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Congratulations to Sophia Tun for winning the district Spelling Bee! She moves up to the County level Bee next. We are so proud of you!

Eighth-grade t-shirts are for sale for $10 dollars through Feb. 21st. Pay your homeroom teacher. This special edition green and gold shirt will have your name printed on the back with your graduation year.

HS counselors will be coming on March 5th to enroll our 8th graders in their elective choices for 9th grade.  A paper copy will come home with the student to be signed by parent and returned the next day to school.
  • Monday, February 17 –  Presidents’ Day! No School for Students. Optional day for Staff.
  • Tuesday, February 18 -No School for Students. Required day for Staff.
  • Wednesday, February 19 –
  • Thursday, February 20 -There is a mandatory Science Olympiad meeting today.   Please join us for the “CCS’ got Talent” Show at Terry Sanford HS tonight from 6:30-9:00 pm. Our own Ms. Barbour will be performing! Open to the Public and admission is free, but. Doors open at 6:00 pm.
  • Friday, February 21 -There is a Science Olympiad meeting today. Last day for 8th graders to buy their t-shirts during homeroom.

Additional thoughts/Upcoming Events:

  • Battle of the Books students should be reading 20-30 minutes every day. After completing a novel, they should practice on MyBOBTeam.com. These scores will help determine the number of rounds they earn during competition.
  • Please download the CCS App to your devices if you have not already done so. When we have inclement weather, you will get alerts and the most current information this way.
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on February 15, 2020

        


Feb. 12th- 7th-grade elective sheets handed out
Feb. 11th- 6th-grade elective sheets handed out
March 3rd- 6th-grade registers online
March 4th- 7th-grade registers online
March 5th- HS comes to enroll 8th graders (paper version)
April 1st- Rising Raider Day
April 8th- PFHS trip for our 8th graders
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on February 13, 2020

        


This is Bus Driver Appreciation Week, February 10-14, 2020. It’s a difficult job and we appreciate all you do to assure our students get home safely to and from school. Thank you for all you do!

Progress reports, library fine notices, and remediation letters went home today. Please call the school if you did not get one, and we will gladly provide one for you. We’ve had a large number of transfers, and we would like to welcome all our new families. If you are planning to transfer out of our school, please make sure to return all textbooks, library books, and other school materials. Each student should complete a checkout sheet on their last day.

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Civic Oration contest winners are:
1st place: Keira L.
2nd place: Justice S.
3rd place: Jada M.
  • Tuesday, February 11- Today is the last chance to pay $5 for the Valentine’s dance (pay before homeroom ends at 7:40). Please remember there are no refunds, no exception. It’s an ALL DAY Chick-fil-a Spirit Day!! Our school will receive a percentage of sales from 6 am- 10 pm, open to close.  The PTO will have a Spirit table inside the Ramsey Street location from 4:30-8:00 pm. Students who sign-in will get a homework pass and be entered in a drawing, AND the homeroom with the highest attendance in each grade will receive a doughnut treat from the PTO! We can’t wait to see you there.
  • Wednesday, February 12- Spring sports practice begins. Please make sure to have proper athletic shoes and workout clothes for try-outs. Clothes must meet the same standard as PE uniforms, i.e. no tank tops, short shorts, crop tops, etc. Athletes with asthma need to bring their inhaler to tryouts!
  • Thursday, February 13-Valentine’s Day Dance is tonight from 6-8 pm. Drop-off is in the back of the school at 6:00 pm. To alleviate congestion, pick-up is at 8:00 pm in the back of the school for 7th and 8th graders and 6th graders will be picked up in the front of the school.
  • Friday, February 14- Happy Valentine’s Day! Please be reminded our students are not allowed to receive deliveries at school. Please remember exchanging gifts is not permitted because of the distraction it causes to learning.

Additional thoughts/Upcoming Events:

  • Battle of the Books students should be reading 20-30 minutes every day. After completing a novel, they should practice on MyBOBTeam.com. These scores will help determine the number of rounds they earn during competition.
  • Please download the CCS App to your devices if you have not already done so. When we have inclement weather, you will get alerts and the most current information this way.
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on February 7, 2020

        


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 February 7, 2020

        


Arbiter Athlete has changed its website address. The new web address is: www.planeths.com.

If you are getting a “Gateway timeout” message in your browser, you are using the old link.

Please remove all old arbiter athlete bookmarks and replace them with the current website address. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Please contact Mr. Felder at 488-2711 if you have further questions.

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on February 3, 2020

        


Slide image of two female students, one wearing VR goggles in a computer lab with caption of February is CTE Month CCS Career and Technical Education empowers all students  to be successful citizens, workers, and leaders in a global economy.  in blue font on a washed-out white strip and the CCS Career and Technical Education department logo in the corner

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on January 31, 2020

        


Slide image of National School Counselor Appreciation Week with caption of February 3 - 7, 2020, Thank you for helping CCS students achieve success at school and in life with a two-tone blue swoosh and the CCS logo

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on January 31, 2020

        


Liven Up Your Meals

Tired of the same old meals? Discover the many benefits of adding vegetables and fruits to your dish. They are low in fat and calories while providing fiber and other key nutrients. Vegetables and fruits don’t just add nutrition to meals. They can add color, flavor, and texture. Explore the creative ways to bring healthy foods to your table. Check out, Liven up your meals with vegetables and fruits today. For more health tips, visit wellness.ccs.k12.nc.us.

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Published by Wendy Bozeman on January 30, 2020

        


Spring sports begin on February 12th. All registration is online. Parents and students must enroll in Arbiter Athlete and upload their documents no later than Wednesday, February 5th. Specifics are available at PFMS webpage under the “Athletics” tab.

The county will host a county-wide “CCS Got Talent” talent show on February 20th from 6:30-9:00 pm at Terry Sanford.  This year’s theme is Kindness. Interested students can audition Feb. 5 – 7th from 4-7 pm at Central Offices. Please let us know if you try out and make the cut so we may support and recognize you. We have so many talented students and staff at Pine Forest Middle!

  • Monday, January 27 –
  • Tuesday, January 28 – Wrestling @ home vs. MWMS. Basketball game away @ MWMS.
  • Wednesday, January 29 – Winter Sports pictures taken today.
  • Thursday, January 30 -Basketball game @ LCMS. Wrestling home v. LCMS.
  • Friday, January 31- Choice School/Early College online applications for 8th-grade students are due today. Eighth-grade parents may call the school counselors with any questions.
  • Saturday, February 1 – PFMS Quiz Bowl team will be participating in a jamboree at West Pine Middle School in Moore County.

Additional thoughts/Upcoming Events:

  • If you plan to move and unenroll your child, please make sure all library books, textbooks, and school materials have been returned.
  • Battle of the Books students should be reading 20-30 minutes every day. After completing a novel, they should practice on MyBOBTeam.com. These scores will help determine the number of rounds they earn during competition.
  • Please download the CCS App to your devices if you have not already done so. When we have inclement weather, you will get alerts and the most current information this way.
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on January 24, 2020

        


This is a reminder for all parents and guardians:  Students are considered “tardy”/late for school at 7:31 am and must be signed in by a parent or guardian.

If you are one of the families affected by the recent deployments, our counselors, Ms. Miller and Ms. Barbour may be of service to you. In addition, we have information posted on our web page with links and additional personnel you may contact.

  • Monday, January 20 – Student / Teacher Holiday
  • Tuesday, January 21 – Battle of the Books Meetings in the library every morning this week. Basketball away at MAMS. Wresting @ home vs. MAMS.
  • Thursday, January 23 – Basketball @ home vs. SVMS. Wresting away @ SVMS.
  • Friday, January 24 – PFMS will host the district-wide Forensics tournament tonight starting at 4:00 pm. With all the outside visitors, please prepare to encounter some heavier-than-usual traffic starting as early as 3:00 pm.

Additional thoughts/Upcoming Events:

  • Battle of the Books students should be reading 20-30 minutes every day. After completing a novel, they should practice on MyBOBTeam.com. These scores will help determine the number of rounds they earn during competition.
  • Please download the CCS App to your devices if you have not already done so. When have inclement weather, you will get alerts and the most current information this way.
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Published by Wendy Bozeman on January 17, 2020