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March 2022

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22-23 Fox Hollow Staff

Fox Families,

We are excited that many of you came in last week during parent-teachers conferences. We love getting to spend time with you and share all of the wonderful things about your children. We hope you enjoy your spring break and look forward to hearing about their experiences when they return. We have a busy spring ahead of us and are excited for the upcoming events.

Thank you for letting us love on your kids!

Ashley Gray


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3/13-3/17: CCSD READS WEEK

March 15: 1st and 2nd grade Music night

March 16: 3rd and 4th music night

3/17: 5th grade Talent Show 8am

3/20-3/24: SPRING BREAK

3/30: CCSD Teacher of the Year Gala

3/31: 5th Grade FoxTrotters

New Marquee:

I hope you are enjoying our FANCY new marquee!!! Please see the flyer below about joining the app too. Our marquee is connected to an app and you can see all messages here too. There is also the lunch menu, links to our newsletters and district calendar events and attendance. You can now use te app to report your child's absence!
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Hello Fox Families,

Exciting things are happening in Music Class!


Please join us for our 2023 Music Nights at Grandview High School! Music Night is an opportunity for your students to showcase all that they have learned in music class. Your students will be performing songs, instruments, dances, and even games. All students are encouraged to come to Music Night to show off what they are proud of in music class! There is no sign up required for this event as every student is learning the songs for Music Night in class. We would love to see you there!

1st and 2nd: March 15th, 2023 @ Grandview High School’s Auditorium

3rd and 4th: March 16th, 2023 @ Grandview High School’s Auditorium

Kindergarten and Fifth Grade will be performing at their respective end-of-year events!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Stay Awesome,

Mrs. Grachek Levy

Stay Awesome,

Ms. Grachek (Mrs. Levy)

Art Room Update:

Please note we have had to cancel the Gallery Walk. We will reschedule for next school year!

Thank you for your support and consideration, Mrs. Z

There are so many great things happening in our STEM classes, so please check out the STEM website to find out all about them. Also, we are so excited to send our 6 Robotics Club teams to the district competition, ROBOCON, on Saturday, March 11!

Mrs. Jen Sevy

1st – 5th graders had the opportunity to practice their volleyball skills! Everyone even had a chance play over the net! Due to the holiday and conferences some of our rotations were cut a bit short, but we made the best of it with volleyball!

Students are now moving on to a “Week of Stick Goodness!” We spend part of the week on hockey and part of the week on lacrosse! -Thank you so much to all the families who made lacrosse possible here at Fox Hollow! Families donated to the Amazon Wish List to purchase enough sticks for a class set! It is so fun to see the carryover from hockey to lacrosse!

When the warm weather FINALLY arrives, we are hoping to get outside for our soccer unit. If your student(s) has(have) P.E., please make sure they are dressed for the outdoors in April!

Our Kindergartners have been working on different types of movement – walking, running, skipping, galloping, shuffling, etc. We are now starting to work on proper throwing form and we will work on catching soon too!

4th grade Intramurals wrapped up last week and we have just a few more sessions of 5th grade. All Intramurals will end at the end of March!

SPRING RUNNER’S CLUB! - STILL waiting for the snow mounds to melt! C’mon SUN!!!! When we can run on mostly dry ground, we will have Family Runner’s Club again. We will meet in the grassy area by the basketball courts at 2:50. Students, and their families, will walk, jog, and/or run the quarter mile track on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Each session will go from 2:50 – 3:20. For each mile completed, a foot medallion will be awarded! This is a great way for everyone in the family to be active!

Mrs. McKenna

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Dear Parents/Guardians,

The current cold and flu season has an increased number of respiratory illnesses. See below how you can continue to do your part to help minimize exposure and spread:

· Keep your student/s home when sick (coughing, frequent sneezing, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc.)

· Continue to encourage good hand washing habits.

· Sneeze and cough into your elbow instead of your hand

· Keep your students up to date on immunizations; especially Flu (influenza) and COVID-19 vaccines.

· Reach out to your student’s health care provider for any specific concerns or questions.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks for your help in keeping us all healthy and safe!

Angie Schiermeyer BSN, RN, NCSN

Clinic: 720-886-8710
Fax: 720-886-8788

Garden Information:

Families, the first day of spring is March 20th, our bulbs should start sprouting here pretty soon. Our spring planting day will be May 12th and we are looking forward to an amazing growing season!!

We have put together a wish list of items for the garden, please check it out. we would love your support. Our students love our garden!!!

Save the date for CMAS: 3rd-5th grade only:

Spring State Assessment Administration

Beginning this spring, the Cherry Creek School District will administer the Colorado Measures of Academic Success (CMAS) English Language Arts and Math tests for students in grades 3-8. Additionally, the CMAS Science tests will be administered to students in grades 5, 8 and 11.

The test windows for our school will be :

Assessment times are from 8:15-10:30 a.m.

  • April 4th-6th (Tuesday-Thursday) ELA Grades 3-5

  • April 11th-13th (Tuesday-Thursday) Mathematics Grades 3-5

  • April 18th-20th (Tuesday-Thursday) Science Grade 5

Purpose and Value of State Assessments

CMAS and PSAT/SAT are the only common assessment for Colorado students that measure real-world skills like problem-solving and critical thinking. Because the assessments are aligned to the college and career readiness standards that are taught in our classrooms, teachers do not have to “teach to the test.” Instead, good instruction based on the standards will be the best preparation for students.

In the Cherry Creek School District, results from the state assessments are combined with local assessments and other student information to create a full picture of your student’s learning experience in our schools. This helps parents and educators answer important questions such as:

  • Did your student meet the expectations at their grade level to be on track for the next level of learning?

  • Does your student need additional services and/or support?

  • How well did your student perform compared to other students across the state?

  • How well did your school do overall in meeting performance and growth goals throughout the year?

To ensure your student has the best experience on test day, please make sure your student is well-rested and has a good breakfast.

For more information about state testing in Colorado, click HERE.

Parent Exemptions

While state testing provides valuable information about your student’s academic achievement and growth, Colorado statute does allow parents to exempt their students from testing without consequences to the student, school, or district. If you plan to exempt your student from state testing, please login to your parent portal and click on the “State Assessment Exemption” tile.
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Get Ready for Cherry Creek Reads 2023

Who helps you achieve your dreams?

Celebrate those who support your dreams and more during Cherry Creek Reads 2023, a districtwide celebration of reading, coming up March 13-17, 2023!

The theme for the week is “Read Together, Dream Together” and is based on the book, Someone Builds the Dream, by Lisa Wheeler and Loren Long. It's an engaging nonfiction narrative that reminds us not only should we dream for the stars, but we should also pay tribute to those around us who work tirelessly to make sure we succeed!

Someone Builds the Dream prompts us to wonder and ask questions like, What is my dream? How can I work with others to make it happen? Who can help me achieve my dreams? How can I help someone else achieve their dream?

Cherry Creek Schools students, parents, teachers, staff, friends and family members are encouraged to read for 68 minutes or more during the week of the event. That’s one minute of reading for every CCSD school. Some other activities students and families can do at home are visiting your local school or public library and find some amazing new books, have a device free evening where family members are reading together, or participate in a family reading challenge. At our school we will be (list Cherry Creek Reads activities here.)

So grab a book and join us for Cherry Creek Reads 2023!

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•EVERY Wednesday... Dismiss at 1:45!

Last year we dismissed all elementary schools one hour earlier (1:45PM) every Wednesday to enhance our elementary teachers' professional development and training opportunities. We had such success with this time we will be continuing this again this school year. In addition, for families who participate in after-school childcare, the after-school program will be extended every Wednesday at no additional cost. For families who need care, you can register with our school's program. See Section "Before and After School Care" for additional information.

•Before and After School Care:

Our Before and After School Care program ("Discovery Club") runs before school between 6:30-8:00AM and after school between 2:45–6:00PM (1:45–6:00PM on Wednesdays). Please call 720-886-8761 for more information.

•Bus Information:

Go to and click on the “Find My Bus Application.” Here you will find bus/route stops and stop times based on your address.

•CCSD Food and Nutrition:

The USDA has ended the funding for FREE school meals. We will provide breakfast in the cafeteria for students to purchase starting at 7:40 am daily.

The Titan Family Portal is a secure, online system that allows parents to:

  • Make an online payment to their children's cafeteria meal accounts
  • Remotely monitor their children's accounts
  • Set up automatic recurring payments
  • Set up low balance e-mail message alerts
  • Submit an online application for free and/or reduced meals

More information can be found at CCSD Food and Nutrition Services.

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For help with translations:


Please note that due to the high demand for specific email communication from schools and teachers, we will be unable to translate all documents using human translation. Many documents may come home with translations provided using Google translate and may not be 100% accurate. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like more information about how you can translate emails and documents yourself using Google translate, go here: English


እባክዎን ልብ ይበሉ ከት / ቤቶች እና ከመምህራን ከፍተኛ የጽሁፍ የትርጉም አገልግሎት ፍላጎት የተነሳ ሁሉንም ሰነዶችን ሰዎችን በመጠቀም በጽሑፍ መተርጎም አንችልም: ብዙ ሰነዶች የማሽን ተርጓሚ በሆነው "Google translate " በመጠቀም የተተረጎሙ ሰነዶች ወደቤትዎ ልላኩ ይችላሉ እናም 100% ትክክል ላይሆኑ ይችላሉ ። ስለ መረዳትዎ እነመሰግናለን። "Google translate" የምባለዉን የማሽን አስተርጓሚን በመጠቀም ኢሜሎችን እና ሰነዶችን እራስዎ እንዴት መተርጎም እንደሚችሉ ለማወቅ ተጨማሪ መረጃ ከፈለጉ እባክዎትን ይህን ልንክ ይመልከቱ ። Amharic


يرجى ملاحظة أنه نظرًا لارتفاع الطلب على اتصالات البريد الإلكتروني من المدارس والمعلمين ، لن نتمكن من ترجمة جميع المستندات باستخدام الترجمة البشرية. قد تصلك العديد من المستندات إلى المنزل مع ترجمات مقدمة باستخدام ترجمة Google وقد لا تكون دقيقة بنسبة 100٪. شكرا لتفهمك. إذا كنت تريد المزيد من المعلومات حول كيفية ترجمة رسائل البريد الإلكتروني والمستندات بنفسك باستخدام ترجمة Google ، فانتقل هنا: Arabic


请注意,由于学校和教师对特定电子邮件通信的需求很高,我们将无法使用人力翻译来翻译所有的文档。许多文档可能带有使用 Google translate(谷歌翻译)提供的翻译,并且可能并非 100% 的准确。感谢您的谅解。如果您想了解有关如何使用 《谷歌翻译》以翻译电子邮件和文档的更多信息,请转到此处:Chinese


학교와 교사의 특정 이메일 통신에 대한 수요가 높기 때문에 사람이 모든 문서를 번역 할 수는 없습니다. 학교에서 보내는 많은 문서들을 Google 번역기를 사용하여 번역본과 함께 제공 될 수 있으며 100 % 정확하지 않을 수 있습니다. 이해해 주셔서 감사합니다. Google 번역을 사용하여 이메일과 문서를 직접 번역하는 방법에 대한 자세한 내용을 보려면 여기로 이동하십시오 : Korean


Пожалуйста, обратите внимание, что из-за высокого спроса на конкретные электронные сообщения со стороны школ и учителей мы не сможем перевести все документы с помощью человеческого перевода. Многие документы могут прийти домой с переводами, представленными с помощью перевода Google (Google translate), и не могут быть на 100% точными. Спасибо за Ваше понимание. Если Вы желаете получить дополнительную информацию о том, как самостоятельно перевести электронные письма и документы с помощью Google translate, перейдите по ссылке: Russian


Fadlan la soco sababta oo ah baahida weyn ee loo qabo isgaarsiinta emaylka gaarka ah ee dugsiyada iyo macallimiinta, ma awoodi doonno inaannu turjunno dhamaan dukumiintiyada anagoo isticmaalaya tarjumaadda qof ah. Dukumiintiyo badan ayaa guriga ku imaan kara iyagoo wata turjubaanno la lagu soo turjumay iyadoo la adeegsanayo tarjumaada xaga Google oo laga yaabo inaysan 100% sax ahayn. Waad ku mahadsantahay fahamkaaga. Haddii aad jeclaan lahayd macluumaad dheeri ah oo ku saabsan sida aad ugu tarjumi lahayd emaylka iyo dukumiintiyada naftaada adoo adeegsanaya tarjumaada Google, halkan ka fiiri: Somali


Por favor, tenga en cuenta que, debido a la gran demanda de comunicaciones específicas por correo electrónico de parte de las escuelas y los maestros, no podremos traducir todos los documentos mediante la traducción humana. Muchos documentos van a llegar a casa con las traducciones proporcionadas usando el traductor de Google y pueden no ser 100% precisas. Gracias por su comprensión. Si desea obtener más información acerca de cómo puede traducir correos electrónicos y documentos usted mismo usando el traductor de Google, vaya aquí: Spanish


Xin lưu ý rằng vì nhu cầu cao về vấn đề email và tài liệu do trường học và giáo viên gửi đến cho phụ huynh, chúng tôi sẽ không thể cung cấp cho bạn tất cả các tài liệu do thông dịch viên dịch. Bạn sẽ nhận được nhiều tài liệu được dịch bằng Phiên Dịch của Google, nội dung có thể không chính xác 100%. Cảm ơn bạn hiểu cho điều này. Nếu bạn muốn biết thêm về cách để bạn có thể tự dịch email và tài liệu bằng Phiên Dịch của Google, vui lòng truy cập vào đây: Vietnamese