Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Dear Pine Hollow Parents,

First quarter has flown by and is ending this Friday! Report cards will be mailed home at the end of next week, so we encourage you to review them with your child to celebrate their success. Please feel reach out to teachers if you have questions about grades, and remind your child that they should also be checking in with their teachers when they have questions or concerns.

We have a lot going on at Pine Hollow this month... so thank you for reviewing the information below and staying up to date with all of our events. One of my goals as Pine Hollow's Principal is to communicate early and often, so please consider following us on Twitter, joining the PTSA Facebook Group and signing up for our text alerts. We appreciate your support thus far, and hope to see see you at the Chili Challenge later this month!

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


Walk & Roll to School Event: October 17

Pine Hollow is teaming up with Highlands Elementary School for our annual "Walk and Roll to School" event on Wednesday, October 17! Students are encouraged to walk/bike/roll to school on this day, and arrive early to school to enjoy free slushies, receive prizes, and enter a free raffle drawing. Helmets will be available, as needed, before school for students on wheels. Please remind your children to use crosswalks, wear helmets, and make eye contact with drivers before crossing streets. Thank you to Street Smarts Diablo for hosting this event and supporting our local schools!

Chili Challenge Presented by the PTSA

The Pine Hollow PTSA is hosting the 1st Annual Pine Hollow Chili Challenge on Friday, October 26 from 5:00-7:00pm. All parents and community members are welcome to attend as tasters for a nominal fee, and/or can enter their chili in the challenge. If you would like to sponsor this event, submit your chili, or just have questions about the details, please contact Kristi Buccholz and Linda VanBrocklin. Thank you for entering and/or attending this fun community event, and may the best chili win!

Halloween Party

The Halloween Party, hosted by our Leadership Class, is scheduled for Friday, October 26 from 3:00-5:00pm at Pine Hollow. The party is open to all grade levels, and tickets will be sold starting the week of October 15. Tickets are $3 with a student body card, and $6 without. Parents will need to review the guidelines printed on the ticket, and sign the back of the ticket to give permission for students to attend. At the conclusion of the Halloween party, students will be able to participate in the Chili Challenge set for 5:00pm on that day.

Halloween Day Costumes

This year, students will be allowed to dress up in Halloween costumes on October 31. Here are the guidelines for dress that day.

Middle School Sports Udpate

  • SOCCER: Our two soccer teams have completed their regular season schedule and are currently waiting for the postseason schedule to be released. Congrats to Coach Ballard and the varsity team for going 3-0 during the regular season!
  • BASKETBALL: Basketball tryouts will begin in December and all students who want to participate must have a permission slip on file with the main office. Also, we are looking for coaches if you, or someone you know, is interested!
  • FLAG FOOTBALL: Flag Football tryouts will be held in March, and the regular season will begin in April.

Please CLICK HERE to visit the district website to learn more about the MDUSD Middle School Sports program, review the schedule, and sign up!

Upcoming Key Dates

  • October 12: End Quarter One
  • October 17: Walk and Roll to School Event (Before School)
  • October 19: Q1 Report Cards Mailed Home
  • October 26: Halloween Party
  • October 26: Chili Challenge
  • October 26: Special PTSA Meeting
  • October 31: Halloween Dress Up Day