October 25, 2019

Dear Parents,

1st Quarter Report Cards were distributed to students this past Monday. We are extremely proud of how the students did 1st Quarter - attendance and grades were higher than last year, and our iReady test scores showed great progress for many students! We will be announcing our 1st Quarter Honor Roll soon for students who achieved a 3.5 or higher GPA, and we will be awarding students PRIDE Points for academic, attendance, and behavioral excellence based on their 1st Quarter success.

You can always check your child's HomeLink account for grades, assignments, test scores, and current progress. If you cannot access HomeLink, please contact our main office for support. As we start the 2nd Quarter and students settle into their classes, please feel free to contact your teachers if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you,

Ben Campopiano
Pine Hollow Middle School


More PG&E Power Shutoffs

There is a possibility that PG&E will implement more planned power shutoffs in the coming days. In the event of a power outage (or any emergency situation) at Pine Hollow, we will initiate our emergency protocols, and then I will communicate with parents as quickly as possible with more information. Please click here to sign up to receive our alerts and notices.

Carnoween Today

Today is our annual Carnoween event hosted by our Leadership Class. The carnival/dance/party goes from 3:00-5:00pm at Pine Hollow and students must have purchased a ticket in advance to attend.

Purchase Tickets to the Help the Hollow Event

Auction tickets for the PTSA's first annual Help the Hollow auction event are now on sale! Tickets are just $30 per person and can be purchase online at our PTSA's new website, The Help the Hollow auction is on Friday, November 8th from 7:00-10:00pm at Hoyer Hall in Clayton. Space is limited to 75 guests so purchase your tickets now!

Snacks and Supplies Needed

Our PBIS school store is opening soon! Please consider donating snacks, supplies, treats, or other goodies that students can "purchase" with their PRIDE Points! Simply drop off the items in the main office with the label "PBIS."

HOLLOWeen is Coming

On Halloween Day (Thursday, October 31) students are encouraged to dress up in costumes, but must follow these guidelines.

Unity Day / National Bullying Awareness Day

Pine Hollow students and staff joined other schools around the world by participating in Unity Day activities this past Wednesday. Students and staff wore orange to show that we are working together against bullying, and that we are united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion. Teachers and homeroom classes also discussed bullying and how we can better support each other.

Red Ribbon Week

Next week (October 28-November 1), Pine Hollow is celebrating Red Ribbon Week, which focuses on educating students about drugs, vaping, and other substance abuse. We will have discussions, dress-up days, and other activities to help students better understand the dangers of drugs.

Did you know?

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Cell Phone Policy

Please click here to review Pine Hollow's cell phone policy, which has been updated for this school year. Please remind your child to follow these guidelines while at school!

Important Upcoming Dates


  • October 25: Carnoween Event
  • October 28: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • October 28: Red Ribbon Week Begins
  • October 30: PTSA Meeting
  • October 31: HOLLOWeen Day


  • November 5: Site Council Meeting
  • November 8: End Q2 Progress Period / Minimum Day
  • November 8: Help the Hollow Auction Event
  • November 11: No School (Veteran's Day)
  • November 14: Student Council Meeting
  • November 18: MDUSD Volleyball Tournament
  • November 18: MDUSD Board Meeting
  • November 20: PTSA Meeting
  • November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break