Big Lake Elementary Newsletter
JANUARY 11, 2018
SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
Practice times are:
- 1st and 3rd grades Tuesday 4-5PM
- 2nd and 4th grades Wednesday 4-5PM
- Kdg and 5th grades Monday 4-5PM
JUNIOR NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS
Big Lake Elementary 5th graders can join the JNYO Team. Coach Barrett started practices on Tuesday, January 9th from 8-9AM Monday through Friday.
Athletes will compete in the following events:
- One Foot High KIck
- Alaskan High Kick
- Eskimo Stick Pull
Tournaments will be held on:
- 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
The fee to participate is $5 and you will receive a JNYO T-shirt. Pick up a permission slip and insurance form from Mrs. Mason in the front office.
We are taking our STAR reading placement tests this week for AR levels.
Also, Kindergarten will start taking their library books home. This is a big step of responsibility for these kiddos. We have reviewed book care and the do's and don'ts of having our book at home. Books are due the next library day. McDonald is on Mondays and Duncan is on Tuesdays!
With winter comes sick children and I would like to remind everyone of the Districts policy of when children should be kept home.
- A temperature of 100 or greater without medication
- No vomiting within 24 hours
- Students with diarrhea
- Students with a rash unless there is MD documentation that the student is cleared to be in school.
On another note there are few children due for immunizations. These student's parents will be notified via a note coming home with these notifications.
If you have any questions please feel free to call Nurse Moore at 892-9705 or e-mail at Nancy.Moore@matsuk12.us.
Thanks for sharing your children with me this year.
All children need to be dressed appropriately for the weather while waiting at the bus stop and playing at recess. They should wear boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, and a hat. Please make sure your children have these items. Younger children have a hard time regulating their body temperature and do not always know when they are getting cold. If they do not have the appropriate gear they will not be allowed to go to recess. The school has very few items that students may borrow.
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 ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Please join the PTO to help plan, volunteer, and share your ideas!
- Spring bazaar planning meeting Friday, January 12th @ 4PM school library
- BLE Family Skate Night, January 26 from 6-8PM, at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Look for a flyer to come home soon with more information.
- Next PTO meeting February 14 @ 4PM
- Parents and children welcome
Big Lake Elementary has an ongoing fundraiser. Please share this link with family and friends near and far:
JANUARY LUNCH MENU
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.