Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Dear Parents,

As the 1st Semester comes to a close, I want to wish you all a wonderful Winter Break, a relaxing holiday season, and a happy New Year! We've had a great first semester, and our staff has been very impressed by the hard work and progress of our students this year.

For those of you who have children who struggled, please remind your child to use the 2nd Semester as a fresh start and chance to improve. I encourage you to email their teachers to set up a parent/teacher conference, or have a phone call or two with them so that a new plan of action can be implemented. And please share with your child that the progress they've made is meaningful, and more success is coming if they keep putting in the effort.

Thank you, and wishing you and your family all the best in 2019! Sincerely,

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


Minimum Day Friday

Reminder that this Friday is a Minimum Day...
  • Period 1 = 8:20 - 9:01
  • Period 2 = 9:04 - 9:45
  • Period 3 = 9:48 - 10:29
  • Period 4 = 10:32 - 11:13
  • Break = 11:13 - 11:25
  • Period 5 = 11:28 - 12:09
  • Period 6 = 12:12 - 12:53

Winter Break

Winter Break begins this Saturday, 12/22 and runs until Monday, January 8. Our first day back to school, and the start of the 2nd Semester, is Tuesday, January 9, 2019.

1st Semester Report Cards

1st Semester Report Cards will be mailed home on Friday, January 11. If you don't receive one in the mail the following week, please contact the main office.

Holiday Tech Drive

Our Pine Hollow Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is still accepting donations for their Holiday Tech Drive! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation of any amount to help us upgrade and modernize our technology on campus. Whatever amount you donate to this drive will go directly back to the classroom for Chromebooks and technology. Thank you!

Zero Period PE Starting 2nd Semester

Zero Period PE for 7th and 8th graders is a go starting 2nd Semester! If your child is interested in taking Zero Period PE and adding an additional elective their schedule, please email Ben Campopiano as soon as possible.

Basketballs and Sports Equipment Needed

Every day at lunch, we have hundreds of kids playing basketball, four square, hoola hoops, and jump rope. Our equipment has waned and we are now limited in what we can offer the kids. Please consider making a donation of a new or gently used basketball, four square ball, hoola hoop, or jump rope. Donations can be dropped off at the main office and will go directly to use for our lunchtime activities. Thank you for your consideration!

Update Your HomeLink Account

Please take a moment over the break to double check your family's information listed in your HomeLink account. Some info can be changed quickly online, and other things will need to be changed by our office staff. This is critically important so that we can properly stay in touch throughout the year with you and your emergency contacts if necessary.


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Thank you!

Thank you the the Pine Hollow PTSA and all the parents who brought the staff cookies, coffee and holiday treats this week! You made our day(s)!
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Upcoming Key Dates


  • December 21: End of 1st Semester / Minimum Day (School Ends at 12:53pm)
  • December 22: Winter Break Begins


  • January 7: Winter Break Ends (No School)
  • January 8: 1st Day of 2nd Semester
  • January 8: Site Council Meeting
  • January 10-11: Safe School Ambassadors Program Training
  • January 11: 1st Semester Report Cards Mailed Home
  • January 14: Home Basketball Games vs El Dorado MS
  • January 17: Dine & Donate at Mountain Mikes
  • January 21: MLK Day: No School