Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

FEBRUARY 22, 2018



Come out and have some family fun on the ice!

The PTO is hosting family skate night at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center.

Friday, Feb. 23 from 6-8PM.

Cost is $6 per person and includes skate rental.

There will be coffee, hot cocoa, candy and chips for sale.

We recommend helmets for kids and the Lions require a release form.

The ice rink is not heated so dress warm!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Find us on Facebook! @GrizzlyPTO


The Scholastic Book Fair ends Friday, Feb. 23 at 1:30.


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.


2nd Grade Lego Robotics will be Mondays & Tuesdays after school March 5, 6, 19, and 20. The $30 fee includes a t-shirt. Permission slips are available at the front office.

4th Grade is sponsoring a Family Movie Night on Friday, March 2 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.

Come enjoy the movie Wonder with your family.

Cost: $5 per person (includes 1 slice of pizza and a drink) or $20 per family of 4 (includes large pizza and 4 drinks)

Additional snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

A movie flyer will be coming home today.

Please return your signed slips and pizza orders with your payment to the office by Thursday, March 1st at 4:00 pm.

All proceeds from the movie go to help the 4th grade with their overnight field trip to Seward.


Dr. Seuss Night

March 8th March 8th Please save the date

Dr. Seuss fun is then and we just cannot wait!

Come have some fun and eat really good food!

I know, yes I know, it will put you in a great mood!

Save the Date: March 8th from 5:00-6:30 pm

More information will be coming home soon.


For school closures due to the weather please listen to radio station KMBQ 99.7 or visit the school district website The automated phone calls go out to families. If you did not get a phone call on February 12, please check the phone numbers in your iParent account to see that we have your correct information. You may also contact Mrs. Mason in the school office at 892-9700 to verify your phone numbers. Thank you.


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No school on Friday, March 9.

Spring break is March 12 - 16.

See you back at school on Monday, March 19.


We have recently been notified of cases of head lice in the community. Please check your student periodically and if you find evidence of head lice, immediate treatment should be given. If your child requires treatment, please contact me so I will know to assess other students who have close contact or might have shared personal items.

MSBSD head lice policy is that if live lice are found in the hair, the parent will be notified to use over-the counter treatment and the next day an examination of the student will take place and the student may remain at school if there is no presence of live lice. If live lice are still present, the student must return home and will be excluded from school until all live lice are gone.

Lice are “equal opportunity” parasites. They infest all socioeconomic groups, races, genders and ages, but are more commonly found in children due to their close contact with each other. While head lice are not considered an infectious disease, they are contagious. Head lice are wingless insects and cannot jump or fly. They move by crawling and are spread primarily through direct head to head contact such as during close play at home or school, slumber parties, sports activities or camp. It is also possible, though not common, to spread head lice through the sharing of personal items such as hats, scarves, helmets, brushes, combs, towels or pillows. It is important for you to know that lice are not a sign of poor hygiene and they do not spread disease. If someone in your child’s class at school develops head lice, there is no reason to panic and automatically assume that your child will “catch” head lice. Head lice do not jump from person to person.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Moore.



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.


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

Coffee will be available all year long and delivered every other week. There are many different sizes and flavors available. 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