October 9, 2019

PG&E Power Shutoffs

Please click here for more information regarding potential power shut offs by PG&E and how it could impact Pine Hollow and other MDUSD schools. In the event of a power outage (or any emergency situation) at Pine Hollow, we will initiate our emergency protocols and then I will communicate with parents via our school website, Twitter feed, and Remind account. I will also make a robo call to parents and send an email when able.

Minimum Day Friday

This Friday, October 11th is the end of our 1st Quarter and is a Minimum Day for all students. Please go to the Bell Schedule page on our website to view the Minimum Day Schedule.

Make-Up Picture Day

Students who need to take make-up pictures, will do so this Friday, October 11th during PE Class. (Students received their original pictures yesterday/today.)

Help the Hollow Tickets On Sale Now!

Auction tickets for the PTSA's first annual Help the Hollow auction are now on sale! Tickets are $30. Purchase your tickets at The Help the Hollow auction is on Friday, November 8th from 7:00-10:00pm at Hoyer Hall in Clayton. We will have appetizers from Havana, drinks, cash prizes, games, and silent and live auction items (including Disneyland tickets, Apple AirPods, and much more). Space is limited to 75 guests so purchase your tickets soon! We are looking forward to spending the evening with you!

iReady Diagnostic #1

All students completed the iReady Diagnostic #1 in Reading and Math earlier this month. Results are being mailed home in the coming days, and we will also review results in English and Math classes with all students. The iReady Diagnostics are taken three times per year and allow us to assess students' math and reading levels.

It's our hope that all students will make progress from the 1st Diagnostic to the 2nd Diagnostic that they will take this winter, so please take some time to review these results and talk to them about setting goals and trying their best on the next diagnostic!

Dine & Donate: Panda Express

Dine & Donate at Panda Express on Wednesday, October 16th to support Pine Hollow PTSA! 20% of all sales are given back to our school! Click here to view the flier for all the details!

Snacks and Supplies Needed

We need chips, candy, and other snacks for our new PBIS store that will be opening this month for students to "spend" their PRIDE points on. Please consider purchasing some extra goodies at Costco or the Dollar Store (snacks, school supplies, or other trinkets) and dropping them off at our office. We will add all items to the PBIS store and begin "selling" to students in the coming weeks. Thank you for your support!

Carnoween / Halloween

Our Leadership Class will be hosting "Carnoween" on Friday, October 25th after school at Pine Hollow. There will be games, dancing, haunted rooms, snacks, and other activities. Tickets will go on sale next week and all students are invited to attend! (Costumes should not be worn to this event.)

On Halloween Day (Thursday, October 31) students are encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes, but must follow the specific dress-up day guidelines that we will share out soon.


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Important Upcoming Dates


  • October 10: Student Council Meeting
  • October 11: Make-Up Picture Day
  • October 11: End 1st Quarter / Minimum Day
  • October 14: Soccer Games vs TBD
  • October 14: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • October 16: Dine & Donate: Panda Express
  • October 17: MDUSD District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Meeting
  • October 21: Soccer Games vs TBD
  • October 25: Carnoween Event
  • October 28: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • October 30: PTSA Meeting
  • October 31: Halloween Day