The Panther Press

September 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!

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!!

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MySchool Online Login

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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

IB Learner Profile of the Month: Thinkers

September- Thinkers

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 September, we are focusing on being Thinkers. We are Thinkers when we use both critical and creative thinking to approach complex problems and understand that sometimes there are no simple answers. PVMS staff members will award PBIS points to students who are displaying that they are Thinkers. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Thinkers. We encourage students to wear orange on Fridays during September 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.

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

Flu Vaccines Coming to PVMS!

The district is offering free flu vaccinations to all students through a company called Florida Health Heroes. PVMS is scheduled for October 7, 2020. We do not have a time as of publish date of the newsletter, but will keep you updated on our website and social media. Students will need a permission slip signed by parents (attached as PDFs below- English and Spanish). If you would like your child to participate, please return the signed form below before September 30, 2020.

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

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".


**We are currently working with the vendor to get online ticket sales up and going. We will notify Panther Nation when this process is complete.**

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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 Laia 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!”

2020-2021 PVMS School Advisory Council Interest

We are aiming to become a Gold Star School for this school year. One of the requirements is full participation from our SAC members. If you are interested in serving on the PVMS SAC and are able to attend virtual meetings at 7:35am on the following dates, please see the letter below ad and fill out this form:


  • October 8, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January 21, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 22, 2020

Yearbook News

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

Picture Day is Coming!

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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

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 interesting 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

Student Gallup Poll is coming to PVMS!

The Gallup Student Poll will run from Monday, Spetember 28th through Monday, October 26th, 2020. Informational letters are available in English and Spanish.

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
  • Italy, Greece & the Islands June 2021
  • Japan June 2022- See information below!
  • England, Ireland & Scotland June 2022




Adventure Society will be traveling to Japan in the summer of 2022 and you're invited to come along! You are invited to attend this virtual meeting, to learn more about this experience including itinerary, cost of trip, as well as the official opening of enrollment that will take place on September 29th at 6 pm. Please RSVP here to receive the meeting zoom link and to qualify for a $300 enrollment scholarship: https://bit.ly/3gmjNVr




For more information please visit:

www.adventuresociety.weebly.com

Or email: adventuresociety2014@gmail.com



Your adventure awaits!

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NJHS Announcements

Current NJHS Members:


Our first meeting will be held on Zoom Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30 PM. We will discuss changes made for this year and hold officer nominations. Please wear your NJHS shirt on Thursday, September 17th and see Mr. Weaver before or after school to receive a welcome back treat!


The Zoom link can be found on our NJHS myLearning course under announcements.



NJHS Applications


Applications for the National Junior Honor Society will be sent by mail and should arrive around the 16th of September. Applications will be completed via Microsoft Forms and are due September 23rd. This year we are dropping the community service requirement for application and the first semester of school. We strongly encourage students to commit to continue serving their community in safe, physically distant, ways.

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2020-2021 Jr. MYP Council- Deadline Extension!

The Jr. MYP Council is looking for students to represent Years One, Two and Three as a panel of students who would like to work towards initiatives within Pine View Middle School such as the Anti-Bullying campaign, the IB Learner Profile, #BeTheChange week, welcoming new students, organizing school spirit events and other exciting events. If you would like to be considered for this council, please complete the application at the link below and submit it to Mrs. Cardinale in the front office by Friday, September 18, 2020.


https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=98404


#IBInvolved

Year 3 Students and Families!

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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.

September Holidays/Themes

Founders Month: All of September

Labor Day: Monday, September 7th

Patriot Day: Friday, September 11th

Constitution Day: Thursday, September 17th

Freedom Week: Week of September 21st -25th

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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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.