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

We are in need of Winter Dance volunteers! Please click: Any questions should be emailed to Victoria Artis @

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



  • 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:


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 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. (

We encourage participants to order their own paperback copy for $5 (visit, '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, or Mike Hutchinson (6th grade Social Studies teacher,

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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