Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - April 7, 2017

Big Hollow School District #38 Vision and Mission Statements

Vision: Big Hollow School District #38 will be a model of student achievement for elementary school districts in the State of Illinois.

Mission: Inspiring a diverse school community to be passionate and empathetic learners.

Big Hollow's strategic plan goals and objectives.

PARCC testing

Starting April 4th, 3rd and 4th grade students at the elementary school will begin PARCC testing. Federal law requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to administer certain assessments to all students who attend public schools in the state, including students who attend charter schools. Students will take the PARCC achievement exams in reading/language arts and mathematics each year from third through eighth grade. As a school, we encourage students to do their best on all assessments. You can help your child by making sure they get a good night's sleep and have a great breakfast. Please encourage your child to do their best.

Autism Awareness Week - - - April 18-21, 2017

Big Hollow Primary and Elementary Schools will be learning about Autism Awareness during the month of April. Please keep checking the newsletter, website, and social media for information about Autism Awareness Week - April 18-21.

EVERY KID HEALTHY WEEK - - - APRIL 24 – 28, 2017

We will be celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week with a variety of fun activities. Watch the newsletter, website, and social media for more information!


We will be having a non-perishable/canned food drive during the week, so start stocking up to help fill the shelves at the Grant Township Food Pantry!

2017-18 Kindergarten

If you were unable to attend the Kindergarten Parent Info Night, please check out the presentation available on the Big Hollow Website. Please call to set up an appointment for kindergarten screening - 847-740-5320. Help us spread the word to neighbors and friends in the Big Hollow School District.

Important Dates

April 7 - Report cards - Skyward

April 7 & 8 - PTO Spring Resale

April 10 - PTO meeting - 6 pm - Middle School

April 10 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Middle School Library

April 11 - #LoveMySchoolDay

April 14 - No School

April 17 - No School

April 18-21 - Autism Awareness Week

April 24-28 - Every Kid Healthy Week

April 25, 26, 27 - 3rd grade Invention Convention

May 1-5 - Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3 - Early Release Day - Student Dismissal at 1:15 pm

May 8 - Board of Education Meeting - 7 pm Middle School Library

Mark Your Calendars!!!

April 25, 26, 27- Third Grade Show- Invention Convention

PTO news

April 7 - PTO Resale Shop at Primary from 3:30-8:00 pm

April 8 - PTO Resale Shop at Primary from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

April 8 - from 8 am to 4 pm the primary school will also be the site of a PTO donation drive collection.

April 10 - 6 pm - PTO Meeting - Middle School conference room - Meet the candidates.

April 13 - 6 - 8pm - Skate Night and Silent Auction - Skate on Grand

May 1 - 6:30 - 7:30pm - PTO Meeting - PTO Board vote. Voters must be present.