Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

DECEMBER 21, 2017

SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU

MUSIC NOTES

MUSIC CONCERTS A SUCCESS

Congratulations to all performers in our concerts last week. It was so much fun to watch their personalities shine.


If your student is interested in joining band (4th and 5th grade) or choir (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) the new year is a great time to join! Please contact Mrs. Hardman at 892-9743 if you are interested.

LEGO ROBOTICS

Congratulations to our Lego Robotics Team--River Seaboch-Hickman, Boone Earns, Ethan Miller, Xavier Davis, Noah Whitted, and Ashlyn McRoberts. They placed 8th at the qualifier. They will be attending the state meet on January 20 at South High School.

LIBRARY PAGES

Happy Holidays everyone! Thank you for supporting our library! Keep reading over break!

WINTER BREAK

First semester ends on Thursday, December 21st.

No school for students on Friday, December 22nd.

The first day of 2nd semester is Monday, January 8, 2018.

Have a wonderful break.

JUNIOR NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS

Big Lake Elementary 5th graders can join the JNYO Team. Coach Barrett will run practices starting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 8 am - 9 am Monday through Friday.


Athletes will compete in the following events:

  • One Foot High KIck
  • Alaskan High Kick
  • Eskimo Stick Pull


Tournaments will be held on:
  • 6th Annual Mat-Su JNYO Event on February 10th at Houston Middle School
  • Alaska State Tournament will be February 23rd, 24th, and 25th at the UAA Wells Fargo Arena in Anchorage

The fee to participate is $5 and you will receive a JNYO T-shirt. Pick up a permission slip and insurance form from Mrs. Mason in the front office. Google the events to see what they look like.

WINTER GEAR

All children need to be dressed appropriately for the weather while waiting at the bus stop and playing at recess. 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. 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.

LOST & FOUND ITEMS

Can't find your child's gear? The lost and found is located by the back entrance to the gym.

This picture is from December 4th.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

Look for information about cross country skiing in the upcoming newsletters. Skiing will start in January and run until it's too warm to ski. We have some skis and boots for your student to borrow.

YEARBOOK PICTURES

Do you have pictures for our yearbook -- concerts, games, clubs, or activities? You can submit your pictures here: https://community.lifetouch.com/. The Community Image Upload Site Access Code: PPUXDA. We look forward to seeing your pictures.
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PTO UPDATE

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION MEETINGS

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

Event meetings:

  • PTO meetings have changed to the 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • Next meeting will be Wednesday, January 10th at 4 pm in the school library
  • Parents and children are welcome


Big Lake Elementary 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

BOX TOPS

Gather up your box tops and bring them in. We are having a class competition starting on Monday, January 8 and ending on Wednesday, January 31. The class with the most box tops will earn a prize.

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