January 17, 2020

Pine Hollow Parents,

Happy Friday! I hope you and your families have a nice, long weekend, and get to spend some time relaxing and enjoying the extra day off in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

One of my favorite quotes by Dr. King is perfect for young students working to improve themselves: “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”

One thing I know about young kids is that they all develop differently, and even if they are struggling today, they can make progress and improve themselves if they keep trying to move forward. Remind them of this, and know that our entire staff here at Pine Hollow is doing everything we can to help them take the next step forward in their academic journey! Have a great weekend and Go Niners!

Ben Campopiano
Pine Hollow Middle School


No School Monday

There is no school on January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Our teachers have been talking this week in their classes about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the impact he had on the world then and now.

Winter Ball Next Friday

The Leadership program is excited to host a Winter Ball for 7th and 8th grade students next Friday, January 24 from 6-8:30pm. Final day for ticket sales is Tuesday, January 21 (during lunch and after school). Please encourage your child to join us for an evening filled with lively music, good food, dancing and a fun gathering of friends!

PTSA Paper Drive

As you know, the needs of every school always outweigh the budget. To help ensure some of the basic needs of the staff and students are met, the PTSA is hosting a paper drive. For every ream you donate, you will be entered to win a brand new Chromebook from the PTSA. Please visit the new PTSA website at for more information, or view the fundraiser flier here.

PTSA Event: Cocktails with Campo

The PTSA is hosting "Cocktails with Campo", at Skippolini's in Clayton on Thursday, January 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm. This is a casual event to get up to date on Pine Hollow happenings, talk with Mr. Campopiano, and interact with other families. Kids are welcome and the PTSA will be providing food and drinks! Click here for more information.

High School Enrollment Information

If you live in the Clayton Valley Charter High School area and would like to enroll in a MDUSD high school, you must apply for a high school to attend in the district. Click here for more information.

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Important Upcoming Dates


  • January 20: No School (MLK Day)
  • January 23: PTSA Event: Cocktails with Campo
  • January 24: Winter Ball
  • January 27: Basketball vs. TBD
  • January 28: Dine & Donate: Go Crazy Yogurt
  • January 29: PTSA Meeting


  • February 3: Basketball vs Oak Grove MS
  • February 4: Site Council Meeting
  • February 7: End Q3 Progress Period / Minimum Day
  • February 10: No School (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • February 14: No School (School Recess)
  • February 17: No School (Presidents' Day)
  • February 26: PTSA Meeting