Weekly Message for 11-13-22

Posted by Andrew Livengood on 11/13/2022

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

  • This Week: Track 3 students return tomorrow. This week is a five-day week for all PH students.
  • Carpool: With all three tracks in the building for the next three weeks, carpool will be more congested. Please remember to pull all the way forward before letting your student enter/exit the vehicle by the curb. Please also be mindful of not blocking the daycare or CVS if traffic backs-up on Leesville Church Road. Please pull down and make a u-turn so that we can keep Leesville Church Road from backing all the way up to the stoplight.
  • Make-Up Pictures: Strawbridge Studios will be here on Friday during Flight School to do make-up or re-test pictures for students who need one. All students need to have their picture taken so that they are included in the yearbook. If your student did not get their picture taken earlier this fall, please make sure they come to the auditorium during Flight School on Friday.
  • Food Drive: Thank you to everyone who supported the 3rd annual PHMS Food Drive Fun Run. If you were unable to join us or would like to make an online donation, please visit this link. $1=5 meals, and we're hoping to beat our previous record of 26,000 meals. Thanks for supporting the Students Against Hunger Competition! A final way to support the food drive is with the homeroom competition November 14-22. Students can bring in nonperishable items (no glass please) to their homeroom teacher. 
  • Second Step: Here is what students will be looking at this week:
    • 6-1 and 6-4 will study how to respond to online bullying.
    • 6-3 will begin to look at common types of bullying.
    • 7-1 and 7-4 will study how to overcome roadblocks they might face.
    • 7-3 will learn how practicing something difficult helps your brain grow near neural pathways.
    • 8-1 and 8-4 will identify their individual interests and strengths.
    • 8-3 will learn how this program can help them navigate physical, social and emotional changes in adolescence.
  • Community Lacrosse Opportunity: This announcement is being offered as a courtesy. Ambush Lax is not affiliated with PHMS in any way:
    • Ambush Lacrosse is a non-profit lacrosse club that is a 2-time champion for all of the middle school club lacrosse teams across Wake County (TYLC) and is seeking boys (4th-8th grade) in the Leesville community from mid-Feb thru April to participate in the recreational lacrosse league. All skill levels are welcome! For complete details visit Ambushlax.com. Register today!
  • Club Baseball: This announcement is being offered as a courtesy. The Wake County Club Baseball League is not affiliated with PHMS in any way:
    • Attention Pilot Families! Did you know that PH has a club baseball team? PH Club Baseball plays in the Wake County Club Baseball League, which includes 20+ middle school teams. This is not an official school sport meaning expenses are paid for by the families and teams are coached by volunteers. Last year we had both a JV and Varsity team.  Tryouts for the Spring season will be November 15th and 19th.  All grades are welcome to try out!  To learn more and register for tryouts, click here: https://forms.gle/VQcCiqCg2HmwjBuy8
  • From Our Counselors: If you were unable to attend one of our in-person sessions “My Child, Your Child & Social Media” but would like to learn more on how to keep your student safe online, please visit this website. It can also be reached by going to our school website, then clicking “Our School” followed by “Student Services Department” then “Social Media Information”. You will find a digital presentation along with a wealth of information and helpful resources. Questions? Contact your student’s counselor.
  • School Tours: If you know a family who might be interested in sending their child(ren) to Pine Hollow next year, please encourage them to sign up for a tour using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0c4ea9a62da13-phms.
  • Attention 8th Grade Families: There are many high school options in Wake County. Please click here for the school names & visit dates to PHMS. Please visit wcpss.net/magnet for more information. Application Window: Early College Oct 14-Dec 14, Magnet Schools Oct 14-Jan 25
  • 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 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:
  • Have a great week and remember, at Pine Hollow Middle School the sky is the limit!!