The Panther Press

October 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 time 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, all with a focus on international mindedness and application of learning to the real world.


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

Health Alert!

Parents please remember to keep your children home if they are or have been feeling unwell or sick. Also, if your student has or had a fever, they need to be fever free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school. All students out for 3+ days must have a doctor's note to return. If your student is exhibiting possible COVID symptoms and you are getting them tested, thank you for letting us know. If you are having your student tested for COVID, they will need to stay home until you get the results. We do not accept rapid negative tests (same day or overnight results). Please email the results to our school nurse to review at mbrazier@pasco.k12.fl.us before student can come back to school. If your student is excluded from school, they will need to be out of school for 10 days unless we are provided with a doctor's note stating not COVID related and/or an alternate diagnosis. You can email doctor's notes to the same email above for review.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US KEEP OUR STUDENTS HEALTHY AND SAFE!

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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!


Aroma Joe's: Thank you for your generous donations to our students and staff! We appreciate you!


Bubba's 33: Thank you for sponsoring our Students of the Month for August, September and October! Our Panthers are going to LOVE your pizza!!


Planet Smoothie: Thank you for hosting a PVMS Spirit Week!

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IB Learner Profile of the Month: Knowledgeable

October- Knowledgeable

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 October, we are focusing on being Knowledgeable. We are Knowledgeable when we explore concepts, ideas and issues. PVMS staff members will award PBIS points to students who are displaying that they are Knowledgeable. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Knowledgeable. We encourage students to wear red on Fridays during October 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.

Congratulations to Krystal Sumrall, Pine View MIddle School's 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!

I'm Krystal Sumrall and I am one of the visual art teachers at Pine View Middle school, where I teach the Year 2 and Year 3 students who take Studio 2 and Studio 3. I moved to Florida from Maryland for my art position at Pine View Middle school 6 years ago. While in Maryland I taught for 2 years in the Elementary levels, but am so happy to have gotten my position in the middle school level. I always knew that I wanted to be an art teacher with the experiences I had in school, my art teachers made a huge impact on who I am today and let me use my artistic talents as a way to express myself. I love being a teacher and being able to share my love of art, but to also impact student success as future world citizens. I feel that it is very important to focus on the whole student and being a role model in life.

Congratulations to Michelle Cruz, Pine View Middle School's SRP of the Year!

I have been with Pine View for 4 years now. I have been with Pasco Schools for 6 years total. I am the Lab Facilitator at Pine View where I work with students who are signed up for Eschool Courses such as Math, ASL, German, French and Spanish.

I have always wanted to work with children, since my early teen years. I was a babysitter for a woman who fostered abused children, and I wanted to do all I could to help protect children like the ones I would babysit. I first thought about being a child’s advocate lawyer but struggled in high school to get the grades needed to help myself get into a good school. A few years later, I decided to join the US Navy and it was in the Navy that I grew interest in training. I went to several training schools, then was assigned the Leading Training Petty Officer for two squadrons. This entailed signing up shipmates for classes, teaching General Military lessons to the squadron and ensuring that every squadron member was fully qualified for their positions. I was in the Navy for 12 years. Once I discharged from the military, I started to pursue education. I was a member of Partnerships in Education for the local schools in Indianapolis, then in New Orleans. When we moved to Florida, I signed up for my BAED at University of Phoenix where I earned my AAED but was unable to complete my BAED due to family obligations. Two years later I am at it again, now a student at Grand Canyon working on my last 4 classes for my BA, and then I will take the endorsement and Florida exam to hopefully start teaching Civics or Business in a couple of years.

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Pasco Pathways Expo

Are you interestedin learning more about Pine View Middle School for your child? We will be showcasing our school virtually at the Pasco Pathways Expo on 11/19 from 5pm-8pm.


More information can be found on the PVMS website at https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/2020-2021-information/

Gallup is coming to PVMS!

Our Panthers took the Gallup via mySO and Tradition in their Individuals and Societies classes, October 7-9.

Mock Elections are coming to PVMS!

Tuesday, November 3rd (Election Day) we will also be hosting our Mock Elections! We will have elections in the media center for the students to come through, in a social distancing manner. More details will be shared as we get closer.


We will also be sharing a 1 minute video message recorded for PVMS from our Supervisor of Elections, Brian Corley on the importance of voting on November 2nd.

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Apps parents should know about

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


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

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 back cover of the 2020-2021 student planner.

#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!

PVMS Community One Note

The PVMS Community One Note is your one stop shop for everything PVMS! Do you want to know the bell schedule? Safety protocols? MYP information? Click below for information on those topics and so many more! The PVMS Community One Note is also available to all students on the myPascoConnect Dashboard.


https://livepascok12fl.sharepoint.com/sites/PVMS_Resources/_layouts/15/Doc.aspx?sourcedoc={56fff8e8-a24e-4ca6-a6ca-e8ce29b71759}&action=edit&wd=target%28Athletics.one%7Ce42f80b9-e0c8-cc4b-8b1b-d4e855198985%2FAthletic%20Forms%7Cfbe9f676-192c-40c8-9d8d-bddc972cc7c9%2F%29

School Counselor Contact Information

Our school counselors are here to help you! Please use the information below reach out to your year level counselor:


Year 1: Mrs. Bailey- sbailey@pasco.k12.fl.us

Year 2: Mrs. Gay- ggay@pasco.k12.fl.us

Year 3: Mr. Martinez- rmartine@pasco.k12.fl.us

Studio 2 and 3 Identity Posters

Here's some work from our AMAZING Year 2 and 3 artists in Studio 2 and 3. Students focused on symbols about who they are to include values, culture, languages, things they love, and their personality.


2020-2021 Athletics

Years 1, 2 and 3 students will be eligible to participate in athletics for the 2020-2021 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 2019-2020 school year



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

Basketball Schedules

The most up to date schedules for boys and girls basketball have been published on the PVMS website. Please continue to check the PVMS website, social media, newsletter and School Connect calls for information on tryout dates.

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Shout-outs for PVMS Panther Heroes!

Hero Panthers!


Have you had a Panther Staff Member go above and beyond to become your hero?? Please share your positive experience at the link below!


https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=101908



Kristen Fuqua, you were recognized by Leia Bell for going above and beyond. Ms. Bell wrote, "Kristen is all over social media- the community groups, the moms groups - you name it, she is there to direct people to the right resources and answer their questions. She is always willing to go above and beyond for the kiddos to develop rapport and know she cares. She is amazing!”

Yearbook News

Want to purchase a yearbook? They are $40 and can be purchased through RYCOR.

Planner

All mySchool who picked up their supplies have been issued a planner and all traditional students received one on the first day of school to use on a daily basis. In addition to checking my Student and myLearning, 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!

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.

Emergency Cards

If you haven't filled out your emergency card, please follow the directions below. If you need to make a correction to your card, please email Cheyenne Martin at mailto:cgmartin@pasco.k12.fl.us.


Emergency Cards have gone vitrual! Please see the the PVMS Community One Note or PDF below for completion instructions


**Special note for emergency cards: Please fill out the cards with your legal name that matches your identification. This makes the check our process much more streamlined with ur system when your child needs to be checked our for an appointment. i.e- If your name is Rebecca, but you go by Becky, please fill out the form with Rebecca.

Reporting a Student Absence

You can report it one of two ways:


1. Go to the PVMS website and click on Absences

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 will be open virtually this year! Letters to access PBIS Rewards were sent home in resouce bags for mySchool students, and were handed out through 1st period classes for Traditional students. The store is available the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, with a reminder posted in myLearning and on our social media sites.


Please see information regarding PBIS in the PVMS Community One Note.

Are you interested in volunteering? Corporal Elders has an opportunity!

We have resumed Jr. Explorer meetings every Thursday, at Safety Town from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. If you can note it is a good opportunity for those youth that need community service hours for any clubs or scholarship programs. The Remind sign up is Jr. Explorer Club 915- Text @c7daae to 81010.

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Curbside Meals

Here is a link for information from District on curbside meals and the link to sign up: https://connectplus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/fns/

Schoolwide Resource Sheet

Don't forget about the Schoolwide Resource Sheet from your All Paws In or Panthers Protecting Everyone couse! This sheet contains helpful information for each of the MYP Subject Areas as well as Athletics and Social Media.


The Resource Sheet is available in the PVMS Community One Note.

Get Your Library Card and a Virtual Library Tour!

Karen, the Youth Librarian at the Land O' Lakes Library would like to invite you to discover what the Pasco County Library System has available. There are many online resources accessible through pascolibraries.org that are free with a Pasco County Library Card.

The Land O Lakes Library would love you to see what they have available for you. Karen has created a virtual tour of the library. You can view it at https://youtu.be/VAhw0q2LazQ

If you don't have a library card, here's a direct link to obtain one virtually! https://catalog.pascolibraries.org/cgi-bin/koha/opac-memberentry.pl

Adventure Society Trips and Informational Meetings

Are you ready to see the world? Adventure Society has trips planned to the following locations:


  • New York & Washington D.C. March 2021- see information below! (Link to RSVP is here)
  • Italy, Greece & the Islands June 2021
  • Japan June 2022
  • England, Ireland & Scotland June 2022- please click on the flyer below! (Link to RSVP is here).




For more information please visit:

www.adventuresociety.weebly.com

Or email: adventuresociety2014@gmail.com



Your adventure awaits!

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Year 3 Parent Night Presentations

If you weren't able to attend the presentation, you can still see all the presentations from the following areas and the recording in out PVMS Community OneNote by clicking here:



Science Fair

History Fair

Community Project

Year 3 End of Year Activities

Year 3 Students and Families!

Deposits are due by November 5th to secure spots for Gradventure on first come first serve basis. A waitlist will begin on November 6th. The form (link in parent letter) must be completed along with the deposit to secure a spot.


Please see the parent letter below for more information.

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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.

PVMS News is on YouTube!

Please use the QR code or link below to tune in to the PVMS News at your convenience! Be sure to check often, as this is one more way that we are all #IBCommunicators!

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!

Dress Code

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrkNo28jwAc&feature=youtu.be

Asbestos Notification

NOTICE TO BUILDING OCCUPANTS

AND PARENTS

NOTIFICATION OF INSPECTION FOR ASBESTOS CONTAINING

MATERIALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule, 40 CFR Part 763, Asbestos Containing Material in schools, commonly referred to as AHERA. This rule requires all Local Education Agencies (LEA’s) to identify asbestos containing materials (ACM) in their school buildings and to take appropriate actions to control the release of asbestos fibers.

All inspections for Pine View Middle School have been completed and a Management Plan describing the results of the inspection and the action plan to control any asbestos found during the inspection, where applicable, has been submitted to the governor for approval. A copy of this plan is located in the administrative office of this school and at the Pasco County Schools Maintenance & Facility Services Department and is available for review upon request.