Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dear Pine Hollow Parents,

Last week was a challenging week with the threats at Clayton Valley Charter and Diablo View Middle School. Although there was no threat to our site, the reports certainly caused anxiety among many of our students, staff, and parents. Whenever things like this occur, I will do my best to communicate early and often so that you are informed about what's going on. Please make sure you are signed up to receive text alerts and are following the PTSA page on Facebook to get faster updates.

As for our site safety, our administration and counseling team work with the district and local police departments to ensure that we are following best practices to keep our students safe. We have locked perimeter gates and doors on campus, and are examining our fencing and cameras on site to ensure they meet our needs. We do regular emergency drills with our students and staff, and are continually working to improve our safety protocols and procedures. Our staff also works extremely hard to build relationships with students so that they feel comfortable coming to talk to us about issues they are hearing about or seeing. Thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Best,

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


Safety Alerts

Last week we had multiple safety issues at neighboring schools. In order to ensure that you always receive critical safety alerts please:


  • The Pine Hollow PTSA is hosting "Coffee with Campo" tomorrow, September 26 at 7:30am in room S1. The informal meeting will give interested parents a chance to hear from Pine Hollow Principal, Ben Campopiano, learn more about the school, ask questions, and share suggestions. The PTSA will be providing light pastries and coffee.
  • The next PTSA meeting is also scheduled for tomorrow, September 26 at 6:30pm in the school library. All are welcome!

For information about the Pine Hollow PTSA board of directors, meeting dates, membership information, and more, please click here!

Free & Reduced Meal Applications Due this Week!

Please remember that new meal applications must be submitted this week for the 2018-2019 school year to receive lunch and breakfast for free or at a reduced price. The meals being served are healthy and nutritious that supports your student towards academic achievement. If you have any questions or need help please call Food & Nutrition Services at (925) 682-8000 extension 4124. You may also submit meal applications online at the MDUSD Food & Nutrition Services webpage at:

HomeLink Reports

Here are the steps to set up a weekly progress report about to be emailed to you about your child's grades, etc:

From a web browser...

  • Click on your email address on the top right corner
  • Click on parent notification preferences
  • Check the box to receive weekly progress email
  • Select the day and time you want to receive the report
  • Click save

Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections are being held today during 2nd Period classes for the following positions:

Officer Positions:

  • President (8th Grade)
  • Vice President (7th Grade)
  • Secretary (7th or 8th Grade)
  • Treasurer (7th or 8th Grade)
  • Class Representative (There will be up to five 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Class Representatives.)

Student Clubs

It's not to late for your child to join or start a student club! Student clubs are created, organized and run by students and supported by staff. Click here for more information and to join/start a club!

Upcoming Key Dates


  • September 26: "Coffee with Campo" (7:30am in S1)
  • September 26: PTSA Meeting (6:30pm in Library)


  • October 1: Soccer Game #2 (3:30pm at PHMS)
  • October 2: Site Council Meeting (3:00pm in Library)
  • October 3: Student Mock Election
  • October 12: End Q1