The Panther Press

January 2020

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

THANK YOU to our entire Panther Family for making Pine View Middle School Pasco County's first International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB-MYP) World School! We are so thankful to our staff, students and community who made this great accomplishment come to be. We will be continuing our IB-MYP journey toward our next milestone- our evaluation visit in 2023. In the four years before that visit, we will continue to implement the framework of the IB-MYP to delve deeper into teaching and learning through inquiry, and supporting learning that fosters interdisciplinary learning, concept based learning, and performance based assessments.


We are so excited to partner with you through this next phase in our journey!

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Update Flu Information for Parents

Please see the PDF below from the Florida Department of Health for updated Flu vaccination information. With the uptick in flu cases in Florida, remember that the flu shot is the first line of defense. Also, please keep sick children home to recover and to avoid bringing illness to school and exposing other children to illnesses.

Planner advertisement/sponsorship

Do you own a business or know someone who does and would like to advertise in our 2020 -2021 PVMS Planner? We have opportunities ranging from a black and white business card sized advertisement through a full page, full color advertisement. Please contact Becky Cardinale at rcardina@pasco.k12.fl.us for more details.
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All-State Middle School Honor Band

A big congratulations to Michael Vento is in order! Michael was selected to join the Florida All-State Middle school Honor Band. This is a huge honor and Mrs. Fultz is so proud of his hard work. This group is comprised with some of the best middle school musicians around the state! He represented Pine View on January 9th-11th to rehearse and perform at the Florida Music Educators Association Convention in Tampa. Please extend a big congrats to him!
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All County Band Students

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Apps parents should know about

Here's some very helpful information from the Sarasota Sheriff to keep your children safe online:


http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/sarasota-sheriff-warns-parents-about-15-apps-that-could-be-used-to-target-children

myStudent Portal- Check Grades!

Please make sure that you're checking myStudent daily to keep up with your child's assignments and grades! If you haven't signed up, please go to https://pasco.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/?skipSAML=true to create an account.

Celebrate Literacy Week!

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IB Learner Profile of the Month: Reflective

January- Reflective

As a PVMS Family, we focus on a different IB 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. PVMS staff members will award PBIS points to students who are displaying that they are Reflective. Teachers will also 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 on Fridays 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.

Open-minded Students of the Month

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Incoming Year 1 Articulation Dates

Visits to elementary schools (COES, LMES, PVES, SMES) by PVMS School Counselors


LMES:

PVMS to LMES 2/18/202 @12pm; 2/21 course card input @12pm


PVES:

PVMS to PVES 2/24/2020 @10am; 2/28 course card input @10am


COES:

PVMS to COES 2/24/2020 @ 12pm; 2/28 course card input @12pm


SMES:

PVMS to SMES 3/2/2020 @ 9am; 3/6 course card input @9am

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Want a PVMS Hoodie or a Sweatshirt??

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Fortify Florida

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials.


A link to FortifyFL is available on all staff and student my Pasco Connect accounts. Pasco County Schools will soon be adding FortifyFL information to each school website and the Pasco County Schools website. FortifyFL information is also available to each student and family on the inside back cover of the 2019-2020 student planner.

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#IBCommunicator Weekly School Connect Message from Principal Warren

In this age of robocalls and spam calls, make sure that you're getting Principal Warren's weekly School Connect message! Please double check your blocked call list to ensure that calls from 844-400-9765 are not blocked, as that is the number that will come through. We also put the text version of the call on our school Facebook page shortly after it has come through. Make sure you are following us on our social media outlets so you don't miss any information!
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2019-2020 Athletics

Years 1, 2 and 3 students will be eligible to participate in athletics for the 2019-2020 school year. To be eligible, students must have:


  • a 2.0 from the previous semester GPA (current Year 1 and 2 students' eligibility will be determined based upon 2nd semester of the 2018-2019 school year



All forms and information can be found on the PVMS webpage under the "Athletics" tab under "School Information".

Shout-outs for PVMS Staff!

"Never underestimate the power of a random compliment."


Have you had a great experience with a staff member and want to share it? Please click the link below!


https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=76251

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Planner

All students have been issued a PVMS planner to use on a daily basis. In addition to checking my Student, please check your child's planner on a daily basis and encourage them to write what they've done every period as well as any homework that they have. This will help everyone be #IBCommunicators!

PVMS Weatherstem

Do you ever want exact weather data for our area? Did you know that PVMS has a weather station that has wonderful information? We do!! Please go to https://pasco.weatherstem.com/pvms to see all that the PVMS WeatherStem has to offer!

Reporting a Student Absence

You can report it one of two ways:


1. Go to the PVMS website and click on Absence located under the “Contact” tab.

2. Send in a note upon your student’s return to school.

Remind Codes and Syllabi

All teachers have handed out their class syllabus at this time. There is helpful information in this document. If you haven't see all of the syllabi for your child, they are available at https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/syllabi/. Remind codes are available on the syllabus and will be updated on our website shortly.

Family website for Math Resource

Open Up Resources has a site for families to gain additional information. This information can be found here.

PBIS Store and Letters

The PBIS Store is open every Wednesday during every lunch. The first semester of the store has been a great success!
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Are you interested in volunteering? Corporal has an opportunity!

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Year 1 Resource Sheet

Don't forget about the Year 1 Resource Sheet from your All Paws In Folder (and attached below for your convenience)! This sheet contains helpful information for each of the MYP Subject Areas as well as Athletics and Social Media.

Exploravision Has Come to Year 3 Sciences!

Year 3 Sciences kicked off the 2019-2020 ExploraVision Competition this week. ExploraVision provides students, working in small groups, the opportunity to delve into real world problems, develop critical thinking and communication skills, do meaningful research and consult with scientists and researchers. Students will expand their imaginations and creativity, while they develop interests in science and technology and have the opportunity to earn national recognition and monetary rewards. Check out http://www.exploravision.org/ for more information and examples of past winning projects.

Adventure Society

Adventure Society has three upcoming trips with spots still available!

England, Ireland & Scotland 2020

Japan 2020

Italy, Greece & the Greek Isles 2021


Links are on the PVMS website under Students>Clubs>Adventure Society

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Year 3 End of Year Activities

It may seem early, but now is the time to begin thinking about the end of your child’s middle school experience. We have several promotional activities planned.


Friday, May 15, 2020: Year 3 Universal Studios’/Islands of Adventure’s Gradventure

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9-10 a.m.: Year 3 Community Project Celebration

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 6-8 p.m. at LOLHS: Year 3 Dance

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10 a.m. –12 p.m.: Year 3 Awards

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12-2:40 p.m.: Year 3 Lunch/Field Day


On Friday, May 15th students are off to Orlando to celebrate the end of their middle school years with other Year 3 students from around the state at Universal Studios’/Islands of Adventure’s Gradventure.


On Tuesday, May 26th Year 3 students are invited to dress their best and dance the night away at Land O’ Lakes High School. Snacks, beverages and great memories are included. The theme and more information will be announced, as we get closer to the dance.


The last day of school, Wednesday, May 27th, starts off with an awards assembly for our Year 3 students. Parent invites will be sent home for those students being recognized in May. The awards assembly is then followed by lunch and Year 3 Field Day. Details will be announced as we get closer to this celebration.

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Odyssey of the Mind

Enjoy thinking outside the box? Join Odyssey of the Mind! Participating in Odyssey of the Mind provides you the opportunity to learn creative problem solving, teamwork and self-reliance while having fun solving a problem and creating a presentation with your own ideas and those of your team mates. Although you have an adult coach (usually a parent) to support and advise you, all the ideas and the work on the solution come from the team members. It all culminates in a multi-school regional competition in late February/early March and a chance for the highest scored teams to compete at the State Tournament in Orlando and maybe even the OM World Finals.

Interested students (and adults interested in coaching a team) can complete the form at: https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/4297-2/

For more information please contact Pine View’s OM coordinator Nilsa Calabria, by email at ncalabri@pasco.k12.fl.us, or by phone at (813) 794-4800, Ext. 44901 or (813) 618-8995.

Birthday Grams Available!

Would you like your child's big day celebrated at PVMS? Celebrate a birthday by going to ACORN- $5 for a Happy Birthday song in cafeteria, balloon and sweet treat from cafeteria!

Staff Shout Outs!

Thank you to the Panther Family members who have nominated a PVMS staff member for a shout out! We will be featuring shout outs in each newsletter until the end of the year.


Communicator! Ms. Poppert does such a great job communicating using technology to ensure students and parents are up to date on everything occurring respective to her class. As a parent, I almost receive grades real time which has been amazing and so helpful in my efficient feedback to my child respective to what happened that day. I feel so lucky that she is my son's math teacher this year. She is amazing!- Ms. Spilotro



Mrs. Cruz truly cares about successful student outcomes. She encourages a safe, active learning environment and engages students in their topics! ASL students are so fortunate to have Mrs Cruz as their lab facilitator!- Ms. Barbara

Dress Code

We've had a great start to the year with Panthers dressing for success! We will be more strictly enforcing the dress code after Labor Day. The most common infractions we've been seeing is students jeans with holes higher than 4" above the knee and students wearing leggings without a shirt that has coverage to at least 4" above the knee.
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Support our Supporters!

A HUGE thank you to our local businesses that support us. If you own a business or know of one who would like to support our school, please contact Becky Cardinale.



Weld-Rite Hitch Co.: Thank you for supporting the purchase of a new planner for every Panther!