Weekly Message for 10-13-19

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 10/13/2019

Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for October 13.

  • Talent Show: Tickets are on sale in the cafeteria during morning arrival (7:45-8:15) on Tuesday and Wednesday this week and next. Tickets are $5. There will be a show at 4PM next Thursday (Oct. 24) for students only and then a second show Friday the 25th at 7. No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • Cultural Arts Performance: Students on Tracks 1&3 will enjoy a performance entitled “The Didgeridoo Down Under Show: Australian Music and More!” on Friday at 1:45. Students on Tracks 2&4 will see the show on Nov. 6. This cultural arts event is a unique fusion of Australian music, culture, art, science, comedy, character building, anti-bullying and audience participation. A big THANK YOU to the PTSA for sponsoring this event!
  • Make-up Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Friday for students on Tracks 1, 2&3 who missed their original picture date or need to take a make-up. Ident-a-Kid will also be here on Friday to take ID pictures for students on Tracks 1&2 who would like an ID.
  • 8th Grade Field Trip: DC Commitment forms were due for Tracks 2 and 3 on October 9. Track 1 is due on October 16 and Track 4 is due on October 24.  The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
  • Teacher Workday: Monday, Oct. 21. No school for students.
  • 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! 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. 
  • Athletics:
    • Football is home Monday vs. East Millbrook. This is a make-up from the game canceled a couple of weeks ago due to the extreme heat. Football will also be home on Thursday vs. West Millbrook.
    • The soccer and volleyball teams are home on Wednesday vs. West Millbrook.
    • Game time is 4:00 and admission for all games 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.
  • From the PTSA:
    • We are super excited about our fall sports soccer, football and volleyball games! Will you please take a moment to go to the sign up genius link below and pick a slot that works for you? Two time slots to choose from and trust me, no experience needed! Please meet at the indoor concession booth unless you are second shift for football. Those volunteers can come straight out to the field. Great way to watch the game while making money for our school! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48AEA72BA75-pine
    • Visit our websiteto find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!
    • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHMSPTSA
  • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!