Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU

CAMP READ-A-LOT

Join us on October 5th from 5:00 to 6:30PM for Camp Read-A-Lot. Travel from tent to tent to read a book or listen to someone read. Martin Buser-Iditarod musher and Yvonne Ruth-school board member, will be our special guest readers. Dinner will be provided: hot dogs, chili, chips, and a drink compliments of our sponsors: Three Bears Alaska Big Lake, Wendy's, and Frito-Lay. Some of the tents will be outside so dress for the weather, last year it got a little chilly out there.

LOST & FOUND ITEMS

More items have been added to the Lost and Found. If your child is missing a jacket, boots, or lunch box, please sign in at the office and come look in the Lost & Found, located by the back gym doors.

PARKING LOT 5 MPH

Please watch for children when entering and exiting the parking lot. The speed is 5 MPH. 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.

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.

PICTURES RETAKES

will be in October.

VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION

We are accepting photos for the veteran slide show. Please email them as a jpg to jousette.mckeel@matsuk12.us or send them to school with your students name/teacher and the relationship to the person in the photo. The celebration will be the morning of November 9.

LIBRARY PAGES

We have been learning about non-fiction books. Just about everyone 2nd-5th grades should be done with their STAR testing where they are learning their reading range.

Reminder to 1st-5th grades to get those Library Letters signed and returned!

Students are encouraged to read 20-30 minutes every night to improve reading levels.

NURSE RX

You have probably had questions about the E-Mail notifications regarding Care Dox. These notifications are coming from District Office. Care Dox is a program that helps each nurse take care of your children here at school. Please feel free to call 892-9705 or e-mail the nurse at nancy.moore@matsuk1.2us

MUSIC NOTES

CONCERT COMING UP:

October 17th - Combined Choir Concert at Houston Middle School at 6:30pm

PTO UPDATE

WINTER GEAR DRIVE

WINTER GEAR DRIVE: Have your children outgrown their winter gear and you want to donate them for a great cause? The PTO is sponsoring a Winter Gear Drive. Gently used children's winter gear (coats, snowpants, gloves, hats, boots) is needed, so please clean out your closet and send it to school with your student in a bag marked donation. Donations accepted thru October 4th.


On October 5th during Camp Read-A-Lot (5-6:30PM) come pick out new to you children's winter gear.

PTO MEETINGS & EVENTS

Committee Event Meetings are happening!! Please come join in helping plan, volunteer and share your ideas.

Trunk or Treat Committee Meetings: *ONLY 2 LEFT* Tuesday 10/10/17 and 10/24/17 4PM, Rm 11 upstairs

Fall Festival: *ONLY 2* LEFT 10/2/17 and 10/13/17 4PM, School Library

Next PTO meeting 10/4/17 4PM School Library *All parents are welcome to attend*


Day passes to the Wasilla AK Club will be available for each person and someone new they bring to a PTO meeting or joins an event committee.

Membership Drive is currently happening. We would love to have you join, support and be a part of our PTO! Please take 5 minutes now to join: https://form.jotform.us/biglakepto/ble-pto-membership-2017


Our school has an ongoing fundraiser. Please share this link with family and friends near and far: https://mightynest.com/schools/ak/big-lake/big-lake-elementary

FUNDRAISERS

BOX TOPS

BLE will be having our first Box Top contest in October! There will be prizes each week. They will be awarded by grade level. Save your Box Tops and students bring them to your teacher in October.

About Us

Brenna Reintsma, Principal

Jason Moen, Assistant Principal

Chris Sawyer, Admin. Secretary

Shari Mason, Office Secretary