Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - February 24, 2017

Big Hollow School District #38 Vision and Mission Statements

Vision: Big Hollow School District #38 will be a model of student achievement for elementary school districts in the State of Illinois.

Mission: Inspiring a diverse school community to be passionate and empathetic learners.

Big Hollow's strategic plan goals and objectives.

Internet Safety

Children need supervision and guidance when using the Internet whether they are five years old or 15 years old. When they're younger, you can simply say that you would like to use the Internet together. As they get older, you should express more specific concerns for their safety. As parents, you want to make sure that they are not sharing photos or personal information with strangers or putting this information on websites where people they don't know can see them. Parents may want to check the apps/games that have chat features such as Roblox. Common Sense Media says, "the site offers a safe-chat mode for those under 13, as well as a parent login that lets you oversee your child's use of the site. There have been reports of users thwarting the chat and exchanging inappropriate/predatory messages with young players; although we haven't encountered that directly during our extensive use of the site, parents may still want to be wary when their kids are using the site or connecting with people they've just met."

Dr. Seuss Week

Dr. Seuss Week will be 2/27-3/2

Monday 2/27 - Fox in Socks Day--- Wear special, unusual socks.

School Activity---Bring your favorite Dr. Seuss book and a book mark will be given to decorate.

Tuesday 2/28 - Oh the Places You’ll Go Day---Dress for success. Dress what you want to be when you grow up. School Activity----Buddy Up with another class and read some Dr. Seuss books together.

Wednesday 3/1 - Green Eggs and Ham Day---Wear green.

School Activity---Switch within your grade level and read to another class or two.

Thursday 3/2 - Cat in the Hat Day---Kids dress like Cat in the Hat, teachers dress in Dr. Seuss shirts.

School Activities---Professional Storyteller, Chris Fascione.

Friday 3/3 - The Things You’ll See on Mulberry Street Day. Dress in very vivid, unique colors, to make people notice you.

Warrior Workshop

Big Hollow School District #38 presents Warrior Workshops.

Thursday, March 23 at Big Hollow Middle School

Big Hollow School will present 4 different workshops for parents. Four topics will be presented in one hour sessions from 6-7 pm and 7-8 pm. Parents can sign up for one or two sessions. Please see the link for more information or to sign up.

2017-18 Kindergarten

If you were unable to attend the Kindergarten Parent Info Night, please check out the presentation available on the Big Hollow Website. Please call to set up an appointment for kindergarten screening - 847-740-5320. Help us spread the word to neighbors and friends in the Big Hollow School District.

PBIS Family Dance

Starry Night

Family Dance

Take your family out for a night of dancing!

When: Friday, February 24th

Time: 6:30-8pm

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**


Did you order your yearbook, yet? Yearbook sales end on March 24th! Please click here for more information on yearbook ordering.

Important Dates

February 24 - PBIS Family Dance 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

March1 - Early Release day - 1:15 pm

March 6 - No School - Casimir Pulaski Day

March 14, 15, 16 - 4th grade show - Destination America

March 23 - Warrior Workshop 6-8pm - Middle School

March 27-31 - Spring Break - No School

Mark Your Calendars!!!

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

PTO news

PTO Election Nomination Form - due by the March 13 PTO meeting

PTO Silent Auction April 13 - Crafty Donations needed

PTO Skate Night April 13 @ Skate on Grand - 6-8pm - $10 for skating and rental - Adult must be present