Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

MARCH 8, 2018

SCHOOL INFORMATION

DR. SEUSS NIGHT MARCH 8th from 5-6:30PM

Dr. Seuss Night and Taco Dinner

Please join us for Dr. Seuss activities and free taco dinner too.

Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character.

Tonight March 8th from 5-6:30PM.

SPRING BREAK

No school on Friday, March 9.

Spring break is March 12 - 16.

See you back at school on Monday, March 19.

FALL BACK SPRING FORWARD

Daylight Savings Time: It is time to "spring forward" 1 hour on Sunday, March 11th.

MUSIC NOTES - 3rd GRADE RECORDERS

After spring break the 3rd grade will start learning how to read music and play recorders. Parents - look for a letter coming home with more information about renting or purchasing recorders so your student can practice at home and be more successful. Students should bring home a packet of music to practice from as well. 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.

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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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. If these vaccines are not done then your child will not be able to start school in the fall.


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


On another note please do not send over the counter medications to school with your child. We have children here at school that are allergic to multiple over the counter medications. These medications include any medication that can be purchased without a prescription from the medical provider.


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


Have a safe spring break and I hope that your children return to school rested and healthy to finish the rest of the school year.

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.

SNOW DAY CLOSURES

For school closures due to the weather please listen to radio station KMBQ 99.7 or visit the school district website www.matsuk12.us. The automated phone calls go out to families. If you did not get a phone call on February 12 or 26, 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.

FUNDRAISERS

BOX TOPS COMPETITION

Mrs. Almquist's class won the Box Top competition with 389 Box Tops! Great Job, thank you!

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

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