Pine Tree Middle School

September 29, 2019

October News

We have settled into a groove for the school year. As we continue along, please keep encouraging your student in the expectations while he or she is at school. Our kids are showing up well and behaving well but we are still seeing issues with the willingness of students to work hard. As we talked about before school started, we need all students giving us their best each and every day.
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

UIL Kickoff Event

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 5:30-6:30pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

All parents and students are invited to come learn more about our 5th and 6th grade UIL events. We will begin in the cafeteria about 5:30 and the parents and students will get to meet sponsors and talk to them about some specific events.

GT Family Night

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 6:30-7:30pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

All GT students and parents are invited to attend this special event specifically for them. We will start in the cafeteria as soon as our UIL night is complete. Come for both events.

Targeted Improvement Plan

Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 5-5:30pm

600 Pine Tree Parkway

Longview, TX

Come learn more about the PTMS targeted improvement plan.

Campus Fundraiser

It's that time of year again for chocolate sales. We will host kick off events on Tuesday, October 8 for 5th and 6th grade students. Permission slips will begin going home that day. Chocolates will go home starting on Thursday, October 10. For each box of chocolates, a student must have a new written permission form. A note from home will suffice after the first box of chocolates. Chocolate sales will end on Monday, October 28. To be eligible for prizes and awards, all money must be turned in no later than October 28. All money will go to benefit students at PTMS.

Kona Ice

On Friday, October 11, Kona Ice will be on campus during all lunch shifts. Students will have the opportunity to purchase a Kona Ice while at lunch this day. Students must provide their own money to purchase Kona Ice.

School Holiday

Just a reminder that Monday, October 14th is a student holiday. All classes will resume as normal on Tuesday, October 15th.

Free Ice Cream!!

Who wants free ice cream? All students have the opportunity to get free ice cream on Friday, October 18th. All you have to do is come to school. Here is how it works. In order to be eligible, you have to come to school on Tuesday, October 15th and Friday October 18th. It really is that simple.

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Students of the Month!!

5th: Tidus Stanford, Alexa Fisher

6th: Jahchristian Manning, Lilyann Smith (not pictured)

Teachers of the Month

Congratulations to our Teachers of the Month:

Mrs. Leach and Senora Popelar

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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.

Upcoming Important Dates

October 1-October 4: Hearing, Vision and Spinal Screening through PE classes

Tuesday, October 1: GT and UIL Celebration, 5:30-7:30 in the Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 2: TIP Review Meeting, 5:00 PM, Cafeteria

Friday, October 4: AWAY Football v Mt. Pleasant, 7:30 PM


Tuesday, October 8: Chocolate Fundraiser Kickoff Events, 5th grade 8:45 AM, 6th Grade 9:30 AM

Thursday, October 10: Campus Fundraiser Begins

Friday, October 11: Kona Ice on Campus during lunches

Friday, October 11: HOME Football v Jacksonville, 7:30 PM


Monday, October 14: Student Holiday, Professional Development Day

Monday, October 14: School Board Meeting, 6:00 PM @ Central Office

Friday, October 18: End of the First Nine Weeks

Friday, October 18: AWAY Football v Nacgodoches, 7:30 PM


October 21-25: Bus Driver Appreciation Week

October 21-25: Safe Schools Week

Monday, October 21: Beginning of the 2nd Nine Weeks

Friday, October 25: First Nine Weeks Awards Assembly, Time TBA

Friday, October 25: HOME Football v Whitehouse, 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 26: Community Cookout, Various Locations

Saturday, October 26: Meet the Pirates and Fall Festival, PT Stadium


October 28-November 1: Red Ribbon Week

Monday, October 28: End of the Campus Fundraiser

Tuesday, October 29: Fall Picture Retakes

Friday, November 1: HOME Football v Lindale, 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!!