Weekly Message for 3-27-22

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 3/27/2022

Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for March 27.

  • This Week: It’s a five-day week for students on Track 1&3. Track 4 is tracked-out and returns April 18.
  • Puppy Drive: The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a puppy drive! All donations will go to Saving Grace. Saving Grace is a local adoption center for dogs of any age. They take volunteers, donations, and you can also foster dogs for a short amount of time. We are asking for gently used or new towels/sheets, fleece or wool blankets, and canned dog food. The drive began on March 23rd and ends on April 22nd. Any donations would be appreciated! Students can drop off items in the bins in the office and Ms. West's room.
  • Attention 8th Grade Families: If your 8th grade student will be attending LRHS next year, I encourage you to talk with your child about considering applying for their new Game Art Design Academy. See this link for more information and/or to apply: https://www.wcpss.net/domain/19553.
  • EOG/EOC Testing: Track 1 students will begin testing on May 23 and Tracks 3&4 will begin testing on June 16. Please make every effort to have your child here during testing days. Students in the Virtual Academy will test here at PHMS.
  • SPRING CLEANING?: Student Services is welcoming clothing donations appropriate for middle school-aged boys and girls in all shapes and sizes. Items most needed include pants, shorts, shoes, and underwear. Again, all junior/adult sizes are welcome. Clothing donations can be dropped off in the main office during school hours.
  • Yearbook: The deadline tosubmit pictures to be used in the yearbook is April 8. Here is a flyer and the form to submit. Go to our yearbook page for more information.
  • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams: Congratulations to our Boys' Soccer team for defeating a good Carroll Team 3-2 on Tuesday.  This Tuesday the boys travel to Wakefield.  On Wednesday we will host Carroll in softball AND Track will travel to Wakefield for a tri-meet vs Wakefield and Durant. Upcoming Dates - April 6 - Softball and Soccer pictures will be taken.  April 12 we will take track team pictures.  Kids will receive order envelopes, and you can also order online.  Instructions for online ordering will be on the team pages of the athletic website. Spring Athletic Banquet will be on Wed. May 18.  Details will follow. 
  • Attention VA Families: 4th Quarter materials are now available for pickup in the main office. Please return your student’s ELA novels when picking up 4th Q materials (6th grade - Flush; World Without Fish; 7th grade - none; 8th grade - Mighty Long Way; Little Rock Girl)
  • Student Council Needs Help: PHMS Student Council needs supplies for the last quarter of school, including EOG treats for students and Cafeteria Appreciation week. Please visit this link to sign up and donate supplies. Thanks so much for the support! 
  • Track Change Requests: We are now accepting track change requests for next school year via this Google Survey: https://forms.gle/sgCwvauEZRkEazyJ6 The window will close at 11:59PM on Sunday, April 3. No action is required if you like the track your student is on now. We will not be able to finalize track assignments until the end of April/beginning of May. We must wait for the YR elementary schools to finalize their track assignments first to ensure all siblings are aligned to the same track.
  • Electives for Next Year: Our Student Services team is now visiting classes to have students sign up for electives. Click here to visit the Student Services website to get more information on the updated electives registration sheets, course descriptions, and knowing when your child's track will have their registration session. If you have any questions on this, please email your child's school counselor. 
  • 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.
  • From the PTSA:
    • Help the PTSA restock the teachers’ lounge by ordering something off the Amazon Wish List using this link. The items will ship directly to the PTSA who will restock the lounge.
    • SpiritWear is available through the PHMS store: https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/store
    • The Spirit Rock is ready to be rented! You must be a PTSA member to rent, there is a calendar and the sign up info on Memberhub.
    • Click this link https://fevo.me/pinehollowpta to purchase tickets to select NC State athletic events. $5 goes to the PTSA for each ticket purchased through this link.
    • Please contact PTSA at Phmsptsa16@gmail.com with any questions. You can also find us on Facebook or Twitter @phmsptsa
  • Have a great week, and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!