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PVMS Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide a rigorous, world-class education which inspires students to become active, compassionate, and collaborative lifelong learners who understand and respect other people and their differences.
Pine View Middle School is Pasco County's First International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme World School
We are so excited to partner with you through this next phase in our journey!
Welcome to Mrs. Maus!
Learner Profile of the Month: Reflective
As a PVMS Family, we focus on a different Learner Profile (a trait that we strive to display to become the best people possible) every month. For January we are focusing on being Reflective. We are Reflective when we give thoughtful consideration to our own unique experiences. Teachers will be choosing students for Student of the Month who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Reflective. We encourage students to wear blue every Friday during January to represent our Learner Profile of the month.
You will see signs displaying the Learner Profiles throughout the school. The profiles are also posted above the white board in each classroom. Teachers have a second set of magnetic Learner Profiles that will make it easier to highlight which Profiles are relevant to the current classroom activity.
PTSA has come to PVMS!
Want to be part of the PVMS PTSA?
Membership dues ($5.00) can be dropped off at the PVMS front desk. Checks can be made payable to: Pasco County Council PTA
Our Board of Directors was elected at the September 10th meeting. They are:
2018-2019 PTSA Board of Directors
President: Mark Toatley
Treasurer: Annette Sheehan
Secretary: Shawna Burns
Vice President: Robin Halliwell
Vice President: Laura Lacayo
Vice President: Heather Horvath
Pennies for Patients, formerly Pasta for Pennies, is back at PVMS!
PVMS has launched Pennies for Patients. The collection period is January 14th-February 1st.
Pennies for Patients is a service learning and philanthropy program for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, where students learn about blood cancers and get to make an impact on the lives of others.
The money our school collects will provide support for patients and their families and fund research to find cures. Funds are raised in honor of local students affected by blood cancer. Several Honored Hero posters will be placed around the school during the collection period.
Parent letters about the Pennies for Patients campaign and coin boxes were sent home with students on Monday, January 14.
Students need to bring donations to their 1st period classrooms. They have the opportunity to win Hero Squad Gear if they raise $5 in their coin boxes and/or $10 or more online.
Thank you for supporting Pennies for Patients and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Open-minded Students of the Month
It's cold outside!
Panthers on TV!
Congrats to Arossa Adhikary and Lilly Xu for representing PVMS in this commercial which will air to Spectrum subscribers for the upcoming Choice/Magnet window.
Planner Tip of the Month
A HUGE thank you to Advantage Real Estate Services, True North Counseling Services, and Weld-Rite Hitch Co. for your financial support with our fantastic new planners! Make sure you check our their advertisements on the inside cover!
All students have been issued a planner. We hope that you're finding your child's planner useful!
Please continue to encourage your child to write in his or her planner in every class every day. It's a great life skill that connects beautifully with the Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills that are featured on pages 2-6 of the planner. As you look through the ATL skills in the planner, you might find yourself saying, "I do that all the time!" and "My child really needs to learn how to do that!" and "I wish that someone had taught me how to do that in school- it's a great life skill!". That's what ATL skills are- skills that students need to be successful not only in school, but in life as well. The teaching of these skills takes place through the context of the eight subject areas and are embedded into the teaching and learning in the classroom.
If your child misplaces this great resource, the replacement cost is $5 while supplies last.
End of Year Testing Dates
FSA Writes for all students: April 1st - 3rd
FSA Reading/Math: May 1st- May 10th
Year 3 Science NGSSS: May 10th
EOC Algebra/Civics: May 13th – May 17th
District EOC Finals: May 20th – May 29th
Final schedule to come
History Fair will be judged Thursday, 1/17 and Friday, 1/18 in the media to decide which projects will be moving on to the district level. Looking forward to seeing all the amazing projects our Panthers have created!
Curriculum Fair at LOLHS
LOLHS will be hosting a Curriculum Fair on Tuesday, February 5th from 5:30-7PM. This will include the clubs and sports fair as well as course selection information that is open to current Year 3 parents and students.
Year 3 Articulation Information
Now through 1/18: Mrs. Gay, our Year 3 School Counselor, will be providing an overview of high school requirements and electives through math classes- your child may have already heard her presentation.
February 5th: The LOLHS Curriculum Fair will provide information on course selection as well as sports and club information. Course cards have NOT been given out and will not be given out until LOLHS School Counselors come to PVMS.
February 13th, 15th and 21st: LOLHS School Counselors will be presenting in Year 3 Language and Literature classes. At that time, students will complete a course selection card and Mrs. Gay will send a copy home for parents to review.
Girls Soccer Roster
Coach: Sean Craven
Boys Basketball Roster
Congratulations to the following student athletes:
2019 Boys Basketball Schedule and Parent Meeting
Congratulations to the student athletes that made the boys basketball team! The parent meeting will be on January 24th at 4:30 pm.
The schedule can be accessed at: https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/athletics/boys-basketball/
Art Club Meetings
The Art Club will be meeting the following dates in Ms. Abramovitz' room (Room 617):
1/14 - 3:00-4:00
1/28 – 3:00-4:30
Mrs. Myers' Language and Literature Students Buddy Reading at PVES!
Verizon Wireless Customers: Changes to Remind
Information from Remind:
Recently, we learned that Verizon will be charging Remind a new fee that makes it impossible for us to continue supporting free text messaging for anyone who has Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier. Please read on for all the important details—we promise to keep this as short as we can.
To offer our text messaging service free of charge, Remind has always paid for each text that our users receive or send. Now, Verizon is charging Remind an additional fee intended for companies that send spam over its network. Your Remind messages aren’t spam, but our efforts to resolve the issue with Verizon haven’t been successful.
As a result, the Verizon fee will increase our costs of providing text messaging by 11X—pushing our annual costs into the millions of dollars. This isn’t financially feasible for us to support, and it’s forcing us to end Remind text messaging for everyone who has a wireless plan with Verizon.
How will this affect you?
Beginning January 28, 2019, the people in your classes who normally get your Remind messages as texts will no longer receive these messages if they have Verizon Wireless as their phone carrier.
What can you do?
To make sure people in your classes continue receiving your messages, ask them to download the mobile app or enable email notifications—both of which are free of charge. Our team’s also working hard on a solution that allows your classes to continue to use Remind by text, and we’ll share more details with you before January 28.
In the meantime, we’ll keep fighting to make sure educators, students, and parents have access to effective communication. To do this, we need your help: If using Remind has made a positive impact in your classroom, at your school, or anywhere in between, please ask Verizon to reverse the fee here: www.remind.com/verizon-fee
We’re very grateful for your support, and we’ll be in touch soon with an update.
The Remind team
Tutoring available at PVMS!
Mrs. Cruz offers free tutoring on Monday and Tuesday in Lab 911. Students must have the attached permission form and tutoring expectations for behavior below signed by a parent to attend. Mrs. Cruz can be reached through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hourly rates depend on the teacher. Please email the individual teacher for more information.
Individuals and Societies
Rene Martinez-Monfort email@example.com
Kristen Fuqua- Yr. 2 Civics firstname.lastname@example.org,us
Language and Literature/Reading/Writing
Brittany Nelson- email@example.com
Jennifer Craven- Yr. 1, 2, 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria Fernandez Yr 1,2,3 . email@example.com
Alexia Martinez - Also does translations firstname.lastname@example.org
Clubs at PVMS
Support our Supporters
Make sure you click the pictures and/or links below to visit our generous sponsors website for your needs!
Advantage Real Estate Services: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!
Hungry Harry's: Thank you to Chad and Hungry Harry's for sponsoring our Staff tailgate for our first PVMS football game!
Moe's: Thank you to Michelle and Moe's for sponsoring our door decorating contest winners for #StartwithHello Week with a complimentary lunch!
State Farm Agent Benjie Blessing: Thank you for purchasing Panther koozies for our pep rally give away!
Sugardarlins Cupcakes: Thank you for donating certificates for our Students of the Month!
True North Counseling Services: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!
Weld-Rite Hitch Co.: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!