Hawk Highlights

May 18, 2022

Early Dismissal on Friday, May 27

Friday, May 27 is the last day of school! This is a half day for all CCSD elementary schools; students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM. No lunch will be served. If you need child care for the remainder of the day, please register in advance for our Before and After Care program through your Parent Portal.

Dear Families and Friends of the Hollys,

It’s time to celebrate! With all the culminating events this spring, I can’t wipe the smile from my face. We have experienced amazing success in student growth and achievement across the curriculum from fine arts to mathematics. PTCO fundraising efforts surpassed every goal. Our spring performances were spectacular. Holly Ridge field day was a blast and the Hills will be soon. Staff appreciation week was absolutely amazing. The list goes on and on!

In other news, our wonderful Mrs. Barb Raley (pictured above) has decided to embark on the next phase of life’s journey, RETIREMENT!!! The talented Mrs. Raley has shared her gifts and talents with students for over 17 years as a professional educator at the Hollys. She has worn many hats at the Hollys. In recent years, she has worked as a literacy intervention teacher for kindergarten, first and second grades at the Ridge. She is an advocate for students and a kind nurturer to everyone that crosses her path, tall and small. We are grateful for her years of service and wish her joy and happiness in retirement. Congratulations, Mrs. Raley!

Congratulations to our current 5th graders preparing to transition to middle school. I know they are very excited and ready to enter this next stage in their educational journey. We are proud of their efforts this year and celebrate their accomplishments and growth at the Hollys. We also appreciate the parent partnerships in this wonderful group of students. Students and families will be missed. We wish you the best!

Thank you to everyone for your positive enthusiasm, support and involvement this year. I wish you and your families a wonderful summer! Enjoy some family time, read some good books and try some things you have never done before. Happy summer!


Molly Drvenkar


From the Clinic

Please remember that any medications kept at school must be picked up by a parent or guardian before dismissal on the last day of school, Friday, May 27. This includes all rescue medications such as inhalers and epi-pens. Even if your student will be attending Holly Hills/Holly Ridge next school year, all medications need to go home over the summer. Anything left at school will be discarded after dismissal at 11:00 AM on May 27.

Medication may only be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian; I cannot send any medications home with students. When you pick up your student's medications, I will provide you with new forms for next school year to be completed by your physician over the summer.

Jackie Lane, RN, BSN

School Nurse

720-747-2406 (Holly Ridge)

720-747-2507 (Holly Hills)


Sign Up for Summer Camp!

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A Message from the Hollys PTCO

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2022-2023 School Year Calendar

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Cherry Creek Schools Digital Library

The Cherry Creek School District Libraries would like to remind you of our Digital Library of 17,000+ ebooks and 4400 audiobooks. More titles are being added all the time! If you aren’t familiar with our collection, it’s a great time to try it for summer reading as well as all year long. It’s convenient for all Cherry Creek students, staff and teachers to check out titles every day of the year with no worry about misplacing a book or paying replacement fees – these digital titles automatically return at the end of the lending period!

We have had this collection for 11 years under the name Overdrive Digital Library. However, because of technical changes to Overdrive, the digital library is changing its name to SORA beginning June 1, 2022. You will still see the same collection of ebooks and audiobooks, but the APP and website will look different and have some new features.

How does it work?

Download the free Sora app from your devices App store or visit the new SORA by Overdrive website in any browser, https://soraapp.com/library/cherrycreekco.

Your login information is your student or staff my.cherrycreek login and password. The first time you login to SORA, search for your school name.

For instructions, watch the video, https://help.soraapp.com/en-us/5033.htm#, or visit the website, https://help.soraapp.com/en-us/home.htm. For assistance, contact distlib@cherrycreekschools.org.

Happy reading and listening and enjoy your summer!

Summer of Reading at Arapahoe Libraries!

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, students can pick up a free book of their choice (while supplies last) and an activities map to start a summer of adventure at their favorite Arapahoe Libraries location.

CCSD Summer Meal Program

Free Meals for Colorado Kids

Colorado Food Cluster supports growing minds with healthy, free food. They believe that delivering fresh meals can help students learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential! They've brought thousands of meal boxes to students throughout the Denver area and are excited to deliver many more! For more information, go to: https://www.coloradofoodcluster.com/

I Matter - Mental Health Services for Colorado Youth

I Matter is a behavioral health services program that was established to provide access to mental health services for youth in Colorado. The program is open to youth 18 years of age or younger or 21 years of age or younger if receiving special education services. To learn more, go to https://imattercolorado.org/.

Clothes to Kids of Denver

Additional Resources

Translation Services


Please contact (name of liaison) at (email) for support with this resource in your language.


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يرجى الاتصال بـ (جميعة صباحي أو جاودة العلمي) على ( jsebbahi@cherrycreekschools.org أو

jdajanialami@cherrycreekschools.org.) للحصول على الدعم مع هذا المورد باللغة العربية.




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Пожалуйста, обращайтесь к Ларисе Бака по адресу: lbaca3@cherrycreekschools.org для получения поддержки с помощью этого ресурса на своём языке.


Fadlan la xiriir Omar Nur cinwaanka emaylka-onur2@cherrycreekschools.org si aad u hesho macluumaad ku qoran luqadaada.


Si necesita ayuda con este recurso en su idioma, póngase en contacto con Ilse Chavez Maldonado en ichavezmaldonado@cherrycreekschools.org, Rosa Han en rhan4@cherrycreekschools.org, Helena Gognat en hgognat@cherrycreekschools.org o Milagro Nuanes en mnuanes@cherrycreekschools.org

Vietnamese: Vui lòng liên hệ với Thuý Ngọc tại Lchung2@cherrycreekschools.org để được hỗ trợ về tài nguyên này bằng tiếng Việt.