Weekly Message for 4-10-22

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 4/10/2022

Hello Pine Hollow Middle School community. This is your principal, Andrew Livengood, with the weekly message for April 10.

  • This Week: It’s a four-day week for students on Track 1&3. Friday is a holiday. Track 4 is tracked-out and returns next Monday, April 18.
  • EOG Remediation and Re-administration: All parents need to see the attachment in this week’s message regarding a remediation and re-administration of the EOG for select students. The last two days of the school year are being repurposed for all year-round schools in the district. As such, only students who qualify and choose to participate in remediation/re-administration of the EOGs will be attending the final two days. Please see the attachment for more info.
  • Report Cards: Students on Track 1&3 received their report card last Wednesday.
  • Reproductive Health Safety: The next unit of study in Healthful Living covers Reproductive Health & Safety. Attached to this week’s message is a letter from our Healthful Living teachers. Any parent who does not want their child to participate in this unit must submit a request to the Healthful Living teacher in writing. Please contact your child’s HL teacher if you have any questions.
  • WCPSS District-Wide Family Survey: Wake County Public Schools is administering a District Wide Family Survey from Monday, April 4 through Friday, May 6. This survey provides families the opportunity to provide valuable information and a high-quality data source for planning and School Improvement. The survey has been translated into various languages; Spanish, Arabic, French, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese in an effort to provide accessibility to families in Wake County Public Schools. The survey administration language can be chosen by families before taking the survey. The link to access the survey will be: “surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family”. All families are encouraged to complete it.
  • Musical: This year’s musical is Into the Woods, Jr. and we will be offering four shows: Wednesday, May 4 after school for students only; Thursday the 5th and Friday the 6th at 7pm; and a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets for all shows are $8 and will be on sale this week, through Thursday. Students can purchase tickets during the school day. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. can purchase tickets between 9-2 in the main office. As much as possible, we encourage students to purchase tickets so that parents don’t have to come to school, but they can if they so choose.
  • Puppy Drive: The National Junior Honor Society is hosting a puppy drive! All donations will be going 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.
  • Yearbook: The last day to buy an 8th grade ad is Friday, April 15. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com to buy and design the ad. The order number is 21759.
  • Spring Dance: We will be having our first school dance in almost two years on Friday, May 20 from after school until 6PM. More info to come.
  • 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.
  • From Our Athletic Director, Mr. Adams:
    • Last week was a tough one for the Pilots as both of our undefeated teams fell. We still have plenty of games left to win. We do not have any games this week. Practice schedules for some teams have been altered, please check with your coaches. 
    • 8thGrade Recognition Posters: parents of 8th grade athletes that are interested in having a poster for your child displayed at the last game. The photo dates are Track and Softball - April 19, and Boys' Soccer - April 21. Order information is on the athletic website, team pages. Please have orders in before picture date.
    • Spring Athletic Banquet - Wednesday May 18, 6:30 pm 
    • As always you can check out team pages on the website to see how our teams have done for the year https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/5721538-pine-hollow-team-pages
  • 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! 
  • 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!