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Upcoming Events

Mon, Apr 14 - Fri, Apr 18
Spring Break
No school for students or employees; all facilities closed.
Friday, April 18
Happy Birthday Ms. Simmons
Saturday, April 19
Happy Birthday Mrs. Christmas
Sunday, April 20
Easter

Monday, April 21
Girl Scouts Meeting in Guidance Room
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM


Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Registration

Pine Tree Hill will hold its Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-2015 year on Thursday, February 20th.  Registration will be for four-year-old and five-year-old classes.  This will also be the time to register any rising 1st grader who is not currently attending a KCSD Kindergarten class.  Students should be registered at the school they are zoned for; four-year-old students will register at the school closest to their residence that offers the program.  Registration times will be 9:00 am-1:00 pm and 3:00 pm-6:30 pm.  Please visit the district website for required documentation and further information, see below.

Kershaw County School District

Community News

Community BookMobile

Community Bookmobile Schedule for the Camden Area
All stops are open to the public
Please come out and support this effort

Monday, December 16th
3:30-4:30 pm
Hermitage Farms Mobile Home Park
175 Precipice Road, Camden

More stops to be announced!


Accelerated Reader Information




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Feature of the Week

Feature of the Week


Pine Tree Hill celebrated Black History month Thursday, February 27th with a musical tribute and Wax Museum.  4th and 5th grade students researched and dressed up as famous/historical African-Americans.  Students lined the corridors portraying their figure and providing parents and the community with interesting facts.  We would like to commend all involved for a job well done!










Read Across America Day/Dr. Seuss's Birthday was celebrated on Friday, February 28th.  Students and Faculty were encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character.  Several members of the community came to read to classes and a school-wide parade was held at the end of the day.









Announcements

Important Reminders
  • Whether by bus or car all children will be expected to leave each day by the same means of transportation as is their routine.  A note from a parent or guardian is required for any transportation change.  Phone calls with changes in transportation cannot be accepted in order to assure our students’ safety at all times.

  • Please display your car pick up signs with your student’s name in the car circle.  Parents without student pick up signs will be required to come to the front office and provide proper proof of identification.  Each student was given one sign at registration.  Additional signs can be purchased in the front office.

    The car rider circle closes daily at 3:00 p.m. Beginning Monday, August 26, 2013, students left at school after 3:00 p.m. will be taken to the Be Great Academy, our after school program, and charged the daily rate of $10.00 to attend the program.
  • Parents please remember when signing out or picking up your students you must show a Valid ID to Office Staff.  Thanks for your cooperation with this district wide policy!





From the Principal

Dear Parents,
We had another great week of learning and growing at Pine Tree Hill. Last Friday we celebrated the 100th day of school with some great activities. Our students dressed as though they were 100 years old, raised over $300 for the Kershaw County Animal Shelter, donated over 400 canned goods to Food for the Soul, and made hundreds of cards for some nursing homes in the area. We had lots of fun celebrating 100 days of learning, but most importantly, our students learned the importance of service to others. I want to thank the students, parents, faculty and staff for their hard work in making our 100 day celebration spectacular!
Last week I wrote an article about the importance of practicing writing at home with your children. This week I want to continue the theme of writing. The more we practice a skill, the better we get. We are busy practicing our writing skills at school, but hope that you will assist us by having your child continue to practice at home as well. Asking specific questions helps your child to add interesting details to their stories. Some of the questions you can ask about your childfs writing is listed below.
Purpose and Audience:
? What do you want to write about? Why?
? Who will want or need to read this?
? What do you want your reader to know or do?
? How will you present it to the reader?
Idea Development/Support:
? Do your details help the reader understand?
? Are they the best details and examples for the reader and for your purpose?
? Have you explained important ideas?
? Do your examples focus on the main ideas?
? Do your details make the ideas clearer?
Organization:
? Did you stick to your plan throughout the piece of writing?
? Does the order of the ideas make sense?
? Does all of your information fit together?
? Do your ideas lead the reader easily from one to another?
? Will your reader be able to follow all of your thinking?
Sentences:
? Do your sentences have different lengths? Different beginnings? Different structures? Or do they sound too much alike?
? Do your sentences express complete thoughts?
Wording:
? Have you used a variety of words to make your meaning clear?
? Do the words say what you mean?
? Are all of your words used correctly?
Correctness:
? Have you made any mistakes in spelling?
? Do you see any punctuations problems?
? Have you used capital letters correctly?

Talk to your childfs teacher for more writing ideas! Remember, the most important rule is to make writing fun!
Adapted article from the Kentucky Department of Education - Writing

With Bullpup Pride,

Teacher Recognition

2014 PTH Teacher of the Year
Linda Horton
2012-2013 KCRC Reading Teacher of the Year
Cindy Bolin
Mrs. Bolin, YouTube Star
2012 PTH Teacher of the Year and Kershaw County Honor Roll Teacher
Randy Self
2013-2014 PTH Reading Teacher of the Year
Konna Mulcahey


Golden Apple Award

2013-2014

October- Sarah Beltz, Elizabeth Douglas
November- 
Julie Smith, Christie Webb
January- Charisse Dixon, Melissa McCaskill
February-
Wanda Loyd, Renata Inabinet
March-
Christine Morden, Virginia James
April-
May-



PTO News


This year Pine Tree Hill’s PTO is participating in a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Nationwide, 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year.

All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts with the Shoparoo app made for your smartphone.  It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school! 

Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select Pine Tree Hill as your chosen cause.  Since there is no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo, be sure to invite your family, friends and neighbors to join in – every receipt counts!