Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Dear Pine Hollow Parents,

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend and that you and your family were able to relax and enjoy the extra day off! One of my goals as Pine Hollow's principal is to communicate early and often, and provide as much information as a I can about all things big and small. I believe that parents need to be informed of what's going on at school, and that open communication and transparency is critical for the success of our teachers and students. There's lots of info below, so if you have any questions about anything, please reach out to me to discuss. Thank you for your support and have a great week!

Ben Campopiano

Principal, Pine Hollow Middle School

(925) 672-5444 x5500

Traffic Safety

Thank you to our entire Pine Hollow community for driving extra carefully now that school is back in session. A few friendly reminders about traffic safety around schools:

  • Avoid making U-turns.
  • Drive at or below the speed limit.
  • Never text and drive.
  • Utilize Drop-Off zones.
  • Follow staff instructions.

Finally, please remind your children to make eye-contact with drivers before crossing streets. Pine Hollow Road can be a busy and dangerous street, so it's important that all of us focus on traffic safety. Thank you!

iReady Testing

iReady testing for all students is this week. Students will be taking their Math diagnostics today and tomorrow, and English tests on Thursday and Friday. Make up testing will be done next week. These diagnostic tests allow us to better understand where students are at in specific subject areas, and and give us more information about how best to support them moving forward. Please remind your children to do their best on these tests!

School Site Council: Parents Needed!

Our School Site Council is in need of a couple more parents to join our team! Please click here to learn more about what Site Council does, when we meet, and how we work to improve Pine Hollow! Please email Ben Campopiano if you are interested or have questions.

Homework Club Starts September 11

The Pine Hollow Homework Club (HWC) is back and begins September 11, 2018. HWC is open for 50 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:55 - 3:45pm, and will be held in the Library. Click here for all the details and to register your child today!

Soccer Tryouts

Soccer tryouts for boys and girls are tomorrow, 9/5 and next Wednesday, 9/12. Click here to review all the details and to complete a permission slip and sign up!

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!

Running Clubs

Does your child like to run, or want to get into running? We have two clubs that focus on running here at Pine Hollow. The Girls Running Club and the100 Mile Club are both available for students to join! For more information about these and other student clubs, please click here!

Follow Us on Twitter

Please follow us on Twitter at @phmustangs to stay up to date with the latest news, events and happenings from Pine Hollow! This is a great way to get a glimpse of what's going on at PHMS!

Join the PTSA Facebook Group

Please join the Pine Hollow Middle School PTSA group on Facebook! This is a great spot to connect with other parents and stay up to date with all that news from Pine Hollow!

Sign Up For Text Alerts

Simply text @6d373g to the number 81010 to receive critical text messages from Pine Hollow regarding schedule changes, important reminders, and safety alerts. In the event of a safety concern or incident at or near PHMS, we would utilize text alerts to keep you up to date.