Weekly Message for 11-3-19

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/3/2019 6:00:00 AM

Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for November 3. 

  • Daylight Savings Time: Ended at 2AM this morning. Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.
  • School Check-out: Please remember that, except for emergencies, students will not be checked-out of school after 2:30.
  • Track 4 Report Cards: Were distributed on Friday.
  • Food Drive: Last year, PHMS raised the equivalentof 3,225 meals in the Students Against Hunger Food Drive Competition, and we're looking to do even better this year. If you're unable to participate in the Fun Run, but would like to support the PHMS Food Drive for the NC Food Bank please consider donating online at:  http://www.foodbankcenc.org/goto/PHMS19  Students can also bring canned food items in to their homeroom teacher. Thanks for helping Student Council and PHMS in the Food Drive Competition.  
  • Athletics:
    • Soccer and Volleyball are at Durant on Tuesday. Game time is 4.
    • Football is at Durant on Wednesday. Game time is 4.
    • The football game that was rained out last week versus Wakefield has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at PH. Game time is 3:45. No 5th Quarter will be played for this game.
    • Admission for all games is $5. Please come out and support the teams!
    • The Fall Athletic Banquet is next Tues., Nov. 12, at 7:00 in the cafeteria. See the attachment in the weekly message for more info.
    • Basketball tryouts begin Nov. 13. All forms and online registration must be completed by Nov 4. We will NOT accept registrations and forms after Nov 4, unless you have cleared it with the Athletic Director, Mr. Adams There is an informational powerpoint on the main page of the Athletic Website.
    • Athletic passes are now available. They are for HOME games only. Parents are reminded to please bring your passes with you to the games. There are no lists at the gate any longer as all passes have been distributed. Click here for more info regarding athletic passes.
  • Veterans Day Holiday: School will be closed for students & staff on Nov. 11.
  • Ambush Lacrosse Club: The following message is being passed along to parents as a courtesy. This team is not affiliated with Pine Hollow Middle School:             A CALL FOR LACROSSE PLAYERS: Ambush Lacrosse Club is seeking 6th - 8th-grade boys from Pine Hollow MS and Leesville Road MS to participate in their spring lacrosse program that competes against other middle schools in Wake county. NEED GEAR? No worries, we've got you covered! We received a US Lacrosse grant for 20 sets of gear for first-time players, valued over $300 per player. We will be offering FREE play-dates during December and January if you just want to check it out! For complete details, please visit https://www.ambushlax.com/. We hope to see you on the field!
  • School Tours: Our Student Services team is now offering tours for families interested in PH as their calendar option or for base families who want to learn more about our awesome school. Click here to schedule a tour or visit our webpage and find “PHMS Tours” under the PILOT NEWS heading on the left side of the page.
  • Power Play: For the third consecutive year, WCPSS is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes to bring Power Play to all middle schools. This exciting partnership will support a community-wide healthful living campaign around daily physical activity outside of school, plus allow students the chance to attend a Hurricanes game. For more information please see the attachments in the weekly message.
  • 8th Grade Field Trip: The first payments are due November 7 (Tracks 1, 2, and 4) and November 14 (Track 3) via online payments.  
  • 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!