Big Lake Elementary Newsletter
FEBRUARY 9, 2018
NO SCHOOL FEB 15 & 16
February 16 is professional development for staff.
FUNDRAISER DINNER FEB. 15th
Please join us February 15th for a teriyaki chicken and rice dinner which will be served from 5-6:30PM. Purchase tickets from the front office or online. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 5-16 years, and free for under 5. Proceeds will help to purchase Chromebooks to be used in the classroom. Houston Lions and Gorilla Fireworks will shoot off fireworks at 6:40PM.
Thank you for your support.
GREAT KINDNESS POSTER CONTEST
The winner of the Great Kindness Poster contest is Mrs. Bergin's class. Thank you everyone for participating and voting! The posters are bright and positive!
We have recently been notified of cases of head lice in the community. Please check your students periodically and if you find evidence of head lice, immediate treatment should be given. If your child requires treatment, please contact me so I will know to assess other students who have close contact or might have shared personal items.
MSBSD head lice policy is that if live lice are found in the hair, the parent will be notified to use over-the counter treatment and the next day an examination of the student will take place and the student may remain at school if there is no presence of live lice. If live lice are still present, the student must return home and will be excluded from school until all live lice are gone.
Lice are “equal opportunity” parasites. They infest all socioeconomic groups, races, genders and ages, but are more commonly found in children due to their close contact with each other. While head lice are not considered an infectious disease, they are contagious. Head lice are wingless insects and cannot jump or fly. They move by crawling and are spread primarily through direct head to head contact such as during close play at home or school, slumber parties, sports activities or camp. It is also possible, though not common, to spread head lice through the sharing of personal items such as hats, scarves, helmets, brushes, combs, towels or pillows. It is important for you to know that lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and they do not spread disease. If someone in your child’s class at school develops head lice, there is no reason to panic and automatically assume that your child will “catch” head lice. Head lice do not jump from person to person.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Moore.
BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
The 3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books team made it to the semi-finals Saturday. They placed 5th overall in the district wide battle! Congratulations to Reagean Wingard, Ethan Spencer, and Kimberly Mills! We are proud of you!
The Paws to Read Everyday Bookfair starts Monday! Open to students during their library time and after school to families until 4:30. Hours are extended to 5:30 on Thursday, February 15th. Closed Wednesdays after school.
3RD GR LEGO ROBOTICS
3rd grade Lego Robotics started February 7th. There are still slots available. Wednesdays after school until 5:15. $30 includes a T-shirt. Dates are Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28th.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers that helped with movie night!! It was a great success.
Next PTO meeting is February 14 from 4-5PM in the library. Everyone is welcome!
Next Spring Bazaar Planning meeting will be February 21, from 4-5PM in the library. We need volunteers and decoration ideas!!! Everyone is welcome! We are also still looking for a couple more food trucks so spread the word!
BLE Family Skate Night, February 23, from 6-8PM, $6 includes skate rental, at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Be on the lookout for a flyer coming home soon! 5th grade will be selling cocoa, coffee and candy.
5th grade will be selling candy grams for Valentine’s Day for $2 each. They will be sold during lunch until the 14th. Purchases will be delivered on February 14 near the end of the day. The profit will be used to help pay for the Homer field trip and 5th grade Fun Day.
4th GRADE PIZZA CARDS
Help our 4th grade students get to the Seward Sea Life Center. They are selling Papa Murphy cards to help fund this field trip. The cards cost $10 each and contain approximately $20 in savings.
Contact a 4th grade student, Mrs. Lovelace at 892-9726 or Miss Service at 892-9728 if you would like to buy a card.
Thank you for supporting the 4th grade students.
5th GRADE COFFEE
Oh, the smell of fresh brewed coffee. Fifth grade is selling coffee to raise money for their overnight field trip to Homer.
Coffee will be available all year long and delivered every other week. There are many different sizes and flavors available. If you want to get in on this great deal contact a fifth grade student or Kristal Whitted at 892-9716.
Thank you for supporting Big Lake Elementary 5th grade.