Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - December 2, 2016

Big Hollow School District Mission

The District will provide a strong educational foundation that empowers students to excel and instills the desire for life-long learning.

Toys for Tots

Big Hollow Schools are proud to have Toys for Tots donation bins in each office. Please feel free to donate new, unwrapped toys at any of our schools. Donation bins will be in each office until Thursday, December 15.

Thank you!!

Morning Drop Off

Please remember that the drop off lane is open on school days from 8:15-8:35 am only. Any other time of the day you must park in a designated space in the parking lot. When using the drop off lane, be sure that your students exit on the sidewalk side only. Parents may not exit the vehicle. Be sure students only exit the vehicle when you are in between the primary and elementary crosswalks. Please DO NOT let your children exit the vehicle at anytime before the elementary crosswalk. Thank you for following our safety rules!

Website Tour

Visit the parents tab on the Big Hollow Website for information on the lunch and breakfast program.


If your child will be a pick up, you must notify the school by 2:15 pm. Primary School 847-740-5320 Elementary School 847-740-5321

So many activities, so little time . . .

Students who are involved in extracurricular activities, from chess club to cheerleading to chorus, tend to have higher self-esteem and stronger connections to school. But an overloaded schedule with too many activities can have the opposite effect, leaving kids and parents stressed out. The link below offers families strategies to support their child's extracurricular activities while ensuring they're manageable.

So many activities - English

So many activities - Spanish

Important Dates

December 3 - PTO Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair at Big Hollow Middle School - 8 am to noon

Wonderful Winter Week - Join in on the Fun!

December 12 - Favorite Flannel Day - wear flannel

December 13 - Crazy Holiday Sweater Day

December 14 - Dress like a candy cane - wear red and white

December 15 - Holiday Sock Day - wear fun socks

December 16 - Show your holiday spirit - dress for the holidays

December 19-30 - Winter Break

January 2 - No School - Teacher Institute Day

January 3 - School resumes

Mark Your Calendars!!!

December 13, 14, 15-First grade show-Holidays Around the World

Wouldn't it be great to not have to worry about finding good seats and a parking spot for the show?? Click here for information about a raffle for 6 front row tickets and VIP parking. Two winners each night!!

February 7, 8, 9- Second Grade show- Hooray for the USA!

March 14, 15, 16- Fourth Grade Show- Destination America!

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

Visitors to Big Hollow

Just a reminder that all visitor's to Big Hollow must check in at the office. Visitor's will have their Driver's License scanned and a visitor's pass issued. You will need to re-scan your license every year. Please note that on days when we have a lot of visitors (classroom celebrations) there may be a long line to wait in. You can visit the office to have your license scanned days or even weeks ahead of time. Please call the school office if you have any questions. Primary: 847-740-5320 and Elementary 847-740-5321