PTSA Weekly Newsletter 5.12.19

Thank you to our PHMS families for showing our teachers how much they are loved during Teacher Appreciation Week. Congratulations to the cast and crew of Grease. The show was amazing! Also a big thanks to everyone who came out to Family Night to support PHMS. Our next Family Night is Moe’s at Brier Creek on June 3rd. Put it on your calendar now!

Upcoming events you do not want to miss:

May 21 - General PTSA Meeting at 6pm, immediately preceding the Spring Band Concert. The concert will begin at 6:30pm. Please arrive early to elect our 2019-2020 officers and to get a good seat.

Proposed 2019-2020 PTSA Officers to be elected:

President - Kenneth Lesher

Vice President - Melissa Hoffman

Secretary - Nancy Johndrow

Treasurer - Dawn Cain

May 31 - 8th Grade Dance 6-9pm. More information to follow regarding tickets and volunteer sign up. Eighth grade students are expected to return OVERDUE Pine Hollow library books before purchasing their 8th grade dance ticket. They should have a 'zero balance' on their library account before moving on to high school. Through the month of May, eighth grade students will regularly receive overdue notices detailing overdue book title(s) and the cost for replacement if a book is lost. These overdue materials should be returned or paid for if lost as soon as possible. If you have any questions about overdue library materials your student has checked out, please email Kristen Ziller, library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net).

Proctors Needed! EOG/EOC/NCFE testing is just around the corner. Proctors are needed the weeks of May 21st for Track 1 and June 17th for Tracks 2, 3 and 4 testing. Sign up here!

PHMS Community Reads - Dystopian Choice

Our final Community Reads selection this school year is reader's choice! PHMS students, staff, parents, neighbors, siblings, and friends are encouraged to select a dystopian science fiction novel of their choice to read (think Hunger Games, Divergent, Legend, and similar titles). Then, on Thursday, May 30th and Tuesday, June 25th, participants will gather during lunch periods in the PHMS Library to share their selections with each other through dystopian-related discussion prompts. Please RSVP that you'll be attending. If you have any questions, contact Kristen Ziller, Library Media Specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mr. Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). 

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PTSA Weekly Newsletter 5.5.19

Thanks to everyone who signed up for the Teacher Appreciation Sign Up! Teacher Appreciation Week starts tomorrow, May 6th. We love our teachers!!!

We need Concessions volunteers during the Grease performance this week. Here is the sign up link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054fa5a62b0-concessions

Grease tickets are on sale Tuesday, May, 7th. Wednesday, May 8 - only if tickets are still available. 7:45 - 8:15 a.m., Cafeteria. Tickets are $5.00. The Grease performance is Wednesday, May 8 @ 7pm, Friday, May 10 @ 7pm, and Saturday, May 11 @ 2pm.

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Our last Athletics Banquet of the year is right around the corner!  On May 14th, we will celebrate the accomplishments of our spring athletes.  This is our biggest of the year so we will need as much help as possible!  We will start setting up at 4:45.  We will need help for set up, help serving and help cleaning up.  Please email Pamela Mundra at pmundrac21@gmail.com

8th Grade Dance is on May 31st. Please read below:

Eighth grade students are expected to return OVERDUE Pine Hollow library books before purchasing their 8th grade dance ticket. They should have a 'zero balance' on their library account before moving on to high school. Through the month of May, eighth grade students will regularly receive overdue notices detailing overdue book title(s) and the cost for replacement if a book is lost. These overdue materials should be returned or paid for if lost as soon as possible. If you have any questions about overdue library materials your student has checked out, please email Kristen Ziller, library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net).

Proctors Needed! EOG/EOC/NCFE testing is just around the corner. Proctors are needed the weeks of May 21st for Track 1 and June 17th for Tracks 2, 3 and 4 testing. Sign up here!




PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4.28.19

Check out what’s happening this week with your PHMS PTSA!

See below to access links!

See below to access links!

We are asking for donations to make the week a success.

Please check the links and see where you can help!

Food donations: https://bit.ly/2W4D3NP

Gift card donations: https://bit.ly/2XLlcfE

 No School on Wednesday, May 1st! Due to the planned teacher rally in Raleigh.

The Spring Musical - GREASE! - has performances on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm, Friday, May 10 at 7pm and Saturday, May 11 at 2pm. Tickets will be on sale Monday, May 6 - available to tracks 1, 2, 4, and staff - limit of 2 tickets. Ticket sales will take place in the cafeteria from 7:45am - 8:15am. Sales will continue during the week until all tickets are sold.

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Huge congratulations goes out to Melissa Hoffman who was awarded the 2019 Wake PTA Council Star Volunteer award for all she does for the PHMS through the PTSA!

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PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4.7.19

A little less than three more months left in our 2018- 2019 school year! How time flies when we are having fun. We still have a lot more fun things to do! The 6th graders will be enjoying our final cultural arts event of the year. Some lucky class will win the final Box Top reward and we will all be meeting up at the Leesville Shopping Center for BackYard Burgers and Goodberry’s Family Night! Don’t let me forget the 8th Grade Dance! So many things still to come, so keep checking this newsletter and be sure to follow us on FB & Twitter @phmsptsa!

Things the PTSA wants you to know this week:

Box Top Winner!

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Keep sending in those Box Tops!

Keep sending in those Box Tops!

Cultural Arts Event:

We are excited to announce that John Claude Bemis, author and Piedmont Laureate, is coming to PHMS to work with our sixth graders.  On April 15 (Tracks 1 and 3) and April 22 (Tracks 2 and 4) Mr. Bemis will be presenting writer workshops for the entire sixth grade teams.   

John Claude Bemis is the author of The Wooden Prince, Lord of Monsters, the Clockwork Dark trilogy, The Prince Who Fell from the Sky, and Flora and the Runaway Rooster. He received the Excellence in Teaching Award from UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Education for his work in the schools as an author-educator and served as North Carolina’s Piedmont Laureate. His books are available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound.  He is happy to sign any books that students bring with them.  For more info, please check out his website, johnclaudebemis.com.  

This program is part of our PTSA Cultural Arts program.  Others programs included The Sound of Freedom from the NC Theatre Conservatory for our 7th and 8th graders, and also The Beast for all grades.

A Community Reads event featuring the novel, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, will be held after school in the PHMS Library on Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 25th from 3:15pm - 4:30pm. We encourage parents and students to read the book and join with others in discussion, related activities, refreshments, and prizes. The events on both dates will be similar, so attendees can select the date that works best for their calendar. Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect. https://docs.google.com/…/1R7dPdbbbnScLTjzQdrXAJj…/viewform…

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristen Ziller, library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net). Thank you for participating in the cultivation of our reading culture here at Pine Hollow!

Rising 6th Grader Information Session - April 11 5:30 - 7pm.

Community Event:  My Child, Your Child & Social Media - April 18th at Sycamore Creek Elementary

Come on out and support our Spring Athletics (Track, Boys Soccer, Girls Softball). Check the schedule HERE.

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 4.1.19

Thank you to everyone who helped put together A Flight Around the World Multicultural event. It was fantastic! We hope you were able to come out and see the wonderful displays and taste some delicious treats from around the world.

PTSA 2019 - 2020 Board positions are still available. Please contact Jennifer Pinder at jpinder@gladwellorthodontics.com

Come on out and support our Spring Athletics (Track, Boys Soccer, Girls Softball). Check the schedule HERE.

Send in those April Box Tops!

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Rising 6th Grader Information Session - April 11 5:30 - 7pm.

Community Read Book DiscussionGhost in the PHMS LLC - April 16 & 25 at 3:15pm

A Community Reads event featuring the novel, Ghost by Jason Reynolds, will be held after school in the PHMS Library on Tuesday, April 16th and Thursday, April 25th from 3:15pm-4:30pm. We encourage parents and students to read the book and join with others in discussion, related activities, refreshments, and prizes. The events on both dates will be similar, so attendees can select the date that works best for their calendar.  Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristen Ziller, library media specialist (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, 6th grade Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).  Thank you for participating in the cultivation of our reading culture here at Pine Hollow!

Community Event:  My Child, Your Child & Social Media - April 18th at Sycamore Creek Elementary

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 3.24.19

Friday, March 29th 4pm – 6pm!  PHMS presents A Flight Around the World – A Multicultural Event. Come out and Vote or Get Involved by assisting your child and their teacher if they are creating a display.  There will be several food trucks on campus if wish to have dinner and get out of the kitchen.

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Health & Wellness

E-Cigarettes and Vaping
Concerned about the dangers of vaping and impacts of nicotine on adolescents? Check out this downloadable PDF from the Centers for Disease Control designed for parents and educations with information on teen e-cigarette use. 

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches community members how to help someone in the youth population who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  For more details on the Mental health First Aid program, click here: 
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/take-a-course/course-types/youth/

Charlotte, NC event
April 29 – May 1, 2019
8am – 6pm
Applications due March 22, 2019

Raleigh, NC event
May 29-31, 2019
8am – 6pm
Applications due April 1, 2019

If you are interested in applying to become a certified Trainer, please visit our web site at the link below to get all the details: https://ncpta.org/index.php/ymhfa-training/

PTSA News

Congratulations to Melissa Hoffman, our PTA Star Volunteer! She will be honor at the Wake County PTA Council’s Night of Stars.

PTSA 2019 - 2020 Board Positions are still available. Please contact Jennifer Pinder at jpinder@gladwellorthodontics.com

The Spring weather is here! Come on out and support our Spring Athletics (Track, Boys Soccer, Girls Softball). Check the schedule HERE.

Minutes and notes from March 12 District 7 BAC Meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Gt_4QLfpzqk8Zqb48SG_du8H0LXa02u-xIS_Uc-tNoY/edit?usp=sharing

Legislative Agendas:

North Carolina School Board Associationhttps://www.ncsba.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-20-Leg-Agenda-Final-111918-Copy.pdf

 Wake County Board Of Educationhttps://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=920&AID=170793&MID=5154

 School Health Advisory Council  presentation and in the Appendix, additional slides that cover SHAC members contact information, Smart Snack and Wellness Policy links,  and the share table policy letter based upon discussion at March BAC meeting.    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_Pi-P6pNrFhUmxNZzFtNXJFZ01xdGtDV0pOQXd5YjhjN1BJ

Send in your March Box Tops by Friday!

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PTSA Weekly Newsletter 3.12.19

Another great Cultural Arts performance for our Pilots.  The Beast was a hit!

Another great Cultural Arts performance for our Pilots. The Beast was a hit!

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 29th 4pm – 6pm!  PHMS presents A Flight Around the World – A Multicultural Event. Come out and Vote or Get Involved by assisting your child and their teacher if they are creating a display.  There will be several food trucks on campus if wish to have dinner and get out of the kitchen.

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NCPTA Training

North Carolina PTA is pleased to announce several upcoming training opportunities in Youth Mental Health First Aid.  Trainings are scheduled to be held soon in both Charlotte and Raleigh.  Seats are very limited and applications are required to be considered.  Please note deadlines for each location as specified below.

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an 8-hour course that teaches community members how to help someone in the youth population who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.  For more details on the Mental health First Aid program, click here: 
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/take-a-course/course-types/youth/

Charlotte, NC event
April 29 – May 1, 2019
8am – 6pm
Applications due March 22, 2019

Raleigh, NC event
May 29-31, 2019
8am – 6pm
Applications due April 1, 2019

If you are interested in applying to become a certified Trainer, please visit our web site at the link below to get all the details: https://ncpta.org/index.php/ymhfa-training/

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 3.4.19

We have an Early Release Day on March 8. Our next Cultural Arts performance, The Beast, will be presented that morning to all grades Tracks 3 & 4. Students learn elements of Storytelling, Improvisation and Call and Response in American Music through a brilliant mix of TedTalk-style interactive lecture with an exciting live band. During SANKOFA, students learn about oral tradition through the West African storyteller/poet known as the Griot; explore coded language in Spirituals; discover improvisation in Jazz; learn call and response in Reggae, and party with their teachers to classic Hip Hop.

Family Nights in 2019.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 29th 4pm – 6pm!  PHMS presents A Flight Around the World – A Multicultural Event. Come out and Vote or Get Involved by assisting your child and their teacher if they are creating a display.  There will be several food trucks on campus if wish to have dinner and get out of the kitchen.

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PTSA Weekly Newsletter 2.25.19

A huge thank you to everyone that volunteered and donated with the Dance as well as our Early Release Hospitality needs. The Athletic Banquet was a success. Congratulations to all our athletics! We look forward to our Spring Sports as we move into warmer weather.

Attention Pine Hollow! Get your Box Tops in as soon as possible and help raise money for PHMS! The Spring submission is this week and we want to get as many Box Tops as possible. Your class can also win a reward! Gather your Box Tops in a zip lock bag with your Homeroom teacher's name and send them in!

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We have an Early Release Day on March 8. Our next Cultural Arts performance, The Beast, will be presented that morning to all grades Tracks 3 & 4. Students learn elements of Storytelling, Improvisation and Call and Response in American Music through a brilliant mix of TedTalk-style interactive lecture with an exciting live band. During SANKOFA, students learn about oral tradition through the West African storyteller/poet known as the Griot; explore coded language in Spirituals; discover improvisation in Jazz; learn call and response in Reggae, and party with their teachers to classic Hip Hop.

Family Nights in 2019.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Community Reads Message:

We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors read the same book and engage in discussion with each other. Our second Community Reads selection this school year is Ghost by Jason Reynolds. (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Ghost/Jason-Reynolds/Track/9781481450164)

We encourage participants to order their own paperback copy for $5 (visit clubs.scholastic.com, 'Parents' section, use the code gkdv8, and order by our February 8th [trks 1,2,4] or February 20th [trk 3] deadline). You can also check out a copy from the PHMS library or from a local public library. Two after-school discussion gatherings will be held in the Pine Hollow Library on April 16th and April 25th.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 2.20.19

PTSA Happenings this week:

Winter Athletic Banquet, Feb. 21 at 6:30pm!  We will honor Boys and Girls Basketball and all Cheerleaders. 

Dance, Feb. 22 at 3:15 - 5pm! This is the second dance of the year. Grades 6th - 8th are welcome. Tickets will be sold at the door and permission slips are required. Attire is casual.

February 26, Cultural Arts Event - Sounds of Freedom Performance for 7th & 8th Grades Trks 1 & 3! 

RENT THE SPIRIT ROCK! We have slots available in March and April.

Looking for ways to help support your Pine Hollow Pilots! View all our Fundraising opportunities.

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 2.4.19

On February 21st, 6:30pm, we will honor Boys and Girls Basketball and All cheerleaders at the Winter Sports Banquet. This event is for athletes and families of the above mentioned teams. An invitation was sent out by the coaches. Any questions regarding the banquet, please contact Pam Mundra at pmundrac21@gmail.com.

We are in need of Winter Dance volunteers! Please click: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CA8A72DAB9-pine Any questions should be emailed to Victoria Artis @ vmclemons@me.com

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope

Research is showing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are common across all social and economic strata.  The goal of this film is to provide an in-depth understanding of ACEs and it details the impact they have on our kids.

 Advocates for Health in Action and Marbles Kids Museum invite you to a community screening of Resilience, a 60-minute film directed by James Redford on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on health, quality of life, economics and education.

Research shows ACEs are common, they affect all income levels, and their lifelong impact on health and well-being is significant. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.”

View this highly acclaimed film to learn what ACEs are, how they increase the likelihood of disease and illness, and how together we as a community can lessen the impact of ACEs for Wake County residents by building resilience.

Marbles Kids Museum is graciously hosting numerous film screenings, with standing days/times and several additional screenings.

 Location:  Marbles IMAX Theater

Cost:  Free

Tickets:  www.ResilienceScreeningsIMAX.eventbrite.com

Dates/Times:

  • February 15 at 1:30 and 3:00 p.m. ET

  • March 13 at 8:30 a.m. ET

  • April 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET

  • May 8 at 8:30 a.m. ET

  • June 12 at 8:30 a.m. ET

  • July 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET

More Info:  http://www.advocatesforhealthinaction.org/

Contact:  info@AdvocatesForHealthInAction.org

LACROSSE CLUB: The Leesville Road Middle School Boys Lacrosse Club is seeking 6th-8thstudent-athletes to participate in their spring lacrosse program. Students from our immediate community are welcome to join our program, regardless of school they attend. We will compete against other middle school club teams in the area. 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 (weather permitting)! For complete details, please visit http://leesvillemslacrosse.webflow.io/. We hope to see you on the field!

Community Reads Message:

We are cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading within our community. We encourage students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors read the same book and engage in discussion with each other. Our second Community Reads selection this school year is Ghost by Jason Reynolds. (https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Ghost/Jason-Reynolds/Track/9781481450164)

We encourage participants to order their own paperback copy for $5 (visit clubs.scholastic.com, 'Parents' section, use the code gkdv8, and order by our February 8th [trks 1,2,4] or February 20th [trk 3] deadline). You can also check out a copy from the PHMS library or from a local public library. Two after-school discussion gatherings will be held in the Pine Hollow Library on April 16th and April 25th.
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).

Check out the latest news from the WakeCountyPTA HERE.


A message from one of our Commander Level sponsors. Thank you Gladwell Orthodontics for your support of PHMS!

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PTSA Weekly Newsletter 1.28.19

Sale Ends Thursday!

Did you miss the last Pilots hoodie sale? Does your student need some new PHMS shorts? Here is your chance to order premium Pilots athletics gear! Sale ends on January 31. Items will arrive by mid-March.

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The PTSA is hosting its’ Winter Dance on February 22. Grades 6-8 are invited. We are in need of volunteers! Please click HERE to sign up. Any questions should be emailed to Victoria Artis @ vmclemons@me.com

Cultural Arts at Pine Hollow.  We currently have two events planned and have another two in the works.

February 5 – Tracks 2 & 4

February 26 – Tracks 1 & 3

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory will perform Sounds of Freedom to our 7th and 8th Graders.

 In this enriching and interactive performance students will hear songs from many different genres of African-American music as well as narratives that set historical context about how the genres came into existence. The program develops chronologically, starting with Call and Response, then moving to Negro Spirituals, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Motown, Rap, and ending with present day. This dynamic team of singer and pianist will bring the history of American Civil Rights alive and provide your students a deeper understanding of this ongoing journey.

March 8 – all grades will enjoy “The Beast”.

Students learn elements of Storytelling, Improvisation and Call and Response in American Music through a brilliant mix of TedTalk-style interactive lecture with an exciting live band. During SANKOFA, students learn about oral tradition through the West African storyteller/poet known as the Griot; explore coded language in Spirituals; discover improvisation in Jazz; learn call and response in Reggae, and party with their teachers to classic Hip Hop

WAKE Up and Read Book Drive: Attention Pilot community: we need your new and gently used children’s books! From now through February 15, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently-used books for children ages birth to 12 across the WCPSS. The goal is to collect 110,000 books – enough to share at thirteen schools, as well as community centers and child care facilities across Wake County. Please drop your books off in our main office. Our school hopes to collect at least 500 books to donate toward this effort. For more information, see the flyer in the weekly message. 

Family Nights in 2019.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

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LACROSSE CLUB: The Leesville Road Middle School Boys Lacrosse Club is seeking 6th-8th student-athletes to participate in their spring lacrosse program. Students from our immediate community are welcome to join our program, regardless of school they attend. We will compete against other middle school club teams in the area. 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 (weather permitting)! For complete details, please visit http://leesvillemslacrosse.webflow.io/. We hope to see you on the field!

Pine Hollow Community Reads

What we can do - a Community Reads After-School Gathering: Wednesday, January 30th from 3:15-4:30pm in the PHMS Library. Gather with your PHMS community to create ways of making the refugee experience visible. This after-school gathering is open to students, parents, staff, and others in our community who have read the book, Refugeeby Alan Gratz, and are eager to share this important topic with others. Activities, supplies, and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at ly/Refugeebookgathering . If you have questions about this event, please contact Kristen Ziller, school librarian (kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson, Social Studies teacher (jhutchinson@wcpss.net).

PTSA Weekly Newsletter

Did you miss the last Pilots hoodie sale? Does your student need some new PHMS shorts? Here is your chance to order premium Pilots athletics gear! Sale ends on January 31. Items will arrive by mid-March.

PINE HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL - PILOT GEAR 2019

The PTSA is hosting its’ Winter Dance on February 22. Grades 6-8 are invited. We are in need of volunteers! Please click HERE to sign up. Any questions should be emailed to Victoria Artis @ vmclemons@me.com

Cultural Arts at Pine Hollow.  We currently have two events planned and have another two in the works.

February 5 – Tracks 2 & 4

February 26 – Tracks 1 & 3

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory will perform Sounds of Freedom to our 7th and 8th Graders.

 In this enriching and interactive performance students will hear songs from many different genres of African-American music as well as narratives that set historical context about how the genres came into existence. The program develops chronologically, starting with Call and Response, then moving to Negro Spirituals, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Motown, Rap, and ending with present day. This dynamic team of singer and pianist will bring the history of American Civil Rights alive and provide your students a deeper understanding of this ongoing journey.

March 8 – all grades will enjoy “The Beast”.

Students learn elements of Storytelling, Improvisation and Call and Response in American Music through a brilliant mix of TedTalk-style interactive lecture with an exciting live band. During SANKOFA, students learn about oral tradition through the West African storyteller/poet known as the Griot; explore coded language in Spirituals; discover improvisation in Jazz; learn call and response in Reggae, and party with their teachers to classic Hip Hop

Family Nights in 2019.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

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LACROSSE CLUB: The Leesville Road Middle School Boys Lacrosse Club is seeking 6th-8th student-athletes to participate in their spring lacrosse program. Students from our immediate community are welcome to join our program, regardless of school they attend. We will compete against other middle school club teams in the area. 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 (weather permitting)! For complete details, please visit http://leesvillemslacrosse.webflow.io/. We hope to see you on the field!

Pine Hollow Community Reads Lunches:

We're cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading with our community. Pine Hollow Community Reads is born out of this desire to see students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors read the same book and engage in discussion and related activities with each other. Our first selection is Refugee by Alan Gratz. (https://www.alangratz.com/writing/refugee/).

Lunch discussion meetings are being held in the Pine Hollow Library on Thursdays in December and January during each grade level lunch. Family members are welcome to join each lunch meeting, bring their lunch, and share in discussions with the group. Please RSVP  so we know that you'll be in attendance. In January, we will have an after school program featuring a guest speaker (more details to come). If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).



PTSA Weekly Newsletter 1.7.19

Dear Pine Hollow Families,

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  We would like to welcome you to our new PHMS PTSA website! Thank you for your patience during our renovation.

January is the time of New Year Resolutions!  Why not make an easy resolution to give of your time this New Year by joining the PHMS PTSA.  We are currently looking for our 2019-2020 PTSA Board and Committee Chairs.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Jennifer Pinder, Nominating Chairperson, at jpinder@gladwellorthodontics.com.

LACROSSE CLUB: The Leesville Road Middle School Boys Lacrosse Club is seeking 6th-8th student-athletes to participate in their spring lacrosse program. Students from our immediate community are welcome to join our program, regardless of school they attend. We will compete against other middle school club teams in the area. 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 (weather permitting)! For complete details, please visit http://leesvillemslacrosse.webflow.io/. We hope to see you on the field!

Pine Hollow Community Reads Lunches:

We're cultivating a culture of reading at PHMS by sharing our reading with our community. Pine Hollow Community Reads is born out of this desire to see students, school staff, parents, relatives, and neighbors read the same book and engage in discussion and related activities with each other. Our first selection is Refugee by Alan Gratz. (https://www.alangratz.com/writing/refugee/).

Lunch discussion meetings are being held in the Pine Hollow Library on Thursdays in December and January during each grade level lunch. Family members are welcome to join each lunch meeting, bring their lunch, and share in discussions with the group. Please RSVP  so we know that you'll be in attendance. In January, we will have an after school program featuring a guest speaker (more details to come). If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Ziller (library media specialist, kziller@wcpss.net) or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher, jhutchinson@wcpss.net).

 Cultural Arts at Pine Hollow.  We currently have two events planned and have another two in the works.

February 5 – Tracks 2 & 4

February 26 – Tracks 1 & 3

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory will perform Sounds of Freedom to our 7th and 8th Graders.

 In this enriching and interactive performance students will hear songs from many different genres of African-American music as well as narratives that set historical context about how the genres came into existence. The program develops chronologically, starting with Call and Response, then moving to Negro Spirituals, Ragtime, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Motown, Rap, and ending with present day. This dynamic team of singer and pianist will bring the history of American Civil Rights alive and provide your students a deeper understanding of this ongoing journey.

March 8 – all grades will enjoy “The Beast”.

Students learn elements of Storytelling, Improvisation and Call and Response in American Music through a brilliant mix of TedTalk-style interactive lecture with an exciting live band. During SANKOFA, students learn about oral tradition through the West African storyteller/poet known as the Griot; explore coded language in Spirituals; discover improvisation in Jazz; learn call and response in Reggae, and party with their teachers to classic Hip Hop

Family Nights in 2019.  Be sure to mark your calendars!

Concessions Help Needed

Basketball season means INDOOR concessions and two games back to back! We really need your help, feeding all these hungry students and bringing in some revenue for Pine Hollow! The girls play first, followed by the boy’s team. The first game starts at 4:00pm. Come help out for a game or two! Click on this link to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E054FA5A62B0-basketball

Order you 2018-19 PHMS Yearbook today!

Click below to order your yearbook.  PHMS school code is 112059. 

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DATES TO REMEMBER:

Feb. 15th – Early Release

Feb. 22nd – Spring Dance for all grades.  3:15 – 5pm