Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

NOVEMBER 9, 2017

SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU

SCHOOL REPORT CARD TO THE PUBLIC

Parents,

As a requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, states and school districts must issue annual report cards to parents. The purpose of the report card is to provide parents with information about the district and their child’s school in terms of teacher qualifications, academic achievement, and school/district accountability. To access the report cards, visit our website and select School Report Card to the Public at www.matsuk12.us/ble. If you would like a written copy of our school’s report card, please contact: Jason Moen, Assistant Principal.

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, NOV 10

Friday, November 10 no school for students.

CANNED FOOD & NON-PERISHABLE FOOD DRIVE

November 6 - 16, 2017

Please help those in need by supporting the canned food and non-perishable food drive. The class that collects the most items will receive a pizza party compliments of the Big Lake Lions and Big Lake Elementary. All food collected is distributed to Big Lake area families through St. Vincent de Paul and Big Lake Community Food Pantry. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

HMS ANNUAL HOLIDAY DINNER

November 18th from 3-6PM is Houston Middle School's Annual Holiday Dinner. Please come and enjoy a free turkey and ham dinner with all the fixings at this community event.

CRAFT NIGHT

Join us November 30 from 5-6:30 for Craft Night. Students can create holiday crafts that will go home wrapped and ready to give as gifts for the holidays.

NURSE RX

The nurse is screening students for height, weight, vision, and hearing for all students in Kdg, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades starting this month. If you have any questions please call Nurse Moore at 892-9705.

WINTER GEAR

Winter arrived this week.


All children need to be dressed appropriately for the weather. Whether they are waiting at the bus stop or at playing at recess time they should wear boots, snow pants, coats, gloves, and a hat. Please make sure your children have these items. Younger children have a hard time regulating their body temperature and do not always know when they are getting cold. Thus, if they do not have the appropriate gear they will not be allowed to go to recess. The school has very few items that students may borrow.

There are many places in the valley to get gently used gear. These include:

The Clothing Closet in Big Lake (The Green Building) open on Wednesday and all is free.

Turning Leaf in Wasilla has a 50 cent day on Wednesday for clothes/$1.00 for all outer gear and shoes

Value Village (watch for half off tags and this changes daily)

These are just a few places. If you have questions you can call Nurse Moore @ 892-9705, or e-mail to Nancy.Moore@matsuk12.us.

MUSIC NOTES

The Choir is singing in the Big Lake Tree Lighting Ceremony and Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. The Parade starts at Big Lake Elementary at 6:30pm so choir students need to be at the school by 6pm in their cold weather gear. We will meet at the portable by the bus loop. The parade ends at the Lions Rec Center with cookies and hot cocoa and then it's open skate night. We look forward to seeing you there!

LIBRARY NOOK

Thank you everyone for your support of our Book Fair. I appreciate you!

Mrs. Gamble

LOST & FOUND ITEMS

Can't find your child's gear? Come look through the Lost & Found and see if it is here. Located by the back entrance to the gym.

PARKING LOT 5 MPH

Please drive slowly and watch out for our students.

Thank you.

GRIZZLY GEAR

We ordered extra just for you! Purchase your Grizzly Gear from the front office.

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.

THANKSGIVING BREAK

November 23 and 24 is Thanksgiving break, school is closed for the four day weekend. Enjoy this time with family and friends.

PTO UPDATE

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION MEETINGS


Please come join the PTO to help plan, volunteer and share your ideas!


Event meetings:



  • Turkey Trot (fun run) meetings 11/14 & 11/21 at 4pm in Rm 21
  • Poker Run meetings 11/21, 12/5 at 4:30pm in Rm 11
  • PTO meeting 12/6/17 4pm School Library. Parents and children are welcome.




Big Lake Elem 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

4TH GRADE FUNDRAISERS


The 4th grade students are raising funds to take an overnight trip to the Seward Sea Life Center. They are selling Papa Murphy cards containing about $20 in savings with all 8 coupons. These cards cost $10 a piece. For a very limited time, until Nov. 20th, 4th graders area also selling Thirty-one brand name medium size totes for $30. The money from the sales of these items will help sponsor a student to attend the field trip.


If you are interested in helping them buy purchasing one or more of these items please contact Mrs. Lovelace at 892-9726 or Miss Service at 892-9728. Thank you for supporting the 4th grade students

5th GRADE COFFEE

5th grade is having a coffee fundraiser to help raise money for the overnight trip to Homer.

This is a year-long fundraiser and coffee will be delivered every other week. There are many different sizes and flavors available starting at $5 for a 2 oz. bag all the way up to $25 for a 2 pound bag.

Thank you for supporting BLE 5th grade.

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