Bear Necessities

Hollow Hills Fundamental School Newsletter Week of 9/19/22

Bear Essentials (Calendar of Upcoming Events)

Week of September 19th - Book Fair

Wednesday, September 21st - Books and Breakfast in the MPR (7:15am)

Wednesday, September 21st - District PE Grades K, 1, 3, 5

Wednesday, September 21st - Cook's Day Off at Presto Pasta.

Thursday, September 22nd - Books and Snacks in the MPR (6pm)

Monday, September 26th - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 27th - Fire Drill

Wednesday, September 28th - District PE Grades 2, 4, 6

Wednesday, September 28th - Band Meeting in the MPR for grades 4-6 (6:30pm)


Monday, October 3rd - Reflections submission deadline

Wednesday, October 5th - No School

Friday, October 7th - PTA Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 11th - District PE Grades K, 1, 3, 5

Wednesday, October 12th - District PE Grades 2, 4, 6

Thursday, October 13th - Picture Re-Takes

Friday, October 14th - Family Fun Fair

Parent Conference Week / Early Dismissal Week - October 17th - October 21st

Tuesday, October 18th - Great California Shakeout Earthquake / Disaster Drill

Wednesday, October 19th - Unity Day (Wear Orange)

Wednesday, October 19th - District PE Grades K, 1, 3, 5

Thursday, October 20th - Golden Bear Awards; Grades 4-6 at 8:15am; Grades K-3 at 8:45am

Red Ribbon Week - October 24th - October 28th

Tuesday, October 25th - School Site Council Meeting 2:30pm

Friday, October 28th - Red Ribbon Week Spirit Day

Principal's Message....

Dear Hollow Hills Families:

Keeping this week's message short and sweet. This week, I am looking forward to the Book Fair going on in the MPR. I hope to see many of you at Books and Breakfast on Wednesday morning and/or Books and Snacks on Thursday evening. I still remember the joy of picking out books at the Book Fair from my own elementary school days as well as going to the Book Fair events with my children. There is something sweet about a school Book Fair and I hope you can make memories with your children at our Hollow Hills Book Fair this week.

As a reminder, the PTA Membership Drive is still going. Our amazing Hollow Hills PTA is an integral part of our Golden Bear community. I truly appreciate your membership, time, and the care you give to all of our students.

Thank you,

Heather Godfrey

Principal, Hollow Hills Fundamental School

Simi Valley Unified School District

We are Better TOGETHER!

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Membership Drive Going on NOW through September 23rd.

WHY: Through your membership and other fundraisers the PTA provides numerous educational and community events throughout the school year such as art, assemblies, STEAM activities, ceramics, music, Junior Olympics and more. Being a PTA member also entitles you to several perks! Check out the details HERE .

DATES: Membership drive runs from August 15th to September 23rd.

WHO: A PTA membership is only $6 and anyone can be a member! Hollow Hills students, parents/guardians, grandparents, siblings, uncle's, aunt's, neighbor's, friends, co-workers and the list goes on! Anyone who wants to support our students and education can become a member of the PTA.

REWARDS: Each student who submits at least one membership will receive an entry for our raffle basket. Students who turn in 4 or more memberships will receive their name entered into the raffle 2 times and each student who turns in 6 or more memberships will have their name entered 3 times into the raffle. The basket will be filled with family fun prizes and certificates that can be used throughout the year. Classrooms that have 100% participation will win classroom supplies and a special membership trophy! PARTICIPATION is defined as either turning in memberships or returning the membership form with a note that states you choose to not become a member.

HOW: Joining PTA is easy! Simply visit the PTA Membership link below or scan the QR code and follow the steps prompted. PTA Membership

Hollow Hills School Portraits are Ready to View and Order!

School portraits taken by Cornerstone Photography are now available for viewing and ordering! All orders must be placed online, will incur a $5 shipping charge, and will be mailed directly home. Portrait pickup on campus or in the Cornerstone studio is not available. To view your 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)

What if I missed picture day?

A makeup opportunity is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th for those who missed picture day or for those who are not satisfied with their portrait and want to try again.

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

Book Fair THIS WEEK!

Please visit the Hollow Hills Book Fair website for helpful information:

  • Set up E-Wallet or cash, credit, and checks accepted at the Book Fair
  • Preview books from the fair with your child
  • Shop online for expanded offerings
  • 25% given back to the school in rewards

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Cook's Day Off - Wednesday, September 21st

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Reflections - "Show Your Voice....."

The National PTA Reflections art contest theme for this 2022–2023 school year is “Show your voice....” Ask your student what they think of the theme and how they can express it through art. There are six categories to choose from: film production, photography, dance choreography, music composition, literature, and visual arts. Students may submit 1 entry per category.

All entries must be turned in no later than October 3rd, 2022. Entries may be turned in anytime before October 3rd. Email your submission as an attachment or photograph(s) along with a completed entry form, which is included at the end of this post, to Please DO NOT forget to have your student write an artist statement explaining their work. This holds the utmost importance of the entry. There will be prizes for winning entries at each level of competition (school, school district, California region, California state, and national).

Because the program is designed to encourage and recognize each student’s individual creativity, help from an adult or collaboration with other students is not allowed except in the Special Artist Division.

If you have any questions or if you would like to be a Reflections judge for our school, please feel free to contact Reflections Chairperson Paola Dela Cruz-Galvez at or call/text at 805-428-6782.

The PTA can’t wait to see everyone's masterpiece!

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Important Information/Reminders

Breakfast and Lunch Menus - September

Please note: Breakfast is served from 7:45am - 8:00am.

Select the PDF below to view menu.

Hollow Hills Handbook - Birthdays and Parties

The Hollow Hills Handbook has important information and reminders regarding both District and Site based policies and procedures. A portion of the handbook will be highlighted weekly throughout the school year.

Birthdays are an important reason to celebrate. We understand your desire to celebrate your child and make them feel special. Please review the policy in the handbook (shown below) and communicate with your child's teacher ahead of time if you feel you would like to celebrate your child at school. In addition, we ask that you do not order your child food from a food delivery service such as Door Dash or Uber Eats.

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Community Resources/Information

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September 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