Bear Necessities

Hollow Hills Fundamental School Newsletter Week of 3/13/23

Bear Essentials (Coming up this week)

Monday, March 13th - Variety Show Preview 2:30pm

Monday, March 13th - Math Intervention (3rd & 4th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Tuesday, March 14th - 6th Grade Pi Day

Tuesday, March 14th - Student Council Meeting 12:30pm (A-7)

Tuesday, March 14th - No Math Intervention

Wednesday, March 15th - 5th Grade Fitness Testing

Wednesday, March 15th - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Wednesday, March 15th - Beginning/Intermediate Band Practice 2:30pm - 3:30pm

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

Thursday, March 16th - Advanced Band Practice (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Friday, March 17th - Spirit Day!

Friday, March 17th - Math Intervention (5th & 6th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm


Principal's Message....

Dear Hollow Hills Families,

Thank you for your support of the Spring Book Fair last week! Book Fair adds another layer of fun to our campus. Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered time and items to make the Book Fair, Books and Breakfast and Books and Snacks a success.

This week's newsletter is packed with reminders for drop-off/pick-up and attendance. Please read through these reminders and adjust accordingly if necessary. These reminders are meant to make drop-off/pick-up less stressful and most importantly, safer for our students.

Highlights for this week:

Variety Show Preview: Monday, March 13th at 2:30pm

5th Grade Fitness Testing: Wednesday, March 15th

Spirit Day/St. Patrick's Day: Wear Green on FRIDAY! Please remind your student there is NO Pinching of students who do not wear green.

Yearbook Sales Going on Now:
  • Orders due by April 3rd
  • $15 this year only!
  • Flyer and link below

Career Day Sign-Ups Open Now

  • Flyer and link to sign-up below.
  • Career Day is Friday, March 24th

Looking Ahead....

Golden Bear Awards: Thursday, March 23rd

Reminders for upcoming events, activities, deadlines, etc., will also be posted on the Hollow Hills Facebook and Instagram pages. Find us on Facebook as Hollow Hills Elementary School and on Instagram at Hollowhillsel.

It's going to be a great week in Golden Bear Country!


Heather Godfrey

Principal, Hollow Hills Fundamental School

Simi Valley Unified School District

We are Better TOGETHER!

Traffic Safety Reminders - Please read through the information below to help keep drop-off/pick-up safe and smooth.

Yellow Curb Zone - Erringer

Yellow Zone - Quick, Independent Drop-Off/Pick-Up

If you are in the yellow drop-off/pick-up line, DO NOT get out of your car.

Students must unload independently from the passenger/curb side ONLY.

The Yellow Zone is for quick drop-off/pick-up. If your student cannot exit the car independently, this is not your zone.

Orange Cone Zone - Erringer

What is the Orange Cone Zone for???

  1. Kinder drop-off/pick-up - this allows our kinder parents who need a quicker drop-off/pick-up to get close to the kinder gate so our littles are not walking far to the gate. This zone might be for a kinder or younger grade student who needs help getting out of the car.
  2. Last minute morning meltdown in the yellow drop off zone? Pull forward to the cone zone so you are not blocking the quick drop off line. We know things happen so this zone give you some grace without blocking the line.
  3. Lunch box dump out in the car while in the yellow quick drop off zone? Pull forward to the cone zone, take the minute you need without blocking the line.
  4. In the front of the pick-up line in the yellow zone and your student's not there?? Pull forward to the cone zone while you wait for your student so you don't block the yellow pick-up line.

Consider the Orange Cone Zone an area of grace. Need an extra minute? This is your place.

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Front of School Drop-Off/Pick-Up

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Front Of School Drop-Off/Pick-Up

Gibson Drive Through Drop-Off/Pick-Up for student who can INDEPENDENTLY enter/exit vehicles on passenger side ONLY.

**Adults DO NOT exit the car**

  • Students in grades 1-6 Enter AND Exit Lunch Table Gates ONLY (#2)
  • Kindergarten students enter Kinder yard gate (#6).
  • Note: Kindergarten students enter lunch table gate in the morning if they are getting breakfast

**The front gate next to the Hollow Hills tile mural will be closed for student entrance/exit. This is based on location of supervision and traffic flow. After school, Kinder siblings should enter the kinder yard at gate #5, the back side of the kinder yard, to pick up siblings. Students can then exit the kinder yard through the kinder gate (#6) with their sibling.

Families who cannot facilitate a "quick" drop-off/pick-up and/or have students who cannot independently exit their car, please park on the street or back parking lot and walk your student(s) to campus.


There have been a few adults who drive through the staff lot to double park in the lot, having students walk through the car line and parking lot to get to their car. This is a major safety issue. Please do not drive through the staff lot and/or park (double park) to drop-off/pick up your student.

Reminder: Right Turn ONLY when exiting front lot.


Please use the crosswalk. Be courteous to vehicles and walk in groups to cross the street to help keep traffic flowing. We have all been in a car when the flow of pedestrians keep coming as opposed to letting some cars go by and waiting to cross together as a group. If you see other families walking toward the crosswalk, wait a minute for them and cross together. This is especially true at the Edmunds Street crosswalk.

Thank you for your consideration of the drop-off/pick-up guidelines!!


Attendance Reminders

Lunch Table Gate: Opens at 7:40am for breakfast.

All other Gates: Open at 7:45am.

Our school day at Hollow Hills begins at 8:10am.

The first bell rings at 8:06am for students to line-up. Teachers meet students at their lines and walk them to class for an 8:10am start.

Students who arrive to the classroom after 8:10am are considered tardy.

Students who arrive late to school miss the morning check-in routine and vital instruction from their teacher. This can be disruptive to the class as a whole and cause teachers to have to stop what they are doing to update attendance, lunch count, and repeat instructions.

We do understand that life happens and despite everyone's best effort, sometimes students are late. The occasional late morning happens to everyone. Habitual tardiness is an issue that not only impacts the tardy student, but the entire class. Your efforts to arrive on time are greatly appreciated!


5th Grade ONLY: Physical Fitness Testing - Wednesday, March 15th

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Yearbooks are on Sale NOW!

Attention Golden Bears!



Order forms were sent home with students OR you can order online now at

The yearbooks are hardcover, full color pictures and over 100 pages! Don't wait, put your order in today!

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Golden Bear Grown Ups Invited to Participate in CAREER DAY!

We need volunteers that would be willing to come and talk to our Hollow Hills students about their jobs. We will have tables set up on the blacktop, and you would be available to interact with the students that visit your station. In the past, volunteers have brought displays or items that represent their job. Some also like bringing stickers or other swag to give away. The students love that!

Volunteers for this event must meet the volunteer requirements. Career Day will run from about 11:45am to 1:15pm, but plan to arrive at 11am to set up. Lunch will be provided.

Thank you for helping INSPIRE our next generation with a variety of career paths!


2023 Variety Show: Hollow Hills Schoolhouse Rocks!
Calling all creative, funny, talented students to join together to perform in this year's variety show! Past year acts include: musical performances, dances, comedic skits, magicians, sport demonstrations, and more. If your student is interested, please register them at


NEW SHOW DATE: Friday, May 5th
SIGN-UP EXTENSION: Friday, March 10th

We still need adult volunteers! The variety show is a wonderful event and it takes a village to make it happen for our students. If you are available to help with Monday rehearsals or show preparation, please email Samantha Ordonez at

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Winter Spirit Wear Update

We have been working on getting the backordered Winter Spirit Wear out to families. If you have any questions or haven’t received your winter spirit wear yet, please email or text at 818-618-2184.


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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

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.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 20th - Spring Conferences & Early Dismissal

Monday, March 20th - Math Intervention (3rd & 4th) 1:20pm - 2:20pm

Tuesday, March 21st - Spring Conferences & Early Dismissal

Tuesday, March 21st - Cooks Night Out - Cronies

Tuesday, March 21st - Outdoor Lockdown Drill 10:25am

Math Intervention (3rd & 4th) 1:20pm - 2:20pm

Wednesday, March 22nd - PE Grades 5, 1, 3, 5

Wednesday, March 22nd - K-Kids 12:20pm in room AD-10

Wednesday, March 22nd - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Wednesday, March 22nd - Beginning/Intermediate Band Practice 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday, March 23rd - Golden Bear Awards (Grades 4-6 at 8:15am; Grades K-3 at 8:45am)

Thursday, March 23rd - Math Intervention (1st & 2nd) 2:20pm - 3:20pm

Thursday, March 23rd - Advanced Band Practice (2:30pm - 3:30pm)

Friday, March 24th - Career/Volunteer Day 11:45am - 1:45pm

Friday, March 24th - Math Intervention (5th & 6th) 2:20pm - 3:20pm




Community Resources/Information

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The Simi Valley Youth Council and Cultural Arts Center are hosting the Simi Valley Talent Show on the evening of April 6th. The flyer below is the Call for Acts for the show. Note the online application is due by March 14th. This event is for all ages :)
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Dinner Site Calendar and Other Resources for Families

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Contact Us

Hollow Hills Fundamental School

828 Gibson Avenue

Simi Valley, CA 93065

(805) 520-6720

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

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