Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

JANUARY 25, 2018

SCHOOL INFORMATION

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SPELLING BEE

3rd, 4th, 5th grade classrooms will be holding their classroom spelling bees. The winners of each class will then compete in the school wide spelling bee. This will be held January 31st starting at 9:30 in the gym until we have a winner who will then compete in the state wide spelling bee in Anchorage.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Cross Country Skiing has started. If your child would like to participate on a different day then what is listed below, please contact the coaches to switch.

We have some skis and boots for your student to borrow. Permission slips are available in the front office.

Practice times are as follows:

  • Kdg and 5th grades Monday 4-5PM
  • 1st and 3rd grades Tuesday 4-5PM
  • 2nd and 4th grades Wednesday 4-5PM

VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball season is from January 16 to March 1st. Practice is from 4-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games are being scheduled with other schools and will be after school in February. Parents will provide transportation to and from the games. Permission slips are required.

LEGO ROBOTICS

Our Lego Robotics team did very well at the state competition. We are very proud of our Grizzlies!


2nd grade Legos will be starting in February, be on the look out for the permission slip.

JUNIOR NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS

Tournaments are:

  • 6th Annual Mat-Su JNYO Event on February 10th at Houston Middle School
  • Alaska State Tournament will be February 23rd, 24th, and 25th at the UAA Wells Fargo Arena in Anchorage

LIBRARY PAGES

This is Kindness Challenge week. We are working on kindness notes and a school kindness chain this week.


The results of our "Anti-Bullying Poster Contest for Grades 3-5 are:

  • 1st Ashlynn McRoberts and Tori Moma
  • 2nd Sabree Waite
  • 3rd team effort Hailey Hansen, Carlyn Harris, and Alexis Walker


Book Fair dates are February 12-22nd and more information will come home soon.

MUSIC NOTES: BAND CONCERT

Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30pm at Houston Middle School - Big Lake Elementary Band will combine with Meadow Lakes Elementary, Houston Middle, and Houston High School bands for a special band concert that evening you won't want to miss!

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

BLE will hold parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 15th. A conference slip will be coming home with your student if a conference is needed. If you don't receive a conference time, and you would like a conference, please contact the school at 892-9700.


Be on the lookout for information about a teriyaki chicken fundraiser dinner on February 15th also.

PTO UPDATE

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION INFORMATION


  • BLE Family Skate Night, January 26 from 6-8PM, $6 includes skate rental at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Flyers and consent forms came home this week. 5th grade will be selling cocoa, coffee and candy.
  • Craft Bazaar meeting Jan 29 @ 4pm in the library.

  • Movie Night!!! February 2 from 3:45-5:30PM. PADDINGTON 2. Permission slip with $3 must be turned in by February 1.

  • We are looking for more handcrafted vendors for our Spring Bazaar.

    Easy online registration! You can find the link on the PTO Facebook page.

LOST & FOUND ITEMS

Can't find your child's gear? The lost and found is located by the back entrance to the gym.

This picture is from December 4th.

YEARBOOK PICTURES

Do you have pictures for our yearbook -- concerts, games, clubs, or activities? You can submit your pictures here: https://community.lifetouch.com/. The Community Image Upload Site Access Code: PPUXDA. We look forward to seeing your pictures.

FEBRUARY LUNCH MENU

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FUNDRAISERS

BOX TOPS

Box Top competition is in full swing and will end on Feb. 2nd. Please bring in your Box Tops. The class with the most Box Tops will win a prize!

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.

About Us

Brenna Reintsma, Principal

Jason Moen, Assistant Principal

Chris Sawyer, Admin. Secretary

Shari Mason, Office Secretary