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).