Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dear Pine Hollow Parents,

Happy Halloween! It was great to see so many kids dressed up in costumes, laughing and smiling, and having a great time coming to school today! One thing we know is that when kids enjoy coming to school, research shows that they are more likely to have better attendance, behavior and academic success. My hope is that by providing more activities, events, clubs, sports, classes, programs, and unique experiences at Pine Hollow, we will continue to improve our school culture and student success. Have a great day, and have fun Trick or Treating tonight!

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


NEW: Zero Period PE Coming 2nd Semester

Starting 2nd Semester (January 8, 2019), we will offer a Zero Period PE class taught by Mr. Vallis for 7th and 8th graders. This class will begin at 7:15am each morning. Students in Zero Period PE will be able to take an extra elective class, giving them a total of seven classes. We're also adding a new STEM class, "The Science of Sports, Games, and Toys," taught by Mr. Miller. These exciting additions are an effort to provide more options for our 7th and 8th grade students. If your 7th or 8th grade child is interested in making this change to their schedule, you need to complete the below survey by November 16. Please keep in mind that because there are limited spots in the new Zero Period PE class, completing this survey is not a guarantee that your child will be selected for this change.

Click here to complete the survey!

Red Ribbon Campaign

Check out to learn more about the Red Ribbon Campaign and the effort to reduce drug use among kids. At Pine Hollow, our Red Ribbon Campaign week began Monday, and involves various activities to educate and remind students about the dangers of drugs. Additionally, our staff will receive training and information about vaping at our staff meeting in December.

High School Enrollment

If you have a child in 8th grade, please click here to get more information about the enrollment process for high school. If your child plans to attend Clayton Valley Charter High School, please visit their website for information about their open enrollment period.

Intradistrict Transfer Information

Intradistrict transfers are for students who reside within the MDUSD boundaries and would like to request transfer to another MDUSD school. The transfer request period for request for the 2019-2020 school year is October 15 – November 15, 2018 for students who are currently enrolled in grades K-11. The online form is now available on the Student Services transfer information webpage.

Election Day and Measure J

Recently, the MDUSD Board of Education approved a plan to complete a district-wide Facility Master Plan, which will provide a comprehensive assessment of all physical facility needs that the district can use to prioritize projects and apply resources accordingly. In order to make necessary repairs and upgrades, the MDUSD Board voted to place Measure J, a local bond measure, on the November 6, 2018 ballot. Learn more about Measure J here, and visit the Contra Costa County Elections website for general voting information.

Upcoming Key Dates

  • November 5: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • November 6: Election Day
  • November 6: Site Council Meeting
  • November 12: No School (Veterans Day)
  • November 14-15: Dine & Donate: Carl's Jr. in Clayton
  • November 15: MDUSD DELAC Meeting
  • November 16: 2nd Quarter Progress Report Cards Distributed
  • November 19-23: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
  • November 28: PTSA Meeting