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Every Minute Counts Campaign
Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 12, 2019
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Every minute counts campaign: From start to finish, class time counts

        
November 11-15, 2019
Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 8, 2019
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Thank you to all the volunteers for helping with the Reading Rocks book fair. The book fair ends at 12:45 on Thursday the 15th.

  • Monday, November 11- is a holiday in observance of Veteran’s Day. There will be no school for students or teachers. The Pine Forest family would like to thank the men and women who serve or who have served our country and fought to protect our freedoms. We know service sometimes comes at a great personal cost- from personal comfort to time away from home and loved ones, and we thank you for your sacrifice. There are a number of wonderful, free activities downtown for families. Learn more at:  http://www.heroeshomecoming.com/
  • Tuesday, November 12 – Ms. Thorne’s team has Book fair day. Be sure to pay $5 to your HR teacher if you plan on attending the Marvel dance this Thursday!
  • Wednesday, November 13 – Ms. Joshua’s team has Book fair day. Our Thanksgiving Food drive ends today. Winner will be announced soon! First day of winter sports try-outs. Last day to pay for the Marvel dance.
  • Thursday, November 14 -Today is the school-wide Spelling Bee. Ms. Lennon’s team has Book fair day. It is also the last day of our fair, but you may still shop online by searching scholastic book fairs. When you get to the site, type our zip code: 28311 and choose the PFMS fair. The “Marvel” dance is tonight from 6-8 pm. Drop-off is in the back of the school. Pick-up is in the back of the school for 7th and 8th graders. 6th grade will pick up in the front of the school.

Additional thoughts / Upcoming:

  • Parents: Sign up for Classtag with a an individual Code from your child’s teacher! https://www.classtag.com
        
November 4 – 8, 2019
Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 1, 2019
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It’s time to “Fall back!” Remember to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night for daylight savings.

  • Monday, November 4 –Art Club will meet from 2:40-3:30 pm. Please pick your students up in the front of the school. The annual
    • The book fair starts today. All students will be scheduled to see the book fair during their regular library schedule. It is the Pathfinder’s Book fair Day.
    • Thanksgiving food drive starts today and runs through Tuesday the 15th.  As many of you know, the meals provided at our school are the only meals that some students have all day. These meals go directly to our Raider families. This year we are asking for each homeroom to fill at least 1 box (about the size of a box of paper) containing 30 to 35 food items. Please no opened containers, homemade food or expired products, and avoid any items in glass as they often break in transit. More details and suggestions are available on our webpage.  The first Homeroom to turn in a completed box will win a pizza party!!
    • Soccer Strength game today.
  • Tuesday, November 5 –  This is a reminder that our orchestra fundraiser items need to be picked up between 2:00 and 6:00 pm in the auditorium. It is the Trailblazers book fair day. Volleyball Strength Game.
  • Wednesday, November 6 – It is the Voyager’s book fair day. SIT Meeting. Football Strength Game.
  • Thursday, November 7 –Awards Day will be held today in the auditorium. 6th grade will be at 8:00 am, 7th grade-9:00 am, and 8th grade-10:00 am. Remember all visitors must check-in before entering campus.
  • Friday, November 8 –  It is the Waverunner’s book fair day. Fall make-up picture Day.

Upcoming events and additional thoughts:

  • Parents: Sign up for Classtag with a an individual Code from your child’s teacher! https://www.classtag.com
        
“Kids helping Kids” Thanksgiving food drive
Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 1, 2019
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Groceries

Thanksgiving “Kids helping Kids” Food Drive Nov. 4 – Nov. 15th:

We are asking for each homeroom to fill at least 1 box (about the size of a box of paper) containing 30 to 35 items. If each student donates 1 to 2 items this goal can be reached quickly. We have put together a list of foods that are needed the most. The first Homeroom to turn in a completed box will win a pizza party!!

We are asking for each homeroom to fill at least 1 box but PLEASE feel free to fill as many boxes as your homeroom can. Please no opened containers, homemade food or expired products, and avoid any items in glass as they often break in transit.

Recommended Items:

*** 2—$5.00 Food Lion gift cards per box, so we can purchase turkeys***

  • Cereal – 1 box
  • Oatmeal (single service sizes) – 1 box
  • Pancake Mix w/ Syrup – 1 of each
  • Muffin Mix – 2 boxes
  • Fruit Snacks – 1 box
  • Pasta and pasta sauce – 1 of each
  • Ramen Noodles – 5 packs
  • Granola Bars – 1 box
  • Macaroni and Cheese – 2 boxes
  • Beef Stew – 2 cans
  • Jelly (in plastic jars) –
  • 1 jar
  • Peanut Butter (in plastic jars) – 1 jar
  • Boxed Mashed Potatoes – 1 box
  • Hearty Soups – 2 cans
  • Pudding cups or
  • Jell-O cups – 1 pack
  • Bottle juice – 1 bottle
  • Stuffing -2 boxes
  • Powdered Milk – 1 box or canned Milk – 2 cans
  • Chicken broth -2 cans
  • Cake Mix w/ Icing – 1 of each
  • Flavor Drink Packets – 5 packets
  • Canned Fruit – 2 cans (Examples: Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mixed fruit)
  • Canned Meat – 2 cans (Examples: Tuna Fish, Chicken, Ham, Turkey, Beef, Spam, Vienna Sausages)
  • Canned Pasta – 2 cans (Examples: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lasagna, Beefaroni, Ravioli, ABCs and 123s)
  • Chili Mac
  • Rice – 2 boxes or 2 small bags (Examples: Rice-a-roni, Uncle Ben’s Minute Rice or Store Brands)
  • Canned Vegetable– 5 cans (Examples: Beans (kidney, pinto, refried or black beans), Green Beans, Corn, Yams, Peas, Carrots, Mixed vegetables)

Feel free to contact Student Services 910-488-2711 if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your generosity. GO RAIDERS!

        
Spirit Wear Swag!
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 23, 2019
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Picture of black and gold "Raider" tee available for purchaseGet your Spirit Swag today!

Spirit Wear is available through the PTO Sponsored website link below. All items for purchase are approved and may be worn on Fridays.
We also have an authorized mesh gym bag available!

Choose from an assortment of styles and sizes for the whole family.

https://pfmspto.square.site/

This link will take you to the official PFMS PTO sponsored website. Thank you for supporting your PTO.

        
Federal Cards Due
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 22, 2019
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Red, white and blue color image of the American FlagYour child will be carrying home your Federal Card which requires your signature on Tuesday, October 22nd.

This is a federally mandated activity we must comply with every year. Your help in our achieving 100% compliance is greatly appreciated.

Students should return this document to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible. The deadline for all federal cards to be submitted will be Monday, October 28, 2019.

        
October 21-25, 2019
Published by Wendy Bozeman on October 18, 2019
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This week is CCS’ Character Counts Week and National Bus Safety Week. Thank you to all our bus drivers who work so hard to assure our students are safe! The Trailblazers are in need of chaperones. Please contact your child’s Homeroom teacher if you are willing to attend.

  • Monday October 21- Make-up day for all staff and students.  Art Club will meet from 2:40-3:30 pm in rm. 4.
  • Tuesday October 22- 6th grade PBIS celebrations. Division Track Meet @ Reid Ross. Your child will bring home a Federal Card that requires your signature. This is a federally mandated activity we must comply with every year. Your help in our achieving 100% compliance is greatly appreciated. Students should return this document to their homeroom teacher as soon as possible.
  • Wednesday, October 23- 7th grade PBIS celebrations. Fall sports pictures. Have you ever  wondered: What are they teaching my child? Well we’d love to show you! Come and join us for Curriculum Night tonight from 4-6 pm and see the wonderful things your child does at school!
  • Thursday October 24-  8th grade PBIS celebrations.
  • Friday, October 25 – Report cards go home. Library fine notices and Book Fair information will be sent home with report cards. If for some reason, you do not get a report card, please contact the school at 910.488.2711.

Additional Thoughts / Upcoming Events

Mark your Calendars!

  • October 29th is our PTO Spirit night at Chick-Fil-A on Ramsey Street.  Come out and support your school. This is an ALL DAY spirit event. Be sure to say you are with Pine Forest Middle School when placing your order. The PTO table will be set up from 4:30-8:00 pm. The homeroom class with the highest participation in each grade will receive a treat!… AND don’t forget to add your name to the drawing for a chance to win a prize packet from the PTO.
  • The book fair is coming! It starts November 4th and runs until the 14th. This is our Reading Rocks fundraiser, so please be supportive. If you are able to volunteer to help with the bookfair during the hours of 7:00-2:40, please email Ms. Bozeman at wendybozeman@ccs.k12.nc.us. Thank you!
        
Be a PFMS School Angel
Published by Wendy Bozeman on September 24, 2019
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Grey slide with CCS logo encouraging you to work together to keep our schools safe! Join the School angels watch program. Go to www.schoolwatch.ccs.k12.nc.us to learn more.

        
Facebook and Twitter Links
Published by Wendy Bozeman on September 1, 2019
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