Big Lake Elementary Newsletter
MARCH 8, 2018
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.
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
9:30 for Primary grades
10:00 for Intermediate grades
Come join us in the gym.
SPRING BAZAAR MARCH 24
March 24 10-4PM in the school gym with food trucks in the parking lot.
We are still needing volunteers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Family movie night, April 6th. Look for a flyer with more information coming home after Spring break!
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.
Next PTO meeting, April 4th @ 4pm
SNOW DAY CLOSURES
BOX TOPS COMPETITION
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.