Thursday, January 17, 2019

Dear Parents,

Yesterday we hosted our 2nd Semester Welcome Back Rallies by grade level. Similar to our Welcome Back rallies in September, these rallies were focused on uniting students, celebrating our school, and reviewing and reminding students about our rules and expectations.

Our leadership students led the classes in fun games and activities, our counselors spoke about strategies for success and how students can meet with them to discuss academic or social-emotional issues, and our administration discussed the power of positivity and how our school will thrive if our students are supportive of each other. We also reminded students about various expectations, promoted a number of programs available to them, and enjoyed performances from our school band.

The rallies were a blast, and helped set the stage for a great 2nd semester. If you get a moment this weekend, please ask your child about the rally they attended and help us create a stronger culture by reiterating how they can be a positive force on campus among their peers. Enjoy the pictures below and please let me know if you have any questions. Best,

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500


Dine & Donate at Mountain Mikes Tonight

Order dinner TONIGHT at Mountain Mikes in Concord to participate in our monthly Dine & Donate fundraiser! This month, 30% of your order will go to the Pine Hollow PTSA! Show this flier or mention Pine Hollow so we get credit!

MDUSD Facilities Master Plan

The Mt. Diablo Unified School District is in the process of developing a district Facilities Master Plan (FMP). Please take the survey below prior to January 25th to share your feedback. If you have a child in 7th grade, they can also complete a survey. Thank you for your participation and assistance.

Student Survey - Grades 5, 7 and 11 Only

Parent & Community Survey


Town Hall meetings to discuss the Facilities Master Plan (FMP) are open to the entire Mt. Diablo USD community. Following a presentation on the FMP process-to-date, attendees of the Town Hall meetings view the Draft Master Plan proposals and are encouraged to react, make written comments, and ask questions of the design team. If you are interested in attending the below Town Hall for our school, please email Ben Campopiano so we can add you to the list!

Date: Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 (6-8 pm)
Location: Northgate High School

Schools: NHS; Bancroft Elem; Foothill MS; Valle Verde Elem; Walnut Acres Elem; Highlands Elem; *Pine Hollow MS; *Mt Diablo Elem; *Diablo View MS (*These schools are choice schools and therefore will have the option to choose which Town Hall meeting they would prefer to attend. For now, we will list them as attending the NHS Town Hall.)

For more information please visit:

Upcoming Holidays / Days Off

  • January 21 = No School: MLK Day
  • February 4 = No School: Teacher In-Service Day
  • February 15 = No School: School Recess
  • February 18 = No School: Presidents' Day

Click here to view the full 2018-2019 district calendar.

Free Bus Passes Available Now

Free County Connection Bus Passes are available now through March 1 for students in grades 6-12. Apply online at until March 1, 2019. Offer is available for up to three students per household. Please see flier below for more details.

Upcoming Key Dates


  • January 17: Dine & Donate at Mountain Mikes
  • January 17: MDUSD District English Learner Advisory Committee
  • January 21: No School (MLK Day)
  • January 22: MDUSD Speaker Series
  • January 28: Basketball Games at Diablo View MS
  • January 30: PTSA Meeting


  • February 4: No School (Teacher In-Service Day)
  • February 5: Site Council Meeting
  • February 11: Basketball Games at Foothill MS
  • February 14: 3rd Quarter Progress Report Cards Distributed
  • February 15: No School (School Recess)
  • February 18: No School (Presidents' Day)
  • February 27: PTSA Meeting