Hollow Hills Fundamental School Newsletter Week of 8/1/22
Bear Essentials (Upcoming Events)
Friday, August 5th - Kindergarten Orientation (10am)
Monday, August 8th - Main Office Closed 7:30am - 10:30am
Tuesday, August 9th - Back to School Social (PTA Sponsored) 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 10th - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Friday, August 12th - PTA Meeting in the MPR (8:15am)
Thursday, August 18th - Back to School Night (6pm) in the MPR; Early Dismissal Day (1:05pm)
Tuesday, August 23rd - Fire Drill
Friday, August 26th - PTA Volunteer Meeting (8:20am) followed by the General Assoc. PTA meeting in the MPR; Spirit Day
Tuesday, August 30th - Picture Day
Friday, September 2nd - Room Representative Meeting in the MPR (8:20am)
Monday, September 5th - NO SCHOOL
Friday, September 9th - Wear Red, White and Blue - Patriot's Day
Week of September 19th - Book Fair
Wednesday, September 21st - Books and Breakfast in the MPR
Thursday, September 22nd - Books and Snacks in the MPR (6pm)
Monday, September 26th - NO SCHOOL
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year at Hollow Hills Fundamental School! I am honored to be joining the Hollow Hills community as your new principal. Hollow Hills has a long standing tradition of excellence marked by high academic achievement, quality programs and parental support. We, our amazing teachers, staff and I, are committed to creating a supportive, caring and fun learning environment where all students will learn at high levels, acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for each student to achieve their personal best. It is this commitment, and partnerships with parents and the community, that has helped Hollow Hills become recognized both nationally and statewide. Although I am new to the Golden Bear family, this commitment to excellence for every student is engrained in the fabric of Hollow Hills. It is a priveldge to work alongside the teachers, staff, parents and community to continue this important work.
We truly are "Better Together". It is the partnerships between all stakeholders that makes Hollow Hills a truly special school. There are many opportunities to become involved at Hollow Hills: as a classroom representative, PTA board/committee member or parent volunteer for special projects. Please consider volunteering in any capacity you can. Education of our children is a team endeavor and parents/guardians are key members on this team. Your ongoing commitment and dedication to our students reflects the Hollow Hills philosophy, it truly is "The Golden Bear Way".
It is a great day to be a Golden Bear!
Principal, Hollow Hills Fundamental School
New Families Parent Orientation (Grades 1st - 6th)
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Hollow Hills MPR
Welcome to the Golden Bear Family! Please join us for the New Family Orientation. At this meeting, you will receive information regarding the first day of school, learn about Hollow Hills traditions, and have an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Location: Hollow Hills, Kindergarten
Welcome Kindergarten Golden Bears! We are excited to have you join our Hollow Hills Family and look forward to seeing you at Orientation. Starting Kindergarten is an exciting event for both students and families and we look forward to welcoming you to the Golden Bear Family!
Back to School Social
Time: 4:30pm; Scratch off - Teacher Reveal 5:00pm
Location: Hollow Hills
Welcome Back to School Golden Bears! Our amazing PTA is once again hosting the Back to School Social on Tuesday, August 9th at 4:30pm. This is an optional event hosted by Hollow Hills PTA where students have the opportunity to find out which class/teacher they will have, meet their classmates and share their excitement for the start of school. Thank you to the Hollow Hills PTA for starting the year off with a fun event and connecting our Golden Bear Family together.
**Note: Class/schedule information will also be available on Aeries at 5pm on August 9th for those unable to attend the Back to School Social.
Welcome Back to School!
School Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Student School Hours: 8:10am - 2:19pm
Note: Supervision for students begins at 7:45am. For safety reasons, students should not be on campus prior to 7:45am. Please make arrangements for students to be picked up no later than 2:45pm.
Meet Our New Teachers
Mrs. Wolfson - First Grade
Hollow Hills is excited to welcome Mrs. Wolfson to the Golden Bear family! Mrs. Wolfson brings a vast array of experience to Hollow Hills. She started in the inner city 33 years ago. Mrs. Wolfson taught in LAUSD for 7 years before coming to the Simi Valley Unified School District. She served the Knolls community for 13 years, then the Atherwood community for 12 years. Mrs. Wolfson loves to teach the littles how to read and is looking forward to serving the Hollow Hills community.
Mrs. Ricardo - Fifth Grade
Celebrating the arrival of a new Golden Bear, Mrs. Ricardo! Mrs. Ricardo is new to Hollow Hills but not new to the Simi Valley Unified School District. Mrs. Ricardo has previously taught at Lincoln and comes to us most recently from Berlywood where she has served as a Title 1 teacher. Originally from Canada, Mrs. Ricardo moved to sunny California in 2005. She completed her Masters in Education at Pepperdine University in 2006 and began her service in Simi Valley in 2008. Mrs. Ricardo is looking forward to bringing her experience, knowledge, skills and heart to Golden Bear Territory.
Mrs. Ricardo is the proud parent of two daughters, one in middle school and one in high school. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters and 3 dogs. She enjoys cooking, hiking and traveling.
Aeries Parent Portal Data Confirmation
**Note: When updating contact information, it would be helpful to use a cell phone number as the primary number. This will allow you to receive text message communications sent by the school. Click here for more information on the Aeries Parent Portal Data Confirmation.
Child Nutrition - Lunch Program Updates/Information
Good attendance is vital to student success!!
**Please call the attendance line if your child is absent to avoid truancy: (805) 520-6720 and select option 1.
Parents have FIVE (5) days to clear a student’s absence(s). After 5 days, the Absence (A) will
automatically convert to a Truant (D). Parents/Guardians must call the Attendance line to clear an absence. Communication with the teacher is not sufficient to clear an absence.
828 Gibson Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
Attendance: (805)520-672 *Select Option 1