Primary and Elementary Schools - February 17, 2017
Lenayn Janusz Principal
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Michelle Dzik Principal
Big Hollow School District #38 Vision and Mission Statements
Mission: Inspiring a diverse school community to be passionate and empathetic learners.
Make Every Day Count
To stay on track in school, students need to be present every day. Missing 18 or more days of school in a year puts a child’s high school graduation at risk, according to AbsencesAddUp.org, a national chronic absenteeism prevention campaign. Being absent for just two days every month of the school year can put a child behind academically. Students with regular attendance are more likely to read well by third grade and score higher on tests. They also tend to be more engaged in school and feel better about themselves. Put your child on the path to success with these attendance strategies. Make school a priority. Every absence (excused or not), can impact a child’s academic achievement. Talk to your child about how important their education is. Make daily routines for homework and waking up on time for school. Maintain communication with teachers and keep an eye on your child’s academic progress.
Big Hollow Students are learning Self-Control
During the month of January and February, the Primary and Elementary students are learning about self-control. During the week of January 16th, students celebrated National No Name Calling Week by celebrating a different theme every day. Students at elementary had an opportunity to participate in a no name calling/anti-bullying poem writing or poster designing contest. Students at primary had an opportunity to participate in a kindness coloring contest. In addition, each classroom received a grade appropriate lesson on No Name Calling and Bullying. These lessons were presented by the school social worker and students learned the definition of bullying (1. Someone is being mean with their actions and/or their words, 2. It is on purpose, 3. There is an imbalance of power, 4. It happens again and again/repeatedly) and what to do if they see bullying-be an upstander! If they are the victim, options presented were: 1. Ignore, 2. Say how you feel or say stop, 3. Walk away, 4. Report to the closest adult-(taught most important in stopping bullying) and to be an upstander, options: 1. Speak up, 2. Reach out, 3. Be a Friend.
The winner for the Primary coloring contest will be announced at our next assembly.
The winner for the Elementary No Name Calling/Bullying poem contest is:
Congratulations to Emily from Mrs. Prostka’s fourth grade class!
Runner up winners are:
Kellyn –Mrs. Prostka/4th grade
Gainele –Ms. Nack/3rd grade
Bella G –Ms. Nack/3rd grade
The winner for poster designing contest is:
Congratulations to Emma from Mrs. Finn’s third grade class!
Runner up winners are:
Hayden -Mrs. Hoadley/3rd grade
Gainele -Ms. Nack/3rd grade
Micah – Mrs. Hoadley/3rd grade
Ryelle –Mrs. Connolly/3rd grade
Kostya – Ms. Nack/3rd grade
PBIS Family Dance
Take your family out for a night of dancing!
When: Friday, February 24th
Where: Big Hollow Elementary Gym
Pre-Paid Admission $2 per person (children under 3 are free)
Admission at the door $3 per person (children under 3 are free)
*Checks should be made out to Big Hollow School*
**Children must be accompanied by their parent**
Snacks and glow sticks will be available to purchase.
We will also be having a canned food drive the night of this event.
If you would like to donate, please bring in any non-expired canned food or non-perishable items.
All proceeds will go toward PBIS at Big Hollow
**There will be a check-in table at the dance for pre-paid families, tickets will NOT be sent home**
Please visit the website for registration forms.