Pine Tree Middle School

September 1, 2019

September News

We have had an amazing start to the school year!! Thank you all for your help in getting our students to school each and every day. As we roll into our first full month of the school year, keep encouraging your child to do his or her best each and every day. Hard work, determination, and perseverance will go along way to help ensuring the success of everyone!!
Lunch Menus

What's for lunch day? Follow the link above to find information from child nutrition.

PTMS Remind

Pine Tree Middle School will use Remind to help facilitate messages in a timely fashion. To join text @ptmsre to 81010. This is a school wide account and is not tied to any specific teacher.

This is the updated Remind for the 19-20 school year. If you were on the PTMS Remind account for the 18-19 school year, you will need to sign up again.

PTMS on Facebook

Pine Tree Middle School will also communicate regularly through our Facebook page. Please "Like" our page @PTMiddleSchool.

PTMS Administators

Principal: Mickey White, mwhite1@ptisd.org

Assistant Principal: Amy Maberry, amaberry@ptisd.org

Assistant Principal: Kenneth Morris, kmorris1@ptisd.org

Counselor: Elizabeth Banta, ebanta@ptisd.org

PTMS Office Staff

Principal's Secretary: Kiya Sampson, ksampson@ptisd.org

PIEMS and Attendance: Norma Nix, nnix@ptisd.org

Reception: Penne Howe, phowe@ptisd.org

Free Food

The Pine Tree Independent School District will be offering FREE Breakfast & Lunch to all students on the following campus for the upcoming 2019-2020 school years:

Primary School, 1808 Silver Falls Road

Birch Elementary, 815 Birch Drive

Parkway Elementary, 601 PT Parkway

Middle School, 600 PT Parkway

Parents/Guardians will NOT have to fill out a meal application to qualify for this benefit on these campuses. This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals.

Attendance Reminder

Attendance at school is very important. We understand that sometimes kids get sick and need to stay home. If your child can be in school, please have them here. If your child is absent, please have them seek appropriate medical attention. If your child does see the doctor, please make sure to send the note with them when they return to school. Students with too many absences may be subject to truancy prevention measure.

Absences

When a student is absent, a note regarding the absence is due when the student returns to school. We are able to accept doctor and parent notes for absences. However, we will only excuse 5 parent notes each semester. Once that limit is reached, the parent note will not suffice and the absence will be considered unexcused. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Every minute counts!!

Late Arrival and Early Pick Up

Students are considered tardy at 8:21 AM. Students arriving after 8:20 AM will need to check in at the front office. After 3 tardies, students will be assigned After School Detention.


The school day ends at 3:50 PM. When a student is checked out prior to 3:50, they are considered to have missed instruction. At 5 early check outs, students will receive an After School Detention.


All tardies and early check outs that are accompanied by a DOCTOR'S NOTE will be considered excused.

Family Engagement

Parents make the difference in a student's educational success! Parenting is tough, challenging, and one of the most important things you will do. At Pine Tree Middle School, we welcome partnerships with families. We know that research has proven that engaging in real conversations and meaningful relationships with families has significant and sustained effects on student learning. If you are ready to start that relationship with us, please contact our Parent Liaison, Lesly Suarez, at lsuarez@ptisd.org.

Art Club

If you are interested in being a part of the Art Club during the upcoming school year, please see the information contained in the link below.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b2J2M-ni-xZJGizS42o9Z0fpW86-rTr5PaT_58Rwmow/edit?usp=sharing

T-shirts

If you are interested in buying a campus T shirt for this school year, please use the order form below. Order forms and money are due by Friday, September 6.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0ZVs9IwmaaRT0UtV0FkZ2VrazJERV80eTZfeVo2Q2JFVGlj/view?usp=sharing

Discipline Presentation

For those that were not able to make the meetings at Meet the Teacher night, we have posted our campus discipline plan with explanation on our webpage. On the main page, click on on the left hand side under "Quicklinks". The file is located under the "Presentations".

Homecoming Dress Days

Pine Tree ISD will be celebrating Homecoming during the week of Sept. 3-6. We will have designated dress up days for students:

Tuesday, September 3: Tourist Tuesday, dress like a tourist

Wednesday, September 4: Wild Wednesday, wear animal print

Thursday, September 5: Team Up Thursday, wear your favorite team's jersey or colors

Friday, September 6: Pirate Friday, dress like a pirate or wear blue and gold

Upcoming Important Dates

HOMECOMING WEEK: Sept. 3-6

Monday, September 2: Labor Day, No School for Students and Staff

Friday, September 6: HOMECOMING Football Game vs. Pittsburg, Pirate Stadium @ 7:30 PM


Monday, September 9: School Board Meeting, Central Office @ 6:00 PM

Friday, September 13: AWAY Football Game vs. Kilgore, Kilgore @ 7:30 PM


Tuesday, September 17: Field Trip to Belcher Center, 6th Grade 9:00-11:00, 5th Grade 12:00-2:00

Wednesday, September 18: School Picture Day at PTMS


Tuesday, September 24: Fire Drill

Friday, September 27: BLUE OUT Football Game vs. Hallsville, Pirate Stadium @ 7:30 PM

Pine Tree Middle School

PTMS proudly serves the 5th and 6th grade students of the Pine Tree Independent School District!! Go PIRATES!!