Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017

SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU

PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW

Each year districts and schools are required to provide information to parents as well as opportunities for them to be involved in the educational decisions that affect their children.

Please see the letter below or on our website at www.matsuk12.us/ble

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LOST & FOUND ITEMS

More items have been added to the Lost and Found. If your child is missing a jacket, boots, or lunch box, please sign in at the office and come look in the Lost & Found, located by the back gym doors.

XC RUNNING

Cross Country meet is Wednesday, September 27th at Palmer High School starting at 3PM.

Coach C C Walsh and Coach Anna Brown

FALL PICTURES SEPT 21

Lifetouch will be here Thursday, September 21 to take photos for the Yearbook. You may also purchase photos if you would like, order forms were sent home with students, but the office also has some.


If your student is absent that day, retakes will be in October.

PARKING LOT 5 MPH

Please watch for children when entering and exiting the parking lot. The speed is 5 MPH. The parking lot is one way, enter and drive in the lane closest to the building, drive around the end, and exit by the electronic sign.

Please drive slowly and watch out for our students.

Thank you.

LUNCH MENU

Breakfast and lunch are free for students at Big Lake Elem. If a lunch is brought from home: white or chocolate milk costs 75 cents; soy milk is $1. If your student would like a second hot lunch the cost is $3.50. You can also put money on their account for these purchases if needed. If your child has a food allergy, please contact our school nurse.

LIBRARY PAGES

We have been learning about non-fiction books. Just about everyone 2nd-5th grades should be done with their STAR testing where they are learning their reading range.

Reminder to 1st-5th grades to get those Library Letters signed and returned!


Students are encouraged to read 20-30 minutes every night to improve reading levels.

NURSE RX

Parents,

You have probably had questions about the E-Mail notifications regarding Care Dox. These notifications are coming from District Office. Care Dox is a program that helps each nurse take care of your children here at school. On this program you give me consent for certain medication such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, and Tums. Also this site gives me information that is helpful for me to take care of your child. This includes whether they have an allergy to food or medications and if they need to take medication here at school. Without this information I cannot give your child any medication, and if I cannot get a hold of you then your child has to wait to get relief from a fever or a headache for example.

I hope that this answers any questions regarding this site. Please feel free if you have any questions to call 892-9705 or e-mail the nurse at nancy.moore@matsuk1.2us

MUSIC NOTES

CONCERT DATES

Here is the list of concert dates for the year. Please call or email Mrs. Hardman with any questions.


October 17th - Combined Choir Concert at Houston Middle School at 6:30pm

November 9th - Veteran's Day Celebration

December 12th - Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Concert at 6pm

December 14th - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade (including band and choir) Concert at 6pm

February 13th - Combined Band Concert at Houston Middle School at 6:30pm

April 24th - District Wide Elementary Honor Music Festival at Palmer High School at 7pm

May 8th - Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Concert at 6pm

May 10th - 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade (including band and choir) Concert at 6pm

PTO UPDATE

PTO MEETINGS & EVENTS

Committee Event Meetings are happening!! Please come join in helping plan, volunteer and share your ideas.
  • Trunk or Treat Committee Meetings: Tuesdays 9/26/17, 10/10/17 and 10/24/17 4pm in Rm 11 Upstairs
  • Fall Festival: Fridays 9/15/17, 9/29/17 and 10/13/17 4pm in the School Library
  • Turkey Trot Committee Meeting Thurs 9/21/17 4pm in Rm 21 (Upstairs)
  • Next meeting 10/4/17 4pm School Library
  • *All parents are welcome to attend*
  • Membership Drive happening next week!!!

Exciting upcoming Events!
  • Fall Festival 10-27-17. Volunteers are needed now. Contact Maria Abada 315-0115
  • Trunk or Treat 10-31-17. Business sponsors and volunteers needed to decorate a vehicle trunk and pass out treats. This event is held outside at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Contact Taleen Lundale 351-6966

FUNDRAISERS

BOX TOPS

Big Lake Elementary collects Box Tops. Once in awhile we have classroom or grade level competitions. So save your Box Tops and bring them to your teacher.

About Us

Brenna Reintsma, Principal

Jason Moen, Assistant Principal

Chris Sawyer, Admin. Secretary

Shari Mason, Office Secretary