Big Hollow Schools

Big Hollow Primary and Elementary March 24, 2017


Starting April 4th, 3rd and 4th grade students at the elementary school will begin PARCC testing. Federal law requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to administer certain assessments to all students who attend public schools in the state, including students who attend charter schools. As a school, we encourage students to do their best on all assessments.

Students will take the PARCC achievement exams in reading/language arts and mathematics each year from third through eighth grade.

We want educators and students to devote as much time as possible to learning, not testing. We are working with districts and schools to evaluate local testing programs and reduce the amount of testing, where we can. Assessments help improve standards, curriculum, and instruction at the classroom, school, district and state levels.

Summer School Learning Opportunity information

During the Summer of 2017, Big Hollow School District will be providing a variety of summer learning opportunities. We are excited to share that we will be offering a total of 4 different programs this summer! Even more exciting is that we will be able to offer

transportation for all students!!!!


4/10 - 6 pm - PTO Meeting - Middle School conference room - Meet the candidates.

PTO Silent Auction April 13 - Crafty Donations needed

PTO Skate Night April 13 @ Skate on Grand - 6-8pm - $10 for skating and rental - Adult must be present

5/1 - 6:30 - 7:30pm - PTO Meeting - PTO Board vote. Voters must be present.

More Exciting PTO Event Information

We are excited to announce that PTO will be hosting the following events:

Donation Drive: Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (primary building front doors)

Tax Receipt: For anyone who donates items to our donation drive....

Children's Resale Event: Friday, April 7 from 3:30 to 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

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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 School 8477405321, or Mrs. Lenayn Janusz at the Primary School 8477405320 if you are interested.

Wendy's Fundraiser for PBIS!

Help support Big Hollow PBIS (the positive reward incentives like Starbucks) by visiting Wendy's on Rt. 12 in Fox Lake (near Jewel) anytime between March 15 and March 29. You must present THIS VOUCHER at the time of your order so that 20% of your purchase will benefit our primary/elementary students.

Autism Day

Please wear blue on April 3 for Autism Day!
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Grant Community High School Feeder Football Program

Grant Jr. Bulldogs Football is committed to developing teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and self esteem in the youth of our community. We are a member of The Chicagoland Youth Football League (TCYFL) and are the official Grant Community High School feeder football program.

You must register online at

Big Hollow School District Mission and Vision

Our Vision "Big Hollow School District #38 will be a model of student achievement for elementary school districts in the State of Illinois."

Our Mission "Inspiring a diverse school community to be passionate and empathetic learners."

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We are now on Facebook and Instagram!!!

Follow Big Hollow Primary on Facebook

Follow Big Hollow Elementary School on Facebook @ Instagram @bighollowelementary

Twitter @bighollowelem

Some Friendly Reminders :)


Please remember to check into the front office when you are visiting our schools. They will scan your driver's license and give you a visitor's pass. Also, if you are picking up your child from school, please call our front offices before 2:15 pm each day if you will be picking up your child from school. Elementary - 8477405321 Primary- 8477405320

Thank you for cooperation.

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Save the Dates!



April 3- Wear BLUE for Autism Day!

April 4-28 PARCC Testing window 3rd & 4th grade

April 7-8 PTO Children's Resale Event!

April 8- Community Donation Drive @ Big Hollow Primary School

April 11- #LoveMySchoolDay!

April 13- Family Skate Night! 6-8 pm

April 14 & 17- No School

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

Donations from Office Max

Parents- if you are interested in helping us get donations from Office Max, we would love your assistance! Office Max/Office Depot donates 5% back to Big Hollow School District when you make purchases at their stores! You just have to provide the school ID when you shop online, in-store, or by phone:

BHSD Primary: ID #70115039

BHSD Elementary: ID #70032818

BHSD Middle: ID #70032817

Click here for the Big Hollow School District Calendar at a Glance