From the Principal

Dear Friends of PTH,
The bullpups had another great week of learning and growing.  I was thrilled to be part of the field day fun on Tuesday and Wednesday.  It is wonderful to see our children work together, cheer one another on and enjoy a day of physical activity.  I enjoyed seeing all the parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles also.  Thank you for being so generous with your time.  Our school is wonderful because of the TEAMwork between teachers, parents and community!  I want to especially thank Rod Davidson for mowing our grass for field day and allowing me to borrow his golf cart so I could get around quickly.  Mr. Davidson is an awesome Bullpup Dad!  We appreciate you, Mr. Davidson!
I want to congratulate our Robotic TEAM on a great job on the robotic exhibition on Thursday.  I am so impressed that our students are building and operating robots!  I also want to thank Mrs. Beltz for volunteering to be the Robotic Sponsor. She has done an amazing job. A GIGANTIC thank you to Mr. Sullivan for volunteering many hours to our Bullpups in getting them ready for the exhibition.  Great job!
We are fast approaching summer vacation.  Many of you have shared your summer plans with us.  Please take lots of pictures and share them with us via email.  I would like us to celebrate our summer fun when we return in the fall.  Email pictures to pthbullpups@gmail.com.  We will put together a movie of all our summer fun that we will share on our YouTube Channel! Summer is also a time when students lose of the academic gains so I ask that as a family you make a commitment to read at least 20 minutes a day with your child.  Reading is FUNdamental to your child’s academic success.  
Thank you for all you do to make PTH the best school in SC!  I am so proud to be a part of the Bullpup TEAM!  As always, Mrs. Hartis and I are here to support the teachers, students and you.  Please let us know how we may be of assistance.

With Bullpup Pride,
Mrs. Royalty, The Proud Principal of PTH


Bullpup & District Calendar


Golden Apple Award

2014-2015

September- Wanda Loyd, Sammy Brisbon
October- Randy Self, Melissa Miles
November- Laci Tobens, Dot Hayes
December- Shawna Mooneyhan, Sharon Baytes
January- Sarah Beltz, Erica Johnson
February- Gail Luqmaan, Emily Cameron
March- Linda Horton, Debbie Bowers
April- Jennifer Glover, Elizabeth Douglas
May- Nicole Gardner, Erica Johnson


Teacher Recognition

2014 PTH Teacher of the Year, Honor Roll Teacher, District 1st Alternate
Linda Horton

2014-2015 PTH Reading Teacher of the Year
Randy Self

2015 Teacher of the Year
Stephanie Dabbs


Home of the Bullpups



Upcoming Events

School Lunch Balances

Beginning Monday, May 4th students will no longer be able to charge lunches to their account.  As the end of the year approaches our Cafeteria will work to resolve balances.  A student with a zero or negative balance will be served an alternative meal.  Should you have any questions please contact the school at 803-425-8970.  Thank you for your attention to this matter!


Career Day/Kona Ice

Pine Tree Hill will hold its annual Career Day/Kona Ice on Tuesday, May 12th from 8:00 am to 11:30 am.  Area businesses will be in attendance to share with the Bullpups about different career opportunities available and address any questions they may have.  Students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite career this day, there will be a prize for the best career outfit.  Kona Ice will be on the grounds and available for purchase.  Students who have previously purchased the large souvenir cup can bring the cup that day for a discounted refill.  We hope to have a great day of learning, should you have any questions please contact the office.

Field Day
The Bullpups will have their annual Field Days on Tuesday, May 19th and Wednesday, May 20th.  Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade will have their Field Day on Tuesday the 19th and 3rd thru 5th grade will have their Field Day on Wednesday the 20th.  Activities will begin around 8:00 am.  Parents we ask that you prepare your children for a fun day in the sun by applying sunscreen on at home and having your child dress appropriately.  Further instructions should be coming home in folders.  Kona Ice will be in attendance for students to purchase on their "day".  



Media Center

Breaking News!

The PTH Library has created a google site for Staff, Families, and our Bullpups to access.  The website features our Online Catalog, information on different genres and award winning books, tips for internet safety, age appropriate learning sites, as well as state standards and resources for teachers.  Please take a look at the link below.  The site is also accessible under our Staff, Parents, and Students tab.  Happy Surfing!


PTH Library Webpage


Morning News Show

The Bullpups Morning News Show is accessible on You Tube.  Please take a look at the link below to stay up to date on all the great things taking place at Pine Tree Hill.  


Bullpups Morning News Show

Announcements

Stay in Touch With The Bullpups

The Bullpups are now on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  We also have a new option to receive school updates via text message.  Please see the link below for more information on these exciting changes.  Also for your convenience we are including a link to our directory of staff phone extensions.  Should you need to contact your child's teacher please see this document for this information.  Great things are happening at PTH!

PTH Social Media 2014-2015

Staff Phone Directory



PTO News

PTO News

It is that time of year, we are wrapping up for the summer and sad to see our Bullpups go.  PTO held its final meeting for the 2014-2015 year and our next meeting will be held Monday, July 27th at 1:00 pm.  We will discuss and start preparations for the upcoming school year.  We invite any parents who have questions or would like to assist the PTO as a volunteer.  If you would like to attend or need more information please contact Melissa Page, PTO President at pthbullpups.gmail.com

Board Memebers 2014-2015:
President: Melissa Page
Vice President: Sabrina Tidwell
Treasurer: Christie Webb
Secretary: Renata Inabinet
Fundraising Coordinator: Tiffany McNeill
Volunteer Coordinator: Kristin Newman

For the latest meeting notes, please click on the link below!
PTO Board Meeting Minutes