The Panther Press

August 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!

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: Principled

August- Principled

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 August, we are focusing on being Principled. We are Principled when we act with honesty and integrity and take responsibility for our actions. PVMS staff members will award PBIS points to students who are displaying that they are Principled. Teachers will also be choosing students for “Student of the Month” who are an example to others in exemplifying that they are Principled. We encourage students to wear purple on Fridays during August 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 inside back cover of the 2019-2020 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.


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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".

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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

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 at 7:35am on the following dates, please see the letter fill out the form below:


9/24

10/22

1/7

3/4

4/8

5/20


https://pvms.pasco.k12.fl.us/mform/view.php?id=97658

Yearbook News

See Ms. Fromm in room 207 to apply for the Yearbook Club.


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

Planner

All mySchool who picked up their supplies have been issued a planner and all traditional students will receive on 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 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 will be open 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.


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

ARe you interesting in volunteering? Corporal Elders has an opportunity!

We will be resuming meetings starting on August 27th, 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.

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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.

Adventure Society!

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 2021
  • England, Ireland & Scotland June 2022


For more information please visit:

www.adventuresociety.weebly.com

Or email: adventuresociety2014@gmail.com



Your adventure awaits!

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Current NJHS Members!

Current NJHS Members, Welcome back! Mrs. Fuqua and Mr. Weaver are working hard to develop new ways for NJHS to have meetings and events, so please watch out for announcements at school, during Mrs. Warren’s weekly phone calls/Facebook posts, and remind messages. Please join the new Remind @pvnjhs2021 for the most up to date information.



NJHS hopefuls, we will be sending invitations to apply and instructions on how to complete the application within the first couple weeks of school. For those year three students applying again, you will notice that a few things have changed so pay close attention. Information about deadlines and the applicants NJHS remind will be shared with the invitations.

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2020-2021 Jr. MYP Council

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 4, 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

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!