Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

MARCH 22, 2018

SCHOOL INFORMATION

AR ASSEMBLY MARCH 23

AR Assembly will be March 23rd to celebrate 3rd quarter awards.

9:30 for Primary grades

10:00 for Intermediate grades

Come join us in the gym.

SPRING BAZAAR MARCH 24

SPRING BAZAAR:

March 24 10-4PM in the school gym with food trucks in the parking lot.

We are still needing volunteers, please contact us at biglakepto@gmail.com to sign up.


Family movie night, April 6th. Look for a flyer with more information coming home after Spring break!

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BLE SPELLING BEE CHAMPION

Next Thursday, Bleu Yang will be representing Big Lake Elementary in the State Spelling Bee in Anchorage. Go Bleu!

XC SKIING IS OVER

Now that the snow is melting cross country skiing is over. Thanks for participating and we will do it again next year.

TEACHER REQUESTS

Teacher requests for the 2018/2019 school year will be available at the school office Monday, April 2, and are due Friday, April 13. Student class placement with a particular teacher will be considered only when the teacher request process is followed. These placements are made for educational reasons. We will do our best to accommodate your request, however, please understand that in all situations, the administration has the final authority to make placement decisions. Please be aware that staffing may change due to retirement/within school movement/and new hires.

TRACK & FIELD STARTING

Get out your running shoes 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. Track will be starting up April 9th. Look for Permission slips soon.

MUSIC NOTES - 3rd GRADE RECORDERS

Hope you all had a great spring break!


Now's the time for 3rd grade to start learning how to read music and play recorders.


Parents - students should have brought home a letter and a recorder karate music packet. If you are interested in purchasing a recorder, return the bottom portion of the letter with $10 to the office. Recorders are a wonderful way to figure out if your student would enjoy playing an instrument in band, so start thinking now about what instrument your student would enjoy.


Please let Mrs. Hardman know if you have any questions.

NURSE RX

As the school year is coming to an end some of the students who are moving on to Middle School are now in need of vaccines. Please watch for documentation coming home with your child showing what vaccines are due.


The nurse is also continuing with health screenings and you might be notified for referrals for vision, hearing, and/or dental.


If you have any questions please call nurse Moore at 892-9705 or e-mail at: Nancy.Moore@matsuk12.us.

ALASKA'S PEAKS TESTING APRIL 3-6

Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools (PEAKS) is a statewide assessment administered to students in grades 3-5 at our school. It is designed to measure our students’ understanding of Alaska’s English Language Arts and Math Standards. 4th Grade will also be taking the Science test to measure their understanding of Alaska’s Science Standards.


Big Lake Elementary will be administering the paper and pencil form of the assessment. Attached to this newsletter is a flyer explaining the importance of PEAKS assessments. If you have any questions concerning this testing please contact the school at 892-9700.

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PTO MEETINGS

PTO meetings are open to all parents and teachers, and children are welcome.

Next PTO meeting, April 4th @ 4pm

YEARBOOK $15

Purchase your Big Lake Elementary Yearbook for $15 either online or at the school office. Only 100 copies available. They will be delivered in May. Order yours now.

FUNDRAISERS

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 & POPCORN

Oh, the smell of fresh brewed coffee and fresh popped popcorn. Fifth grade is selling coffee and popcorn to raise money for their overnight field trip to Homer.


There are many different sizes and flavors of coffee available and many flavors of popcorn. 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.

About Us

Brenna Reintsma, Principal

Jason Moen, Assistant Principal

Chris Sawyer, Admin. Secretary

Shari Mason, Office Secretary