Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - February 10, 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.

Jump Rope for Heart

Big Hollow Physical Education’s Jump Rope for Heart event has ended, and we could not have been happier with the result. We set out to restart a tradition that ended nearly 10 years ago with a goal of raising $10,000 for the American Heart Association, and our students and their families blew us away!

In just 2 weeks, we raised a total of $21,139.84 !!!

Thank you for your help and support! Thank you to everyone who came out to Family Jump Night and promoted heart healthy living. We are confident that our students have come out of this experience with a stronger understanding of charity, citizenship and community, as well as a new respect for their own heart health.

Our school will be receiving over $1,000 in new Physical Education equipment that your students will get to use in their classes.

We look forward to next year when we continue our new tradition of heart health with Jump Rope for Heart and the American Heart Association!!!


If your child raised over $15 they were eligible to receive additional thank you gifts. These thank you gifts have been ordered and will be handed out to students as soon as they arrive. The American Heart Association has given a time table of less than 4 weeks after our event ends. Please use the link below or contact your child’s PE teacher with additional questions regarding Jump Rope for Heart.


Mrs. Merrill, Mr. Jackowiak, Mrs. Miller & Mrs. Rakers

The Big Hollow Primary/Elementary PE Staff

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.

Partner with Big Hollow Schools

Do you work for a local business? Do you possess talents or skills that could benefit our students and teachers? Would you be willing to be our partner to benefit our schools and improve the relationship between Big Hollow and the community?? We would love to enable our students to benefit from your expertise, unique talents or resources!!

Please feel free to reach out to Ms. Michelle Dzik at the Elementary School8477405321, or Mrs. Lenayn Janusz at the Primary School 8477405320 if you are interested.

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**

Please return the bottom portion with payment by February 20th

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Family Dance

Family Name: ______________________________

Number Attending: __________________________

Amount Enclosed: ___________________________

Parking Lot Safety

PLEASE obey established parking lot safety rules. The fire lane may ONLY be used for drop off only between 8:15am and 8:35 am. You must park in the parking lot and walk your child into the building at all other times.

Please follow the arrows in the parking lot.

It is unlawful for a driver to pass a school bus that has stopped to load or unload children when its stop signal arm is extended. The driver is required to stop his or her vehicle before passing the school bus from either direction.

The Usborne Book Fair is coming!

Mon., Tues., and Wed., Feb. 13-15 are student preview days

Wed., Thurs., and Fri., Feb. 15-17, the book fair is open for student purchases 8:30 am-3:00 pm

*Wed. Feb 15 open until 5:00 pm for parent purchases *

Preview the books or shop online now thru Feb 18 at:

Click on “shop” then “Big Hollow”.

At check-out, select “Ship to Organization” for free shipping and have orders delivered to

classrooms by mid March OR ship anywhere immediately for a small shipping fee.

Thanks for your support!

This event is sponsored by the PTO.

All proceeds will benefit the 2nd grade teachers and students.

Important Dates

February 10 - MPG and MAP testing reports sent home

February 13 - Board of Education meeting - 7pm

February 13-17 - Usborne Book Fair

February 20 - No School - Presidents' Day

February 21 - P/T conferences - 11-7 pm

February 23 - Warrior Workshops

February 24 - PBIS Family Dance

Mark Your Calendars!!!

March 14, 15, 16- Fourth Grade Show- Destination America!

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

PTO news

Box Tops due Feb 22 - Count from home!

PTO Election Nomination Form

PTO Silent Auction March 23 - Crafty Donations needed