January 31, 2020

Pine Hollow Parents,

Here's a sampling of some of our highlights from the last couple weeks at Pine Hollow:

  • New Chromebooks: We rolled out 108 brand new Chromebooks last week for our 6th Grade Hall. This is the first large tech upgrade at our site in years, and our goal is to continue to replace about 25% of our Chromebooks each year moving forward.
  • New Benches: The MDUSD Facilities Department purchased and installed 12 new benches in the front of the school to improve safety and make the pick up area more comfortable.
  • Paper: Over 100 reams of paper have been dropped off at our office as part of the PTSA's Paper Drive!
  • Cocktails with Campo: Our PTSA hosted nearly 40 people at last week's Cocktails with Campo event at Skipolini's! Look out for our next one later this semester.
  • New Basketballs, Chairs, and Supplies Donated: In the last two weeks, we received 12 new basketballs for lunch-time play, a half-dozen lightly-used chairs for our teachers, and a truckload of goodies and supplies for our PBIS store!
  • iReady Success: Over the last couple weeks, all of our students have taken the iReady Diagnostic #2 in Math and Reading. The scores and growth we've seen during this Diagnostic are the best we've seen in years!

Thank you for all your support, have a great Super Bowl Weekend (GO NINERS!), and please reach out if you need anything from us! Best,

Ben Campopiano
Pine Hollow Middle School


8th Grade Yearbook Ads on Sale Now!

Parents of 8th Graders... Congratulate your 8th grade student and express your pride and love with an ad in our 2020 yearbook! This is a fundraiser for 8th grade end-of-year activities, and all the details and instructions can be found here.

Minimum Day on Friday, 2/7

Friday, February 7th is the end of the 3rd Quarter Progress Period, so Pine Hollow is having a Minimum Day with early dismissal at 11:43am. Please click here to view the Minimum Day Bell Schedule. Teachers use the extra time without students to grade, collaborate with colleagues, and plan upcoming projects and assignments.

Site Council to Vote on Safety Plan

This coming Tuesday, 2/4, is our monthly Site Council Meeting. At this meeting, besides usual business, the Site Council will also be reviewing and voting to approve our School Safety Plan. The Safety Plan lays out our emergency protocols, drill schedule, communication structures, staffing responsibilities, and other details to ensure that we are prepared in the event of a crisis.

Student Clubs and Sports

It's not too late for your child to join a Club or sign up for a sport! Flag Football tryouts will be coming in early March and we have the following student clubs available for those who are interested:

  • Animal Club
  • Anime Club
  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Homework Club
  • Lego Club
  • Pokemon Club
  • Music Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Sports Club

PTSA Copy Paper Drive

We need your paper! The PTSA has set up a Copy Paper Drive through February 15th to help us offset our need to order paper. For every ream that is donated, you are entered into a raffle to win a Chromebook for your child! Check out the flier below for details and thank you for your support!

Important Upcoming Dates


  • 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