Weekly Message for 9-22-19

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 9/22/2019 6:00:00 AM

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

  • AIG Parent Meeting: Our AIG teacher, Mrs. Price, will conduct an info session for all parents of AIG students on Thursday at 5:30PM in the LLC (Media Center.)
  • My Child, Your Child & Social Media: Back by popular demand, our counselors will deliver this informative presentation on Thursday at 6PM in the auditorium. Click here for more information.
  • Teacher Workday: No school for students on Monday, September 30.
  • Campus Clean-up: Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 8AM. We will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and spreading mulch. If possible, please bring your shovels, rakes, pitchforks, wheelbarrows, gloves, etc. No experience required and many hands make light work!
  • Athletics:
    • Soccer and Volleyball are home vs. Mills Park on Wed.
    • Football is home vs. Mills Park on Thurs.
    • Games start at 4 and admission is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
    • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Click here for more info.
  • 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.
  • 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 ly/phfunrun2019for more information and visit the PTSA website to register for this event. 
  • From the PTSA:
    • Click HEREto view the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
    • The Box Tops for Education program is changing the way we can earn cash for our school! Going forward, instead of clipping from packages and checking expiration dates, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your receipt. Download the app now. If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, make sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Thanks for helping our school get what it needs!
    • 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!