PTSA Weekly Newsletter 9.11.19

Weather Update

Due to the cancellations we had due to Hurricane Dorian we now have some Saturday school days coming up.

The weather make-up day for Thursday, September 5 is Saturday, November 16 (The Sept. 7 make-up day is canceled.)

The weather make-up day for Friday, September 6 is Saturday, December 7.

 

If you would like to help donate to stock the teacher workroom they would greatly appreciate it. Some items that are requested are:

Coffee pods (Medium Roast, Hazelnut, Vanilla, Dark Roast) and packaged snacks (i.e. granola bars, chips, etc.)

 

Attention Pine Hollow Middle School Pilots, friends, and family!

ALL are welcome!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00am!

We're in the process of planning the first-ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it! We'll have a map of the route soon for all participants. Cost is $15 and ALL proceeds go to the NC Food Bank.

This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety!

All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now.

Please sign up today: click HERE to register!!

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Hello Pine Hollow Families,

We are super excited to get our fall sports kicked off on September 25th with soccer and volleyball games! Followed by a football game on September 26th.

We are in need of concessions helpers. If you are able to help, please take a moment to go to the signup genius link below and pick a slot that works for you. There are two time slots to choose from and no experience needed!

This is a great way to watch the game while making money for our school!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0E48AEA72BA75-pine

PHMS PTSA collects donations only once a year through this “no fuss” giving/fundraising campaign. 100% of your donation directly supports our students, staff and school – in this academic year.

Here are some of key initiatives the PTSA is planning to fund in 2019-2020:

  • $125 Teacher grant/ per teacher to help our educators provide tools for their classrooms

  • Turf maintenance program, replacement uniforms  for our athletic programs

  •  Cultural arts programs for the enrichment of our students

  • Support for student council, annual play/musical, concessions at numerous events,

    teacher appreciation, regular parent communication, and other activities that enrich

    the Pine Hollow Middle School experience.

  • Additional audiovisual equipment for the school musical/play, talent show.

  • Technology and band instrument replacement and repairs

 Click HERE to make an online donation.
Cash and Check Donations- use this
Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office.

Donations will be accepted till October 11th.

Visit our website to find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!

Follow us on FB and Twitter at #phmsptsa

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 9.4.19

Weather Update

Due to the inclement weather we have some Saturday school days coming up.

The weather make-up day for Thursday, September 5 is Saturday, November 16 (The Sept. 7 make-up day is canceled.)

The weather make-up day for Friday, September 6 is Saturday, December 7.

Attention Pine Hollow Middle School Pilots, friends, and family!

ALL are welcome!!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 10:00am!

We're in the process of planning the first-ever Pine Hollow Middle School Food Drive Fun Run! This year's race will be a 3k, and you can walk or run it! We'll have a map of the route soon for all participants. Cost is $15 and ALL proceeds go to the NC Food Bank.

This year's theme is the crazy costume run! Please join us in wearing fun costumes while running the course. However, we do ask that there are NO masks for everyone's safety!

All participants who register by October 1 will receive a race t-shirt. After October 1, the cost stays the same, but no t-shirt will be provided. We will not be taking on-site registration, so please register now.

Please sign up today: click HERE to register!!

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PHMS PTSA collects donations only once a year through this “no fuss” giving/fundraising campaign. 100% of your donation directly supports our students, staff and school – in this academic year.

Here are some of key initiatives the PTSA is planning to fund in 2019-2020:

  • $125 Teacher grant/ per teacher to help our educators provide tools for their classrooms

  • Turf maintenance program, replacement uniforms  for our athletic programs

  •  Cultural arts programs for the enrichment of our students

  • Support for student council, annual play/musical, concessions at numerous events,

    teacher appreciation, regular parent communication, and other activities that enrich

    the Pine Hollow Middle School experience.

  • Additional audiovisual equipment for the school musical/play, talent show.

  • Technology and band instrument replacement and repairs

 Click HERE to make an online donation.
Cash and Check Donations- use this
Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office.

Donations will be accepted till October 11th.

Visit our website to find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!

Follow us on FB and Twitter at #phmsptsa

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 8.28.19

Dear Pine Hollow Families,

2019-2020 is going to be a great year at PHMS! Here is some important information the PTSA wishes to share with you.

PHMS PTSA collects donations only once a year through this “no fuss” giving/fundraising campaign. 100% of your donation directly supports our students, staff and school – in this academic year.

Here are some of key initiatives the PTSA is planning to fund in 2019-2020:

  • $125 Teacher grant/ per teacher to help our educators provide tools for their classrooms

  • Turf maintenance program, replacement uniforms  for our athletic programs

  •  Cultural arts programs for the enrichment of our students

  • Support for student council, annual play/musical, concessions at numerous events,

    teacher appreciation, regular parent communication, and other activities that enrich

    the Pine Hollow Middle School experience.

  • Additional audiovisual equipment for the school musical/play, talent show.

  • Technology and band instrument replacement and repairs

 Click HERE to make an online donation.
Cash and Check Donations- use this
Invest in Your Child Form and return to front office.

Donations will be accepted till October 11th.

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Visit our website to find out all the ways you can support your Pilots!

Follow us on FB and Twitter at #phmsptsa

PTSA Weekly Newsletter

Welcome to 2019 - 2020 at Pine Hollow!  

Become a PTSA Member and help support your Pilots

Join MemberHub and stay connected

Through the support and funds that we raise through the PTSA, we are able to provide our students, teachers, and school with some amazing resources, such as:

Technology, Field Trip grants, Cultural Arts programs, Athletic, Band & Drama support, Teacher planning days, Teacher grants, Appreciation lunches & recognitions.

Click HERE to become a member of the Pine Hollow PTSA and pay directly with your credit card.

Wish to join and pay by cash or check? Please click on the Membership Form. Return the form and payment to the front desk. Attention: Jennifer Ostling, PTSA Membership Chair. Checks payable to PHMS PTSA.  You can also access this information on the PHMS PTSA website.  

Please take a moment to sign up on the PHMS PTSA MemberHub site. To join go to https://pinehollow.memberhub.com/join/jh31lp

Already a member of the Pine Hollow MemberHub?  Click HERE.  No longer at Pine Hollow and wish to be removed from the PHMS MemberHub, please reply to this email and write Unsubscribe in the Subject line.

Any questions, please contact me at jostling2813@gmail.com

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 6.17.19

First Annual Spirit Wear “Give Back” Program

The Student Council and PTSA are partnering together for our first annual Spirit Wear “Give Back” program. 8th graders who are headed to high school won’t want to wear their middle school spirit wear any more. Rather than having it sit in a drawer unused, how about donating gently used spirit wear items back to PHMS? 1 in 5 PHMS kids receive free and reduced lunch and they cannot generally afford spirit wear. This is a great opportunity for our learning community to ensure everybody can wear our school’s colors. There is a red box in the office ready for your donations.

8th Grade Celebration  ceremonies are as follows:
Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium

Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library

Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

 Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below:

           Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

2019 -2020 Fly By/Schedule Pick Up

Tracks 1, 2 & 3:

July 2 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Track 4:

July 25 - 4:00-5:30 p.m.


PTSA Weekly Newsletter 6.10.19

Congratulations to our Track 1 8th Graders and we wish you great things as you move on to high school. To the rest of Track 1, enjoy your Summer break. Thanks to everyone who made it out to our final Family Night of the year at Moe’s. We know there was much confusion at the beginning of the evening and we apologize for that. Please know that your contribution to the PTSA is appreciated and that Moe’s will honor the dinners purchased on that night.

First Annual Spirit Wear “Give Back” Program

The Student Council and PTSA are partnering together for our first annual Spirit Wear “Give Back” program. 8th graders who are headed to high school won’t want to wear their middle school spirit wear any more. Rather than having it sit in a drawer unused, how about donating gently used spirit wear items back to PHMS? 1 in 5 PHMS kids receive free and reduced lunch and they cannot generally afford spirit wear. This is a great opportunity for our learning community to ensure everybody can wear our school’s colors. There is a red box in the office ready for your donations.

EOG Proctors are still Needed!

Ms. Stern is in desperate need of EOG proctors from6/17 – 6/21. Visit the Sign-up Genius to select a time. https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEi. Alternatively, reach out to Julie Stern directly at jstern@wcpss.net. Include your phone and email. Note: All proctors must be registered and cleared with WCPSS background check program. Visit the office of PHMS or any WCPSS school to kick off your background check.

8th Grade Celebration  ceremonies are as follows:
Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium

Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library

Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

 Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below:

           Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

2019 -2020 Fly By/Schedule Pick Up

Tracks 1, 2 & 3:

July 2 - 9:00-11:00 a.m. or 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Track 4:

July 25 - 4:00-5:30 p.m.

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 5.2.19

Thank you to everyone who helped with the 8th Grade dance. It was a huge success and the kids loved it!

If you want EASY dinner plans for Monday, eat at Moe’s at Alexander Place and please tell them you support Pine Hollow Middle School. (If you don’t mention us by name- they won’t donate!) Thanks for your support!

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Thank you for the Box Tops this year! Start collecting now for our July Kickoff. Every Box Top label counts! Please remember to check the expiration date, cut them, put them in a zip lock baggie and write your homeroom teacher’s name/grade/track on the bag.

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8th Grade Celebration  ceremonies are as follows:
Track 1: June 4th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium 

Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium

Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library

Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

 Parents of 8th graders are asked to please help provide goodies for these celebrations. The SignUpGenius links are below:

           Please contact a parent coordinator or your child's teacher with questions.

Proctors Still Needed: We are in desperate need of AT LEAST 15 proctors (roving and 1:1 situations) and bathroom monitors for Track 2,3,4 EOG testing on Monday, June 17th and Tuesday, June 18th. We cannot have testing run smoothly without your help! Please look at this sign-up https://signup.com/go/aJMyNEito see if you or anyone you know can assist. Please contact the testing coordinator, Julie Stern, with any questions (jstern@wcpss.net).  Thank you!  

PHMS Community Reads: 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 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 RSVPthat 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). 

A Letter From:

Mark Johnson
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
@MarkRJohnsonNC 

Parents, Caretakers, and Educators,

Our state leaders have heard our message loud and clear: the education system must reduce testing.

As the elected leader of North Carolina’s public schools, I have made reducing testing a top priority.

First, we eliminated certain tests. For others, we changed policies under our control to reduce the stress around testing time. During this time of testing in our schools, though, we know there is more work ahead of us.

We have pushed lawmakers to help us eliminate even more tests. Legislation making its way with strong support through the General Assembly would change state law to eliminate a significant number of end-of-year tests. Also, the law will create an effort in which local districts will work with the state education agency to reduce the number of local standardized tests given throughout the school year.

Parents, educators, and students spoke, and we are acting.

You can discover more about where all the tests come from at NCsuperintendent.com/testingreduction.

We are working hard to improve our education system because every child should have the opportunity to go to safe and inviting schools, to work hard, and to succeed. Thank you for being a partner with us in this important mission.

Mark Johnson
NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
@MarkRJohnsonNC 
NCsuperintendent.com

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 5.28.19

The PTSA still needs volunteers for the 8th Grade Dance on Friday, May 31 from 6-9PM in the cafeteria.

Here is the link to signup:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fafa629a1fb6-2019

8th Grade Celebration  ceremonies are as follows:
Track 1: June 4th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium 

Track 2: June 27th @ 8:30AM @ Auditorium

Track 3: June 28th @ 12:30PM @ Library

Track 4: June 27th @ 12:30PM @ Auditorium

2019-2020 PTSA Officers:

President - Kenneth Lesher

Vice President - Melissa Hoffman

Secretary - Nancy Johndrow

Treasurer - Dawn Cain

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs:

Membership Chair: Jennifer Pinder

Hospitality Co-Chairs: Melissa Buxengard & Christina Valente

Communications Co-Chairs: Courtney Orning & Ken Lesher

Concessions Chair: OPEN

Staff Appreciation Chair: Beth Rossen

Spirit Rock Chair: Laura Mann

Spirit Wear Chair: Heather Swanson

Athletic Banquet Chair: KuTena Williams

Dance Co-Chairs: Victoria Artis & Jennifer Erbst

Cultural Arts Chair: Nicole Boone

Box Top Co-Chairs: Mindy Gipson & Dawn Cain

Fundraising Co-Chairs: Theresa Sarmiere & Louise Brunson

PTSA Weekly Newsletter 5.20.19

On Tuesday, May 21 at 6pm, the PTSA will have it's last General Meeting of the year.  We need all PTSA members to come and elect our 2019-2020 Officers.  The Spring Band Concert will follow.

Proposed 2019-2020 PTSA Officers to be elected:

President - Kenneth Lesher

Vice President - Melissa Hoffman

Secretary - Nancy Johndrow

Treasurer - Dawn Cain

Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs

Membership Chair: Jennifer Pinder

Hospitality Co-Chairs: Melissa Buxengard & Christina Valente

Communications Co-Chairs: Courtney Orning & Ken Lesher

Concessions Chair: OPEN

Staff Appreciation Chair: Beth Rossen

Spirit Rock Chair: Laura Mann

Spirit Wear Chair: Heather Swanson

Athletic Banquet Chair: KuTena Williams

Dance Co-Chairs: Victoria Artis & Jennifer Erbst

Cultural Arts Chair: Nicole Boone

Box Top Co-Chairs: Mindy Gipson & Dawn Cain

Fundraising Co-Chairs: Theresa Sarmiere & Louise Brunson

The PTSA needs volunteers for the 8th Grade Dance on Friday, May 31 from 6-9PM in the cafeteria.

Here is the link to signup:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044fafa629a1fb6-2019

Tickets are $10 each and will be on sale this tomorrow & Wednesday in the cafeteria from 7:45-8:15. Students must have a signed Permission Slip and no OVERDUE library books or fees in order to purchase a ticket. No tickets will be sold at the door. This dance is for PH 8th graders only. 

  • Any Track 2 8th graders who cannot come to school at the above times to purchase a ticket can call the office to make alternate arrangements.

  • Attention 8th grade Parents: 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 any 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, at kziller@wcpss.net.

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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