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If you are moving or transferring over the holiday, please make sure to return all library books, workbooks, locker locks, and textbooks to the school to avoid any charges and to make the transfer of your records smooth and easy.

Please join us for two (2) incredible performances this week, as we continue to celebrate the season and showcase our talented students! The Orchestra Concert will be Tuesday the 10th at 7:00 pm and the Chorus Concert will be Wednesday the 11th at 6:00 pm.  Parents and visitors attending the performance may park in the back or front of the school. The two front gates will be unlocked & the one back gate where the buses unload will also be unlocked. The Winter Orchestra Concert will feature performances by our 6th, 7th, 8th and our PFMS Full Orchestras.  The PFHS Orchestra will perform before the middle school concert begins and Mr. Starks will join us for our Grand Finale.

  • Monday December 9– There will be a BOB meeting in the library during homeroom every day this week.
  • Tuesday, December 10 – Orchestra Concert 7:00 pm. Wrestling @ Home vs. SLMS and BB @ SLMS.
  • Wednesday, December 11 – Chorus Concert 6:00 pm.
  • Thursday, December 12– Angel gifts from the Giving Tree are due today. Please deliver them unwrapped to Student Services by 2:40 pm. BB Away@ NJMS, Wrestling Home v. NJMS.
  • Friday, December 13 – The Holiday Food drive collection ends today. Please have all your donations turned in to your homeroom teacher before homeroom ends! The winner of the ice cream party will be announced as soon as we get the tallies!

Upcoming events and additional thoughts:

  • Next week: Friday, December 20 is the end of the 2nd 9 weeks and end of the 1st semester. Please make sure your child has turned in all their work by the teacher’s deadline to receive proper credit. Parents of Car-riders: Friday, December 20th is a 2-hour early release day. Car riders should make arrangements to be picked up by 12:40 pm.
  • Angels Needed: We need volunteers!  Volunteers with the School Angels Watch can assist the schools for as little as 30 minutes and/or up to the entire day. Volunteers will be required to pass a background check. Training will be provided by the Safety and Security office. Volunteers can sign up for the program by visiting: http://schoolwatch.ccs.k12.nc.us/ and clicking on the “Background checks” link. 
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on December 6, 2019

        


The first homeroom to fill the box wins an ice cream party! Ms. Griffiths won last year. Who will beat the 7th graders this year?? We are looking to fill each box with 30 to 35 of the following items:

  • 1 box Cereal
  • 1 box Fruit
  • 1 box Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1 box Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 box Stuffing
  • 1 box Powdered  Milk or 2 cans canned Milk
  • 2 cans Canned Meat /Examples: Tuna Fish, Chicken, Ham, Turkey, Beef, Spam, Vienna Sausages
  • 1 box Cereal
  • 1 box Fruit
  • 1 box Macaroni and Cheese
  • 1 box Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 box Stuffing
  • 1 box Powdered  Milk or 2 cans canned Milk
  • 2 cans Canned Meat /Examples: Tuna Fish, Chicken, Ham, Turkey, Beef, Spam, Vienna Sausages
  • 1 box Oatmeal (single service sizes)
  • 1 box Pasta
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 2 cans Beef Stew
  • 2 cans Hearty Soups
  • 2 cans Chicken broth
  • 1 Cake Mix w/ Icing –
  • 2 cans Canned Pasta Examples: Spaghetti with Meatballs, Lasagna, Beefaroni, Ravioli,
  • ABCs and 123s, Chili Mac
  • 1 box Pancake Mix
  • 1 bottle  Syrup
  • 5 packs Ramen Noodles
  • 1 jar Jelly (in plastic jars)
  • 1 pack Pudding or Jell-O cups – not refrigerated
  • 5 Flavor Drink Packets
  • 2 boxes or small bags of Rice product. Examples: Rice-a-roni, Uncle Bens, Minute Rice or Store Brands
  • 2 boxes Muffin Mix
  • 1 box Granola Bars
  • 1 plastic jar Peanut Butter
  • 1 Bottle juice
  • 2 cans Canned Fruit Examples: Peaches, Pears, Pineapple, Mixed fruit
  • 5 cans Canned Vegetables Examples:Beans (kidney, pinto,  refried or black beans), Green Beans, Corn, Yams, Peas, Carrots, Mixed vegetables
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on December 5, 2019

        


Raider logoPlease support the Raider Football team as they play their second home game Thursday, October 4th. Let’s fill the stands!! The game starts at 4:00 pm and should last until about 5:30. You may stay at school until the game, instead of riding home!

Then you can come over to the cafeteria for our first school dance. The dance starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. You can be picked up early if you want. There will be food, free photo props, and a great DJ. You must pay $5.00 by Tuesday morning to attend! Sorry you can’t pay at the door, but we need to know in advance how many will attend so we have enough to pay the DJ, to make sure we order enough food, staff and plan a great night for you! Please call the school or email the web manager if you have questions!

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on December 5, 2019

        


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.

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on December 4, 2019

        


Student Illness

Student Illness

If your child has a Fever (10o F) (37.8o C or greater), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and/or other Stomach/GI Symptoms, your child needs to remain home.

No student shall return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine, even if they feel better. Fever-reducing medicines may contain acetaminophen or Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which include the following active ingredients: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Salicylateo, or Naproxen Sodium.

As you may know, the flu can be easily spread from person to person. Therefore, we are
taking steps to reduce the spread of the flu in school. Parents, we need your help to do this.

Some children may not be able to verbalize their symptoms, which can result in a delay in
responding to their illness, so it is important to watch carefully for the signs and symptoms of flu or
unusual behavior that may be a sign of illness. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat,
runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and fatigue. A fever is equal to or greater than 100 degrees
Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius). If you are not able to measure a temperature, your child might
have a fever if he or she feels warm, has a flushed appearance, or is sweating or shivering. Prior to
sending your child to school, review the seven common influenza-like symptoms to see which
applies to your child. If students say yes to number 1 or 3, they must stay home.
1. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other Stomach/GI Symptoms
2. Headache
3. Fever (100 degrees F) (37.8 degrees C or greater)
4. Sore Throat
5. Cough
6. Nasal congestion
7. Runny nose

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on December 1, 2019

        


Congratulations to Sheila Sochovka for being named the 2019 CCS EC teacher of the Year! We are so very proud of you.

The Giving tree Project begins Monday, November 26th and ends Monday, December 9th. If you believe “charity begins at home,” then this is the one for you! These special angels represent a child in need at our own school or their siblings.  Once you choose an angel from the tree in the lobby, take it to the front office to sign it out with Ms. Guillen.  

Thank you in advance for giving a child a special gift this year. Special thanks to all those who have already turned in their gifts!

  • Monday, November 25 – Battle of the Books Test today. Be sure to pick up your BOB take-home test before you leave for Thanksgiving. There will be an Art Club in room 4. Please pick up students in the front parking lot promptly at 4:00pm.
  • Wednesday, November 27 – No school for students. Teacher workday.
  • Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 – Happy Thanksgiving! No school for Students and teachers

When we return from Thanksgiving:

  • Monday, December 2 – BOB test due to Ms. Bozeman.
  • Tuesday, December 3 –Basketball @ home vs. Hope Mills. Wrestling @ Hope MIlls.
  • Wednesday, December  4– SIT Meeting.
  • Thursday, December 5- Join our talented band students for their winter performance tonight! Admission is free and starts in the school auditorium at 6:00 pm.

Upcoming events and additional thoughts:

  • A CCS Choice Information Night will be held at Spring Lake Middle School on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm.  If parents missed the Choice Fair, this is an opportunity to receive information about elementary, middle, and high school programs especially for students in transition years, Pre-K, fifth grade and eighth grade.Directions for navigating the automated application process will be shared and there will be a question/answer period to address individualized questions.  Please share this information with families in your attendance area.

Parents: Sign up for Classtag with a an individual Code from your child’s teacher! https://www.classtag.com

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 25, 2019

        


Angel Tree

 

The Angel tree Project begins Tuesday before Thanksgiving and ends Thursday, December 12th. If you believe “charity begins at home,” then this is the one for you! These special angels represent a child in need at our own school or their sibling(s).  

Once you choose an angel, take it to the front office to sign it out with Ms. Guillen.

Please return the unwrapped gifts by homeroom on December 12th.

Thank you in advance for giving a child a special gift this year. Special thanks to all those who have already turned in their gifts!

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 17, 2019

        


Ms. Bozeman would like to thank all the parents who came to support the book fair. You’re willingness to do so much for our students and library is what makes Pine Forest the best place to be. You are wonderful!

Congratulations to our spelling bee winner Sophia Tun. She will represent us in the National Scripps Spelling Bee! Congratulations to the second and third place winners: Nicholas Win and Merry Wang! We are very proud of you.
  • Monday, November 18 –It’s Motivational Monday at PF. Be sure to ask your child what they learned in homeroom!
  • Tuesday, November 19 – NC Check-in tests for ELA.  Progress Reports and Library fine notices go home. If you do not receive a progress report, please call the school and we will provide one for you. Our “Giving Tree” (formerly the Angel Tree) will be ready today. Stop by the lobby and adopt a PF child (or their sibling) today. All unwrapped gifts are due to Ms. Borkowski in Student Services on Friday, December 14th. No Science Olympiad practice today.
  • Wednesday, November 20 –  NC Check-in tests for Math and Math I.
  • Thursday, November 21 –Battle of the books will test in the morning during homeroom. NC Check-in review.
  • Friday, November 22 –  NC Check-in review.Battle of the Books (BOB) students meet today. Next week there will be a take-home test to pick up before leaving for Thanksgiving.
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 15, 2019

        


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
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 8, 2019

        


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
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on November 1, 2019