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/11/2019

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

    • Fall Pictures: Wednesday, August 14 for students on Track 1, 2 & 4. Students on Track 3 will be on Thursday, September 12.
    • Math Night: The math department is planning an info session for parents on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30-7. The goal is to share information and resources with parents so that attendees leave with a better understanding of student/teacher roles, teacher expectations of students, and how to support your student if he/she needs additional help in math this year. Parents are asked to please RSVP at this link: https://forms.gle/Fnw7iH7KihkEQyPc9
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th graders must provide proof of these immunizations by the dates listed below or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Deadlines for this year are:
      • Tracks 1-3: August 9
      • Track 4: August 30
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating daysor until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Athletics: Tryouts for the fall sports season will begin on Tuesday, August 27. 7th and 8th graders wishing to tryout must meet eligibility requirements and have their paperwork submitted to Mr. Adams by Monday, August 19. Click the Athletics tab on our website for more information.
    • From the PTSA:
    • 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 8-4-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 8/3/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Premium Spirit Wear: The deadline to place an order for premium Nike & Under Armour Spirit Wear is Monday, August 5! Place your order at www.bsnteamsports.com using the access code: LLuunRBbHu
    • Band Instrument Rental Night: Thursday, August 8 for Track 4 students.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th graders must provide proof of these immunizations by the dates listed below or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Deadlines for this year are:
      • Tracks 1-3: August 9
      • Track 4: August 30
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating days or until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Fall Pictures: Wednesday, August 14 for students on Track 1, 2 & 4. Students on Track 3 will be on Thursday, September 12.
    • Athletics: Tryouts for the fall sports season will begin on Tuesday, August 27. 7th and 8th graders wishing to tryout must meet eligibility requirements and have their paperwork submitted to Mr. Adams by Monday, August 19. Click the Athletics tab on our website for more information.
    • Carpool: Parents, we need your help in maintaining a safe and orderly carpool for everyone. Everyone’s time is precious and by following the established procedures we can maintain safety and get vehicles in and out as fast as possible.
      • In the morning, please pull up as far as you can before letting your student out of the vehicle by the curb so that we can maximize efficiency. Do not drop your students off elsewhere (i.e. in the middle of the parking lot, on another street, etc.) as it is unsafe for them to cut between cars.
      • In the afternoon, please pull up as far as possible and encourage your student to actively look for your car while they wait (rather than just socializing). Only students who live within our walk zone and have a Walker’s Pass may walk off campus (contact the main office if your student needs a Walker’s Pass). Students are not allowed to walk off campus in order to catch their ride elsewhere.
    • Buses: You can determine your child's bus pickup time and location by accessing their PowerSchool account.  If you do not have an account, please come by PHMS with a photo ID to get access to an account.
      • Please use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to track your student’s bus in the mornings and afternoons.  For information on the app, please visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
      • For Joint-Custody parents:  bus transportation is only permitted to the address listed in PowerSchool for your student.  If you wish for your child to be allowed to ride to a different address due to joint-custody, then you will need to fill out the following form:  https://tinyurl.com/y4ktcq2sPlease note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.
      • Per Transportation students are only allowed to be transported to the stop associated with the address we have in PowerSchool.  If there is another stop you would like your child to be able to ride to (e.g. babysitter, relative, etc.) a request must be submitted here https://www.wcpss.net/Page/179.   Please note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.  
      • Due to the volume of requests and questions during this time of year, it is often faster to communicate with our assistant principal for transportation via email.  Please email him at ctunstall@wcpss.net if you have any questions or concerns.
    • Cell Phones: Please be aware that we are tightening up on students using their phones without permission. Teachers have reviewed this multiple times the first few days to ensure students are aware. Students using a phone without permission are subject to having the phone confiscated and kept in the main office until a parent can pick it up.
    • Checking Students Out of School: We take the safety and security of our students very seriously; therefore, anyone we do not yet know by name and face will be asked to show ID when coming to the office to sign a student out of school. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and we appreciate your patience as we learn our ever-growing Pilot community.
    • Student Agendas: All students receive a free copy of the Student Agenda (handbook) the first day of school. Please make sure you review it with your student so that you are also aware of our policies and procedures. An electronic copy of the agenda is also available on our website under the “Students” tab. Students who lose their agenda may purchase another one for $5 in the main office.
    • Teacher/Team Communications: In addition to this weekly message which provides broad information regarding school-wide events, all of our teams maintain their own websites with more detailed information that you will find useful in supporting your child here at PHMS. To find this information go to our school website (wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click on “Academics” then your child’s grade-level and their track. I encourage you to bookmark your child’s team site and visit it frequently so that you have accurate and up-to-date information regarding your child’s classes. And as always, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) if there are any questions or concerns.
    • From the PTSA:
    • 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 7-28-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/28/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Welcome Track 4: Welcome to our newest Pilots! The first day of school for T-4 is tomorrow.
    • Athletics: The Fall Sports Kickoff Meeting is July 31 at 6PM. For more information regarding this meeting, fall sports, and/or athletic eligibility, please visit our website and click on the Athletics tab or click here.
    • Meet the Teacher Night:
      • August 1 at 6PM for students on Tracks 2&4. 6th grade parents will begin in the cafeteria where they will meet elective and PE teachers. 7th and 8th grade parents will begin in their child’s team area with core teachers. This is not a floating event so it is important that parents arrive by 6. The agenda for the evening is attached to the weekly message.
    • Carpool: Parents, we need your help in maintaining a safe and orderly carpool for everyone. Everyone’s time is precious and by following the established procedures we can maintain safety and get vehicles in and out as fast as possible.
      • In the morning, please pull up as far as you can before letting your student out of the vehicle by the curb so that we can maximize efficiency. Do not drop your students off elsewhere (i.e. in the middle of the parking lot, on another street, etc.) as it is unsafe for them to cut between cars.
    • In the afternoon, please pull up as far as possible and encourage your student to actively look for your car while they wait (rather than just socializing). Only students who live within our walk zone and have a Walker’s Pass may walk off campus (contact the main office if your student needs a Walker’s Pass). Students are not allowed to walk off campus in order to catch their ride elsewhere.
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th graders must provide proof of these immunizations by the dates listed below or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Deadlines for this year are:
      • Tracks 1-3: August 9
      • Track 4: August 30
    • Buses: You can determine your child's bus pickup time and location by accessing their PowerSchool account.  If you do not have an account, please come by PHMS with a photo ID to get access to an account.
      • Please use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to track your student’s bus in the mornings and afternoons.  For information on the app, please visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
      • For Joint-Custody parents:  bus transportation is only permitted to the address listed in PowerSchool for your student.  If you wish for your child to be allowed to ride to a different address due to joint-custody, then you will need to fill out the following form:  https://tinyurl.com/y4ktcq2sPlease note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.  
      • Per Transportation students are only allowed to be transported to the stop associated with the address we have in PowerSchool.  If there is another stop you would like your child to be able to ride to (e.g. babysitter, relative, etc.) a request must be submitted here https://www.wcpss.net/Page/179.   Please note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.  
      • Due to the volume of requests and questions during this time of year, it is often faster to communicate with our assistant principal for transportation via email.  Please email him at ctunstall@wcpss.net if you have any questions or concerns.  
    • Cell Phones: Please be aware that we are tightening up on students using their phones without permission. Teachers have reviewed this multiple times the first few days to ensure students are aware. Students using a phone without permission are subject to having the phone confiscated and kept in the main office until a parent can pick it up.
    • Checking Students Out of School: We take the safety and security of our students very seriously; therefore, anyone we do not yet know by name and face will be asked to show ID when coming to the office to sign a student out of school. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and we appreciate your patience as we learn our ever-growing Pilot community.
    • Student Agendas: All students receive a free copy of the Student Agenda (handbook) the first day of school. Please make sure you review it with your student so that you are also aware of our policies and procedures. An electronic copy of the agenda is also available on our website under the “Students” tab. Students who lose their agenda may purchase another one for $5 in the main office.
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating days or until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Teacher/Team Communications: In addition to this weekly message which provides broad information regarding school-wide events, all of our teams maintain their own websites with more detailed information that you will find useful in supporting your child here at PHMS. To find this information go to our school website (wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click on “Academics” then your child’s grade-level and their track. I encourage you to bookmark your child’s team site and visit it frequently so that you have accurate and up-to-date information regarding your child’s classes. And as always, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) if there are any questions or concerns.
    • Band Instrument Rental Night: Thursday, August 8 for Track 4 students.
    • From the PTSA:
    • 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 7-21-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/21/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Fly-By and Schedule Pick-Up for Track 4: July 25 from 4:30-6. This is not a meet the teacher event but an opportunity to walk around and become familiar with the campus. All students will receive a new schedule on the first day of school, so families who are unable to attend this event—don’t worry!! We will take care of your child and get him/her to the correct place when they arrive to school the first day (Monday, July 29).
    • 7th Grade Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccines: By law all 7th graders must provide proof of these immunizations by the dates listed below or they must be excluded from school until proof is provided. This is not a Pine Hollow or WCPSS policy but a NC law. The only exceptions are students with a medical or religious exemption. Deadlines for this year are:
      • Tracks 1-3: August 9
      • Track 4: August 30
    • Carpool: Parents, we need your help in maintaining a safe and orderly carpool for everyone. Everyone’s time is precious and by following the established procedures we can maintain safety and get vehicles in and out as fast as possible.
      • In the morning, please pull up as far as you can before letting your student out of the vehicle by the curb so that we can maximize efficiency. Do not drop your students off elsewhere (i.e. in the middle of the parking lot, on another street, etc.) as it is unsafe for them to cut between cars.
      • In the afternoon, please pull up as far as possible and encourage your student to actively look for your car while they wait (rather than just socializing). Only students who live within our walk zone and have a Walker’s Pass may walk off campus (contact the main office if your student needs a Walker’s Pass). Students are not allowed to walk off campus in order to catch their ride elsewhere.
    • Meet the Teacher Night:
      • August 1 at 6PM for students on Tracks 2&4. 6th grade parents will begin in the cafeteria where they will meet elective and PE teachers. 7th and 8th grade parents will begin in their child’s team area with core teachers. This is not a floating event so it is important that parents arrive by 6.
    • Buses: You can determine your child's bus pickup time and location by accessing their PowerSchool account.  If you do not have an account, please come by PHMS with a photo ID to get access to an account.
      • Please use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to track your student’s bus in the mornings and afternoons.  For information on the app, please visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
      • For Joint-Custody parents:  bus transportation is only permitted to the address listed in PowerSchool for your student.  If you wish for your child to be allowed to ride to a different address due to joint-custody, then you will need to fill out the following form:  https://tinyurl.com/y4ktcq2sPlease note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.
      • Per Transportation students are only allowed to be transported to the stop associated with the address we have in PowerSchool.  If there is another stop you would like your child to be able to ride to (e.g. babysitter, relative, etc.) a request must be submitted here https://www.wcpss.net/Page/179. Please note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.
      • Due to the volume of requests and questions during this time of year, it is often faster to communicate with our assistant principal for transportation via email.  Please email him at ctunstall@wcpss.net if you have any questions or concerns.
    • Cell Phones: Please be aware that we are tightening up on students using their phones without permission. Teachers have reviewed this multiple times the first few days to ensure students are aware. Students using a phone without permission are subject to having the phone confiscated and kept in the main office until a parent can pick it up.
    • Checking Students Out of School: We take the safety and security of our students very seriously; therefore, anyone we do not yet know by name and face will be asked to show ID when coming to the office to sign a student out of school. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and we appreciate your patience as we learn our ever-growing Pilot community.
    • Student Agendas: All students receive a free copy of the Student Agenda (handbook) the first day of school. Please make sure you review it with your student so that you are also aware of our policies and procedures. An electronic copy of the agenda is also available on our website under the “Students” tab. Students who lose their agenda may purchase another one for $5 in the main office.
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating daysor until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Teacher/Team Communications: In addition to this weekly message which provides broad information regarding school-wide events, all of our teams maintain their own websites with more detailed information that you will find useful in supporting your child here at PHMS. To find this information go to our school website (wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click on “Academics” then your child’s grade-level and their track. I encourage you to bookmark your child’s team site and visit it frequently so that you have accurate and up-to-date information regarding your child’s classes. And as always, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) if there are any questions or concerns.
    • Band Instrument Rental Night: Thursday, August 8 for Track 4 students.
    • From the PTSA:
    • 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 7-14-19

    Posted by Andrew Livengood on 7/14/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

    • Band Instrument Rental Night: Tuesday, July 16 at 6PM in the cafeteria for students on Tracks 1, 2 & 3 and again on Thursday, August 8 for Track 4 students.
    • Meet the Teacher Open House:
      • July 17 for Tracks 1&3
      • August 1 for Tracks 2&4
      • Both Open Houses will begin at 6PM.
    • Buses: You can determine your child's bus pickup time and location by accessing their PowerSchool account.  If you do not have an account, please come by PHMS with a photo ID to get access to an account.
      • Please use the “Here Comes the Bus” app to track your student’s bus in the mornings and afternoons.  For information on the app, please visit: https://www.wcpss.net/Page/35380
      • For Joint-Custody parents:  bus transportation is only permitted to the address listed in PowerSchool for your student.  If you wish for your child to be allowed to ride to a different address due to joint-custody, then you will need to fill out the following form:  https://tinyurl.com/y4ktcq2sPlease note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.  
      • Per Transportation students are only allowed to be transported to the stop associated with the address we have in PowerSchool.  If there is another stop you would like your child to be able to ride to (e.g. babysitter, relative, etc.) a request must be submitted here https://www.wcpss.net/Page/179.   Please note that these requests are not processed until after the 20th day of school by Transportation and are never guaranteed.  It is the parent's responsibility to provide transportation to the secondary address until then.  
      • Due to the volume of requests and questions during this time of year, it is often faster to communicate with our assistant principal for transportation via email.  Please email him at ctunstall@wcpss.net if you have any questions or concerns.  
    • Cell Phones: Please be aware that we are tightening up on students using their phones without permission. Teachers have reviewed this multiple times the first few days to ensure students are aware. Students using a phone without permission are subject to having the phone confiscated and kept in the main office until a parent can pick it up.
    • Checking Students Out of School: We take the safety and security of our students very seriously; therefore, anyone we do not yet know by name and face will be asked to show ID when coming to the office to sign a student out of school. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes and we appreciate your patience as we learn our ever-growing Pilot community.
    • Carpool: Please be careful as you enter and exit our campus during morning and afternoon carpool. Cones are placed across the parking lot to help you find your way and learn the route. Having cars wind through the lot minimizes the back-up of traffic onto Bartram Place. Please do not drop your student off until they are in front of the curb by the school so that they do not have to step in front of other cars. Similarly, in the afternoon we will ask your students to wait for you to pull up to the curb in front of the school before entering your vehicle.
    • Student Agendas: All students receive a free copy of the Student Agenda (handbook) the first day of school. Please make sure you review it with your student so that you are also aware of our policies and procedures. An electronic copy of the agenda is also available on our website under the “Students” tab. Students who lose their agenda may purchase another one for $5 in the main office.
    • Fly-By and Schedule Pick-Up for Track 4: July 25 from 4:30-6. This is not a meet the teacher event but an opportunity to walk around and become familiar with the campus. All students will receive a new schedule on the first day of school, so families who are unable to attend this event—don’t worry!! We will take care of your child and get him/her to the correct place when they arrive to school the first day.
    • Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Prior year benefits may be used by students in the new school year for a maximum of 30 operating daysor until an application for the new school year has been processed, whichever comes first. All students who wish to have free or reduced-price meals must re-apply each school year. After the expire date below, any student who has not submitted a new application will have to pay for meals until a new application has been processed. Hard copy applications are available in the cafeteria and may be submitted at any time during the school year. Expire dates for this year are:
      • Track 1: August 19
      • Track 2: September 9
      • Track 3: September 10
      • Track 4: September 9
    • Teacher/Team Communications: In addition to this weekly message which provides broad information regarding school-wide events, all of our teams maintain their own websites with more detailed information that you will find useful in supporting your child here at PHMS. To find this information go to our school website (wcpss.net/pinehollowms) and click on “Academics” then your child’s grade-level and their track. I encourage you to bookmark your child’s team site and visit it frequently so that you have accurate and up-to-date information regarding your child’s classes. And as always, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher(s) if there are any questions or concerns.
    • From the PTSA:
    • We had a great first week of school and look forward to a terrific second week. We hope you too have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!
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