Monday, September 17, 2018

Dear Pine Hollow Parents,

I hope you and your family had a relaxing and enjoyable weekend and are excited for Week 6 of the school year! This week we will be distributing progress report cards for students who are struggling with their grades. This is a good reminder for all families to check HomeLink to see what assignments your child still needs to complete, and to get a feel for their overall progress. If you ever have questions about grades or assignments, please check in with your child, review their student planner, and contact their teacher for more information. Thanks and have a great week! Best,

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


Safety Alerts

Earlier today we sent out information regarding the situation involving Clayton Valley Charter High School. In order to ensure that you always receive critical safety alerts please:

Student Hit in Crosswalk

Last week, one of our students was hit by a car while riding their bike in the crosswalk at the intersection of Pine Hollow Road and Pennsylvania Boulevard. Thankfully, the student is okay, and suffered only minor injuries. We are working on setting up meetings with city of Concord and the Concord Police Department to review what happened, and discuss concerns about traffic safety along Pine Hollow Road. The street is busy, there's lots of kids around, and the sidewalks, signage, and lane lines need revamping.

This is a good reminder to drive slowly along Pine Hollow and in our parking lot, to stay off your phone, to follow staff instructions, and to avoid u-turns in front of schools. It's also a good time to talk to your child about traffic safety, particularly reminding them to make eye contact with drivers before crossing streets.

Finally, on October 17, we will be hosting the "Walk and Roll to School" event to help students focus on and learn more about traffic safety. You can click here for the event flier, and click here for more information about Street Smarts Diablo which is brought to you by 511 Contra Costa.


  • The Pine Hollow PTSA is hosting "Coffee with Campo" on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:30am in the Multi Use Room. 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 scheduled for the same day, Wednesday, 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!

Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections will be held on Tuesday, September 25 during 2nd Period classes. Students who are interested in running for a position listed below should pick up an informational packet in the office. Applications are due by tomorrow, September 18, so please encourage your child to act quickly if they are interested! Questions can be directed to our Leadership teacher, Mrs. Roberts Farley.

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 Pictures

Student Picture Day is set for Tuesday, September 18. Students will take their pictures in the gym during their PE classes. Please click here to prepay and order your school photos!

Homework Club Still Accepting Applicants

The Pine Hollow Homework Club (HWC) started last week, but is still accepting applicants. HWC is open for 50 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:55 - 3:45pm, and will be held various classrooms. Click here for all the details and to register your child today!

We Need Basketballs!

Do you have some new or gently used sports equipment you would like to donate to Pine Hollow? We are in need of the following items, and you can just drop them off at the main office if you are able:
  • Outdoor Basketballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Volleyballs
  • Four Square Balls
  • Hoola Hoops
  • Jump Ropes

School Site Council

Our first School Site Council meeting of the year is tomorrow, September 18. Typically we will hold our monthly Site Council meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, so swing by one of these months if you can. All stakeholders are invited to Site Council meetings and public comments are welcome!

National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month. At Pine Hollow, we want to reach out to those in the greatest need, and connect them to care and support. While suicide prevention is important to address throughout the year, Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month provides time to come together collectively regarding a complicated topic. We can all benefit from open conversations about suicide and mental health, because just one conversation can change a life. Please visit our Counseling and Care Team page on our website for more information and support.