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We are pleased to invite you to our November Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please see the presentation linked below for information on how to book an in-person or virtual appointment.

If you have any questions please contact our main office. Thank you.

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Please enjoy our November Parent Newsletter by clicking below!

November Newsletter

If your student missed picture day, we will be having a make up picture day on Wednesday, November 16, first thing in the morning at 8:45am. Students will be called down.

Attention parents and students! Is there a certain teacher or staff member you feel has made a positive impact on your life? We invite you to nominate them for the 2022-23 Teacher or Educational Services Professional of the Year! The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 11. Please print and fill out the forms below (or stop by Pilla's office for a copy) and drop it off at our office by... (cont'd)

T & F Camera will be at Pilla Middle School on November 1st and 2nd to take individual student pictures. Students will go down during their social studies classes. Their social studies teacher will let them know which day they go. You can also look on this schedule and compare... (cont'd)

As we look forward to the school year ahead, we wanted to send any 6th grade student or student new to Pilla an invitation to join us for our upcoming "Link to Learn" transition program.
During the program we offer an overview of what to expect during the transition to middle school, provide an opportunity to tour the building as well as meet with some of our staff. Lunch will also be... (cont'd)

8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony Info and Form

Eighth Grade Parents/Guardians:

On Monday June 20, 2022, Pilla Middle School will be hosting our annual 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Pilla Middle School gymnasium... (cont'd)

The safety and security of our Pilla students and staff is always our top priority. If any Pilla student, parent, or community member hears of any potential threats, fights, vandalism, acts of violence - PLEASE SAY SOMETHING! If you know someone that needs help, PLEASE SAY SOMETHING! We are here to help and your submission will always remain anonymous!

Anyone submitting a false report... (cont'd)

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Social Media (TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Discord, YouTube, etc.) continues to play a larger role in our society and we are being continually challenged to help our children use social media in a safe and respectful way.  

As a school we have had to deal with escalating problems/conflicts between students based on inappropriate and disrespectful... (cont'd)

Please see this flyer about South Vineland Little League sign ups.

This month is "Random Acts of Kindness" and the Youth to Youth club has worked on the February Student and Family Project. They want to spread hashtags of Kindness throughout the building. These hashtags will be printed and shared throughout the building. The due date for this month's project is February 25th. 

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Our February Parent Teacher Conferences are Tuesday, Feb 8th from 6-7:20pm and Wednesday, Feb 9th from 1:50-3:05pm. Please see this February Parent Teacher Conference slideshow in order to make an appointment.

Pilla's Spirit Wear store is open for business! Please visit our page to order. The store closes on February 20th and items ship approximately 3 weeks after. 

Please follow this bell schedule for virtual learning days.

Please see our January Parent Newsletter by clicking on the link.

Our December Student and Family Project is focused on our Pilla Pillar of Kindness. The project is called "Sprinkle Snowflakes of Kindness This Holiday Season." We are asking students and families to create a snowflake with a word, phrase, hashtag, or sentence that shows kindness. We will print out the snowflakes and hang them around the building. All projects are due on December 20, 2021.... (cont'd)

Don't forget!! Please support the PTO's Wawa Shorti sub sale fundraiser!Forms can be found here: FLYER & ORDER FORM. Orders are due by December 6th. These tickets make great stocking stuffers! They can be used at any Wawa anywhere! Top sellers from each grade will get a dress down... (cont'd)

Dear Parent/Guardians,

Please see the link below for information on our November Hybrid Parent-Teacher Conferences. Details on making an appointment are included in the linked presentation. If you need any assistance please contact our main office.

Note: An appointment is necessary for all conferences (In-person & Virtual). We can not guarantee you will be able to meet with... (cont'd)

Our November Student and Family Project is all about thankfulness! We are asking students and families to write what they are thankful for on a fall leaf.  The leaves will be printed and displayed on a Pilla Thankfulness Tree in the hallway.  The submission date for all leaves will be on November 23rd. Thank you!... (cont'd)

Please click to view our November parent newsletter: November Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Please see the newsletter linked below for information regarding today's closure, picture day, Start Strong testing and Sgt. Dominick Pilla Day.

https://bit.ly/3ikGLjL

The Start Strong test will be administered  to students starting October 4-6 during first and second period.  Student attendance and  promptness to school is extremely important. Make-ups for students absent on test days will be scheduled for the week after.

This assessments... (cont'd)

Individual student pictures will be taken at school by T & F Camera Wednesday, Sept 29 and Thursday, Sept 30. To determine which day your student will have their picture taken, please compare your student's schedule to the this picture day schedule. Almost all pictures will be... (cont'd)

This student orientation slideshow was shared with all students during gym classes and also emailed to students.

Our first student and family project is ready to go! Please follow the link below and send projects to PillaAdmin@vineland.org so we can decorate our walls!

September Student and Family Project

Don't miss Pilla's Back to School Night on Monday, September 13th from 6-8pm!

Thank you to everyone who came to our August 16 & 17 summer orientation. If you missed it, you can view the presentation below. Don't forget the district-wide open house on Sept 2nd from 1-3pm when you can visit Pilla again.

Pilla Summer Transition Presentation

For a limited time, our gym department is holding a Pilla apparel sale. Please follow the link below.

Pilla Store

The student handbook for the 2021-2022 school year can be found using the below link. Please use it to familiarize your student with Pilla policies and procedures.

Pilla Student Handbook 2021-2022

Parents of entering 6th graders - don't forget to get your child scheduled for the whooping cough and meningitis vaccines. Please bring a copy of the shot record to the school before September 7th or you can drop it off at the Link to Learn on August 16th if you are attending. Please see... (cont'd)

Please see this list for suggested general supplies for the upcoming school year.

Students and Parents,

We hope this post finds you and your family enjoying the summer break!

As we look forward to the school year ahead, we wanted to send you an invitation to join us for our upcoming "Link to Learn" transition program.

During the program we offer an overview of what to expect during the transition to middle school, provide an opportunity to tour the... (cont'd)

Please read and accept the Macbook Agreement if your student has borrowed a Macbook for this school year. Please review the Macbook Handbook before accepting.

Students entering 6th grade  who are 11 years old and NEW 7th & 8th students 11 years or older coming to Pilla Middle School are required by NJ State Health Department, to receive a Tdap and Meningococcal vaccine in order to enter school.

This means that 6th graders and the previous mentioned older students  may not begin school on the first day if they cannot show proof of these... (cont'd)

Someone is available in the Pilla main office Monday - Thursday, 9am - 2pm. We are also available via phone at 691-1801 or via the emails listed below.

Principal - Mr. Bermudez ibermudez@vineland.org

Assistant Principal - Mrs. Finizio mfinizio@vineland.org

Secretary - Ms. Williams -... (cont'd)

Please read the attached document concerning the pick up of students during the school day.  Emergency contacts may not pick students up unless they have a note that day stating that from the parent or guardian each time they come.  Also, students must be picked up before 2:20 pm because the office and the car line get hectic with dismissal procedures.