Big Lake Elementary Newsletter

NOVEMBER 22, 2017

SCHOOL INFO FOR YOU

CANNED FOOD DRIVE

What a wonderful giving school community we have. We had over 600 items of food donated for our annual food drive for the local Big Lake food pantry. Mrs. Diaz 1st grade class had the most items donated with 144 and they will receive a pizza party compliments of the Big Lake Lions and Big Lake Elementary. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

THANKSGIVING BREAK

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

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. Dinner is provided. Hope to see you here.

DISTRICT CALENDAR SURVEY

Big Lake families, here’s your opportunity to express your preference for school dates for the next 3 school years. We encourage staff, students and families to complete the survey by December 6th. Results of the survey will be considered by the calendar committee when they meet in December to make recommendations for a 3-year District calendar. Calendar Survey

Thank you

PARADE & CAROLING

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

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

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? Come look through the Lost & Found and see if it is here. Located by the back entrance to the gym.

PTO UPDATE

PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION MEETINGS

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

Event meetings:

  • 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.


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.

About Us

Brenna Reintsma, Principal

Jason Moen, Assistant Principal

Chris Sawyer, Admin. Secretary

Shari Mason, Office Secretary