Weekly Message for 5-23-21

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 5/23/2021

Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for May 23.

  • This Week: Wednesday is an Asynchronous/Remote Learning day for all students. Next week there will be no school for students on Monday, May 31 as we observe Memorial Day.
  • Track Assignments: Parents can see their student’s track assignment for 21-22 on our main webpage under “Pilot News”.
  • Attention 7th and 8th Grade Parents: The counselors will be making a visit into your child’s class to teach strategies and skills to help your student remain emotionally and physically safe.  In this lesson, they will talk about recognizing concerning emotions/feelings/behaviors, problem solving skills, healthy relationships, and how/when to seek help for themselves or a friend from a parent or trusted adult. They support this learning through discussion and identifying helpful resources at home, school, and in the community. Please visit this websitefor more information and reach out to a counselor with any questions or concerns. 
  • Calendars for next year: Click here for the 21-22 calendars.
  • 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
      • If you did not complete the survey last month to sign your student up to test, we will NOT have testing materials for your student on the above days. If you changed your mind and do want your student to test now, please contact our Test Coordinator, Ms. Stern, at jstern@wcpss.net so she can add their name to the rosters and make sure we have materials for them.
      • Similarly, if you completed the survey indicating your student will test and now you have decided not to send them to school to test, please let Ms. Stern know so that we can remove your student from the testing rosters.
      • VA students must be at school no later than 8:05 each day.
    • 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: The deadline to purchase a yearbook is fast approaching. Go to comand enter code 21759 to reserve your copy.
  • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!