Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

MAY 19, 2022

HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING AT BLE

IMPORTANT DATES:


  • MAY 20 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS
  • ENJOY YOUR SUMMER VACATION
  • JULY 1 REGISTRATION IS OPEN, REGISTER YOUR STUDENT FOR SCHOOL
  • AUGUST 16 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR GRADES 1 - 12
  • AUGUST 23 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR KINDERGARTEN

FIELD DAY - MAY 20

Students will be outside for half the day rotating through events for Field Day. Please make sure they dress for the weather to be outside for 2 hours and to please bring a water bottle, especially if it's a warm day. If the weather is not cooperative events will be held indoors.

REGISTRATION FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Starting July 1 you may register your student for the FY23 school year using your ParentVue account.


Starting August 3rd BLE will be open from 9:00 - 2:00 for you to use one of our computers to ernroll your student.


LIBRARY NEWS

BOOK FAIR

Thank you for all of your support during the BOGO book fair!

SORA APP

Keep reading and remember the SORA app is available ALL summer EVERYWHERE!

Don't forget to check out the local library's summer reading program!

OVERDUE BOOKS

When kids are cleaning their rooms this summer please have them look for those missing library books! You can tell because there will be a Big Lake Elementary Library bar code on the back (I hope)!

COMMON SENSE MEDIA

Ever wonder if a book, tv show, movie, or app is appropriate for your child? Don't forget about commonsensemedia.org This site has resources for parents to make informed decisions about what their kids are watching, reading, etc. It is a great site!

MUSIC NOTES

RENTAL INSTRUMENTS

Please make sure all rental instruments are returned to school by tomorrow, Friday, May 20.

BAND & CHOIR

Congratulations to Band and Choir students who did a wonderful job this year in their performances! Way to go Grizzlies!

3RD & 4TH GRADERS

YOU can join band next year at BLE as 4th & 5th graders. If you are interested please email Mrs. Hardman at christina.hardman@matsuk12.us

Let's get you set up for band before school starts in the fall!

BAND FAQ

Q: Is it before or after school?

A: The only commitment outside of school hours is your concerts and your practice time at home. There are no extra practices before or after school.


Q: What instrument is right for me?

A: Check out bepartofthemusic.org and start deciding which instrument you like best. Also go to the music store - Matanuska Music - and they will be happy to let you try different instruments to see what will work best.


Q: Which instruments can I rent from the school?

A: Flutes, Clarinets, Trumpets, Trombones, and a few Baritones are available to rent as well as Bell kits.

Q: Which instrument is easiest?

A: They each have their own time when they are challenging, but I don't recommend flutes for 4th grade, they will suit you better in 5th grade.

NURSE INFO

MEDICATIONS TO BE PICKED UP

Do you have medication that needs to be picked up at the end of the school year from the nurse's office? Please contact Nurse Rachel Lund at 907-892-9705 to make arrangements to pick it up by May 23.

DO YOU HAVE A STUDENT GOIING INTO 6TH GRADE?

  • Students who are entering 6th grade and are 11 -years of age or older must receive a Tdap immunization.
  • 10-year-old students who are entering 6th grade will not be required to receive Tdap vaccine and will not be excluded from school, but they must be immunized when they turn 11-years-old. The parents need to provide proof of the immunization or provide the date that the vaccine will be given within 14 days of the student's 11th birthday.

OTHER SCHOOL INFO

YEARBOOKS $15

FY22 Yearbooks are available for purchase from the front office for $15. Only 40 left, get yours today.

LOST & FOUND

Our Lost & Found has lots of items looking for their owners. Please remind your student to check the lost & found. Parents are welcome to check the lost and found thru May 25 from 9-3PM. What is not claimed will be donated at the end of the school year. Thank you.

COMMUNITY INFO

KIDS KUPBOARD FOR THE SUMMER

Kids Kupboard will serve lunch Monday thru Thursday at the Big Lake Public Library from 2:00 to 2:45 starting May 23 to August 18. Lunches for Friday will be sent home on Thursday. Below is info on other sites serving lunch, or if you have questions contact 907-357-5439 or 907-232-4547.
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SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

The Mat Su Borough School District Nutrition Services is pleased to announce our Summer Food Service Program through the month of June. Please refer to the below flyer for locations and times where meals will be available. The meals must be eaten onsite and will be free of charge to anyone who is 18 years of age or younger. Siblings and other community children are welcome to come and partake in meals. Big Lake Elementary students are welcome to go to any of the open sites to receive meals.

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COMMUNITY PLANTING DAY JUNE 4

Mat-Su Salmon Partnership is hosting a Community Planting Day on June 4th from 10am to 2pm at Fish Creek Park. Protect Fish Creek shoreline by helping plant plants. Lunch provided. Learn more at www.matsusalmon.org. Contact jessica.speed@tu.org with questions.

WALK A THON JULY 10

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ABOUT US

Leigh Magnan, Principal

Chris Sawyer, Administrative Secretary

Mandy Trelfa, Office Secretary

Sarah Rappe, Office Assistant

Rachel Lund, Nurse