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December 2022

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22-23 Fox Hollow Staff

Fox Families,

Can you believe it is the last few weeks of the 2022 year? I feel the time is flying! I am so happy and excited with all the learning and growing our students are doing.

I want to thank all that attended our very first specials night! It was so fun to see our kids showing off all they do every day. I also want to thank everyone that contributed to our Running to the Max. We have finished our prizes and I think our students loved all the fun experiences they had.

Lastly, I want you to know how much we appreciate each and every one of you. We are grateful for you and your support of Fox Hollow!

Thank you for letting us love on your kids!

Ashley Gray


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Dec. 5: PTO and SAC

Dec. 6: Colorado Gives Day

Dec. 5-9: Penguin Patch (PTO sponsored) see below

Dec. 16: Tentative Spelling bee

Dec. 23: NO school... see you on Jan 10!


Jan. 10: Welcome back to school!

Jan. 12: Red Robin Restaurant Night for PTO

Jan. 16: No school: MLK Jr. Day

Jan. 25: Class Pictures

Nominiate an Educator of the Year...

Cherry Creek School District is happy to announce the kick-off of our process for nominating the 2022-2023 Educator of the Year. If you are interested in nominating an exceptional educator who represents Cherry Creek’s Mission – “To inspire students to think, to learn, to achieve, to care,” and the District’s Core Values: Growth Mindset, Equity, Whole Wellbeing, Engagement, and Relationships.

All teachers, special service providers (i.e. counselors, psychologists, social workers, nurses, therapists, etc.) and non- teaching licensed personnel (i.e. deans, instructional coaches, etc.) are eligible to be nominated. The written nomination should be between 150-500 words, and describe how the nominee exhibits and/or embodies our mission and core values.

We are excited to honor our outstanding educators and we hope that you will participate in the nomination process. Select the link below to begin your nomination.

School of Choice UPDATE...

Cherry Creek School District is implementing a NEW School Choice application system and updated policies. The new application system will be used for all choice applications, including Non-Resident and Intra-District Transfer requests. Parents will be able to submit a School Choice application for the 2023-2024 school year starting January 1, 2023. This date applies for residents and non-residents of the school district and the first lottery run in early February for district residents, non-resident employees’ children and for students that are currently enrolled as a non-resident or on a 1 year Intra-District transfer. All other applications will be included in bi-weekly lottery runs starting in February. Students who are accepted to a choice school will be accepted to the highest grade level at that school provided they meet the continued enrollment criteria. Additional details about School Choice and the continued enrollment criteria can be found in the School Choice Transfers section of the Admissions website:

Have a great day,

Jeremy Wimer

Manager of Admissions and Student Records

(720) 886-7484

Book Fair Follow up...

Thank you to everyone that supported our Book Fair!

During this Scholastic Book Fair, you were able to put over

1394 books into the hands of the students,

which generated more than 250,900 voluntary reading minutes

for the children of your school!

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Hello Fox Family, exciting things are happening in Music!

Our first Choir Concert is December 7th at 6:30pm in the Fox Hollow Gym!

We received an Educators Initiative Grant for our Theremin Time Project! I cannot wait to explore this unit with your students!

Fifth Grade: We are starting our drum kit unit. This unit is particularly exciting as this is the first instruments that requires them to play 3 rhythms at once.

Fourth Grade: We are learning and performing a 3-part ukulele song.

Third Grade: We are composing our first Garage Band song using the classroom iPads. This app is free to download if you would like to experiment at home.

Second Grade: Through games and activities, our main goal this unit in second grade is to read more complex rhythms and sing/play pitches simultaneously.

First Grade: We are transferring a song we have used for games and moving it onto the xylophones.

Kindergarten: We are learning how to write our first musical notes.

Thank you all for your continued support! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Stay Awesome,

Ms. Grachek (Mrs. Levy)

Art Room Update:

We are wrapping up the first round of Art Club this month. It was such a wonderful opportunity to work with students after school delving deeper into painting techniques. There will be another Art Club offered after we return from December break. Keep your eyes and ears open for more information on how to sign up!

Dear Fox Hollow Families,

Thank you for your amazing support this year with the Art To Remember fundraiser, it was a fantastic success!

If you still wish to place an order, late orders can be processed through January (But feel free to place an order at any time during the year and have the items delivered to your home.)

Thank you for your support and consideration, Mrs. Z

There has been a lot of great learning happening in the STEM room as we have begun to celebrate Computer Science Education Week with lots of coding. Check out the STEM website here to see what each grade is working on.

Mrs. Jen Sevy

We just wrapped up our Pickleball unit. Students worked hard on various pickleball skills and had fun rallying with our “net.” Be sure to ask them how we improvised! J

Basketball is our current unit! We are focusing on dribbling, passing, and shooting.

Our Kindergartners are continuing to play various “tag” type games, focusing on spatial awareness and body control. They have gotten to be Fairy GodPersons and now SpongeBobs, Patricks, and Plankton!

Intramurals are in full swing for 4th and 5th grade students. If your child is in Intramurals, please pay attention to the dates! If you need another copy of the dates, please let me know.

Sabrina 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
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Colorado Gives Day... Dec. 6

December 6 is Colorado Gives Day!

Support an elementary school student in your very own neighborhood this Colorado Gives Day! Your gifts to the Fox Hollow Elementary School PTO will provide more resources and support for Fox Hollow Elementary School, the cornerstone of our neighborhood community. With our community’s financial support, we have the tools necessary to provide enriching educational opportunities, to fund special campus projects and to provide important resources for our students and their families. Consider giving on or before December 6 to make a difference in the lives of the children that we love!

Click here to donate on Fox Hollow’s Colorado Gives website:

Fox Hollow Elementary School PTO | Colorado Gives 365

The Fox Hollow Elementary School PTO helps fund some of our school's needs, like paying for the salaries of our teachers' assistants, funding our STEM program, providing web-based tools for online learning and funding much needed updates to our campus. Please consider...

Thank you,

Your Fox Hollow Elementary School PTO

About Colorado Gives Day

Join in on Colorado's statewide movement! On the first Tuesday of December since 2010, Coloradans have come together to support the nonprofits that make a difference in our lives. Colorado Gives Day has grown to be Colorado's largest 24-hour giving event, raising more than $362 million for nonprofits across the state since it began. is home to Colorado Gives Day, and your one-stop shop for making good happen for our community.
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Congrats to our Volunteers of the Year! Ed and his daughter Rachel

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**Thank you for ALLLLL of the behind the scenes work you do to keep Fox Hollow running! Your time and dedication to the students and staff is appreciated!**

January 12, 2023, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - In-person

The Indigenous Parent Action Committee (IPAC) is excited to announce both in-person and virtual meetings for the 2022-2023 school year. We have so much to celebrate from our gatherings last year! Excitedly, we look forward to connecting, building, and expanding on opportunities and engagement for our students.

CCSD District P.A.S.S. - January 25, 2023, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Cherokee Trail High School *Childcare is provided. 

The District P.A.S.S. (Partnerships for Academically Successful Students) committee is comprised of parents, Cherry Creek Schools teachers and administrators, and community members.

Our goal is to foster an inclusive and safe environment to support the success of students of color. We do this by:

  • Engaging community members in meaningful and effective partnerships
  • Building relationships between schools and family communities
  • Providing parents and and guardians of students of color voice and direct access to the administration

For upcoming District P.A.S.S. dates and meeting information email the Department of Equity, Culture and Community Engagement:, to be added to the email distribution list.

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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