Bear Necessities

Hollow Hills Fundamental School Newsletter Week of 11/07/22

Bear Essentials (Coming up this week)

Sunday, November 6th - Fall Back! Don't forget to change your clocks!

Monday, November 7th - Care and Share begins.

Monday, November 7th - Math Intervention (3rd & 4th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Tuesday, November 8th - No School (Staff Development Day)

Wednesday, November 9th - District PE (2nd, 3rd, 6th)

Wednesday, November 9th - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Thursday, November 10th - See's Candy Sales Begin

Thursday, November 10th - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Friday, November 11th - No School (Veterans Day)

Principal's Message....

Dear Hollow Hills Families:

October was a month full of activities and fun in Golden Bear Country. From Family Fun Fair to Unity Day to our first Golden Bear Awards to Red Ribbon week, we came together to build community and create memories that will last. Ending Red Ribbon Week and the month of October with Hero Day was the icing on the cake. I enjoyed seeing our students dress up as heroes. We had many students representing first responders as well as the traditional fictional heroes. A big thank you to the parents who are real-life heroes and came out to share in this day with our students. The fire truck from station #45, Police cars and LAPD helicopter fly-over made it especially memorable for everyone. The day was a success and hopefully, a new tradition at Hollow Hills.

Looking ahead into this week, we have a Staff Development Day on Tuesday, November 8th which means no school for students. We are expecting a rainy Tuesday so I wish you safe travels as you make your way to the polls, to work, and/or just around town.

Friday, November 11th there is no school due to it being Veterans Day. Thank you to all of our Hollow Hills family members who are veterans and/or are currently serving in the military. Your sacrifice and service to our country is greatly appreciated.

Hollow Hills annual food drive, Care and Share, begins this week. Students took home a bag and flyer on Friday. Please scroll down for more information.

The Medal of Honor value selected for this week is SACRIFICE. This value will be the focus of many conversations and lessons this week. As we honor our veterans on Veterans Day on Friday, focusing on this value is timely with many real life examples. From the major sacrifices exemplified by members of the military and first responders, to the little things that can be done daily to put someone else's needs before your own, I encourage you to find ways to discuss this value with your children this week. To paraphrase what a wise 3rd grader said in the recent Golden Bear Awards, "Sacrifice is when you have a chocolate bar, but your sister doesn't have a chocolate bar and she is sad, so you take your chocolate bar and break it in half then give half to your sister.....that is sacrifice". Well said young Golden Bear!

Thank you Hollow Hills Community for making October a month to remember in Golden Bear Country! I am excited to see what we can do together in November!


Heather Godfrey

Principal, Hollow Hills Fundamental School

Simi Valley Unified School District

We are Better TOGETHER!


Coming Up This Week

Cornerstone Portraits Ready to View!

Dear Parents,

All portraits taken by Cornerstone Photography including the Make-Up Day are available online for viewing and ordering! To view your original Picture Day portrait or your Make-Up Day portrait, click the link below and enter your online code which is HHIL and your Student ID. If you do not know your child’s student ID, please contact our school office and we will provide it for you.


Online Code: HHIL+Student ID (For Example: HHIL123456)

For additional questions, you may contact or (805) 529-1635.

Queridos Padres,

¡Todos los retratos tomados por Cornerstone Photography, incluido el Día de retoque, están disponibles en línea para verlos y ordenarlos! Para ver su retrato original del Día de la fotografía o su retrato del Día de retoque, haga clic en el enlace a continuación e ingrese su código en línea que es HHIL y su identificación de estudiante. Si no conoce la identificación de estudiante de su hijo, comuníquese con la oficina de nuestra escuela y se la proporcionaremos.


Código en línea: HHIL+Identificación del Estudiante (Por Ejemplo: HHIL123456)

It’s time for the Hollow Hills Annual Care and Share Food Drive!

It’s time for the Hollow Hills Annual Care and Share Food Drive. We will be collecting donations from November 7th through November 16th. Please help us collect for those in need this holiday season.

This year's goal is 8,000 items and I know our school can come together to make this happen! If we reach the 8,000 item goal Mrs. Godfrey will dress up in a silly costume to celebrate with the students.

Please be on the lookout for a flyer to be coming home with your child this week with some ideas on the most needed items to donate.

Thank you so much for all your help in making this a great way for the students to help others. Any questions please contact Jennifer Johnson, Care and Share Chair, at

Please note that we will NOT be collecting turkeys this year.

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Looking Ahead

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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 14th - Math Intervention (3rd & 4th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Tuesday, November 15th - Indoor Lockdown Drill

Tuesday, November 15th - Cook's Night Out - Toppers Pizza

Wednesday, November 16th - Care and Share ends.

Wednesday, November 16th - District PE (K, 1st, 3rd, 5th)

Wednesday, November 16th - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Wednesday, November 16th - Beginning & Intermediate Band (2:30pm - 3:30pm) MPR

Thursday, November 17th - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Thursday, November 17th - Advanced Band (2:30pm - 3:30pm) MPR

Friday, November 18th - Spirit Day

Friday, November 18th - Kindergarten Feast (12:30pm)

Friday, November 18th - Math Intervention (5th & 6th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm


Monday, November 21st - Friday, November 25th - No School - Thanksgiving Recess


Monday, November 28th - Math Intervention (3rd & 4th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Tuesday, November 29th - Fire Drill (1:35pm)

Wednesday, November 30th - See's Candy Sale Ends

Wednesday, November 30th - District PE (2nd, 4th, 6th)

Wednesday, November 30th - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Wednesday, November 30th - Beginning & Intermediate Band (2:30pm - 3:30pm) MPR

Thursday, December 1st - PTA General Association Meeting (8:10am); GWOA Docent Mtg (8:30am)

Thursday, December 1st - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Thursday, December 1st - Advanced Band (2:30pm - 3:30pm) MPR

Friday, December 2nd - Math Intervention (5th & 6th) 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakfast and Lunch Menus - October/November

Please note: Breakfast is served from 7:40am - 8:00am.

Menus are subject to change. Please click on picture to be directed to menu website which is updated frequently.


Community Resources/Information

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October Dinner Site Calendar and Other Resources for Families


Contact Us

Hollow Hills Fundamental School

828 Gibson Avenue

Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 520-6720

Attendance: (805)520-672 *Select Option 1