Big Hollow

Primary and Elementary Schools - December 14, 2018

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.

Join us in some fun dress up days for students and staff at Big Hollow School

Monday, Dec. 17th- Candy cane day- wear red and white.

Tuesday, Dec. 18th- Grinchy green day.

Wednesday, Dec. 19th- Hawaiian Christmas.

Thursday, Dec 20th- Dress in Holiday Spirit.

Friday, Dec. 21st- Time for a long winter's nap! Wear PJs.

Coats, Snow Pants, and Boots - oh my!

Do you have a coat, snow pants or boots that your child has outgrown but are still in great shape? We sometimes have students who forget to bring these items to school. We always have loaner items available, but we are missing some sizes. If you have items to donate, please send them in to the primary or elementary office and we will put them to good use! Please be sure to send your child's teacher an email so that we know the item is meant to be donated to our loaner collection!
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Pick Up and Drop Off procedures

Our school hours this year are 8:45 am -3:30 pm. The earliest time for drop off is 8:30 am. When using the drop off lane, please be sure that students exit the vehicle on the curb side. Parents may not exit the vehicle. Be sure students only exit when your car is parked between the two crosswalks. We can best ensure the safety of all students, parents, and staff when our drop off procedures are followed.

If you are picking up your child from school, you must notify the school office by 2:15 pm. You can call earlier in the day, or even, days ahead of time. It is also very helpful to send your child's teacher a note in the agenda or an email.

If you have an emergency situation occur after 2:15 pm, please notify the office and an exception will be made.

2018-19 Yearbook

Order your Big Hollow Primary/Elementary Yearbook now! You won't want to miss this!

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

We are now on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!!!

Follow Big Hollow Primary on Facebook

Instagram @BigHollowPri

Twitter @BigHollowPri

Follow Big Hollow Elementary School on Facebook


Instagram @bighollowelementary

Twitter @bighollowelem

Important Dates

December 21 - Early Release 1:30 pm

December 22 - January 6 - Winter Break

January 7 - School Resumes

January 14- School Board Meeting 7 pm

January 21- No School- MLK Jr. Day

January 22- Citizens' Advisory Council Meeting 6 pm

January - Winter Benchmark testing - MAP, Aims/Web, and Fontas & Pinnell

PTO news


If you haven't already, we hope you will sign up at our website By signing up you will receive newsletters, volunteer signups, etc! It's the easiest way to get information!

Holidays and Sneaky Fundraisers

With the holidays right around the corner and LOTS OF SHOPPING to be done, we hope you will use and help share the information about our SNEAKY FUNDRAISERS, specifically AMAZONSMILE and SHOPAROO. I've attached our flyers! These are super easy and FREE TO YOU ways to earn money for Big Hollow!

Golf Outing Committee

Our 2nd Annual BIG Golf outing is June 1st in Antioch! Join the Golf Committee and help plan the BIG FUN! email


We will be working with community members on planning our first BIKE TO SCHOOL day on May 8, National Bike to School Day! This will be a GREAT event and we'll need plenty of help planning and carrying it out! We'd love your input in planning the event! If you'd like to join the committee, please email


Thank you to those who ran for the open board positions. We are lucky to have so many families interested in working together for Big Hollow. Please welcome your new Board members, Jean Hayes and Chris Ledger. Here is your PTO Board for the 2018-19 School year-

District Liason-Linda Merrill

Volunteer Coordinator-Lisa Swiderski

Secretary-Jean Hayes

Treasurer-Julia Johnsonbaugh

Vice President of Fundraising-Chris Ledger

Vice President of Events-Angie Vasey

President-Cindy Haran

We are looking forward to another amazing year!

Please reach out to us at at any time!