Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dear Pine Hollow Parents,

I hope you had a wonderful break and enjoyed the extra time with your kids last week! On a personal note, it was a great week for me because my 4-month-old started sleeping through the night! So you know what I'm thankful for this season!

As we head into the last few weeks of the 1st semester, our teachers are imploring students to FINISH STRONG. Please take a moment this week to pull up HomeLink and help your child turn in that missing assignment, or study for that upcoming exam. Even if they've experienced some struggles this semester, they will feel much better about 2019 if they make every effort to finish strong this year.

Thank you for all you do for your kids, our school, and this great community. It's been a great joy for me to work with all 567 of our students, and I look forward to being a small part of their continued progress and success. Best,

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


Need More Students For Zero Period PE Class

We are extending the deadline to sign up for our new Zero Period PE class for 7th and 8th graders. We need 8 more students to sign up to have enough students to run this new class. Zero Period PE will begin at 7:15am each morning and will allow students to take an additional elective in their schedule. Please talk to your child today to see if they are interested, and sign up by December 5. Thank you!

Click here to complete the survey and sign up!

Middle School Sports Update

The 3rd Annual MDUSD Middle School Volleyball Tournament will be held this coming Monday, December 3rd at Pleasant Hill Middle School. Please click here for more information.


Basketball tryouts are scheduled for the first week of December at Pine Hollow during the following dates/times:
  • Monday, December 3: Boys Only 3:00-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, December 4: Boys Only 3:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday, December 6: Girls Only 3:30-5:00pm

This year we'll have two boys teams and one girls team, and will play a minimum of five games against other middle schools. Learn more...

Dine & Donate On December 11th at Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Click here for more information about this month's Dine & Donate event at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Concord! All proceeds go towards supporting the Pine Hollow PTSA! With your support, we raised about $250 last month at our Carl's Jr. Dine & Donate event!

Winter Ball Set For December 14th

The annual Winter Ball for 7th and 8th Graders is set for Friday, December 14th from 6:00-8:30pm at Pine Hollow. Tickets will go on sale next week and cost $10 with an ASB card and $13 without. Students who attend the Winter Ball will dress up and have an exciting evening with a catered dinner, professional DJ, and fun games and activities. Parents will need to sign the ticket to agree to the guidelines and give permission to attend.

Winter Concerts Are Coming Up

  • SYMPHONIC BAND and ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT: Tuesday, December 11 (6:30pm in the Pine Hollow Multi Use Room)
  • CADET BAND and CADET ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT: Tuesday, December 18 (6:30pm in the Pine Hollow Multi Use Room)

Click here for more information...

Upcoming Key Dates


  • November 28: PTSA Meeting


  • December 3: MDUSD Volleyball Tournament
  • December 3: Boys Basketball Tryouts Day #1
  • December 4: Boys Basketball Tryouts Day #2
  • December 4: Site Council Meeting
  • December 6: Girls Basketball Tryouts
  • December 11: Symphonic Band and Orchestra Concert
  • December 18: Cadet Band and Cadet Orchestra Concert
  • December 21: End of 1st Semester / Minimum Day
  • December 22: Winter Break Begins