Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear Parents,

In the last month, we've had a number of issues and conflicts that have been exacerbated by students posting negative messages and videos on various social media platforms. We've also seen an increase in students using fake accounts and hidden accounts to post negative things and avoid getting caught by police, school administrators, or parents.

Please take a moment to read a couple articles, talk to other parents, and speak with your child about these issues. Unfortunately, we are seeing that our kids need more counseling, more oversight, and more follow up so that they use these social media platforms positively and appropriately. Thank you for your support!

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


PTSA Survey

The Pine Hollow Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) has put together a survey for current and future Pine Hollow parents to answer a few questions about the schedule at Pine Hollow. Please click here to take the survey - it just takes a few minutes and will give the PTSA leadership and PHMS staff valuable feedback and data about potential schedule changes.

For more information about the Pine Hollow PTSA, please join their Facebook group here, or visit their website at:

School Safety Information

At our February Site Council meeting, our school safety plan was approved. The Mt. Diablo School District requires each school site to maintain a comprehensive school safety plan that is reviewed and revised by the site and approved by the Board of Education annually. These plans lay out critical details for how schools should prepare for and deal with crisis situations including fires, earthquakes, intruders, and active shooters. For more information about Pine Hollow's safety plan, or to review it, please contact Ben Campopiano.

Upcoming Key Dates


  • February 11: Basketball Games at Foothill MS
  • February 11: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • February 14: 3rd Quarter Progress Report Cards Distributed
  • February 15: No School (School Recess)
  • February 18: No School (Presidents' Day)
  • February 19: MDUSD Facilities Master Plan Town Hall Meeting
  • February 27: PTSA Meeting


  • March 4: Basketball Games at Riverview MS
  • March 5: Site Council Meeting
  • March 11: No School (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • March 15: 3rd Quarter Ends
  • March 18: Basketball Playoffs
  • March 22: 3rd Quarter Report Cards Distributed
  • March 25: Basketball Playoffs
  • March 29: No School (Cesar Chavez Day Observed) / Spring Break Begins