Pine Hollow Middle School

Pine Hollow News: February 16, 2021

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a nice long weekend, and enjoyed Valentine's and Presidents' Day as well! As we move into the latter half of the 3rd Quarter, I want to honor the great work you and your kids have done for so many months at home. I honestly know this isn't easy, and I certainly understand the problems it has caused for so many. But please keep encouraging your kids to do their best, engage in class as much as possible, and make every effort to complete their work. Since we're not sure when we will be back to school, your positivity, your encouragement, and your acknowledgement of their efforts will greatly help your kids stay focused, engaged, and motivated (even if they don't express it). Thank you, have a great week, and feel free to reach out to me if you need anything at all. Sincerely,


Ben Campopiano
Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School
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MDUSD Friday Letter

Click here to view the district's Frida Letter, which includes information about the MDUSD Reopening Plan, Black History Month events, district enrollment information, and operational updates.

MDEA "Academy Awards" -- Nominate Pine Hollow Stars!

Nominations are now open for the ninth annual MDEA Academy Awards! Anyone may submit a nomination to recognize, promote, and celebrate the excellence of MDUSD employees and community members. Individuals may be nominated for the below awards. Click HERE to submit a form and nominate a Pine Hollow star! Nominations are due Friday, February 26th.


Outstanding Achievement in Teaching:

  • Leadership & Courage

  • Creative Curriculum

  • Most Inspirational

  • Community Involvement

  • Lifetime Achievement

Awards for Non-Teachers:

  • Outstanding Classified Employee

  • Outstanding Administrator, Principal, or Vice Principal

  • Outstanding Parent Volunteer (serving our MDUSD schools)

  • Outstanding Volunteer Organization (serving our MDUSD schools)

Awards for Groups:

  • Outstanding Collaborating team - (small group of individuals collaborating to improve student learning)

  • Social Justice - (individual or small group of individuals acting improve Equity, Racial Justice, Diversity and Inclusion in our MDUSD schools)

PTSA Bingo Night for Students, Parents, Family and Friends

Click here to learn more about our virtual Bingo Night on Friday, February 26th hosted by the PTSA! Students, parents, family and friends are invited to attend!


If you can't make Bingo Night, please consider supporting the PTSA in other ways. Visit their website here, check out a Dine & Donate event, join their Facebook Page, or come to one of their monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of every month! Your support of our PTSA goes a long way in helping raise money for our students, staff, and school.

Chat with Campo: March 4th

An informal opportunity for parents to meet via Zoom with Mr. Campopiano to discuss all school and district issues. Here's the login details:


Topic: Chat with Campo

Date/Time: March 4, 2021 at 4:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting: https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/82768049336?pwd=Z1ByYXZaZUF4RmZjUERBVkVoSnptZz09

PBIS Donations Needed

The PBIS store is a huge hit for students and we need your help to continue offering great items for them to "purchase" with their PRIDE points! Please consider donating an item or two, or purchasing something off of our Amazon Wish List. Your support goes a long way in helping us save money and offer great things for our students!


To learn about our PBIS program and the key dates for ordering and picking-up items, please go here.

Honor Roll Stickers and Raffle

Honor Roll students can pick up their special Pine Hollow Honor Roll Stickers from the Multi-Use Room on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from 8:00-12:30pm. They can also come on our PBIS pick-up day on Friday, February 26th from 2:00-5:00pm.


Winners (see videos below) of the Honor Roll raffles will be receiving a gift card courtesy of the PTSA!