Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

AUGUST 17, 2017

WELCOME TO BIG LAKE ELEMENTARY!

A NOTE FROM MRS. REINTSMA

We are off to a great start here at Big Lake Elementary. We are seeing lots of happy faces this week and we are so glad to have our students back with us. If you should need anything, please don't hesitate to email me or give us a call at 892-9700.

SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU

NEWSLETTER & ELECTRONIC SIGN

This is our bi-weekly newsletter that will go out to families via our Connect Ed program with the online link for you to view the newsletter. The newsletter will go out every other Thursday. It will have school information in it I hope you will find valuable. If you would rather receive a paper copy of the newsletter, instead of the online version, please email ble@matsuk12.us with your name, your students name, and teacher. I will send home a paper newsletter with your student every other Thursday.


Upcoming events/dates will also be posted on the electronic sign at the entrance to the school.

PARKING LOT ENTRANCE/EXIT

The entrance and exit are by the electronic sign. The second entrance is for buses only.


Please watch for children when entering and exiting the parking lot. The speed is 5 MPH. Please drop your students at the curb by the yellow arch. When picking up your student from school, please park and come in.

The parking lot is one way, enter and drive in the lane closest to the building, drive around the end, and exit by the electronic sign.


Please drive slowly and watch out for our students.

Thank you.

FIELD DAY, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

Students will be participating in a fall field day tomorrow. Please dress your student for the weather, and weather permitting students will be outside most of the day.

KINDERGARTEN FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Kindergarten starts on Monday, August 21st.

Students may be dropped off at 9:00.

Class starts at 9:15.

Welcome kindergartners!

OPEN HOUSE AUG 31

BLE's Open House is August 31st from 5:00-6:30PM.

Please come enjoy cupcakes, coffee and juice. You will also visit your student's classroom to see what the students have been learning in class.

2017/2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR

The following dates are NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS:

Friday, August 25

Friday, September 1

Monday, September 4

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AUGUST LUNCH MENU

Breakfast and lunch are free for students at Big Lake Elem. If a lunch is brought from home: white or chocolate milk costs 75 cents; soy milk is $1. If your student would like a second hot lunch the cost is $3.50. You can also put money on their account for these purchases if needed. If your child has a food allergy, please contact our school nurse.
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MUSIC NOTES

NOW'S THE TIME TO JOIN BAND & CHOIR

Band is offered during the school day for 4th & 5th graders, if your student is interested stop by the music room to pick up an info packet. Students need to have all their equipment and supplies before September so don't delay! There are some instruments available to rent.


Choir is offered before school Wednesday and Thursday 8:30am-9:00am for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders and starts August 23rd. Stop by the music room to pick up a permission slip today!


Fees for band and choir can be paid with debit or credit online at schoolcashonline.com or with cash or check at the school office.

PTO UPDATE

MEETINGS & EVENTS

At Tuesday's meeting it was voted to move the PTO meetings to the first Wednesday of the month. So....
  • Please join us at our next meeting 9-6-17 @ 4PM in the library. Come make a difference at your child's school...We need you!
  • Open board positions: President, Vice President, and Treasurer
  • We will have a membership drive in September so be on the lookout for your student to bring information home.

Exciting upcoming Events!
  • Fall Festival 10-27-17. Volunteers are needed now. Contact Maria Abada 315-0115
  • Trunk or Treat 10-31-17. Business sponsors and volunteers needed to decorate a vehicle trunk and pass out treats. This event is held at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center. Contact Taleen Lundale 351-6966

FUNDRAISERS

BOX TOPS

Big Lake Elementary collects Box Tops. Once in awhile we have classroom or grade level competitions. So save your Box Tops and bring them to your teacher.
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About Us

Brenna Reintsma, Principal

Jason Moen, Assistant Principal

Chris Sawyer, Admin. Secretary

Shari Mason, Office Secretary