Dear CCS Community,
Chatham County Schools (CCS) is seeking your input as we explore new opportunities to advance our strategic goals. As we work to develop our Strategic Plan (Flight Plan 2020) it is important to hear from our community about the effective use of our budget resources. Please take a few moments to share your views on funding priorities for the 2016-2017 school year.
The AIG referral window continues through February 12th. Referral packets can be picked up from the front office.
Second 9 Weeks Award Ceremonies Friday February 12th
The 6th grade award ceremony will start at 8:30, 7th grade will begin at 9:30, and 8th grade's will begin at 10:15. All award ceremonies will take place in the multipurpose room.
Pollard's PTSA is looking for a few good parents to volunteer for next year. Although they have an amazing team, most of the parents are moving on to Northwood. Positions available include: PTSA President, Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Spirit Wear Chair, and Box Top Chair. The jobs vary in time commitment and assignment. Please contact Wendy Bengivenni at email@example.com with questions. We all know our schools need extra help and extra funding, and this doesn't happen without parents getting involved. Thank you in advance!
Yearbooks are on sale for $35 until February 25, then the price increases to $40. Purchase online at www.jostensyearbooks.com or by phone at 1-877-767-5217. If interested, we will be accepting donations for students that are unable to purchase them. If you have questions regarding donations or if you would like a yearbook but cannot afford one at this time, email Mrs. Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to our Geography Bee winners!
3rd Place -- Cole Gustafson (6th)
2nd Place -- Alexander Cook (6th)
1st Place -- Henry Taylor (8th) Henry will get to take the state-qualifying exam.
Please join us in welcoming the newest addition to our Pollard faculty - Danielle Siverling! A December graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and an All America Swimmer, Ms. Siverling will be teaching 7th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies.
Athletic Gap is a way for your kids to stay at school (supervised) until game time on days when Pollard has home games. (READ: one less trip for you to make shuttling your kid!) The cost for Athletic GAP is $2, and does not include the admission price to the game. Softball and soccer games are free admission. Basketball games cost $3. The Boosters Club sells concessions at games, so your child may want to bring extra money for that as well.
Every year, Pollard Band Director, Michele Reams, encourages her band students to go to the esteemed UNCG Summer Music Camp. This year, a record number of 35 Pollard band students attended the camp.
Dear Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. Margaret B. Pollard Middle School is an extraordinary place for learning! The teachers and staff work diligently to meet the individual needs of all students, and maintain personal connections with their families. I am ever so grateful to be surrounded by such driven, intelligent, and compassionate staff and students. Together with staff, families and community members, we will continue to work to strengthen Margaret B. Pollard’s strong reputation as an unique, rigorous, and inclusive learning community.