PINE HOLLOW MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 6, 2019

Health Alert: Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease

This afternoon, we were notified that an 8th grade student at Pine Hollow has been diagnosed with Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease. Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is a viral infection that causes a blister-like rash involving the hands, feet, and mouth.


  • Symptoms:
    Low-grade fever lasting 1 to 2 days, runny nose, and/or sore throat. Blister-like rash occurs in the mouth, on the sides of the tongue, inside the cheeks, and on the gums. These sores may last 7 to 10 days. Blister-like rash may occur on the palms and fingers of the hands and on the soles of the feet. The disease is usually self-limited, but in rare cases has been fatal in infants.

  • More Information:
    https://www.cdc.gov/features/handfootmouthdisease/index.html


Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease is contagious - if you suspect your child has been infected, please contact your health care provider. If you have questions, please contact the main office.

Two Parents Needed for Site Council

We need two parents to join our School Site Council (SSC)! Our Site Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 3:00-4:30pm and works on our Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA), the budget that supports the SPSA, and other school-wide issues. The Site Council is made up of students, parents, and staff and is a critical component of our school community. Get more info here about SSC and contact Ben Campopiano if you are interested in joining!

iReady Math and English Testing

This week, all Pine Hollow students completed the 1st iReady Diagnostic of the year in Math and in English. Students will be taking the iReady three times this year so that we can properly determine their proficiency levels in Math and English. We will be sending home results in the coming weeks so that you can discuss this with your child.

Picture Ordering and Make-Ups

Picture Day for students was yesterday. You can order pictures on mylifetouch.com with your picture day ID: BY119256Q0. Make-up picture day is on Friday, October 11th.

Minimum Day on September 13th

Next Friday, September 13th is the last day of the 1st Quarter Progress Period. It is also a Minimum Day for Pine Hollow with an early release at 11:43am. Please click here to view this year's full Minimum Day schedule.

Sign Up for Free/Reduced Lunches

Please click here to learn more about the district food services department, add money to your child's lunch account, or sign up for the free/reduced lunch program.

Dine & Donate Event Coming Up

Our first Dine & Donate of the year is just around the corner! Please visit Carl's Jr. in Clayton on September 11 and 12 to support Pine Hollow. 25% of all sales come right back to our school! Show the flier below when you visit.


Also please save the date for Friday, November 8th for our first annual Help the Hollow auction event to support Pine Hollow students and staff! View the flier below for more details and ways to support the event.

Important Upcoming Dates

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • September 9: Homework Club Begins
  • September 9: Soccer Games @ Diablo View
  • September 9: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • September 11: Dine & Donate: Carl's Jr.
  • September 12: Dine & Donate: Carl's Jr.
  • September 13: End Q1 Progress Period / Minimum Day
  • September 16: Soccer Games vs Valley View
  • September 19: MDUSD District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) Meeting
  • September 23: Soccer Games @ Foothill
  • September 23: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • September 25: PTSA Meeting
  • September 30: Soccer Games vs El Dorado

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